Alicia Keys unveils new song "A Place Of My Own" @ iHeartRadio Music Festival [Video]

This is something wonderful to wake up to. Last night at the iHeartMusic festival which featured performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Jay-Z, the multi Grammy award winning Alicia Keys debuted new song entitled “A Place Of My Own,” which although we can't confirm where it's from we can only presume it may appear on her upcoming fifth studio album.

Watch the performance below.

I for one cannot wait to hear the final studio version of this. Stay locked for more information on the song as we get it.
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Nas reveals title of new album 'Life Is Good' | Music News

After announcing that he was shelving his Lost Tapes Vol 2 project a week ago to focus on his album, hip hop fans worldwide have been on the edge of their seats waiting for news on the LP. Moments ago Nasir Jones better know as Nas took to his twitter to reveal the name of the album.

Life Is Good will be the 10th solo studio album release from Nasir and will feature production from No I.D and may possible feature collaboration with Mobb Deep following their reconciliation and release of "Dog Shit" as well as a collaboration with Odd Future's R&B star in the making Frank Ocean.

No release date or further details have been revealed but we will keep you updated as new details come to light.

J. Cole performs "Disgusting" live for the first time [Video]

Light skinned Jermaine BKA J. Cole set the net on fire and shutdown a few filesharing sites a few days ago with his self produced B-Side single “Disgusting” from his forthcoming still untitled album. Now we have some footage of J. Cole performing the single live for the first time at Central Connecticut State University a short while ago. Watch the performance below.

Seems like the crowd loved it. What do you guys think of J. Cole's "Disgusting"?
You can listen to and download "Disgusting" here.

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J. Cole - "Disgusting" (Prod by J. Cole)| New Music

Once again J. Cole has the net on fire with the latest release from his forthcoming still untitled album. "Disgusting" is the self produced b-side to the forthcoming new single that will be released in the summer and it's exactly what it says in the title, it's DISGUSTING.

Listen to J. Cole - "Disgusting" (Prod by J. Cole)

Download here

According to the North Carolina raised rapper the album is finished and ready to go, more news on the way. Cole World time! At last!

Little Dragon - "Nightlight" | New Music

Little Dragon's forthcoming album Ritual Union is shaping up to be a beautiful piece of work so far.
After unveiling the title track live on Jimmy Fallon's show a couple of days ago we now have another new track from the Swedish band in the shape of "Nightlight" (an incomplete demo of this leaked earlier titled "Stå Upp" but here is the final version).

Little Dragon's third LP Ritual Union will be released in July.

Bobby Brown – "Get Out The Way" live on The Wendy Williams Show | TV Catch-Up

Earlier today Bobby Brown dropped into the Wendy Williams Show to perform his new single "Get Out Of The Way" from his forthcoming 5th solo studio LP The Masterpiece.

Little Dragon - "Ritual Union" live on Jimmy Fallon | TV Catch-Up

Swedish electro/indie/pop/soul outfit Little Dragon made their US TV debut yesterday when they performed the title track from their forthcoming album Ritual Union.
I ran into Erik Bodin (the group's drummer) in Austin, Texas backstage at the Fader fort and they are seriously on their grind. Seriously looking forward to the new LP.

Curren$y - Muscle Car Chronicles Episode 2: McKenzie Eddy's Greatest Hits (Video)

Here is the second part of Curren$y's Muscle Car Chronicles series directed by Coodie & Chike.
Starring Curren$y and McKenzie Eddy and featuring "Earthlings" from McKenzie Eddy's Greatest Hits.

Curren$y's Muscle Car Chronicles album is out soon.

Trey Songz interview with Tim Westwood TV [Video]

In this strange and hilarious interview, Westwood comments on Trey Songz's weight loss, struggles with the word "plethora", and they also talk groupies, touring, and Trey's new album.

After the jump check out the second part of the interview where Trey tries to destroy Westwood's office. Read more

Curren$y - Muscle Car Chronicles | Cover Artwork + Tracklisting

The good folk at DD172 just unveiled the cover artwork for Curren$y’s upcoming album/short film Muscle Car Chronicles created by David Barnett and official tracklisting.

