Monday, 30 April 2012

Usher Releases Rick Ross-Assisted Single "Lemme See"

Usher gets back to releasing the music that he's good at creating - hot urban pop jams! The King of R&B unveils the cover for his new single "Lemme See". The song features one of the best rappers, in my opinion, Rick Ross.

We find Usher singing about every man's desire, which is to smell (or in this situation, be forward and see) a bunch of punani flowers protected by thin layers of panties. The production is on point, although I hear the starting synths present on Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" makes a quick visit during the beginning of "Lemme See".

Rihanna Dances For Eternal Life In "Where Have You Been"

Who would have thought that Rihanna would come for wigs like she did now? After forcing us to watch the millions of clips for "Where Have You Been", the Dave Meyers video premiered and appears to slide right into the folder labelled "Rihanna's Best Videos".

Rihanna starts the video off by emegring from the depths of the amazonian swamp. She then gets her Prince of Persia swag on and appears to wear a veil, similar to the one on the single's cover. The ritual begins and Rihanna comes for wigs!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Usher Is Going To Perform On Saturday Night Live

Usher is planning on performing on 'Saturday Night Live' in hopes of gaining a lead in the race to the top of the Billboard 200.

The singer will perform on May 12 while Will Ferrel takes hosting duties. We are all praying to the Gods above that we see a performance of "Climax". That's what we'll all be having if he decides to use his talents to remain "artistic" by performing "Climax" instead of the generic Leona Lewis remix (of "Outta My Head") known as "Scream".

Friday, 27 April 2012

New Music: Brandy Returns With Chris Brown-Assisted "Put It Down"

My review is coming!

[New Music]: Usher - "Scream"

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Everything about Usher seemed to be alright once we were blessed with the greatness that is "Climax". Well, too bad Usher's streak of releasing quality singles reached an anti-climax thanks to his new single "Scream".

Yes, "Scream" has all the makings of a hit. Big vocals soaring over a redundant Max Martin and Shellback electro-pop production. Let me make things clearer - if you've heard "DJ Got Us Fallin'" and "More", then you've already heard "Scream" without hitting that play button.

[New Music]: Nas - "Daughters"

Nas - Daughters Artwork
Is this an ode to Nas' daughter and those cheques he owes Kelis?

His new album is out July 17, 2012.

Lana Del Rey Poses On The Cover Of Spanish Magazine 'S Moda'

When last did I have a Lana Del Rey post?

The sexy songstress poses it up on the cover of Spanish magazine 'S Moda', set to hit stands Saturday (April 28). Lana pays homage to the twitter birdy that is strapped over her shoulder due to the success of 'Born To Die' which has sold 395,000 copies in the UK.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Emeli Sande Blesses Us With "Next To Me" Performance On BET's "106 & Park"

Emeli Sandé has been one of my favourite artists of the year so far. Her album "Our Version Of Events" is already on my best-of list and will sit there nicely for a while. Now she is ready to conquer the US after debuting at #1 on the UK charts.

Watch below.

Cassie Makes Her Comeback On BET's "106 & Park" With "King Of Hearts" Performance

God knows I have waited for this day for a new Cassie performance. After cementing her status as a victim of ridicule from within the urban blogosphere, Cassie has redeemed herself from the performance 6 years ago which put her music career on a stand still.

Taking the stage on "106 & Park" to promote "King Of Hearts", Cassie performed as if her heritage depended on it. You could see the crowd made sure she never got nervous by cheering for the indie icon as she added her emaculate style to the two-step.

[Music Video]: Alexandra Burke - "Let It Go"

Alexandra Burke premieres the video for her new single "Let It Go". As generic as it is, I can't help but think that its one of her strongest tracks!

However, the same cannot be said about the video. For such a strong track, we receive such a weak generic video. The clip failed tofully display Alexandra's dancing abilities, which we all know she slays at. It felt more like a modelling advert for Alexandra to take advantage of her new weave courtesy of Latisha

[Music Video]: The Wanted - "Chasing The Sun"

The Wanted premiere the second single "Chasing The Sun" from their self-titled debut EP.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

[New Music]: Wiz Khalifa Releases "Work Hard Play Hard"

Radio rapper Wiz Khalifa is coming for radio airwaves again with his new single "Work Hard Play Hard" off his upcoming album 'O.N.I.F.C.' The single was premiered by Funkmaster Flex.  

[New Music]: Fiona Apple Returns With "Every Single Night"

After a 7 year hiatus, Fiona Apple is finally ready to release new music.

Fiona sounds better than she ever on "Every Single Night", singing against a sparse chime-like beat. It sounds really jazzy. I don't know what else to say about the song thou. I'm still getting used to it. I like it, but I've never been a huge Fiona apple fan. Maybe this album will change my mind?

