March 2011


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Well this came out of nowhere, Funkmaster Flex premieres this new cut from Skateboard P titled “The Game Has Changed”. Dre mentions P’s spitting over an instrumental from Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack.

New Music: Pharrell – “The Game Has Changed” (No Tags)

UPDATE: No Tags added via BBC

Previously: Pusha T feat. 50 Cent & Pharrell – “Raid” (prod. by The Neptunes)

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kanye West and Common attend Common's Surprise Birthday Party at The Redbury Hotel on March 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

This dropped last week with tags and production credited to Karriem Riggins, who mentioned Kanye West produced this unreleased Common cut. Here’s the tagless version off DJ EVES’ I Know What You Did Last Mixtape.

New Music: Common “Follow Me” (prod. by Kanye West) (No Tags)

Props to Andrew/FakeShoreDrive

More from Reek Da Villian feat. Roscoe Dash, Busta Rhymes, Ace Hood, Bun B & Akon, Timbaland, Black Rob, Cormega, and Juicy J, after the jump…..

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Backed by Carnival dancers and a band, Jamie Foxx & will.i.am appeared on tonight’s American Idol to debut their new collabo “Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)”. The song will appear on the soundtrack to the animated film, Rio dropping later this year.

Props to Yardie/MWP, spotted at Rap-Up

Fantasia was also a guest on the show, her performance after the jump….

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Jean Grae is prepping the release of her new album out for her Cookies Or Coma, but until then check out her latest visual for “R.I.P.” with Talib Kweli & Styles P shot at the Sputnik bar in Brooklyn.

via OnSMASH

More from Chipmunk feat. Keri Hilson, Emilio Sparks feat. CurT@!n$, 1982 feat. Mac Miller, Young Dro, and Machine Gun Kelly, after the jump…..

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Jill Scott recently lent a helping hand to Cecil B. Moore’s Recreational Center in North Philadelphia. The same place she spent most of her childhood writing poetry and creating music was on the city’s demolition list. Upon hearing the news the three-time Grammy winner and her Blues Babe Foundation stepped in and paid for a new roof, gym floor and basketball court. On Monday, Jill Scott returned to the rec center to film the video for her brand new single “Shame” that features Eve. The song is off her upcoming fourth solo album The Light Of The Sun via her new home at Warner Bros Records, CNN’s Sarah Hoyle talks with the Philly native on returning home to shoot the video and saving the community center.

Thanks to CNN

Earlier this week, I rolled with Info down to Jim Jones studio for a little sneak preview of his 5th solo album, Capo. Set to the drop on Apr. 5th via Koch Records, Jones has some big records that many will be surprised to hear. Let’s just say Jimmy ain’t scared to try anything and evolve . Here’s a clip from their chat on how Prodigy’s first post-prison feature made its way onto Capo’s record.

New Music: Jim Jones feat. Prodigy, Lloyd Banks & Sen City “Take a Bow”

Clean version and Jim Jones feat. Cam’ron & Lady H “Getting To The Money” after the jump…
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I’m not ashamed to say that I’m feeling this Katy Perry x Ye remix. I don’t care, it’s dope. But I really thought there would be more Yeezy in this outerspace motion picture. Anyway, Katy is scary.

Directed by Floria Sigismondi.

Related: Have a seizure with breakfast: Katy Perry’s ‘E.T.’ lyrics video (feat. Kanye West)

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The original version appeared on Dirty Money’s Last Train To Paris LP and back in January we got the remix. Now, it’ll be the lead single off Mary J. Blige’s upcoming solo album. Here’s the official version of “Someone To Love Me (Naked)” that’s now available for purchase on iTunes, also lookout for the video directed by Colin Tilley to drop soon.

New Music: Mary J. Blige feat. Diddy & Lil’ Wayne – “Someone To Love Me (Naked)” (Mastered)

Props and welcome back to NavJosh/HHNM

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(Reverse Hairdo!: Shyne as seen in his “The Original” video, and as seen more recently in Belize)

Shyne promoted his homecoming concert in Belize heavily last week, telling local news outlets that the show would feature local talent as well as some big names from the US. I’m not sure whether these names were actually hinted at or just assumed, but fans expected everyone from Jay-Z to Busta Rhymes to Foxy Brown (who was recently escorted off a cruise ship for another manicure tantrum, smh) to Wyclef. But this past Saturday, no surprises came through. Instead, scathing finger-pointing and criticism followed. The concert’s promoter, booking agent and others accused Shyne of scamming them and then flaying to his home in Israel “in haste.” Shyne’s reps insisted he wasn’t paid enough. And further complicating things was a Belizean lawsuit from the Renaissance Hotel which claimed Shyne owes $150k for his full floor residency last year.

But what stood out from the dispute for me…..was the fact that Shyne actually reversed his own haircut from last year until now. It’s like the exact opposite! That’s kind of amazing.

Shyne’s pre-show promotion.
Shyne’s past-show scuttlebutt.

Previously:
Shyne Po moves to Israel, drops “The Original” video & “King David”, preps album
Shyne aka Moses Michael Leviy speaks on religion from Jerusalem
Shyne’s reaction to 50 Cent: “I didn’t know he was so desperate…”

After a pre-mature leak earlier this week, Dirty Money drop their latest video for the “Your Love (Remix)” with Rick Ross & Trey Songz. We saw previews of the Colin Tilley-directed visual last month during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Previously: Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Rick Ross & Trey Songz – “Your Love (Remix)” (Mastered)

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