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Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross - That Way - Video

I figured there was already a video for this. I also figured it was one of the many videos I missed. Even though I am a blogger of a music blog; I don't catch every video. If you come here enough; you probably have noticed or you just figured "Hey, there's no video for this song!".

Oddly enough me and some of my family were having a discussion about this song as my cousin had never heard it and I was telling her how much I liked it!

This song also samples a Curtis Mayfield song. I can't tell you which one but I recognize this sample from Mary J. Blige's "My Life" album as well.

Nicki Minaj Featuring Rihanna - Fly - Video

Better late than never is all I can say. I did read that this video premiered prior to the MTV VMAs but I was out and about and didn't catch any of the preshow festivities. I remember Nicki and Rihanna shooting this video months ago and its finally being released.

I've noticed many artists shooting multiple videos for multiple songs and some I don't think we get to see. I just feel like what's the purpose of filming a video if we're not going to see it.

Throwback Video: Lisa Stansfield - Been Around The World

Lisa Stansfield released her debut single in 1990 and its from her debut album on the Arista label. The song was sampled many years down the line by Diddy on "Been Around The World". Remember that? It was the video with him and J-LO!

Beyonce Pregnant, Game Talks 50 Cent, Lil' Wayne Disses Jay-Z

I been away for one day and a lot of news occurs; that's usually how it happens anyway. I will start by mentioning Beyonce's pregnancy. I think at this point everyone knows by now. Congrats to the singer. No word on how far along Bee is but she surprised everyone on the red carpet as well as the MTV VMAs telecast when she performed "Love On Top"; one of my favorite songs from "4".

Game says he has "nothing but love" for sometimes nemesis; 50 Cent. Game even contemplated reaching out to 50 during the recording of "The R.E.D. Album" which is in stores and online now. The album is slated to be the #1 album this week. Congrats to Game!

Apparently Lil' Wayne has dissed Jay-Z on "I'm Good"; a track on new album; "The Carter IV" in stores and online today. Jay-Z's business partner; Steve Stoute came out speaking on Jay-Z's failure to respond citing that the rapper is "above" beef with Lil' Wayne…

J. Cole Reveals New Album Cover, Tracklisting

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01. Intro
02. Dollar and a Dream III
03. Can’t Get Enough (feat. Trey Songz)
04. Lights Please
05. Interlude
06. Sideline Story
07. Mr. Nice Watch (feat. Jay-Z)
08. Cole World
09. In The Morning (feat. Drake)
10. Lost Ones
11. Nobody’s Perfect (feat. Missy Elliot)
12. Never Told
13. Rise and Shine
14. God’s Gift
15. Breakdown
16. Cheer Up

Bonus Tracks
17. Nothing Lasts Forever
18. Work Out
19. Daddy’s Little Girl

The debut album in stores and online September 27. It features the album's first single; "Work Out". I think its kinda odd that the first single is listed as a Bonus Track.

Throwback Video: R. Kelly - A Woman's Threat

I couldn't help but think about Lil' Kim slightly remaking this song on her 2003 album; "La Bella Mafia". I can't even think of the name of the song right now but it was pretty funny but Kim was serious!

Teairra Mari Featuring Rico Love - That's All Me - Video

Teairra Mari hasn't let her sour record deal with Warner or her recent drunk driving arrest deter her music career. She is still popping out video after video and her latest is no exception. Now let's see if Teairra can actually produce an album and by that I mean; actually release one. I do like this song by the way too even though the sample is a bit tired.

DMX Arrested...Again!

Some things never change. Read up on DMX and his latest arrest!

DMX was arrested last night in Arizona for driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone. The rapper, who has been arrested several times over the past few years, was also pinched for driving on a suspended for driving on a suspended license.

According to TMZ, Dark Man X was booked for "speeding, reckless driving and the suspended license." He has since been released on bond.

X was recently released from prison after serving eight months of a 12-month bid for violating parole by using drugs. He has been arrested in Arizona at least a half-dozen times.

Johnny Gill Buries Hatchet With Record Label Exec

I reported on this story a few weeks ago but now things seem to have been patched up. Read more below:

"New Edition" singer Johnny Gill has buried the hatchet with the woman who sued him for calling her "f**king nuts" and "deranged" on Twitter -- and now the two are actually working together again.

TMZ has learned ... Ira DeWitt -- CEO of Notifi records -- has agreed to drop her lawsuit in which she claimed Gill damaged her reputation when he tweeted that she was responsible for leaking an unfinished single from his upcoming album. He also called her some unflattering names.

DeWitt -- who's producing Gill's album -- tells us .. "I'm very happy to put this dispute behind us and I'm confident that [Gill's] loyal fans will be thrilled with the final product."

Gill -- who agreed to go back on Twitter and express regret over the situation -- says, "I'm elated to continue this journey that I've started w…

Jay-Z, Kanye West To Release Three New Singles?

I read that Jay-Z and Kanye West are reportedly releasing three singles from their recently released album; "Watch The Throne". When I say three singles; I mean three new singles at one time including "Why I Love You", "Niggas In Paris" and "Lift Off" featuring Beyonce. All the songs will be serviced to different radio formats.

Ledisi will release "Stay" featuring Jaheim as the next single from her recently released album; "Pieces Of Me". I believe I've heard the song on the radio. If you don't know who Ledisi is; you might want to look her up. The woman has vocals for days!

