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First Look: Drake Shoots A Video For ’5AM In Toronto’

On Location At Toronto's Beach Blast

Drizzy Drake is officially back in full effect and he appears to be hard at work promoting his new album. When he dropped his first single Started From The Bottom, I wasn’t really feelin’ it, but the video definitely helped. The second new track we heard from Drake was 5AM In Toronto, which I really liked. Because the song sounded more like a freestyle, I wasn’t really expecting Drake to release a video for it, but it looks like that’s exactly what he’s doing. Click inside to see a few (admittedly blurry) photos from the set of the video shoot.
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Lil Wayne Says Epilepsy Caused His Siezures, Not Codeine

'I have had a bunch of seizures, you just never hear about them'
Lil Wayne performs during the EA Sports Madden Bowl XIX  during the week of the Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, LA

Just a couple of weeks ago Lil Wayne was laid up in a hospital bed, and fans everywhere wondered if we had heard the last of Weezy F. Baby. Hospitalized after suffering multiple seizures, and unable to recover right way, Lil Wayne remained in intensive care for many days before he finally began to get better. After his recovery he released a video thanking folks for their support, and announcing that he was fine. He’s now speaking out more about what happened, claiming that he is epileptic, even though many people think drugs are responsible for his recent health issues. Click inside to learn more.
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Here Are Ten Reasons Why Monday Night’s Dipset Concert Was Everything

Throwback Thursday Goes Harlem

Let me tell you guys how I feel about Harlem, okay? My kids are half-Harlem; their Dad grew up on the Eastside and I’m more proud of this fact than I probably should be… lol. So when I heard that Dipset (Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, and Jim Jones) would be performing in Harlem for the 10th anniversary of their classic Diplomatic Immunity album, I hopped on Ticketmaster faster than Trent when those Prince tickets went on sale. Well, probably not as fast… but, like, close. LMAO! OMG… and it was sooo worth it! I kid you not, I haven’t been to a concert since Jay-Z‘s American Gangster tour in 2007, and being a part of this blog (and seeing all the fun Trent has going to live shows all the time) has def inspired me to experience the glory of live music more. Plus, seeing Cam’ron live is just… so… important. Like, you won’t understand life or love or politics fully until you’ve seen Cam’ron perform Touch It Or Not in a club full of Harlem dudes who all refuse to take their coats off, because that’s not what’s really good. Please click inside to relive and re-lurve some of the ah-mazing Dipset tracks I got to hear live Monday night!
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Watch: Depeche Mode Releases A NSFW Music Video For ‘Soothe My Soul’

I'm coming for you / My body's hungry"
"There's only one way to soothe my soul"

Early last month we got to see the music video for the Depeche Mode single Heaven, the first from the band’s new album Delta Machine. Today we get to see the music video for the second single Soothe My Soul … which may be a little too NSFW for some of you at work. The video is shot in black and white and it features quick scenes of nudity so watch it at your discretion. The song sounds really 80′s and I really love it … tho the video leaves much to be desired. The video is filmed longways, vertically rather than horizontally. As a result, it looks like those annoying iPhone videos that people film the wrong way … which I find terribly annoying. Check out the video above for Soothe My Soul and see what you think. Even if I’m not crazy about the filming style of the video, I really do love the song.

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Miguel Enlists Kendrick Lamar For The Remix To ‘How Many Drinks’

Because Everybody Loves Kendrick

Yes, yes, yes. It’s official. Everyone and their mama, and Jay-Z, and Miguel loooves Kendrick Lamar! We recently learned that Jay-Z couldn’t resist hopping on the remix to Kendrick‘s Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, and Pharrell was also kicking it in the studio with the Compton rapper. Now Grammy Award-winning singer Miguel is tweeting about an upcoming song he’ll be releasing with Kendrick on the remix. Click inside for more!
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The Lollapalooza 2013 Line-Up Has Leaked Online

Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, New Order, OH MY!

A good friend of mine suggested that I buy tickets to the 2013 Lollapalooza music festival this year, even before the official line-up was announced, because it would be a music fest that I wouldn’t want to miss. That friend was right because the line-up for this year’s Lollapalooza festival has leaked its way online and it reveals that NINE INCH NAILS is among the acts that will be performing this year. Now, the folks at Lolla won’t be officially announcing this year’s line-up until April 9th but somehow, an advertisement for the line-up has already been published in a magazine … that has been photographed and posted online. Click below to see which other musical acts will be performing at the 3-Day Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, IL this August. More »

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Watch: Lana Del Rey Releases A Video For Her Cover Of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Chelsea Hotel No. 2′

The Songstress Goes 1974
'I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel'

It’s been a while since we saw some new visuals from Lana Del Rey, although we’ve been seeing plenty of her in various magazine cover stories. LDR just released a video for her cover of the 1974 Leonard Cohen song, Chelsea Hotel No 2. The song was originally written about an encounter Cohen had with the late, great Janis Joplin, and it seems like a difficult song to cover. The visuals in this video are appropriately simple and sullen, and the main focus is really Lana‘s vocals. I’m digging this cover, but I’m curious to hear what other folks think. Do you guys think Lana‘s pulling it off?

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Selena Gomez Releases Cover Art For Her New Single ‘Come & Get It’

She Will Perform the Song LIVE at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

Selena Gomez is back with a new single titled Come & Get It … but we can’t hear it just yet. Selena will perform the song LIVE for the first time ever this weekend at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. So, while we wait to hear what the single sounds like, we do get to check out what the cover art for the track looks like. Selena posted the cover art for Come & Get It on her official Facebook profile this week, which you can check out in full below. More »

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Listen: Ashanti Returns With A New Single & A New Album

New Single Out Now, Album 'Braveheart' Out in June

So … have you heard that Ashanti is back on the music scene this week with the release of a new single titled Never Should Have with a new album titled Braveheart to follow in June? Yeah, no one is more surprised than I am. Apparently, news of new Ashanti music came out a few weeks ago but it wasn’t until her new single was released today that this fantastic news caught my eye (and ears). I’m quite certain many of y’all remember fondly that Ashanti was the ish back in the early 00′s … but she’s been out of sight and mind for many years now. Clearly, she’s ready to get back in our hearts and minds … take a listen to Never Should Have below and rejoice — Ashanti is back, y’all! More »

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Watch: Fall Out Boy Release A Music Video For ‘The Phoenix’

The 2nd Single from 'Save Rock and Roll'
"Put on your war paint"

Last month we got to hear the new single My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up) from Fall Out Boy, the first from their upcoming new album Save Rock and Roll. Today we get to check out the music video for the band’s follow up single The Phoenix. The song is pretty good (tho, IMHO, not as catchy as My Songs Know …) but the video is … interesting. As you can see above, there’s a story … or something. Someone is hunting Fall Out Boy … but why? Check out the music video above and see if YOU can figure out what is going on.

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