DJ Era recruits LA hip-hop heavies for the release of his 1st single

It’s been less than one week since DJ Era dropped “On My Way” and the Los Angeles-bred, ATL-based influencer has amassed more than 115k streams. Not bad for his first single. Whether he has an album on the way or not, is still under wraps, but we are sure about one thing: “On My Way” […]

Raheem Devaughn pledges to satisfy that special someone as ‘Mr. Midnight’

Raheem Devaughn is easily one of the most gifted artists of his generation and with the release of “Mr. Midnight,” from the forthcoming album, What A Time To Be In Love, he shows his dexterity once again. He once told this publication that, because his work ethic is so intense, he could easily churn out […]

Alicia Keys drops new single, ‘Love Looks Better’ (video)

Alicia Keys has released her new single, “Love Looks Better.” The R&B legend has given fans another taste of her upcoming self-titled album, Alicia, which is about making the time to “be present for each other.” The introspective track was co-written and co-produced by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. In a statement, Keys said: “This song has […]

Cardi B sets release date for new single ‘Press’ (photo, video)

The releases of Cardi B cuts have now become major events. On Monday, rap’s reigning queen announced the release date of her new single “Press.” Cardi B, 26, told her 45M Instagram followers — which is more than the populations of California and Ohio combined — that the scheduled date for the single is going […]

Columbus Short debuts new single

Many of us know Columbus Short’s personal life and professional career have become tabloid fodder. He has been arrested for domestic abuse, was in an altercation at a bar, and then sued. On V-103 radio station in Atlanta, he informed the world that the person this altercation was with was a member of his extended […]

Silver Spoon Brun explains how family ties helped his songwriting

Silver Spoon Brun had all of the resources at his fingertips to become involved in the music business. His uncle, Grammy winning producer/engineer Corey Rooney, was crafting hits for superstar artists, and the young boy from Queens began to pay more attention to what his uncle and his famous friends were up to. “I’d been watching my uncle doing music around great artist like Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige. I just fell in love with that at a young age.”

R. Kelly’s latest single ‘Cookie’ combines oral sex and Oreos (listen)

The Chicago-born superstar is going back to what he’s most known for; ballerific slices of hip-hop soul and his own bizarre brand of “Raunch ‘n B.” Kelly released the 2 Chainz-assisted single “My Story” in late summer, and this week he’s debuted another new track–the sexually-charged “Cookie.”

Drake Reveals Surprise Collaboration; Video

With Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care, nearing its Oct. 24 release date the Young Money emcee is slowly revealing details about the forthcoming project. And at a recent concert, Drake revealed that soul legend Stevie Wonder will be appearing on Take Care. Drake revealed the collaboration to MuchMusic on July 31, after his headlining performance […]

Voletta Wallace Blocks Lil’ Kim Verse On Monica’s New Single

Earlier this month, singer Monica released her latest single,  “Anything (To Find You)” featuring Rick Ross and Lil’ Kim. But when the Missy Elliott produced song debuted on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart last week, Kim’s name was nowhere to be found, and her verse was removed from the official release by J Records, much to […]

Lil Wayne’s ‘How to Love’ Inspired by Tupac Shakur

Just days after it was reported that Lil Wayne was, at one point, unhappy with the production on his unfinished album, Tha Carter IV, the Young Money head honcho has now revealed that the album is finally complete and he’s sharing the inspiration for his current single, “How To Love.” “The album is done and it’ll be […]

Beyoncé Discusses New Single, Reveals Album Title

With a new album set to be released in June, the often tight-lipped pop megastar Beyoncé spilled details of her long-awaited return to the music scene with Billboard, discussing her latest single “Run The World (Girls)” and revealing the name and concept of her forthcoming album, 4. While discussing her current single, “Run The World […]

David Banner Talks Career Hardships, Entrepreneurship and New Single

Looking at rapper David Banner’s career is like examining an exercise in persistence. After achieving chart-topping success in the music industry nearly a decade ago, Banner seemed to all but disappear from the music scene just a few years later. But in recent years, Banner has resurfaced as a highly sought after producer and burgeoning […]

Beyoncé Leaks First Single, ‘Girls (Who Run the World)’

The wait is officially over. Beyoncé enthusiasts can now end their candlelight vigil and enjoy new music from the pop diva. As promised, her fist single was leaked to the masses April 18, and the fervor has already reached DEFCON 1. The single, “Girls (Who Run the World),” is all about female empowerment. Produced by […]

Video of the day: Fabolous with Ryan Leslie ‘Look At Her’ teaser

Today’s video of the day finds NYC and Twitter favorite Fabolous prepping for the release of his latest album. In a little sneak peek of what’s to come, the rapper gives access to the lab, where he was busy working with Ryan Leslie and Ne-Yo on “Look At Her (You Be Killin’ ‘Em Pt. 2).” […]