Featured Hip-Hop/Rap Pop R&B Songs

Bryan J ft. 2 Chainz – ‘Back 2 Back’


Back 2 Back” is the lead promotional single from American artist and R&B singer Bryan J‘s upcoming EP.

The Banger of a Track features American rapper 2 Chainz.

The song “Back 2 Back” was released on June 20th 2015, via Bryan J’s official YouTube channel.

Bryan J is currently hard at work on his forthcoming EP on Tricky Stewart’s RedZone Records

Dance Pop R&B Songs

Kim Kardashian – Jam (Turn It Up)

Jam (Turn It Up)” is the lead single from American celebutante, socialite, television personality, producer, actress, model and singer Kim Kardashian‘s upcoming debut studio album.

The track was produced by The-Dream and written by Tricky Stewart & The-Dream.

The track was debuted in a night club in Vegas early January at which the single officialy premiered in early March 2011. It is currently available on iTunes.

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Ciara – Gimmie Dat

Gimmie Dat” also known as “Gimme That” or otherwise, is the second official single from American recording artist and dancer Ciara‘s upcoming fourth studio album Basic Instinct.

The track is an upbeat dance floor anthem that you will have on replay for hours on end. “Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme that bass!!

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Ciara feat. Ludacris – Ride

Ride” is a song performed by American R&B singer, Ciara and features American rapper, Ludacris. Produced by Tricky Stewart and co-written by The-Dream and Ciara, the song will be released as the lead single from Ciara’s fourth studio album titled Basic Instinct. According to Amazon, the song will be released in the U.S. on April 27, 2010 as a digital download.

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles on March 30 2010 with Diane Martel who helmed the video for the singer’s previous singles “Promise” (2006) and “Like a Boy” (2007), as well as her worldwide 2009 hit single “Love Sex Magic”. Ludacris will make an appearance in the video.

Dance Featured Pop Songs

Jennifer Lopez – Louboutins


Louboutins is the first single from Jennifer Lopez‘ upcoming seventh studio album Love? in January 2010. The track was produced/written by Tricky Stewart & The-Dream. The album is set to feature production from Danja, Jim Jonsin, Darkchild, The Neptunes, and Chris n Teeb (from Dropzone), amongst others.

A song titled “Fresh Out The Oven” featuring Miami rapper Pitbull surfaced online in October 2009 but it has since been revealed by her record label that it is simply a buzz single that won’t appear on the album. You can check out video snippets and buzz website for Fresh Out The Oven, Lola and Love? at

The first single, “Louboutins” will premiere at the 2009 American Music Awards one Sunday 22 November.

Lyrics for Jennifer Lopez – Louboutins

Ahh ahh
Ohh ohh yeah
Ohh ohh
Aaaahhhhhh.. radio killa

Taking back my love (taking back my love)
Taking back my love (taking back my love)
Taking back my love (taking back my love)
Taking back my love (taking back my love)

You said, you changed
But still, nothin
You still the same
I’m just a part time lover

and I’m the blame
Shoulda went away
But yet I stay
With a part time lover

(Continue reading Lyrics for Jennifer Lopez – Louboutins)

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Rihanna feat. Young Jeezy – Hard

Rihanna Hard feat Jeezy

Hard is a song performed by singer Rihanna and features rapper, Young Jeezy (now known as just, Jeezy). Written and produced by The-Dream, the track was co-produced with Tricky Stewart. It is the second official single from Rihanna’s fourth studio album Rated R.

The song leaked online on November 2, 2009. It was originally thought that “Wait Your Turn” was going to be the second single from the album, but it was revealed by Ryan Seacrest that “Wait Your Turn” was only a promo single for Rated R and “Hard” would be the second official single.

The track has an abrasive party beat, and Rihanna and guest Young Jeezy aren’t shy about discussing their elite status. The producer of the song, The-Dream, said: “‘Hard’, I want that song to explain itself. Most of the stuff I wrote — still to this day what I write — I try to find out through people what they’re going through or what they gotta say. Then we put that in.”

