Monday, December 22, 2008

Battle For A Spot On The Next TAG RECORDS Mixtape Hosted By Q Da Kid!

TAG Records, The Core DJs, and Jermaine Dupri are always on the lookout for the freshest MCs. If you think you're fresh enough then upload your hottest track on TAG Records' myspace page (, battle for the votes to be a Top MC and take your place in history. The winners will appear on a Tag Records Mixtape hosted by TAG's first artist Q Da Kid. Good Luck!

Don't miss the video for Q Da Kid's new single...

VIDEO: Q Da Kid ft Jermaine Dupri - "On A Mission"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

VIDEO: Exclusive Commentary from the NOTORIOUS CAST | Notorious in theaters 1/16/09...

NEW! Join GIANTMag as they talk with Jamal Woolard (Notorious B.I.G.), Anthony Mackie (Tupac Shakur), & Derek Luke (Sean Combs) about teaching the young generation about the true kings of Hip-Hop, grown men acting like children, and the East coast vs. West coast climate the media caused in the 90's.

"I truly believe they had love for one another..." - Derek Luke on the relationship between B.I.G and Pac.

"He created the structure of everything that we have as a culture today." - Anthony Mackie on the impact of B.I.G.

VIDEO: Giant Magazine Notorious Photoshoot

VIDEO: Akon | Behind the Scenes of 'Freedom'...

Watch as superstar Akon gives you an exclusive look at the recording process of his latest album 'Freedom', in stores now!

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of 'Freedom'

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

VIDEO: Q Da Kid on BET's 'The Deal'...

Q Da Kid was recently featured on BET's new Hip-Hop show 'The Deal'.
Check out what he has to say about repping Brooklyn, working with Jermaine Dupri & Dallas Austin, and his first single 'On A Mission'.

VIDEO: Q Da Kid B.E.T "The Deal"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Keyshia Cole 'A Different Me' IN STORES TODAY + New Widget...

Keyshia Cole's A Different Me is in stores TODAY!

Purchase at your local music retailer or online here at Hot Waxx Music Store.


1. A Different Me "Intro"
2. Make Me Over
3. Please Don’t Stop
4. Erotic
5. You Complete Me
6. No Other (Featuring Amina Harris)
7. Oh-Oh Yeah-Yea (Featuring Nas)
8. Playa Cardz Right (Featuring 2 Pac)
9. Brand New
10. Trust (Duet with Monica)
11. Thought You Should Know
12. This Is Us
13. Where This Love Could End Up
14. Beautiful Music
15. A Different Me "Outro"

New Widget! Solve this puzzle & unlock an exclusive Keyshia Cole video!

iSouljaBoyTellem - IN STORES TODAY! + NEW VIDEO for 'Kiss Me Thru the Phone'...

The wait is over! iSouljaBoyTellem is available in stores and online TODAY!

Purchase Soulja Boy's Sophomore Album here at Hot Waxx Music Store...

Check out the NEW VIDEO for "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie.

Monday, December 15, 2008

J. Holiday says 'It's Yours' with his new single...

J. Holiday returns with the single 'It's Yours' from his highly anticipated sophomore album, Round 2!

It's Yours (Explicit):

Call J. Holiday at (202) 683-7119 and stay updated on the latest!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

VIDEO: Electrik Red | Exposed & Explicit...

Check out the vivacious ladies of Electrik Red previewing songs from their debut album "How To Be A Lady" at their VIBE showcase in NYC!

On Wednesday, December 3, Santos Party House in New York City was painted red…Electrik Red! Naomi, Sarah, Lesley and Binkie took to the stage and treated the audience to songs from their forthcoming debut album. Hosted by The-Dream, the event was a huge success and the industry is buzzing about Def Jam's newest sensation poised for world domination!

Check out the high energy performance of their 80's inspired second single "Friend Lover"!

VIDEO: Friend Lover

The ladies also kicked it old school with classic tracks from Vanity 6, Klymaxx and Total! This clip contains some explicit language.

VIDEO: Electrik Red Medley

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ryan Leslie Back In The Studio | Debut Album Coming February 09'...

