Showing posts from July, 2012

Music Video: Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm


Music Video: Rick Ross Featuring Jay-Z & Dr. Dre - 3 Kings


Music Video: Miguel - Adorn

Miguel releases his latest music video for the single Adorn. When Miguel first released the song it was shorter in length. Due to popular demand he extended the song and it serves as a single for his new EP Kaleidoscope Dream.
Miguel is supposed to release a full length album in October. For his new album Miguel worked with Pharrell Williams. Being a fan of Pharrell Williams I'm looking forward to hearing what he and Miguel come up with. Something tells me it will be hot!

50 Cent Reveals New Album Release Date, Sean Garrett Dishes On Rihanna's New Sound

50 Cent will release his long awaited album Street King Immortal on November 13. The album features the first single New Day featuring Alicia Keys & Dr. Dre.
50 Cent must plan to release a couple of singles and more mixtapes prior to his album's release. November is still some time away but then again it will be here in no time.
Wondering what Rihanna's next album will sound like? Well according to producer Sean Garrett(worked with Beyonce) there will be a "mish-mash of genres". In addition to Sean Garrett; David Guetta is involved in the project as well. When will we hear this new music? Don't be surprised if its by year's end. We all know Rihanna typically drops an album every year.

Music Video: Waka Flocka Flame - Fist Pump

From his recently released album Triple F Life in stores and online now.

Video Preview: Keyshia Cole Featuring Lil' Wayne - Enough Of No Love

Keyshia Cole gives us a behind the scenes look as she preps the video for her new single Enough Of No Love featuring Lil' Wayne. The song has already raced up the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart where it currently sits at #21.
It is the first single from her upcoming album Woman To Woman.

Music Video: Rick Ross - Hold Me Back

God Forgives I Don't will be in stores and online on July 31.

Music Video: Ludacris - Jingalin

From his upcoming album Ludaversal.

Throwback Video: Monica - All Eyez On Me

Monica released the video for All Eyez On Me in 2002. The song was produced by Rodney Jerkins. The song didn't exactly set the charts on fire. It resulted in the album being reworked and later retitled to After The Storm. Fast forward to 2003 and All Eyez On Me is nowhere to be found on the new album but some of the tracks intended for All Eyez On Me ended up on After The Storm
A few months ago Monica released her most recent album New Life which basically came and went. Not even her duet with Brandy; It All Belongs To Me could save the album. 
I believe Monica is content with being a mother and a wife right now and may possibly be looking towards recording a new album.

Music Video: Gucci Mane - Super Cocky

From his latest mixtape I'm Up.

2 Chainz Calls Out Copying Artists, Usher Reveals New Single

2 Chainz is calling out those artists who have developed a knack for remixing and redoing his songs. The idea of remixing and redoing songs has become a popular practice within the R&B/Hip Hop community. I don't know why 2 Chainz feels that he is so special though or that his songs can't be replicated. Maybe the new money and increased fame has made his head a little bigger.
On other hand I can understand what 2 Chainz is saying though. I used to always get annoyed with Trey Songz covered another artist's song. I always wondered why he couldn't do his own song but he had a trick up his sleeve. It was just his way of overexposing himself like he did before his album Ready came out. It was a tactic that worked though.
Usher has chosen Dive as the fourth single from his recently released album Looking 4 Myself. The song was produced by Jim Jonsin(worked with Trina) and Rico Love(produced It All Belongs To Me by Monica & Brandy). 
Usher's stepson Kile Glover was r…

Music Video: Nina Sky - Heartbeat

Nina Sky will release their new album Nicole & Natalie on July 31.

Throwback Video: Foxy Brown Featuring Baby Cham - Tables Will Turn

Foxy Brown released the video for the song Tables Will Turn in 2001. It was the third video to be released from her gold album Broken Silence also released in 2001.
Def Jam didn't fund the video so Foxy paid for the video out of her own pocket.

Chris Brown Picks New Single, Toni Braxton Plans Duet Album

While he may be blocking followers on Twitter for not purchasing Fortune Chris Brown is pressing ahead with a new single release. Don't Judge Me has been chosen as Chris Brown's newest single. 
I'm not sure what single number this is. If I had to guess I would say this is his sixth single. 
Toni Braxton may or may not be a judge on the new season of American Idol but that hasn't been confirmed yet. What has been confirmed is news of Toni returning for a new season of her hit reality show Braxton Family Values. The new season premieres August 16. 
In other Toni Braxton news the singer is linking up with Babyface for a duets albums featuring several covers titled Love Marriage Divorce

I think I like the title better for a solo Toni Braxton album but whatever. Toni is also filming a movie on Lifetime with her son about an interracial relationship.

Video: Rick Ross Performing On Jimmy Kimmel Show

Rick Ross performs hit singles So Sophisticated and Touch'N You. His new album God Forgives I Don't recently leaked out and will be available in stores July 31.

