New Music

Sep
8
New Music: Kid Ink f/ Usher & Tinashe – ‘Body Language’

Body Language

Still riding high off his album My Own Lane, which was released in January, Kid Ink re-ups with his brand new single “Body Language.” The L.A. rapper, who is currently on tour in Europe, teams with his RCA labelmates Usher and Tinashe on the bouncy Stargate and Cashmere Cat production, which has hit written all over it.

Kid Ink kicks some radio-friendly rhymes, Tinashe provides ad-libs, and Usher sings the hook: “You ain’t gotta say too much, I can read your body language.”

Listen to the winning combination below.

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Sep
5
New Music: Rick Ross f/ Stalley, Gunplay, & Killer Mike – ‘Black & White (Remix)’

Black & White (Remix)

Following last month’s all-star “Supreme (Remix),” Rick Ross rounds up Killer Mike and his MMG affiliates Stalley and Gunplay for the remix to another one of his Mastermind singles “Black & White.”

The dope boys deal out some powerful bars on the drug dealers’ anthem, and even sound off on the events of the past month. Rozay raps about Ferguson (“Wanna gun me to the ground like I’m Michael Brown”), while Stalley takes a moment of silence for the violence.

Hear their heavy-hitting collaboration below.

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Sep
5
New Music: Mary J. Blige – ‘Right Now’

Mary J. Blige

After collaborating with Disclosure and Sam Smith earlier this year, Mary J. Blige packed her bags and booked a ticket to London, where she’s been recording her new album Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has been in the studio with executive producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and British hitmakers including Smith, Emeli Sandé, and Naughty Boy.

She introduces her new sound with the first offering “Right Now,” a synth-heavy track written and produced by Disclosure, Smith, and Jimmy Napes.

“Our idea was to become part of London, to really embrace the culture, to really live in it,” Mary told The Guardian. “The music is free over here the way it used to be in the States. Artists are just free to do what they love. Listening to the radio you can hear the freedom. The music is living and breathing—you can hear that from Adele’s last album.”

The London Sessions is due December 2 on Capitol Records.

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Sep
5
New Music: Bobby Shmurda f/ Chris Brown, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti, & Rowdy Rebel – ‘Hot Ni**a (Remix)’

Hot Nigga (Remix)

After getting the remix treatment from Lil’ Kim, French Montana, and Jeezy, Bobby Shmurda drops the official remix to his single “Hot Nigga” featuring Chris Brown, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti, and Rowdy Rebel.

Over the Jahlil Beats production, Fab reps for the BK and Jada shouts out D-Block, but it’s Breezy’s verse that packs the most punch.

“Fresh up out the county, I done did a little bid / Let the po-pos run up on me, I won’t tell them coppers shit,” he raps, adding, “You keep talkin’ that shit, I’ll knock you out / A ni**a be pickin’ you up off of the ground for thinking you Tupac.”

Who had the best verse? Listen and weigh in below.

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Sep
4
New Music: Willow Smith – ‘Easy Easy’ (King Krule Cover)

Willow Smith

Willow Smith has come a long way since “Whip My Hair.” After her recent collaborations with SZA and Kitty Cash, the 13-year-old singer showcases her experimental sound on a cover of King Krule’s “Easy Easy,” which appears on the British singer’s 2013 debut 6 Feet Beneath the Moon.

“Well easy easy, there’s no need to take that tone,” coos Willow over a grungy guitar riff.

Listen to Willow strip things down on her breezy cover.

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Sep
3
New Music: Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Forever Don’t Last’

Forever Don't Last

Earlier this year, Jazmine Sullivan returned to the scene with her Meek Mill-assisted single “Dumb.” The Philly songstress continues her comeback with her second single “Forever Don’t Last.” On the soulful acoustic jam, she channels her emotions as she reflects on the demise of her relationship.

“And I tried to believe that we could make it / But trying don’t work / So I just have to face that forever doesn’t last too long these days,” she sings.

Her first album in four years, Reality Show, is due later this year. “I really think with this album there is a more current sound,” Jazmine told ABC News Radio. “I’ve always done a lot of different things, but with this particular album I feel like it’s going to attract a lot of younger kids who may not have been into my stuff before.”

Hear her pour her heart out on the emotional ballad.

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Sep
3
New Music: Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Wanna Ball’

Machine Gun Kelly

To celebrate his tour kickoff, Machine Gun Kelly presents his fans with a new record. On the Pro Logic-produced “Wanna Ball,” the Cleveland rapper reps for his EST gang and toasts to life.

“Man, I was supposed to be dead and that’s real talk,” he spits.

Over the weekend, MGK joined Steve Aoki during his Made in America set. His “No Class” tour kicks off tonight in Eugene, Oregon.

“This tour was designed to strip people of all the labels and statuses given to us by society,” said MGK. “Our concert is class-less, there’s no separation of high or low class…our music is for the people.”

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