Frank Ocean Busted for Marijuana Possession, Driver’s License Confiscated

Frank Ocean’s new year didn’t exactly get off to a great start. The Grammy-nominated singer was cited for marijuana possession...

Rihanna and Chris Brown Cruise to Convenience Store

Rihanna and Chris Brown spent the first days of 2013 together. After stepping out to the Lakers game

Lil Wayne Gets ‘Baked’ Forehead Tattoo

Lil Wayne’s love for skateboarding is no joke

J. Cole Pushes Back ‘Born Sinner’

J. Cole fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on his sophomore album Born Sinner.

Lupe Fiasco and Guy Sebastian Perform ‘Battle Scars’ on ‘Fallon’

Lupe Fiasco kicked off his new year by hitting up “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Music: Jeezy – ‘Holy Ghost’

Seen It All

A day after dropping his remix to Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a,” Jeezy catches the “Holy Ghost” on one of the tracks off his upcoming album Seen It All: The Autobiography.

The ATL rapper stays thuggin’ in his Rolls-Royce Ghost and repents for his sins (“Please Lord forgive him, you know he got that thug in him”) on the Don Cannon and Lyle LeDuff production.

In addition to releasing his album on September 2, Jeezy is featured on “On Me,” a bonus track off his tourmate Wiz Khalifa’s album Blacc Hollwood.

Ride out with Jizzle.


New Music: Ariana Grande f/ The Weeknd – ‘Love Me Harder’

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

In advance of Tuesday’s release of her sophomore album My Everything, Ariana Grande has teamed with MTV to preview four new songs including “Be My Baby” featuring Cashmere Cat, the Harry Styles-penned “A Little Bit of Your Heart,” Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder-produced “Why Try,” and her duet with The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder.”

The pop superstar and Canadian crooner ooze sex on the breathy Max Martin-co-produced midtempo.

“If you really need me, you gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, got to love me harder,” coos Ariana, while The Weeknd responds, “I’ll make it feel like the first time.”

In addition to performing alongside Nicki Minaj and Jessie J at the VMAs, Ariana will hit the stage for a solo performance of “Break Free.”

Preview a third of the album below.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’

Nicki Minaj

Boom. Nicki Minaj drops the big and bootyful video for her Sir Mix-a-Lot-sampled banger “Anaconda.” Directed by Colin Tilley, the playful and provocative clip stars Nicki and her many colorful personalities. She shakes her booty in a rainforest, whips up some tasty treats in the kitchen, and gives Drake a lap dance he won’t ever forget…but just don’t touch.

Produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz, the raucous rump shaker will appear on Nicki’s upcoming third album The Pinkprint, due this fall.

The video is everything, and we cannot lie.


Rihanna in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show


Rihanna may be taking the stage at the Super Bowl next year. The singer is reportedly among the frontrunners for the 2015 halftime performance.

According to The Wall Street Journal , the NFL has named Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay as the three contenders for the highly-coveted gig.

But there’s one big caveat. For the first time ever, the NFL is asking artists if they would be willing “to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.”

Unsurprisingly, the pay-to-play suggestion received “a chilly reception” from the artists’ reps.

Artists have never been paid by the league in the past. However, superstars including Beyoncé and Bruno Mars have capitalized off the mass exposure by announcing their tours immediately after the Super Bowl.

So just how much is the 12-minute performance worth? A 30-second ad cost around $4 million during this year’s game, which was the most-watched Super Bowl ever with 111.5 million viewers.

Following his 2014 performance with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bruno Mars’ concert tickets, album sales, and merchandise all took a boost.

No final decisions have been made about next year’s performer and it’s unclear how much money the league is seeking.

Find out who gets the gig when Super Bowl XLIX touches down in Glendale, Ariz. on February 1, 2015.


New Music: Tiara Thomas – ‘One Night’

Tiara Thomas

Turn the lights on. After the release of her EP Dear Sallie Mae in October, “Bad” hitmaker Tiara Thomas has been in the studio working on her Division1 debut.

