Tuesday, May 31, 2016

[New Video] Maxwell "Lake By The Ocean"

Gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated album, blackSUMMERS'night, which drops July 1, Maxwell delivers his first new visual off the project. Its called "Lake By The Ocean" and its directed by Phillip Andelman. Also, on June 18, Maxwell will embark on his new SUMMERS' Tour. including a slot at this year's Essence Fest in New Orleans. Until then, check out his new video after the jump.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Beyonce Gets Chicago In Formation at Soldier Field

Some may disagree, but Beyonce is undoubtedly thee Michael Jackson of our time. This weekend, Queen B stopped in Chicago for a 2 night set at Soldier Field and she had the party all in formation. 

Packed with great lighting/production, Beyonce captivated the audience with her high energy moves, while being displayed on a gigantic screen. The iconic star also showed off powerful vocals, singing crowd favorites from her enormous catalog, along with performing songs from latest LP, Lemonade.

During the show, Beyonce also took time to pay tribute to Prince, who recently passed away in April. She performed his song "The Beautiful Ones" and played "Purple Rain," while changing wardrobes. 

Later in the show, Beyonce ended her set with a water splash spectacle, which shows why she is on another level. Take a look at the footage after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

Friday, May 27, 2016

[New Music] Gucci Mane "First Day Out Tha Feds"

Following his recent release from prison, Gucci Mane is back on the scene with brand new music for his fans. Its called "First Day Out Tha Feds" and its produced by Mike-Will Made It. Take a listen.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

[New Music] Meek Mill x Fabolous "All The Way Up (Remix)"

This past weekend, Meek Mill took home "Best Rap Album" at this year's Billboard Music Awards, and now, the Philly rapper returns on the scene with bars on Fat Joe's anthem hit "All The Way Up." He's joined by his Roc Nation comrade Fabolous and its ready for your enjoyment below. Press play. 


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chance The Rapper Talks Music, Kanye West, & More With Zane Lowe

While enjoying success with his new project Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper sits down with Zane Lowe for an one-on-one interview. During their discussion, the Chicago rapper speaks on the process of his new music, Kanye West, fatherhood and more. Take a listen and cop Coloring Book on iTunes.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

[New Video] Alicia Keys "In Common"

Fresh off the heels of making appearances on SNL and The Voice, Alicia Keys hits the scene with a brand new visual for her latest track "In Common." Its taken from Alicia's forthcoming sixth studio album, which is set to drop later this summer on RCA. Take a look below and leave your comments.

[New Music] Lil Durk "She Just Wanna" feat Ty Dolla $ign

While fans wait for his upcoming project 2x to drop, Lil Durk releases new music to hold you over. Its called "She Just Wanna" and it features Ty Dolla $ign with Chop Squad DJ on the beat. Press play.

Desiigner Performs "Panda" On The Wendy Williams Show

Packed with super-high energy, Desiigner made his debut on the Wendy Williams Show. yesterday. During his visit, the Brooklyn rapper performed his latest hit "Panda," which recently reached #1 on Billboard Hot 100 charts. Take a look after the jump and don't forget to leave all of your comments.

Monday, May 23, 2016

[New Video] Jo Rodeo "Come Wit Me" feat Future

Chicago rapper Jo Rodeo takes his talents to South Beach in his latest visual "Come Wit Me," which is taken off his upcoming project titled, Rodeo Drive. Its directed by Rick Nyce and it features one of the hottest rappers in the game, Future. Take a look below and don't forget to leave your comments. 

Rihanna Performs "Love On The Brain" At Billboard Music Awards

Rihanna never stops working hard. Last week, she finished the North American leg of her ANTI tour and last night, the island bombshell returned to the Billboard Awards with an amazing performance. After the jump, watch Rihanna perform "Love on the Brain" and don't forget to leave your comments.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Beyonce Inspires 17-Year-Old Chicago Designer To Make Her Own Prom Dress

Photo Credit: Lakiya Hayes

We all know, Beyonce has an enormous impact on women and pop culture, and now, it seems that she has influence on an aspiring fashion designer named La La Hale. Last night, the young 17-year-old student attended her 2016 Prom in Chicago and when she showed up, classmates were stunned by the prom dress she made, which she claims was inspired by Beyonce's 2015 Met Gala dress.

