New Music: WZRD (KiD CuDi and Dot Da Genius) "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie"
This is the new single from the duo WZRD, which consists of rapper KiD CuDi and producer Dot Da Genius. It’s called “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie” and will appear of their album, WZRD, in stores February 28th.
il Wayne has debuted the official music video for his Bruno Mars assisted Carter IV single “Mirror.” The track is possibly one of Weezy’s best in a long time, and it’s really hard to believe that this track was only a bonus cut, but it was. In the artistic visual Weezy creates a painting of himself on a wall in a Jesus-like pose holding a microphone, nailed to a cross made up of a music note.
Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr over the weekend to post a snippet of a new song called “Voodoo,” also listing out the lyrics, moods that fit in well with the rest of Frank’s sometimes-bleak, depressive lyrical tendencies — “Looks like all we’ve got is each other / The truth is obsolete,” he sings. Listen to it below.
Wale talks SOPA, his thoughts on Common's "Sweet," and more
Wale (@wale) sat down with Boi-1da.net to discuss a few topics, including the now defunct SOPA situation, making music based on his mood, his feelings on Common’s “Sweet” record, and future projects he has in the works.
Rihanna has tackled the worlds of music and movies. Now the fashionista is foraying into television with her own “Project Runway”-inspired series.
The “We Found Love” singer will executive produce and appear in an original show for Sky Living HD in the U.K. Known worldwide for her bold style, the pop star will searchBritain for the next generation of undiscovered designers, with Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts serving as host.
Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Inspired By Jay-Z and Kanye, May Tour Together
It looks as though we all owe Jay and Yeezy another thank you. The success of their collaboration on Watch The Throne (which narrowly avoided taking the top spot as our album of the year) has inspired long-dormant comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock to take the stage together.
Vulture caught up with Rock at Sundance, where he is debuting his Julie Delpy indie 2 Days In New York and the comedian admitted that rumors that him and Chappelle had some validity.
"I’ve been talking to Chappelle a lot. Been trying to get Chappelle to go on tour," Rock said.
According to Rock, the tour hinges on Chappelle’s thumbs up. “You know I’m not the hard one,” he said to Vulture, while laughing. ”But I’m trying to make that happen. After seeing Kanye and Jay-Z, I was like, ‘Me and Dave should do this.’”
When you think Motown Records, you think of artists like Diana Ross, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, just to name a few. Now Ne-Yo joins the legendary list of soul and R&B singers that will record under the iconic brand created by Berry Gordy in 1959.
The Grammy Award-winning singer (and co-star of the George Lucas-produced "Red Tails") has moved from Def Jam to Motown Records, according to a statement sent to MTV News on Wednesday (January 25). Not only that, Ne-Yo will also take over as the label’s senior vice president of A&R.
"I’m honored that I¹ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it," the singer said in the statement.
New Music: Ed Sheeran “You Don’t Know” Feat. Yelawolf
Over in the UK, Ed Sheeran is kind of a big deal. The 20 year-old singer/songwriter’s debut album “+” recently reached triple platinum status with the help of his video release of “Drunk.” Sheeran now seems to be looking to take his talents to the States. This is a video for “You Don’t Know (For F**ks Sake),” the first track off his forthcoming four track collaborative EP with Yelawolf, Slumdon Bridge. The EP is due to release next month.
Rappers Joanlee x Ace collaborate on the track “Box Me In”. The pair rap about the art and craft of hip hop music. All they need are headphones, a mic, pen and paper. Box them in and listen to them lay down rhymes to the tracks they’re given. The duo enter a special world when their creative juice flow. You can download the single FREE here.
In anticipation of the debut compilation from the A$AP crew, Vice Magazine and Rocky dropped a video for “Wassup,” a single off of Rocky’s LiveLoveA$AP mixtape. If you haven’t downloaded the mixtape yet, check it out here. Enjoy.
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2012 is about to be legendary. John Legend is readying his return to the spotlight with a new single and album.
The Grammy-winning crooner will release “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris on Monday, January 23. The Phatboi production will appear on Legend’s fourth solo albumand the soundtrack to the romantic comedy Think Like a Man, which also features the title track by Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, and Rick Ross.
“We’ll be putting out a new single this week. ‘Tonight (Best You Ever Had)’ – Me feat. @Ludacris. Look for it on Monday!” Legend announced via Twitter. “The single will be on my upcoming album (unless y’all hate it!), but it’s coming out on the ‘Act Like a Lady…’ soundtrack also…”
The follow-up to 2008’s Evolver (He also collaborated with The Roots on 2010’s covers album Wake Up!) will be executiveproduced by Kanye West. In addition, the two have been in the studio working on the G.O.O.D. Music album.