I remember when she was singing on "The Wendy Williams Show" and hitting all these amazing notes and she asked the audience "why they were looking at her like that?" Cause they don't hear many singers hit notes like that these days or ever in that case.

The video for Monica's "Anything(To Find You)" featuring …

Mary J. Blige Unveils New Single Cover Art

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Either you've heard the new Mary single or you haven't but if not; you can YouTube it. It's from her upcoming album; "My Life II: The Journey Continues" in stores and online December 13.

From what I read; the reviews have been pretty mixed. I don't know how I feel about the song personally.

Ameriie Reveals She's On Indie Label

What indie label to be exact is not known at this time. Ameriie has revealed that her upcoming album will be released on an independent label. Ameriie had previously been signed to Def Jam Records and Columbia Records. She says the album is 80% done but I've been hearing that for quite awhile. I would think the album is finished by now. Nonetheless be on the look out for that!

Kelly Rowland is already at work on a new album even after recently releasing her "Here I Am" album just a month ago. Producer Rico Love(worked with Pleasure P) is at the helm for the new album which is said to arrive a lot sooner than we think.

Robin Thicke's new album is titled; "I'm An Animal"? Supposedly. The title track leaked out though. YouTube it!

Rihanna - Cheers(Drink To That) - Video

Rihanna unleashes the latest single and video from her "Loud" album which has already raced up the charts. Clearly there is no stopping Rihanna!

Throwback Video: Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew

I didn't get to pay tribute to Aaliyah yesterday which marked the 10th anniversary of her death. Of course BET did a tribute show but I haven't seen it yet. In honor of Aaliyah though; she is the choice for today's Throwback Video.

"If Your Girl Only Knew" was the first single from Aaliyah's second album; "One In A Million". This is a song I've always liked from Aaliyah.

Jill Scott - Hear My Call - Video

The latest video from Jill Scott's recently released album; "The Light Of The Sun".

Beyonce - 1 + 1 - Video

Beyonce finally releases the video to her song that she debuted a few months ago via "American Idol". The song is the opening track on her recently released album; "4". I read that Beyonce shot a couple videos for a variety of songs. I'm wondering if they will all be released via DVD like she did for her "B'Day" album?

MTV VMAs Award Show Has No Host This Year

I just read that this years MTV VMAs will have no host. Instead the awards telecast will just rely on its star power to carry the show in the form of Beyonce, Adele, and many others. The show will air on Sunday August 28.

Game is said to have the #1 album next week with an estimated total of 85-90K units in the first week. Game has been making the rounds for better or for worse as he's gotten quite a bit of publicity. It just goes to show that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Everything from the leaking of a sheriff's number on twitter to a fight captured by the cameras of TMZ; Game knows how to keep people talking.

Their still saying that Janet Jackson has a secret son with former husband; James DeBarge. Apparently the child was given up for adoption to a Norwegian family. DeBarge's mother has even come forward via The National Enquirer stating the claim. Wonder how much she was paid???

I don't know. I mean a part of me wants to believe and the other part does…

Brandy Goes Back To Roots On New Album

Brandy is said to release her new album early next year. Producer Rico Love gives us a little insight on what to expect as far as his collaborations are concerned.

Now that the ink has dried on her new deal with RCA/Chameleon Records, Brandy is moving full steam ahead with her next album. The singer is returning to her “classic R&B” roots with some help from hitmaker Rico Love.

“I’m excited about the records I’ve done with her so far. I think we need to make it classic, just the music that people love,” the Division1 CEO told Rap-Up.com. “There’s no real formula to it. I just believe in a strong melody and a strong concept. You add a great singer, especially a singer that has had the success that Brandy’s had, and a hit song is a no-brainer.”

While Brandy has dabbled in rap before with her alter-ego Bran’Nu, she’s sticking to what she does best this time around. “That’s what I’m going for, just classic R&B. Great concepts, great vocals,” added Love, who’s recently b…

Syleena Johnson Reveals New Album Cover, Tracklisting

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1. Underrated (feat. AK of Do or Die)
2. A Boss
3. Fade Away
4. Angry Girl (feat. Tweet)
5. Like Thorns
6. Little Things (feat. Malone)
7. My Shoes
8. Label Me
9. Go Head
10. Bad Person
11. The Champ
12. Stone Wall

Album in stores and online September 27. Contains the first single; "A Boss". I don't know what's up with the cover. I have no idea what Syleena was going for with that look.

Lauryn Hill Talks Debut Album

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Lauryn Hill speaks candidly about the thoughts, influences, and other things that went into making her 1998 album; "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill".

I was reading someone say that Lauryn looked a little like Oprah and I see it too.

Game Talks End Of The World

Among other things including the Illuminati, ghosts, aliens, and more. After watching this; I've learned how dramatic Game can be and I mean that in the best way possible. His album; "The R.E.D. Album" is finally in stores and online today. I finally heard a few songs last night and I like!

Lil' Wayne Injured In Skateboard Accident

My sister was actually telling me about this story last night and I couldn't believe until I read it.

Lil Wayne is recovering after injuring himself in a skateboard accident last night in St. Louis.

According to TMZ, the “She Will” rapper was rushed to the hospital and received nine stitches to patch up a bloody wound over his left eye. The incident occurred when he was skateboarding at a park following his “I Am Still Music” tour stop in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

Weezy, an avid skateboarder, informed his fans of the news via Twitter. “The Lou was good but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people,” he wrote.

