Rick Ross Pays Tribute to Shawty Lo on ‘I’m Da Man’
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1 hour ago New Music Rick Ross Pays Tribute to Shawty Lo on ‘I’m Da Man’ Shawty Lo tributes continue pouring in. After Beyoncé honored the late D4L rapper in Atlanta earlier this week, Rick Ross shares an homage over Lo’s “I’m Da Man” instrumental. “One time for real ni**as like Lo,” says Ross in the intro. “Doing this one for you, my ni**a.” Then, following his verse, Renzel adds: “My ni**a died, bless his soul.” The track finishes off with Lo’s original verses. Last month, Shawty Lo died...

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Saturday, 01 October 2016
DJ Khaled Hints at Coachella Performance
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5 mins ago Coachella News DJ Khaled Hints at Coachella Performance DJ Khaled is up to something. It looks like the superstar DJ and Snapchat King is about to join next year’s Coachella lineup. In a video released through — where else? — Khaled’s Snap, the We the Best Music boss is asked about the desert festival. “Let’s go to festivals then,” a woman who appears to be from his camp says. “We already basically confirmed Coachella, right?” Khaled’s response? “Yeah, we did.” The Coachella bill is...

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Saturday, 01 October 2016
Jay Z Honors Rap’s Golden Era with ‘Brick Phone’ Playlist
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5 mins ago New Music Jay Z Honors Rap’s Golden Era with ‘Brick Phone’ Playlist Jay Z hops in the DeLorean and goes back in time to the late ’80s and early ’90s for his latest TIDAL playlist. Featuring a slew of hip-hop classics, the 35-track homage is titled “Brick Phone.” That, of course, is another nod to what many consider rap’s Golden Era. Boogie Down Productions kick things off with “My Philosophy,” one of the most revered tracks of the decade. From there, the set goes from New York staples like...

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Saturday, 01 October 2016
New Music: The Game feat. Jason Derulo – ‘Baby You’
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4 mins ago New Music New Music: The Game feat. Jason Derulo – ‘Baby You’ In the midst of his ongoing Meek Mill feud, The Game makes love not war on the Jason Derulo-assisted “Baby You,” a cut off his upcoming album 1992. Over an old school R&B instrumental, the Compton spitter opens up about his former fiancé, Tiffney Cambridge, and their VH1 reality TV series, “Marrying The Game.” “You begged me to get on that show,” he raps. “I ain’t want it but you did / I’m a real ni**a, I did it for you /...

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Saturday, 01 October 2016
New Music: A$AP Mob feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvvy, & Key! – ‘Crazy Brazy’
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4 mins ago New Music New Music: A$AP Mob feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvvy, & Key! – ‘Crazy Brazy’ A$AP Mob strikes again. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Twelvvy link up with Key! on “Crazy Brazy,” the first offering from the upcoming Cozy Tapes album Friends Minus. “Don’t be talking to me crazy,” warns Rocky before Twelvvy pops off on his verse. Flacko, who was just named Creative Director for MTV LABS, debuted the song live during a launch event in New York’s Times Square earlier today. Friends Minus, inspired by...

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Friday, 30 September 2016
New Music: Kid Cudi feat. Pharrell – ‘Surfin”
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1 hour ago New Music New Music: Kid Cudi feat. Pharrell – ‘Surfin” As a consolation for his now-delayed album Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’, Kid Cudi unleashes a pair of singles — “Frequency” and “Surfin'” — both available via Apple Music. “Frequency,” which first dropped back in March, is an ode to “curiosity.” “Couple girls, couple stories, and a couple ‘shrooms,” he sings with an Auto-Tuned pitch. “Couple girls make a ni**a feel less alone.” Riding onto the next track,...

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Friday, 30 September 2016
Video: Chloe x Halle – ‘Fall’
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4 mins ago Music Videos TV Appearances Video: Chloe x Halle – ‘Fall’ Chloe x Halle continue to soar with their music video for “Fall,” the latest single off of their Sugar Symphony EP. Beyoncé’s Parkwood duo provides yet another taste of their angelic harmonies over an atmospheric instrumental while whimsically singing hope-filled lyrics in the desert. “So what if the rain falls?” ask the sisters. “Let’s find the gold at the end of the rainbow / So what if the rain falls? / I’ll shower in shimmers of...

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Friday, 30 September 2016
New Music: Nas feat. Raye – ‘War’
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1 min ago New Music New Music: Nas feat. Raye – ‘War’ The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album delivers yet another powerful and soulful release thanks to Nas and Raye’s “War.” On his thought-provoking verses, an insightful Esco directly references Nat Turner, the revolutionary subject of the forthcoming film that inspired the track. “Even though my name is Nas, I am like Nat,” he raps. “Is this me declaring war? White flags / I now know why I was even born / To strike back / A full moon up in the...

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Friday, 30 September 2016
Mary J. Blige Interviews Hillary Clinton About Race, Police Brutality, & Female Empowerment
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1 min ago News Mary J. Blige Interviews Hillary Clinton About Race, Police Brutality, & Female Empowerment Mary J. Blige gets “The 411” from Hillary R. Clinton. The Democratic presidential nominee appeared on MJB’s “The 411” show on Apple Music for an in-depth interview about female empowerment, police brutality, and public perception. “I wanted this to be my first interview for the show because I’ve represented, for so long in my music career, a movement of women who are trying to stay strong, be strong,...

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Friday, 30 September 2016
Meek Mill Raps About Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Game in New Freestyle
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1 hour ago New Music Meek Mill Raps About Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Game in New Freestyle Meek Mill’s back with some bars. Still in the midst of a fiery Game beef, the MMG spitter popped up at Hot 97 to reveal a 7-minute-long freestyle. During the session, he rhymed about his ongoing Drake feud, saying Nicki Minaj is at the heart of it all. “Posted up with Nicki,” he raps. “That’s when it get tricky / Ni**as in they feelings, that’s when it get Drizzy / Speaking on the Chasers, we definitely get busy / We get...

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