Last week we got our first look at actress Yaya DaCosta in character as Whitney Houston as she will appear in the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV biopic film about her life. Today we learn that Yaya will NOT be heard singing Whitney‘s iconic songs in the film … singer Deborah Cox will have the honor of providing Whitney‘s singing voice in the movie. This week, Cox recorded her version of the song I Will Always Love You (which Whitney recorded for The Bodyguard soundtrack back in the early 90s). Click the embed above to hear a portion of Deborah‘s version of I Will Always Love You and see what you think. Is Deborah‘s version of the song good enough to represent Whitney‘s version of the song? Click below to hear Whitney Houston‘s version of I Will Always Love You to compare. More »
Video of 19-year old Kanye West busting a freestyle rhyme in NYC back in 1996 has made its way to the Internets and as you can see above, it’s a pretty kickass video. Baby Kanye‘s rap performance was filmed at the now-defunct Fat Beats storefront in Greenwich Village in NYC by the shop manager-turned radio disc jockey DJ Eclipse. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Fat Beats, DJ Eclipse has made this previously unseen footage of Kanye rapping available for all to see. It’s clear to see that West has had a talent for rap from the start. It’s pretty neat to see Kanye the rap superstar in his infancy. Please enjoy this video.
Posted under: DJ Eclipse, Kanye West
Boyz II Men, Green Day, Mariah Carey & More!
This morning I was a hot, crying mess over that baby Reddit thread, so I figured I’d stick with that theme for our #ThrowbackThursday musical selections. I always tell myself that I’m not a big cryer but OMG that is so not true when it comes to good music and good movies. All of my favorite movies make me cry. I think the greatest example of that is Million Dollar Baby, the first movie that actually had me silent-ugly-sobbing in the theatre… LMAO. Interestingly enough, music had a lot to do with that as well. I have this special edition DVD set of the movie that includes the soundtrack and it’s amazing how much music sets the tone for things. So yeah, get ready to get your ugly-cry on today (or, at least, a little teary-eyed). Click inside for more!
Grumpy Cat and Friends, actually
It’s taken some time but at long last, Grumpy Cat has released her first music video. Grumpy Cat, along with other so-called “celebrity cats” (including Nala Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, Oskar the Blind Cat & Klaus) has teamed up with Friskies for the release of this music video for the song Cat Summer which features these cats laying around being cats. Yeah, not all that exciting. BUT, for every time this video is viewed, Friskies will donate a one meal to cats in need at shelters all around the country so … watch this video, repeatedly. I mean, the Internet was made for the existence of cat videos so it really shouldn’t be too hard to watch one more video, especially for such a good cause.
Posted under: 'Cat Summer', Grumpy Cat
Are you feelin' this?
Last November, punk pop band Blink-182 performed a string of concerts here in LA that got people thinking that the band was ready to get back into the studio to record a new album. The last time the band released anything new was, like, a million years ago … WAY back in 2011. Today we learn that the prayers of loyal Blink fans have been answered because Tom Delonge has announced on Instagram that Blink-182 are currently in rehearsals for a set of live performances … and for the recording of a new album! Huzzah! More »
Posted under: Blink-182
Back in April we learned of a report that claims that singer Adele will release a new album in October. In May, Adele herself suggested that the title of her next album will be titled 25. Today, courtesy of the World Music Awards, we learn that Adele‘s album is “confirmed” with a world tour to follow in 2015. The WMAs tweeted this Adele news with the claim that she has “confirmed” the information but there is no record of her confirming anything, anywhere … at least, not yet. Click below to read the tweet and see what you think of this report of new Adele music. More »
Posted under: '25', Adele
Back in April we learned that boybanders Nick Carter (of Backstreet Boys) and Jordan Knight (of New Kids on the Block) were teaming up to create a new music duo called Nick & Knight with a forthcoming album and tour to come later in the year. Today we get our first listen of the debut single One More Time by Nick & Knight and, I gotta say, the track isn’t all that bad. In all honesty, I can’t say that I was all that interested in hearing music by Nick and Jordan primarily because I didn’t believe that their new music would be able to surpass the fun pop music they’ve already released with their respective boy bands BSB and NKOTB. But, after a couple of listens, I’m really enjoying this new single. The chorus is really catchy and I’m telling you, you’ll be singing along with the Woo Oohs by the song’s end. Have a listen above, see what you think. Are you a fan of Nick & Knight?
Stop what you’re doing RIGHT NOW and watch the just released music video for Paris Hilton‘s new single/song of the summer Come Alive by clicking the embed above. Having watched the video myself, I know that it may be difficult to get thru the whole thing without LOLing your ass off but … give it a chance. Come Alive is one of the best songs released this year (so far) and is a bona fide contender for song of the summer. Paris the pop star is back, y’all!! We are not worthy!!
So … I gotta know … what do YOU think of this music video?!
On Friday we learned that HBO will air in full a concert special from Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s summer On The Run Tour and today we get our first look at the first trailer for the event. The performance that will air on HBO in September will be filmed live in France so the trailer above features footage from the shows the pair have performed here in the US already. It’s a short tease but should give you a taste of what’s to come. I can’t wait!