In related news, the YMCMB superstar has officially announced that he will release his highly-anticipated album Tha Carter IV at digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon at the stroke of midnight following the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28.…

Throwback Video: Ashford & Simpson - Solid

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R.I.P. to Nick Ashford. His legacy will live on with songs such as the classic; "Solid" which is said to be based on the relationship between [Nick] Ashford & [Valerie] Simpson. This is one of my favorite songs from the pair as is the album of the same name. I grew up on this album and my Mother played it quite a bit. Actually when I used to cry as a baby; my Mother would put this on and I would shut up!

Toni Braxton Returns To TV, Fantasia On Bedrest

Toni Braxton and the Braxton clan are returning for yet another season of the famed; "Braxton Family Values" show which airs on WE. The new season will begin on November 19. I still haven't seen the first season yet. I figured while I was visiting my sis over the holiday weekend; WE would have a marathon or something on but no luck.

We all read and heard that Fantasia is pregnant and according to reports; she is due any day now. Doctors have placed her on bedrest cancelling upcoming performances she's had. The announcement was made a little while ago about Fantasia's pregnancy which is by her married lover; Antuan; who we saw and learned a little more about on her reality show.

Jennifer Hudson On SELF Magazine

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Jennifer Hudson is still slim and trim and showing off her new body. Check out this issue in your bookstores and local newsstands.

Teairra Mari Arrested

Singer Teairra Mari was arrested last night (August 18) for drunk driving in Beverly Hills, according to reports. The songstress is still in custody.

Mari recently shot the video for her new single “That's All Me” featuring Rico Love. Earlier this month she announced she had departed her label home Warner Bros. Records to sign with Rico Love's Division 1 imprint. The singer/actress was a one-time signee with Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella records, releasing the album Teairra Mari on the Roc in 2005. She starred alongside Bow Wow in the 2010 flick Lottery Ticket.

Trey Songz Reveals New Album Title, Game Talks Supergroup

If you haven't heard Trey Songz is working on a new album and has been for some time; I believe. Anyway the singer revealed the new album title; "Chapter 5". No word on when the album will be released. The singer is currently on his way to South Africa which according to him will be instrumentals in the album's overall sound. Trey is also starring in a remake of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie and he is in the lead role.

Game has revealed the himself; Beanie Sigel, and Rick Ross were said to have formed a supergroup. Though it has not come to pasture; the group was named ESPN(Everyday Stacking Paper Niggas). How original huh? Anyway you can hear all three on Game's new album; "The R.E.D. Album" which I have not heard yet(it leaked out a few days ago) and I have promoted quite a bit on this blog alone. Your welcome Game! Ha!

Throwback Video: Vanessa Williams & Brian McKnight - Love Is

I took it back quite a bit today with the Throwback Video. This song and video was released in 1991.

Joe Reveals New Album Cover, Tracklisting

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01. Losing (Prod. by Osinachi Nwaneri for Darkchild)
02. Time Of Your Life (Prod. by Brandon “B.A.M.” Alexander)
03. Almost There (Prod. by Brandon “B.A.M.” Alexander)
04. Circles (Prod. by Gerald “Nasty Twin” Isaac)
05. Pull My Hair (Prod. by Brandon “B.A.M.” Alexander)
06. Dear Joe (Prod. by Brandon “B.A.M.” Alexander)
07. Slow Kisses (Prod. by Osinachi Nwaneri for Darkchild)
08. Lose Control (Prod. by Gerald “Nasty Twin” Isaac)
09. Tonight (Prod. by Anthony L. Saunders)
10. Impossible (Prod. by The Ambassadorz)
11. Drink Up (Prod. by The Ambassadorz)

Album in stores and online September 27.

Throwback Video: Mya Featuring Lil' Wayne - Lock U Down

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If given a proper chance, Mya's video and single for debut single; "Lock U Down" featuring Lil' Wayne probably would of been a hit. It definitely sounds like one. The album; "Liberation" where this song is from never saw the light of day; it was shelved. The album was eventually leaked out online. It may of been released overseas though. I'm not sure though. I'm not exactly why it was shelved but it seems like everytime Sylvia Rhone is in the driver's seat of an album release; it gets shelved.

Miguel Plans New Album, Game Spurns A Leak

Miguel is planning to release a new album very soon. He wants to keep the momentum spurned from his hit singles; "Sure Thing" and "All I Want Is You" featuring J. Cole. The singer is also eying a fashion line. You will have to look out for both those.

I'm looking forward to the new music. As for the fashion line; I will have to see it. Miguel's fashion sense has been questioned but then again some people will probably like it.

I just saw that Game's new album; "The R.E.D. Album" has leaked in full. The album which features the singles; "Red Nation" and "Pot Of Gold" featuring Chris Brown is due in stores and online(iTunes) on August 23.

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Now playing: Mario - Chipped Away
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Beyonce On InStyle Magazine Cover

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Beyonce dons yet another magazine cover. Check her out! Check your local newsstands or bookstores for this issue.

