Indonesia artist, YUNA, may very well be the next Sade. I’m featuring her for this week’s #Throwback post because of her rare talent, meaningful songs, and angelic voice. Just listen to her exotic vocals and the exciting excellent the way her collaboration comes together with her choice of words and music sound beats in her take of Frank Ocean’s, “Thinkin’ About You”. It’s a nice cover..everyone have their own style and Yuna is totally different from others. She is unique and a talented singer songwriter. So in that regard, I’ve also included the video my favorite Yuna song titled, “Live Your Life.”
Kendrick Lamar delivers a stong ‘say no to drugs’ message in his new video for cult favorite, “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” off of his critically acclaimed, “Good Kid M.a.a.d. City” album. Kendrick metaphorically sets the scene at a funeral for the whole ‘death of molly’ concept in the video that features movie star and comedian, Mike Epps. Kendrick is currently on the “Verge Campus Tour” with DJ Steve Aoki and will kick off his “good kid, m.A.A.d city” world tour on May 22nd.
Girl power at its finest, Fantasia’s, sizzling hot new single, “Without Me”, is at the top of my list. Bottom line, this sh*t goes hard! How genius was it to allow the reigning female rap champion, Missy Elliot to lace this sexy/funky track. Missy’s lyrics are as sick as ever and Kelly Rowland’s silky soulful voice is the perfect compliment to Fantasia’s perfect pitch. “Without Me” is off Fantasia’s 4th album “Side Effects of You”, available now.
Mountain Dew arguably releases the most racist commercial in advertising history according to a new wave of people protesting thePepsiCo corporation. Protesters feel that this commercial feeding on the stereotypes that most criminals are black men wearing doo-rags their heads, while attacking white women. They believe that the commercial has nothing to do with selling sodas. That it’s just a tool that a ‘corporation’ is using to peddle ignorance to their perceived targeted demographic.
Rapper, Tyler The Creator, is the writer and producer behind the commercial. He is known for pushing boundaries. He’s stated in an interview with billboard that he doesn’t see things in the terms of race. He’s just a rapper/comedian who likes to have fun.
Janelle Monáe collaborates with the great Erykah Badu (aka the “dangerous accomplice, Badoula Oblongata) and graces us with visuals for their new single, “Q.U.E.E.N.”, off of Monae’s forthcoming album ‘The Electric Lady’. Initially, I wasn’t too sure about the song, but then the video came out and solidified that this song is just EVERYTHING! Janelle is giving out free samples of James Brown/funky soul cutlets! AND MOMMA ERYKAH!! She’s SERVING a nubian, eclectic, afro goddess tease. I am in FULL attendance for ALL of this! Janelle’s “The Electric Lady” is set to be released this fall.
16 year old rapper, Bishop Nehru, is young blood to the hip hop industry with a wicked flow. Last week, he gave his debut performance at the Ghostface, MF Doom Converse show and dominated the stage. Check out the video of his live performance and the music video for his hit single, Misruled Order
Nice! Premo laced LL Cool J with a cold beat on “Jump On It”, off of LL’s 13th album “Authentic”. “Jump On It” is a featureless song (Amen), but the album itself features some of the biggest names in music like Snoop Dogg, Fatman Scoop, Chuck D, the lead-guitarist from Van Halen – Eddie Van Halen, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine lead-guitarist Tom Morello and R&B singers, Charlie Wilson, Seal and Joe. LL Cool J sounds lightweight hungry again! Take a listen…
On Memorial’s Day 2013, it’s going down! The ultimate showdown between Vin Diesel and The Rock begins May 24th with the release of ‘The Fast And The Furious 6′!! Of course, inquiring minds want to know how in the hell is MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ’s character, Letty Ortiz, still alive. And is she for or against her old crew (played Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Tyrese, Sung Kang, and Paul Walker). Take a look at the featurette video where the character’s themselves, including Rodriguez, explains the plot of this new action-packed blockbuster!
“So, yes, maybe I have lost a step. But some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jaz-Z going to Cuba — it’s unbelievable. I’ve got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one. That’s another rap reference, (Laughter.)” – President Obama
“Come Here,” an incredibly smooth track brought to you by Talib Kweli and artist, Miguel, who seems to be taking over the R&B ingustry. The track is produced by Sean C & LV (Grind Music) and is featured on Kweli’s upcoming album, “Prisoner of Conscious” which drops May 7th.
The God of Thunder’s hammer strikes in the upcoming Marvel Studios 2013 sequel, “THOR: The Dark World”!
Official Synopsis: “Marvel’s ~Thor: The Dark World~ continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. “
When Ludacris do a mixtape, he gets buck wild with it! “If I Ain’t F*cked Up” is a new hype cut from Ludacris‘ forthcoming mixtape – “I Don’t Give a Fuck”. Of course the song is a club-ready hit with that signature deep down gutter Southern bass Luda is known for. “If I Ain’t F*cked Up” is a party song through and through with references of getting pissy drunk and having a good ass time. It’s greatly appreciated that Luda keeps pumping out music, proving real talent equals longevity.
Introducing ACTION BRONSON!! Hailing out of Flushing, Queens, New York and featured on XXL Mag’s Freshman List! Action Bronson is quickly becoming one of hip hop’s favorite newcomers because he has the heart and soul of a REAL MC who properly represents the East Coast. He’s currently working on his new album, tentatively titled, ‘SAAB STORIES’ which will more than likely feature members of his posse, Henry Fraud and Alchemist. And Action Bronson’s freestyle is actual talent. He didn’t write any of that sh*t down, It’s legit. Much respect Bronsalino!
Jay Z is winning! First he dominates and produces all the music on mega blockbuster video game, NBA 2k13. And now he has one of the hottest songs on the soundtrack of the adapted feature film, “The Great Gatsby” starring A-Listers like Leonardo DiCaprio. I would have posted the song earlier, but the movie producers muted it on youtube and all the other music hosts. Whatever. Here it is now… another hit from the king on the throne. Great job Jay Z!
Ciara is known for creating some of the sexiest videos in music history, and the visuals for her new single, “Body Party” are no different. As a matter of fact, Ciara out-done herself this time as her vocals are as sensual as the mesmerizing body movements that remind us of why we all love her so much. “The real fun begins when the scene switches to CiCi stripping off her robe in front of a cigar-smoking, Future (rapper/boyfriend), before eventually dropping to the floor, laying on her back and sticking her stiletto-clad heels in the air.” – Idolator. The video also features cameos from Trinidad James, Ludacris, and is shot by Director X.