Had enough of MMG Monday? Nope. As promised, Rick Ross gives fans the third release today off the label’s Self Made, Vol. 3 compilation album. On the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced Oil Money Gang, Rozay brings the lyrical big business talk alongside D-Block’s own Jadakiss. A video for the song, along with Rockie Fresh’s “God Is Great” and Wale’s Poor Decisions with Ross and Lupe Fiasco have already been shot. Fans can head to Dre Films’ Instagram and check out some photos on set of all three videos. Maybach Music Group’s Self Made, Vol. 3 arrives August 6th.
The Wale x Tiara Thomas collaboration Bad is definitely one of the best infectious earworms of the summer. It’s been on heavy rotation since March and I’m still not sick of it. High praise for us ADD types. So, now that we’ve gotten to meet new artist Tiara Thomas, “Bad”'s writer, co-producer and singer, check out the Indianapolis-native’s newly re-recorded solo version of the hit. Enjoy.
After a preview of the Beyoncé new Pepsi commercial — and for a fortunate few, a debut during the Paris leg of Bey’s The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour – the full-length of Grown Woman is now available for our streaming pleasure. Produced by hit producer Timbaland and co-written by The-Dream, the tribal-esque single merges contemporary pop motifs with world music sensibility. Funky, energetic with odes of feminist vibrations, the single will no doubt fill dance floors in the months to come. No news as to where the track will end up but it’ll most likely appear on her forthcoming untitled fifth solo LP. Stay tuned.
T.I’s Hustle Gang self-introduces themselves to the world on this compilation mixtape titled G.D.O.D, hosted by DJ Drama and DJ MLK. The Hustle Gang lineup includes T.I., B.o.B. Iggy Azalea, Young Dro, Trae Tha Truth, Travi$ Scott, Big Kuntry King, Doe B, Chip, and Kris Stephens. Also featured on the project is Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, French Montana, David Banner, Juicy J, Mystikal, Young Chop, FKi, and more. Download it here and listen below.
To quote J. Cole, “It’s just one of those nights.” Riding off the success of “Power Trip,” the Dreamvillain claims this season is his with “Cole Summer.” Sampling Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s 1998 collaboration Nothing Even Matters, the Roc Nation MC delivers a soulful record displaying his keen skill for storytelling. J. Cole’s sophomore album Born Sinner arrives June 25th. Download the Truly Yours 2 EP now.
After much deliberation, Iggy Azalea has inked a solo deal with Island Def Jam. The announcement comes just two months after the Australian rapper signed with Mercury Records in the UK. Despite not officially being on T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint through their deal with Atlantic Records, Iggy clarified that she still reps "Hustle Gang" and will appear on the upcoming G.D.O.D.: The Introduction compilation. [See More]
The day is finally here. Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y celebrate 4/20 by releasing their oft-delayed Live In Concert EP. The 6-track project includes For Her, a soulful sampled cut which displays Wiz and Spitta’s chemistry we’ve witnessed in recent years. You can purchase your copy on iTunes as it’s the current No. 1 album on iTunes’ album charts. The news for Taylor Gang fans gets better. Wiz Khalifa kicked off this weekend by announcing he’ll be teaming up with A$AP Rocky for this summer’s Under the Influence of Music 2013 tour. They will be joined by a heavy supporting cast of B.o.B, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods, and Smoke DZA. Wiz and Rocky made their announcement via a video clip, with tour dates and ticket details to come soon.
Last week, Drake revealed that two records were coming this week. We got the first one earlier (DJ Khaled’s No New Friends), now here’s the R&B cut, Girls Love Beyoncé, with James Fauntleroy. The slow melodic offering finds the Toronto artist cleverly implementing Destiny Child’s “Say My Name” as singer/songwriter Fauntleroy comes through with a piercing hook. Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib, the song was first performed back at last year’s OVO Fest in Toronto.
Remember Drake? Of course you do. Started From the Bottom, which just dropped February 6th, has already sold one million copies as of this week. It is Drake's eighth song to go platinum; his first was 2009's Best I Ever Had. Drake also has four Gold-selling singles.This week, his last album, Take Care, also moved 4,700 copies, pushing it into double-platinum territory. The record has sold 2 million copies since its released in November 2011. Drake's debut LP Thank Me Later stands at around 1.8 million in sales, not quite as successful as its successor. Drake's third studio album — "Started From the Bottom" was its lead single—is entitled Nothing Was the Same. It doesn't have a release date as of yet.
Bad Boy Records' own Cassie makes her return with her latest mixtape called RockaByeBaby which contains 13 new records with features from Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Fabolous, Meek Mill, French Montana, Too Short, Jeremih and Ester Dean. Meanwhile production from Mike Will Made It, Young Chop, Rob Holladay, Da Internz and more. Download the entire project here. Enjoy.