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Twitter Has A Field Day With Nicki Minaj’s Eye-Popping “Anaconda” Cover: The 10 Best Reactions

Jul 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Nicki Minaj hasn’t exactly blown the competition away with “Pills N Potions” but she’s determined to drum up interest in The Pink Print — even if it means wearing a piece of dental floss between her ass cheeks on the cover of new single “Anaconda”. The eye-popping artwork was an instant hit with fans and will provide Twitter with fodder for days to come.

The 31-year-old joined in the social media fun, sharing the best banner Google never used on Instagram. There were a plethora of “me when I saw Nicki’s new cover” tweets and a bunch of culturally insensitive clean versions. My favorite post features Drake posing seductively under the title “Anacondrake”. Mess! See the full Twitter aftermath after the jump. More »

Iggy Azalea Continues To Win, Tapped To Host A Reboot Of MTV’s ‘House Of Style’

Jul 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Iggy Azalea might have the haters working overtime but she continues to win. The rap diva, who recently spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Fancy”, has been selected to host a reboot of MTV’s ’90s fashion show House Of Style. The eight-episode season begins August 4 on MTV.com and wraps up at the MTV Video Music Awards.

So what can you expect from the femcee’s hosting debut? Iggy promises to show us the best vintage stores in Los Angeles, will visit the set of a Rita Ora music video (is this some sneaky “Black Widow” promo?) and introduce us to designer Jeremy Scott. Further, she will commentate at the VMAs — sharing her opinions on red carpet fashions and performances. More »

Lana Del Rey Further Explains That Iconic “My Pussy Tastes Like Pepsi-Cola” Lyric

Jul 24th, 2014 // Comment
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The opening line of Lana Del Rey‘s 2012 anthem “Cola” still raises eyebrows today. “My pussy tastes like Pepsi-Cola,” she croons in her trademark Valium-addled drawl over elegant strings on the brooding Paradise cut. As far as LDR lyrics go, the meaning is fairly self-evident but the 29-year-old (another revelation — she’s a year older than we thought!) has been questioned about it at length. Because, you know, journalism.

In an interview with JJJ, Lana said “Cola” was inspired by then boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill. “That’s just what he says!” was her simple explanation. Well, the perennially glum diva recently spoke with Rolling Stone and they dug a little deeper. ”My Dad thought ‘Cola’ was funny,” she reveals. “My mom didn’t think it was that funny.”

So what inspired the legendary lyric? ”[Barrie-James] was talking about American girls, his vision of American girls was that all their pussies tasted like Pepsi-Cola, and that they were such a dream,” the Ultraviolence songstress confides. “I thought that was the funniest fucking thing I’d ever heard.” So there you have it. Mystery solved. More »

Nick Jonas Returns With Slick R&B Club Banger “Chains”: Listen

Jul 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Nick Jonas is ready to make the leap from boy band icon to fully-fledged adult pop star with new single “Chains”. While this isn’t the 21-year-old’s first solo project, it’s definitely his most convincing. The fitness fanatic follows the Justin Timberlake formula for career transformation a little too closely but everyone has to start somewhere.

Produced by Jason Evigan (his credits include Demi Lovato‘s “Heart Attack” and David Guetta‘s new hit “Lovers On The Sun”), “Chains” is a mid-tempo R&B anthem that showcases Nick’s smooth vocal. “You got me in chains for your love but I wouldn’t change,” sings the former teen star over chunky beats before the now standard breakdown. It’s a step in the right direction but no “Like I Love You”. More »

Boots Talks About Reworking Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love”, Hints At More New Music

Jul 24th, 2014 // Comment
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If you’ve been online in the past couple of days, you’re probably already aware that a reworked version of Beyonce‘s seminal 2003 hit “Crazy In Love” scores the new 50 Shades Of Grey trailer. Boots, the rising producer behind most of Queen Bey’s game-changing visual album, was at the helm again and spoke to Complex about the latest endeavor with his iconic muse.

The producer has a very simple reason for reviving Bey’s signature song. “Falling in love can make you do crazy shit,” he says. “That was the spirit of the original song in the first place, we flipped it and it kind of became a whole thing.” Boots was also full of praise for the On The Run performer (“whenever it comes to the stuff that Bey and I do, I’ll never speak for her, but I think that she killed it”) and vaguely hinted at more to come (“there’s a lot of shit that’s coming up”). Can’t wait. More »

Angus & Julia Stone Unveil Melodic Rick Rubin-Produced Groove “Grizzly Bear”: Listen

Jul 23rd, 2014 // Comment
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Angus & Julia Stone have unveiled another gorgeous cut from their self-titled third LP (due August 1 on Republic Records). The Australian brother and sister duo snagged legendary producer Rick Rubin to helm the album and his raw, less-is-more approach is very evident on “Grizzly Bear” — a melodic groove that channels ’70s Fleetwood Mac.

