Sep
16
Nicole Scherzinger Announces New Album ‘Big Fat Lie’

Big Fat Lie

Nicole Scherzinger has revealed the cover art and tracklisting for her second solo album Big Fat Lie.

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Sep
16
Trey Songz and Mila J Are Dating

Mila J and Trey Songz

Are Trey Songz and Mila J R&B’s newest couple? The 29-year-old heartthrob and “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” songstress are reportedly dating.

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Sep
16
Beyoncé and Jay Z Working on Joint Album

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Two of the biggest stars in music are teaming up for one epic project. Beyoncé and Jay Z are reportedly working on a joint album.

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Sep
16
Rap-Up TV: Teyana Taylor Talks ‘VII,’ Kanye West, & Chris Brown

Teyana Taylor will silence her critics when she releases her debut album VII on November 4. The project has been years in the making for the Harlem singer, who parted ways with Pharrell’s Star Trak/Interscope Records and signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2012.

And no one could be more excited than Teyana herself. Rap-Up TV caught up with G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady backstage at August Alsina’s “Testimony Live” tour in L.A. to discuss the long-awaited release.

“It’s kinda hard because people don’t really know the politics behind the industry,” said Teyana. “Everybody is being impatient and so am I. I’m like, ‘I need answers now.’ I finally got an album. I’m just as excited as everybody else and I just hope everybody likes it.”

She has enlisted production from Bangladesh, Harmony, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, and The Order, with appearances from Pusha T, Yo Gotti, Fabolous, and her friend Chris Brown, who appears on “Do Not Disturb.”

“It’s one of those slow animated songs,” she said of the Breezy duet, which she has been performing on tour.

Unlike her past situation, Kanye West has given her the freedom to do what she wants. “He definitely gives you that creative control. He kinda lets you do you and then you take your project to him,” said Teyana. “You have it all laid out and then he puts the icing and the candles and blows ‘em out and everything else.”

But she won’t hand in the album to Kanye until it’s perfect. “I’m a perfectionist just like him. He always says I’m a female version of him.”

In keeping with the title, VII will be packaged with seven visuals, which she plans to tease in the weeks ahead.

Sep
16
New Mixtape: Big K.R.I.T. – ‘See Me on Top 4’

See Me on Top 4

Big K.R.I.T. is back on his country sh*t. Nine years since the release of See Me on Top, Vol. 1, the Mississippi MC surprises his fans by dropping the fourth installment in his mixtape series.

The 22 tracks, produced mostly by K.R.I.T., feature appearances from Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Juicy J, Lloyd, and A$AP Ferg.

He is gearing up to release his sophomore album Cadillactica in November featuring the Rico Love-assisted single “Pay Attention.”

On October 2, he will launch his 31-date “Pay Attention” tour with special guest Two-9.

Hear what K.R.I.T. has cooked up.

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Sep
16
Stream Jennifer Hudson’s Album ‘JHUD’

JHUD

A week before its release, Jennifer Hudson has teamed up with VH1 to stream her third album JHUD in its entirety.

The 10 tracks include the Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I. and the Timbaland-produced “Walk It Out,” plus appearances from Iggy Azalea and R. Kelly.

“With this album, I feel as though you get a sense of my energy and that’s why we named it JHUD because you’re getting to know the girl and not just the public persona of Jennifer Hudson,” said Hudson of the follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me. “I want you to know the person.”

JHUD is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Get a first listen below.

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Sep
16
New Music: Trina f/ Tory Lanez – ‘F**k Love’

Fuck Love

Middle fingers up. Trina slams her ex on her fiery kiss-off anthem “Fuck Love” featuring R&B crooner Tory Lanez. The Miami rapstress trades in the rings and purses for the single life on the Ricky Remedy production.

“You can have that bitch / You’ll never find another 10 caramel skin with the right tan,” declares the Baddest Bitch.

While it sounds as though she is taking shots at her ex French Montana and Khloe Kardashian, Trina says otherwise.

“This record is NOT an attack just speaking on behalf of everyone who is on #FUCKLOVE getting money and living their life! Rockstarr Ish,” tweeted Trina, who’s working on a new album.

Judge for yourself by listening below.

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