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Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Albums

Top Current Albums

173. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 126).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

30. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 24).

Top Rap Albums

19. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 17).

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Last week, Wreckin SquaDD released some behind the scenes footage from the music video shoot for Machine Gun Kelly's "Ratchet," which features Ray Jr., E-V, Tezo, Dub-O, JP Did This 1 and Pooh Gutta.

The clip features a lot of Wreckin SquaDD, a rap dio from Cleveland, but it is mixed with video from the shoot as well as brief chats with performers on the song.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
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Machine Gun Kelly has released the music video for "La La La (The Floating Song)," a song featured on the deluxe edition of his debut album, "Lace Up." It was directed by Spordy19XX. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On Facebook, Bad Boy has announced that, in addition to previously revealed guests, French Montana's "Excuse My French" will also feature Snoop Dogg. The album is set for a April 16 release.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Machine Gun Kelly has announced that the music video for "La La La (The Floating Song)" will be released tomorrow. Produced by Chase N Cashe, the song was featured as one of the extra tracks on the deluxe edition of the rapper's "Lace Up" album.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with Rap-Up.com, French Montana revealed that his new single with Nicki Minaj, "Freaks" samples the Li'l Vicious song of the same name.

In the clip, he also says that the song will be out "next week," which is presumably this week and he promises it will be a hit. Rap-Up.com reports that the song is produced by Rico Love. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Rolling Stone has the premiere of the album cover for French Montana's "Excuse My French." Check it out below. According to Bad Boy President Harve Pierre, the cover is meant to evoke "the journey of an artist that has come from Morocco to New York and worked his way to becoming one of hip hop's hottest movements."

"Excuse My French" by French Montana (Album Cover)

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Karen Civil went behind the scenes at the music video shoot for French Montana's "Ocho Cinco," which features Machine Gun Kelly, Los, Red Cafe and Diddy. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Pusha T has released a new mixtape, "Wrath of Caine," and it features a collaboration with French Montana. Titled "It Doesn't Matter," the song was produced by Harry Fraud. You can download it at LiveMixtapes.com and listen below.

When Miss Info asked Pusha T to name a standout track from the mixtape, the first song he named was this one. Check out that conversation below, as well.

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly's segment on MTV2's "When I Was 17" has aired and the network has made the full episode available to watch online. Check it out below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with ANDPOP, Machine Gun Kelly chatted about a few childhood firsts and favorites, among other random topics. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
It seems like that April 16 release date for French Montana's "Excuse My French" is getting pretty firm. The rapper has released a promo for the upcoming "Excuse My French" tour which is said to be "coming soon." Watch below.


Via Montana.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On his Instagram account, French Montana posted the single cover for "Freaks," a new single that he'll be releasing that features Nicki Minaj. Stay tuned.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Uncle Murda has released a new mixtape, "The First 48," which you can download for free at LiveMixtapes.com. It features 3 songs with French Montana:

"Money Work" featuring French Montana (produced by Clyde Stokes for Tuneheadz)
"F*** Ya Friend" featuring Wale and French Montana (produced by Styles for Dangerous LLC)
"Balling Out" featuring French Montana

Listen care of the embed below.

Via Montana.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Following the release of the song in November, Ne-Yo has premiered the music video for "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself) (Rico Love Remix)" featuring French Montana.


Posted in Megan Nicole
Posted by Patrick
Last week, Megan Nicole released a new cover: One Direction's "Kiss You." Watch below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Janelle Monae is on the cover of the February issue of ELLE Canada. You can check out the newsstand and subscriber editions on Twitter. The accompanying interview is on their website and behind the scenes footage from the shoot is below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
MTV2 is bringing back "Wild 'N Out," Nick Cannon's comedy show that ran from 2005 through 2007 on MTV. Machine Gun Kelly was a featured guest on an episode that taped today and he posted a photo on his Facebook page. It is not clear when the episode will air.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
MTV's RapFix has some behind the scenes footage from the music video shoot for will.i.am's "Scream & Shout (Remix)." The song, which was released today, features Britney Spears, Hit Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil' Wayne and Diddy. Watch the footage below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
will.i.am and Britney Spears have released the remix to "Scream & Shout" which features Hit Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil' Wayne and Diddy. Listen below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to Los, the music video for French Montana's "Ocho Cinco" has been shot. He posted a photo from the set. The song features Los as well as Machine Gun Kelly, Red Cafe and Diddy.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Facebook, Machine Gun Kelly mentioned that he will be featured on MTV2's "When I Was 17" on January 27 at 1 PM ET. Watch a preview below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Late last night, Britney Spears revealed that Diddy would be featured on the remix to will.i.am's "Scream & Shout." The original featured Spears, who is also on the remix, which also adds Hit Boy, Waka Flocka Flame and Lil' Wayne. Waka Flocka Flame tweeted that a music video for the song was "coming real soon," a message which will.i.am retweeted. Watch the original below.


