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24
May
13

J-COLE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM…GETS TLC TO FEATURE ON THE NEW ALBUM!!!

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Fans were pleasantly surprised to hear Missy Elliott on “Nobody’s Perfect” from J. Cole‘s debut album, and for his upcoming sophomore effort the Roc Nation MC will be gathering some more surprising guests — but none of them will be rapping.

“I got TLC on the album, T-Boz and Chilli,” Cole said of Born Sinnerduring an interview with London’s BBC 1Xtra.

It’s not every day that the iconic singing group get together. After Left Eye passed away in 2002 the group has managed to release just one album, so getting them was no easy feat. “That’s management right there, shout out to Bystorm, they made that happen. The same thing with Missy Elliott, sometimes you need management to pull those favors, to make those calls,” Cole explained to Fuse on Thursday. “They got me in touch, they loved the song, they loved the music.

“It’s like my favorites, I wanted to go and get my favorites and then have them do the things that I love them for doing… [TLC] is doing what I love them for,” he continued.

Miguel also appears on Born Sinner‘s lead single “Power Trip,” but Cole says there will be no MCs contributing bars to his June 18 work. “Nobody else other than J. Cole is rapping on the album, but there’s some great features,” he said.

Cole’s first album featured only two spitters: Drake on “In the Morning” and Jay-Z on “Nice Watch,” but unless Hov is singing or doing some sort of spoken word it looks like the Roc Nation CEO won’t be a part of Born Sinner.

Earlier this week, Cole officially moved his album release date up a week to June 18 so to come out on the same day as Kanye West’s YeezusLP. It was a bold move for the young MC to purposely go head-to-head with the proven veteran, but Cole believes in his album that much. “It’s a definite statement about how I feel about my album, which is confident,” he told Billboard.com on Tuesday.

15
May
13

KELLY ROWLAND AIRS OUT THE “DIRTY LAUNDRY”!! SECOND SINGLE FROM HER UPCOMING ALBUM!!

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VIA: RAP-UP.COM

Kelly Rowland airs out her darkest secrets on “Dirty Laundry,” the second single off her upcoming album Talk a Good Game. The singer is her most vulnerable yet, opening up about pursuing a solo career after Destiny’s Child and watching Beyoncé’s career take off while she was feeling discouraged.

“When my sister was on stage, killin’ it like a motherfu**er/ I was enraged, feelin’ it like a motherfu**er/ Bird in a cage, you would never know what I was dealing with/ Went ourseparate ways, but I was happy she was killin’ it/ Bittersweet, she was up, I was down,” sings Kelly on the record, written and produced by her “Lights Out” tourmateThe-Dream.

She also speaks candidly about a tumultuous relationship with an ex-boyfriend. “I was battered, he hit in a window like it was me until it shattered/ He pulled me out, he said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me, not your mama, not your daddy, and especially not B.’”

Talk a Good Game arrives June 18 featuring Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, and more.

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06
May
13

LAURYN HILL PAYS OFF TAX DEBT AND RELEASES NEW SONG UNDER SONY RECORDING LABEL!!

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SOURCE: ROLLINGOUT.COM

Just one day prior to her scheduled sentencing date, Grammy-winning recording artist Lauryn Hill has paid $900,000 to the IRS to cover her outstanding taxes and penalties.  On Monday, May 6th, Hill is due in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey for sentencing on three charges that she failed to file tax returns on more than $1.8 million between 2005 and 2007. Her attorney has said that the final sentence is expected to be adjusted based on her repayment of the money.

“Ms. Hill has not only now paid her taxes prior to sentencing, which are part of her criminal restitution but has additionally paid her federal and state personal taxes for the entire period under examination through 2009,” her attorney, Nathan Hochman, stated in an email.

Despite her recent signing with Sony, Hill’s attorney revealed that the former Fugee paid her current debt with money from a combination of sources; Hill allegedly was granted a loan secured by two pieces of real estate. Hochman claimed that the repayment did not include funds from any new record sales.

Hill reportedly owed $504,000 in federal back taxes, along with state taxes and penalties that brought the estimated total over $900,000.

As part of her new deal with Sony, Hill released the new song “Neurotic Society” to ITunes over the weekend. She (somewhat begrudgingly) debuted the track and announced it via her Tumblr page:

Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!

– MLH

 

02
May
13

COCAINE AND HEROIN SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF CHRIS KELLY OF GROUP KRISS KROSS!!

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TMZ.COM

Kris Kross” rapper Chris Kelly had been using a combination of cocaine and heroin the night before his death, this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.

According to the report, paramedics initially responded to Kelly’s Atlanta home around 3 PM EST — after his mother called 911 asking for medical assistance.

When help arrived, paramedics found 34-year-old Kelly lying on the living room couch — unresponsive and with “no life signs.” The medics attempted to revive Kelly, to no avail.

Kelly was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

After the death, cops spoke with Donna Kelly Pratt — Chris’ mother — who told police … the night before Kelly’s medical emergency, he had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine — commonly known as “speedballs.”

Donna told police she had personally taken Kelly home to recover from the drug use … just as she had done several times before.  Donna told cops Kelly had felt nauseous all morning before passing out.

According to the report, Kelly’s mother and Kelly’s uncle both told investigators the rapper had an “extensive history of drug use.”

Hours before Kelly passed out, he had a phone interview with The Streetz Morning Grind radio show in ATL … and sounded like he was in bad shape.

In fact, Kelly made reference to his hard-partying ways, which seemed to upset the DJ, who was personal friends with the rapper.

17
Apr
13

FANTASIA CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM “SIDE EFFECTS OF YOU”…

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Fantasia hosted a listening session for her Side Effects Of You album last night with Michelle Williams and KellyRowland among the attendees celebrating her return.

Like a scarlet letter, Fantasia endured many trials and tribulations with her most recent relationship.  She’s been under of the watchful eyes of fans and critics, and sometimes it’s gotten the best of her (remember those Instagram rants?).  But now Fanny has taken those displaced emotions and put them right back where her fans want them…..in the studio.

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Celebrating the upcoming release of her rock-soul disc, Side Effects Of You (April 23rd), Fantasia stepped out in LA last night with short auburn hair and a scarlet red dress that announced her return.  And she looks GREAT.

Held at London Bridge Studios in North Hollywood, Fantasia played the disc for a room full of celebs and tastemakers, while giving a special shoutout to her producer Harmony Samuels (shown atop).  “Thank You All SO VERY MUCH!!!! SIDE EFFECTS OF YOU IS DIFFERENT AND VERY SPECIAL.. @harmonysamuels. THANKS LOVE”

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20
Mar
13

CHECK OUT WALE’S NEW VIDEO FOR “BAD” FT. TIARA THOMAS

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Fresh off the announcement of his new album The Gifted, Wale debuts the video for the first single “Bad” featuring Tiara Thomas. The cinematic clip, which was shot in New York, was inspired by Wale’s personal experiences with women and co-stars Eddie Murphy’s daughter, Bria Murphy.

“It was an amazing experience because it felt like a real movie,” said the MMG rapper. “The concept of the video is about a girl. She’s trying to find herself by means of intimacy. She hasn’t really discovered what she wants out of love or lust. It’s almost a true story about some of the girls I’ve been with or courted.”

The Gifted arrives in stores on June 25.

05
Mar
13

CIARA DEBUTS HER NEW SONG “BODY PARTS” IN HER BATHROOM…CHECK OUT THE FULL TRACK AND VIDEO INSIDE!!

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via: THEYBF.COM

Just a few days ago, CiCi dropped a snippet and her nude single cover for “Body Party.”  The track appears on her upcoming EPIC records album One Woman Army.  And as a follow up to her “Sweat” single, the hot singer/dancer tapped her boyfriend, rapper Future, to help her co-write the song.

She gushed about him and why this song was a good description of their relationship telling Billboard:

“If you listen closely, you can [hear him],” she told The Juice while giggling.”Let’s just say that this record came out of a very sincere place,” Ciara says of working with Future. “I think when things just organically feel right, naturally good things come from it.”

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You can hear his adlibs in the background.  She gushed about her boo even more saying:

“He’ s such an amazing, creative person,” she continues. “I can be very creatively expressive myself, but there’s nothing like being able to work with someone that can bring a new flavor. What I like about [working with] him, it’s almost like I got to learn more things about myself.”

Mmmhmm we’re sure things get real organic if you’re making sexy tracks like this.  Mike Will Made It produced “Body Party”, and One Woman Army will hit shelves in June.

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By the way, before Ciara rolled to the Givenchy afterparty dinner in Paris last night, she went into the bathroom and belted out the chorus.  No background music:




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