NEW VIDEO | Tamar Braxton - "The One"


The beautiful Tamar Braxton has released the video for her hot new single "The One". The song samples Notorious B.I.G.'s "Jucy" and will be featured on her new album which is now due out in September.

The clip was directed by Gil Green and captured a very playful and fun side of Tamar as she played it cool and laid back while enjoying her time with her boo on the boardwalk. She also referenced her wedding ring a lot in the video. Lastly, she was effortlessly beautiful. Check it out below.

Kelly Rowland Shares Beyonce's Reaction to "Dirty Laundry" & More


Over the Memorial Day weekend, Kelly Rowland kicked off her Summer tour with The-Dream and while in Washington D.C. she performed a new song "Street Life" and her new single "Dirty Laundry" where she broke down and cried in the middle of the performance.

The day after, she swung by radio station 93.9 WKYS and talked about the performance, as well as her new album "Talk A Good Game", her new X-Factor gig, Beyonce and a lot more. Also be prepared to see her grace the stage on June 19th at the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Check out the action below.

NEW VIDEO | Mariah Carey - "#Beautiful" (feat. Miguel) [Explicit Version]


In an attempt to keep the juices flowing and her lazy lambs satisfied, Mariah Carey unwrapped an "explicit" version of her "#Beautiful" video which features Miguel. The regular version premiered earlier this month followed by a performance on American Idol and the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.

The song has surprisingly done well on the charts, sitting at #20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and making it her first return to that area since God said let there be light. Any who, this new version is far from explicit. We hear the "fucking" word and we see a few glimpses of her underwear while she was dancing "provocatively" in front of Miguelito. Check it out below.

Foolery of the Day


Times are hard! LMAO! Thanks @SyMichele!!

FRESH MUSIC | Vanessa Elisha -"Don't Go" [E.P.]


The time has come. Vanessa Elisha has released her debut E.P. After unleashing her singles "Blur" & "Home to Me", she blesses us with three more new tracks which  are all included on her free E.P. titled "Don't Go" which can be downloaded freely right here.

The E.P. features productions from CViro and Gxnxvs and was premiered by none other than Jermaine Durpi on Global 14. Her vocals are stellar and are a perfect match with the smooth and groovy elements featured in all of the productions. Take a listen to the entire E.P. after the break.


Beyonce Warns Fan After He Slapped Her A$$


She's not called the queen for no reason. Beyonce had to put a fan in his place after he smacked her right on the a$$ during one of her tour stops in Denmark last night. The diva was getting the crowd amped for the performance of "Irreplaceable".

She walked to the stage and allowed a fan to sing a part of the song while he was in the crowd. When she turned to walk away, he jumped up and planted on right on the fantabulous ass that she has. She then stopped quickly and provided a nice and classy warning to the idiot. Check it out below.

10 Furby-ulous Album Covers


You remember Furby? You used to love and adore these ugly things back in the 90's. People collected them, stored them, played with them and lots of other stuff. Then the some how feel off of the face of the earth because there was no use for them.

Well now, they've resurfaced....some what....online via Tumblr. They are now being used to re-create some of your favorite album covers. From Rihanna to Beyonce, there's an ugly Furby for them all. Check out 10 of my favorites below courtesy of Tyree & Furby Living!

Rita Ora Does "Radio 1's Big Weekend" Festival


Across the pond over the weekend, Rita Ora lived it up at BBC's Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival. She gave a set of performances of tracks from her debut album "Ora". The energized set featured smoking guns, laser lights, her live band and back-up singers & dancers.

"Radioactive", "Facemelt", "Love & War", "Hot Right Now", "Shine Your Light", "Roc The Life", a cover of one of No Dobut's hits, a melody of Notorious B.I.G.'s hits, "How We Do", and "R.I.P." all made her set list for the night. Check out the 40 minutes of fun below.

