New Music

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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Jul
28
New Music: Willow Smith – ‘8’

Willow Smith

After debuting her “Domino” duet with SZA in Brooklyn earlier this month, Willow Smith lends her voice to DJ Kitty Cash’s Love the Free II mixtape. The 13-year-old singer settles into a laid-back groove on the tranquil cut.

“I’ve been really into numerology lately because a lot of numbers have been following me and my friends,” Willow told MTV News. “I’ve been coming into this new phase in my life, just becoming one with all that is, going deeper into myself and getting to the goal of my music, which is to share that feeling and pass on knowledge so that consciousness can be raised on this planet.”

Due Tuesday, Kitty Cash’s 19-track tape also includes contributions from SZA, Blood Orange, Yuna, and Rochelle Jordan.

Hear Willow dig deep.

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Jul
28
New Music: G-Unit – ‘Come Up’

Come Up

It’s the Unit. The New York crew drops the top and rides out for the summer on its latest original song “Come Up.” Over a sample of The Gap Band’s ’80s hit “Outstanding,” 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, and Kidd Kidd boast about getting paid and looking good while doing it.

“Grindin’, diamonds shinin’, top reclinin’ / We do it again / Watch a ni**a come up,” raps 50.

Hear them chase the paper on their hustlers’ anthem.

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Jul
27
New Music: Azealia Banks – ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’

Heavy Metal and Reflective

Banks is back. After parting ways with Universal Music earlier this month, Azealia returns with her new single “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” which she released via her own label, Azealia Banks Records.

On the throbbing banger, the Harlem spitfire slings some bossy bars, rapping about everything from Billie Jean to Tamagotchis.

“‘HEAVY METAL AND REFLECTIVE’ is an ASS-CLAPPERRRRRRRR !!!!!” she said. “All the big butts, little butts, fake butts and real butts gonna be clapping for their LIVESSSSS.”

The video, which she teased on Instagram, will premiere August 5, while the song goes to iTunes on Monday.

Her debut Broke With Expensive Taste will showcase her diversity. “There’s Opera, Jazz, Hip-Hop, House, Hardstyle, Merengue, Pop, and Soul on ‘BROKE WITH EXPENSIVE TASTE’. It’s truly an eclectic body of work!” tweeted Azealia.

Over the weekend, she shot the album packaging with photographer Rankin.

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