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French Montana calls on some familiar friends on the official “Bad Bi**h” remix. The Mac & Cheese 4-single gets an upgrade, as Rick Ross and Fabolous jump on the record, keeping R&B singer Jeremih from the original version.

French Montana’s Mac & Cheese 4 sophomore album is expected to arrive sometime this year.

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Ciara is hitting the road this spring. The R&B singer announces the first leg of her “Jackie” U.S. tour, which also serves as the name of her upcoming new album. The first 18 dates will stop in major cities like Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco throughout of month of May.

The road show is in support of CiCi’s sixth solo LP, named after her mother and lead by the single “I Bet.” The new mother poses topless, covering her upper body while wearing a pair of jeans on the standard and deluxe album covers that have surfaced online.

Jackie is due to hit stores later this year.

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Justin Bieber may have been the butt of many hilarious (and some not so much) jokes on last night’s Comedy Central roast, but he’s quickly regained his cool with some big news on his forthcoming album.

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Following up on last year’s offering, iLoveMakonnen is hear to quench your thirst (the good kind) by pouring out a fifth glass in his Drink More Water mixtape series. The 11-song refreshment boasts appearances from Gucci Mane, Migos, Fredo Santana and more of Makonnen’s rap buddies. Take a sip below and stay hydrated for the impending turn up — after all, it is Tuesday.

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Halloween is exactly seven months away, but Kid Ink feeds the Batgang with a vampirish visual for “Be Real,” the DJ Mustard-produced banger from his latest album Full Speed. Joined by his pint-sized guest DeJ Loaf, the West Coast rapper takes the party to a haunted house while blood covered dancers provide the spooky eye candy. Full Speed is out now on iTunes.

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Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign are done talking about it and have delivered their first collaborative EP. With no guest appearances, the project features 5 tracks, including the previously released, “Post Up.” The fellas find the perfect balance of mesmerizing melody and stoner friendly lyrics to make this one project to keep on deck for April 20th.

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In a short web documentary featuring a number of New York City’s new class — including Action Bronson, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, and Le1f — director Robert Lopuski (Watch the Throne doc.) created a unique piece showcasing the rappers’ individual personalities. Forewarning: this is not your standard rapper interview clip by any means.

“There’s this almost transcendent quality of being nobody in pursuit of something great—the idea of becoming a Lord,” Lopuski said. “It felt fragile but charged, raw, dream like, ritualistic.”

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Janelle Monae’s Wondaland camp dropped their new single from the upcoming Eephus album. Consisting of Roman GianArthur, Alex Belle and Isis Valentino of St. Beauty, Jidenna, Nate Wonder and Chuck Lighting of Deep Cotton and more, her team is crew deep. They gave fans something for the dancefloors on “Yoga” — which was a crowd favorite at her recent NYC listening party.

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After announcing the festival stage lineup, HOT97 has announced the first round of artists for the main stage. This year, we’re back at the Metlife stadium in New Jersey on June 7th. As usual, it’s another star studded affair.

Tickets for SummerJam 2015 are available here.

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Flo Rida is gearing up to release his upcoming My House EP on April 7. Last night (March 30), the 305 rapper sent out his new single with Robin Thicke and Verdine White of the legendary “Earth, Wind & Fire.” Dubbed “I Don’t Like It, I Love,” the record should be hitting radio air waves later this week.

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