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New Zealand pop upstart, Lorde took to Twitter last night to make a confession, admitting she may have inadvertently plagiarised a WHY? lyric in one of her tracks. Lordebecame the youngest person to score U.S number ...
New Zealand pop upstart, Lorde took to Twitter last night to make a confession, admitting she may have inadvertently plagiarised a WHY? lyric in one of her tracks. Lordebecame the youngest person to score U.S number one single in 26 years when 'Royals' topped the Billboard charts over the weekend, taking time out to tweet "i quoted @YoniWolf in still sane and completely forgot to ask him oops". The lyric in question refers to "Only Read MoreBlog: The Line Of Best FitRelated: Calvin Harris and Emeli Sande plan to CollaborateFeatures: Of Monsters And Men: ‘Wed Love To Collaborate With Bon Iver’Polia, Phantogram and Patrick Wolf added to Iceland Airwaves 2012Azealia Banks and Missy Elliott set to collaborateJoanna Newsom and Philip Glass set to collaborate
about 6 hours ago
Electronica DJ Jennifer "TOKiMONSTA" Lee puts her spin on the old Missy Elliott, Tweet and Ginuwine favorite "Take Away." The TOKiMONSTA twist has an acoustic feel in the beginning, and is then blended with a droning sound that makes the...
Electronica DJ Jennifer "TOKiMONSTA" Lee puts her spin on the old Missy Elliott, Tweet and Ginuwine favorite "Take Away." The TOKiMONSTA twist has an acoustic feel in the beginning, and is then blended with a droning sound that makes the whole joint sound both the same yet different, but in a good way. This song is strange and delightful and sweet just like I like it and hearing Ginuwine sing the way he did back when he had cornrows and babyhair was a trip down memory lane. You can listen to TOKiMONSTA's take on "Take Away" right here and take away a free download for yourself in the process.
about 23 hours ago
Ciara stopped by The Recording Academy, home to the Grammys, in Santa Monica, Calif., for an interview and performance. The R&B singer spoke about her songwriting process and performed an acoustic set consisting of tracks off her s...
Ciara stopped by The Recording Academy, home to the Grammys, in Santa Monica, Calif., for an interview and performance. The R&B singer spoke about her songwriting process and performed an acoustic set consisting of tracks off her self-titled album including “DUI,” “Read My Lips,” and her newest single “Overdose.” “I Had So Much Fun Doing A Surprise Acoustic Performance at @TheGRAMMYs Office 4 The Staff!” tweeted CiCi, who won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video for “Lose Control” with Missy Elliott in 2006. See CiCi’s stripped-down set below.
1 day ago
Los Angeles' TOKiMONSTA takes on one of her favorite songs in her latest remix. She warps ... Read the full article at http://www.prefixmag.com/news/download-missy-elliott-take-away-f-ginuwine-tweet-/75161/
Los Angeles' TOKiMONSTA takes on one of her favorite songs in her latest remix. She warps ... Read the full article at http://www.prefixmag.com/news/download-missy-elliott-take-away-f-ginuwine-tweet-/75161/
3 days ago
Last August rapper and R&B crooner Drake announced that he was making a posthumous album with Aaliyah. This posthumous album would feature collaborations with the late singer, as Drake planned to rap over her vocals that were left on the...
