1. Sheryl Crow Opens Up on Her Country Conversion

    May 29, 2013 12:29 AM EDT For a couple of months now, Sheryl Crow has been loading her two young boys aboard a bus and taking off on a tour of country music radio stations around the country. She's visiting with DJs and programming directors, playing a few songs live, then hopping back on the bus to do it again…

  2. Mr. MFN eXquire Premieres New Single, Compares Censorship To Suicide

    May 16, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The rapper reveals that his "Kismet" mixtape will be released in June. It's been a bizarre year for Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire. Besides inking a major label deal with Universal Republic and shortening his name to Mr. MFN eXquire, while still riding off the fumes of 2012's …

  3. Robin Thicke Talks 'Happier' New Album, Calls 'Blurred Lines' Video 'Semi-Existential'

    May 13, 2013 3:00 PM EDT "I definitely don’t have any problem with nudity," the 36-year-old singer tells Billboard. Robin Thicke's a busy guy these days: his new single "Blurred Lines" is beginning to transcend "viral video" status and grow into a bonafide hit, his new studio…

  4. Respect: Celebrating Four Tet’s 'Rounds'

    May 09, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The tenth anniversary reissue prompts various beatmakers like FaltyDL, Baths and more to reflect on the seminal album. The labels "folktronica" and "IDM" seem like feeble attempts to capture the organic, contemplative ebb and flow of Four Tet's influential…

  5. Will.i.am Says He Accidentally Stole a Song

    April 23, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Will.i.am admitted confusion today over whether he ever had the rights to use the backing track on his new song "Let's Go," featuring Chris Brown. Russian producer and DJ Arty had accused the Black Eyed Pea of stealing his song, "Rebound," on Twitter last week .…

  6. Lorine Chia, 'Fly High': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 18, 2013 12:32 PM EDT A year after releasing her self-titled mixtape, Lorine Chia is set to deliver a revamped version of the effort. "Lorine Redux" features original and new tracks, including "Fly High." In support of the 13-song revamped project, Lorine Chia premieres "Fly  High…

  7. Tyga Talks 'Hotel California' Album, Readies Chris Brown-Assisted 'For the Road' Video

    April 13, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Cash Money rapper works multiple styles, videos for follow-up to breakout album. Tyga, who released his third album, "Hotel California," on April 9, is arguably the dark horse of Cash Money Records. The album's existing singles include the Rick Ross-assisted "Dope,…

  8. Miguel Releases Kendrick Lamar-Assisted 'How Many Drinks?' Remix: Listen

    April 10, 2013 5:03 PM EDT After much teasing, Miguel releases the Kendrick Lamar-assisted remix to his "Kaleidoscope Dream" single, "How Many Drinks?" The rapper comes in mid-way through with rhymes that revisit his hit, "Swimming Pools (Drank)" He also sneaks in a line from Busta Rhyme…

  9. Justin Timberlake’s '20/20' Extends U.K. Chart Reign

    April 08, 2013 7:50 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 on the singles chart with “Need U (100%)” …

  10. Miguel To Release New 'Art Dealer Chic' EP Series This Summer

    April 05, 2013 2:26 PM EDT Miguel is giving fans another round of his "Art Dealer Chic" series. The singer is going to be releasing three new EPs this summer. "This time it’ll be bigger and better," Miguel told VIBE . "I intend on having limited-edition apparel with them, so it’ll be really…

  11. Para One's 'Miamix': Listen to the New Mix Here

    March 19, 2013 10:49 AM EDT French producer debuts new Cam’ron-featuring remix on Miami Music Week mix. French producer Para One (aka Jean-Baptiste de Laubier) has a busy few weeks ahead of him. On top of his slew of back-to-back tour dates (including several appearances during Miami Music Week), the Paris-based…

  12. Lupe Fiasco Takes 'Normal Job' as Creative Director of Health Start-Up

    March 10, 2013 11:30 PM EDT "I'm still doing the rapper thing, but I got a legit 9 to 5 now," Fiasco tells us at SXSW Alicia Keys and Blackberry, Taylor Swift and Diet Coke, Justin Timberlake and Bud Light Platinum. Add Lupe Fiasco to the growing list of artists gaining creative director titles at…

  13. Kid Cudi: The Former Rager Talks About His 'Indicud' Album, Being a Rebel and More

    March 05, 2013 2:31 PM EST Cudi's just about ready to drop his third solo album. And, as usual, it's getting done on his terms. The title of Kid Cudi’s latest single, “Immortal,” is a fitting one. The guy simply won’t go down. Music television heavyweights like MTV and BET aren’t playing the videos…

  14. Brianna Perry Talks 'Symphony No. 9: The B Collection' Mixtape, Premieres '9' Video

    March 04, 2013 1:50 PM EST 'From a female respective, I've just always noticed it's harder. It's a male-dominated game. If you want to be the best at whatever it is you do, you want to be successful, you have to work hard,' the rapper says. Brianna Perry is in one of the most unique…

  15. Shystie, Azealia Banks, 'Control It': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 03, 2013 12:33 PM EST Shystie has teamed up with her BFF, Azealia Banks, for her new single, "Control It." The sex-driven lyrics over Lz Beatz’s dance, hip-hop soundscapes come together well as a girl-power anthem. The 27-year old spitter takes "Control It" to another level with the video…

  16. Beyonce Bowls Over Competition, Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 08, 2013 7:48 PM EST The pop star saw a 42% boost in online fan growth thanks to her Super Bowl halftime show With a week of televised promotion leading into the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 (combined with her headlining halftime performance), it comes with little surprise that Beyonce surges to the No. 1 spot on the…

  17. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot of a hustler balancing machismo with…

  18. Remember The Time: Aaron Carter Breaks Down the 'Aaron's Party' Music Video

    January 31, 2013 3:00 PM EST One of the most successful teenage pop acts of all time, Aaron Carter scored hits in the late 90s and early 00s long before Justin Bieber became a household name. With hits like "Oh Aaron," "I Want Candy" and "That's How I Beat Shaq," Carter sold over 4…

  19. Fabolous Talks 'Loso's Way 2' Collabos, N.Y. Hip-Hop & Music's 'Ratchet Era'

    January 29, 2013 5:15 PM EST Since Fabolous' 2009’s "Loso’s Way," the rapper has fed the streets with a steady stream of free mixtapes, underground DVDs and mixshow staples, including last year's hometown anthem “So N.Y.” All the while, Fabolous has studied the hip-hop industry’s current climate,…

  20. Mac Miller Turned to Drugs After 'Blue Slide Park' Criticism

    January 29, 2013 1:46 PM EST Although Mac Miller's "Blue Slide Park" album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, criticism of the debut album made the rapper turn to drugs. During an interview with Complex , Mac Miller said that despite the success of "Blue Slide Park," the first…

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