Nov
25
New Music: Tink – ‘Tell the Children’

Tell the Children

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, Tink uses her voice to take a stand on the chilling track “Tell the Children.” Over the Timbaland production, the 19-year-old Chicago rapper-singer fires a warning (“Tell the children to watch out / Keep running”) and spits some harsh truths.

“King died for us ni**as living in poverty / 50 years later, we still don’t have equality,” she sings. “Badge is a pass to do whatever / So now we livin’ in fear of the people here to protect us.”

Tink, who is signed to Mosley Music Group/Epic Records, has also released a video for her collaboration with Sleigh Bells called “That Did It.”

She can be heard on the original version of Rick Ross’ Hood Billionaire single “Movin’ Bass” featuring Jay Z.

Hear her move mountains with her powerful words.

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Nov
25
August Alsina Sheds Tears, Macklemore Marches for Mike Brown

Macklemore

The grand jury’s decision not to file any criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, sent shockwaves throughout the country.

The hip-hop community including Diddy, The Game, and Big Sean cried out for justice on social media, B.o.B called for a Black Friday boycott, and Q-Tip and Macklemore marched in the streets.

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Nov
25
Video: Gwen Stefani f/ Pharrell Williams – ‘Spark the Fire’ [Teaser]

Gwen and Pharrell

Gwen Stefani reunites with her “Hollaback Girl” collaborator Pharrell Williams in the Harajuku-inspired video for “Spark the Fire.” During her appearance on “Ellen,” the No Doubt frontwoman debuted a 10-second snippet of the animated clip, directed by Sophie Muller (“Baby Don’t Lie”). “The Voice” coaches dance while text bubbles and emojis pop up on screen.

“OMG, OMG, I’m back again / Original feel good is what I defend,” sings Gwen.

“She really wanted the world to know, ‘Listen, this is me, this is Gwen Stefani. I’m back, I’m making a statement, and I’m not standing down for anything,’” explained Pharrell. “In my mind, I’m like, ‘This sounds like feminism. This sounds like I’m unapologetic for me being a woman and me being in this business and being in this world.’”

Watch them spark a new flame.

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Nov
25
DeJ Loaf Performs ‘Try Me’ on ‘Tonight Show’

DeJ Loaf

DeJ Loaf has everyone from T.I. to Jimmy Fallon singing her praises. On Monday night, the Detroit rapper made her network television debut on “The Tonight Show.” Wearing a knit robe and shades, the 23-year-old performed her underground hit “Try Me” with some help from The Roots.

Her second mixtape Sell Sole dropped last month and she is working on her Columbia Records debut for release in 2015.

“I’m here to stay. Legendary, ya feel me?” said DeJ during a recent appearance on “106 & Park.” “I’m just ready to go crazy. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.”

Watch her bring her cool and confident swagger to late night.

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Nov
24
Pharrell Williams Stars in Chanel Short Film [Teaser]

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne

Pharrell Williams makes a royal appearance in Chanel’s short film Reincarnation. The “Happy” hitmaker gets romantic with model Cara Delevingne in the clip, which was directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

The video tells the story of Coco Chanel, and her inspiration for Chanel’s signature jacket. When she goes to Austria in 1954, she spots the hotel elevator hand (played by Pharrell), who is the inspiration behind the jacket.

In addition to starring in the film, Pharrell composed and wrote the lyrics to “CC the World,” the soundtrack which accompanies Reincarnation.

The full film will premiere on December 1. Watch the trailer below.

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Nov
24
New Music: Tinashe f/ Jeezy – ‘Pretend (Remix)’

Tinashe and Jeezy

Can we pretend? Tinashe swaps out A$AP Rocky for Jeezy on the remix to her Aquarius single. The Snowman raps about Grey Poupon and boasts about his pipe game (“I could have been a plumber”) on the seductive Detail production.

On December 5, Tinashe will kick off the U.S. leg of her “Aquarius” tour.

Hear Jizzle on the remix below.

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Nov
24
New Music: Jordin Sparks – ‘How Bout Now (Remix)’

Jordin Sparks

Following her breakup with Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks is going on the record. The “American Idol” champ puts her ex on blast on her stinging remix to Drake’s “How Bout Now.”

“Remember I deleted all my other guys’ numbers out my phone for ya? / Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?” she sings.

“You didn’t really fuck with me way back then, but how bout now? / ‘Cause I’m up right now and you suck right now.”

Listen to the first offering from her mixtape Bye Felicia, which drops Tuesday at 11:11 a.m. PST.

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