It's All About The 'Banji' Movement
We all know that rap is a male-dominated genre, which is why it’s always awesome when new femme rappers start getting some attention. Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, and Iggy Azealea are just a few artists that I’ve been keeping an eye on, and now we have Sharaya J. Missy Elliot has endorsed this Hawaiian-born Jersey girl and today we get our first listen to her latest single, BANJI which features vocals from Missy. Click inside for more!
Additionally, Get a Listen of Her Collab with The Dream & 2 Chainz
For the past few days the world has been really occupied with rumors that Beyoncé and hubby Jay-Z are pregnant with their second child. Yesterday we learned that Jay, allegedly, denied the rumor in an email that was sent to a NYC radio station but, officially, B-Jay aren’t commenting one way or the other on the matter. Now that everyone is looking Beyoncé‘s way, it seems the PERFECT time for some new music to mysteriously leak its way to the Internets. Earlier this year, we got a taste of Bey‘s new song Grown Woman as it is featured in a new Pepsi commercial. Today we get to hear the song in full because it leaked online mere hours ago. Additionally, The Dream has officially released the audio of his new song titled Turnt and it features both Beyoncé and 2 Chainz on vocals. Click below to hear BOTH songs in full. Happy Bey Day! More »
Okay. I am freaking the FREAK out over here! I kid you not, I probably purchased four or five albums on iTunes last year, and two of them were by these fine folks. Solange‘s True EP and Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d city debut did a body good last year, which is why I’m so psyched to see that they’re teaming up this year. Kendrick just dropped a video for Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe, and he appears to be mastering the art of strong features (either by him, or for him). In just a few months he’s worked with Jay-Z, Miguel, Dido, Drake, and more. Click inside to hear one more collabo from K-Dot!
"Turn it up 'til the speakers pop"
One month ago today we learned from our dear Britney Spears that she recorded a song titled Ooh La La for the forthcoming soundtrack to The Smurfs 2. Late last night, Ooh La La managed to leak its way online. Click the embed above to hear the song in full … while you can. It’s likely this leak uploaded to You Tube will get yanked offline at some point. The song is … different. I didn’t like it the first time I heard it … but after a few spins, I think it’s growing on me. Give the song a listen, see what you think. Do you like? If so, how many listens did it take?
Carly's Crowdsourced Single Is OUT!
Carly Rae Jepsen is back with a new single that was created with a little crowdsourcing help from the Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony program … or something like that, I’m not entirely sure of the details but they seem irrelevant to the fact that OMG CARLY RAE JEPSEN IS BACK WITH A NEW SINGLE! Jepsen debuted her new single Take A Picture on American Idol last night but in case you missed it (or want to hear it again and again) you can hear the song in full above. I dig the song but I think it’ll take a few more listens before I decide whether I’m in love with it or not. Do try to not pay attention to the lyrics, it may aid in your enjoyment of the song. Give is a spin and let me know … is this new Carly Rae track a hit or a miss?
If you like, Coca-Cola is giving the song away for FREE download HERE until tomorrow.
Is This The Mimi You've Been Waiting For?
It’s officially here y’all! Mariah Carey has been teasing the release of her new single with Miguel, Beautiful, and it was officially released at 8:00 am EST today. We’ve heard the snippet, and we’ve seen the cover art (which was… okay… not so impressive), but now it’s time to get your first (and second, and third) listen on! To be honest, it’s not what I expected. And I kinda love that. Click inside for more!
The Dopeness Continues
In just a few days The Great Gatsby will hit theatres and, hopefully, we won’t be disappointed. One thing’s for sure– the entire soundtrack is streaming right now and it is all things dopeness, which we kind of expected when we first saw the tracklist. The album opens up with Jay-Z‘s song $100 Bill, but in case you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out, we have the song inside!
Ohhh Shizz! Get Psyched!
I’m not sure… but I think Mariah Carey is about to do the damn thing. For the past few weeks she’s been sharing photos of herself in the studio and teasing about new music. What she didn’t tell us was that she had enlisted friggen Miguel for her first new single, called Beautiful. Ummm, I need to hear this song yesterday! Mimi and Miguel?! I just can’t imagine a universe where this song is not all kinds of sexy. Mariah took to Twitter to share a teaser for Beautiful, and that guitar is sounding hawt! Also, Joseph Kahn (who directed her video with Cam’ron– y’all know I love that one–and her video for The One) directed the teaser. It looks like we can expect the official release on May 6. Are you psyched?