“Sydney Vs Everybody” Part 2 Debuts


It’s Australia’s most populous city so of course the talent for “Sydney Vs Everybody” just keeps coming.

Pushing the movement forward to instill pride in local rap fans, the second line-up of artists has arrived. Keeping in theme with the collective vision to represent our multicultural metropolis, this new group of MCs is beautifully diverse in background, religion, gender and sound.

Scratching parts in from the original track to Big Noize‘s impacting production (I see you, DJ MK-1 — so happy you’re a part of this, especially after your Facebook post on the project) the fiery remix features Billy Green, Gravy Baby (my personal favorite due to his subject matter hitting home, painting pictures of my teenage years) L-Fresh The Lion, Gunsta, Double-L, Sarah Connor and Nter.

Visit SydneyVsEverybody.com.au for a full rundown on the project.

Beyoncé Releasing “Platinum” Edition Of Self-Titled Album For The Holidays


Beyoncé‘s phenomenal self-titled album is the gift that keeps on giving.

Due Monday, November 24th, the Platinum Edition Box Set adds an extra disc of new music plus another DVD of live performances from her recent Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the “visual album” B dropped last year.

According to RollingStone.com:

Platinum Edition Box Set will features two new Beyoncé tracks, “7/11” and “Ring Off,” as well as four new remixes, including the previously released “Flawless” remix with Nicki Minaj. Beyoncé‘s “Blow” will get the Pharrell Williams treatment, the pre-Beyoncé single “Standing On The Sun” will be remixed by Mr. Vegas and the long-rumored “Drunk In Love” featuring both Jay Z and Kanye West will also be included on Platinum.

The Platinum Edition‘s four discs also come with Beyoncé’s 2015 mini-calendar. Fans who digitally purchased Beyoncé when it arrived in December 2013 will have the option of buying only the new material.

Teyana Taylor Kicks Off #TeyanaTuesdays With “Business”


Teyana Taylor is finally gearing up for the release of her debut album, XII.

Def Jam has created #TeyanaTuesdays, a weekly series to debut new visuals from the multi-talented 23-year-old artist. “Business” is the first sneak peek, a smoldering track showing off Teyana’s obsession with 90s/200s R&B (it’s an ode to Ginuwine‘s hit “None Of Your Friend’s Business”).

Check back for my exclusive interview with Teyana next week!

Royce Rizzy Takes The “So So Def Challenge” With Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri, Royce Rizzy

Hip-hop great Jermaine Dupri is currently introducing his latest act Royce Rizzy to the big leagues.

With the street single “Gah Damn” a summer favorite (complete with a remix featuring JD, K-Camp, Twista and Lil Scrappy) Royce Rizzy and his mentor are on the promo trail as a tight-knit duo. Question is, just how much does Rizzy know about the legacy of his new label? On “International Affair” we put him to the test with our fun “So So Def Challenge.”

Teyana Taylor Heats Up With Explicit “Maybe” Video


Teyana Taylor‘s kicking things into overdrive for the November release of her long-awaited debut album, VII.

The undeniably talented vocalist, dancer and fashion designer (she launched her line Unbothered at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas this month) has just dropped the visuals to her lead single “Maybe” featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T who—it must be mentioned—are two of very few real street dudes in the game.

Taylor, 23, says she wanted the video to reflect sexually-charged movies like Sin City and Eyes Wide Shut. “It was like a comic book theme so I got to play the beautiful assassin. The look I was going for was the whole underworld, kinda sassy, kinda sexy place.”

Holy Ass! Nicki Minaj Gets Physical In “Anaconda” Video


When Nicki Minaj dropped the cover art for “Anaconda,” it promised nothing more than a whole lotta ass for the song’s video.

Aside from an awkward lap dance with Drake and an annoying tirade against “skinny bitches in the club,” the song is fun and the visuals feature Nicki and a select group of curvy dancers twerking in locations as varied as a jungle house and fitness room. It’s the 2014 ode to Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s “Baby Got Back” (sadly with a lot of buns and not much anaconda).

Prinnie Stevens Debuts “Don’t Wake Me Up” Video


There’s no harder worker in the Australian entertainment business right now than Prinnie Stevens.

As she celebrates the release of the video for her long-awaited single “Don’t Wake Me Up,” Prinnie’s success is far from an overnight story.

I caught up with Prinnie in Sydney right before she began filming The Voice Australia last year. She’d just been given the run around in America, signing to a girl group whose management then screwed them over financially, sadly losing their major label deal. A longtime friend of mine, Prinnie looked me in the eye and said, “Sis, now that I’m back in Australia I’m going to make every moment count. The Voice will be my platform and I’m going to finally become a star here at home.” And that’s exactly what she did. You can’t turn on a television station or pick up a women’s magazine without seeing Prinnie’s beautiful face smiling out from it nowadays. She’s transformed herself into not only a pop star but an emerging local style icon, with daughter Sania always by her side.

I’d love nothing more than for “Don’t Wake Me Up” to be the beginning of the huge international career Prinnie’s worked so hard for. Check out the video below!