Oct
24
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Nikki Jean – ‘Haile Selassie’

Haile Selassie

In anticipation of his upcoming mixtape Lost in the Atlantic, Lupe Fiasco follows through with his promise and drops “Haile Selassie” featuring Minnesota singer Nikki Jean. The Chicago lyricist stands up for justice and equality on the Soundtrakk production, inspired by the late Ethiopian emperor.

Just last week, Lupe dropped his new single “Lilies” featuring Sirah. His fifth album Testuo & Youth is set for a January 20 release.

Hear Lupe preach to the people on his powerful track.

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Oct
24
PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake Perform ‘Recognize’ at S.O.B.’s

PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake

On the eve of his 28th birthday, Drake turned up with PARTYNEXTDOOR during his first NYC show at S.O.B.’s on Thursday night. After joining him onstage during the tour kickoff in Montreal earlier this month, Drizzy and his OVO Sound signee performed “Recognize” for the packed crowd, while PND pleased with other material off his album PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO.

Drake told his fellow Canadian to soak it all in. “It’s moments like tonight that you’ll never forget, my man,” he said, adding, “Even though it’s my birthday at midnight, I just want to let you know that I’m proud to be here with this guy, ’cause it’s your night tonight, boy.”

PND’s “PARTYNEXTDOOR Live” tour continues through November 22 with stops in Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and L.A.

Watch OVO put it down at S.O.B.’s.

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Oct
24
New Music: Iggy Azalea f/ MØ – ‘Beg for It’

Beg for It

Iggy SZN continues. After topping the charts with “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” the Aussie rap sensation keeps the hits coming with her latest single “Beg for It,” produced by The Invisible Men. She sticks with the proven formula on the sassy record, delivering her signature flow while Danish singer MØ lays down the infectious hook.

“I know my old thang wanna bring the feeling back / But I got a new thang, baby I ain’t feeling that,” spits Iggy, who is nominated for six awards at this year’s AMAs.

The song can be found on a repackaging of her debut The New Classic. Due November 24, Reclassified boasts five new tracks including the anthem “Iggy SZN,” plus collaborations with Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding.

Iggy will perform her new single for the first time on this weekend’s “SNL.”

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Oct
24
Nicki Minaj Rules the World in MTV EMA Promo

Nicki Minaj

Now that she’s conquered hip-hop, Nicki Minaj is ready to take over the world. The rap queen carries out her plan for global domination in the epic promo for the 2014 MTV EMA, which offers a glimpse into a future filled with all things Nicki.

The one-minute spot shows what happens after the “Anaconda” rapper hosts the 20th anniversary show. Money has Nicki’s face on it, emojis are inspired by Nicki (E-Minajs), hamburgers are shaped like Nicki’s booty, and she receives the keys…to the world!

If that wasn’t enough, MTV gets renamed NTV (Nicki Television) and she hosts her own late-night show called “Nicki at Night.”

Watch the EMA-zing promo below and tune in to see Her Minajesty preside over the MTV EMA, airing live from Glasgow, Scotland, on November 9.

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Oct
23
New Music: Fergie f/ YG – ‘L.A.LOVE (la la)’ Remix

YG and Fergie

Westside connection. Fergie grabs YG 4 Hunnid for the official remix to her comeback record “L.A.LOVE (la la).” The Compton MC adds some West Coast flavor to the DJ Mustard-produced banger, which you can expect to hear rattling out of a lowrider near you.

In addition to repping his city, YG shouts out billionaire Beats founder Dr. Dre and calls out the LAPD for the Rodney King beating and banning him from the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour.

Over the weekend, Fergie Ferg and YG boarded a tricked-out party bus and traveled through the streets of L.A. while shooting the video, which features cameos from Sevyn Streeter and Kelly Osbourne.

The Black Eyed Peas singer has been in the studio with Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, and will.i.am working on the follow-up to 2006′s The Dutchess.

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Oct
23
New Music: Diggy Simmons – ‘Chillin”

Diggy Simmons

Just days after dropping “Honestly,” Diggy Simmons leaks another new track for his Jetsetters. On “Chillin’” (which comes with a shirtless Diggy on the artwork), he puts it down for the ladies with his vocal chops and debonair ways, and even offers to get a little freaky.

“I don’t see no wrong if you wanna use your tongue,” sings the 19-year-old heartthrob.

Diggy also revealed that he is working on an EP and plans to release new songs off the project soon.

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Oct
23
Chris Brown Appears in Court for Progress Hearing

Chris Brown

Chris Brown was back in an L.A. courtroom on Thursday for a progress report hearing in the Rihanna assault case. According to TMZ, his community labor was increased to four days a week, so he can finish his required hours by January.

A somber-looking Chris joined his lawyer Mark Geragos as he faced the judge, who also mentioned that he violated his probation by getting a speeding ticket.

With his new schedule (community service typically lasts eight hours a day), he won’t have much time to rehearse for his upcoming tour with Trey Songz.

The R&B superstars are scheduled to hit the road with Tyga in the months ahead. Breezy will also open the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on November 7 and perform with Trigga at Power 106′s Cali Christmas on December 5.

Earlier in the week, he joined Karrueche, Kanye West, and Big Sean at Teyana Taylor’s album listening party in L.A.

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