New Music: Chris Brown feat. Rihanna – Put It Up

Rihanna and Chris New

Chris Brown and Rihanna surprised everyone when they attempted to rekindle their relationship, and recorded new material together.  Out of that time came two collaborations, “Birthday Cake” and “Nobody’s Business,” but while Chris was in the early stages of his last album X, there was a rumor that he had recorded another new record with RiRi.

Now, it appears that collaboration, entitled “Put It Up,” has hit the net!  The former lovers get intimate on the duet, swapping provocative lines over a snapping beat.

“I’m gonna explore all of your body,” sings Rihanna, while Brown responds, “Treat me like I’m your property / I’m about to be your biggest fan.”

This actually could have been a nice addition to X, too bad it didn’t make the cut for whatever reasons… Check out their previously unheard collabo below!

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The Weeknd Brings Out Kanye West at Coachella

The Weeknd Kanye West

The Weeknd closed out Saturday night at Coachella with a big surprise!

While he went solo during the first weekend, the Canadian singer brought none other than Kanye West as his special guest during Weekend 2.

Yeezus, who was rumored to be Drake’s special guest on Sunday, joined Abel on stage to perform part of “Heartless” before continuing with “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Black Skinhead,” “Don’t Like (Remix),” and “All Day.”

Watch XO and G.O.O.D. Music meet up in the desert below:

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Ciara and R3hab Debut New Song at Coachella

Ciara R3hab

Ciara made a not-so-surprise appearance at Coachella in Indio, Calif. on Friday. After dropping hints on Twitter and Instagram earlier in the day, she popped up during R3hab’s set at the Sahara tent. Draped in a colorful Dries Van Noten cape, she performed the R3hab remix to “I Bet,” which appears on the deluxe edition of her album Jackie, due May 4.

She and R3hab also debuted a brand new dance-heavy collaboration, reportedly titled “Get Up,” which is set to appear on the Dutch DJ’s upcoming album.

“The Crowd Was AMAZING!! Thanks For All The Love!” tweeted CiCi after coming off stage.

Watch her heat up the desert below:

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Watch Brandy Rehearse for Role as Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway


R&B starlet Brandy is getting ready to storm Broadway for the first time, starring as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO.

Kicking off on April 28 the award winning singer/actress will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre in NYC through Sunday, June 21.

Hot 97 was recently invited to an private rehearsal for certain members of the press and was allowed to share a few minutes of various routines. Looking every bit ready for the part, Brandy ran through song and dance numbers from the show, and talked about preparing for the rigorous performance.

“One of the most challenging things was [just] deciding to do it,” she says. “8 shows a week, so to make that decision and make that kind of commitment was really scary, but I said, ‘God put it in front of me, it must be meant for me to do’.”

In addition to her upcoming role, Brandy revealed that she would like Keke Palmer to play her if a biopic was every going to come out, and if she had to choose an actor to be her love interest in CHICAGO it would be Michael B. Jordan.

Check out her rehearsal and interview about the role below:

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Adrian Marcel Reveals What He Learned Working With R. Kelly

Adrian Marcel DJ Smallz

Adrian Marcel is ready to claim his spot in today’s R&B game, and that spot will hopefully be accomplished with the release of his anticipated debut album.  With 2 buzz-worthy mixtapes under his belt, along with additional projects and videos, the Oakland native is prepping for the release of that big debut, Got Me F’ed Up.

The singer/songwriter is blessed to have Raphael Saadiq as his mentor, but he’s been working with a lot of greats, including the king himself, R. Kelly.

During a recent interview with DJ Smallz, Marcel opened up about what he’s learned from working with Kellz, and how he plans to apply it to himself. He also once again shared the best advice he’s received from Saadiq, and tour experiences with Keyshia Cole.

Peep the interview clip below:

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Watch: Travis Garland Slays Cover of The Weeknd’s “Earned It”


Travis Garland has returned with a little something special for fans. Mostly known for his impressive original material, the singer/songwriter has recorded an equally impressive cover of The Weeknd’s Hot 100 hit single “Earned It.”

A perfect fit for the Fifty Shades of Grey single, vocally, Garland performs the seductive song surrounded by green smoke (filmed at the Green Room in Los Angeles), drenched in emotions.

If you’re a fan of Garland, or just The Weeknd’s hit single, you don’t want to miss this. Check it out below:

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New Music: Mitchelle’l – Spillin Drank

Spillin Drank

Don’t you hate when you spill your drank on your wood grain?

Well, Hustle Gang singer Mitchelle’l sure does, and he wrote a song about riding while leaning.  We haven’t heard much from the Houston native since his 2012’s soulful single “Irene,” but he has teamed up with producer Lil C ‘C Gutta’ for his smooth new joint “Spillin Drank,” and is prepping for the release of his debut EP.

Take a listen below:

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Video: Tamia – Sandwich And A Soda


It’s finally here! After much anticipation, the beautiful songstress Tamia has finally unwrapped the visual to her comeback single, “Sandwich And A Soda.”

Strutting her stuff in a dirt road covered town and hanging out at the local cantina with party-goers, the veteran singer proves that she’s still got it. Showing off legs that would make any woman envious, Tamia’s gorgeous and timeless appearance will make any fan appreciate her return to our screens.

She is currently prepping for the release of her sixth studio album, Love Life, which is due out June 9 via Def Jam.

Check out Tamia’s sexy new video below:

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