Ryan Leslie Takes It Back To The Studio. Debut Album In Stores February '09

Watch video of Ryan in the studio refining the music for his self-titled debut album.

Don't miss the alternate version of Ryan's new music video for "Addiction" feat. Fabolous & Cassie

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

VIDEO: Q-Tip - 'Move' directed by Rik Cordero...

Brand New Music Video From Q-Tip. "The Renassaince" In Stores November 4

Q-Tip - "Move"
Directed by Rik Cordero

Dondria Can't Stop House Party Contest + Official Rules...

First Digital Artist Ever Dondria aka Phatfffat Announces Official YouTube Contest, "Can't Stop House Party" in celebration of her debut single "Can't Stop".

Dondria aka Phatfffat is asking her fans to get creative in their videos and incorporate her single "Can't Stop". Submissions can range from choreography to skits to sing-a-longs. Submissions are left up to the contestant's discretion.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a visit from Dondria and a VIP style house party. The contest ends on November 1, 2008 so submit your video TODAY!
View Official Contest Rules Here

Watch Dondria's announcement on YouTube:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Alfamega Public Service Announcement: Turn your Negatives into Positives...

After seven years, four days, five hours, thirty-two minutes and sixteen long seconds in prison; ALFAMEGA regrets nothing. Instead he has learned to be successful by turning his negatives into positives.

Alfamega addresses the community in a Public Service Announcement and wants fans to share their similar stories.

Alfamega PSA - Turning a Negative into a Positive

Also check out the Official Video for Alfamega's "4 or 5 Ways"

50 Cent: 'Before I Self Destruct' Trailer + Album in stores December 9...

50 Cent gets ready to drop his 4th studio album, "Before I Self Destruct," on December 9. The album will include 50 Cent's Directorial Debut Movie, Before I Self Destruct. The film is based on music from the album. Check out the trailer below and feel free to embed. Stay tuned for more news on 50...

VIDEO: 'Before I Self Destruct' Trailer

Friday, October 10, 2008

AUDIO: Brutha - 'I Can't Hear The Music' feat. Fabolous...

Listen to 'I Can't Hear The Music', the DEBUT single from Brutha featuring Fabolous

Powered by a strong family bond, these five brothers resurrect the goose bump-raising harmonies and thrilling showmanship that were the hallmarks of groups like the Jackson 5, New Edition and Boyz II Men.

'I Can't Hear The Music' feat. Fabolous (AUDIO):



AUDIO: Akon feat. Lil Wayne - I'm So Paid...

Preview Akon's Second Single 'I'm So Paid' featuring Lil' Wayne. New Album - 'Freedom' In Stores on November 25th

I'm So Paid feat. Lil Wayne (AUDIO):

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Q Da Kid & DJ Envy present I Am Him mixtape...

“Most rappers just be in the streets talking about selling drugs and stuff like that. I’m more into telling my story. Big was someone who was into telling his story, ‘Pac was a person who told his story, Jay is a person who tells his story.” - Q Da Kid

Hip-Hop's next superstar & TAG Records own Q Da Kid has teamed up with DJ Envy to give the world a preview of what's to come....

Q Da Kid - I Am Him mixtape - Hosted by DJ Envy
Featuring Maino, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, and Dondria




Friday, September 12, 2008

VIDEO: Gist The Essence | Rap City: Spit Ya Game...

Watch Gist The Essence on Rap City's Spit Ya Game. Filmed by 'T Smif'. Check it out!

In case you don't have it in your iPod, check out 'Little Boxes' Mixtape. Be sure to follow @GistMusic on twitter to keep updated with his upcoming projects.

Friday, August 15, 2008

AUDIO: Remo Da Rapstar| 'Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself' Mixtape...

Remo Da Rapstar is back with yet ANOTHER highly anticipated mixtape titled, "Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself' hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. Check it out!

Download: 'Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself' Mixtape

In case you don't have it in your iPod, check out 'One Hit Away' & 'Rapstar Phenomenon' Mixtapes. And make sure to follow @RemoDaRapstar on twitter.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Lloyd New Album In Stores Today...

