Introducing Stefflon Don featuring French Montana


Dancehall/rap artist Stephanie Allen (aka Stefflon Don) switches between dancehall patois, grime verses, and honeyed vocals with ease and confidence. Originally born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, Allen moved to the Netherlands at five years old.

Her family remained in Holland for nine years before moving to Clapton, East London when she was 14. As Allen grew older she knew she wanted to pursue music, taking on the initial strategy of covering other artists’ work and spinning it in new directions; the first two examples that got traction came in 2015, when Allen covered Wretch 32’s “Six Words” and Section Boyz’ “Lock Arff.” As Allen became noticed, she collaborated with a number of prominent artists, including Lethal Bizzle, Sneakbo, Jeremih, and Wretch 32 on his 2016 album Growing Over Life. 2016 also saw the release of her debut mixtape, Real Ting, which featured Jeremih returning the favor as a guest artist. As 2016 drew to a close, Stefflon Don was highlighted on the BBC’s Sound of 2017 list. The following year, Allen signed to Universal Music, whereby they created a new subsidiary, 54 London, and made her the first signee. Artist Biography by Liam Martin

Chris Brown Is Going on Tour With 50 Cent, French Montana

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Chris Brown announced his upcoming tour titled The Party Tour with 50 Cent, French Montana, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, and Kap G late Friday night on Twitter with a tour poster.
The tour seems to be named after “Party” his newest single featuring Gucci Mane and Usher that is off his upcoming 8th album Heartbreak on a Full Moon, out later this year. http://www.chrisbrownworld.com/tour/

Keyshia Cole feat. Remy Ma & French Montana – You

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One of the more genuine R&B singer/songwriters to emerge in the 2000s, Keyshia Cole worked her way up the industry ladder diligently yet quickly, making her major-label debut in 2004 at age 21. Born on the other side of the California Bay — the often tough and troubled streets of Oakland — Cole aspired from an early age to make music her life, so much so that she started working the angles while still a preteen. For instance, she did some recording with fellow Bay Area resident MC Hammer way back in the day, when she was only 12 or so. Her singing aspirations really began to take flight during the early 2000s, however. In particular, she sang on Messy Marv’s “Nubian Queen” remix in 2001, and Tony! Toni! Toné! member Dwayne Wiggins featured her on his soundtrack to the film Me & Mrs. Jones, also in 2001.

Following Bay Area opportunities such as these, she began contemplating a leap for the big time: Los Angeles. So when she discovered that her then-boyfriend had cheated on her, she immediately packed her bags and never looked back. In Los Angeles she quickly impressed many with her golden soprano voice and thus made plenty of industry contacts, among them A&M Records president Ron Fair, who immediately signed her to a solo deal. And to work she went on her debut album, The Way It Is, co-writing a number of songs and working alongside a number of hitmakers: the trendiest talent in hip-hop at the time, Kanye West, collaborated with her on “I Changed My Mind,” the album’s lead single, and other big-name collaborators included 112 group member DaRon, Murder Inc. rapper Chink Santana, and veteran producer E-Poppi. Plus, she got the chance to collaborate with one of her inspirations, Eve, for a song on the Barbershop 2 soundtrack, “Never,” which was released as a single in early 2004.When Interscope/Geffen/A&M was ready to release The Way It Is in the spring of 2005, Cole found herself positioned alongside fellow young R&B women like Brandy, Monica, and Beyoncé. Yet Cole had an edge over her peers — a street edge.

Having grown up in Oakland and lived there most of her young life, she knew life wasn’t all glitter and gold like it was in Hollywood. She knew the streets, and that inner-city viewpoint informs many of her songs, which are generally a bit rougher and less naïve than those of your typical young R&B vocalist. Two singles released from The Way It Is, “I Should Have Cheated” and “Love,” reached the Top Ten of the R&B chart, and the album eventually sold a million copies in the U.S. The wait for her second album, 2007’s Just Like You, was broken up by memorable appearances on Diddy’s Press Play (“Last Night”) and R. Kelly’s Double Up (“Best Friend”).

The album was a smash, topping the R&B albums chart and missing the top of the Billboard 200 by one spot, and its release coincided with a BET reality series of the same name. Just after its second season started, in late 2008, Cole issued her third album, the relatively upbeat and pop-oriented A Different Me. As with her previous album, it narrowly missed the top of the Billboard 200. In 2010, the same year in which she gave birth to her and professional basketball player Daniel Gibson’s son, she released her fourth set, Calling All Hearts, which peaked at number nine. Woman to Woman, directed at her fans — and her first album away from Fair, who left his position at Geffen — followed in 2012 and was her fifth straight Top Ten album. Cole then shifted to Interscope for Point of No Return, released in 2014. Two of the hottest producers at the time, DJ Mustard and Mike WiLL Made It, contributed to the album, as did Cole inspiration Faith Evans, who provided some background vocals.

Video: Candice Boyd – Damn Good Time ft. French Montana

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A Southern California Native, this 24-year-old songstress has a plan and that’s to deliver her honest gift in its purest form, through real, unfiltered music. Weather singing in the choir or making her rounds through the Los Angeles studio scene, Candice has allowed her voice to tread her course. That voice landed her a publishing deal with APG Music Publishing, as well as a Recording Contract with Compound University and Epic Records.
Candice has worked and toured alongside the likes of NE-YO, David Guetta, Flo Rida, and Eric Benet to name a few. She is currently prepping her debut album. iTunes – http://smarturl.it/DamnGoodTime

Raekwon “Wall To Wall” (Single Premiere)

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Raekwon releases a brand new song called ‘Wall To Wall’ featuring French Montana and Busta Rhymes, The track serves as the first single of his next LP Fly International Luxurious Art, which is scheduled to be released real soon. Listen below.

Video: French Montana “Bad Bitch” (featuring Jeremih)

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Jeremih Feat. French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign

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