Drake's new album may be called Nothing Was the Same, but he's confident one thing's permanent. New single Wu-Tang Forever pays titular tribute to the long-lived New York rap crew, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its debut album this year. Lyrically, he's got other things on his mind: "I just love when I'm with you," he raps over the spare beat, which samples the Clan's 1997 track "It's Yourz." Pre-order Nothing Was The Same to get the track now. Album drops on September 24th. Does his new track meet your expectations? Let us know in the comments.
With a another smash-hit under his belt tearing up clubs and radios worldwide, Drake debuts the second single off his Nothing Was the Same LP. After keeping it solo on “Started From the Bottom,” October’s Very Own calls on two of G.O.O.D. Music’s all-stars in 2 Chainz and Big Sean on “All Me” produced by Key Wane. Just four days before his 4th annual OVO Festival in Toronto, Drizzy looks to have another hit on his hands leading up to the September 17th release of his third solo album.
Robin Thicke phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about his upcoming album Blurred Lines and his recent chart-topping success. The single off the album of the same title made headlines when the singer released its music video featuring none other than "naked women." Robin, who has been married to Paula Patton since 2005, says his wife had no issue with the nudity. “Well, you have to remember we are both artists in my family,” Robin explains. “My wife does the same thing in her new movie coming out [called] Two Guns. She has a topless scene in that, so we don’t take that stuff too seriously.”
California native Mally Mall drops a brand new single featuring Wiz Khalifa, Tyga and Fresh. The track is a energetic, highly addictive, full of minimal melodic elements, plenty of hard hitting drum work, and an overall smooth feeling that will definitely insight some twerking. Production courtesy of The Audibles on this new infectious club banger. Enjoy.
On the eve of Magna Carta Holy Grail’s official release to non-Samsung Galaxy users, Jay-Z held an impromptu Q&A with fans via Twitter. Assuring his fans there are no ghost tweeters behind his @S_C_ account, Hova answered a slew of questions including his inspirations behind a few #MCHG tracks, a gentrified Brooklyn, his favorite Michael Jackson songs and so much more. Yet when asked if there was a finished version to Dead Presidents 3, the legendary Brooklyn emcee responded with “Just or Guru has it I give them Twitter permission to GO.” Without any hesitation Young Guru – the longtime engineer of Jay – took to Twitter to bless us all with the finished version to the aforementioned track. Hip-hop heads may remember this ode to the all-mighty dollar first premiered on a DJ Green Lantern mixtape back in 2007, but has since sat comfortably in Guru’s vault, which surely holds plenty more unreleased tracks. Check it out below and cop Jay-Z’s twelfth studio album on iTunes today. Enjoy.
After taking a first look at Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail album via “Holy Grail” – the smooth collaboration with Justin Timberlake – here’s our second offering: BBC. With Timberlake’s name again on the credits, this is possibly the most star-studded tune on the album, with Nas, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Beyonce‘s also featured on (or part of the production process behind) the track. Magna Carta Holy Grail will be available for download online on July 9th, but tell us what you think of the two tracks so far in the comments below.
“Bad” girl, Tiara Thomas just released the first single off of her upcoming EP Dear Sallie Mae. “4 Dollar Bill,” is a track that finds the Indianapolis native, both singing and rapping about promiscuous women, yet again. “Call them $4 dollar bill hoes because I know they not real, they just want the money, money, money, cars, cars, clothes, clothes,” she sings on the follow up to her chart topping - Wale assisted track, Bad. Thomas recently signed to Rico Love’s Division 1 label in a joint deal with Interscope Geffen A&M. Her debut EP Dear Sallie Mae is expected to be released this summer.
Had enough of MMG Monday? Nope. As promised, Rick Ross gives fans the third release today off the label’s Self Made, Vol. 3 compilation album. On the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced Oil Money Gang, Rozay brings the lyrical big business talk alongside D-Block’s own Jadakiss. A video for the song, along with Rockie Fresh’s “God Is Great” and Wale’sPoor Decisions with Ross and Lupe Fiasco have already been shot. Fans can head to Dre Films’ Instagram and check out some photos on set of all three videos. Maybach Music Group’s Self Made, Vol. 3 arrives August 6th.
The Wale x Tiara Thomas collaboration Bad is definitely one of the best infectious earworms of the summer. It’s been on heavy rotation since March and I’m still not sick of it. High praise for us ADD types. So, now that we’ve gotten to meet new artist Tiara Thomas, “Bad”'s writer, co-producer and singer, check out the Indianapolis-native’s newly re-recorded solo version of the hit. Enjoy.
After a preview of the Beyoncé new Pepsi commercial — and for a fortunate few, a debut during the Paris leg of Bey’s The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour – the full-length of Grown Woman is now available for our streaming pleasure. Produced by hit producer Timbaland and co-written by The-Dream, the tribal-esque single merges contemporary pop motifs with world music sensibility. Funky, energetic with odes of feminist vibrations, the single will no doubt fill dance floors in the months to come. No news as to where the track will end up but it’ll most likely appear on her forthcoming untitled fifth solo LP. Stay tuned.