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In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, Tink uses her voice to take a stand on the chilling track “Tell the Children.” Over the Timbaland production, the 19-year-old Chicago rapper-singer fires a warning (“Tell the children to watch out / Keep running”).
Still commemorating his Shady Records 15-year anniversary, Eminem’s new mixtape Shady Classics gathers all the label’s hit singles, remixes, freestyles and fan favorites on one project. Totaling a whopping 66 tracks, Shady Classics includes music from Em, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Yelawolf and more. The mixtape is hosted by Eminem and DJ Whoo Kid, and comes ahead of the Shady XV compilation release on Nov. 24.
Pitbull keeps the hits coming. After burning up the charts with “Fireball,” Mr. Worldwide reunites with Ne-Yo on “Time of Our Lives,” the follow-up to their 2011 chart-topper “Give Me Everything.” Pit dedicates the party anthem to everybody going through tough times, while Ne-Yo sings the celebratory hook.
Pitbull’s new album Globalization drops November 24 featuring Chris Brown, Sean Paul, Jason Derulo, and more.
Meanwhile, Ne-Yo’s album Non-Fiction is due in early 2015 featuring ScHoolboy Q, Jeezy, and Juicy J, who guests on “She Knows.”
Let loose and turn up to their feel-good collabo.
When Eminem unveiled the Shady XV tracklist a few weeks back, there was no question the most anticipated song was “Detroit Vs. Everybody,” which features an all Detroit rapper cast and seemingly pits them against the rest of hip-hop. On the Midwest posse cut, Em calls on Big Sean, DeJ Loaf, Royce Da 5’9″, Danny Brown, and Trick Trick, as they all take turns ferociously spitting over theclassic production from Statik Selektah.
As expected, this one is all about the bars, as Royce kicks things off with a stellar verse before it transitions to Big Sean, who raps for nearly two minutes, showcasing his usual flow and sharp rhymes while repping Detroit to the fullest. The song then turns up a notch following the strong hook from DeJ that smoothly goes into Danny’s verse, while Shady finishes it off, doing what has made him a legend, spitting at a rapid-paced flow while staying on topic and mentioning the recent Adrian Peterson situation, amongst other timely things.
This collaboration really just caps the day for Shady Records, as it follows up the”Shady CXVPHER,” where Marshall, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf put on a straight lyrical show. The upcoming Shady XV album, which officially drops on November 24, is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.
Listen to the new collaboration below.
After giving us a weekly dose of music with his LudaVerses, Ludacris connects with Miguel on his new single “Good Lovin’.” Over a piano-driven beat, produced by Da Internz, a heartbroken Luda reflects on his past relationships (“I guess I gotta learn to live with regrets”), while Miguel lays down the soulful hook.
“I need some real good lovin’ ’cause I’m troubled by the things that I see,” he croons.
The song will appear on Luda’s upcoming EP Burning Bridges, due in December. His ninth album Ludaversal drops March 31.
Get your fix of “Good Lovin’”.
Stephen Collins, the actor who played the pastor Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, is being investigated by police after allegedly confessing to child molestation, PEOPLE confirms.
Collins, 67, made the alleged confession during a 2012 therapy session that his wife, actress Faye Grant, secretly tape-recorded.
The NYPD received an official complaint and the case is under investigation by the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, PEOPLE confirms. The alleged “inappropriate sexual contact with minors” is believed to involve at least three victims, including one who is a relative of his first wife, Marjorie Weinman.
On the tape, Collins appears to admit to several incidents, and even gives some details of the sexual contact involved. The alleged incidents happened years ago, but authorities believe they may still have a case for prosecution.
Ferg Fergie is back. Eight years after releasing her multi-platinum debut The Dutchess, the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman returns with her new single “L.A.LOVE (la la).” From L.A. to London, the Cali native reps cities around the globe on the DJ Mustard-produced banger.
“Lay back, slow it down / Better represent when we come to your town,” she raps.
Fergie is in the lab with Mike WiLL-Made It working on her second solo album, which is expected to be released in 2015.
Hear Fergie’s long-awaited comeback record below.
Kendrick Lamar is finally back to work!
At 7:00 AM ET, the world was impacted with K. Dot’s first record from up his upcoming GKMC follow up. DJ Rahki provides the break-beat influenced sounds as Kendrick waxes poetic about loving yourself and standing up for what you believe in.
Premiered by Power 105, the record will be available on iTunes soon.
It’s been nearly six years since Jamie Foxx released his R&B banger ‘Blame It’ in 2009, and since then he’s been seemingly concentrating on his acting career.
Now the multitalented artist is back with a new single, ‘Party Ain’t A Party’ featuring 2 Chainz. He picks up right where he left off, singing about having a good time at the club.
“Fresh kicks, fresh cut about to roll out / Pull up on the scene pull a roll out / Shorty in the nipple print shirt, is she happy to see me or is it cold out,” croons Foxx, using Auto-Tune.
Overall, the song could have the potential to be as big as ‘Blame It,’ but an underwhelming 2 Chainz verse could hurt its chances. “I keep her straight like a band too, I keep it straight like 12:30 / I f— over your girl hairdo, if it’s curly I straighten it, if it’s straightened I leave it curly,” he rhymes.
The cut borrows from Queen Pen’s 1997 song, ‘Party Ain’t A Party,’ which earned the rapper a Soul Train Music Award.