Continuing with the Artist Talk series, Pharrell sits down with Usher Raymond in the latest episode. Starting from the beginning, the two talk about Usher’s start in church and moving onto talent shows, how moving to Atlanta and doing Star Search led to meeting L.A. Reid and being signed on the spot, working with Diddy and his “flavor camp” in NY, keeping R&B music alive, how he has been serving as a mentor to Justin Bieber, and Pharrell introduces his artist Leah LaBell and the three discuss what artists and producers must do to connect and make great records.
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A topic that was rarely discussed after the release of The Dark Knight was what the cast had to say about working with Heath Ledger. Aaron Eckhart got that chance recently when he sat down with Larry King for an interview. Eckhart specifically went into detail about how the two got ready for their only scene together in the film, and how Heath’s preparation was unlike anything he had ever seen.
Check out the full interview after the jump.
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French Montana was the latest guest to pop up on The Combat Jack show and had quite a bit to talk about. After the jump, French talks about his days of coming up on the street DVD’s and what inspired him to really take rapping serious, some of the lessons Max B taught him and how he learned music industry strategies from drug kingpins, and he even tells a story about Max B making $60,000 in one weekend and then asking French to loan him $1,000 the following day.
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!
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 moment the world has been waiting for is finally here. Lord Kanye West has blessed the stage at SNL, performing brand new songs from his upcoming album Yeezus. This comes one night after Ye changed the game by premiering his new video for “New Slaves” on the side of buildings in 66 cities around the world. If you have been living under a rock the past 72 hours, then it might be news to you that Yeezy’s album will be released on June 18, but for the rest of us, get ready because that date is merely a month away.
Check out all the footage after the jump.
UPDATE: Kanye just tweeted out the lyrics to “Black Skin Head.” Peep them after the jump and read along if you couldn’t make out his performance.
Following the release of his recent tenth studio concept album “12 Reasons to Die,” we get a short documentary for the creative process behind the project, with composer Adrian Younge and executive producer RZA speaking on the big collaboration.
The album based on an original comic book, features the co-creators Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon also chiming in their two cents on various sets of music shoots behind-the-scenes- with producer Matt Pizzolo of Black Mask Studios. You can purchase the comic book in stores everywhere and online at
Check after the jump to watch the “Bringing The Ruckus To Comics” video.
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Hits Since ’87 / Interscope artists, K. Roosevelt finally delivers the long awaited visuals to his summer smash “Do Me Now” featuring Hit-Boy who also handled the production on the RoseGold albums single. Matching it’s Summer feel, the new visuals take us to Santa Catalina Island in California where they enjoy the beautiful scenery with some very lovely females. Check out the new video after the jump.
Directed by K. Roosevelt, Jelani Lockhart
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Juicy J stopped by FuseTV to discuss his new album “Stay Trippy” which he’s recorded over 70 tracks so far and is still having adjustments for the final cut. He went on to name The Weeknd-featured “One Of Those Nights” one of his favorite tracks on the album and listed out some of the song titles on the album including “Sex” with 2Chainz and Trina.
One day when he was sitting down smoking something, Juicy came up with the concept of “Trippy” which he said as long as you getting turnt up floating on Cloud 9 (or 10), then you’re part of the movement. Juicy closed out talking on Pimp C which he’s not saying where he got the verse from, but was thankful to have an unreleased verse that sounded on par with the current sound of music.
You can check after the jump to watch the interview and stay tuned for his third studio album “Stay Trippy” releasing on July 2nd.
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Off the back of his latest mixtape Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics and the videos that have followed, Astro stopped by 106 & Park‘s “The Backroom” to give them his latest freestyle as part of their series. There was certainly a high level of energy within the lyrics that he put across on the show, once again proving to be a major force as he continues to grow as an artist in terms of age and experience.
While in Los Santos, Robin Thicke stopped by Power 106 for an interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood. Robin spoke on how the popular and YouTube controversial single “Blurred Lines” video came together including discussing T.I. and Pharrell’s dance moves in the video. During the recording of the track in the studio, he and Pharrell were doing the same dance moves in the process which they had to bring to the music visuals.
Robin went on to name Kendrick Lamar as his favorite lyricist out right now which he’ll be featured on the next official single with 2Chainz on the will.i.am produced track. A$AP Rocky recorded a verse for the album that didn’t make the final cut, but he plans to work with him in the future. Big Boi really got wild on this one, as you can continue after the jump to watch the full interview.
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So Diddy pulled an epic troll on the world yesterday. There was mass hysteria when Sean Combs tweeted that he would be joining the cast of PBS’ highly popular show Downton Abbey. However soon after executives from the show refuted the claim, causing extreme confusion.
Well it looks like Diddy did join the show…. sort of. In this brand new “Funny Or Die” sketch Diddy has placed himself into different scenes from the show. You don’t even really need to ask if they are hilarious or not, because we all know that Diddy doesn’t do anything that isn’t hysterical.
Check out the awesome clip of Diddy’s version of Downton Abbey after the jump.
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Episode 3 of Scarface’s sit down with The Combat Jack Show picks up where Episode 2 left off. Starting off with Face’s beef with Lil Troy and Troy’s claim he was working with the feds as a snitch. Scarface makes a bold statement about him and his family if he really was a snitch and goes a bit more in-depth regarding the beef. It’s quite apparent Face still has a lot to get off his chest about the whole situation.
“I AM THE TRUTH! YOU EVER WANT TO SEE THE MOTHAFU**ING TRUTH, YOU LOOKING AT IT!!”
During his recent interview with Sway on MTV RapFix, Juicy J finally confirmed he and Justin Timberlake had recorded two songs which hopefully we’ll see in the future. With his upcoming third studio album “Stay Trippy” officially set for July 2nd, Juicy shed light on the collaborations which he said he hopes one of the tracks they recorded makes the final cut on his album.
The other collaborative track has no placement yet but we’re hoping it finds its way to Timberlake’s upcoming album “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” in September. The two haven’t collaborated since “FutureSex/LoveSounds” in 2006 and with the pairs recent emergence in the game (especially J’s) right now would be a perfect time for the two to get TRiPPY! You can watch the video after the jump.
Kanye West performed in NYC at the Roseland Ballroom tonight, for the “Adult Swim Upfront Party,” and he just debuted a new song possibly called “Awesome.” In the clip, you really can’t see ‘Ye, but the audio quality is good. From the sounds of it, autotune Yeezy is back, as this track sounds like a dedication to the woman carrying his child (Kim Kardashian). Is this 808′s-esque track the new single he will perform on SNL?
Is this the Kanye West you wanted to hear? Check it out after the jump.
*UPDATE* Also after the jump you can mini-preview 4-new tracks from the show.
*UPDATE 2* Added better quality footage of his new song possibly titled “Awesome” and video of his rant last night.
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