Posts tagged "Rick Ross"

Rick Ross Jumps On Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” Remix: Listen

Well, it looks like Ed Sheeran is getting that street cred he’s been fighting for all along.

Recently releasing his slightly bizarre rags-to-riches music video for “Don’t” earlier this month, the British crooner is now teaming up with the Maybach Music Group big bawse Rick Ross for a new remix of the Rick-Rubin/Benny-Blanco-co-produced track. While the tune itself doesn’t change much, Rozay’s (aka Thick Smoke) verse proves ever-menacing as he raps about the finer things in life: his yacht, his red Yeezy’s and how he has “the streets tweaking.” What’s more, Ed finally let’s it all out, and drops a few much-needed f-bombs.

You can’t say you haven’t been warned. Listen to the track below. More »

Chris Brown Borrows Britney’s “Work Bitch” Pool For His “New Flame” Video: Watch

Chris Brown unveiled his “New Flame” video this afternoon (August 14) and my mind immediately wandered to Britney Spears“Work Bitch” extravaganza. Which is unusual because I’m still trying to forget that Britney Jean ever happened. It just so happens that both videos were filmed at the same luxurious pool (or a very, very similar one).

Only instead of CGI sharks and dazed choreography, Breezy serves umbrella twisting and a shirtless cameo from international sex symbol Rick Ross. Fellow collaborator Usher also makes an appearance but — let’s be real — all eyes are on Teflon Don. The concept, which was first used by Mexican duo Prima J, is eye-catching but surely Chris had other options. Particularly when the song is this good. Watch both (equally glamorous) videos after the jump. More »

Unretouched Photos Of Mariah Carey’s ‘Wonderland’ Shoot With Terry Richardson Surface: Morning Mix

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:: Unretouched photos of Mariah Carey‘s Wonderland shoot possibly show that her jawline was thinned, breasts were augmented and her wrists thinned before publication. What may be just as offensive, though, is how these shots, to some, might reveal that Terry Richardson‘s trademark point-and-shoot style lends to shoddy photography. [Jezebel]

:: Speaking of Mariah, Arcade Fire violinist and arranger Owen Pallett has broken down exactly why listeners cannot resist her. “The truth about Mariah is this: her upper register is the musical equivalent of a black truffle. You could shave it on any shit and we’ll still order it.” [The Guardian]

:: Ed Sheeran tops BBC’s 1Xtra’s annual Power List. Given that 1Xtra bills itself as the “UK’s leading black music station,” listed grime pioneer Wiley has already taken issue with this choice. “Not taking anything away from ed ..he is sick . but black artist in england we are getting bumped,” he says. [SPIN]

:: Rick Ross assures fans that Meek Mill will release his sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money on time, despite him currently spending three to six months in prison for probation violation. A judge had ordered Meek Mill to cut back on scheduling shows, but the rapper refused. [MTV]

:: Clueless star-turned-Fox News contributor Stacey Dash criticized Kanye West‘s comparisons of dealing with the paparazzi to rape. Her comments make for surreal viewing, particularly since Dash starred in West’s 2004 “All Falls Down” video. [DjsDoingWork.com]

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Chris Brown’s “New Flame”: Listen To The Usher- And Rick Ross-Featuring Synth Jam

Chris Brown, never one to set pop or R&B forward, has offered up “New Flame,” a cut that features Breezy on the first verse, Usher on the second and a rap by Bawse Rick Ross topping the whole thing off. The main hook here is a monotonous synth loop that runs throughout while all involved croon over the otherwise bright track.

“New Flame” is harmless enough, but if anything, it has us wondering why we’ve yet to hear that Breezy/Ariana Grande duet that was teased back in April? Give this new one a listen below. More »

Lily Allen Dedicates “F*ck You” To FIFA President: Morning Mix

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:: Lily Allen dedicated George W. Bush burn song “F*ck You” at Glastonbury to FIFA president Sepp Blatter: “…one of the most — well, actually not the most corrupt person — but annoyingly corrupt person there is in the world.” (Skip to 22:40 above.) [Vulture]

:: Speaking of the World Cup, Shakira is confirmed to perform her own tournament anthem, “Dare (La La La),” during the closing ceremony performance. She will join Santana, Wyclef Jean and Avicii in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. [Billboard]

