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Oct
15
Album Cover: Rick Ross – ‘Hood Billionaire’

Hood Billionaire

Rick Ross is pushing it to the limit. Following March’s Mastermind, the Bawse will release Hood Billionaire, his second album this year. He debuted the flashy cover art in a video that also includes a snippet of the album intro. The standard red artwork shows Rozay dripping in jewelry and gold chains, while the deluxe comes in blue.

“This is for the streets. We feedin’ the streets. It’s gonna be most definitely heavy,” Ross told “The Breakfast Club.”

Hood Billionaire drops November 24 featuring the R. Kelly-assisted single “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Chick)” and “Elvis Presley Blvd” with Project Pat. It will also include a new collaboration with Jay Z.

Peep the deluxe cover below.

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Oct
13
Bobby Shmurda Reveals ‘Shmurda She Wrote’ EP Cover, Tracklisting

Shmurda She Wrote

Bobby Shmurda had everyone from Beyoncé to Justin Bieber doing the Shmoney Dance, and he plans to keep the hot streak going well after the summer. Fresh off his network TV debut on “The Tonight Show,” Brooklyn’s newest star has announced his EP Shmurda She Wrote. The five tracks include “Hot Ni**a” and his new single “Bobby Bitch,” with appearances from Rowdy Rebel and Ty Real.

You can catch Bobby performing his heavily-remixed anthem during the BET Hip-Hop Awards telecast on Tuesday.

Shmurda She Wrote arrives November 10 via Epic Records. Check the tracklisting below.

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Oct
13
Eminem Unveils ‘ShadyXV’ Album Cover

'Shady XV'

Eminem will celebrate 15 years of Shady Records with the two-disc compilation ShadyXV. In advance of the November 24 release, Slim Shady himself has unveiled the cover via Instagram. Em pays homage to his roots on the black artwork, which shows two chainsaws crossed with a hockey mask below them.

“Back to basics! Here’s the cover for #SHADYXV out 11/24,” said Em.

One disc will feature the label’s greatest hits including 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” while the other consists of new material from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12, and Yelawolf.

The first single, the Sia-assisted “Guts Over Fear,” debuted in August in a trailer for Denzel Washington’s crime thriller The Equalizer.

Watch Em’s big reveal below.

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Oct
12
Tamar Braxton, Jazmine Sullivan, & Keyshia Cole Perform at ‘For Sisters Only’

Tamar Braxton

The ladies showed out at V-103′s “For Sisters Only” concert in Atlanta on Saturday. Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan, and Tamar Braxron were among the R&B divas who headlined this year’s show at Georgia World Congress Center.

Jazmine brought down the house with her hits including “Bust Your Windows” and “Need U Bad,” as well as her new single “Forever Don’t Last” off her upcoming album Reality Show.

Fresh off the release of her new album Point of No Return, a casually-dressed Keyshia—rocking a hoodie and jeans—delivered a soulful set including her heartfelt ballad “Remember (Part 2).”

In between her hosting gig on “The Real,” Tamar Braxton touched down in ATL to perform her Future-assisted single “Let Me Know” for the first time live.

“#atlTamartians it’s always. Good time! Y’all gave ME life,” said Tamar, who is working on the follow-up to last year’s album Love and War.

Watch the R&B powerhouses rip the stage.

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Oct
12
Beyoncé, Jay Z, & Blue Ivy Visit the Louvre

Beyoncé and Jay Z

After wrapping their “On the Run Tour” with two sold-out shows last month, the Carters returned to Paris this week. During their trip, Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy shut down the Louvre for a private visit. Bey has shared some candid photos from their trip to the famed art museum on her website.

The famous family posed in front of the world’s most famous masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, which Jay Z name checked on “Picasso Baby.” Bey took a selfie with the Greek statues, while her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter snapped photos of her own on her camera. Jay carried Blue in his arms as they strolled the halls and in one adorable photo, Blue stood on the floor vent while the air blew up her dress.

The couple has reportedly been shopping for a house in Paris, where they got engaged and where Blue Ivy was conceived.

The New York Post corroborates DJ Skee’s report that the Carters are working on a “top secret” joint album. They have been recording together and plan to release the project later this year or in early 2015. The album will reportedly be accompanied by simultaneous videos and a movie.

Check out more photos from the Carters’ picture-perfect day at the museum.

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Oct
10
Kanye West, Diddy, Ne-Yo, & French Montana Support The Weeknd at Hollywood Bowl

Diddy, French Montana, and Kanye West

The Weeknd brought his “King of the Fall” tour to the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday. Following performances from Jhené Aiko and ScHoolboy Q (who was joined by Tinashe and BJ the Chicago Kid), the Canadian crooner performed a 90-minute set under the stars, capping it all off with a dazzling fireworks display.

The stars also came out in droves to support XO. Kanye West, Diddy, and French Montana were all spotted backstage at the Bowl. ‘Ye posed for a pic with Wale, while Ne-Yo praised the Toronto singer.

“Shouts to the vessel @abelxo Dope energy, hella cool,” he tweeted, while possibly teasing a collaboration on his upcoming album. “#NONFICTION great things to come. #JustWaitOnIt.”

French also kicked it with his ex-girlfriend Khloe’s sister Kendall Jenner, and Katt Williams even made a rare appearance.

The Weeknd will close out the tour on Saturday at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

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Oct
9
Iggy Azalea Reveals ‘Reclassified’ Cover Art

Reclassified

Iggy Azalea will cap off her banner year with a re-release of her debut The New Classic. The Aussie rap sensation took to Instagram to reveal the title, Reclassified, and cover art, on which she dons a colorful Pucci bodysuit in an outtake from her New Classic packaging shoot.

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