Fresh Music | Kelly Rowland - "You Changed" (feat. Beyonce & Michelle Williams)


Kelly Rowland is unleashing her new album "Talk A Good Game" little by little on the world. The first single "Kisses Down Low" blazed the charts. Then she released the emotionally charged "Dirty Laundry" which sent people through the roof and applauding her for the raw honesty.

A few months ago, she talked about how Beyonce and Michelle Williams were featured on a song for her new album. That track has leaked in full and it's called "You Changed". Kelly snags verse one, then Beyonce slays the second verse with her raw vocals and Michelle graces the ending with poise. Listen below.

Guess Who?


Can you guess who this is?

Hint: He hosted a long running children's show from 1995-2002.

Another Epic Preview of True Blood

Foolery of the Day


New Video | Jennifair - "G Riding Freestyle"


Last week Jennifair took to the streets of New York to began work on her next venture. She's indeed prepping a new project for us and hopefully it will be released soon. She's now in the process of finalizing singles, videos and much more.

I got a listen to a few hot tracks. Also, there's an upcoming exclusive video that she and Drum Mage created for the site. That's coming soon. While she was in the big apple, she did manage to shoot a video. The joint is called "G Riding" and she's riding on the Brooklyn subway free-styling. Check it out below.

Mariah Carey's Hot Ass of A Mess Good Morning America Summer Concert Series Performances


Yesterday, Mariah Carey kicked off the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series live in New York and when I say it was a hot mess...it was a HOT ASS MESS! She was all over the place, and so where her clothes and language.

I'm talking wardrobe malfunctions to her saying "oh shit" on live television. As for the performances, most of them were dead on with the exception of her "#Beautiful" performance. That one had some rocky vocals.

She nailed "Always Be My Baby" & "We Belong Together". Thank god Miguel didn't leg drop anyone during the show. Check it all out below.

Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert & Clay Aiken Rumored New American Idol Judges


Are these your new American Idol judges for Season 13? Well, I can confirm now that Jennifer Hudson is definitely one of the new judges to sit on the panel. Other American Idol alumni rumored are Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert are all linked to be new judges for the revamped show.

Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey all got the big ol' boot and will not be returning. Nor will Jennifer Lopez after she expressed interest to do so. I think it's a cool way to re-vamp the show.

I mean, these judges were in the contestants' shoes at one point so they can absolutely relate to the contestants. Also, they've all had stellar careers. J-Hud didn't even win the competition but went on to snag Oscars and Grammy awards.

Kelly Clarkson is one of the most successive and active winners from the series. I think it's definitely a good move and I think this will do the show some much needed justice! What do you think about the decision to use former idol winners and contestants? Share your thoughts below.

Fresh Music | Sevyn Streeter - "It Won't Stop"


Sevyn Streeter is back with her follow up single to her debut hit song "I Like It". This time, she slowed things about with the mid-tempo R&B ballad called "It Won't Stop". The song was produced by Diplo and the Picard Brothers.

The song will be featured on her upcoming Atlantic Records debut album. The songs is very Aaliyah like and she's even mentioned in the lyrics. The entire CBE team has been Aaliyah inspired lately. She's wowed me once again Give the song a go below.

Love & Hip-Hop New York Filming Has Been Put On Hold


If you're a fan of the show and have been awaiting the next season for the Love & Hip-Hop: New York show, then you may have to wait a bit long. A trailer was set to be filmed Tuesday but that didn't happen after half of the cast didn't show up for the set. The cast members aren't too pleased with creator Mona Scott-Yong and the VH1 producers.

The ladies stayed home to protest their contract negotiations. They want more money...as in, they want their salaries to be doubled in order to continue filming the show. Other women want more creative control over how they're portrayed on the show. For the women that were there, they stored off the set in frustration because nothing could get done.

Janet Jackson Hits the Billion Dollar Club + New Album On The Way


Move! Move! Move right over to the left, to the left Beyonce. You're not the only African-American female billionaire in the music industry anymore. Janet Jackson has officially been listed as in the billion dollar club according to Variety.

