Sep
23
Mary J. Blige Reveals ‘The London Sessions’ Cover, Tracklisting

The London Sessions

The Queen comes to London on her new album The London Sessions. The R&B diva spent the summer in the studio with the U.K.’s biggest hitmakers including Sam Smith, Disclosure, Eg White, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, and SAM ROMANS.

The result is 12 tracks including the vulnerable “Whole Damn Year” and Amy Winehouse-inspired “Therapy,” co-written by Smith.

“It’s all about the London music scene and I’m so excited to have been part of it, to record my album,” Blige said of the follow-up to 2011’s My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act I). “The songs are fun, therapeutic, and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me and I’m proud of what we have done here.”

The album arrives December 2 via Capitol Records and is now available for pre-order on iTunes. See the tracklisting below.

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Sep
23
New Music: Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’

i

King Kendrick is back. Nearly two years after releasing his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city, TDE’s golden child returns to the mic with his anthemic new single “i.” Over a sample of the Isley Brothers’ ’70s classic “That Lady,” produced by Rahki, K-Dot spreads an uplifting message of self-love and acceptance.

“Everybody lack confidence, how many times my potential was anonymous? / How many times the city makin’ me promises, so I promise this / I love myself,” he declares.

Kendrick’s sophomore album is due later this year featuring production from Dr. Dre and TDE’s in-house producers Digi+Phonics.

“There was a lot left out of good kid—it could have been a 30-track album,” he told Rolling Stone. “There are a few new [songs] that can tie in with what I was talking about.”

Vibe out to K-Dot’s confidence booster below and get it on iTunes.

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Sep
22
Iggy Azalea Previews Ellie Goulding Collaboration in ‘Kingsman’ Trailer

Iggy Azalea

Following her hits with Charli XCX and Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea is joining forces with another pop star, Ellie Goulding, for her next big record. The Aussie rap sensation previewed their empowering collaboration in a trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

The action-packed movie, based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine, and Samuel L. Jackson.

“To everyone who said I’d never make it,” raps Iggy over the crashing beat, “I got a dinner date with greatness.”

The song, whose title is currently unknown, will appear on the upcoming re-release of Iggy’s debut The New Classic, which is set to feature six new tracks.

Preview Iggy’s coming attraction below.

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Sep
22
Single Cover: Fergie – ‘L.A. LOVE (la la)’

L.A. LOVE (la la)

Oh snap! Eight years after her last album, Fergie is reigniting her solo career. The Black Eyed Peas singer took to Twitter to announce her new single “L.A. LOVE (la la)” and reveal the cover.

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Sep
22
Bow Wow Opens Up About Engagement to Erica Mena: ‘I Did This Out of Love’

Erica Mena and Bow Wow

Over the weekend, it was announced that Bow Wow and “Love & Hip Hop” star Erica Mena were engaged. Now the rapper is speaking out about his new fiancée and wedding plans.

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Sep
22
New Music: Azealia Banks – ‘Chasing Time’

Chasing Time

Harlem firecracker Azealia Banks breaks free on her newest track “Chasing Time.” After unleashing her single “Heavy Metal and Reflective” in July, the sharped-tongued rapstress celebrates the single life on the funky electro-dance record off her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste.

“Checked my watch, I had the future in my pocket, but I lost it when I gave it to you,” she sings.

Earlier this summer, Banks split with Universal Music and went independent, but she has been considering signing to another major label.

Bust a move to her breakup anthem.

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Sep
22
Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, & Trey Songz Hit the Court for Power 106 All-Star Game

Chris Brown

The stars shined on and off the court at Power 106′s Celebrity All-Star Game on Sunday. Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga, Jason Derulo, Nick Cannon, and Sage the Gemini all brought their A-game during a friendly game of basketball at USC’s Galen Center.

Karrueche cheered on her man alongside Kylie Jenner, Sevyn Streeter, and Amber Rose, who watched courtside with her son Sebastian. The Game also made it a family affair, bringing along his four kids.

Jasmine V sang the national anthem and performed her Kendrick Lamar-assisted single “That’s Me Right There,” while Tinashe treated the packed arena to her DJ Mustard-produced hit “2 On” and new single “Pretend.”

With her rumored beau Big Sean looking on, Ariana Grande headlined the halftime show, belting outs her hits “The Way” and “Problem.”

Tyga teased that he may be joining Breezy and Trigga on their joint tour. “Whose Ready for Tour?” he wrote on his Facebook page along with a photo of the R&B singers.

Check out photos from the star-studded game below.

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