Chris Brown Blocks Fans, Game's Upcoming Wedding Back On

Chris Brown has began blocking followers on Twitter that have yet  to buy his newest album Fortune. While Fortune remains in the upper echelon of the charts it hasn't been the swift seller his last album F.A.M.E. was.
There's also been "fans" who have been humiliating Chris Brown by bragging on Twitter that they have downloaded the album and have not bought it. 
What's the reasoning behind the album's lower than expected chart showing? Blame it on a number of factors. The number of pushbacks before the album's release possibly hurt sales quite a bit. Not to mention Chris Brown's increasingly annoying and volatile behavior has obviously turned fans off.
This news just adds to the already increasingly number of headlines that Chris Brown manages to grab throughout the year. Who could forget his lashing out on Twitter for fans not buying Fortune and his allegedly fight with Drake. The sparring led to a few dis records that I myself passed on with good reas…

J. Cole- The Cure

J. Cole- The Cure by dreamvillerecords

J. Cole drops his latest song which borrows from Jay-Z & Kanye West's Lift Off
J. Cole's debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story is in stores and online now. The album has been certified gold for sales of over 600,000 copies.

Toni Braxton To Be A Judge On Idol, Cruel Summer Album Pushed Back

Word is that Toni Braxton's name has been thrown around as a possible judge on American Idol. With Mariah Carey already attached hopefuls are looking for yet another judge to fill the seat. Could Toni be the next judge?

Personally I think it would be a good look if she did join. No she won't get the paycheck that Mariah is getting but I'm sure she'll get a hefty amount to sign on. 

You will have to wait a few months longer to hear the debut compilation from G.O.O.D. Music family. Titled Cruel Summer the album is set to be released this September. I believe the original release date was August. The album features the hit single Mercy.

Busta Rhymes Offers Free New Album, Hear Tamia's New Album Snippets

Busta Rhymes insists that his newest album Year Of The Dragon is not his Cash Money album debut. Instead the album will serve as a free album to the fans which will be available this August on Google Play.
The album contains the single King Tut. Appearances come in the form of Maino, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, Lil' Wayne, and Rick Ross.
Speaking of new albums Tamia will be releasing her new album Beautiful Surprise on August 28. The title track serves as the first single. Click here to hear snippets of the new album!

Music Video: Bobby V. Featuring Lil' Wayne - Mirror

Mirror is the first single and video from Bobby V.'s upcoming album Dusk Till Dawn. The album is due October 2. The album features Kirko Bangz and K. Michelle.

Video: Trey Songz - Heart Attack On The Jimmy Kimmel Show


Music Video: Jennifer Lopez Featuring Flo Rida - Goin' In


Music Video: Busta Rhymes Featuring Reek Da Villian & J-Doe - King Tut

Busta Rhymes' new album Year Of The Dragon will be released later this year.

Music Video: Trina - I'm Back(Back 2 Business)


Jo Jo Speaks On New Single, Album

It's been a while since JoJo has released a studio album -- six years in fact. If there's one thing the singer is striving for, it's a solid representation of her current musical direction, which seems to have evolved a lot over the past few years. She's been taking some time to figure out her sound and what exactly she wants out of her musical career.

JoJo's third studio release, which was announced in 2007, was originally slated to be titled "All I Want Is Everything" before morphing into "Jumping Trains" in 2011. She released her single "Disaster" later that year and has since scrapped the album and headed back to the studio to begin re-recording.

The singer-actress tells Billboard why she's decided to move in a new direction. "It didn't feel right anymore," she says. "I've been working on it for a long time. I'm 21 now and it didn't feel like me."

The "Too Little Too Late"…

Video Preview: Keyshia Cole Featuring Lil' Wayne - Enough Of No Love

Keyshia Cole offers viewers up a preview of her new video for the single Enough Of No Love featuring Lil' Wayne. The video is said to premiere on August 2.
The song is the first single and video from her upcoming album Woman To Woman.

Music Video: Kreayshawn - Go Hard

Kreyshawn releases the second video from her upcoming album Somethin' 'Bout Kreay in stores and online August 14.

Music Video: Jeremih - Go To The Mo

Music Video: Trey Songz - Simply Amazing

Simply Amazing serves as a viral video and single from his upcoming album Chapter V due August 21. The album's deluxe version(or collectors edition) is said to feature a 112-page booklet with never before seen photos.
Do you think Trey Songz first week sales will be up there with Usher, Chris Brown, and Frank Ocean or will he do more? Between the aforementioned singers their recent albums all did between 128-134K in the first week.

Mariah Carey Joins American Idol, Fantasia Working On New Album

It has been announced that Mariah Carey is the newest judge on American Idol. The news broke as soon as J-LO announced she was leaving. Now the news has been confirmed. Now we will await to see who will be joining Mariah as a judge.

Randy Jackson is still a judge at presstime. Ironically Randy is Mariah's manager so I'm sure that had a lot to do with the decision.