New R&B heat in stores today: Lloyd "Lessons In Love'

Lloyd's new album "Lessons In Love" In Stores Today
Featuring the hit single "Girls Around The World" w/ Lil Wayne

Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne - Girls Around The World (Video)

AUDIO: Raphael Saadiq - 'Love That Girl' | 'The Way I See It' In Stores Sept. 16...

Check out Raphael Saadiq's first single "Love That Girl" off of his upcoming album 'The Way I See It', in stores SEPTEMBER 16th.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Algebra's Music Video for 'Run & Hide'!

Songbird Algebra Blessett is sleek and sophisticated in the music video for her latest single, "Run & Hide". Signed with Kedar Entertainment, this gifted neo-soulstress demonstrates stunning musical prowess with depth, heart, and a style all her own. Check out the latest offering from Algebra:

VIDEO: "Run & Hide" - Algebra Blessett

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hell Rell Presents 'Ruga Stories' Part 3 -- A Message For Red Cafe, Talks Fabolous & More!!!

Hell Rell Presents "Ruga Stories" Part 3 -- A Message For Red Cafe, talks Fabolous & More!!!

In the next chapter of the Ruga Stories webisode series prefacing the imminent July 22nd release of "Black Mask Black Gloves," Rell keeps it gully about Red Cafe, talks Fab and why they are cool & more.

Watch It Now:

Also Watch the VIDEO for "Get Ready":

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Robin Thicke: Behind the Scenes of 'Magic' Exclusively on Myspace TODAY!

Robin Thicke will premiere his highly anticipated video for his new hit single "Magic" on Monday, July 21! In the meantime, Myspace gives you a sneak peek into "Magic." Check it out!

VIDEO: Robin Thicke "Magic" Behind The Scenes

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ryan Leslie presents Diamond Girl (The Movie)...

Ryan Leslie presents "Diamond Girl" (The Movie)

Ryan's creative genius extends beyond music as writer, co-director, producer, and star of "Diamond Girl" (The Movie)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Kedar Entertainment Introduces Neo-Soulstress Algebra!

Kedar Entertainment's newest Neo-Soul artist, Algebra, has the formula for musical greatness. With the release of her debut album, Purpose, this rising star showcases stunning musical prowess through depth, heart, and a style all her own.

Check out her single, "Run & Hide":

New album cover for this instant classic debut! + 'The River' video | Noel Gourdin's 'After My Time' in stores July 22...

Album cover for Noel Gourdin's instant classic, debut album, "After My Time"

Asked to describe his soulful collection and Noel straightforwardly replies, “It’s emotional and vulnerable, but still strong and secure. More than anything, I wanted to make music that was real, relatable…and timeless.”

Watch the video for the song that's currently #2 at Urban AC! "The River" Video by Noel Gourdin

Monday, June 9, 2008

Jermaine Dupri Presents Dondria PRESS CONFERENCE this Wednesday!

Jermaine Dupri will be holding a press conference this Wednesday, June 11 at Island Def Jam starting at 2pm in New York City to present Dondria aka Phatfffat. Dondria is the first-ever digitally born artist launched by Youtube, discovered by Jermaine Dupri and signed to So So Def/Island Urban.

Dondria aka Phatfffat - YouTube Launches First R&B Star!!

Discovered by Jermaine Dupri and Signed To So So Def/Island Urban

Can’t Stop” debut single ships June 17th – debut album in stores July 29th

Watch Dondria aka Phatfffat sing Ciara's "Promise" (received over 1 Million views to date):

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Lil Wayne's Countdown to Tha Carter Episodes 3 & 4 now available! | Tha Carter III in stores JUNE 10...

Countdown to Tha Carter III: The Mini-Series

In building anticipation for the release of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, writers from various media outlets sat down to reflect on Lil Wayne's career, controversy and the overwhelming buzz for his new album. Check out the commentary from Hot97's Peter Rosenberg,'s Chuck Creekmur,'s Erik Parker and Danica Dow,'s Aura Harewood and Martine Cauthen, VH1 Best Week Ever's Amanda Diva and's Carl Chery and Jayson Rodriguez.

