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Beyoncé Super Bowl Halftime Show Rehearsal: Day 2

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French Montana- Excuse My French Promo

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Beyoncé: 'I'm Very Proud of My Performance' at Inauguration

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Beyoncé on "Super Bowl Live"

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Lil' Wayne Unveils New Album Release Date, Justin Timberlake To Perform At Grammys

Lil' Wayne is back with a new album; I Am Not A Human Being II which will be released on March 26. The album features the first single No Worries featuring Detail. Wayne recently released his newest single Love Me featuring Drake.

Justin Timberlake is the newest performer added to this years Grammy Awards ceremony airing February 10. Justin joins previously announced performers Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

Beyoncé Super Bowl Halftime Show Rehearsal: Day 1

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Mercedes-Benz 2013 Super Bowl Commercial (Extended Cut): "Soul"

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MGK - La La La (The Floating Song)

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Drake, Lil' Kim To Release New Albums

Drake is returning to the music scene with a new album; No New Friends due in the Spring. The album features the first single Started From The Bottom which will be released next month.

Speaking of new albums...

A few days ago Lil' Kim took to Twitter to announce that she is finishing up her new album.

Ryan Leslie - "Carnival of Venice" #BlackMozart

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Rick Ross Escapes Gunfire, Crashes Rolls-Royce After Drive-By Shooting

Azealia Banks Announces First Single Off Debut Album

Outspoken and controversial rapper Azealia Banks has announced her new single; Yung Rapunxel. It will be the first official single from her upcoming album Broke With Expensive Taste due this Spring.

Previously Azealia announced Miss Amor/Miss Camaraderie as her first single.

Huge Fight Between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean | TMZ.com

Miguel's Adorn Reigns Atop Of R&B/Hip Hop Airply For 20 Weeks

That's 20 weeks and counting....


A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable.
Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay for a 20th frame this week.

While the track is the first to log 20 weeks or more atop R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, a select set of songs have reached the milestone on other Nielsen BDS-based Billboard radio airplay tallies (dating to the early '90s advent of BDS' electronically-monitored data).

How has Miguel managed a first on an R&B radio chart? The R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay reporting panel is a mixture of mainstream and adult R&B stations, a benefit for him, as, according to radio programmers, his appeal is wide-ranging. "Miguel is one of those rare artists who's able to bridge the gap between 25-34 and 25-54-…

Chrisette Michele Unveils New Single Cover For New Single

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Chrisette Michelle is back with the single cover for her new single A Couple Of Forevers. Its the first single from her upcoming album Better due April 30 on Motown Records.

Nicki Minaj Performs "Va Va Voom" and "Freedom"

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Snoop Lion "Lighters Up" f. Mavado & Popcaan (Video Teaser)

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K. Michelle Reveals New Album Title

Fiery and outspoken singer K. Michelle has announced the title of her new album Rebellious Soul. The album will mark her debut album under the Warner Bros. Records label. K. Michelle announced  the news a few months ago. Look for K. Michelle's Rebellious Soul this Summer!

In other music news...
Fantasia will release her fourth album The Side Effects Of You on March 19. The album contains the new single Lose To Win.

T.I. Debuts New Physique After Prison

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Eve Talks New Lip Lock Album

It's been a long time coming but Eve is finally ready to release her new album Lip Lock on May 14. Check out what Eve has to say about her new album and what fans can expect!

Following an eleven-year recording hiatus, rapper-actress Eve has announced that her fourth studio album will be released this spring. "You can officially expect 'Lip Lock' on May 14," she promises in a new interview.

While she originally started work on the follow up to 2002's "Eve-Olution" in 2007, Eve scrapped the project due to issues with her then-label, Interscope, and started over from scratch. "It's not the same record," she tells Billboard. "I just kept the same name. It took a minute to get out of the situation that I was in back then. That's what took so long."

Eve says that "Lip Lock" will be released on her own independent label, the recently formed FTR Music, or From the Ribs Music. The album will be distributed throug…

Justin Timberlake Sets Album Release Date, Frank Ocean Chooses Next Single

Hot music news! Justin Timberlake is releasing his new album The 20/20 Experience on March 19. The album features the hit single Suit & Tie featuring Jay-Z.

Frank Ocean has chosen Super Rich Kids featuring Earl Sweatshirt as the next single from his album channel Orange.