:: Rick Ross was arrested on June 27, following his 2014 Superjam performance in Greensboro, N.C. Why? He failed to show up for a court date, regarding another arrest related to marijuana possession. [TMZ]

:: A Michael Jackson documentary, Michael Jackson: The Last Photoshoot, has triggered a lawsuit. The production company is suing Jackson’s estate, in attempts to prove it acquired the rights to use footage from an Ebony interview and photo shoo. The estate claims that said footage is private. [THR]

:: Miley Cyrus revealed that she has adopted a new dog, a Shetland sheepdog named Emu. “He’s here and here to say,” she says — and there’s plenty of photographic proof. [Billboard]

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Rick Ross & Lil Wayne’s “Thug Cry” Video: Watch

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Rick Ross continues churning out videos for Mastermind songs, and the latest is for his Lil Wayne joint “Thug Cry,” directed by his go-to collaborator Dre Films. And unlike his weak, Jay Z-less “The Devil Is A Lie” video, Ross actually got his guest to appear in the visual this time, though Weezy never actually appears in the same shot as Rozay.

The clip follows a loose narrative of an incarcerated man on his release day, played by The Wire‘s Wood Harris. Rozay presumably served as a consultant on the prison scenes to ensure they were realistic, seeing as how he’s a former corrections officer.

Check it out up top. More »

Nick Carter And Jordan Knight Are Starting Their Own Band: Morning Mix

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:: Prepare for a burst of nostalgia. Jordan Knight (of New Kids On The Block fame) and Backstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter have started their own band called Nick & Knight. Their debut LP is due in September. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Cee-Lo Green must be seething. Pharrell admitted in a recent interview that his blockbuster hit “Happy” was originally given to the R&B crooner but his label turned it down. This has to be one of the worst A&R decisions in recent history. [Rolling Stone]

:: The poor thing must be sicker than we first thought. Miley Cyrus has cancelled more concert dates including a show in Amsterdam. You know she’s going to reschedule that one when she’s feeling better. [MTV]

:: With previous owner Donald Sterling banned from the NBA for life after making racist comments on tape, potential buyers for the LA Clippers are starting to come forward including Dr. Dre, Rick Ross and Diddy. [Hip Hop N More]

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2 Chainz’ ‘Freebase’ EP Features Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky & More: See The Tracklist

2 Chainz promises a return to the streets on his forthcoming Freebase EP, and while it’s serving as a placeholder between B.O.A.T.S. II and III, this looks to be no half-assed project. Tity Boi revealed the tracklist today (April 24), and the seven-track release features guest spots from Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign and more, along with production from Mike Will, Metro Boomin and Young Chop.

Freebase is out May 5. Check out the full tracklist with production credits below. More »

OutKast To Headline BET Experience 2014

OutKast has added yet another date to its 40-plus date festival tour: June 28, at this year’s three-day BET Experience in Los Angeles. The Atlanta hip hop duo will headline and perform alongside current chart heavyweights Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky and K. Michelle.

BET Experience, the network’s answer to radio festivals like Hot 97′s Summer Jam, kicks off June 27 with performances by Future and an R&B all-star roster: Maxwell, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius and Candice Glover. The Roots will perform the following night with “special guests.” while Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Trey Songz will help close the festival. And, in a move that surprisingly hasn’t been done yet, DJ Khaled will host. More »

Why Does Rick Ross’ New Remix Of Miguel’s “How Many Drinks” Exist?

Rick Ross has been on-the-ball with his remixes lately, hammering out “Royals” and “Bound 2″ reinterpretations when those songs were ruling the zeitgeist. But now, for no apparent reason, Rozay has gone and dropped a remix of a remix of Miguel‘s 2012 song “How Many Drinks?” Maybe business is slow for the Bawse or he’s looking for something to do now that he’s appeared on every late night show ever.

The Kaleidoscope Dream cut got a reworked version with Kendrick Lamar a year ago, and Rozay uses that as the foundation. The beat is largely unaltered as he opens the track with an unremarkable and romantic (for him) verse, and after that the rest of the initial remix version is intact.

Hear the completely untimely track below. More »