New Music

Sep
11
New Music: Jagged Edge – ‘Ready’

Jagged Edge

After restoring “Hope” on their first single, Jagged Edge is “Ready” to settle down. The R&B group—Brian, Brandon, Kyle, and Richard—sings about starting a family on the tender R&B ballad.

“I never thought I’d say this, I think I’m ready to be in love,” they croon.

J.E. Heartbreak 2, the follow-up to their 2000 album, is due October 27 featuring production from Jermaine Dupri.

Hear them get their grown man on below.

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Sep
11
New Music: Lil’ Kim f/ Jadakiss & Notorious B.I.G. – ‘Real Sick’

Lil' KIm and DJ KaySlay

Lil’ Kim will finally drop her Hard Core mixtape at 9:11 p.m. EST tonight. In advance of the release, the new mom stopped by DJ KaySlay’s SiriusXM show to debut an original song called “Real Sick” featuring Jadakiss. Over a sample of Puff Daddy and Biggie’s “Victory,” the Brooklyn MC spits some ill rhymes.

“Lil’ Kim, the one they all love and hate / The queen’s back bitches, regurgitate / I got these hos real sick like a stomach ache,” she raps.

During her visit to KaySlay’s show, Kim also dished about her new project and meeting Prince, who called her the “modern day Cleopatra.”

Listen to the song and interview below.

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Sep
10
New Music: ScHoolboy Q f/ Nas & BJ the Chicago Kid – ‘Studio (Remix)’

Studio (Remix)

ScHoolboy Q unites with QB’s finest Nas on the remix to his Oxymoron single “Studio” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. On his smooth verse, Nas proclaims his bachelor status (“I’m interviewing, holla”) and reveals that his new album is done.

“Finished up my new album, single about to be droppin’ / Last album on Def Jam and I got so many options,” raps Nas before singing some of the hook.

Groove to the G-mix below.

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Sep
9
New Music: MC Lyte f/ Common – ‘Dear John’

Dear John

MC Lyte steps back to the mic with her first album in 11 years, due later this year. The hip-hop trailblazer teams with Common and 10Beats on the Loudbox-produced first offering, “Dear John.”

The introspective song, which borrows lyrics from Puff Daddy’s “It’s All About the Benjamins,” is the anthem for #EducateOURMen, the scholarship initiative of MC Lyte’s Hip-Hop Sisters Foundation.

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Sep
9
New Music: Sam Smith f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘I’m Not the Only One (Remix)’

I'm Not the Only One (Remix)

A$AP Rocky joins Sam Smith on the official remix to the British sensation’s single “I’m Not the Only One” off his album In the Lonely Hour. The Harlem rapper name checks Beyoncé and her alter ego Sasha Fierce on his opening verse. Get jiggy with it.

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Sep
9
New Music: Ne-Yo f/ Juicy J – ‘She Knows’

She Knows

My chick bad. Following his Fabolous-assisted single “Money Can’t Buy,” Ne-Yo salutes a sexy lady on his new slapper “She Knows” featuring Juicy J. Over a horn-heavy beat, produced by Dr. Luke, he sings shawty’s praises, while Juicy J sets things off with an explosive verse.

“She loves the attention that she get when she move / Showin’ out with her homegirls / Hypnotizing all the dudes,” sings Ne-Yo.

Before his album Non-Fiction drops at the top of 2015, he will kick off his 11-city “Live in Concert” tour on October 12 in San Francisco.

Listen to the radio rip below via Power 106.

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Sep
9
New Music: Theophilus London f/ Kanye West – ‘Can’t Stop’ [Snippet]

Vibes

On October 28, Theophilus London will release his new album VIBES! Kanye West serves as executive producer and is featured on the soulful “Can’t Stop,” which utilizes his famous line, “It ain’t Ralph though.”

The dapper Brooklyn rapper has also enlisted the legendary Karl Lagerfeld for the artwork. The two shot the cover in Paris earlier this year.

“His whole schedule is booked up for the next three years and he was only free for two hours, so we made it work,” said London. “He brought all the ideas to the shoot. His handwriting is even on the cover.”

Preview Kanye’s verse on the 90-second snippet below.

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