Apr
17
Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, and Angel Haze Star in ELLE’s Women in Music Issue

Iggy Azalea

ELLE celebrates pop’s leading ladies in its seventh annual Women in Music issue. From Cher to Iggy Azalea, the stars don designer threads while speaking their minds on everything from feminism to the media.

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Apr
17
New Music: Future f/ André 3000 – ‘Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)’

Future and André 3000

Fresh off the OutKast reunion, a solo André 3000 reconnects with his Dungeon Family partner Future on “Benz Friendz (Whatchutola),” a cut off the latter’s album Honest, due Tuesday. The Atlanta rappers go back and forth, venting about a girl who’s only interested in the materialistic things.

“I told that bitch I don’t give a fu*k about a Benz, bitch / And I don’t want no bitch who need to have that kind of friendship,” spits Three Stacks over the bouncy beat.

They performed the song for the first time during OutKast’s reunion at Coachella over the weekend.

Honest, which is now available to stream, also features collaborations with Kanye West, Drake, and Lil Wayne.

Take their funky collabo for a spin below.

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Apr
17
50 Cent: Diddy’s ‘Big Homie’ Single Is ‘Garbage’

Diddy and 50 Cent

50 Cent is in Animal Ambition mode, and his latest victim is Diddy. The G-Unit mogul ripped into the Bad Boy boss during a recent interview.

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Apr
17
New Music: James Fauntleroy – ‘CPR’

CPR

James Fauntleroy strips things down on his latest release “CPR.” The Grammy-winning hitmaker behind hits for Justin Timberlake and Rihanna showcases his many talents, singing and playing guitar on the sultry acoustic ballad.

The song appears on his acoustic compilation String Theory, which can be found on SoundCloud. The six tracks include “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone,” “Peace,” and “Year Round.”

Get your life by streaming his love song below.

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Apr
17
Nas Premieres ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, and Nas

Nas’ 20th anniversary Illmatic celebration continues. After performing at Coachella over the weekend and releasing his album Illmatic XX on Tuesday, the hip-hop icon premiered his documentary Time Is Illmatic on opening night of the 13th Tribeca Film Festival at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Wednesday.

The One9-directed film, which features interviews and concert footage, chronicles Nas’ journey from Queens to the release of his 1994 debut Illmatic.

He was joined by his friends and family including Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Wale, Raekwon, Roxanne Shanté, and father Olu Dara.

“He don’t come out for nothing. This is major,” said Nas of the jazz musician.

Following a musical intro from Alicia Keys, he performed all nine tracks off Illmatic and brought his younger brother Jabari and nephews on stage.

He also thanked Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro. “Thank you Robert Dinero…. TONIGHT WAS ONE OF MY GREATEST NIGHTS EVER!” tweeted Nas.

Watch footage from the Time Is Illmatic premiere and the trailer below.

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Apr
17
Video: Major Lazer f/ Pharrell Williams – ‘Aerosol Can’

Aerosol Can

Dong dong diddy dong dong. Major Lazer rolls out a video for “Aerosol Can” featuring a rapping Pharrell Williams. While neither one makes an appearance in the Kyle dePinna-directed clip, tattoo and graffiti artist Mike Giant writes Pharrell’s quirky lyrics on a white wall.

The song can be found on Major Lazer’s Apocalypse Soon EP, which was released in February.

Over the weekend, Pharrell performed the song with Diplo at Coachella for the first time.

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Apr
17
Drake Reps the Raptors in ‘We the North’ Commercial

Drake

North side stand up. Drake puts on for his team, the Toronto Raptors, in a new commercial for their #WeTheNorth series. The Canadian rapper, who is the team’s global ambassador, narrates the one-minute clip, which features shots of the Toronto skyline and Raptors players.

“In many ways we are in a league of our own,” says Drake, who will host the 2014 ESPYs in July. “We are the North side. A territory all our own. If that makes us outsiders, we’re in.”

The Raptors, who are currently the No. 3 team in the East, will take on the Brooklyn Nets in Saturday’s playoff game at Air Canada Centre.

Hear Drizzy go hard for his team below.

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