Some big tracks dropped in 2013, coming from industry vets and rising stars alike, read on for Eclectic Relaxation’s best songs of the last year with one list for Hip-Hop and another for R&B/Soul.
Two moguls join forces again as Rick Ross drops the much anticipated The Devil Is A Lie with Jay-Z. Their second collaboration this year after F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit from Hov’s MCHG, this track will go on the MMG boss’ upcoming album Mastermind (due early 2014). Listen here:
After smashing sales records with her brand new, surprise visual album, Beyoncé has released the music video to standout track Drunk in Love to YouTube. Check out the clip which features Queen B and Jay-Z, and get the album here. Also, hit up Ticketmaster to get tickets for her upcoming UK tour dates in early 2014!
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.
On his birthday this week, Jay-Z dropped a special remix of Tom Ford, featuring an unreleased verse from the late Pimp C of UGK. Take a listen to the track below. In other news, Hov has ranked his 12 solo albums in order on Twitter (MCHG came 6th), see here to look at his list.
With December 4th marking the birth of Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z and the passing of legendary UGK rapper Pimp C, we pay tribute to both of them this week in TBT with Big Pimpin’, their classic collaboration from Jay’s Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter.
Timbaland is back and brings us the highly-anticipated first single from his upcoming album. For Know Bout Me, Timbo recruits an A-list team of Jay-Z (for the intro), Drake and James Fauntleroy on vocals, check it out now. The new LP Textbook Timbo is coming soon.
Out of nowhere, Jay-Z has released the music video for Holy Grail from his current album Magna Carta.. Holy Grail. The visuals are dark but epic, although the track has been unnecessarily chopped and screwed, featuring a slightly different arrangement to the original which continues to dominate the charts. Make sure you watch below.