Listen to Black Messiah on Xbox Music and watch The Equalizer on Xbox Video

There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

Xbox Music

D'Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah

Black Messiah

Black Messiah is the third studio album from D'Angelo, an American R&B artist. This is also his first album in 14 years. Reception so far has been incredible and this is an album R&B fans can't miss. Listen to the track Really Love and The Charade to get a quick taste for the album. But do yourself a favor and catch the entire thing. [R&B / Soul]

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Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj dropped The Pinkprint earlier this week. It's her third and latest studio album. Love her or hate her, you can't ignore her and there are a few catchy singles on here. Pills n Potions and Want Some More are some singles that are worth checking out. [Hip hop]

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A Cynic's Holiday

Xbox Music has this great playlist with 40 Christmas for "those on the naughty list". Give it a listen using the link below.

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Xbox Video

The Equalizer

The Equalizer is now available for you to buy on Xbox Video. This was one of my favorite thrillers of 2014 and worth checking out. It stars Denzel Washington and has so much action you won't be bored. Not sure it's worth getting? Check out the extended preview on Xbox Video. [R, 2 hr 14 min]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I'm positive you didn't see this in theaters, because why would you? Still sort of curious how the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned out? Well now you can rent it on Xbox Video to find out. [PG-13, 2 hr 0 min]

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What are you watching or listening to this weekend? Share your recommendations with everyone else below!

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  • The Queen Of Rap!!! It's a great album!
  • Excellent music ​ pick! I was listening to Black Messiah this morning while I was working out (the usual way I check out new albums). It didn't make for good workout music though! Haha! I did however like what I heard before switching to 36 Seasons by Ghostface Killah. I can't wait to check out the rest of the album. If you like music I think you will enjoy this album. ​
  • Y'all better check Feeling Myself ft. Beyoncé, Get On Your Knees ft. Ariana Grande, Four Door Aventador is a shout out to The Notorious B.I.G she is also using B.I.G's flow on that song. Shanghai is also good!
  • Honestly every song on The Pinkprint is good! You need to check it out!
  • I'll be listening to Michael Buble's Christmas Album I bought on the Music Deals a few days back.
  • I actually like the Pink Print. Although, it sounds Drake-ish
  • So now that my music pass is extended to March 2016 per today's $30 deal I would like to really dive in and discover some good stuff. Currently listening to K Michelle new album - I actually like it. Not bad and also Lion Babe EP
  • God hates a Coward / Tomahawk  bought this one and some others this week. (old stuff) Mother Fucker / Faith No More (new stuff)
  • Flopi Minaj
  • I think you are a fan of Iggy or you are a fan of old washed irrelevant female rappers.
  • Igloo australia couldn't rap to save her life.
  • Lmao! You are a fan of Azealia Banks
  • I love azealia banks album btw
  • Is anyone having trouble with Xbox music,ever since their last update all I get is that I have too many listening devices or they can't find the copy rights, I can't play any of my music
  • Yea and that's crazy!!! I've been having the same problem for months now... I only have four devices on my account. The only music I can play, are the tracks I personally own.
  • The return of good soulful r&b, I am absolutely digging D'Angelo's latest offering. I probably would have missed it, if was not for Xbox Friday.
  • #angelsandairwaves #thedreamwalker
  • Good album
  • Sam, please do a hostile takeover of Xbox Music and Xbox Video and re-institute ad-supported music streaming and, more importantly, daily $0.99 movie rentals. Thanks.
  • If you're into older metal, the new Exodus album, Blood In Blood Out, the new Overkill album, White Devil Armory, or the new Accept album, Blind Rage, are worth checking out. If you like hip hop, Insane Clown Posse is pretty good. If you like prog rock, check out the latest Opeth album, Pale Communion, or the latest Pink Floyd album, Endless River. If you like punk, check out the new album from Children of Technology, Future Decay, or the debut from Speedwolf, Ride With Death. Message me for more :-)
  • Thumbs up for picking D'Angelo :)
  • I'll check out Black Messiah, thanks Sam :)
  • Hey, the Ninja Turtles movie wasn't THAT bad! If you go into it with an open mind, you might like it!
  • Very good