First Look: Oprah's Next Chapter with LL Cool J - Oprah Winfrey Network

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Pusha T ft Rick Ross "Millions" Music Video Trailer

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Nicki Minaj Storms Off Idol Judging Panel

American Idol is not about the contestants this year. It's about the long standing feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. See some of their feud play out after a contestant sings.

Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) (Remix...

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Marsha Ambrosius - Cold War

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Eve Locks In Release Date For Lip Lock

After several false starts, Eve is finally ready to make her return to music. The Philly raptress has announced an official release date for her first album in over a decade, Lip Lock.

Eve’s fourth album will arrive on May 14 featuring appearances from Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, Juicy J, and Chrisette Michele, with production from Claude Kelly, Swizz Beatz, and more.

“Lip Lock is the album I’ve always wanted to make and it represents me coming back into the game—lyrically locking it down. But I also like the title because it can be a play on words,” said Eve.

She will release the remix to the first single “She Bad Bad” today featuring Pusha T and Juicy J. Last night during the Big Brothers Big Sisters event in Washington, D.C., the pit bull in a skirt debuted her new single, “Make It Out This Town.”

Lip Lock marks Eve’s first album since leaving Interscope Records. Her last album, 2002’s Eve-Olution, peaked at No. 6 and spawned the hit single “Gangsta Lovin’” featuring Alicia Key…

Prince - Screwdriver (Lyric Video)

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Keyshia Cole Chooses Next Singles, Mariah Carey Speaks On Fantasia

Keyshia Cole has called on fans to help her choose her next singles off her recently released album Woman To Woman. Fans responded and it looks like the title track featuring Ashanti will be the next single followed by the equally popular I Choose You.

Mariah Carey is currently turning up the drama on American Idol! When the singer was recently asked who her favorite American Idol is to she replied "Fantasia".

Ironically Fantasia honored(like she has so many other legends) Mariah when she sang Hero(I believe) when Mariah was honored at an awards ceremony(can't remember which one) awhile back.

Speaking of Fantasia her new album The Side Effects Of You has a release date of March 13. The video to the album's first single Lose To Win should be debuting any day now.

In other music news...

Legendary artist Prince is being honored this year at the Billboard Music Awards. The awards ceremony will take place this May.

Kelly Rowland Unveils New Single Cover Art For Kisses Down Low

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A few days ago Kelly Rowland revealed the single cover art(which you see above) to her new single Kisses Down Low. The song is the second single from Kelly's upcoming album Year Of The Woman due later this year.

Boy Kelly is really exploiting this newfound sex kitten image to the hilt but I'm not mad at her!

Aretha Franklin On Beyonce's Lip Syncing

Everyone has something to say about Beyonce's "alleged" lip syncing. To be honest I really don't know if she did or not but if she did I can't say I'm surprised. I came across an article regarding Aretha Franklin's thoughts on the whole lip syncing debacle. Check it out!

Aretha Franklin has said that she "cracked up" laughing at reports that Beyoncé lip-synched through The Star Spangled-Banner at president Obama's inauguration ceremony.

The 70-year-old singer performed My Country, 'Tis of Thee at Obama's first inauguration ceremony in Washington DC four years ago.

Franklin told ABC News she still thinks Beyoncé "did a beautiful job" at Monday's event but added: "When I heard the news this evening that she was pre-recorded I really laughed. I thought it was funny because the weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather." In fact, temperatures we…

Tamar Braxton, Tyga To Release New Albums In March

I have quite a bit of music news to share with you all. I'll start things off with one of the first major releases this year; Tamar Braxton's Love & War which will be released on March 5. The album was originally slated to be released on February 12. Love & War(the album) marks Tamar's debut album on the Streamline/Interscope Records label. Tamar had previously released a solo debut in 2000 on the now defunct Dreamworks label.

Tamar recently revealed that the song The One(which she performed at a showcase a few months back) will serve as her album's second single.

Speaking of new albums Tyga will release his new album Hotel California on March 26. It's his second album to be released on the Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic label.

Fabolous - So NY (Explicit)

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Omarion ft. Problem & Tank - Admire(Music Video)

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Admire appears on Omarion's recently released EP Care Package.