We caught up with the 17-year-old designer and she told us why she decided to make her own dress.
"The regal aesthetic from Beyoncé dress inspired my dress, symbolizing sexiness and elegance and we Virgos are pros at that. Beyoncé's elegance and nonchalant attitude, in my eyes, made her the best dressed at the MET Gala where many concealed their bodies. Her poised structure and amazing body made the dress stand out more than it would alone and it was a MUST that I reflected that at my prom. CEO coming out of high school, out with a bang."
La La also mentioned she would love to make pieces for Beyonce, Rihanna, and Dej Loaf, one day.

Meanwhile, La La is gearing up to attend college this Fall in Atlanta and she continues to work on her clothing line, Rich Temper. She's also set to attend Beyonce's Lemonade concert next week at Soldier Field.

Check out pics of La La's 2016 Prom dress after the jump.

Puff Daddy Brings Out Jay Z & Nas At The Bad Boy Reunion Show

This past Friday, in Brooklyn, Puff Daddy & The Family celebrated twenty years of making hits with the Bad Boy Reunion Show. The event took place at the Barclays Center and it featured Lil Kim, 112, Carl Thomas, The Lox, Mary J Blige, French Montana, and a handful of others. It also featured Jay Z and Nas, who took the crowd by surprise performing a couple of their classics. Take a look below.

B.I.G. Forever

Friday, May 20, 2016

Kanye West Goes On A Rant On The Ellen Degeneres Show

On yesterday (May 19), Kanye West made his return back to the Ellen Degeneres Show and during his visit, the Yeezus rapper gave the audience a handful by going on one of his infamous rants. This time, Ye spoke on wanting to help the world, being on social media and more. Take a look below.

[New Music] Wale "My PYT"

Following up his last year's project The Album About Nothing, Wale is gearing up to release his fifth studio album called S.H.I.N.E. Today, the DMV native releases a new single from the forthcoming project. Its called "My PYT" and its inspired by Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. Take a listen. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rihanna's Fan (Nick Gallo) Gets Her Emotional During "ANTI" Show In Atlanta

We always here of fans doing things to get celebrities attention and now, Rihanna gets surprised by one of her biggest fans. Last night, during her show in Atlanta, Rihanna stopped the music and got emotional, when she noticed the crowd were holding up signs created by her biggest fan, Nick Gallo.
"So crazy I made@badgalriri cry last night (happy tears) at her last show of the North American leg of the #antiworldtour in #ATL So happy she liked what I did for her! You the best Robyn!"
We reached out to Gallo and he mentioned to us that last night's concert was the 6th show that he has attended on the ANTI tour. He recently visited Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Brooklyn, and his hometown, Chicago, before hitting last night's show at the Phillips Arena in Downtown Atlanta.

Below, watch footage of Rih stopping the music and getting emotional in front of a packed crowd.

[New Video] DLOW "Do It Like Me"

In support of his new deal with Atlantic Records, Chicago's own DLow revisits his viral dance craze to bring you the official video for "Do It Like Me." Watch after the jump and share your comments.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

[Video] Desiigner Reads All The Lyrics To His Hit "Panda"

Even though everybody loves Desiigner's smash hit "Panda," some say its hard to make out what he's actually saying. Well now, the Brooklyn rapper stops by the Genius office and breaks down his lyrics as simple as possible. Take a look after the jump and see if you can keep up with Desiigner.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8Ball & MJG Performs In Chicago "Legends of Southern Hip Hop" Tour

Keeping it pimpin' for more then two decades, 8Ball & MJG is known as one of the best rap duos the game has ever seen and this past weekend, fans got the opportunity to witnessed that greatness at the Legends of Southern Hip Hop tour. The event took place in Chicago at UIC Pavilion and it was lit.

During the show, the Memphis legends gave the crowd a real experience of what good music sounds like. Ball & G performed hits like "You Don't Want Drama," "Bring It Back," "ShoNuff," and a handful of others. After the jump, catch them performing their crowd favorites "Pimps" and "Lay It Down."

