Oct
29
Video: Destructo f/ Problem – ‘Dare You 2 Move’

Problem and Destructo

After tearing up the town with YG in the video for “Party Up,” Destructo does damage with Problem in the video for “Dare You 2 Move.” The Compton MC rides shotgun with the DJ-producer as they cruise through downtown L.A. in a classic convertible while channeling gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. They peruse the aisles of a grocery store, go fishing, and even blast off into outerspace—all before the sun rises.

Destructo is gearing up for the release of his West Coast EP on November 24. In addition to YG and Problem, the six tracks include appearances from Kurupt, Too $hort, Warren G, and Ty Dolla $ign.

If you’re in the L.A. area this weekend, you can catch Destructo at the HARD Day of the Dead Festival at the Pomona Fairplex.

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Oct
29
T.I.’s ‘Paperwork’ Lands at No. 2

T.I.

The King is back. T.I. turns up at No. 2 on the charts this week with Paperwork.

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Oct
29
New Music: Calvin Harris f/ Tinashe – ‘Dollar Signs’

Tinashe

Fresh off her Aquarius album release, Tinashe joins Calvin Harris on “Dollar Signs” off his upcoming album Motion, due November 4. The R&B chanteuse dances over the U.K. beatmaker’s clanging production on the club-ready cut.

“You know I ain’t got no chill tonight,” sings Tinashe.

Motion is now available to stream on iTunes featuring Gwen Stefani, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, and Big Sean, who guests on the single “Open Wide.”

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Oct
29
Eminem Unveils ‘ShadyXV’ Tracklisting

ShadyXV

Eminem will celebrate 15 years of Shady Records with the anniversary compilation ShadyXV. Due November 24, the two-disc set features the Detroit rapper and the rest of the Shady crew, with some special guests.

The first disc includes new tracks from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, Yelawolf, and D12. Sia joins Eminem on the single “Guts Over Fear,” and Skylar Grey lends her vocals to “Twisted.” Em reps his city alongside fellow Detroit MCs Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf, and Trick Trick on “Detroit Vs. Everybody.”

The second disc features some of the label’s greatest hits including Em’s “Lose Yourself,” 50 Cent’s “In Da Club,” and D12′s “Fight Music.”

See the Shady tracklisting below.

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Oct
29
K. Michelle Reveals Sophomore Album Title, Release Date

Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?

After teasing fans with the hashtag #AWBAH, K. Michelle has revealed the title of her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?

In the cinematic trailer, the R&B songstress walks through a mansion in a white dress while the violin plays. She reaches out to hug a child, but he runs away, while mean tweets and scenes from “Love & Hip Hop” show on screen.

The follow-up to her 2013 debut Rebellious Soul will arrive December 9 featuring the single “Love ‘Em All,” plus contributions from Eric Hudson, Pop & Oak, Timothy Bloom, and a surprise country duet.

“My second album is absolutely amazingly scary good, juicy, yummy,” K. Michelle told Rap-Up TV. “I wanted people to know that I am a musician. This album is so musical. I feel like it’s so ahead of its time.”

Prior to the album release, she will return to VH1 in her own reality series “K. Michelle: My Life,” premiering November 3 at 9 p.m.

Watch K’s big reveal below.

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Oct
29
Dawn Richard Announces ‘Blackheart’ Album, Debuts ‘Blow’ Video

Blackheart

The Black Era begins. In the wake of Danity Kane’s breakup and final album DK3, Dawn Richard is spreading her wings and flying solo once again. The singer has announced plans to release Blackheart on January 15.

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Oct
29
Video: August Alsina – ‘Grindin”

August Alsina

Six weeks after collapsing on stage during his show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, August Alsina gets back to business. The New Orleans crooner, who was hospitalized for exhaustion, dehydration, and seizures, spent three days in a coma and was forced to cancel the remaining dates on his “Testimony Live” tour.

But the hustle continues. On his first new song on six months, which was inspired by Lil Wayne’s “Grindin’,” he address the rumors, haters, and his now famous fall.

“A lot of these lames kept hatin’ on a ni**a / When I took a little fall you was steppin on a ni**a,” he sings on the Knucklehead-produced track.

He continues, “I just got of out of a coma / It showed me that when God is for me, no weapon can hold me / That’s why I go hard for N.O. and my homies, and I pay homage to ni**as before me.”

August will perform for his largest audience yet when he joins Usher on his “UR Experience” tour beginning November 1 in Montreal.

Watch him confront his critics and put on for his city in the dark and haunting video.

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