The Rap-Up: Recap Edition

After a surprise, unannounced vacation, we’re back! Here is a recap of what you may have missed. Ariana Grande’s “Yours Truly” Album Up for Preorder

The “Baby I” singer took to her Twitter and Facebook accounts last week to announce that her debut album, “Yours Truly” is available for preorder on iTunes! To top it all off, Grande released another track from the album, “Right There” featuring Detroit rapper Big Sean. Listen below!

Preorder “Yours Truly” right here. Available September 3rd.

“Get Like Me” Visuals Released

Rapper Nelly released the music video for his song “Get Like Me” featuring Pharrell and Nicki Minaj. Check it out below. WARNING: This song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

New Music From Katy Perry

Last week Vevo posted a 30 second sneak-peak for a new song called “Roar”. The track was supposed to be released across United States radio stations Monday morning, but was leaked early this past weekend. So, Katy Perry gave in and officially released the song early. 

It was also announced that Katy Perry will perform the new single for the first time at the 2013 MTV VMAs on August 25th.

“Hold On, We’re Going Home”

Thats the title of a new song from YMCMB rapper Drake. It features Majid Jordan, and shows off Drizzy’s vocals more than ever before.  What do you like better: rapper or singer Drake?

Drake’s new album “Nothing Was The Same” is slated for a September 17th release.

Lady Gaga Gives Up and Releases New Single Early

For the past few days, Lady Gaga has been posting pictures on her Twitter and Facebook accounts, counting down the time until her first single from “Artpop”, “Applause” was supposed to be released. But, this past weekend, “music pirates” took matters into their own hands, getting ahold of low quality snippets of the track “Applause”.  So, Lady Gaga decided to release the song early.

Yesterday morning, Gaga had this message for her fans:

“A POP MUSIC EMERGENCY IS UNDERWAY 911 - 911 SUMMON THE MONSTER TROUPES

DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS...WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY...MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD

MY NEW SINGLE 'APPLAUSE' IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 5 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW.

POP MUSIC EMERGENCY #‎0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW SINGLE COMES OUT TODAY. 911 SPREAD THIS MESSAGE”

Along with the new single, Lady Gaga’s album “Artpop” is available for preorder on iTunes and is scheduled to be released on November 11th (11/11).

 Credit: Facebook

Credit: Facebook

Gaga is set to perform her new song at the 2013 MTV VMAS on August 25th. This will be her first public performance since her hip surgery back in February.