Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


NickiMinaj-081011.jpg Nicki Minaj has announced that the release of her upcoming album The PinkPrint has been pushed back three weeks. According to a press release, Minaj's third LP will now arrive just in time for the holidays - Monday, December 15. It was previously slated for a November 24 release. No official reason for the setback has been announced.

faithevans-082112.jpg Faith Evans has released the music video for "Good Times," a single from her upcoming album Incomparable. The vid features a guest spot from Problem. The feel good vid features Faith urging that, "We all need to have a good time," while bumping in the club. "Good Time" is the follow-up to the single "I Deserve It," which features Missy Elliott.

miguel2-052011.jpg Ludacris has released a snippet of a new single alongside Miguel entitled "Good Lovin'." In one teaser video posted to Instagram, Miguel can be seen sitting at a mixing board in the studio listening to a piano track before the cover art is flashed, which features a nude woman lying on a red background with the parental advisory logo covering up her backside.

KendrickLamar-022513.jpg Jay Rock has released a new track, "Pay For It," which features guest appearances from both Kendrick Lamar and Chantal. "Pay For It" is the second track to be released by Jay Rock recently, as he dropped the track "Parental Advisory" earlier this month.

KanyeWest-09292009.jpg Producer Benjamin Bronfman has released an early demo of the Kanye West track "New Slaves." The cut, originally titled "Cruel Cold Winter," was sent to West in 2012. "Just make it hot, make it really dope," Bronfman says that Ye told him. "He didn't really get into specifics," Bronfman added, "which is funny - he's the type of person who will get really specific in person."

beyonce-102212.jpg An unauthorized biography of pop star Beyoncé is slated for release in the fall of 2015. The book will be penned by J. Randy Taraborrelli (who has previously written biographies for Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe) for Grand Central Books.

rihanna-021113.jpg A confidential memo reported to have been issued by Roc Nation has it that Rihanna was planning to leak a secret album in November. A photo of the memo was leaked online, and VIBE notes that if it is "the 'real deal' like we're expecting it to be, Lost Files (or R8?) is set to release in mid-November." The memo features a 14 song track list, boasting collabs with Nicki Minaj.

rapperT-I.jpg T.I., Jeezy and Watch the Duck took the stage on Late Night with Seth Myers to perform "G' Sh*t" on Monday, October 27. Tip looked sharp in a black suit and tilted fedora, while Jeezy complemented him in all white. The Grand Hustle chief is staying busy on the promo circuit for his latest effort, Paperwork.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Teyana Taylor has released her new single "Do Not Disturb," which features Chris Brown. "It's one of those slow animated songs," Taylor told Rap-Up TV of "Do Not Disturb," which is taken off of her forthcoming debut album VII. VII hits stores on November 4. It will be released via Def Jam Recordings and GOOD Music.

Drake-052311.jpg In celebration of his 28th birthday, Drake released three new singles to Soundcloud, which were "6 God (produced by Boi-1da and Syk Sense), "How Bout Now" (produced by Boi-1nda and Jordan Evans), and "Heat of the Moment" (produced by 40). On Twitter, Drake said that he released tracks preemptively after hackers had gotten ahold of them.

Ashanti-062111.jpg Ashanti will star in Mutant World, a made for TV movie coming to the Syfy channel next month. The R&B singer is joined by Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) and Holly Deveaux (Hannibal) in the apocalyptic action-drama. Coates and Deveaux lead a band of survivors, who've been living underground for ten years, following the decimation of the planet by a meteor.

usher.jpg Kid Ink has released the music video for "Body Language" featuring guest spots from Usher and Tinashe. The vid features Ink rapping in front of women who dance seductively in glass cages. "It ain't hard to tell / If you don't want to take it too far then well / You better stop flirtin', and stop twerking so perfect / 'Cause it's workin / That a** worth all the worship."

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé has teamed up with Topshop to design a line of sportswear set to launch Winter 2015. "The brand will encompass clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories ensuring a dynamic fusion of fashion with the highest levels of technical performance," reads a presser for the currently unnamed project.

R.Kelly-103009.jpg Rick Ross is featured alongside R.Kelly in the music video for the former's latest single "Keep Doin That (Rich B*tch)." In the vid, the pair show off their wealth while lamping at Rick's Atlanta mansion. T.I., Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, and DJ Khaled make cameos, while supermodel Jessica White features as Ross' lady.

Drake-052311.jpg Drake stopped by the Stadium Club in Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning where cameras caught him angrily entering then heading for the door with stacks of cash. He was celebrating his 28th birthday at the time. Some of the money fell to the floor, but a member of Drake's entourage can be seen picking it up. An eyewitness told TMZ, that someone punched a member of Drizzy's crew.