Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown and Trey Songz have released their "Dangerous (Remix)." The track is a remix of David Guetta's Sam Martin-assisted single "Dangerous," which comes of his latest album, Listen. Previously the two crooners have dropped remixes to ScHoolboy Q's "Studio," ILoveMakonnen's "Tuesday" and TeeFLii's "24 Hours."

NE-YO-101609.jpg Ne-Yo and Pitbull recently performed "Time Of Our Lives" on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood. After the performance Pitbull even had Lorde raving. "I met pitbull backstage, felt this wave of his charisma and loveliness wash over me, probably not dissimilar to meeting the president," she raved on Twitter.

Drake-052311.jpg Drake is releasing a new mixtape early next year according to Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, who let the news slip during a recent appearance on NBA TV. "I talked to [Drake] the other night, [he] actually said he wanted to give me his mixtape. It comes out in January," DeRozan. Drake has yet to offer an official comment on the mixtape.

beyonce-102212.jpg The digital EP version of the Platinum Edition of Beyonce's self-titled album looks to land among the top spots on Billboard's 200 next week after moving 60,000 to 65,000 units in its first available week. According to That Grape Juice, it's not certain whether the EP sales will count toward the sales total of the original release.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna teased new music on Instagram, posting a clip of a new song that is likely to feature on her first album since 2012's Unapologetic. She added the caption, "phuckin roun in da studio." According to Cosmopolitan, the brief snippet sounds promising: "There are even some tubular bells in the background; it's a bit dark and edgy electronic and all very exciting!"

JenniferHudson-042611.jpg Jennifer Hudson took to the stage for the season 19 finale of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, November 25. The soul singer performed "Go All Night" alongside the electronic duo Gorgon City for the live studio audience. Post #DWTSFinale with @GorgonCity ! So much fun !" Jennifer wrote on her Instagram account after.

prince-012210.jpg  Prince has deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts and pulled all of his music from YouTube. The Prince Vevo account now only has three clips: the "Breakfast Can Wait" video, a behind-the-scenes piece on "Breakfast Can Wait," and a short interview. Prince had never been very active on Facebook, promoting a question and answer session during which he only answered one question.

eminem-100609.jpg Eminem has released the music video for "Guts Over Fear" a new single featuring Sia set for inclusion on the upcoming Shady Records comp Shady XV. The vid sees Em throwing down verses in a dusky warehouse, while clips of a boxer are interspersed. Shady XV is in stores now. The two-disc set features cuts from the label's hottest stars, including Em himself.

JazmineSullivan-033114.jpg Jazmine Sullivan performed "In Love with Another Man" at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 18tgh, wowing the crowd with the cut from her debut album, Fearless. Yet, she's hard at work on her new album, Reality Show, which she says is sure to resonate with fans: "When you hear reality show, you're probably thinking it's a lot of me crying about my relationship . . ."

MaryBlige-060711.jpg Mary J. Blige is streaming The London Sessions one week ahead of its December 2 release. The free listen comes via First Play on iTunes Radio. "It's all about the London music scene and I'm so excited to have been part of it, to record my album," Mary said in a press statement. "The songs are fun, therapeutic, and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me."

NoScrubs-052611.jpg T-Boz has released her new track "Rebel Yell," which features rapper Lil Wayne. The TLC singer and rapper's cover of the Billy Idol classic first made its way onto the internet with a snippet in 2012. Weezy raps in the opening of the track with raunchy lyrics, such as "To a rebel, now hear me yell ho / Fireman, turn your p—- to a hell hole."

Drake-052311.jpg Drake has confirmed plans to open a brick and mortar home for the OVO lifestyle brand in his hometown of Toronto. The MC shared a photo of the location via Instagram earlier this month showing the windows blanked out with paper to obscure renovations going on within the retail shop. The store was designed by OVO's creative chief and Drake's right hand man Oliver El-Khatib.

faithevans-082112.jpg Faith Evans has released the music video for "Fragile," a track which samples The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin.'" In the Scandal-inspired clip, directed by Derek Blanks, the songstress plays the first lady of the United States at the White House. "Is it love, is it lust? / Wanna know, can I trust you with my heart / It's so fragile," sings Faith.

MaryBlige-060711.jpg Mary J. Blige performed her latest single "Therapy" at the 2014 American Music Awards. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul donned an all black outfit during her set. Sam Smith, who wrote the lyrics to the song, watched proudly during Blige's performance in the front row at the awards show. "Such an honour to witness this legend sing one of my songs tonight," wrote Smith.

LilWayne-01082010.jpg Lil Wayne has released "Start a Fire," the lead single from his upcoming album, Tha Carter V, featuring a guest spot from Christina Milan. Weezy dropped the cut hours after he and Milan debuted it during the American Music Awards. "I ran into my old thang / I told her, 'bitch, you broke my heart / But that's just growing pains / Trust me: she ain't nothing," raps Wayne.