Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Music: Janelle Monaé x Erykah Badu “Q.U.E.E.N.” [feedly]


 
 
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New Music: Janelle Monaé x Erykah Badu "Q.U.E.E.N."

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With Erykah Badu's assistance, Janelle Monaé helps the ladies take a stand on her brand new groove from her forthcoming album, The Electric Lady. Bow down or get on down.




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Friday, April 19, 2013

Kendrick Lamar, Miguel: Watch Miguel & Kendrick Lamar "How Many Drinks" (Remix) (Video)



Kendrick Lamar, Miguel: Watch Miguel & Kendrick Lamar "How Many Drinks" (Remix) (Video)
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Miguel and Kendrick Lamar teamed up for a remix of the rnb hit "How Many Drinks" and they do the same in the official music video. The two perform the... Read more

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Drake – Girls Love Beyonce (feat. James Fauntleroy) [feedly]


 
 
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Drake – Girls Love Beyonce (feat. James Fauntleroy)

So Drake is feeling really generous tonight, as he delivers some more new music with "Girls Love Beyonce" (yes they most certainly do, Drake). He also brings along the golden voice of R&B right now, James Fauntleroy, to sing the hook, which is actually the classic Destiny's Child chorus on "Say My Name." This will be on repeat for a minute.

Drake is on fire right now!

OS REWIND: Drake – 5 AM In Toronto [Music Video]
OS REWIND: DJ Khaled – No New Friends (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross & Future)




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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Breaking Down the Beat: Just Blaze Speaks on Producing with Baauer; Breaks Down “Higher” and “Harlem Shake” [feedly]


 
 
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Breaking Down the Beat: Just Blaze Speaks on Producing with Baauer; Breaks Down "Higher" and "Harlem Shake"

Just Blaze is hustling and he's making moves in circles that Hip-Hop enthusiasts were unaware of.

He's down with the controversial Baauer, who crafted the unlikely hit song, "The Harlem Shake."

Recently multiplatinum super-producer, know to his mother as Justin Smith, spoke with Lee Hawkins of The Wall Street Journal about his new songs "Higher" and "The Harlem Shake," co-produced by the now widely popular EDM/Trap producer, Baauer.

In the exclusive interview, Just Blaze took the time to break down the songs and detailed the thought process behind the release of the singles which have now garnered millions upon millions of views.

Defying traditional ideas behind the release of a record Just Blaze and Baauer created juggernaut of a song by catering to world of club DJs

"I actually just came off of a 20 city tour, myself and my partner Baauer, you may have heard of him he has the whole s**t that has everyone going nuts, we did a 20 city tour. The interesting thing about that is, the tour was conceived before that record blew up. We sat down and talked about the possibility of going on the road and doing a show together and in the process of that we said, 'Well you know what? Lets do a record together.'"

"So we sat in this room about a month ago and we came up with this record called "Higher." And we knew that it was cool, but I dont think that either of us really anticipated what was going to happen there."

Using portions of a Jay-Z sample that was given to them for their tour, Baauer and Just Blaze combined synths, organs and tweaked drums to create a multi-layered composition that is now world renowned.

"Traditionally if your are releasing a record through a traditional outlet like iTunes, Amazon record stores or whatever, sometimes people who release music on the internet release records on Monday because journalists and PR people are back at their desks, bloggers are at their desks, we sat here on a Thursday night at about 4 in the morning and I was like,"Lets release this tonight."

Despite some people in their camp thinking that Baauer and Just Blaze should hold on to the record, Just Blaze wanted to release the record for DJs to play at parties immediately.

Preying on thirsty DJs looking to add to their Friday and Saturday partyy sets, Just Blaze and Baauer dropped the record at 4 a.m. on a Thursday morning only to wake up to thousands of views and downloads.

For more information on the Wall Street Journal's exclusive interview with Just Blaze, take a look at the videos below and learn more about how Just Blaze co-produced and marketed "Higher" and "The Harlem Shake."

Just Blaze Interview: The Business of Beats
Justin Smith, known as music producer Just Blaze, who produces for artists such as Jay-Z and Eminem, talks with Lee Hawkins about his role in VH1's DJ show, "Master of the Mix" and the lucrative business of beat-making and production. Plus he shows step-by-step how he built the beat for hit song "Higher."

Producer Just Blaze on Creating the 'Harlem Shake'
Justin Smith, known as hip-hop producer Just Blaze describes how he and his production partner, Baauer, made the now world-renowned "Harlem Shake" song and dance go viral. He also discusses strategies for making a song a hit on the dance club circuit.

Hip-Hop Producer Just Blaze Builds a Beat
Justin Smith, known as music producer Just Blaze, who produces for artists such as Jay-Z and Eminem, gives the Wall Street Journal's Lee Hawkins a step-by-step explainer on how he and his partner, Baauer, built the beat and production for the hit song "Higher".

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Watch Nile Rodgers Play a Few Riffs From Daft Punk's New Album



Watch Nile Rodgers Play a Few Riffs From Daft Punk's New Album
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jay-Z To Sell Ownership In Brooklyn Nets For Roc Nation Sports Agency Launch [feedly]


 
 
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Jay-Z To Sell Ownership In Brooklyn Nets For Roc Nation Sports Agency Launch

The last week has been an interesting one for the Jiggaman, to say the least, with the official launch of his Roc Nation sports agency, signing New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and yesterday's announcement of a global partnership with Universal Music Group. This includes a future record release for not only himself, but also Rihanna and J. Cole.

Due to a conflict of interest with the NBA prohibiting any owner from having agent contractual affiliation with an athlete, Jay is giving up his share of the Brooklyn Nets in order to obtain a National Basketball Players Association certification to become an agent.

As the 2013 NBA Draft nears in June, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Jay are taking the necessary steps in order to formally launch the brand, focusing on the long-term business in comparison to just one draft.

Many owners are worried about Jay's worldwide celebrity, which may shy away many athletes to bigger markets (i.e. NYC teams). The house that Hov built will soon be no more in the coming months, with Jay leaving court-side to become an day-to-day agent with athletes in global market, entertainment and business.

OS REWIND: Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix) (feat. Jay-Z)
OS REWIND: "Rap Quotes" Takes You On A Tour Of New York, Through Classic Lyrics




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Friday, April 5, 2013

De La Soul: De La Soul Returning With First Single Since 2004



De La Soul: De La Soul Returning With First Single Since 2004
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It's been nearly 10 years since De La Soul has released a new song, but the wait will soon be over. The hip-hop legends are releasing "Get Away (feat.... Read more

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

50 Cent “Music Is My Sport” [feedly]


 
 
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50 Cent "Music Is My Sport"


Click image to watch 50 Cent "Music Is My Sport" video.

For the next episode of "VEVO originals," 50 Cent goes into discussing his passion for music after being a recording artist for over 15 years. With the recent launch of his SMS boxing promotions, he compares it to the music game in a sense of being trained, disciplined and stay focused to succeed when you hit the ring with no teammates. Like most athletes, the sport they decide to play opens doors for other opportunities after their career is over as in comparison, 50's used music for opportunities he would've never seen before having a successful career which is why it's his sport.

Stay tuned for Fiddy's return to the ring with his upcoming album fifth studio album "Street King Immortal" coming later this year.

OS REWIND: 50 Cent – We Up (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: 50 Cent – Financial Freedom [Music Video]
OS REWIND: 50 Cent – Major Distribution (feat. Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy) [Music Video]




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