Countdown to Tha Carter III: Episode 3 - Cameos & Mixtapes
Check our panel as they discuss Lil Wayne's show-stealing cameo appearances and mixtapes. This is episode 3 of 5.

Countdown to Tha Carter III: Episode 4 - Controversy
Check out our panel discuss the controversy surrounding Lil Wayne. This is episode 4 of 5.

Ashanti's 'Declaration' IN STORES TODAY + Launches Female Empowerment Site...

Ashanti's Declaration begins TODAY! The highly anticipated 4th studio album from Ashanti, "The Declaration" hits shelves today. The album includes production from A-list producers, Jermaine Dupri, LT Hutton, Babyface, Pharrell Williams, Bryan Michael Cox and more!

“One of the reasons I call the album ‘The Declaration,’ is because I feel it’s important to present all sides of what being a woman is about,” she says. “Historically, we’ve always been relegated to the bottom of the totem pole, whether it’s business or the battle of the sexes or just empowering each other. I want this album to make people feel stronger about themselves. I’ve always used the ups and downs in my own life as well as others close to me as a motivational tool and I hope my music comes off that way. I felt a lot of passion making this record. I loved every minute I was in the studio.” -ASHANTI

Ashanti continues "The Declaration" movement by launching a female empowerment site,

"The Declaration" Tracklist

1. Intro
2. The Way That I Love You
3. Your Gonna Miss Me
4. So Over You
5. Struggle
6. Girlfriend
7. Things You Make Me Do feat. Robin Thicke
8. In These Streets
9. Good Good
10. Body On Me feat. Nelly & Akon
11. Mother
12. Shine
13. The Declaration

New Tye Tribbett Video for STAND OUT!

NEW! VIDEO: "Stand Out" - Tye Tribett


Stand Out
Hold On
Look Up
Bless The Lord
I Need You
All Hail The King
Let Us Worship
So Amazing
He Has Made Me Glad f/Kim Burrell
I Made It Through
Chasing After
Well Done
Good In Da Hood

Friday, May 9, 2008

VIDEO: Cherish - Amnesia | Album The Truth in stores May 13...

Brand new "Amnesia" video from Cherish.
The Truth in stores May 13

Cherish - Amnesia (Video)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Video Premiere: Three 6 Mafia - Lolli, Lolli (Pop That Body)...

Official Video Premiere:
Three 6 Mafia feat. Project Pat, Young D, & Superpower - Lolli, Lolli (Pop That Body)

Don't miss Three 6 Mafia on Numb3rs on CBS Friday, May 9
Check out this exclusive preview:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mariah Carey Premiere's NEW VIDEO for 'Bye Bye' feat. Nick Cannon + VIBE Cover + Billboard Review...

And Mariah graces the cover of VIBE Magazine...

Check out Billboard's review of "Bye Bye":

"One "Touch" was enough to convince the masses that at 38, Mariah Carey is as much a chart tigress as anyone half her age. Sure enough, "E=MC2" launch single "Touch My Body" became her 18th No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single. That playful romp is followed by a reminder that Mimi is as capable of putting a weighty message in front without sacrificing melodic juice. "Bye Bye" offers comfort for anyone suffering loss: "This is for my peoples who just lost somebody, your best friend, your baby, your man or your lady/Lift your head to the sky, cos we will never say bye." A tinkly piano-driven groove escorts the lyrical embrace, with oozy synths, a flush of R&B via male shout-outs of "Eh!" and a vocal that builds to a fitting tour-de-force crescendo, though pushed down in the mix to maintain decorum. "Bye" seems poised to have Carey greet the top of the pops for a 19th time. "

Mariah Carey premieres her new video for "Bye Bye", featuring Nick Cannon.

Ryan Leslie performs Irina | Explains his inspiration for the song...

