returned to the music scene late last year with Sage The Gemini
-assisted club banger “Kiss It”
. To help build hype for her comeback, the dance diva has recorded an experimental EP called Not All Love Songs Have To Be Sad
with friend/producer NanosauR
and uploaded it to SoundCloud as a fan freebie. It’s an interesting experiment with one huge surprise.
The 24-year-old delivers a killer mash-up of Katy Perry‘s “Part Of Me” and “The One That Got Away”. It’s astonishing how seamlessly the songs blend together to form something completely new. While the Prism hitmaker’s originals were defiant and wistful (respectfully), Dev’s interpretation is downright numb and apathetic. Listen to the icy synth-gem after the jump. More »
has premiered the goofy video for her Sage The Gemini
collaboration “Kiss It.”
The track was produced by Hit-Boy
, and on wax Sage is the perfect foil for Dev, his disaffected monotone a natural fit next to her sassy sing-rapping. In the video, they’re even more symbiotic as they play house: she’s cooking and making drinks, he’s shirtless doing yard work and filling up the pool. And together, they’ve perfected that deadpan, dead-eyed stare that could only indicate true love.
Watch the Edward Scissorhands-inspired visual up top. More »
returned to the music game in late 2013 with slick Hit-Boy
-produced hip-hop/pop anthem “Kiss It”
featuring rising MC Sage The Gemini
. The video for the quotable club banger drops early next week but the 24-year-old has whipped together a lyric video to tide you over until then.
There’s not a lot going on here. It’s just a photo of lovely photo of Dev with scrolling words but it gives you the opportunity to really savor her classy lyrics. Like this gem: “I have more beers than I’ve shed tears, I don’t even drink” and my personal favorite: “he was more broke than he was a joke”. Dive into the “Like A G6″ singer’s latest hit up top. More »
After taking a baby break, Dev
is back to reclaim her throne as the Queen of rhythmic sing-talking with sassy comeback single “Kiss It”
. The sorely-missed songstress has a hot new hip-hop/pop sound and an EP called Bittersweet July
due for release in early 2014.
The “Like A G6″ diva dropped by the Idolator studio last week to chat about the second phase of her career. She opened up about working with Hit-Boy, her new tunes and the slew of crazy collaborations she has worked on over the years. Dev is open, honest, foul-mouthed and extremely funny. Watch up top. More »
has joined forces with an eclectic array of acts in the past (Girls Generation
, Eric Saade
to name but three) but the “Kiss It”
sass-mistress outdoes herself by adding her trademark sing/rap to Mia Martina
‘s bonkers “La La… Danse”.
This quirky floorfiller flushes the rule book down the toilet. It’s a jarring electro-house/trance concoction with a smattering of hip-hop and a booming pop chorus. In short, “La La… Danse” is a hot mess but it somehow comes together through the sheer strength of the dynamic duo’s personality and charisma.
The video is just as nuts. Mia, who impressed earlier in the year with “Heartbreaker”, drives around the streets of Hollywood with a panther before she ends up at a burlesque club where — as fate would have it — she runs into Dev. It’s crazy, kooky and demands multiple views. Watch up top. More »
? She broke through as the featured vocalist on Far East Movement
‘s chart-topper “Like A G6″
before dropping solo hits like “In The Dark”
and Enrique Iglesias
. Well, after taking a short break to have a baby, the 24-year-old is back with a sarcastic new jam called “Kiss It”.
Produced by Hit-Boy, the snappy hip-hop/pop tune is basically a raised middle finger at her haters. “I wanted my first song off the EP to be a bit sassy, sarcastic and sweet — just like me!” the bass-loving diva shares. “The song is about being burned by people you care about and kissing them goodbye!” She does that by dropping clangers like “I had more beers than I shed tears” and “he was more broke than he was a joke”.
Rising California-based rapper Sage The Gemini lends his distinctive flow to the mix and the staccato beats keep the song bubbling away nicely. “Kiss It” is the first taste of Dev’s Bittersweet July EP, which drops in early 2014. Listen to her sassy comeback after the jump. More »
This weekend, the music world takes Chicago’s Grant Park by storm with Lollapalooza 2012
. So how can such a colossal music fest get even more fun.
? Well, a rousing set by the capitalization-averse “We Are Young” rockers couldn’t hurt, while Dev
performed and dished to Billboard about her new album.
Meanwhile, Frank Ocean got a bit more poignant at the fest as he introduced “Bad Religion,” referring to his recent coming out: “I guess it’s pretty important to me because of some of the things I said in the last month. Just kind of taking some freedom for myself, taking the fear away.” Catch the performances below. More »
Did You Hear?
:: The age of 4 continues! Beyonce plans to release a video for her Diane Warren-penned ballad “I Was Here” on conjunction with World Humanitarian Day. The video, which will premiere August 19, was shot at the UN’s General Assembly Hall in front of a live audience. “We all see the headlines, and we think, what can I really do to help?” the singer said in a statement. “World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.” [Popdust]
:: Dev is suing to part ways with her record label, Indie-Pop, for signing her a bum deal that gives the label, as well as her lawyer and attorney, 75% of her income. She claims that the deal she signed in 2008 at the age of 18 was an “onerous, one-sided agreement” that should be “null and void.” [THR]
:: Tumblr rapper Kitty Pryde has meowed out a new tune, “Hittin Lix.” [The Fader]
:: Bruno Mars is teaming up with Major Lazer for a track on the outlandish electro act’s next album, Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do. [Digital Spy]
:: American Idol Season 10′s jazzy songbird Haley Reinhart discusses playing Lollapalooza, collaborating with B.o.B and make the permanent move to Los Angeles. [Pink Is The New Blog]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today. (Hint: none of them are on NBC, due to the Olympics.) More »
MTV has already shown the world what it’s like to be 16 And Pregnant
, but what is it like to be famous and pregnant? We’ll be “In the Dark”
no longer thanks to Dev
, who has opened up her life to MTV’s reality cameras in order to document her rise in the music scene, a bit interrupted by an unexpected bun in the oven with her fiance, skateboarder Jimmy Gorecki. Along the way, we’ll also hang with The Cataracts and meet the 22-year-old hot mama’s
family, who were also quite young when they had her. (Seriously, Dev’s parents look about the same age she does — especially when guzzling from a beer bong.) Now maybe Dev’s baby can be BFFs with Blue Ivy Carter, since they were both media personalities before even springing from the womb. Dev
premieres May 23 on MTV.
Mother’s Day 2012 is almost upon us, and rather then wait to the last minute to make a drugstore run for the last greeting card and the least wilted bouquet of flowers, we decided to get a jump on celebrating moms everywhere — especially those in the pop universe. (*pats self on back for being proactive*) While musicians tackling motherhood isn’t anything new, this year’s crop of first-time moms is so hot, it simply can’t be ignored. From Mariah Carey
letting us peer in on the lives of Dem Babies
‘s supernova of a daughter Blue Ivy
, check out these brand new mamas in our gallery above. And if you’re looking for a little inspiration on ways to thank your mama on Sunday, take a peek at our Mother’s Day playlist