New Music

Apr
10
New Music: Iamsu! f/ 50 Cent & Jay Ant – ‘Show You’

Sincerely Yours

Following his appearance on Sage the Gemini’s platinum hit “Gas Pedal,” HBK Gang affiliate and West Coast rapper Iamsu! will release his debut Sincerely Yours on May 13.

The 15 tracks boast appearances from Too $hort, E-40, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and Sage the Gemini, with production by The Invasion, Tha Bizness, Jake One, and Chase N. Cashe.

One of the tracks that didn’t make the cut is “Show You” featuring 50 Cent and Ant, on which an Auto-Tuned 50 pops tags and bottles.

Listen to them stunt on the ballers’ anthem.

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Apr
10
New Music: Nas – ‘It Ain’t Hard to Tell (The Laidback Remix)’

Illmatic XX

On Tuesday, Nas will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut with Illmatic XX. The double-disc album features unreleased demos, freestyles, and rare remixes including the Laidback remix to “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” which he premiered today.

Produced by The Creators, the rarity was originally featured as one of the U.K. remixes on the 12″ vinyl.

If you’re at Coachella on Saturday, you can catch Nas performing Illmatic in its entirety during his midnight set.

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Apr
9
New Music: Angel Haze – ‘Drunk in Love (Remix)’

Drunk in Love

Cigars on ice. Fresh from the lab, Angel Haze drops the studio version of her remix to Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love,” which she debuted for BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge in January. The Dirty Gold rapper spits about her own love affair, while leaving the singing to Bey.

“To be honest I turn up, so I can turn my ego down,” she raps.

Hear Angel serve up another round with her remix.

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Apr
9
New Music: Iggy Azalea f/ Rita Ora – ‘Black Widow’ [Snippet]

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea takes it to the trap with fellow blonde Rita Ora on “Black Widow,” rumored to be the next single off the Aussie rapper’s debut The New Classic. The dark love song, produced by Benny Blanco and Stargate, sounds like the sister of “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry, who wrote the chorus.

“I’m gonna love you until it hurts / Just to get you I’m doing whatever works,” raps Iggy.

You can preview snippets off Iggy’s entire album on iTunes in advance of its April 22 release.

Meanwhile, her Charli XCX-assisted single “Fancy” continues to climb the charts, rising 15 spots to No. 56 on the Hot 100 this week.

Listen to a 90-second snippet of Iggy and Rita’s killer collabo below.

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Apr
9
New Music: A$AP Ferg – ‘Dope Lord’

Dope Lord

Ahead of his Coachella debut this weekend, A$AP Ferg spits fire on “Dope Lord,” his remix to Future’s “Move That Dope.”

He is currently working with A$AP Rocky and the rest of his crew on the A$AP Mob album, which he says is coming “ASAP.”

On April 27, Ferg will embark on a spring tour with M.I.A., playing shows in Detroit, Chicago, and New York.

Listen to the Trap Lord bless the beat.

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Apr
9
New Music: Elle Varner – ‘Little Do You Know’

Little Do You Know

Elle Varner maintains the mystery on the latest installment in her #4LetterWord series. Following “Cold Case” and “See Me Tonight,” the R&B singer tries to escape reality on the symphonic “Little Do You Know.”

“Nothing’s as it seems / Seeing is believing / Unless it’s a magic show / Little do you know,” sings Elle, who has also recorded a remix to “Cold Case.”

The songs are a precursor to her sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which was executive produced by Pop & Oak.

Listen to Elle share another piece in her musical puzzle.

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Apr
8
New Music: Carol Maraj – ‘God’s Been Good’

God's Been Good

While her daughter is slaying the competition with the Lil Herb-assisted “Chi-Raq,” Nicki Minaj’s mother Carol Maraj is launching her own musical career. The Trinidad & Tobago-bred Maraj debuts her contemporary gospel song “God’s Been Good,” which she released via Fame Star Records/MDM Music Group.

She praises the Almighty and sings about battling cancer and narrowly escaping a drive-by on the inspirational EDM-infused number.

“God’s been good and always been good,” declares Carol, who started the Carol Maraj Foundation to support domestic abuse victims.

Stream the uplifting song via Spotify below and purchase it on iTunes.

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