Monica, Babyface Take Part In Reggae Rhythm Festival

Grammy award winning singer, actress and entrepreneur Monica is set to heat up the inaugural Reggae Rhythm & Blues Festival in the Big Apple this Labor Day weekend. The soulful siren will take the stage with ten-time Grammy award winner Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds as the festival’s Rhythm & Blues headliners at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on Sunday, September 4th.

Monica, whose latest single “Anything (To Find You)” with Rick Ross and Lil Kim is burning its way up the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart, established herself as a musical force when her break-out hit “Don’t Take It Personal” topped the R&B/Hip Hop chart in 1995. At the tender age of 15, she became the youngest female ever to have two singles back-to-back hit #1 on the Billboard R&B chart. To date she has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, earning a Grammy Award for 1998’s “The Boy is Mine” with Brandy, and a spot on Billboard’s Top Artists of the Year chart in 2010. She has been featured on…

J. Cole - Work Out - Video

J. Cole unleashes the video for his first single from his upcoming album; "Cole World" in stores and online September 30. The song samples Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" song by the way if that chorus sounds familiar to those who can remember way back in 1989 when "Straight Up" was released.

Jay-Z, Kanye West New Album Breaks iTunes Sales Record

I can't say that this news is particularly surprising since there is a lot of hype around the album. I've heard a few select songs and let's just say I need to listen to them again. That's all! Read more below:

Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative album Watch the Throne, which was released exclusively to iTunes last Monday (August 8th), has broken a record for the online store.

According to reports, the LP has become the highest selling album in the store's history for first-week sales, moving about 290,000 copies to break Coldplay's previous record with 2008's Viva La Vida, which sold 155,000 copies.

Upon its release last week, Watch the Throne rocketed to number one in 23 countries worldwide. Final first-week sales, inclusive of digital and physical units, will be reported on Wednesday.

Throwback Video: Jon B. Featuring Babyface - Someone To Love

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I remember when this song first came out; people couldn't tell the difference between Jon B. and Babyface's vocals. Their voices were very similar particularly in this song but I think over the years Jon B.'s vocals are a little stronger than Babyface's(just my opinion). I do like this song and it brings back a lot of memories listening to it.

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Now playing: Jon B. Featuring Babyface - Someone To Love ft. Babyface - YouTube
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Nicki Minaj Plans Next Single, Whitney Houston Sparkles

Even though "Super Bass" is still going strong; Nicki Minaj is planning her next single; "Fly" featuring Rihanna. The song goes for radio adds on August 30. The song has been rumored to be a single for awhile and I believe I read a video for the song has been shot awhile back. Currently Nicki's debut album; "Pink Friday" has sold 1.5 million copies.

Do you remember the 1970's movie Sparkle? The movie starred Irene Cara and Lonette McKee; you have to look up those actors if you've never heard of them. Anyway the movie is getting the remake treatment. So far Whitney Houston is said to have some involvement in the film as far as producing is concerned. Whether or not she will have a part in the film is another thing.

The movie revolves around a group of sisters in Harlem who make it big. Things take a turn for the worse the sisters find themselves battling drug addictions, controlling boyfriends, and the shady music business.

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Teairra Mari Leaves Record Label, Signs To New One

I'm not sure if everyone was even aware that Teairra Mari had a record deal but she did. Things just didn't work out as Teairra was never quite able to land a hit with the label. Even though "Sponsor" did decent; they pushed her album back far too many times. Now she is on a new record label. Read more below:

Teairra Mari fans may finally get that sophomore album they’ve been waiting for. The R&B chanteuse has departed Warner Bros. Records and signed a new deal with Rico Love’s Division1 label. She made the official announcement on set of the video for “That’s All Me,” helmed by Rico.

“Teairra Mari is now part of the Division1 family. She is officially signed to Division1. We got the lights on all over the world,” said the music maestro, who’s written hits for Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Diddy.

Teairra released the EP Sincerely Yours last year on Warner Bros. and was previously signed to Roc-A-Fella Records.

Game Under Fire For Giving Out Sheriff's Number

All this is...is just more publicity for Game as he prepares to release his new album; "The R.E.D. Album" in stores and online August 23.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department opened a criminal investigation on Friday (August 13) after Game sent a tweet with the phone number for the sheriff's Compton station.

According to latimes.com, authorities say the action prompted hundreds of calls that overwhelmed the emergency phone system, delaying emergency response services.

"This was beyond irresponsible," said Capt. Mike Parker. "The deputies' ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded."

Game tweeted fans at about 5:00 PM that they should call another Twitter user "for internship....... Lol he answering all bws phones today."

The tweet began a back-and-forth, during which Game tweeted the Sheriff's Station number.

"Each phone call made does open the possibility for…

Johnny Gill Sued Over Twitter Rant

New Edition singer Johnny Gill waged a ferociously bitter Twitter war against the CEO of his record label last week -- calling her "f**king nuts" -- and now she's taking his ass to court.

The producer, Ira DeWitt -- wife of St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt -- claims Johnny was PISSED when a song rumored to be on his upcoming album was leaked on the Internet ... and he wrongly blamed her.

According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court, DeWitt claims she had nothing to do with the leak -- but Gill attacked her on Twitter anyway ... calling her "deranged" and "f**kng nuts."

DeWitt also claims Gill tweeted defamatory statements about her business ... saying her record company is a sham and that she only liked the leaked recording because she had a "hard on" for one of the song's producers.

