New Music

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
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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Nov
21
New Music: T-Pain – ‘Coming Home’

Coming Home

Just in time for Thanksgiving, T-Pain salutes the troops on “Coming Home.” The feel-good song, which features a sample of The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” started out as a song about T-Pain coming home to his wife after touring, but has turned into a dedication to the military men and women who are serving their country away from their families.

“Ain’t nobody in this world that can take your place / And I won’t leave you alone ’cause girl I’m coming home,” sings an Auto-Tuned T-Pain, who is working on his fifth album Stoicville: The Phoenix.

Watch him debut his new song live on HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” and head over to TPain.com for a free download.

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Nov
21
New Music: Beyoncé – ‘7/11’ + ‘Ring Off’

Beyoncé

It’s been nearly a year since Beyoncé surprised the world and released her self-titled album. Since then, BEYONCÉ has gone double platinum and spawned several hits. To commemorate the milestone, Bey will release the Platinum Edition Box Set on Monday featuring two new songs, “7/11″ and “Ring Off.”

On the R&B banger “7/11,” produced by Bobby Johnson and Detail, Bey gets to flexin’.

“Smack that, clap that … like you don’t care,” she commands over the rattling bassline.

On the Mike Caren-produced “Ring Off,” Bey sings about a painful breakup, but turns it into a celebration about finding new love (“It’s your time to put your love on top”). Her own mother Tina Knowles, who inspired the song, also shares her words of wisdom.

“You took that ring off / So tired of the lies and trying, crying, fighting / Took that ring off,” sings Bey. “Oh, and now the fun begins / Dust yourself off and you love again / You found a new man, now you shine and you’re fine like it’s my time.”

In addition to the two new tracks, the 2 CD/2 DVD set includes four unreleased remixes featuring Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, and Mr. Vegas.

The full songs have leaked, but you can listen to the official 90-second snippets below.

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Nov
20
New Music: Kirko Bangz f/ Migos – ‘Got It On Me’

Got It On Me

Following his collaboration with August Alsina (“Rich”), Kirko Bangz connects with Migos on his Rock City-produced single “Got It On Me.” The Houston rapper flexes with his Auto-Tuned flow (and designer footwear), while Migos turns all the way up.

Look for the song on Kirko’s forthcoming debut Bigger Than Me.

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Nov
20
New Music: Faith Evans – ‘Incomparable’ [Album Sampler]

Incomparable

Nearly 20 years since she made her debut, Faith Evans will release her sixth studio album Incomparable. In advance of its November 24 release, the First Lady has shared 90-second snippets of seven tracks including her duet with fellow “R&B Diva” Keke Wyatt (“Make Love”), the gospel number “Paradise” featuring B. Slade and Karen Clark-Sheard, and the Problem-assisted banger “Good Time.”

The 16 tracks also include her signature interludes and Missy Elliott and Sharaya J on the ladies’ anthem “I Deserve It.”

Next up, Faith is working on a duets album with her late husband the Notorious B.I.G. called The King and I. “Think Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole ‘Unforgettable,’ in that vein right there,” she told Hip Hollywood.

Get a taste of Incomparable below.

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Nov
20
New Music: Tink f/ Charlamagne Tha God – ‘Around the Clock’

Tink

In addition to playing the Tink version of Rick Ross’ “Movin’ Bass,” a proud Timbaland debuted a new song from his 19-year-old protégée during his visit to “The Breakfast Club.” Tink shows off her wicked wordplay on “Around the Clock,” which features Power 105′s own Charlamagne Tha God.

“I make a scene and when I leave, I make ‘em stand like the bride / Let’s get these rappers on the altar / Let ‘em pray while they can / I’m comin’ heavy as a pound, this ni**as still on the gram,” she raps over the Timbaland-produced beat.

Timbo praised the Chicago rapper, who is signed to Mosley Music Group/Epic Records. “Her album is probably one of the best albums I did since [Aaliyah's] One in a Million,” he said.

Hear the latest from the anointed Tink below.

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