Rita Ora Talks ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ Musical Hiatus, & Love Life on ‘Wendy’
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33 mins ago TV Appearances Rita Ora Talks ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ Musical Hiatus, & Love Life on ‘Wendy’ Rita Ora invades television. As she gears up for the premiere of VH1’s “America’s Next Top Model” on Monday (Dec. 12), the show’s host paid a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” to dish about taking over the reins from Tyra Banks. But she’s not looking to replace her. “You can’t try and take over Tyra’s shoes,” said Ora. “It’s impossible.” While she’s worked on three...

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Video: DJ Esco feat. Future & Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Too Much Sauce’
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2 mins ago Music Videos Video: DJ Esco feat. Future & Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Too Much Sauce’ Just in time for the weekend, DJ Esco throws some “Sauce” on it in his flashy video featuring Future and Lil Uzi Vert. Decked out in designer threads, the “coolest DJ on the planet” rocks alongside Future and Uzi at an arcade. The fellas make it rain and show off some moves alongside their female friends. Future rocks Saint Laurent, while Uzi stunts in VLONE and Off-White. Meanwhile, the ladies partake in some arcade...

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TLC & Missy Elliott Perform ‘Sleigh Ride’ at ‘Taraji’s White Hot Holidays’
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1 min ago TV Appearances TLC & Missy Elliott Perform ‘Sleigh Ride’ at ‘Taraji’s White Hot Holidays’ Taraji P. Henson ushered in the holidays with her annual Fox special, “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays,” featuring some of the biggest names in music. Teaming up for a throwback performance of “Sleigh Ride,” TLC’s Chilli and T-Boz brought their holiday classic to life. Then, as a special surprise, Missy Elliott emerged from behind Christmas presents to perform Left Eye’s spirited verse. The track was...

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Tink Drops Two New Songs: ‘MC Hammer’ & ‘Commitment’
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6 mins ago New Music Tink Drops Two New Songs: ‘MC Hammer’ & ‘Commitment’ Tink is “Too Legit to Quit” with two new bangers. The first of those is “MC Hammer,” a freestyle that allows Timbaland’s 21-year-old protégée to show why others can’t touch her. “I’m a star, no spangled banner,” she brags. “Too legit like I’m MC Hammer / Money talks and I got good grammar.” The second track, “Commitment,” is a soulful selection about relationship issues. “You got my heart and I hope that...

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Readers’ Choice Poll: Best of 2016
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1 min ago Best Of News Readers’ Choice Poll: Best of 2016 As 2016 comes to a close, Rap-Up is looking back on an epic year in music. From Beyoncé and Rihanna to Drake and Kanye West, the past 12 months have been full of superstar names, surprise albums, outrageous visuals, and blockbuster concerts. We want to hear from you, so we’re launching our first-ever Readers’ Choice poll, giving you the opportunity to vote for the best of 2016 in five major categories: Best Album, Best Song, Best Music Video, Best New Artist,...

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Producers Feud Over J. Cole’s ‘Deja Vu’ & Bryson Tiller’s ‘Exchange’
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6 mins ago News Producers Feud Over J. Cole’s ‘Deja Vu’ & Bryson Tiller’s ‘Exchange’ Controversy is surrounding the release of J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, but it doesn’t involve Jermaine. Instead, producers are feuding over the beat for “Deja Vu,” which resembles the instrumental for Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul hit “Exchange.” Vinylz and Boi-1da produced Cole’s track and they are now accusing Foreign Teck of stealing their idea for Tiller’s cut, which he produced along with Remedy as The...

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Watch Mariah Carey & R. Kelly Perform ‘The Christmas Song’
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1 hour ago Live Performances Watch Mariah Carey & R. Kelly Perform ‘The Christmas Song’ Mariah Carey and R. Kelly know how to get in the holiday spirit. Teaming up for a special performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Thursday (Dec. 8) as part of Mimi’s third annual “All I Want for Christmas Is You” celebration, MC and The R celebrated the season with Nat King Cole’s classic “The Christmas Song.” “We’ve never done this before,” Mariah told the audience, before explaining her nervousness....

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Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Documentary to Air on HBO
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4 mins ago News Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Documentary to Air on HBO Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are often shrouded in secrecy, but the moguls are about to make several revelations in The Defiant Ones, a four-part HBO documentary about their successful partnership. Directed by famed filmmaker Allen Hughes, whose credits include Menace II Society, The Book of Eli, and Dead Presidents, The Defiant Ones follows Dre and Iovine’s individual careers as well as their work together, both at Aftermath and at Beats Electronics, the...

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Vic Mensa Remixes Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Heathens’
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6 mins ago New Music Vic Mensa Remixes Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Heathens’ Vic Mensa takes flight with a new freestyle over Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens.” Backed by rock guitars and potent drums, the Roc Nation star boasts about his alliance with Jay Z. “I don’t rock diamonds,” he raps. “Only the Roc diamonds / That’s how I’m shinin’ / Big bro told me it was all about timin’ / So every roll call I make sure I’m signed in.” But Hov isn’t Vic’s only megastar allegiance. “I fuck with Bad Boy...

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New Music: Lil Bibby feat. 21 Savage – ‘Squad’
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2 mins ago New Music New Music: Lil Bibby feat. 21 Savage – ‘Squad’ Lil Bibby and 21 Savage “Squad” up on their new collaboration. Produced by itrez, the uptempo trap-infused track allows Bibby to annihilate “fakes” and “frauds” while “going hard for the squad.” Meanwhile, Savage adds fuel to his Tyga feud with a rhyme full of thinly-veiled snipes. “She got a fat ass and her ni**a soft,” he raps. “Bitch, I rep that double M like Rick Ross / My bitch bad, she say I’m poppin’ like her...

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