Rita Ora took her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to another level on Tuesday night. Serving as musical guest, the pop singer performed her new single “I Will Never Let You Down.” As she was about to end, Ora had world renowned pop artist Mr. Brainwash cover her in various paint colors, turning the set into a live art project. Jimmy Fallon wasn’t safe either, as Rita and Mr. Brainwash made sure to get him messy also.

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Wiz Khalifa took some time off to visit Chelsea Lately on Tuesday night. Filling in for host Chelsea Handler, comedian T.J. Miller and Khalifa spoke on his “Under the Influence of Music” summer tour, everything and anything about weed, and being from Pittsburgh contributing to his extreme work ethic.

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J. Cole is hitting the road this summer. The Roc Nation MC announces the second annual “Dollar & a Dream” tour. Expected to hit major cities across North America, this year’s trek celebrates the 5-year-anniversary of J. Cole’s breakthrough mixtape The Warm Up. The North Carolina-native will perform the 22-song project, first released in 2009, in its entirety.

Back in 2013, the “Dollar & a Dream” tour hit 10-cities across the U.S. and Canada, where an entry fee of only $1. Shows took place at secret venues on a first-come, first-served basis once a location was announced by J. Cole on Twitter hours before showtime. Expect more details on this year’s tour to come soon.

Previously: J. Cole Feat. Amber Coffman – “She Knows” (Video)


We don’t know quite what to expect from Stephen Colbert’s upcoming job as David Letterman’s replacement on the Late Show. But he’s no slouch in the laughs department and Stephen is one of the few funnymen that really has  intelligent opinions on worldly issues and current events. Tonight, Colbert makes a visit to his future home aka the place that Letterman built. He’ll start sometime next year.

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After releasing his latest solo LP I Am in 2013, Yo Gotti shifts focus on the crop of artists he’s developing. Due later this year, the King of Memphis’ CMG Presents: Chapter 1 compilation mixtape will feature contributions from Yo Gotti, Snootie Wild, Zed Zilla, and Wave Chappelle. For our first preview, Gotti keeps it solo on the sample-based “Been Thru It All.”

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Few can rival Questlove’s encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop. As the drummer of the Legendary Roots Crew for the last two decades, the man has seen it all and is never afraid to voice his opinions on the culture. In a new essay published on Vulture, Questo explains “How Hip-Hop Failed Black America.”

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Lil Boosie is eyeing up a summer release for his comeback album. The Baton Rouge rapper stopped by the Complex offices earlier today and announced that his upcoming sixth LP — his first since being released from prison last month — will arrive on July 15. Although he doesn’t have a title yet, Boosie said he’s sitting on records with 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy and T.I. He’s currently trying to clear samples and lock down more features.

Watch Lil Boosie’s interview with Complex News after the jump…



R&B hopefuls will probably be jelly of a young musician named Boots aka Jordy Asher. Seemingly out of the blue, the young singer/producer/songwriter has unleashed a new Beyonce collaboration. The soulful love ballad features Boots crooning about L-O-V-E while Bey supports with her own sultry vocals. Late last year, Complex did a great job of unveiling some little known Boots facts. He actually worked heavily on Beyonce’s self-titled album and signed a deal with Roc Nation in 2013. Let us know what you think about the kid in the comments section.

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You know what goes down on the road when a young rapper sets out on his first major headlining tour. It’s usually a bunch of heathens having their way with groupies, excessive partying and some rapping in between. Bompton’s YG is no exception as he is currently on his My Krazy Life tour. In this viral video, you can check out the first episode of his new tour vlog.

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On the very day that Future releases his long awaited Honest< /em> album, the crooning rapper revealed that he is already hard at work on his second album for 2014. Now, we can’t say if Epic is really gonna make this happen anytime soon, but Future Hendrix assures us that he has plenty of material for another LP. If you haven’t heard his heater with Andre 3000, click here.

“I’m saving it for another album. I want to drop two entire albums this year,” he says. “We working on the next one, and I’m going to be able to put the records that didn’t make Honest on that, if it fits.”

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