Apr
15
Nas Reflects on 20 Years of ‘Illmatic,’ Jay Z Feud, & Notorious B.I.G.

Nas

To celebrate the release of Illmatic XX, Nas stopped by “HuffPost Live” on Tuesday. The hip-hop icon reminisced on the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut Illmatic and his legacy.

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Apr
15
Video: August Alsina f/ Fabolous – ‘Get Ya Money’

August Alsina

With his debut Testimony in stores today, August Alsina premieres the video for “Get Ya Money” featuring Fabolous. The New Orleans crooner salutes the strippers who hustle for their money in the Payne Lindsey-directed clip, which was shot in New York.

“I ain’t judgin’ you, go and get ya money,” sings August while making it rain at the strip club.

During his appearance on “106 & Park” this week, August fired back at host Keshia Chanté‎ after she asked him about his beef with Trey Songz. “I just told ya’ll not to ask me that shit when I got up in here,” he said.

Watch the video and the awkward moment below.

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Apr
15
New Music: Lyrica Anderson f/ Wiz Khalifa – ‘Freakin”

King Me 2

On May 6, singer-songwriter Lyrica Anderson will release her EP King Me 2. The nine-track project boasts appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Kevin Gates, and Wiz Khalifa, who appears on the seductive “Freakin’.”

Lyrica, who penned Jennifer Hudson’s new Timbaland-produced single “Walk It Out,” purrs over the slinky track, while Wiz delivers a laid-back flow.

Dim the lights and set the sexy mood with their R&B burner.

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Apr
15
Video: Keyshia Cole – ‘Next Time’ [Teaser]

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole packed a punch and a whole lot of attitude in the video for her Juicy J-assisted slapper “Rick James.” Now she shows a softer side in the Colin Tilley-directed video for “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away).”

In the 15-second teaser, a vulnerable Keysh sings about her relationship with estranged husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson.

Her sixth album Point of No Return is due this summer featuring contributions from Wale, R. Kelly, and Future.

Get a sneak peek before the video premieres Wednesday on “106 & Park.”

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Apr
15
Ariana Grande Announces New Single ‘Problem’

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is ready to kick off the next chapter of her career. The pint-sized diva has announced “Problem” as the first single off her sophomore album.

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Apr
15
John Mayer Covers Beyoncé’s ‘XO’

John Mayer

Turn the lights out. Following Ed Sheeran’s acoustic cover of “Drunk in Love,” John Mayer performed a stripped-down version of Beyoncé’s “XO” during a show in Adelaide, Australia, on Tuesday. The Grammy winner played the guitar and the harmonica while giving Bey’s hit an acoustic makeover.

He also tweeted his praise for Bey. “The best thing about Beyoncé? The break in her voice on the first ‘baby, love me lights out’ in XO. Real and raw,” he said.

Hit the switch on Mayer’s “XO” cover below.

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Apr
15
Brandy Confirms Split with Fiancé

Ryan Press and Brandy

Brandy and her fiancé Ryan Press won’t be making the trip down the aisle, after all. The couple has called off their engagement.

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