Aug
21
New Music: Katy Perry f/ Riff Raff – ‘This Is How We Do (Remix)’

This Is How We Do (Remix)

It’s no big deal. Katy Perry chills with Riff Raff on the official remix to her PRISM single “This Is How We Do.” The self-proclaimed “rap game Dr. Drew” stunts on his comical verse, rapping about Versace boxers and valeting his chopper.

“MAY I PRESENT IN ALL ITS AQUABERRY VERSACNESS THE BEST REMIX OF ALL TIME EVEN BEFORE TIME EXISTED #THISISHOWWEDO FT. MY SIDEPIECE & THE ALADDIN TO MY JASMINE, RIFF RAFF!” tweeted Katy, who is among the frontrunners to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl.

Hear the Neon Icon spit his colorful flow below.

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Aug
21
Rap-Up TV: Jasmine V Talks Kendrick Lamar, Debut EP, & Love for Beyoncé

Three years after releasing her mixtape S(he) Be(lie)ve(d), Jasmine V has inked a deal with Interscope Records and is readying her debut EP. The 20-year-old L.A. singer, who starred alongside Justin Bieber in his “Baby” video, has amassed 1.7 million Twitter followers along the way and scored a coveted feature from Kendrick Lamar on her new single “That’s Me Right There.”

But the collaboration came as a surprise to many including Jasmine herself. “I didn’t believe it at first. I was like, ‘Something great happening to me, really?’” she told Rap-Up TV during a recent studio session. “I was trying to not get too excited about it, so I just let it ride out.”

One day, her management played her the mixed track, which she thought she had already heard. “We were listening to it and everybody pulls out their cell phones and cameras and they’re recording me and I’m just sitting there like, ‘This is weird.’ I heard the Kendrick verse pop up and I was just like, ‘What?’ I looked around and made sure nobody in the room was rapping or trying to be funny. But when it sunk in, I was like, ‘This is amazing.’”

Last month, she shot the video with Kendrick and director Gil Green. “It was great. He’s amazing,” she said of the TDE rapper. “So low key and he’s so quiet, but he’s such a humble guy. I was definitely honored and blessed to be on the same set as him.”

She plans to drop her as-yet-untitled EP later this summer featuring contributions from Harmony Samuels, Sam Hook, Soundz, Jeremih, Problem, and Ne-Yo.

While she’s been inspired by many artists, her favorite is Alicia Keys. “She’s my idol,” gushed Jasmine. “If I ever even just got to be in the same room with her, I’d go crazy. I love her. She’s beautiful, naturally pretty, she plays instruments, she writes songs, she sings awesome.”

She’s also a proud member of the BeyHive. “I saw [Beyoncé] in concert and I almost fainted. It was like seeing somebody that wasn’t from this planet,” she said.

A collaboration with Nicki Minaj is also at the top of her wish list. “Everything she puts out is amazing. So I feel like if she hopped on one of my songs, it would just make it that much better.”

Aug
21
Jessie J Announces Third Album ‘Sweet Talker’

Sweet Talker

Fresh off the success of “Bang Bang,” Jessie J has announced a title and release date for her third album.

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Aug
21
Behind the Video: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’

Nicki Minaj

Girl power. After giving us a sneak peek at the video in a commercial for Beats by Dre, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj take us behind the scenes of their music video for “Bang Bang.” The divas come together for one big party in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip, which was shot on the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

“The concept of the video is really about girls coming together and partying it up,” said Davis.

Jessie J pulls up to a block party on a hot summer day in her pink whip. “She really brings everybody together and they kinda start this movement through the city,” she said.

Ariana shot her solo scenes in a loft, while a bikini-clad Nick arrives to the party in a helicopter.

The video ends with a rooftop performance of them raging through the night.

Tune in to the VMAs on Sunday to see the ladies open the show and world premiere the video.

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Aug
21
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Headed for Divorce?

Nick, Mariah, and Dem Babies

Is the fairytale romance over for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon? The superstar couple is reportedly calling it quits.

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Aug
21
Tina Knowles: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Relationship Is ‘Perfect’

Tina Knowles

Beyoncé and Jay Z have remained silent about their relationship status, but one family member is putting an end to the breakup rumors.

TMZ caught up with Bey’s mother Tina Knowles while she was leaving lunch with Kelly Rowland in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

When asked whether her daughter and son-in-law were headed for divorce, she took the opportunity to set the record straight.

“Everything’s perfect!” said Knowles, adding that the Carters’ relationship is “very good.”

She also brushed off the naysayers. “Haters gon’ be haters, and there’s nothing we can do about that.”

In recent weeks, Beyoncé and Jay Z have been spotted together at the go-kart track, a restaurant opening, and on stage during their “On the Run Tour,” which will hit Paris on September 12 and 13.

Hear Mama T go on the record.

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Aug
21
Video: G-Unit – ‘Come Up’

50 Cent

Started from the bottom, not they’re here. G-Unit lives the good life in the video for its Gap Band-sampled hustlers’ anthem “Come Up.”

50 Cent opens the doors to his multi-million-dollar Connecticut mansion and parties with Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Kidd Kidd, and lots of scantily-clad ladies. From the pool to the dining room, they get it in and Buck even gets his two-step on.

After being challenged by Ludacris and Bow Wow, 50 has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge, along with Buck, Banks, and Yayo.

Watch the Unit “Come Up” and get drenched.

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