Wiz Khalifa announces Project Khalifa coming in January

Wiz Khalifa has officially announced his plan to release new music in 2016. Khalifa announced the news in a Christmas message addressed to fans on YouTube, entitled 'Wiz Sends a Message to his Taylors'. "I plan on putting out a project with some unreleased music that nobody's ever heard before and I’m going to call it 'Project Khalifa' and that's actually going to be available in January," says Khalifa in the video. The Pittsburgh born rapper also announced that he is planning to release a sequel to 'Rolling Papers', his third studio album that came out in 2011. During Khalifa's European tour in October, he released two new songs on his SoundCloud titled 'Outsiders' and 'Just Because'. Earlier this month, Khalifa released 'Cabin Fever 3', the third installment in his C

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Tinashe speaks on racism in music

Tinashe has spoken out in an interview about her views regarding racism in the music industry. Talking to xoNecole, Tinashe explained that she felt there was only room for one female black artist in each genre and her struggle with representing the black community. "People feel like there is only room for one," she said. "There is a Beyonce, there is a Rihanna, there is Zendaya, there is a Jourdan Dunn. There is a black girl in all of these positions and we don't need another one." She continued: "It's ridiculous because there are like a hundred blonde, white actresses and leading ladies. There are a hundred rappers that all virtually look the same, sound the same and dress the same and no one cares. But for some reason, when it comes to young women, they want to pit t

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Prince releases HITNRUN Phase 2

Prince has unveiled his 38th studio album, HITNRUN Phase 2, following on from September's release HITNRUN. Like it's predecessor, HITNRUN Phase 2 is currently available to stream or download only through the Tidal streaming platform. Prince announced the release via his twitter, saying "listen close cuz even songs you thought you knew like RocknRoll LoveAffair and Screwdriver r different." Around the time of the release of HITNRUN, Prince explained his reasoning behind choosing to work with Tidal, saying: "After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay-Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put into their craft to achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry." The full tracklisting for H

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Rita Ora files lawsuit against Roc Nation

Rita Ora has filed a lawsuit against Jay Z's label, Roc Nation, claiming that her contract with the label "violates California law and is unenforceable". Ora, who is now 25, joined Roc Nation when she was 18 years old. On December 17th, she filed a complaint at the Los Angeles Superior Court and described herself as orphaned by Roc Nation, which has shifted it's focus to sports management and Tidal. The complaint reads, "When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist. As Roc Nation's interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives. Rita's remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with

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Krizz Kaliko: The RAPstation Interview - Part Two

In Part I of the Krizz Kaliko interview, he talked about his work ethic, live shows and his stage philosophy. It wasn't until the end of the interview that he opened up about his skin condition, vitiligo, his inner battle with religion and his belief that "conversation rules the nation." As he gets ready to embark on a sizeable solo tour, Krizz Kaliko sounds excited about the future and the new album, Illuminated, due out in 2016. Check out http://strangemusicinc.net/ for more information and check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4clMlDfU1GY for the "KCMO Anthem" track.  RAPstation (Kyle Eustice): So the KC Royals just won the World Series. Krizz Kaliko: That was huge. Then you did the KC anthem. It kind of reminded me of "Einstein." Was that intentional

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Eminem, Childish Gambino, Meek Mill & others are up for Oscar nominations

A total of seventy-four songs from movie soundtracks have been released as potential nominees for next year's Oscars. The Hollywood Reporter published the list after the Academy announced them as "advanced" for the 88th Academy Awards, which will be broadcast on February 28, 2016. The list features big names, including Eminem, Lady Gaga, Wiz Khalifa, and N.E.R.D. The Weeknd, Sia, and Ellie Goulding have all made the list for their contributions to the soundtrack for '50 Shades Of Grey'. The shortlisted nominees will be announced a some point between now and February, but the full advanced list is as follows: Erin Sax - 'Happy' (Altered Minds) The Chipmunks & The Chipettes - 'Home' (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip) Carter Burwell - 'None Of Them Are You' (Anomalisa) Sons of

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