Kelly Rowland is coming out hard with her new song “Dirty Laundry.”
Not only are her vocals on point, but the transparency of herself in the lyrics drive it all home. In her new single, Kelly is uncut about her feelings when it comes to struggling with her career whims, watching Beyonce’s rise to the top and dealing with a chaotic and abusive relationship.
“Dirty Laundry” was produced by The Dream and is from her upcoming album Talk a Good Game. Listen to “Dirty Laundry” below.
Cee Lo Green is bringing himself and the rest of the mob with him to the world of reality televeision. Cee Lo’s upcoming reality series titled “The Cee Lo Life” has been given the green light and picked up by TBS.
The series which will consist of six episodes will follow Cee Lo as he reunites with his former Goodie Mob group members Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo. Fans will be allowed a more in-depth look at the personal side of the group members especially Cee Lo’s. According to the president of TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, Michael Wright, the show will be a “fun and funny journey packed with great music.”
“The Cee Lo Life” is scheduled to premiere early next year while Goodie Mob’s upcoming album Age Against the Machine is slated for release on June 18th. This will be the first album from the group since their last album release in 2004.
It’ll be interesting to see the direction the fellas take musically and to see them working together again. Hopefully this time they’ll have all their ducks in a row.
I don’t know about you but I’ve been wondering where Mr. Ghetto Love has been. It’s been three years since Jaheim has given us any of his good old R&B swag. But the wait is over because he’s got a new song on the radar. His new single “Age Ain’t a Factor”, is featured on his upcoming album which is scheduled for release later this year.
About his upcoming album, Jaheim said, “It’s been so long since I’ve had a chance to create music from my heart for the fans that have loved and supported me from the start. I decided to call the project ‘Appreciation Day’ because that’s exactly what this album is. My show of appreciation to them.”
Take a listen to “Age Ain’t a Factor” below.
In preparation of the release of her fourth studio album, snazzy soul singer Chrisette Michele has released the third single from the compilation.
With her tracks her lead single “A Couple of Forevers” and “Charades” featuring 2 Chainz already in the air, Chrisette is adding more to her aura with her new song “Let Me Win.” The track features a replay of the drum line on Eric B & Rakim’s classic “Paid in Full”. Take a listen to “Let Me Win” and check out the tracklist for Chrisette’s upcoming album Better which drops on June 11th.
1. ‘Be in Love’
2. ‘A Couple of Forevers’
3. ‘Let Me Win’
4. ‘Rich Hipster’ feat. Wale
5. ‘Love Won’t Leave Me Out’
6. ‘Interlude (In My Head Better)’
9. ‘Visual Love’
10. ‘Charades’ feat. 2 Chainz
11. ‘Interlude (In My Heart Convo With Boyfriend)’
12. ‘You Mean That Much to Me’
14. ‘Interlude (In My Bed Sleeping Alone)’
15. ‘Get Through the Night’
16. ‘Can the Cool Be Loved’ feat. Bilal & Dunson
About a month ago Ashanti shocked fans with the release her new song “Never Should Have.” Needless to say she came out swinging with the emotional track. Well now she followed up with a video for the song. “Never Should Have” is the lead single from Ashanti’s upcoming album Braveheart which is scheduled for release on June 11th. Check out the video below and let us know if you think it drives the message of the song home.
R&B’s Raheem DeVaughn is pumping up his volume in preparation of his upcoming album, A Place Called Loveland.
With his single “Love Connection” already making its rounds, Raheem has put another song in the air. His new single, “Don’t Say Goodbye”, shows his fans just what the DC bred singer is all about.
Take a listen to “Don’t Say Goodbye” below and be on the lookout this summer for his new album which will be released under the E1 Music label.
Kelly Rowland and The Dream are calling for “Lights Out” with their upcoming tour.
The two R&B artists put their heads together in the studio and collaborated on songs for both of their upcoming albums and are now taking their show on the road. While on tour, The Dream will promote his upcoming album IV Play while Kelly will promote her upcoming album Talk a Good Game.
The “Lights Out” tour will jump off on May 24th in Kansas City, Missouri at the Midland by AMC. Check out the rest of the tour schedule below of which more dates may be soon be added.
“Lights Out” Tour Dates:
May 24 – Kansas City, Missouri – The Midland by AMC
May 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland – The Filmore Silver Spring
May 28 – Baltimore, Maryland – Rams Head Live
May 29 – Boston, Massachusetts -Wilbur Theatre
May 30 – New York City, New York – Best Buy Theater
June 13 – Jackson, Mississippi – Thalia Mara Hall
June 14 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Varsity Theatre
June 21 – Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues
June 22 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
June 23 – Chicago, Illinois – House of Blues
The Dream’s IV Play is due in stores on May 28th with Kelly’s Talk a Good Game hitting store shelves on June 18th.
