Behind The Scenes: Trey Songz Shoots Chapter V Album Cover…

Just a couple weeks after dropping his latest single “2 Reasons,” Trey Songz is now giving you 5 reasons to buy his new album, Chapter V. The cover of his fifth studio album, which is slated to be released August 21, features five shirtless Trey’s…no complaints here. ;-)

The upcoming project boasts eighteen tracks with features from T.I, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, J. Cole and Kelly Rowland. From the looks of the track listing, fans are in for some classic baby-making music, however, Trey has hinted that he may be switching things up just a little on this LP:

I’m definitely trying to leap forward with every album, and with this album, I think it’s a leap forward and a leap into the past. I want to embody in this album—this fifth album, which is very monumental for me—what I am, where I came from, and where I’m going. I just think it’s going to be very fluent, very diverse, yet very cohesive album.”

Go behind the scenes with Trey as he shoots the Chapter V cover and album packaging at a beach house in Miami above via Necole Bitchie

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Video: Kanye West featuring Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Pusha T, “Mercy”…

The video for Kanye West’s “Mercy” is a surprisingly sparse affair. A leather-clad crew including collaborators Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Pusha T dance in a nearly empty parking lot. The black and white clip may not have the intensity of West’s recent “No Church in the Wild” or the bright colors of the Enter the Void-referencing “All of the Lights,” but it’s still just as nice-looking as one would expect. (via The Fader…)

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Kanye, Beyonce, Jay-Z Dominate BET Awards 2012 Nominations…

The 12th annual BET Awards nominees are officially out, and the Watch the Throne power triangle has the most nods on lock, BET president Stephen Hill announced at a press conference yesterday morning on a special edition of its show 106 and Park. Kanye West led the pack, raking in seven nominations, two of which (for Video of the Year, with “Otis” and “Niggas in Paris”) he shares with Jay-Z, who picked up five. Beyoncé, the First Lady (or Queen Bey, depending on degree of fandom) of music, pulled in one more than her husband, including Best Female R&B Artist and two spots in the Video of the Year category for her awesome “Countdown” and “Love on Top” clips.

Big Sean also earned three nods, while Rihanna (who won Best Female R&B Artist last year), Usher, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky, and Melanie Fiona all received at least one. (More via SPIN…)

Kanye, Beyonce, Jay-Z Dominate BET Awards 2012 Nominations…

The 12th annual BET Awards nominees are officially out, and the Watch the Throne power triangle has the most nods on lock, BET president Stephen Hill announced at a press conference yesterday morning on a special edition of its show 106 and Park. Kanye West led the pack, raking in seven nominations, two of which (for Video of the Year, with “Otis” and “Niggas in Paris”) he shares with Jay-Z, who picked up five. Beyoncé, the First Lady (or Queen Bey, depending on degree of fandom) of music, pulled in one more than her husband, including Best Female R&B Artist and two spots in the Video of the Year category for her awesome “Countdown” and “Love on Top” clips.

Big Sean also earned three nods, while Rihanna (who won Best Female R&B Artist last year), Usher, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky, and Melanie Fiona all received at least one. (More via SPIN…)

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2 Chainz Arrested at New York Airport…

2 Chainz was arrested in the Delta terminal at LaGuardia airport in Queens, New York this afternoon. Cops say he was charged with misdemeanor possession of a criminal weapon and taken into custody after the TSA found brass knuckles in his bag. Big Sean says that the alleged brass knuckles were actually a four-finger ring, and a rep tells TMZ that the rapper’s team is “handling the situation.”

Update: 2 Chainz wore a four-finger ring, seen here, last Sunday at an afterparty for Drake’s Club Paradise tour appearance in Atlanta. He remains in police custody. (via The Fader…)

2 Chainz Arrested at New York Airport…

2 Chainz was arrested in the Delta terminal at LaGuardia airport in Queens, New York this afternoon. Cops say he was charged with misdemeanor possession of a criminal weapon and taken into custody after the TSA found brass knuckles in his bag. Big Sean says that the alleged brass knuckles were actually a four-finger ring, and a rep tells TMZ that the rapper’s team is “handling the situation.”

Update: 2 Chainz wore a four-finger ring, seen here, last Sunday at an afterparty for Drake’s Club Paradise tour appearance in Atlanta. He remains in police custody. (via The Fader…)

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Chris Brown Shoots “Don’t Wake Me Up” & “Till I Die” Videos…

Chris Brown recently revealed photos from the set of his next two videos “Don’t Wake Me Up” & “Till I Die” ft. Big Sean, Snoop & Wiz Khalifa.

Chris Brown recently revealed pics from the set of his Colin Tilley directed video “Don’t Wake Me Up.” The track was produced by Benny Benassi and Freeschool. (More at TheYBF…)

Chris Brown Shoots “Don’t Wake Me Up” & “Till I Die” Videos…

Chris Brown recently revealed photos from the set of his next two videos “Don’t Wake Me Up” & “Till I Die” ft. Big Sean, Snoop & Wiz Khalifa.

Chris Brown recently revealed pics from the set of his Colin Tilley directed video “Don’t Wake Me Up.” The track was produced by Benny Benassi and Freeschool. (More at TheYBF…)

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Q&A: Hit-Boy on ‘Ni—as in Paris’ Success & His Own Rap Career…

Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced “Ni**as in Paris,” the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne. With another West track (“Way Too Cold”) under his belt, Hit-Boy is juggling various projects including West’s upcoming solo album, a G.O.O.D. Music set, as well as sessions with A$AP Rocky, Nas, Justin Bieber and Big Sean.

Hit-Boy grew up with music. His uncle, Rodney Benford, was a member of Troop, a group that scored two No. 1 R&B hits in 1990 with “Spread My Wings” and “All I Do Is Think of You.” Watching Bow Wow on TV prompted then-13-year-old Chauncey to pen his own raps. However, the fledgling rapper grew more enamored with crafting beats. His first placement, at 20 years old, was the track “Forever” on Jennifer Lopez’s Brave album, and he claimed his second big break collaborating on West’s “Christmas in Harlem” after meeting Kanye’s cousin, Ricky Anderson.

Signed to G.O.O.D. and Universal Music Publishing Group, Hit-Boy boasts a rapidly expanding discography, including tracks by Lil Wayne featuring Eminem (“Drop the World”), Kelly Rowland featuring Big Sean (“Lay It on Me”), Jennifer Hudson (“I Remember Me”), Pusha T (“My God”), Rihanna (“Watch N Learn”) and Joe Jonas (“Lighthouse”). (Read Interview at Billboard…)

Q&A: Hit-Boy on ‘Ni—as in Paris’ Success & His Own Rap Career…

Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced “Ni**as in Paris,” the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne. With another West track (“Way Too Cold”) under his belt, Hit-Boy is juggling various projects including West’s upcoming solo album, a G.O.O.D. Music set, as well as sessions with A$AP Rocky, Nas, Justin Bieber and Big Sean.

Hit-Boy grew up with music. His uncle, Rodney Benford, was a member of Troop, a group that scored two No. 1 R&B hits in 1990 with “Spread My Wings” and “All I Do Is Think of You.” Watching Bow Wow on TV prompted then-13-year-old Chauncey to pen his own raps. However, the fledgling rapper grew more enamored with crafting beats. His first placement, at 20 years old, was the track “Forever” on Jennifer Lopez’s Brave album, and he claimed his second big break collaborating on West’s “Christmas in Harlem” after meeting Kanye’s cousin, Ricky Anderson.

Signed to G.O.O.D. and Universal Music Publishing Group, Hit-Boy boasts a rapidly expanding discography, including tracks by Lil Wayne featuring Eminem (“Drop the World”), Kelly Rowland featuring Big Sean (“Lay It on Me”), Jennifer Hudson (“I Remember Me”), Pusha T (“My God”), Rihanna (“Watch N Learn”) and Joe Jonas (“Lighthouse”). (Read Interview at Billboard…)

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Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Chief Keef, Jadakiss and Big Sean, “I Don’t Like (Remix)”…

When it was announced that Kanye West would be remxing Chief Keef and Lil Reese’s Young Chop-produced “I Don’t Like” it may have posed as a head scratcher to some, but the undeniable toughness of the track is so palpable, how could to believe that West declared it runner-up to his most favorite song? But what really links Keef and Kanye, aside from their Chicago roots, is that they both have the ability to relentlessly churn out music. Sure, when West rapped about [locking himself] in a room doin’ five beats a day for three summers, it was self-imposed. Even though Keef was housebound for legal reasons, it takes the same kind of real hunger to be that fastidious about your output. For the remix, West enlists his G.O.O.D. Music family members Pusha T and Big Sean, as well as Yonkers’ rap linchpin, Jadakiss. With the remix out, Keef’s accolades will continue to roll in, but we can already see the movement bubbling in our midst. Download at The Fader…

Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Chief Keef, Jadakiss and Big Sean, “I Don’t Like (Remix)”…

When it was announced that Kanye West would be remxing Chief Keef and Lil Reese’s Young Chop-produced “I Don’t Like” it may have posed as a head scratcher to some, but the undeniable toughness of the track is so palpable, how could to believe that West declared it runner-up to his most favorite song? But what really links Keef and Kanye, aside from their Chicago roots, is that they both have the ability to relentlessly churn out music. Sure, when West rapped about [locking himself] in a room doin’ five beats a day for three summers, it was self-imposed. Even though Keef was housebound for legal reasons, it takes the same kind of real hunger to be that fastidious about your output. For the remix, West enlists his G.O.O.D. Music family members Pusha T and Big Sean, as well as Yonkers’ rap linchpin, Jadakiss. With the remix out, Keef’s accolades will continue to roll in, but we can already see the movement bubbling in our midst. Download at The Fader

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Kanye West Announces Chief Keef Remix…

On Saturday, Kanye West unveiled the cover art of his G.O.O.D Music camp’s next release, a remix of Chicago rapper Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” to feature verses from Kanye, Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean. Lil Reese, who was featured on the original version of the track, is not listed as a guest on the remix.

Chicago’s DJ Pharris, who appears on the outro of “Way Too Cold,” told Fake Shore Drive that Kanye’s spent a lot of time listening to “I Don’t Like” recently. “One of the records Ye kept playing over and over again was Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” Pharris said. (Read More at The Fader…)
Kanye West Announces Chief Keef Remix…

On Saturday, Kanye West unveiled the cover art of his G.O.O.D Music camp’s next release, a remix of Chicago rapper Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” to feature verses from Kanye, Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean. Lil Reese, who was featured on the original version of the track, is not listed as a guest on the remix.

Chicago’s DJ Pharris, who appears on the outro of “Way Too Cold,” told Fake Shore Drive that Kanye’s spent a lot of time listening to “I Don’t Like” recently. “One of the records Ye kept playing over and over again was Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” Pharris said. (Read More at The Fader…)

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Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown & More Hit Supafest In Australia…

On the bill in Brisbane today (and tomorrow in Sydney) is Kelly Rowland (pictured above performing today), Trey Songz, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Naughty By Nature, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Big Sean & Ice Cube. Rick Ross was also on the line-up, but ticket holders were sent a text message yesterday saying he “failed” to enter Australia and his performances have been cancelled.

Supafest’s PR company said:

Rick Ross has been paid in full and contracted, but failed to show up in Brisbane this morning with no reason from management and no official cancellation or word from his management. The promoter has been calling them all morning trying to find out why and to see if he will get on the plane for the final two shows.

Read More and Watch Video at TheYBF

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NEW MUSIC: Chris Brown’s “Til I Die” Ft. Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa…

Chris Brown is readying his upcoming album Fortune (May 4).  So he’s dropping new music left and right.  Check out his newest single “Til I Die” where he hooked up with his rapper homies Wiz Khalifa & Big Sean.

Chris’ new “Til I Die” track, which he co-wrote with Nathan “Danja” Hills (who also produced the track), Sean Anderson (Big Sean), and Cameron Thomaz (Wiz Khalifa), will appear on his upcoming album Fortune.

Listen to the up-tempo rap-heavy track at TheYBF…

NEW MUSIC: Chris Brown’s “Til I Die” Ft. Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa…

Chris Brown is readying his upcoming album Fortune (May 4). So he’s dropping new music left and right. Check out his newest single “Til I Die” where he hooked up with his rapper homies Wiz Khalifa & Big Sean.

Chris’ new “Til I Die” track, which he co-wrote with Nathan “Danja” Hills (who also produced the track), Sean Anderson (Big Sean), and Cameron Thomaz (Wiz Khalifa), will appear on his upcoming album Fortune.

Listen to the up-tempo rap-heavy track at TheYBF

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Kanye West to Release New G.O.O.D. Music Single This Friday…

Pusha T has announced through Twitter that, “Mercy,” the lead single from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music compatriots’ compilation album will be released this Friday, on actual Good Friday. (Read More HERE…)

Kanye West to Release New G.O.O.D. Music Single This Friday…

Pusha T has announced through Twitter that, “Mercy,” the lead single from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music compatriots’ compilation album will be released this Friday, on actual Good Friday. (Read More HERE…)

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Chris Brown Drops ‘How I Feel’ Video, Preps Two ‘Fortune’ Singles…

Chris Brown keeps turning up the music.

The singer released the video for the introspective “How I Feel” on Thursday, in which Brown boards a private plane and raps to his attentive Apple laptop.

And on Twitter, he announced a pair of additional singles for upcoming album “Fortune,” which is due May 8. The musician will play to both sides of his fan base with the dual singles: “Sweet Love,” an R&B track, and “Till I Die,” a rap effort featuring Big Sean and Whiz Khalifa. (Read More HERE…)

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