Rap artist Nicki Minaj released her latest track off the upcoming album The Pink Print. The track titled “Chi-Raq”, featuring Chicago rapper Lil Herb, was produced by Vinylz, Boi-1da, and Allen Ritter. While listening to the track my web browser crashed. I’m not sure what that means.
Nicki drops hints that her fans can expect a new track from her every week. “I might give you a new trick every week until this album drop.”
Listen to the tune after the break.
R&B Diva Keyshia Cole is wearing her heart on her sleeves these days. The singer’s love life is an open book to her fans who follow Cole’s revelations about her failed marriage on her social media accounts. In her new single, “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away),” Cole responds to her estranged husband Daniel “Booby” Gibson‘s alleged cheating ways.
Music producer Irv Gotti set social media on fire yesterday when he released a snippet of Keyshia Cole and Iggy Azalea‘s remake of Notorious BIG’s “Mo Money, Mo Problems”.
According to Thatgrapejuice.com, the track will be featured on the soundtrack to the forthcoming romantic comedy ‘The Other Woman’ starring Nicki Minaj, Cameron Diaz, and more.
Listen to the snippets below.
Rap mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr. appears in Jennifer Hudson’s latest music video, “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”. The track, which was produced by Pharrell Williams, has a soulful 1980s vibe. The sampled bassline is from “Im’ In Love” by Evelyn ” Champagne” King, according to 2DopeBoyz.
Watch both videos after the break.
R&B songbird Monica leaked a song title from her much-anticipated eighth studio album in a post on her social media accounts last night. One of the song titles, Never Be, appears to be directed at the other woman — which is a running theme in Monica’s last few albums. The song contains the lyrics, No matter where you take her/ What you buy her/ What you teach her/ She will never be me.
Without a marketing budget for her new album, Beyonce dropped her new CD old skool style — from the virtual trunk of her car on iTunes.com.
The new self-titled album contains 14 songs and 17 vanity videos. There were rumors that Beyonce ran through her recording budget by recording hundreds of incomplete songs before going out on tour. Her actions angered executives at Columbia Records who felt that Beyonce was not focused enough on delivering a new album. So execs refused to give Beyonce a marketing budget which would have run into millions of dollars.
Columbia Records denied the rumors.
Rapper Young Jeezy dropped a new track titled “Foul Play” last night. The track is off CTE’s It’s Tha World Vol. 2 EP which drops Nov. 27 at midnight.
Of course, he couldn’t release new heat without a little controversy to go along with it.
Before dropping the track Jeezy took to his Twitter page to denounce Def Jam recording execs for not doing enough to promote his music. He even threatened to leak his own album early.
“Lucian and Barry boss up… or my fans gonna get an early xmas gift beeleedat #SNOWMAN,” Jeezy tweeted.
Update: LA Reid, CEO of Epic Records, responded to Jeezy’s rant on Twitter last night, tweeting “@YoungJeezy #BeEpic”.
Listen to “Foul Play” (Dirty version) below.