is suing LMFAO
for copyright infringement, claiming the line “Everyday I’m shufflin’” from the duo’s 2011 smash “Party Rock Anthem”
bites the “Everyday I’m hustlin’” hook off Rozay’s 2006 debut single “Hustlin’.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, a lawsuit filed in Florida argues the usage “is readily apparent… and constitutes, inter alia, the creation of an unauthorized derivative work.” Rozay alleges that the phrase is “performed in a manner to sound like” Ross’ phrase, and “is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of “Hustlin’.’” More »
Did You Hear?
:: Kanye West was really mean to a photographer who had the nerve to speak to him. That’s one less copy of Yeezus he’ll sell next week. [Rap Radar]
:: Speaking of the birthday boy, Kanye could be working on a follow up to Watch The Throne with Jay-Z. [MTV]
:: Justin Timberlake‘s new single cover is not universally appreciated. [Vulture]
:: Lovers of quality music will, no doubt, be devastated to learn that LMFAO isn’t planning to bless us with new tunes any time soon. [MTV]
:: A dispatch call reveals details of Paris Jackson‘s recent suicide attempt. Not easy reading. [Billboard]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today. More »
The world at large is still grappling with the harsh truth that we may never again get another album Paris Hilton
, Heidi Montag
or, for that fact, LMFAO
. But at least this week we have the next best thing: Redfoo
‘s solo single “I’ll Award You With My Body.” Not to be outdone by “Pop Bottles,”
the solo offering from LMFAO-mate SkyBlu
, Redfoo is here to show music fans that he, too, knows how to party all by his lonesome.
And just in case you were worried that these two might have lost their tongue-in-cheek edge since parting ways, Redfoo offers up classy lines like “let’s check the tape, does the red carpet match the drape” and “I’ve got something big to put on your mantel” atop a throbbing, highly LMFAO-esque club beat. More »
Hey! Did you know that LMFAO
loves to party? Like, so much? They’re just all about champagne showers and popping bottles in the clurb and getting cray-zay and doing all the things that cool hip young people are into doing! And even though LMFAO are no more (temporarily), Redfoo
are still keeping the dream alive with some solo works — the latest of which is SkyBlu and singer Mark Rosas
‘ single “Pop Bottles.” Bet you didn’t see that title coming!
The video doesn’t have much in the way of surprises — it’s footage of things getting buckwild and sundry shenanigans — but hey, there’s a pummeling dance beat and a fresh hook, so have fun smashing it or Snapchatting or whatever everyone’s doing these days. Watch up top.
A few months after announcing LMFAO
‘s indefinite hiatus
, group member SkyBlu
(real name Skyler Austen Gordy
) has released his first solo track, titled “Pop Bottles.” The electro-pop dance song is not a far departure from LMFAO — in fact, it’s really not a departure at all, as the lyrical content is all about drinking and hitting the club (or “making it rain,” to be exact). The song also features up-and-coming singer Mark Rosas
, a recent addition to Sky’s new collective of artists and producers at Big Bad University.
“Basically I grew up people always telling me what I can and can’t do,” Sky recently told MTV about his ventures. “And I always kind of classified myself as a dreamer… I created a university for dreamers. We have a lot of musical artists in there and DJs and everybody in there is about to release a big song. I kind of want to show the world what’s up with Sky.” Well, now we know. Listen to his new track and hit the jump for some of the lyrics. More »
When it came to the chart-topping singles of 2012, some artists, like fun.
, Carly Rae Jepsen
and Taylor Swift
, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time. Others, like Adele
, Kelly Clarkson
and Maroon 5
, were no strangers to the dizzying highs of the pop chart’s upper tier.
Altogether, 13 lucky songs made it to #1 — down one from last year. And several have since gone on to be nominated for Grammys. Maroon 5′s “One More Night” and Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” spent the most time at the top (9 weeks), while on the other end of the spectrum, three other singles spent one solitary week in the peak position.
So how will you remember the biggest songs that sound-tracked 2012? Idolator editors Robbie Daw, Sam Lansky, Carl Williot and Erika Brooks-Adickman all racked their brains and tried to sum up each in one word. (It’s harder than you think!) Catch their abbreviated, retrospective reviews below. More »
rode his invisible horse all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 last week. (And now he’s bouncing shirtless
!) “Gangnam Style”
was always destined for K-pop greatness
, but the hilarious dance routine also overcame the language barrier and made the song an international phenomenon
While the Korean superstar has made quite a splash worldwide, it’s not the first time a floor-filler has relied on quirky choreography for chart success. Who hasn’t put their dignity aside to do the Macarena or wished someone would teach them how to Dougie? Unfortunately for PSY, these songs tend to alienate music-buyers in the long run. Will “Gangnam Style” buck the trend, or is Korea’s most popular export since Kimchi destined become a one-hit wonder like the pop-wizards behind the following dance crazes? More »
This week One Direction
‘s “Live Like We’re Young” video leaked ahead of schedule, an offbeat rap song by (we think?) Lady Gaga
announced that they’re taking a break and a ton of albums — by artists such as Pink
, The Killers
, Carly Rae Jepsen
, Nelly Furtado
— were released. Our readers could hardly sit still during all this pop madness, and they took to their keyboards to express their thoughts. Head below to see our weekly roundup of the comments that came flooding in! More »
In the past year or so, LMFAO
have topped the Hot 100 twice and won six Billboard Music Awards, a Kids’ Choice Award and an MTV Movie Award. But apparently the accolades aren’t enough to keep the uncle-and-nephew duo going at the moment, as they’ve reportedly announced that they’ll be taking a hiatus from working together.
“I feel like we’ve been doing this for so long, five or six years. And we’re kind of like saying, well, let’s just do what’s natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time,” 37-year-old LMFAO member Redfoo (real name: Stefan Kendal Gordy, aka son of Motown founder Berry Gordy) said in a phone interview with Australia’s News.com.au. Catch the rest of what he had to say below. More »
“Take Over Control” singer Eva Simons
will probably concede that she’s just had the busiest six months of her life. Not only has the up-and-coming dance diva seen her career skyrocket this year, she’s also been wildly productive. “I got the chance to work with some creative people, very talented people,” the Dutch songstress notes in a behind-the-scenes video that showcases her activity in recent months. “I just worked with will.i.am
. We did a song, ‘This Is Love’
.” (Modest Eva skips mentioning that, oh, you know — “This Is Love” just happened
to top the UK chart this summer.) She adds, “I worked with RedOne
. He’s such a creative person, it’s insane.”
In fact, the RedOne explains in the clip above that his team found the recording process with Eva to be effortless. “Just in a week we did six songs that are so strong,” the producer reveals. “It’s a beautiful project that I’m really proud of.” More »