Kiss the Ring is the sixth studio album by DJ Khaled. It was released under We the Best Music Group, Terror Squad, Cash Money Records and Universal Republic Records in August 2012. Guests for the album are Ace Hood, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Wale, Nas and many more. The production team consists of Jahlil Beats, Mike WiLL Made It, Hit-Boy, The Runners, J. Cole, K.E., J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Premier, The Beat Bully, Detail, Boi-1da, DJ Toomp, Sonny Digital, DASECA Productions and The Olympicks. The album’s first single “Take It to the Head“ featuring Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne was released in April 2012. The second single released from Kiss the Ring is “I Wish You Would“ and features Kanye West and Rick Ross. It is produced by Hit-Boy. The deluxe edition tracks “Don’t Get Me Started” and “Piss Em Off”, both by Ace Hood, can be found on both of his mixtapes Body Bag Vol. 2 and Starvation respectively, while “B-Boyz” by Birdman & Mack Maine featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood and DJ Khaled was released as a single from Birdman’s upcoming studio album Bigga Than Life which is set it be released sometime in 2013. “Bitches & Bottles (Let’s Get It Started)”, featuring Future, T.I. and Lil Wayne debuted at #9 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart despite having never been released as a single. Check out the music video after the jump… » Read more..
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“I Am Your Leader” is a song from Nicki Minaj‘s recently released Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album. The single was originally released back during April 2012 as the third urban street single of the album and the fifth single overall. During that time there was confusion as to what the third urban single would be when her last album was released. Nicki confirmed it would be “Champion,” but later decided to go with “I Am Your Leader.” However, Nicki confirmed “Champion” would still be a single. Which has yet to be announced as to what the official release date would be. “I Am Your Leader“ features guest vocals from Cam’ron and Rick Ross. The single was also produced by Hit-Boy, who was also “Niggas in Paris” co-producer. “I Am Your Leader” is a urban Rap song, which heavily utilizes Hip-Hop. The song consists of four verses, two verses from Nicki, one verse from Ross and another from Cam’ron respectively. The song also has four short hooks to mold it all together. The Video has garnered positive reviews from critics, noting its high energy, fun and wackiness. MTV gave the video a positive review saying, “Only in a Nicki Minaj video can you find two of rap’s hardest street figures performing in such a wacky setting, but it’s the juxtaposition that “I Am Your Leader” offers which makes it so fun.” Check out the wacky collab video below just after the jump… » Read more..
“Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” is a song by singer-songwriter Mariah Carey from her fourteenth studio album “Triumphant.” It was written and produced by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox. It features Maybach Music Group rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Mariah revealed that she wrote the song when she was experiencing personal troubles and difficulties in her life and that it helped her get through them. She later stated that she wrote it when her husband Nick Cannon was in the hospital with acute kidney failure. The accompanying official music video for “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” was shot in New York City. The song itself premiered on Mariah’s official website and the following day it was released digitally. Due to the song containing a racial slur in Rick Ross’ verse, the single was given the “Parental Advisory” label, and is listed as “explicit” on iTunes. A clean version which censors the racial slur is also available. Mariah explained the song’s conception as part of a series of tweets on July 30, 2012, she also revealed the artwork for the song as well as its premiere date. Mariah wrote “I wrote Triumphant when I was going through a difficult time and it helped me get through it. When u hear it, pay attention to the lyrics.” Check out her brand new video after the jump… » Read more..
Katrina Laverne Taylor, better known by her stage name Trina, is a rapper, songwriter and model from Miami, Florida. Trina first gained notoriety in 1998 with her appearance on Trick Daddy‘s second studio album, in the single “Nann Nigga.” Since then she has released five moderately successful studio albums and has been named The Most Consistent Female Rapper of All-Time by XXL Magazine. Trina is of Dominican descent on her father’s side; her mother is Afro-Bahamian. Starting last year in preparation for her upcoming sixth studio album, Trina released a mixtape titled Diamonds Are Forever in March 2011. Prior to the full release, Trina released three singles from the mixtape, which includes “Ghetto” featuring T-Pain, “Waist So Skinny” featuring Rick Ross, and “Can I” featuring Mýa. The unique mixtape was very successful, receiving over 4.8 million views in two days. During an interview with MTV uk, Trina says that her sixth studio album is expected to be out by the end of the year and that there will be more pop/crossover music heard on the album. During November 2011, Trina announced on MTV‘s RapFix Live that she is no longer signed to Slip-N-Slide Records and had moved onto another label called DP Entertainment. Following the release of the song and video for “I’m Back (Back 2 Business),” Trina returns with a hot new video for her remix of Rick Ross’ “Bag Of Money.” Check both official music videos out below right after the jump… » Read more..
God Forgives, I Don’t is the upcoming fifth studio album by hip hop artist Rick Ross, set to be released through Def Jam Recordings (Universal Music Group) and his own label Maybach Music Group on July 31, 2012. But the album was leaked on the web on July 25. In January 2012, Ross released the mixtape Rich Forever to help promote the upcoming album. The mixtape contained all new material and features from the likes of Diddy, 2 Chainz, Wale, Meek Mill, John Legend, Nas, Drake and French Montana among others. Two standout tracks from the mixtape, “Triple Beam Dreams” featuring Nas and “Rich Forever” featuring John Legend was later included as bonus tracks on the deluxe version of the album. The third single for the album was released on July 2, titled “Hold Me Back”, which was produced by G5. Ross spoke on the concept of Hold Me Back with MTV News, saying “That’s the struggle, the angle I wanted to take on that record once again from somebody who may not have much, but that don’t determine where you end up in the game. From struggle to triumph, as long as you stay loyal with your clique and your family, you can overcome whatever. That’s how I feel.” On July 16, Rick along with Maybach Music Group, began the GFID Promo Tour, appearing on radio shows and doing interviews to promote the album. The Untouchable Maybach Empire presents Rick Ross and Gunplay “Same Damn Time (Remix)”. Directed by Spiff TV and DRE Films. Watch the video after the jump… » Read more..
God Forgives, I Don’t is the upcoming fifth studio album by rapper Rick Ross, scheduled for release on July 31, 2012. Ross emphasized that less features would be on the album, as opposed to previous releases, as well as creating the album with a “90s Vintage hip-hop sound.” Ross recently worked with Dr. Dre, saying that Dre “highly influenced” his work. Ross confirmed that he and Dre collaborated on records for God Forgives as well as Detox. While on his 2012 European Tour, Ross explained the reasoning for the album title, saying “I wanted to approach this album like Scorsese would have approached a film. I wanted it to be a bold statement, a dark statement and have music to tell the story behind it. It felt like a film.” Ross also confirmed Jay-Z as a featured artist. Rick Ross went shirtless in his new video for his second single “So Sophisticated”, off of his upcoming “God Forgives, I Don’t” album. That made some people shake their head in disgust. Sounds a bit mean, but he’s sadly morbidly obese and needs to drop a few pounds. To make himself more appealing and easy on the eyes. Watch below after the jump… » Read more..