IAA NEW MUSIC: MIGUEL ‘BAWDY’ AND ‘ON THESE WINGS’
Dec 2012 18

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Not that long after the release of Kaleidoscope Dreams, R&B crooner releases 2 new tracks just in time for the new year.

Miguel releases a up temp track titled, “Bawdy” and a slower  ballad titled, “On These Wings.”

“Red wine and candy, all flowing freely/freaks in the fountain, baby let’s party, baby let’s party,” sings Miguel.

Check out the two tracks below!


IAA NEW MUSIC VIDEO: ALICIA KEYS – ‘BRAND NEW ME’
Dec 2012 18

 

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Alicia Keys ends the year with a bang by releasing the powerful video for “Brand New Me,” the second single off her latest album Girl on Fire.

“#BrandNewMe is about finding bravery, LETTING GO & being myself,” said Alicia of the emotional clip, directed by Diane Martel.

Check out the video below!

IAA NEW MUSIC: WALE – ‘TOO MUCH TALK’
Dec 2012 18
waleWith his new mixtape Folarin dropping in a week, Wale releases a new freestyle called “Too Much Talk.” Check out the track below!

IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – HOOPZ – ALABAMA’S HOTTEST STAR!
Dec 2012 18

hoopzChristian Shantell Knox, better known by her stage name Hoopz, was born in Tuscaloosa, AL. At an early age, around 6 or 7, with her love of music already very apparent, she began performing for her family whenever and wherever. By the time she was 10 years old, she had begun to write her own songs. With music and singing already quite natural to her, Hoopz diversified her skill set at the age of 13 and included rapping into the mix. In a self-built studio created by her cousin, she first got her start with free-styling and recording. These early sessions led to collaborations with various local independent musicians, which fostered key relationships with producers, engineers and session musicians. After  purchasing recording software of her own along with the necessary equipment that would facilitate home recordings, she spent hours upon hours perfecting her craft and developing the act that has gotten her mass appeal in her home town of Tuscaloosa.  It was during the time she was in the 9th grade that Big Boy Entertainment provided opportunities for her to do live performances, which led to the creation of “Kodak,” her first mix-tape, a radio station interview and ensuing music videos. Now, at just 22, Hoopz has the experience, attitude, talent and team necessary for her debut onto the music’s main stage.

 

IAA:  What city and state are you from?

HOOPZ:  I’m from Tuscaloosa, AL.

IAA:  What is your music background?

HOOPZ:  I love a lot of different types of music but especially Rock, Country, and Rap music.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

HOOPZ:  I was inspired to do music because it’s my first love. The feeling I get from listening to a great song or writing music is more than enough reason to do it again.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

HOOPZ:  My songs are about life. They range anywhere from the hardest things to say to the easiest; from the things we talk about to the things we don’t realize.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

HOOPZ:  Yes, I write my own music.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

HOOPZ:  My musical influences are Lauryn Hill, TLC, The Script, J. Cole, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Carrie Underwood, Frank Ocean, Eve, Tupac, Brandy, Ron Pope, Keith Urban and Ryan Leslie.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

HOOPZ:  I would describe my music as having the stories of a country song, the hooks of a rock song, with the intensity of a rap song.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

HOOPZ:  I think that I stand out from other artists because I’m a female rapper with a lot to say. I admire the Eves and Lauryn Hills of hip hop who not only rapped but they taught, and when they spoke they educated us. I want to be that and MORE.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

HOOPZ:  I’m currently working on my next mix-tape. Most of the tracks will be original.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

HOOPZ:  My career goals are to graduate college and get a job in my field to finance my music habit, to be one of the greatest female rappers…period, and to one day open my own real estate construction company.

IAA:  How can fans access your music and contact you?

HOOPZ:  My fans can contact me via Twitter @Hoopz_32, Facebook @Christian Hoopz Knox, Reverbnation @TheHoopz, and on datpiff @Hoopz.

 

 

 

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TREY SONGZ GETS IN TROUBLE FOR MAKING IT RAIN
Dec 2012 17

Trey-Songz-100912R&B singer Trey Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, will be in a New York City courtroom in February to deal with a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an incident which occurred last August. Songz is in hot water for allegedly throwing a stack at money at a young woman during an album release party in Queens.

  • According to the criminal complaint, “Tremaine Neverson, did throw a sum of United States currency at the complainant and said sum of United States currency struck the complainant’s left eye causing substantial pain to her left eye.”
  • It’s unclear if the woman was in fact a stripper but she was able to get an order of protection against the singer last month.
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ESTHER BAXTER DENIES TAKING BOW WOW’S VIRGINITY
Dec 2012 17

bowRapper, actor and 106 & Park host Bow Wow recently visited the Sway In the Morning show to discuss his upcoming movie, Allegiance, and a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey but the subject matter quickly turned to his personal life. The rapper shared that he lost his virginity to model/video vixen Esther Baxter at the age of sixteen. He said, “I couldn’t turn her down.”

  • Bow Wow also shared his thoughts on some other women. He said that he was currently crushing on Eva Longoria and Elle Varner. The rapper also shared that he wouldn’t date Selena Gomez because she’s too young, Demi Moore because she’s too skinny and Karreuche Tran because that’s his boy, Chris Brown‘s ex.
  • Bow Wow also said he would never reconcile with Ciara because it’s been nine years and he doesn’t date exes.

Esther Baxter denied those allegations and aired out Bow Wow on Twitter.

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IAA NEW MUSIC VIDEO: BIG SEAN – ‘GAUP’
Dec 2012 17

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Rapper Big Sean is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, Hall of Fame, early next year and he recently had a chance to go back to his hometown of Detroit to shoot a video. In the new clip, Sean parades down Woodward Avenue and throws money out to the crowd, and in another clip, Big Sean returns to Club Bleu where he got his start.

  • The rapper told MTV News, “‘Guap’ will be one of those classic hip-hop videos that key rappers always have had in their careers, like Jay-Z with ‘Izzo (H.O.V.A.).'”
  • He added, “It’s legendary because you come back to your city and shut it down to that degree. We shut down the biggest street in the city, kids came out . . . they were skipping school, which is kinda f**ked up, but we had an awesome time. I really saw how the city was showing love to me and the production in the video is all just sky high.”

EVELYN’S EX ANTOINE WALKER SPEAKS ON GOING BROKE
Dec 2012 14

antoinewalkerevelynlozada84111In other news, Evelyn’s ex former NBA star Antoine Walker spoke on going broke. In an interview with BET’s Don’t Sleep, the baller said he went broke after investing in bad real estate deals and splurging on family, friends and women — including Evelyn.

  • He said about spending money of Ev, “She lived a very good lifestyle. I was with Evelyn for 10 years.[…] Some millions. When you are with someone you are giving them cash. They aren’t taking taxes out of that. That’s a big difference. But she was with me, we were together. Obviously, I was taking care of her and her daughter.”

IAA NEW MUSIC: WALE F/ FRENCH MONTANA – ‘BACK 2 BALLIN’
Dec 2012 14

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Wale teams up with French Montana, for ‘Back 2 Ballin’ a track off his upcoming mixtape Folarin  dropping Christmas Eve. Check out the track below.