We are SO not ready.
When I saw that Jaden Smith’s music had made it to Paste Magazine the other day, my heart kinda sunk to the floor. THIS KID IS EVERYWHERE NOW, OFFICIALLY. So today I caved, and finally listened to the track I’d been hearing some buzz about, Melancholy, in which Jaden raps over the 1973 Pink Floyd song, Breathe. Okay. Fine. If I forget all of my feelings about Jaden Smith, I can appreciate the song and lyrics. But now Jaden is reminding me of why I feel the way I feel about him, with a recent announcement regarding 2-3 unreleased rap albums that will, apparently, shut down the whole rap game until FOR-E-VER. Click inside for more!
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"We gonna take it to a whole ‘nother level"
The Meghan Trainor hit song All About that Bass has been remixed by Maejor Ali — a producer who has worked previously with Iggy Azalea, Juicy J, Keri Hilson and others — and now features a guest vocal performance by none other than Justin Bieber. Now, whether or not Justin‘s inclusion on the track is a good thing or a bad thing is left up to the listener … so you can click below and check out this Maejor Remix of Meghan Trainor‘s All About that Bass featuring Justin Bieber and see what you think. More »
'Marching on Ferguson'
Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, has released an anthem titled Marching on Ferguson as a way of showing his support for the on-going protests in Missouri where people are still reeling of the killing of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown by a police officer — who remains free and is, thus far, not facing any prosecution at all. Morello first performed the song live in September and has now made the song available for download at THIS site set up to encourage activism in Ferguson, MO. Click below to hear Marching on Ferguson in full. More »
The Queen of Soul takes on Disco
Late last month we got our first listen of Aretha Franklin‘s cover of Adele‘s song Rolling In The Deep, which she performed LIVE on The Late Show with David Letterman, and today we get to hear Aretha‘s version of the Gloria Gaynor Disco classic I Will Survive. Click below to hear the song in full and make sure you listen to the end because it cleverly segues into Survivor by Destiny’s Child. More »
These 'Britney Jean' demos are remarkable
During production of Britney Spears‘s most recent album, Britney Jean, she worked with a host of producers and songwriters on songs that were being considered for inclusion on the album. When will.i.am was made executive producer of the album, it was pretty much determined that all of the most exciting options for the album would not make the cut and will’s boring vision for the album would shape Britney Jean. Today we get to hear portions of two demos that were written for Britney‘s album by Blood Orange (whose real name is Devonté Dev Hynes) that have mysteriously made their way online. The songs may not stay online for long, tho, so click below and have a listen while you can. You MUST hear what Britney‘s album could’ve sounded like. More »
"Brother Kendrick Lamar, he's not a rapper, he's a writer"
Last week, Shannon reminded us how great rapper Kendrick Lamar is with her fun #ThrowbackThursday post but today, we get to hear some new stuff from the man. Kendrick has released a new song titled i that features a sample of the song That Lady by The Isley Brothers. Now, I’m not really a Kendrick Lamar connoisseur but this new song sounds like a bit of a departure from the music he usually puts out. Click below to hear i in full and see what you think. More »
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Listen to their new song 'Losing Sleep' NOW!
Back in January of 2013, we first learned that 90s crooners Boyz II Men were going on tour with fellow 90s boybanders New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees. Back in July of this year, Shannon reminded us on #ThrowbackThursday just how amazing the music of Boyz II Men STILL is all these years later. Today we learn the exciting news that the guys are coming at us this fall with a NEW album of songs. Whoa. Click below to hear their just-released new single Losing Sleep and learn more about the new Boyz album titled Collide. More »
Also, Alicia Keys will appear on Maddy's new album
Altho we learned a few days ago that we won’t be getting Madonna‘s new album until next year, we are hearing today some exciting news about her new music. Diplo gave an interview to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and he revealed that Madonna‘s as-yet untitled new single is produced and ready for release … when she’s ready to release it. Work is progressing on Maddy‘s new album, which is still being recorded. Madonna has revealed that Alicia Keys has been brought on board to play piano for the album and, well, even tho we have to wait a while longer to hear her new stuff, it all sounds very promising at this point. More »
But why am I just now discovering King Krule?!
The Smith family doesn’t always get my attention in the most positive way, but I like to keep an ear out for new Willow Smith music. She’s released a few fun tracks over the years and now she’s back with a cover of a King Krule track. I actually hadn’t heard of this artist until now, but I dig his original version as well. Click inside for more!
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From the new 3rd Eye Girl album 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM'
Earlier today we got to hear in full a new Prince song titled U Know that will be featured on his upcoming new solo album Art Official Age. Right now we get to hear a new Prince song titled WHITECAPS that will be featured on his new band 3rd Eye Girl‘s album PlectrumElectrum. As you can hear below, Prince doesn’t sing the lead vocal on this track so it may not resonate with diehard Prince fans. Click below to hear WHITECAPS in full and see what you think. The song is distinctly Prince, even if he’s not the one singing. More »