In this new track featuring The Weeknd, French Montana shares his thoughts of confliction and speaks about how things like marriage are intangible feats in a world filled with fast money, fast women, and instant gratification. This one isn’t the usual sound from we would hear from French but he adapts to The Weeknd’s melancholy vibe. This one was a real dope collaboration. Be on the look out for Montana’s next album entitled Excuse My French. Listen after the jump. Read the rest of this entry →
LADIES CAN WE SAY DAMN!!!!! Here’s the premiere video from TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) entitled “Sex Never Felt Better.” This isn’t exactly what I expected as far as a visual, but I’m not complaining at all! If I had to pick one of them I wouldn’t even know which way to go!! Would you ladies? Let us know in the comments below. Read the rest of this entry →
Using Gmail and Google Wallet, you can quickly and securely send money to friends and family within the U.S.
Watch the video below to learn how: Read the rest of this entry →
The division that is dedicated to protecting and serving the human-super hero divide is getting a ground-breaking new show! From You Tube: #CoulsonLives! Here is the official trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Thanks to all of our faithful fans for tweeting! Check out the trailer below: Read the rest of this entry →
After Dr Dre has gotten the ball rolling on his USC project. (He now has a course in the prestigious California school.) He is reaady to get back into the studio! Perhaps we’ll be seeing ‘Detox’ pretty soon…
Now that he’s got his own degree program at USC, Dr. Dre is ready to get back to music. “I’m more inspired to go back into the studio now,” Dr. Dre says in an interview with LA Weekly. “Beats is rolling, this [USC] thing is happening, and it’s incredible. Now I’m ready to go back to my first love.”
Dre says that the USC program, the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation that he and longtime business Iovine partner donated $70 million to Read the rest of this entry →
This is one of the hottest concepts for a video that I’ve seen in a long time! (shouts go out to Travis Labelle and Chris Amos for the direction) In this visual, singer Rotimi is the guy who just can’t seem to stay faithful to his girl, played by Naturi Naughton, even though he knows that everything he’s doing is wrong. He even says in his lyrics that “she deserves so much more than me.” I know there’s a few fellas, and probably some females, out there that can relate to exactly what he’s saying. Check out the video after the jump! Read the rest of this entry →
Actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have received both criticism and praise for their modern approach to raising their two children, Jaden and Willow Smith. During a recent interview with The Sun, Smith shared the details of the pair’s modern parenting techniques and even spoke on 14-year-old son Jaden wanting to be emancipated for his next birthday.
“He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh. That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand,” Smith explained.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Jaden also hopes to make his mark in both Hollywood and in the world of Hip Hop. He’ll star alongside his dad in the upcoming film After Earth and on the music end he released his own mixtape titled The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1 just last year. The actor/rapper has also appeared on records with Justin Bieber and sister Willow Smith.
During his conversation with The Sun, Smith also spoke on not punishing his children and shared that he and his wife instead ask that they explain why they believe their actions were Read the rest of this entry →
Peep the official second single from Ace Hood’s fourth studio album, Trials & Tribulations. Expect to see it in stores July 16. Very hot track for the summer but can it top “Bugatti”? Let us know what you think in the comments below! Read the rest of this entry →
An outstanding documentary on the hipster label put together by the Red Bull Music Academy.
The first in a series of definitive short films from the Red Bull Music Academy, we turn our attention to DFA: the iconic NYC record label that got the indie kids to dance. Narrated by Marc Maron, it features music and appearances from James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT and many more! Check it out below: Read the rest of this entry →
Yesterday (May 13), it was announced that Michael Clervoix—better known as Sha Money XL—officially left his post as SVP of A&R for Island Def Jam to now become EVP of Urban A&R for Epic Records. Speaking exclusively with XXL recently, Sha touched on the new gig and the reasons behind the move. Here’s what he had to say:
XXL: So you’ve officially made the move from Def Jam to Epic Records. This is a new chapter in your career.
Sha Money XL: Yeah, I just took this opportunity to help grow and build myself and provide more opportunities for others. This is a good, new position for me.
What sparked the decision?
Basically, LA Reid is the reason why I got to Def Jam. He’s the one that scouted me out and brought me over there. I’ve had a very successful run at Def Jam, so it was a tough decision but LA Reid really knows who I am and he believes in my talents. So I’m taking my talents down to South Beach. [Laughs].
You got the right coach pulling for you, you know that coach is important. Just where I’m at in my career, I need someone who understands who I am so I can do what I need to do for this music business.
Plus that’s got to be comfortable for you too, being as how you two already share a chemistry.
Certain people believe in you but they got to believe with their eyes all over what you’re doing. This is someone who believes in me and doesn’t need to think twice. He understands that I’m not going to fail or do some shit just because. Every artist I believe in, I really know and believe they’re stars. I don’t just take chances on people that happen to be close friends or my cousin that raps or my nephew that raps, I ain’t with none of that. I’m all about the talent. And I think he understands that I know how to identify that and he puts his trust in me, which is in me which is important.
What’s your goal with this new position?
To dominate the charts, man. Straight number ones. I wanna have five records in the top charts. Same year, same time. And also then let other artists in this game, provide other opportunities for
talented people. Not only artists, photographers, producers, video directors. People that wanna get in the game. All that. Open doors so people can learn. That’s what I’m doing.