Children, today we’re going to let The Weeknd show you about the birds and the bees. You see that video above? Well, when you watch it you’ll notice that sometimes the Daddy likes to go to book a hotel room and get high as fuck, because he thinks that’s what people want to watch for four minutes in lieu of a video that might actually be entertaining on some level. And then, the Daddy likes to rent a bunch of Mommys to come over to his room so he can get on top of them for 42 seconds before vomiting on the lamp and passing out.
Then all the Hooker Mommys put their fingers in the Daddy’s wallet while he’s sleeping to try to steal the cash he’s always bragging about having, but surprise — it’s flopsville! More »
Doesn’t it seem like Flo Rida chucks a song out every other week or so? No? Yes? Green? Chinchilla?
Anyway, here’s Flo Rida chucking out a new song called “GDFR” — it stands for “going down for real” — which features Sage The Gemini and the really classy line “girls getting wetter than Katrina.” Sorry, fellas, but it’s always going to be too soon the exploit a colossal tragedy for a lyric in your dumb-as-shit waste of three minutes passing itself off as music.
Anyway, Flo or whoever produced this racket left no kitchen sink out of the mix: We’ve got horns! We’ve got a trap beat! We’ve got one of these bozos singing just like that guy Wanz‘s “I’m gonna pop some tags” bit from Macklemore‘s “Thrift Shop” — practically note for note! How can you resist? Listen below! More »
:: Released from jail in July, femcee Remy Ma sits down with VIBE to talk about her kids, her marriage to fellow New York rapper Papoose and her fear of going back to prison. [VIBE]
:: Rapper Talib Kweli got in a shouting match with reporter Don Lemon over CNN’s coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. [MTV]
:: Christian country songstress RaeLynn released a new song called “God Made Girls.” Enough said. [The Frisky]
:: Justin Bieber shaved off his ‘stache. All is right with the world again. [Gawker]
:: Swedish electronic duo The Knife announced that they will split up right after their November tour. [Dazed]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
Love sometimes really is like a sucker-punch to the dick, isn’t it? I mean, if we can’t believe in the holy union that is(/was?) Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, then what in Mimi’s name is there left to place our hopes and dreams in?
Sigh. Love takes time. Vision of love. There can be miracles when you believe. We belong together. Bye bye. Don’t forget about us.
Mariah, 44, and Nick, 33, have reportedly been living apart for months now, according to People (“He’s been staying in hotels,” a source told the magazine. Depressing…). Cannon even confirmed the news to The Insider, notes ABC, with this statement: “There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months.” More »
La Toya Jackson returned to the music game in July with ferocious club anthem “Feels Like Love”. The sassy smash (in my mind) positioned the glamorous 58-year-old as the new queen of dance, a title she carried with poise and grace in the sizzling video. Trust me, nobody tears up the dance floor — or sips champagne — as seductively as Toy!
Just when I thought La Toya’s master class in pop excellence was over, the unstoppable diva’s “Feels Like Love” cover popped up on my iPod recently and I almost crashed the car. How did this divine work of art pass me by for so long? If your eyes haven’t had the pleasure, check out the thinking man’s Jackson rocking a leather jumpsuit after the jump. More »
Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off” video was supposed to be a feel-good romp that inspired viewers to let go and have a little fun but many commentators felt the urban dance scene appropriated black culture and perpetuated stereotypes. One of the most vocal critics was Earl Sweatshirt, who called the Mark Romanek-directed visual “inherently offensive and ultimately harmful”.
Romanek responded to the Odd Future rapper’s accusations today (August 21) and vigorously defended his work. “[Earl Sweatshirt] stated clearly that he hadn’t seen the video and didn’t even intend to watch it,” the filmmaker told Vulture. “So, respectfully, that sort of invalidates his observations from the get-go. And it’s this one uninformed tweet that got reported on and rehashed.”
“We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing and cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to race or ethnicity,” he continued. “If you look at it carefully, it’s a massively inclusive piece. It’s very, very innocently and positively intentioned.” More »