Ray J – I Hit It First
Have you heard the new Ray J song yet? Ray J may have himself a hit with this new single I Hit It First. Listening to the lyrics, its very clear that he is talking about Kim Kardashian. Ray J and Kim dated a few years back and in 2003 they made a sex tape. In 2007, Ray J went public by selling the tape to Vivid Entertainment for 5 million dollars. The infamous video went viral and soon after Kim Kardashian became a household name. After dating stars such as Reggie Bush, Nick Canon, and Kris Humphries, Kim now dates mega hip-hop superstar Kanye West. As a reminder and a slap in the face to Kanye and Kim, Ray J released this song a couple of months ago and finally dropped the new video.
Remember when J. Cole murdered Miguel in his “Power Trip” video? It hasn’t been easy to shake that visual since the clip debuted on Tuesday, so it’s not too surprising that J. Cole’s management team was hesitant about calling up the “Adorn” singer to ask him about playing the doomed role. But at least Miguel was into it. Read the full story at MTV News or hear J. Cole explain in the video above.
By Henna Kathiya
Jennifer Lopez is back at it again, hitting the studio with some more stars while recording her 10th album. J.Lo tweeted last night (March 21) about a late night studio session with Chris Brown and producer Corey Rooney.
Jennifer tweeted a picture of her posing with Chris and Corey along with the caption, “#studiolife #makinghistory #Album10 #SAMEGIRL.” via the YBF Corey was also the producer behind her hit “Jenny From the Block” so it seems like J. Lo is trying to recreate some that that old school magic once again for her latest project. Corey tweeted “Shit got real serious up in here tonight…” promising J.Lo’ s next album to be something to look forward to.
In addition to enlisting Chris Brown, she also has the help of Future which we learned last month after she tweeted some studio pictures with the Atlanta rapper.
By Georgette Pierre
Seems like most members of the G.O.O.D. Music team are currently prepping new music. On Tuesday (March 19) John Legend dropped a new single called “The Beginning” via Twitter. According to Okayplayer, the single will be featured on his upcoming project, Love in the Future. This will mark his fourth studio album, which will see Kanye West and Dave Tozer as executive producers.
Legend also worked with Hit Boy, who produced his last single “Caught Up” (co-written by West) that will be featured on his forthcoming album. “You’ve been waiting long enough, this is just “The Beginning,” he wrote as he shared the track.
Next to his music, the singer seems to be all smiles these days. Last month, he showed off his new LA home with fiancée and model, Chrissy Teigen. In their interview with Architectural Digest, he described the style they were going for in their new digs. “Our style is chic and tailored but also earthy and casual,” he said. “Since this is our first home in Los Angeles, we wanted it to feel right not only for us but also for this city.”
What do you think about ‘The Beginning?’
New video by Kelly Rowland Kisses Down Low. Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Sleepy Brown – Choosen
Dungeon Family. Where it all begun. Dungeon Family legend, Sleepy Brown, releases a video Choosen, the first single off his ‘A Town Legend’ EP. The video showcases spoken word from another Dungeon Family legend Big Rube. Sit back and enjoy the legends…
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Prince Rogers Nelson. THE legendary Prince, formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, has just released his newest track. The 54 year old musician/composer/arranger/songwriter/producer/actor has released this shortly after news that he’ll be on the cover of Billboards’ next issue. The lyric video above matches the track that sticks to his classic sound of rock & roll and 80s induced melodies. Enjoy one from a legend yall…
The Atown legend and 1/2 of the almighty OutKast, Big Boi, has decided to add a verse to ‘Pink Matter’ off of Frank Ocean’s critically acclaimed 2012 debut, Channel Orange. The track, which features the other half of Outkast Andre 3000, was reportedly supposed to feature both members in the original version. Andre 3000 reportedly begged against it because he wanted the next song featuring both members to be a ‘proper’ Outkast song. I know that Big Boi’s new verse won’t bother too many fans as it seems this is the closet we’ll get to a proper Outkast release in the near future. SouFside, East Point, fellow TCHS alums standup…everyone else enjoy…
A day after it was announced that Beyonce Knowles led R&B group, Destiny’s Child, were releasing a new album, Love Songs, they released the bonus track. The track is produced by super producer Pharrell, of Neptunes and N.E.R.D. fame. The song features silky smooth vocals from Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle with lyrics about a couple who are unique alone but find great chemistry together. The backdrop is reminiscent of late 80s/early 90s R&B dance tracks. Their fans may find this first single to be slower than expected but I believe it will grow on them…and everyone else…I mean, it is Beyonce…
Destiny’s Child releasing new music
After a nearly decade long hiatus, Destiny’s Child is releasing an album. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are preparing to release their 14-track Love Songs project on Jan. 22. The new LP will feature thirteen of Destiny’s Child’s most popular ballads and one new song “Nuclear” featuring Pharrell Williams.
