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Ludacris Disses Big Sean and Drake on ‘Bada Boom’ Song

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Bada Bing, Bada Boom! Rapper Ludacris has thrown some lyrical darts at Drake and Big Sean on a song called ‘Bada Boom’ from his ‘1.21 Gigawatts‘ mixtape. Apparently, the Atlanta rhymer is angry that Drizzy and Sean have accused him of biting the ‘Supa Dupa’ rhyme flow (or hashtag rap) from them.

Although Luda doesn’t say any names on the track, he does spit some acidic lines that are no doubt directly aimed at the two emcees. “Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing their flows / But I can’t steal what you never made up b—h / Y’all some duplicate rap cloning n—as / I manufacture you h—s put on your makeup b—h,” he raps.

Ludacris’ diss song stems from an interview Drake did on AllHipHop in which he said that Luda doesn’t know how to use the hashtag flow properly. “I don’t want to offend somebody, I hate that rappers picked that flow up,” he said in the 2010 interview. “I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] ‘It’s a parade! MACY’S!’,” Drake continued, referencing one of Luda’s lines from ‘My Chick Bad.’

In an MTV interview, Big Sean claims to have invented the hashtag flow. “With the super duper flow, I created that one-word rhyme style,” he said.

In response, Luda raps on ‘Bada Boom’: “Do your research before you make a claim so bogus / That’s disrespecting pioneers in the game / F—k the fame but go ahead and get ya 5 minutes / Then you frontline cadets can report to your lieutenants (Sir, yes sir).”

When asked about the retaliatory track on Shade 45?s Sway In The Morning on Wednesday (Nov. 16), Ludacris simply replied, “I don’t start these things, I finish them.”

Oh boy! We can’t wait for Big Sean and Drake’s response to Ludacris’ diss song.

Listen to Ludacris, ‘Bada Boom’

Yelawolf, ‘Throw It Up’ Feat. Gangsta Boo and Eminem – Song Review

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The trifecta on Yelawolf‘s new song ‘Throw It Up’ is certainly one of the most unique collaborations on a rap song. You have the Alabama spitfire Yelawolf. Then there’s Gangsta Boo, the foul-mouthed vixen from Three Six Mafia, and Eminem, the lyrical monster from Detroit. All together, the trio are lyrically explosive on this Will Power-produced piano-driven banger.

Yelawolf goes hard on the track with his abrasive rhymes daring anyone to step in his face. “If I’m not hardly the one, then you must be barely the one,” he raps. “B—- I’m the prodigal son / And I’m stuntin’ like my daddy, dr-dr-dr-drinkin’ like my mama / C-c-country like my uncles, stutterin’ like a CD in a donk / bump, bump, bump, bump.”

Meanwhile, Gangsta Boo get unladylike as she addresses the haters, spitting, “B—- please you don’t wanna step up to this Mrs. G-A-N-G-S-T-A / Will make a n—- hit his knees when / I’m up in the buildin’ / Preach it to my children / I don’t be takin’ no s— from you haters / You’ll make me hurt one of your feelings.”

Finally, Eminem comes through with his rapid-fire delivery, name-checking White Castle hamburgers, Payless shoes, Target and diarrhea. Yeah, he’s all over the place. In the end, Em warns, “Me, Yelawolf and Gangsta Boo came here to show you a thing or two / ‘Bout sign language, middle fingers aimed at you so we don’t gotta scream at you!”

This is a phenomenal track with three great artists who can get crazy busy over a hellified southern rap banger.


Listen to Yelawolf, ‘Throw It Up’ Feat. Gangsta Boo and Eminem

Rihanna, ‘Talk That Talk’ Feat. Jay-Z – Song Review

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When Rihanna and Jay-Z team up on a song, the end result is usually a chart-topping hit. After listening to ‘Talk That Talk,’ it looks like history will repeat itself. As we previously reported, this will be the powerhouse duo’s fourth collaboration since their 2007 hit single ‘Umbrella.’

The mid-tempo song features whining synthesizers and a pounding beat courtesy of the hit-making tandem Stargate. On the track, the Barbadian princess coos seductive come-ons to a potential lover. “I’mma get it right on the first try for you / ‘Cause you ain’t never had a woman like me / And you will never have another like me / No, so I’mma give it to you baby,” she sings.

