Nicki Minaj Covers Dazed Magazine

Nicki Minaj Signs to Iman's Modeling AgencyNicki Minaj does her best housewife impression for her latest photo shoot with Dazed magazine. The Queen Barbz covers the new issue of the magazine not once, but twice, with two alternate covers available.

With the release date for The Pinkprint solidified, Nicki is about to take over the media. This Dazed magazine cover comes on the heels of one she did with The Fader, which also showed off the more toned-down Nicki we’ve been seeing lately, i.e., natural hair color, understated make-up and clothing etc.

Take a look at the photographs for Dazed magazine, shot by Jeff Bark, in the gallery below. There’s a behind-the-scenes look at Nicki’s photo shoot for the publication in the video below.

The Pinkprint is slated to drop on November 24th. Continue reading

VIDEO: JOE – ‘IF YOU LOSE HER’

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R&B veteran Joe returns with the anticipated music video for his latest single “If You Lose Her,” off his No. 1 R&B album Bridges.

A fan favorite off the singers 11th studio LP, the single speaks to a man about the consequences of neglect through their own selfish pleasures.

The Bille Woodruff-directed visual was filmed at the historic Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles. The video features a unique element, with international sand artist Kseniya Simonova creating an elaborate sand story that beautifully depicts the thought provoking lyrics. The sand story is juxtaposed with scenes of Joe performing the emotional ballad to an audience of two lovers facing a crossroads.

“If You Lose Her” was the No. 1 Most Added song at Urban AC radio last week. On September 13 you can catch Joe performing on ‘Verses & Flow‘ at 10pm ET/9c on TV One.

Check out his brand new video below: Continue reading

Rocawear BLAK Campaign: Starring Fabolous

Rocawear announced that recording artist Fabolous will star in the Holiday 2014 multi-media marketing campaign for Rocawear BLAK, the evolution of the famed brand. Inspired by streetwear, music, and pop culture, Rocawear BLAK is a fresh chapter for the brand targeting the young, style-conscious, male consumer.

“When I was asked to be a part of the Rocawear BLAK campaign, it was a no brainer for me. I’m all about being authentic and that is what this brand stands for,” said Fabolous. “The Rocawear BLAK collection has a fresh point-of-view and I’m excited to be a part of it.” Continue reading

AUDIO + VIDEO: Tonto Dikeh – Hi

This is throw back music of  the  most sensational nollywood actress turned artiste drops her  “HI”. Poko brings another innovation into the Nigerian music industry with her “Techno” music. You really should get “Hi” to feel this one!

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New Music: Yemi Alade – Kissing (Produced By Fliptyce)

Yemi-Alade-3Effyzzie Music Group’s powerhouse diva Yemi Alade who is currently in Kenya working with Tanzanian music star Diamond for #CokeStudioAfrica presents her new single titled “KISSING”, lifted off her hotly anticipated debut album “King Of Queens” slated to be released in weeks.
The groovy mid-tempo love song is produced by raved hit-maker Fliptyce with enriching guitar by seasoned instrumentalist Fiokee, while Yemi Alade armed with her honeyed voice sings about the beauty of enduring love.
“KISSING” is the third official single of Yemi Alade’s unreleased LP and arrives after the massive international success of previous single “Johnny” and “Tangerine” which cemented her position as a major force in the African music scene. Listen, download, buy, share and enjoy!

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Nicki Minaj Signs to Iman’s Modeling Agency

Nicki Minaj Signs to Iman's Modeling Agency

Legendary model Iman has just welcomed Queens MC Nicki Minaj into the fold, as she recently signed a deal with her “One Management” modeling agency, who also has Courtney Love, Byrdie Bell and “Me & You” singer Cassie on the roster.

While Minaj is without a doubt a gorgeous woman, does she have what it takes to make it as a professional model? Sound off below. Continue reading

DOWNLOAD VIDEO: 2face Idibia & Wizkid to Headline Hennessy Artistry 2014

Hennessy Artistry Reveals 2Face Idibia And Wizkid As Headliners For 2014.2Face Idibia & Wizkid will be headlining the eight edition of the annual music project Hennessy Artistry. The duo will also be recording a theme song for this year’s project dropping soon.

Download and listen to the track below. Continue reading

Nicki Minaj Reveals “The Pinkprint” Release Date

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The release of Nicki Minaj’s new album has been up in the air for a while. At one point it was even rumored that it was coming prior to Lil Wayne’s Carter V, but after “Pills N Potions” was greeted with a lukewarm reception in sales, it seemed a release date was just out of reach for the Young Money rapper.

Luckily, Minaj bounced back with the success of “Anaconda” which benefited from a strong viral campaign, climxing with the record-breaking release of the ass-tastic music video. This week the song (largely off of the YouTube streams) launched to number 2 on the Billboard charts, a record for Minaj, whose previous peak came at number 3 with “Super Bass”. Continue reading

New Music: Chief Keef – 24

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New Chief Keef for the streets.

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Lil’ Kim “Hard Core” Cover Art, Tracklisting & Release Date

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When Lil Kim released a freestyle this week, rehashing her beef with the currently hotter than ever Nicki Minaj, it seemed like an announcement may follow soon. Right no time, Kim has given us a new release date for her oft-delayed project, Hard Core 2k13.

The tape was scheduled to drop last Halloween, before being pushed back to Black Friday. After missing that date as well, there have been no updates on the project whatsoever, but Kim has just announced that the tape, now appropriately titled, Hard Core 2k14, will be hitting the net on September 11th.

Check out her tweet announcing the new date below. Continue reading

Video: G-Unit – LA Leakers Freestyle

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G-Unit spit a freestyle for the LA Leakers.

A while back, G-Unit stopped by Power 106 to chat with the LA Leakers and promote ‘The Beauty Of Independence’ EP. During their time on the show, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Kidd Kidd proceeded to spit some bars over Snoop Dogg’s ‘Pump Pump’ instrumental. The audio appear on the ‘#LeaksOfTheIndustry14′ mixtape but here is the video.

Watch the video below. Continue reading