OK so…if you purchased Beyonce’s self-titled album, then you’ve been privy to the accompanying visuals she included in the iTunes purchase. Videos for all of the tracks were included, which gave fans an opportunity to see first hand a birds eye understanding of what each song meant to Beyonce. Well, one of those highly sexual tracks has been officially released as a new single. And guess what? The clean version of the song has been released in video format as well.
“Partition”, which happens to be a fan favorite, shows Beyonce in all her glory as she seduces her husband Jay-Z throughout a dreamy night in Paris. Jay-Z rightfully appears in the video and can be seen fully enjoying himself as he wife seduces him with strip tease acts and back-seat love shots. These two personifies what a marriage should ALSO entail…love, seduction, and sex sex sex!
Watch video below and let us know what you think.
YG dropped the visuals for his chart-topping hit”My N*gga“. The video features Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rich Homie Quan, and MMG’s Meek Mill.
Check it out below:
YG’s long anticipated My Krazy Life drops March 18. Pre-order the album now on iTunes!
Tiffany Foxx dropped a video for “Renegade“, which is a familiar tune originally recorded by Jay-Z on his sixth album, The Blueprint. However, the St. Louis femcee puts her twist on the Eminem-produced track and does a great job at maintaining its integrity.
Check it out below:
“Renegade” will more than likely be featured on her upcoming mixtape, King Foxx. Its release date was originally on Valentine’s Day. No word yet on the new release date.
There’s something about K Camp that has attracted many people to his music…can’t quite put our finger on it, but there is something.
For Valentine’s Day, K Camp released a new mixtape for the ladies (and the gentlemen who love the ladies). The project, K.I.S.S. Part 2, is the second installment to his K.I.S.S. series. This new project is hosted by DJ Genius and offers up enough solid tracks to demand a thorough listen.
Clearly, his partner-in-crime in the production room is Big Fruit. It is obvious that there’s real chemistry between the two while recording. This is good because most artists have that one producer that understands their style of music inside and out. And when the producer and artist can produce great music together, like K Camp and Big Fruit, there’s consistency and greater “hit” potential.
The only issue that may have some folks concerned is whether to like or dislike K Camp’s singer/rapper flow. It’s almost like he’s the southern version of Drake. This could be taken as a compliment. But, to some this can seem kind of copycat-ish. To each is own though. If you don’t like K Camp that’s cool. We think he’s another breathe of fresh air down south, where speakers are overloaded with the drug/sex/violence talk by rappers.
On this project, some of our stand out favs are “Actin Up” (prod. by Nard B), “Can’t Stop The Grind” (prod. by Jameezy), “I Ain’t Gotta Type” (prod. by Big Fruit), “Put It On Me” (prod. by Big Fruit), and ”Turn Her On” (prod. by Bobby Kritical).
But, the track that stands out is “Blessing” produced by Young Ex. The song gives props to a good girl who has all the right qualities a man ,like K Camp, is looking for. We’re sure most fellas got that ONE female they can say is truly a “blessing”. If so, hopefully you let her know on Valentine’s Day.
Overall, K Camp’s project is nice and evidence that’s he’s making the right moves.
Check out the videos for “Blessing” and “Money Baby” Remix feat. Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana below:
Download your free copy of K.I.S.S. Part 2 on Livemixtapes.com!
What a great mix of 90′s soul and hip hop music! Marsha Ambrosius outdid herself on this new track, “Stronger Than Pride“.
The new song is off of her upcoming Friends & Lovers album and keeps Marsha’s artistry compelling and hip both at the same time. She’s always has had the unique ability to do that. This time, she chose to go back to her roots with the Sade remake. Then Marsha gives the tune an update by added Jeru the Damaga’s “Come Clean” instrumental.
Check out her new video and let us know what you think:
I guess the purpose of Nicki Minaj recently taking out her weave to reveal her real hair (on Instagram) was to let us all know that she was going back to her roots. And in this new video, “Lookin’ A$$ Nigga” she does just that.
Nicki returns to her metaphor-heavy, hardcore street rap that once funneled through her music when she first started dropping mixtapes. Over the years, she went commercial/pop and a lot of her early fans turned their backs on her. I can admit, I was one of them. When the singing and big colorful wigs and wild outfits came into play, I wasn’t feeling it. But my love for street rap is the reason why. I thought Nicki allowed the pomp and circumstance overpower the art. Not to say that she isn’t a dope artist, she is. She merely just lost her way…probably because of the business aspect of being in the entertainment. Who doesn’t want to get to the money?!
