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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Jul
28
Jeezy Addresses Illuminati Album Cover

Seen It All

Jeezy is not down with the Illuminati. The Atlanta rapper is hitting back at the criticism surrounding the cover art for his album Seen It All: The Autobiography.

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Jul
28
New Music: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’

Bang Bang

The wait is over. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande are here to blow your mind with their powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang,” produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya. The pop divas show off their powerful pipes, while rap’s reigning queen busts a lethal verse.

The song serves as the first single from Jessie J’s third album, and will also be included on the deluxe edition of Ariana’s sophomore album, My Everything, available August 25.

According to HITS Daily Double, the trio will perform the song at the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. on August 24.

Meanwhile, Nicki has delayed the release of her PinkPrint single “Anaconda” until August 4.

Pull the trigger on the ladies’ explosive collaboration.

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Jul
28
Behind the Video: Lil Wayne – ‘Krazy’

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has lost his mind. MTV News was on set as the Young Money captain shot the wild video for “Krazy,” which takes place in a psych ward. Tunechi struggles to remove himself from a strait-jacket while strapped into a chair.

“I’m not talking about being crazy in the song, I’m just talking about being me, and a lot of people view that as crazy so we just wanted to capture that and have fun with it,” said Wayne.

Director Colin Tilley came up with the concept, which draws from the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Jack Nicholson.

“We talked about putting Lil Wayne in a psych ward and I definitely took some inspiration from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, just as far as the look and feel for it,” said Tilley. “It’s more of the psychological trip that Lil Wayne’s going through in this place.”

The song is set to appear on Weezy’s upcoming album Tha Carter V.

Prior to the album’s release, he will hit the road with Drake on the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour starting August 8.

Rehearsals kicked off over the weekend. “First day of Drake vs. Lil Wayne rehearsals were INCREDIBLE,” tweeted Drake. “Can’t wait for the people to see it.”

Go behind the scenes of “Krazy” below.

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Jul
28
New Music: Lenny Kravitz – ‘Sex’

Sex

Lenny Kravitz sets the airwaves ablaze with “Sex.” The rock god injects some ’80s soul into the guitar-driven record off his upcoming 10th album Strut.

“This is one of my favorite tracks on the album,” Kravitz tells Billboard. “It was recorded with minimal instrumentation, guitar, bass and drums. The strength of the groove comes from the sparse production which creates space.”

His 14-track album is now available for pre-order on iTunes, and will be released on September 23.

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