Justin Bieber Releases "Wait For A Minute" Featuring Tyga

Justin Bieber continues to push his sound from pop to urban this afternoon with the release of a new single entitled “Wait For A Minute.”

The first new material to surface directly from Bieber in months, “Wait For A Minute” is essentially a club song with minimalist production. The teen sensation croons about his love, the club, and setting the mood right while Young Money member Tyga adds a verse about his worth to breathe a shot of energy into an otherwise subdued jam. You can stream the track at the end of this post.

“Wait For A Minute” is the kind of song you check out because of the names and repeat because of the production. While Bieber’s efforts to evolve are admirable, there is little worth remembering about his new material. The deep bass and synth that drives the melody, however, is bound to inspire countless remixes and freestyles in the months ahead. Comment below and let us know your thoughts. (more…)

Tyga Releases "Molly" Video

YMCMB artist Tyga is ramping up promotion in anticipation of the April release of his new album Hotel California, and over the weekend decided to release a new video for fans to enjoy.

Bringing together the young MC with Taylor Gang CEO Wiz Khalifa and artist Mally Mall, “Molly” is a straight up drug anthem that hopes to strike a chord with club goers and drug lovers. The video features the three artists performing in a futuristic night club, with lights, blunts, and ladies as far as the eye can see. It’s not exactly an original concept, but it is executed in such a way that you’ll surely find something that entertains you. The video for “Molly” can be found at the end of this post.

Tyga’s promotional efforts show no sign of slowing, so don’t be surprised to see him back on the site in the coming days. Until then, comment below and let us know your thoughts on Molly. (more…)

Tyga Streams "Hijack" Featuring 2 Chainz

We have been covering the forthcoming album from YMCMB member Tyga since it was originally announced back in the Fall of 2012. After numerous delays and questionable album art decisions it seems the release is finally hitting shelves next week, and today we have one of the most anticipated collaborations for your streaming pleasure.

“Hijack” is a title that is sure to turn a head or two. Featuring 2 Chainz, the latest Hotel California track finds Tyga and his collaborator talking about their ability to steal any girl they please thanks to their life in the spotlight. It’s not exactly new ground in terms of lyricism, and that may lead some to be bored by the repetitiveness of the hook, but longtime fans will find plenty to love here. You can stream the song below.

This is 2 Chainz second major feature of the week. Click here to hear him rap alongside Fall Out Boy on the remix of “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark.” (more…)

Stream Tyga's "Hit Em Up" Featuring Jadakiss & 2Pac

Young Money artist Tyga will be releasing his new album, Hotel California, later this month and this morning he unleashed a single you may be unable to avoid in the coming months.

Featuring never-before-heard vocals from the late Tupac Shakur, “Hit Em Up” has a beat that might as well be a sequel to “Rack City.” All three MCs go in about life, haters and progress, but in the end it is 2pac’s bars that you will want to hear again and again. You can stream the song at the end of this post.

Given all the years and albums that have been released following his passing, it’s hard to believe so few tried to create a single such as this using studio leftovers from 2Pac. Here’s hoping there is more like this in the future. (more…)

Tyga Unveils 'Hotel California' Album Trailer And Artwork

Young Money heartthrob Tyga has been teasing his Sophomore effort, Hotel California, since (at least) December. Now, after multiple delays, it seems the album will finally hit shelves on April 9. To confirm the date, Tyga has released a new promotional trailer, as well as the official album artwork.

One might think an artist choosing to ripoff one of the most popular album titles of all time would aspire to create a similar timeless aesthetic with the design and feel of their material. Unfortunately, Tyga seems too preoccupied with posing alongside a tiger to care about such nonsense, and Hotel California seems poised to fall under the category of “too flash to be memorable.” You can view the artwork and trailer below to decide for yourself. (more…)

Stream Diplo's Remix of "Gangnam Style" Featuring 2 Chainz & Tyga

While the rest of the world is preoccupied with who can create the silliest “Harlem Shake” video, Diplo has been in the studio crafting the first official remix to Psy‘s “Gangnam Style.”

Yes, the song that swept YouTube in 2012 and reached over 1 billion views has finally been given the remix treatment (in the third month of 2013). To sweeten the pot, Diplo recruits 2 Chainz and Tyga to lay down a pair of verses on top of his redux, but it’s hard to tell if that will be enough to make people care about the song once more. You can stream the official “Gangnam Style” remix below. (more…)

MIXTAPE MONDAYS: Tyga, Fat Trel, and More!

Welcome back to Mixtape Mondays. Starting this week, OurStage will be bringing you this column each and every week! That means more free music for fans, and more opportunities for independent artists to gain notoriety. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming edition of this column, or you know an OurStage artist that you feel deserves a mention, send an email to jshotwell@ourstage.com with a link to the profile and the subject “Mixtape Mondays.” We listen to everything, but are not able to reply to every submission. If you want to ensure we received your mixtape, please feel free to tweet us day or night.

This week on Mixtape Mondays we only have two new releases to discuss, but I went ahead and threw in a new single and mixture announcement to spice things up. If you were hoping for something you can play loud while the snow falls, this week is definitely for you. (more…)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tyga Launches "Rack City XXX" Porn Site, Proves Artistic Merit

In late 2011, a demonic entity from hip-hop Hades escaped from the fiery pits of its creation into the Billboard Hot 100. It made heads turn, parents cry, and Soulja Boy sound like a literary genius. The song, Tyga’s “Rack City,” became instantly hyped and instantly hated. And now, listeners who can’t get enough of choice lines like “I got ya grandma on my dick” are in for a real treat. The Compton-bred emcee has just announced the launch of Rack City XXX, a porn site that will offer weekly video updates for $24.95 a month. Tyga will also be starring in Rack City: The XXX Movie, which will feature London Keyes, Havana Ginger, and more actresses whose names sound like bad cocktails. No grandparents were reported to be featured. Speaking with the adult entertainment news website Business AVN, a proud Tyga provided his in-depth description of the film’s compositional techniques, stating, “It’s a real movie that people will enjoy.” Tyga is currently expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Blac Chyna. She is a stripper.

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Soundcheck: Rock The Bells Recap

Guerilla Union kicked off their 9th Annual ˜Rock The Bells’ Festival in San Bernardino, Calif.  The two-day event attracted thousands of hip-hop fans to three stages featuring an eclectic mix of headliners, up-and-comers, and old-school favorites.  The blistering heat was no match for the scorching set-list that included Kendrick Lamar, Tyga, Nas, Ice Cube, and Common among others.

Photo by: Ashton Bowles

The first day of the festival was a real scorcher, with temperatures reaching 101 degrees, leaving fans clamoring for shade between sets. Still, 2Chainz’ mid-day performance on the 36 Chambers stage was packed.  Fresh off his No. 1 album debut last week, he treated the crowd to dance lessons during his high-energy set; where he performed hits like Mercy, Beez In The Trap, and No Lie.
Yelawolf was the next emcee to grace the stage and was backed up by Psycho White collaborator, Travis Barker on the drums.  The Detroit-based rapper rocked an American flag under his hat and waved middle fingers to the crowd throughout his 30-minute set.
Tyga rocked his noticeably young crowd with a medley of radio hits; showing off his tattoo collection to throngs of screaming girls.  Across the lot, Common delivered a power-packed performance of classic hits including, I Used To Love Her, Testify, and Be.  Dressed casually in shorts and a T-shirt, his subdued set was a welcomed relief from the more eccentric offerings of the day.