Check out the back cover + tracklisting after the jump...Read more

Curren$y - Muscle Car Chronicles: The Movie | Previews

If there was an award for the hardest working artist in Hip Hop, Curren$y Da Hot Spitta would be a shoe in for the award. After releasing not one but two critically acclaimed albums in 2010, Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II, he then launched his lyrical assault on 2011 by dropping his Return To The Winners Circle mixtape. However, there seems to be no end in sight for quality material from Spitta as he is preparing to release his his debut film, a musical short entitled Muscle Car Chronicles and an album, by the same name, inspired by the film, both on the 8th of March.

Curren$y will also be dropping an album, with Eminem's tour DJ, the highly respected producer Alchemist, called Covert Coup EP.

In the first video, producer of the short film, Sean O'Connell, which also stars Blu Roc recording artist McKenzie Eddy, talks about how the film came about and below that is a trailer.



Trey Songz planning a new album for 2011

Trey Songz has revealed to that he would like to release an album this year. "I want to release an album this year," the Atlanta-based R&B singer tells Only released in September 2010, his fourth album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure is still spawning hits, with the Nicki Minaj assisted "Bottoms Up" still in the US charts and "Love Faces" garnering radio play.

About the new project he continues, "We're starting in the studio now. I'm always thinking about music. I'm in the studio whenever I can be. I'm not pressed or in a rush to make an album right now, but I always have a need to make music."

However, it's still early days yet and when asked if he'd decided on the musical direction of the forthcoming album Songz responded, "No, not right now. I'm feeling very creative, though, so it may be something I've never done before. There's always a certain amount of pressure there, but I like that. With every album, I definitely want to grow my audience as well as myself."

In related news, Trey Songz will be supporting Ne-Yo for his UK tour, which begins this month and hits London 26th February.


Bobby Brown drops new song "Get Out The Way" & preps new album for spring release

Bobby Brown is back in the studio putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming 5th album (and 1st LP release in over 14 years) that will be released this spring.
“Get Out The Way” is the 1st single from the yet untitled LP that will be released via B Brown Productions/Bronx Bridge Entertainment.

Listen to "Get Out Of The Way"

What do you guys think of Mr Brown's new single?


Teena Marie On Finishing Her New Album (Video)

On December 26th the world lost the soul legend Teena Marie, the singer was found dead in her home due to unknown causes.
In this short clip while Speaking to HipHollywood on TV One’s red carpet in October, the ‘Queen of Ivory Soul’ spoke about finishing her 15th studio album, the sound of the new LP and working on art.

I sincerely hope that her new album sees the light of day.

Read SoulCulture’s interview with Teena Marie here. For our obituary click here.

Q-Tip Speaks On Issues With Tribe Documentary x Announces New Album Title 'The Last Zulu'

Q-Tip dropped into Shade 45 this morning to chat to Elliott Wilson about his thoughts on and issues with the A Tribe Called Quest documentary, directed by actor Michael Rapaport.
Last week, Q-Tip said he was renouncing his support of the documentary via Twitter.

LISTEN HERE (courtesy of RR)

Also a few moments ago Q-Tip announced the name of his new album via Twitter...

*Update* Q-Tip reveals the album title and concept on-air on Shade 45
No release date or exact info yet but we will bring you updates as soon as we get them.

New Michael Jackson Album, Michael, To Be Released December 14th - Artwork Revealed

When Michael Jackson died last year, word had it that Sony Records had rights to enough unreleased material to release 10 albums. Well, I'm not sure if we can expect ten over the coming years, but here is the first. The new album will be entitled Michael and will be released on December 14th.

Michael will feature never before heard material, and the debut single, "Breaking News" was recorded in 2007, and will impact radio next week. Go to tomorrow (5th November) for a teaser of the project, and stream "Breaking News" from the site for a week from Monday.

The album artwork features iconic moments of the pop legend's life, and was painted by artist Kadir Nelson in 2009.

Will you be buying Michael?