Jul
21
Remy Ma Talks Prison, Nicki Minaj, & Return to Rap with Angie Martinez

Remy Ma

It’s been six years since Remy Ma went away. The Bronx rapper, who’s “nine days and a wake up” from being released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, called into Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 on Monday. Despite her time behind bars, she’s still the same Rem.

“I can’t say that I was one of those people that went to prison and I had this dramatic life change and I had this newfound outtake on life,” she said. “In a lot of ways, I’m the same.”

While locked up, she received her associates degree in sociology, married Papoose, and had plenty of time to reflect. “I grew up a lot and I look at things a lot differently,” said the 34-year-old protégée of Big Pun.

One of her “epiphanies” was reconciling with her fellow Terror Squad member Fat Joe. She called him up and they shared laughs while reflecting on the past. “It was a really, really dope conversation,” she said.

She can’t wait to return to the mic. “I am so alive,” said Remy. “This is gonna be unfair.”

She’s been fielding offers from various labels (“More than I can count on one hand”) and is working on a reality show.

While they’ve had their differences in the past, she once again shared her support for Nicki Minaj. “She’s done wonderful things for females,” said Remy.

She didn’t hang up without delivering a warning to her competition: “Stand back. It’s not gonna be fair. My pen game is crazy.”

Check out highlights from the 14-minute interview below.

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Jul
21
New Music: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’

No Love

After blessing Usher, Trey Songz, and Cam’ron with her royal rhymes, hip-hop’s reigning queen Nicki Minaj sparks up a remix to August Alsina’s new Testimony single “No Love.” The New Orleans crooner is not looking for a relationship, but Nicki convinces him that they should be more than friends.

“You can’t front like this ain’t way realer / I know you hard, I know that you a killa / I know you started off a dope dealer, but let your guards down / Your ni**as know that you feel her,” she raps.

At the beginning of the record, she tells August that the song is her fave. “I swear this is my favorite song,” she says.

Listen to Nicki plead her case.

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Jul
21
New Music: Rico Love f/ Moonie Da Hustla & Troy Ave – ‘Hunnid Thousin’

Hunnid Thousin

Rico Love takes stuntin’ to a new level on “Hunnid Thousin.” The Division1 hitmaker drives a Phantom like a Winnebago and compares his crib to Costco on the ballers’ anthem featuring Moonie Da Hustla and Troy Ave.

“I might spend a hunnid thousin dollars on my bitch tonight / When you see me ballin’ it’s like Kryptonite,” he boasts.

Next up, Rico plans to shoot a video for “He Got Money” featuring Future.

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Jul
21
New Music: Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, & Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Shell Shocked’

Shell Shocked

Cowabunga! Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign band together for “Shell Shocked,” the official theme song to Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. In honor of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael, the hip-hop trio reps the turtle power on the Kill the Noise & Madsonik production.

“Knock knock, you about to get shell shocked,” declares Wiz.

The movie, starring Megan Fox and Johnny Knoxville, opens in theaters on August 8.

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Jul
21
Chris Brown, August Alsina Join DJ Khaled in New Video

Chris Brown and August Alsina

After enlisting Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and French Montana for “They Don’t Love You No More,” DJ Khaled rounded up another all-star cast for his latest video. The We the Best boss was joined on set by Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih while shooting his new single.

The crew took over a house in the Hollywood Hills over the weekend with Gil Green in the director’s chair.

“Squad gettin money together!” said August as he posed alongside Breezy on an orange Lambo.

The New Orleans crooner shot scenes poolside with a bikini-clad babe, and Pia Mia stopped by to visit her pal Chris.

The song is slated to be the next single off Khaled’s eighth album I Changed A Lot, due this fall.

Go behind the scenes of Khaled’s upcoming blockbuster.

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Jul
21
Video: YG – ‘Bicken Back Being Bool’

YG

It’s just another typical day on the block until all hell breaks loose in the video for YG’s “Bicken Back Being Bool,” the DJ Mustard-produced cut off his debut My Krazy Life.

Decked out in their Bloods gang attire, the Bompton rapper and his homies kick back and sip 40s in their front yard until shots ring out. They scatter and the cops eventually come calling.

The Alex Nazari-directed clip also features a cameo from Ty Dolla $ign.

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Jul
21
Tinashe Performs ‘2 On’ on ‘Wendy Williams’

Tinashe

With her single “2 On” burning up the airwaves, Tinashe paid a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday. Wearing an oversized Hood by Air jersey and Jordans, the L.A. singer served up a hot performance of her DJ Mustard-produced hit, which is No. 1 on Rhythmic Radio.

“Wow, this is a dream come true!!!” tweeted Tinashe.

Her debut album Aquarius is due in September featuring Future and A$AP Rocky.

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