Two R&B singers who really put their soul into their music have put their talents together to bring the funk like only they can. Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu are joining their souls on the song titled “Q.U.E.E.N.”
The song will serve as the lead single of Monae’s upcoming sophomore album The Electric Lady. As to how the two ladies came about doing the song, in a tweet Monae explained, “Q.U.E.E.N. was inspired by private discussions between Erykah and me. It is meant to make you JAM. DANCE. FUNK OUT. and dialogue later…”
Take a listen to “Q.U.E.E.N.” below.
Two of today’s hottest musical artists, one from the world of R&B and the other from the realm of hip-hop, recently teamed up for a remix. Hip-Hop’s Kendrick Lamar assists R&B crooner Miguel on the remix of his song “How Many Drinks” which comes from Miguel’s latest album Kaleidoscope Dream.
Well now the video for the song is here and instead of playing out visuals of what the song is about, Miguel decided to take a different route with the concept of the video. About the artistic vision and concept of the video, Miguel said in a recent interview, “It was really important to capture the artistry and performance–and almost elevate the artistry and integrity of the song. I thought this was a good way for people to understand who I am on stage and as a performer.”
Check out the video for “How Many Drinks” below.
DJ Khaled is prepping for the upcoming release of his album Suffering from Success. To warm his fans up Khaled has released a new single called “No New Friends.” The new joint includes features from industry heavyweights Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. The track was produced by Boi-Ida and Noah “40” Shebib.
Listen to “No New Friends” below and let us know if you’re feeling it or not in the comments.
In an effort to keep her buzz going, hip-hop artist Azealia Banks has released the video for her latest single “Yung Rapunxel.” Since we never know what exactly to expect from Miss Banks the visuals for the track may not be what you expected but still should come as no surprise.
The song comes from Banks upcoming debut album Broke with Expensive Taste which hasn’t yet got an official release date. But in the meantime in between time check out the video for “Yung Rapunxel” below.
In addition to all the business ventures he’s been embarking upon, music mogul Jay-Z is still busy making music.
Jay-Z has released a new single titled “Open Letter”. The track was produced by Swizz Beats and Timbaland.
The song is sure to cause a stir considering some of the subjects Jay addresses in the song. In “Open Letter” he speaks on the controversy surrounding him and Beyonce’s recent trip to Cuba as well as what’s being said about him concerning his business endeavors with his hometown Brooklyn and is its NBA team.
Check out the song below and let us know your thoughts and what Jay-Z spits.
Last week not only did we give you the goods on Kid Cudi’s departure from Kayne West’s G.O.O.D Music Group, but we also gave you the dibs on his upcoming album Idicud.
Well now Kid Cudi is giving his fans even more insight as to what to what to expect from the album. Cudi recently released his second single from the album titled “Girls” which features Too $hort. The track which samples “Pretty Girls” by The Kids of Widney High was produced by Kid Cudi himself along with 88-Keys.
Take a listen to “Girls” below.
In addition to the promoting the recent release of her solo debut album, Goldenheart, Dawn Richard has more new music for her fans.
For her #MusicMonday series which is hosted on her website, Dawn Richard unveiled a new song getting her fans even more hyped about her trek as a solo artist. Along with her new track titled “Love Me”, Dawn has also spiced up her song “Northern Lights” with a remix that features Eve. Take a listen to both songs below.
A while back we gave you the digs on Alicia Keys bringing Miguel along on her Set the World on Fire tour. Well during their stop at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center Miguel set the show even more on fire with a surprise during his performance.
During his set, Miguel brought rapper J.Cole out on the stage so the two could perform their recent collaboration “Power Trip”. The song is the first single from Cole’s upcoming album Born Sinner. Check out the fellas’ performance below.
After pretty much being on hiatus and not having dropped her last album 11 years ago, rapper Eve is about to change all of that.
After recently releasing a few teaser singles, she’s finally giving her fans a deeper look into what to expect for her upcoming album Lip Lock with the release of its tracklist and cover art. The 11-track album houses features from Chrisette Michele, Dawn Richard and a few others.
Check out the tracklist for Eve’s Lip Lock below. The album drops on May 14th.
Lip Lock Tracklist
2. She Bad Bad
3. Make It Out This Town (Feat. Gabe Saporta)
4. All Night (Feat. Propain)
5. Keep Me From You (Feat. Dawn Richard)
6. Mama in the Kitchen
7. Zero Below
8. Forgive Me
9. Never Gone (Feat. Chrisette Michele)
10. Grind or Die
11. She Bad Bad (remix) (Feat. Pusha T)
The moment many have been waiting for or maybe have gotten tired of waiting on is coming soon. Finally, hip-hop group Goodie Mob will release their fifth studio album if you count One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show which was sans Cee Lo.