50 Cent F/ Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy - Major Distribution (Explicit)

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Major Distribution appears on 50 Cent's new album Street King Immortal due this Spring.

Marsha Ambrosius - "Cold War" Sneak Peek

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Faith Evans on Notorious B.I.G. and Lil Kim

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Miguel live at Forum, Falls off stage!!

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Miguel was really getting into the performance of his hit single Adorn when he took a dive off stage. Let's hope this doesn't happen at the Grammys.

1:41 is when the fall happens if you don't feel like watching the whole video.

Beyonce Sings the National Anthem at the 2013 Inauguration of Barack Obama

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Interview With Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert At The Breakfast Club Powe...

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Lil Kim - Come Up DVD Interview

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Brandy This Is How I Made It

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Tyga - Dope (Explicit) ft. Rick Ross

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TLC's Chili Talks Love, Usher and a Reunion Tour!

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Tyga - Switch Lanes ft. The Game (Official Video)

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Pusha T - Wrath of Cain Trailer

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Wale - Never Never

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Rick Ross - Love Sosa Freestyle (feat. Stalley) (Official Music Video)

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Tamar Braxton - Official "Love and War" Music Video

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Love & War is the first single and video to Tamar's debut Interscope/Streamline Records debut due February 12.

Tamar Braxton Premieres New Video, Rihanna Releases Dual Singles

Tamar Braxton will premiere the video to her #1 single Love & War today on 106 & Park. Be on the look out! Tamar's Interscope/Streamline Records debut is due on February 12.

Rihanna is releasing dual singles from her latest album Unapologetic which debuted at #1 last year. Stay will serve as the album's Pop single while Pour It Up will serve as the album's Urban single.

Speaking of new singles Ashanti says her new single Mine is currently being mixed and should be premiering very soon. Ashanti first debuted the song nearly a year ago during a few spot dates.

Ashanti's Braveheart will be in stores and online March 26.

Big Boi featuring Phantogram Performs "CPU"

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I gotta give it to Big Boi because he is promoting the hell out of his album. It's his newest release Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors in stores and online now!

Big Boi recently reunited with Andre 3000 on Frank Ocean's Pink Matter Remix. I'm sure that is the closest we will get to an Outkast reunion anytime soon.

Kandi Burruss Gets Engaged!

Congratulations are in order for Real Housewives Of Atlanta star; Kandi Burruss and her fiance Todd Tucker. The couple got engaged over New Year's Eve. Kandi made the public announcement via US Weekly.

Rumors of Kandi's impending engagement have been running rampant for quite awhile and now the rumors are true.

Music Video: Bobby V F/ K. Michelle - Put It In

Put It In appears on Bobby V's recently released album From Dusk Til Dawn.

Eve Plans Remix To New Single, Shawty Lo's Reality Show Cancelled

One of the many albums I'm looking forward to this year is Eve's Lip Lock. Hey! I can't believe it myself. If you would of asked me this a year ago; I would of said something totally opposite. I've never been the biggest Eve fan but I'm loving her new single She Bad Bad and its accompanying video. Speaking of She Bad Bad; Eve plans to release a remix to the song featuring Pusha T & Juicy J. To top it off Eve will premiere her new single next week Make It Out Of This Town.

Are you all looking forward to Eve's new album? Well while you let that question marinate in your mind; Shawty Lo's new reality TV show; All My Babies Mama's won't see the light of day! Say what? Well that is word according to various reports. Oxygen(the network the show was supposed to appear on) is said to make a formal announcement any day now regarding the cancellation of the show. 38,000 online votes were said to play a part in Oxygen's cancellation of the show. The on…

Nicki Minaj Performs 'Freedom'

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Dawn Richard - '86

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'86 appears on the newly released solo album Goldenheart from Dawn Richard available in stores and online now!

Ester Dean BAM BAM

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Destiny's Child Collaborates On New Albums, Justin Timberlake Reveals New Album Details

Hello all! Hope you all like the new look! I do!

The Destiny's Child reunion has everyone talking and with good reason. The trio has collaborated for each member's upcoming solo album all due this year.

Their newest collaboration Neutral will be available to the Destiny's Child album Love Songs due January 29. If that's not enough you can see the group come together again at the Super Bowl airing February 3.

We've been hearing and reading a lot about Justin Timberlake's coveted return to music and now I have new info.

