Teyana Taylor Talks New Album ‘VII’, The Collaborations, & The Challenges!

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With the success of Teyana Taylor’s album ‘VII’, it was only right that XXL caught up with the songstress to see how she was taking it all in. Taylor details how it was working with artists like Chris Brown & Fabolous, and the challenges she faced while recording the debut album which entered at #1 on the R&B charts. Congratulations to her. Read the interview in it’s entirety after the jump.

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Photo/Video) Usher Brings Out August Alsina & Chris Brown In L.A.!

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Currently on his 27-city UR Experience Tour the OG R&B Singer Usher brung along special guests August Alsina and DJ Cassidy. Last night, he performed in the Staples Center in L.A., and brought out the younger August Alsina who performed his hit “I Luv It.” But then in a twist of event to the surprise of the crowd, Chris Brown made an appearance singing his hit “Loyal” and the Usher collab, “New Flame.” Check out the video after the jump.

 

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Chief Keef’s Anticipated Kanye Collaboration Record Gets A Release Date?!

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Although he was recently dropped from Interscope, the show must go on! Fans who have been patiently waiting to hear the plethora of new music promised by the GBE rapper will be pleased to know that his Kanye featured/produced track “Nobody,” has finally gotten a release date! Sorry we can’t say that much for the artists “Bang 3″ tape but, “Nobody” is expected to hit the internet on December 2nd. Are GBE fans still excited or has the wait watered it down?

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(Photo) “U Guessed It” Rapper OG Maco Says Beyoncé Stole His Concept In Her New “7/11″ Visual?!

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This newcomer clearly isn’t afraid to say whats on his mind, even if it to the multi-achieving artist Beyonce! The rap artist known for his break out track “B*tch You Guessed It,” claims the singer stole the concept for her newly released “7/11″ video! What is he talking about? Check out the tweet of his claim in the gallery and compare the videos after the jump! Does Beyoncé need to pay homage? Or is this kid reaching?

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(Photos) Wow! Lana Del Rey Strips Down For Maxim Cover!

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Lana Del Rey strips down for the prestigious Maxim cover. Lana Del Rey, 29, is Maxim’s latest new cover girl. She looks flawless as she graces the cover of the magazine’s December/January issue. Check out the photos of Lana and read more on the story after the jump!

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Rihanna Soon To Sign 7 Figure Deal With What Athletic Brand?!

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You thought it was Adidas didn’t you? Wrong! The shell toe loving goddess is taking her flawless fashion sense to Puma! The contract is said to be set at a whopping $1 million, and will bind the singer from wearing rivals’ brands. A source says “She will have to slowly start to incorporate Puma into her wardrobe.” A change which should be interesting to watch, as she once could not get enough of the Adidas brand! Google “Rihanna in Adidas” for yourself, she’s worn it all!

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(Video) Chris Brown Performs Alongside Pitbull & Wisin During The Latin Grammy Awards

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Dale!!! During the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, taken place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Spanish superstar, Wisin performed the hit single, “Control” featuring Pitbull and the all around the world artist, Chris Brown.

Check out the fire explosive performance down bottom.

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Ferguson Protestors Arrested As They Await Grand Jury’s Decision To Indict Officer; Resignation Discussed

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Today [Nov. 21], there is a possibility that the grand jury in the Michael Brown Ferguson shooting are expected to release a decision as to if officer Darren Wilson will be indicted or not for the teen’s execution. The group of Wilson’s peers are allowed to meet up until January, however patience is running thin.

Since the horrid day of Brown’s death, the city of Ferguson as been incited with riots, protests and arrests. With the decision waiting to be heard, more arrests have gone underway. Chants of, “Killer cops have got to go!” and more have forced police to arrest two more individuals. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and called in 400 National Guard troops to back up police.

Hoping to keep the peace, Brown’s father has released a statement for protestors to remain calm. Check it out down bottom.

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(Photos) WELP: Khloe Kardashian Gets REAL Inappropriate W. Her Sister’s Boyfriend, Scott Disick

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Khloe Kardashian is known for not having a filter on her mouth and although her appearance might have changed drastically, clearly the fact she has ZERO chill did not. Her sister Kourtney’s baby daddy/ long-time boyfriend Scott Disick posted a tabloid onto his Instagram page that claims he’s secretly in love with Khloe. Of course, she re-posted it onto her page with a SUPER awkward and inappropriate caption. See what she said in the gallery…YIKES!

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(Photos+Video) Troy Ave & B$B Shut Down Highline Ballroom With Raekwon, Maino & Fat Joe!

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Last night (November 20th), Brooklyn’s own Troy Ave tore down the Highline Ballroom in NYC along side his B$B members Young Lito, King Sevin & Avon Blocksdale. Hosted by Elliott Wilson with Hot 97’s own DJ Funk Flex on the set, the crowd showed Pretty Boy Troy the most love as he took his talents back home for this special show. Harry Powder brought out special guest emcees including Maino, Raekwon and Fat Joe who all co-signed the fact that Troy Ave has brought New York Hip-Hop back to the glory days! To end the night off right after performing so many classics, Troy closed out the show with his club banger “All About The Money.” Check out some of the highlights from the show below. (Also– Happy belated birthday to Hovain!) POWDERRR!

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