DeWitt claims Gill has damaged her reputation -- so she's suing for unspecified damages ... AND she wants t…

Mary J. Blige Pushes New Album Back

I can't say I'm no longer excited about Mary J. Blige's upcoming album; "My Life II: The Journey Continues". I did have a bit of excitement thanks in part to her single; "Someone To Love Me(Naked)". However since that single didn't take off; the album constantly got pushed back. It didn't help that other songs leaked out halting the release even more. There has also been Mary's recent contribution to a few soundtracks and TV shows that have thrown things off a little to me. I think its gotten some people confused or mainly just myself. Anyway Mary's new album won't be in stores until December 13 now. To be honest that should of been the original date. Mary likes to release her albums during the Holiday season months anyway insuring stronger sales which usually works to her advantage anyway. If you are going to have a suck ass album though; don't count on the Holiday sales too much though.

Jennifer Hudson Engages In Twitter War

Jennifer Hudson tapped into her Southside persona recently after a fan made unruly comments on Twitter about her weight lost methods and claims of homosexuality about her fiancé David Otunga.

The online incident took flight after a Twitter user questioned Hudson's weight loss routine, insisting fans were unhappy with the Grammy winner’s new figure, as she wrote: "Did you get surgery to assist in your weight loss? Or is it all weight watchers?"

The back and forth conversation became more aggressive as the twitter user continued to demean Hudson, writing, "Bitch you have crows feet, laugh lines, your knees knocked, and on the Essence cover you had stretch marks. Do you really?"

The user later tweeted: "Your last cd hit six feet so the only way your getting paid is to starve and rotate them tired ass WW commercials... Your husband is gay, everybody knows but your blind ass. But you can't see that because your starving ass is going nuts."…

Kid Cudi - No One Believes Me - Video

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Throwback Video: Tyra B. - Givin' Me A Rush

You remember Tyra B? She had a few minor hits a few years back. This video was one and the song; "Country Boy" I believe. I read that her label had dropped her over some rumors over her sexuality. I'm not sure how true that is.

Jay-Z & Kanye West - Otis - Video

I'm hearing this song on radio so much and I actually like it. Now I need to check out the album which was just released digitally on iTunes and will be available in physical form August 12.

Lil' Wayne Unveils New Single Cover

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The singles keep on coming as Lil' Wayne prepares to release his long awaited album; "The Carter IV" in stores and online August 29. Now his newest single features Drake and above is the cover art. I haven't heard this yet but I read that it hasn't leaked out in full.

Throwback Video: Faith Evans - Never Gonna Let You Go

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Faith Evans released this single and video produced by Babyface and it went to #1 on the R&B charts. It's funny because I didn't used to care much for this song but now I do.

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Now playing: ‪Faith Evans - Never Gonna Let You Go (1999)‬‏ - YouTube
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Lil' Wayne Reveals Official Tracklisting For New Album

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There have been more than a few misleading tracklistings that have surfaced for "The Carter IV". The latest one proves to be official and current. Check it out below:

Lil Wayne is set to drop one of the most anticipated releases this year, with “Tha Carter IV.” UrbanBridgez.com finally has your First Look at the official tracklisting confirmed by Universal! The album’s next single “She Will” featuring Drake will be released later this month! Some of the featured artists include Busta Rhymes, Nas, Shyne, John Legend, Drake & T-Pain! Check out the tracklisting(s) below!

First Look: Official Tracklisting!
Intro
Blunt Blowin
MegaMan
6 Foot 7 Foot feat. Cory Gunz
Nightmares Of The Bottom
She Will feat. Drake
How To Hate feat. T-Pain
Interlude feat. Tech N9Ne
John feat. Rick Ross
Abortion
So Special feat. John Legend
How To Love
President Carter
Its Good feat. Drake, Jadakiss
Outro feat. Bun B, Nas, Shyne, Busta Rhymes

Deluxe Includes Three Extra Tracks!
I Like The View
Mirror…

Mishon - 24 Hours - Video

You remember Mishon from the TV series; "Lincoln Heights"? He also released a single; "Just A Kiss" some years back. Now he is back with a steamy video following a long line of male R&B singers releasing similar themed videos.

I'm taking it that this is a viral video and not an actual single. I haven't heard or read any news on Mishon or an upcoming album.

Jay-Z, Kanye West Duet Album Set To Debut Big

As if anyone was surprised by this news. I haven't heard the album yet but all of a sudden I'm eager to.

Jay-Z and Kanye West are on their way to conquering the charts. The rap kings’ monumental album Watch the Throne is shaping up to have a blockbuster week.

The album only hit iTunes today, but early estimates are already in. In less than 24 hours, Throne has hit No. 1 on iTunes in over 20 countries. The album, which avoided leaking in advance, is on track to sell at least 400,000 to 500,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., according to Billboard.

Based on these figures, that would give Jay and Kanye the second-largest sales week of the year, behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which opened with 1.1 million units.

Watch the Throne is available exclusively at iTunes until Friday, when it expands to other digital retailers and physical stores. Best Buy will carry the deluxe version exclusively from August 12-22.

Official first-week sales will be released on Wedne…

Kanye West Reveals New Single Release

Kanye West has been busy prepping the release of his Jay-Z duet album; "Watch The Throne" available August 8 on iTunes. The physical copy of the album will surface a few days later; August 12? I'm not really sure. I'm not all that interested in personally. I do hear "Otis" on the radio quite a bit and I think I like it.

