Saturday, November 30, 2013

[New Mixtape] Lil Bibby "Free Crack"

Hosted by DJ Scream, Chicago rapper Lil Bibby releases his long awaited mixtape, Free Crack. The project includes contribution from Lil Herb, King Louie, Young Chop, Hit-Boy, Olympicks, Honorable C-Note, Cannon Boyz and more. Stream/download after the jump!

Friday, November 29, 2013

[New Music] Lil Durk "Dis Ain't What You Want" feat Rick Ross, French Montana, & Meek Mill

For the remix of his track"Dis Ain't What You Want," Lil Durk recruits MMG's Rick Ross and Meek Mill. The remix also features Durk's fellow Coke Boy member French Montana. Listen after the jump!

[New Video] Eminem "Rap God (Explicit)"

Portraying computerized television host Max Headroom, Eminem releases his new visual "Rap God." The track is taken from his new The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album, which is available on iTunes.  

Thursday, November 28, 2013

[New Mixtape] Jeezy "It's Tha World 2"

Feeding the streets for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Young Jeezy releases his second installment of his It's Tha World series. It includes 2 Chainz, Rocko, Pusha T & more. Stream/download after the jump.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

[Video] Kanye West Talks With Sway In The Morning

And so it continues. After talking with the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, Kanye West made his way to Shade 45 to talk with Sway In The Morning for an intense interview about his Yeezus tour, fashion, and more. They also discuss the status of Ye's Red Octobers, which has no release date.

This interview marks the first time that Sway and Ye have talked, in person, since their incident back in March, when Kanye proclaimed he gave Sway his first TV. Watch full interview after the jump! 

[New Video] J.R. Donato "Puttin On"

Taylor Gang's new signee J.R. Donato releases his official visual to his brand new single "Puttin On." Its directed by Ted Cadillac and it co-stars Wiz Khalifa with scenes of LA in the backdrop. Watch!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

[New Music] Ashanti "I Got It" feat Rick Ross

R&B singer Ashanti delivers her latest offering of today called "I Got It." It features Rick Ross with contribution from Future. No word on her delayed album Braveheart, but you can cop this on iTunes.


[Video] Kanye West Talks With The Breakfast Club

In this recent interview, Rapper Kanye West stopped by Power 105.1 in New York to talk with the Breakfast Club. Ye speaks on his new "Bound 2" video, fashion, his music and more. He also elaborates on the controversy surrounding the Confederate Flag on his new clothing line. Watch!

[New Music] DJ Que Eleven "Gettin Doe" feat Tony Cartel & President Tel

Produced by Diesel Beats, DJ Que Eleven delivers a brand new track for the streets called "Gettin Doe." It features Chicago's own Tony Cartel and President Tel. Stream/download below.

[New Video] Busta Rhymes "Thank You" feat Q-Tip, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne

Packed with lots of women and plenty of Hennessy on deck, Busta Rhymes delivers his brand new visual called "Thank You." It features Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Watch, after the jump!

[Video] Drake Brings Out Snoop Dogg & Nicki Minaj In LA

Last night, Drake brought his Would You Like Tour concert to the Staples Center in LA. During his set, he brought out the "West Coast King" Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj to join him to perform on stage.

[Video] Juicy J Talks Growing Up & Performs "Bounce It" On Arsenio Hall Show

Last night, Oscar-winning producer and rapper Juicy J made his way to LA for the Arsenio Hall Show. During his visit, he talks growing up in Memphis, Miley Cyrus & more. After the jump, catch the Juice Man performing his latest single "Bounce It" with his brother Project Pat. Stay Trippy in-stores now.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ciara Talks New Single "Overdose" And "Body Party" Success With GQ

With the success of her single "Body Party" and being engaged to Hit producer and rapper Future, R&B singer Ciara has launched herself back into stardom. Now, the superstar diva talks with GQ about her new club single "Overdose," her dos and don'ts for guys and more. Interview after the jump.

