Saturday, May 31, 2014

[New Music] Puff Daddy "I Want The Love" feat Meek Mill

Recruiting Chicago's Young Chop on the beat, Puff Daddy delivers new music, "I Want The Love." It features Philly rapper Meek Mill and its set to appear on Puff's Money Making Mitch LP. Press play.


[New Music] Common "Kingdom" feat Vince Staples

Building anticipation for his upcoming project Nobody Smiling, Common release new music produced by No ID. Its called "Kingdom" and it features Vince Staples. Also, be on the look out for the music video directed by Hype Williams. Until then, check out the trailer [here] and listen to the track below.


Friday, May 30, 2014

'Arsenio Hall Show' Cancelled After One Season

I bring sad news to late night fans and the young hip hop community, the Arsenio Hall Show has been cancelled after one season. A spokesperson for CBS Television Distribution released a statement: 
"Unfortunately, 'The Arsenio Hall Show' will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue. Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we'd like to thank him for all the hard work and enegry he put into the show. We'd also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show." 
Arsenio Hall also went on to release a statement, which he thanked his team and staff of the show. 
"When I started this adventure with CTD and Tribune, we all knew it would be a challenge. I'm gratified for the year we've had and proud of the show we created. I'd like to thank everyone on my staff for rallying around me and striving to make the best show possible every night." 
Meanwhile, Chelsea Handler will also end her E! late night show in August, according to reports.

Kanye West "Black Bruce Wayne (Snippet)"

While he enjoys his honeymoon with his new wife, Kim Kardashian, a new leak has emerged on the net by Rapper Kanye West. The track is called "Black Bruce Wayne" and sources say it taken from his upcoming album. Take a listen below and leave your thoughts about the :32 snippet. Press play.


[New Music] Jhene Aiko "Stay Ready"

Continuing to show the world her talented skills, breakout singer Jhene Aiko delivers "Stay Ready." It originally featured Kendrick Lamar on her Sail Out project, but this time she switched it up with her rap alter ego J Henny. Also, be on the look out for Jhene's Souled Out project dropping later this year.


[New Music] Mary J Blige "Suitcase"

Back on the scene escaping the drama, MJB delivers new single called "Suitcase." Its taken from the Think Like A Man Too soundtrack, which drops in theaters on June 20. Until then, press play below.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Apple Confirms Buying 'Beats' For $3 Billion

Earlier this month, it was rumored that Apple wanted to purchase Beats Electronics from Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine for $3.2 billion. And now, ending all speculation, the deal is going through. According to reports, Apple will buy Beats for $3 billion, just shy of the rumored price that leaked a few weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are set to join the Apple team, which means, Jimmy Iovine is stepping down as the CEO of Interscope Records and his successor John Janick will take his place. 

[New Video] Lil Durk x OTF Nunu "OC"

While we wait for the arrival of Lil Durk's Signed To The Streets 2 on June 18th, he delivers a new visual called "OC" to hold you over. Its directed by A Zae Production and it features OTF Nunu.

Birdman Presents: Rich Gang "Lifestyle" feat Young Thugga & Rich Homie Quan

Produced London On Da Trak, Birdman delivers the first single off his upcoming Rich Gang project. Its called "Lifestyle" and it features Young Thugga and Rich Homie Quan. Take a listen (below).


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

[Exclusive] Estelle Talks Kanye West, New Music, & Being On Lineup With Prince For Essence Fest

Yesterday (5/27), we caught up with 'Grammy Award Winner' Estelle in Downtown Chicago at LDRS (Leaders). During our discussion, the British singer talked to us about her song "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)," upcoming album True Romance, and being in the lineup with Prince for 2014 Essence Fest. 

Estelle also talked about Kanye West getting married and spoke briefly about the success she had with him on her song "Amercian Boy." Check full interview below. True Romance drops in September.

DJ Que Eleven Talks Teaming With DJ Playmaka, SxSW, New Music, & More

This past weekend, we caught up with one of Chicago's freshest new talents, DJ Que Eleven. During our conversation, Que spoke on teaming with DJ Playmaka, his experience at SxSW, what he think about Chicago artists, and more. Que also gave us insight on his next project. View after the jump.

[New Music] Dreezy "No Good" feat Common & Ross Agusta

Teaming up with one of Chicago's hip hop legends, Dreezy delivers new track with Common called "No Good." Its produced by D. Brooks and it features Ross Agusta. Press play and leave comments.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

[Video] Jhene Aiko Performs "The Worst" On 'Ellen'

Continuing to amaze everyone with her soulful sound, breakout star Jhene Aiko made her way to the Ellen DeGeneres Show today to perform her chart topping hit "The Worst." Its taken from her latest EP Sail Out, which is available now on iTunes. Also, look out for her Souled Out project coming next.

