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Unreleased Aaliyah Song ‘Quit Hatin” Hits the Internet
Just a few days after what would have been her 34th birthday, an unreleased Aaliyah track has surfaced online. The song titled 'Quit Hatin' features the late songbird's smokey vocals over a contemporary productions.
A$AP Rocky Wilds Out On Skrillex-Produced Track ‘Wild For the Night’
After the fantastic posse track '1 Train' leaked online, another eclectic A$AP Rocky joint has surfaced featuring dubstep producer Skrillex. The song 'Wild For the Night' is a crazy tune that should make dub heads giddy in the clubs.
Beyonce Announces New Destiny’s Child Single, Greatest Hits Album
For those of you hankering to hear some new music from Destiny's Child you are in luck. Beyonce just announced on her Facebook page that a new song titled 'Nuclear' will appear on the group's greatest hits compilation 'Love Songs.'
A$AP Rocky + Florence Welch Song ‘I Come Apart’ Hits the Internet
Rapper A$AP Rocky's new album 'Long.Live.A$AP' boasts an array of big-name collaborations including one with Florence Welch called 'I Come Apart.' The song will appear on the deluxe version of the album, which hits stores Jan. 15.
Kanye West to Record Dr. Seuss Rap for His Unborn Kid
Kanye West may be taking the whole baby daddy thing just a little too far if we are to believe the tabloids. According to Hollywire (via The Sun), Yeezy is penning his own remake of Dr. Seuss's classics 'Green Eggs Ham' and 'The Cat in the Hat.'
Drake (Sort Of) Apologizes to Kobe + Vanessa Bryant Over Offensive Rap Lyric
Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, has finally responded to Drake's infamous rap line from Rick Ross' 'Stay Schemin'.' Drizzy's verse -- "B---- you wasn't with me shooting in the gym" -- was one of the most quoted verse of 2012. According to Bossip, Vanessa didn't like the rap lyric one bit.
Azealia Banks Kicks Off 2013 With New Song ‘BBD’
Azealia Banks starts the new year on an energetic note with her new single, 'BBD,' which stands for "Bad B----es Doit." The song is not from her upcoming album, 'Broke With Expensive Taste,' but it's a preview of things to come from the Harlem rapper.
Kanye West Wears Outrageous Headpieces at Revel Concert in Atlantic City
Kanye West is known for his fearless stage performances but this one is for the record books. Yeezy kicked off his pre-New Year's Eve concerts on Friday (Dec. 28) in Atlantic City, N.J. wearing -- in our humble opinion -- the most outrageous headpieces we have ever seen this side of Lady Gaga.
Azealia Banks Accuses Coldplay’s Manager of Domestic Abuse
Azealia Banks is one artist who never bites her tongue especially on Twitter. The '212' rapper made a startling claim on her timeline that Coldplay's manager, Dave Holmes, who has been rumored to be her boyfriend, has been repeatedly abusing her.
Usher Kicks Off the 2012 American Music Awards With a Climatic Performance
R&B superstar Usher kicked off the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 18) with an energetic performance of three songs from his latest album 'Looking 4 Myself.'