Ne-Yo talks Red Tails movie & Las Vegas childhood stories on Jimmy Kimmel Live [Video]

R&B crooner Ne-Yo recently stopped by ABC's late-night talk show to talk with Jimmy Kimmel about his latest acting venture in upcoming film Red Tails produced by Star Wars creator, George Lucas.
The film is based on the Tuskegee Airmen, which is a group of African American servicemen during World War II, and also stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, and Tristan Wilds. Read more


Fashawn talks about 'Champagne and Styrofoam Cups' mixtape, Slick Rick + more [Video]

Last Friday, Fresno's own Fashawn made his way up to the Bay Area to film the video for "Getting It". While here, he chopped it up with Miss Special for a quick interview about his upcoming projects. Getting ready for the release of his upcoming mixtape, Champagne and Styrofoam Cups, Fashawn spoke on the feel of the project as well as who he worked with on it and the movie that will be accompanying it. They also touch on his upcoming sophomore album Ecology with Exile, and who he looks forward to working with in the near future, including Phonte and the Bay's own Traxamillion.Read more


Joe Budden x Young Chris - "Lower" | New Music


Joe Budden teams up with Young Chris once again on their club track "Lower," with Frequency on the boards. Presumably this one will be off of Joey's upcoming album, though we'll have to wait and see if that's really the case. Until then, will the ladies get lower for the fellas to this banger?

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Pusha T - "Sweet" (Freestyle) | New Music

Not one to stay quiet and shy away from drama, Pusha T drops a quick verse over G.O.O.D. Music brethren Common's "Sweet" and manages to slip in another subliminal jab at Young Drizzy Drake. Think we will hear a reply to this one?
“I hear ‘em whisper like a hummingbird sing
Of all the trust issues that 100 birds bring
Now the wolves out hunting for your bling
You out preyin’ on the bitches with the lowest self-esteem
It’s a common running theme…” Read more


Lloyd - "Be The One" ft. Trey Songz & Young Jeezy | Music Video

R&B singer Lloyd finally releases the long-awaited video for his single "Be The One," featuring fellow R&B superstar Trey Songz and ATLien Young Jeezy. The guys meet up in a warehouse as a plethora of women drape over them, hoping to "be the one."

The up-tempo hit is lifted from his latest studio album, King of Hearts, and is produced by hit-maker, Polow Da Don. Watch the official video after the jump.Read more


The Internet - "Visions" | New Music


Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All's R&B duo The Internet just released their debut album, Purple Naked Ladies, via digital retailers. In light of this, Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martian have released a new track off of the 14-track project entitled "Visions," which is consistent with their signature mellow sound thus far. Click play after the jump.

Listen To: The Internet - "Visions"

You can purchase Purple Naked Ladies here on iTunes or Amazon. Physical copies of the project will be available next month.


Stalley & Apollo the Great - "Stay Charged" (Prod. by Falside) | New Music

Maybach Music Group's Ohio repping MC Stalley teams up with Camden, New Jersey artist, Apollo the Great, on the new head-bobbing Hip-Hop track, "Stay Charged." The infectious, funky sampled beat is produced by Falside of the Boom Bap Boys. The song is lifted from the DJ Booth-presented mixtape, The Write Off Vol. 3, dropping on Monday, December 19.

Listen To: Stalley & Apollo the Great - "Stay Charged" (Prod. by Falside) | Download

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JoiStaRR - "Thinking Bout You" (Frank Ocean Cover) | New Music

For her latest "Magic Monday" series, singer/songwriter JoiStaRR releases her cover of the popular "Thinking About You (Thinking About Forever)" ballad by Bridget Kelly (and written by Frank Ocean). Joi is the latest artist to cover the song, following the likes of Justin Bieber, Willow Smith, and Dondria.

Listen To: JoiStaRR - "Thinking Bout You" (Frank Ocean Cover)
JoiStaRR - Thinking Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover) by JoiStaRR

What do you guys think of JoiStaRR's version of "Thinking About You"? Let us know in the comment section.


