Black Friday will soon become “Badu Friday” as the famed and eccentric singer known as Erykah Badu will release her new project, But You Caint Use My Phone. Inspired by the infamous line from 1997’s hit-single “Tyrone,” the mixtape will be available exclusively on iTunes and streaming via Apple Music for one week with a December 4 release for additional digital retailers and streaming partners.
The newest release from Ms. Badu serves as her first full project since the 2010’s New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), and comes after fans went into a frenzy about her rendition of Drake’s hit track “Hotline Bling” – which has been renamed “Cell U Lar Device” for the project.
Featuring 11 full-length tracks, But You Caint Use My Phone was written, recorded and mixed within 12 days in her hometown of Dallas, TX. Collaborating with producer Zach Witnessin, the upcoming release has much anticipation from fans of the talented songstress. Set to include a few surprise guests – all of which recorded their contributions in the same bedroom studio – each song on the mixtape makes a clear reference to our use of telephones and how we depend on typing connected.
Erykah can also be seen hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET on BET and will perform “Phone Down” for the first time.
Check out the tracklisting for BYCUMP below!
After the release of last year’s JHUD, Jennifer Hudson has been steadily making strides to keep the next move in line. After nabbing the role of Shug Avery for the Broadway adaptation of The Color Purple, the talented vocalist took to Good Morning America‘s stage to show the crowd just what to expect when the show kicks off on December 10.
Joined by co-star Cynthia Erivo – who plays Celie – the duo wowed all those watching as they belted out the signature track of the show. Sounding more than incredible, we can only imagine what the actual show performance will sound like once it opens next month.
Take a look at the performance below!
In 2014, news broke that Beyoncé would be taking on the world again as she joined forces with UK apparel and accessory brand, Topshop, to bring about the follow-up to the early ’00s House of Deréon line that she created with her mother – Tina Knowles.
Adele‘s takeover of NBC continued on Tuesday night as she appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” for the second night in a row. As her third album, 25, cruises to the biggest first week sales debut of all time, the vocal powerhouse joined Jimmy and The Roots for a playful performance of “Hello.”
The British singer and her hosts tackled the global hit with an array of classroom instruments, including percussion instruments, a ukulele and even a flip phone.
If you missed it, on Monday night Adele played a game of “Box of Lies” and performed “Water Under the Bridge.”
Check out their fun performance below:
August Alsina brings fans the second trailer for his anticipated sophomore album This Thing Called Life, and teases new song, “American Dream.”
In the trailer Alsina addresses the haters, “They’d rather see me dead. They’d rather see me fail. They’d rather see me in jail.” But, he ends on a positive note, “You just gotta tell yourself, somehow I’m gonna make it.”
This Thing Called Life is due out December 11, with features from Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Anthony Hamilton and Chris Brown.
Peep the snippet and trailer below:
Tinashe graces the Winter 2015 cover of British style magazine Dazed. In between recording her sophomore album Joyride the 22-year-old singer shows a quirky side in the eccentric photos—she licks a miniature toilet, climbs trees, and even holds a lighter to her tongue.
Joyride is due in January featuring contributions from Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Hit-Boy, Travis Scott, Dev Hynes, Nic Nac, Boi-1da, and Chris Brown, who appears on the lead single “Player.”
“I want it to be exciting, I want it to keep you on your toes, I want people to not know what to expect,” says Tinashe of the follow-up to her 2014 debut Aquarius. “It’s the perfect title for this point in my life… I feel like I’m on a joyride all the time. It’s dangerous, it’s an adventure, it’s emotional.”
See photos and read highlights from the issue below.
Welp, better late than never.
Back in August, Tank returned with the soulful single “You Don’t Know” featuring Wale, and now he has delivered the official video. The track is the first release off his forthcoming 7th studio album Sex, Love & Pain 2, and features an interpolation of Patti Labelle’s classic “If Only You Knew.”
Hitting high notes in his falsetto Tank serves up a hot dish of romance. Putting his love and dedication on display he gifts his woman with a fancy dress and throws her an intimate surprise party.
“What’s it gonna take for you to know, you’re the only one I want around / What’s it gonna take for you to know, you’re the only one that holds me down,” he sings while Wale compliments the track with a grown man verse.
Check out the video below:
Following their West Coast tour with Tory Lanez, Jake&Papa continue to spread their Sexual Warfare with the steamy video for their lady-in-the-streets/freak-in-the-sheets anthem “Entertainer.”
Set against varying colorful backdrops the R&B duo sing the praises of some sexy females who have garnered their full attention for the night, but before the sun raises they find the ladies have fled with their chains and clothes.
Some NSFW scenes are spliced in quickly adding to the erotic theme. Peep the video below: