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New Music: DJ Premier & Miguel – 2 Lovin U

After teasing his followers about a week ago, famed hip hop producer DJ Premier has officially liberated his new single with Miguel.  Titled “2 Lovin U,” the lyrics may sound familiar to dedicated fans of the R&B maverick, because they were previously used on the song “Damned,” off the deluxe version of his Wildheart album.

“The snippet you heard on Miguel’s Instagram, mine is the original,” said Premo in a press release. “Miguel and I were vibing at a session and just really seeing what we could come up with. What we came up with was a dope, but a rough version of what you hear today. Miguel and I had deadlines, and we never got around to finishing it. We both really believed in this version of the track, and we both felt very strongly that it needed to come out and be released as a single. Miguel and I approached the label about releasing it, and everyone was on board.”

Looking for a unique way to release the song, ESPN was given the track on Valentine’s Day to play 20-second snippets during “SportsCenter” and “First Take.” Sirius XM radio was also allowed to play the song at the beginning of the week, but now it has officially been released to digital retailers and streaming services.

“The track having a different title gives it a new light,” DJ Premier states. “Wait until you see the video.”

Take a listen below.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs & DeLeón Tequila Welcome Miguel, Teyana Taylor & More to ‘DeLeón 100’

Sean “Diddy” Combs and DeLeón Tequila have officially announced a partnership with Billboard that includes the introduction of the DeLeón 100. The DeLeón 100 will recognize 100 trailblazers nationwide. The new campaign reinforces the importance of disrupting the status quo and shaping your own future.

“The DeLeón 100 is all about recognizing the tastemakers and trailblazers who are bringing music, and culture, to the next level,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “I’m always searching for people who are bold, fearless and doing their part to shape the future. Now, in partnership with Billboard, I will be celebrating and sharing their inspiring stories with the world.”

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New Music: John Legend feat. Miguel – Overload

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On Friday, John Legend returned with his fifth studio album Darkness and Light and fans quickly uncovered one of the standouts, the Miguel-assisted “Overload.”

Enveloped by warm acoustic guitar strings and soothing, luscious horns, Legend ponders public displays of affection. “Don’t we always make a show of love?” he asks. “Life on overload, must we make a spectacle of love?”

Addressing social media’s role in relationships, Miguel lends some advice: “Let that cell phone ring / Let that bluebird sing / Let that message say ‘unread.’”

To celebrate the album release, Legend performed the album’s lead single “Love Me Now” on “Good Morning America.”

Fans in attendance definitely had love on their minds. Standing inside and outside of the studio, “GMA” viewers held up signs with messages for loved ones, including “I Said Yes! We’re engaged,” “Cuddle with Me Now,” and “College Roommates: 47 Years Later.”

Check out the performance, and listen to “Overload” below.

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Listen: Miguel Joins Sia & Queen Latifiah on “Satisfied”

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Sia has recruited Miguel and Queen Latfiah for the theatrical “Satisfied” off the upcoming Hamilton mixtape.

The “Chandelier” songstress takes on the role of Angelica Schuyler (Renée Elise Goldsberry) from the famed Broadway musical, while her “Nostalgic for the Present” tourmate Miguel plays Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) in this classic retelling. And Queen Latifah sets it off with a fiery verse.

According to Rolling Stone, “Satisfied” is a remake of Hamilton‘s original song “Helpless,” but now told from the perspective of Eliza’s sister Angelica.

Due Dec. 2, The Hamilton Mixtape features a star-studded cast including Usher, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Common, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, and more.

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Miguel Remixes Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” for ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

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Fifty Shades is getting much darker!

The sequel to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is coming out in time for Valentine’s Day 2017, and the first trailer has been released.

Titled Fifty Shades Darker, the anticipated follow-up to the risque, provocative film is expected to build on the original’s provoking soundtrack, which featured the likes of The Weeknd and Beyoncé. In fact, the reworked version of Queen Bey’s “Crazy In Love” has been remixed for the new film, this time by Miguel!

Offering a similarly slowed down, seductive rendition of Beyoncé’s 2015 version, the R&B maverick adds another level of sexy with his raw vocal over piano keys.

“You got me looking so crazy right now,” he coos as the trailer builds suspense. “Your love’s got me looking so crazy right now.”

Fifty Shades Darker is due in theaters Feb. 14, 2017. Check out the preview of Miguel’s “Crazy in Love” below.

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Watch: Miguel and Justine Skye Join ScHoolboy Q in “Overtime” Video

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ScHoolboy Q has a potent message in the music video for his song “Overtime” featuring Miguel and Justine Skye.

The fan favorite track off Q’s acclaimed new album Blank Face is brought to life with a compelling visual, which is part playful and part serious.

The TDE spitter hangs at a park playground with sexy twerkers surrounding him, even getting his hair cut by a bikini-clad model friend.

Meanwhile, Miguel delivers the hook from a scenic overview and Justine sings with balloons all around her. The visual ends abruptly when Q punches out a potential Skye suitor in the finale.

Check out the video below.

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New Music: Miguel – Cadillac

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Miguel is taking fans back to the ’70s.

The Wildheart singer takes the wheel on “Cadillac,” a track off the upcoming soundtrack to Netflix’s original series The Get Down.

“Heaven’s in the backseat of my Cadillac / Let me take you there,” sings Miguel.

The soulful record blends various styles, including jazz and funk, which lend themselves to The Get Down, an upcoming series about the Bronx in the late ’70s, right as hip-hop was poised for its birth.

The Get Down, which premieres Aug. 12, stars Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Jimmy Smits, and Giancarlo Esposito, among others. Jaden Smith is also set to appear on the show for a series of episodes.

Give “Cadillac” a spin below.

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Miguel’s Brother Nonchalant Savant Releases “Mixed Signals” Video

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Miguel has released a couple new records recently, including the smooth “Come Through and Chill,” but he is also using his Art Dealer Chic brand to introduce some new talent. Keeping it in house, as in-house can go, the R&B maverick has released a new song and video from his brother, who goes by the artist name Nonchalant Savant.

Unexpectedly refreshing the groovy singer serves up some chill vibrations of his own, with the video for “Mixed Signals.” Late night LA house party scenes play out from room to room, as Savant’s sluggishly intoxicating vocals elicit a magnetic draw, while he plays various instruments and instructs his girl to come closer.

“Before you can even get into the music, everything is fundamentally about the exchange of energy,” Savant told The FADER. “I wanted the video for ‘Mixed Signals’ to prepare you with the right kinds. Whatever it is that I do, I do my best to make it groovy for you, and I think this piece does a good job of capturing and converting that vibration, visually.”

That, we would have to agree with.

Check out the video below.

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