Jul
22
New Music: T.I. f/ Victoria Monét – ‘Stay’

T.I.

With his Iggy Azalea-assisted anthem “No Mediocre” rising up the charts, T.I. teams with Samsung to liberate another song off his album Paperwork. Tiny’s husband professes his love to his lady on “Stay” featuring Victoria Monét.

“Shawty, I’d die, kill for ya if you keep it real / Go to jail, even if I got to kneel, I will,” he raps, while Victoria lays down the heavenly hook.

Due in September, Paperwork features contributions from Timbaland, DJ Toomp, Young Thug, and Pharrell, who serves as executive producer.

Stream Tip’s love song below.

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Jul
22
New Music: Brianna Perry – ‘I’m That B.I.T.C.H.’

I'm That B.I.T.C.H.

With her degree in hand, University of Miami graduate Brianna Perry is ready to embark on the next chapter of her career. Following a series of freestyles, the 22-year-old Miami rapper declares her independence on her new single “I’m That B.I.T.C.H.,” an acronym for Beautiful Intelligent Tough Chick in Heels.

The melodic song features a singing Brianna: “I do me / Don’t need no ni**a for nuttin’ / What you see, baby, that’s me / I don’t do no frontin’.”

She will star alongside fellow femcees Diamond, Siya, Bia, and Nyemiah Supreme on Oxygen’s reality show “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” which premieres August 12.

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Jul
22
New Mixtape: Shanell – ‘Nobody’s Bitch 2′

Nobody's Bitch 2

YMCMB songstress Shanell returns with the sequel to her 2012 mixtape Nobody’s Bitch. Hosted by “The Breakfast Club’s” Angela Yee, Volume 2 features appearances from Trina, Yo Gotti, Chanel West Coast, Quez of Travis Porter, and her sister D. Woods.

Stream the 12 tracks below.

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Jul
22
Jhené Aiko Performs Acoustic Version of ‘To Love & Die’

Jhené Aiko

As she prepares to hit the road, Jhené Aiko has shared some footage from her rehearsals. Joined by her guitarist Jeff, the L.A. songstress performs an acoustic rendition of her Cocaine 80s-assisted single “To Love & Die” as well as her Sail Out cuts “Stay Ready (What a Life)” and “The Worst.”

Jhené will join The Weeknd on his four-city “King of the Fall” tour, which kicks off September 19 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Prior to the tour launch, she will release her full-length debut Souled Out. Just last week, she dropped her new single “The Pressure.”

See her stripped-down set below.

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Jul
22
New Music: Clinton Sparks f/ T.I. – ‘UV Love’

UV Love

A year after dropping “Gold Rush” with Macklemore and 2 Chainz, Clinton Sparks enlists T.I. for his summery pop-rock single “UV Love” off his upcoming EP ICONoclast. The Boston DJ sings about a girl who he just can’t resist, while Tip offers up his salary just to see her smile.

The music video stars Ray J, Jay Sean, Mike Posner, Chanel West Coast, and T.I.

ICONoclast also features appearances from Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sage the Gemini.

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Jul
22
Drake and Lil Wayne Prepare for Battle in Tour Trailer

Drake Vs. Lil Wayne

Drake and Lil Wayne are turning the stage into a battlefield on their upcoming “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour. In a trailer created by Capcom, the YMCMB warriors transform into animated video game characters Sage (Weezy) and Protégé (Drizzy) as they face off in an “epic tournament.”

Their 31-city battle royale kicks off August 8 in Buffalo, New York, and will touch down in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, and L.A.

“Since, thank God we’ve been so successful, [we'll just be] going back and forth with our hits and getting the crowd to go crazy, then just finally hittin’ the stage together,” Wayne told MTV News. “It’s a battle type thing.”

Watch them prepare for the main event.

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Jul
22
Video: Ice Cube f/ 2 Chainz & Redfoo – ‘Drop Girl’

Redfoo, Ice Cube, and 2 Chainz

After shaking up the box office with his No. 1 blockbusters Ride Along and 22 Jump Street, Ice Cube returns to the mic with his new single “Drop Girl” featuring 2 Chainz and Redfoo. The former N.W.A. member trades his gangsta rhymes for a booty-shaking banger.

“If I hit the switch, I can make the ass drop,” declares Cube.

Directed by Will Kendrick, the special effects clip stars Cube and his cohorts as employees of Booty Drop Enterprises. They don lab coats while studying their twerking subjects.

On October 21, Cube will release his 10th solo album Everythang’s Corrupt on Lench Mob Records/Caroline. He has been gearing up with tracks including “The Big Show,” “Sic Them Youngings on ‘Em,” and “Sasquatch.”

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