Single Covers

Jul
11
Single Cover: Iggy Azalea f/ Rita Ora – ‘Black Widow’

Black Widow

Blonde ambition. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora combine their superpowers on the illustrated cover for “Black Widow,” the next single off Iggy’s debut The New Classic. The Kill Bill-inspired artwork shows a sword-wielding Iggy in action alongside her British counterpart, who rocks a cleavage-baring catsuit.

They have already shot a video for the vengeful anthem, co-written by Katy Perry and produced by Benny Blanco and Stargate. While the shoot required physical training, it won’t be movie-themed like Iggy’s “Fancy” video.

“It’s just a very physical video,” Iggy told MTV, while Rita added, “She’s literally putting me in bootcamp.”

The femme fatales performed the song live for the first time at last weekend’s Wireless Festival in the U.K.

Meanwhile, “Fancy” continues to dominate the charts. The Charli XCX-assisted song sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week.

Jun
11
Single Cover: T.I. f/ Iggy Azalea – ‘No Mediocre’

No Mediocre

Bottoms up. T.I. has revealed the cheeky cover art for his new single “No Mediocre,” which shows five bikini-clad babes from behind. The Iggy Azalea-assisted song will be available on Tuesday, June 17.

The Hustle Gang chief’s ninth album Paperwork is due in September featuring contributions from Pharrell, Timbaland, DJ Toomp, and Young Thug, who appears on “About the Money.”

T.I. and Iggy recently shot a video for “No Mediocre” in Brazil. Check out a photo from the set below.

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May
19
Single Cover: Nicki Minaj – ‘Pills N Potions’

Pills N Potions

After much anticipation, Nicki Minaj has announced the title and unveiled the cover art for “Pills N Potions,” the first single off her upcoming third album The Pink Print.

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May
16
Single Cover: Lupe Fiasco – ‘Mission’

Mission

Tetsuo season is upon us. Lupe Fiasco is finally ready to unleash “Mission,” the first single off his upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth. The Chicago rapper has unveiled the illustrated cover art, which was designed by artist Hebru Brantley.

“This song meant a lot to me and I’m happy to be apart of this project,” said Brantley.

Lupe has also set up a website, WeAreOnAMission.org, with a countdown to the premiere on Monday, May 19.

His fifth album Tetsuo and Youth is due later this year. “I must say it is a thematic & utterly lyrical masterclass,” said Lupe of the follow-up to 2012′s Food & Liquor II. “A grand result of 15 years of trial & error and dedication to the craft.”

May
6
Jazmine Sullivan Readies New Single ‘Dumb’ with Meek Mill

Dumb

Get ready for some new Jazmine. After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Philly songstress has announced her return to music.

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May
1
Justin Timberlake Joins Michael Jackson on New Single ‘Love Never Felt So Good’

Love Never Felt So Good

A living and a late legend are coming together for one epic collaboration. Justin Timberlake is featured on the first single off Michael Jackson’s upcoming posthumous album Xscape.

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Apr
30
Lil Wayne and Drake Team Up for ‘Carter V’ Single ‘Believe Me’

Believe Me

Lil Wayne is kicking off Tha Carter V with some help from Drake. The Young Money chief has enlisted Drizzy for the first single off his highly-anticipated album.

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