Jay-Z is unexpectedly raunchy with his verse, but like the song title suggests, the veteran rhyme-slinger comes through with that big talk. “Everything that I do is big / I talk big money, I talk big homes / I sell out arenas, I call that getting dome,” he raps. Despite his explicit lyrics, the tune shouldn’t have any problems getting radio airplay.

Overall, Rihanna’s infectious song is a pop no-brainer — score another big hit for RiRi and Jigga. And don’t forget, Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ will hit stores on Nov. 21.


Listen to Rihanna, ‘Talk That Talk’ Feat. Jay-Z

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Rihanna’s Brother GQ Drops New Song ‘Feel Me’

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It looks like Rihanna‘s brother Rorrey Fenty is serious about his rap career. We first got wind of his lyrical aspirations in September when he teamed up with rapper Teff Mayweather on a track called ‘Army.’ Now he’s back with a solo joint titled ‘Feel Me.’

The 21-year-old budding rhyme-slinger, who goes under the rap alias GQ, flips a laid-back flow on the dubstep-sounding track. “I hoping that y’all are feeling me like a masseuse / ‘Cause I’m real like the news,” he raps. Near the end of the track, GQ tries his hand at singing through Auto-Tune with the repetitive chant, “I want you to feel me, I want you to feel me.”

Overall, it’s not a bad song, but we don’t think he’s ready for the big leagues just yet. However, with a little bit more development, he could follow behind the footsteps of a J. Cole or Nas. It also doesn’t hurt that his sister is the biggest artist in the world. Who knows, RiRi and GQ might have a collaborative song in the works.

Take a listen and tell us what do you think of the song. Are you feeling GQ (aka Rihanna’s brother)?

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R. Kelly Addresses the Haters on New Track ‘Shut Up’ (Tonsil Song)

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R. Kelly has been relatively quiet since recovering from his throat surgery this past July. On Thursday (Nov. 10), the R&B crooner posted a new song on Twitter to address the haters who were hoping that his tonsillitis would end his storied music career.

In fact, this might be the first time we have ever heard a R&B diss song directed toward tonsil-surgery haters. “It’s been a long time coming but I finally feel a lot better about my throat since the surgery and this is the first song I wrote,” Kels tweeted to his fans.

On the dramatic song, R. Kelly gives thanks to his doctors for helping him with his recovery and to his fans for their ongoing support. Then he segues into attacking the haters who were spreading rumors about him while he was in the hospital. “Even before the doctors were done and before I could awake / A tsunami of rumors had come to wipe my career away,” he sings. “He washed up, he’s lost it, he ain’t got it no more / Well, I’m here to tell ya today boy, you haters are so slow,” he adds.

And then he repeat this on the hilarious chorus: “Tell ‘em, shut up / Shut up / Shut up / I’m talking to you / Shut up / Shut up / Shut up / I’m talking to you.”

Kels even takes a moment to state a fact that he is the king of baby-making music. “Every boy, every girl, and every child around the world from the ’90s up until today was made off me,” he croons.

As laughable as the song might be, it also shows how creative R. Kelly is when his back is up against the wall. Let’s keep it real, R. Kelly could make a hit song about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

To all the haters who think that R. Kelly’s career is over, think again. The Grammy Award-winning singer is currently working on his next album, which he promises will be more freakier than his classic 1993 album ’12 Play.’

Listen to R. Kelly’s ‘Shut Up’ (Tonsil Song)

Drake, ‘Take Care’ Feat. Rihanna – Song Review

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Drake reunites with Rihanna on the title track from his upcoming album of ‘Take Care.’ The hot-as-fire duo comforts each other on the piano-driven, tribal drum-pounding song, which was produced by Jamie xx who sampled his own remix of the late Gil Scott-Heron track ‘I’ll Take Care of U.’

On the song, Drizzy tells a heartbroken RiRi that whenever she is ready, he will be there for her to give the love that she needs. “When you’re ready, just say you’re ready / When all the baggage just ain’t as heavy / When the party’s over, just don’t forget me / We’ll change the pace and we’ll just go slow,” he sings. Rihanna responds to Drake’s promises singing, “If you love me, here’s what I’ll do / I’ll take care of you / I’ve loved and I’ve lost.”

The song is not as catchy as their chart-topping single ‘What’s My Name’ — instead Drake goes for a more somber tone when it comes to dealing with love and relationships.

‘Take Care’ is among a slew of songs that were made available online after the album leaked on the Internet. Drake seemed unfazed by the leak stating, “I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn’t happen a month early anymore. Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.”

