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…)

Paris Hilton Returns To Music, Teases New Video

We have been hearing rumors over the last year that reality show / sex tape starlet Paris Hilton would be returning to the world of pop music, and this morning we can confirm that is indeed the case.

Paris Hilton has been out of the pop music landscape since her disastrous 2006 debut album, but after spending a number of years on the EDM bandwagon, the heiress is apparently ready to show music fans what she’s got. She signed a deal with Lil Wayne‘s Cash Money Records not long ago, and today she released a teaser for her comeback single, “Good Time,” which arrives October 1. You can view the teaser on Idolator.

It’s far too early to tell whether or not the world is ready for Paris Hilton to takeover the airwaves, or to do anything, really, but “Good Time” sounds like it’s probably no worse than any one of the numerous EDM-infused hits at radio today. Comment below to let us know your first impressions of “Good Time,” then stop back by on October 1 to stream the full song.

Lil Wayne Releases "God Bless Amerika" Video

Absent from our recent headlines, Lil Wayne returns to Plugged In today with the release of his video for “God Bless Amerika.”

The latest I Am Not A Human Being Part Two single to be given the video treatment, “God Bless Amerika” hopes to cash in on July’s celebration of independence by placing Wayne in front of the largest American flag sold in Louisiana. Wayne works through a verse before the flag drops, revealing the people living in Wayne’s childhood neighborhood and the struggles they continue to face. It’s a surprisingly sentimental video for the YMCMB rapper, but his lyrics are as ridiculous as ever. You can stream the video below.

Lil Wayne has at least three albums in progress right now. I Am Not A Human Being Part Two is out now.

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…)

Lil Wayne & Birdman Confirm New Big Tymers Album

Lil Wayne went on record earlier this year saying he was becoming bored with rap. In fact, Wayne said after Tha Carter V he would retire from rap for good. Now, in a new interview with MTV, Wayne reveals he has plenty more music on the way (or at least in the works).

Chatting with RapFix live, Lil Wayne and Birdman confirmed that they are indeed working together on a new Big Tymers release. Surprisingly, Mannie Fresh will not be part of the release, but YMCMB heartthrob Drake will. No explanation was offered for Mannie’s departure, but the duo did say that they have yet to record any verses for the release. Click here to view the interview.

Fat Trel Releases "Wowzers" Freestyle

OS Member Fat Trel has become the first emcee brave enough to release a freestyle over Lil Wayne‘s “Wowzers” beat.

You may recall “Wowzers” from Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being Part II, but what you didn’t know is that someone could ride it as well as Fat Trel has with this release. Wayne might have offered up a solid track with the original, but Trel goes in deep on these bars and really showcases hispotential for true greatness. He has found plenty of success reaching fans here on OurStage, so we’re not surprised to see him shine now. Click here to stream (and download) “Wowzers.”

Do you have new music and an account on OurStage? If so, let us know! Send an email to jshotwell@ourstage.com with your latest news, music, video, tour, etc. and we’ll try to get them featured here in the magazine.

Lil Wayne Suffers Another Seizure; Already Released From Hospital

Young Money mastermind Lil Wayne found again himself in the hospital yesterday with reports of yet another seizure.

TMZ broke the news – and for the record they are the same publication that not long ago reported that Lil Wayne was on his death bed – that the rapper was taken to L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Hospital late Tuesday night after suffering a single seizure. Doctors examined Wayne, but ultimately released him early Wednesday morning. The rapper later tweeted, I’m fine. Thank u.

Wayne suffered a series of seizures in mid-March, but has since been presumed to be in better health. It has long been believed that Wayne’s addiction to codeine syrup is one of the causes of his seizures, but whether or not that was a factor in this situation cannot be confirmed.

Nicki Minaj Recruits Lil Wayne For Her "High School" Music Video

In the years since she first graced the charts, Nicki Minaj has transformed from a streetwise lyricist into an all-out pop diva (who only sings part of the time). Her latest single and video, “High School,” looks to help maintain her reign on the charts, and something tells us it will probably work.

You never really know what to expect when a new Nicki Minaj arrives. Her singles catalog ranges from heartfelt ballads to bombastic rap anthems flooded with her multiple rapping personalities and glitchy studio effects, “High School” falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a soft track, intended to convey feelings of forlorn love, but the verses keep prove Nicki and guest vocalist Lil Wayne have kept their rhyme game tight since the last we heard from them. This middle of the road approach should help Nicki appeal to all side of her fan base, which in turn could propel “High School” toward the top of Billboard. Listen and decide for yourself, after the jump. (more…)

Lil Wayne Announces ‘America's Most Wanted’ Tour With T.I. & Future

Consider the first day of Spring was just around a week ago, it should come as no surprise that Summer tour announcements are already becoming a huge topic of discussion. Lil Wayne revealed his plans to take I Am Not A Human Being Part 2 on the road this Summer earlier today, and we have all the details you need.

Kicking off July 9 in Alabama, Lil Wayne’s ‘America’s Most Wanted’ tour will find the Young Money CEO criss-crossing the United States with support from T.I. and Future. The run last until September first and will feature 40 stops along the way. You can view the full routing below.

Wayne will follow the ‘America’s Most Wanted’ tour by embarking on his previously announced 2013 European Tour with Mac Miller, which kicks off in October. His new album, I Am Not A Human Being Part 2, hits stores tomorrow. Click here to read a review of the album. (more…)

T.I. Performs “Hello” & “Ball” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Atlanta king T.I. took his energetic live performance to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and this morning OurStage has footage for those of you too busy (or tired) to catch the show.

Hitting Jimmy’s new Sony-sponsored stage last night, T.I. performed his Trouble Man single “Hello,” as well as the energetic cut “Ball.” Both performances were as energetic and exciting as televised sets from people not playing instruments can be, and T.I. never missed a line. You can view videos of both songs below. (more…)