With a new album and single in the works Mariah Carey on Idol will be just what she needs to insure the success of her new album and future endeavors. Word is Mariah will be receiving 17 million dollars; 2 million dollars more than Britney Spears is receiving on X Factor.
Speaking of American Idol former winner Fantasia working on  a new album said to be recorded in less than a month's time. With major support from her label Fantasia is embarking on creating her own sound courtesy of producer Harmony(worked with Ne-Yo) who reportedly produced 90% of the album.
The album's first single is said to be a song titl…

Trey Songz Reveals New Album Tracklisting

“Chapter V,” is the highly-anticipated fifth studio album from Trey Songz and the follow up to his 2010 album “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” which featured the multi-platinum hit “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj and the #1 single, “Can’t Be Friends.” Songz latest collection of music will be released on August 21st and features Trey‘s current single “Dive In” and the hits “Heart Attack” and “2 Reasons” featuring T.I.
The tracklisting was recently revealed without the guest appearances, now has your first look at the full tracklisting. The guests appear to be a who’s who in Hip Hop, with Songz joined by everybody from Diddy to Rick Ross and of course T.I. who appears on “2 Reasons.” However Kelly Rowland, J. Cole and Big Sean seem to be missing from the list, Trey has mentioned that he collaborated with them as well for this project. Check out the tracklisting below and pick up “Chapter V” on August 21st!

Official Tracklisting:
Chapter V
Dive In
Panty Wetter

Iggy Azalea Featuring Mike Posner - Flash

Listen to Flash (feat Mike Posner) on Hulkshare - Free Music Streaming & Download

Flash is the newest single lifted from Iggy Azalea's upcoming EP Glory which I think will be available by week's end.

Shareefa Featuring Faith Evans - Lucky One

Lucky One

Shareefa returns with a new single featuring Faith Evans. 
Shareefa was formerly signed to Ludacris' DTP Records back in the day.

Snoop (Lion) Dogg - La La La

Snoop Lion "La La La" (produced by Major Lazer) by Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg reincarnates himself for his new single La La La from his album Reincarnated. The album and single were inspired by a recent trip to Jamaica.

Music Video: Iggy Azalea Featuring T.I. - Murda Bizness

Murda Bizness will be featured on Iggy Azalea's EP Glory which will be released next week. The new single Flash featuring Mike Posner is said to debut Monday.

Game Cancels Wedding, Mariah Carey Readies New Single Release

Word is that The Game has called off his wedding to longtime girlfriend Tiffeny. The couple were said to wed later this month and was even filming a reality show. When the show reportedly demanded some on air drama shit got real and the wedding was called off.
Mariah Carey has announced that Rick Ross & Meek Mill will appear on her new single Triumphant(Get 'Em). The song is produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox. Mariah hooked up with Rick Ross back in April to record the track which serves as her first single from her upcoming untitled album. The new single will debut at the beginning of August.

Jordin Sparks On Cover Of Shape Magazine

Jordin Sparks is sparkling on the cover of Shape Magazine. The American Idol winner and alum details her amazing weight loss. 
You can see Jordin Sparks in her Sparkle featuring the late Whitney Houston on August 17.

Music Video: Soulja Boy - God Forgive Me

From his upcoming album Promise in this stores this Winter.

Throwback Video: Keyshia Cole - I Changed My Mind

I Changed My Mind was the first song released from Keyshia Cole's debut album The Way It Is. The song was produced by Kanye West.
Keyshia Cole is set to release her new album Woman To Woman this Fall. Her newest single Enough Of No Love features Lil' Wayne.

Nas New Album To Debut At #1, Brandy Decides Second Single

Nas is set to debut at #1 next week with his new album Life Is Good. The album is estimated to sale upwards of 125K copies. The album includes the single Daughters
Brandy is back in full swing with a host of gigs throughout D.C. and Chicago and during some of press junkets she mentioned a song Without You. Brandy says this is the song she wants as her next single but the label may push for something different.

We will have to wait and see. There is also the song Sick floating around in discussions for second single so who knows.

Blu Cantrell Returning, Brandy Pushes New Album Back

A name you haven't heard in awhile; Blu Cantrell is rumored to be returning with new music. Her new single is said to feature Lil' Wayne.

Awhile back someone posted under a fake Blu Cantrell page saying she had new music but the singer denied the claims.

Blu Cantrell disappeared from the limelight after reportedly escaping to deal with some personal issues. The singer was signed to Arista in 2001 and released her gold album So Blu. In 2003 she released her Grammy nominated album Bittersweet which featured the single Breathe featuring Sean Paul.

More rumors. I'm reading that Brandy has pushed her album release date to October 2. The album Two Eleven features the single Put It Down featuring Chris Brown.

These artists and push backs. I swear this stuff gets annoying. R&B releases typically get pushed back at least twice before its all said and done.

Music Video: Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You


Video: Tank Sings In The Shower

It's one thing for artists to serenade us while their in their bathrooms but Tank takes it a step further by singing and showering. 
It looks like Tank might be getting a little desperate to get his most recent album off the store shelves.

Dawn Richard - Pretty Wicked Things

Pretty Wicked Things - Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard unleashes new music which serves as a setup for her upcoming album GoldenHeart which will be released this October. Dawn cautions fans that this is not her first single but it gives you a taste of what to expect.

Her EP Armor On is available on iTunes now.

