Wale “Keep The Hustle”

The upcoming baseball movie from Disney is set to hit theatres on May 16th — the Jon Hamm-starring Million Dollar Arm, which from previews and podcasts looks like it could be a home run.

Disney decided to infuse some hip hop into the movie’s soundtrack and below is that sampling: Wale‘s “Keep The Hustle” and a bonus: Iggy Azalea‘s “Million Dollar Dream”.

 Iggy Azalea “Million Dollar Dream”

Wale working with DJ Premier & Pete Rock on new album

It’s a been a minute since we heard anything new from Wale, but it looks like for good reason.

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Though I haven’t been a fan much of MMG Wale, I’m confident that DJ Premier & Pete Rock can bring the sound that incites the earlier, lyrical Wale and no doubt, I’ll be tuning in. No confirmation on the above artwork being for that of the album, but it’s pretty dope nonetheless (shouts HHU).

Mariah Carey “Me. I Am Mariah”

Finally.

Mariah Carey, who has been ducking & dodging questions regarding her next album for weeks, has finally announced the title of her upcoming project, which is due promptly May 27 & available for Pre-Order on iTunes NOW. Featuring collaborations from her twins Monroe & Moroccan, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, Miguel, Wale & Nas, the album is called…

Me. I Am Mariah…. The Elusive Chanteuse

Above is the standard edition cover while below is the deluxe edition cover:
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Though the date has been pushed back, at least finally the diva has announced a title, a cover & a date that is set in stone.

The title “Me. I Am Mariah” derives from a drawing she made during a childhood days that shared the same title. This “personal treasure” was drawn when she was 3 & was included as the album title for its “creative visualization of how [she] saw [her]self with the purity of a child’s heart” says Mariah.

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“This album is a reflection of the peaks & valleys that have made me who I am today.”

With “Chanteuse” meaning “A female of popular songs” it makes the extended title of the album “The Elusive Chanteuse” that much more appropriate. Already in iTunes top 10 based solely off of Pre-Ordering, it will be interesting to see what Mariah releases as a single to revitalize interest in the album after the lackluster performance of “You’re Mine (Eternal).”

Amidst a slew of doubts & speculation, Mariah is back to remind everyone who the real Diva is. Let’s hope she delivers her best work since her 2005 critically & commercially acclaimed comeback The Emancipation of Mimi.

Check out the track listing below & pre-order the album NOW!

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Wale f/ Rick Ross & Common “Sunshine (Remix)”

Wale brings in a familiar feature from MMG boss Rick Ross, but also a new collab for him in Chicago’s own Common. The two join Wale on his “Sunshine (Remix)”, revisiting the Gifted album track. Stokley Williams & Tone P produce a welcoming backdrop that the guests rhyme over first. I was stickin’ with Rozay for most of his verse but didn’t like the delivery at the end. I knew coming into this that Common was going to be my favorite verse (considering I’m not really fans of the other 2) and bias aside, I just loved his simple rhyme scheme and the annunciation of it as well. Fans of technical rap skills will surely appreciate.

*Tibs Fav. (on Common’s verse only)

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Miguel f/ Wale “Bennie And The Jets”

Here’s an interesting new track starring Miguel as he gets an assist from Wale on his cover of Elton John‘s “Bennie And The Jets” for the Elton’s upcoming 40th anniversary album for Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Signature subtleties on display my Miguel who puts a modern twist on this one. A nice add to your rotation for sure.

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