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Miguel Hits The Studio with DJ Premier

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Miguel has released three excellent tracks this year, continuing to build on his status as an international star and making his third album one of the most anticipated forthcoming projects this year.

While fans patiently await his next release the R&B maverick has been busy working with many of the best in the business. Taking to Instagram to share some news with his followers, Miguel has revealed that he has been in the studio with hip-hop legend DJ Premier.

“Honored work w you Big Bro @djpremier #livinglegend #artgang #artdealerchic,” he wrote while sharing a short video clip, which shows them sitting on a studio couch while he plays the guitar.

“Banged out some iLL shit with @miguelunlimited in Cali…he’s fast writing and records himself right at the board…no booth…Jack Daniels & Cazadores Tequila…Dope Professional Session,” wrote Premo.

This is a very exciting collaboration. Looking forward to hearing what they are working on! Are you? Get a sneak peek with the video clip below:

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The Weeknd Presents: ‘One Night With The Weeknd’ (Mini Documentary)

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The Weeknd has become an international star. Recently returning home after his overseas “Kiss Land Tour” the Canadian singer is giving his fans a special look into one of the best nights of his life, with “One Night with The Weeknd,” a mini-documentary presented by camera company GoPro.

The 7-minute piece bring you on tour, backstage and to the after party, during an unforgettable night when he sold out the O2 Arena in London for the first time.

“Greatest show of my entire life….it’s over from now on. We can’t go backwards from this. We can’t go backwards,” says The Weeknd.

Take a look at his memorable experience with the video below:

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Keyshia Cole Teases Juicy J Featured Video “Rick James”

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Releasing piece by piece as the days go by, Keyshia Cole and Juicy J are readying fans for the drop of their video, “Rick James“.

This time taking to Instagram to tease fans on its arrival, time is definitely dwindling down to its official unveiling. Posting two separate clips showcasing the R&B songstress sporting long tresses and looking like a throwback to the ’80s, it’s looking as if the official video will shape up to be a fan favorite over time.

Readying her 6th studio album - Point of No Return – for this summer, the John Colombo directed clip should push the purchase of the album to the top portion of your radar if it isn’t already there.

Check out what the duo has to offer after the jump!

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Behind The Video: Keyshia Cole feat. Juicy J – “Rick James”

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“Why does it matter now? Who can do you better?”

Obviously no one like KC! Readying her new album, Point of No Return, Keyshia Cole is grabbing a massive amount of attention with her latest single, “Rick James“.

Calling on Juicy J to give the track that extra sense of ratchet, the bad girl of R&B is serving up some real life hot girl in her new music.

Fresh off the heels of the pics that she shared from the shoots for the “Rick James” and “Next Time” visuals, Fuse has released some behind the scenes footage on the set of the albums primary single. Showing the Cali singer dressed in ’80s gear – which included the big hair and neon colors – you’ll feel like you stepped back into a scene of ‘Saved by the Bell’.

While there’s no premiere date for the video just yet, fans can get an early look with the clip below:

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Pharrell and Oprah Do the “Happy” Dance

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Pharrell has everyone dancing along to his infectious hit “Happy,” and now Oprah Winfrey is getting in on the fun.

When he sat down with the media queen for an episode of OWN’s “Oprah Prime,” Oprah greeted him by doing the “Happy” dance and Pharrell joined in. He ended it by bowing to Oprah, who returned the gesture.

“When I see you, I just wanna dance,” Oprah told him.

Check out their “Happy” dance below. The full interview will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN.

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August Alsina Reveals ‘Testimony’ Album Trailer, Teases “FML” ft. Pusha T

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After a massive amount of hardwork and a nonstop grind, the time has almost come for our boy August Alsina to release his debut album, Testimony.

Filled with extremely personal songs and all-star guest appearances, it’s no wonder why the New Orleans native has one of the most anticipated albums of 2014.  Now, with only a week left before it officially hits shelves, the 21-year-old crooner is getting fans extra ready for its release.

Dropping an extended album trailer which serves as his “testimony,” the heartthrob discusses how every song on the album is a piece of him. Noting that his Rick Ross assisted track “Benediction,” was a real moment of his life, young August takes us behind the scenes of the creation of his project.

Also previewing the Pusha T featured track, “FML,” we’re counting down the days until the full project is able to be in our hands. Seeing August receive the love that he deserves makes us feel like proud parents!

Take a look at the trailer below:

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Motivation: Kelly Rowland Inks Deal With ‘Caress’ Skin Care, Talks Next Album, Leaving Her Label

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Ever wonder how Kelly Rowland keeps those “Kisses Down Low” coming? Well, this might be it.  While 2013 saw the gorgeous brown skinned singer nab some pretty sweet deals with Jaguar and TJ Steel, this year is sure to be even more promising.

Now adding lucrative skin care business ‘Caress‘ under her belt, Kelly sure won’t be singing “Dilemma” any time soon. Taking to – of course – Instagram to unveil the announcement, the new promo aptly entitled #CaressMe, shows a bob wearing Kelly dressed to the T in a behind the scenes shoot.

Big money – we like it. And it’s obvious she does too. Well deserved and definitely well chosen, we’re excited to see what flare Kelly brings to Caress when the full promo rolls out.

In a new interview with HuffPostLive on Wednesday, Kelly revealed that she has just started working on the follow-up to last year’s Talk A Good Game. “It’s been wonderful so far, a fresh new spin on everything, with writers, producers, just being inspired, just creativity,” Kelly said of her upcoming fifth album.

The new music has been influenced by iconic female singers including Diana Ross. “I’ve been inspired by the queens that have gone before us, incredibly strong women who aren’t afraid to take risks and just be innovative,” said Kelly, while also confirming that she has parted ways with Universal Republic.

“I feel like right now, I just needed something new and I’ve earned the right to make my own choices and make my own decisions,” she said. “I wish them well, they wish me well. No hard feelings, I just needed a fresh, new start.”

She hasn’t decided on her next move. “There are different offers on the table,” she said. “I just want to see what it feels like. I’m just in the studio on my own and just having a really good time just being creatively free.”

Check out her interview and Caress promo video below!

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August Alsina Shows His Artwork For New ‘Urban Ink’ Spread

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Young singing sensation August Alsina is finally baring all for the world to see. Well, all of his ink that is. Stripping down for a new spread in Urban Ink magazine, the “Inhale” crooner is giving fans a peek at all of his current body designs.

Calling on photographer John Ricard to capture each and every outline, Urban Ink got the details on some of the pieces that young August covered his body with. Revealing that some of the inspiration for his bodily pieces came from the passing of his brother – as did his motivation to pursue the music – August’s ink is very interesting…to say the least.

Filled with an array of color, one has to wonder just how many pieces he has all over his body. With the craze of inking up the body becoming popular in more than just rappers nowadays, it also poses the question of how many tattoos are considered enough?

Take a look at the different works of art swallowing his frame below:

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