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First Listen: Ariana Grande Teams Up With Big Sean For A New Song Titled ‘Best Mistake’

Making Beautiful Music Together

Last week we learned that singer Ariana Grande and rapper Big Sean may be coupling up after they were reportedly seen making out at a movie theater in Florida recently. Today we learn that new couple or not, Ariana and Sean have gotten together for a new song collaboration titled Best Mistake. This new track, which you can hear in full below, will be featured on Ariana‘s new album My Everything. As you can hear below, Best Mistake is a breathy pop ballad (not unlike something you might hear on one of Mariah Carey‘s albums, tbqh) … have a listen, won’t you? More »

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First Listen: Juicy J Teams Up With Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug For A New Song Titled ‘Low’

The 'Low' Down

Juicy J has released a new song titled Low that features guest rap performances by Nicki Minaj, Lil Bobby and Young Thug. The beat is somewhat reminiscent of Juicy‘s song with Katy PerryDark Horse — with that slower flow. Low is the first song that has been released from Juicy J‘s new album Pure THC: The Hustle Continues. Click below and have a listen. More »

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First Listen: Lil’ Kim Comes For Nicki Minaj AGAIN With A New Diss Track Titled ‘Identity Theft’

Lil' Kim is a Lotta Angry

Yesterday we got to hear Lil’ Kim‘s response diss track remix of Beyoncé‘s song Flawless that takes aim squarely at Nicki Minaj. It would appear that Kim is still pissed at Nicki because she just dropped a new diss track titled Identity Theft that continues to show how pissed off Kim is at Nicki. As you can hear below, Identity Theft doesn’t actually mention Nicki Minaj by name … but the single cover art makes it PLAINLY CLEAR that Kim is going after Nicki for, apparently, stealing her identity. Have a listen, won’t you? More »

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Was This Lil’ Kim ‘Flawless’ Remix Diss Against Nicki Minaj Really Necessary?

Apparently, it was...

As you all know, I have been binge-listening to Beyoncé’s Flawless remix over the last couple of days and it has been glorious. Now here’s a funny thing. I a such a Lil’ Kim fan that the first time I heard the song I did, in fact, flinch at Nicki’s line, “The queen of rap, slayin’ with Queen B,” because every time I hear a Queen B reference in a rap (or any reference to queens, really) I automatically think Lil’ Kim. However, I also know that it’s ridiculous to ask that no other rapper ever reference herself as a queen of rap, or reference another artist as a Queen B just because it makes me think of Kim. So when I heard that Kim released a diss remix to the remix, I was all like Sigh. I’m not sure that this was entirely necessary, but click inside for more!

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First Listen/Well Damn: Beyoncé Releases The ‘Flawless’ Remix With Nicki Minaj And FINALLY, Really Addresses The Elevator Fight

"Of course sometimes shit goes down when it's a BILLION dollars on an elevator."

Don’t ask me what I’m doing up at 2 AM. Apparently, I’m baking a cake for my 4 year old’s birthday (!!!!) and listening to Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj spittin’ hot fi-ya on the Flawless remix. My eyes are a little blurry, but I’m pretty sure Bey just went iiinnnn, lol! I cannot believe she actually addressed the infamous Jay Z/Solange elevator fight in the most rap-tastic way possible. That is to say, she basically turned the beef into some baller-ass lyric and I can’t even be mad at her. Click below for your first listen and come inside for more! I’m exhausted… but I can’t stop playing this!

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First Listen: Nicki Minaj’s New Single ‘Anaconda’ Leaks To The Internets

"OMG, Lookat Her Butt"

A few days ago we learned that Nicki Minaj decided to push back the release of her new single Anaconda for someone unknown reason but that didn’t stop the song from leaking to the Internets anyways. A low quality version of the track made its way online and as you can hear below, it features a BRILLIANT sample of Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s classic rap track Baby Got Back … and now the NSFW cover art for the Anaconda single makes all the sense in the world. Click below to hear Minaj‘s Anaconda in full and do try to not fall in love with how fun (yet raunchy) the song is. More »

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First Look/Listen: Karen O Releases A Music Video For ‘Rapt’, Her First Solo Single

Her debut solo album 'Crush Songs' is on the way
Just One Yeah

Karen O, the frontwoman for the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, announced last month that she would be releasing her first solo album later this year. Today we get our first look and listen of her debut solo single Rapt. Rapt is the first song released from her new album Crush Songs, which will be released on September 9. As you can see above, the video is a nice compliment to the sparse acoustic track. I love Karen O. I’ve been waiting for her to release a solo album for years now, so this is very welcome news for me. Check out the video and prepare yourselves for what will undoubtedly be an amazing album to come.

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First Listen: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Team Up For A New Song Titled ‘Bang Bang’

Threesome
Jessie, Ari, Nicki

Jessie J officially released her new single Bang Bang which features guest vocals buy fellow pop stars Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. It would appear that Iggy Azalea‘s very successful collab with Ariana, Problem, was a huge inspiration for this new song … in that, I’m guessing Jessie is hoping to enjoy the same success. Bang Bang will be featured on Jessie J‘s upcoming new album as well as the deluxe version of Ariana‘s album My Everything. Click the embed above to hear this new track from these ladies and see what you think. Are you a fan?

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First Listen: Hilary Duff Releases Her NEW Single ‘Chasing The Sun’

'Sun' shines
Ooooh Ooooh

Last week, Hilary Duff teased her new single Chasing the Sun. Today, we get to hear the song in full. As a HUGE Hilary Duff fan, I have to say A.) I’m very excited that Hil. D is putting out new music and B.) I love the new music she’s putting out. Chasing the Sun is a very cute little pop song, perfect for the summer. Click the embed above to give it a listen and see what you think.

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First Listen: Azealia Banks’s New Song ‘Heavy Metal And Reflective’ Leaks To The Interwebs

After a very long wait, Azealia drops a sick track

Lorde have mercy — a NEW song by Azealia Banks has been unleashed and it is damn good. Last week Azealia announced that she would be releasing a new song titled Heavy Metal and Reflective on July 29 (tomorrow) but, as tends to happen with the release of new music these days, the song leaked to the Internets a bit early. The full audio of Azealia‘s new song is available for listening in full below and I think you may agree with me that the song is just really good. Hear for yourselves below. More »

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