Posts tagged "Swizz Beats"

Lily Allen Praises Miley Cyrus And Joins The “Bangerz” Tour: Morning Mix

:: UK songstress Lily Allen will open for the latest leg of Miley CyrusBangerz tour and defends Miley for being a “fearless bitch.” [Billboard]

:: EDM DJ David Guetta totally tripped out at his latest Tomorrowlands Festival set in Belgium this past weekend. Kids, what did we say about doing drugs?!? [Gawker]

:: Legendary beatmaker Swizz Beats shared two Instagram snippets of  Jay Z,  Timbaland and himself during the making of the Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Verses.” [MTV]

:: Justin Timberlake revealed that his solo career was largely inspired by Radiohead’s fourth LP Kid A. [Stereogum]

:: “Hideaway” singer Kiesza and Diplo are working together on a track called “Take You There,” which will be featured on the beatsmith’s upcoming mixtape. [Pop Justice]

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Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’: Album Review

The title of Alicia Keys‘ fifth album, Girl On Fire (out today, ), could really have gone to her 2001 debut (Songs in A Minor). In fact, Keys’ latest brings to mind her first-ever television appearance — on The Oprah Winfrey Show, no less — and how Keys prefaced her performance of “Fallin’” with a speedy rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s “Für Elise,” proof of her classical training. It also brings to mind how her last words in “Fallin’” — that soft-yet-defiant, “Yeah, what,” was a first sign that Keys also bore a hip-hop edge.

Back then, Keys was a genre-bending newcomer, much like the collaborators she’s enlisted for Girl On Fire, including Jamie xx, Frank Ocean and Emeli Sande. What’s most exciting her latest offering is how Keys isn’t a girl, but rather a still-compelling veteran at age 31, this time veering mostly in the opposite direction of trends. More »

All We Do Is Yawn For DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win (Remix)” Music Video


Is it just us, or does DJ Khaled’s remix of “All I Do Is Win” sound a heck of a lot like the original? Well, perhaps the secret to Khaled’s winning streak resides in the fact that he is pretty much doing the same thing twice. Case in point: his music video for “All I Do Is Win (Remix)”. It seems that all the winning rapper has done this time around (in addition to swapping out his first list of big name fellow rappers with a roster of new ones) is to nix the fancy cars for girls in sporting gear. And aside from the change to a brightly colored background in his remix video, they’re essentially identical. Click below to watch both for yourselves.

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