Behind the Scenes


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Drake showed blue pride on Friday night, attending the University of Kentucky’s annual Big Blue Madness. The event, where the Kentucky Wildcats introduce their men’s and women’s basketball teams to fans before their upcoming NCAA season, was jam packed as many caught their chance to see the Canadian superstar in action. Along with introducing Wildcats coach John Calipari calling him “one of the most important people in my life,” Drake suited up in UK’s sweats, taking part in pre-game warmups where his airball was the talk of social media last night.

Check out some photos and video below.

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Nearly ten years after their “Hold You Down” video, Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez are back in front of camera together in “Stressin’.” Serving as Fat Joe’s current single, the two Bronx natives shot the Eif Rivera-directed video in New York City this summer. Joe Crack gives fans a quick small teaser of the video, set to premiere on VEVO this Friday.

The whole video’s pretty much a party vibe,” Joe previously told Fuse TV on the video and song’s theme.. “So many obstacles in life … We never want to be looking like we’re stressin’. Never want to let them see you sweat, even though I’m sweating after this. But the point is: We’re enjoying life, life’s too short, so we gotta just enjoy life to the fullest and live every day like it’s the last.” Check out a preview below and buy the Rico Love-produced single on iTunes.

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The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards is nearly upon us. The main highlight many rap fans tune-in to see are the annual cyphers with legends, current stars, and rising talent. Back in September, BET released the first two digital online cyphers, and now give behind-the-scenes access to the filming in New York City back in the summer.

YouHeadThatNew‘s own LowKey hosts this episode, where he catches up with Remy Ma, Papoose, King Los, Vic Mensa, Naughty By Nature’s Treach, Dreezy, Snow the Product, and more on everything and anything that goes down during filming. The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards makes its network premiere on October 14 at 8 p.m. EST.

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Rick Ross is always one step ahead. Just weeks after hitting the streets with his “Elvis Presley BLVD” featuring Project Pat, The Bawse returns with a different sound for his new single “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Chick).” Featuring R. Kelly, the V-12 The Hitman-produced song caters to the ladies who get the big checks on their own, and have very expensive taste all-around.

The song is off Rozay’s upcoming Hood Billionaire album due November 28. Over the weekend, the two stars filmed a video for the song in Atlanta that featured cameos from Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, and Rocko. Listen to the Funkmaster Flex premiere below and check out some photos from the video shoot.

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This summer has been a whirlwind for Atlanta artist ILOVEMAKONNEN. From his “Club Going Up on a Tuesday” record becoming a viral hit, to recently signing with Drake’s OVO Sound. Early Saturday morning, Drake hit Instagram and posted a photo on set of the remix video for “Tuesday,” which he co-stars on.

It appears the video was shot in California, during the west coast leg of Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s battle tour, which ILOVEMAKONNEN opened on selected dates. Riding off the momentum of the Sonny Digital-produced song, expect the visual to arrive online soon.

Previously:
Exclusive: ILOVEMAKONNEN Tells Miss Info About Working With Drake, and How Gucci Mane Inspired Him (Video)
Drake Signs ILOVEMAKONNEN to OVO Sound
ILOVEMAKONNEN Feat. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”

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Nicki Minaj shows her two sides, gracing Dazed Magazine‘s new autumn/winter issue. Photographer Jeff Bark and Dazed Fashion Director Robbie Spencer captures Minaj’s in two different lights, the demure fashion obsessive and the provocative pop culture bombshell. The 18-page shoot captures the Queen Barbz in various stylish looks from Chanel, Marc Jacobs, La Perla, Miu Miu, Proenza Schouler, and more.

Nicki also opens up to the British publication on everything from fame to feminism and more. Check out photos and video from the shoot below. Her new album The Pinkprint is due November 24.

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Mary J. Blige is stepping outside of her comfort zone. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul escaped to London, England earlier this summer, inspired by the thriving limitless sounds coming out the U.K., to create her new album The London Sessions. Due December 2 via Capitol Records, the album includes contributions from some of U.K.’s top hitmakers including Sam Smith, Disclosure, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS, and Eg White.

Last week, MJB gave fans a preview of what to expect with “Right Now,” produced by Disclosure and co-written with Sam Smith. The album’s first single “Therapy” was also co-written with Smith, and will be available on iTunes September 23. The London Sessions will be Mary’s first album since 2011’s My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act I).

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Beyoncé closed out the 2014 MTV VMAs in style last month, and today she takes us behind the scenes of her spectacular performance. The four-minute video follows Mrs. Carter and her team’s vigorous rehearsals, as well as the moments before she hit the stage to accept the 2014 MTV Video Vanguard Award. After shutting down The Forum, Bey shares a touching family moment with hubby Jay Z and their adorable daughter Blue Ivy.

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First the video and now photos. Nicki Minaj gives us another look on set of her upcoming video “Anaconda,” which world premieres on VEVO this Wednesday. Drake makes a cameo in the Colin Tilley-directed video, as he appears to have his hands full with Nicki as she performs for him while he sits in a chair.

Minaj’s will perform the latest single off her new album The Pink Print at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards next Sunday, live from Los Angeles at 9 p.m. EST. Check out photos and the lyric video for “Anaconda” below.

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Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s “Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne” U.S. tour kicked off this weekend in Buffalo, NY. Fans play a big role in the battle-style tour via the newly launched interactive app that can be downloaded to your phone.

To promote their co-headlining trek and the new app, Drizzy and Weezy release a video where Tunechi works up a sweat preparing for the battle, while Drake hits the parking lot to show how the app works. Speaking of Drake, October’s Very Own hit Instagram on Sunday to reveal photos of his exclusive “Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne” Air Jordan 3 PE (Player Exclusives). The all-black sneaker features tumbled leather body, and contrasting red and gold logos on the tongue and heel. The official tour logo and OVO stamp also appears on the insoles.

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