Ne-Yo Release New Music With Jeezy And Talks With The Breakfast Club

After taking a long break, Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo stopped by Power 105.1 this morning to talk with the Breakfast Club. During his visit, Ne-Yo discussed his new role at Motown, fatherhood, and his new upcoming album. He also premiered a new single featuring Jeezy, which you can catch below. 

Mr. And Mrs. Kanye West Release Wedding Photos

The most talked couple in pop culture has finally said their "I do's." Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially married. The two got hitched this past weekend at the Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy and guests included family and friends along with celebrity guests Rachel Roy, Q-Tip, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, La La Anthony and more. Unfortunately, Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were a no-show.

This is also Kanye's first marriage and Kim's third, plus they have one child together, North West. 

UPDATE: E! release new exclusive pictures of Kim and Kanye's wedding. View after the jump.

Lil Bibby Unveils Artwork For "Free Crack 2"

Falling on the heels of being on the XXL Freshmen Cover, Lil Bibby unveils the artwork for his next upcoming project. Its called Free Crack 2 and its set to release sometime this summer. Stay tuned. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

[Video] Floyd Mayweather Reveals What Started Fight With T.I. And Apologizes To Tiny

This past weekend in Vegas, it was full of fireworks! Its reported Rapper T.I. and Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather got into a scuffle at a Fatburger restaurant. According to sources, the incident kicked off after T.I. confronted Floyd over an alleged relationship he has with the rapper's wife, Tiny.

UPDATE: Mayweather talks with and explains what led up to brawl with Tip. He also reveals there is nothing going on between him and Tiny and apologizes for calling her a "b*tch." 

Check full interview after the jump.

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Are Officially Married

The most talked couple in pop culture has finally said their "I do's." Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially married. The two got hitched this past weekend at the Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy and guests included family and friends along with celebrity guests Rachel Roy, Q-Tip, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, La La Anthony and more. Unfortunately, Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were a no-show.

This is also Kayne's first marriage and Kim's third, plus they have one child together, North West. 


Saturday, May 24, 2014

[Video] Kanye West Debuts "God Level" In New Adidas Commercial

In support of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Adidas kicks off The Dream: All In Or Nothing campaign. The new ad features new music from Kanye West and its called "God Level." The commercial doesn't show any sign of Kanye's new shoes with Adidas, but its still cool to watch. Check new ad (below).

WGCI's Tony Scufield Join Chicago Community To Encourage Kids To 'Put The Guns Down'

Over the last few years in Chicago, the City has been known in national headlines, around the world, for its increasingly shootings and gang violence. Fortunately, on yesterday (5/23), communities came together with a new initiative to help take back the streets and encourage kids to put the guns down. 

The events took place across the city and it was filled with fun, food, music, and more neighborhood activities for families and kids. During one of the events, we caught up with WGCI's Tony Scufield on the City's South Side and he was joined by Father Pfleger, Chicago's 1st Lady Amy Emanuel, and House legend Farley Jackmaster Funk. You can check pics and video from the event after the jump.

Friday, May 23, 2014

[New Music] Lil Boosie "Grade A"

Releasing new music until his project Touchdown 2 Cause Hell arrives this summer, Lil Boosie "Bad Azz" delivers "Grade A." Its a hot new track and its produced by B-Real. Check it out after the jump.

[New Music] Rocko "Good" feat Lil Wayne

Produced by TM88, Rocko Da Don returns with a new track until his upcoming mixtape Real Spill arrives. Its called "Good" and it features Young Money's Lil Wayne. Check out the stream below.


[New Music] Fredo Santana x Lil Reese "That's A No No"

Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend, GBE's Fredo Santana and Lil Reese reunite for a brand new track with a catchy hook. Its called "That's A No No" and its produced by Young Chop. Listen! 


[New Video] Lil TerRio "Oooh Killem"

Famously known on the Vine, 6-year-old internet sensation Lil TeRio releases his official new music video called "Oooh Killem." Even though, the rapping is handled by Polo, KayLuv, and Kidd Willie, the video is still carried by Lil TeRio's dances. We also hear TeRio has an album dropping as well with contribution from Soulja Boy, Migos, and Young Jeezy. Until then, check out the video after the jump.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

[New Music] John Blu "I Ain't Done Drinking Yet"

Following his last leaked track "Do It For The Vine" featuring Chicago rapper DLow, R&B singer John Blu returns with something new just in time for the holiday. Its called "I Ain't Done Drinking Yet" and its bound to turn up at the clubs or your favorite backyard BBQ. Check out stream/download below. 

