Justin Bieber Streams "Backpack" Featuring Lil Wayne

justin-bieber-2012-photoshoot-justin-bieber-30636483-2048-2560Here’s a combination you might not expect: Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. Released as part of Bieber’s Journals collection this past Monday, the singer revealed the R&B laced track, “Backpack,” with guest vocals from Lil Wayne. It’s weird and seemingly about aliens, yet it has that classic Bieber vibe that Beliebers go mental over. Also appearing on Journals are tracks featuring Future and Big Sean. Check out the track below.  (more…)

Fall Out Boy Release "The Mighty Fall" Music Video

We are all familiar with horror films that feature people running for their lives through wooded areas in the dead of night. The entity chasing these protagonists are often a maniacal killer or never-before-seen creature, but in the latest from Fall Out Boy, the band of baddies are of a much smaller variety.

Throughout 2013, Fall Out Boy have been releasing music videos for their album Save Rock And Roll that carries a fluid theme of violence and danger. Chapter 5 of this series, otherwise known as “The Mighty Fall,” finds the members of FOB being chased through a roadside forest by a band of mischievous teens armed with deadly weapons. They get separated, as all frightened groups at night do, and one by one fall victim to the villainous teens. You can view the video below.

If you pay close attention to the second half of “The Mighty Fall,” you’ll notice a reference to Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” that may hold a clue to what fans can expect in Chapter 6.

Save Rock And Roll is available now. (more…)

Big Sean Releases "Beware" Video

Just a little under a week ahead of his new album hitting stores, Detroit native Big Sean has released the official video for his latest single, “Beware.”

The third Hall Of Fame single to surface ahead of the album’s August 27 street date, “Beware” pairs Big Sean with frequent collaborators Lil Wayne and Jhene Aiko. The video throws most of the song’s lyrical themes to the side in favor of a more psychedelic, performance-based clip, filled with vibrant colors and creative editing. We’re not complaining, as the final results are certainly mesmerizing in their own way, though it does feel like a bit of a wasted opportunity for storytelling. You can view the clip below.

Big Sean is rumored to be prepping another video release in the immediate future. After his record is in stores he will be popping up around the country for spot dates and eventually announcing his fall tour. Stay tuned for additional details in the coming weeks. (more…)

Drake Takes Credit For His Own Success With "All Me"

Canadian superstar Drake has released a new song patting himself on the back for all he has been able to accomplished in life so far.

Partnering with hip-hop heavyweights 2 Chainz and Big Sean, Drake surprised the Internet in the early hours of today by releasing a new song (and free download). The track, titled “All Me,” is a celebration of getting yourself to the place you want to be. Throughout the verses and hook all three emcees review their achievements and drive home the idea that none of it would have been possible without one thing: themselves. You can stream and download the track on Soundcloud.

While it may seem like we’re giving Drake a hard time for patting himself on the back with “All Me,” it would be hard to argue that he is wrong. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on this latest material.

Big Sean Streams "Beware"

Detroit native Big Sean has released a stream of a new single entitled, “Beware.”

The first new song to surface from Big Sean since “Switch Up” made a splash back in March, “Beware” is a quasi-love song chock so full of attitude even the toughest of hearts will be compelled to bob their heads to the beat. Lil Wayne and newcomer Jhene Aiko guest, but there’s no question who the star of the show turns out to be. You can stream “Beware” below.

It is unclear at this time whether or not “Beware” will appear on Big Sean’s new album, Hall Of Fame. Either way, we’re already sold on buying the record when it hits shelves August 27. How about you? (more…)

Soundtrax: Rap Royalty

Get your drinks in the air – we’re celebrating the biggest and baddest rappers in the game. This mix features some of the hottest names in hip-hop, alongside rising OurStage rappers Jitta On The Track, Will Brennan and The Niceguys. Enjoy!

Meek Mill Releases "Burn" Music Video

Maybach Music Group member Meek Mill has released the official music video for his Big Sean-assisted single, “Burn.” The video was directed by DRE Films, and serves as the latest promotional vehicle for Mill’s forthcoming album, Dreams And Nightmares (Out October 30th). You can view the video below:

If “Burn” sounds familiar to you, it may be because the song originally appeared on Mill’s Dreamchasers 2 mixtape which hit streets just before Summer.

Fan of Meek Mill? You should listen to OS artist N.o.N.

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Big Sean Releases "Detroit" Mixtape

G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean has released his highly-anticipated Detroit mixtape following weeks of heavy promotion. The release, which serves as Sean’s first since his debut album, Finally Famous, arrived last year, features 17 new tracks and guest appearances from a plethora of hip-hop heavyweights. The full tracklisting can be viewed below:


1. Higher (Prod. by Key Wane)
2. 24 Karats of Gold ft J. Cole (Prod. by Key Wane)
3. Story By Common
4. How It Feel (Prod by Million $ Mano)
5. Woke Up ft Sayitainttone, Early Mac, Mike Posner & James Fauntleroy (Prod. by BP, Young Chip & Key Wane)
6. Experimental ft Juicy J & King Chip (Prod. By Rami & Dez)
7. Mula ft French Montana (Prod. By Young Chip)
8. Story by Young Jeezy
9. 100 ft Royca Da 5’9³, Kendrick Lamar & James Fauntleroy (Prod by Don Cannon)
10. Sellin’ Dreams ft Chris Brown (Prod by Da Internz)
11. I’m Gonna Be (ft Jhene Aiko) Prod By Key Wane
12. FFOE (Prod By Lex Luger)
12. Do What I Gotta Do ft Tyga Prod By Million $ Mano, The Olympicks & Rob Kinelski)
14. Story by Snoop Lion
15. RWT (Prod By Stateside)
16. Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Prod by Hit-boy)
17. Bonus Track

Detroit originally premiered on Datpiff and LiveMixtapes, but is now available for stream and download right here on OurStage. Click through to hear the mixtape, and click here to download a copy for yourself. (more…)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Soundcheck: Hot Summer Hip-Hop

The 2012 BET Awards were held Sunday night in Los Angeles, setting the tone for a sizzling summer of new music from some of hip-hop’s biggest names. Beyoncé took home the trophy for Best Female R&B Artist while Nicki Minaj nabbed Best Female Hip Hop Artist for the third year in a row.

Whitney Houston was given one final farewell from a group of very talented loved ones including her mother, Cissy Houston, who sang Bridge Over Troubled Water to a sobbing crowd. Mariah Carey and Angela Bassett, along with the rest of Houston’s Waiting To Exhale cast mates, also delivered heartfelt tributes.

Performances from Chris Brown, D’Angelo, and Kanye West provided previews for some of this season’s most anticipated releases. Brown’s album, Fortune, was just released on July 3.  Last weekend, Brown was honored at the 2012 BET Awards winning Best Male R&B Artist after he gave a power-packed performance of Turn Up The Music and Don’t Wake Me Up to a turned up crowd who can’t help but be mesmerized by his unrivaled dance moves and brightly painted bare chest. His newest singles dropped last week and included one Drake diss and two crazy collaborations; Mirage featuring Nas and Get Down featuring B.o.B., as well as one stellar solo offering, Trumpet Lights.  (more…)