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Justin Timberlake Will Reportedly Drop Another New Album In November

Whaaat?!
Justin Timberlake BET

As we know, it’s been a huge week in Timberlake, or Timberweek, as some people have started calling it. Justin Timberlake started live streaming his new album on Monday, and he’s made a bunch of awesome appearances and live performances that everyone’s talking about. His actual album, The 20/20 Experience, drops Tuesday, and a lot of folks were curious as to why, after a six-year break from music, Justin returned with a record that featured only 10 tracks. Well, for those of y’all who want more, click inside to get some very interesting news about a possible second album!
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First Listen: Jhené Aiko Releases A New Song Titled, ‘Everything Must Go’

'Everything Must Go/Like Everything You Know'

I’ve been hearing/reading the name ‘Jhené Aiko‘ for the past year or so and I’m finally, finally listening to her music. Today, on her 25th birhday, she released a new track with which I’m kind of falling in lurve. Immediately she reminded me of Amel Larrieux (throwback!) and I absolutely love the message of this song. It also doesn’t hurt that she has No I.D. on the production. Click inside for your first listen!
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Watch: Pitbull & Christina Aguilera Release A Music Video For ‘Feel This Moment’

Mr. Worldwide + Miss Xtina
"Oye Mamita, Come On, Dale"

Despite the fact that Christina Aguilera‘s latest album Lotus failed miserably, it looks like she is finally enjoying the fruits of a hit song! Pitbull asked Xtina to sing on his song Feel This Moment and today we get our first look at the song’s music video. Honestly, I hated this song the first time I heard it … I hated it less the second time I heard it and, well, I’ve heard it enough times that I actually kinda like it now. The A-Ha sample of Take On Me can be a bit irritating but this song has become, for me, the kind of song that makes you want to turn up the speakers when you’re driving in your car and you don’t care who sees you dancing your ass off when you’re stopped at a red light … erm, for example, not that I’ve done this … necessarily. Check out the video above and see what you think. If you hate it right off the bat, give it a few more listens over time … I think it may grow on you like it did on me.

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Watch: Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘History Of Rap 4′ On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

PLUS, JT Performs a Medley of His Greatest Hits
Just, Awesome

All week long Justin Timberlake has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in order to promote the release of his new album The 20/20 Experience, which hits stores on Tuesday. As you may recall, Justin performed a string of songs from his new album each night, all week long (see those performances HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE). Last night, he took his performance to another level. First, click above to watch JT and his BFF Jimmy Fallon perform History of Rap 4 — a song that strings together rap classic songs like Sugarhill Gang‘s Apache (Jump On It) from 1981, Run DMC‘s It’s Tricky from 1987, 2 Live Crew‘s Me So Horny from 1989, Wreckx-N-Effect‘s Rumpshaker from 1992, Missy Elliot‘s Get Ya Freak On from 2001, Eminem‘s Lose Yourself from 2002 AND MORE! Seriously, watch the video … it’s damn impressive. Then, click below to watch Justin perform a medley of some of his greatest hits … which, to be honest, is almost just as impressive as the performance above. It’s been a fun week of JT on Fallon all week long, someone needs to get this man to host his own late night talk show … I mean, right? More »

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Jay-Z’s Score For ‘The Great Gatsby’ Will Blend Jazz With Hip-Hop

This Sounds Hawt
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Party with Jay-Z at Timbaland's Bday Bash in NYC

A little while back we learned that Jay-Z would be working on the score for Baz Luhrman‘s upcoming film The Great Gatsby. Everyone and their mama is excited for this flick, and since we learned that Prince and Lady Gaga might even be working on new songs for the soundtrack, I think we can also get excited about the musical experience of this movie. Jay-Z is now said to be producing the score and we’ve got some exciting deets about the direction he plans to take with it. Click inside for more!
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Watch: Jon ‘Paint’ Cozart Reveals What Happens To Disney Princesses ‘After Ever After’

Prepare to be WOWed
The Most Amazing Video EVER

My friend Lea pointed me in the direction of a video that is making the rounds on the Interwebs this week that features a young performer called Paint (real name Jon Cozart) singing an original song about what happens to some of our fave Disney Princesses after their happy endings. The song is titled After Ever After and it’s, quite simply, the most amazing thing you’ll see all day. Paint performs all vocals, backing vocals and vocalizations … you’ll have to watch the video to see what I mean. As if his performance wasn’t impressive enough, the original lyrics he wrote are also pretty amazing. Check out the video and marvel, I think you’ll be very impressed. I suspect the popularity of this video will open doors for the talented Mr. Cozart.

PS: If you like this song, you can purchase it on iTunes, Bandcamp or Amazon.

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A Wonderful Date With Gillian (And Lynda Carter)

The TV Guide

Back in March of 2009 my good friend Gillian and I went to the Catalina Jazz Club to see Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter live in concert. Last night, we returned to the Catalina Club to see our girl live in concert again. For those of you who don’t know, Lynda Carter was a singer before she famously became Wonder Woman on TV in the late 70′s/early 80′s. For the past few years, she’s made a return to singing and Gillian and I became HUGE fans. When I found out that Lynda Carter was performing again, I knew we had to see her … and we had a blast last night. More »

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Watch: Newcomers Stone Cold Fox Offer Their Take On The Break-Up Song With ‘Seventeen’

When Heartbreak, Cheerleaders, And Good Tunes Collide
'I was a boy back then, but now I'm broke in two'

Okay, so this track is my new jam and I’m about to put y’all on! Rising rock stars Stone Cold Fox premiered their video for Seventeen last week on MTV‘s Buzzworthy and it’s getting hella, well-deserved love. Good break-up songs never get old, and it’s always nice to see and hear the traditional story of unrequited love with a new twist. I love, love, love this video (particularly the scene that reminds me of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and/or A Clockwork Orange– genius!) and I can’t wait to hear what y’all think about the track. I’m on my fourth (maybe fifth) listen and I’m not over it yet; very fun, very catchy stuff. And– more than just being a break-up song– I think the song really captures a particular nostalgia I have for my late teens. Seventeen was such a cool, weird time; it’s nice to have a soundtrack to that moment.

Stone Cold Fox is headlining Glassland on Friday March 22nd. Check out their Facebook page for more!

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Watch: Justin Timberlake Performs ‘Strawberry Bubblegum’ On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Plus, JT and Jimmy Go Back to Summer Camp
"a mellow, mellow, mellow, mellow, mellow, mellow day"

Justin Timberlake brought the supersexy to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on night 4 of his week long residency on the show. For last night’s performance, JT performed the song Strawberry Bubblegum for the first time ever … which is a track featured on his new album The 20/20 Experience (which you can stream IN FULL right now ahead of its release next Tuesday). Take a listen to Bubblegum above and try not to make any babies, ya hear? Then, click below to watch a fun comedy skit that features young Justin Timberlake and young Jimmy Fallon at Summer Camp together :) It’s kinda cute and stuff. More »

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Here Are 15 Reasons Why Everyone Will Always Love The Neptunes

N.E.R.D. Love On Throwback Thursdays

Last week we had a very, mini Throwback Thursday, but it was still a really good time. This week I’m going in y’all, lol. The friggen Neptunes (AKA N.E.R.D.) are everything!!! Earlier today we learned that one of Jay-Z‘s big time producers premiered a new remix to one of my fave songs, and I was reminded of the fact that [good] producers make the world go ’round. And a conversation about the best producers ever needs be a conversation about The Neptunes. Whatever you do, do not go to Wikipedia because you will be blown away by the gabillions of hits these guys have; it’s sick. And for their hard work, we thank them. Click inside for just a few of their greatest hits!
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