Keyshia Cole Reveals Second Single, 50 Cent Grabs Alicia Keys For New Single

Keyshia Cole may be heating things up with her new single Enough Of No Love featuring Lil' Wayne but she already has her second single planned. The tentative second single is titled Hey Sexy.
Look for Keyshia Cole's new BET reality show Family First airing this October.
50 Cent has enlisted Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre for his new single New Day. The single serves as the official first single from 50's upcoming album Street King Immortal. The song will available on iTunes on July 24.

Ironically enough Alicia Keys has a solo song titled New Day which may or may not be her first single from her upcoming album.

Throwback Video: Cam'ron Featuring Juelz Santana - Hey Ma


JoJo - Demonstrate

JoJo - Demonstrate by FUTURESOUND / BGR

Jo Jo roars back with a new sexy seductive single Demonstrate. The song is produced by Noah "40" Shebib who is known primarily for his work with Drake. The song is set to hit iTunes on August 28.

When you think about it August 28 is pretty far away considering its out now.

Album Review: Frank Ocean - channel Orange

Frank Ocean released his Island Def Jam album channel Orange last week; first exclusively to retailer iTunes. It was a move that upset other retailers Target and forced them not to sell the CD. Boy are they regretting that decision now given the first week numbers(estimated at 130,000 copies). 

Starting things off is the mindless intro Start followed by the album's first single Thinkin About You. Originally Thinkin About You was written for a female artist but that didn't stop Frank from putting his own spin of it. 
We go into another mindless interlude and I say that because I don't quite understand some of the interludes just yet. I'm sure with repeated listens I will grasp the true meaning. 
Sierra Leone comes and goes and sets the stage for a number or songs that don't overstay their welcome. Some I wish did especially given the epic 9 minutes and :52 second single Pyramids which is rather unique. 
Some of my favorite songs on the album are: Lost, Forrest Gump,

Music Video: Shawnna Featuring Chella H. - Big And Fat

From the new mixtape She's Alive available now.

Throwback Video: Truth Hurts Featuring Rakim - Addictive


Video: Brandy Speaks On Upcoming Projects

Brandy speaks briefly on her new album, performing at the BET Awards, and her upcoming movie projects.

Tamia Unveils New Album For Beautiful Surprise

Tamia unveils the album cover for her new album Beautiful Surprise. The title track serves as the first single. The video features Tamia's husband basketball star Grant Hill. EMI is distributing Tamia's album this go round. 
Beautiful Surprise will arrive in stores on August 28.

Elle Varner - I Don't Care

I Don't Care by ellevarner

I Don't Care is the third single from Elle Varner. It appears on her upcoming debut album Perfectly Imperfect due August 7.

Mary J. Blige To Appear As Mentor On Upcoming Season Of The Voice

Adam Levine and his mentees on the next season of The Voice will get a helping hand from Mary J. Blige, who will act as as his team's adviser on the hit show's upcoming third season.

"I've always been a huge fan of Mary J. Blige," said the Maroon 5 frontman, who counted Robin Thicke and Alanis Morrisette among his advisers last season. "So it's been great having her on The Voice as an adviser to my team."

The pair have already started filming together, with Blige adding, "I love Adam, he's amazing. I'm so happy to be working with him and his team."

Blige isn't the first adviser to be announced for The Voice's new season: Last week it was announced that crooner Michael Buble would join country star Blake Shelton's team. No word yet on who will be assisting Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

The third season of The Voice premiers September 10th on NBC. The Voice will be airing twice during the 2012-2013 season…

Music Video: R. Kelly - Feelin Single


Music Video: Meek Mill Featuring Drake - Amen


Whitney Houston's Family Messing With Sparkle Movie Premiere

“Sparkle,” the movie that marks Jordin Sparks‘ big-screen debut and Whitney Houston‘s movie swan song, is set to open August 17.

A red-carpet premiere is planned for the film — Sparks tweeted that she’s getting a dress custom-designed for it — but a report suggests that Houston’s family is making things difficult in terms of scheduling.

While premieres normally take place at least a week before a movie opens, claims that the film’s premiere is tentatively scheduled for the day before the movie hits theaters because of Houston’s family’s demands.

Sources tell the website that the family doesn’t want the premiere to be held on any date that’s near August 9, which would have been Houston’s 49th birthday.

In addition, sources tell that the question of which family members will be attending, including Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and her mom, Cissy Houston, is also “very much up in the air.”

On top of that, the location of the premiere is…

Mariah Carey Eyeing American Idol, Sean Garrett Speaks On New Brandy Song

With J-Lo and Steven Tyler abandoning their seats as judges at American Idol a new judge has stepped forward. Mariah Carey is now in the running to replace her used to be rival J-LO. No word on who will replace Steven Tyler.
This may be exactly what Mariah needs to keep her career afloat now that its particularly in danger or anything. Like J-LO though she can use this vehicle for more promotion for herself when launching her new album and other products.
Producer Sean Garrett recently did an interview(which I didn't watch by the way). I can't really stomach him. He mentioned a song Sick by Brandy which may be a single in the future. Several others are claiming the song is her next single but only time will tell.