Early Thursday, Jan. 10 several Beyoncé fan sites like BeyonceLite got wind of the new project.
“I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years!” – Beyoncébeyonce.com/news/destinys-…
— Beyonce Lite (@BeyonceLite) January 10, 2013
Prior to the Love Songs news, Beyoncé made headlines for her full spread in GQ magazine. In her interview with the publication, the wife, mother and singer detailed her time in the spotlight and her need to perform. “I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it,” said Beyoncé. “Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost. [...] “It’s like a blackout. When I’m onstage, I don’t know what the crap happens. I am gone.”
When Rihanna was first introduce to the world, she seemed to be this sweet little innocent young lady. Well, now it has all changed. Or is it that she’s innocently NAUGHTY? Either way. She’s happy and perhaps her fans are too. Especially big booty strippers working that pole.
She sangs ‘Strip clubs and dollar bills/I still got my money/Patron shots, can I get a refill/I still got my money/Strippers going up and dance that pole/Four o’clock and we aint going home/Cause I still got my money’.
Perhaps her Unapologetic album was right to include this single to end 2012, as the club would be going wild to this record.
Check out Pour It Up from her Unapologetic album.
Rihanna – Diamonds Remix featuring Kanye West
Rihanna drops the remix to Diamonds with a hot verse from Kanye West. This song is the #1 single on the hiphop and r&b charts. The video for the remix isn’t out yet, but the audio is below for you to check out. Comment below…
This is a sexy picture of Keyshia Cole on the cover of Rolling Out magazine. I love her new hair style and the outfit is perfect for her swag. As for her music, I haven’t heard too much from her lately but I know she has some new material coming soon.
In fact, in a recent interview Keyshia spoke about the new upcoming album
“This album is not anything new,” Cole admits while discussing her new album, Woman to Woman. “A lot of the songs are not reflecting on my life right now. It’s an album for my fans. They were there when I came from Oakland, [Calif.], and they could relate to me and what I was going though. I wanted to get back to that. This is my fifth album and I now understand what translates to the fans and what doesn’t. This is what they want.”
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Exclusive – Beyonce Chats About Collab with Miguel
Beyonce took sometime out of her busy schedule to chat with “The Qween” this weekend about her 2013! “2013 is my year baby!!”
Beyonce stated she would be launching her world tour in 2013 and plans to release her new album as well. I ask Beyonce who will she collab with this time around? “I will collab with Miguel for sure and I am trying to get Jay on it.” Come on Shawn jump on this with Bey .
Leave it to Bey to keep her fans smiling and close to her heart. While we were chatting Beyonce made her random “fan call”. That is where she picks one her fans from her FaceBook page and gives them a call. Allision Taylor was her fan call of the night, it was emotional for both of them. Way to go Bey!
Can’t wait to see all she has in store for 2013!
