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Trey Songz Unveils ‘Chapter V’ Album Cover & Tracklist


Trey Songz doesn’t stray far from his usual formula on the cover of his fifth studio album, Chapter V.

The follow-up to 2010’s Passion, Pain, & Pleasure arrives August 21 via Songbook/Atlantic Records, and features 18 tracks including the Rico Love-penned lead single “Heart Attack” and the T.I.-assisted second single “2 Reasons.”

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Meat Dress’ Goes to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Lady Gaga made headlines when she turned up at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards wearing a dress made of meat. The eccentric singer is set to make history again when the infamous ‘meat dress’ is put on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

According to the Associated Press, the dress, made of layers of Argentinian beef, was kept in a meat locker for preservation purposes in California before being transported to the museum.

Hall of Fame spokeswoman Margaret Thresher says the dress took on a “dark, beef-jerky” look while dehydrating, so it was painted to look “fresh” afterwards. The entire process took several months to complete.

The dress is being displayed as part of the “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power” exhibit, which runs until February 2012.


Album Preview: Trey Songz – Passion, Pain & Pleasure


R&B crooner Trey Songz will release his fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, this coming Tuesday. Luckily for his fans, you don’t have to wait to hear the new material because an official album preview is available on the singer’s Myspace page.

The 17 track-set features production from Eric Hudson, Boi-1da, Mario Winans, Tha Bizness and Troy Taylor and guest appearances from Drake, and Nicki Minaj on the disc’s lead single, “Bottoms Up“. Click on the album cover below to listen to the album preview.

Trey Songz – “Can’t Be Friends” (Official Music Video)


The visual for Tremaine’s latest single has premiered. “Can’t Be Friends” is the second single from Trey Songz’s upcoming fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, due out next Tuesday.  Directed by Anthony Mandler, the clip features Trey singing black room where he is eventually joined by his love interest. He begins to battle a chair before ending up shirtless and making schizophrenic faces as the clip comes to a close. Nothing groundbreaking or “new” here – same Trey Songz, different song. Check out the video below.

New Music: Trey Songz – “Love Faces”


Trey Songz is still singing about sex. “Love Faces” is another leak from Tremaine’s upcoming fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, due September 14th. The sensual ballad isn’t anything groundbreaking or a departure of what Songz’s did on his last two albums, however the track does showcase some vocal maturity from the “Bottoms Up” singer.

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Music: Trey Songz – “Can’t Be Friends” [Second Single]


Tremaine will release his fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, in September. He’s taking the double single route this time around as the second single from the disc has premiered. “Can’t Be Friends” is a borderline ballad that finds the singer delivering one of his best vocal performances since his debut album.

The track is a departure from his usual ‘sex and alcohol’ gimmick and actually has substance. This is the direction Trey needs to be going; he’s proved, for better or worse that he can deliver radio hits but he’s still not taken seriously as viable artist. Hopefully with more songs like this and less like “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj, the album’s first single, he’ll be on his way to becoming a major player in music.

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New Music: Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”


Trey Songz is still making them ‘say aah’ and this time he’s enlists the help of hip-hop’s resident Barbie, Nicki Minaj, for his latest excursion. Tremaine’s fourth studio album Passion, Pain & Pleasure, drops September 14th and the disc’s first single has premiered.

Bottoms Up”  is another ode of the club and isn’t a departure from what Trey did on his last album, READY.  The Kings Beatz-produced track sounds more like an album filler than a first single and is saved from being given a long side eye, thanks to Nicki Minaj’s verse.

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