Justin Timberlake will release his new single Suit & Tie on January 14. The song will be available on iTunes. It is the first single from Justin's new album The 20/20 Experience due later this year.

Future - Whip Game (Official Music Video)

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American Idol - New Interview with Nicki Minaj - Season 12 EPK

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JuelzTV: God Will'n Trailer

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Dawn Richard - Goldenheart ['86 Behind the Scenes]

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Ashanti Sets New Album Release Date, Brian McKnight Reveals New Album Details

You know R&B releases get pushed back more than Lebron James' hairline. Such is the case with Ashanti's Braveheart album. Originally due last year; the album has suffered yet another pushback. This time the album will be released on March 26. eOne Records confirms that this is the new date and a new single from Ashanti is well on its way.

R&B crooner Brian McKnight is gearing up for his 15th album release, after dropping the video to the first single this week entitled “Sweeter.” UrbanBridgez.com has your info on the release, the new album is entitled “More Than Words” and will be released on February 26th! This will be Brian’s first new album since “Just Me” released in 2011, which included a live disc of McKnight classics.

UrbanBridgez.com has your First Exclusive Look at The Official Tracklisting!

Official Tracklisting (subject to change)
Don’t Stop
Let Somebody Luv U
4th of July
Sweeter
She Doesn’t Know
More Than Words
Good Love
Nothing But A Thang
Live Without You
Made F…

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream Trailer

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French Montana addresses his "Beef" with 50 Cent & More!

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Justin Timberlake Announces New Single + Album

Here's something to cheer about! Justin Timberlake is back! The singer announced that he is readying new music. Word is that his new single will feature none other than Jay-Z.

Timbaland; a frequent collaborator of Justin's is said to be producing the new music. Rumor is that Beyonce is featured on Justin's new single as well. This comes on the heels of Beyonce mentioning that she was working with Justin in GQ magazine.

All I know is that 2013 is shaping to be a very interesting and quite possibly great year for music. Here's keeping my fingers crossed!

Nas Working On New Album, Beyonce Reveals New Album Details

Nas has revealed that he is in the early stages of working on a new album. The rapper who released Life Is Good last Summer is nominated for four Grammys this year.

You all ready for a new Nas album?

Beyonce has revealed in her GQ magazine cover and article that she is working with Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and The-Dream on her new album. She described the album as "R&B" and "early 90s" influenced. This time around Beyonce is channeling her inner Prince, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and doo wop as well.

Beyonce will be performing at the Super Bowl on February 3. You ready to see Beyonce perform and do you think she will perform new music? Only time will tell.

Fantasia Reveals New Album Title + Release Date

Hello all! How is your day going? Mine; okay so far. Ask me later and I may have a different response. Here are some music news tidbits for you all to get your day going.

Fantasia has revealed the title of her new album; The Side Effects Of You(preferably a jab at her married lover). The album will be released on March 13. The lead single is Lose To Win Again.

Fantasia recently shot the video for the single which should be debuting soon. 

Beyonce is gearing up for a very huge year! In addition to a new album, Pepsi endoresement, and Super Bowl performance; Beyonce has been tapped to perform at the President's Inauguration! She will perform The National Anthem.

Rihanna will perform at this year's Grammys airing in February. The singer is one of the first performers mentioned for the festitivies. Rihanna is nominated for three awards.

Kid Cudi is fuming at his label Universal Republic! The outspoken rapper feels that his songs have earned little radio play while his hits on VEVO …

Eve - She Bad Bad (Official Music Video)

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Eve finally unveils the video for her new single She Bad Bad. It's the first single and video from her upcoming album Lip Lock due in April. 

Lip Lock will be released through Eve's own label Blondie Rockwell Inc. Go Eve!

Ashanti B-Side Interview - Breakfast Club Power 105.1

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Ashanti talks about her Woman To Woman collaboration with Keyshia Cole and what to look forward to from her in 2013!

Juicy J Preps Debut Album, Rick Ross Announces New Album

Hot off the success of his debut solo single Bandz A Make Her Dance; Juicy J is forging ahead with his debut solo album. The untitled release will be housed through Columbia Records. The album is said to feature appearances by Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, and Big Sean.

Rick Ross has revealed his new album titled Mastermind. The new album is said to arrive later this year. Not much else is known about the album at presstime.

