David Guetta got the help of Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida for the first ever performance of their high energy collab, “Where Them Girls At?” on “America’s Got Talent” earlier tonight. The single appears on the French DJ/producer’s new album, Nothing But The Beat that’s out now.
Here are the first shots of T.I. after being released from the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas this morning (August 31). Shortly after, TIP was transported to an Atlanta halfway house to serve the remainder of his sentence. The King of The South will have a busy schedule as he’s planning to release a book and a new reality series with VH1. The 10-episode series will focus on TIP re-connecting with life following his 10-month sentence and premieres on December 5th at 10pm EST.
Here’s another stepping stone in the music career of Pusha T. The G.O.O.D. Music signee has officially inked a solo deal with Def Jam Records. While there’s no release date for his yet-to-be-titled solo debut on Def Jam, fans can expect his Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray EP to come out next month.
“Solidifying my first solo venture, G.O.O.D Music/DefJam is my home. That machine with my creativity is gonna make for satisfied hiphop fans,” said Pusha.
G.O.O.D’s Music’s southern representative CyHi The Prynce also dropped a new mixtape last night. He took this opportunity to rock over classic beats from Jay-Z, Outkast, Master P, Bone Thugz N Harmony and more.
Odd Future let a film crew follow them around their hometown of Ladera, California (or is it Ladera Heights in LA?) for an entire day. It seems like a pretty suburban town in Cali. Mostly they just goof around and cook to Waka Flocka. (Props Nigel)
Game’s making of The RED Album
Hit-Boy BMI Awards interview
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Terius Nash aka The-Dream delivers his free album, 1977. The 11-track collection features appearances from Big Sean, Pharrell, and the latest addition to his Radio Killa Records label, R&B singer Casha. Listen to the prelude of The-Dream’s upcoming new album, The Love, IV: Diary of a Mad Man, coming this Fall.
Bun B has been doing great philanthropy work within the communities of Houston and Port Arthur, Texas, so it comes as no surprise he received a special honor. The UGK member was given his own day by Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Friends and family were in attendance for the official proclamation of “Bun B Day” (August 30), which was made at City Hall earlier today.
With Watch The Throne and Tha Carter IV both in stores now, the next major rap release many are anticipating is Drake’s Take Care. The sophomore album scheduled to be released on the Canadian’s birthday (October 24) will drop in two ways: a 15-17 track physical edition and a special birthday edition on iTunes that’ll include more songs. Drake breaks down the release process, his thoughts on Watch The Throne, his relationship with Rick Ross and working with Stevie Wonder with EW‘s Brad Wete.
On Take Care release plans:
Obviously, I can only fit so many songs on a CD. So what I’m doing is there will be a Take Care physical edition in stores that’ll hopefully have 15 to 17 songs on it. Then I know a lot of people do deluxe editions. But since October 24 is a special day for me, I got, like, a Take Care birthday edition that I’m going to put on iTunes that will have extra songs. I really want to encourage people to be excited about the album releasing. I remember how excited a lot of artists used to make me. I used to want to buy the physical copy to see the artwork. And if there were any bonus tracks, I’d go find them. I’m definitely trying to cause some of that excitement. I hope people go get the songs off the birthday edition. It’s going to be great, man. I’ve got a wide array of music this time. I’m very excited.