Also, don't forget to catch 8Ball & MJG performing on the Legends of Southern Hip Hop tour in a city near you. The lineup features Bun B, Mystikal, Trina, Trick Daddy, and Juvenile of Cash Money.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Puffy Daddy Announces "Bad Boy Family Reunion" Tour Dates

Celebrating twenty years of excellence, Puff Daddy & The Family are ready to hit the road with the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour. The announcement came today, when Puffy took to social media. The tour will feature Lil Kim, Ma$e, Faith Evans, The Lox, Total, 112, Carl Thomas, and more. The tour is set to start in Columbus. OH on August 25th and tickets go on-sale this May 20th at Livenation
"This isn't just a concert- this is a moment in hip hop and R&B history. The family and I are so excited to welcome you into this once in a lifetime experience. This tour is 20 years in the making, and is a celebration of the hits and the Bad Boy lifestyle. The Bad Boy Family has set the standard for concert excellence, and this tour will be a testament to that!"
Before the tour kicks off, Puff Daddy & The Family are set to take on the Barclays Center in NY on May 20th and 21st. The lineup will feature the Bad Boy family along with Jay Z and Mary J Blige.

[New Video] Dreezy "Body" feat Jeremih

Dreezy is getting crazy radio rotation with her hot single "Body" and now, the Chicago rapper drops the official visual. Its directed by Erik White and it features another Chicagoan, R&B singer Jeremih. Take a look at Dreezy new visual after the jump and don't forget to cop "Body" now on iTunes here.

Friday, May 13, 2016

[New Music] Schoolboy Q "THat Part" feat Kanye West

Schoolboy Q is back! Last night, the TDE rapper released a new track for all his fans. Its called "THat Part" and it features Kanye West. Take a listen below and don't forget to cop it on iTunes.

[New Project] Chance The Rapper "Coloring Book"

Its been 3 years since Chance The Rapper released his last project, Acid Rap, and since then, the Chicago rapper has gone global, putting his city on the map. Now, he releases his latest new project called Coloring Book and it features 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Jeremih, Future, Kirk Franklin, and a handful of others. Take a listen to the stream below and don't forget to cop it now on Apple Music.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Afrika Bambaataa Denies Sexual Assault Claims

Over the last couple of weeks, Afrika Bambaataa has been accused of serious allegations, One man claims the hip hop legend sexually abused him when he was 15-years-old back in the 1980's. And now, for the first time, Bambaataa speaks out about the allegations with FOX5 reporter Lisa Evers.
"I never abused nobody. You know, it just sounds crazy to people to say that, hear 'you abused me,'" Bambaataa said. "You know my thing is you know all my people back then, you know the hundreds of people that been around me. If something like that happened, why you never went to none of them?"
Check out FOX5 exclusive interview with Bambaataa below and don't forget to leave your thoughts.

[Video] Desiigner "Panda" on "The Late Show"

Besides being criticized for sounding like Future, Brooklyn rapper Desiigner is enjoying success with his Billboard hit "Panda." Last night, Desiigner made his debut on The Late Show on CBS to perform his smash hit, in front of a live studio audience. Take a look below and don't forget your comments.

Drake Stars In "SNL" Promo

In support of his latest album VIEWS, Drake will return to NBC Studios in New York to serve as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live for this week's episode (May 14th). Take a look at the hilarious commercial promo below, as the OVO rapper stands alongside cast member Leslie Jones.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

[New Video] The Boy Illinois "I'm Saying"

Fresh off tour with Lupe Fiasco, Chicago rapper The Boy Illinois continues momentum with a brand new visual called "I'm Saying." Its produced and directed by D Gainz and its taken off The Boy Illi's latest project Dusable, which is available now. Take a look after the jump and don't forget comments.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

[New Music] Desiigner "Moon People"

Is he a clone or is he just a new rapper making G.O.O.D. Music? Well now, Desiigner returns on the scene and overlooks the Future comparisons to bring you his follow-up to his #1 song "Panda." Its called "Moon People" and it features Boyd. Take a listen and don't forget to leave your comments.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Alicia Keys Performs "In Common" & "Hallelujah" on "SNL"

After taking a break from music, Alicia Keys is back and on fire. This past Mother's Day weekend, the New York native returned to SNL as their musical guest. During her visit, Keys performed her latest single "In Common" off her forthcoming album, which is set to drop sometime this year. Later in the show, she took the stage to perform another track titled "Halleljuah," Watch after the jump.