The album titled Age Against the Machine will be the group’s first album since 2004. The fellas reunited back in 2009 are said to be putting the final touches on their reunion album which is set to be released on June 18th.
About the direction of their new album, Cee Lo said, “I think we’ve grown a great deal in the last 10 years. There’s a lot more to consider. There’s a broader audience and a greater aspiration to reach as many people as we can, to be as relatable, to be as real, relevant and resourceful as we can. So Age Against the Machine is symbolic of wisdom being the weapon of choice.”
Considering it’s been so long yet taking in the consideration of the chemistry the Goodie Mob members possessed, this album is bound to be a breath of fresh air to today’s music.
After taking a break, Kid Cudi has completed his upcoming album and is about to put another one of his stamps on the music scene.
The G.O.O.D. Music artist is gearing up for the release of his fourth studio album, Indicud. The album’s features include Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Too Short, A$AP Rocky and King Chip.
Kid Cudi’s Indicud, is due in stores on April 23rd. Check out the album’s tracklist below and let us know in the comments if you’ll be snatching this one up.
1. The Resurrection Of Scott Mescudi
3. Just What I Am feat. King Chip
4. Young Lady feat. Father John Misty
5. King Wizard
7. Solo Dolo Part II feat. Kendrick Lamar
8. Girls feat. Too Short
9. New York City Rage Fest
10. Red Eye feat. Haim
11. Mad Solar
12. Beez feat. RZA
13. Brothers feat. King Chip & A$AP Rocky
14. Burn Baby Burn
15. Lord Of The Sad And Lonely
16. Cold Blooded
17. Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends) feat. Michael Bolton & King Chip
18. The Flight of The Moon Man
A$AP Rocky has given his fans the visual version of his single “Wild for the Night.” The Harlem rapper collaborated with producer Skrillex for the track which also features Birdy Nam Nam.
“Wild for the Night” was lifted from A$AP Rocky’s recent album Long.Live.A$AP. The video was shot in the streets and on the beach of the Dominican Republic. Check it out below…
R&B singer Ashanti has something to say!
By way of her new song “Never Should Have”, Ashanti sings about an unsuccessful relationship. The song is possibly from her debut album on her record label Written Entertainment.
Now while her relationship with rapper Nelly was never actually officially confirmed, it’s apparent that the two have broken up and oh how this song makes you think of them. Take a listen to “Never Should Have” below.
Not bad at all…I like!
Singer-songwriter Bilal has decided to give his fans the extended version of the visuals for his new single “West Side Girl.” Instead of coming with a regular music video, Bilal chose to deliver an 11-minute mini movie which depicts love and corruption.
“West Side Girl” is the second single from Bilal’s latest album, A Love Surreal. Check out the video below along with Bilal getting his acting on. Don’t forget to let us know if you’re digging this or not.
Well apparently Snoop Dogg was dead a** serious when he decided to change his name to Snoop Lion. As a result from a humbling and reflective visit to Jamaica, the Dogg Father was formally reincarnated and now professes a new name. Hence, the new title of his upcoming solo album Reincarnated.
The new album will contain 16 tracks and a number of features covering a broad range in music. Last week, we posted his new track “No Guns Allowed” which features his daughter Cori B. and Drake. In addition to those two, Snoop Lions enlists the help from Mavado, Miley Cyrus, Akon, Iza, Busta Rhymes, and Chris Brown to name a few. Check out the full tracklist…
1. Rebel Way
2. Here Comes the King (Feat. Angela Hunte)
3. Lighters Up (Feat. Mavado & Popcaan)
4. So Long (Feat. Angela Hunte)
5. Get Away (Feat. Angela Hunte)
6. No Guns Allowed (Feat Drake & Cori B)
7. Fruit Juice (Feat. Mr. Vegas)
8. Smoke the Weed (Feat. Collie Budz)
9. Tired of Running (Feat. Akon)
10. The Good Good (Feat. Iza)
11. Torn Apart (Feat. Rita Ora)
12. Ashtrays & Heartbreaks (Feat. Miley Cyrus)
13. Boulevard (Feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore)
14. Remedy (Feat. Busta Rhymes & Chris Brown)
15. La La La
16. Harder Times (Feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore)
Reincarnated drops April 23rd!
While Rihanna has already launched her Diamonds tour, I’m sure you haven’t forgotten about the 777 Tour she embarked on last year. The 777 tour in which she hit seven cities in seven days was to promote and in honor of her seventh album Unapologetic.
The traveling portion of the tour itself made several headlines considering she toured a little differently than normal. On this particular tour, she took along 200 guests that were comprised of 50 fans and 150 journalists and they all traveled on the same plane. Together they made stops in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and New York.
Well not to leave the rest of the world out on all the goings of touring seven cities in seven with such a large group, Rihanna documented the whole thing. So get ready because in May Fox will premiere the documentary entitled “Rihanna 777” letting her fans in on it all.