I wrote this song during a very tough time in my life. My 'Diamond Girl' had just left me. If you've ever had someone leave you - you know what I'm talking about. It's very easy during that time to feel like you're just not "good enough". - Ryan Leslie on his song "Irina"

Check out Ryan Leslie rehearsing for his show-stealing performance at R&B Live in NYC

Check out Ryan's official first single 'Diamond Girl'

Friday, May 2, 2008

VIDEO: David Banner Gets into a Fight | The Greatest Story Ever Told in Stores this Summer...

"The Fight" is the first installment in David Banner's Greatest Stories series. This story is about a misunderstanding between two friends that takes an unexpected turn.

"I beat him and her up!" - David Banner

VIDEO: David Banner Greatest Stories - The Fight

Monday, April 14, 2008

AUDIO: Gist The Essence | Little Boxes Mixtape...

Gist The Essence is back with yet ANOTHER mixtape titled, "Little Boxes". Featuring hit single, "Be This Way". Check it out!

Download: Little Boxes Mixtape

Be sure to follow @GistMusic on twitter to keep updated with his upcoming projects.

Friday, April 11, 2008

VIDEO: Ying Yang Twins | 'Drop'...

Check out the World Premiere of Ying Yang Twins new video for 'Drop'.

VIDEO: Ying Yang Twins - Drop

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

VIDEO: Watch Jermaine Dupri Create Cherish's 'Killa' Remix...

Watch a 'tipsy' Jermaine Dupri creating the remix to Cherish's hit 'Killa'.

Dont forget to check out the official 'Killa [Remix] (feat. Jermaine Dupri & Kid Slim)'.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

AUDIO: Cherish | 'Killa' [Remix] (feat. Jermaine Dupri & Kid Slim)...

Check out Cherish's new 'Killa [Remix] (feat. Jermaine Dupri & Kid Slim)'.

Mariah Carey Releases New Single + E =MC² Contest...

Mariah releases her official second single "Bye Bye." Check it out!


Mariah launches the official E=MC² contest for contestants create their own E=MC² cover. Click Here for details.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Check out Pitbull's new video 'The Anthem' featuring Lil Jon...

TVT Recording Artist Pitbull releases new video for his new single 'The Anthem' featuring Lil Jon.

VIDEO: Pitbull featuring Lil Jon - The Anthem

Behind The Scenes: Tyga - Coconut Juice Video...

Correction: The release date for Tyga's album No Introduction is 6/10/08

'Coconut Juice' Video features cameos from Lil Wayne, Travis McCoy, & Pete Wentz
Check out behind the scenes footage of Tyga's 'Coconut Juice' Video:

Friday, April 4, 2008

AUDIO: Busta Rhymes | 'Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On Em)'...

It's been declared unanimous! The summer officially starts now! The hottest record in the street, period! Witness for yourself what happened the first day this banger was officially released to the streets.

AUDIO: Busta Rhymes | “Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On Em)”

AUDIO: Cherish | Second Single, 'Amnesia'...

Cherish's official second single from their highly anticipated sophomore album "The Truth". New release date: May 13!

AUDIO: Cherish - Amnesia

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ryan Leslie Debut Album In Stores June 17 | First Single 'Diamond Girl'...

Super Producer/Songwriter Ryan Leslie Will Be Releasing His Self-Titled Debut Album On June 17. *The album will not be called "Used To Be", as was previously reported.*

Check out the first single 'Diamond Girl'.

Razah Announces New Release Date | Exclusive Performance Clip...

Def Jam's newest R&B recording artist Razah announces new release date for his self-titled, debut album. Album will be in Stores May 20th.

Check out this exclusive clip where Razah performs his hit song "Rain".

Please be sure to check out the Video for Razah's single "Rain" off of his self-titled album.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ashanti Announces 'The Declaration' June 3rd!

Ashanti is back with a hit new single "The Way That I Love You" and new album "The Declaration" due in stores June 3rd! Check out her latest video.

VIDEO: Ashanti | "The Way That I Love You"

2 Songs From Kelly Rowland's 'Ms Kelly: Diva Deluxe'...

Check Out 2 Tracks From Kelly Rowland's New Album, "Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe", ' (WorkFreemason's Club Mix)'and 'Daylight (feat. Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes)...