New Music

Apr
7
New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Lil Herb – ‘Chi-Raq’

Chi-Raq

With The Pink Print on the way, Nicki Minaj drops another bombshell with “Chi-Raq” featuring Chicago rapper Lil Herb.

The rap queen unleashes a deadly flow on the gritty track (produced by Vinylz, Boi-1da, and Allen Ritter), addressing her recent controversy (“Malcolm X’s daughter came at me / Lookin ass ni**as ain’t happy”) and ‘hood status (“Pop star, icon, but I send ni**as, come snatch ni**as”).

She even hints at more music to come. “I might give you a new trick every week until this album drop,” says Nicki.

The Pink Print is due later this year and if this and “Lookin Ass” are any indication, expect a much harder Nicki. “It’s more rap. This album is going to have a little bit of everything but more rap,” said Birdman.

Listen to Onika body the beat below.

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Apr
7
New Music: Pitbull f/ Jennifer Lopez & Cláudia Leitte – ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’

We Are One

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez unite the globe with the official FIFA World Cup Song, “We Are One (Ole Ola)” featuring Brazilian artist Cláudia Leitte.

The flag-waving anthem can be found on One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album. Due May 13, the compilation also features Santana, Wyclef Jean, Ricky Martin, Shakira, and The Isley Brothers.

The trio recently shot a video in Ft. Lauderdale and will perform the song at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony on June 12 at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

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Apr
7
New Music: Future f/ Kanye West – ‘I Won’

I Won

Future toasts to the trophy girls on his new single “I Won” featuring Kanye West. Ciara’s fiancé and Kim’s fiancé boast about the special ladies in their lives on the Metro Boomin-produced track, which is set to appear on Future’s sophomore album Honest, due April 22.

“I made it over NBA, NFL players, so everytime I score it’s like the Super Bowl,” raps ‘Ye in reference to Kim’s past boyfriends. “On that ‘Bound’ bike, I gave you only pipe / If people don’t hate, then it won’t be right / You can look at Kylie, Kendall, Kourtney, and Khloe / All your mama ever made was trophies, right.”

The rappers recently hit the beach to shoot the video with famed director Hype Williams. “It’s incredible. We on the water, we on the beach, and it’s beautiful women,” Future told Angie Martinez.

If you pre-order the album on iTunes, you will receive the track as an instant download.

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Apr
7
New Music: Tiara Thomas – ‘You Do’

You Do

After guesting on Fat Joe’s new single “Another Day,” Tiara Thomas feeds fans with some solo music. The Indianapolis singer-songwriter puts her spin on Justin Bieber’s Journals single “All That Matters.”

“No one loves me like you do / No one fu**s me like you do, baby,” sings Tiara over the guitar riff.

She plans to drop her official single soon followed by her Division1 debut.

Listen to Tiara spit some realness on her raw remake.

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Apr
7
New Music: Fat Joe f/ Rick Ross, French Montana, & Tiara Thomas – ‘Another Day’

Another Day

Joey Crack is back on his grind. Following his release from prison in November, Fat Joe celebrates life on his Queen Latifah-sampled single “Another Day,” produced by StreetRunner and Macho TS. Rick Ross and French Montana put it down for the ‘hood, while “Bad” singer Tiara Thomas shines on the smooth hook.

Listen to their feel-good collabo below.

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Apr
7
New Music: The Roots – ‘When the People Cheer’

When the People Cheer

In between their new gig on “The Tonight Show,” The Roots have been busy working on their first album in three years.

Questlove, Black Thought, and the rest of the crew get back to business with “When the People Cheer,” the first single from their 13th project & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, due May 19.

On June 1, they will perform with some special guests at Hot 97 Summer Jam.

UPDATE: Listen to the CDQ below.

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Apr
7
New Music: Ed Sheeran – ‘Sing’

Sing

Ed Sheeran took the U.K. and U.S. by storm with his 2011 debut +. Now the “A Team” crooner switches up his sound with his infectious new single “Sing,” produced by Pharrell Williams.

The 23-year-old sings in a falsetto on the acoustic jam, which evokes Justin Timberlake’s debut solo single “Like I Love You,” while Pharrell provides the chanting chorus.

Sheeran’s sophomore album x (read as multiply) will be released on June 23 featuring production from Rick Rubin.

Tune in to “SNL” this weekend to see Ed perform the song live for the first time.

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