New Music

Aug
24
New Music: Usher – ‘Believe Me’

Usher

In between banging on Nicki Minaj’s booty at the VMAs, Usher quietly dropped his new song “Believe Me.” On the emotional Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track, Ursh sings about betraying his girl’s trust and being left with the guilt.

“And it breaks my heart to know I break your heart,” he croons.

His eighth album, which may or may not be called UR, is due this fall. He has also announced a world tour, “The UR Experience,” set to kick off later this year.

Hear Usher’s confessions below.

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Aug
24
New Music: P. Reign f/ Drake & Future – ‘DnF’

Dear America

Reps up. Drake joins fellow Toronto native P. Reign and Future on “DnF.” Drizzy has two things on his mind, getting drunk and fu**ing.

“More rest and sex is all a ni**a needs / Spent a lifetime of stress trying to put my mind at ease,” he sings.

Look for the song on P. Reign’s upcoming EP Dear America, due September 9. The five tracks also feature Waka Flocka Flame and A$AP Rocky.

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Aug
24
New Music: Eminem f/ Sia – ‘Guts Over Fear’

Guts Over Fear

Hours after announcing his new album ShadyXV, Eminem has unleashed his new single “Guts Over Fear” featuring Sia. Slim Shady reflects on the highs and lows of his career on the empowering anthem about acceptance.

“So this is for every kid whose all they ever did was dreamt that one day just getting accepted / I represent him and her and anyone similar / You are the reason that I made this song,” he raps.

The song can also be heard in the trailer for The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington.

On November 24, Shady Records will release ShadyXV, a two-CD compilation of the label’s greatest hits including 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” plus an album of new material from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12, and Yelawolf.

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Aug
22
New Music: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

Pretend

With her ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” still burning up the airwaves, Tinashe teams with A$AP Rocky on the Detail-produced follow-up “Pretend.” The L.A. singer swallows her pride and gives her man another shot, while Rocky delivers a jiggy verse.

“When I’m looking for love, I pretend it’s you / A love that never ends,” she coos over a crashing snare.

“The song with Rocky is definitely kind of a contemporary-sounding song,” Tinashe told Rap-Up TV. “It doesn’t really sound like a lot of other songs on the radio, but it’s a midtempo feel and it’s kinda minimalistic in the track.”

Her debut album Aquarius arrives October 7 featuring contributions from Future (“How Many Times”), Boi-1da, Jasper, Stargate, and more.

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Aug
22
New Music: Chris Brown – ‘X’

X

With less than a month until its release, Chris Brown shares the Diplo-produced title track off his upcoming album X. Breezy, who recently got back together with his girlfriend Karrueche, sings about a woman who played with his heart (Rihanna?), but he’s not going back no more.

“I know just who you are / You put me on layaway / You just like to heart shop,” he sings, before declaring, “I think that it’s over / I swear to God I’m moving on.”

X is due September 16.

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Aug
21
New Music: Ty Dolla $ign f/ Dom Kennedy & Rick Ross – ‘Lord Knows’

Sign Language

In just four days, Ty Dolla $ign will release his mixtape $ign Language. The L.A. hitmaker serves up the first single, the D.R.U.G.S.-produced banger “Lord Knows” featuring Dom Kennedy and Rick Ross.

Ty is also working on his debut album Free TC, which is set to feature T.I., Brandy, and Kendrick Lamar.

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Aug
21
New Music: Katy Perry f/ Riff Raff – ‘This Is How We Do (Remix)’

This Is How We Do (Remix)

It’s no big deal. Katy Perry chills with Riff Raff on the official remix to her PRISM single “This Is How We Do.” The self-proclaimed “rap game Dr. Drew” stunts on his comical verse, rapping about Versace boxers and valeting his chopper.

“MAY I PRESENT IN ALL ITS AQUABERRY VERSACNESS THE BEST REMIX OF ALL TIME EVEN BEFORE TIME EXISTED #THISISHOWWEDO FT. MY SIDEPIECE & THE ALADDIN TO MY JASMINE, RIFF RAFF!” tweeted Katy, who is among the frontrunners to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl.

Hear the Neon Icon spit his colorful flow below.

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