Friday, May 6, 2016

[New Music] John Blu "You Gone Get The D" feat Shawnna

From the man who brought you "In Love With Your Booty" and "I Ain't Done Drinkin Yet," John Blu releases his brand new offering from his forthcoming album, which is set to hit the street sometimes this year. The track is called "You Gone Get The D" and it features Shawnna. Take a listen below.

S/o to Delle Del

Justin Timberlake "Can't Stop The Feeling" feat The Cast of DreamWorks Animation's Trolls

After taking a long hiatus from music, Justin Timberlake returns on the scene with the first look of a brand new track. Its called "Can't Stop The Feeling" and it features the cast of DreamWorks' Original Motion Picture "Trolls." Take a listen after the jump and don't forget to cop JT's new song on iTunes

Thursday, May 5, 2016

[New Video] French Montana "Figure It Out" feat Kanye West & Nas

In support of his new partnership with Epic Records, French Montana releases his long-awaited new visual for "Figure It Out." Its directed by Eif Rivera and it features Kanye West and Nas. Watch!!!

[New Video] Janet Jackson "Dammn Baby"

Last month, Janet Jackson made a huge announcement, when she took to the internet to postpone her Unbreakable tour due to resting up and starting a family with her husband. Although, the pop icon never stated she was pregnant, a source told ET on yesterday (May 4th) she's having her first child. 

While we wait on JJ's confirmation, today she releases a brand new video to hold us over. Its called "Dammn Baby" and its off her last year's album, Unbreakable, which is available now on iTunes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

[New Music] Alicia Keys "In Common"

Alicia Keys is back! And as promised, the R&B singer releases brand new music for all her fans. The track is called "In Common" and it has a stomping beat that will take everyone to the dance floor. It's taken from her forthcoming sixth studio album, which is set to come out later this summer on RCA. Take a listen after the jump and don't forget to catch Ms. Keys this weekend on Saturday Night Live.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, Passes At Age 69

Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rapper Tupac, has passed away at the age of 69. According toTMZ, Shakur died late Monday night (May 2nd) in Marin County, California, possibly from a heart attack.

Besides being famously known as Tupac's mother, Afeni was also a former Black Panther activist and philanthropist, who founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, after her son's death.

Back in 1995, Afeni received a special dedication from her son, Tupac, with his hit "Dear Mama" from his platinum selling album Me Against The World. Afeni you will be missed. Rest in peace.

[New Music] Birdman "Respek"

After going viral with his recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Birdman hits the lab and releases a new song, inspired by his lingo "Respek." Take a listen. His album Ms. Gladys arrives June 24.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Sir The Baptist Announces New Deal With Atlantic Records

Before he takes on the summer with his "Pilgrimage To Glory Tour," Sir The Baptist shares exciting news with his fans. Today, the Chicago-based ghetto gospel sensation announces  his new deal with Atlantic Records and debuts his latest visual called "Raise Hell." Its taken from his upcoming project PK: PREACHER'S KID, which is expected to drop on May 13th. Until then, check out video below.

[New Music] Lil Durk "Shoot Sum"

This week, fans were promised Lil Durk's new project Durk2x to be release on the net, unfortunately, that didn't happen; however, we do have new music by the Chicago rapper called "Shoot Sum" and its produced by Chop Squad DJ. Check out the new track and hopefully, we'll have Durk2x soon.


Beyonce "Lemonade" Tops The Charts

Over a week ago, Beyonce made the world stop when she premiered her short film LEMONADE on HBO and shortly after that, she released her sixth studio album for her fans, which now puts her #1 on the charts. According to reports, Bey new project LEMONADE has pushed 653,000 units, making her the first solo artists to top the charts with their sixth LP. The album is available now on iTunes.

Chance The Rapper Releases "Chance 3" Cover

With all of the work he's done, it's hard to believe its been 3 years since Chance The Rapper dropped a solo project, but now, that's bout to change. According to our source, the Chicago rapper unveiled the artwork for his long-awaited project, Chance3, this past weekend. Right now, its no word on the release date but we're sure its coming soon. For now, catch him on The Tonight Show on May 5.