Rapper Tink: “One in a Million” Aaliyah Cover

Rapper Tink a.k.a. Timbaland’s protégé is the latest sensation that has everyone talking. From her lyrical flow to her unique sound, the 20-year-old rapper has been deemed the most talented artist on the rise.

To add to the many reasons why fans are obsessed with the Chicago native, Tink recently remixed Aaliyah’s classic “One in a Million” record.

For the remix, Tink adds a nice twist, describing a love that despite its flaws, will never change. Listen to the song below, and tell us what you think.

~Jaleesa Lashay~

(Photo via Rookie Mag

Rihanna Covers V Magazine

Following, the flood of our timelines with photos from her assistant’s 4/20 wedding in Hawaii, Rihanna reminded fans that she’s at the top of her game – with yet, another magazine cover.

Announcing the cover from her Instagram account, Rihanna partners with American fashion publication – V magazine for a photo shoot that features some serious underboob. Not that we’re complaining.

The pop icon has seriously been on the grind lately, serving as the voice behind the main character for Disney’s “Home,” in addition to plans to release an album later this year. There’s clearly no stopping, the Bajan princess. #Navy go wild. 

The official issue hits stands on May 7; however, you can pre-order the deluxe edition here

~Jaleesa Lashay~

Photos via Steven Klein and V Magazine

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J. Cole’s “Wet Dreamz” Video Is Not What You Expected

J. Cole dropped the official video to one of our favorite songs off of “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” today. “Wet Dreamz” tells the story of a young J. Cole as he experiences losing his virginity for the first time. Throughout the song J. Cole shares with us the nervousness he felt, in full transparency – as he tried to play it cool with a young love. 

The video…….takes a more humorous approach. Sorry ladies, but apparently, there won’t be any love scenes with J. Cole anytime soon. If anything, “Wet Dreamz” was the perfect opportunity, so we probably shouldn’t get our hopes up.

Watch the video below, and tell us what you think.  

~Jaleesa Lashay~

Chill Moody Signs Label Deal and Announces New Album #TVMadeMeDoIt

Chill Moody announced plans to create an independent record label, titled “nicethingsMUSIC,” in partnership with digital distribution company Soulspazm today.

When asked what fans can expect from the label, the Philly-bred rapper simply replied: “nicethings.”

The first official release from nicethingsMUSIC will be a collaboration between Moody and producer Wes Manchild.

The album, “TV Made Me Do It” plans to release on May 5. In the meantime, fans can check out the tracklist along with its first two singles below. If you’re into that classic hip-hop sound, and can appreciate a rapper with the ability to demand a crowd and perform with a dope band – Moody is the guy for you. Tell him Jaleesa Lashay sent you, and make sure to pre-order his album on iTunes.

#nicethings 

~Jaleesa Lashay~

Tracklist

01. Channel Surfing

02. November Funk

03. Kareem Akbar

04. Whitley Gilbert

05. Commercial Break

06. James Evan

07. I Can’t Stay ft. Jacqueline Constance

08. Royce Gracie

09. Another Commercial Break

10. Autobots

11. The Phacts of Life

12. Casey Jones ft. Boogieman Dela

13. Oceans 4080

Trey Songz Releases Surprise EP “Intermission”

2015 has been a great year for music so far. With a long list of fan favorites dropping surprise albums and mixtapes – fans can now add Trey Songz to the mix, with the release of his EP “Intermission.”

The 6-track project features Songz giving women everything that we love and crave from the prince of R&B. However, don’t be fooled, because with songs like “Don’t Play,” Trey makes it very clear that there are a lot of women willing to have an opportunity with the young sex symbol.

Will the EP be enough to hold fans over, until we get another album? Listen to it below and tell me what you think.

~Jaleesa Lashay~

(Photo via HotNewHipHop)

Janelle Monae: Yoga [Music Video]

“You cannot police me, so get off my areola.”

