Oct
29
New Music: Jay Rock f/ Kendrick Lamar & Chantal – ‘Pay for It’

Pay for It

After dropping “Parental Advisory” earlier this month, Jay Rock connects with his Top Dawg labelmate Kendrick Lamar on their chilling collaboration “Pay for It.”

As usual, K-Dot delivers an explosive verse (“I tell ‘em all to hail King Kendrick, resurrect in my vengeance”), Jay Rock comes alive with his impassioned rhymes, and singer Chantal lays down the haunting hook.

Hear TDE set it off below.

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Oct
29
New Mixtape: Future – ‘Monster’

Monster

Just in time for Halloween, Future drops his Monster of a mixtape. Executive produced by Metro Boomin, the 16 tracks include additional production from DJ Spinz, TM-88, Nard & B, and Southside, plus a collaboration with Lil Wayne, who guests on “After That.”

In April, Future released his sophomore album Honest, which debuted at No. 2 with 53,000 copies.

Monster follows Future’s previous mixtapes including 2011′s Streetz Calling, 2012′s Astronaut Status, and 2013′s F.B.G.: The Movie and Black Woodstock with Freeband Gang.

Unleash the Monster below.

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Oct
29
Lil Wayne Delays ‘Tha Carter V’ to December, Drops New Single ‘Gotti’

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne was supposed to release his album Tha Carter V on Tuesday, but it has been pushed back. The Young Money rapper issued a PSA explaining the delay and announcing a new date.

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Oct
28
Juvenile Signs Back to Cash Money

Juvenile

Juvenile is going back to where it all started. The New Orleans rapper has resigned with Cash Money Records.

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Oct
28
Video: Danity Kane – ‘Rhythm of Love’

Danity Kane

Danity Kane may have disbanded, but they spread love in the feel-good video for “Rhythm of Love,” a fan favorite off their farewell album DK3, which was released this week (stream it here).

Aubrey, Dawn, and Shannon don’t appear in the Dan Fisher-directed clip, instead letting everyday people illustrate their message. Lovestruck men start dancing and singing the infectious lyrics when they see women who catch their eye. From a pool boy to Spider-Man, the fellas get lost in the rhythm of love and one lucky dude even scores a phone number.

Despite the breakup, DK’s fans are still showing their support by making the album No. 1 on iTunes R&B chart.

Watch what happens when love takes over.

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Oct
28
Behind the Video: Ariana Grande f/ The Weeknd – ‘Love Me Harder’

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande invited cameras on set of the dark and mysterious video for her seductive single “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weeknd. The pop diva and Canadian crooner took over an L.A. soundstage while shooting scenes with director Hannah Lux Davis. With J.Lo’s ex-boyfriend Beau “Casper” Smart serving as choreographer, Ariana rolled around in a sandbox, floated in a cloud, and laid down in a pool of water.

“I’m laying down in every music video ever,” she joked.

The Weeknd joined her for a performance scene in a dark stairwell, and her brother Frankie Grande provided some laughs between takes.

“Our visuals are really about this tug of war of loving harder and the compromise of giving in and needing more and wanting more, and just honesty,” explained Hannah Lux Davis, who directed the “Bang Bang” video.

“Love Me Harder” is the third single off Ariana’s sophomore album My Everything, which debuted at No. 1.

Go behind the scenes below.

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Oct
28
Video Premiere: Don Benjamin f/ Eric Bellinger – ‘Jealous’

Don Benjamin

After starring as Keyshia Cole’s love interest in her Point of No Return video series, Don Benjamin drops the video for his Redwine-produced single “Jealous” featuring Eric Bellinger.

Directed by Toroh Films, the clip stars Miami model and Justin Bieber’s gal pal Chantel Jeffries. While his girl (played by Jeffries) sits at home jealous, Don hits up Crooks & Castles, but he can’t keep the ladies off him.

The model-turned-rapper has built a massive following on Instagram (over 850k followers) and has appeared on “America’s Next Top Model” and in fashion campaigns for Guess, Moods of Norway, and Pink Dolphin. Now he has set his sights on the music industry with the release of his debut album, due out next year.

“Jealous” is now available on iTunes. Watch the video exclusively on Rap-Up.com.

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