Listen: Trey Songz – ‘Trigga’ [Full Album Stream]

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Trey Songz is only one week away from the release his anticipated sixth studio album Trigga. The R&B heartthrob always keeps his fans in mind so he has teamed up with MTV to give his Angels a first listen of the entire project before it arrives in stores on July 1.

The 17 track LP has been led by the singles “Na Na,” “SmartPhones,” and “Foreign,” and boasts appearances from Nicki Minaj, Mila J, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Justin Bieber, who appears on the remix to “Foreign.” There is also a special deluxe version for Target which includes three additional tracks.

“This is another dimension of my mind and my emotion,” he said. “It’s vulnerable, but it’s harsh. Trigga‘s a bit unapologetic, a little vulgar sometimes.”

Stream Trigga in its entirety below!

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August Alsina Announces “Testimony Live” Tour

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After landing on the covers of XXL and Vibe, and currently getting ready to hit the main stage at the 2014 BET Awards this Sunday, August Alsina has officially announced his first headlining tour.

The 20-date “Testimony Live” trek will kick off August 14 in Seattle and travel through the end of September, making stops in major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Houston and many more.

Check out the full itinerary below:

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Throwback Tuesday: Shai – ‘If I Ever Fall In Love’

Shai is a R&B group that was formed on the campus of Howard University and was most popular in the ’90s. “If I Ever Fall in Love” was the debut single released on the groups 3x platinum debut album of the same name. The single spent eight weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, which was held off from the top slot due to the massive success of “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. It also spent one week at No. 1 on the R&B chart.

Two versions of the song were recorded, one being an a cappella version. Group member Carl E. Martin wrote the single on a long ride back from his home in Louisiana to Washington, DC. It was written about his ex-girlfriend Camille, who also attended Howard University. When he returned to Howard he met a DJ from radio station WPGC and passed a demo tape of “If I Ever Fall in Love” to him. That same week, the DJ played it on the air and other stations soon followed suit leading to the group signing their first record deal.

Shai is often noted for their amazing a cappella harmonies and nicely blended soulful vocals. Original members Darnell Van Rensalier and Garfield A. Bright continue to tour together.

Enjoy the original video above and check out the a cappella version below!

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Beyoncé Set To Appear In New Film?

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Well isn’t this interesting!

While Beyoncé fans are heading to the stadiums to see her and hubby Jay Z ‘On The Run,’ the famed singer might be having you running back to the box offices pretty soon.

Check out more after the jump!

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Prince Reveals Plans Of New Solo Album

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Legendary superstar Prince is one of the most respected artists in the industry. Despite his eccentric look and new sound, anyone who’s anyone has been a fan at some point in their lives.

While his appearance on the Essence Festival stage is just a little over a week away, the famed singer is readying something else for fans to enjoy. Check out the details after the jump!

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New Music: Jhené Aiko feat. Cocaine 80s – To Love & Die

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Only hours after she gave fans a sneak preview, Jhené Aiko is locked and loaded with the release of her brand new song “To Love & Die.” The Cocaine 80s assisted single off her debut album Souled Out has hit the net in full.

“Cuz I’m just a prisoner of your army of one / But I’ll fight to the death, or until your heart is won,” she sings on the melodic production.

Jhené will take the stage—and maybe even perform her new single—at Sunday’s BET Awards in her hometown of Los Angeles.

Get entranced with her intoxicating new record below!

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Omarion & Girlfriend Apryl Share Photos of Babyshower

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R&B crooner Omarion broke a few ladies hearts when he announced that he and longtime girlfriend Apryl were expecting their first child together. Now, months later, the adorable couple have officially began the celebration with their baby shower.

Dressed in a floral floor length gown, Apryl looked absolutely stunning with her baby bump showing. Not far behind, Maybach O showed his love to his girl and their unborn as he looked more excited than we’ve ever seen. Joined by family and friends, this was sure to be a memorable event for all.

Take a look a few of the pics after the jump!

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August Alsina, Mack Wilds & Ed Sheeran Cover Vibe Summer Issue

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Vibe Magazine has recruited rising stars August Alsina, Mack Wilds & Ed Sheeran for the cover of their Summer 2014 issue.

With the title ‘Soul Brothers,’ the three singers each fill a unique lane, and have built very strong individual followings.

Check out an excerpt from each of the artists below, along with behind-the-scenes footage of their shoot, and pick up the issue on July 22.

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