Beyoncé has caused quite the controversy with the stinging single ”Bow Down B*tches.” Rightfully so, fans and other female contenders like Keyshia Cole were puzzled at Mrs. Carter’s boldness. That didn’t stop the new face of H&M from tapping Houston rappers Bun B, Z-Ro, Scarface, Willie D, Slim Thug and Lil Keke to bless the second half of the track “I Been On” with a few bars of their own.
Kendrick Lamar stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform his hits “Poetic Justice” and “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Backed by a live band and the amazing saxophonist Terrace Martin, the hottest MC in the game delivered the songs with ease. One thing for sure is he has definitely stepped it up since his SNL performances. Read More
Trinidad James gives love the middle finger, but you can’t tell it by watching the video for “Females Wanted,” a song from his Don’t Be S.A.F.E. mixtape. Beautiful girls and a devil accompany the “All Gold Everything” rapper while he spreads joy and laughter around his Caribbean namesake. Read More
Earlier this month, Gucci Mane tweeted that his protégé, Waka Flocka Flame, had been “officially dropped off Brick Squad 1017” Days later, reps claimed his Twitter was hacked.
Waka, however, isn’t convinced. He tells MTV that prior to the thumb thuggin’, he and Gucci had a really heated argument. Also, contrary to Gucci’s claims, Waka says he’s the “loyalest person you could ever see.” Jealousy is what caused the rift, according to Waka. Read More
While eyes filled with hope gaze to the future, gloomy goddess Lana Del Rey travels back to 1974 and revives Leonard Cohen’s hopeless “Chelsea Hotel No. 2,” which recounts his one-night stand with the late Janis Joplin. Lana’s ghostly coos and the Super 8-style video capture the essence of the song. Eerily, it was like it was written with her in mind. Read More
Chris Brown realized that his “no more interviews” strategy was ineffective, so he sat down with a number of media outlets to update the public on his forthcoming music and current sanity level. In summation, he’s solely focusing on the positives this time around. Like Mary J., there’s no more drama in his life. Don’t hold your breath.
On the heels of his 24th birthday, Chris is prepping the release of his sixth album in eight years, X. “I came up with the concept because the letter stands for a kind of forbidden fruit,” he tells BET. “You see it with the skull-and-crossbones. It’s also the Roman numeral 10. I wanted to do it for my birthday. Five, Five (May 5). X is also the 24th letter in the alphabet, and I’m turning 24.” Read More
What better feeling is there than being in love? Not a single one. Sure it’s hard to define, but clad in his signature oversized fedora and designer shades, Donell Jones does a good job conveying the feeling in his new video for “Forever,” the title track of his forthcoming album (June 18). The “Where I Wanna Be” singer romances his soulmate at a beachside retreat before proposing to her. Read More
A$AP Rocky flew to the Dominican Republic to film the music video for “Wild For the Night”; he came back to the States with enough footage to fill a documentary on the slums of the Caribbean nation. Local Dominican kids, members of A$AP Mob and Skrillex, the song’s producer, joined the Harlemite on the excursion. Read More