Anyway Kanye West is still releasing singles from his current album; "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". He revealed that he new single will be "Lost In This World".

Johnny Gill will release his new album; "Still Winning". The album features the single; "In The Mood". The album will be in stores and online September 20. I still haven't heard the song in full.

Game has finally released the tracklisting for this new album; "The R.E.D. Album" in stores and online August 23. Check out the star studded tracklisting below:

1. “Dr. Dre (Intro)”
2. “The City” feat. Kendrick Lamar
3. “Drug Test” …

Throwback Video: Men Of Vizion - Housekeeper

I stumbled upon this video and I remember this song. I can't remember exactly what year it was released. I know it was the 90s though. Those good old 90s.

Kelly Rowland Has Wardrobe Malfunction On Stage

In a performance at Club 4Sixty6 in New Jersey over the weekend, Kelly Rowland gave fans more than they came to see. The “Motivation” singer suffered a wardrobe malfunction, giving all the drunk and horny club-goers a peak at her right nipple. Rowland rocked a very sexy black bondage style body rode, which did just that; rode.

Following the party, Ms Kelly joked about the incident, writing on Twitter, “New Jersey crowd was amazing!! hope you enjoyed the show and didnt mind the peekaboo LOL!!! #kanyeshrug #stuffhappens.”

Game Speaks On Beef With Jay-Z

With his new album being released later this month; Game is speaking out on everything that makes him tick as well as add a little controversy to his already controversial persona. Read below to learn Game's feelings about Jay-Z and the origin of his beef.

Game has lashed out at Jay-Z several times in the past, most recently firing shots at Hov on his diss track “Uncle Otis.” But what fans might not know is that his attitude towards Jigga stems from an incident that soured his respect for him.

“I think that’s where my short-lived hatred came from. Yeah, man. I had it like that he was just a great dude. I grew up off of all Jay’s albums, and when I finally met him and he was just, I don’t know, he was overly cocky,” he says. “The way that he played fans - and I’m not saying it to say he’s the same person now, that was like seven years ago - this is my own personal experience, so it’s not to make anyone hate Jay-Z.”

While he has continued to pop off at Jay, Game insists that…

Nicki Minaj To Star In New Movie, TV Show

Already conquering the Rap world; Nicki Minaj is now looking towards film and TV. Read more below:

Nicki Minaj is known for her various alter-egos, and now she’s about to take one of her many personalities to the big screen. The Pink Friday rapper will lend her voice to the animated 3D flick Ice Age: Continental Drift.

According to Variety, Minaj has been added to an all-star cast that includes her fellow Young Money rapper Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Aziz Ansari, Wanda Sykes, and Keke Palmer, among others.

But that’s not the only voice-over gig Nicki has booked. In addition to her movie role, she will guest on Fox’s animated TV series “The Cleveland Show” this fall.

The fourth installment in the Ice Age series is slated for release on July 13, 2012, while “The Cleveland Show” returns this fall.----------------
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Big Boi Arrested

Another rapper bites the dust. Read up on Big Boi's arrest below:

Big Boi was arrested in Miami, Florida today on charges of drug possession.

According to TMZ, the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department has charged the Outkast member with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The reports note that the controlled substances were ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and Viagra.

Big Boi was nabbed by custom and border patrol dogs while leaving a cruise ship. He did not have a prescription for the Viagra.
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Nicole Scherzinger - Wet - Video

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America's favorite Pussycat Doll is back with another solo offering and her latest video from her upcoming album. I'm not sure when her album is coming out and if anyone is remotely interested. Her song with 50 Cent(can't think of its name right now) actually did pretty good. So maybe there still is some promise for her.

Album Of The Day: Monifah - Mo'hogany

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Have You Ever Been Loved
Touch It
Suga Suga
Better Half Of Me
Fallin' In Love

"Mo'Hogany" was the second album from singer Monifah. The album contained the singles; "Touch It" and "Suga Suga".

The album features Queen Latifah and Queen Pen. Nowadays Monifah is touring and has done a few stage plays.

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Beyonce To Perform 4 Intimate Concerts

Beyoncé will take the stage at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom for four nights of special performances this month. The set on each night of the 4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé concerts will be the entire collection of her critically acclaimed album, 4

For these four special nights, August 14, 16, 18 and 19, Beyoncé will perform her new songs to a standing room only audience.

Described by music critics as her most accomplished work yet, genre busting, bold and vibrant, 4 is a platform for the star to stretch her musical tastes and showcase her pitch-perfect voice. "What matters to Beyoncé is actually the music," states NPR. And The New York Times calls her "relentlessly perfect."

General ticket sales begin at 1PM EST on August 10 at Ticketmaster. Tickets for the the first concert date, August 14, will be available at starting at 1PM EST. Tickets for the August 16 concert date will be available for purchase starting at 2PM EST; August 18 concert ticket…

Album Of The Day: Fantasia - Fantasia

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Two Week Notice
Not The Way I Do
I'm Not That Type
Surround U

Fantasia released her self-titled sophomore album in December of 2006(if I'm not mistaken). The album featured the singles; "Hood Boy" and "When I See U".

News recently broke that Fantasia is pregnant with her second child. Of course everyone and their mama has something to say about it. Considered the child is fathered by her married lover.

What Fantasia does in her personal life is her business. I do feel people are too hard and judgmental towards her though.

