Friday, 1 April 2016

New Music: dvsn Remixes Aaliyah’s “One In A Million”

dvsn was introduced to us this year by the up North squad, but I don’t think most fans realized the depth of his music abilities off the rip.
After making its world premiere on OVO radio, listen to dvsn’s remix of Aaliyah’s “One In A Million.”

New Video: Tory Lanez “LA Confidential”

Tory Lanez is getting set to release his debut album later this year via Mad Love Records/Interscope. After the success of “Say It,” the Toronto singer returns with a video for the single “LA Confidential.” Premiered by VEVO, Tory’s action-packed dream comes to life for a brief moment. The 23-year-old deals with his girlfriend being held hostage at gunpoint, a mob of paparazzi, and finally a standoff with police outside his lavish L.A. mansion.
Watch the action-packed clip below and check out the dates of Tory’s “The Level Up” U.S. tour with A$AP Ferg kicking off May 18 in Philadelphia.

The Kardashian Report: Is Kendall Jenner ‘Secretly Dating’ Lakers Player Jordan Clarkson?

Kendall Jenner and Jordan Clarkson
What will Harry Styles think?
So much Kardashian news, so little time…
Just weeks after photos of Kendall Jenner cozying up to the One Direction singer leaked, she’s being linked to someone totally new. People is reporting Jenner has been secretly dating Lakers player Jordan Clarkson for the last few months and they’re, “super into each other.” Jenner and Clarkson were spotted out on a date Wednesday (Mar. 30, 2016) at everyone’s favorite restaurant, The Nice Guy.

New Music: Mick Jenkins “The Artful Dodger”

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Mick Jenkins and KAYTRADANA is a combination that has so far failed to disappoint (see: “Your Love,” “P’s & Q’s”). Mick Jenkins and ThemPEOPLE isn’t a bad pairing either (see: “$3,000 Advice,” “Piano” — you know what? Just go listen to Wave[s] in full). So with both names behind the board, Mick’s latest single is practically an uncontested lay up.
Over a slippery BADBADNOTGOOD sample, the Chicago MC name checks Harvey Dent, nibbles on Kanye West (twice) and lands the kind of clever punchlines that gives this track the name “The Artful Dodger”: “N*ggas rolling like some cheapskates/I see kids talking work with empty briefcase/We put the beef on the buzz and call it sweepstakes/Then roll a joint like a n*gga need a knee brace.”
THC coming soon.

Kanye West Releases ‘The Life of Pablo’ Album on Apple Music & Spotify

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When it’s all said and done, after vowing it would never be for sale and only available on TIDAL, Kanye West drops The Life of Pablo on Apple Music and Spotify. An exclusive on Jay Z’s streaming platform since its release in February, Kanye’s latest solo album popped up on Apple Music and Spotify on Thursday night (Mar. 31).
Confirmed by Def Jam Records to the New York Times earlier in the day, it was statedPablo “would be streaming on all major services by midnight on Friday.” The album is now available in an updated and remastered form, with better mixes and slighty changed versions to songs like “Wolves,” “Famous,” and more.
Listen to The Life of Pablo via Spotify below. UPDATE: Shortly after midnight, Kanye announces digital copies of the album can be bought on his website.

New Video: Wale “The God Smile”

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Wale’s No. 1 album, The Album About Nothing. To celebrate, Folarin decides to liberate a video for “The God Smile” off TAAN. The Jassy Generation filmed clip documents Wale’s recent trip to Nigeria, shot at the home of Fela Kuti.
A vibrant visual filled with dance, culture, and people from the local community, watch “The God Smile” below.

The Kardashian Report: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Finally Move Out of Kris Jenner’s House

It only took them four years.
It’s been almost four years and two babies, but Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally moved out of Kris Jenner’s mansion. Unfortunately, their new digs are still only temporary, as the Hidden Hills mansion they plan to make their forever home is still under construction. Instead, the family of four moved into the Bel Air mansion Kimye bought three years ago, completed $2 million in renovations and almost immediately put back on the market.

Brooke Hogan Weighs in on How Her Dad Should Spend His Sex Tape Suit $140 Million Winnings

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Brooke Hogan has a good idea about who should benefit most from her dad, Hulk Hogan's $140 million sex tape judgment.
We got Brooke at LAX Thursday, and she dropped some financial advice for the Hulkster ... if Gawker's appeal fails, and he ends up getting all that loot.
Watch Brooke's take ... even if she doesn't get any dough out of the deal, she's sure her father's court victory will benefit her in another, very valuable, way.

New Video: Iggy Azalea “Team”

Iggy Azalea’s “Team” single couldn’t ring more true than it does now, considering she was thrown into Lakers drama without asking for it. This week it came out that Nick Young was secretly recorded by teammate D’Angelo Russell about hooking up with 19-year old’s at the club, so this video is dropping in immaculate timing. The independent woman anthem shows Iggy mashing to the airport and writing graffiti on a private plane while rapping about how she only has her own back and doesn’t need anyone else. This one’s for you Swaggy P.

Tyrion Lannister is the Lead Character in ‘Game of Thrones,’ Math Formula Claims

Tyrion Lannister is the Lead Character in ‘Game of Thrones’ Mathematical Formula Claims
From a strictly scientific point of view, the main character of Game of Thrones is none other than Tyrion Lannister.
An undergrad student and professor at Macalester College, took it upon themselves to apply “six centrality measures” in order to come up with a mathematically sound measure of which GOT character is the most important.

Beyoncé Covers ELLE’s Spring Issues

It’s Beyoncé mania! After unveiling her Ivy Park clothing collection, Queen Bey does double-duty starring on the covers of ELLE and ELLE UK. The May issue, which hits stands on Apr. 6, will include a “rare in-depth interview” where the music icon touches on “freedom, feminism, how her new fashion line, Ivy Park, helps women love their bodies, and more.”
On the U.S. cover, Beyoncé goes all-black, wearing a one-piece bathing suit and a short top. The U.K. cover, the 34-year-old ties her curls back, sporting a track jacket and Ivy Park hand wrap. On Monday (Apr. 4), a preview of the cover story plus additional photos from the shoot will be available.

Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

Still from 'Everybody Wants Some!!'
Headed to the movies? Perhaps this college comedy is just what you’re looking for!
Love coming-of-age movies? How about a little college romance? Enjoy a hard-partying romp? Well, Everybody Wants Some!! is all that and more! But don’t take our word for it. Check out what the critics are saying…
“From the split-personality music of the time, to the macho-bonding of man-boy jocks, to the mysteries and glories of slightly older women, to the unbridled sexual energy of the 19-year-old away from home for the first time, to many a college student’s obsession with alcohol and parties and embracing every moment of the college experience, Richard Linklater’s non-sequel of a sequel to Dazed and Confused has pitch-perfect tone.”

New Music: ASAP Ferg Feat. Big Sean “World Is Mine”

A$AP Ferg’s Always Strive And Prosper sophomore LP arrives in three weeks, hitting stores on April 22. To this point, the Harlem rapper has put out the singles “New Level” featuring Future and “Let It Bang” with ScHoolboy Q. After teasing fans with a snippet earlier this week, Fergenstein liberates the full version of “World Is Mine” with G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean.
The song is available as an instant download when you pre-order Always Strive And Prosperon iTunes.
Listen below.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

In Case You Missed It: Empire, Season 2, Episode 11

Fox TV’s hip hop soap opera Empire picked up where the Fall Finale cliffhanger left off.
After Rhonda Lyon (Kaitlyn Doubleday) was brutally shoved down a flight of stairs, she watched as her assailant, Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey), calmly strolled out the front door wearing a pair of black red bottom flats.
Anika, who is pregnant with Hakeem Lyon’s seed, eliminated the competition for heir to Empire‘s throne by murdering Rhonda and Andre Lyon’s unborn baby.
In the next scene, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and his legal goon, “Thirsty” Rawlings (Andre Royo), plot to take Empire back from the conniving Camilla (Naomi Campbell) and her boy toy Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray).

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Here’s New Stills of Rihanna Writhing Under a Sheet, Naked, from Her ‘Kiss It Better’ Music Video Teaser

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Let’s just hope this music video is better than “Work,” at least.
Rihanna teased her new music video for “Kiss It Better” on Instagram yesterday, and judging by the stills she just released, she’s Anti-ing up the sex.
Coming out Thursday (March 31) at noon on Vevo, “Kiss It Better” will feature Rihanna spending a portion of her time accented by different colored lights, totally undressed underneath a gauzy sheet. See the racy stills below:

New Music: The Alchemist Feat. MC Eiht & Spice One “Any Means”

After releasing the original version of ScHoolboy Q’s “Hoover Street” on vinyl earlier this year, The Alchemist is back with another gangsta rap gem as part of his Craft Singles series. Reuniting “The Murda Show” boys on wax, A-L-C gets his snakecharmer on behind the boards while MC Eiht and Spice One kick the realness in the booth.
“Any Means” is available to pre-order on 7-inch here.

Must See TV: Tracy Morgan’s ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Review (Video)

While Batman vs. Superman has received some less than stellar reviews, there hasn’t been one quite like Tracy Morgan’s oral recount of the film.
Last night (March 29), Tracy joined his old buddy Seth Meyers — who he helped school during his first days on SNL — on Late Night for his own commentary on highly anticipated blunder.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy’s Easter Is Better Than Yours

While you spend your Easter Monday gorging on chocolate,Beyoncé is rubbing elbows with the First Family.
The “Formation” singer made a special appearance at White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday (Mar. 28, 201). Joined by daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay Z, Queen Bey was all smiles as the family-of-three enjoyed various outdoor activities around the South Lawn.
Beyoncé was dressed to the nines in a striped Alice + Olivia coat over a mesh and lace floral Marco de Vincenzo dress, while Blue donned on bunny ears and a white fur coat to meet Elmo and other Sesame Street characters in person.

WATCH: Daisy Ridley’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Audition Tape Will Give You Chills

Now this how you land a role.
A clip of Daisy Ridley’s screen test for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has surfaced. Obtained by Buzzfeed, the footage shows Ridley, who beat out hundreds of actresses to play Rey in the iconic franchise, with tears running down her face as she acts out the torture scene between her character and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
“What we were looking for was someone new, ” director J.J. Abrams explains in a voiceover. “This character needed to be vulnerable and tough, sweet and terrified. And to find someone that no one knew who could do all these things took a lot of looking.”

Monday, 28 March 2016

A So-Called ‘Chunky’ Kylie Jenner Leads Today’s Star Sightings

Kylie Jenner would like you to know that she has curves for days.
The 18-year-old flaunted her figure in a skin-tight LBD and matching heels when she stepped out of a studio in Van Nuys, Calif. on Monday (Mar. 28, 2016). Jenner was reportedly filming scenes for an upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians with sister Kourtney Kardashian.

New Music: Rico Love “House”

The sample on this Rico Love track should give you a good direction of where he took it. Lucky for you, it comes in as soon as you press play. “House” is like the R&B 2016 version of Ludacris’ “Area Codes,” as he names states and cities he’s in, where he has ‘h*es in this house.’ We don’t doubt Rico doesn’t have the game and experience to have girls in different parts of the country. Keep on playing playa.

New Music: Big K.R.I.T. “So Bad”

Big K.R.I.T. celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Return of 4eva mixtape with a fresh serving of Southern fried soul. Featuring a sped up sample reminiscent of early Kanye, “So Bad” finds Krizzle reflecting on his journey from riding the bus to having a big body Benz parked in his driveway. 
The road still looks uncertain for K.R.I.T., but that isn’t stopping him from putting the pedal to the metal: “Put my heart and spirit in my lyrics/No regrets and not apologetic, even if it don’t sell/Tell them motherfuckers I prevail through the struggle.”

Jeezy’s Front Teeth Fell Out During A Live Performance

It’s borderline gut-busting to see Jeezy without his four front teeth. Though many rappers get dental implants after they achieve a certain amount of fame and fortune, to see the snowman’s choppers fall out during a show … I cry. We still love Mr. 17.5.

New Music: Liana Bank$ “M.O.N.”

Newcomer Liana Bank$ made her debut back in February, and now she’s back with a new solo record titled “M.O.N.” — which stands for Money Over N*ggas. As you can you see this pretty face isn’t concerned with the pesos in a dude’s bank account.
Her forthcoming debut album, Insubordinate, is due this Spring.

Album Stream: N.O.R.E. ‘Drunk Uncle’

After hitting iTunes last week, Noreaga’s Drunk Uncle album is now available on DatPiff. Yup, all the cheapskates (I keed) can now enjoy the album for free 99.
The 23-track project features cameos from French Montana, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, T-Pain, Manolo Rose, Killer Mike and more, while there’s notable production from Swizz Beatz, Hazardis Soundz and araabMUZIK.

Nardwuar vs. Kehlani

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Nardwuar kickstarts another round of SXSW interviews with one of the hottest names (and faces) that was down at Austin earlier this month. Kehlani, who tried her own hand at being The Human Serviette with 2 Chainz last week, talks about her love for Star Wars and Disclosure, the beauty of the Bay Area and the time she got banned from Wal-Mart.

New Music: Kanye West “Ultralight Prayer”

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Kanye West is in the giving mood on Easter Sunday. The rapper/designer decided to bless fans on the holiday, surprisingly releasing a new song “Ultralight Prayer.” The soulful two-minute song appears to be an extended outro of Kanye’s “Ultralight Beam” off his latest album The Life of Pablo. The song features a closing sermon by Kirk Franklin, as singer Kelly Price provides background vocals.
Listen below.

New Video: Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. French Montana “All the Way Up”

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Fat Joe and Remy Ma are reunited, and “All the Way Up” is proving to be the perfect track to usher in a new Terror Era. With Eif Rivera in the director’s chair, the 2016 BX anthem gets a classic ’00s NYC visual makeover that finds Joey Crack, Remy Martin and French Montana flexing from the club to the air strip. Look out for cameos from Papoose, Fred Da Godson and DJ Khaled, who crashes the party in typically DJ Khaled fashion.
“All the Way Up” is our first taste of Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s long-awaited collaborative project, Plata O Plomo (which translates to “money or bullets”), dropping this July.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

New Mixtape: Young Thug ‘Slime Season 3′

Young Thug’s Slime Season 3 is finally here. The third — and potentially final — installment in Thugga’s Slime Season series features eight new tracks and zero guest appearances. But with heat rocks like “With Them,” the song he played during Kanye West’s The Life of Pablopremiere at MSG last month, this guy hardly needs any assistance right now.
Stream Slime Season 3 below via LiveMixtapes, and purchase the mixtape on iTunes. Tickets for Thug’s Hy!£UN35 tour are on sale now.

Gwen Stefani’s Easter Present to Herself: First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

Gwen Stefani Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200
If anyone knows how to turn heartbreak into commercial success, it’s Gwen Stefani.
The No Doubt singer just earned her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her most recent solo project.
Stefani’s This Is What the Truth Feels Like is the third solo album from the platinum blonde singer and reality TV judge.

Miley Cyrus Shows Off New Engagement Ring at NY Knicks Game

Miley Cyrus Shows Off New Engagement Ring at NY Knicks Game
Hanging out with her older sister, Brandi CyrusMiley Cyrus was all smiles as the twosome took in a courtside view of the New York Knicks basketball game Saturday night.
The two 20-somethings were joined by mother, Tish Cyrus, at Madison Square Garden, where the Knicks faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cyrus family was a house divided with Miley sporting a shirt to support New York, while Brandi opted to wear a Cavaliers jersey.

New Video: A$AP Ferg Feat. ScHoolboy Q “Let It Bang”

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Taking it back to ’96 New York, A$AP Ferg relives the memories of his uncle’s wildin’ out ways in the video for his latest single, “Let It Bang.” Seeing as though “ODB was his persona,” it’s only right that Young Dirty Bastard plays Ferg’s uncle, Psycho, who carries a kitchen knife in his boot and steals a 40 oz from the bodega. ScHoolboy Q also shows up, stocking mask and all, to talk about his own crackhead uncle.

Unreleased Music: Lil Wayne “Let’s Talk It Over” (CDQ)

Producer Streetrunner has been combing through his Lil Wayne archives lately, and resurrected another one from Weezy’s heyday. Though, we heard these verses in various mixtape song formats over the years, Street mixed down the original version of “Let’s Talk It Over” (2006).

New Music: Ty Dolla Sign “Like A Drug” & “Westside”

Ty Dolla Sign’s long-awaited Free TC album released last year, delivering one of 2015’s best projects despite not making an impact sales wise. Currently touring with Future, the L.A. singer/songwriter now releases a special deluxe edition. Four extra songs are included on the re-issue, including “Wavy” with Joe Moses, and “Long Time” featuring Quavo of Migos.
The other two tracks, “Like A Drug” and the DJ Mustard-produced “Westside” can be streamed below. Get the deluxe edition of Free TC by clicking here.