Rihanna – Diamonds
Def Jam Music recording artist Rihanna is the hottest r&b star in the nation. Her single “Diamonds” has been #1 in the hiphop/r&b charts for five weeks as of today’s date. She finally release the video for the song on YouTube on 11/08/2012 and it already has over 700,000 views in less than 24 hours. The video is hot, check it out and feel free to leave a comment.
If you want to see the top ten hip-hop and r&b songs in the nation, make sure to visit Top 10 Hip-Hop and R&B
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The G.O.O.D. Music team is gearing up for their ‘Cruel Summer’ compilation album release (September 7). Plus 2 Chainz, the unofficial artist to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music label is set to drop his Based On a T.R.U. Story album on August 14. His album is set to feature artists such as Kanye West himself, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris and a few other hip hop heavy hitters.
Meanwhile, most of the G.O.O.D. Music crew stopped by Complex Magazine for an exclusive interview talking about Ye’s work ethic and what separates their team from other hip hop labels.
Frank Ocean Comes Out The closet
Frank Ocean, the r&b singer and member of Odd Future posted a message from his Twitter acct @Frank_Ocean that’s spreading like wildfire. check it out… click on image below to enlarge!!
Is this a publicity stunt to sell records or is he really admitting that he is gay or bisexual. If so, I wonder how would this effect his career as an artist? Will Odd future’s Tyler The Creator come out the closet also? lol!!! Personally, I think his sexual preference is own personal business. In this country, we have so many other issues that are much more important like: the struggling economy, high crime rate, and education just to name a few. That’s just my opinion, what’s yours?
Yes it is true. Remember when Badu walked through the Dallas, TX streets butt naked for her ‘Window Seat‘ video? Well she’s back with round 2 of the ‘birthday suit show down’. But this time, it’s her sister, Nayrok Badu bearing it all in their newly ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ video. The song itself is a remake of a 1957 folk song written by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. It’s remake is from the April 2012 of the Oklahoma psychedelic alternative rock band ‘The Flaming Lips’ Record Store Day collaborative double vinyl called ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’, and features Erykah Badu on the vocals, while the video, which also features Erykah and her sister Nayrok Badu. Combining both nudity and art, the Badu sister appear tastefully naked in the video. Yet have any of you seen the movie, ‘Think Like a Man’? Welll, try thinking like a man right now. LOL!
The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends also features collaborations with Bon Iver, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Ke$ha and more. A great album indeed.
Follow Wayne Coyne, lead singer of ‘The Flaming Lips’ on TWITTER at @waynecoyne. Wayne if you ever read this article, ‘GOOD JOB!’
The ladies love Usher!! For the week of May 12th, “Climax” is still at the #1 position on the hip-hop/r&b charts. I’m sure you’ve seen the video already but if you haven’t, watch it here on The Martacard Report. To watch the top 10 videos this week, click here!!
Check out the new Akon video “Hurt Somebody” ft. French Montana. This is a single from “The Koncrete Mixtape” Dj Noodles. Akon is a huge star and the video is interesting. Check it out and comment as well!
Do we look at J. Lo’s music videos because she can sing? No. We look at her for the same reason we look at Janet Jackson. Because they’re both SEXY and can dance their butts off. This has got to be one of the most sexiest yet classiest videos that has been out in a while. Naw let me not say that because my girlfriend Shakira would be upset with me. What could be said is that J. Lo is pushing her own umbrella or perhaps letting these young girls know how to don’t stop get it get it. Notice the song’s title is ‘Dance Again’. Maybe there’s a hidden message there, as Goodie M.O.B. once declared, ‘people don’t dance no moe.’
Check out J. Lo’s new video for her ‘Dance Again’ single, ft. Pitbull.
According to Los Angeles Times, r&b singer El Debarge was arrested for drugs this week. El Debarge, an recovering drug addict was charged with drug posession with intent to distribute. The arrest was made by undercover narcotic officers during a sting operation. I’m assuming that he was getting the drugs for personal use, however he will have to deal with an intent to distribute charge which carries more time if convicted.