Throwback Thursday Gets A Little Nasty
If you follow Trent on Facebook you might have noticed that he had a Janet Jackson moment earlier this week, and made a note-to-self to re-learn the choreography from her 1993 music video If. The next day Janet was making headlines because she officially became a billionaire… like, with her own money. It just so happens that she’s also married to a billionaire, ya know. Just for fun… lol. Naturally, all this got me thinking about this woman’s unforgettable career and I was like, ya know? It makes perfect sense that she’s a billionaire! If I’d written Rhythm Nation, I’d expect to be a billionaire as well. So while we’re sitting over here waiting for Trent to post his remake of the If video on YouTube, we might as well get into some Throwback
Janet Ms. Jackson, right? Click inside for more!
"We don’t believe in defeat / that’s why we’re back for a threepeat"
Earlier this month we got our first listen of Jennifer Lopez‘s new single Live It Up, which features her BFF Pitbull on guest rap vocals and today we get to see the just-released music video for the track. Sigh. Jenny from the Block really tries to look cool in this video but most of the time I just keep thinking, Damn girl … stop trying so hard. The song is still pretty meh. for me but the video is OK, I guess. I imagine it will do well on video screens at danceclubs when this song, invariably, will be played for the next few months. Give it a look, see what you think. Does Jennifer Lopez still have what it takes deliver with these kinds of music videos anymore? You be the judge.
The Video Was Projected In Brooklyn, Toronto, And Other Cities
Kanye West is not playing around with this new album y’all. Rather than officially premiere his new single on Soundcloud, and then drop the visuals on Vevo or something, you know, normal, Yeezy premiered New Slaves last night across the world at various locations. We have visuals of the video being projected onto a building in Brooklyn last night. Check out the new video above and click inside for more about the project, and one more video.
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Throwback Thursday Wants Me To Semi-Reconcile With The-Dream
Disclaimer: I do not like Terius The-Dream Nash. We all have that one celebrity who rubbed us the wrong way that one time and we just never got over it. Look, I’m not even a big Christina Milian fan. Never bought an album (but do love Dip It Low), but for some reason I got reeeallly mad at The-Dream when he cheated on her, and they got divorced! I don’t know what it was, but I was just kinda done with him after that. Even now, when I hear one of his new songs I always, first, roll my eyes before fully listening to the track, lol. But after I found out that he produced that new Kelly Rowland song that I will never, ever get over and also played a big part in getting Kelly to actually share those powerful stories, I thought it was time to give some props where props are due. As a singer, songwriter, and producer, The-Dream is a triple threat in both R&B and Hip-Hop and–let’s be honest– his music makes for a pretty dope jam session. Click inside for some of your favorite songs, brought to you in part (or in full) by The-Dream!
It's MUCH Better Than Lady Gaga's Version, LOL. No, But Really. It Is.
On Monday night I nearly loooost my mind when I saw that Kendrick Lamar had finally dropped the visuals to my favorite song on his debut album, Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe. I’ve lit’rally been waiting for this video since November, when Lady Gaga first released her ‘video’ to the song (because she was originally featured on the track). Since we’ve seen Kendrick‘s videos for Poetic Justice and Backseat Freestyle we should know by now not to expect the usual fare from him, but I was still pleasantly surprised to see that the concept of the video was completely different from anything I could have imagined. Kendrick and his crew attend a funeral, dressed in all white, and by the end of it he pronounces the death of molly which has recently become the topic of conversation in a lot of hip-hop records. Molly is ecstasy (in a purer form), but ultimately it’s just another drug and K-Dot appears to be over it. Peep the video for– Mike Epps makes a cameo as a preacher (duh) and it’s amazing!
"You're beautiful, good lord"
Earlier this week we got to hear, in full, Mariah Carey‘s new single Beautiful which features soulful crooner Miguel on vocals. Today we get to check out the just-released music video. Mimi gave the world the first look at the Beautiful music video on American Idol last night and then released the video in full online for our viewing pleasure. Click the embed above to see Mimi and Miggy in action as they sing this Beautiful song together. Enjoy!
Starring Marion Cotillard & Gary Oldman
David Bowie has teamed up with visionary music video director Floria Sigismondi for the just-released video for his album title track The Next Day. The video stars Academy Award winning actors Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman in a religiously-themed and somewhat controversial plot. Almost as soon as the video was released, You Tube decided to yank the clip due to its “offensive imagery” (which they later said was a “mistake”). The video has been put back online by You Tube but with a PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT warning. Check out the embed above to see what all the hub-bub is about. Do you find this music video beautiful? How about controversial? Both?
'Get It', Girl!
Selena Gomez released the audio of her new single Come and Get It last month … but the little minx made us wait until TODAY to see the music video for the track. As you can see in the embed above, Selena busts out the same dance moves that she’s been workin’ in recent live performances of Come and Get It but she also busts out a lot of sexiness, too. Little Selena is growing up, y’all. This video is proof positive. Enjoy.
Throwback Thursday, Reggae Edition: Part II
Yes, folks. Here it is: the Throwback Thursday so nice we had to do it twice, lmao! Last week was, without a doubt, my favorite Throwback Thursday in the history of Throwback Thursdays (ssshhhh, don’t tell Lil Wayne, The Neptunes, P!nk, or Mariah Carey). I mean, seriously. Was it not the best? Haven’t you been listening to it all week? Aren’t you still dutty wining in front of your two year-old even though that’s a little bit inappropriate? I know you are, lmao! And because PITNBr Emily and I had waaayyyy too many songs to fit on one list, I saved some for this week. Click inside for more!