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Breaking & Entering: Imagine Dragons to release debut album ‘Night Visions’ September 4


Members of Imagine Dragons are from left: Ben McKee (bass), Daniel Platzman (drums), Dan Reynolds (vocals) and Wayne Sermon  (guitar).

If you haven’t heard their music on the radio, there’s a good chance you’ve heard it in commercials for TV shows, films  and even during the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. Indie rockers Imagine Dragons have slowly built a buzz since releasing their self-titled debut EP in 2009, and with their single, “It’s Time,” continuing to build at radio, the Las Vegas-based band will release their first full-length album, Night Visions, on September 4.

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NEW MUSIC: Trey Songz Feat. Lil Wayne & Jeezy – ‘Hail Mary’


Trey Songz drops football metaphors while Jeezy keeps it street and Wayne gets explicit on the mid-tempo club banger “Hail Mary,” a new track from Chapter V, due August 21.

Is the party over for Trey Songz? Listen to his latest and decide for yourself.

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NEW MUSIC: Jake&Papa – ‘Summertime Fine’


Brother duo Jake&Papa, formerly of R&B group Brutha (best known from BET’s “Brother to Brutha”), cater to the ladies on “Summertime Fine,” the first single from their new mixtape “Westernplayalisticamaromuzic,” available August 21.

“With Summertime Fine we wanted to capture the feeling we get during one of these California summertime days when all the ladies are out – vintage Levis cut offs or them sundresses – that just accentuate the female body so nicely,” they said. “The song is about having fun and giving you these fine Cali summer high points from a player’s point of view.”

Listen below.

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NEW MUSIC: Aaliyah featuring Drake – ‘Enough Said’


Drake’s dream of collaborating with the late Aaliyah have come true. The Toronto MC dropped a new track, “Enough Said,” produced by his go-to producer Noah “40” Shebib, tonight.

No word on where the understated record will live but rumors have been swirling that Drake will serve as the executive producer of a new posthumous album from the “One In a Million” singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001.

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New Music: Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’


Mariah Carey makes her official return with “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

“Can’t fall down/ Stay triumphant/ Keep on living/ Stay on your toes/ Get off the rope/ Don’t let ‘em ever count you out/ Realize all things are possible/ In your heart who’s the greatest/ Reach for the stars,” MiMi sings over the  Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced beat.

Listen below.

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Album Art: G.O.O.D. Music – ‘Cruel Summer’


Check out the sick cover for the highly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Summer, due September 4.  Kanye West took to Twitter to revealed the album’s artwork, which features a topless statue over an elaborate 3-D backdrop, similar to The Throne’s Watch The Throne cover art.   The album features the chart -topping “Mercy,” featuring Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, and “New God Flow.”

See an angled shot of the cover below.

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New Music: Melanie Amaro – ‘Don’t Fail Me Now’


After seizing the first U.S. X Factor crown last December, Melanie Amaro finally released her debut single, “Don’t Fail Me Now,” on Wednesday (August 1).

“I’ve walked the longest road so don’t fail me now, feet don’t fail me now, I’ve never got this close so don’t fail me now,” she sings over the uptempo dance beat, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and penned by Livvi Franc.

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Beyoncé Shopping Documentary to Studios


 

When Beyoncé proclaimed she was ‘back to business’ just before her four-night stint at Revel Resort in May, she wasn’t lying.  Mrs. Jay-Z is reportedly shopping a documentary — she directed, produced and of course starred in — to studios.

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