Drake’s Father Dennis Graham Readies R&B Album!


Drake’s father Dennis Graham is out to prove that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

The 60-something-year-old is launching a new musical career and is giving fans a taste with a snippet of his new single and video for “Kinda Crazy.”

“It’s kinda crazy, but I feel you underneath my skin / At first glance, I think it’s where my obsession begins,” he sings.

Drizzy’s dad teamed up with producer Jamie Iovine, the son of Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine, for the song and will be dropping it this month while he completes his R&B album.

Drake, who has given his stamp of approval, has rapped about his father’s musical inclinations in the past, perhaps most notably on “You & the 6” off If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

“Having conversations with momma, we start talkin’ ’bout dad,” he rhymes. “You know he dropping a single / He saying this is his window / That ni**a still wearing linen / That ni**a still in the club / Call him after we get off the phone and show him some love.”

Watch a teaser for Graham’s “Kinda Crazy” video below.

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Video: Jacquees & Birdman – Wise Words


Stunting is in Jacquees and Birdman’s DNA!

In case you forgot what they’re capable of, the Cash Money/Rich Gang power duo just reminded you how to stunt the right way in their new video for “Wise Words”.

The pair find themselves relaxing in Birdman’s mansion with two very sexy women as they sip from their cups and smoke on a blunt. But unlike the average person, they lounge around on the couch in not just slippers, but enough ice on their neck, wrist, and hands to buy at least three luxury cars!

Between Jacquees’s verse about how to respect the game, and Birdman’s verse about the importance of always keeping up with his numbers, this video defines the ultimate stunt.

Check it out below.

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Video: Roy Wood$ – Gwan Big Up Urself


Lit is an understatement for a Roy Wood$‘ party!

In an effort to showcase Jamaican culture, the OVO Sound signee finds himself being the life of the party in his new visuals for”Gwan Up Urself“. Decked out in island gear from head to two, Roy parties with the whole neighborhood as they whine, smoke, eat and drink some delicious looking Jamaican delicacies. Along with all the infectious dancing, and a little humor, the video utilizes color to help tell the story of how the party only gets wilder as the sun goes down. Just because the sun set doesn’t mean the party stops.

It’s safe to say that Roy Wood$ successfully made us feel like we missed out on the party of the year with these visuals.

Check out the video below.

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New Music: Kranium feat. Tory Lanez – We Can

Kranium Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez latest single “Luv” has been climbing the radio charts, but now the Toronto singer/rapper continues to storm the dancehall scene teaming up with Queens, New York based artist Kranium.

Dancehall artist Kranium established himself as an international star with 2014’s “Nobody Has To Know,” which was more recently updated with a feature from Ty Dolla $ign. With his latest single “We Can,” Kranium taps Lanez, for the late night party-starting jam.

The two will continue to work together, as Kranium was recently added to Tory’s massive “I Told You Tour,” which kicks off in September.

Take a listen to their collabo below.

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Indie: PreMadonna Seduces Young Thug in “All Nite” Video


Indie artist PreMadonna, best known as the self-made millionaire and founder of her global Waist Gang Society, makes her debut as the hottest new female in the game in the sexy music video for “All Nite” featuring Young Thug.

The buxom beauty gets up close and personal with Thugger Thugger and keeps it grown and sexy in the steamy new visual, while showing off the glamorous lifestyle she’s known for – bottles of champagne, diamonds, exotic cars, designer bags and lavish penthouses.

With lyrics like “I be feigning about this daily, almost wrecked my Mercedes … You and me was meant to be, so let’s take over, it’s our world,” PreMadonna effortlessly brings her famous prowess to life.

Peep the video below.

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Indie: Shonte Renee Releases Video for “Rock With You” feat. T-Pain


The legendary Big Oomp Records presents the premiere of Shonte Renee‘s “Rock With
You” video featuring an exclusive guest appearance by T-Pain.

The first lady of the Oomp Camp seduces the camera in sexy pool scenes and gets up-close-and-personal with Teddy P, while cooing out the lyrics to her 2016 remake of the Bobby Brown classic.

Shonte Renee’s Color Me Bad mixtape, hosted by DJ Sense and DJ Montay, is out now as well.

Peep the new video below.

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Listen: Janelle Monáe – Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down)


The upcoming Netflix show The Get Down, which chronicles hip-hop’s beginnings in the South Bronx, promises to have a stellar soundtrack, which is executive produced by Nas.

Last week, Miguel shared “Cadillac,” the first song from the show’s soundtrack, and now, Janelle Monáe premieres her anticipated contribution, “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down).”

“I don’t do a lot of sampling, but they had the rights to the Jackson 5’s “Hum Along & Dance,” so this was sample. I worked with Jeff Bhasker and Emile, once we got in the studio together we just picked parts that we love and that’s how we made the music,” explained Monáe to Ebro on Beats 1.

“So, it was inspired by the Jackson 5 and I just basically put Janelle Monáe on it. I wanted to keep the essence of Jackson 5, Michael is one of my heroes. As I was recording this song I was envisioning a world where color was not the center of attention, it wasn’t about black and white, green and yellow, but we were all on the dance floor together, living and breathing as one.”

The Get Down: Original Soundtrack From The Netflix Original Series will be released on Friday, Aug. 12. You can pre-order it on iTunes now. Hear Janelle talk about her contribution, and preview “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down)” below.

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New Music: La’Porsha Renae – Battles (Gold Metal Mix)

Battles Gold Metal Mix

American Idol Season 15 runner-up La’Porsha Renae‘s anthem for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team is now available.

The powerful song, “Battles,” written by Big Machine Records songwriter Who is Fancy (aka Jake Hagood), was originally performed by Renae on the Idol season finale this past April. The new “Gold Medal Mix” is the official theme song for the gymnastics team as they compete for the Gold in Rio.

The song offers an inspiring message that will resonate with team and fans watching at home. “Some days, it feels like you could run a million miles / Some days, you feel like you can’t move / Some days, it feels like you could start a wildfire / Some days, the fire’s burning you,” sings Renae.

It will also be included on Renae’s upcoming Motown Records debut due out this November. The song was brought to NBC’s attention by American Idol producer Megan Michaels, whose father, David, is NBC’s producer for women’s gymnastics.

“Battles” (Gold Metal Mix) is available on iTunes now, and you can stream it in full below.

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