This is the video for Maino’s new single “That Could Be Us” featuring Robbie Nova. Can’t front y’all, I kinda dig this song. Look for Maino’s sophomore album The Day After Tomorrow to be dropping sometime soon.
From their album Purple Naked Ladies, here is a video from The Internets for their single “Fast Lane.” The duo’s music is smooth, jazzy and completely different from Odd Future’s typical sound. Take a look.
NEW MUSIC: LOLA MONROE – ‘STAY SCHEMIN’ (FREESTYLE)’
Female rap is on the rise. Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang signeeLoLa Monroe steps to the mic, spitting over Rick Ross’ Rich Forever mixtape cut “Stay Schemin’.” The video vixen-turned-rapper shares her hustler’s ambition, while delivering some tough bars. “It’s like Picasso in this bitch, female Pac up in this bitch, I’ll Apocalypse your shit,” she rhymes.
Facebook, the video platform that pays artists for digital plays, currently runs through Youtube. Now Facebook is in talks with the Vevo camp to bring the video catalog over to their site. FB would stream said videos, and the two companies would split the profits on advertising. With that said, it seems these talks are in the beginning stages. Vevo still has a year left on its contract with Youtube. So until then, we’ll pay attention and see whats happening.
Rihanna and Coldplay will perform live together for the first time on February 12 when they take the stage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards for the televised debut of their Mylo Xyloto collaboration, “Princess of China.”
Hov and his celebrity friends celebrated the grand reopening last night of the 40/40 Sports Bar in NYC. Even Warren Buffett stopped by. Weren’t on the guest list? Well, check out some pics after the jump.
David Choi - Knives in Your Ears (Dubstep Original)
It seems to be the continuing trend that EDM (electronic dance music) will probably be the club music for the decade. I didn’t even know that David Choi produced beats, so here’s his first take at Dubstep. What do you think about it?
New Video: Bei Maejor - Mesmerized (Upscale Production by Bei Maejor)
Bei Maejor shows his stars and stripes in the stimulating video for “Mesmerized,” a self-produced track off his forthcoming Upscale EP. With the American flag draped around his head, the 24-year-old University of Michigan grad sings about falling under the spell of a special lady. Be sure to check in later in the year when Bei Major releases his RCA recorded Album.
Mixtape: Tony Williams "Some Of My Best Rappers Are Friends"
Kanye’s cousin, R&B crooner Tony Williams, has enlisted quite the cast of hip-hop characters for his new mixtape, Some of My Best Rappers Are Friends. The project features the likes of Kanye West, Big K.R.I.T., Chip Tha Ripper, Freddie Gibbs, Cyhi Da Prynce, The Kid Daytona, and many others.
[[Lyrics]] ~they call me mister, fuck it, no introduction, just keep talking about US like in the middle of your discUSsions cuz all that fussing that you doing is fueling my movement, and providing the buzz i need to keep it moving, no boozing, game over for you losers, and fuck all your rumors, u mad cuz i get under your skin and stick out like tumors? or is it cuz your chick is one of my most frequent viewers, and uses your computer to search up my newest on google, uh oh, what, you don’t like my attitude? you “STREET” dudes need to find another AVENUE, cuz all you rappers boring me and its the damn truth, even you assist to the board (bored), that’s an alley oop, you damn amateurs, aint getting PICked like cameras, you getting flipped like calendars, and DODGEd quick like “challengers” so keep spitting your fiction about “shotguns” and “passengers” i’m more official than that cardinal (kardinal) Kon (Akon) got from Canada (Kardinal Offishal) oh, it’s a 911 emergency when you toss me any instrumental that might encourage me, i know you heard of me, i verbally just murder things i’m that yellow wrapper (rapper) that comes out at every murder scene, currently the hot spitta, currency or not, i’m stilla killa, for rilla, call me a God… zilla, so get familiar with this man cuz hate it or love it, i’m bout to be chilling above y’all like a ceiling fan
Now you too can dress like Lil Wayne. The Young Money rapper and avid skateboarder previewed his new skate apparel and accessories line TRUKFIT to buyers and industry guests at Hotel Americano in New York City last night.
The streetwear line, which features bold graphics and colorways, includes T-shirts, raglans, and snapbacks, and will be sold exclusively at Zumiez starting in February. TRUKFIT is described as “a brand representing independent kids from any walk of life—regardless of race, class, color, or income.”
Miss Info was on the scene and captured footage from the launch event. Get a peek at some of the fashions below.