Performances


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TWENTY88, better known as duo Big Sean and Jhené Aiko, appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Thursday night. The Detroit rapper and L.A. songstress took to the studio stage to perform their single “On the Way,” off their self-titled debut album. During a recent visit to Power 106 L.A., Big Sean informed listeners to expect more music under TWENTY88 soon.

Get the project on iTunes and watch the performance below.

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Mistah F.A.B.’s new album Son Of A Pimp 2 officially arrives in a few hours, hitting stores at midnight. After connecting with Kendrick Lamar, KXNG CROOKED, and Kobe Honeycutt on “Survive,” the Bay Area rapper is back with two more tracks before the album is available to the world. On “Pretty Girls,” F.A.B. gets Raekwon and G-Eazy to trade verses on pimp talk, as Carl Thomas provides a soulful hook.

TDE’s ScHoolboy Q and Jet Life’s Curren$y later slow things down on the laid back “The Chill.” Get your copy of here featuring guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Lupe Fiasco, Snoop Dogg, Bun B, Keyshia Cole, Jadakiss, B.o.B, Too $hort, Boosie Badazz, Slim Thug, Paul Wall and more.

Listen to both songs and watch Mistah F.A.B.’s “5 Fingers of Death” on Sway In The Morning below.

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Tim Westwood is back with another edition of his “Throwback Thursday” freestyle session. After giving us a never before heard moment from Method Man earlier this month, Tim Westwood digs into the vaults for some southern flavor. This time, the British radio DJ/personality gives us an unreleased freestyle session from DTP’s Ludacris and 2 Chainz back when the latter was known as Tity Boi.

Listen as the two ATLiens drop some rhymes over Norega’s 2002 hit-single “Nothin’.”

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Although gunfire shut down his concert at Irving Plaza last night (the shooting left one dead and three wounded, including Troy Ave), T.I. still managed to perform in NYC yesterday. After being brought out as his surprise guest at Coachella earlier this year, the Hustle Gang general reunited with .Paak and The Free Nationals on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for another emphatic performance of “Come Down,” off Anderson’s critically acclaimed Malibu LP. We’re gonna need a CDQ of this remix stat.

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Bryson Tiller made his network television debut on Monday night, appearing as musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The R&B newcomer, whose debut album T R A P S O U L went platinum, performed one of the standout’s off the LP in “Exchange.” Backed by a band and an eye-catching visual light show, watch Tiller’s late-night debut below.

T R A P S O U L is available now.

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The iconic Prince, who passed away late last month, was tributed with a special performance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas.

I want to take a moment to remember the great Prince Rogers Nelson,” said Questlove of the Roots before a moment of silence. “It can be a moment of silence, but inside our heads, it should be anything but silent,” he continued before introducing Madonna, who performed “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Dressed in purple from head-to-toe, Madonna was joined by special guest Stevie Wonder, as the two did an emotional cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

Moments after, the performance received plenty of backlash from viewers who took to social media to express their thoughts. The Roots’ Questlove soon took to Twitter shortly after to address those comments.

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The 2016 Billboard Music Awards invaded the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Co-hosted by the Atlanta duo of Ciara and Ludacris, artists like The Weeknd (Top Hot 100 Artist), Adele (Top Album (25)), and Justin Bieber (Top Male Artist) were the big winners of the night. Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and served as performers throughout the night, as Celine Dion received this year’s ICON Award, and Madonna paid tribute to the late Prince.

Watch the performances from the 2016 BBMAs below and click here for the red carpet arrivals.

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Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies brought the “Bounce” to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. Backed by The Roots and a choir, the trio of Zombie Juice, Meechy Darko, and Arc turned the studio stage into a light show, performing their Laced single while bringing their high energy. Their latest album 3001: A Laced Odyssey was released back in March and can be streamed here.

Watch Flatbush Zombies on Fallon below.

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Before taking over Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for Biggie’s birthday this weekend, Puff Daddy & The Family staged an early Bad Boy reunion on the TODAY show this morning. Joined by Ma$e, Lil Kim, The L.O.X., 112 and Busta Rhymes, Diddy got the Rockefeller Center rocking by performing Bad Boy classics like “All About the Benjamins,” “Bad Boy For Life,” and “Mo Money Mo Problems.”

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Just moments after her new album dropped, Ariana Grande appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday. Originally taped last week, the singer served as musical guest, taking to the Sony Outdoor Stage to perform the lead single and title tack off her album, Dangerous Woman. Featuring appearances by Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, Future, and Macy Gray, Dangerous Woman can be purchased here and streamed here.

Watch Ariana’s performance, plus her dog-filter horror movie skit on Kimmel below.

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