Posted in "Black and Yellow", "Cabin Fever", "Roll Up", 'Rolling Papers', Album Cover, Benny Blanco, Cassie, Cassie Ventura, Jim Jonsin, Stargate, Wiz Khalifa

Album Cover: Wiz Khalifa unveils the Album Cover for ‘Rolling Papers’

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa has unveiled the cover of his new album ‘Rolling Papers’. The rapper from Pittsburgh, who recently released the mixtape ‘Cabin Fever’ fans to wait until March 29, date of ‘Rolling Paper’, chose a cover of smoke. The face of Wiz Khalifa will appear in a halo of green smoke, the color of the grass as he likes. If the tracklist has not yet been disclosed, his hits “Black and Yellow” and “Roll Up”, the clip was filmed with Cassie in guest will be on the album. Producer side, only Jim Jonsin, Benny Blanco and Stargate are yet confirmed.

What do you think the cover of Rolling Papers?

Source: MusiqueMag.com


Posted in "Erase Me", "Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager", Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kanye, Kanye West, Kid Cudi

Album Cover: Kid Cudi unveils the Album Cover for ‘Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager’

Kid Cudi peers out from the shadows on his album art for his upcoming sophomore album titled, ‘Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager’. Proceeded by his Kanye West assisted lead single “Erase Me”, Cudi’s new album is set to be released November 9th.

Check out the video for his single, “Erase Me” featuring Kanye West below….

Posted in 'Dark Twisted Fantasy World', 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kanye, Kanye West

Album Cover: Kanye West Unveils Banned Album Cover for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Kanye West just revealed the cover art for his upcoming album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, due to come out later next month (November 22nd). While presenting the cover, the artist also communicated that the cover was banned in the USA. You can expect an alternative cover, at least for the US market. One can for sure say that the cover suits the title of the album!

This is what West had to say about his album cover via his twitter….

Mr. West claims the powers-that-be won’t allow this to be the cover image of ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’. Back to the drawing board.

Posted in 'Dark Twisted Fantasy World', 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', 'Pink Friday', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj

Album Cover: Nicki Minaj Unveils Album Cover for ‘Pink Friday’


On Friday Nicki Minaj unveiled the new album cover for her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Pink Friday’. The album will now be released, Friday, November 22, which is actually one day earlier than it’s original set release date. It will now go head-to-head with Kanye West‘s, ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy World’.

Will you be buying Nicki’s Album or Kanye’s Album? Or both?

Posted in "Scream", 'Flesh Tone', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kelis, Music

Album Cover: Kelis unveils new artwork for her single “Scream”

Kelis unveils the official artwork for her latest new single “Scream,” which is lifted from her latest album ‘Flesh Tone.’

On the cover, Kelis bares her internal organs for the rather interesting sci-fi looking artwork. The track will serve as the third official single from the project. I’m not a huge fan of Kelis, but the cover looks pretty Dope!

What are your thoughts about the cover?

Check out her latest single, “Scream” below….

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Posted in 'Nothing', Album Artwork, Album Cover, “Hot-N-Fun”, “Party People”, Chad Hugo, Music, N.E.R.D., Nelly Furtado, Pharrell Williams, Shay Haley

Album Cover: N.E.R.D. Unveils New Album Cover for ‘Nothing’

N.E.R.D.’s fourth album ‘Nothing’ is finally scheduled to arrive this November, after undergoing some serious reconstructive work and a sharp change in direction. According to Pharrell Williams, the decision to scrap 27 potential songs for the album earlier this year has inspired a completely new body of work.

“We got rid of those tracks and started with nothing, so I was like, that’s what we need to do — we need to call [the album] ‘Nothing,” Pharrell tells The BoomBox. “At the end of the day, how did the world come about? They said it started with the Big Bang, but what was before the Big Bang? What comes before all great ideas? Before you’re inspired … Nothing!”

Although Pharrell has repeatedly described the album’s current line-up of songs as “lifestyle” music, the N.E.R.D. frontman doesn’t actually hold the new content in such light regard. Observations on current events, technology, and the dizzying pace of daily life, were all driving forces in the effort to create an album dedicated to “escapism,” or an alternative reality.

“We’ve had so many things going on, from the technological advancements of the iPod, and the iPad, which are genius,” Pharrell explains, beginning on a positive note. “But at the same time we also have technological failures like the oil spill and it feels a lot like the late 60s and early 70s. While I was too young to understand what we were going through, I’ve looked back at a lot of footage and newsreels from that era. And now we have issues like our dependency on fossil fuels, which has not proven to be a good thing.”

“There are issues and people want to talk about them, but we don’t want to bring people down,” he continued, emphasizing that ‘Nothing’ is intended to uplift the listener. “We want to bring people up, make people happy, we’re tired of people thinking so much, That’s why in the middle of the ‘Hot n Fun’ song, you hear me say, ‘People don’t wanna think anymore, they just wanna feel, they wanna let go,’ for just for a second man. We need some kind of escapism and that’s what the ‘Nothing’ album is about.”

Some of that escapism will appeal uniquely to the female psyche “in the same way that a Sandra Bullock film would,” Pharrell says, but by no means is it intended to be enjoyed only by the fairer sex. “This album is for black, white, gay, straight, tall, skinny, fat, whatever. As long as you have blood in your body, it’s for you. It’s just for you to listen and escape. While a lot of women hear it and they feel sexy, it’s not a sexual album. I’m not saying anything about a girl’s body necessarily. The focus is to liberate women and make them feel free and be happy about music and what music does to them.”