Last August rapper and R&B crooner Drake announced that he was making a posthumous album with Aaliyah. This posthumous album would feature collaborations with the late singer, as Drake planned to rap over her vocals that were left on the cutting room floor. Fortunately after Drake experienced major backlash we never heard about this project every again. Fast forward and it’s a year later, and it looks like Drake is finally ready to reveal what happened to his Aaliyah album. In this particular Aaliyah project, Drake was slated to act as producer, as well as Aaliyah’s collaborator. Of the scrapped project, Drake said in a CRWN interview: “Before things went downhill with it, I was actually working with my dream collaboration. Me and 40 were working on this Aaliyah album that kind of got blown out of proportion. There are records with me and Aaliyah that no one has ever heard and they’re really good.” At the time, when the news broke of Drake’s album with Aaliyah, Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton, and collaborators Missy Elliott and Timbaland were said to be vehemently against the record from happening. Haughton had said on Facebook: “There is no official album being released and supported by the family.” A few months ago Timbaland was still talking about Drake’s album with Aaliyah, having said: “A lot of these rappers out here are awful. Chris Brown got a record [with Aaliyah]. It won’t work. Drake could do a record with Aaliyah. It ain’t going to work.” Drake had revealed why he scrapped the Aaliyah project, but by now it’s pretty obvious why, considering Drake was the only one that thought it was a good idea. Of the scrapped project, Drake said: “I think the press got out of hand. They maybe just had a different vision for it. I’m not sure. It was sounding great to me.” Would you listen to Drake’s posthumous album of Aaliyah? Drake Explains His Aaliyah Album ‘Went Downhill’ is a post from: The Inquisitr News
4 days ago
opinion by PETER TABAKIS Only a few months ago Justin Timberlake released The 20/20 Experience, his first collection of new material in seven years. And what a muddled, overstuffed, and at times fabulous album it was. I guess releasing a...
opinion by PETER TABAKIS Only a few months ago Justin Timberlake released The 20/20 Experience, his first collection of new material in seven years. And what a muddled, overstuffed, and at times fabulous album it was. I guess releasing a blockbuster LP (the year’s best-selling, so far) felt so nice he had to try it twice. Thus, here comes The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, its prompt and inelegantly named sequel. Hurray? Well, yeah actually. From the moment 2 of 2 was officially announced last May, I’ve been filled with mounting dread. Dread that the sequel would, at best, be a swollen collection of studio odds and ends. Or worse, the nightmare scenario: another hour-plus slog through boldly reimagined throwbacks in the classic style of Timberlake’s R&B and soul influences. Turns out, very little of 2 of 2’s sound connects it to its (slightly) older sibling. And more often than not, the new album surpasses its predecessor, by leaps and bounds. Best of all, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 feels like a satisfying and true follow-up to FutureSex/LoveSounds, Timberlake’s strongest album to date. That we’ve dodged a bullet and received a pretty terrific Justin Timberlake album only raises a number of questions about the whole 20/20 project. Having gone seven years without a studio release, why the sudden flood? Why risk audience fatigue with this deluge of new music? Why force one conceptual (and physical) package on two very different albums? Why does 2 of 2’s presentation, from its awful title to its barely reworked cover art, seem so inexplicably lazy? Was this Timberlake’s master plan all along? If so, then your guess is as good as mine for why the first collection of songs wasn’t called The 20/20 Experience 1 of 2 from the start. Some have suggested Timberlake brazenly rushed out his 2013 material to goose ticket sales for his recent co-headlining tour with Jay Z, and his massive upcoming solo outing, which would ultimately fulfill a contractual obligation with Live Nation. That agreement allegedly hinged on giving Timberlake’s tequila brand star-treatment at concert venues across North America. I’m slightly less cynical about the confounding roll-out of these two albums – oh, I mean the two parts of the same jumbled album – as both are obviously products of such labor and love from Timberlake and his collaborators. This, in a way, is the problem with his 20/20 Experience. It’s as if Timberlake, so enamored with his work, can’t bring himself to leave anything out. That much was already clear on the first part of The 20/20 Experience, an album whose ten songs (many of which were stellar) began to overstay their welcome about halfway through their runtimes. Mercifully, 2 of 2’s twelve songs (when you include the hidden acoustic ballad “Pair of Wings”) seem less padded, though they’re about as long, by maintaining momentum without flagging into stylistically disjointed codas. (The notable exception being “True Blood,” a song I so irrationally enjoy throughout its nine-plus minutes that I’m happy to contradict myself.) Both parts of The 20/20 Experience are unapologetically retro. Only on 2 of 2, Timberlake and longtime collaborator Timbaland largely mine from their own early-2000s glory days, rather than exhume bits and pieces from definitive works by Stevie Wonder and Prince. Being a JT album, Michael Jackson continues to make requisite appearances on 2 of 2, both overtly (“Take Back the Night”) and merely in spirit (“True Blood”). That the 20/20 albums escape the musty past is fundamentally thanks to Timbaland and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, who keep things sounding exhilaratingly vibrant and current, whether the vintage they’re working with is ten years old or upwards of forty. Unlike part one of The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2 is better experienced in a single sitting. It never reaches such peaks as “Pusher Love Girl” or “Let the Groove In,” and nothing comes close to the triumphant “Mirrors,” but 2 of 2 doesn’t r
5 days ago
Is a posthumous Aaliyah album still in the works? After announcing plans to spearhead the project, Drake is now uncertain of its future. In August 2012, the Toronto MC announced that he and producer Noah “40″ Shebib had bee...