Lyrics for Rihanna feat. Jeezy – Hard

Yeah Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah

They can say whatever
Ima do whatever
No pain is forever Yup!
You know this
Tougher than a lion
Aint no need in tryin
I live where the sky ends Yup!
You know this…

(Continue reading Lyrics for Rihanna feat. Jeezy – Hard)


Ace Hood “Ruthless” – Album Review

51-p5NAgBEL._SS500_You might remember Ace Hood from his previous singles “Cash Flow” featuring T-Pain & Rick Ross, “Ride” featuring Trey Songz, or “Stressin” featuring Plies. This time Ace Hood is once again working mainly with producers The Runners, The Inkredibles and is featuring guests Rick Ross, Akon, T-Pain, Jazmine Sullivan, Jeremih, Lloyd, The-Dream and others.

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Mariah Carey – Obsessed + Remix featuring Gucci Mane


Obsessed” is a song by American singer Mariah Carey, released as the lead single from her 12th studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. It was released to radio on June 16, 2009. The song is produced and co-written by Mariah Carey, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. The song’s opening line is a quote from Mean Girls, one of Carey’s favorite films.

In an interview with HipHopDX, The-Dream stated that Carey had a song that everyone would be talking about and that it would “light up the blogs”, also calling it a “fire record”; he also stated that “somebody’s going to be very upset”.

Within hours after the song’s release, various outlets speculated that its target was rapper Eminem, in response to his song “Bagpipes from Baghdad”, in which he taunted Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon. According to MTV, Carey alludes to drug problems in “Obsessed”, which Eminem opened up about on his latest album, Relapse. The-Dream confirmed that the song is directed at someone, but refused to reveal who.

The music video will be directed by Brett Ratner.

Lyrics for Mariah Carey – Obsessed

So Oh Oh So Ohhh
Will the real MC please step to the mic?
MC- You need an MC, place to be
MC the MC

All up in the blogs
Say we met at the bar
When I don’t even know who you are
Say we up in your house
Sayin’ I’m up in your car
But you in LA and I’m out at Jermaine’s

I’m up in the A- you’re so so lame
and no on here even mentions your name

(Continue reading Lyrics for Mariah Carey – Obsessed)

Lyrics for Mariah Carey – Obsessed

Featured Reviews

Ciara “Fantasy Ride” – Album Review


Ciara‘s latest album “Fantasy Ride” attempts to take the listeners through none other than a “Fantasy Ride”. This album is Ciara’s debut of her “Super C” which is here alter-ego that comes out when she’s on stage and performing. Super C can be seen in the video “Go Girl”. This album kicked off her first promo single with “Go Girl” featuring T-Pain, followed by first official single “Never Ever” featuring Young Jeezy and the chart topper second single “Love Sex Magic” featuring Justin Timberlake. The album features production and writing credits by Danja, The-Dream, Polow da Don, Darkchild, Tricky Stewart, Ne-YoThe Clutch and Dr. Luke. It also features artists such as Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Young Jeezy and Missy Elliott.

Music Videos Videos

Trey Songz – “Brand New” Music Video

Brand New is a promotional single from male R&B singer Trey Songz‘ upcoming third studio album Ready. The track is produced by Tricky Stewart. His new album will be in stores June 30th.

Find more videos like this on The Hype Factor

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Electrik Red – “So Good” Music Video

So Good is the second single from R&B/Pop girlgroup Electrik Red. The track is to be included on their upcoming debut album How To Be A Lady Vol. 1.

Pop R&B Songs

Electrik Red – So Good


So Good” is the second single from R&B/Pop girlgroup Electrik Red.  The track is to be included on their upcoming debut album How To Be A Lady Vol. 1.

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Fantasy Ride / Ciara

Fantasy Ride is the upcoming third studio album by American R&B/pop singer Ciara. LaFace Records, in collaboration with Zomba Label Group and Sony Music Entertainment will release the album in early 2009. Originally, Fantasy Ride was set to be released December 9, 2008.