Rick Ross' current album God Forgives I Don't was nominated for a Grammy.

Marcus Canty - Used By You

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FAT JOE ANGELS SAY

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From his upcoming album The Darkside 3.

Rihanna Reveals Second Single, Maxwell Readies New Album + Single

It looks like there have been some shuffling around in single choices for Rihanna. Rihanna has chosen Right Now featuring David Guetta as the new single off her #1 album Unapologetic. It was previously reported that Rihanna was releasing Stay as her second single.

Maxwell is back! After collaborating with Alicia Keys on her album on the track; Fire We Make; Maxwell is back with a new album Summers'. The album's release date is currently unknown. However the album's premiere single is titled Of All Kind.


P.A.P.I. - Tadow ft. French Montana, Pusha T & 2 Chainz [Official Video]

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Ashanti On How She Uses Imaging, Marketing, And Branding

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Chrisette Michele Reveals New Album Release Date, Fantasia Speaks Out On Gay Bashing Comments

Chrisette Michele has revealed that she will be releasing a new album on April 30. The album titled Better will be her first under the Motown label. Chrisette was previously signed to Def Jam where she released three albums.

The media has never been kind to Fantasia but when you say certain things; they are bound to be taken out of context. That was the case for Fantasia when she made comments about gay marriage and marijuana use on her Instagram account.

Once word spread about Fantasia's comments; fans were furious. Well Fantasia is now speaking out citing that her "manager is gay. her team is gay" and she's not against gay people!

I'm glad Fantasia cleared all that up before things really got out of hand. After this though Fantasia says she is "done with media". Can't say I blame her but their not done with you!

Trey Songz Visits a Lucky K104 Listener at her Home!

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What a noble guy Trey Songz is. He conducts a surprise visit to a fan who plans to attend his Chapter V tour.

This is actually nothing new for Trey Songz who makes the "surprise visits" to fans ever so often.

Trey Songz can currently be seen in the new movie; Texas Chainsaw 3D in theaters now!

Ashanti Sets Release Date For New Album, Kendrick Lamar ON SNL

Ashanti plans to release her new album Braveheart on February 26. The oft-delayed album was originally due to be released on January 29 and most of 2012. A new single is said to be released any day now. There is no word on what the new single might be. If Ashanti is smart(which I know she is) she will release the song Mine(She Can't). The song has proven to be pretty popular when Ashanti performs it during concerts.

Kendrick Lamar will appear on the January 26 episode of SNL. The rapper had a successful year last year with the release of his album; good kid, m.A.A.d city and single; Swimming Pools(Drank).

Common will release an EP later this month to coincide with the release of the movie LUV; which will be in limited release. The EP will be followed by his first ever mixtape in April. A new full length album is said to follow in September.

Throwback Video: Mariah Carey - I Still Believe

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I Still Believe appears on Mariah Carey's #1s album released in 1998. The album featured...you guessed it Mariah's #1 hits from over the years.

Interestingly enough I Still Believe was originally covered by Brenda K. Starr; who Mariah Carey sang background for.

Big Boi Feat. Jake Troth - Apple Of My Eye - David Letterman 1-2-13

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2 Chainz on Kanye, GOOD Music and his "Overnight" Success - Artist on Ar...

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Ashanti conducts a sit down interview with 2 Chainz!

J Cole Delaying "Born Sinner" Release Date

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J. Cole speaks on his Las Vegas New Year's Eve performance and his why his upcoming album; Born Sinner has been pushed back!

Tiffany Foxx (Lil' Kim's New Rapper) - Jelly Beans Official Music Video

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Tiffany Foxx is one of the newer rapstresses on the scene. She hails from St. Louis and she is signed to Lil' Kim's International Rock Star label.

Jelly Beans appears on Tiffany's mixtape Yellow Tape available now.

Brandy Talks Engagement, Wedding & Kim Kardashian!

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It was recently announced that Brandy got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Ryan Press. Here, the singer talks about her upcoming nuptials, Kim Kardashian and what to expect from her this year!

Aretha Franklin Working With Babyface On New Album

The Queen Of Soul herself Aretha Franklin is working on a new album. The new album finds her collaborating with Babyface and Nate "Danja" Hills(known for his work with Timbaland). There is no word on when the album will be released. Aretha recently signed to RCA Records.