Angie Stone Readies New Album Release

Faith Evans and Ledisi are two of the guests that will appear on the upcoming album from Angie Stone. Read more about it below:

Soul songstress Angie Stone is gearing up for the release of her sixth studio album later this year. The set will be the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Unexpected’ and will be lead by the first single “Rich Girl.”

“[The album] should be out this fall. ‘Rich Girl’ is the first single,” Stone tells Sister 2 Sister. “Rich Girl” will be released this summer and the video will be directed by Stone’s friend and actor Idris Elba. She adds, “That’s my buddy. We’re very, very, very close. We’re very musically connected, and we’re friends as well.”

Nelly, Monica Help Students Raise Funds For College

They always say one thing a celebrity should do(or someone with a nice amount of money) is give back; especially to the community. Nelly & Monica are coming together for a good cause. Read more below:

Grammy award-winning rapper Nelly will give back to his local community, by performing a benefit concert to help raise funds for a local college.

Nelly is slated to perform at venue The Pageant in St. Louis later on this month, along with Grammy award-winning R&B artist/actress Monica.

The pair will be on hand to help raise money for the Vatterott College Scholarship Fund, to benefit high achieving students who are not able to afford college on their own.

“I see myself in the students of Vatterott," Nelly told AllHipHop.com. "Just as I reached my goals, I want to help them reach theirs. I am happy to help those who are trying to help themselves.”

The entire proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Vatterott College Scholarship Fund, which was founded in 2010…

Game Explains New Album Delays, Dr. Dre

Game's new album will be in stores later this month. The rapper talks about the album's many delays and the important role Dr. Dre plays in the album. Read more below:
Game has spent nearly three years working on his oft-delayed project The R.E.D. Album, which he finally finished just last week. Before the LP drops on August 23rd, the Compton, California native spoke with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on RapFix Live to discuss details surrounding the album, most notably revealing that Dr. Dre narrates the entire offering.

“It’s narrated by Dr. Dre, the entire album. So it’s real movie-ish man. It’s going to be crazy,” he said.

Naming the Hit-Boy-produced “Good, Bad & The Ugly” as his favorite track on the LP, Chuck Taylor explained that a few factors kept him from releasing the album sooner, including trying to raise three children while juggling international tours.

“You know, me, I’m probably a little bit different than other artists. I don’t know if they had fatherhood or…

Lil' Wayne, Young Money Sued Over Song

You thought Lil' Wayne caught hell by being sued repeatedly over select songs from his "The Carter III" album; well looks like that string of bad luck is carrying over. This time the Young Money single; "Bedrock" is the subject of a lawsuit. Read more below:

Rapper Lil' Wayne has been hit with a $15,000,000 lawsuit over the hit single “BedRock.”

Done Deal Enterprises, based in Waynesboro, Georgia, filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne, Young Money Records, and Cash Money Records, in the United States District Court, Southern district of New York, over the song.

The lawsuit, which was filed on August 1st, claims that the rapper stole their copyrighted tune “BedRock,” and incorporated it into the track of the same name, that was eventually featured on the compilation album We Are Young Money.

We Are Young Money peaked at #1 on the Billboard Rap charts upon its release in December of 2009.

The Young Money version of the tune featured guest appearances by Drake, …

Album Of The Day: Tweet - Southern Hummingbird

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Oops(Oh My)
So Much To Say(Intro)
Smoking Cigarettes
Best Friend
Always Will
Boogie 2Nite
Make Ur Move
Beautiful
Call Me
Drunk

I remember buying this album and also remembering it came out the same day as Ashanti's self-titled debut album. A rivalry was instantly created as is the case with most black female R&B singers.

This album is cool, mellow, and laid-back for the most part. It is really enjoyable and its been awhile since I gave it a spin.

Jay-Z Dishes On Kanye West Beef

You read it right! Apparently Jay-Z and Kanye West were having a beef despite the fact that their duet album will be released any day now. I can't even sit here and tell you the date because it's changed so many times. Read more below:

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has wasted no time allowing "inside sources" stir rumors about him beefing with fellow Throne member Kanye West and addressed the gossip in full.

Speaking with New York's Hot 97 radio personality Angie Martinez, Young Hov simply laughed off the beef talk.

"Yes, we get on each other's nerves. But that's part of pushing each other. We push each other," Jay told Ang. "The people that have a problem with Kanye or myself are people who are complacent in life. People don't like to be pushed. It's like annoying. It's a thing when people are pushing you to be greater, and we push each other to be greater. So of course there are times when we're in the studio and we'…

Beyonce Shooting Videos For New Songs

Beyonce is keeping herself busy shooting videos for an array of songs from her latest album; "4" including "End Of Time", "Countdown", "Party" and "Schoolin' Life"(which appears on the deluxe edition.). Some are even saying Bee is possibly doing a video anthology for this album like she did with "B'Day". Read more below!

Dubbed as the song hipsters love the most on her latest album, 4, is getting visual treatment. Beyoncé is shooting a video for the Ester Dean and Terius "The-Dream" Nash-penned "Countdown" with "Sweet Dreams" director Adria Petty is set to take on directing duties for the clip.

