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First Look: Kendrick Lamar Releases A Super-Dope Video For ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’

It's MUCH Better Than Lady Gaga's Version, LOL. No, But Really. It Is.
The Mike Epps Cameo Is Everything

On Monday night I nearly loooost my mind when I saw that Kendrick Lamar had finally dropped the visuals to my favorite song on his debut album, Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe. I’ve lit’rally been waiting for this video since November, when Lady Gaga first released her ‘video’ to the song (because she was originally featured on the track). Since we’ve seen Kendrick‘s videos for Poetic Justice and Backseat Freestyle we should know by now not to expect the usual fare from him, but I was still pleasantly surprised to see that the concept of the video was completely different from anything I could have imagined. Kendrick and his crew attend a funeral, dressed in all white, and by the end of it he pronounces the death of molly which has recently become the topic of conversation in a lot of hip-hop records. Molly is ecstasy (in a purer form), but ultimately it’s just another drug and K-Dot appears to be over it. Peep the video for– Mike Epps makes a cameo as a preacher (duh) and it’s amazing!

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Backstreet Boys Announce The Release Of A New Album, Tour

'In A World Like This' Comes Out in July

Last July Backstreet Boys announced that they were staging a 20th anniversary reunion with all 5 members back in the fold then in December they released a new Xmas single titled It’s Christmastime Again. Just last month, we learned that BSB was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame … and today we learn that the guys are releasing a new album in July titled In A World Like This that will be promoted with a new concert tour. Backstreet‘s back, alright. Earlier today, BSB performed their new single Permanent Stain on Good Morning America and are featured in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Click below to bask in this new onslaught of BSB goodies. More »

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First Look: Solange Releases A Short Video For ‘Locked In Closets’

Plus She Got A Fabulous Feature In 'Vogue' Magazine
'Follow Me On A Vibrant Journey Through My Hood'

One of my absolute favorite albums of 2012 was Solange‘s EP True. There are so few artists who I can listen to all day, every day, from the beginning of an album to the end, but my girl Solange has got it! Last year she released a brilliant video for her single Losing You and now she’s teaming up with Refinery 29 & Absolut for a new mini-video for her song Locked In Closets. I sooo wanted this to be a full-blown, official video, but it’s still a really fun and funky visual and Solange is now officially apart of their Free Spirits campaign. Peep the video for more and click inside for a recent photo shoot Solange did with Vogue Magazine. They covered her preparation for the 2013 MET Ball, and she looks, typically, fab.
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Watch: Mariah Carey & Miguel Release A Music Video For Their Single ‘Beautiful’

"You're beautiful, good lord"
#MusicVideo

Earlier this week we got to hear, in full, Mariah Carey‘s new single Beautiful which features soulful crooner Miguel on vocals. Today we get to check out the just-released music video. Mimi gave the world the first look at the Beautiful music video on American Idol last night and then released the video in full online for our viewing pleasure. Click the embed above to see Mimi and Miggy in action as they sing this Beautiful song together. Enjoy!

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Hockey Town In The OC

The TV Guide

Last night was a MOSTLY fun night for me considering I got to watch the Detroit Red Wings in action AND I got to see another Prince concert all in the same night, all in the same city. PLUS, I got to hang out with a dear friend so … yeah, it was a pretty sweet night. The early part of my night got underway at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA where I got to see the Detroit Red Wings face the Anaheim Ducks in a Stanley Cup 2013 playoff game. Afterward, I made my way to The Grove of Anaheim to see Prince play his final SoCal concert on this tour. It was at the concert that I got to meet and hang out with Ashen. Fun Fun Fun!!! More »

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Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ World Tour Will Air On EPIX Next Month

June 22

Earlier this month we learned that Madonna is planning the release of a concert DVD for her hugely successful 2012 MDNA World Tour with the leaking of the tour backdrop video for her performance of Gang Bang. Today we learn that before Maddy releases her tour DVD, the entire show will air first exclusively on the cable network Epix. You may recall that Epix was the network that secured the broadcast rights for Britney Spears‘s Femme Fatale Tour so it makes sense that the network would also want to secure the rights to air Madonna‘s tour as well. Click below to see the just-released poster for the Epix broadcast and learn more about the special. More »

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Watch: David Bowie Releases A Religiously Controversial Music Video For ‘The Next Day’

Starring Marion Cotillard & Gary Oldman
Parental Advisory Explicit Content

David Bowie has teamed up with visionary music video director Floria Sigismondi for the just-released video for his album title track The Next Day. The video stars Academy Award winning actors Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman in a religiously-themed and somewhat controversial plot. Almost as soon as the video was released, You Tube decided to yank the clip due to its “offensive imagery” (which they later said was a “mistake”). The video has been put back online by You Tube but with a PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT warning. Check out the embed above to see what all the hub-bub is about. Do you find this music video beautiful? How about controversial? Both?

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Watch: Selena Gomez Releases A Music Video For ‘Come And Get It’

'Get It', Girl!
"This love ain't finished yet ..."

Selena Gomez released the audio of her new single Come and Get It last month … but the little minx made us wait until TODAY to see the music video for the track. As you can see in the embed above, Selena busts out the same dance moves that she’s been workin’ in recent live performances of Come and Get It but she also busts out a lot of sexiness, too. Little Selena is growing up, y’all. This video is proof positive. Enjoy.

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Kanye West Shows Love & Support For His Baby Mama-To-Be On MET Gala Night

Good Guy Kanye

Kanye West was one of the invited guests at last night’s MET Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, as he is every year, and this year he brought along the soon-to-be mother of his forthcoming baby. As I understand it, Kanye‘s baby mama-to-be was NOT invited to the event last year but because she is incubating Kanye‘s baby, I guess she managed to pass muster this year. After the event last night, Kanye performed at an afterparty and being the gentleman that he is, he gave a huge shout-out of love and support to his lady … which was sufficiently captured for sharing on social media. Click below to watch video of Kanye being the Prince Charming that he is … but be warned, the Vine video below autoplays — you must click the video to activate the audio. More »

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Justin Timberlake Reveals The Release Date For ‘The 20/20 Experience’ Part 2

He Also Announces a New World Tour

Back in March ?uestlove accidentally (on purpose?) spilled the beans that Justin Timberlake was planning to release a second album later this year as a part 2 of his newly released album The 20/20 Experience. You may recall that ?uest said the album would be out in November. Justin Timberlake himself confirmed the release of a second album by posting a photo of its release date on his official Twitter profile last night. We won’t have to wait until November to hear it, it’ll be out a few months earlier. Additionally, JT is announcing today that he is going on a World Tour this Fall all by himself … that is, after he goes on tour with Jay-Z this summer. Lots of Timberlake news today, click below to read all about it. More »

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