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Lana Del Rey Premieres Homemade Video "Carmen" [Music Video]

You thought Lana Del Rey was done making her homemade videos? Think again, because the indie-pop princess has returned to her usual shoe-string budget music video productions and is finally ready to rule the UK charts again with her melodramatic video for "Carmen".

I wish that this was not released as a single. It's no doubt one of the weakest songs of 'Born To Die'. We need something more upbeat Lana. I still hold a grudge against her for turning "National Anthem" into some anthem that would make them happier than Nicki Minaj's barbz!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Video: Rita Ora - "How We Do (Party)"

Rita Ora Party and Bullshit
My baby Rita Ora released her new video for "How We Do (Party)" which I'm shamelessly obsessed with! Although I know her music can be much better, I can't help but love her beauty and voice. She's like my ex with just a pinch of more lips!

Watch how she parties it up in the video. She made me love her even more (I'm not a huge fan of her music thou) once I saw her amazing cover of Outkast's iconic single "Hey Ya!".

Album Stream: Norah Jones' '...Little Broken Hearts'

Norah Jones LIttle Broken Hearts Cover
I completely forgot that Norah Jones was releasing a new album called '...Little Broken Hearts' but the artist has given us a taste of her new album via an album stream.

Monday, 16 April 2012

NEW SMASH: Nelly Furtado - "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)"

Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)
Nelly Furtado is still the same promiscuous woman that we were introduced to a few years ago, except this time she's conformed to pop society's rules of crafting sexually-agrresive tunes that promote a healthy living. Yes folks, Nelly is back...raunchier and hornier than ever!

Nelly reintroduces herself in the form of a urban-pop banger, "Big Hoops (Bigger Is Better)". This serves as the first single off her new album, 'The Spirit Indestructable', set for a June 19 release date. It will be Nelly's first English album since 6 years ago when she burned down careers with her classic album 'Loose'. I'm expecting some bilinguilism on this album with some special flamenco bangers!

New Music: Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone"

Payphone Artwork - Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
Maroon 5 seem to getting back to doing what they are known for - making top 40 hits! "Payphone", the new single off their upcoming album 'Overexposed', due June 26, fnds the band using their free minutes to call radio rapper Wiz Khalifa to secure them a surefire smash.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

B.o.B. feat. Taylor Swift - "Both Of Us" [New Music]

Taylor Swift and B.o.B
I'll review the song soon!

[Music Video]: J. Cole - "Sideline Story"

Rihanna Reveals "Where Have You Been" Cover

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Rihanna is ready to take over radio stations with her new dance-pop anthem "Where Have You Been". The single is one of her best off her new album, 'Talk That Talk', which has sold 2 million worldwide so far. Take a listen to the song after the jump.

Album Cover: Maroon 5 - 'Overexposed'

Maroon 5 - Overexposed Artwork
Check out Maroon 5's new album cover for their new album "Overexposed" due June 26, 2012. New single "Payphone' hits iTunes April 17!

Janelle Monáe Rocks The White House

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Watch Janelle Monae rock the White House with 'Cold War', "Tightrope", and "I Want You Back"

Chris Brown feat. Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa - "Till I Die" [New Music]

Till I Die
Chris Brown can't seem to stop feeding his fans with new music! In the latest song, "Till I Die", Chris goes back to his roots. Production credits goes to Danja.

Watch Rihanna on the set of "Battleship"

Stream Jason Mraz's 'Love Is A Four Letter Word' Album

Gearing up for the release of his new album "Love is a Four Letter Word', Jason Mraz has surprised fans by allowing them to stream it for free before the release date of April 17 thanks to VHI.

I'm a fan of his so I expect this album to blow me away. Stream the album below the jump.

Train - 'California 37' [Tracklist]

Train hits the highway on the album cover of their forthcoming album 'California 37'. I'm not a huge Train fan, but I appreciate their earlier work. I'f you're so keep on seeing the tracklist, check the jump below.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Rita Ora Heats Things Up In Sunday Times

Rita Ora shows off her curvaceous body in the London Sunday Times. If only knew about this spread on Sunday I wouldn’t have been chocolate-deprived because Rita would have given me a whole lot of sweetness!

Shot by British photographer Damon Baker, this shows how classy and fashionable Rita is. From gritty London chick to sophisticated, do we need any more proof that Rita needs to be ruling the Paris runaway?

New Music; N.O.R.E. feat. Cassie - "Baby Girl"

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Trey Songz and T.I. Party It Up On The Set Of "2 Reasons" Video

T.I. and Trey Songz
Trey Songz and The King of Rap T.I. can be seen partying up a storm in some club with huge ass women for the new collaboration "2 Reasons'. Trey also plans to shoot the video for his Benny Blanco-produced single "Heart Attack", while joining Waka Flocka Flame tomorrow for the 'I Don't Really Care" video, off Waka's new album 'Triple F Life; Friends, Fans and Family'. You can check the pictures after the jump.

