New Music

Nov
24
New Music: Jordin Sparks – ‘How Bout Now (Remix)’

Jordin Sparks

Following her breakup with Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks is going on the record. The “American Idol” champ puts her ex on blast on her stinging remix to Drake’s “How Bout Now.”

“Remember I deleted all my other guys’ numbers out my phone for ya? / Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?” she sings.

“You didn’t really fuck with me way back then, but how bout now? / ‘Cause I’m up right now and you suck right now.”

Listen to the first offering from her mixtape Bye Felicia, which drops Tuesday at 11:11 a.m. PST.

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Nov
24
New Music: Mark Ronson f/ Mystikal – ‘Feel Right’

Bruno Mars, Mystikal, and Mark Ronson

If you watched “SNL” this weekend, you would have seen Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ debut performance of “Uptown Funk” and the premiere of “Feel Right” with Mystikal. The “Locked Out of Heaven” producer gets down with the New Orleans rapper, who channels James Brown on the funky jam, while Bruno provides ad libs.

“Rhyming kung fu that split bamboo / Crowd rocking ain’t no stopping that rapping ass fool,” spits an animated Mystikal.

Both tracks will appear on Ronson’s upcoming fourth album Uptown Special, due January 27.

Check out the lyric video below.

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Nov
24
New Music: K. Michelle – ‘Going Under’

Going Under

With two weeks until the release of her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, K. Michelle keeps the new music coming. Following “Love ‘Em All,” “Maybe I Should Call,” and “How Do You Know,” the star of VH1′s “My Life” fights to keep love alive on her fourth release “Going Under,” which samples lyrics from Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message.”

“I’m singing love don’t fail me now, don’t count me out / Oh love, don’t let me down, come back around,” sings K.

AWBAH arrives December 9 and K also plans to announce dates for a tour soon.

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Nov
23
New Music: Ariana Grande – ‘Santa Tell Me’

Santa Tell Me

The holidays are here, and Ariana Grande has just the song to put you in the spirit. The pop diva kicks off the season with her Christmas single “Santa Tell Me.” On the festive jingle, she wishes for Santa Claus to bring her a true love that lasts throughout the years.

“Santa tell me if you’re really there / Don’t make me fall in love again if he won’t be here next year,” she sings before being joined by a choir.

A video has already been shot and you can catch Ariana performing the song at “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs on December 5.

This is not Ariana’s first foray into Christmas music. Last year, she released her four-song EP Christmas Kisses including her cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas.”

Following Sunday’s AMAs, she hit the studio to record for her “Bang Bang” collaborator Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album The Pinkprint.

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Nov
23
New Music: Lil Wayne f/ Christina Milian – ‘Start a Fire’

Start a Fire

After debuting the song live at the AMAs, Lil Wayne rolls out the studio version of his new Carter V single “Start a Fire” featuring his YMCMB signee Christina Milian. The rumored couple play Bonnie and Clyde on the steamy duet.

“Mama I’m in love with a hot girl and they just don’t get it,” raps Weezy, while Tina Turn Up sings the hook.

“This record has actually been around for a second and actually while we were filming the show,” said Christina, who will star next year in the E! reality show “Christina Milian Turned Up.” “His manager Cortez heard the song and was like, ‘Wayne needs this on his album’ and literally when we were filming the episode while we were in the studio; that’s how that whole thing happened.”

The song will be included on the first part of Tha Carter V, which is set to drop on December 9.

Listen to Weezy and Christina bring the heat.

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Nov
23
New Music: Gwen Stefani – ‘Spark the Fire’

Spark the Fire

Light it up. Nine years after topping the charts with “Hollaback Girl,” Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams rekindle the flame on “Spark the Fire.” Pharrell previewed the hip-pop track at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival earlier this month, and now Gwen has debuted the studio version and Harajuku-inspired cover art.

“The Voice” stars prove that the magic is still there on the catchy jam, which finds Gwen rapping over Pharrell’s signature production.

“OMG, OMG, I’m back again / Original feel good is what I defend / I’m a believer, no I don’t pretend,” sings the No Doubt frontwoman.

A video has already been shot with Sophie Muller (“Baby Don’t Lie”) and the song will appear on Gwen’s third solo album, which she hopes to release by the end of the year.

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Nov
22
New Mixtape: ‘Eminem Vs. DJ Whoo Kid – Shady Classics’

Eminem Vs. DJ Whoo Kid: Shady Classics

Christmas comes early for Eminem fans. In anticipation of the SHADYXV compilation, which drops Monday, Eminem teams with DJ Whoo Kid for his fan appreciation mixtape Shady Classics.

The free project, curated by Whoo Kid, consists of 66 classics and fan favorites, some of which are not featured on the two-disc set including Em’s version of “Wanksta,” his cypher from the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards, 50 Cent’s “Man Down,” and Yelawolf’s “Hard White (Remix)” with T.I., plus Em’s most recent releases including “Detroit Vs. Everybody” and “Guts Over Fear.”

Reminisce on the past 15 years with the Shady soundtrack.

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