To celebrate the success of “Hold You Down,” DJ Khaled drops the remix to his hit single. The We the Best DJ swaps out Chris Brown, Jeremih, Future, and August Alsina for Usher, Rick Ross, Fabolous, and Ace Hood. Usher lays down the silky smooth hook, while Rozay dreams of spending the night with supermodel Jessica White (“But is a dope boy really Jessica type?”).
As he gears up for his eighth album I Changed a Lot, Khaled has posted an Instagram video, which includes a hilarious scene of him giving his girl some motivation while they make love.
For this week’s installment of #TeyanaTuesdays, Teyana Taylor takes it to the bedroom in the intimate video for “Broken Hearted Girl” featuring Fabolous. The Harlem singer rolls around naked in bed with just her red satin sheets covering her body as she calls out for her man.
On November 4, Teyana will release her long-awaited debut VII. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes featuring collaborations with Chris Brown, Yo Gotti, and Pusha T.
She has already dropped video snippets for “Do Not Disturb” and “Business,” and plans to release one each Tuesday leading up to her album release.
Last night, she hosted a listening party in Hollywood, which brought out many of her friends including Chris Brown, Big Sean, Nelly, YG, and her G.O.O.D. Music mentor Kanye West.
See the tracklisting and watch the steamy video below.
Def Jam celebrated 30 years of hip-hop with a star-studded concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday night. The label’s past and present icons—from EPMD to Big Sean—united under one roof to perform some of their greatest hits.
Accompanied by Swizz Beatz, DMX tore up the stage with “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Where the Hood At,” and “Party (Up in Here).”
Ja Rule, who will star in MTV’s docu-series “Follow the Rules,” took it back with his Murder Inc. classics and brought out Irv Gotti and his former labelmate Ashanti for “Mesmerize” and “Always On Time.” The R&B princess stuck around to sing “Happy” and her debut single “Foolish.”
“This next record put me in the Guinness Book of World Records,” said Ashanti before performing the Biggie-sampled song, which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 in 2002.
Draped in a gold fur-lined jacket, a slimmer Rick Ross bumrushed the stage with French Montana and some twerking fans for “Pop That” and brought out Stalley for “One More Shot.”
Foxy Brown repped for her hometown with her classics “B.K. Anthem,” “Ain’t No Ni**a,” and “Get Me Home.”
Surprise guest Big Sean had the crowd singing along to his new anthem “I Don’t F**k With You,” Fabolous did his remix to “Hot Ni**a,” and 2 Chainz delivered a swagged-out set.
Motherhood hasn’t slowed down Lil’ Kim. In the four months since giving birth to her daughter Royal Reign, the Queen Bee has released a mixtape, performed at Barclays Center, and even come at Nicki Minaj.
On Saturday night, Kimmy Blanco joined Fabolous during his “Soul Tape 3″ concert at B.B. King’s in New York. The Brooklyn rapper treated the hometown crowd to hits including “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Big Momma Thang.”
Fab performed his 2013 mixtape in its entirety and also brought out fellow Brooklynites Bobby Shmurda and Red Café.
After getting the remix treatment from Lil’ Kim, French Montana, and Jeezy, Bobby Shmurda drops the official remix to his single “Hot Nigga” featuring Chris Brown, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti, and Rowdy Rebel.
Over the Jahlil Beats production, Fab reps for the BK and Jada shouts out D-Block, but it’s Breezy’s verse that packs the most punch.
“Fresh up out the county, I done did a little bid / Let the po-pos run up on me, I won’t tell them coppers shit,” he raps, adding, “You keep talkin’ that shit, I’ll knock you out / A ni**a be pickin’ you up off of the ground for thinking you Tupac.”
Who had the best verse? Listen and weigh in below.
The Game stands up to intolerance and racism on the Ferguson anthem “Don’t Shoot,” dedicated to the memory of Mike Brown. The Compton MC brings together the hip-hop community including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT.
The protest song includes powerful verses and a call to action: “Time to take a stand and save our future like we all got shot.”
Game explained how the collaboration came together. “I managed to get everyone on fairly easy, simply because we have hearts,” he said. “We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that’s racism and hatred towards one another as human beings.”
The song is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds benefitting the Justice for Mike Brown charity.