Check out Chi-Town representer Common giving his take on Jay-Z’s track, “Open Letter.”
The G.O.O.D. Music signee pretty much picks up where Jay-Z leaves off on the track, co-produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
On the original (which can be heard by clicking related stories below), Jay-Z expresses his frustrations with the backlash on he and his wife’s anniversary trip to Cuba (you can read more about that below as well!).
In Common’s edition, he takes time to give his critics on the media, as well as addresses his appearance at the White House. We’re not surprised, though. Common has never been one to hold his tongue on controversial issues, so it’s no shock that he’s taken a stance and been vocal about it.
Ciara has been taking her time releasing her fifth studio album, originally titled One Woman Army, but over the weekend, she took time to reveal some interesting information about the long-await project.
Presently led by the single, “Body Party,” Ciara has decided to retitle her album, Ciara. The self-titled set contains collaborations with boyfriend Future, as well as Young Money signee Nicki Minaj and oddly enough, Ciara features herself on the track “Super Turnt Up,” where she takes a stab at spitting a few bars. It looks like, too, she’s decided to leave some tracks off, including the Rick Ross-assisted “Boy Outta Here,” which she teased in earlier interviews about the album.
In addition to changing the title, she also reveals cover art and did a campaign over the weekend via Instagram where she posted lyrics and titles from the 10-track album, which is slated to hit stores and online June 4th. Click below to check out Ciara’s tracklisting.
Although this new track, “Ex Again,” featuring Jhene Aiko and produced by Noah “40″ Shebib is not featured on the mixtape, which will drop online April 15th, he decided to give his supporters something new to hold them over.
G.O.O.D. Music signee Pusha T drops some brand new material in the form of the track, “Numbers On the Boards.”
The new track was produced by Kanye West, and is said to appear on his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name. Pusha has seen success with his critically acclaimed mixtape, Wrath of Caine, as well as enjoyed success on a few high-profile features.
His debut album, which, so far contains features from The Dream, Rick Ross and Kanye West, is slated to hit stores this summer.
It’s been a pretty busy week for Cassie. From dropping a brand new video, to a couple of release parties & visiting BET’s 106th & Park, she hasn’t seemed to miss a beat.
As promised, Cassie finally drops her long awaited debut mixtape, RockaByeBaby, led by singles “Paradise,” and “Numb.” It’s been since 2006 since Cassie’s debut album, with with some singles sprinkled in between for her forthcoming sophomore album (due out later this year), which has been pushed back several times. But she’s letting fans know that she’s always working and a product of some of that material is this new mixtape, inspired by the character Keisha (played by Vanessa Williams) in the film New Jack City.
A fan favorite lifted from R&B alternative crooner Miguel’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream, it seems as though the track, “How Many Drinks?” is getting remix treatment.
Already getting radio spins with it’s solo version, Miguel has enlisted newcomer and popular favorite, Kendrick Lamar to join him on the sexy R&B track. The two recently shot a video for the single in Los Angeles.
In addition to still tour with Alicia Keys and promoting Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel plans on bringing back his Art Dealer Chic EP series this summer in preparation for a new project. Good look. Miguel has been having an amazing past couple years. Seems like he’s got big things in store for us in 2013 as well.