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The ‘Promise’ Video And 9 Other Reasons Ciara Is Insanely Awesome

Throwback Thursday Takes It To The 'A'

So as many of you know, yesterday was my birthday and Trent was right– I spent a good portion of it bumping that new Yeezus album. It was a great time, but I found myself waking up and really, really missing… Ciara?! LOL… weird, right? I just felt like I should have taken a moment on my big day to jam to some Throwback Cici, because it would have made my life that much happier! But it’s fine because that’s exactly what we’re getting ready to do now. I woke up today, watched that insane Body Party video, and knew we needed to show some lurve to one of A-Town’s finest. I rarely get to talk about her, but she is legit one of my favorites. I know she has a great fan base, but I still feel like her general dopeness gets overlooked a lot. And that needs to stop! Let’s give some props where props are due to the Atlanta Princess, Ciara! Click inside for more!
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Listen: Daft Punk Releases A 10 Minute Remix Of ‘Get Lucky’

Get More 'Lucky'

Back in April we got our first listen of Daft Punk‘s new single Get Lucky and from the get-go, it was a smash hit song … one that will likely win the title of Song of the Summer for 2013. Because one can never have too much of a good thing, Daft Punk has decided to remix their own song and re-release a 10 minute version of the track. That’s right, folks. If the 4 minute radio edit isn’t enough, even if the 6 minute album version isn’t enough … we now have a 10 minute remix version of Get Lucky to satisfy your aural needs. More »

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Listen: The Studio Version Of Beyoncé’s New Song ‘Standing On The Sun’ Leaks To The Internets

Have A Listen

At the start of this month we got to hear Beyoncé performing, live in concert during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, her new song Standing on the Sun which previously debuted at the start of the year in Beyoncé‘s commercial for H&M. Today we get to hear the final studio version of Standing on the Sun in full because the track has leaked its way online. Click below to have a listen … before the song gets yanked offline. More »

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Watch: Jay-Z Previews The Lyrics For His Powerful New Song ‘Oceans,’ Featuring Frank Ocean

This Water Drown My Family/This Water Mix My Blood
Jay-Z, Pharrell, Swizz, And Timbaland Do 'Oceans'

So, Mariah Carey delayed her new album and Jay-Z delayed the release of that single with Justin Timberlake– bummer news all around. But there’s always a silver lining! We just learned that Frank Ocean performed new music in Germany, and he’s also going to be featured on the new Jay-Z album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Woot Woot! (THIS picture makes so much sense now.) Jigga released another promo video with Samsung where he discusses the song, titled Oceans. I love what I’m hearing of the song– in the video Jay breaks down the relationship between black Americans and/or the hip-hop community and great bodies of water, where there is a celebratory aspect of fame that often takes place on water (think: Big Pimpin’ video), but that same water also symbolizes the transatlantic slave trade. Peep the video above too see Jay and his illustrious crew back in the studio, and click inside to check out the lyrics in full!
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First Listen: Mariah Carey Releases The ‘Beautiful’ Remix Featuring Miguel And A$AP Rocky

The Hip-Hop Collabs Won't Quit
Still F---in Beautiful?

Just the other day Mariah Carey fans learned some pretty bummer news– the highly-anticipated summer album from Mimi has been delayed. Hopefully the delay means that we can expect some good stuff when the record (possibly titled The Art of Letting Go) drops. In the meantime, Mariah has released a remix to her single with Miguel, Beautiful. I’m excited that my faux boo A$AP Rocky got a feature (WOOT! WOOT!), but I’m not necessarily loving this new version. As I’ve said before, Mariah‘s best hip-hop collabs have been epic so I just wasn’t hella impressed with this one (which is really the same song, with A$AP‘s verse thrown in at the beginning). Your thoughts?

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Watch: Miley Cyrus Performs ‘We Can’t Stop’ On ‘Good Morning America’ While Wearing A Diaper

But it's a fancy diaper
Diaper Duty

Last week, Miley Cyrus released the official music video for her new single We Can’t Stop. This week, she is on a promo tour performing the song LIVE on various TV shows. This morning, Miley donned a fuzzy and very probably very expensive diaper as she performed this new single. Miley also performed her song Fall Down featuring BFF and collaborator will.i.am (which you can also see in the video embed presented here). Check out the embed above to see Miley and her diaper in action. I’m very sorry to say that We Can’t Stop is starting to grow on me … but that diaper? I just can’t. Can you?

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First Listen: TLC Releases A New Version Of ‘Waterfalls’ WITHOUT Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes

... But Is It Blasphemy?
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopesless

Last month we got our first look at the young actresses that will portray the members of the 90′s R&B group TLC in an upcoming biopic movie about their lives but today … today we learn some new TLC information that may not sit well with fans. TLC have rerecorded their hit song Waterfalls with Japanese singer Namie Amuro providing the rap vocal … which means Lisa Left Eye Lopes‘s contribution to the song has been completely cut out. We know that TLC is planning to tour, so does this mean that Namie will be joining the group in Left Eye‘s place? HMMM. Click the embed above to hear this new version of Waterfalls and see what you think. Does this sound like a fitting tribute to TLC‘s legacy or does it sound like complete blasphemy?

UPDATE: Lopes‘s family is not happy with this remake. Click below to read what they have to say about this Left Eyeless version of Waterfalls. More »

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First Listen: Frank Ocean Performs 3 New Songs Live In Concert In Munich, Germany

New Directions

Singer Frank Ocean performed a live concert at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany last night and he used the opportunity to debut new music for the assembled audience. It would appear that Ocean has a lot of new songs that he is itching to play for folks because he performed not one, not two but three new songs in concert last night. Video clips of Frank‘s new songs, unsurprisingly, made their way online … giving those of us who couldn’t be at his show last night a chance to hear the new direction he is taking with his music. I don’t believe that Frank has announced when he plans to drop his next album but we do know he has been hard at work on his follow up album to Channel Orange … it’s likely he is getting close to releasing the new music officially. Click below to hear clips of Frank Ocean‘s new songs and see what you think. More »

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First Look: M.I.A. Releases A Music Video For ‘Bring The Noize’

"I’m so tangy, people call me Mathangi"
"Bring the Noise when we run upon them"

Last week M.I.A. released the audio of her new single Bring the Noize, the first from her upcoming new album Mathangi, and today we get to feast our eyes on the just-released music video for the track. The video, which you can watch in full in the embed above, is pretty straight forward with M.I.A.‘s usual flare. Altho I wasn’t wowed by the song initially, I think it’s grown on my considerably. I like the video and I’m hoping we’ll get to hear and see more of M.I.A.‘s new music soon. Enjoy.

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It Looks Like Mariah Carey WON’T Release Her New Album On July 23 After All

"I just don't feel I would be doing it justice ..."

Earlier this month Mariah Carey announced that she would be releasing a new album next month on July 23. Shortly thereafter, it appeared that WalMart inadvertently announced the title of Mimi‘s upcoming new album … information that she seemed to confirm after the album title leak took place. Last night, Mariah posted a couple of tweets on her official Twitter profile that appear to inform fans that she has decided to delay the release of the album so that she can do it “justice” so as not to exclude songs that she wants to release but, apparently, aren’t quite ready yet. Click below to read Mimi‘s tweet messages to fans about the delay of her forthcoming album. More »

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