On the new album cover, Pharrell is wearing a combat helmet with red, white, and blue feathers stuck in the side, he shows his profile, facing away from the camera. The band’s rock-rap effort collaborated with Nelly Furtado for their single, “Hot-N-Fun” and follow-up “Party People.”

‘Nothing’ is currently set for a November 2 release.

Listen to their single “Hot-N-Fun” below….
(Audio via THE SCENE SOCIETY)

Source: The Boom-Box/Rap-Up.com

Posted in "Love Me Back", 'Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles)', Album Cover, Jazmine Sullivan, Missy Elliot

Album Cover: Jazmine Sullivan Unveils Album Cover for “Love Me Back”

She’s been known to bust the windows out the car, but Jazmine Sullivan puts down the crowbar on the cover of her sophomore album “Love Me Back.” The fragile songstress, dressed in all black, leans against an old-school Chevy Impala in the artwork from the November 2nd release, which contains the Missy Elliott-produced single ‘Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles).’

“I was a little angry on the first album, busting windows and things,” said the 23-year-old Sullivan. “I’m not quite as angry on this one. You see a different side of relationships, the more loving side.”

Do you love Jazmine’s new album cover? Let us know below!

Check out her single ‘Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles)’ below…

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Source: Rap-Up.com/Soundcloud.com

Posted in "Good Fridays", "Runaway", 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Def Jam, Def Jam Records, G.O.O.D Friday, Hip-Hop News, Kanye, Kanye West, Pusha T

Album Cover: Kanye West Unveils New Album Artwork For His Single “Runaway”


Less than a week and a half ago, Kanye West unveiled his single “Runaway” which features Pusha T at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards through a charged performance. The single also has an accompanying 40 minute film to boot.

Today West revealed the official cover art to the anthem claimed to be for “assholes, douche-bags and jerk-offs.” The artwork features a ballerina twirling against the composition of a green wall, seen below:

This one is missing the trademark artwork since it wasn’t a G.O.O.D Friday release. “Runaway” is expected to be included on West‘s fifth album, reportedly titled ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy’, due this fall on Def Jam Records.

Listen and download Kanye West’s latest single “Runaway” below. Enjoy!!

Listen: 

Download It: Kanye West feat. Pusha T – “Runaway”

Photo Source: hiphopdx.com

Posted in Album Cover, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘Merry Christmas II You‘, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, ‘Oh Santa’, ‘The First Noel’, David LaChapelle, Dr. Jenn Berman, HSN, James Poyser, Jermaine Dupri, Luscious Pink, Marc Shaiman, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Youtube

Album Cover: Mariah Carey Unveils New Album Cover Plus More

Mariah Carey has officially unveiled her festive cover artwork for her upcoming LP ‘Merry Christmas II You‘. The artwork was shot by noted celebrity photographer David LaChapelle. The first single to be lifted from the project will be the Bryan Michael-Cox produced ‘Oh Santa’, and the LP itself will drop in stores on November 2nd, courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group.

The project features a brand new recording of Mariah’s all-time classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, as well as festive covers such as ‘The First Noel’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ just to name the few. Producers Randy Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, James Poyser and Marc Shaiman also worked with the singer on FOUR original new songs for the album.

I don’t know why she’s remaking such a classic and one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. This song will never me re-made the way it originally sounds. I hope that for her sake it comes out better if not the same. I can’t wait to start hearing the new tunes all over NYC, while I’m Christmas shopping.

In more Mariah news…

Mariah Carey is Launching a Collection with HSN

According to reports, not only is the multi-talented diva known for her Grammy-award winning voice, and her sexy looks, but now she is taking on a new business venture. Mariah Carey has announced that she will be partnering with Home Shopping Network ‘HSN’, for the launch of a new lifestyle collection. HSN line will feature the lifestyle collection offering “jewelry, including pieces that incorporate her signature butterfly motif, footwear, and a limited edition version of her Luscious Pink fragrance, that includes a butterfly bottle cap and a personal note from the Grammy Award winner.”

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These items will be available at affordable prices on the HSN and also online at hsn.com ranging from shoes ($69.99-$169.90) and jewelry ($39.99-$199.95). The collection will premiere on November 29th, 2010 so be sure to tune in!

Her next order of business? Possibly a baby line following rumors that neither Carey or her husband has denied. The recent buzz is that a friend of the Mariah bought a book called “SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in The First Three Years,” at a book signing with author Dr. Jenn Berman in Los Angeles last week.

The message written went something like this:

“Dear Mariah, Congratulations! I hope this helps you through the first three years.”

So many exciting things happening for the diva.

Check out a video below of my favorite Mariah Christmas song.

Be sure to tune into Mariah Carey’s HSN line come November! Leave us your thoughts!

Posted in Album Cover, “The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted”, Gucci Mane, Tour Dates, Touring It Up

Touring It Up: Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane finally has a release date for his new album, “The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted,” which drops September 28th. He is currently on the road touring right now!

Below is the schedule for his current tour dates:

9/14: Philadelphia PA and Baltimore, MD
9/15: Washington, DC
9/16: Charlotte, NC
9/17: Pompano Beach, FL
9/18: Houston, TX
9/19: New Orleans, LA
9/20: Houston and Dallas, TX
9/21: Dallas, TX & Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK
9/22: Little Rock, AR
9/23: Memphis, TN
9/24: Jackson/Biloxi, MS
9/25: Mobile, AL
9/26: Minneapolis, MN
9/27: New York, NY
9/28: Atlanta, GA