Sean Garrett likes to brag about his upcoming productions with the likes of all the artists he works with. Sometimes he speaks outta turn and some of the songs he brags about end up being lackluster ones.

The release date for Brandy's new album Two Eleven is unknown…

Music Video: Wiz Khalifa - Bed Rest(Freestyle)


Sparkle - So Bad


Whaddaya know? Sparkle returns to the music scene with a new song So Bad. The song was co-written by Sparkle. No word yet on an upcoming album or if one is in the works. I wouldn't be surprised if Sparkle were signed eOne Records like everyone else.

You may all remember Sparkle when she was introduced to us by R. Kelly by way of her own debut single Be Careful. It appeared on her 1998 Platinum album Sparkle.

Born Stephanie Edwards the singer left R. Kelly to sign to Motown Records back in 2000. Prior to that Sparkle sang back up for Aaliyah. A few years ago Sparkle infamously announced that the girl in the infamous sex tapes with R. Kelly was her niece.

Frank Ocean Interview with Zane Low of BBC Radio 1

Frank Ocean Interview with Zane Low of BBC Radio 1 [] by

Frank Ocean speaks on his new album Channel Orange, why he put his album on iTunes early, his Jimmy Fallon performance, and what we can expect from him in the future.

Channel Orange is on iTunes now where it is the #1 album and it will be available in retailers(except Target) on July 17.

Beanie Sigel Sentenced To 2 Years In Jail

Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to two years behind bars for not paying $700,000 in federal income taxes.
The 38-year-old rapper, born Dwight Grant, had previously plead guilty to not filing federal tax returns in 2003, 2004, and 2005, reports TMZ.

During his sentencing at U.S District Court in Philadelphia, Jay-Z’s former Roc-A-Fella Records signee told the judge he accepts “total responsibility” for his actions. However, he did complain about family members who allegedly spent his money while he was serving time for drug and gun crimes in 2004 and 2005.

“I haven’t been able to get my career back on track since,” Sigel told the court.

Sigel, whose albums include The Truth, The B. Coming, and The Reason, has until September 12 to report to prison.

Alicia Keys Working With Babyface, Day 26 Break Up

Swizz Beats has revealed that his wife Alicia Keys has a song with Babyface on her upcoming untitled album. He was careful not to divulge too much info but that's something listeners can look forward to.
Alicia Keys leaked out a single New Day a few weeks ago. 
Willie Taylor formerly of the group Day 26 originally spearheaded by Diddy has broken up. The group had been signed to Bad Boy and later Bad Boy/Atlantic. When Bad Boy jumped ship to Interscope Records; Atlantic Records decided to keep Day 26. The group had a new album in the works and a supporting single and a video. Sadly I can't remember it and I don't think anyone else did.

Now Willie Taylor is pursuing with a solo career(as expected) with The Reintroduction of Willie Taylor. He has since released the single Instagram Ya Body. Like Facebook, Twitter, and countless other social networking sites we can expect to hear Instagram getting name dropped in many songs in the future.

Frank Ocean ft Tyler The Creator - Golden Girl

Frank Ocean ft Tyler The Creator - Golden Girl by EatingHipHop

Frank Ocean unleashes a bonus track from his debut album Channel OrangeGolden Girl featuring Odd Future member Tyler The Creator.

Frank Ocean's Channel Orange tour starts tomorrow in Seattle, WA.

Chris Brown's Fortune Album Debuts At #1

Fortune is shining down on Chris Brown. After his double wins at this month’s BET Awards, the R&B superstar finds himself back on top of the charts with his fifth album.
Fortune enters at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with 134,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Propelled by the singles “Turn Up the Music” and “Till I Die,” the album marks Brown’s second No. 1 debut following 2011’s Grammy-winning F.A.M.E. (270,000).

In addition to his success in the U.S., Fortune reigns on top of the charts in the U.K. and the Netherlands. Brown also scores career bests in Ireland and France at No. 4, Japan at No. 5, Canada at No. 6, Switzerland at No. 10, and Germany at No. 13.

Brandy Readies New Video, Mariah Carey In The Studio With Rodney Jerkins

Brandy just finished filming the visuals for her Chris Brown assisted single Put It Down. The video was a one day shoot and was directed by Hype Williams. We should be seeing the video very soon.
Brandy's Two Eleven: Evolution album is due in the Fall.
It wasn't long ago when Mariah Carey announced that we would get new music from her this Summer. Now the singer has logged in time with producer Rodney Jerkins. No word on when to expect the album or its first single and who it will be produced by. Word is though Jermaine Dupri mostly produced the upcoming album.

Video: Faith Evans Speaks On R&B Divas Reality Show

R&B Divas is the newest reality show that will be coming to the small screen via TVOne. The show stars Faith Evans(who also executive produces) among others. The ladies introduce themselves and speak on what we can expect from their upcoming show.