Anywhoo, the old Nicki is back and giving us life on her new video. The song, which will be featured on an upcoming compilation album, is a short 2 1/2 minute track with straight ether. She’s letting the fellas have it on this one. Which I don’t blame her, it’s about time a female artist put these ni**as in place. We’re tired of being womanized and undervalued. It’s time for women to take a stance and let it be known that we aren’t impressed by that “fake sh*t”.
So, kudos to Nicki…if her new album is going to be on this level, just let me know when the pre-order sales start. I’m definitely copping it!
Rich Homie Quan continues to push singles off of his Still Goin In – Reloaded album. The visuals to “Party” is pretty self-explanatory.
It’s refreshing when directors don’t get too complex with video treatments. Sometimes keeping it plan and simple is the best thing to do.
Check it out…
Jennifer Hudson released her first single for her upcoming album, which is expected later this year. The song, “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”, samples the Evelyn Champagne King’s ”I’m In Love”. The old school dance tune is the perfect backdrop to T.I.‘s player lyrics.
Jennifer recently spoke about the song’s producer, Pharrell Williams, and how it’s been working with him on her new project.
“Working with a visionary like Pharrell was a really special experience for me. He is one of the most talented musicians of our time and I couldn’t be more proud of what we did together.”
If this song is any indication of JHud’s next album, she may have a banger on her hands.
TDE’s next up, ScHoolboy Q is gearing up for his Feb 25th release of the highly-anticipated, Oxymoron. He’s created a huge buzz in the past couple years and rightfully stands out from his counterpart, Kendrick Lamar.
He recently dropped the visuals to “Man of the Year”, which features Schoolboy Q and bikini babes living it up in the tropics. The song is produced by Nez and Rio. Additional features on the upcoming albums will include Tyler the Creator, Raekwon, Boi-1da, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
Oxymoron‘s cover photo features his daughter Joy. On the flip, he himself covers the deluxe edition.
Watch video below:
Atlanta’s new jack, K Camp, released a new video for a joint off of his ‘In Due Time’ mixtape. He’s been tearing up the charts with his hit “Money Baby” and the 2 Chainz-assisted, “Cut Her Off”. ! If you aren’t familiar with K Camp, stop sleeping!
“Damn Right” was produced by Big Fruit. The video was directed by Dontell Antonio. Check it out below:
via press release…
Just one week into 2014, Iamsu! and his HBK Gang cohorts are already making waves. In their brand-new “Never Goin’ Broke” video, the crew bring to life a dynamic track from their widely-acclaimed Gang Forever mixtape. Directed by frequent HBK collaborator David Camarena, the video features Iamsu!, P-Lo, Kool John, Jay Ant, Skipper, and friends partying it up on their lawn. The crew accentuate the track’s playful confidence when they spark a joint with a burning stack of 20s.
As if a new video wasn’t enough, Iamsu! also drops two freestyle tracks. In the first, he lets loose his signature flow over Yung Thug’s popular single “Stoner.” The second reimagines the YG/Drake track “Who Do You Love.”
Stayed tuned for details on 2014 solo releases from the HBK Gang artists.
Stream “Stoner (Remix)”: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/iamsu-stoner-remix
Stream “Who Do You Love (Freestyle)”: https://soundcloud.com/thehbkgang/iamsu-who-do-you-love
T-Pain is slowly making a comeback. His club banger “Up Down” is making its way up the charts. Now, he’s maintaining the momentum with another release, “She Said”. Both songs will be featured on his upcoming album “Stoicville The Pheonix”, which will be released sometime in 2014.
T-Pain and GVisualz shot the video. Watch below:
via press release:
(Hollywood, CA) December 19, 2013 – E-40 continues to climb the rap charts and drop visuals from his story telling “Block Brochure” Welcome to the Soil 4,5 & 6. The artist and Ambassador of the Bay Area selected one of the most well respected sets to shoot his 5th video from the unprecedented project at The Pink Motel. Joined this time by his trippy Memphis potna Juicy J and the Paranoid TY$, 40 puts together yet another episodic experience that E-40 tags a “Viznideo” all directed by Director Ben Griffen.
Peep exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the E-40′s video shoot:
Source: Moses Hill, Echoing Soundz
B.o.B.’s Underground Luxury dropped yesterday (Dec. 17). This is the third studio album for the Grand Hustle artist. In conjunction with his album debut, B.o.B. premiered a new video via Worldstar Hip Hop – a rock-inspired song called “Paper Route”.
