New Music

Oct
16
New Music: Nicole Scherzinger f/ T.I. – ‘Electric Blue’

Nicole Scherzinger and T.I.

Seven years after their last collaboration “Whatever U Like,” Nicole Scherzinger reunites with T.I. on “Electric Blue.” The leader of the Pussycat Dolls evokes ’90s Janet Jackson on the slinky track, which features vocals from The-Dream.

“T.I.’s throwing down on the album, OG style,” Nicole told Rap-Up TV.

Tip is the only featured guest on her album Big Fat Lie, which hits the U.K. on October 20. Nicole has also recorded another collaboration with the Hustle Gang chief, which may appear on the U.S. version of her album.

Rock steady to their new jam and stream snippets of the entire album here.

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Oct
16
New Music: Young Thug & Lil Wayne – ‘Take Kare’

Take Kare

It’s Young Mula, baby. Lil Wayne joins forces with Young Thug on “Take Kare,” which marks their first collaboration. The Rich Gang affiliates put their women first on the London on Da Track production.

“I ain’t Ray J, but you can be my Kim K,” croons Weezy over the piano-driven beat. He also defends his woman (“They be hatin’ on my girl though, and they wish they was the bitch they’re hating”).

Their sweet serenade is set to appear on the upcoming Rich Gang 2 compilation, due later this year.

Hear them cater to the ladies.

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Oct
15
New Music: Mike WiLL Made-It f/ Riff Raff & ILoveMakonnen – ‘Syrup in My Soda’

Syrup in My Soda

After causing a stir with Future and Wiz Khalifa’s “Pu**y Overrated,” Mike WiLL Made-It brings together the odd pairing of Riff Raff and ILoveMakonnen for “Syrup in My Soda.” The lean sippers’ anthem finds the Neon Icon and OVO signee bonding over their favorite beverage.

“I keep syrup in my soda like Jody HighRoller,” they sing on the repetitive hook.

The track will not appear on Mike WiLL’s upcoming mixtape Ransom, due before the end of the year. He plans to drop a new song every week leading up to the release.

Pour up their woozy collabo below.

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Oct
15
New Music: The Weeknd f/ ScHoolboy Q & Rick Ross – ‘Often (Remix)’

Often (Remix)

After wrapping his “King of the Fall” tour on Saturday, The Weeknd drops a raunchy remix to his single “Often” featuring ScHoolboy Q and Rick Ross. Q boasts about making $80k and getting brain in the studio, while Rozay caters to the ladies with his lavish flow—and long eyelashes.

Dim the lights and push play on their freaky remix.

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Oct
15
New Music: Nicole Scherzinger – ‘Big Fat Lie’ [Album Snippets]

Big Fat Lie

On October 20, Nicole Scherzinger will release her second solo album Big Fat Lie in the U.K. Thanks to YouTube, you can stream snippets of the 11 tracks including the upbeat single “Your Love,” breakup anthem “On the Rocks,” vulnerable ballad “Run,” and the T.I.-assisted “Electric Blue.”

The former Pussycat Doll worked mainly with executive producers The-Dream and Tricky Stewart on the follow-up to her 2011 debut Killer Love.

“I’m so damn passionate about it and I worked so hard, so it would mean a lot for people to see the heart and the soul that I put into my music,” she told Rap-Up TV.

The album doesn’t arrive until 2015 in the U.S. The 36-year-old singer will also star in the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats in December.

Preview Nicole’s latest work below.

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Oct
15
New Music: Ludacris – ‘Crib in My Closet (Freestyle)’

Ludacris

For this week’s LudaVerses installment, Ludacris serves up an explosive remix to former DTP member 2 Chainz’ “Crib in My Closet.” The Atlanta rapper spazzes out on the Metro Boomin and 808 Mafia-produced track, which appears on 2 Chainz’ EP Freebase.

“I’ma boss, I could never be nothing less / So gimme brain, gimme brain / Women call me nutty professor,” he boasts.

Luda will release his EP Burning Bridges in December followed by his album Ludaversal on March 31.

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Oct
15
New Music: Justin Bieber – ‘All About That Bass (Maejor Remix)’

All About That Bass (Remix)

Justin Bieber is all about that bass. The pop sensation teams with hitmaker Maejor Ali on the official remix to Meghan Trainor’s No. 1 single “All About That Bass.” The Biebs takes it to a “whole ‘nother level” and calls out the fake booties over the banging beat.

“We know that shit ain’t real, we know it’s Photoshopped,” he proclaims.

In addition to Bieber, Maejor Ali has produced for artists including Iggy Azalea, Trey Songz, and Keri Hilson. “I’m excited to bring a hood yet house twist to such a catchy song,” the “Lolly” singer told Billboard. “I first put this song out as a production remix on my own. Not soon after it went out Meghan heard it, then Justin heard it, and shortly after they asked me to pull my version down so that the collaboration could happen. And that’s the dopest part.”

Hear Bieber put his spin on the smash hit.

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