Jul
29
Video: Ja Rule – ‘SuperStar’

Ja Rule

Since his release from prison last May, Ja Rule has penned a memoir Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man and starred in the Christian drama I’m in Love with a Church Girl.

He also continues to promote his 2012 album Pain Is Love 2, which was released while he was serving a 28-month sentence for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion.

In his latest video for “SuperStar,” the Queens rapper shares his addiction to the fast life while cruising down the Las Vegas Strip in a Phantom.

Rule is already working on Genius Loves Company, his first album since PIL2, to be released in 2015.

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Jul
29
Ludacris to Receive BMI President’s Award

Ludacris

Fifteen years after making his debut, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges will receive the President’s Award at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

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Jul
29
New Music: Fences f/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Arrows’

Fences

While they ready the follow-up to their Grammy-winning album The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return to the scene on “Arrows,” the debut single from singer-songwriter Fences.

The Seattle rapper gets blinded by the limelight and searches for an escape on the Ryan Lewis-produced song, which is set to appear on Fences’ debut Lesser Oceans, available October 14.

“Tom Petty in this motherfu**er, all I wanna do is free fall,” raps Macklemore.

In addition to “Arrows,” he guests on another song called “Songs About Angels,” which is also available on iTunes.

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Jul
29
Video: French Montana f/ Fabolous & Wale – ‘R&B Bitches’

Ashanti and French Montana

From Mary J. Blige to Miley Cyrus, French Montana pays tribute to the baddest chicks in music in the Eif Rivera-directed video for “R&B Bitches” featuring Fabolous and Wale. The Coke Boy is surrounded by ladies as he cruises in his yacht, and hollers at one of his dream girls, Ashanti.

Loso shares his dreams of bagging a pop star like Kelly Clarkson or Christina Aguilera, while Wale has a thing for Tinashe and Erykah Badu.

French is currently working on his album Mac & Cheese 4 with Kanye West, who produced five or six tracks including one called “Gucci Mane” featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. The first single, “Don’t Panic,” is expected soon.

See them salute the Rihannas and Rowlands.

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Jul
28
New Music: Jasmine V f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘That’s Me Right There’

That's Me Right There

While the world awaits his sophomore album, Kendrick Lamar blesses pop sensation Jasmine V with a verse on “That’s Me Right There,” the first single off her upcoming EP, due later this summer.

“It was amazing working with him,” Jasmine told Teen Vogue of the Compton MC. “That was like the last piece of the puzzle we needed for the EP. He’s so busy and has his own career to work on, so I was just waiting patiently for the day he was going to come.”

The 20-year-old singer, who played Justin Bieber’s leading lady in his “Baby” video, is now signed to Ester Dean’s label through Interscope. The EP marks her first project since her 2011 mixtape S(he) Be(lie)ve(d), which featured Tyga and Ryan Leslie.

Stream “That’s Me Right There” below.

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Jul
28
New Music: Metro Boomin f/ Future & Young Thug – ‘Chanel Vintage’

Chanel Vintage

When he’s not in the studio with Migos, Wiz Khalifa, and 2 Chainz, Metro Boomin is prepping his own album 20 & Boomin. The 20-year-old Atlanta beatmaker pops tags on “Chanel Vintage,” the first single featuring Future and Young Thug, who add some swag to the designer-drenched track.

In addition to his solo project, Metro Boomin is putting the finishing touches on his collaborative album with Young Thug, Metro Thuggin.

Hear them turn up in the name of fashion.

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Jul
28
Video: K Camp – ‘Blessing’

K Camp

First he cut ‘em off, and now K Camp is showing gratitude to the special lady in his life in the cinematic video for “Blessing,” the second single off his debut EP In Due Time. When the Atlanta rapper hits it big, he helps pay for his ex-girlfriend’s college tuition, but her new man get jealous of their relationship and reacts violently.

“It’s real deep, something different for me,” K Camp told Rap-Up. “It’s like we shot a movie. I did one performance scene and everything else was acting.”

The video carries a powerful message: “It’s easy to get caught up with the day to day, but don’t forget to hold on to your Blessing.”

K Camp has been working on his full-length debut, and has been in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, and Big Sean.

Witness the tragic ending to his love story.

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