Watch the video:
Underground Luxury is for purchase now on iTunes!
In case you missed our recap of his private listening party, you can check out writer Mark Harris’s initial opinions on the album and see exclusive photos from the event HERE!
This duo has the winning formula when it comes to creating a hot single. Eminem and Rihanna’s latest comes from platinum-selling The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Their musical chemistry can’t be denied.
Check out “The Monster” below:
Panama is indie artist who is making waves in the entertainment industry. From appearing on the cable series “The Wire” to honing his craft as a rapper, he’s setting the mark for other multi-talented individuals who wishes to pursue any career he or she chooses. His latest mixtape The Panama Canal released a few months ago to good reviews. Panama soon after released a new video “Money, Power, Respect”, showing that he’s taking this rap journey very seriously.
Check it out below:
Download the mixtape now at DatPiff.com!
Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ ItsPanamaBaby
Within the last few years, rapper 2 Chainz has been critiqued and/or congratulated for his fashion choices. Not to be just another artist with a Versace shirt and leather pants, however, 2 Chainz always take style a step further. What inspires his swag? Has he always been this flashy? Some of us need answers.
Well, he’s released a short film that gives a little more insight on what he believes style is. In the video, you get a chance to see him in various outfits worn while out on tour. Even Harlem’s fashionisto A$AP Rocky makes a cameo appearance. During a moment backstage, Rocky he gives Chainz’s props on a black jacket with tassels. Also, 2 Chainz is a feeling a bit like Rick James. He strike a few poses reminiscent of James’ iconic player stance in the 70′s.
If you’re wondering where his love for fashion all started, watch “Too Damn Rick James” below:
Marsha Ambrosius battles child molestation in her powerful new video for “Without You. The song (and visual) features R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo. He is having difficulty loving a scorned woman (Marsha).
Marsha’s sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, arrives in 2014.
Tamar Braxton is living out her dreams. Despite the setbacks and meaningless feud with another R&B singer, Tamar continues to overcome the obstacles by making sure her voice is heard.
This week, her fans were treated to two new video releases from her Love and War and Winter Loversland albums. Both videos are touching in that they talk about issues that can occur within a relationship. We’ve all been there before. So, it’s refreshing that Tamar reflects on experiences that we all can relate to.
Check out “All The Way Home” and “She Can Have You” below:
Both albums are in stores and on iTunes now!
via press release…
With over 120 million views to his YouTube channel, and the recent explosive success of labelmates Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton, Funk Volume label co-founder Hopsin adds fuel to his already game-changing firestorm with the release of his long awaited sophomore album Knock Madness. Known for explicitly detailing his struggle toward success as an independent artist, as well as scorching critiques of the current state of hip-hop music and its effects on youth culture, the new album finds Hopsin conveying various emotional states. From delving into sorrow and grief in “Old Friend” to the witty, abrasive and blunt “Hop is Back,” which featured widely discussed jabs at Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, Hopsin provides conceptual versatility with Knock Madness. The album features a guest appearance from Tech N9ne as well as appearances from Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, SwizZz and more.
Hopsin is heavily involved in every step of the production of his music as co-founder of his indie label Funk Volume as well as his videos in which he acts, directs and edits. His multitude of talents have gained him over 647,000 YouTube subscribers and the video for KM’s second single “Hop Is Back” has over 2 million YouTube views since its debut. Hopsin and Funk Volume have also recently released their documentary, Independent Living, available for streaming or purchase here. After being available for only a day, Knock Madness has already received a warm response from HipHopDX, who deemed it, “a perfect album for die-hard fans & his bar-for-bar execution and self-awareness yield a solid listen.” The album has hit the #2 spot on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts and #4 on the overall charts.
Knock Madness Track Listing:
1. The Fiends Are Knocking
2. Hop Is Back
3. Who’s There (ft. Jarren Benton & Dizzy Wright)
4. Tears to Snow
5. Rip Your Heart Out (ft. Tech N9ne)
6. Nollie Tre Flip
7. Gimme That Money
8. I Need Help
9. Hip-Hop Sinister
10. Good Guys Get Left Behind
11. Bad Manners Freestyle
12. Old Friend
13. Still Got Love For You
14. Jungle Bash (ft. SwizZz)
15. Lunch Time Cypher (ft. Passionate MC & G-Mo Skee)
16. Dream Forever
17. What’s My Purpose
18. Caught In The Rain
1/18/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
1/19/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
1/21/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
1/22/14 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
1/23/14 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
1/24/14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
1/25/14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
1/26/14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
1/28/14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
1/29/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
1/30/14 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
1/31/14 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
2/01/14 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
2/04/14 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
2/05/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
2/06/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
2/07/14 – Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose
2/08/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s Nightclub
2/09/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
2/11/14 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/12/14 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
2/13/14 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
2/14/14 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
2/15/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
2/16/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
2/17/14 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
2/18/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/19/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Theater
2/21/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
2/22/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/23/14 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/25/14 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
2/26/14 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
2/27/14 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theater
2/28/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
3/01/14 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene St.
