New Music

Jul
29
New Mixtape: Ray J – ‘Unkut 2’

Unkut 2

Ray J is back and uncensored on his latest mixtape Unkut 2. Presented by Young California, the 18-track sequel to his 2007 tape features appearances from Too $hort, Snow Tha Product, and E-40, with shout outs from Lil Wayne, Common, and Rick Ross.

It also includes the autobiographical song “Never Shoulda Did That,” on which he apologizes for his past mistakes.

“For me the song is about recognizing where I am in my life now and thinking about some of the things I’ve done that I have come to regret,” said Ray J. “This song is my way of moving forward.”

Earlier this month, he shot a video for his Migos-assisted single “ATM,” which does not appear on the mixtape.

Stream Unkut 2 and watch the video for “Never Shoulda Did That” below.

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Jul
29
New Music: G-Eazy f/ French Montana – ‘Say’

Say

G-Eazy links with Bad Boy’s own French Montana on the gritty “Say.” The B-side track, which was recorded during the sessions for his album These Things Happen, boasts cocky rhymes over a rattling beat courtesy of Ty Fyffe (Cam’ron, 50 Cent).

The Bay Area rapper hollers at Taylor Swift (“A-list hoes, Taylor Swift is on my wish list”), while French shouts out Chelsea Handler.

Hear them silence their haters.

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Jul
29
New Music: Fences f/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Arrows’

Fences

While they ready the follow-up to their Grammy-winning album The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return to the scene on “Arrows,” the debut single from singer-songwriter Fences.

The Seattle rapper gets blinded by the limelight and searches for an escape on the Ryan Lewis-produced song, which is set to appear on Fences’ debut Lesser Oceans, available October 14.

“Tom Petty in this motherfu**er, all I wanna do is free fall,” raps Macklemore.

In addition to “Arrows,” he guests on another song called “Songs About Angels,” which is also available on iTunes.

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Jul
28
New Music: Jasmine V f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘That’s Me Right There’

That's Me Right There

While the world awaits his sophomore album, Kendrick Lamar blesses pop sensation Jasmine V with a verse on “That’s Me Right There,” the first single off her upcoming EP, due later this summer.

“It was amazing working with him,” Jasmine told Teen Vogue of the Compton MC. “That was like the last piece of the puzzle we needed for the EP. He’s so busy and has his own career to work on, so I was just waiting patiently for the day he was going to come.”

The 20-year-old singer, who played Justin Bieber’s leading lady in his “Baby” video, is now signed to Ester Dean’s label through Interscope. The EP marks her first project since her 2011 mixtape S(he) Be(lie)ve(d), which featured Tyga and Ryan Leslie.

Stream “That’s Me Right There” below.

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Jul
28
New Music: Metro Boomin f/ Future & Young Thug – ‘Chanel Vintage’

Chanel Vintage

When he’s not in the studio with Migos, Wiz Khalifa, and 2 Chainz, Metro Boomin is prepping his own album 20 & Boomin. The 20-year-old Atlanta beatmaker pops tags on “Chanel Vintage,” the first single featuring Future and Young Thug, who add some swag to the designer-drenched track.

In addition to his solo project, Metro Boomin is putting the finishing touches on his collaborative album with Young Thug, Metro Thuggin.

Hear them turn up in the name of fashion.

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Jul
28
New Music: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’

Bang Bang

The wait is over. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande are here to blow your mind with their powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang,” produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya. The pop divas show off their powerful pipes, while rap’s reigning queen busts a lethal verse.

The song 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.

Meanwhile, Nicki has delayed the release of her PinkPrint single “Anaconda” until August 4.

Pull the trigger on the ladies’ explosive collaboration.

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Jul
28
New Music: Lenny Kravitz – ‘Sex’

Sex

Lenny Kravitz sets the airwaves ablaze with “Sex.” The rock god injects some ’80s soul into the guitar-driven record off his upcoming 10th album Strut.

“This is one of my favorite tracks on the album,” Kravitz tells Billboard. “It was recorded with minimal instrumentation, guitar, bass and drums. The strength of the groove comes from the sparse production which creates space.”

His 14-track album is now available for pre-order on iTunes, and will be released on September 23.

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