DJ Khaled f/ Diddy, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I. & Swizz Beatz - "I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie" | New Music

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We The Best Music general DJ Khaled releases a brand new track featuring another all-star line up put together this time in tribute of Hip-hop royalty.

This new Beat Bully-produced cut is momentously titled "I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie" and features a catchy hook from Swizz Beatz as well as verses from Rick Ross, Meek Mill and T.I. - Sean Combs also appears on the track as Puff Daddy rather than his newly adopted name Diddy for possible historical purposes. Amongst the energy-fuelled yelling and ad-libs The Bad Boy Records boss states:

"Eh yo.. How you gonna compare yourself to greatness if you ain't ready to be great, man!"

It appears though, another member of the Bad Boy dynasty Ma$e, isn't much of a fan of the new track, as he took to his Instagram to share his thoughts.

Catch this one on Khaled's upcoming album Suffering From Success which hits stores on October 22 and includes tracks such as "I Wanna Be With You", "No New Friends" and "Give It All To Me".

Hit the play button below and "turn-up" to this one.

Suffering From Success is available for iTunes pre-order here.


Swizz Beatz ft. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne – "Hands Up" | New Music

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Hip-Hop hasn't heard much from Swizz Beatz since his co-production work with Timbaland on Jay Z's "Open Letter" and the "New Day" single with wife Alicia Keys, but now marks his return to the dance floor bringing Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne along on "Hands Up." Read more


Aaron LaCrate - Milkcrate [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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NYC based DJ, producer and designer Aaron LaCrate has been gearing up for of his Milkcrate mixtape giving us tasters in the form of the "Appalled" track with up-and-coming MC Bishop Nehru and the Emilio Rojas featuring "City on Fire."Read more


JAY Z f/ Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell & Timbaland – "BBC" | Lyrics

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Wow. JAY Z isn't playng today as he brings us the second revelation of the lyrics his eagerly anticipated twelfth album Magna Carta Holy Grail via the Samsung Galaxy exclusive Magna Carta app.

After bringing us the lyrics to “JAY Z Blue (Daddy Dearest)” earlier today, following the unveiling of “Part II (On The Run)” featuring Beyonce“Oceans” featuring Frank Ocean“Heaven” and “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake, the Roc Nation boss unveils the lyrics for "BBC" featuring a superstar cast of Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell & Timbaland . Peep the lyrics below...

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The Magna Carta Holy Grail LP is due to be released on July 7th but one million Samsung Galaxy owners will get it in advance via the Magna Carta app on July 4th. Check out the full tracklist with features here and stay locked for further updates


JAY Z x Common - "Open Letter Pt. II" | New Music

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With everyone and their mother attempting to freestyle over, remake or re-trace JAY Z's recent "Open Letter" cut, we are in for a flood of weak as wet cardboard cutout versions (yes I'm talking to you Pitbull), today we get a remix featuring one of the very few that have the Hip Hop Jesus given right to drop a verse on the cut.Read more


Swizz Beatz discusses the creation of Jay-Z's "Open Letter"

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With Jay-Z's "Open Letter" setting the internet ablaze these past couple of days, Swizz Beatz, one of the beat makers responsible for constructing it, called in to Hot 97 to discuss how the track came about.

Stating the experience began as a beat started off in Jay's office, Swizzy then goes on to explain how Timbaland got involved after hearing the beat at the 40/40 Club. Also revealing that Trey Songz does in fact feature on the track (at the 2:10 mark), the short but sweet audio clip does enough to wet the appetites of the fans in need of every detail about "Open Letter".

Take a listen to Swizz's chat with Hot 97 below.

http://youtu.be/p8PwxdxNlhU


JAY Z - "Open Letter" (prod. Swizz Beatz and Timbaland) | New Music x Lyrics

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Following his and Mrs Carter' headline grabbing visit to Cuba, JAY Z a P.S.A in the form of "Open Letter" produced by Swizz Beats and Timbaland.

Exactly one week after another Carter - Beyonce - unleashed something new on to the world, the Roc Nation boss highlights the recent communist claims being slung around as a result of his recent trip with Beyonce for the couple's 5th anniversary, as well as his recent deal with Universal records and rumours surrounding his stake in the Brooklyn Nets - "I still own the building, I'm still keeping my seats/ Y'all buy that bullshit y'all better keep ya receipts" - and more.

