First Look: Keyshia Cole Joins ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’

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It’s official.

After letting fans know via Twitter, it has been confirmed that Keyshia Cole is coming to the new season of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.”

VH1 has officially announced that the R&B songstress will join the cast of the popular reality series.

Keyshia’s role on the program will depict her as an artist who is trying to find a balance between her music and her personal life. It will also show her juggling co-parenting with her ex, Daniel “Boobie” Gibson.

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New Video: Tory Lanez feat. Dave East – Loud Pack

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If you haven’t caught on by now, Tory Lanez stays lit!

The visuals for the singer/rapper’s new song “Loud Pack” featuring NYC rapper Dave East, is the ultimate party. Surrounded by beautiful women in sexy little outfits, the two share how their love for the ladies and getting high is one in the same.

“Keep you right beside me like the Loud Pack / Party with your friends, bring them to the crib,” he sings throughout the video. “It’s all cool with me, I got the Loud Pack.” Dave East adds some braggadocios confidence to the track with his verse, “Got two bitches and they smoking now, we ain’t got no droughtb/ I can show you what this dough about, I woke up on a cloud.”

Co-directed and co-colored by Tory himself, alongside Mid Jordan, the visual is just as much of a vibe as the song. In addition to his direction on the video, he also edited the entire thing by himself. The man literally is a jack of all trades!

Lanez is currently on the “Nobody’s Safe Tour” with Future through June 30, when it ends in Las Vegas. The sophomore follow-up to his debut album, I Told You is expected to come this year.

Check out the video for “Loud Pack” below.

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New Music: Maurice Moore – Sensei

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Maurice Moore is not one to sleep on.

In his latest Sunday Gem, Moore is a “Sensei” as he sings about knowing that he’s on the brink of something great. On the track, which he wrote and co-produced with King BNJMN and Auricle, Maurice sings about how he’s “almost famous.”

The up-tempo song mixes together a little confidence and a lot of facts, and Moore lets the people know that he’s been putting in some serious work and he’s coming for that number one spot. Every move he’s made has been purposely calculated and he details it as he sings, “I’m so good it hurts, it’s a gift and curse / I’m just tryna get it like it’s Black Friday and wifey want a purse / Yeah yeah yeah I’m almost famous.”

At about 2-minutes into the song, the track flips as he talks about being a sensei in the love game with his girl. “I ain’t tryna hurt you, I’m just tryna get to know you/ I just wanna love you, don’t wanna control you,” Maurice promises. “They wanna take me away from you, but sensei bite back like cobra/ Wise man stay close to the enemy, so if a nigga act up game over.”

Moore is currently prepping for a summer release of his debut mixtape ‘The Amber Room.’

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Listen: Chris Brown & Ray J Drop Surprise Mixtapae, ‘Burn My Name’

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Chris Brown and Ray J reunite and ignite.

Following their fall 2016 song, “Famous,” the R&B singers have surprised fans today (June 19) by releasing a collaborative mixtape titled, ‘Burn My Name.’

The project consists of 10 brand new original songs and only includes additional features on one track (“Let It Bang” feat. Payso B, Jackie Long & Truth KO), along with rapper Vince Staples who appears on an interlude.

Throughout the mixtape, Ray and Chris flex their talents in both R&B and hip-hop. They open the effort with “F**k Them Hoes,” where the fellas fess up to their womanizing ways.

“Lately I’ve been doin’ way too much, I’m ruthless,” sings Breezy. “I’ve been playing stupid, way too much excuses / I know I let you down, pu**y made me lose it / You know my mind is stupid whenever she shaking the booty.”

The project ends with the title track, where the duo sing about their careers and their fires. “Riding around with the devil,” sings Ray J. “Onto the next level / Light that sh*t up and burn that sh*t right to my soul.”

Stream ‘Burn My Name‘ below.

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SZA’s Debut Album ‘Ctrl’ Lands at No. 3 on Billboard 200

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Welcome SZA to the top of the charts!

The R&B singer/songwriter has landed the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the release of her major label debut album Ctrl via Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records. The album also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums and No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts, according to Nielsen Music.

Selling 60,000 equivalent album units, the TDE songstress earns her first top 10 placement. Of that sum, 25,000 were traditional album sales, 33,000 were streaming equivalent units, and 2,000 were track equivalent units.

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Indie: Andy Stokes Premieres Feel-Good Video for “Let’s Have A Good Time”

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Leave your troubles at home and go have a good time!

R&B crooner Andy Stokes debuted his feel-good new single, “Let’s Have A Good Time” right here last month, and today he quickly returns with the premiere of the song’s official music video.

Filmed around Seattle, the singer/songwriter promotes an upcoming show at a local venue to patrons and passersby. When he witnesses a street artist is being pushed away by one business owner, Andy gifts him a new drawing pad and markers. Later, he meets up with a group of Seahawks fans and they dance in the street.

“Life is too short to spend with someone who don’t care / Let’s dress it up, and take it there / It’s time to party and feel real good,” he sings over the infectious grown-and-sexy production.

Speaking about the song and video to ThisisRnB, Andy said: “‘Lets Have A Good Time’ is about letting go of all worries and embracing the present moment, by spreading happiness and love to all we come into contact with. It’s also a perfect record for living up the summer.”

Check out the video below.

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Listen: Producer Amorphous Drops DOPE Beyoncé & Jay Z Mashup Project, ‘Bey​-​Z’

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The Carter Twins are here (apparently), but now fans want to know if the rumored joint project by Beyoncé and Jay Z will ever arrive. While Hov just confirmed that his new album 4:44 is due out June 30, there is no word if the two will ever put their chemistry into a full LP.

However, if you are dying to hear what a whole project by Bey and Jay could feel like, an up-and-coming producer from Orlando, Florida by the name of Amorphous has released a masterful mash-up album of the Carter’s music named, Bey-Z.

Released last Tuesday (June 13) on Bandcamp, the 8-track mash-up project fuses together some of the superstar couple’s most popular hits into creative new gems.

Amorphous opens the project with a sexy bounce blending together the instrumental of The Neptunes-produced “Frontin” with Beyoncé’s “Partition” vocals. The original was sensual and slightly dark, but this version brings perfect summer vibes.

Another standout is “Irreplaceable Song,” which blends together Bey’s “Irreplaceable” and Jay’s “Song Cry.” Who knew these two would work so well together, but it feels like if the two artists did go back-and-forth about the topics Bey was singing about through Lemonade, it could be similar to this!

“With ‘Bey-Z’, I wanted to pay tribute to two artists in this world who have inspired me artistically, but also for their work ethic,” wrote Amorphous. “For creating opportunity for themselves, for not settling for less, thank you bey + jay.”

Don’t miss this special project. Stream ‘Bey-Z’ below!

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Welcome Twins

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Speculation has been floating online since last week, but it appears we can confirm that strong>Beyoncé and Jay Z have welcomed their twin babies. Carter Twins are here!

On Father’s Day (June 18), Queen Bey’s father, Mathew Knowles confirmed the reports, taking to Instagram to welcome his grandchildren. “They’re here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday.”

Prior to her dad, an anonymous source told PEOPLE that Hov and Bey are “thrilled” and that they “have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends.”

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