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New Music Monday: 112 ‘Both of Us’ featuring Jagged Edge

We’re now at the end of cuffing season tryouts set to begin the pre-season in exactly one week. While some of us want to find that one, a great majority of us want to have our cake and eat it too. 112 and Jagged Edge is giving us just that with their new track “Both of Us”.  The 90s groups are throwing us back to when we could not only hear a great track, but feel amazing chemistry in them. In a recent interview with 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, 112 told the story of the beef behind the music with Jagged Edge and where that puts both R&B groups now. They’ve been discussing the  possibility of a joint tour which isn’t far off when you think about with older R&B acts like Xscape and Monica joining forces creating super tours. The new album, Q.Mike.Slim.Daron is slated for release in 4 days, on October 27 and is currently available for pre-order HERE. You here for it?

The Weeknd for H&M’s “Spring Icons”

The Weeknd is definitely on a roll this year! New album, new tour, new videos and most recently a new endorsement deal with H&M. Though The Weeknd doesn’t believe in icons, H&M does and clearly considers him and his influence an iconic one. The collaboration includes pieces that are representative of The Weeknd’s style and how men dress today. Here’s what he had to say about his selections: “When I chose the pieces for Spring Icons Selected by the Weeknd, I was thinking about the way men dress today … It’s about finding the right balance between sharp and casual, with all the details that count.” The collection will be available March 2nd. Until then H&M released this teaser video to hold you over while you wait. Here’s a peak at the selections:

Music Monday: Lil Uzi Vert Drops 4 New Tracks

It seems that Lil Uzi Vert’s creative juices are flowing as he dropped 4 new tracks yesterday. We can probably credit his opening for The Weeknd’s European Tour ‘StarBoy Legend of the Fall’. The tour kicked off on February 17 and runs until July 22. It seems that the tour will result in an album for Lil Uzi at the rate he’s dropping tracks. Out of the 4 tracks my favorite is ‘Boring Shit’. Take a listen to all 4 tracks below:

Gucci Mane Announces 2017 Tour + New Video ‘Nonchalant’

What a time to be alive and what a difference a year has made for Gucci Mane.  Life truly couldn’t be better after being released from a 2 year jail sentence, getting engaged to his ride or die Keyshia Ka’oir and releasing three new albums and tons of features and other tracks.  It’s that time of the year and artists are hitting the road giving concert goers a fun music filled spring/summer. Big Guwop is slated to jump his tour off on April 5th in Boston and has worked in his dates for Coachella and JMBLYA. Here’s the schedule of when you can catch Mr. La Flare in a city near you: 04-05 Boston, MA – House of Blues 04-06 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre 04-09 New York, NY – Terminal 5 04-12 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre 04-13 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom 04-14 Detroit, MI – The Fox Theatre 04-15 Indio, CA – Coachella 04-16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory 04-17 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield 04-18 Portland, OR – Theatre …

Drop. That. BEAT! Watch Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze Battle It Out For the Culture

I’m truly a hip-hop lover at heart, loving the producer, like I love the writer and the performer, so when Swiss Beatz announced he and Just Blaze would be battling beat for beat on IG Live yesterday…I was here for it. PSA for FRIDAY!!! On insta Live @therealswizzz VS @justblaze let’s Go !! Good Vibes only!!!!!!! For the Culture !!!!! A post shared by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Feb 22, 2017 at 8:29pm PST IG Live being the place for impromptu anything, I knew it would be LIT and THAT it was! Initially, working off of Just Blaze’s set the two super producers got right to it starting off with Swiss Beatz’ ‘Pump It Up’. With no real rules, nothing pre-recorded we watched the two go head to head clean off the cuff.   @justblaze VS @therealswizzz is going down tonight on insta Live stay tune!!! Almost time!!!   A post shared by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Feb 24, 2017 at 6:40pm PST   They battled it out in the following areas: Originals, Chops, DJ Sets, Hits Vs Hits and Live Vs …

Jay-Z is the First Rapper to be Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Braking records and taking names is still the name of Jay-Z’s game. For years we’ve listened to Jay-Z’s music in awe of his lyrical genius and crazy word play and that talent has gained him the recognition he deserves. Yesterday, Jay-Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and not only that, he upped the ante being the first rapper to be inducted. The Songwriters Hall of Fame described Jay Z as an “accomplished lyricist,” recognized for his “remarkable wordplay.” Chance the Rapper took the time to congratulate on Twitter: S/o to my OGs, Jay Z and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who were elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame today. I hope to one day make it there. — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 22, 2017 In acknowledgment of the his induction Jay tweeted, “By the way, this is a win for US,” he wrote. “I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history.” By the way, this is …

FULL STORY: Chris Brown & Karrueche…The Abuse, Threats, Restraining Order & Denial Video

We always hope that relationships end peacefully, but in reality we all know that it’s not always the case. Unfortunately, yesterday we were confronted with the details of yet another situation that involves Chris Brown and one of his exes. Karrueche Tran filed for a temporary restraining order against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown that included claims of death threats and physical abuse. Here are the facts: Karrueche Tran filed for a temporary restraining order on February 17, in Los Angeles, California. The request includes that Chris stay 100 yards away from Karrueche, her mother and brother. Karrueche claims that Chris physically abused her in one case by punching her in the stomach twice and pushing her down stairs. She also stated that he assaulted a few of her friends by throwing a drink at them and threatening to “harass” them. Karrueche alleged that Chris texted her threats that included he (Chris Brown): …”was going to kill me” vowed to “take me out” …”threatened to shoot me” stated that, “if he couldn’t have, no one else could.” Full …

The Weeknd Has No Plans On Letting You Forget Who He Is in His New Video “Reminder”

He’s a star, boy! And if you ever try to forget it The Weeknd made sure he gave us star power in his new video ‘Reminder’. The Canadian native tapped a few of the best artist in the industry to star alongside him. Metro Boomin, YG, Bryson Tiller, Drake and ASAP Rocky make an appearance, just to name a few.  Filmed in LA and Canada, watch as they get together and set the city on fire! 

Drake Signs, Seals and Delivers Candid Interview Giving Us The REAL on Meek Mill Beef and More

There’s 3 sides to every story: her side, his side and the truth. The Drake, Meek Beef dust has settled, Meek and Nicki are over and Drake opens up in his most candid interview yet to touch upon what really started the beef, Quentin Miller’s involvement in production, the fact that he DOES write his own raps and why he faults DJ Drama for the ghost writing rumors. If you’re more interested in the cause of the beef with Meek fast forward to the 28:45 mark.  Thoughts?