Usher Gives Deeper Look at ‘Hands of Stone’ with “Champions” Lyric Video


The film Hands of Stone hit theaters this past Friday, but Usher is giving us a deeper look at the movie (for those that haven’t seen it yet) with an official lyric video for his duet song “Champions” off the soundtrack.

The visual includes a blend of clips from the movie, unseen behind-the-scenes footage of the R&B star training with legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (whom he portrays), and even brief interview clips from Usher.

It’s certainly not your typical lyric video, and interesting fact, the song was co-written by legendary singer/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq.

Hands of Stone is the true story of boxer Roberto Durán, starring Édgar Ramírez, Robert De Niro, Usher, and more.

Check out the video below.

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Watch Jacquees Freestyle Over “So Gone” on V-103


Broadcasting live from his hometown station of V-103 in Atlanta, rising R&B star Jacquees caught up with the legendary Greg Street for an interview on all his happenings and upcoming work.

The #SoGoneChallenge has been making huge waves on social media and Quees already posted his own freestyle over the Monica and Missy Elliot classic on Instagram, but Greg wasn’t aware and asked the Rich Gang signee to drop something over the beat for the people.

Ain’t no thang for young Jacquees, who showed he has skills as a spitter as well as a sanger.

“I know that Monica listenin’ and know that she got some hits / I know that she know that I’m the one that’s gonna do it this year,” he sings.

Check it out below, and look for new music from Quees coming soon!

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Kehlani Releases “CRZY” Lyric Video


Hot on the heels of her Suicide Squad hit, “Gangsta,” Bay Area princess Kehlani is back promoting her buzzing radio single “CRZY.”

The Tsunami Mob leader keeps the comic book inspiration going with the newly released lyric video for the turn-up record, which finds the singer dabbling with some rap bars.

The animated clip showcases the tunes catchy lyrics in creative ways, straight out of the pages of a comic book.

Last week, Kehlani teamed up with Starrah on the remix to “Rush,” and Belly for the video to their recent collaboration, “You.”

Check out the “CRZY” lyric video below, and stay tuned for the official music video coming soon.

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Video: Maurice Moore – Please You

Maurice Please You

Following the release of the single last Friday (Aug. 26), Maurice Moore debuts the music video for “Please You.”

Set against a gorgeous, colorful sunrise, the 19-year-old Ottawa, Canada native performs the honest reflection record while dancing in front of the camera. Moore has a message to the industry and any critic on the catchy record, produced by Instupendo & Auracle.

“These days everybody think they need to share opinions / Wait, what did you say? / It don’t matter anyway / ‘Cause I’m just a man, and you’ll never understand that … I don’t live to please you,” he confidently sings.

Noting his inspiration for the song, Maurice explains, “I dedicate this song to every record label, critic, and everybody who tries to tell us how we should live our lives. Do what you love and do it however the hell ya want.”

Check out the new visual below.

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Toni Braxton Reflects On Her Remarkable Career, The Evolution of the Industry & More


In today’s copy-and-paste music industry, few divas remain, few icons have achieved the staying power of singer/songwriter Toni Braxton.

As the inimitable voice behind such hits as “Breathe Again,” “You’re Makin’ Me High,” “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and the iconic “Unbreak My Heart,” Braxton established herself with an elegant, soulfully distinctive style and the ability to seamlessly shift from genre to genre, making her one of the most successful female artists of the ‘90s, with seven GRAMMYs and more than 40 million albums sold.

Beyond her stratospheric recording career, Braxton has branched out as an actress, producer, philanthropist, reality television personality, and was even the subject of a biopic earlier this year with Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart on the Lifetime network.

Throughout it all, Braxton has maintained a thoughtful outlook on her accomplishments. “So many great producers have helped me become a better songwriter,” Braxton tells BMI.

Prior to her acceptance of the BMI President’s Award at the 2016 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, Braxton shared her insights on her music, her remarkable career, her collaborations and the evolution of the industry itself.

Check out the interview below.

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Cassie Announces New Single “Makeup”


Cassie is gearing up for a comeback.

More than three years after her RockaByeBaby mixtape, the singer/actress/model has announced a new single called “Makeup.” While on the red carpet at the MTV VMAs, Cassie told “E! News” that she’s been crafting her latest effort with producer Detail.

“I did a lot of records with Detail,” she explained. “We have a single coming up called ‘Makeup,’ which I think the ladies are gonna love…coming soon.”

She even gave a tease of the track, adding: “I keep faces for the makeup” with a smile.

Fans can catch Cassie starring in the new movie Honey 3, which is due out September 6, and also includes new music from the starlet.

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Watch Beyoncé Crash Chance the Rapper’s VMA Interview


Chance the Rapper was already having a great night at the VMAs on Sunday, but a special moment backstage even surprised the Chicago MC.

While being interviewed by MTV, Beyoncé came up behind him, causing him to fan out with excitement.

Chance was warning Drake that he was “coming for [his] muscles” when Bey popped up, smiling at the camera and resting her chin on his shoulder. When Chance realized who was interview bombing him, he was shocked.

“Oh my God, that was Beyoncé!,” he said.

Notorious for avoiding interviews, a smiling Queen Bey briefly said hello and praised MTV’s host Meredith Graves on her tattoos. But before long, she was gone, leaving Chance full of joy, yelling “This my life!”

Check out the memorable moment below.

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Watch: Quan Premieres Video for “Take What I Want”


Multi-talented artist Quan, whom become well known for his hit with Nas, “Just A Moment,” hasn’t released much on the R&B side over the years, but when he does it’s always a poignant, soul-stirring recording.

Today, the rapper/singer/producer debuts a compelling music video for the song, “Take What I Want,” off his recent mixtape,

Most people know it was never easy to achieve a comfortable level of success, but for more and more today it can feel like all we have is struggle and getting ahead is just out of reach. The tipping point of survival to what Quan conveys in his latest visual, which shows various people in different situations, whether it’s needing more money for bills, or just plain needing food.

“‘Take What I Want’ is the come up anthem for the great under dog, who comes to the realization that God blesses the child who has their own,” explains Quan. “If you have not, its because you work not…so in actuality you want not! If not…go take what you want, and stop waiting for it to come to you.”


Check out his new video below.

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