Janet Jackson Speaks On New Album, Frank Ocean's Album Won't Be Available In Target

Janet Jackson is revealing in the new JET magazine(in which she appears on the cover) that she is signed to Universal Music. Many have been speculating and inquiring when Janet will release a new album but only time will tell. Janet does seem to be more focused on acting nowadays which makes perfect sense. Her music career has stalled somewhat over the years but fans still want music from the superstar. When asked about reuniting with longtime producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Janet is coy not to reveal much. The album is still in its early stages.
Janet's last few albums may of not set the charts on fire but I still think they were pretty good in my opinion. 
Frank Ocean who released his debut album Channel Orange through iTunes earlier in the week will find his first week sales around the 110-125K mark. This is only through digital retailers as the physical album won't be released until July 17. 
It looks like Frank Ocean's sales won't be hurt by retailer Target wh…

NE-YO - "Let Me Love You"

"Let Me Love You" - NE-YO

Ne-Yo returns with his new single Let Me Love You(Until You Learn To Love Yourself). It is the second single from his upcoming album R.E.D. in stores and online September 18.

I think its safe to say all the male R&B singers are going the Dance route give or take a few.

Charlamange The God Gets Attacked In The Streets

Charlamange The God is caught on tape getting knocked over the head after refusing to give some street thugs a shout out. I think its kind of crazy though how they reacted once he questioned their motives. Obviously the guys probably already had it out for them.
If your unfamiliar with who Charlamange The God is he is a radio personality who is apart of the infamous The Breakfast Club; a radio show that airs in New York. Prior to that he worked alongside Wendy Williams on The Wendy Williams Experience.

Music Video: KeKe Palmer Featuring Kevin McCall - You Got Me

Kid Cudi Reveals Guests For New Album, Fantasia Shoots Down Pregnancy Rumors

Kid Cudi is currently working on his fourth album Indicud. The album is nearly complete. Guests so far include Kanye West, Pusha T, and Kendrick Lamar. Kid Cudi revealed the guest via his Twitter and announced hopes of collaborating with the likes of Jay Z, 50 Cent, [Lloyd] Banks, and more. He has likened the upcoming album to Dr. Dre's classic Chronic 2001.
You can also hear Kid Cudi on the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer due August 7. 
Fantasia is shooting down rumors that she is with child again. After posting a picture of her clutching her stomach on instagram fans have been in a frenzy. People have been speculating that she is pregnant again! The singer took to her twitter to reveal that she intends to deliver an epic album. While she didn't exactly deny the baby rumors its good that new music is on the way.

Video Preview: Rick Ross - Hold Me Back

Rick Ross takes viewers behind the scenes as he shoots the video for his newest single Hold Me Back. It appears on his upcoming album God Forgives I Don't in stores and online July 31.

Marcus Canty - "In & Out" featuring Wale

"In & Out" featuring Wale

Marcus Canty of X Factor fame hits us with new single In & Out featuring Wale. The song is set to appear on his upcoming Epic Records debut.

Video Preview: Bobby V Featuring Lil' Wayne - Mirror


2 Chainz Calls On Nicki Minaj For New Album, Frank Ocean Releases New Album On iTunes

2 Chainz plans to release his new album Based On A T.R.U. Story on August 14. The album features the hit singles Riot and No Lie featuring Drake. The album features appearances from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Lil' Wayne, and Rick Ross.
On July 23 2 Chainz will release the Kanye West assisted Birthday Song which serves as the album's next single followed by the Nicki Minaj collaboration Love Dem Strippers.
After a performance last night on The Jimmy Fallon Show Frank Ocean has released his debut album Channel Orange on iTunes. Upon its release the album has shot to #1 on the iTunes album charts. The album and many of the songs are trending on Twitter. The album's physical release still remains on July 17.



This is a newly leaked song from Azealia Banks' upcoming mixtape Fantasea which will be available for free download tomorrow July 11. Check it out!

Throwback Video: Case Featuring Mary J. Blige & Foxy Brown - Touch Me Tease Me

I'm sitting here trying to remember what year The Nutty Professor came out. It was either 1995 or 1996. Case's Touch Me Tease Me was one of the first singles released for The Nutty Professor soundtrack. The song features Mary J. Blige(who co-wrote the song and dated Case) and Foxy Brown(who was label mates with Case). 
Case's self titled debut album would be released in 1996 as was Foxy Brown's. Mary J. was still riding the success of the My Life album and contributions to other soundtracks.

Video Preview: The-Dream Featuring Pusha T - Dope Bitch

The-Dream takes viewers behind the scenes as he films the video to his new single Dope Bitch featuring Pusha T. The new Dream album will be in stores and online August 14 with appearances from Mary J. Blige and Gucci Mane.

Music Video: DMX Featuring Machine Gun Kelly - I Don't Dance


When The Game Attacks

Last night I came across footage of rapper The Game fighting nemesis rapper 40 Glocc. Below you can see the shocking video and more videos of Game fighting.
Over the years The Game has proved to be one of Raps more controversial and outspoken rappers. He has literally fought with several other rappers, fans, and random people on the street. One thing is for sure don't mess with The Game.
Below is a few videos I compiled of Game involved in some pretty infamous fights and feuds over the last few years. After the videos you get more of a synopsis of some of his well known feuds.