3/05/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
3/06/14 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
3/07/14 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
3/12/14 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
3/13/14 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/16/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
3/19/14 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
3/21/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Yost Theater
3/22/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Glasgow Cathouse
Hopsin – “The Fiends Are Knocking”
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Pusha T releases new video for “Hold On” off of his album debut, My Name Is My Name. For this song, he enlists MMG boss Rick Ross for a little inspiration. The story line shows the real consequences of living the street life. It is good, though, that Pusha and Ross tells a group of men that there’s a better way.
Check out “Hold On” below:
via press release…
Today, SL Jones has released the video for “Been A While,” the second single from his recent, Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. The single, as with the rest of Way Of Life, was produced by Metro Boomin. The new video comes on the heels of Jones’ previous video, for lead single “Big Bank (No Ones),” and that song continues to pick up steam for the young rapper – the song is receiving spins on Atlanta’s 94.5FM; the video has being added into rotation on MTV Networks; a remix is in the works.
For “Been A While,” Jones and video directors Signal Point Studios, with whom Jones has collaborated on a handful of recent videos, wanted to keep things simple – the video splits performance shots with club footage from Jones’ mixtape release party for Way Of Life No Hobby. Way Of Life No Hobby is available for free download now via LiveMixtapes. The mixtape features Killer Mike, Kevin Gates, Starlito, Trouble, Mibbs (of Pac Div), and more.
Check out “Been A While” below:
Follow him on Twitter @SLJonesy!
One of the hottest joints off of Nothing Was The Same is now in video form. Drake‘s NWTS album was probably one of the best albums to be released this year. With over 700,000 sales in the first week, the Toronto native has secured his spot in hip hop with blunt and emotional wordplay that has properly set him apart. In his new video, “Worst Behavior” , the influence of his pops and Memphis music is also evident. Paying homage to the town his father grew up in, he reflects on the family-rooted synergies of Memphis, the city, its music, and its people.
Cameo appearances in the video included Juicy J, Project Pat, and MJG.
Take a peek at the video below:
NWTS is in stores and on iTunes now!
The Brooklyn Don Diva, Lil Kim is on fire. She’s been popping up everywhere, touring heavily from city to city and making appearances. According to reports, Kimmie Blanco is preparing for war with her upcoming mixtape Hard Core 2K13. Originally planned to hit the streets on Halloween, the mixtape will now be released on Black Friday.
No word yet on who we can expect to hear on the mixtape. But, we’re sure she’s coming with some heat…considering she hasn’t released a full project in quite some time.
Are we ready for a Lil Kim return? YES! We can’t wait to hear what she has to say. But until November 29th, Worldstar Hip Hop premiered a new video from the Queen B called “Look Like Money.” Check out the visuals below:
In more Lil Kim news, a new track from the Hard Core 2K13 mixtape features the rap star vibing out Jamaican-style. The tune is the first official single from the new project. Take a listen to “Dead Gal Walking” and let us know what you think.
Plies has finally released the visuals to his sexy hit,”Faithful.” Keeping it in-line with the song, the video is self-explanatory. It’s good to see somebody keep a video conceptualized in a simple way. Sometimes less is more.
No word yet on the official release date of his album “Purple Heart”, but while you wait you can purchase the single on iTunes here — http://bit.ly/PliesFaithfulItunes .
Watch the audio video below:
Dang! Why it take so long for T.I. to drop this video? Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head has been out for months now. Fans have been waiting on some new visuals. What’ s up Grand Hustle??
Whatever the case, we are glad that he’s dropped “The Way We Ride”. The album didn’t produce mega hits as his previous projects. So, we’re certain that trying to pick a fan favorite was a little difficult. If this is something to just feed the market, the song choice is cool. Personally, I’d prefer the R. Kelly joint. Not only do I think that was one of the best songs on the album, but it’s a female-conscious content will always have the sisters supporting and requesting heavy play on the radio. Also since Kellz will be releasing his new album Black Panties in December, “Can You Learn” would have created some added buzz.
