J. Cole is ready to deliver his sophomore album Born Sinner to the world, as today he releases the artwork for the highly anticipated project. The release date for the album is a little fuzzy because it was originally slated for June 25, but there have been rumors swirling that it may drop on June 18 which would put him head to head with Kanye West. Regardless we really can’t wait for this.
- We Are Live Blogging The 2013 Billboard Music Awards!
- 2013 Billboard Music Awards Performances
- Rap Vine Time Pt. 1
- Kanye West Performs “Black Skin Heads” & “New Slaves” On “SNL”
- Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Kanye West’s Marketing Rollout For “New Slaves”
We had heard a preview of this collaboration last week and now the full version is upon us this morning. This is a very dope cut from TIP and Weezy F, as they flow over some banging production that is perfect for the summer. King T.I. really has been rolling with his releases for a while now, as it is rumored that he has some new heat with Drake on the way.
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With “Bad” currently taking over and holding it’s own on urban radio, Wale dropped the second single to his upcoming album The Gifted this morning. Folarin’s storytelling takes control regarding a topic we all can relate to, and with a Marvin Gaye sample you can feel the pain in the instrumental. Pardon the iHeartRadio tags for now, we’ll have an updated version ASAP.
The Gifted drops June 25th.
One of the more underrated award shows in the music industry, the “Billboard Music Awards,” rarely disappoints. Tonight’s show should be no different, as they have a crazy amount of mega-stars lined up to perform tonight. Taking the stage are the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull & many more. One of the more special things about this evening will be the honoring of Prince with a lifetime achievement award. He will also be blessing the stage for a special performance.
Peep the list of winners, pictures and GIFs from the evening after the jump.
The Billboard Music Awards are currently underway and you can follow live with all the action here. We have you covered on all the performances of the night covered as well, with Bruno Mars already taking the stage to perform his single “Treasure.” Chris Brown has also blessed the stage and killed his performance of his smash song “Fine China.”
Check out all the performances after the jump.
UPDATE: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performance added after they took home the award for best rap song.
UPDATE 2: Performances added from Justin Bieber and more!
UPDATE 3: Miguel’s performance has been added and that includes his epic leg drop of some poor girl!
UPDATE 4: Video of Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne’s performance with all that ass! Word to Weezy!
Last year, Action Bronson finally achieved major recognition with the release of his critically acclaimed “Rare Chandeliers” mixtape with the Alchemist. The project landed Bronsolini a XXL freshman spot and more recently a major label deal with Atlantic Records (originally on Warner Bros.) with an official debut album set for the near future.
Hit the jump for more information on the announcement.
We all know how much rappers love trends. At this point, you may or may not know about the latest social network fad going on by the name of Vine. In a nutshell, it is an app for the iPhone, which allows you to record a six second video in different segments or as one continuous clip. Believe us when we say that rappers have taken advantage of it.
In a hilarious way.
If you’re on Android or in case you don’t have Vine yet, we have compiled some of the best Vine’s that have hit the e-streets from some of your favorite rappers. Take in mind, not everyone is on the social network as of yet.
It’s Sunday, so kick your feet up, enjoy and get your Vine on.
It looks likes fans weren’t the only ones in awe of what Kanye West did with the rollout of his new single “New Slaves” on Friday night. After a show on Saturday, Kendrick Lamar had a chance to talk with Sway about Ye’s interesting marketing tactics.
Kendrick said that the way Kanye did this is extremely inspiring and is happy that somebody is changing the game. Peep the entire interview after the jump.
The NBA finals are now only one round away, as we have the final four of the best possible conference finals that could’ve happened. Featuring the Miami Heat & Indiana Pacers battling out East, game 1 today see the San Antonio Spurs hosting the Memphis Grizzlies.
Although this isn’t the sexiest match-up fans would’ve wanted to see, the two teams should give us one of the best pure playoff series in quite some time. And what do we mean by “pure”? Simple, both the Spurs and Grizzlies play traditional team basketball with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili following suit from Gregg Popovich; and the best front-court in the NBA of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph always on the same page.
The Spurs finished the season with just only two more wins than Memphis, but that doesn’t mean both teams can’t win on the road. Each of the two teams closed out their last series on the road (San Antonio’s won both series on the road) to advance, which is why home court won’t have that much of an effect to these experienced teams. In 2011 the, the Grizzlies (who were an 8th seed) upset the top seeded Spurs in 6 games, as Zach Randolph averaged nearly 30 points a game for the series.
*UPDATE* Spurs 105 | Grizzlies 83
The week started out on fire, as far as visuals go, and then waned down as it progressed, but we still got some solid drops. It was pretty ghost for alternative videos, yet Sam Smith locked down the only spot in our Top 10. Expect the likes of Chicago, Compton, Harlem and Pittsburgh to all represent this week, and some ill R&B to show up.
Peep our Top 10 below.
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Ke$ha and Juicy J on the same song? Yeah, it wouldn’t be the first time. Ke$ha and Uncle Juice connect once again, this time for the remix of her hit single “Crazy Kids.” You know Juicy J gets trippy in all sorts of environments, including the Pop ones.
Expect this one to be all over the radio waves in no time.
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Last night Kanye West rocked out on SNL performing his new song “Black Skin Heads” & “New Slaves,” which he premiered the night before on the side of buildings in 66 cities around the world. Kanye keeps spreading the love this morning as he drops the very interesting artwork for his upcoming album Yeezus, and opens up the pre-order link. All that is left is an official CDQ track from Ye before the album drops on June 18, but the question is will we get it? Only time will tell.
UPDATE: The pre-order has mysteriously disappeared. We will updated with more info ASAP.
What happens in Old Vegas usually gets told around a table full of middle-aged people with arthritis, right? In the first official trailer for the upcoming November 1st, 2013 film Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline , we see the plot take place at a four day bachelor party for their childhood friend and it gets very interesting and wild as things roll along. With this entertaining cast, we feel this will land up at the top of our must watch movies list this year.
Check after the jump to watch the official first teaser trailer.
Madden is just getting better any better over time. EA announced Friday, their will be a $100 Madden NFL 25 “Anniversary Edition, to include a code offering access to Madden fans and buyers to DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. The code will allow you to watch any team outside of your local market, even if you’re not a subscriber to the service.
Pretty nice deal coming from Direct TV even before the season starts. Such an offer like this is saving you from buying both the game and the TV package. Madden’s director of marketing, Anthony Stevenson clearing up some confusion from the official announcement yesterday.
“With this offer you don’t need to be a DirecTV subscriber, “You can access Sunday Ticket digitally.”
Of course pitching in another $40 for this package is well worth it, but only a few anniversary editions will be sold. Stay tuned for more info.