Drake feat. Jhene – July (full) – listen
There was a pretty big scare online earlier, where Twitter went ablaze with a supposed link to Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later. I have to admit, I was a little concerned when I saw that. It would be a shame if his album leaked a month before it’s release on June 15th. But it was just a flurry on tracks put together, including “July,” featuring former T.U.G. artist, Jhene.
Alicia Keys – Rapture (full) – listen
Check out Alicia Keys’s offering from the Sex & the City 2 original motion picture soundtrack, sampling the theme from the original television show. The huge hit “Empire State of Mind,” with Jay-Z is also featured on the soundtrack. I was a little through off at first, considering that the sound is very different from her latest album, The Element of Freedom, which is in stores now. Alicia released a video for her latest single, “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” and is prepping to release the Beyonce-assisted “Put It In Love Song” later this summer.
The Dream feat. Diddy – Champagne (full) – listen
More music is leaking from The Dream, from his forthcoming third studio album, Love King, who’s first single of the same title is finally picking up steam. “Champagne” isn’t too far off from any of the other material that The Dream has offered up from this new album, which is slated to hit stores June 22nd.
Mariah Carey – Imperfect (full) – listen
Off the heels of her latest album, Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel, here’s an unreleased track from the studio sessions with The Dream and Tricky Stewart. Considering the song’s straight to the point title, was this possibly going to the title track from Mariah’s last album (who’s remix/duet album was apparently shelved)? The are rumors swarming that Mariah has already begun prepping a follow-up album, with a single to drop some time this year.