Dang Tip…I wish you would have done “Can You Learn.” It’s cuffing season…a chick need some theme music.
Oh well. In case you’ve been waiting to see a video from Trouble Man, here you go.
Some collaborations just make sense when you hear the end result. This James Blake and Chance The Rapper joint is nothing less than dope.
The Nabil-directed video was shot in black and white and is considered simplistic in nature. But it’s the simplicity of the Brit and the American riding through a forest into the fog that makes the video compelling to watch. Let’s not forget the track itself. “Life Round Here” is one of those hip hop-inspired songs that you can listen to in any environment.
Chance The Rapper recently stated in an interview that he’s been a big fan of Blake’s for quite some time. When you got word that the two of them would be working together, he felt a bit of nervousness.
“It was kinda scary for ‘Life Round Here’ cuz it was already a song that I knew and I was like ‘I don’t wanna f— it up’,” Chance said. “It actually went through a couple of changes. We started off with more of a croon than anything and James ended up chopping that and I ended up coming up with the verses on it now a little bit later.”
Watch the video below:
Exclusive: Princess Digital Confirms New Crime Mob Album & What She’s Up To Now + Video “Lose Myself”
In 2004, a hot new group hit the scene. They tore up the radio stations and clubs with a highly energetic song “Knuck If You Buck.” The group (then known as Crime Mob) consisted of four males and two females. Not trying to out-do their male counterparts, Princess and Diamond possessed a quality that demanded audiences to watch and listen. This star quality and rapping skills sent the girls and the rest of the group on to a substantial level of musical success. After the group’s 2004 self-title album release, the six of them recorded another project in 2007 (Hated On Mostly) with lackluster success. The group eventually broke up.
Despite having internal issues and record labels, several members continued to pursue their dreams on their own. Princess Digital (as she is now known as), for instance, did not allow these circumstances to stop her. Since the group’s dismantling, Princess Digital has released several mixtapes throughout the years (i.e. Dirty Pop, P.S.A., Mixed & Destroyed 3, and Hiatus). We recently caught up with her on the red carpet of T.I.’s “Peep Show” Birthday Party to find out what projects she’s currently working on.
For starters, Princess Digital revealed that she and her former cohorts are working on a new Crime Mob album! This is great news to their fans. It’s been awhile since anyone has heard music from them as a team. However, Crime Mob did perform at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash this year to great reviews. Unfortunately, it was said that Princess did not perform. But, she is working on Crime Mob’s new project and also on a solo album.
Outside of the music game, Princess Digital has entered the acting world. She’s set to star in a stage play with Juanita Bynum. Also, the Lifetime Network recently featured Princess Digital on the show “Double Divas.” She appeared on Season 2 Episode 14 where she allowed the Divas to style her for an upcoming video shoot. Check out that episode HERE.
It is clear that Princess Digital isn’t stopping anytime soon. She’s talented, smart, and still a young woman that can work in different facets of the entertainment business. Music is her first love, therefore, she continues to write for other artists. But, she has her eyes set on the beauty industry as well. She will soon release more information regarding a new lipstick and hair line.
Over the weekend, she released a new video for “Lose Myself” which is definitely pop inspired. Although we’re not sure how her U.S. fans will respond, this tune should receive major play overseas. Strategically, this is a good plan for Princess Digital…spread the musical talent around to various genres. Ultimately, this will generate more revenue lanes. Princess Digital is keeping her finger on the pulse, bossin’ up, and we like that.
Watch her latest video “Lose Myself” below:
Show your support and stay updated on her latest happenings. Follow her now on Twitter @PrincessDigital !
Tamar Braxton dropped the video to one our favorite cuts off of the Love and War album. The song “Hot Sugar” is a sexy video that showcases Tamar’s dance abilities and post-baby fierceness. With the help of several shirtless male dancers, Tamar Braxton shows us that she can be considered a real performer. Which is why, she’s now on tour with John Legend.
Check out her new video:
The 21-year old cutie from New Orleans released a new video from his Downtown: Life Under the Gun EP project. August Alsina‘s song “Ghetto” gives props to the round-the-way hood chicks who gets nothing but unconditional love from the fellas. ATL’s Rich Homie Quan laced the track with his southern swag and made it clear that appreciates the ghetto girls too.
Augusta Alsina is definitely one to watch. He has that “it” factor and the boy can actually sang. It’s been a minute that we’ve seen a street dude be emotional. August’s appeal to the ladies is definitely on ten.
Check it the video below: