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.
The G.O.O.D. Music crew — Kanye West, Big Sean, John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, 2 Chainz and Q-Tip — takes the cover of Complex Magazine’s August/September issue. Inside the magazine, available on newsstands August 7, the collective — minus Kanye, who maintained his “no press” policy — discussed for the first time their first group album, Cruel Summer, their creative chemistry and more.
Check out excerpts from the cover story below.
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber owned the night at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (July 22).
“I just feel so honored that I get to have you guys in my life,” a beaming Swift told fans as she accepted her coveted surfboard. Swift won five awards, including choice female artist, female country artist, single by a female artist for “Eyes Open,” country song for “Sparks Fly” and choice movie voice for “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.”
Bieber Fever reached new levels as the teen star hit the stage to perform medley of “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me,” with rapper Big Sean, from his chart-topping album Believe, and took home five boards.
Watch Bieber’s performance below.
Fresh off his win for best R&B album at this year’s GRAMMYs, Chris Brown follows up with Fortune, released on July 3 via RCA Records. The 14-track (standard edition) picks up where his last album left off, showcasing multiple sides of the controversial singer. On one hand, he’s a fearless, 20-something whose only priority is partying and chasing women. On another he’s a defiant rebel who occasionally raps about coming from nothing to something and does not want to be judged by his past. He then adopts the typical bravado synonymous with R&B male singers, before displaying surprising sense of vulnerability and heartbreak.
Trey Songz switches up with the pop-flavored “Simply Amazing,” a new track from his fifth album Chapter V, due August 21. Listen below.
We’ve heard the singles, now get a taste of the full album. Listen to snippets from the deluxe edition of Chris Brown’s new album Fortune below.
D’Angelo will make his first televised performance in over a decade at the this year’s BET Awards.
The album is preceded by “Heart Attack,” the lead single, which cracked the top five on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week. “2 Reasons” featuring T.I., the second single, is expected to premiere in the coming days. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, J. Cole, and Kelly Rowland are among the artists featured on Chapter 5.
- New Video: Trey Songz – ‘Heart Attack’ (worldaccordingtomonte.com)