Trinidad Jame$ embarks on the post-‘All Gold Everything’ portion of his career with a new mixtape, ’10 Pc. Mild,’ the follow-up to last year's ‘Don’t Be S.A.F.E.’ He released the tracklist last week and revealed features ranging from trap artists like Gucci Mane to wordsmiths Danny Brown and Childish Gambino. However, the question remains if Jame$ can handle an entire mixtape without the lightning in a bottle that blew up his career.
A commercial during the MTV Video Music Awards featured a sample of Eminem's new single. The clip offered a listen of a throwback, rock-rap sound, and last night (Aug. 26) fans got the track in full. 'Berzerk,' the rapper's first single off his upcoming 'Marshall Mathers LP 2,' has arrived.
'N Sync was a multi-platinum boy band back in the late '90s. When they went on a "temporary hiatus" after their 2001 album, 'Celebrity,' many wondered who was going to be the first breakout solo success from the group. Well, we all know it was Justin Timberlake. Now, after the singer released the double platinum-selling 'The 20/20 Experience,' he's rumored to be reuniting with his former groupmates.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Birmingham Civil Rights movement, where Martin Luther King Jr. -- one of the movement's defining figures -- penned his highly regarded 'Letter from Birmingham Jail.' The BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights will be held in Birmingham to help commemorate the event, and the star-studded concert will be hosted by Jamie Foxx.
Last night's OVO Fest was a big success for the city of Toronto, Drake's fans and, of course, Drake himself, considering the hype surround his upcoming LP, 'Nothing Was the Same,' -- it's steadily nearing fever pitch. One of the event's biggest moments was another Kanye West surprise appearance.
When you really think about it, Rick Ross probably isn't that rare of a name. There's surely plenty more less famous, more svelte people who share the moniker beside famed drug trafficker "Freeway" Ricky Ross, the man who inspired the rapper's alias. A Tumblr web site picked up on that, and the result is hilarious.
It's been a while since Tamar Braxton put out an album -- 13 years to be exact when her self-titled debut LP arrived in 2000. But her follow-up, 'Love and War,' is less than a month away, and the tracklist is finally up for public consumption.
Pusha T is already calling his upcoming 'My Name Is My Name' the album of the year despite some steep competition. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper seems to have an ace up his sleeve though. And no, it's not his rhyming ability, experience or potential guest features. It's Joaquin Phoenix.
One of last year's more pleasant surprises was the Robert Glasper Experiment's 'Black Radio.' It was more than just an album of mostly well-done covers; each song had a tinge of the creativity and originality that ultimately pushed the album to a Grammy award for Best R&B Album. Who'd have thought 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' would sound so good as a melancholy jazzy cut?
This underlying sense of creativity is a reason why it's easy to be excited for 'Black Radio 2' -- which mostly consists of original songs. 'Calls,' featuring neo soul queen Jill Scott, is the first listen from the project.
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