[Video] Lil Mama Joins TLC For "Waterfalls" On AMA's

When Platinum group TLC biopic hit the screen on VH1, everyone talked about the amazing job Lil Mama done channeling Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez. Last night, the rapper joined the group members T-Boz and Chili for their classic track "Waterfalls" at the AMA's.

[Video] Lady Gaga & R Kelly "Do What U Want" On AMA's

Bringing the Oval Office to the AMA's stage, R Kelly joined Lady Gaga for their latest single "Do What U Want." The song is taken from Gaga's new album ARTPOP, which is available in-stores now.

[Video] Kendrick Lamar "Swimming Pools" And "Poetic Justice" On AMA's

Representing in his hometown LA, Rapper Kendrick Lamar hit up the AMA's last night. During his visit, He performed "Swimming Pools" and "Poetic Justice" from his album, good kid m.A.A.d city.

[Video] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us" At AMA's

Hitting the stage via satellite from Miami, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis turned up the AMA's with their platinum single "Can't Hold Us." During the show, they guys also took home Best Hip Hop album.

[Video] Rihanna Receives AMA's 2013 Icon Award And Performs "Diamonds"

Last night, was a big evening for Rihanna. She was honored with the first ever Iconic Award and performed "Diamonds" at the AMA's. After the jump, catch Ri Ri receiving the award from her mom.

[Video] Nelly Performs With Florida Georgia Line On AMA's

Last night, the 2013 American Music Awards were on fire! Nelly hit the stage with Florida Georgia Line to perform their "Cruise (Remix)" and his classic single "Ride Wit Me." Watch after the jump!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

[New Music] Beyonce "God Made You Beautiful"

Dedicated to her precious daughter Blu Ivy, Beyonce releases her latest offering to the world called "God Made You Beautiful." It serves as a feature on her upcoming Life Is But A Dream DVD, which drops Nov. 25th. Listen after the jump.

Friday, November 22, 2013

[Video] Lamar Odom Rapping About Cheating On Khloe Kardashian

LET US PRAY! Just when you thought things were looking up for Lamar Odom, it seems, as though, he's back at it again. In this video obtained by TMZ, Lamar is shirtless with one of his friends rapping about drugs, making money, his haters, and of course, cheating on Khloe Kardashian. Watch video!

[New Music] Future "Regular Party"

Produced by K.E. On The Track, Future keeps his 30th birthday celebration going with his latest "Regular Party." Check out the stream/download below.


[Video] Yo Gotti Talks And Performs On Arsenio Hall Show

Last night, Yo Gotti dropped by the Arsenio Hall Show to discuss his new album I AM, early days in Memphis, how he got his name and more. He also performed "Cold Blood" and "King Sh!t." 

[Video] Trinidad James Back In A Good Place For Chicago Event

The past week, its been a lot of controversy surrounding Trinidad James and his recent comment about New York, but when the Atlanta rapper stopped in the Chi, he seemed back in a good place.

On Thursday night, TJ teamed up with Complex Magazine and Seagrams Gin for an exclusive event at Lumen Nightclub in Chicago. The event was launched to kick off Seagrams 2014 Calendar Girls Programs and it was packed. After the jump, catch Trinidad James performing "All Gold Everything."

Thursday, November 21, 2013

[New Music] Tony Cartel "Gettin To The Money" feat King Louie

Rapper Tony Cartel teams up with Epic recording artist King Louie for his latest new offering of the week. The track is called "Getting To The Money" and its ready for stream/download below. #GTM

[Video] The-Dream Talks Ciara, What R&B Is Missing, And More

In this video uptop, Hit producer and songwriter The-Dream sits down one-one-one with VLAD TV. During their conversation, he discusses his relationship with Ciara and if he would ever work with her husband-to-be, Future. He also ways in on making a super R&B group and what its missing. Watch!