A promo single, “Go Girl“, which features T-Pain, was released September 30, 2008. The lead single, “Never, Ever“, which features Young Jeezy, is scheduled to be released on January 5, 2009.

Ciara confirmed that the album includes appearances by Young Jeezy, T-Pain, Ludacris, and Missy Elliott.

Meaning, they’re acting like Go Girl never existed. Basically, if you haven’t seen the album art yet or know anything about how it’s being released – it’s going to be just like Beyonce’s I Am… Sasha Fierce, (but instead of two discs, it will include three.) Except, Ciara is known as “Super C” who is a character Ciara becomes when she performs onstage and in her music videos. (Anyway.. sound familiar?)


Fantasy Ride is scheduled to be released as an eclectic three-disc album, with five or six stylistically similar songs per disc. The first disc, entitled Groove City, features slow jams similar to Ciara’s Evolution single, “Promise”. The second disc, Crunktown, includes crunk-influenced tracks reminiscent of “Goodies”. The third disc, Kingdom of Dance, has up-tempo house and freestyle cuts.

superc_artworkSuper C

Fantasy Ride introduces Ciara’s alter-ego Super C. Ciara said Super C is a character she becomes when she performs onstage and in her music videos. Super C is used in Fantasy Ride promotional photos. She is a futuristic superhero-esque Ciara, based on the robotic character Ciara portrayed in the “Go Girl” music video.

DC Comics artist Bernard Chang helped Ciara create the alter-ego for the album artwork. Ciara said she worked on the artwork about nine months to a year.

Confirmed tracks

  • Go Girl(featuring and produced by T-Pain)
  • Never, Ever(featuring Young Jeezy) (produced by Polow da Don)

Recorded Tracks

  • “High Price” (featuring Ludacris) (co-produced by Tricky Stewart & The-Dream)
  • “Work” (produced by Danja)
  • “Echo” (co-produced by Danja and The Clutch)
  • “Dream”
  • “Pride” (produced by Polow da Don)
  • “When I” (produced by Champ Champ)
  • “Supernatural” (co-produced by Chuck Harmony & Ne-Yo)
  • “Fantasy Ride” (produced by Tricky Stewart)

Block Party / Missy Elliott

“Block Party” is the seventh studio album by American rapper-songwriter Missy Elliott, scheduled to be released February 10th 2009 in the United States. It will feature production by Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Danja, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, and The Arkitects.

On January 9, 2008, Elliott’s official website announced the release of “Ching-a-Ling” as lead single for soundtrack of Step Up 2 the Streets, also confirming that the track will feature on the upcoming studio album. Another song called “Shake your Pom-Pom” was included in the soundtrack and will appear on “Block Party” again. In June 2008, a song called “Best Best” leaked on the internet and was said to be the lead single of “Block Party”. After months without information or promotion, they canceled their plans to make “Best Best” a single and wanted to choose another unknown song to be the lead single. “Best Best” will also appear on “Block Party”.

  • “Act a Fool” (produced by Soul Diggaz)
  • “All for You” (produced by Soul Diggaz)
  • Best, Best(produced by Danja)
  • Ching-a-Ling(produced by The Arkitects)
  • “Hip-Hop Don’t Die” (produced by T. Gooch)
  • “Like When You Play the Music” (featuring Jazmine Sullivan) (produced by Timbaland)
  • “Love” (produced by Timbaland)
  • “Milk & Cookies” (produced by Point Guard)
  • Shake Your Pom Pom(produced by Timbaland)

At the moment Amazon lists the album release date as February 10th, 2009.

Shock Value: Volume 2 / Timbaland

Have you wondered what happened to Timbaland? Well, he’s just been brewing up Shock Value: Volume 2. I’m sure you remember how hot his first Shock Value was that included the hits “Way I Are” featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E.

Meltdown” is a song by Timbaland, and it features Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake. It will be the first single off his third studio album Shock Value: Volume 2.

