May 2012


Before Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and MMG grace the stage at Hot 97 Summer Jam this weekend, Funkmaster Flex blasts off this new offering off Self Made Vol.2 due June 26. Pre-order the album here.

Listen to “Black Magic” down below….



Well, I can’t say that this particular single is a keeper, Diddy’s sh*t talking in this viral video almost makes up for it. Usher is nowhere to be found but a couple pretty chicks make up for that (for sure). Shot by Dre Films, Rozay and Diddy stunted a bit for the cameras while partying it up at the Cannes music festival.

Watch Ross and Diddy in Cannes, plus Juvenile’s video for “Power” with Rozay below…


Our boy Waka Flocka is kicking off his new web series right here on Countdown to Waka: Friends, Fans & Family documents every aspect of this upcoming album and the chaos Waka goes through up until Triple F life drops on June 12th. Throughout the series we’ll see how Waka deals with his wild fans, crazy family and hometown friends. Take a look at the trailer, above. (Episode 1 drops on June 6th)

Check out Waka’s Club Paradise Vlog 3 after the jump…


Spitta keeps the heat coming as he prepares for the June 5th release of his new album, Stoned Immaculate. Pharrell really killed it on “Chasin Papers.” He got all Donnie McClurkin and brought back the track most rap listeners remember from Tupac’s “Keep Your Head Up.”

Listen to Curren$y’s “Chasin Papers” after the jump…


Last night, Meek Milly and Drizzy put on a memorable performance of their collabo “Amen” while on the Detroit stop of the Club Parardise tour. After giving a short but heartfelt speech about connecting with like-minded people like Meek, the two ripped into their Dreamchasers 2 track. Watch it go down above. (Hi Rihanna)

(via HHNM)

Meek Mill talks about working with Nas after the jump…


Rihanna has done another great job of keeping her name in media headlines. This time, she’s causing a ruckus with her Esquire UK cover. With just her blonde hair and a few minor pieces of jewelery, Rih Rih appears topless as the mag’s latest cover girl. The issue hits stands on June 4th.

More photos from the photo spread and behind-the-scenes video after the jump…



If a star-studded video wasn’t enough, Chris Brown continues to flood the internet with new offerings as the R&B star drops this new cut titled “Countdown.” Breezy gets sensual and dirty with a certain female on this song that likely will appear on his upcoming mixtape. Until details of that project comes around his new album Fortune arrives July 3.

Listen to “Countdown” below…..



After seducing ladies with bedroom-ready “Sweet Love,” Chris Brown takes us for a ride with Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa in the wacky video for “Till I Die.” From causing havoc in the office with Jamie Kennedy, to riding the streets of L.A. with Snoop Dogg, it’s an all out smoke session filled video which pays tribute to the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!).” Along with Uncle Snoop, you can spot cameos from Andy Milonakis, Kreayshawn, Method Man, and Redman. Breezy Fortune album arrives July 3.

Great gesture for Chris to dedicate the video to the late Adam “MCA” Yauch.

Watch Chris, Sean, and Wiz in “Till I Die” below….



There’s nothing like summer time west coast vibes. Earlier today, Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre got together to shoot their video for “The Recipe,” the first single off K-Dot’s upcoming album due later this year. From the first shots on set looks like this pool party was a success, after all the song’s original title was “Women Weed and Weather.”

View some more shots below….


Continuing their extended sit down, Drake talks with MTV News‘ Sway on his relationship with his OVOXO compatriot The Weeknd. We’re all curious if the singer/songwriter hailing from Toronto will continue to stay independant, or possibly try his hand at a major label. Drizzy touches on Weeknd’s label situation and being involved in his career.

“As far as on paper, it’s all being worked out, but that’s not really what counts anyway. What counts to me is the fact that the affiliation is so known, and that’s all I really care about. I want to continue being involved in his career and vice versa and keep making music together, because you take songs like ‘Crew Love’ and ‘The Zone,’ that’s what people wait all night to hear. If you want to talk about evolution — a quick evolution — that’s definitely somebody who, everywhere I go, they love him.

“We’re definitely a family, it’s a definitely a Toronto thing. That’s not changing at all.”

After the jump, Drake speaks on the evolution of his stage show during his current “Club Paradise” tour….


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