After announcing his current status as that dudewith a diploma, Drizzy was spotted performing per his usual audience of female fans at Tyra Bank'sFlawsome Ball. The special event focused on Ms. Bank's effort to develop confidence in young women across the country. The crowd really seemed to be enjoying themselves as Drake went into some of his more popular tracks which included "Take Care" (sans Rihanna) and "Make Me Proud" which he dedicated to Ms. Banks. KarenCivil
Watch performance + Fly.Union's BET Music Matters Tour Recap Vlog Pt. 5 After The Jump.
It's moments like this where you get to appreciate artists and that element of surprise. During the VitaminWater X Fader UNCAPPED concert series stop in Austin, TX, Swedish electro-soul band Little Dragon brought out their special guest for the night in the form of Big Boi (of Outkast) for a new single entitled "Mama Told Me" off of Big's forthcoming Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors LP.
3 albums, a mixtape and some catchy new singles later, The-Dream is back with yet another single off of his upcoming 4th studio LP entitled The Love IV MMXII (2012).
Featuring a bevy of pretty women, classic cars and plenty of.... 'snow' Mr. Nash delivers "Dope B****" featuring Pusha-T, a catchy piano-lacedmid-tempo track where he sings about his preference for the quintessential down chick. Pusha-T, who he's worked with on "Exodus 32:1," delivers a flow perfectly fit for the song's subject matter (I needn't say more).
The Love IV MMXII is set for an August 14th release date.
Could it be a coincidence that the the artist formally known as Lonny Breaux released his highly anticipated debut on iTunes today (instead of it's proposed released date) while debates in the blogosphere rage on about his (alleged) 'coming out' via an incriminating tumbler post? or is it just a well concocted publicity stunt to garner a major buzz for said project?
After putting in an estimated 15+ years of music with his eclectic hip-hop band Mama's Moonshine, Erik 'Rang Dang' Harris (or Fleetwood Coup Daville - whatever suits your fancy) came to a mutual agreement with his creative partner, Anjenai 'Black Rose' Green, to start work on their own perspective solo projects. For Harris, it's an album of original music with Producer DJ Curt entitled Playing Pool With Planets, a concept he describes as "playing around with several worlds of music (funk, soul, blues, jazz and hip hop)."
She unapologetic-ally goes by many names, but as the veteran neo-soul star puts it "the essence is still the same." In a recent sit-down with Serato for their Icon Artist Series, the artist we all know as Erykah Badu took the time to actually go down the list of nicknames she's gone by, including Loretta Brown (as in DJ Low Down Loretta Brown), before delving into the makings of herself as an artist.
Read more + watch the video interview after the jump.
After getting her loyal followers hyped for her anticipated debut The New Classic to drop with new music, recent pics of Grand Hustle's First Lady (obviously)Iggy Azalea surfaced for her cover shoot for her upcoming EP, Glory, with Atlanta-based photographer Robert Ector. The scene featured the Australian rapstress donning a black gown and posing underwater.
Check out more behind-the-scenes pix after the jump.
Known for being Diddy's stepson and probably more for having the spitting image of his biological father, 90's-era R&B singer Al B. Sure, Quincy Combs has decided to go at it again with the music thing and this time show his vocal skills. For those who remember the youngster a few years back he had built his brand on rapping, and before that being featured on an episode of MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen.
Well the years have passed and now the 20-year-old has decided to do like his biological and take up singing instead of rapping.
Last night's episode of popular singing competition The Voice included a special guest performance from longtime Atlanta Hip-Hop group Goodie Mob with the premier of their first single, entitled "Fight To Win" from their upcoming 5th studio albumAge Against The Machine.
Donning metallic gold Transformer-esque uniforms and glowing teeth, the band (consisting of band-mates T-Mo, Khujo, Big Gipp and fellow The Voice judge Cee Lo Green) went into their performance of "Fight To Win" on an elevated stage as Cee Lo used his all-too-familar vocals to sing about facing your challenges.