Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jaden Smith - Cool Tape Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

Jaden Smith - Cool Tape Vol. 2 (Mixtape)jaden-smith-cool-tape-vol-2

The legend's offspring returns with yet another freelease this month (following the EP Prakruti, this time an eight-track offering with production from Christian Rich, Jaden's own trademark otherworldly sensibilities, and more. Tracklist, stream, and link down bottom.

Boosie BadAzz Readies ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ for February

Boosie BadAzz Readies ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ for February

Touch Down 2 Cause Hell

Boosie is making a BadAzz return. The Baton Rouge rapper is readying his first album in four years, Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, for release next year. The follow-up to 2010′s Incarcerated was originally due over the summer, but will now arrive in February 2015 via Trill Entertainment and Atlantic Records. It marks Boosie’s first album since serving 52 months behind bars. He celebrated his homecoming at a press conference in March, which was streamed live from New Orleans to his fans worldwide.

Usher Brings Out Trey Songz and August Alsina in Chicago

Usher Brings Out Trey Songz and August Alsina in ChicagoUsher, Trey Songz, and August Alsina

Usher brought the “UR Experience” to Chicago’s United Center on Monday night, and he was joined by some special guests. After opening for Usher earlier in the evening, August Alsina returned to the stage along with Trey Songz to perform the remix to “I Luv This Shit,” and the ladies went wild. “I went on tour with Usher a couple years ago. It changed my life,” Trigga told the crowd. “Make some noise for one of the greatest in the game—greatest there ever is, greatest there ever will be. I love you, boy.” Usher also welcomed Rico Love, who penned several of his hits including “There Goes My Baby,” to perform his single “They Don’t Know.” The “UR Experience” hits the west coast later this week before winding down on December 14 in Tampa, Fla. Watch the R&B superstars touch down in the Chi.

New Music: Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Necklace’

New Music: Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Necklace’A Better Tomorrow

Chain reaction. As they gear up for A Better Tomorrow, Wu-Tang Clan unleashes another song from their first album in seven years. Cappadonna, Raekwon, Ghostface, and Inspectah Deck come through with killer verses over the cinematic sample: “Brother, I think that necklace is causing you too much trouble.” A Better Tomorrow drop December 2 featuring the previously released tracks “Ruckus in B Minor” and “Ron O’Neal.”

J. Cole: Earlier That Day (Video)

J. Cole: Earlier That Day (Video)

J. Cole has always carried a "for the fans" mentality with him throughout his entire career, whether making his Dollar And A Dream Tour stops an affordable (albeit first come, first serve) affair, to inviting them to celebrate the release of his upcoming new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive at his house. In this Fader-presented video cameras follow him the day of the LA stop of the aforementioned tour, as Cole prepares and speaks on his performances, connecting with the fans, and more.

New Music: Beyoncé – ‘7/11’ [Snippet]

New Music: Beyoncé – ‘7/11’ [Snippet]Beyoncé

Five days before her Platinum Edition Box Set hits stores, a 30-second snippet of a new Beyoncé song called “7/11″ has hit the net—and it’s a slapper. On the ratchet R&B banger, Queen Bey puts her foot down and her hands up. “Smack that, clap that … like you don’t care,” she commands over the rattling bassline. Due Monday, the 2 CD/2 DVD Platinum Edition also features another new song called “Ring Off,” plus remixes with Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Jay Z.