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First Listen: Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign Team Up For The New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Song

Shell Shocked
Ninja Rap

We are just a few weeks away from the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in theaters and to get us excited for the film’s release, we get to hear the first single from the TMNT motion picture soundtrack. Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign have collaborated with Kill The Noise and Madsonik for a new song titled Shell Shocked. But you know, back in my day when the first set of TMNT movies were released, we only needed ONE rapper to provide the Turtles with a song. Click above to hear Shell Shocked in full and then click below to hear what I contend is the single greatest TMNT song that ever was or ever will be … courtesy of Vanilla Ice. More »

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First Listen: Banks Releases A Lyric Video For ‘Beggin For Thread’

Prepare to fall in love
Your Fave New Singer

Now that folks are pretty much in love with or, at least, well aware of young performers like Lorde, Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea, it’s time to meet someone else who you need to be in lurve with. Banks is a singer who has released a lyric video for her new single Beggin For Thread, the first from her debut album Goddess which hits stores in September. My girl Ollie has been a huge Banks fan for a while so she gave me the heads up about the release of this new single … which I loved at first listen. Click the embed above to see the lyric video for Banks and remember her name. When her album Goddess drops on September 9, you’re gonna be hearing a lot more about her.

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First Listen: Deborah Cox Has Recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ For The Whitney Houston Biopic

Close enough?
Deborah will always love Whitney

Last week we got our first look at actress Yaya DaCosta in character as Whitney Houston as she will appear in the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV biopic film about her life. Today we learn that Yaya will NOT be heard singing Whitney‘s iconic songs in the film … singer Deborah Cox will have the honor of providing Whitney‘s singing voice in the movie. This week, Cox recorded her version of the song I Will Always Love You (which Whitney recorded for The Bodyguard soundtrack back in the early 90s). Click the embed above to hear a portion of Deborah‘s version of I Will Always Love You and see what you think. Is Deborah‘s version of the song good enough to represent Whitney‘s version of the song? Click below to hear Whitney Houston‘s version of I Will Always Love You to compare. More »

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First Listen: Nick Carter & Jordan Knight Release Their Debut Nick & Knight Single ‘One More Time’

Woo Ooh
The Debut Single

Back in April we learned that boybanders Nick Carter (of Backstreet Boys) and Jordan Knight (of New Kids on the Block) were teaming up to create a new music duo called Nick & Knight with a forthcoming album and tour to come later in the year. Today we get our first listen of the debut single One More Time by Nick & Knight and, I gotta say, the track isn’t all that bad. In all honesty, I can’t say that I was all that interested in hearing music by Nick and Jordan primarily because I didn’t believe that their new music would be able to surpass the fun pop music they’ve already released with their respective boy bands BSB and NKOTB. But, after a couple of listens, I’m really enjoying this new single. The chorus is really catchy and I’m telling you, you’ll be singing along with the Woo Oohs by the song’s end. Have a listen above, see what you think. Are you a fan of Nick & Knight?

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First Listen: Paris Hilton Releases Her NEW Single ‘Come Alive’

"LIvin' the dream, Havin' a ball"

Last week Paris Hilton released the cover art for her surprise NEW single (one of two new singles, actually) titled Come Alive just a week or so after she announced to the world that she was in production of a music video for the song (both songs, actually). Today we get our first listen of Come Alive. Paris quietly released the song at around midnight on iTunes and, to be 100% completely honest, it’s a pretty good song. Now, I say “pretty good” in terms that it’s a Paris Hilton song but still … good is good. Click below to hear Come Alive and see what you think of Paris‘s return to the music world (again). More »

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Morrissey’s New Album ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ Is Now Streaming In Full

First Listen

Morrissey broke the hearts of his fans AGAIN by canceling his US tour about midway thru last month but, undaunted, he is readying the release of his new album World Peace is None of Your Business … which is due out next week. But today, we get to stream the album in full before the album becomes available for purchase. I realize that Moz has pissed off many of his fans but the diehards (and still curious) are going to want to hear this album as soon as possible … and now’s your chance. More »

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First Listen: Ariana Grande & Zedd Release Their New Song ‘Break Free’

From her forthcoming album 'My Everything'

Last night on her special edition of TRL on MTV last night, Ariana Grande debuted a new song that she recorded with Zedd titled Break Free. The song will be included on her new album, My Everything, which is due out in August. Ariana revealed that she will be performing the song LIVE on the MTV Video Music Awards on the day before her album drops … but we don’t have to wait that long to hear it. Click below to get your first listen of Ariana and Zedd‘s hot new song Break Free. More »

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Watch: Madonna Teases A New Song Titled ‘Messiah’

"Magic makes the people come together"

On Monday we learned officially that Diplo wrote a song with Madonna, presumably for her new album, that is titled Bitch, I’m Madonna. Today we learn that Maddy is also recording a song titled Messiah because late last night she teased the song on her official Instagram profile. First, Madonna shared a photo of a page of sheet music for Messiah … and then she shared a short Instagram video of the recording of the song. Click below to hear the clip and read what she has to say about the song. More »

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Imogen Heap Will Release A New Album Titled ‘Sparks’ In August

Listen to her new single 'Run-Time' NOW!

Imogen Heap, who I love SO MUCH, is readying the release of a new album titled Sparks and I am FREAKING out with excited anticipation. I fell in love with Imogen when she toured with Rufus Waiwright on his first US tour way back in the late 90s. Rufus was great on that tour but my first boyfriend and I became obsessed with Imogen. Her debut album didn’t do much here in the US so she released her next album under the moniker Frou Frou and found the success she deserved. I’ve been hearing crazy things about the creation of her new album Sparks, things confirmed by the press release that is posted below. Click below to see the cover for Sparks, learn more about the album and listen to her new song Run-Time in full. More »

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First Listen: Eminem & Busta Rhymes Sample House Of Pain On Their New Song ‘Calm Down’

Jump Around? Naw, CALM DOWN!

Busta Rhymes is coming at us with a new album titled E.L.E. 2 (a follow-up to his 1998 album Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front) at some point this year and to get us excited for the album’s release we get to hear a new track titled Calm Down which features Eminem on guest vocals. Calm Down samples the 1992 song Jump Around by House Of Pain, which is only all kinds of amazing. Click below to hear Busta and Em on Calm Down in full. More »

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