Via CLUBDIDDY retweet.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy Records is offering a free download of Cassie's "All Gold, All Girls (Remix)" featuring Trina and Lola Monroe. You can get it below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Albums

The Billboard 200

157. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 138).

Top Current Albums

126. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 118).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

24. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 23).

» Read More


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los pays tribute to his home city's football team on "Purple Reign," a new song that he has released for free download. You can pick it up at Limelinx, care of HotNewHipHop.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Last we heard, earlier this month, French Montana's debut album was set for a March 12 release. Now, in a USA TODAY feature on the rapper, the release date has been moved to April 16.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Following her release of "All Gold, All Girls (Remix)", Cassie told The Young, Black, and Fabulous that her upcoming mixtape, "Rock a Bye Baby," would feature Rick Ross, Pusha T, label mate French Montana, Jeremih and more.

In addition, she has been working with Trinidad James, whose "All Gold Everything" served as the basis for her new track, "on a few projects."

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
"All Gold, All Girls (Remix)" by Cassie featuring Trina and Lola Monroe (Single Cover)

Bad Boy has serviced a new song from Cassie, "All Gold, All Girls (Remix)," which is a take on Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything. It features Trina and Lola Monroe. You can listen below.


Posted by Patrick
Fuse has a great feature on Lord Finesse for their Crate Diggers series. Watch below. At the start of it, he says how he wanted to do a remix for Mary J. Blige, but Diddy said he wasn't ready and, instead, wanted the producer to work with an up and coming rapper: Biggie Smalls.

"I used to hang out with Puff," he said. "[We would] go to his crib, bug out. The prize remix you wanted to do was Mary. Mary was blazing. I want to do a Mary remix. 'You're not ready for a Mary remix.' He was like, 'I want you to work with Big.' Big? Who's Big? He was Biggie Smalls at the time. I was like, OK, I was open minded. When I heard this dude, it started with the 'Party & Bulls***' remix. When I had a chance to really hear this dude flow, I knew he was exceptional then. Just his flow, 'cause it just bounced all over and it came back on beat."

Lord Finesse also reflected on "Suicidal Thoughts," a record he produced that would serve as the finale on The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, "Ready to Die."

"I'm playing him beats and he picks this just God forsaken, don't let me catch you in the alley beat. I'm like, 'What you gonna do with that?' 'Naw, I got an idea, I got an idea.' And it's like, 'You sure?' As a producer, I don't want to just sell you a beat to make a dollar. I want to make sure you gonna do something incredible with it and I never heard the record until it came out. And when I heard it, it was just like... crazy. I just remember somebody telling me 'Yo, your joint made the album, 'Ness.' It actually closes the album. I was shocked."


Via Reggie Osse retweet via Miss Info.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
XXL is now accepting votes for the 10th spot of their 2013 edition of The XXL Freshman list. You can vote for Los through a poll on their site and by tweeting in a format they specified. See their site for more.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The music videos for "Stereo" and "See My Tears" have both been added to Machine Gun Kelly's Cap That store. That means you can order merchandise featuring still images from those videos.

Posted by Patrick
Last week, a previously unreleased reference vocal from The Notorious B.I.G. appeared online. A reference track provides the performer with guidance on how the lines should be performed. This particular reference was for the opening verse on Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s White Chalk, Pt. 2," which was featured on the soundtrack for the 1996 film "Original Gangstas."

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to a retweet from DJ Khaled, the music video for the remix to Nino Brown's "Tryna Come Up" is coming soon. The song features Yo Gotti, French Montana and Ace Hood.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Ciroc announced via press release that they are a sponsor of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and will be the official vodka of the event.