[New Mixtape] Yo Gotti & CMG "Chapter 1"

Delivering a new collection of music for the streets, Memphis rapper Yo Gotti introduces the world to his Cocaine Music Group. Today, he releases CMG Presents: Chapter 1 and it includes 16 tracks with contribution from Gotti (himself), Snootie Wild, Zed Zilla, and Wave Chapelle. Full stream below.


[New Music] Michelle Williams "Say Yes" feat Beyonce & Kelly Rowland

Reunited in harmony, Michelle Williams recruits her Destiny's Child friends Kelly and Beyonce to join her for "Say Yes." Its an uptempo gospel track and its set to appear on Michelle's upcoming album Journey To Freedom, which is coming soon. Also, look out for a music video for this track real soon. 

Check out Michelle William's "Say Yes" after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Nicki Minaj Talks New Single & Respond To Forbes Iggy Azalea Article

While promoting her new single from her upcoming album The Pink Print, Nicki Minaj called into NY's Power 105.1 this morning to talk with the Breakfast Club. During their discussion, Nicki spoke on her latest single "Pills N Potion" and the inspiration behind the song. She also expressed her thoughts on Forbes latest article stating she's been quiet and that female emcee Iggy Azalea is now running hip hop. 
"All Forbes needs to be worried about is my finances and when I'm going to be selling MYX fusions for $250 million. That's all they need to worry about. We rely on hip hop connoisseurs and blogs for that kind of information, so we can appreciate that, but no thank you."
Listen to Nicki Minaj interview with The Breakfast Club after the jump and leave your thoughts. 

[Video] Robin Thicke Performs "Get Her Back" On 'The Voice'

It seems that Robin Thicke will do anything to "Get Her Back." He first performed his new single on the Billboard Awards in support to get his wife back, after being caught cheating. Last night, Robin pleaded his case again, when he joined The Voice contestant Josh Kaufman on their season finale. 

Do you think this is a good way for Robin to get his wife back or is it good marketing for his single? 

[New Video] K Camp "Cut Her Off" feat 2 Chainz

From the crib to being out in public, K Camp finds himself surrounding by relationship drama in his latest video "Cut Her Off." It features 2 Chainz and it appears on his In Due Time project. Watch! 

[Video] Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith Under Investigation

A few weeks ago, a photo of 13-year-old Willow Smith sparked a lot of controversy due to her lying in the bed next to a topless 20-year-old male friend. Now, according to a new report, Willow's parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, are under investigation by CPS (Child Protective Services).

Watch full details as Nancy Grace reports the story, below. Leave your thoughts and comments.

[New Music] Nicki Minaj "Pills N Potions"

After hitting the internet with "ChiRaq" and "Yasss Bish," Nicki Minaj delivers the first official offering from her upcoming album, The Pink Print. Its called "Pills N Potions" and its produced by Dr. Luke. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

[New Video Sevyn Streeter "nEXT (Remix)" feat YG

Switching out Kid Ink for another West Coast rapper, Sevyn Streeter releases her latest new visual for "nEXT." This time it features YG and its directed by Derek Blanks. Call Me Crazy, But...EP in stores.

[New Music] Rico Love "Cut Her Off (Remix)"

I never been a fan of artists remixing other artists songs, but hey, its the times we're living in, right? Here's Rico Love with his rendition of K Camp's track called "Cut Her Off." Stream/download below. 


[Video] Kanye West Tells A Fan That He Has Fake Yeezys

Its less than a week away before their wedding and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are still being spotted by photographers and the paparazzi. On yesterday, while window shopping in Paris, Kanye was approached by a fan and he was asked to sign his Yeezys sneakers. Fortunately, Ye took time to autograph the shoes, but the kicker part of the story is, Kanye told him that his shoes were fake.

Watch video after the jump.

Congratulations! Ciara Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

After months of being pregnant, Ciara has finally dropped the load. She is officially a certified mom. According to PageSix, the r&b singer gave birth to a baby boy on Monday morning in Los Angeles. 

This is Ciara's first child with Producer/rapper Future, who has three other children from previous relationships. We also hear Ciara and her husband-to-be are expected to get marry later in the Fall.

