Rihanna, Brandy, Monica, & Lauryn Hill Celebrate ‘Black Girls Rock!’
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8 mins ago News TV Appearances Rihanna, Brandy, Monica, & Lauryn Hill Celebrate ‘Black Girls Rock!’ “Black Girls Rock!” delivered some powerhouse performances during the star-studded ceremony, which aired last night on BET. Brandy, Monica, and Ms. Lauryn Hill were among the performers who brought the show some extra magic, while powerful women like Shonda Rhimes and Rihanna were honored. The “Work” singer gave an empowering speech while accepting the Rock Star Award. “Thank you so much for celebrating us in...

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Janet Jackson Postpones Tour to Start Family
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1 min ago News Janet Jackson Postpones Tour to Start Family The delays continue. After launching the first leg of her “Unbreakable World Tour” last year and holding it up due to an unspecified surgery, Janet Jackson has postponed the second leg of the run indefinitely. This time, she says, it’s to start a family. “I thought it was important that you would be the first to know my husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she said in a video to fans. “Please, if you can try to...

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A$AP Ferg Reveals ‘Always Strive and Prosper’ Tracklisting
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7 mins ago News Tracklistings A$AP Ferg Reveals ‘Always Strive and Prosper’ Tracklisting Trap Lord season is here. With less than three weeks until release, A$AP Ferg has revealed the tracklisting for his sophomore album Always Strive and Prosper. The 18-track follow-up to 2013’s Trap Lord includes the Future-assisted “New Level,” “Let It Bang” with ScHoolboy Q, and “World Is Mine” featuring Big Sean, plus appearances from Rick Ross, Chuck D, and A$AP Mob. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign guest on “I Love...

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Video: Benny Benassi feat. Chris Brown – ‘Paradise’
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2 mins ago Music Videos Video: Benny Benassi feat. Chris Brown – ‘Paradise’ Chris Brown and Benny Benassi take you to “Paradise” in the feel-good video for their latest dance-floor anthem. With summer around the corner, the R&B superstar and Italian DJ ride around the Manhattan Beach boardwalk on bike as sexy ladies soak up the sun. Breezy shows off his suave moves on the pier before making his way to a party filled with bikini-clad babes. Benassi works the turntables, while Chris takes the spotlight. “It was...

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New Music: Phife Dawg – ‘Nutshell’
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8 mins ago New Music New Music: Phife Dawg – ‘Nutshell’ Phife Dawg lives on. Nearly two weeks after his passing, a new song from the Tribe Called Quest MC has been released. The J Dilla-produced “Nutshell” dropped today as a reminder of some of Phife’s greatest qualities. “Undefeated, unblemished, underrated,” he rhymes on the track. “Unfiltered, unafraid, unaffected / Undaunted, unabashed, and undeniable.” The song is set to appear on a posthumous album called Give Thanks, which his family plans to...

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Tuesday, 05 April 2016
New Music: Meek Mill – ‘Trap Vibes’
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8 mins ago New Music New Music: Meek Mill – ‘Trap Vibes’ Back to back. Just hours after Drake dropped two new singles off Views From the 6, Meek Mill unleashes a pair of remixes called “Trap Vibes.” Over Drake’s “Summer Sixteen,” Nicki’s man throws shots at the competition (“Plug this, plug that / Ni**as rapping, they ain’t never sold nothing”) and gets his MJ on (“Moon walking in the Rolls-Royce”). He then switches up the beat and flows over Desiigner’s “Panda.” Meek is currently serving...

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Exclusive: Amber Rose Talks Beyoncé, Kehlani, & Previews Slut Walk 2016
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1 min ago Interviews Photos Exclusive: Amber Rose Talks Beyoncé, Kehlani, & Previews Slut Walk 2016 Amber Rose is expanding her empire. After acting in Sister Code and “Black-ish,” and writing her first book, How to Be a Bad Bitch, the model-actress-author has revealed her latest endeavor: MuvaMoji. Rap-Up attended Rose’s emoji app launch at Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood on Wednesday (Mar. 30), and spoke to the businesswoman about everything from her misunderstood Beyoncé comments to Kehlani’s...

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Azealia Banks Apologizes to Sarah Palin, Palin Promises Lawsuit
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5 mins ago News Azealia Banks Apologizes to Sarah Palin, Palin Promises Lawsuit Azealia Banks is in another social media feud. Less than one month after deleting and reinstating her Twitter account, the controversial rapper is facing a lawsuit from Sarah Palin. The former governor of Alaska says she plans on suing Banks for a series of explicit since-deleted tweets that the Slay-Z rapper posted, including this one: “Let’s find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on...

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Watch Melissa McCarthy Perform DMX’s ‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’
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1 min ago TV Appearances Watch Melissa McCarthy Perform DMX’s ‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’ Melissa McCarthy is gon’ give it to ya. The comedic actress killed it on “The Tonight Show” with a lip-sync rendition of a DMX classic. Grabbing the mic, dressed in all black, the Boss star performed Dark Man X’s “X Gon’ Give It to Ya.” She knock-knocked, opened up the door, and dropped menacing bars, letting it rock, roll, and pop in the process. Beyond the smash off 2003’s Cradle 2 the Grave soundtrack, McCarthy...

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New Music: Bryan J – ‘Kiss It Better (Rihanna Remix)’
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1 min ago New Music New Music: Bryan J – ‘Kiss It Better (Rihanna Remix)’ Coming off the premiere of the “Kiss It Better” music video, Bryan J puts his spin on Rihanna’s latest ANTI single. Over ambient production, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter delivers his seductive rendition of the Glass John-produced track by flipping some of RiRi’s lyrics. “Don’t do me like that,” he sings with an evocative tone. “No one else gon’ hit it like that / Argue with you, yeah, but you take a ni**a back / Who cares...

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