YG Previews ‘Blame It on the Streets’ Short Film


On December 15, YG will release his short film and soundtrack Blame It on the Streets. The Bompton rapper tells the story behind the music in the gritty and violent visuals, which offer a glimpse into a day in YG’s “krazy” life growing up in Compton.

He co-wrote the script with Lucky Rodgers and stars in it alongside Rick Gonzales and Jade Yorker.

“The short film is basically the life behind a couple of records off My Krazy Life,” YG told The FADER. “When you listen to that album it feels like you are watching a movie, so I wrote this film to give people a chance to see what my ‘krazy’ life is all about.”

The nine-song soundtrack features collaborations with DJ Mustard, DJ Quik, Nipsey Hussle, Mac 10, and more.

Watch the trailer and see the tracklisting below.

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Lifetime Presents ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ [Trailer]


Lifetime has revealed the official trailer for the highly-anticipated Aaliyah biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. The two-hour film, based on Christopher John Farley’s bestselling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, chronicles the beloved singer’s rise to fame—from her debut on “Star Search” at the age of 10—to her tragic death at the age of 22.

“House of Anubis” actress Alexandra Shipp takes on the role of the R&B icon, while Wendy Williams serves as executive producer.

Lifetime Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8/7c.

Get a first look below.

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Video: Azealia Banks – ‘Chasing Time’ [Trailer]

Azealia Banks

Fresh off the release of her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks surprises again with the trailer for her new single “Chasing Time.” In the edgy black-and-white clip, Yung Rapunxel goes nude and serves up some fierce looks.

BWET remains in the top 5 on the iTunes Albums chart, and Azealia will make an appearance at this weekend’s MTV EMA in Glasgow, Scotland.

Get a sneak peek below.

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K. Michelle Reveals Sophomore Album Title, Release Date

Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?

After teasing fans with the hashtag #AWBAH, K. Michelle has revealed the title of her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?

In the cinematic trailer, the R&B songstress walks through a mansion in a white dress while the violin plays. She reaches out to hug a child, but he runs away, while mean tweets and scenes from “Love & Hip Hop” show on screen.

The follow-up to her 2013 debut Rebellious Soul will arrive December 9 featuring the single “Love ‘Em All,” plus contributions from Eric Hudson, Pop & Oak, Timothy Bloom, and a surprise country duet.

“My second album is absolutely amazingly scary good, juicy, yummy,” K. Michelle told Rap-Up TV. “I wanted people to know that I am a musician. This album is so musical. I feel like it’s so ahead of its time.”

Prior to the album release, she will return to VH1 in her own reality series “K. Michelle: My Life,” premiering November 3 at 9 p.m.

Watch K’s big reveal below.

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Aaliyah Biopic Trailer Debuts Featuring Iggy Azalea Soundtrack

Alexandra Shipp

Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has been marred by controversy, and it’s about to get even stranger. The network has revealed the first trailer for the Aaliyah biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B set to the sounds of Iggy Azalea. The Aussie rapper’s song “Goddess” plays between scenes from the made-for-TV movie, executive produced by Wendy Williams.

The 60-second spot gives us a first glimpse of Alexandra Shipp in the role of the late singer.

If you’re wondering why Aaliyah’s music wasn’t used in the trailer, that’s because Lifetime wasn’t allowed to license her catalog.

Zendaya Coleman was originally cast in the role of Aaliyah, but dropped out after backlash.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. Get a first look below.

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Nas Returns to His Roots in ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary [Trailer]


Twenty years after the release of his groundbreaking debut Illmatic, Nas takes a walk down memory lane in his documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic.

The hip-hop icon returns to his childhood home in Queensbridge and shares stories of his rise to stardom and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20.

The 74-minute film features interviews with his Illmatic producers including Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, and DJ Premier, as well as his musical peers Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, and Busta Rhymes.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic opens at the Tribeca Film Festival and select theaters on October 1 and will be available on demand and iTunes beginning October 3.

On October 2, Nas will embark on a 14-city fall tour. Before each show, he will screen the film and perform Illmatic from start to finish.

Watch the official trailer below.

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Bang Bang: Beyoncé and Jay Z Star in ‘On the Run Tour’ Trailer


Bang bang. Beyoncé and Jay Z star in yet another trailer for their upcoming “On the Run Tour” special. Mrs. Carter sings Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” in a lounge while Jay smokes a cigar in a scene from their Bonnie and Clyde-inspired mini-movie. The cinematic clip is interspersed with footage from the U.S. leg of the tour, which wrapped earlier this month in San Francisco.

“On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z” will be taped on September 12 and 13 in Paris and air September 20 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Get a sneak peek of the dangerous duo in action.

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