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Rihanna’s busy day of previewing new records continues. After teasing fans with snippets of “Higher” and “Dancing In The Dark,” the pop superstar gives us a third preview of a new record titled “American Oxygen.” The song, off her upcoming eighth solo album, appears in the official promo commercial for this year’s NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, airing on TBS, CBS, TNT + truTV starting on Tuesday, March 17.

#MarchMadness #AmericanOxygen #R8 #NavyRDie,” tweeted RiRi, before releasing the promo clip on Twitter. Watch and listen below.

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Following Action Bronson’s appearance on Wednesday, The-Dream was next to appear on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. Speaking with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones on Thursday, the Grammy Award-winning artist speaks on Kanye West, revealing the two have a new record in the stash which caused the rapper to catch the Holy Ghost.

The-Dream also touched on his past before music working as a collections agent, Lil’ Wayne dating his ex-girlfriends, and if he listens to his own music when having sex. The Radio Killa’s Crown EP is set to arrive on March 31.

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Action Bronson appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Wednesday afternoon, catching up with Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard. During their conversation, Bronson broke down why “Easy Rider” was his favorite song to record off his Mr. Wonderful debut, the transition from world-class chef to rapper, getting physical with stage crashers, female groupies and his dating life, his childhood and more.

Due March 24, Mr. Wonderful is available for pre-order on iTunes. Listen to Bam Bam’s “Baby Blue” with Chance the Rapper here.

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According to reports, NBC has given the green light for six episodes of a new variety show called I Can Do That. Hosted by Marlon Wayans, the weekly show will reportedly challenge celebs to put on a “new act” each episode outside of their comfort zones.

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Season 2

It was a busy night for the Wu-Tang Clan last night. While Raekwon surprised fans at Kanye West’s concert in London, GZA held things down on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. With a little help from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and The Roots, The Genius performed his latest single “The Mexican” before handing the floor over to b-boy legend Crazy Legs.

The song, which is a remake of Babe Ruth’s 1972 original, is just a loosie and won’t appear on GZA’s forthcoming solo album Dark Matter.

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The Kanye West European takeover continues. After a blazing performance at the BRIT Awards, a visit to Zane Lowe and some new tattoos, Mr. West appeared on Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavlan.

Standing on an illuminating white stage, Kanye grabbed the auto-tune to perform his latest single “Only One.” Watch below.

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Riding high off the success — and more importantly, impact — of his powerful “Glory” collaboration with John Legend, Common visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (with his brand new Oscar award in hand, no less). The Chicago rapper shared a couple of great stories, like getting a signed pair of sneakers from Michael Jordan when he was a ball boy for the Bulls back in the day and his conversation with Jay Z following his Oscar win.

[Jay Z] was really proud. He said something to me that really touched me. He felt that I represented all of us — people from hip-hop, as black men, as people of love, children of love. He felt that John and I were representing that with this Academy Award.

Turning the attention to more pressing issues, Kimmel also asked Common about him leaving Oprah hanging at the Oscars last weekend. “What had happened was…”

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Man, Will Smith hasn’t rapped this much in 10 years. I know he has a movie to promote, but he must really be cooking up an album. Or is he getting jealous of his young son? Joking.

Anyway, here he is on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Summertime,” and later taking a call from DJ Jazzy Jeff.

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Lupe Fiasco has kept a low profile since dropping his latest album Tetsuo & Youth — he quit Twitter and gave his last interview to Sway last month — but he resurfaced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. With a little help from The Roots, Nikki Jean and Crystal Torres, Lupe treated the audience to a jazzy rendition of his album cut “Little Death.”

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Erykah Badu is at it again. After hilariously video bombing (and attempting to kiss) a news reporter in New York last year, Ms. Badu livened up another otherwise mundane local newscast at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport earlier this week. This time, she was actually called onto camera instead of crashing it, but her brief appearance was still entertaining. Hell, there’s worse ways to pass the time when you’re stranded at the airport.

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