March 2018


Rae Sremmurd’s forthcoming third studio LP SRE3MM is a lofty triple-album. It consists of a group album, plus solo projects by Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi. On Thursday (Mar. 29), Mike WiLL Made-It, who serves as executive producer on the triple disc set, appeared on Beats 1 radio with Zane Lowe. During the on-air interview, Mike WiLL revealed SRE3MM will feature The Weeknd, Future, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams and Zoë Kravitz.

Along with the news, Mike WiLL premiered the remix and video for his “Aries (YuGo)” single featuring Big Sean, Quavo, Pharrell and Rae Sremmurd.

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Snakehips is know for their unique collaborations with the likes of Tinashe, Chance the Rapper, Joey Bada$$, H.E.R. and more. The British electronic music duo are releasing their Stay Home Tapes EP next week on April 6, and return with a new single. On “For the F**k Of It,” Snakeships tap Jeremih’s hitmaking vocals and rising star Aminé on the track. The record also comes with an animated music video, premiered by VEVO.

Watch it below and purchase the record here.

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Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All album dropped last year, lead by the songs “Too Good At Goodbyes” and “One Last Song.” The next single in support of the U.K. singer’s latest studio LP is “Pray,” which now gets a new look as Logic adds two verses to the mellow record. “I am so excited for you to hear this new version of one of my favourite tracks on the album,” said Smith on Twitter. “It was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Logic to create this, such an incredible artist.”

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Ne-Yo’s sixth solo LP, Good Man, is expected to arrive later this year. Following the title track released in February, the R&B singer comes back with an island flavor jam called “Push Back.” Riding the surge of dancehall-themed songs over the past few years, Ne-Yo offers some easy instructions when it comes to playing this on the dance floor. The track features hitmaking singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha and U.K. sensation Stefflon Don.

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After leaking online earlier this year, Mike WiLL Made-It’s “Aries (YuGo) Part 2” is officially here, along with its spectacular sci-fi video. Directed by Ben Newman, the stunning clip finds Mike WiLL, Pharrell, Rae Sremmurd, Quavo and Big Sean blasting into the stratosphere and landing on a black planet, where they cruise around in a Beamer.

The original “Aries (YuGo),” featuring Pharrell, aka Station Wagon P, appeared on Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ransom 2 album.

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Nicki Minaj has kept a low-profile for most of the new year, locked up in the studio working on her upcoming fourth studio album. The Queen of Young Money is the face of Mercedes-Benz’ new campaign for the 2018 A-Class luxury car with MBUX technology. In the commercial called Just Like You, Minaj pops up in the passenger seat when a young driver requests the voice command to play some hip-hop. The viral ad also serves as cross promotion for TIDAL, who has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to make their streaming platform available in new cars starting this year.

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Tyler, The Creator comes through with this surprise new offering called “OKRA.” Despite calling it a “throwaway” song, Tyler snaps on this two and a half-minute track, which comes complete with colorful split-screen visuals. According to Tyler, the song was made in January before he hit the road with Vince Staples and will be available on all your favorite streaming services tonight.

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Life is good for Tinashe right now. Along with enjoying her new relationship with NBA star Ben Simmons, the R&B singer’s long-awaited JOYRIDE sophomore LP is only one week away. After unveiling the track list earlier this week, Tinashe returns with another record off the album, “Me So Bad.” Produced by Hitmaka, the uptempo feel-good song features Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana. Out now in select overseas markets, “Me So Bad” will be available everywhere at midnight.

Due April 13, JOYRIDE features appearances by Future, Little Dragon and Offset of Migos. UPDATE: Tinashe, French and Ty $ drop the official music video for “Me So Bad.” Watch the VEVO premiere below.

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After almost three decades, A Tribe Called Quest are officially bowing out with their last ever video, “The Space Program.” Directed by Warren Fu, the eight-minute sci-fi film follows Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White on a slowly deteriorating space craft as a racial dystopia unfolds back home. Just as their spaceship runs out of oxygen (with the warning message “I Can’t Breathe”), the three wise Tribesman wake up on a peaceful alien planet.

“The Space Program,” taken from Tribe’s We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service LP, boasts a star-studded cast of cameos from Pharrell, Common, Black Thought, Erykah Badu, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Questlove and more. The video’s ending reads “For Malik” in tribute to the late, great Phife Dawg.

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Fabolous was arrested last night after allegedly assaulting his long-time partner and Love & Hip-Hop: New York star Emily Bustamante, aka Emily B, according to TMZ.

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