Album Cover: Lil' Twist - Don't Get It Twisted

Don't Get It Twisted
Lil Twist is preparing to release his debut album 'Don't Get It Twisted', which arrives this spring. The cover is an interesting one consisting of Lil Twist standing in front of the Dallas skyline while he sees a tornado through the reflection of his glasses.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Video Premiere: Norah Jones - "Happy Pills"

Norah Jones Happy Pills
No, that's not Norah Jones on the phone with Beyonce asking for advice on how to have her revenge with her cheating boyfriend. That my friend is Norah on the phone with your faves, listening to their remorseful cries as they beg her not to end their career. Yes, Norah is back and she's ready to slay again with a hit new single "Happy Pills".

Produced by Danger Mouse, the new single is a new sound for Norah, exploring more of a retro electro-pop sound that should gain Norah a bit of indie cred. Could your fave come back with a new single that sounds different from what's on the radio, and still sell more albums than your faves in its first week?

Album Cover: Karmin - 'Hello'

Youtube star duo Karmin are preparing to release their debut album 'Hello' on May 8, 2012. You might know them from their amazing covers of artists, such as Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, and Adele. The album is preceded by the singles "Crash Your Party" and "Brokenhearted" (read the review of the video).

The album will also feature production credits from StargateTricky Stewart, The Runners, Claude Kelly, and Benny Blanco.

Source: [Dimp-Zone].

Rita Ora Performs "R.I.P." On The Crush

Rising sensation Rita Ora showed the world why Jay-Z signed her and unintentionally marketed her as the next "Rihanna'". The singer performed "R.I.P." in a basement on 'The Crush' (???), making sure she obtains her second No. 1 single in the U.K.

Rita really shined in this performance. Not only did she sing with confidence, she also added a much-needed conviction to a convinction-less song. I actually like the song now and I think it has more to do with how beautiful she is, so I obviously let my guard down.

Video Premiere: Drake feat. Lil Wayne - HYFR (Hell Ya F**kin' Right)

Drake and Lil Wayne
Watch the video for Drake and Lil Wayne's single HYFR (Hell Ya F**kin' Right). Thanks Rap-Up

Video Premiere: Drake feat. Rihanna - "Take Care"

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Watch the video for Drake's "Take Care" single featuring Rihanna.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Video Premiere: Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - "Dance Again"

After deliverying a stellar single in the form of "Dance Again", Jennifer Lopez is ready to conquer the charts alongside Youtube with the single's video. To add more flavour to the spicy clip, Jenny invites her toyfriend Casper Smart to allow her sensations and fantasies to explode.

Immersed in a ton of sparkling glitter, a supermodel mother enters the room while Pitbull raps his verse. The camera then shifts to a room where the roof is flooded with a pool of half-naked men and women, who unite with Jennifer as she is elevated to the top. This is intersected with scenes of J.Lo surrounded by vibrant pink and purple colours.

Nelly Furtado Is Ready To Release New Music

Nelly Furtado
The world has not been the same without a new Nelly Furtado album. It has been years since we heard the sexy songstress annihilate her peers with her catchy pop songs, which actually contains some substance.

Thanks to the wonderful world of twitter, Nelly announced the release date of her upcoming album 'TIS, The Spirit Indestructable'. Don't ask me what it means. If it has anything to do with the music and it's impact on the charts, then I'd understand the meaning behind the name.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Adam Lambert Reveals 'Trespassing' Tracklisting

Adam Lambert - Trespassing
Adam Lambert finally releases the tracklisting of his sophomore album 'Trespassing'. I really hope that a second single gets released before the album's release date, since there is little to no hype left for this album. I'm still anticipating it because I'm an Adam fan, but the promotional strategies has been a mess. 

'Trespassing' is out May 15, 2012!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Fiona Apple's "Idler Wheel..." Is Coming

Fiona Apple is coming! After years of waiting, fans eagerly anticipating the artist's disc will finally receive a copy on June 26, 2012!

To make matters better, she has also revealed the title, 'The Idler Wheel...' (she's known for her dramatic titles) and tracklisting.

You can read the rest below the jump.

Kelly Clarkson Covers Britney Spears' 'Till The World Ends"

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Kelly Clarkson just made Wednesday worth enjoying. With the Easter weekend slowly approaching, Kelly gave us something sweet to sink our teeth into - in the form of a Britney Spears cover!

Yes, Kelly Clarkson was recorded churning out her rendition of Britney's "Till The World Ends".

Who would have thought that all you needed was a guitar and great vocals to turn one of the best pop singles of 2011 into another genre-defining smash?

Video Premiere: Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah - "R.I.P."

Rita Ora is ready to take on the music industry with  her newly released single "R.I.P.". The video has premiered and shows off s sleek and sexy Rita surrounded by customised vehicles.

You can watch the video below.