“Rihanna 777” premieres on Monday, May 6th at 8pm [EST] on Fox.
Hip-Hop artist Snoop Lion better known to most as Snoop Dogg has been busy prepping fans for the upcoming release of reggae album Reincarnation. While he’s given us a taste of what’s to come he’s also revealed some of the album’s features which include Drake, T.I. and Chris Brown just to name a few.
Well now to give his fans even more of the coming flavor, Snoop Lion has released a new songcalled “No Guns Allowed” that include vocals from his daughter Cori B. and features Young Money’s Drake. On the track Snoop addresses gun violence. Take a listen to the Diplo produced track below.
R&B singer Omarion is gearing up for the release of his fourth studio album Love and Other Drugs. This will be his first album since joining the Maybach Music Group. To prepare his fans, he recently released a new single from the album entitled “Paradise.” The track was produced by Young Fyre.
Check out Omarion’s new tune for the grown and sexy below and be on the lookout for the video which is scheduled to premiere later today.
Soulful singer Chrisette Michele is slowly but surely making her way back on the music scene.
To progress her efforts, she recently released the video for her single “A Couple of Forevers.” The song is from Chrisette’s upcoming album, Better which is due in stores on April 30th. The video was directed by Atlanta celebrity photographer/video director Derek Blanks. Check out the love filled visuals below.
Bad Boy’s French Montana has released the video for his latest single, “Freaks.” The track features the likes of Young Money’s Nicki Minaj who from her own music has already let it be known that she’s no stranger to the freakier side of things.
While it’s obvious by the title that the song is quite sexual in nature, the beat itself, which samples the Doug E. Fresh and Lil Vicious’ “Freaks” and Chaka Demus & Pliers’ “Murder She Wrote,”adds its own heat. The track comes from French Montana’s upcoming debut album Excuse My French which is due out this summer.
Check out the visuals for “Freaks” below.
Since the unfortunate happenings surrounding the drive-by attempt made on Rick Ross, the Miami rapper has pretty much been maintaining a low profile. But while the sightings of Rozay have been few and far between, he might be out of sight but staying in the minds of his fans with a new video.
The visuals are for his song “Ashamed” which comes from his last album God Forgives, I Don’t. Check out the video for the Cool N Dre produced track below.
In addition to releasing new videos, Rick Ross is also currently working on his upcoming album Mastermind. Are you ready????
Over the past few weeks, it’s been confirmed and been a go when it comes to Ciara and Future being booed up. Well apparently other than going out on dates and enjoying each other company, the two have also been putting in work together in the studio.
The lovebirds teamed up for Ciara’s new single “Body Party” with Future co-writing the tune with her. The song is a taste of what’s to come from Ciara’s upcoming fifth album, One Woman Army. About the sensual, sexy song, Ciara says “Let’s just say that this record came out of a very sincere place. I think when things just organically feel right, naturally good things come from it.”
Well there you have it. Take a listen to the Mike Will Made It-produced track which samples the Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” and let us know what you think.
It looks like the wait is almost over for a new Fantasia album. After announcing last year that she was back in the studio working on her fourth album, it seems as if her work is done.
Her upcoming album, “Side Effects of You” will bring about a different side of the R&B singer who’s described the album’s sound as “rock soul.” In addition to a different sound, Fantasia was also more hands on when it came to the creative side of producing the album. In a recent interview she says of the album, “It’s my baby cause I finally got to write. I just wanted so bad to do something like that and I thank the record company, RCA, for allowing me to do that on this album.”
“Side Effects of You” contains 13 songs with features from the likes of Kelly Rowland, Missy Elliott and King Los. Check out the album’s tracklist below.
1. “Make Me Feel” featuring King Los
2. “Ain’t All Bad”
3. “If I Was a Bird”
4. “Girl Talk (Interlude)”
5. “Without Me” featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott
6. “Side Effects of You”
7. “Get It Right”
8. “So Much to Prove”
9. “Change Your Mind”
11. “Lose to Win”
12. “End of Me”
13. “In Deep”
14. “Haunted” (Bonus Target Exclusive)
15. “Kiss Bang Boom” (Bonus Target Exclusive)
“Side Effects of You” scheduled to be released on April 16th. Will you be picking up a copy?
It’s been quite some time since the dynamic duo that is Redman and Method Man have teamed up and put out some new music. Well their time is now and they’re bringing R.E.A.D.Y. Roc along for the ride. In a new song called “Lookin’ Fly Too”, the fellas do what they do best when it comes to rocking the house. Check out the video for “Lookin’ Fly Too” below.
In addition to the new song, Redman’s album Muddy Waters II and the third installment of his collaboration album with Method Man, Blackout, are on the horizon are due in stores soon.