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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 4:05PM


Cassie is heating up the pages of Esquire. The Bad Boy babe models barely-there outfits for the men’s magazine. She strips down to her panties and a cleavage-baring metallic top in one shot and poses in a sheer white leotard in another.
The 26-year-old singer also cracks some corny jokes and reveals how not to propose to your girlfriend in a series called “Esquire Cares.”
Cassie recently shot a video for the Fabolous-assisted “I Love It,” which appears on her mixtape RockaByeBaby.
See more photos from the sexy shoot below.



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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 3:43PM

dj drama
Just in time for summer, DJ Drama turns up with Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, and Juicy J on his new Drumma Boy-produced banger “4 What.”
“Turn down for what?” asks Jeezy over the rattling record, which appears on his new EP It’s Tha World with CTE.
The six tracks also include appearances from Doughboyz Cashout, YG, and Rich Homie Quan.
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 3:38PM


Fabulous-So NY
After catering to the ladies on “Ready” with Chris Brown, Fabolous does whatever he wants on the David D.A. Doman-produced “When I Feel Like It” featuring his Def Jam labelmate 2 Chainz.
Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power is due in late July featuring Future, Young Jeezy,Rick Ross, Ne-Yo, and Trey Songz.
“I’ma give you what I do and some collaborations here and there, but definitely some evolution as an artist, as a man, as a father, as a friend,” Loso told Rap-Up TV of the sequel to 2009’s Loso’s Way. “Just talking about some real shit and still doing what I do, giving you some witty lines, giving you some catchy stuff for the ladies. Just good music overall.”
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 3:34PM


rank Ocean is spending his summer overseas. The R&B sensation hasannounced dates for an international tour.
The globe-trotting trek kicks off on June 25 in Munich, Germany, and travelsto Sweden, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Belgium, the U.K., Australia, and Canada throughout July and August.
Along the way, he will play festivals including Drake’s 4th Annual OVO Fest in Toronto on August 4.
Ocean toured briefly in the U.S. last year in support of his Grammy-winningalbum channel ORANGE. He is currently working on his second album for Def Jam.
See tour dates below.
Frank Ocean International Tour Dates
June 25 – BMW World – Munich, Germany
June 27 – Tap 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark
June 28 – Bravalla Festival – Norrkoping, Sweden
July 2 – Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 3 – Le Zenith – Paris, France
July 4 – Hovefestival – Arendal, Norway
July 6 – Rock Werchter – Rotselaar, Belgium
July 9 – Brixton O2 Academy – London, United Kingdom
July 10 – Brixton O2 Academy – London, United Kingdom
July 12 – Wireless Festival, Olympic Park London – London, United Kingdom
July 13 – Phoenix Park – Dublin, Ireland
July 14 – T in the Park – Kinross, United Kingdom
July 16 – Laugardalshollin – Reykjavik, Iceland
July 28 – Splendour in the Grass Festival – Byron Bay, Australia
August 3 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, QC
August 4 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 3:32PM


Hear ‘Ye, hear ‘Ye. Kanye West has unveiled the official cover for his sixthalbum Yeezus. A blank CD appears behind a clear plastic case with a piece of red duct tape attached to the side and the title scrawled out in Sharpie.
Kim Kardashian and members of Yeezy’s crew previously tweeted photos of a different cover that appeared to have a melted Jesus piece and the red tape.
When you mouse over the cover on, you can hear 13 seconds of a new song reportedly titled “Bound.” (If you can’t access the site, listen to theaudio below.)
The packaging was designed by DONDA, Kanye’s creative company, which also did the art for 2 Chainz’ Based on a T.R.U. Story and Lil Wayne’s I Am Not a Human Being II.
There will reportedly be no pre-orders in advance of the June 18 street date. Kanye debuted his new Frank Ocean-assisted song “New Slaves” via projection screens across the world and performed new material for the first time on “SNL” earlier this month.
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 3:31PM


J. Cole is hitting the road this summer in support of his sophomore album Born Sinner. The Roc Nation MC has announced dates for his “Dollar & A Dream Tour.”
The 10-date trek, presented by Jay-Z’s D’Ussé cognac, kicks off on June 11 in Miami and travels to major cities across the country including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Houston, wrapping June 26 in Toronto.
The secret shows cost only $1 to enter. No tickets will be sold in advance. Entryis on a first come, first serve basis.
Born Sinner is set to arrive on June 18 featuring the Miguel-assisted single “Power Trip” and a collaboration with TLC.
Find out when Cole is coming to a city near you.
“Dollar & A Dream Tour” Dates
June 11 – Miami, FL
June 12 – Atlanta, GA
June 13 – Baltimore, MD
June 14 – Boston, MA
June 20 – Washington, D.C.
June 21 – Philadelphia, PA
June 23 – Chicago, IL
June 24 – Houston, TX
June 25 – Detroit, MI
June 26 – Toronto, ON
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 3:29PM


Beyoncé lent her powerful voice to Gucci’s “Chime for Change: The Sound of Change Live” concert on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium in London. The pop icon, who just wrapped the European leg of “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” headlined the charity concert alongside Jennifer Lopez, Timbaland, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Florence + The Machine, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, and more.
In honor of the occasion, Queen B opened with Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” before segueing into Etta James’ “At Last,” accompanied by an orchestra.
“I’m Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and I chime for change,” she said as she took the stage in a black leather leotard.
She served up hit after hit including “Single Ladies,” “Halo,” and her new female anthem “Grown Woman.” She also covered Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and brought out Jay-Z for “Crazy in Love.”
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 3 2013 3:28PM


The mother of Bruno Mars died in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday. Bernadette Hernandez was 55 years old and suffered a brain aneurysm, a rep for the Grammy-winning singer told The Associated Press.
Hernandez was a hula dancer and a singer who immigrated from the Philippines and was an early supporter of her children’s music careers. Mars has four sisters who make up the group The Lylas, and a brother who plays the drums in his band the Hooligans.
Mars’ peers took to Twitter to share their condolences. “Sending my love andcondolences to @BrunoMars at this difficult time! I’m sincerely praying for you bro! #1Love,” tweeted Rihanna.
In a video posted to YouTube, a four-year-old Bruno can be heard singing a song for his mother called “I Love You Mom.” “I love you mom, you are my favorite girl,” he sings on the sweet dedication.
Mars is set to kick off “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” on June 22, but it’s unknown if the tour schedule will be affected by his mother’s passing.
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