The Indianapolis singer-songwriter shares her desire for a no-strings-attached relationship on the Rico Love-produced “One Night,” on which she shows off her MC skills.

“Sometimes good girls get lonely / They want something money can’t buy / Don’t want the rest of your life, just one night,” she sings.

Listen to her hit it and quit it.


New Music: B.o.B – ‘New Black’

New Black

Following his controversial comments earlier in the week, B.o.B speaks out on the Michael Brown shooting on “New Black.” On the powerful self-produced track, Bobby Ray prays for an end to the injustice and calls on his community to bring about change.

“I’m just on some black mob shit / The best way to protest is hit ‘em where it hurts, their pockets / It’s time to boycott shit,” he declares.

He ends his song with a sermon. “We gotta stop saying the same things and just do something different,” adds B.o.B. “All this energy that we’re putting into protesting, we should put it into our community, put it into starting businesses, put it into your kids.”

His Hustle Gang boss T.I. has also penned a thought-provoking letter in response to the unrest in Ferguson.

Hear both rappers take a stand.

T.I.’s Open Letter

(To My People)Look at us. Rebels without a cause. Soldiers without a general. A lost generation. Ready for War. No strategy,no training. Armed only with our grief,aggravation, and passionate disdain for our treatment in America. Sick and tired of everything…especially ourselves. We’d rather use the tragedies of our environment as an excuse to act-out,go-off,or turn-up, rather than use our education,talents & future opportunities to get-out,speak-up,& make-a-change. Look at us… Too Enraged to sit around & do nothing. But Too Entrapped in da cycle of vengeance/hostility to do anything WORTH doing. Look at us. So upset with our conditions that we’ve gone into “Fuck-it” mode… “Fuck-the-world” “Fuck-the-Police” And even “Fuck” the wishes & request of a grieving mother,father,family who lost a son…who’s memory they would NOT like to see tarnished by OUR negative ACTIONS/DECISIONS. Naaah G,that ain’t the code, this ain’t da way. What I see us doing is just as futile as swinging wildly into the wind,waiting on the air to get tired. One question to MY PEOPLE: What are we changing…Really? Look at us. Destroying our own community, but continuing to spend money in theirs. Refusing education… re-volving in the same cycle of ignorance instead of e-volving out of it. I must admit that I TOO am disgusted wit America’s treatment. I TOO demand change. But Goddddaaaaamn man…. Look at us!!!!! Although I too am at fault to a degree & I admit that I may not have all da answers… I do have a fun fact for you. Insanity is…Going about things the same way,expecting a different result. U wanna different result? U must take different action. What else do u expect? Look at us!!!


Bow Wow Joins Cast of ‘CSI: Cyber’

Bow Wow

Bow Wow aka Shad Moss is taking over daytime and primetime television. The rapper-turned-”106 & Park” host has been cast as a series regular on CBS’ CSI spinoff “Cyber.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter , Moss will play 19-year-old hacker Brody “Baby Face” Nelson, who’s been ordered by a judge to work with Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) to assist with a cyber case.

Growing up without any parental guidance, Nelson joined “hacktivist” groups to get a sense of family. His challenge will be working for the feds while trying to avoid his dark past, which included hacking into the stock exchange and wiring half a billion dollars to his bank account.

“Bow Wow is a gifted young actor who will have the responsibility, through his character, to set an example for young people who watch the show to ‘do what’s right’ even when you know ‘nothing but wrong,’” said Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise. “It will be a redemption story and a cautionary tale all wrapped into one. The role of Nelson required someone with deep acting chops and off-the-charts smarts. Shad Moss is a unique talent that possesses both.”

Bow Wow will continue his hosting gig on BET’s “106 & Park.” He appeared in HBO’s “Entourage” for three seasons and has starred in films including Like Mike, Johnson Family Vacation, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

CSI: Cyber focuses on Avery Ryan as she heads the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division, which investigates online crimes with consequences that play out in the real world. James Van Der Beek and Peter MacNicol co-star.

The series will premiere midseason on CBS.


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