Some of The Game's famous feuds: 50 Cent The Game's long running feud with 50 Cent is now industry legend. While The Game is running around trying to beat everyone up I would like to see him and 50 throw down. Would be interesting huh? That one could probably go either way. Personally I don't think 50 Cent is nowhere near as concerned about The Game as The Game is about 50 Cent.
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Music Video: French Montana Featuring Lil' Wayne, Drake & Rick Ross - Pop That


Kenny Lattimore To Release New Album, Cassie Readies New EP

Kenny Lattimore who brought us such songs as For You(his signature song) and Never Too Busy is back with a new album Back 2 Cool in stores and online August 28. Kelly Price guests on the title track. His current single is titled Find A Way.
Kenny Lattimore used to be married to singer Chante Moore. Together they released a string of duet albums on the Arista label nearly 10 years ago.
Cassie created a little buzz for herself with the video for her single King Of Hearts. Now the singer is embarking on the release of a new EP Rock A Bye Baby. The EP is scheduled to hit by Summer's end. 
Meanwhile Cassie is in the studio putting the finishing touches on her long awaited sophomore album featuring appearances from Ester Dean and 
I never got the fuss over King Of Hearts. I feel like Cassie needs to stop while she's ahead but who am I to come between a girl and her career.

Music Video: Timbaland Featuring Ne-Yo - Hands In The Air


Toni Braxton Planning New Album, Brandy Readying New Music Video

Toni Braxton is planning a new album release on her own terms with the help of L.A. Reid. Toni mentioned this before while appearing on The Wendy Williams Show awhile back. She has since released the top 10 Dance hit I Heart You. There is also plans to do a duet album with frequent collaborator Babyface. 
Toni will be starring in an all new season of her hit WE show Braxton Family Values. Sorry but I'm not sure exactly when it will be airing and since I don't have WE I won't be seeing it no time soon anyway.
Brandy is currently in the stages of readying herself to film the video for her new single Put It Down which is at #54 this week on the R&B charts. 
As for the impending release of Brandy's new album Two Eleven: Evolution the release date is currently unknown. The album was supposed to be released next month but I'm guessing a new release date will be announced shortly. I read that the Evolution in the title may or may not stick. I guess we will have to w…

Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj To Release New Singles + Videos

We got the pleasure of a Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj collabo in the form of Bottoms Up when it was released two years ago. While there is no upcoming collaboration in the works between Trey and Nicki both artists are respectively releasing new singles and videos for their perspective albums.  Trey Songz has chosen Dive In as the third single from his upcoming album Chapter 5 in stores and online August 21. The singer is currently filming a video to the single as well as a video for the upcoming single Simply Amazing. An unnamed song will get the single and video treatment as well. Looks like Trey is going all out for this album. Let's just hope his first week sales are not as depressing as Usher and Chris Brown's.
Speaking of multiple singles Nicki Minaj is readying two new single releases from her Platinum album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Current US sales stand at 557,000 copies but the album has shipped a million copies which explains the Platinum certification. 
On the Urban…

Frank Ocean Speaks On Lost Nas Collabo, Beyonce Crying

Frank Ocean has worked with superstars including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, but one collaboration we may never hear is with Nas. The Odd Future crooner reveals a lost record with the hip-hop legend.

In an interview with The New York Times, Ocean says that he and Nas recorded a song called “No Such Thing as White Jesus,” but it was lost due to a technological error. While album deadlines prevented him from recreating it from scratch, he was able to recall some of the lyrics.

“Whatever you do, young king, don’t wind up dead,” he sings. “Young queen, cross your legs/ Put a crown on your head and remove the chains/ ‘Cause even diamond chains are for slaves/ Don’t set foot in no penitentiary/ And don’t taste the poison/ Don’t you bail on your families.”

He also shared how Beyoncé reacted upon hearing “I Miss You,” the ballad he penned for her album 4. “She came in and heard the song, and she shed a tear and recorded it,” he said, “and I wanted to shed a tear.”

Ocean is geari…

Chris Brown Fumes Over Album Sales, Frank Ocean Comes Out

Chris Brown is fuming over the estimated first week sales of his new album Fortune. While the album is set to debut at #1 the album's first week sales(estimated at 120,000 - 140,000) is lower than expected. Chris Brown has released about five singles all which have done moderately well on all the charts. However when he pushed the album back in April I think that's what hurt the sales a bit. The album was supposed to be released on May 8. I think he should of kept that date. I really don't know why the album was pushed back in the first place. It's not like he had released a flopped single. Everything was on target for his album to perform well but maybe people are feeling him or the music this time. 
Anyway Chris has reportedly taken to Twitter and UStream expressing his disdain over the low sales week. Instead of bitch about it maybe some appearances wouldn't hurt. 
Frank Ocean has shocked everyone when it was revealed that some of his lyrics on his upcoming album

Ashanti Unveils No One Greater Single Cover

Ashanti hooks up with Meek Mill & French Montana on her new single No One Greater which was leaked out on June 30. The single is the newest release from Ashanti's upcoming album Braveheart due this Fall. 
Ashanti looks great on the single cover! I hope Ashanti doesn't wait forever to release this video like she did with The Woman You Love. With that being said I also hope the video has a better storyline and doesn't confuse the viewers like The Woman You Love
If Ashanti can continue to put out these bomb single covers she can definitely stand to change that awful album cover of hers. Yeah I said it!