Other tracks to be included on his upcoming Shock Value: Volume 2:

  • “Meltdown” (feat. Gwen Stefani & Justin Timberlake)
  • “That’s The Way” (feat. Keri Hilson & Usher)
  • “Til I Say So” (feat. Akon)
  • “Act Right” (feat. T-Pain & Tim Dog)
  • “Dumb” (feat. Jonas Brothers)
  • “Still Standing” (feat. Linkin Park)
  • “Across The Sky” (feat. Justin Timberlake & Madonna)
  • “Rain” (feat. Jordin Sparks)
  • “Don’t Hurt ‘Em” (feat. T.I.)
  • “Underground” (feat. Rihanna)
  • “Why U Still Callin” (feat. Keri Hilson & Sebastian)
  • “Click Clack” (feat. Dr.Dre & Missy Elliot)
  • “Talk” (feat. T-Pain & Missy Elliot)
  • “Cruel” (feat. Coolio)
  • “Head 2 Toe” (feat. Jay-Z)
  • “Aruba” (feat. Sebastian)
  • “From Dusk Til Dawn” (feat. Tim Dog, Flo Rida & Attitude)
  • “Pick Up” (feat. Magoo)
  • “Baby” (feat. Keri Hilson)
  • “Love Song” (feat. Justin Timberlake)

Wow, it’s like a Guitar Hero songlist for the ears. Timbaland + all of these artists = awesomeness. Who can’t agree, you know this is going to be excellent and will once again change what we think about music. Shock Value: Volume 2 drops February 14th 2009.

Timbaland described the album to be like a “Now That’s What I Call Music!” compilation and that “It’ll be hot for the world,” he boasted of the 2007 album. “I really do focus groups. I get reports, readouts. I’m not gonna talk about it. If you ask for documentation, I got it. I’m a businessman and at the same time a CEO. But I looked at the charts: Africa? Double platinum. Ireland? Double platinum. New Zealand? Triple platinum. London? Platinum. London is the hardest place to go platinum. France? Platinum. They don’t like nobody unless you French, but they like me.”

“Talk That”, a track featuring T-Pain leaked in fall 2008; Timbaland said that it may not appear on the album “’cause it’s so much of a smash”, but claimed to have recorded several records with T-Pain which he describes as “retarded,” and also commented that “If you would’ve come to my wedding, you would have heard the records. At my reception, everybody was going crazy. It’s phenomenal! Everybody is like, ‘You rapping like that?’ I’ve been doing that. It’s nothing for me.”

Love vs. Money / The-Dream

Love vs. Money is the sophomore album from singer-songwriter and producer, The-Dream. The album is scheduled to be released on February 17th 2009 via Def Jam Recordings and The-Dream’s Radio Killa imprint.


In regards to his new album, The-Dream stated:

  • This album’s gonna be the same thing – a little more beefed up, I’m just gonna give you more. Every album I’m just gonna try to give you more of me, and what I think about certain things… This album is just gonna be the first album on crack, basically.
  • “My Love” (featuring Mariah Carey)
  • “You Ain’t Shit”
  • Let Me See the Booty(co-produced by Lil Jon)
  • “Fancy”
  • “Right Side of My Brain”
  • “Make Love to Me”
  • “Kelly’s 12 Play”
  • Rockin’ That Thang

A few others to be on the lookout for will be Chris Brown‘s Grafitti, Rihanna‘s upcoming fourth studio album: On 24th December 2008 in the United Kingdom during an interview with RWD Rihanna stated that she would be back in the recording studio in early 2009 working on her fourth studio album. She also confirmed that the album would definitely be released in 2009. Not much is known about either besides they’ll be out sometime in 2009.

Yet another Plies album will be released, titled “REALer Than Usual” sometime in April along with a new Usher Untitled. Another Theater of the Mind 2 from Ludacris and they’re still trying to push out Her Name Is Nicole… from Nicole Scherzinger (of Pussycat Dolls), how much longer do you think until THAT’S released?

Albums I’ll be on the lookout for, if they’re decent quality albums – this is definitely what’s going to be posted. As always this isn’t limited to all I’ll post, but also what you should be on the lookout for also.


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  • REALer Than Usual by Plies

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