Watch: August Alsina Performs “Don’t Matter” During BET Awards Pre-Show

August Alsina BET Awards

August Alsina surprised many fans with his appearance at the 2017 BET Awards on Sunday (June 25). Only the day prior, he posted a photo on Instagram which showed him in the hospital or at a specialists office getting treatment for his liver disorder. The disease, which he just recently revealed to his followers last month, sent shock waves through his fan groups and much of the industry.

However, the New Orleans native seemed to be in much better spirits, and he wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to bring his new music to the BET audience with a special performance during the “Live! Red! Ready! Pre-Show.”

Wearing his hair in two large braids and rocking a colorful Versace shirt, the R&B heartthrob hit the outdoor stage accompanied by a group of dancers and an acoustic guitar player. Alsina delivered his first live performance of new single “Don’t Matter,” off his forthcoming third studio album, Drugs.

Following his performance he shared a message with his followers about his choice to perform. “Many Days I feel like shit, Today’s one of them but today I made a choice to P U S H thru,” wrote Alsina. “I’m praying until something happens, & I’m dilIgently WORKING through it all.
I’ve got faith and I’ve got faith that my faith is working.”

Check out August’s performance below.

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New Music: PARTYNEXTDOOR feat. Drake – Freak In You (Remix)


Only days after dropping “Trouble,” PARTYNEXTDOOR surprises fans again by reuniting with his OVO boss Drake on the remix to “Freak in You.”

The Jodeci-inspired track is a standout off his recently released COLOURS 2 EP. The brand new remix premiered during OVOSOUND Radio on Friday (June 23).

“Room full of women and they notice me / Now all they wanna listen to is Jodeci,” sings Party, while Drizzy sings about actresses like Olivia Wilde and Sharon Stone.

“I got a big G-Wagon, I don’t mind sharing / We can get wild like Olivia, we can get stoned like Sharon,” he sings. “Wrote Take Care, but they push me to the point where I’m just not caring / I’m just more ready than petty nowadays / Young and in control, even when they stoop low / I see anything is anything and everything’s a go.”

Take a listen to the latest OVO connection below.

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New Video: Trina feat. K. Michelle – If It Ain’t Me


Trina and K. Michelle fight back in the video for their brand new collaborative single, “If It Ain’t Me.”

The sexy R&B/Rap song is the latest single off Trina’s forthcoming album. In the Michael Garcia-directed video, the female rap star’s boyfriend (played by Dave East) isn’t remaining faithful when he’s out of town. The rapper is seen getting way too cozy with dancers at a strip club.

“Who you lovin’ when I go out on the tour? / Bring back a check, I bet that bitch is such a bore,” raps Trina. “Who you lovin’, who you wanna be f***in’? / I got ni**a groupies at me, but my vibrator buzzin’.”

K. Michelle shows up as the ride-or-die best friend, helping Trina through the heartache. “Somebody loves ya baby / And you know who it is, you know who it is / If it ain’t me then who?,” sings K.

She also adds the third verse addressing a petty dude who she left in the dust. “No more love, I’m wasted / Jack Daniels my baby / Pour it in my cup, forgot about you already,” she sings. “Ain’t no coming back to this / I just packed up my sh*t / Petty ni**as is the worst / I ain’t got time to be hurt.”

Check out the new video below.

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New Music: John Legend – Surefire (Remix)

John Legend Surefire Remix

As he gets ready to close out his “Darkness and Light Tour,” John Legend debuts a remix pack for his current single “Surefire.”

The first new version is a stripped down piano based remix, which removes the guitar and drums of the original. John’s style always fits well over simple keys, and he shines here as expected.

The second remix is by acclaimed Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson (Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino), which is also piano based but adds some additional sounds and vocal coos.

Last month, John Legend released the cinematic short-film style music video for “Surefire.” The endearing visuals showcase the power of love and unity with a socio-political theme as two young lovers, from different backgrounds, are torn apart and must travel out of their comfort zone to reunite.

Check out the new “Surefire” remixes below.

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New Video: ANGEL – Hi Grade


Just in time to help kick off summer, rising Motown Records artist ANGEL debuts the music video for his Reggae/R&B single “Hi Grade.”

Filled with enough smoke that you might get a contact high just off the visual, the singer/songwriter brings his gal(s) to the party house where they enjoy plenty of herbal relaxation.

“So if you’re coming to my place, baby we can smoke up the hi grade,” ANGEL sings on the chorus. “Them kinda weed make you feel like / Really making love ’til you feel right.”

“I actually started producing Reggae music initially before I found love in R&B,” ANGEL previously told The FADER. “This record was an opportunity to make something my Pops and Uncles would be really proud of. It’s authentic and represents my foundation and roots. It’s really important to me”

The video version of the song includes a new verse from Reggae artist Protoje.

Check it out below.

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New Video: Rotimi feat. 50 Cent & T.I. – Nobody


Searching for love in the wrong places can leave you lonely. That is the message that singer/actor Rotimi delivers with his 50 Cent & T.I.-assisted new single “Nobody.”

Although the fellas address the actions of women looking to secure a mate through sex, they enjoy the company of many video vixens in the dark, erotic new video-directed by Eif Rivera.

“Nobody” will be featured on Rotimi’s forthcoming EP, which will be released later this summer via 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records.

Fans can catch him live when joins August Alsina on his “Don’t Matter Tour” starting on July 27 in San Antonio, TX. Additionally, fans of STARZ hit drama POWER can watch Rotimi reprise his role as Dre when season four premieres on June 25.

Check out the “Nobody” video below.

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Indie: Rising Artist Bashli Releases Video for New Single “Take It All”


Breakday/Priority Records rising new artist Bashli makes his introduction today with the premiere of the video for his new single “Take It All.”

Over production by Breakbeats, the Newark, New Jersey native melodically sings and raps to his love interest about how he wants her to take it all for him. Shot in beautiful Malibu, CA by Scholastic Vision, the video finds Bashli seducing his co-star though commanding wordplay, while she seduces the cameras in a black bikini.

“This music game is not a game for me, it’s life; so I treat it with the utmost respect,” says Bashli.

Later, the two lovers trade in their beachwear for nighttime attire as they take a ride on his motorcycle, and get intimate overlooking the ocean.

“Take It All” sets the bar high for what’s sure to come in the future from this 20-year-old.

Check out the video below.

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New Music: TYuS feat. 21 Savage – Between Us (Remix)

Tyus 21 Savage

Last fall, rising Portland based R&B artist, TYuS released his debut EP, Never Forget.

The project featured the standout, seductive slow burner “Between Us” produced by Cardo, which the singer/songwriter released a video for in December.

With new original music on the way this year, TYuS wets his fans appetite with an official remix to “Between Us” featuring buzzing rap star 21 Savage.

“I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind, even though it ain’t mines / So call me when your man’s not home,” sings TYuS. Meanwhile 21 offers a boastful verse about diamonds, drop tops and spoiling his lady with whatever she wants.

Take a listen to the late-night creepin’ anthem below.

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