December 2013


Following a rap remix featuring Rick Ross, Lady Gaga debuts a new version of her ARTPOP single “Do What U Want.” Debuted on The Voice finale earlier this month, Mother Monster duets along Christina Aguilera on the sex-driven cut.

The two pop stars don’t hold back, playfully teasing each others and listeners. Fans can purchase the song on iTunes now.

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Rocko started off 2013 with the club favorite “U.O.E.N.O.,” and gets 2014 going with another street anthem. After rocking with Jeezy on “Benihana” off #ItsThaWorld 2, Rocko Da Don and Snowman connect again “Which 1 U Workin.”

Available now on iTunes, the Ferrari Smash-produced collaboration will appear on Rocko Da Don’s Expect The Unexpected mixtape next year.

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Chance the Rapper turns ventriloquist on Source Magazine‘s “Rookie of the Year” cover. The Chicago-native ends off an incredible 2013 — led by the release of his Acid Rap project — with a devious grin on The Source’s January issue.

To read the full feature, grab a copy when it hits newsstands nationwide on January 7. The “Man of the Year” cover will be revealed in the coming days.

Previously: Chance the Rapper Performs “Chain Smoker” on The Arsenio Hall Show (Video)


M.I.A. and the ROC are going seperate ways in 2014. The Sri Lankan-artist has announced on Tuesday that she has left Jay Z’s label-managing company. “2013 i dlted old tweet to bring u this. im leaving @RocNation,” tweeted M.I.A. “Thank to everyone who supported the M.I.A #MATANGI LP. HAPPY NEW YEAR | 2014,” tweeted M.I.A., who joined Roc Nation for management back in 2012.

The announcement comes a month after her new album Matangi released in stores.

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They brought us the 2010-hit “No Hands,” now Roscoe Dash and Waka Flocka Flame connect once again on the song “Whassup.” The two ATLiens cater to New Year’s Eve party-goers, with a party cut to bring in 2014. Roscoe speaks on his latest collaboration with Flocka below.

“It was really organic. We could have been rushed back in the studio to duplicate the success of No Hands. We pass each other and critique each others work in the studio all the time. But the timing of this song felt right. So we accomplish what we wanted to. A sound that continues what we started yet its fresh enough to kick off 2014!”

UPDATE: For New Year’s Day, Roscoe also releases the song “Work.” Fans can find the record on Dash’s The Untold Story of Roscoe Dash arriving sometime in February.

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A$AP Ferg keeps it Uptown to bless all the disciples that follow the Hood Pope. From riding through the streets, to holding church in the park, The Mob’s most holy has a lot of love to give in his latest Shomi Patwary-directed video. Ferg’s latest single (produced by VeryRVRE) was featured on his debut album, Trap Lord, released earlier this year.

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A Bronx Tale has been cited in countless rap songs from everyone from Jay Z to Scarface. The classic Mob story about a young kid who just wanted to do right by the guys in his neighborhood is a classic. Unfortnutaly, one of the film’s main characters actor Lillo Brancato found himself in some serious trouble in 2003. The young man was involved in a robbery where an off duty police officer was killed and was subsequently sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The now 37-year old sent out a Tweet on Monday to confirm his release: “my last full day in prison.” He continued: “Thank you for your love and support. I love you all!” Brancato also starred in The Sopranos for a season and string of other films.

Initially, he was to be freed in July after serving eight years of a 10-year sentence. But he is getting out early after agreeing to an unusual deal with the parole board in which he will serve five years’ parole with a 10 p.m. curfew. Had he waited until July, he would not have faced parole.

via NYPost

dmx prayer

Even the sentence “DMX and Coolio perform together” is permeated with struggle. Yes, the troubled rappers held a concert in Dubai on Saturday night (Dec. 28), and the show took an unforeseen religious turn. Apparently catching the holy ghost, Earl Simmons went off on an impromptu prayer service while his “Gangster’s Paradise” counterpart held up his hands and looked just as possessed. “I can fight off the devil with the spoken word,” X barked. “I saw that I was heard, because no matter what I’ve been through I was still filled with the honor that comes with the blood of Jesus!”

Speak of the devil (pun intended), anyone remember when Coolio replaced DMX in a planned (but eventually cancelled) MMA fight four years ago? How random was that?

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N.O.R.E. and Busta Rhymes set the record straight on this end-of-year treat, “Manners.” The Rotten Apple veterans trade comical rhymes while “teaching these n***as manners” on this funky, boom bap cut. After being premiered by Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 last night, the track is now ours to enjoy online (via Splash).

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YG is preparing the release of his next single “Who Do You Love” featuring Drake in the new year. Unfortunately, an unfinished version of the DJ Mustard-produced song leaked online in the wee hours of Monday morning. Always one to show support to fellow artists from the left coast, The Game drops a freestyle over the club record before the official version releases.

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