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15 years after his death, VH1 honors Rap icon Biggie Smalls with his very own ‘Behind The Music’ special.

Featuring footage from his short life and commentary from some of those who knew him best, peep the episode’s sneak peek above.

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‘Back To Me’ maestra Fantasia is giving that phrase new meaning if this shot is anything to go by.  For, after giving birth to son Dallas Xavier, the Grammy winner is getting back to her old self and showing it off in this colorful getup recently.

Despite the last few months seeing the starlet steaming with controversy concerning a certain Antwaun Cook, it’s great to know she’s also cooking up some new new in the studio.  Here’s hoping fans will soon get a taste of what Fanny is serving!

*Presses play on ‘Move On Me’*

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‘Whip My Hair’ hitmaker Willow Smith is whipping out a new joint for fans ‘Do It Like Me (Rock Star)’.  The visual for the song, which was reportedly the singer’s first ever, actually preceded ‘Hair’ but was passed for single status when ‘Hair’ took off on radio.

Now, unveiling a peek at the visual for fans, the youngest of the Smith clan looks to show her faithful followers how she rocks it out.

Set to join previous singles ‘Hair’, ’21st Century Girl’, and the Nicki Minaj-assisted ‘Fireball’ on the young’n’s debut album ‘Knees and Elbows‘, take a look after the jump:

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And it keeps getting better.

Feast your eyes on Rita Ora, serving up a freshly arranged version of her debut single ‘RIP’ live for BBC’s Jools Holland.

Armed with a live band and Rihanna‘s missing talent, Ora gave all and them some on the show- marking her biggest appearance on UK TV thus far.

Watch below…

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They may have sparred about a “boy” on their much-loved hit ‘The Boy Is Mine’, yet Brandy and Monica unite as stunning young women on the cover of Ebony magazine’s June issue.

The duo up their respective and collective diva in the striking shot, which is accompanied by an insightful interview. One which sees Brandy dish on boyfriend Ryan Press and brother Ray J.

Peep excerpts below…

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It was perhaps the worst kept “secret” in recent memory; however today has finally seen it confirmed that Ciara and Jennifer Lopez  have indeed signed with Epic Records.

Details below…

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Whether you know it or not, Diplo is one of your favorite producers.

Yes, maybe more so than any other producer, the Mississippi born maestro far reaching work in music makes for a number of impressive feats. Feats which include producing ‘Paperplanes‘ for ex girlfriend MIA and ‘Climax’ for Pop Prince Usher.

Now, after producing cuts for Beyonce‘s ‘4‘, he has weighed in on its lead single ‘Run The World‘, labeling its origin a ‘joke’.

His comments below…

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Misha B is back! Well, almost…

The X Factor alum is hard at work on her debut album, cooking up material with the likes of Missy Elliott.

To tide fans over, though, the Mancunian dropped a teaser mixtape, christened ‘Why Hello World’ last week. And, in a move which will no doubt delight her adorning “Aliens”, the 19 year old stopped by BBC 1Xtra today to preview her new single ‘Home Run’.

Due in July, the cut -which has not even been mastered yet- was produced by young Pop wonder MNEK. Take a listen to a brief snippet below!

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It’s that time again! That Grape Juice wants to see what you all are listening to. Which 5 tracks have you got on constant rotation at the moment?

Remember, it doesn’t have to be limited to Urban music; could be something new, Throwback, religious, even something you made yourself! Drop a comment in the comments section. Ours are below – in no particular order:

1) Put It Down – Brandy & Chris Brown

2) Scream – Usher

3) Let It Go – Alexandra Burke

4) Upside Down – Diana Ross

5) I Heart You – Toni Braxton

 

What are Your Top 5 Songs of The Moment?

 

Hoping to nab some buzz for her upcoming LP, ‘The Spirit Indestructible‘,  Nelly Furtado releases more from its lead video today.

In part 2 of ‘Big Hoops’ behind the scenes footage, fans can see the Canadian belle reach ‘all new heights’ on stilts as well as prepare for the LP’s forthcoming promo run.

Watch below…

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US Barbz rejoice!

Today, Nicki Minaj‘s US dates for her ‘Roman Reloaded’ Tour were confirmed, weeks before she launches the event in Europe.

Dates below…

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Renown for her overall aura of “basic”, X Factor UK star Tulisa hasn’t registered on our radar much.

However, she certainly made us sit up and listen with her performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge this morning.

Find out below if it was for good reason or otherwise…

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