Tuesday, 22 November 2011

J.Cole Covers RESPECT Magazine

Roc Nation rapper J. Cole covers the year-end, second anniversary cover of RESPECT magazine out November 29.

Dress in all black everything, the rapper silences his critics and speaks on his newfound success. It’s been three years of hustling before Cole finally achieved success.

It should also be noted the J. Cole really is living in a Cole World as his debut album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” is the highest-charting album from a new artist, selling 218,000 copies its first week. What an achievement!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Adam Lambert And Dr. Luke To Strike Gold With "Better Than I Know Myself"

After previously announcing that Adam Lambert would be releasing an album, the Glambert took to his Twitter account to announce the name of his sophomore album and single.

Dr. Luke will give Adam another shot at superstardom by producing the lead single, “Better Than I Know Myself”. Frequent partners in crime Cirkut and Ammo co-produced the song, while Claude Kelly helped with the songwriting.

A hit waiting to happen? I think so!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Rihanna Brings Out Dr. Luke For "You Da One"

After experiencing a record-breaking #1 single with “We Found Love” Rihanna is ready to unleash another smash to the world with “You Da One”.

Produced by super producer Dr. Luke, the Ester Dean-penned track finds Rihanna benevolently putting her lover on a pedestal and expressing how he sends her into a love spiral. It’s reminiscent of those blissful memories of being with that special person that sweeps you off your feet.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Listen To Snippets Of Rihanna's "Talk That Talk"

The thought of being able to buy Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk” in a few days time gives me enough reason to have a seizure from this frivolous shaking and crying!

Well, let the shaking and crying begin because snippets of the album have leaked…and by what I’m hearing, I’m sure there’ll be a trail of tattered wigs left on the floor when people hear this.

The album features 11 tracks which all include her sassiness, fragileness, and aggressiveness that will keep us entertained for quite some time. Based on snippets alone, I can tell that it shits all over “Loud”. Keep a look out for her second single, “You Da One”, which gets released to radio 11 November and to iTunes 13 November. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The xx Currently Busy With Second Album

The xx Start Work on New Album
Pitchfork has just reported one of the best news articles of the year! 2010’s breakthrough act and Mercury Music Prize-winning stars The xx are currently recording their second album as I type this post.

To accompany the recording process of this album, a new blog has been created that will be used to post “inspirations + pictures + favourite songs”. This is such a clever way to gather even more fans after they experience the brilliance of their self-titled debut album.

New Video: The Roots - 'Tip The Scale'

To coincide with the December 6 release of their concept album “undun”, The Roots are going on a premiering spree by releasing a video at 12:06 every Tuesday, which cleverly mirrors the 12/6 release date of the album.

You can watch the video below for 'Tip The Scale', which picks up with the story of “Make My”, depicting a lonesome boy walking in a rough neighborhood and stays in line with the story of “the boy who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal”.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Pink Shows Her Vulnerable Side On "Happy Feet Two" Song "Bridge Of Light"

As if landing a role in one of the most-anticipated films of the year was not enough, Pink has received the privilege of recording a song for the soundtrack of the upcoming “Happy Feet Two” film.

Lead by whimsical keys, the singer sings about not giving up before the song blooms into a classical production perfect for playing during the Christmas week. It’s a departure from the usual pop-rock that we’ve come to expect from Pink with the song giving space to show off her strong vocals.

Lady Gaga Performs 'Marry The Night' At The MTV European Awards

Lady Gaga took the stage at the MTV EMA’s to display a perform of her new single “Marry The Night”, the fourth single off her multi-platinum album, “Born This Way”.

With a solar set that resembled the props used in Janet Jackson’s “Feedback” video, the megastar gave a great performance of the song. Although there was no elaborated choreography, besides a few hairlicopters, the performance focused more on Gaga’s vocals than her shocking outfits of gimmicks that usually plague the stage.

Watch below as Steffani shows her growth as an artist. 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Rihanna Reveals "Talk That Talk" Tracklist

Pop icon Rihanna is about to release her album, “Talk That Talk” and thanks to an employee of Interscope Records, the Rihanna Navy has been blessed with the real tracklisting . With the record-breaking success of her #1 smash single “We Found Love”, Rihanna is making sure that people start taking her seriously and is bound to surprise us once the album hits stores November 21, 2011.

Remember to purchase “Talk That Talk” once it hits stores and check out the tracklisting and more pictures of the hard-working legend after the jump.   

Friday, 4 November 2011

Cassie Looks Delicious In New Chocolat Smoothing Collection

Cassie makes every man’s fantasy come turn in her new promotional photos for Carol's Daughter new line of products! As if the freshly grilled steaks I’m about to eat were not enough to fill me, Cassie has just quenched my thirst with these new pictures.

It’s obvious that the girl is keeping herself relevant before she ends careers with her upcoming album “Electro Love”. Hey, if the music can’t bring in the money, there’s ALWAYS the modeling to do just that.


Robin Thicke Unveils "Love After War" Cover, Releases "Pretty Lil' Heart" Featuring Lil Wayne

Robin Thicke really wants 2011 to be all about the baby-making. The “blue-eyed soul boy” revealed the cover for his fifth studio album, “Love After War”, which features a portrait of his face with his blue eyes being the focal point.

The album will be released as a 17-track standard and 20-track-deluxe version. The scheduled date for release is December 6th, 2011. 

