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New Music: Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West – Love Yourself

It’s been a busy week for Mary J. Blige.

The R&B Queen revealed the album cover, tracklisting, and release date for her anticipated new album Strength of a Woman, opened up about her public divorce to Angie Martinez on Power 105.1, and now returns with her much-anticipated collaboration with Kanye West on the album’s opening song, “Love Yourself.”

Over soulful horns, the newly-single songstress shares an important lesson on self-love. “You gotta love yourself if you really wanna be with someone else,” sings MJB. “You gotta feed yourself before you feed somebody else / You gotta stay open and don’t be foolish / ‘Cause everybody don’t mean you well.”

During her interview with Angie, Blige opened up about the collaboration. “‘Love Yourself’ is hardcore hip-hop soul,” she said. “It’s me talking to myself when I was in it. ‘Don’t give up. Love yourself.’ When you hear the words, you’ll hear it…I’m a fan of Kanye. I’ve always loved Kanye. I’ve always wanted to work with Kanye. I reached out to his manager, got a number on him, began to text him back and forth about how I really wanted him on ‘Love Yourself.’”

Due April 28, Strength of a Woman features additional appearances from Kaytranada (“Telling the Truth”), Prince Charlez (“Smile”), and Missy Elliott, DJ Khaled, and Quavo (“Glow Up”).

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Watch: Teyana Taylor Stars in Kanye West’s “Fade” Video

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The VMAs got too hot for the kiddos when Kanye West debuted his brand new video for “Fade” starring the insanely fit Teyana Taylor.

The visually stunning performance piece for the Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone-assisted single off The Life of Pablo, features the new mom dancing in a gym while dripping sweat. After an intense workout, she enters the shower and makes out with her real life husband, NBA champ Iman Shumpert.

The closing scene finds Teyana as a cat alongside her husband and eight-month-old daughter Junie…and a group of sheep.

Watch the provocative video via TIDAL below.

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New Music: Alicia Keys feat. Kanye West & Travis Scott – In Common (Remix)

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Ain’t nothin’ common about this!

On the premiere episode of his new .wav radio program on Beats 1, Travis Scott surprised listeners by debuting a brand new remix to Alicia Keys single “In Common,” featuring himself and his G.O.O.D Music boss, Kanye West.

“Folks all up in our business, Yeezy Season, I’m trendin’ / I bet you they respek the name now / So are we done or we finished,” raps Yeezy.

Earlier on the program, Scott also premiered a remix to Usher’s “No Limit.”

Listen to the radio rip of “In Common (Remix)” below.

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Mary J. Blige Opens Up About ‘Incredible’ Kanye West Collaboration

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Mary J. Blige and Kanye West have cooked up a collabo, which the R&B icon says will make us “flip.” The much-anticipated record is off MJB’s next album, but she isn’t ready to reveal the title.

“I don’t want to give up the name of the song yet, but the album is mostly complete,” the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I absolutely got a chance to work with the great Kanye West. And the song is crazy—I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Although the song title is still private, Mary opened up about what her first Yeezy collaboration sounds like in the Q&A.

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Mary J. Blige Taps Kanye West for New Album

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There’s been word floating around that Mary J. Blige was working on her next album for release this year, but now it appears that is definitely happening, and it might hit our ears as early as this summer.

MJB’s A&R Eddie Fourcell was doing a recent interview with the Arbiters of A&R podcast, and during the conversation he revealed that the project is done and is currently in the mixing phase.

On the project, Blige has worked with hitmakers like Hit-Boy, DJ Camper, and B.A.M. The follow-up to 2014’s The London Sessions is also expected to feature her first collaboration with Kanye West!

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New Music: Erykah Badu – Trill Friends

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We are loving the return of Erykah Badu, and the fact that she is just giving us mixtape music.

Only 2 months after she dropped her Black Friday mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone, the soulstress has announced that she is working on the follow-up, called This $h!t Too Easy.

Sharing the first taste of the project, Badu has cooked up a soulful remix to Kanye West’s new track “Real Friends,” mixed with Whodini’s ’90s classic “Friends,” entitled “Trill Friends.”

Erykah keeps it real, calling out fake friends: “Homeboys, see some of them we wish we never knew at all.”

The song came together spontaneously, “what up yeezy?” she wrote. “BADU MESSIN ROUND THIS MORNIN (really suppose be recording something else …).”

Take a listen below!

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The Weeknd Brings Out Kanye West at Coachella

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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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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Perform “FourFiveSeconds” Live at Grammys

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After debuting the official music video, Rihanna brought her brand new single “FourFiveSeconds” to the stage for the first time at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Wearing a black pantsuit, she performed the acoustic song against a white screen, which moved to reveal a curtained backdrop.

Kanye got hype while spitting his dual verses, and Sir Paul McCartney backed them up while jamming on guitar. The trio received a standing ovation from everyone including Madonna and Taylor Swift.

During a pre-show interview, Kanye revealed that he will be executive producing Rihanna’s upcoming album, which is coming soon.

Check out their first live performance of the soon-to-be hit single below:

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