New Music

Jul
24
New Music: LL Cool J f/ Mavado – ‘The Hustler’

The Hustler

LL Cool J can’t leave rap alone. Fourteen years after releasing his chart-topping album G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), the hip-hop veteran has announced the sequel, G.O.A.T. 2.

Instead of charming the ladies, LL takes it to the streets with the Gully Gad himself Mavado on his dark and gritty single “The Hustler,” produced by Jerry Wonda.

“These streets ain’t loyal / These snakes uncoil right there for you / Family separated like water and oil,” he raps over the ominous beat.

Listen to their tales of faded glory.

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Jul
24
New Music: M.I.A. – ‘Gold’

M.I.A.

Pull up the people. M.I.A. links with The Partysquad on the bombastic “Gold” off The Partysquad Summer Mixtape. Over the sound of blasting horns, the pop provocateur demands that you “show me your gold, do what you’re told.”

The mixtape also includes remixes to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Kanye West’s “Bound 2,” and M.I.A.’s “Double Bubble Trouble.”

Listen to Matangi’s shiny new jam below.

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Jul
24
New Music: Lil Mama – ’0 to 100 (Freestyle)’

0 to 100 (Freestyle)

Lil Mama is back with a vengeance. After starring as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in VH1′s TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the “Lip Gloss” MC shows that she can still get it poppin’ with her freestyle to Drake’s “0 to 100.”

“And I’m undefeated / Ain’t no contenders in my class / And you couldn’t beat it even if you Michael Jackson bad,” spits the spunky 24-year-old.

While she hasn’t released an album since 2008, she plans to put out more freestyles as part of her “Lyrical Purge” series.

Hear Mama return to the mic.

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Jul
23
New Music: Pitbull f/ John Ryan – ‘Fireball’

Fireball

Pitbull keeps churning out the hits. Following his No. 1 smash “Timber,” the Miami hitmaker sparks a “Fireball” on the first single from the upcoming album Globalization, due this fall.

Mr. Worldwide ignites the contagious track with his electrifying rhymes, while singer-songwriter John Ryan lays down the bluesy hook.

“Lot of craziness going on in the world right now, so lets escape it for 3:55,” said Pitbull before dropping the song.

Blaze it up below.

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Jul
23
New Music: Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’ [Snippet]

Bang Bang

The countdown is on to Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj’s collaboration “Bang Bang.” Ahead of its July 29 premiere, Nicki has taken to Instagram to preview a snippet of her highly-anticipated verse.

“It’s me, Jessie, and Ari / If they test me, they sorry,” raps the head Barb.

The powerhouse anthem, produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya, serves as the first single from Jessie J’s third album, and will also be included on the deluxe edition of Ariana’s sophomore album, My Everything, available August 25.

According to HITS Daily Double, the trio will perform the song at the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. on August 24.

Preview Queen Nicki’s verse below.

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Jul
23
New Music: Trevor Jackson f/ Kirko Bangz – ‘Me Likey’

Me Likey

After serenading the ladies on Diggy Simmons’ “My Girl,” Trevor Jackson takes it to the club with another one of his Atlantic labelmates, Kirko Bangz, on his summer-ready single “Me Likey.” The 17-year-old heartthrob gets flirty with a pretty young thing on the infectious jam.

Just last month, Trevor dropped “Good Girl, Bad Girl,” co-written by Ne-Yo and co-produced by Jim Jonsin.

Check out the comic strip-inspired audio visualizer below.

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Jul
23
New Music: Wiz Khalifa – ‘Stayin Out All Night’

Wiz Khalifa

On the eve of his “Under the Influence of Music” tour kickoff, Wiz Khalifa unleashes another track off his album Blacc Hollywood. The leader of the Taylors leaves his problems at the door and parties till the early morning on his celebratory anthem “Stayin Out All Night.”

“Keep the good times rollin’ and the champagne pourin’,” he declares. “Make sure my team keep ballin’ and the hoes keep callin’ and the money keep fallin’ on the flo.”

Blacc Hollywood drops August 19 featuring Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, and Curren$y.

Turn up with Taylor Gang.

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