Last week we learned that Rihanna met up with Eminem in Detroit, MI so that the pair could film the music video for his song The Monster but that video ain’t quite ready for release yet … BECAUSE, Em just released his video for his current single Rap God. You may recall that we got our first listen of Rap God in October and now we get to see the visuals that Eminem created for the song. As you can see in the video embedded above, Em is channeling the 80′s character Max Hedroom as he spits his rapid-fire (and controversial) lyrics. Em fans should be impressed. His critics? Yeah, probably not so much. Pick a side and enjoy … or not.
Posted under: 'Rap God', Eminem
Your MUST WATCH Video of the
So, Prince William (the current Duke of Cambridge and future King of England) played host at a charity gala that raised money and awareness for the homeless people of Centrepoint and joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on stage for a rousing acoustic rendition of the song Livin’ On A Prayer. Folks, as amazing as this sounds, you ain’t seen NOTHING until you’ve watched the video above. Jon gets the party started by singing the song solo but once Taylor and Prince Wills get on stage … things really get cookin’. At first, Taylor‘s very awkward dancing/clapping thing that she did was the most cringe-worthy part of the performance … but then it becomes painfully evident that Prince William doesn’t know the words to the song (except for the chorus which is so famous that I bet even baby Prince George could sing along as well). Then Prince William started touching his nose frantically like that kid does in the movie Dazed and Confused … which either means that Willy was high or just REALLY REALLY NERVOUS (I bet he wished he had smoked the smokey smoke beforehand, tbqh). At around the 1:53 mark, Jon Bon Jovi brings the song home, Taylor hangs in there with him and Prince William has no idea what to do except nod along, try to mime a few of the words correctly and look over at Jon and Taylor and NOT at all of the cameras trained on him as he sweats thru his expensive tuxedo. Lord, it’s priceless. Watch the video, try not to cringe out of your skin. Enjoy.
On Monday, Britney Spears‘s little sister Jamie Lynn Spears surprised us all by dropping a new Country song on us titled How Could I Want More. Altho I do not consider myself a Country music fan, I had to admit that I was impressed with the song at first listen. A day later, JL went one step further and released the music video for the track — which you can watch in full above. The more I listen to the song, the more I like it. While I do not listen to Country music at all these days, I was surrounded by Country music the entire time I lived in Oklahoma City, OK while in collage at the University of Oklahoma. I learned an appreciation for the genre and can admit when I hear a Country song that I like (even to this day, I still enjoy songs by Alison Krauss, Tracey Lawrence and Alan Jackson). There is something about the slide guitar that just gets me … I feel the pain, I feel the hurt and longing … I FEEL THE FEELS. I love the simplicity of this music video. Just Jamie Lynn in the recording studio singing her song behind a big microphone. This is a strong first effort by the young Ms. Spears. I’m really looking forward to what she throws at us next. I suspect a full album is on the way shortly. Are you a fan?
But are the lyrics homophobic?
His purple funkness Prince has released a new single titled Da Bourgeoisie and as you can hear in the video embedded above, homeboy is smartin’ something fierce over getting dumped by his lady … for another lady. As you might expect, the song is a funky jam that tells a love story as only Prince can but a closer look at the lyrics suggests that the way he is delivering the story may be homophobic. No one likes to get dumped by a lover but it seems especially insulting to some people if they get dumped by a lover for someone else of the same sex (ie. a guy gets dumped by a girl for a girl, a girl gets dumped by a guy for a guy). Clearly, according to the lyrics of this song, Prince is one of those people. But is he really being anti-gay with this song? Check out the lyrics of Da Bourgeoisie below and let’s discuss. More »
Posted under: 'Da Bourgeoisie', Prince
All the Stuff you Hate in One Music Video
What do you get when you take a producer/performer who has a penchant for annoying people and you put that person in a music video with another performer with an even BIGGER penchant for annoying even MORE people? Well, you get the new will.i.am music video for his song Feelin’ Myself that features Miley Cyrus on guest vocals/twerking. Yes, folks, all the things that you kinda really hate all balled up in one music video. It KILLS me to admit that I kinda love the beat of this track (so, yes, I may have bopped along to the song as this video played) but I really do think the world has had quite enough of these two individually, let alone in collaboration. EVEN STILL, I suggest you check out the video above and see what you think. Do you actually enjoy this song (even a little bit like I kinda do)? Or, are you just SO OVER every single thing that this video represents?
We are just about a week away from the release of Britney Spears‘s 8th album Britney Jean and to get fans excited for the album’s release next Tuesday, she is streaming her album IN FULL right now. The iTunes page for Britney Jean has been updated with the album stream so everything else that you had planned for the day has now been invalidated. Next week, we get to own Britney Jean. Starting right now, we get to listen to the album over and over and over to our heart’s content. More »
50 Million Albums Sold = Iconic
Rihanna was selected as the first ever recipient of the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards last night and while I would agree that her accomplishments have been hugely impressive considering the short length of her career, it seems a bit silly for an awards show that continually attempts to distinguish itself as a “serious awards show” to give the first award of this magnitude to a 25 year old. The video embedded above features Rihanna‘s performance and award presentation at the AMAs last night … give it a look and then click below because I have a few thoughts about this portion of the American Music Awards. More »
Her Debut Single
In June of 2012 we saw video of Britney Spears‘s younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears performing a new song that she had recorded now that she is living in Nashville, TN. At the time, we heard that Jamie Lynn was testing out her new music at tiny shows around Nashville as she worked on putting together a full album of songs. Last night, seemingly out of the blue, JL released a new single titled How Could I Want More for our listening pleasure. This is Jamie Lynn‘s first official single ever as a solo artist and as you can hear below, it’s a very strong first effort. Even tho I am not a big fan of Country music, there are a few Country artists and songs that I enjoy and I can really appreciate Jamie Lynn‘s new single. Have a listen, judge for yourselves. More »
Miley Cyrus closed out the 2013 American Music Awards last night with a performance of her hugely successful ballad Wrecking Ball. As such, fans and critics were anxiously awaiting Miley‘s appearance on stage to cheer on/critique whatever performance she had cooked up for the event. Very smartly, Miley decided not to go for an over-the-top performance, choosing instead to deliver a rendition of the song that was fairly straightforward (even down to the 1000% completely fake attempt at crying near the end of the song). There was no twerking, Miley‘s tongue stayed in her mouth, all was good. The highlight of Miley‘s performance, tho, was the projection of a huge, extremely cute animated cat lip-syncing the lyrics along with her while she performed. Cats = the Internet … and Miley understands her target audience. Click the embed above to watch Miley (and her kitteh) perform Wrecking Ball at the AMAs last night and see what the influence of animated cat gifs on the Internets has brought to bear. Then click below to see a really supercute animated gif of Miley‘s cat looking so adorable that you will cry. More »