New Music

Oct
19
New Music: Chief Keef f/ Tyga – ‘Now & Later’

Now & Later

Fresh off his Kanye West-produced single “40 Mill,” Tyga links with Chief Keef for the latter’s “Now & Later.” The Chicago MC parades his paper and player ways on the wavy track, while T-Raww name checks Pinky and the Brain and boasts about getting rich without a college degree.

Chief Keef is readying his mixtape Thot Breaker for a Valentine’s Day release.

He can also be heard on Young Chop’s new single “Valley” off the “I Don’t Like” producer’s upcoming compilation Still.

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Oct
18
New Music: Gwen Stefani – ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

Baby Don't Lie

Gwen Stefani is back. Eight years after releasing her last album The Sweet Escape, the “Hollaback Girl” returns to solo territory with her new single “Baby Don’t Lie,” and she proves it was worth the wait. Over the pounding production, written and produced by Gwen, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, and Noel Zancanella, she demands that her lover look her in the eye.

“Baby don’t lie / I’ma need a love that’s stronger,” sings the No Doubt frontwoman.

Last month, she shot a video for the song with director Sophie Muller, who’s directed many of Gwen and No Doubt’s videos.

In between her stint on “The Voice,” she has been in the studio with Pharrell Williams working on her third solo album.

In August, Interscope chairman John Janick told Billboard that it was targeted for a December release. Blanco will executive produce, and it will be released on his label Mad Love Records/Interscope.

Hear Gwen’s comeback record below.

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Oct
18
New Music: Diggy Simmons – ‘Honestly’

Diggy Simmons

Diggy Simmons pours his heart out on his sentimental new song “Honestly.” The 19-year-old heartthrob shows his vulnerability and his vocal chops as he sings about needing his girl.

“Sometimes I need you, honestly / I ain’t talkin’ 24/7 / Just when a ni**a start itchin’ and only when I want to feel better,” he croons.

He promised more new music is on the way as he gears up for the release of his sophomore album. Earlier this year, Diggy teamed with Trevor Jackson on “My Girl.”

He can also be seen alongside Teyana Taylor in BET’s upcoming scripted series “The Start Up.”

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Oct
18
New Music: Project Pat f/ Juicy J & Rick Ross – ‘Imma Get Me Sum’

Cheez N Dope 3

Project Pat rounds up his Three 6 Mafia affiliate Juicy J and “Elvis Presley Blvd” collaborator Rick Ross for “Imma Get Me Sum.” The Memphis rapper stacks his paper on the southern-fried banger (think old Three 6 Mafia), produced by Juicy, Lil Awree, and CrazyMike. Look for it on Pat’s upcoming mixtape Cheez N Dope 3.

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Oct
17
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Sirah – ‘Lilies’

Lilies

Now that his album has a release date, Lupe Fiasco thanks his fans for their support by releasing a free song. The Chicago MC teams with rapper Sirah on “Lilies,” which boasts horn-heavy production from The Buchanans. Lu rhymes Ricola with ebola, while Sirah lays down the hook.

He still plans to release his mixtape Lost in the Atlantic leading up to his fifth album Testuo & Youth on January 20.

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Oct
16
New Music: Chance the Rapper – ‘No Better Blues’

Chance the Rapper

It don’t get no better, according to Chance the Rapper. The Chicago MC gets pessimistic on his depressing new song “No Better Blues,” produced by The Social Experiment. Chance vents about his hate for pretty much everything—from his bed to vegetables to racists—on the three-minute track, which he claims is intended to “make you smile.” We beg to differ.

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Oct
16
New Music: Nicole Scherzinger f/ T.I. – ‘Electric Blue’

Nicole Scherzinger and T.I.

Seven years after their last collaboration “Whatever U Like,” Nicole Scherzinger reunites with T.I. on “Electric Blue.” The leader of the Pussycat Dolls evokes ’90s Janet Jackson on the slinky track, which features vocals from The-Dream.

“T.I.’s throwing down on the album, OG style,” Nicole told Rap-Up TV.

Tip is the only featured guest on her album Big Fat Lie, which hits the U.K. on October 20. Nicole has also recorded another collaboration with the Hustle Gang chief, which may appear on the U.S. version of her album.

Rock steady to their new jam and stream snippets of the entire album here.

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