[Video] Kanye Rants Again And Busta Rhymes Performs With A Tribe Called Quest At Barclay Center

Last night, Kanye West's Yeezus tour stopped in Brooklyn for the second night at the Barclay Center. During his set, he goes on a rant about the MTV Music Awards, Blogs, Oprah and more. 

After the jump, Busta Rhymes joins opening act A Tribe Called Quest to perform hip hop classic "Scenario." Videos by Nigel D.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Goes Platinum

With only 2 weeks in stores, Eminem's new album Marshall Mathers LP 2 has reached platinum status. This marks the third hip hop album this year to reach the milestone, followed behind Jay Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail and Drake's Nothing Was The Same

[New Music] Lil Bibby "Water"

Produced by Black Metaphor, Lil Bibby drops his latest offering called "Water." The Chicago rapper is also set to release his highly anticipated mixtape, Free Crack on Nov. 29th. Stream/download below.


Jeezy's CTE Signs With Roc Nation

Young Jeezy going in a new direction? According to Jay Z's website Life + Times, the Atlanta rapper's imprint, CTE, has officially linked up with Roc Nation. Right now, its unclear what the deal consist of but we're sure its a great move. Jeezy new project ItsThaWorld Vol. 2 is set to drop November 27th.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[New Video] Kanye West "Bound 2" feat Charlie Wilson

Premiered on the Ellen Degeneras Show, Kanye released his official visual to "Bound 2" featuring Charlie Wilson. Its directed by Nick Knight and it includes an appearance by his wife-to-be Kim Kardashian, as they creep by the Grand Canyons on a motorcycle. Yeezus album in stores now.

[New Mixtape] Chris Brown "X Files"

Brought to you by Mechanical Dummy Music, Chris Brown delivers his latest offering called X Files. It contains six new tracks and its a prelude to his upcoming album, X which is due out next year. Guests appearances include Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, & Kid Ink. Stream/download after the jump. 

[New Music] R Kelly "My Story (Chicago Remix)" feat Katie Got Bandz & Rockie Fresh

Still gearing up for his upcoming album, R Kelly recruits his homies from the Chi for the remix of his single "My Story." It features Katie Got Bandz and Rockie Fresh. Black Panties drops December 10.

Monday, November 18, 2013

[New Music] Justin Bieber "PYD" feat R Kelly

Last week, R Kelly recently mentioned he worked with Justin Bieber on a new joint and now its here. It's "PYD" and it serves as Bieber's seventh installment of his #MusicMonday series. Press play!

[Video] Kanye West Speaks At Harvard University

This past weekend, Kanye West Yeezus tour made its way to Boston. During his stop, he made a surprise appearance to Harvard University to talk with students about the importance of design and to giveaway 300 tickets to his show, which was part of his DONDA Design Lecture series. Watch video!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

[Video] Lady Gaga & R Kelly Perform "Do What U Want" On SNL

When you put Gaga and the "Pied Piper" on stage together, anything is bound to happen, right? Well, that's exactly what happened when Kellz joined Gaga on SNL to perform "Do What U Want."

Saturday, November 16, 2013

[Video] K Michelle Brings "Rebellious Soul" Tour And Camel Toe To Chicago

Heating up the Windy City on a cold Friday night, R&B singer K Michelle stopped in Chicago with her Rebellious Soul tour and her camel toe with opening act Tiara Thomas, followed by R&B singer Sevyn Streeter

The event took place in Chicago's South Loop at The Shrine and the ladies brought the house down with their up close and personal, intimate experience. After the jump, catch footage of K Michelle singing her single "V.S.O.P.," along with Tiara Thomas "Bad" and Sevyn Streeter's "It Won't Stop." 

R Kelly Reveals Artwork, Tracklist For Upcoming Album "Black Panties"

Over the last two decades, R Kelly is known to many as the "King of R&B." Now, he's gearing up for his 12th go around with his highly anticipated album Black Panties. It's scheduled to drop on Dec. 10 and it features Kelly Rowland, Ludacris, and Young Jeezy. Check full tracklist after the jump.

