Rick Ross graces the cover of the illest tattoo mag on the ’stands. Having visited with “the big boss” a number of times throughout Urban Ink history, Urban Ink has been able to ascertain every detail of Ross’ extensive ink collection and the stories that come with each piece, from both him and his go-to ink slinger, Lordgyn “Gino” Belizaire of Miami, FL. This go-round, UI gives you some more insight on the MMG’s head honcho’s tattoos as part of a sleek photo spread.
Nas is back with a brand new track. After premiering the song at the Run the Jewels 2 release event in Brooklyn last night, the illmatic rapper debuts the studio version of his new single “The Season.” Over J Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat, on which he pays homage to the late producer and reflects on not being able to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Nas is currently working on the follow-up of his 2012′s Life Is Good, and was recently in the studio with Madonna. Can’t wait to hear what them two cooked up.
(AWBAH) is the name of K. Michelle’s upcoming new album title. Watch the official album trailer for K. Michelle’s sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, coming soon.
R&B singer August Alsina spent the first several years of his life in New Orleans, Louisiana, but his mother moved his family to Houston, Texas to gain distance from the troubled lives led by his crack-addicted father and stepfather. In 2007, as a young teenager, Alsina uploaded covers of songs by Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings, which racked up thousands of views on YouTube.
His home situation deteriorated, and he moved back to New Orleans, where he turned to dealing drugs. The shooting death of his brother was a wake-up call; motivated to develop his talent as a singer, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and recorded a 2012 mixtape The Product, which featured Lloyd on the track “Sucka.” Early the following year, Alsina released “I Luv This S**t” as the first single from his second mixtape, The Product 2. An EP, Downtown: Life Under the Gun, followed in August 2013. “I Luv This S**t” subsequently peaked at number 13 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and crossed into the Hot 100, where it reached number 48. Alsina’s proper debut album, Testimony, was released in April 2014. It featured appearances from Rick Ross, Pusha T, and Fabolous.
Victoria Monét releases her debut EP ‘Nightmares & Lullabies (Act 1).’ Hailing from Sacramento Atlantic Records recording artist Victoria Monét is not a rookie in the game, she has written hits for artists such as Mary J Blige, T.I., Nas, Diddy, B.o.B., Kendrick Lamar, Cee Lo Green, Ariana Grande and Chris Brown.
Now the gifted singer-songwriter, is ready to launch her own career with her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies – Act 1. The five tracks include the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single “Made in China,” “For the Thrill” featuring B.o.B, and the underdog anthem “Backyard.”
Victoria Monét Act 2 is scheduled to be released on November 18 followed by the full album on December 9.