Nelly Enlists Chris Brown For New Single, Ashanti's New Single Causes Bad Blood

Nelly is returning to the music scene with a new single Merry Go Round featuring Chris Brown. It is the first single from his upcoming untitled album. The song is produced by Da Internz who is responsible for Rihanna's Birthday Cake among other songs.
Nelly's boo Ashanti recently found her song No One Greater featuring French Montana & Meek Mill leaked out. While Producer 7 Aurelius made mention about the song weeks ago via his Twitter page the leak was premature. The move has led to a fallen out between the produces of the song 7 Aurelius and Irv Gotti. 7 Aurelius later tweeted that he and Irv Gotti would never work together again! 
Meanwhile with the premature leaks and numerous release date changes for the upcoming Braveheart album Ashanti announced the album will be available this Fall. However various retail sites report the album being released on January 1, 2013.
When Ashanti was down with Murder Inc. their nemesis was 50 Cent. Like Murder Inc. 50 Cent has had some pr…

2 Chainz Unveils New Album Cover

2 Chainz will release his Island Def Jam debut album on August 14. The album features the single No Life featuring Drake.

R. Kelly Suffering From Complications With Throat Surgery

A spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B singer is suffering complications from throat surgery and will miss promotional appearances for his new album and memoir.

Kelly's publicist said in a statement that the singer was on his way to New York on Wednesday morning when he became ill and returned to Chicago for medical treatment. Kelly had surgery last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords.

Kelly's new album, "Write Me Back," came out Tuesday and his memoir, "Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me," releases Thursday.

The Grammy winner's publicist says Kelly will have to cancel appearances on "The Jimmy Fallon Show," NBC's "Today" and at a book party. Kelly's spokesman says it's unclear how long the singer will be sidelined.

Last Name Brown First Name...

Who knew that three artists who all share the same last name would have so much in common? How much in common do they have? You have to read on to find out in Last Name Brown First Name...
Chris Brown Chris Brown has replaced Bobby Brown as the Bad Boy Of R&B. Though Bobby Brown still occasionally makes the headlines for DUI charges he has simmered down quite a bit.
It seems like with Chris Brown trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. Most recently Chris Brown attended a club along with his entourage the same night Drake and his entourage did. Unfortunately the celebratory night took a turn for the worse when Drake allegedly provoked Brown with a nasty letter detailing his relationship with ex flame Rihanna. The brawl caused numerous injuries  from both parties prompting in lawsuits and the club closing its doors.
We can't forget Chris Brown and his numerous Twitter beefs with fans, critics, skeptics, and other celebrities. His temper tantrums are now industry legend…

Music Video: Wale & Meek Mill Featuring French Montana - Actin' Up


Music Video: 50 Cent - I Ain't Gonna Lie


The BET Awards Show Recap

Last night The BET Awards aired with less technical difficulties than in previous years which was a plus. The overlong awards show featured many special appearances and performances. Below you can check out some of various highlights of the show if you missed it or have yet to watch the telecast. Check it out below! 
Hosted by: Samuel L. Jackson

Appearances/Presenters: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Mindless Behavior, Slaughterhouse, Busta Rhymes, Mike Epps, Kevin Hart, Anthony Anderson, Fabolous, Megan Good, Terrance, Rocsi, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, Brandy, Lauren London

Performances: G.O.O.D Music Family(Mercy), Usher(Climax), Nicki Minaj(Beez In The Trap), 2 Chainz(Beez In The Trap), Maze & Frankie Beverly(Tribute), Melanie Fiona(Wrong Side Of A Love Song), Chante Moore(Donna Summer Tribute), D'Angelo(How Does It Feel), Valerie Simpson(Nick Ashford Tribute), Maybach Music Group(Medley), Tyrese, Joe, and Faith Evans(Maze & Frankie Beverly Tribute), Chaka Khan, Monica, Bran…

The R&B Men Are Doing It For Themselves Part 2

Now check out three other men in R&B who is doing it up!

Trey Songz  Trey Songz would likely rank second to Chris Brown in terms of consistency. For the last few years he has consistently released music whether it be his own solo albums, mixtapes, and guest features. 
For his new album Chapter 5 due August 21(or August 7) Trey recently released the party single 2 Reasons featuring T.I. This comes on the heels of his hit single Heart Attack
Miguel  To keep fans held over until his next album release Miguel released an EP featuring the song Adorn. The original song clocked in a little under three minutes. For the newly leaked version the song has been extended satisfying fan's craving for more. 
It's recently been announced that Miguel will release his new album on October 23. 
John Legend John Legend recaptured listeners with his contribution to the Think Like A Man soundtrack with his Tonight song featuring Ludacris. 
The singer plans to release his new album Love In The F…