Aug
28
Rap-Up TV: K. Michelle Sounds Off on Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim

In addition to starring in her “Rebellious Soul” musical for VH1, K. Michelle has been putting the finishing touches on her sophomore album and readying a new VH1 reality show. But recently the “Love & Hip Hop” star has been back in the headlines for her comments about Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj.

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Aug
28
New Music: Lil’ Kim – ‘Fancy (Remix)’

Fancy (Remix)

Who dat, who dat? K-I-M-M-Y. Lil’ Kim gets “Fancy” on a remix to Iggy Azalea’s No. 1 hit. After remixing Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone,” the Queen Bee boasts about her lavish lifestyle and pops designer tags on her short and sweet verse.

The two rappers presented together at the MTV VMAs in 2013.

“I’m so fancy!! Had to show my girl @IGGYAZALEA some love!! Muuaaahhh!!!” tweeted Kim.

On September 11, she will release her long-awaited mixtape Hard Core 2K14 featuring her remixes to Beyoncé’s “Flawless” and Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a.”

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Aug
28
Video: Gipp f/ CeeLo Green – ‘Shine Like Gold’

CeeLo Green and Gipp

CeeLo Green bands together with his Goodie Mob brother Gipp in the video for the latter’s single “Shine Like Gold.” The fellas, who star on the TBS reality show “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life,” salute the beautiful women of the world in the comical clip. They mack on a pair of twins, while dressed as twins, and flirt with a school teacher.

“My brother @GippGoodie has been working so hard on his music, I’m very happy to see it come to fruition and to be a part of it!” said CeeLo.

Gipp’s second solo album Zagga is due this fall on Epic Records, while CeeLo is working on an album of his own called Girl Power.

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Aug
28
New Music: Raekwon – ‘Got to Be There / The Girl Is Mine (Remix)’

Raekwon

In honor of Throwback Thursday and what would have been Michael Jackson’s 56th birthday, Raekwon pays tribute to the King of Pop with a remix mash-up. The Wu-Tang Clan member flows over MJ’s ’70s classic “Got to Be There” before laying down some silky bars over the 1982 Paul McCartney duet “The Girl Is Mine.”

Raekwon is currently working on the new Wu-Tang album, A Better Tomorrow, as well as his own album Fly International Luxurious Art. He also recently shot a video for LL Cool J’s single “I’m Nice.”

Hear what the Chef has cooked up for #TBT.

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Aug
28
Ariana Grande Performs ‘Break Free’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ariana Grande

Fresh off her VMA performance, Ariana Grande landed her spaceship at Radio City Music Hall for “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday.

Wearing cat ears and a little black dress, the 21-year-old diva gave an out-of-this-world performance of her Zedd-produced hit “Break Free” during the live results show, receiving a standing ovation from the judges including Howard Stern and Heidi Klum.

“Thanks for having me AGT! sweetest audience ever. love u & thank u,” tweeted Ariana.

Her new album My Everything, which features The Weekend, A$AP Ferg, Iggy Azalea, and Childish Gambino, is expected to sell 150-170,000 copies in its first week.

Watch her break free on live TV.

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Aug
27
New Music: Mila J f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘My Main’

My Main

After touring together this summer, Mila J reunites with Ty Dolla $ign on her new single “My Main.” The L.A. native salutes her bestie on the DJ Mustard-produced banger, which was originally set to feature Iggy Azalea.

“She my hitta for a reason / I can tell her all my secrets / ‘Cause I know that she gon’ keep ‘em,” she sings.

Her EP M.I.LA (Made in Los Angeles) is due September 30 featuring “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” plus appearances from B.o.B and Problem.

Mila recently shot a video for the song in L.A.

Watch the lyric video below.

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Aug
27
Album Cover: Tinashe – ‘Aquarius’

Aquarius

Just days after revealing the tracklisting, Tinashe has unveiled the official cover art for her debut Aquarius. Due October 7, the album features the ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” and second single “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky.

The 18 tracks also include contributions from Devonté Hynes, Boi-1da, Mike WiLL Made-It, Stargate, and Future, who guests on the Jasper-produced “How Many Times.”

“[Future] kept it straight ‘hood on this track, which I was super excited about,” Tinashe told Rap-Up TV. “I think it’s an interesting blend between an R&B vibe and there being some hip-hop thrown in there.”

See the updated tracklisting below.

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