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RAPPER NAS HONORED WITH W.E.B. DU BOIS MEDAL AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Nas made history at Harvard this week. The Queens rapper & Hip Hop icon has just become the first rapper to receive the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies. Looking mighty dapper in a suit, he joined his fellow honorees including U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at Harvard’s …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* TY DOLLA $IGN FT. FETTY WAP – “WHEN I SEE YA

Ty Dolla $ign gets freaky in the video for his collaboration with Fetty Wap on “When I See Ya.” The video has a very dark and creepy vibe, with clouds of spooky insects swirling around while the camera explodes into kaleidoscopic visions and zooms in on blood-red eyeballs. Dolla $ign is there through it all, serenading a love interest, while …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* RICK ROSS – “GEECHI LIBERACE”

Ross’ other new video, “Geechi Liberace” finds the MMG mogul reclining with his gorgeous, and young fiancee Lira Galore, on a carpeted staircase. If there was any doubt about how luxurious the property is, we see close-up shots of a rusted antique cannon. It’s real FAUNNCCYYYY. Check out that video below:

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* RICK ROSS FT. THE DREAM – “MONEY DANCE”

Since Rick Ross’ surprise mixtape release “Black Dollar” back in early September, the MMG boss man has been heavy at work, dropping new track after new track, and he does not disappoint in the visuals either. Simultaneously, Rick Ross drops two new music videos for two songs off the mixtape: “Money Dance” featuring The Dream and “Geechi Liberace.” Both take …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* KEHLANI – “ALIVE (FEAT. COUCHERON)

R&B’s latest star, singer Kehlani is on a high as she continues to perform on her Sold Out U.S., also recently releasing a remix album for “You Should Be Here,” and has also announced a major European tour for this Fall/Winter. Now, she’s topping it all off with the video for her song “Alive,” featuring Coucheron. The upbeat, ’80s-inspired pop …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* JHENE AIKO – LYIN’ KING

One year after releasing her debut album Souled Out, singer Jhené Aiko has one more video to share with her fans — the video for “Lyin King.” The singer lets her spiritual side take control in the cinematic clip for the track, which takes place in a tribal civilization, where Jhené and a group of women encounter a tribe of …

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NICKI MINAJ IS CASTING ROLES FOR HER UPCOMING ABC SERIES BASED ON HER LIFE

Nicki Minaj is coming to the small screen. According to reports, the rapper is set to executive produce and appear in a new comedy series on ABC Family based on her childhood life. Written by Kate Angelo (Sex Tape), the untitled sitcom will document her youth growing up in Queens, New York, chronicling her life in an immigrant family from …

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SINGER OMARION & GIRLFRIEND APRYL JONES EXPECTING SECOND CHILD — A GIRL!

Good news from the MMG camp — Singer Omarion & his girlfriend Apryl have a new bundle of joy on the way. The “Post to Be” singer and his longtime girlfriend are expecting their second child together – a baby girl! Both Omarion & Apryl took to Instagram to announce that they’re expecting expecting, and Daddy O even posted a …

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BEYONCÉ, JAY Z, NICKI MINAJ, LIL WAYNE & MORE SET TO PERFORM AT TIDAL X: 1020 CONCERT

Jay Z promised a celebration in honor of TIDAL’s success, and he plans to deliver on that promise this October in his home city, of course. In honor of reaching one million subscribers, TIDAL has announced TIDAL X: 1020, the first in a series of philanthropic music events curated by the streaming service. The charity concert will take place on …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* 2 CHAINZ FT. WIZ KHALIFA – “A MILLI BILLI TRILLI”

2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa want to run for Presidential election in 2 Chainz’ latest video “A Milli Billi Trilli” off his recent Trapavelli Tre mixtape. The rappers campaign in their own version of the Oval Office, trading bars, smoking blunts, and switching outfits while women run on treadmills and drape themselves in American flags. 2 Chainz’ French bulldog puppy …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* YOUNG THUG – “POWER”

Young Thug gets trippy in his new video for “Power” off his brand new mixtape “Slime Season” . Although not quite as psychedelic as the “Best Friend” clip earlier this month (in which Thug made love to himself and ate himself for dinner), it’s still no short of strange. Thug, who co-directed the video, sips lean while walking down the …

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RIHANNA COVERS THE FADER’S 100TH ISSUE , “HOW TO TAKE A SELFIE LIKE RIHANNA”

In addition to recent cover star & ex-boo Drake, Rihanna gets her true model on as she graces the cover of The FADER’s 100th issue & teaches us all “How to Take a Selfie Like Rihanna.” The “Bitch Better Have My Money” singer collaborated with photographer Renata Raksha on the candid shoot, which captures Rihanna as she sees herself. She …

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KIM & KANYE WEST’S BABY BOY IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ON CHRISTMAS DAY!

Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West will be unfortunately be spending the holidays in the hospital, away from the bright lights & holiday cheer BUT, a precious gift will be brought before them when the couple’s second child – a boy – is born on Christmas Day. According to news reports from gossip site TMZ, Kim’s reported due date is exactly Dec. …

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BILL GATES & WIFE MELINDA DONATE $6 MILLION TO HIV VACCINE RESEARCH

When the overly wealthy donate >>> Philanthropist and business maven Bill Gates has reportedly donated an estimated $5.8 million to HIV vaccine research as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grand donation went to the Scripps Research Institute Group in Jupiter, Florida, who hope to create the first effective HIV/AIDS vaccine. According to Buzzfeed: “The key to …

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KANYE WEST PERFORMS “808’S & HEARTBREAKS” @ HOLLYWOOD BOWL

Seven years since its release, Kanye West brought his groundbreaking album “808s & Heartbreak” back to life for a sold out Hollwyood Bowel crowd during the first of two back-to-back shows Friday night. The set included surprise guests, dramatic stage props, and in true Kanye-fashion, lots pf fireworks. Backed by a symphony orchestra including a female conductor, string section, and …

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RAPPER FETTY WAP INJURED DURING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Fetty Wap was involved in a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey, this Saturday morning (Sept. 26). According to TMZ, the “Trap Queen” hitmaker was riding his Suzuki motorcycle and tried passing a vehicle. But he didn’t see another car approaching in the opposite direction and collided with it. Paramedics arrived on the scene and gave him …

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*ALBUM DOWNLOAD* BRYSON TILLER – T R A P S O U L (iTunes Download)

  Highly anticipated album from Bryson Tiller, if you don’t know who he is get to know him now and download each individual track or the full album below..   Download (iTunes): Fast Link #1 (lynxshare) – Fast Link #2 (omerta) –Alt. Link01 Intro (Difference) 02 Let Em’ Know 03 Exchange 04 For However Long 05 Don’t 06 Open Interlude …

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*NEW MUSIC* DISCLOSURE FT. THE WEEKND – “NOCTURNAL”

The Weeknd continues in the disco-inflected pop sound tha he explored on his latest album “Beauty Behind the Madness” on this new collaboration with Disclosure titled “Nocturnal.” It feels like an effortless blend of styles that have merged closer to each other recently. Disclosure has begun moving away from house toward straightforward pop, while The Weeknd has been moving in …

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DRAKE TALKS MEEK MILL, QUENTIN MILLER AND MORE ON FADER MAGAZINE!

Drake has shut down the Internet numerous times this year: appearing at the Apple conference, a surprise EP in “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” a lyrical massacre on Meek Mill on “Charged Up,” “Back To Back,” the catchy remixes  “Hotline Bling” and his latest masterpiece, a joint mixtape with Future on “What A Time To Be Alive.” Drake touched on those …

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LIL WAYNE THREATENS TO SUE OVER ALLEGED SEX-TAPE

A Lil Wayne sex tape is allegedly being shopped around, and its supposed main star isn’t very happy about it. According to TMZ, an individual claims to have footage of the Young Money rapper engaging in a threesome with two women, and is trying to sell it to major porn companies. Representatives for Wayne told TMZ that if such a …

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*NEW MUSIC* PARTYNEXTDOOR – “BLASE (REMIX)

In addition to debuting his joint mixtape with Future, What a Time to Be Alive, Drake premiered a PARTYNEXTDOOR remix to Ty Dolla $ign’s “Blasé” during Sunday’s special episode of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1. Over a reworked beat, the OVO singer boasts about being a rock star  and rattles off blasé, blasé, blasé while riding in his Maserati. …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* RAE SREMMURD – “COME GET HER”

If only Rae Sremmurd’s new video for “Come Get Her” was a true story. The hilarious video begins with an old man trying to book a country singer named “Ray Shumar” for his country-western saloon. Of course, this doesn’t work out as planned. When the Sremmurd brothers show up, the square-dancing crowd quickly shifts gears, with money flying everywhere while …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* CHRIS BROWN – “LIQUOR/ ZERO”

Chris Brown doubles your pleasure with the nine-minute video for “Liquor” and “Zero,” two singles off his upcoming album “Royalty.” The self-directed video, which was shot in downtown L.A., starts off with Breezy at the bar after a break up, where he takes a shot from a female patron. Before he knows it, they’re making out in the back of …

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*NEW MUSIC VIDEO* FETTY WAP FT. MONTY – “MY WAY”

With only one day left until his debut drops, Fetty Wap comes through with the long-awaited video for his hit single “My Way” featuring fellow Remy Boy, rapper Monty. Sporting a Chicago Bulls jersey, he celebrates his success with his Remy Boyz and rides motorcycles through the streets. In between spraying champagne, he takes it to the club and holds …

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*VIDEO* ANGIE MARTINEZ INTERVIEWS TY DOLLA $IGN

Ty Dolla $ign visited Power 105.1 to have a conversation with Angie Martinez about his forthcoming album, Free TC, due out on November 13th. The highly anticipated debut album was named after Ty’s younger brother, TC, who the singer says has been locked up for eight years on a murder he didn’t actually commit. Ty says they gave him life …

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