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?uestlove Says Justin Timberlake Is Releasing Another Album In November [UPDATE]

"spoiler alert" / JUSTIN CONFIRMS

Justin Timberlake will release his new 10-track album The 20/20 Experience tomorrow but his BFF ?uestlove has spilled the beans that JT will be releasing a second album later this year. According to ?uest, another 10-track album will be released in November … which will equal in 2 volumes the 20/20 experience. Thus far, there has been no official confirmation from Timberlake that another album is due out later this year … but considering how close ?uestlove is to JT, I’d bet good money he’s 100% right about this supposed second album. More »

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Pharrell May Be Working On A New Track With Kendrick Lamar And T.I.

If He Is, I'm Pretty Sure It'll Be My New Favorite Song

How much fun was last week’s Throwback Thursday?! The Neptunes did a body good, and it looks like Pharrell‘s cookin’ up some new ish! As y’all know, Kendrick Lamar is my new fave and everybody and their mama is trying to collaborate with him. Jay-Z just jumped on the remix to Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, and now it would appear that Pharrell and T.I. are trying to do big things with the Compton kid. Click inside to learn more!
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First Listen: Beyoncé Returns With A New Song Titled ‘Bow Down’ [UPDATE]

'Bow Down, B-tches'

Um. Okay. Yeah. No. Beyoncé is not playin around with bitches, apparently. LMAO, Aghhhhh! I… effing… love… this… song! Seemingly out of nowhere, the Queen Bey released a new single produced by Hit Boy and it’s kind of a big deal. I don’t even know what would possess you to keep reading whatever ridiculousness I’m writing when there’s a friggen part-trap/part-R&B, 100% gangsta track waiting for you inside! Bow down bitches!
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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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