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Jay Z Officially Launches Tidal

It is official: Jay Z's move into the music streaming business has arrived and he is bringing a lot of his friends with him. At an industry event today at New York City's James A. Farley Post Office in Herald Square, Jay Z announced the launch of ...

Wale Discusses Depression, Online Comments & Getting Respect

Tomorrow is the big day for DC rapper Wale who is preparing to release his fourth artist album The Album About Nothing. The album is Seinfeld themed- with Jerry Seinfeld getting an executive production credit on the album. The pair worked on the ...

De La Soul Uses Kickstarter To Rely on Fans for New Independent Album

De La Soul are relying on their fans' support for their new album. The hip-hop veterans are using Kickstarter, to raise funds for the support of their new ninth studio album that currently has no title. ...

Lil Wayne: 'Free Weezy Album' Will Drop Next Month

Lil Wayne shared some big news with fans this past weekend, announcing that his 'Free Weezy Album' would be released next month. While headlining the Red Bull Guest House Saturday, March 28, the Young Money rapper revealed that the album will drop in ...

Picking The Final Four and NCAA Championship by Music Alumni: Will Kentucky, Duke, Wisconsin or Michigan State Win Out?

Music Times attempts to predict this weekend's Final Four basketball games and ultimately who will take the NCAA Championship game—Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke or Michigan State—by checking out what famous musicians attended the respective colleges. ...

Fetty Wap, Baauer, Dubbel Dutch Preview 'Promises'

Fast-rising Patterson, New Jersey, rapper Fetty Wap, Brooklyn-based trap producer Baauer and fellow New York producer Dubbel Dutch made a track together titled "Promises" that has been captured step-by-step by Adidas and Yours Truly as part of their ...

A$AP Rocky Talks Supermodel Chanel Iman, New Album in Magazine Interview

A$AP Rocky has quite a bit going on these days. With a recent announcement of his sophomore album title 'At.Long.Last.A$AP,' the Harlem rapper is now featured on the cover of 'Complex' for the magazine's April/May issue. In a cover story interview ...

Iggy Azalea Talks Britney Spears Collaboration 'Pretty Girls' at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Britney Spears' hotly anticipated duet with Iggy Azalea, "Pretty Girls," is still over one month away, but we're finally getting new details about the Little Mix penned track. During a series of red carpet interviews at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music ...

Action Bronson Announces 'Mr. Wonderful' World Tour

"Easy Rider" rapper Action Bronson has announced the first leg of his world tour in support of his recently released major label debut album 'Mr. Wonderful.' The tour will kick off fittingly April 20 in Detroit before taking him to spots in the ...

Karrueche Tran Talks Chris Brown With Iyanla

Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran recently sat down with OWN's Iyanla Vanzant and discussed her public relationship with the "New Flame" singer. During the interview, Tran also revealed that she learned of Brown's secret baby through social ...

Rihanna, Madonna, Arcade Fire, Kanye West & More Show Support For Jay Z's TIDAL Streaming Service

As previously reported, Taylor Swift recently put her music (minus 1989) on Jay Z's new streaming service TIDAL after removing it from Spotify last year. Now a slew of big-name artists, such as Kanye West, Jack White's Third Man Records, Rihanna, ...

Rihanna Talks Sam Smith Collab: He's a 'Beautiful Songwriter'

Rihanna is one of the biggest names in pop music, and she recently revealed that she wants to work with another big name: Sam Smith. The "Umbrella" artist sang Smith's praises to 'The Sun,' via NME, getting fans and pop enthusiasts excited in the ...

Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber, Diddy, Kiesza, CL Close Out UMF 2015

Ultra Music Festival 2015 wrapped up last night, March 29, and Los Angeles-born bass don Skrillex had the honor of closing out the massive, three-day electronic music event. The "Recess" producer did not waste the opportunity, bringing out some of ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from FKA twigs, Major Lazer, Rihanna, Hop ...

Tech N9ne Annoucnes Tour Promoting New Album 'Special Effects'; Murs and Chris Webby Opening

Tech N9ne will be releasing Special Effects during the first week of May, and although we haven't seen a tracklist yet, the Kansas City emcee has already booked a full list of tour dates. The rapper—joined by Murs, Chris Webby, King 810 (notable ...

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