After the whole social media fiasco ended between himself and Iggy Azealea, Snoop Dogg has finally decided to shift his focus back to music. He announced his next LP will be released via Pharrell‘s I Am Other and Columbia Records. The project will be produced entirely by Pharrell, which may signal a shift from the rapper’s previous reggae attempts under the ‘Snoop Lion’ moniker.
On their Instagram account, I Am Other teased the LP will feature artists like Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder. There is not set release date, but it is expected to be available sometime in 2015. This will be the 13th album for Snoop, and a good handful of those tracks feature frequent collaborations from Pharrell. View their best collaborations over the past decade after the jump. More »
Sting, one of the biggest rock stars of our time, knows a thing or two about making a chart-topping smash. But know the former Police frontman has found a way to transform your boring old ringtones into a new hit! He stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (October 16) to sing alternative versions of various ringtones – including iPhone favorites like “Marimba” and “Xylophone,” and the classic Nokia ringtone.
The singer joked that the “Xylophone” ringtone sounded like a Police song: “My lawyers will be on [the phone]! That’s my tone!” Sting also surprised an audience member by recording a custom voicemail message on his phone – it’s pretty awesome! More »
Remember when Iggy Azalea teased that promising, “Fancy”-sounding bop at her show in London a few weeks ago called “Beg For It”? Well, it’s coming — but it’s not Charli XCX on the track. It’s No Mythologies To Follow songstress, MØ! (Not familiar? Check out our recent interview with the “Don’t Wanna Dance” singer.)
According to the constantly tweeting femcee, the track — which doubles as the lead single from her forthcoming re-release, The New Classic: Reclassified — will premiere next Saturday morning (October 25) starting at 6 AM on radio, just before her debut television performance of the track on Saturday Night Live. And that’s not all!
I-G-G-Y also dropped the sketchy (literally) cover art for “Beg For It,” which sees the rapper looking fierce with a jacket draped over her shoulders, accompanied by a panther. More »
Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez show off their assets (including J. Lo’s famously immaculate ass-et) in the most extravagant way possible, for the rapper’s video for “Stressin’.” The frequent collaborators and fellow Bronx natives get super turnt up in a NYC club, as they pop bottles, flash their expensive jewelry and dance on tabletops. It’s the perfect video to kick off your party-filled weekend!
“Stressin’,” produced by Rico Love, is the first single off Fat Joe’s forthcoming as-yet-titled 11th studio album. Watch the “no phucks given”-themed video up top. More »
Well isn’t Taylor Swift a sneaky one? Instead of posting the sequential fourth lyric as part of her 1989 song reveal strategy, the “Out Of The Woods” singer opted to reveal a lyric from the album’s bonus track.
The lyric, written on a torn piece of what seems to be a page out of a journal, lies on a bed of colorful roses – how lovely! It reads, “One night, he wakes. Strange look on his face, pauses. Then says ‘you’re my best friend.’ And you know what it was. He is in love.” This mysterious lyric sounds like a passage from a Young Adults romance novel. But what could it all mean?
We’ll all find out when Swift’s fifth LP, 1989, drops on October 27. View the Instagram post after the jump. More »
With no release date in sight for Azealia Banks‘ perpetually-delayed debut album, the label-less rapstress apparently has a lot of time on her hands. Hence the pearls of extreme wisdom she’s been dishing out on Twitter this week, such as giving her two cents on Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea‘s since-resolved spat and, now, the global Ebola crisis.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has launched an appeal for donations to a trust fund aimed at fighting the deadly disease. But Banks doesn’t really see the point in people coughing up money, as her tweets from this morning indicate. Rather, she believes the government has the solution at its fingertips: Just print more money, which can then be burned after Ebola goes away!
Sure, that might very well cause the world’s currency to become worthless and the entire financial system to collapse, but, hey — #YOLO!
Study up on Professor Banks’ theory for Ebola relief below, pop pupils. More »
Nicki Minaj, often referred to as the E. E. Cummings of our generation , is finally getting the serious-face slam poetry session she deserves.
While the “Anaconda” diva has been serving up her A$$-tastic, Sir Mix-A-Lot sampling smash in our face with iconic visuals and live performances, YouTube’s MartiansBrain has just gone ahead and given us a version of the Harajuku Barbie’s latest banger that ought to provoke deep awe and wonderment.
Never before has the phrase “he toss my salad like his name Romaine” resonated so strongly. Listen to the full spoken word version of “Anaconda” after the jump. More »
Earlier this month, Ferras spoke to us about the upcoming visual for “Speak In Tongues” – the new single off his self-titled EP (released on June 17). He said, “I felt [a video] was a good way to wrap up the EP. Rather than go to radio with the single, kind of have something to show for the EP.”
Fast forward to present day, and the official video has now arrived. The black and white clip finds the singer in a church, as he confesses his sins and sits on a snake-wrapped throne. Ferras is the first artist signed to Metamorphosis Music - Katy Perry‘s new record label. The two friends have collaborated together on the power ballad, “Legends Never Die.” More »
Pink and City and Colour‘s Dallas Green (a.k.a. You + Me) continue their promotional run for their debut folk-pop album rose ave., with another television appearance. This time, the folk duo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (October 16) to perform “You And Me.”
With Green leading the tune with his acoustic guitar, the two use their on-point harmonies to evoke the lovely emotion in the ballad. The stripped-down performance is different from what we’re used to seeing from Pink, but this raw style of music works for her. rose ave. was released on October 14, and features songs like “Capsized,” “Break The Cycle” and “You And Me.” More »