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Mar
24
Stream the ‘Rio 2′ Soundtrack Featuring Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe, Ester Dean, & B.o.B

Rio 2 Soundtrack

On April 11, the sequel to the animated film Rio flies into theaters. In addition to a superstar cast including Jamie Foxx and Anne Hathaway, the soundtrack boasts contributions from Janelle Monáe, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, B.o.B., and Ester Dean.

Dean teams with B.o.B on the updated “Rio Rio” theme song, while Janelle Monáe shakes things up on the funky opening number “What Is Love” Bruno Mars, who also voices a parrot named Roberto in the movie, gets in on the fun with “Welcome Back.”

“We wanted to show the diversity of Brazilian music,” executive producer Sergio Mendes tells Billboard.

Stream the full Rio 2 soundtrack before it arrives on March 25.

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Mar
18
New Music: B.o.B – ‘Get It’

Get It

Feeling down? B.o.B has just the record to keep you going. Over a soulful sample of Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers to Cross,” the Hustle Gang rapper blasts his haters and provides some encouraging words.

“Sometimes it feels like it’s just us against the world,” he says.

Following the release of his third album Underground Luxury, B.o.B is expected to release his rock EP this year.

Let Bobby Ray be your motivation.

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Mar
6
Video: Trevor Jackson f/ B.o.B – ‘Drop It (Remix)’

Trevor Jackson and B.o.B

Ladies, report to the dance floor. Trevor Jackson wants you to “Drop It” once again in his remix video featuring B.o.B.

The 17-year-old heartthrob linked up with his Atlantic Records labelmate on the L.A. set. With director Mike Ho at the helm, Trevor performed some slick moves and cozied up to a sexy lady.

“We just clicked,” said Trevor of B.o.B. “Our chemistry was good on-camera and he just brought a whole new element to the video, so I’m thankful that he was able to make it out here.”

While the original video was more concept-driven, the remix video is pure visual. “I wanted to take my photography and make it move,” said Ho. “You’re gonna see more chemistry and more performance-driven [scenes], but beautiful shots.”

The song can be found on Trevor’s debut EP #NewThang, available now.

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Mar
4
New Music: Far East Movement f/ Riff Raff, ScHoolboy Q, & B.o.B – ‘The Illest (Remix)’

The Illest (Remix)

Far East Movement pumps out the raucous remix to their Riff Raff-assisted single “The Illest.” The L.A. group rounds up ScHoolboy Q and B.o.B., who deliver electric verses over the DJ E-Man-produced banger.

Look out for Far East Movement’s upcoming album KTown Riot.

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Mar
3
Behind the Video: Trevor Jackson f/ B.o.B – ‘Drop It (Remix)’

Trevor Jackson and B.o.B

Trevor Jackson scored a hit—and a McDonald’s commercial—with his R&B banger “Drop It,” and now he’s back for round two. The 17-year-old singer teamed up with his Atlantic Records labelmate B.o.B while shooting the remix video in L.A. With director Mike Ho once again at the helm, Trevor busted out some slick choreography in a warehouse.

It was only his second time meeting the Hustle Gang rapper. “We just clicked,” said Trevor. “Our chemistry was good on-camera and he just brought a whole new element to the video, so I’m thankful that he was able to make it out here.”

Whereas the original video was more concept-driven, the remix video is pure visual. “I wanted to take my photography and make it move,” said Ho. “You’re gonna see more chemistry and more performance-driven [scenes], but beautiful shots.”

B.o.B was happy to be part of the production. “I just feel honored to be in the presence of such talent,” he said.

Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage below and tune in to BET’s “106 & Park” on Wednesday for the premiere.

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Jan
16
Video: B.o.B f/ Priscilla – ‘John Doe’

B.o.B

B.o.B issues a cautionary tale of addiction to the fast life in the Priscilla-assisted video for “John Doe,” the latest single off his third album Underground Luxury. The powerful clip stars a young girl (porn star Skin Diamond) who dreams of being an actress.

She moves to L.A., but ends up mixing with the wrong crowd and compromising herself just to get by. After getting drunk, she winds up at a party, where she takes drugs and gets intimate with other women, while men in suits watch and throw money. In the end, she finds herself naked in a room with three men, who take advantage of her.

Just how far will she go? See what happens when a good girl goes bad.

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Dec
19
Rap-Up TV: Hip-Hop Stars React to Beyoncé’s Surprise Album

‘Yonce is on everyone’s lips following the surprise release of her record-setting album. Her fans have clearly spoken, sending the album straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and downloading it over 1 million times on iTunes worldwide. But what do her peers think?

During Power 106′s Cali Christmas, we asked hip-hop’s biggest stars for their thoughts on Bey’s unprecedented move. Rick Ross called it “genius,” while B.o.B put it more bluntly: “Beyoncé just jizzed all over life.”

“She’s an icon. She’s in that position. Her music is that incredible. The entire plan was executed, no leaks,” said Rozay.

Plus, find out what Big Sean, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Kid Ink, Sage the Gemini, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign had to say about Bey’s big move.