Despite what the celebrity psychic said, Beyonce is having a very successful year! Along with the overnight album Beyonce, numerous awards and certifications comes the Beyonce: Platinum Box Edition. The 4-disc album will include all of the tracks and videos from the self titled album, footage from the On The Run Tour and a few new tracks with Pharrell, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Jay Z. Today, the Queen teased a snippet of her upcoming single “7/11″, due for release next week. “Smack that, clap that … like you don’t care! I’m flexing, flexing with my hands up! Lets turn up”, Bey spits over the grimy, club-ready production. Beyonce’s Platinum Box Edition is due for release December 3rd! Check out a snippet of “7/11″ below!
Today Pusha T returned to the scene with a new Kanye West produced track titled “Lunch Money”. On the he G.O.O.D. Money collaboration, Pusha ruthlessly raps about his position in the game.”This is crime by design, if the crown ain’t mine, tell me who am I behind?”, he spits. The production, a mixture bubbly beats and hot synchs is reminiscent of Kanye’s last production with Tyga. I’m definitely feeling both Pusha’s bars and Kanye’s unique production! Currently Pusha T is in the studio working on his follow up to his 2013 debut My Name Is My Name. Check out Pusha T’s “Lunch Money” below!
The fourth quarter in music is about to be fire! Along with releases from Eminem, Beyonce and Rihanna comes Born Sinner, J Cole! After information on the album leaked yesterday, Cole decided to announce the forthcoming project. 2014 Forest Hills Drive consists of 13 tracks but no promotional singles. The “Crooked Smile” rapper surprised fans when he announced the move, “This time I’m releasing no singles, just the album. See you in 3 weeks. Thank you for the love and support”. Although there’s no singles, Cole releases a mini-documentary which sets the pace for the anticipated release. In the documentary, Cole reminisces on “happier moments” in life while exploring his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. “I’ve gotten to this point in my career and realized that, yeah I got a lot more dreams and I want to go further,” said Cole, “but at the same time, I don’t want it if it’s at the expense of my happiness, and I don’t want it if it’s at the expense of my sanity or if I have to become someone who’s so out of touch with what’s real”, he explains. Are you ready!? J Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive is due for release December 9th! Check out Cole in the mini-documentary below!
“Paranoid” artist Ty Dolla $ign has had a very successful 2014! Along with the release of Beach House EP 2, $ign Language, and a tour comes numerous collaborations! While it’s a lot to handle, he’s not stoping! Over the weekend, the Taylor Gang member released the first single off of his debut album Free TC. “Stand For”, shows a new side of Ty that we haven’t heard before! The smooth track, produced by Diplo, explores all of the things that the singer’s beliefs that he stands for. While it’s a cool track, I’m more used to the turn-up god that we’ve learned to love! Ty $’s forthcoming album includes collaborations with many artists including Rihanna! Free TC is due next year. Until then check out Ty Dolla $ign’s “Stand For” below!
After performing with Skylar Grey at the 2014 European Music Awards, Nicki Minaj released her fourth single “Bed Of Lies”. The smooth track shows another side of Nicki as she addresses her past relationship with Scraff Beezy aka SB. “You could never make eye contact. Everything you got was based off of my contacts. Couldn’t believe that I was home alone contemplating overdosin’, no more coastin’, no more toastin’ over oceans”, she spits over the Alex Da Kid and Kane Beatz production. At this point, I’m confident that Minaj’s Pink Print is going to be a successful album. This single, along with the previous three singles – “Only”, “Anaconda” and “Pills & Potions“, each show Nicki’s diverse sound and I’m looking forward to hearing more! Nicki Minaj’s Pink Print is due for release December 15th. Check out Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey on “Bed Of Lies” below!
Ariana Grande is everything right now! The My Everything singer just entered Billboard’s Top 10 with her current single “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weeknd. Today, Major Lazer released a new collaboration with the pint sized diva. “All My Love”, an electronic track featured on the ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I’ Soundtrack, is a track about an overwhelming love. “All my love is worth a change!”, Ari sings over the electronic beat. The ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I’ Soundtrack features Lorde, Q-Tip, Tinashe, Grace Jones and many others! Check out Major Lazor and Ariana Grande on “All My Love” below!
Justin Bieber returns to the scene with his promised joint album with Australian R&B singer, Cody Simpson. The first single off their collaboration is a smooth, upbeat R&B track called “Home To Mama”. While Cody Simpson sings, “I’ll take you home to mama. Let you meet my friends, cause you don’t come with drama. I want you till the world ends”, Bieber sings, “Cause I’ll take you home to mama, I’ll let you meet my friends, cause you don’t come with drama, so I want you till the world ends”. The track definitely sets a good mood for what is to come! It’s nice to see Bieber making headlines for something other than his behavior! The duo are currently preparing a joint album due for release next year! Check out Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson’s “Home To Mama” below!
A$AP Ferg returns to the scene with his new turn up “This Side”. Yesterday the Halrem rapper released his new single “This Side” featuring Los Angeles rapper YG. On the song both rappers talk about the lifestyle that they face. While A$AP Ferg raps, “On this side kids do drugs, On this side kids gang bang. On this side better know your codes” Ferg spits over the trap production, YG raps, “On this side n*ggas got fat gats point em at the enemy and go —-”. I could definitely see the track turning up! While A$AP Ferg prepares his new mixtape Ferg Forever, YG prepares his new movie Blame It On the Streets for next year! Check out A$AP Fergs “This Side” featuring YG below!
New Music: Eminem – “Detroit Vs. Everyone” Royce Da 5’9, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, & Trick Trick
Earlier this week Eminem released a track off his forthcoming album Shady XV. In celebration of the 15th anniversary, Eminem plugs in Detroit’s finest artists on “Detroit Vs. Everyone”. On the production, Slim Shady plugs in Detroit’s biggest rappers including Royce Da 5’9, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, & Trick Trick. Each rapper gives a verse of their own while newcomer Dej Loaf handles a verse herself. Eminem celebrates 15 years of Shady Records with his tenth studio album Shady XV. The album will include new tracks from Shady Record signees Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, Yelawolf, D12 and Em himself. Eminem plugs in Skylar Grey and Sia for the album’s new singles “Twisted” and “Guts Over Fear” . The project consist of a second disc which will incorporate some of Shady Record’s greatest hits! Shady XV is due for release Novemeber 24th. Check out Eminem’s “Detroit Vs. Everyone” below!
Dutch singer Mr. Probz is ruling the radio air waves with his new single “Waves”. If you haven’t haerd the charming electromix, it explores the theme of a dying relationship. “Drifting away, wave after wave! I wish I could make it easy, easy to love me!”, Probz sings over the smooth, Robin Schulz production. Yesterday, the DJ released the single’s official remix which plugs in rapper T.I. and R&B Chris Brown! While the track currently sits at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100, I could see the track climb the tracks with this new rendition! Catch a wave! Check out Mr. Probz “Waves (Remix)” featuring T.I. and Chris Brown below!