Big Sean, Mila J, John Legend & More To Perform At Power 106's "Valentine's Crush" Show
Every February, Power 106 gathers a few artists to melt some hearts at their "Valentine's Crush" concert, and the initial lineup for 2015's event has just gone public. In a tweet that went out this morning, the L.A. radio station confirmed an R&B-heavy lineup for the show, which makes sense considering the theme of the event. Mila J, Rico Love, Eric Bellinger, Ne-Yo, and John Legend will be present, as will the one outlier, Big Sean, both the only rapper, and clear Anti-Valentines choice with his breakup smash "I Don't Fuck With U" still in heavy rotation.
Big Sean's "IDFWU" Originally Intended For Justin Bieber
It appears that Big Sean’s infectious club banger, "IDFWU", was originally intended for the hands of another pop artist. According to one the song’s producers, Mike Free, the hyped anthem was actually created with Justin Bieber's vocals in mind. Free told XXL Magazine recently,
Review: Shady Records "Shady XV"
Fifteen years of Shady Records represents an unusual time for rap music, transitioning out of the shiny suit era and into a bubble featuring new names. Aside from D12 and Obie Trice releases, the label’s existence was mostly tied to Eminem signing a certain Queens MC.
Watch Full Cali Christmas Sets From J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean & More
Last night, Power 106's massive annual Cali Christmas concert went down in The Forum in Inglewood, and featured performances from industry heavyweights such as J. Cole, Chris Brown, Big Sean, T.I., Trey Songz, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Kalin And Myles, Lil Jon and Kid Ink. This morning, several of the performances from the biggest names have been made available for streaming. Featuring a surprise appearance from E-40 during Big Sean's set and a performance of a new 2014 Forest Hills track (entitle d"Fire Squad") by J. Cole, the videos are below.
Big Sean Says His New Album Is "Pretty Much Ready"
Big Sean continues to tease us about his forthcoming album, which doesn't have a title just yet (at least not one we know of).
Big Sean Donates 1000 Turkeys To A Detroit High School
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, while the holiday has slowly turned into an excuse for big spending, there are still a few people out there staying true to the holiday's charitable origins. Big Sean is one of those people.
Meet Earlly Mac: Finally Famous Affiliate
Recently, HotNewHipHop chopped it up with Finally Famous rapper Earlly Mac.
Samples Of The Week: November 13
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, see who Eminem, PRhyme and Azealia Banks sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Top 10: Fall Freestyles
If you're on the East Coast like we are, you probably walked outside in the last few days and noticed something; it's fucking cold out. Where'd that come from? It feels like just yesterday we were riding around with our windows down bumping "Hot Nigga" remixes and enjoying our Summer. As the leaves start to turn different colors and our t-shirts start getting covered by our hoodies, we need something to warm us up. Nah, miss us with that pumpkin spice latte bullshit, how about some fire freestyles?
Big Sean Says Eminem Collab Will Not Be On His Album, Confirms Kanye West, Chris Brown & Ariana Grande Features
The internet got excited when Big Sean confirmed that the long-awaited collaboration with Eminem was finally happening. In a recent interview he kept it brief, just saying that a "somethin'" would arrive sooner or later. Now, in another interview with Angie Martinez over at Power 105.1, the G.O.O.D. rapper explains a bit more on his studio session with Eminem, and says that the song will likely not land on his upcoming album.
Big Sean Confirms Eminem Collaboration
Although previous rumors of Detroit rappers Eminem and Big Sean working together were quashed, it now appears that we'll be hearing a collaborative track after all.
Ariana Grande Confirms Relationship With Big Sean
Although they've been rumored to be dating for several months now, Ariana Grande and Big Sean had never confirmed their relationship until now. In a new, exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Grande was asked directly if she was dating Sean, and she responded "Yes."
Big Sean Talks "I Don't Fuck With You," Confirms Kanye To Appear On New Album
Big Sean called into Whoo Kid's "The Whoolywood Shuffle" to wish the host a happy birthday. Never one to pass up an opportunity to get the latest exclusives, Whoo proceeded to interview Sean about his upcoming project. To start off, Whoo and company get to asking about Sean's latest hit "I Don't Fuck With You." Confirming that the song isn't aimed at anyone in particular despite rumors, Sean reaffirmed that it's about anyone who happens to get on his bad side. "It goes to a lot of people," he began. "Who ever I don't fuck with, I still don't fuck with you."
Big Sean Launches #IDFWU Photo Editor To Shade Your Ex
Big Sean's "I Don't Fuck With You" is the runaway hit from his recent surprise 4 track release last month, charting on the Hot 100, and becoming a mantra for anyone who's gone through a bad breakup. Sean is now taking this particular appeal a step further, introducing a new photo editor that allows you to get back at your ex.
Big Sean & Ariana Grande Photographed Kissing, Holding Hands
The Big Sean and Ariana Grande relationship rumors are about to go into overdrive, if not officially confirmed. Today a photo has been circulating the web showing the two possible love birds locking lips while on a roller coaster ride, and holding hands as they walked around the amusement park.
Big Sean Speaks On New Album Sound & Ariana Grande Rumors
Big Sean got us excited when he dropped four new records in one day, and killed each one in a different way, from the dark "Paradise" to the break-up anthem "I Don't Fuck With You" to the more laid-back
Samples Of The Week: September 18
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, we had to give some extra shine to Big Sean in light of the four tracks he dropped on us last week, so he's on here twice, and Big K.R.I.T. takes the final spot.
Big Sean Speaks On Chemistry With Ariana Grande
Rumors of a romance have been swirling around Big Sean and Ariana Grande, mainly stemming from when they were caught holding hands backstage at the MTV VMAs. Nonetheless, neither artist has confirmed (nor denied) that there is anything more than a working relationship between the two, yet.
Top 10: Crispy New Collabs
Nothing gets us more turnt up than a fire new collaboration between two (or more) dope artists, especially if they haven't made a lot of music together before. Although we haven't quite reached the 4th quarter yet, in terms of music, the past month or two have been big, with a lot of new singles coming out as many rappers prep for their album roll outs. We've been noticing some of the hottest shit coming out is collaborative work, so we figured why not count 'em down?
Big Sean Talks Roc Nation Deal & His Allegiance To GOOD Music
Big Sean had a big week, announcing a management partnership with Roc Nation, followed by releasing 4 tracks at once. He sat down with Complex this weekend to update them on everything he's doing right now, from the details of the deal, to his situation with GOOD, as well as hinting at some of his next moves. Check out of few excerpts from the sit-down below.