4 has already received it's certified platinum certification by the RIAA selling over a million copies in the U.S. just a month after it's release. This marks Beyoncé’s fourth solo album to go platinum.http://www.complex.com/music/2011/08/beyonc-to-shoot-video-for-countdown

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Jennifer Lopez On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

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J-LO talks about her divorce from Marc Anthony among other things. With her music career somewhat back on track; J-LO currently has three movies in the works.

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Throwback Video: Mariah Carey - I Don't Wanna Cry

From her self-titled debut album released in 1990.

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Brandy Signs To J Records

While the news has been brewing for a minute regarding Brandy's label situation; the star finally confirmed the rumors via twitter. In addition to her J Records signing; Brandy signed a deal with Chameleon Entertainment which is owned by Sony/BMG Records. Last week I posted the preview for Brandy's new docu series; "On My Own". The series documents Brandy as she balances motherhood and working on her new album. What network will the show air on? It's anyone's guess but I think VH1.

Ja Rule will release his new album; "Pain Is Love 2" on October 11. I have no idea what the first single is but the rapper is currently or about to serve a prison sentence.

The-Dream will release a free album on August 31 titled; "1977". The album serves as a precursor to his upcoming album; "Diary Of A Madman". That album is said to be released this Winter. Going back to the free album; "1977" the album will be released under The-Dream's r…

Beyonce Goes Platinum With New Album

Beyoncé can add another platinum plaque to her wall. A month after its release, the singer’s fourth album has shipped one million units in the U.S.

“4 has been certified Platinum by the RIAA,” read a statement on her official website. “Thank you to all the fans that purchased the album. We hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are.”

The album, which features the singles “Run the World (Girls)” and “Best Thing I Never Had,” was released in late June and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 310,000 copies sold.

4 marks Beyoncé’s fourth solo album to go platinum following I Am… Sasha Fierce, B’Day, and her debut Dangerously in Love.

Despite her latest accomplishment, B did not set out to break records with 4. “I really wanted to get the critical acclaim,” she told “Access Hollywood.” I feel like the longer I do this—I’ve been doing it for 15 years now—No. 1s are amazing, but to see some of the comments that the Rolling Stones and The New York Times and all of these credible…

Swizz Beats Featuring Alicia Keys - International Party - Video

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I have no idea what this is but this is absolute garbage! I would expect better from these two especially together but then again this is Swizz' song. This must be from an upcoming album but I definitely won't be checking for it. Much better is his song; "Everyday(Coolin')" featuring Eve. You all should check that out!

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J. Cole To Release Weekly Music Giveaway

J. Cole is readying the release of his debut album and in turn will offer fans some surprises to coincide with the September 27 release date. Read more below:

J. Cole has announced the release of a weekly giveaway series titled "Any Given Sunday," where he will drop a new song, video or batch of track up until the September 27th release of his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story.

“Every Sunday til the album drops I’ll be back with something. Maybe just 1 song, maybe a video, depending on how I’m feeling," he wrote on his website.

For his first offering, the Roc Nation rapper kicks off the series with a five-track EP of one new song and four previously released tunes. "Like a Star" was originally intended for his sophomore album, but "due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now." Other cuts on the freebie include "Knock on Wood," "Pity," "How High" and "Unabomber."In addition to th…

Drake Working With Stevie Wonder On New Album

Drake speaks on working with Stevie Wonder for his new album; "Take Care" which will be in stores and online October 24. Coincidentally that's Drake's birthday if I read it correctly. Below the singer/rapper talks about working with the legend:

The 2nd Annual OVO Fest in Toronto was a huge success yesterday. Apart from The Weeknd and Rick Ross, Drake brought out special guests J.Cole, Nas and Stevie Wonder out on the stage to perform. Footage will be up in the next post but here’s something exciting that Drizzy told RapCity host T-Rexxx after the event: Stevie Wonder is on Take Care.

“Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of mine. I’m honored to call him a friend, someone who embraced me very early in this music business. This is an exclusive right here, because it’s MuchMusic, and we’re Canadian: Stevie Wonder is actually on ‘Take Care.’ He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a coupl…

LeToya's New Album, Fantasia Pregnant, Lil' Kim's New Deal

LeToya Luckett will release a new album at the top of the year. Awhile back the singer mentioned former bandmate; Kelly Rowland as one of the many influences for her getting back in the studio thanks in part to the hit; "Motivation". Word is LeToya is no longer with Capitol Records(where she released her two albums). I guess we will find out soon enough what new label she is signed with.

Fantasia is indeed pregnant after much speculation. Some were alleging that her weight gain was for her role as Mahalia Jackson. Well turns out its for her unborn child which is reportedly with her married lover; Antuan. We learned about him through her VH1 reality show and plenty of gossip sites and blogs. Congrats but of course you know the media will and is going to have a field day with this story.

Lil' Kim has reportedly signed to Universal Records. The announcement had just been made via twitter and a few other select sources. Apparently Kim mentioned something along the lines of not…

Album Of The Day: TLC - Fanmail

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Dear Lie
Silly Ho
Automatic
Lovesick
I'm Good At Being Bad
My Life
If They Knew

In 1999 TLC returned with the album; "Fanmail" which included the hits "No Scrubs" and "Unpretty". The "scrubs" in "No Scrubs" became a catchphrase which was used to describe no good men.

Trina Talks New Album

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Trina is returning later this year with a new album; her sixth. While its currently untitled; Trina gives us a little insight on what to expect among other things.

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