Archive for May, 2013

Chris Brown and Sean Kingston Perform ‘Beat It’ in Las Vegas

Posted in Chris Brown, Live Performances, Permalink, Rap-Up.com, Sean Kingston with tags , , , on May 27, 2013 by breezyworld2

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Like many celebrities including Wiz Khalifa, Ciara, and Diddy, Chris Brown headed to Las Vegas to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. He made a splash while hosting Memorial Day Sunday at Palms Pool. In addition to his hosting duties, he brought out Sean Kingston to perform their summer anthem “Beat It” as partygoers sang along.

Breezy has some new company in his Hollywood Hills house. In addition to getting a bulldog puppy named X, his on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran has reportedly moved in.

He has also delayed the release of his Aaliyah-assisted single “They Don’t Know” until tomorrow. “Sorry to make y’all wait but I’m putting the last touches on the video. Single will drop Tuesday! Sorry,” tweeted Breezy.


Watch Chris and Kingston perform “Beat It” below.

Single Cover: Chris Brown f/ Aaliyah – ‘They Don’t Know’

Posted in Chris Brown, Permalink, Rap-Up.com, Single Covers with tags , , , on May 25, 2013 by breezyworld2

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With “Fine China” rising up the charts, Chris Brown has revealed the cover for his second single “They Don’t Know,” which contains never-before-heard vocals from Aaliyah. The artwork shows a reflection of Breezy’s tatted torso in the shape of an X, which is also the title of his sixth album, due July 16.

The song is scheduled to debut Monday and a video was shot earlier this month in L.A. “I shot it in the ‘hood. I went to 60th Street and Cedar Block,” said Breezy during the BET Awards press conference. “[I’m] bringing both worlds together and trying to uplift the poverty side of the community and show them where I’m from.”

In addition to Aaliyah, X is set to feature Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, with production from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja, Pharrell, and Drumma Boy.

Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, & Tamar Braxton Announce BET Awards Nominations

Posted in BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar, Permalink, Photos, Rap-Up.com, Tamar Braxton with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by breezyworld2

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Kendrick, who scored eight nominations, read off half the nominees and kept going before he realized he was reading BET executive Stephen Hill’s speech, making for a funny moment.

A blond and tatted Breezy spoke about performing at the show and revealed that Aaliyah is featured on his new single, “They Don’t Know.”

A pregnant Tamar Braxton, who received two nominations including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, announced that her album Love and War is due in September on Epic Records.

The BET Awards ’13 will air live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on June 30. Drake leads with 12 nominations including five in the coveted Video of the Year category. For a full list of nominees, click here.

Chris Brown Announces New Single Featuring Aaliyah

Posted in Aaliyah, Chris Brown, Permalink, Rap-Up.com with tags , , , on May 14, 2013 by breezyworld2

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Chris Brown is calling on an angel for his new single, “They Don’t Know.” The R&B superstar has announced that Aaliyah will be featured on the follow-up to “Fine China.”

The song contains never-before-heard vocals from the late singer. “I got something special for my fans. It’s called ‘They Don’t Know,’” Chris told reporters at the BET Awards 2013 press conference on Tuesday. “All new stuff that’s never been heard before.”

He shot a video for the song in L.A. over the weekend. “I shot it in the ‘hood. I went to 60th Street and Cedar Block,” he said, while explaining the concept.

“[I’m] bringing both worlds together and trying to uplift the poverty side of the community and show them where I’m from. I’m from Virginia, but everybody comes from a broken home or being broke—I remember when I was.”

“They Don’t Know” will appear on Chris’ sixth album X, due July 16. In addition to Aaliyah, the guest list includes Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, plus production from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja, Pharrell, and Drumma Boy.

Listen to a snippet of the song from the video set below.

Chris Brown Performs ‘Fine China’ for the First Time

Posted in Chris Brown, Live Performances, Permalink, Rap-Up.com with tags , , , on May 13, 2013 by breezyworld2

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Chris Brown invaded the Bay Area during his appearance at WiLD 94.9′s WiLDJAM at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Thursday. The blond singer, who shared the bill with Trey Songz and Macklemore, performed a full set of hits including his new X single “Fine China,” which he sang for the first time live.

He thanked Team Breezy for their support. “Sold out show tonight! I appreciate my fans. Hope y’all had the time of y’all life becuz I did!” he tweeted.

Chris will also play other radio station-sponsored shows this summer including Hot 97′s Summer Jam and Power 106′s PowerHouse.

Chris Brown Squares Off with Neighbors Over His Graffitied House

Posted in Chris Brown, Permalink, Rap-Up.com with tags , , on May 13, 2013 by breezyworld2

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Chris Brown is in trouble once again. But this time it’s with his neighbors, who are upset over a mural he graffitied on his house.

The R&B superstar, who is known for his artistic skills, painted strange-looking monsters along a retaining wall on his Hollywood Hills mansion. Now his neighbors claim the images are scaring local children, and is an eyesore to the community.

“There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they’re literally frightened. It’s like devils on the wall—big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we’re used to,” Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association, told the Los Angeles Times.

L.A. city code officials responded to complaints about the paintings and fined the “Fine China” singer $376 for unpermitted and excessive signage.

City ordinances prevent murals from being painted on most private properties. Chris has been ordered to remove the paintings within 30 days, but his attorney Mark Geragos is not giving in so easy.

“They are trying to suspend the First Amendment,” said Geragos, who claims that neighbors are harassing his client by also filing parking complaints and calling animal control on him.

After getting word of their complaints, Breezy fired back on Twitter. “Keep em inside then! It’s art. There are scarier creatures on Harry potter. Get a fucking life!” he tweeted.

He has no plans to stop expressing his artistic side. “‘Lords of dogtown’ is how I live my life. #Free ima paint until my hands fall off.”

But his neighbors hope he will change his tune. “I know a $300 fine is probably pocket change. But hopefully and maybe, he’ll just see the light and decide to be a good neighbor,” said Negri. “We’re happy to have him—if he just tones it down.”

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Tyga and Chris Brown Shoot ‘For the Road’ Video

Posted in Chris Brown, Permalink, Photos, Tyga, Video shoots with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by breezyworld2

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Fresh from Disneyland, Tyga went in front of the cameras to shoot a video for his new single “For the Road” on Sunday.

The Young Money rapper linked up with Chris Brown and director Colin Tilley on the all-white-everything set. Tyga sat on a bed in a white room with a white dog in one scene, while Breezy sported sparkly Donald J Pliner loafers.

The song is the latest single off Tyga’s album Hotel California, which debuted at No. 7 this week.

He will head overseas to kick off his “Hotel California” European tour on April 30 in Germany.