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New Video: Raheem DeVaughn - "Single" | Jackin 4 Beats Mixtape




Check out Raheem DeVaughn's new video for "Single," his reworking of Lil Wayne's classic ballad of the same name. In the steamy clip, the R&B loverboy gets freaky in the sheets with the next man's girl. "Game over it's a wrap, like Bingo!" croons DeVaughn. The sensual video was directed by 6ix Shoota for Cool Kids Forever Films.

The track appears on DeVaughn's just-released mixtape Jackin 4 Beats. As the title suggest, Raheem jacks beats from Trey Songz ("Can't Be Friends"), Kanye West ("Runaway," "Power"), Chris Brown ("Deuces"), Red Cafe ("I'm Ill") and others. The collection also boasts 5 new songs, including my favorite, "Instrument" (featuring Skillz).

Watch the video and download the mixtape below:

 Raheem DeVaughn - "Single"



New Music: Diddy-Dirty Money - "Ass On The Floor" (F/ Swizz Beatz)



This track is a certified club banger!

Swizz Beatz drops a new joint as part of his ongoing Monster Mondays series. Dirty Money and Swizzy (as the hypeman) sounds perfect on the track, which slightly reworks Major Lazer's 2009 party anthem "Pon De Floor." Diddy, not so much. I don't know why Diddy continues to rap, but he needs to stop. He almost derails the track with his boring rhymes.

Shake your groove thing . . .


Diddy-Dirty Money -- "Ass On The Floor" (Featuring Swizz Beatz)

Props: life files



Video: Diddy-Dirty Money -- "Coming Home"


New Music: Kandi - "Me And U" (F/ Ne-Yo)



Singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss flips OutKast's 1996 classic song "Elevators" into a slinky R&B ballad called "Me and U." The song, which was co-written by and featuring Ne-Yo, will appeared on Kandi's upcoming LP Kandi Koated (due Dec. 16).

That OutKast "Elevators" beat is on my Top 20 list of the "Greatest Rap Beats of All Time." Every time I hear that beat it gives me the chills. Classic.


Kandi -- "Me and U" (Featuring Ne-Yo)


**BONUS**:   ". . . slamming cadillac doors"


Music Poll: Which "Joy" Track Do You Like Better - S.A.S., Kanye or Rah Digga?



Before Kanye West dropped "The Joy" as part of his G.O.O.D. Friday series, the Pete Rock-produced beat was making the rounds to various artists. Subsequently, Yeezy was the highest bidder for the track, which samples Curtis Mayfield's 1970 soulful ballad "The Makings of You."

Strong Arm Steady previously had the beat before Kanye paid a "high price" for the track. Recently, S.A.S. and Rah Digga released their own versions of "Joy" via the Internet.

So with three songs utilizing the Curtis Mayfield sample, I wanted to ask you this:

Which version of "Joy" do you like better -- Strong Arm Steady, Kanye West or Rah Digga?

Take the poll after the jump . . . 

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New Music: Timbaland & Magoo - "Fried Chicken" (F/ Sebastian)



This is not a new track from Timbaland, but an unreleased gem that he pulled out of the vault for his Timbo Thursday series. It features rapper Magoo and Timbo's younger brother Sebastian. No food talk here, just braggadocios, gun-talk rhymes.

Unless you're a vegan, you will no doubt love the beat. It's hotter than a greasy bucket of KFC. Ha!


Timbaland & Magoo -- "Fried Chicken" (Featuring Sebastian)