Janelle Monae is back from a slight hiatus, with a dance record that could possibly, become a ladies summer anthem. The video for the song, titled “Yoga,” features Monae as a class instructor. Far from your traditional Yoga teacher, she hits a few dances move – encouraging the women in her class to work it.

The song itself, features a verse from her new artist, rapper Jidenna – who also makes an appearance for the video. I have to admit, Jidenna might become one of my favorites. He has a unique aura, and lyrical flow that will likely capture your attention. Definitely, looking forward to hearing some more of his music.  

Watch the video for “Yoga” below, and prepare to fall in love with Janelle Monae, all over again. 

~Jaleesa Lashay~

Ke Ke Palmer, Quincy Brown and more Attend “Brotherly Love” Atlanta Premiere

On Tuesday, the city of Atlanta rolled out the red carpet for the Atlanta premiere of “Brotherly Love.” The screening, held at Phipps Plaza featured special appearances from cast members Ke Ke Palmer, Quincy Brown and Cory Hardict, in addition to support from Mayor Kasim Reed. 

“Brotherly Love” tells the heartfelt story of three siblings growing up in West Philadelphia, and a complicated love story between characters played by Ke Ke and Quincy. Led by the support of Queen Latifah, via her production company – Flavor Unit Entertainment – the film will hit theaters on April 24. 

Check out photos from the red carpet below. 

~Jaleesa Lashay~

Ke Ke Palmer

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Actor Quincy Brown

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Actress Rebecca Weil from The Duff

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Toya Wright

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Mayor Reed

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Actor Eric Hill Jr. 

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Kendrick Lamar: King Kunta [Video]

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Following the buzz surrounding what is possibly the greatest hip-hop album of 2015, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar has released the official music video for his single “King Kunta.”

Set in his hometown – Compton, LA – Lamar takes us through a day of fun with his people from back home. With motorcycle rides, thick video chicks, a scene at the corner store, hood dudes and a few gang members, the video is as authentic as Lamar has proven himself to be.

Watch it below.

~Jaleesa Lashay~

Side Note: Why do hood dudes be KILLING their little two-step? Love it.

Beyonce and Jay Z Celebrate 7th Anniversary with New Video

It’s been a long time coming, since the early days in Beyonce and Jay’s relationship – when they would barely sit close to one another – let alone hold hands, and share intimate home videos.

Now, seven years into their marriage, the couple has appeared to become more open with the public and their fans about their relationship and family. 

In celebration of their seventh wedding anniversary today, the couple released a video to accompany Beyonce’s new song, “Die With You.” The song was released via Tidal – their latest business venture.

The video features Beyonce singing the ballad, while playing the piano, in what appears to be the comfort of their home. The lyrics reveal the song is a dedication to her husband, who also serves as the cameraman for the short visual. 

Watch it below or click here for the Youtube link. Comment below and tell us what you think. 

~Jaleesa Lashay~

Father, the Atlanta Rapper You NEED to Know

Known for his collaborations with ILOVEMAKKONEN, including their hot track “Look at Wrist,” Father is our latest rapper on the rise. The Atlanta-bred artist recently released his debut album “Who’s Gonna Get F**** First?” and the album is pure FIRE.

With a sound that blends well with that of ILOVEMAKKONEN, Father adds a little trap, and an “I get b!tches” mentality, making for the perfect futuristic-trap sound. Not to mention the fact that he samples classic lines from “Friday,” and has some dope ass chick, spitting a catchy verse on “Gurl.”

Father’s “Slow Dance” interlude, reminds me of Tyler the Creator’s “She,” and has a melody that is perfect for his female fans. In addition to the perfect melodies and beats, Father hits us with a lot of nostalgia, paying homage to Big Pun with “Morena,” and reminding us of those late nights – with “BET Uncut.”

It’s no denying that this debut, is an impressive body of work, one that sets high expectations for what’s to come from the Atlanta rapper on the rise.

Listen to the album on spotify. Remember who put you on. 

~Jaleesa Lashay~