"If there ain't not justice / Then there ain't no peace"
Last week it was announced that Prince had written and recorded a song in tribute to Freddie Gray and the people of the city of Baltimore. Just a few days ago, it was announced that Prince and his band 3rd Eye Girl would be playing a tribute concert in the city of Baltimore, MD this weekend with proceeds going to Baltimore-based youth charities. Today, one day before Prince‘s concert performance in Baltimore, we get to hear the just-released tribute song that Prince wrote for the Freddie Gray and the city of Baltimore … appropriately titled Baltimore. Click below to have a listen of the song in full. More »
Damn you lucky LA folks!
It is so ridiculous to stan over a celebrity. It’s like, we don’t know them. In most cases, we’ve never met them. And yet, here we are. Stanning. Like me, on Solange‘s Instagram page, obsessing over every inch of her, whilst listening to Bad Girls. It doesn’t make sense! It doesn’t make sense to get mad at Trent ahead of time, because you just know he’s gonna end up at the FYF Fest in August, getting to hear new Solange music before you. Whatever, it’s fine. Click inside for more!
She has apparently signed to Atlantic Records
Back in July of last year, a sound engineer gave an interview where he dished that Janet Jackson was getting close to releasing a new album … a rumor that spread like wildfire for a few days before Janet herself dashed fans’ dreams by announcing that she was not releasing an album any time soon. Today, we learn of a new rumor that Janet has signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records and will be releasing a new album, possibly titled Unbreakable, this July. Believe me, I want to believe this rumor but … I’m not entirely sold just yet. More »
Atho the reviews of Mariah Carey‘s first night in Las Vegas last night weren’t entirely the best of her career, there is no question that she is still one of the greatest singers of our time. A promo video was released for Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity that features b-roll footage from her show rehearsals earlier this week and as you can see above, she has still got it. Even if her voice isn’t 100% perfect all the time, she is undoubtedly one of the greats. I have no doubt that her time in Las Vegas will be very successful. I sincerely hope I get out to Sin City to see Mimi live in concert again, it’s been too long. I know that this is a show that I have to see.
"When it came to the notes, though, the struggle was real."
Yesterday we got to hear really amazing audio from rehearsals for Mariah Carey‘s new Las Vegas concert residency show, Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity, which kicked off in grand style last night at Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino. As you may recall, the audio that we heard yesterday was pretty spectacular … with Mimi hitting all those trademark high notes that made her a star. Today, tho, we are hearing from show reviewers that MC‘s first show last night was less than spectacular. The New York Times refers to Mariah‘s show as “a largely difficult two hours“, they describe Mariah as “tentative and inconsistent” and describe the “aged, huskier rasp” in her voice as “a glitch, not a goal“. Ouch. Billboard magazine’s review is much kinder, tho when they get to her singing, they say “Carey‘s voice wasn’t always up for hitting the highest notes“. Click through the gallery to see photos from the kick-off of Mariah Carey‘s Las Vegas show last night then click below to read excerpts from the first reviews of the show. Lambs, you might not be happy with what you’re going to read below. More »
Listen to that HIGH note!
Last week Mariah Carey made her grand arrival in Las Vegas ahead of the kick-off of her new Vegas show at Caesar’s Palace Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity. Since then, Mimi has been rehearsing night and day to get her show right and … people, she is gonna S-L-A-Y Sin City when her show premieres this week. Audio from Mariah‘s rehearsals has mysteriously made its way to TMZ who, in turn, released the audio for the rest of us to hear and MC sounds AMAZE! Click below to get a taste of what Mariah has in store for the lucky folks who will see her in concert in Las Vegas during her residency there. More »
Wear something gray
Last week Prince announced that he had written a song in honor of Freddie Gray as well as for the people of the city of Baltimore, MD. Today we learn that Prince has announced a concert and peace rally set to take place this weekend with the proceeds to benefit Baltimore-based youth charities. We still don’t know the title of the new Prince song but I suspect it will be performed in concert this weekend. Click below to learn more about this Prince concert and peace rally for Baltimore which is happening this Sunday. More »
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Last month Paris Hilton teased the release of her new single, a song titled High Off My Love (Featuring Birdman on guest rap), after she first revealed the song’s existence last summer when she filmed the music video for the song. High Off My Love and her previous single Come Alive are reportedly due to be featured on Hilton‘s next album … which hasn’t officially been announced. As you may know, Paris has been trying her hand at DJing in the past year or so but, thankfully, this new single is an actual pop song rather than a more EDM instrumental. I can’t say that High Off My Love is her best work but it’s also not the worst thing she’s ever done. Have a listen above and you make the determination, does Paris Hilton still have a future in music?
Jimmy Fallon teamed up with actor Jack Black for a scene-by-scene recreation of the 1990 music video of the song More Than Words by Extreme. Right down to the extraneous band members watching Jimmy and Jack perform the song, the video embedded above is practically identical to the original music video. And the singing ain’t half bad. Watch Jimmy and Jack‘s take on the More Than Words music video above then watch the original 1990 music video below for comparison. More »
"I might change it again but ..."
Back on March 1, we learned from Kanye West himself that his new album would be titled So Help Me God. Considering that West‘s previous album was titled Yeezus, it seemed fitting that he would carry on the religious-themed title game for his forthcoming album. Today we learn that Kanye has had a change of heart and he has decided NOT to name his album So Help Me God. Kanye warns that he may, yet, change the title of his new album again before it is eventually released (at some point this year … we hope) but for now, he has decided that the new title of his album will be … More »
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