NEWS: Beyoncé drops brand new self-titled visual album

Out of absolutely nowhere, Beyoncé has unveiled a brand new self-titled album. Not only that, it includes features from the likes of Jay-Z, Drake and Frank Ocean, plus every track on the ‘visual’ album has it’s own music video. Following in the footsteps of her partner Jay-Z and bending the rules of promotion and advertising, Queen B has released this album with no promo whatsoever.

Head over to iTunes to download Beyoncé and hit the jump to check out the tracklist as well as preview clips of the album’s music videos.

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2014 Grammy Nominations

It’s that time of year again as the list of nominees for next year’s Grammy Awards is out. King Kendrick Lamar leads the way with seven nominations including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and more. Meanwhile, Grammy winner Miguel is looking for another win, this time Best R&B Performance for How Many Drinks with Kendrick Lamar. Drake, Jay-Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar are all going head to head for the Best Rap Album gong.

Hit the jump to see the full list, including Eclectic Relaxation’s picks. The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held next month, January 26th.

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NEWS: André 3000 solo album in the works

Best news all year? I think so. André 3000 has made the announcement we’ve all been waiting for, his solo LP is coming. Stating that he plans to release it “at the top of the year”, there is not yet an official date but it looks like we might finally get the album some time next year. The chances are that the album will be continually be pushed back but here’s to hoping…

NEWS: André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in new biopic

So that’s what he’s been doing. Hip-hop legend André 3000 has become known for being pretty sparse on the music front having only released a handful of guest verses over the last couple years but now we get a look at what 3 Stacks has been working on.

3 Stacks is an example of how to pull off rapper-turned-actor well and so his leading role as Jimi Hendrix in upcoming biopic All Is By My Side has potential for greatness. No release date or trailer just yet but the film is set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Stay locked.