Friday, November 15, 2013

[New Music] Timbaland "Know About Me" feat Jay Z & Drake

With contribution from Jay Z & Drizzy, Timbaland releases "Know About Me." Stream/download below.


[New Video] Rihanna "What Now"

Taken from her album Unapologetic, Rihanna releases her new dark and twisted visual to "What Now." 

[New Music] Jeezy "Benihana" feat Rocko & 2 Chainz

Cooking up work in the kitchen, Jeezy recruits Rocko and 2 Chainz for his new release "Benihana." ItsThaWorld 2 drops November 27. Stream/download ready below.


[Video] J.R. Bang Talks With Mack Wilds On #TheWhat Episode 1

Kicking off the first episode of #TheWhat series, Chicago's own J.R. Bang sits down one-on-one with actor and recording artist Mack Wilds. During the interview, they speak on Mack early days playing on the iconic show The Wire, surprising everyone with new music career, and more. Watch uptop!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

[Video] Pebbles Talks TLC On The Wendy Williams Show

In her recent interview on the Wendy Williams Show, Perri "Pebbles" Reid finally opens up and set the record straight about the accusations made against her by Pop group TLC. During the interview, Pebbles addresses the rumors: cheating the group out of millions, how she felt she was portrayed in the TLC biopic and more. Pebbles also clears the air on if she thought Chili slept with L.A. Reid.


[Video] Jennifer Hudson Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Yesterday (Nov. 13), Oscar-winning actress and recording artist Jennifer Hudson was honored with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was accompanied by her family, Clive Davis and more.

[New Video] Pusha T "Hold On" feat Rick Ross

Directed by Dre Films, Pusha T releases his latest new visual "Hold On" featuring MMG's Rick Ross. My Name Is My Name in stores now.

[New Music] J.R. Donato "Puttin' On"

Produced by Ricky P, Taylor Gang's new artist J.R. Donato releases his new offering "Puttin' On." Lookout for the video real soon featuring Wiz Khalifa. Stream/download ready below.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

R Kelly Confirms Collaborating With Justin Bieber

Is the "King of R&B" R Kelly collaborating with Justin Bieber? According to our source, Kellz talked with VIBE last night, while promoting his upcoming album Black Panties, and confirmed he has. 
"I just did a song [with him.] [Justin] just called me to do a song and it's hot. He wanted to go and do some R&B stuff so we got together and did that." 
Kellz also went on to say that he's at his best one-on-one and he's willing to work with anybody. 

Eminem "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Debuts At No.1

Eminem tops the charts again with his new album, Marshall Mathers LP 2. According to HHD, Em's MMLP2 release sold an estimated 779,577 copies in its first week, making it his six consecutive number one debut.

If Em's MMLP2 album reaches a million copies before the end of the year, it will be the third platinum album in 2013, by a hip hop artist, along with Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail and Drake's NWTS.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

[Video] TMZ Talks To Rapper Chief Keef At LAX About Rehab

While heading to kick off his rehab bid, Chief Keef was recently stopped at LAX to talk with TMZ. During their conversation, the Chicago rapper explains about big life changes he's making.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is heading to rehab due to a judge order. Keef recently failed more than 1 random drug tests while being on probation for a speeding case. Check video.


[Events] Chicago's Radio Station WGCI Confirms "Big Jam 2013" Is Canceled

Chicago's number #1 station for hip hop and r&b WGCI has canceled their annual event Big Jam for 2013. The news broke today, when the station informed their listeners about refunds via Twitter.

Over the last few weeks, its been a lot of rumors and speculation surrounding this years event. Many believe the show would be canceled due to Chris Brown entering rehab for anger management. Brown was this years headline artist along with Wale, Meek Mill, French Montana, August Alsina and more. 

As of now, Clear Channel's 107.5 WGCI has not released an official statement for canceling. 

[New Video] Future "Real And True" feat Miley Cyrus & Mr. Hudson

Directed by Rankin, Future Hendrix takes us outta space with his official new visual "Real And True." The video is taken from his upcoming album Honest and it features Miley Cyrus and Mr. Hudson.

[Video] Alicia Keys & Pharrell Williams "Blurred Lines" At Black Ball 2013

During the recent Keep a Child Alive's Black Ball event at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys entertained the crowd with "Blurred Lines." Keys is KCA's Global Ambassador and the event raised millions for children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India. 

[New Music] Runway Bella "The Only Way"

Chicago's Latonya Sampson, aka Runway Bella, delivers her latest offering of today called "The Only Way." Its produced by Track Veterans and its ready for stream/download below.

Monday, November 11, 2013

[New Video] Drake "Worst Behavior"

Directed by X, Drake releases his official visual to his new single "Worst Behavior." It was shot in the streets of Memphis with special cameos from Drake's father Dennis Graham, MJG, Juicy J, Project Pat and more. It's taken from Drake's Nothing Was The Same album, which is available in stores.

[Video] Kanye West & 2 Chainz Perform At Leonardo DiCaprio Birthday Bash

This past weekend, Actor Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his 39th birthday at TAO Nightclub in NYC. During the festivities, Kanye and 2 Chainz showed up to provide G.O.O.D. Music and entertainment. 

[Video] Juvenile Joins Drake On Stage In Dallas, TX

This past weekend, Drake stopped in Dallas, TX with his Would You Like A Tour concert. During his set, Drizzy brought out former Cash Money Records artist Juvenile to perform "Back Dat Azz Up." 

[New Music] Jhene Aiko "Stay Ready" feat Kendrick Lamar

With contribution from Kendrick Lamar, Jhene Aiko releases brand new single called "Stay Ready." Aiko's new EP Sail Out set to drop Nov. 12.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

[New Music] Bruno Mars "Gorilla (G-Mix)" feat R Kelly & Pharrell

Bruno Mars releases brand new remix of his latest track "Gorilla" with contribution from the "King of R&B" R Kelly and Pharrell Williams. Unorthodox Jukebox in stores now. Stream after the jump.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sean Mac Set To Release A Special Edition Of His Brand "Casket"

Sean Mac, one of Chicago's hottest deejays, is set to releases a special edition of items from his clothing line Casket. The event is titled Bulls: Til The World Blow Up and its set to take place Nov. 9.

The Casket Pop-up party, for the tees and crowns, will be available for one day only and it take place at Succezz in Chicago's South Loop. Its powered by Grey Goose and it kicks off at 7 - 10pm.

The entire capsule goes online this Monday, Nov 11 for only 72 hrs. Check picture after the jump.

[Video] Drake Brings Out Lil Wayne During His Show In Miami

This past week, Drizzy Drake stopped in Miami at American Airlines Arena with his Would You Like A Tour concert. During his performance, he surprised the audiences with a special treat - Lil Wayne. 

In the video, catch the two Young Money emcees ripping the stage with "HYFR" & "Rich As F*ck."

[New Video] Sicko Mobb "B*tches & Bikinis" feat Twista

Hailing from the Westside of Chicago, "Bop Kings" Sicko Mobb drops their brand new visual called "B*tches & Bikinis." It features the Legendary Twista and its directed by Nick Branzinsky. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Draya Michele Kicks Off "The Making Of The Brand: Fine Ass Girls" EP. 1

Directed by Andre LaDon, Reality star Draya Michele kicks off the first episode of her brand new web series #BlameDraya The Making Of The Brand: Fine Ass Girls. Its an exciting piece that shows the hard work of Draya and what she has to go through to maintain a successful business. 

[Photo] Rick Ross In The Studio With Legendary Singer Bobby Womack

Rick Ross just added a little more soul to his upcoming album, Mastermind. Last night, the rapper took to Twitter that he's collaborating with Legendary singer Bobby Womack in the studio. 

Womack is famously known for classic joints like "Woman Gotta Have It," "Across 110th Street," "If You Think You're Lonely Now" and more. Let's see what happens. Ross Mastermind drops Dec. 17.

[Audio] 2 Chainz Talks Recent Engagement, Sex Tape & More With WGCI's UB Rodriguez

Before doing his Meet-n-Greet at one of Chicago's favorite clothing stores, 2 Chainz stopped by the City's number #1 station for hip hop and r&b (107.5 WGCI) to talk with UB Rodriquez. During his visit, Chainz speaks on his new engagement, sex tape, love for Chicago and more. Listen to audio below!

[New Music] Busta Rhymes "Thank You" feat Kanye West, Q-Tip, & Lil Wayne

Coming with a hot new track mixed with house and hip hop, Busta Rhymes releases his remastered version of his latest track "Thank You" with contribution from Kanye West, Q-Tip, and Lil Wayne.


Chief Keef Headed To Jail After Failing Drug Tests

Dem people love Sosa! 

After being released from jail less than a month ago, Chief Keef is headed back. This time the teen rapper is ordered to serve 90 days for failing two drug test, according to Cook County Sheriff's office. 
"The 18-year-old, whose real name is Keith Cozart, appeared before a judge in Skokie Wednesday and was being transferred to the Cook County Jail Wednesday afternoon.He will likely spend at least one night in jail before being transferred to Haymarket Center, a residential drug treatment facility where he must complete a 90-day sentence." 
Keep your head up Keef!

[New Mixtape] Angel Davanport "Tribute 2 The Classics"

Packed with a wide range of flows and styles, Chicago rapper Angel Davanport releases her brand new mixtape Tribute 2 The Classics. It includes productions from Kay Gee, DJ I.N.C. and more.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

[Events] Kanye West Announce Chicago Make Up Dates For "Yeezus" Tour

Last week, Kanye West fans everywhere seemed to be in distressed when news broke the rapper postponed his Yeezus tour due to an accident that damaged his stage equipment. Now, according to his official website, the rapper has announced new make-up dates. 
"The Yeezus tour will resume its scheduled routing on Saturday, November 16th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The Chicago, Toronto, and Detroit dates have been rescheduled." 
West is set to hit Chicago with Yeezus tour for make-up dates on Dec. 17 and 18 at the United Center.

Full Album Stream For Yo Gotti "I AM"

Over the last few months, Rapper Yo Gotti has released a lot of new music, including his new single "King Sh!t" featuring Tip. Now, he releases an advance stream of his upcoming album I AM before its released date Nov 19. It includes contribution from Rich Homie Quan, J. Cole, Meek Mill and more.

Click here to listen to the full stream courtesy of HNHH. View the entire I AM tracklist after the jump.

[Video] Drake And His Father Working On A Song Together?

TMZ recently caught up with Drake's father, as he was leaving a coffee shop. He was asked the question if he had ever helped his son or directed him with a song. Check the video for his answer.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Confirmed: Kanye West Postponed "Yeezus" Tour For Chicago

Are you one of those fans impatiently waiting for Kanye's Yeezus tour? Well, you may have to wait a little while longer. According to, the tour is postponed and delayed due to damaged equipment. A statement has been made from a Def Jam representative, which you can read below:
"Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carring The Yeezus Tour's custom-made video truss and 60- ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair. This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA. As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated. Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans. The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly."
Update: Last week, Ye fans everywhere seemed to be in distressed when news broke the rapper postponed his Yeezus tour for the cities of Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis due to an accident that damaged his stage equipment. Now, according to DONDA's creative director Virgil Abloh, Mr. West has postponed his dates this week for the City of Chicago as well. Check details after the jump.