Mila J Reveals The Real Deal Between Her & A Rumored Beau, Plus Talks New EP, Diet/Workout, Her Mains & More!

Mila J

Gorgeous singer/songwriter/dancer Mila J finally released her debut EP M.I.L.A. (Made In L.A.) yesterday, after years of trying out girl groups, various solo ventures, random day jobs and the like. She’s finally found her niche now though, and has seen success with her latest singles, “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted, “My Main.”

Just before she dropped her EP, I hopped on the phone with Mila, and chopped it up about rumored romances, her amazing body (and how she maintains it,) what she spent her first big paycheck on and more. Check it out below!

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Ty Dolla $ign Is Working With Nicki Minaj On Both His & Her Album

Ty Dolla $ign

Who’s excited? This guy! Who loves Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj more than this guy? Nobody! LOL. In a new interview with XXL, Ty revealed that he’s not only working with Nicki on her forthcoming album The Pinkprint, but she will be contributing to his debut, Free TC, (which is expected in early 2015) as well. Nicki isn’t the only big name Ty is working with, though! Rihanna’s in the mix, as well as Kendrick Lamar, YG and more! Check out a few things we learned about his forthcoming album from the interview below.

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Adrian Marcel Gives 7 Tips For The Bedroom

Adrian Marcel

Last week, I caught up with Mr. “2 A.M.” himself, Adrian Marcel. As it’s quite clear what’s going on at such hours of the night, I decided to get a few sex tips from the Bay Area native. Check out his 7 tips for the bedroom below!

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DeJ Loaf Discusses How “Try Me” Came About, Drake Showing Love, Her Upbringing & More!

DeJ Loaf

23-year-old Detroit native DeJ Loaf is experiencing a whirlwind right now, thanks to her song that so sweetly sings about catching bodies and leaving a b*tch n*gga’s head in pasta, “Try Me.” Released on her SoundCloud account in late July just for the hell of it, the pint-sized rapper/singer never dreamed that it would have her in New York City a mere 2 months later, discussing her reaction to Drake quoting it on Instagram or the likes of Wiz Khalifa and her favorite, E-40, hopping on for the remixes. But it has, and now DeJ is gearing up for the ride of her life. Backstage at Hot 97‘s ‘Who’s Next’ showcase on Thursday night, I caught up with lil’ DeJ to discuss her upbringing, her style, how “Try Me” came about, what we can expect next and more. Get the full 411 on one of my favorite new artists below!

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(Photos + Video) Ty Dolla $ign, Jhene Aiko & Raury Perform For vitaminwater x The FADER’s #uncapped Series

Raury x Jhene Aiko x Ty Dolla $ign x uncapped x Philly

On Tuesday night, The FADER and vitaminwater gathered Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign and newcomer Raury at The Skybox in Philly for their “Hydrate The Hustle” #uncapped series. If there’s a Ty Dolla $ign show in the tri-state area…or better yet anywhere in the U.S. when I don’t have to work…there’s a high chance I’m there, so I most definitely was in Philly goin’ up on a Tuesday.

First up was ATL singer Raury, who’s got quite the buzz on the underground, even having caught the attention of Kanye West recently. I hadn’t heard any of Raury’s music until the show, and I must say I was impressed, and I can see why the industry is buzzing about him being the “next big thing.” Backed by a full band and mixed in with high-energy performances of tracks from his recent Indigo Child mixtape, Raury also covered a few Nirvana and Queen songs…definitely winning me over with a childhood favorite of mine, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About iLoveMakonnen

iLoveMakonnen x Drake

Most of the world were just introduced to iLoveMakonnen last month when Drake hopped on his “Tuesday” song for the remix, and subsequently signed him to OVO Sound a few weeks later. He has quite the colorful background, though, with a jail stint for his best friend’s death, going to hair school, a little bit of bad blood with a popular producer and more! So, I compiled a list of 7 need-to-know facts about iLoveMakonnen below!

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DJ Carisma Talks New Single “Anyway,” #YoungCalifornia, Her Top 5 Emerging Artists & More

DJ Carisma

DJ Carisma is changing the game…and in more ways than one. The married mommy of one [adooooorable daughter] has not only managed to be a key player in the resurgence of west coast’s hip-hop domination, but she’s done it as a female in a man’s world without being half-naked and using her looks as a crutch. In fact, you’re far more likely to catch the Power 106 DJ in a pair of kicks and a hoodie than you ever will in a dress and some heels, but I guarantee your favorite artist – from Chris Brown to Tyga to YG – will show Carisma a ton more love than you’ll ever see one of these “Instagram models” get.

Fresh on the heels of releasing her debut single “Anyway” featuring Sage The Gemini, Tory Lanez, Eric Bellinger and Mishon, I hopped on the phone with Carisma to chop it up about everything from her forthcoming album (due out this fall on RPM MSC) to balancing being a mom with such a busy career, who she feels are the next big things coming out of the West and more. Hit the jump to find out everything you need to know on the woman Ty Dolla $ign couldn’t wait to show love to and that Nicki Minaj dubbed a “queen of radio.” Oh, and be on the lookout for the Young California x Young New York mixtape coming this month, presented by Carisma, Abby De La Rosa, DJ Amen, Dre Sinatra and

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(Video) IAMSU! & HBK Talk To Cipha Sounds About Under The Influence Tour, The Bay, “New Age” Groupies & More

HBK x Cipha Sounds x Hot 97

During the Under The Influence tour’s stop in NYC, IAMSU! and his Heartbreak Gang dropped by Hot 97 to chop it up with Cipha Sounds about life on the road. During the chat, Su, Kool John and P-Lo shed some light on the “new age” groupies, what’s going on in The Bay and more. Check out the full interview below.

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#IFWT Wishes Our Very Own @MarisaMendez A Happy Belated Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Marisa!

Happy belated birthday to our very own Marisa Mendez! You’re one of the hardest working females in the industry, and you deserve the absolute best. Hope you have the most amazing birthday ever, Mari!

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(Photos) Ty Dolla $ign Hosts Private Dinner With DJ Mustard & More At Philippe Chow

DJ Mustard x Ty Dolla $ign x Wordpress execs

WordPress celebrated BET Awards week with an invite-only dinner hosted by Ty Dolla $ign at Philippe Chow of Beverly Hills over the weekend. The event brought out fellow West Coast hit-maker DJ Mustard, rapper Joe Moses, DJ Amen and a handful of music industry tastemakers (including yours truly!) and WordPress execs. Check out some pics from the night in the gallery. Such a great time!

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