Throwback Thursday Says Kendrick Lamar Is In Good Company
We have had some really great discussions on the blog, following Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and some of the controversy that followed. Between everyone’s comments about Kendrick Lamar getting snubbed in the rap category, and India.Arie‘s open letter about the lack of black artistic representation at the awards in general, I’ve had a great time seeing what folks have to say. And in honor of Throwback Thursday, I wanted to relive and re-lurve some great songs by amazing, talented rappers who never received a Grammy (though many have been nominated). Click inside for more!
"womp womp womp"
My friend Michael pointed me in the direction of a hilariously brilliant parody song that pokes a bit of fun at Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his songwriting style. Frederick Scott, who makes very clear on his Twitter profile that he is a big fan of Reznor‘s, penned and performs the song This Is A Trent Reznor Song which I think NIN fans (and anyone with a sense of humor, really) will enjoy. We’ve seen over the years that TR has a great sense of humor so I’d like to think that he’ll see the humor in this parody and be flattered … tho, we also know he has been in the best mood lately, so … yeah. In any event, click below to hear this parody and let it brighten up the rest of your day. More »
"In the end, I'm still the Same Girl'
Last week we got our first listen of a new Jennifer Lopez song titled Girls, which may or may not be included on J. Lo‘s upcoming new album, but today we get to see the music video for her official new single Same Girl. As you may recall, Jenny went back to the block she grew up on late last month to film the music video for this song and today we get to see the final product. I have to say, I love the way this song sounds … in that it sounds much like the music she used to put out on her first few albums. We’ve heard that her upcoming new album is supposed to be a return to her original sound so, yeah, I’d say she’s on the right track with Same Girl. The video is great because it looks like it could’ve been filmed back in 2001. La Diva Latina, y’all, in full effect. I’m impressed by this song and encouraged by her album to come. Are you?
The TV Guide
And so, at long last, I was finally able to make my way to Las Vegas, NV to experience our dear Britney Spears‘s LV concert residency Britney: Piece of Me last night and … man, did I have the time of my life. Because I was out of the country during Britney‘s first short run of shows last month, I had to wait until round 2 to see her live with my own eyes. It’s been difficult to stay away from all of the photos and videos that came out when she first performed a few weeks ago (she only performed 4 shows before I saw her last night) but I managed to stay RELATIVELY in the dark about what to expect from the show before seeing it for myself last night. I made the quick flight over from LA and checked into my hotel … and then counted down the minutes until I could experience Britney: Piece of Me myself. As you might have expected, I took a LOT of photos and some short videos last night … which, I don’t think, are too spoilery but do give a good feel for what the show is all about. More »
Madonna, 'Jolene', 'Wrecking Ball' and More!
Yesterday we got our first look at Miley Cyrus and Madonna together on the set of Miley‘s Unplugged special that was taped Tuesday night and aired on MTV last night. Today we get to watch all of the unplugged performances that Miley performed on her television special, including her much-ballyhooed duet with Madonna on the songs Don’t Tell Me and We Can’t Stop. Click the embed above to watch Miley and Madonna perform together and then click below to watch the rest of the songs that Miley performed on her MTV Unplugged special. More »
Posted under: '4X4', 'Adore You', 'Do My Thang', 'Don't Tell Me / We Can't Stop', 'Drive', 'Get It Right', 'Jolene', 'Rooting for my Baby', 'SMS (Bangerz) (featuring Britney Spears)', 'Unplugged', 'Wrecking Ball', Madonna, Miley Cyrus
The full video is out later today
A couple of weeks ago we got our first listen of Shakira‘s new single Can’t Remember to Forget You which features Rihanna on guest vocals and today we get our first look at scenes from the song’s music video in a just-released behind the scenes video clip. The full music video for Can’t Remember to Forget You will be revealed during an E! special that will air tonight at 8PM ET/PT and then will be released online. BUT, while we wait to see the finished product, we get to see how Shak and Ri got along on the set of their music video. Check out the clip above and see what you think.
"I get to perform with Madonna in bedazzled cowboy boots. I can't really complain about anything"
Yesterday we learned that Madonna would be performing with Miley Cyrus on her upcoming Unplugged performance on MTV (which was announced last week) and last night, during the taping of the show, photos and deets of the team up made their way to social media. As soon as the taping was complete, three photos of Madonna and Miley showed up on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and slowly details about the taping started to come out. Madge and Miley perform on a mash-up of their respective songs Don’t Tell Me and We Can’t Stop. An MTV reporter who attended the taping spills lots of deets from this episode of Unplugged which will air on MTV tonight at 9PM. Read on to learn more. More »
Pretty Good 20 Years
I couldn’t let the day go by without mentioning that the absolutely AMAZING album Under the Pink by Tori Amos was released 20 years ago today. 20. Years. I about fell onto the floor when I realized that today is the 20th anniversary of the release of Pink back on January 28, 1994. OMG. I’m not even kidding, I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it as I type these words. When I think back to 1994 … man, that was more than a few lifetimes ago. Under the Pink is Tori‘s second album and I wasn’t into her yet when her debut album Little Earthquakes was released in 1992. But I had heard that Trent Reznor provided guest vocals on a track for Tori‘s UTP album … so when it was released 20 years ago today I had to pick up a copy … and the rest is history. More »
No Juicy, All Bull
Earlier today we saw CUTE video of Vin Diesel dancing his buns off in the privacy of his own home to Katy Perry‘s new single Dark Horse and right now, we get to hear a newly released remix of the track that features none other than Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Pitbull, as you may know, has famously collaborated with Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera … even our dear Britney Spears … so I guess it is Katy‘s turn to get the same treatment. Personally, I prefer the original version of the song with Juicy J on guest vocals but I’m sure there’s a market for this remix of the song … somewhere … probably at a gentlemen’s club in Miami. Dale!
Peace the Spork Out
Hair Metal legends Mötley Crüe are announcing today that after 33 years together, they are retiring from the biz. The Crüe announced earlier today on their official website that they would be making the “biggest announcement of their career” today and shortly before they were due to make the news official, TMZ learned that the announcement would be about the band’s retirement. I guess the rock n’ roll party is really over for these denizens of the Sunset Strip. Click below to learn more about the end of Mötley Crüe and see the photographic proof that has surfaced regarding the “death” of the band. More »
Posted under: Mötley Crüe