“Yeah I seen you there, lookin’ all pretty when you brushed your hair,” sings Angus over breezy guitar and warm keys. Julia then joins him on subtle but insistent chorus (“Can I take you home? We can go anywhere you want to go”). It’s softer and prettier than buzz track “Heart Beats Slow” and every bit as intoxicating as official lead single “A Heartbreak”. Listen after the jump. More »

Lana Del Rey Is A Disheveled Bride In The Latest Still From Her “Ultraviolence” Video

Jul 23rd, 2014 // Comment
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Lana Del Rey‘s Ultraviolence era got off to a slow start — at least, visually — with her atmospheric but generally underwhelming “West Coast” clip. She turned things around with the wonderfully seedy saga that accompanied “Shades Of Cool” and the 28-year-old looks set to deliver yet again with her Nabil-directed “Ultraviolence” video.

The Complex cover girl shared a black-and-white still from the extravaganza on Instagram and she appears to be dressed as a bride. Only, Lana looks a little worse for wear, which would tie in with the bleak ballad’s disturbing lyrics (“he hit me and it felt like a kiss”). It will be interesting to see if the video tackles the domestic violence references head on or takes a more subtle approach. The visual is said to be “coming soon”. More »

Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea, Calls “Fancy” A “Game-Changer” & “The Song Of The Summer”

Jul 23rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Questlove has defended Iggy Azalea in a new interview with Time magazine, calling “Fancy” a game-changer for hip hop. He also labelled it the song of the summer. The Roots drummer, who is producing a new live music TV show called SoundClash for VH1, was asked about the avalanche of criticism leveled against the Australian rap diva for everything from her accent to alleged appropriation of black culture.

“We as black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture,” he said about Iggy’s eight week stint at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. “I will say that ‘Fancy,’ above any song that I’ve ever heard or dealt with, is a game-changer in that fact that we’re truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip-hop has spread its wings.”

As for the femcee’s southern accent? “I’m not going to lie to you, I’m torn between the opinions on the Internet,” Questlove admits. “The song is effective. I’m in the middle of the approximation of the enunciation. Part of me hopes she grows out of that and says it with her regular dialect — I think that would be cooler. But, yeah, ‘Fancy’ is the song of the summer.” More »

Pitbull Teams Up With John Ryan On “Fireball”: Listen To The First Single From ‘Globalization’

Jul 23rd, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Pitbull is coming for your dignity — yet again — with another extremely catchy single that you’ll blast on high volume when no one else is around. “Fireball” is actually something of a change of pace for Mr. Worldwide after a pair of female-voiced, acoustic-flavored club-bangers (“Timber” and “Wild Wild Love”). Singer/songwriter John Ryan takes over vocal duties this time around and the party jam has a distinct world music twist.

As with most Pit anthems, “Fireball” boasts a killer chorus, a plethora of catchy hooks and lyrics about partying with sexy ladies.  ”I saw, I came, I conquered,” he raps cheekily. “Or should I say — I saw, I conquered, I came?” Clever and classy. The party-starter is billed as the lead single from Mr. 305′s forthcoming 8th studio album Globalization. I guess that means “Wild Wild Love” didn’t make the cut? Listen to Armand’s latest after the jump. More »

Beyonce Previews Incredible Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Her ‘Visual Album’

Jul 23rd, 2014 // Comment
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Beyonce drove The Hive into a frenzy last night (July 22) by previewing a deluxe vinyl edition of her game-changing visual album. There was a limited edition German edition released last year but this is in a completely different league. For starters, the objet d’art has a gatefold cover and comes with a booklet of beautiful photos. It’s pretty much irresistible to record collectors.

So where can you buy it? That’s a great question. Queen Bey obviously wasn’t expecting that question  — cue “Pretty Hurts” — because it isn’t available to pre-order on her website yet. (There is, however, a Blue-Ray edition of the album that I didn’t know exists). It turns out, you can order the vinyl from Amazon. Start salivating over your next Beyonce purchase after the jump. More »

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