1. Nas to Record On Mass Appeal Records; Will Release 'Lost Tapes 2' & Posthumous Pimp C Album

    May 16, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Juicy J, Mike Will Made It and DJ Mustard on deck to produce posthumous Pimp C album. Nas, who turned hip-hop on its ear 20 years ago with his groundbreaking debut album "Illmatic," is going independent. The venerated rapper, 40, is launching Mass Appeal Records, an independent…

  2. Rush Davis, 'Thousand Springs': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Rush Davis is an artist to watch. He's rightfully garnered a hefty co-sign from the legendary Lionel Richie, calling Davis a "once every twenty year" artist. A month after releasing his first single "Sin Pays The Bills," Davis premieres his R&B…

  3. Lil Wayne Releases 'D'usse' Song: Listen

    May 16, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Lil Wayne teases his upcoming album "Tha Carter V" with a new song, "D'usse." Weezy kicks off the Lee Majors-produced song with a shout out to God and D'usse ambassador Jay Z ("Hov, fuck wit' yo boy"), respectfully of course. Check it out below:…

  4. Tech N9ne & Atmosphere Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT Kansas City, Mo. rapper Tech N9ne scores his second Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1 as the fifth installment of his Tech N9ne Collabos series, "Strangeulation," opens with 36,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first chart-topper, the solo set "All 6's & 7's…

  5. Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

    May 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Shortly after revealing the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards yesterday (May 14), BET announces that Chris Rock is hosting the award show. "I watch the BET Awards every year. It's one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music," Chris Rock…

  6. Jennifer Lopez Talks 'A.K.A.' & Reflects On 'Selena' & 'On the 6' Album

    May 15, 2014 2:54 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has a handful of memorable "firsts;" From her first star role in "Selena" to her first studio album, "On the 6" (June 1999), both of which were wins for Latinos and catapulted her to stardom. It was only right to award JLO with this year's…

  7. Jay Z's Camp Will Not Press Charges For Extortion Plot: Report

    May 14, 2014 4:09 PM EDT Close to a month after police reportedly confiscated a collection of stolen old Jay Z master recordings, TMZ reports that Jay Z's camp will not press criminal extortion charges against engineer Chauncey Mahan. In April, Mahan was detained by police for allegedly stealing and holding for…

  8. Keith Urban Interviews 'American Idol' Music Supervisors Backstage: Exclusive

    May 14, 2014 11:57 AM EDT An essential part of "American Idol" is the music that the contestants perform. On episode six of Idle Chatter, Keith Urban talks to "the boys of the band" – Rickey Minor (band leader), Dorian Holley (vocal coach) and Tim (music supervisor) – about the decision making…

  9. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twice ("Partition," "Drunk In…

  10. Solange Deletes Beyonce Photos From Her Instagram (Except One)

    May 13, 2014 2:20 PM EDT While the Internet waits for the audio from the Solange and Jay Z elevator footage, which hit the 'net yesterday (May 12), Jezebel (via She Knows ) points out that Solange has deleted all photos of Beyoncé from her Instagram account, except for one. The one photo that remains on Solange&…

  11. Mariah Carey Debuts Rich Homie Quan-Assisted Song, 'Thirsty': Listen

    May 13, 2014 12:57 PM EDT Three months after releasing her ballad, "You're Mine (Eternal)," Mariah Carey unleashes a hit for the clubs, "Thirsty." Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story "You're thirsty for a dream/ Leaving me drowning/ Boy, there ain&…

  12. RZA & Raekwon End Beef Over Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Album

    May 12, 2014 6:06 PM EDT It looks as if RZA and Raekwon have reconciled. After going back and forth for the past month over the recording of their upcoming album, "A Better Tomorrow," "Raekwon scheduled to hit studio to complete verses for album," reads a statement on the Wu-Tang Clan's…

  13. Jazmine Sullivan Returns with Meek Mill-Assisted Song, 'Dumb': Listen

    May 12, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Four years after the debut of her sophomore album, "Love Me Back," Jazmine Sullivan returns with her new single, "Dumb." The Meek Mill-assisted track features the singer-songwriter singing passionately of a bad cheater. Check it out below: The 27-year old took a hiatus…

  14. Dionne Warwick, 'A House Is Not A Home' Feat. Ne-Yo: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 12, 2014 12:41 PM EDT Two years after the debut of "Now," Dionne Warwick is releasing a new album, "Feels So Good," on July 1. The 14-track full-length effort will feature classic Warwick hits redone as duets, including "A House Is Not A Home," featuring Ne-Yo. Check out an exclusive…

  15. Rapper Daytona Debuts 'Type-Ish' Song, Signs to Harry Fraud's SRFSCHL: Exclusive

    May 12, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Close to a year after its launch, Harry Fraud's Surf School Recordings (SRFSCHL) has signed a new artist: Daytona (formally known as The Kid Daytona). Daytona is kicking off the celebration by dropping "The Kid" from his stage name and debuting his first single, "Type-Ish,…

  16. The Juice Podcast 5/9/14: SZA & MoRuf Talk TDE, New Albums, Usher & 2 Chainz

    May 09, 2014 2:20 PM EDT On the second episode of The Juice Podcast we get to know SZA a little better. Top Dawg Entertainment's songstress touches on a range of topics, such as her experience of recording and performing with Coldplay, pranks and studio sessions amongst Top Dawg Entertainment artists, including…

  17. How John Legend Brought R&B Back To Adult Pop Radio

    May 09, 2014 11:05 AM EDT New No. 1 'All of Me' is the first R&B ballad to crown the Adult Pop Songs chart in 18 years. Columbia Records and radio programmers discuss what made the song cut through As John Legend scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "…

  18. DJ Cassidy, 'Calling All Hearts' Remix ft. Robin Thicke & Jessie J: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 08, 2014 10:50 AM EDT In anticipation of his forthcoming album, "Paradise Royale," DJ Cassidy drops a dance remix to the album's lead single, "Calling All Hearts." Check out a stream of the Robin Thicke and Jessie J-assisted song below, exclusively premiered here on The Juice: "…

  19. Watch Shakira’s Dance Floor 'Dare' In New Video

    May 07, 2014 1:32 PM EDT "La, La, La." Shakira's just having fun in the new video for her dance floor "Dare." Dressed in a haute black dress with a bondage-inspired top and flowing skirt, Shakira dances a sort of belly dance style robot and does her signature wall-hugging move. Shakira,'…

  20. Big Freedia, 'Queen of Bounce' Season 2 Trailer: Video Exclusive

    May 07, 2014 12:06 PM EDT Season 2 of 'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce' will premiere on June 11. Big Freedia, the Queen of bounce, is returning to Fuse with a second season of her docu-series, "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce." The second season – to debut on June 11 at 11pm EST – will feature Big…

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