Is a posthumous Aaliyah album still in the works? After announcing plans to spearhead the project, Drake is now uncertain of its future. In August 2012, the Toronto MC announced that he and producer Noah “40″ Shebib had been tapped by Blackground Records to produce a new album from Aaliyah and had received the family’s blessing. But once word got out, Aaliyah’s fans and close collaborators expressed their disapproval. During an interview with Elliott Wilson for his CRWN series this week, Drake was asked about the project’s status. “I don’t know. I think the press got out of hand and they maybe had a different vision for it or something,” he said. “It was sounding great to me. Whatever they end up doing with it, I wish them the best of luck.” While he may not be as involved, he hopes that his song will still make the cut. “There might be a record on there with me and her, I’m not sure. It was great. It sounded really good.” One year ago, Drake released his Aaliyah collaboration “Enough Said” to mixed reviews. Aaliyah’s friends including Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and DMX were critical of releasing new music from the late singer. “We’re talking about unfinished music and we don’t know her reasoning for not putting those records out,” said Missy.
7 days ago
So the obvious question about Icona Pop is this: What kind of "'90s bitch" (or "chick," on the radio) are they, exactly? The Courtney Love kind? The Liz Phair kind? The Missy Elliott kind? Or being Swedes, maybe Marie Fredriksson fr...
So the obvious question about Icona Pop is this: What kind of "'90s bitch" (or "chick," on the radio) are they, exactly? The Courtney Love kind? The Liz Phair kind? The Missy Elliott kind? Or being Swedes, maybe Marie Fredriksson from Roxette or one of the Ace Of Base ladies are more their speed? The hype machine insists that Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo are somehow indebted to "punk" and "indie pop" (apparently because they occasionally curse and tour with such challenging artistes as Passion Pit)...
7 days ago
Rapper Missy Elliott looked to be in good spirits when she was spotted out with a group of friends in NYC on Tuesday afternoon (September 24). Pictured below with the veteran trendsetter, is the new artist Sharaya J (with the Banji hat ...
Rapper Missy Elliott looked to be in good spirits when she was spotted out with a group of friends in NYC on Tuesday afternoon (September 24). Pictured below with the veteran trendsetter, is the new artist Sharaya J (with the Banji hat on). The rapper / dancer is currently finishing up her debut album and released a music video earlier this year. The project should be interesting if Missy has anything to do with it. More photos in the gallery! ( PHOTO: FAME-FLYNET )
9 days ago
K.Michelle isn’t a broke bird… K.Michelle Pays Tax Bill According to TMZ reports: “Love & Hip Hop” star K. Michelle is finally getting a taste of her own medicine — at least in the slapping department — because the IRS just h...
K.Michelle isn’t a broke bird… K.Michelle Pays Tax Bill According to TMZ reports: “Love & Hip Hop” star K. Michelle is finally getting a taste of her own medicine — at least in the slapping department — because the IRS just hit her hard. Uncle Sam has filed a $52,415.09 tax lien against K. — who famously slapped her co-star MiMi Faust this year — claiming she didn’t muster up enough tax dough in the years 2008 ($47,710.46) and 2009 ($4,704.63). 2008 was a big year for K. — her singing career took off when she signed with Jive records. In 2009, she released a single with Missy Elliott. Things slowed down afterward, until she signed on for “Love” in 2012. K.Michelle took to her IG account to shut down rumors she would have to serve jail time for the unpaid tax lien: IG
9 days ago