Tink's ''Ratchet Commandment'' official video teaser

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In 2 more days

The official music video of Ratchet Commandments, directed by Dave Meyers
will be released at 12 PM , EST on Pitchfork

Timbaland & Tink Perform Four New Tracks At SxSW 2015

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Timbaland and Tink performed yesterday at the Annual music, film, and interactive conference festival at SxSW in Austin where they premiered 4 new tracks including a Justin Timberlake collaboration on the tune ‘That’s My Shit’ (has to be confirmed yet), ‘Trust’ which has 2Pac talking in the background, ‘Nonsence’ and an Aaliyah inspired tune called ‘Milion’, they’re all pretty dope, especially that JT collaboration, check out the whole performance and the tunes below, thanks to David Primer.

Tink Live At SxSW (2015)

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Tink - Think Tink (2015) (TBA)
Confirmed Tracks
  • Milion
  • Nonsence
  • That's My Shit feat. Timbaland & Justin Timberlake
  • Trust
  • Ratchet Commandments (Single)
  • Around The Clock (Single)
  • Black Sheep
  • Dinero
  • Doesn't Take Much
  • Tell The Children (Single)
  • UFO feat. Timbaland & AndrĂ© 3000
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Timbaland - Smile feat. V. Bozeman (Video Preview) (2015)


Here is the preview of Timbaland’s new single ‘Smile’ featuring V. Bozeman which will be on ‘Opera Noir’.

August Alsina - So Anxious (Ginuwine Cover) (15’)

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Empire Soundtrack Reaches No. 1 Spot

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By Jason Keil. The soundtrack to the hit television show Empire reached the top of the Billboard 200 this week, which apparently is the first time a record of original music for a network show has achieved the feat in 20 years (Somewhere Jan Hammer is crying on his keyboard, since Miami Vice was the last soundtrack to accomplish this.). While it might seem easy nowadays when you consider how much record sales have declined overall, it further proves how much the show has become a cultural touchstone when there is so much quality television vying for the eyes of the American public.

Empire is one of the few shows to actually increase viewers from the first episode to the second. Why does it resonate so well with the public? One reason might be that it's a retelling of Shakespeare tragedy King Lear, a story that has resonated for centuries, through the lens of the crazy, sexy, cutthroat world of hip-hop. The show's controversial, timely topics include how white America links violence to rap lyrics, the real state of race relations, homophobia in hip-hop, and separating the quality of art from the person performing it (In an early episode, one rapper goes on a drunken rant and, in a Kanye West moment, calls President Obama a "sellout.").

It's also melodramatic, anchored in the acting of Taraji P. Henson, who plays the ex-con Cookie, the former wife of mogul Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard. Henson and Howard's chemistry recalls the dynamic they shared while creating music about the difficulties of pimpin' in 2005's Hustle & Flow, but now Howard's Empire character Lyon has become too wrapped up in the game, forgetting what inspired him in the first place.
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Empire OST Season 1 (Deluxe) (2015)
  1. Jussie Smollet - Good Enough
  2. V. Bozeman - What Is Love
  3. Jussie Smollett & Yazz - No Apologies
  4. Serayah McNeill & Yazz - Keep It Movin'
  5. Jussie Smollett - Keep Your Money
  6. Yazz & Serayah McNeill - Drip Drop
  7. Yazz - Can't Truss 'Em
  8. Jussie Smollett - I Wanna Love You
  9. Jussie Smollett & Yazz - Money For Nothing
  10. Courtney Love - Walk Out On Me
  11. Jussie Smollett & Yazz - You're So Beautiful
  12. Estelle & Jussie Smollett - Conqueror
  13. Jennifer Hudson - Remember The Music
  14. Mary J. Blige & Terrence Howard - Shake Down
  15. Yazz - Power Of The Empire
  16. Jussie Smollett - Nothing To Lose
  17. Jennifer Hudson & Juicy J - Whatever Makes You Happy
  18. Charles Hamilton & Rita Ora - NY Raining

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Jim Beanz x NBCNews Interview

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By Alex Titus. "Empire," the hip-hop music fueled soap opera is drawing millions of viewers, and topping the Billboard Charts. With 130,000 copies sold, the "Empire Season 1" soundtrack sits atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, besting Madonna's "Rebel Heart." This marks the first time in 5 years that a television soundtrack has achieved this stat. "Glee" was the last show to pull this off in 2010.

Fans geared up for the show's 2-hour finale last night with an all star musical line-up featuring living legend Patti LaBelle, rap icon Snoop Dogg and pop singer Rita Ora. Executive producer Lee Daniels has introduced a diverse landscape to prime-time television and much of the show's power lies within the music, at James Washington's direction.

James Washington, who also goes by Jim Beanz has collaborated and written hits for everyone in the music industry from Whitney Houston and Gwen Stefani, to Chris Brown and Diddy. If you're one of the dedicated 15 million "Cookie Monsters" who find yourself glued to the tv screen every Wednesday jamming to The Lyons' catchy anthems, you would agree that his work is the driving force behind this pop culture phenomenon.

Beanz, originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania started out in R&B group "Tresan," under the guidance of Jazz from '90s quartet "Dru Hill." If you're not familiar with Beanz, we got you covered. NBCBLK contributor Alex Titus recently spoke with Beanz to learn more bout the pen that built the Empire dynasty.

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V. Bozeman Live At The The Sayers Club, Los Angeles (2015)

V. Bozeman - What Is Love
V. Bozeman’s performance to a packed house at The Sayers Club in Los Angeles, CA.

V. Bozeman - Cater 2 U (Destiny's Child Cover)

V. Bozeman - Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (Whitney Houston Cover)

''Timing is everything'' - Timbaland

A day after Empire's double episode finale,

Timbaland gives us a foretaste of what his upcoming new album will sound like.

Timing has never been that precise.


Timing is everything!!!!!! Opera noir!!!!!! Coming real quick not soon but quick !!!!!!!!!!!!

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@tarajiphenson @vbozeman @theoriginalbigdaddy !!!!!!!!OPERA NOIR!!!!!!!!

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OPERA NOIR!!!!!!!!!!!

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Timbaland Reveals Artwork For 'Opera Noir'

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Timbaland just posted a new, and it looks like, the official Artwork to his upcoming album 'Opera Noir', I also managed to edit the one untitled tune from Empire's Episode 1, which is also on the reveal post with the new Artwork on Timbaland's Instagram, check it out below.

Timbaland - The Seduction (DJ Freakiii Edit) (15')

'Empire's' Bryshere Gray Talks Rapping With Timbaland

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By Danica Daniel. Bryshere Gray, aka Yazz the Greatest, drip-dropped his way into becoming a household name after landing a plum role on Fox's Empire arguably the hottest show of the new 2015 season. As bad boy rapper Hakeem Lyon, the 21-year-old Phildelphia native dazzles as he vies for his father's (Terrence Howard) attention in a quest to inherit the Empire.

When's he's not battling his brother Jamal (Jussie Smollet), Hakeem finds just enough time to woo the ladies: Mainly his much older secret lover played by 44-year-old Naomi Campbell. Here, Gray talks on "conquering" the small screen, filming steamy bathtub scenes with a certain supermodel and what to expect from Season 2 of Empire.

Danica Daniel: Hey Yazz!
Bryshere Gray: Hey Danica. Boo Boo Kitty!!!

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