Posted by Jessica Gold on 12/09 at 05:08 PM
23-year-old Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea, just released a hot new jam produced by DJ Mustard, according to Global Grind. It’s called “Leave It,” and the bass on the track is crazy. It will definitely have your speakers bumping. It’s a pretty simple song but the flow of her bars and the hook make it very catchy.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 12/05 at 04:18 PM
December isn’t only reserved for holiday tunes and festive melodies. You can listen to all types of music during this time. And quite frankly, I get tired of hearing all of the Christmas songs all over the radio. So instead of a typical holiday playlist, here’s a list of some songs I can’t get off my mind. A few of them fall under the holiday category, but overall they are in the pop realm. Here are 12 songs for the 12th month of the year.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 11/20 at 05:15 PM
The 90s brought forth slow ‘jamz,’ sleek music videos, and a more subdued attitude compared to the prior decade. This attitude change did not only occur in the R&B world, but also in rock as well, with the death of hair metal and the bursting popularity of the mellow, somewhat depressing sounds of grunge. However, R&B and soul was where it was most apparent. Lisa Fischer’s 1991 hit, “How Can I Ease the Pain,” is very representative of this.
Posted by Jessica Gold on 11/19 at 05:44 PM
Chris Brown’s sixth studio album, X was set to release on Tuesday, November 19, after being pushed back from its original July 16 release date. However, his fans will have to wait until Tuesday, December 3 now. It has been about a year and a half since Brown released his last album Fortune which debuted #1 on the Billboard 200. Since the album has been delayed twice, Brown promised his fans via Twitter that he will release five new songs on November 19, TODAY. It has been released in the form of the EP X-Files.
Posted by Jessica Gold on 11/14 at 03:52 PM
I’ve officially witnessed one of the weirdest music videos ever. And trust me, I’ve seen some pretty strange music videos such as Drake’s “Find Your Love” and Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal.” But Future has surpassed these artists. His new single, “Real and True” featuring Miley Cyrus and Mr. Hudson is actually an OK song, but the music video left me feeling dazed and confused.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 11/13 at 03:45 PM
November has brought on the stress, the dark moods, and the anxiety for the end of the semester and approaching school breaks that don’t seem to be coming quickly enough. I find myself listening to more music than usual to calm myself down and distract me from reality. There are five songs in particular that have been taking me into another world, where I almost forget about my true responsibilities. I would like to say that’s a good thing, but my grades and class attendance may say the opposite.
Posted by Jessica Gold on 11/07 at 05:50 PM
On Sunday, my TV just happened to be on while I was doing my homework, and the commercial for Black Nativity appeared across my screen. I automatically stopped doing my homework, and my eyes were glued to the TV because the film looks like it’s going to be really good.
Black Nativity stars: Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige, Nas and many more. The screenplay for the original musical was written by the renowned Langston Hughes, but the 2013 film version was written and directed by Kasi Lemmons.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 11/06 at 05:06 PM
Lexus Amanda, the one woman show behind Blacklisted Me, has recently released a new song, “Freak Like Me,” from her upcoming album. The album title and release date is yet to be revealed, but based on the official Facebook page, the material will possess a dark pop sound, notably different from Blacklisted Me’s past releases.
Posted by Jessica Gold on 11/03 at 08:27 PM
Justin Beiber released his new single, “Recovery,” last Monday as a part of MTV’s Music Mondays. According to mtv.com, Beiber sings “First, I’ll acknowledge/ All trust has been broken/ A successful recovery/ I pray for us at night.” “Grant me with a second chance/ Never thought I’d see your face again/ Learning life through trial and error/ Just tryna make it right.” He also sings about his “girl” giving him a second chance. But who is this girl he speaks of? Well, I think he’s referring to his old flame, Selena Gomez, but I could be wrong. It only makes sense that this song is an apology and plead for a fresh start with Gomez because she is the only woman he has publicly been in a relationship with.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 10/30 at 04:20 PM
So it’s about that time. Haunted houses, scary costumes, horror film countdowns, it’s the month of Halloween. October is all about the horror. While others may be excited to get candy or dress up in scantily clad outfits and drink until they can’t remember the night before, I’m excited to watch my favorite horror movies. Every weekend I curl up with a big bowl of popcorn and have a scary movie marathon. Sometimes it lasts longer than the month of October, and sometimes it starts before October even begins, six months before. The gore, the cheap scares, and the psychological twists never fail to entertain, well, most of the time. But what’s a good horror film without a great score? The music is what creates the eerie atmosphere. These are a few theme songs that I can’t forget. You might have to sleep with the lights on tonight.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 10/23 at 11:03 AM
I love it when I discover new songs. There are some songs that get played out in a day, but then there are others that never get old, and I think I found three new ones that fit into that category. I’ve had them on repeat daily, and they’ve been stuck in my head day and night. Usually, I want a song to get out of my head. In this case, I’m happy they’re stuck, and wouldn’t mind if they stayed forever.
Posted by Jessica Gold on 10/17 at 04:46 PM
Hip-hop’s songstress, Jhene Aiko will be releasing a new EP called Sail Out on November 12th, and a highly awaited debut album, Souled Out in 2014. Aiko just released the tracklist and artwork for her EP which is comprised of seven songs. The EP includes “Bed Peace,”Aiko’s new single featuring Childish Gambino. However, the tracklist for Souled Out has not yet been released.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 10/16 at 11:56 AM
When a film relies on silence, how can it have such an amazing score as Gravity? The film was released in the US on October 4th to critical acclaim. Part of the reason for the positive reception was the music. In order to properly depict life in space, while also promoting the dramatic elements and intense moments, silence had to be incorporated in a way that was still audible. Expressing this silence through music was one of the film’s greatest achievements. Director Alfonso Cuaron stated “We knew we needed to express silence. We didn’t want the score to be descriptive, but psychological and emotional. We composed a score which is expressive of surroundings. Here the music is moving around you all the time.” In charge of this incredible task was British composer Steven Price.
Posted by Jessica Gold on 10/10 at 04:52 PM
The wait finally ended for Justin Timberlake’s fans worldwide last Monday, September 30th because The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 hit stores and iTunes. As mentioned in the preview of this album, there are 11 tracks with two bonuses called “Blindness” and “Electric Lady” on the deluxe version.
Overall, the second part continues to exhibit JT’s musical genius. However, there is no comparison as to which installment I think is the best. Part one is significantly better than part two because I like every single song on it. Part two seems to be the darker side of the ‘complete experience.’ While part one is fully comprised of love songs, part two dives into the ocean of sadness and heartbreak.
Posted by Shamir Lee on 10/07 at 02:07 PM
I know I just did a top 10 list, but c’mon! You know you want it. I’ve been on a Disney song binge the past few years days, so this seems appropriate. And everybody loves Disney songs, right? We all have our favorites, and while my list may not match yours, we can all agree that each of these films had good scores overall. From the Sherman Brothers to Alan Menken, Disney composers have created masterpieces. It’s hard to limit this list to only 10 songs, and I feel like I’m betraying the others by not mentioning them, but if I included all of my favorites, the list would never end:
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