The clearly ecstatic diva danced to a mash up of “Drunk In Love” and “Tom Ford”, did watermelon shots with fans (see video after the jump) and played video games with Les Twins, model Shaun Ross and J. Cole. Oh and Drake moderated the event. His speech is also after the jump. More »
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Secondly, I love pondering how these things happen. How do such visual abominations get through so, so many layers of approval before getting slapped onto a CD cover? Who cares! We’re here to chide them, not deconstruct them! Let’s get to it. More »
“The racism I experienced was being Jewish,” Drizzy explains in the accompanying interview. “Jewish kids didn’t understand how I could be black and Jewish… it was just stupid, annoying rich kids that were close-minded and mean.”
He’s just as frank when evaluating the rest of the rap game, naming Kanye West as his only competition: “My competition is nobody else, by the way. It’s just me and ‘Ye.” Take that Kendrick Lamar. More »
“It’s really difficult to find a song with such a strong message that doesn’t feel preachy. Sia is such a genius, the second I heard the song I’m like I have to sing this song,” Bey said of album-opener “Pretty Hurts”. “I don’t care how hard I have to fight for the song, this is my song!” As for the pageant based video? Well, they are “the most humiliating, judgmental place you can be as a woman.”
There was also praise for Boots (“a new producer that I completely respect”), a fun anecdote about the “Blow” video (“one of my first dates with my first boyfriend was at Funplex [the roller rink where it was shot] and now I got the whole Funplex… rented out!”) and an insight into the making of rap-interlude “Yonce” (“I love it because it’s really organic. The drumbeat was actually done in the studio by Justin Timberlake, he just started beating on this bucket”). More »
Betty took a moment out from her busy schedule of hitting the studio and watching One Tree Hill to share her favorite LP of the year with us — which she did in the style of her favorite artist, explaining in a note: “I DID IT IN THE FASHION OF DRAKE AKA SWEATPANTS HAIR TIED CHILLIN W NO MAKEUP ON CUZ THATS WHEN IM THE PRETTIEST I HOPE THAT YOU DONT TAKE IT WRONG.” More »
Most of the videos are unified by some narrative cohesion, but the clip for sonic standout “Mine,” a moody, spaced-out team-up with Drake produced by his frequent collaborator Noah “40″ Shehib, goes in about a dozen different directions; like the song’s production, which gradually transforms from a sentiment-soaked piano ballad into something raw, rhythmic and minimalist, the video is far-reaching in its styles and influences. More »
The primary players include Pharrell, the Midas touch trifecta of Justin Timberlake, J-Roc and Timbaland (as with 20/20 Part 2, they left no clunky sex metaphor unturned) and a pop mysterion known as Boots (#whoisboots). Sia, Drake, Noah “40″ Shebib and Miguel also notched credits on the mega-release. As for the videos, everyone from Terry Richardson to frigging Lil Internet to Bey herself had directing duties.
That’s a whole lot of people, and we don’t know what kind of threats were hovering over them to prevent details from leaking out, but it worked and now we have Beyonce. So below, find the full credits broken down in an easier-to-read song-by-song list. More »
Jay is relegated to an opening ad-lib, but Drizzy more than makes up for the absence with a few standout lines, including this couplet: “I been singing and rapping, I make a killing in both / If I had to choose a Jackson, man I’m feelin’ like Bo.” There’s still too much of Timbo’s chirping and scatting for our liking, but other than that, it’s pretty dope! Makes us think he saved his fresh material for this release and unloaded all the leftovers on 20/20 Part 2.
Check out the lyric video below. More »
:: Demi Lovato has opened up about the extent of her pre-rehab drug habit, admitting that she couldn’t go 30 minutes without cocaine and would even smuggle it on airplanes. [Just Jared]
:: Looking for new threads? Drake is opening pop-up stores in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Miami and New Orleans. Now you have no excuse to be unfashionable! [Vibe]
:: Britney Spears gets lip injections. That is one of the many completely non-shocking revelations in her interview with InStyle magazine. Oh, she also enjoys face masks! [Billboard]
:: Congratulations go to The Wanted‘s Siva Kaneswaran, proposed to his shoe designer girlfriend Nareesha McCafferey. Sorry, ladies. She said yes! [People]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »