Flex just premiered the new JZ/JT single "Holy Grail". I quickly went from 'lukewarm' to 'warm' on what will be one of the most talked about tracks off Magna Carta Holy Grail purely because of the star power involved. Look for these two to perform this song on the Legends Of Summer tour coming up this month. In the meantime, MCHG is live streaming on Hot 97 and available on (I think, because I don't have a) Samsung phones now.
A couple of my highlights: the Nirvana allusion and Jay-Z's second verse on.
Mariah Carey’s upcoming highly anticipated album finally has a title! Thanks to longtime collaborator and friend Jermaine Dupri, who made the official announcement last night. The Art Of Letting Go will be released on July 23rd. As you know the album will feature contributions from of course Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Mike Will Made It, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Big Jam Wright, R. Kelly, Darkchild, and Miguel.
From that tweet one would gather that Carey has now finished putting the final touches on her new album, which I’m beyond excited for. So far lead single "#Beautiful," which features talented vocalist Miguel has thus far peaked at #15 on Billboard Hot 100. Speaking on "#Beautiful" Carey recently shared some behind the scenes photos and tweets leading one to believe that there could be a remix on the raise.
Whatever the case I cannot wait to hear this album! Based off the title I’m guessing there will be a lot of ballads, which is the strongest area Carey shines in. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s revealed that Carey will be one of the performers for the upcoming BET Awards. Meanwhile all we need is one last album announcement from one person….
Last night, I happened to catch this performance live on Jimmy Fallon as The-Dream was joined by the soulful Gary Clark Jr. for a performance of "Too Early" off his new IV Play album. I think the song may need to grow on me as there were only parts of the performance I liked. I especially liked Gary Clark Jr. and The Roots, per usual, playing in the back. Here's the performance above in case you missed it!
An official 4-track EP release from The-Dream just days before the release of his upcoming album, IV Play. He calls Climax the super-deluxe version of the album, as this features 2 new, never before heard tracks.