Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


fantasiabarrino-062916.jpg Fantasia took to the TV stage again on Good Morning America. The songstress who got her start on American Idol premiered her latest gospel-infused track titled "I Made It." The single made its debut to fans of Fantasia on Monday, July 25. It will be officially released on the singer's newest album titled The Definition Of . . .

tonibraxton-072616.jpg Toni Braxton has announced a new run of tour dates dubbed The Hits Tour. The new trek will open on October 8 in Oakland, California traveling to Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and Houston before wrapping up in Atlantic City on November 12. Braxton will perform some of her biggest hits including "Un-Break My Heart" and "He Wasn't Man Enough" throughout the tour.

usher-raymond-070916.jpg Usher and Sheryl Crow are the latest artists to stand up to politicians who are using their songs at rallies and campaign events without their official consent. They teamed with a host of other artists such as Heart, Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Groban and Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds for a new video message.

drake-070916.jpg This past weekend at the Summer Sixteen Tour show in Kansas City, Drake announced a new project he is working on. The rapper announced he is currently working on a new mixtape. This comes as his album Views spends its eleventh non-consecutive week at number one in the Billboard 200. While few details of Drake's new project have been released, rumors are abounding.

kerihilson-072516.jpg Keri Hilson previewed some snippets of new music on social media, which will reportedly appear on her long awaited new album, L.I.A.R. (Love is a Religion). "Keri wouldn't be Keri if she didn't hit us w/ Snapchat Snippets #KeriHilson #Keribesnappin #Snapchat #Snippets #LIARComingSoon," she posted. "Yooooou damn right we're not ready but we ARE ready."

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna will appear in the fifth and final season of A&E's Bates Motel, where she will reportedly play the role of Marion Crane. Her casting was revealed at the Comic-Con International convention in San Diego, where the cast and crew of the show held a panel discussion. The show's official Twitter account tweeted a video of the singer announcing the role.

wiz-072516.jpg Wiz Khalifa released his new track, "Wit The Kids" last Thursday. The song is themed around peace and love. It features audio clips of Ronald Reagan speeches in the beginning and throughout. The song was released the day after Wiz and Snoop Dogg kicked off their The High Road summer tour. "Wit The Kids" marks the fourth single Wiz has released since June. "More and More,

rowland-061016.jpg In a recent interview with People, Kelly Rowland discussed fears she had raising her son in the United States. Rowland's son is 18 months old. She fears the environment in America is a dangerous place to raise African American children, particularly boys. Rowland discussed her pregnancy and said, "I remember being pregnant with Titan . . ."

ChristinaMilian-072516.jpg Christina Milian and Victoria Justice were in attendance at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. Milian and Justice, taking on the iconic roles of Magenta and Janet Weiss in the upcoming Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, were accompanied by film co-stars Ryan McCartan and Reeve Carney. The group spoke to SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel on July 21.

justin-timberlake-61016.jpg Justin Timberlake has opened up about the making of the film Trolls, fatherhood and his new music coming in the future. J-Tim not only lent his voice to the film, but was also enlisted as the music director for the film. "I kept bringing up 'Saturday Night Fever' with this movie," he says. "The filmmakers say they were inspired by the two sides of the '70s . . ."

alicia-060816.jpg Alicia Keys has revealed some new music during a recent show in Los Angeles. The show came earlier this week at the legendary Troubadour venue in Hollywood and found the R&B star backed by a 6-piece ensemble. Speaking with the audience, Keys noted that all the new music will be featured on a new album and that she considers it her best work yet.

drake-070916.jpg On the second night of his 'Summer Sixteen Tour,' Drake took aim at Joe Budden. "We got that good energy going on," he said at one point in the show. "I should've brought Joe Budden up here to let him do 'Pump It Up' one time… F**k them ni**as, man." Budden responded on Twitter in a tweet that has since been deleted. He said "He want attention lol."

mariahcarey-061616.jpg Mariah Carey cozied up to Leonardo DiCaprio at a fundraising gala for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in St. Tropez. Carey stunned in a black gown that featured a daring plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, complete with fishnet stockings. Though they arrived separately, Carey attended the event with billionaire fiancé James Packer.

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna paid tribute to the victims of the recent terror attack in Nice, France by dedicating a song to them at her concert in Lyon. Before performing her hit song "Diamonds," she said that she wanted to dedicate the song "to the people of Nice who suffered. People who have been traumatized, victims and their families."

imge2-062916.jpg Jennifer Hudson has inked a new deal with Netflix to appear in Adam Sandler's upcoming new film Sandy Wexler. Hudson will reportedly play the role of the romantic lead. "The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business."

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