As part of this, Ciroc will be featured at all official events, where specialty Ciroc cocktails will be served, and at the Sundance Channel HQ, where the brand will provide a special guest DJ.

Held in Park City, Utah, the 11 day event kicked off yesterday.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
In November, Ciroc announced that they had partnered with Esquire to launch "Ultra Premium Cut," a contest for filmmakers interested in producing a New Year's Eve commercial for Ciroc, set in the theme of responsible celebration. The winning entry was posted on Ciroc's YouTube channel yesterday.

Filmmaker John Ryan Johnson, an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) candidate at New York Tisch School of the Arts, took home the honor. Watch his commercial below, care of his Vimeo profile.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, DJ Spinking released "Body Operator (Remix)" with Jeremih and French Montana. You can listen to and download the song below. According to Spinking, the music video is coming soon.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released the music video for "Tic Toc" featuring Trina. It was directed by Jon J. of Dre Films/Maybach Films. The song was featured on Montana's "Mac & Cheese 3" mixtape. Watch below.


Via Montana retweet.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Back in October, Sony's Music Unlimited offered Machine Gun Kelly's "Meant to Be" as part of "Lace Up (The Prelude)", an exclusive EP streamable only for subscribers of their service. Unfortunately, it could not otherwise be purchased or downloaded.

Good news for those who wanted to pick it up: Best Buy has included on the song and "Mixtape Madness," a 5 song mixtape that you can only buy through the retailer. It is only $4.99.

In addition, they are running a promotion where you can buy two albums for $9.99 and get "Mixtape Madness" for free. It includes the standard edition of "Lace Up," in addition to albums by Kendrick Lamar, Game, Slaughterhouse and Chief Keef, all of whom have one song each on "Mixtape Madness."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with DJ Steph Floss, Machine Gun Kelly said that he plans to release a new mixtape and a new album this year. The interview touches on a number of interesting subjects, including the rapper's suggestions for how Cleveland artists can break out on a wider scale and why he warmed to the idea of working with Diddy and Bad Boy. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
DJ Enuff asked French Montana to list the 5 things that he can't leave home without. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. New highs for French Montana and Biggie. B.I.G. forever.

Albums

The Billboard 200

138. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 123).

Top Current Albums

118. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 113).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

23. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 21).

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly recently logged his first Canadian tour. Below, check out some behind the scenes footage. As you might expect, it includes some adult content.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The Crosby Press invited Machine Gun Kelly to participate in a wine and cheese tasting. Watch below. Warning: not appropriate for all audiences.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released the music video for "Gucci Everything" from his "American Psycho" mixtape. It features Chief Keef, French Montana and Fabolous. The mixtape version also featured Game. The visual was directed by Joe Puma. Watch below.


Via Bad Boy Records retweet.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with Montreality, Machine Gun Kelly discusses his favorite books, favorite video game of all-time, his plans for 2013, artists he'd like to collaborate with and more. Watch below. Warning: not appropriate for all audiences.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
"Tadow," P.A.P.I's new collaboration with French Montana, 2 Chainz and Pusha T, is now available on iTunes. It also has a new cover, different from the one that was released earlier this month. Check it out below.

"Tadow" by P.A.P.I. (N.O.R.E.) featuring French Montana, 2 Chainz and Pusha T (iTunes Single Cover)

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. French Montana's "Pop That" run isn't over yet as the song gains ground and fails to drop on a single chart.

Albums

The Billboard 200

123. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 119).

Top Current Albums

113. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 101).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

21. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 19).

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, Machine Gun Kelly released "Ratchet," the first single from E-V's upcoming "B**** I'm From Cleveland 3." The song features Ray Jr., E-V, Tezo, Dub-O, JP Did This 1 and Pooh Gutta. Before the day was over, MGK went ahead and released the visual for the song. Watch below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, Machine Gun Kelly released "Ratchet," featuring Ray Jr., E-V, Tezo, Dub-O, JP Did This 1 and Pooh Gutta. On Facebook, he hinted at a music video, saying it "might" be released tonight. Stay tuned.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
"Ratchet" by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Ray Jr., E-V, Tezo, Dub-O- JP Did This 1 and Pooh Gutta (Single Cover)

Machine Gun Kelly has released "Ratchet," the first single off of E-V's upcoming "B**** I'm From Cleveland 3." The song, which features Ray Jr., E-V, Tezo, Dub-O, JP Did This 1 and Pooh Gutta, was produced by JP Did This 1. Listen to it and download below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Bottom Feeder Music has a stream of "All Gold Everything (Remix)" by Trinidad James featuring French Montana.

