Jul
30
Common Scores Top 5 Debut

Common

Twenty years after the release of Resurrection, Common is still making waves on the charts with his latest album Nobody’s Smiling.

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Jul
30
Trey Songz Takes Over ‘REVOLT Live’

Trey Songz

Trey Songz turned up the heat in Hollywood while performing an outdoor concert for “REVOLT Live” at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Monday. One thousand fans were treated to a special performance from Trigga, who served up his hits including “Na Na” off his chart-topping album. One lucky girl even got to take off his shirt and give him a hug.

He also sat down with hosts Sib Vicious and Lawrence Jackson to speak about the difference between Trigga and Tremaine, which is the title of his next album.

“Trigga is basically a persona that lived mostly on mixtapes throughout my career,” he said. “A real Tremaine song is ‘Can’t Be Friends.’ Records like ‘Say Aah,’ ‘Bottoms Up,’ that’s that Trigga feel.”

Watch Trigga’s takeover below.

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Jul
30
Wiz Khalifa Brings Out Drake in Toronto

Wiz Khalifa and Drake

After smoking with him on stage during Houston Appreciation Weekend in June, Wiz Khalifa was joined by hometown hero Drake during his “Under the Influence of Music” tour stop at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Tuesday night. The Canadian rapper hit the stage to perform “Trophies” and “Started From the Bottom” for the 416.

“Make some noise for my motherfu**in’ brother Wiz Khalifa one time,” said Drake before embracing Wiz.

On August 3 and 4, Drake will bring OVO Fest back to Toronto for the fifth year in a row with special guest OutKast.

Meanwhile, Wiz’ tour continues through August with Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, Mack Wilds, Iamsu!, and DJ Drama.

Watch Taylor Gang and OVO meet up in the 6.

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Jul
30
Video: Janelle Monáe – ‘Electric Lady’

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe celebrates the “Electric Ladies” in her life in the video for the title track off her latest album.

The leader of the Androids heads back to college as a member of a sorority called the Electro Phi Betas. The ladies throw a party at their sorority house, doing the electric slide with some co-eds and even bringing out a marching band. Look for cameos from T.I., T-Boz, Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, Monica, Kimbra, and even Janelle’s mother.

Janelle recently honored First Lady Michelle Obama as the “First Electric Lady.” “First of all, I am honored to be the First Electric Lady. I got my letter in the mail—I framed it; it’s up,” said Obama. “I love that she is one of the young artists here who is making music that means something. She has a message. She has a voice. She has a power in her.”

Watch Janelle and her Electric Ladies get down.

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Jul
29
Video: DJ Mustard f/ Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – ‘Down On Me’

2 Chainz, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign

DJ Mustard has become one of the most in-demand hitmakers in hip-hop, producing for everyone from T.I. to Tinashe. On August 12, the L.A. beatmaster will release his debut album 10 Summers for free via Google Play.

The 12 tracks include appearances from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Boosie, Jeezy, Fabolous, YG, Big Sean, and more.

He teams with 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign in the video for the first single “Down On Me.” Shot in a warehouse in Atlanta, the Matt Swinsky-directed clip features a menagerie of exotic animals including snakes, crocodiles, and wolves, plus plenty of big booties.

Step into their wild world.

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Jul
29
Eminem and Rihanna Rehearse for ‘The Monster Tour’

Eminem and Rihanna

With a little over a week to go, Eminem and Rihanna are putting the final touches on “The Monster Tour.” The Detroit rapper has shared the first photo of him and RiRi in rehearsals for the stadium shows.

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Jul
29
Iggy Azalea Joins Cast of ‘Fast & Furious 7’

Iggy Azalea and Michelle Rodriguez

From “Fancy” to Fast & Furious, Iggy Azalea is headed to the big screen in the seventh installment of the racing franchise.

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