New Music

Nov
17
New Music: Iggy Azalea f/ Jennifer Hudson – ‘Trouble’ [Snippet]

Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Azalea

Here comes “Trouble.” After teaming up on the Pharrell-produced “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” for Jennifer Hudson’s album JHUD, Iggy Azalea reconnects with the Oscar winner for her album Reclassified. Over a bouncy piano instrumental, the blonde bombshell raps about a bad boy (“A little trouble only makes for a good time”), while JHUD supplies the soulful hook.

In one week, Iggy will release Reclassified featuring five new tracks in addition to seven songs from The New Classic.

Get a taste of “Trouble” below.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
17
New Music: Boosie Badazz f/ Rich Homie Quan – ‘Like a Man’

Like a Man

Less than a week after releasing his Webbie-assisted single “On That Level,” Boosie Badazz bosses up with Rich Homie Quan on “Like a Man.” The Baton Rouge rapper, who celebrated his 32nd birthday last week, proves he’s the man by taking care of his family, getting paid, and serving his time behind bars, while RHQ sings the hook.

“System tried to convict me off testimony and lyrics, but I’m a G / Came home with my chest out and it’s easy to see,” raps Boosie.

He has been in the studio with T.I., Meek Mill, Trey Songz, and Yo Gotti working on his album Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, which is due next year.

Hear Boosie man up.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
16
New Music: K. Michelle – ‘How Do You Know?’

How Do You Know?

Following “Love ‘Em All” and “Maybe I Should Call,” K. Michelle asks “How Do You Know?” on the third release from her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? On the impassioned piano ballad, the Memphis songstress tries to move on from the past and find love again, but she has her doubts.

“When you’ve given him everything and you still made a mess of things / How do you know?” belts a vulnerable K.

The video for “Maybe I Should Call” will debut on Monday at 11:30 p.m. EST on VH1 following the encore of “K. Michelle: My Life.”

AWBAH is now available for pre-order and will be officially released on December 9.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
16
New Music: Kevin Gates f/ August Alsina – ‘I Don’t Get Tired’

I Don't Get Tired

Now that’s he’s made a full recovery, August Alsina is wasting no time getting back to work. After the release of “Grindin’” last month, the New Orleans crooner, who’s currently on tour with Usher, teams with Kevin Gates on the Baton Rouge rapper’s single “I Don’t Get Tired,” inspired by the popular hash tag #IDGT.

Kevin grinds non-stop on the hustlers’ anthem (“I got six jobs, I don’t get tired”), while August goes hard on the hook.

Their collaboration can be found on Kevin’s mixtape Luca Brasi 2, available December 15.

Salute their hustle.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
16
New Music: A$AP Ferg – ‘Doe-Active’

Doe-Active

Two days after dropping “Perfume,” A$AP Ferg liberates another song for your Sunday listening pleasure. On “Doe-Active,” the Trap Lord goes ballistic with his bars and gives a strange shout-out to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

He will kick off his “BestCoast Connection” tour with YG on November 19 in Toronto, with additional dates scheduled for January.

Look out for his DJ Drama-hosted mixtape Ferg Forever on November 28.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
15
New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Skylar Grey – ‘Bed of Lies’

Bed of Lies

After debuting the song at MTV EMA in Glasgow a week ago, Nicki Minaj quietly dropped the full version of her new single “Bed of Lies” on iTunes on Saturday night. On the Alex Da Kid and Kane Beatz-produced track, which features Skylar Grey, the leader of the Barbz puts her ex-boyfriend on blast.

“You could never make eye contact / Everything you got was based off of my contacts,” she spits, while reflecting on dark times in her relationship. “Couldn’t believe that I was home alone contemplating overdosin’, no more coastin’, no more toastin’ over oceans.”

Skylar wrote the song almost a year ago before Nicki decided to add her verses to it. “She kind of poured her heart out on the verses,” the singer-songwriter told Billboard. “I personally think as a fan it’s a nice contrast to her other singles on the record. You get to see another side of her.”

Following “Pills N Potions,” “Anaconda,” and “Only,” “Bed of Lies” is the fourth release from Nicki’s third album The Pinkprint, due December 15.

Hear Nicki’s deep and dark confessions below.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
15
New Music: Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Stand For’

Stand For

In the past 10 months, Ty Dolla $ign released his Beach House EP and mixtape Sign Language, headlined his first tour, and appeared on remixes for The Weeknd and Wiz Khalifa.

The Taylor Gang member caps off his banner year with “Stand For,” the first single from his debut album Free TC. Over the Diplo and DJ Dahi-produced beat, Ty rides and dies for his homies and proclaims his stand-up status.

“If you believe in something, stand for it,” says Ty, who is featured on Chris Brown and Tyga’s Fan of a Fan single “Nothin’ Like Me.”

“Stand For” hits iTunes on November 17, while Free TC is due next year. Listen below.

Read the rest of this entry »