Trey Songz Recycles His Debut Album's Cover For "Inevitable"

Trey Songz just keeps on coming out with new music. Preparing to release  Chapter 5” next year, the singer is releasing mixtapes to hype up his projects. The crooner unveiled the cover of his upcoming EP “Inevitable” which has a tentative release date of November 29th.

So his using his debut album cover as this EP’s cover? Has Trey finally stopped becoming an overtly sexual kitten and is ready to release to fuel us with substance-filled songs that he can create? Anything but “Bottoms Up” and I’ll be fine (it was a guilty pleasure).

You can pre-order the EP over here while you “angels” wait for his sextape to leak.

Images via Toyaz World

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Justin Bieber Destroys Careers With "Otis" Freestyle

Stopping by at Power 106’s Big Boy’s neighborhood, Justin Bieber took the time to make DJ Premier eat his words up after Premiere denied Bieber in on any of the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers. The producer accused Bieber of wanting Ludacris to write a rhyme for him.
"If you ain't writing your own rhyme, you can't do it. So, Justin, you gotta take a backseat on that one," Premier told HipHopDX. 
Well people are about to be shocked after Bieber’s alter ego, “Shawty Mane”, spat some sick verses over Jay-Z and Kanye West’s (also known as “The Throne”) hit “Otis”.

Jojo Returns With 'Disaster' Music Video

Teen pop star Jojo shows us how easily a strong relationship can go sour in a split second in her new video for “Disaster”. The Benny Boom-clip depicts Jojo having fun with her boyfriend before things take a turn for the worse. She overcomes her emotions by rocking out with a live band, similar to her “How To Touch A Girl” video.

That’s it! The video is as exciting as watching cakes rise in an oven but gets the job done as it perfectly suits the message of the song.

Gym Class Heroes Delivers The Best Lyrical Video For "Ass Back Home"

Riding off the success of their top ten single “Stereo Hearts”, Gym Class Heroes are back with a new video for their single “Ass Back Home”. It seems like the perfect song to release because it could help future pop star Neon Hitch.

Yes, I couldn’t stand Neon Hitch but after “Bad Dog”couldn't help but warm up to her. Every song ever released since has attracted me even more to the long lost cousin of Ke$ha.

Let’s stay on topic and continue to praise Gym Class Heroes’ new video. It takes the stance of a lyrical video with intersected scenes of the simple life of a couple, who incorporate the lyrics as they live their lives of a normal suburban couple. It’s a fresh way of depicting that the smallest things we do for people count more than what the world can offer us.

Behind The Scenes: Rihanna Chooses "Talk That Talk" Cover

A new video has surfaced, depicting a very confident Rihanna, who’s arguing about which cover of her latest album, “Talk That Talk”, should be used.

It’s a really interesting video and shows off Rihanna’s strong personality. Riri also lets us know that she thinks her standard cover for the album is iconic as it shows her in a different light.

I couldn't agree more!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Adele Shows Off Curves And Cleavage On Cosmopolitan Magazine

Adele shows off her curves on the cover of the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, which hits stands November 8. The singer discusses her record deals, her boyfriends that inspired her records, and her favorite singers.

Adele’s rep is also making sure that rumours about the singer having any vocal diseases is killed, as they sent out a statement reiterating that the singer is cancelling all her remaining 2011 dates to “undergo surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal chord”. 
"All reports regarding any other condition are 100% false." 
What amazes me is the fact that she looks even beautiful by showing her full body. I bet it’s photoshopped but the fact remains that she’s showing some cleavage. This will undoubtedly push her already 11 million-selling album, “21”, to excruciating heights. 

Drake Raises Anticipation For "Take Care" With Lil Wayne And T.I. Tracks

After announcing the track listing for “Take Care”, the song “Motto” featuring Lil Wayne leaked. The song did not appear on the track listing but I’m sure it’s the “Untitled” track.

Drake visited Power 106 to present the song to the world along with a T.I. remix of “Headlines”, which has stalled in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

The remix with T.I. does not do the song justice. However, T.I. should create a mixtape with all the songs he’s currently jumping onto so that he can continue his rampage of destroying your faves!

Janet Jackson Recognized As A Goddess On Harper's Bazaar Arabia Cover

Janet featured in November issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia
Janet Jackson continues to show us why she is better than our faves. At the age of 45 Janet Jackson covers the November issue of Arabian Harper’s Bazaar and has a feature story, which was all done during her stay in the Middle East on her record-breaking “Number Ones: Up, Close, & Personal” tour.

The living Goddess effortlessly shows us why she remains one of the industry’s most iconic performances, reinventing herself era after era and producing quality music which stand against the test of time. Even Harper’s Bazaar acknowledges my future wife by referring to her as a “Goddess”!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Chris Brown To "Strip" For His "Biggest Fan"

That Chris Breezy reign won’t let up!

Chris Brown revealed via Twitter that he is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, “Fortune”.

Do you haters know what that means? Yep, new music!

The Blonde bombshell revealed that his two upcoming singles, “Strip” and “Biggest Fan”, are currently being mixed. "Strip" will feature hit maker Kevin McCall while "Biggest Fan" will be produced by The Runners. He even urged his fans to keep on requesting them on radio. 

Drake Invites Andre 3000, Rihanna, And Nicki Minaj To Join Him On "Take Care"

Take Care
Seems like Drake is using all the star power he can get to make “Take Care” sell!

Initially wanting to keep the features to a minimum, The ‘Headlines’ star gave into Lil Wayne’s wishes and plagued his albums with guest stars. Don’t worry, these people have some serious star power and I’m betting that most of them will be hit singles.