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


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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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.

B.o.B Performs ‘John Doe’ on ‘Arsenio’


B.o.B stopped by “The Arsenio Hall Show” to perform two songs on Thursday. With some help from singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea, the multi-talented musician served up his anti-addiction anthem “John Doe” while playing the guitar. During the non-televised encore, he rocked the stage with the Chris Brown-assisted banger “Throwback.”

His third album Underground Luxury arrives next week featuring appearances from 2 Chainz, Future, T.I., and Juicy J.

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Stream B.o.B’s Album ‘Underground Luxury’

Underground Luxury

A full week before its release, B.o.B has made his third album Underground Luxury available to stream via MTV. The 15 tracks include appearances from 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Priscilla Renea, T.I., and Juicy J.

“I would have the best musical album out this year, like hands down,” the Hustle Gang rapper told MTV News. “That’s no knock to anybody, any of the greats like Jay and Kanye because I enjoyed their albums, but musically, what I put into this album is gonna be the best album this year.”

Do you agree? Take Bobby Ray’s latest for a spin below.

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New Music: B.o.B f/ Priscilla – ‘John Doe’

John Doe

B.o.B tackles addiction on “John Doe,” the latest release off his upcoming album Underground Luxury. Singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea lends her vocals to the rock-tinged record.

“John Doe/ I just want the John I know/ Once you put the drinks on hold/ Maybe you could come back home,” she sings on the hook.

Bobby Ray admits to drinking too much, getting arrested, and getting caught cheating on his girl. “My girl broke up with me ’cause she walked in suddenly with a woman up under me,” he confesses.

Underground Luxury arrives December 17 featuring collaborations with Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, T.I., Juicy J, and more.

Listen to “John Doe” below and preview the rest of the album.

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