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Jay-Z’s Rocafella TV Ad, Chris Brown’s New Music, Kendrick Lamar’s Dr. Dre Collab & More

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Jay-Z reminisces about his rise to the “executive ranks” in Rocawear’s first televised ad. “My goal was to have one gold album and that was it … And then it became, I want to show that an artist can ascend to the executive ranks,” Jay explains in the black and white spot, “From Marcy to Barclays.” [Rap-Up]

Chris Brown‘s new single “Turn Up the Music” has hit No. 1 in the U.K., meanwhile he already has the next two singles mapped out. The crooner’s next official single will be the Polow Da Don-produced R&B track “Sweet Love,” which will be followed by his hip-hop single “Til I Die,” featuring Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa. While fans await the leak, check out the video for his new rap collaboration with producer 9th Wonder, “Real Hip Hop Shit #4.” Brown’s fifth studio album, Fortune, is due May 8. [SingersRoom]

After much speculation, Aftermath signee Kendrick Lamar has finally released a new track with Dr. Dre. On “The Recipe,” the Compton legend and protege pay homage to the city of Angels over a Scoop DeVille-produced beat, discussing the finer things in life. “The original title was ‘Women, Weed and Weather.’ That’s what represents L.A.” Kendrick told radio personality Big Boy. “That’s the three things you need in life; that’s the recipe you need in life.” [RapFix]

Young Buck has once again hinted that he would rejoin G-Unit, despite one-time rival 50 Cent‘s litany of affronts. “At the end of the day, we made history and I would never consider not being a chance for us to make history again if ever given the opportunity,” Buck explained, in a radio interview with 50 Cent’s DJ, Whoo Kid. “My thing is, at the end of the day, we only get older out here in the situation, in life, and I came up at the same time. We got a lot of great moments that we had, but at the end of the day, the communication side of things fell apart. So salute everybody, even the ones who disagree with me saluting.” At the end of the day, stop playing yourself. [HipHopDX]

Looks like Gucci Mane‘s new album is going to feature some big names. In an interview with AllHipHop, Gucci’s DJ counterpart DJ Holiday revealed “Rick Ross did some crazy s— for us, Jim Jones did some crazy s— for us. Nicki and Drake.” [AllHipHop]

You’ve worked hard today (so far), you deserve this: a cover of of Vybz Kartel‘s “Freaky Gal Part 2,” performed by Sasketchewan, Canada native Scott Gould. [WorldStarHipHop]


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