The official release of ‘Take Care’ is targeted for Nov. 15.


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Shanell, ‘So Good’ Feat. Lil Wayne and Drake – Song Review

R&B songbird Shanell (aka Snl) has been crowned the First Lady of Young Money way before Nicki Minaj joined the illustrious label. She’s been laying low behind the scenes in A&R development, penning songs for Lil Wayne and other artists as she waits her turn to shine as a soloist.

Well, that time has come and for her introductory single, ‘So Good,’ she grabs YM cohorts Wayne and Drake to recite a few verses. Produced by the hit-making team of Cool & Dre, the bouncy song boasts stirring violins and an 808 thump that perfect for car cruising in Miami or California.

On the song, Shanell pines for her boo who seems to be mysteriously absent. “And when ya gone too long / I’m waiting with your T-shirt on / Playing love songs,” she sings. “You make me feel good / You tell me love is crazy / I guess that we are too / There ain’t a thing I won’t do to prove that I’ll be here for you.”

Much of Weezy lyrics are reflective of the money boasting he’s known. He raps, “Tune go hard, y’all softer than my car top / Hank Gathers, I’ma ball ’til my heart stops.” Meanwhile, Drizzy is up for a little girl chasing at the start of his day. “You know I wake up like a king, get up, stunt / Take advantage of the day, this s–t won’t happen more than once / Know I’m ready for whatever, ready for the action / I’m still focused on my s–t, but girl I’m up for a distraction,” he spits.

After dominating the rap game, it’s good to see Young Money move into the R&B world with Shanell as their flagship artist. The singer-songwriter has a soulful voice and we can’t wait to see what she can bring on her own without the assistance of Wayne and Drake. For now, this is a cool track to rock to in the name of love.


Listen to Shannell, ‘So Good’ Feat. Lil Wayne and Drake

Robin Thicke, ‘Pretty Lil’ Heart’ feat. Lil Wayne – Song Review

Robin Thicke reunites with his good friend Lil Wayne in the tender ballad ‘Pretty Lil’ Heart,’ from his upcoming new LP ‘Love After War.’ The song features the softer sides of Weezy and Thicke as they comfort their lovers with soothing lyrics.

Tunechi is soft-spoken and sincere with his opening verse on the soulful tune. He raps, “You commit, I commit / She say she love me, I’m convinced / Don’t need a rocket scientist to see that you and I are meant.”

Thicke follows with lyrics asking his lover to reassure him that her devotion for him is true. “Tell me that I’m sexy / Like I was before / Tell me I got it / That you want it even more / Tell me that you’ll never, ever / Ever leave me side, side / Tell me cause you know / I need to hear it every night,” he sings.

‘Pretty Lil’ Heart’ is a great song and it’s good to hear Thicke return to his soulful territory. We don’t know if radio will embrace the single, but it’s perfect for those romantic nights when you want to cozy up to your mate. If you like the song, it will be available via iTunes on Nov. 8. Thicke’s full-length studio album hits stores on Dec. 6.


Listen to Robin Thicke, ‘Pretty Lil’ Heart’ feat. Lil Wayne

Amy Winehouse, ‘Like Smoke’ Feat. Nas – Song Review

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It’s no secret that Amy Winehouse and Nas became good friends after she dedicated her song  ‘Me & Mr Jones‘ to him. For the songbird’s posthumous album ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures,’ the two reunite on the throwback-sounding track that was originally recorded in May 2008 with producer Salaam Remi.

On the song, Nas eulogizes the passing of his late friend as he raps, “I be out in London, Camden / Huntin’ for the answers / Why did God take away the homie? / I can’t stand it / I’m a firm believer that we all meet up in eternity.” Elsewhere, the New York rhymer talks about how the recession is affecting him. “Yo, this recession is a test / It’s affecting my complexion / Misdirection my affection / My concerns are bill collections,” he spits.

Amy’s vocals still sound soulful as ever especially on the opening verse. “I never wanted you / To be my man / I just need your company / Don’t want to get dependent on / Your time then lose the way you love me / Like smoke, I hang around in the unbalanced,” she sings.

Amy Winehouse’s LP ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ will be released on Dec. 6 with portions from the sales of album benefiting the Amy Winehouse Foundation.


Listen to Amy Winehouse, ‘Like Smoke’ Feat. Nas