Toni Braxton drops in on the Chelsea Lately show | TV Catch-Up

Grammy-winning R&B singer Toni Braxton has been the talk of the town (and the globe) with her reality show "Braxton Family Values." Continuing the promotion for the new season of the TV series, she stopped by the E! studios to have a hilarious chat with talk show host and comedian Chelsea Handler. The two touch on Braxton's recent "jungle fever," as well as how she still goes on dates with her ex-husband, Keri Lewis and more. Check out the hilarious interview below.


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Mac Miller discusses topping Billboard Charts, influences + freestyling on 106 & Park | TV Catch-Up

19-year-old rapper Mac Miller recently stopped by the 106 & Park studios to premiere the video for his second single, "Party On Fifth Ave," off of his debut album, Blue Slide Park. The Pittsburgh rapper also talked about the amazing support he's received from his fan base, allowing him to debut at #1 on the charts as an independent artist. He also touches on his musical influences, which includes the late Big L, as well as his thoughts on freestyling off of the dome versus a pre-written verse.


Dom Kennedy talks new project set for February 2012 release [Video]

Los Angeles rapper Dom Kennedy recently made his way out to the San Francisco Bay Area for his Westside Get The Money Tour stop at the Regency Ballroom. While there, Miss Special of KSFS had the opportunity to sit down with him after the show for a candid interview. The two spoke about Dom's take on performing live, as well as working with Nipsey Hussle and Freddie Gibbs. They also touch on his experience at the BET cyphers, and the upcoming videos for "Platinum Chanel" and "The Ways." Dom also reveals that he's been in the studio recording a new project, which he will be aiming to release in February 2012. Read more


T.I. & Pharrell - "Hear Ye, Hear Ye" | Music Video

Producer/rapper Pharrell Williams joined ATL rapper T.I. on set of the video shoot for their collaborative single, "Hear Ye, Hear Ye." Though the video leaked prematurely, VH1 had the honors to premiere the official video, directed by Adam Donald. The song is expected to appear on TIP's forthcoming eighth studio album, Trouble Man, due out sometime next year. In the meantime, fans can expect a new mixtape entitled #Fuckdacityup at midnight on New Year's Eve. Watch the official video below.


Ruben Studdard x K. Michelle - "Rock Witcha" | New Music


Grammy-nominated R&B singer Ruben Studdard is gearing to release his fifth studio album, Letters From Birmingham, slated for release in March 2012 via Shanachie Entertainment. To give fans a taste of what to expect from the upcoming LP, he releases his lead single "Rock Witcha." The song is a remake of Bobby Brown's 1989 classic, and the "Velvet Teddy Bear" is joined by K. Michelle on the background vocals.
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Ja Rule - "Never Had Time" | Video Teaser


Not long ago, we got a taste of some new music from Ja Rule with his newest leak, "Never Had Time." The 7 Aurelius-produced cut is featured on the NY rapper's seventh studio album, PIL2 (Pain Is Love 2), due out next month. Now, we have a 22-second preview clip of the video for the single, featuring a collage of video clips of the rapper performing on stage and interacting with fans. According to the teaser, we should expect the video to drop in full on Christmas Day.
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Cassie - "King of Hearts" | Video Trailer

Bad Boy’s own Cassie is getting ready to make her comeback with her sophomore album dropping some time next year. Until then, she is already teasing fans with her new single “King of Hearts.” Read more


Georgia Anne Muldrow & Bilal - "More & More" | Music Video

Stones Throw Records artist Georgia Anne Muldrow releases the first video for "More & More," off of her latest LP, Owed To Mama Rickie. Joining Ms. Muldrow on this duet is the soulful crooner Bilal, with the video directed by Brian Deka Paupaw. This is definitely one of those feel-good, perfect-for-whatever-mood-you're-in type of songs. Watch the official video below.

Watch: Georgia Anne Muldrow & Bilal - "More & More"

Georgia Anne Muldrow's 13-track album Owed To Mama Rickie is currently available for purchase on iTunes now.