- Remember how Lady Gaga used to ruin all of her epic songs with videos exceeding three minutes and fifty-five seconds? Drake has done the same thing with “Hold On We’re Going Home.” The Canadian mob boss uploaded the video on Vimeo. Ugh…
- Cher Lloyd, 20, lured T.I., 33, away from his groupies and outside of the club where she could have him all to herself in the “I Wish” video.
- Ledisi is blaming a special someone for radiating her life on “I Blame You,” her first offering since her 2011 LP Pieces of Me.
- Katy Perry must be stopped.
- Snoop Doggy won a pound of weed from his “mexican buddy Lui” on the Floyd Mayweather fight.
- I really wish I worked at Rockstar right about now. Their pride and joy, Grand Theft Auto V, has generated approximately $800 million during its first 24 hours on sale. It made $1 billion in three days.
- “We Can’t Stop” producer Mike WiLL Made It enlisted his alleged girlfriend Miley Cyrus for his club-banging new single “23.” Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa also contribute verses. The music video is pretty much a Jordans commercial, but it’s dope nevertheless.
- Paula Patton doesn’t know why people want her to care about Miley dancing on her husband Robin Thicke.
- Cher was not feeling Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance at all. “It just wasn’t done well,” the Pop legend told USA Today. “She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated.”
- P!nk called the performance “tacky” and said Miley can do better. “She’s really freaking talented. She’s beautiful. She can sing her arse off and to go up there and do that? She’s cheating herself and she’s cheating the rest of us… She can do what she wants. People can like it if they want. I’m not going to buy it. She can do better. I’ve seen her do better.”
- Little Mix channeled Kelis and Xtina on their new alt-Pop single, “Move,” the first offering from their forthcoming album arriving on November 11th.
- Chris Brown says that if y’all are gonna judge him, y’all should be judging Jay Z too because he stabbed someone and used to sell crack.
- Jennifer Hudson’s new Pharrell-produced, T.I.-featured song sounds like something we’ll hear at family reunions for years to come. Listen to the feel-good “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” here.
- Solange dances around a lowly lit flea market in the music video for “Lovers in the Parking Lot.”
- Ja Rule opens up about losing to 50 Cent and Murder Inc’s demise.
- Jason Derulo asks Jordin Sparks to marry him in the commercial for “Marry Me.”
- #BlackTwitter has relegated J. Cole as a boring rapper, but he’s unbothered by their comments.
- Janelle Monáe would really prefer you all to focus on her music and not her sexuality.
- Some bold fan snatched Beyoncé offstage during “Irreplaceable.” Mrs. Carter’s bodyguard swiftly saves the damsel in distress, and she went on unfazed.
- Chris Brown plans on supporting his X album with a world arena tour and packaging his life in a John Singleton-lensed documentary.
- Miley Cyrus isn’t the only mainstream diva bitten by the Juicy J bug; Katy Perry tapped Juicy for “Dark Horse,” a promo single from her Prism album. Astonishingly, it isn’t generic fodder.
- Britney Spears new single, “Work Bitch,” is more basic than the cover art. The single will likely flop, so the Pop icon is desperately begging fans to support the record.
- Gucci Mane was arrested Saturday morning after cussing out a few Atlanta cops (they probably deserved it) while in possession of marijuana and a gun. This happened after he squared off with some R&B singer named Show at Lenox Square.
- Although Azealia Banks’ debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, is still pending, the combative rapper is already giving fans a taste of her sophomore album, Fantasea II: The Second Wave. Stream “Count Contessa” on SoundCloud. (I still don’t get what she does.)
- Jaden Smith has been tweeting some really weird things, y’all.
- Rick Ross and Yo Gotti appear in Gunplay’s cheaply made video for “Gallardo.” (Irony?) Strippers twerk throughout, so all is forgiven.The heavy-hitting track appears on MMG’s Self Made, Vol. 3.
- Speaking of Rozay, a fan fainted when she saw the Biggest Bawse at an MMG in-store signing. It’s obviously a stunt (or he indeed put molly in her champagne), but it still happened.
- Lee Daniels’ The Butler, an independent historical drama staring FOrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, crosses the $100 million Box Office milestone.
- The Arctic Monkeys puts an indie rock spin on Drake’s top ten hit, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
- Solange wears socks with sandals in a video posted on her label’s website—SaintRecords.com.
- Ronald Isley is still the smoothest R&B cat in the business. “My Favorite” found him collaborating with Kem, who wrote, produced and is featured on the track.
Frank Ocean and Iggy Azalea appear on the Nabil-lensed covers for Oyster‘s 103rd issue. Both images are monochrome—Frank’s is under-saturated while Iggy’s is over-saturated. The accompanying interviews are still in the vault, but luckily, we have other business to discuss with these two. Read More
- Young Jeezy, 35, realized he’s a “grown-up now” and decided to drop the “Young” from his moniker. Personally, I think it’s a sensible and necessary decision. I’m planning a few changes around these parts as well.
- Meanwhile, Jeezy appears in YG’s video for “My Nigga” alongside Rich Homie Quan. YG’s My Crazy Life hits stores on November 19th.
- Speaking of the Future-sounding entertainer, Quan raps about “Narcotics” on a snare-heavy, SOS-produced track. The “Type of Way” rapper addresses the similarities between him and Mr.
Bugatti Bentley on “Another Me.”
- Nicki Minaj is trying her best to prove she’s indeed a rapper. Seemingly, the “Stupid Hoe” rapstress is taking every job that comes her way like J.Lo. She and her ever-changing style appeared in two videos that premiered this week—DJ Khaled’s “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Future and Rick Ross and Wale’s “Clappers” featuring Juicy J.
- While the Feds watch 2 Chainz, the NSA spies on MGMT—at least that’s what’s going on in the outlandish trailer for their self-titled third album. A possum also loses its wits in their bathroom.
- Kid Cudi and Pusha T passed up on “Vortex,” an aurally pleasing, WZRD-produced track, so King Chip plugged it into his 44108 mixtape. It’s truly a treat. Read More
Chris Brown announced via Twitter that he’s considering retirement following the release of his lowly buzzed sixth album, X, due out August 20th. Right on schedule, soon after rousing dialogue, the 24-year-old futilely deleted the tweets.
However, before his futile actions, I screen-capped the tweets. Read More
It’s no secret that Jason Derulo is a poor man’s Chris Brown, but who predicted that a day would come when Jason made better music than Chris?
Jason’s latest single, “Talk Dirty,” is a bit more creative than Chris’ latest single, “Love More.” Derulo’s “I got lipstick stamps on my passport/I make it hard to leave” may be borderline corny, but it’s superior to Brown’s “‘Til we get it right, we gon’ fuck some more.” Read More
Leave it to the guy that used an American treasure to destroy an American classic to continue plaguing airwaves with aural disasters.
“‘Til we get it right, we gon’ fuck some more,” sings Chris Brown on “Love More.” It features Nicki Minaj and follows X’‘s prior singles, “Don’t Think They Know” and “Fine China.”
Chris Brown took a break from subtweeting Rihanna to sashay across the stage at San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9’s WiLDJAM concert. The Bay Area crowd received the first live taste of “Fine China,” the lead single from X that has been remixed by Common. Judging by the fan-captured footage, that taste was quite bitter. Read More