UPDATE: Ciara and Future name their baby Future Zahir Wilburn, weighing in at 9lbs and 10oz. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

[Photos] Beyonce Share New Pics With Jay Z & Solange In New Orleans

If the public statement wasn't enough, the Knowles-Carter family continue to do damage control to put all the drama from the elevator incident behind them. Today, Bey posted new pics of herself, along with Solange & Jay Z, on Tumblr. It shows the family reunited and having lunch together in Nawlins. 

This past weekend, Bey and Jay also dropped a brand new movie teaser called "Run." Its packed with a star studded cast and it comes in support of their upcoming summer tour. Check it out below.

[New Music] Meek Mill "I Don't Know" feat Paloma Ford

Releasing the first single from his upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money, Meek Mill delivers "I Don't Know." It features Paloma and its produced by Honorable C Note and Cy Frye. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

[Video] SNL Pokes Fun At Jay Z, Beyonce, & Solange Elevator Incident

This past week, has been a complete media circus for the Knowles-Carter family. First, we've seen a leaked video showing Beyonce's sister Solange attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in NY and next, watching a ton of media coverage speculating what really happened. 

Last night, SNL took aim at the incident, with a hilarious skit, during the opening of the season finale. Watch after the jump.

[New Video] Jay Z & Beyonce "Run"

Building anticipation for their On The Run tour, Hip Hop's Bonnie & Clyde release a brand new trailer, which is Coming Never. The promo is an action packed visual, which shows Jay and Bey with a star studded cast with names like Sean Penn, Blake Lively, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Diaz, and more. 

Watch Jay Z and Beyonce's "RUN" trailer after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

[New Music] Chief Keef "Sosa Style"

Hitting you off with his unorthodox flow, Chicago rapper Chief Keef returns with a brand new track produced by DP Beatz called "Sosa Style." Bang 3 coming soon. Until then, listen to the track.

[New Video] Meek Mill "Make Me"

Holding you over til his new album Dreams Worth More Than Money arrives this summer, Meek Mill revisits his mixtape Dreamchashers 3 and delivers a brand new visual called "Make Me." Watch!

Friday, May 16, 2014

[New Music] Lil Wayne "D'usse"

Following up his last release with Drake called "Believe Me," Weezy continues to drop more music until the Carter V arrives. Its called "D'usse" and its produced by Lee Majors for Nasty Beatmakers. 

[New Video] Belo Zero "Cum & Go" feat Twista & John Blu

Its been a minute since we heard anything from Belo's I Plead The Fifth project. Today, he releases his official video called "Cum & Go" and its directed by D Gainz and it features Twista and John Blu. 

[New Music] Jeremih "Don't Tell Em" feat YG

From the Chi to the West Coast, Jeremih hooks up with YG for his latest new single, "Don't Tell Em." Its produced by DJ Mustard and Mike Shultz and its set to appear on his project Thumpy Johnson, which is coming soon. Stream/download below.


[New Music] Murph Watkins "I Got Mine"

Sucking up to no one or riding anybody's coat tale, Murph Watkins returns with new track, "I Got Mine." Its produced by Christian Loux and its set to appear on his upcoming project YUN. Listen.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beyonce, Jay Z, & Solange Release Statement About Attack

After a long week of rumors and speculation about their elevator shuffle, Jay Z and Solange's "family feud" has come to an end. Today, the family has issued an official statement via Associated Press.
"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family."
"The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same." 
This still doesn't say what caused the incident, but I guess this will do. The family is back together. Meanwhile, the employee of the Standard Hotel, who leaked the footage this week, has been fired. 

Beyonce & Rihanna Cover 'Vogue' Special Edition Issue

Standing side-by-side looking sexy and gorgeous as ever, Beyonce and Rihanna share the new cover of VOGUE, which is the magazine's 2014 Met Gala Special Edition. Normally, both Queen's fan bases (Beyhive & Navy) are usually at odds with each other, but this week they can celebrate together.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

[New Music] Moonie Da Hustla "Walk Away"

It seems as though that Count isn't the only one from L.E.P. Bogus Boys working on a solo project, we see Moonie is working on something as well. Today, he releases a preview of what is yet to come. The song is called "Walk Away" and its produced by Nascent. Stream below. Leave your comments.


T.I. Confirms Beef Is Squash Between The Game & G Count

It was last week, Tyga and The Game hit the internet with a track called "Chi-Raq To L.A." dissing Chicago rapper Lil Durk. In response, G Count of L.E.P. Bogus Boys stood up in defense for his fellow Chicagoan throwing shots at Game with a diss track called "Fuck The Game Up." Now, it seems the beef is over. According to T.I.'s twitter, both parties have talked and they now have clarity.