Via Montana retweet.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
P.A.P.I., also known as N.O.R.E., has released the music video to his French Montana-featured single, "Tadow." The song also features 2 Chainz and Pusha T. It was directed by Will Millions and includes party footage with a number of figures in hip-hop, including Diddy.


Via Montana retweet via Global Grind.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Single Cover: "Tadow" by P.A.P.I. (N.O.R.E.) featuring French Montana, 2 Chainz and Pusha T

With a music video on the way, P.A.P.I. (also known as N.O.R.E.) has released "Tadow" for streaming. The song features French Montana, 2 Chainz and Pusha T. Listen below.


Via P.A.P.I. retweet via Miss Info.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
N.O.R.E. has released a trailer for "Tadow" featuring 2 Chainz, Pusha T and French Montana. The video was shot in October. Watch below.


Via French Montana retweet via DJ Bobby Trends.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Funkmaster Flex has premiered the remix to Chinx Drugz's "I'm a Coke Boy." The song features Diddy, Rick Ross and French Montana. Listen below.


Via Montana and Chinx Drugz retweets.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana will be featured on the remix to DJ Spinking's "Body Operator," which also features Jeremih. The song will be released on Monday, according to DJ Spinking.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Kid Ink has released a visual for "Poppin' S***" featuring Los. You can download the song for free on the rapper's "Rocketshipshawty" mixtape. Watch the below video. It was directed by Grizz Lee.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
The remix to Chinx Drugz "I'm a Coke Boy" is coming and it'll feature both Diddy and Rick Ross, in addition to French Montana, who was also on the original. French Montana retweeted Big Mike, who said the song was about to leak. In the mean time, you can check out the artwork below, care of DJ Bobby Trends, also retweeted by Montana.

"I'm a Coke Boy (Remix)" by Chinx Drugz featuring Diddy, Rick Ross and French Montana (Single Cover)

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
In October, Chinx Drugz shot a music video for "I'm a Coke Boy" featuring French Montana. In mid-December, it was released. It flew under my radar a bit, but I still wanted to share it for those who hadn't seen it.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana's debut album, "Excuse My French," has a new release date. March 12. The rapper announced it yesterday on Twitter.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
During a recent performance, French Montana brought out Trina for "Tic Toc," which appeared on both Montana's "Mac & Cheese 3" and Trina's "Back 2 Business," which was executive produced by Montana.

A music video for the song is coming. For now, check out the live performance below.


Via Montana retweet.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los' "Becoming King" mixtape, though delayed past the initial November 29 release date, is still coming.

For those excited for it, there is some good news: the rapper will be shooting a music video for the mixtape's intro on January 11.

Via Los retweet.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Hot Lotto has released a new single, "Comin For It," which features Los. You can listen to it below care of the Xpensive Entertainment YouTube page. The video description includes a link where you can download it for free.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Coke Boy member Flip has released the trailer for the music video for "Motherload," which features French Montana. Watch below.


Via Montana.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
BET reports that Los and girlfriend Lola Monroe are expecting their first child. He announced it on Christmas. Congratulations to the couple.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Last month, prior to Christmas, Machine Gun Kelly remixed the holiday staple "The Twelve Days of Christmas" for MTV. Watch the result below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released yesterday. Machine Gun Kelly gets a nice boost, including a re-appearance on The Billboard 200 and an 80 spot gain on the Top Current Albums chart.

Albums

The Billboard 200

119. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

Top Current Albums

101. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 181).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

19. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 27).

» Read More


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On January 8, Discovery Channel will be premiering "Africa," a seven-part series that "brings the continent to life with never-before-filmed species, animal behaviors and secret, natural wonders of the world." The TV was on this evening and a promo for it came on and I recognized a familiar tune: "Come With Me" by Diddy featuring Jimmy Page, from the "Godzilla" soundtrack. Watch below.