The Rap-Up: Week of July 14th

Here’s a Rap-Up of whats new and popular this week.

Myx Fusions Moscato Drink From Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has partnered with Myx Fusions Moscato to release her own alcoholic drink. This is just one more thing for Nicki to add to her list. Now the Young Money rapper has her own fragrance, a clothing line (coming this fall at K-Mart), and now a fruity drink (Not to mention all of her platinum selling records).


"Minaj is between meetings in New York City, talking about a new venture that puts her in a head-to-head competition with hip-hop’s biggest stars, Jay-Z and Diddy among them. She’s entered the wine business with Myx Fusions Moscato and a line of sweet and fruity Moscato wine in single-serving blue bottles.

“If I’m sippin’ in the club, Myx Moscato,” she raps on Ciara’s “I’m Out,” and her “High School” video with mentor Lil Wayne and her “Up in Flames” video feature bottles of Myx.

Spokesperson? Not quite. She’s a co-owner. Aiming to tap into the rapidly expanding Moscato market, estimated to be growing at 25% annually, Minaj partnered with Mona Scott-Young, Myx Fusions Moscato CMO, and Peter Reaske, Myx Fusions Moscato CEO."

Read the full story on Forbes.

Justin Timberlake Releases New Single and Details About New Album

Last Friday, Justin Timberlake debuted a brand new single "Take Back the Night", straight off volume 2 of his album, "The 20/20 Experience: Part 2 of 2". From the second we heard the single, we could instantly tell it was good ole' JT. But, no complaining there. I'm just happy that he came back to music.

You can preorder Timberlake's new album on iTunes, and get the new single instantly. "The 20/20 Experience: Part 2 of 2" will be available on September 30th. Details here.

Lady Gaga is Back

Finally the return of Lady Gaga! Mother Monster has been mostly quiet for the past few months after cancelling the rest of her US Born this Way Ball Tour after needing hip surgery. She took to her social network accounts to announce the release dates for her new single and album, "Artpop". More info on that can be found here.

Carly Rae Jepsen: The Pro Baseball Player

Not. The "Call Me Maybe" singer threw the first pitch at the Rays/Astros game in Tampa on Sunday, and things went, well, quickly downhill. It just when horribly. But even greater is the look on Jepsen's face after. Take a look for yourself below.

Perhaps it's a good thing Jepsen plans on sticking to singing and isn't looking to change to become the next MLB All-Star.

Selena Gomez Stars Dance Album Preorder

It's about time Disney star Selena Gomez decided to grow up a bit, and we at Roman's Rap-Up could not be happier with her new sound. Right now, you can stream the entire album for free on iTunes, along with preordering it. Stay tuned for a full review on Selena's latest endeavor soon.

Preorder and streaming details can be found at this link.

Ciara's Body Party

Ci has a song on her new album called "Body Party", and we REALLY like it. Peep the music video below:

The Rap-Up: Week of July 7th

Here's a Rap-Up of whats new and popular  this week.

Magna Carta Holy Grail- Jay Z

This new album from Hov is his 12th studio album. It also has features from Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, and wife Beyoncé. I have to say, just listening to it briefly, I really like it. My personal favorite from the album is the Justin Timberlake collab "Holy Grail". Click here to cop the album on iTunes.

"Magna Carta Holy Grail" is the #1 album this week (explicit) and #4 album (edited) on iTunes.

Jay Z and Justin Timberlake kick off their Legends of Summer tour in Toronto on July 17th. Find out if they are coming to a city near you, and buy tickets on ticketmaster.

Credit: Island Def Jam Records

Credit: Island Def Jam Records

Ciara- Ciara

Ciara definitely shows her sexy-side in her new self-titled album "Ciara". However, I have mixed feelings about it. While I do like how most of the album sounds, all songs have no "story". There is actually little meaning besides sex or drugs in most. Some of the tracks sound great, regardless of meaning like "I'm Out" with Nicki Minaj, whereas songs like "Backseat Love" are very difficult to even make it through. Check out the album here and let us know what you think.

"Ciara" is the #2 album this week on iTunes.

Credit: Epic Records

Credit: Epic Records

SINGLE: Acapella- Karmin

Now this is an interesting one. Karmin decided to create track using 90% vocals. When I first listened to it, it found it pretty hard to believe how great something that is mostly "Acapella" could sound so great. Take a listen and buy the single on iTunes.

Karmin joins the Jonas Brothers on tour which kicks off on July 10th in Chicago. Get tickets to see them in a city near you here!

Credit: Epic Records

Credit: Epic Records