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Monday, December 22, 2014

Iggy Azalea Buys Nick Young a Car for Christmas

Chevy Impala

Nick Young is one lucky dude. Iggy Azalea surprised her boo Swaggy P by buying him a 1962 Chevy Impala for Christmas. The Lakers star got behind the wheel and showed off his shiny blue ride on Instagram.

“My boo so dope!!!!! @thenewclassic thanks for the Christmas gift #LoveYou You Go Girl!!!! WestSide,” tweeted Nick.

Iggy presented the fancy gift (estimated at $100k) to him with a red bow and gift tag on it that read: “A gift for Swaggy P From: Iggy.”

Chevy Impala

The couple, who connected via social media, can be seen in the holiday 2014 campaign for Forever 21. Earlier this year, they purchased a house together in the San Fernando Valley.

“From her songs, I thought she’d be all about going to clubs and partying, but it’s the opposite of that,” Nick told DuJour magazine. “She wakes up early every morning to take care of her dogs, and she cooks for me. From her rapping, I was very surprised that she could do all that. She’s a really cool, down-to-earth person.”

Iggy gushed about her man in an interview with GQ. “Nick’s really goofy and funny,” she said. “I always joke with him, ‘I hope we don’t break up because you’d ruin basketball for me.’”


New Music: Madonna f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’

Madonna made her surprise return to music on Friday night. At the stroke of midnight, the pop icon announced her 13th album Rebel Heart and dropped six tracks including “Unapologetic Bitch,” the Kanye West-produced “Illuminati,” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,” on which she reunites with Nicki Minaj.

Over the spastic Diplo production, the Material Girl shows who’s the boss, while Nicki unleashes a ferocious flow: “It’s that go hard or go home zone / Bitch, I’m Madonna, these hoes know.”

The two previously collaborated on Madge’s MDNA single “Give Me All Your Luvin'” and performed together at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.

Madonna decided to release the six tracks now in response to the unfinished leaks earlier in the week.

“I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living for Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the spring,” she said. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”

You can pre-order Rebel Heart now on iTunes and receive the six tracks. Additional music will be released on February 9, with the full album on March 10 featuring production from Kanye, Diplo, and Billboard.

Hear the queens go hard or go home.

via Rap-Up

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Heat Up Balmain Campaign

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Pucker up. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the new faces of Balmain’s spring/summer 2015 menswear campaign. The superstar couple shares a steamy embrace in the designer’s “Army of Lovers” ad, which shows Kim holding her husband’s face as she leans in for a kiss.

Kim unveiled the sexy photo on Twitter with the caption, “BALMAIN!”

The Wests are friends with the brand’s creative director Olivier Rousteing, who also posted the photo on Instagram. “THE BALMAIN LOVE #kanyewest + @kimkardashian for @balmainparis #itsallaboutlove,” he wrote.

While he readies his new album, Yeezus has been in the studio with Madonna. He produced “Illuminati” for the pop superstar’s new album Rebel Heart.


Mila J Reps Her L.A. Roots, Introduces Her Father for #MilaMondays

Mila J and Dr. Chilombo

L.A.LOVE. Mila J puts on for her city as part of her #MilaMondays web series, premiering exclusively on Rap-Up. The “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” singer takes us on a tour of her ‘hood, including Leimert Plaza Park, and introduces us to her father, Karamo “Dr. Chill” Chilombo.

“I think the misconception is that everybody thinks that L.A. is this glamorous, Hollywood,” she said. “It’s not just the image shown to you of this fake, plastic Barbie doll.”

She hopes to show L.A. in a different light. “I feel like people will connect to me because I am relatable. I want to be the icon from L.A., not just an artist from L.A. I want to be legendary.”

Mila J released her five-track EP M.I.L.A. in September featuring Ty Dolla $ign, B.o.B, and Problem. She is readying her full-length debut for next year.

Watch her rep her roots.


New Music: Wale – ‘The Chess Match’


Checkmate. On the eve of Festivus , Wale leaks a new record for his fans. Following the go-go-inspired “Miracle on U Street,” the D.C. spitter gets introspective on “The Chess Match,” which features an intro from Jerry Seinfeld.

“In the grand scheme of life, we like pieces on a board / Look inside yours, you a king or a pawn?” he asks.

Festivus, which was produced in collaboration with A-Trak, marks the prequel to Wale’s 2015 LP The Album About Nothing.

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Lil Wayne Debuts New Face Tattoos

Lil Wayne

While he works out his issues with Birdman and Cash Money, Lil Wayne is getting some new ink. Last week in San Clemente, Calif., Tunechi visited tattoo artist Spider and added a couple tats to his face.

According to Lil Wayne HQ, Weezy got the Eye of Providence tatted on his chin and “Mama’s Boy” in Arabic inscribed above his left eye.

“Couple pieces I did on my man Lil Wayne,” said Spider. “A very hospitable and professional client, thanks Wayne!”

To make up for the delay of Tha Carter V, Weezy is reportedly working on his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2 .

Get a better look at his fresh ink below.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne


New Music: Jodeci feat. B.o.B – ‘Nobody Wins’

Nobody Wins

Jodeci is back. After reuniting onstage at the Soul Train Awards last month, the R&B supergroup debuts its comeback single “Nobody Wins” featuring B.o.B. The quarter—DeVante Swing, Joel “JoJo” Hailey, Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, and Dalvin DeGrate—rally against domestic abuse on the powerful anthem.

“Nobody wins when we fight, fuss, and argue / Nobody wins, we say we leaving but we never do,” they sing.

“It is a really jammin’ song,” B.o.B told Rap-Up TV. “It’s a really refreshing sound. It kinda reminds me of like neo-soul meets Goodie Mob meets modern day music.”

The group is working on its first album in nearly 20 years with hitmakers including Timbaland. They also plan to launch a reunion tour next year.

Watch the lyric video below, which includes the number for a domestic violence hotline.


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