Pusha T- "M.P.A. (feat. The-Dream, Kanye West & A$AP Rocky)" (Music Video)

Pusha T has revealed a dope music video for his song, "M.P.A." The video features cameos from all the featured artists except Kanye West. Check out the video above to see Pusha T, The-Dream, and A$AP Rocky chill with a lot of beautiful women on a video set.

-AO

Pusha T- "M.F.T.R. (feat. The-Dream)"

Pusha T is prepping the release of his newest project, Darkest Before Dawn, on December 18th. He has now revealed a new track from the project called "M.F.T.R." The song features The-Dream and stands for "more famous than rich." Push has got the heat on this one and sounds hungrier than ever. This should be a good one.

-AO

Stream The-Dream's 'Crown' EP

The-Dream has decided to release his new album in two parts. The first part is his Crown EP, which is available now. The latter half is the Jewel EP and together they form his new album, Crown Jewel. The-Dream explained, "Crown is more modern R&B, and Jewel will be more what you might think of as my songwriter side, the songs I might have given to other artists before." Stream Crown below and look out for Jewel on July 10th. Enjoy,

-AO

The-Dream- "Fruition" x "That's My Sh*t (feat. T.I.)"

The-Dream is back. He is planning on releasing a new album this year and he has liberated two tracks from the project. The T.I.-assisted track, "That's My Sh*t," isn't out of the ordinary for The-Dream. It's a typical song he'd use as a radio single. But, there's something different about the other song, "Fruition." Stylistically, it sounds like a love song that an artist like Kem orJoe would have released in the '90s. There's just something so traditional about how simplistic and smooth the song was. Give me an album full of songs like that, please. Enjoy.

-AO

The-Dream just released a pretty amazing song. It’s called “Black” and I’ve gotta say I’ve never seen him make a song of this magnitude. He delivers the song over visuals of famous black leaders from the past and present interpolated with visuals of Vladimir Putin, Donald Sterling, and more. I think this is a great song by The-Dream. It has a nice message. Enjoy.

-AO

Top 40 Favorite Songs of 2013

I had originally intended for this list to include my top 25 favorite songs of the year, but after realizing that there were around 50 candidates, I decided to make it a top 40. These are my top 40 favorite songs from 2013, listed in order based on how much I enjoyed them, not their merit. Happy New Years everyone and here’s hoping that, musically, 2014 is as good to us as 2013 was. Enjoy.

  1. "Blood On The Leaves”- Kanye West, Yeezus
  2. “Wanderlust”- The Weeknd, Kiss Land
  3. "Let The Groove Get In”- Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience: 1 of 2
  4. "Acid Rain”- Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap
  5. "Lose Yourself To Dance (feat. Pharrell)”- Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
  6. "Holy Holy (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid & Ab-Soul)”- Vic Mensa, INNANETAPE
  7. "Pusha Man (feat. Nate Fox & Lili K.)”- Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap
  8. “Nosetalgia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”- Pusha T, My Name Is My Name
  9. "She Knows (feat. Amber Coffman)”- J. Cole, Born Sinner
  10. “Primetime (feat. Miguel)”- Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
  11. "Ghosts That We Knew”- Mumford & Sons, Babel
  12. "Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)”- Beyoncé, BEYONCÉ
  13. "Tears For ODB”- J. Cole, Truly Yours
  14. “Answer”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  15. "Too Much (feat. Sampha)”- Drake, Nothing Was The Same
  16. “48 (feat. Nas & Frank Ocean)”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  17. “Victory”- Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
  18. “Runaway”- J. Cole, Born Sinner
  19. "Worst Behavior”- Drake, Nothing Was The Same
  20. “Adaptation”- The Weeknd, Kiss Land
  21. "Part II (On The Run) (feat. Beyoncé)”- Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
  22. "Spaceship II (feat. GLC & Chance The Rapper)”- Alex Wiley, Club Wiley
  23. “IFHY (feat. Pharrell)”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  24. "All Me (feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)”- Drake, Nothing Was The Same
  25. “Control (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)”- Big Sean
  26. "U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)”- Black Hippy
  27. “Rusty (feat. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  28. "World Ablaze (feat. James Fauntleroy)”- Big Sean, Hall Of Fame
  29. “Lit (feat. J. Cole & KQuick)”- Bas, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II
  30. "Too Early (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)”- The-Dream, IV Play
  31. "1 Train (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Yelawolf, Danny Brown & Big K.R.I.T.)”- A$AP Rocky, LONG.LIVE.A$AP
  32. "Somewhere In America”- Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
  33. "Chain Smoker”- Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap
  34. "Hopeless Wanderer”- Mumford & Sons, Babel
  35. "Electric Lady (feat. Solange)”- Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
  36. “Cabaret (feat. Drake)”- Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
  37. "Girls Love Beyonce (feat. James Fauntleroy)”- Drake
  38. "Time Is Money (feat. Rockie Fresh)”- Vic Mensa, INNANETAPE
  39. "Change Me”- Justin Bieber
  40. “Immortal”- Kid Cudi, Indicud

-AO

IV Play (Snippets, Tracklist, & Album Cover)

Snippets of The-Dream’s fifth studio album, IV Play, are now available. You can stream them above. The tracklist and album cover have also been revealed so you can view that below. After checking out the features and hearing the short snippets, I will definitely be copping this album. You should too. Enjoy.

1. High Art (feat. Jay-Z)
2. IV Play
3. Equestrian
4. Pussy (feat. Big Sean & Pusha T)
5. Turnt (feat. Beyoncé & 2 Chainz)
6. Where Have You Been (feat. Kelly Rowland)
7. Too Early (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)
8. Michael
9. Loving You / Crazy
10. New Orleans
11. Self-Conscious
12. Holy Love
13. Outro
14. Slow It Down (feat. Fabolous)

Deluxe Edition:
15. Divine
16. Y’All
17. Tron
18. Psycho

-HB

"High Art"- The-Dream (feat. Jay-Z)

The-Dream is preparing to release his latest studio album, IV Play, on May 28th. He has revealed his latest single, “High Art,” which features a verse from Jay-Z. I thought it was an alright song. Both The-Dream and Hova did a decent job. I liked the ending of the track more than anything. It seemed the most creative around that point. I still think the album will be worth checking out so stay tuned. Enjoy.