The singer and actress reportedly earned more than $450 million thanks to concert tours, $304 million in acting gigs, $260 million in album sales and over $80 million in sponsorships. This rich lady also has a brand new album in the works. Check out all the action below.

Paris Hilton Signs To Cash Money Records


Watch out Nicki Minaj, There's a new girl on the block. Paris Hilton is the newest edition to Cash Money Records. The news was announced today via Twitter. She's currently finishing up her recordings for her sophomore album.

It's the follow-up to her 2006 hit album "Paris". The new project is due out this summer and is set to feature hip-hop productions as well as Lil Wayne plus others. In case you forgot about her having a music career, let me remind you below.

Rihanna Shoots "Pour It Up" Music Video


Rihanna is about to bring you ratchet at it'a very best with her "Pour It Up" music video. The flick is currently being shot as the singer posted these photos on the worldwide inter-web. She's rocking the Marilyn Monroe wig.

She also gives you a glimpse of her baller stilettos that are printed with "dem dollaz"! Her sexiness, along with those skimpy outfits plus the ratchetness she possess equals one impressive video. She even has Barbie twerking on a pole...Check out more shots after the break.

Fresh Music | Ciara - "I'm Out" (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Ciara's self titled album is just a few weeks away and after the success of her ballad "Body Party" she's keeping the ball moving with the Nicki Minaj assisted song "I'm Out". The track hit the worldwide inter-web earlier today.

There's no word on if this will be an official single, but it does look like "Fantasy Ride" all over again as this marks the sixth song I've heard out of the ten featured on the new album. Five more to go. Give the track a listen below.

Kelly Rowland Announced As New X-Factor Judge


Say hello to your new "X-Factor" judge. Kelly Rowland has replaced the lovely Britney Spears on the competition show. She joins Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio on the panel for the third season of the show.

It's not her first time in the judging seat. She was a judge for the same show a few years ago but over in the U.K. Be sure to tune in! Also, her new album "Talk A Good Game" will hit stores next month and is proceeded by the singles "Kisses Down Low" and "Dirty Laundry".

Rihanna's Working on Her EIGHTH Album


Rihanna releases albums more than you release gas from your ass on an annual basis. It's been confirmed that an EIGHTH album is in the works as producers are already submitting tracks and productions to be featured on it.

Rodney "Darkchild" Jenkins spoke with "The Source TV" when he spilled the beans about working with  a number of artists like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J and a few others. That's when he revealed that he submitted material for the Barbadian princess's upcoming album.

Danity Kane Reunion Confirmed / D. Woods Wasn't Invited Back


Last week I told you that four of the girls from Danity Kane met up for a lunch date and was reportedly reuniting as a group. Those reports have been confirmed. Aubrey, Shannon, Dawn, & Andrea each will return to Danity Kane.....everyone except for D. Woods.

She said that she wasn't invited back to the group and found out about the reunion via Twitter after seeing photos and reading the story on her timeline. She spoke with Bijou Star about that and her thoughts about the girls regrouping. Check it out after the break.

Fresh Music | The-Dream - "Turnt" (feat. Beyonce & 2 Chainz)


A few weeks ago, a snippet of "Turnt" hit the worldwide inter-web and we got another glimpse of the ratchet side of Beyonce. She's featured along with 2 Chainz on the track with The-Dream for his brand new album "4Play" which hits stores next Tuesday.

Today, we got the track in full and we hear 2 Chainz spit his verse over the heavy hitting track. There's no word on if this will be released as a single or not. Give the song a go below.

Fresh Music | Beyonce - "Grown Woman"


So since we're not getting a Beyonce album anytime soon, enjoy these loose singles that are finally beginning to drop. Tonight we get to hear "Grown Woman" in full. It's the song she used on her Pepsi Commercial. The track was produced by Timbaland!

She's also been performing it on her "Mrs. Carter" world tour. The song live, active and different. She embraces her womanhood, along with live music, and other crazy sound effects. Listen to the song after the break below and share your thoughts.

Tia Mowry Will Return to "The Game"?


Word on the street is that Tia Mowry-Hardict is in talks to reprise her role as Melanie on BET's hit show "The Game". It was announced that she parted ways with the show along with Pooch Hall last year and were replaced by Lauren London & Jay Ellis.

Fans were upset about their departures. At the beginning of this season, we saw Pooch's character Derwin Davis get a proper send off as he wasn't returning and it looks as if we will see the same for Melanie. She is set to return for a two-part episode later this season to give her character and official ending.

Let us hope that this is true because the show is suffering. I was surprised that it was renewed for a 7th season!! That shocked the shit out of me. I've been watching &  It's not bad, but it's definitely not the same. Will you be excited for Melanie's return?! I know I will be!

Candice Glover Performs on "Live! With Kelly & Michael" / Readies Album For July


Yes, she won American Idol just four days ago and she already has a release date and a cover for her upcoming album. Candice Glover will release her debut album on July 16th and it's called "Music Speaks". It will be released via Interscope Records.

She has begun her promotional rounds already. Earlier today she stopped by "Live! With Kelly & Michael" and performed her winning song "I Am Beautiful" and gave a brief interview about her three year journey before winning the competition. Check out the action below.

FOOLERY OF THE DAY


BET Awards '13 Nominees & Performers


It's almost June and that means it's time for the BET Awards. The show has released their full list of nominees and also revealed a few performers for the show. Drake leads the pack with a stagger 12 nominations, five of those are in the "Video of the Year" category. Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz have eight nominations each.

A$AP Rocky manged to pick up five nods, Miguel snatched four, while Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West are looking at three each. So far, Chris Brown and R. Kelly are booked for performances and the show will be hosted by Chris Tucker. It will air live June 30th at the Nokia Theater.

Chris Brown Announces New Single Featuring Aaliyah


Talk about being resurrected. Aaliyah's name has been very active over the past few years. From her biopic to a new posthumous album. Last year, a new song was released called "Enough Said" which featured Drake. The song was created from s demo. Now, it looks as if Chris Brown is about to attempt the same.

Only this time around, Aaliyah will be the feature. He announced a new single yesterday and said that it will feature the late princess of R&B. The song is called "They Don't Know" and will be feautred on his new album "X" which is due out July 16th. The video was shot already and will be released within the next few weeks. Check out what he had to say below.

Fresh Music | Kelly Rowland - "Dirty Laundry"


Kelly Rowland has officially dropped her second single from her new album "Talk A Good Game". The smooth R&B cut was produced by The-Dream and written by himself and her. It's called "Dirty Laundry" and she really airs out some crazy ish..

She sings about her being in an abusive relationship, being forcefully separated from her family and close ones, even Beyonce. It's a powerful song. It pretty powerful! She even talks about being enraged about Beyonce's success versus her career. Shit just got real! Listen to it below.

FRESH MUSIC | THE-DREAM - "TURNT" (FEAT. BEYONCE & 2 CHAINZ)


The-Dream's new album "4Play" is shaping up to be a scorcher. The project will drop on May 28th. A new snippet of the track called "Turnt" surfaced online and it features Beyonce and 2 Chainz. In the snippet, we see a ratchet side similar to that of "Bow Down".

Inside, she sings about blacking out and lusting for ratchet, but grown and sexy love. In this snippet we on get to hear her and dream, but no chainz. It's still a good listen, it doesn't scream hit but it's just good to hear B on another track. Give the snippet a go below!

DANITY KANE PLANS TO REUNITE, NEW TOUR & ALBUM


Word on the street is that former girl group Danity Kane are planning on getting back together as a group. Dawn Richard, Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex & Andrea Fimbres were spotted arriving on a lunch date earlier today meeting with a brand new manager. Everyone was present except for D. Woods.

The girls are said to be reuniting for a new tour and a new album and will continue to use the original group's name. Diddy will not be involved in this venture after he dropped the girls from his label back in 2008. More details will emerge as time passes on, in the meantime, check out the clip below via TMZ.

NEW VIDEO | MARIAH CAREY - "#BEAUTIFUL" (FEAT, MIGUEL)


A few days back, Mariah Carey dropped the video to her single "#Beautiful" which features Miguel. The video was directed by Joseph Khan and she looked as radiant as ever. It looked as if the clocks were turned back.

This is the first single lifted from her upcoming album which is due out this Summer. The diva will not reprise her judging role on American Idol next season. So be on the look out for more of her to go around. Check out the video below and a behind the scenes look at the process.

FRESH MUSIC | BEYONCE - "RISE UP" [SNIPPET]


The release of the animated movie "Epic" is just a few weeks away, in which Beyonce plays Queen Tara, and last week I reported that she recorded a track for the soundtrack called "Rise Up". The song was co-written by the fabulous Sia. It was produced by Hit-Boy and Chase N. Cashe

It will be the lead single from the project and a snippet of the song has surfaced on he web. It's tied into a trailer for the film. It's set to be released sometime next week. But in the meantime, get your listen on here.

WATCH | THE GAME: SEASON 6 EPISODE 8


Tuesday, The Game returned to BET with more drama. If you missed it, check it out right here. The show kicked off with Tasha macking it up with Rick Fox over the phone while getting dressed to attend Malik's presentation. By the end of the show, her and Chardonnay gets caught in some mess.

Also we see Keira and Blue make more strides to kick off their relationship. The end up going to the event together, getting wasted and kissing twice. She even admitted that she loved him...check out the episode after the break.

FRESH MUSIC | THE-DREAM - "HIGH ART" (FEAT. JAY-Z)


The-Dream is dropping his new album "IV Play" on May 28th. It's preceded by the singles "Tron" & "Slow It Down". To help build momentum, the producer turned singer enlisted Jay-Z for their track called "High Art".

The track heavily uses auto-tune but with a different production to it. It's finally something different. It doesn't even really sound like him. It's about time he's pushed the envelope. Check out the track after the break.

FOOLERY OF THE DAY


Those jeans Jermaine Dupri?....I understand representing for your home boy...but no mam!

AMERICAN IDOL JUDGES GET THE BOOT, RANDY JACKSON QUITS


Looks like the current American Idol judges are getting the BOOT! Well, with the exception of Randy Jackson. He "quit" instead of being fired. The struggling show's ratings have dipped 25% form last year and currently is having it's worst run in it's 12-year history.

Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban will not return for another season. Even the executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will be dropped and replaced. The series is set to under go a HUGE make over for a revamped series next season. Check out the article below.

FRESH MUSIC | B5 - "SAY YES"


Guess who's back? Well, I guess they've never really left. It's B5! They've been putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album via Motown Records. They have been in the studio laying down track with the one and only Harmony form BOE Global.

The boy band, or should I say, group of men dropped the video to their newest song called "Say Yes". Check out the video after the break.

BRUTAL DETAILS EMERGE FROM THE AMANDA BERRY KIDNAPPING CASE


IF you've been living under a rock for the past few days, then you may not know about the Amandy Berry story...So  I suggest you Google it. For those of you who have been following the media, you know that she's been rescued along with two other women who've been held captive for 10 years.

Now, gruesome details have emerged from the police report about the living conditions and what has been happening inside that house for the past decade. I'm talking about everything from horrific abortions, beatings and starvation. Check out the report below.

CIARA DOES WENDY


With her new album due out in July, Ciara is hot and heavy on it's promotion. The singer most recently stopped by Wendy to discuss a few topics. They chatted about her new single "Body Party" and how it's ignited on the charts. It made a top 40 debut last week.

They also talked about the album,stalled career, her social life with Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, her new boo Future and of course the Rihanna beef where Cici kept it short and sweet. It looks as if she's no longer entertaining the situation. Check out the interview below.

FRESH MUSIC | JENNIFER LOPEZ - "LIVE IT UP" (FEAT. PITBULL)


Jennifer Lopez has unleashed her brand new and recycled single on the world today. The Pitbull assisted track is called "Live It Up" and is her first official single from her upcoming 10th studio album which is due out later this year.

The track was produced by Redone. These three previously collaborated on her last album. This song sounds like it should have been featured on it. It's a solid effort, but I think it's time for her to let go of the dancing and party music. Listen to it below.

BEYONCE RECORDS NEW SONG "RISE UP" FOR EPIC MOVIE


With the release of her new movie "Epic" right around the corner, word has it that Beyonce penned a song for the film along with the marvelous Sia. The track is called "Rise Up" and will be the lead single from the movie's soundtrack.

There's no snippets or anything as of yet but the song is said to make it's debut within the next few weeks. Definitely before the film is released which is on May 24th. Get those ears ready because I will bring it to you as soon as it comes to me.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

FRESH MUSIC | TAMAR BRAXTON - "THE ONE"


This is for you Sy Michelle! The wait is over. Tamar Braxton has unleashed her infectious second single from her upcoming album via Epic Records. The record is titled "The One" and it samples the Notorious BIG's "Juicy" and Mtume's "Juicy Fruit".

The song is FIRE and should have a nice debut on iTunes tomorrow. It's a great follow up to "Love & War". This one is an uptempo, sassy and sexy number that you will be putting on replay for the next few days. The only complaint that I have is that it's too damn short. Listen to the track below.

PHOTO OF THE DAY


Tomorrow, Tamar Braxton will officially release her seconding single for her upcoming studio album. The name of the song is called "The One" and it's the follow up to her smash hit "Love & War".

FRESH MUSIC | MARIAH CAREY - "#BEAUTIFUL" (FEAT. MIGUEL)


For the past week, with the exception of myself, the blogs and internet fans have been buzzing about Mariah Carey's return to music. Announcements were made on American Idol, the title of the song "#Beautiful" along with the cheap and tacky cover above was released.

The single premiere date was announced, and now we have a video premiere which will air on idol this week. It all features Miguel, he;s behind the vocals, writing and production. Mariah will perform this live on American Idol on May 16th and on the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series on May 24th. The song is sitting at #33 on the iTunes chart.

The diva also called into Ryan Seacrest radio show this morning to promote the new song and dish on her album details. The project will be released in the first half of the Summer and feature productions from The-Dream, Jermaine Dupri, Hit Boy, Mike Will and more. Check it all out below.

BEYONCE TALKS EPIC MOVIE, CUBA CONTROVERSY, BLUE IVY & MORE


Earlier this morning, Good Morning America aired an exclusive interview with Beyonce that was done in London last week. The singer sat down with ABC News' Amy Robach where they heavily discussed the upcoming animated movie Epic, which Beyonce plays Queen Tara.

They also talked about the infamous Cuba trip that her and Jay-Z took on their 5th wedding anniversary. Then of course, Blue Ivy became a topic and Beyonce gushed about wanted to make Blue a big sister, so more kids are definitely on the way. Check out the interview below.

FRESH MUSIC | LAURYN HILL - "NEUROTIC SOCIETY (COMPULSORY MIX)"


Lauryn Hill has quietly made her return to the music game with an official release of a track. The song made it's way onto iTunes earlier today just days before her sentencing for tax evasion. The lyricist secured a new partnership with Sony Music which allowed the release of this song.

It hopes to see her generate enough cash to fork over the money that's owed to the IRS or she's off to the slammer. In the song, "Neurotic Society" she delivers a powerful message about today's narcissistic world with a flow that's sicker than ever. Listen to the song below.
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