With no word on whether or not this will feature on anything in particular, it's just great to hear Hov back in the studio and doing what he does best - going at people of all statures from all angles. Hungry Hov is back up in the building.

Listen To: JAY Z - "Open Letter"

"I done turned Havana to Atlanta
White guayabera shirts and bandanas
Every time you think you got me I switch the plan up
Bulletproof this, radio scanners
Ballin’ ’til they ban us
You gettin’ too much bread, they tryna’ jam you
Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance
Politicians never did shit for me
Except lie to me, distort history
Wanna give me jail time and a fine
Fine, let me commit a real crime
I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef
Out of spite, I just might flood these streets
Hear the freedom in my speech
Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep
Could’ve bought the Nets to Brooklyn for free
Except I made millions off it, you fuckin’ dweeb
I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat
Y’all buy that bullshit, you’d better keep your receipt
Obama said chill, you gonna get me impeached
But you don’t need this shit anyway
Chill with me on the beach…

We almost want to start a revolution
You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shooting,
Catch a body, head to Houston
I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans
This time and this talk is so confusing
When it’s from China, the very mic that I’m using
Idiot wind, the Bob Dylan of rap music
You’re an idiot baby, you should become a student
Oh, you gonna learn today
Where the fuck have you been
The world’s under new management
The new role model, fuck this Zoolander shit."


Alicia Keys performs "Girl On Fire" + "New Day" at People's Choice Awards [Video]

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Ealie his week Hollywood's sweethearts came out to play for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys was one of the performers on the bill, bringing down the house with a medley of her two lead singles "Girl On Fire" and "New Day" taken from her current album, also called Girl On Fire. Read more


Swizz Beatz freestyles to "I'm A Boss" for LA Leakers Lift Off [Video]

Swizz Beatz headed west to drop a few free verse bars over Meek Mill's '11 smash "I'm A Boss" for the LA Leakers' Lift Off show. Read more


Swizz Beatz f/ Chris Brown & Ludacris - "Everyday Birthday" | Music Video

It was only days ago that we brought you the audio and brief trailer for the new Swizz Beatz club banger "Everyday Birthday," and today brings the crazy visuals to match the Chris Brown and Ludacris assisted song.Read more


Swizz Beatz f/ Chris Brown x Ludacris - "Everyday Birthday" | New Music

Yesterday (November 1st) we brought you the official video trailer for Swizz Beatz "Everyday Birthday", which featured him, Ludacris and Breezy partying it up in Cannes. Now here's the full version of the track, which is available on iTunes.Read more


Swizz Beatz f/ Ludacris x Chris Brown - "Everyday Birthday" | Music Video Trailer

Back in July, Swizz Beatz, Ludacris and Chris Brown hit the French Riviera to shoot the official video for Swizz's new single “Everyday Birthday” (which has also been referred to as “Dance Like a White Girl”) and today we get a peek at their exploits. Read more


The LOX f/ Swizz Beatz - "Grand Wizard" | New Music


RUFF RYDERS!!... Sorry just had a flashback moment (I'm going to have to dig out my copy of Ruff Ryders Vol 1 after this post). Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P aka The LOX are back at it and have joined forces with their Ruff Ryder bredrin Swizz Beatz for some brand newness in the form of "Grand Wizard". No info on what project this track will end up on, but rest assured this isn't emo-rap or strip club music, just that real street ish. Press play on the radio rip below courtesy of Flex.

Listen To: The LOX f/ Swizz Beatz - "Grand Wizard"


Snapshots: Alicia Keys designs Reebok collection

Much like her super-producer husband Swizz Beatz, songstress Alicia Keys is showcasing some new design skills as she collaborates with sportswear brand Reebok to bring us some brand new shoe designs. Keeping it in the family Beatz, who serves as creative director of Reebok Classics, enlisted his wife to give the brand an injection of life. Read more


Slaughterhouse - 'Throw It Away' | Music Video

The House Gang checks in with the latest welcome to: OUR HOUSE visual, a very cinematic accompaniment to the Swizz Beatz-produced "Throw It Away." Read more