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Mack Wilds: Actor Turned Singer

Posted by Jessica Gold on 12/11 at 05:07 PM

Mack Wilds, also know as Tristan Wilds is moving his way up the R&B music ladder. This triple-treat is now focusing his attention towards a singing and production career, although he has been in the spotlight for his acting skills since about 2005. Wilds began his acting career in the N’s drama mini-series, Miracle Boys and then appeared in the HBO Drama television series, The Wire in 2006. Wilds played a pre-teen student by the name of Michael Lee. A few years later, Wilds joined the cast of the CW drama series, 90210 as Dixon Wilson. The 24-year-old can also be seen in films such as: Red Tails, a film about the Tuskegee Airmen, The Secret Life of the Bees as Dakota Fanning’s love interest, and an independent film called Half Nelson.

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Iggy Azalea Releases New Club Banger “Leave It”

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.

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Chris Brown Releases “X-Files” EP, Five New Songs Today

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.

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Future’s New Music “Real and True” Video is Quite Odd

Posted by Jessica Gold on 11/14 at 03:52 PM

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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.

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Langston’s Hughes’ Black Nativity Turned Film Set to Premiere Nov. 27th

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.

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Beiber’s New Single About Selena Gomez?

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.

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Jhene Aiko to Release New EP & Album

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.

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Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2: A Track By Track Review

Posted by Jessica Gold on 10/10 at 04:52 PM

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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.

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OneRepublic at the BJC 10/3/13: Concert Review

Posted by Jessica Gold on 10/04 at 04:22 PM

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In case you’re not familiar with OneRepublic they are a pop/alternative rock band that formed in 2003 by lead singer, Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins. Before they got signed, they were popular on Myspace. They were first signed to Sony BMG for three years, and then moved to Mosely Music Group. OneRepublic’s band members include: Ryan Tedder- lead vocals & guitar, Zach Filkins- guitarist and backing vocals, Drew Brown- guitarist, Brent Cutzle- bass & cello and Eddie Fisher as drummer. The band became popular in the mainstream after releasing their lead single “Apologize,” which is from their debut album called Dreaming Out Loud . The song was later remixed by renowned producer, Timbaland.

Yesterday, after a day full of activities provided by the truth truck, the OneRepublic concert began at the Bryce Jordan Center. To my surprise, the show started at 7:30 p.m. on the dot.

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Miley Cyrus Now Rapping?

Posted by Jessica Gold on 10/03 at 03:52 PM

Miley Cyrus’ image is changing by the day. Not only has she completely reinvented her style, but lately she has become even more entertaining because of her new found obsession with twerking. Oxford dictionary defines the word “twerk” as: a dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance

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Concert Preview: OneRepublic at BJC for FREE concert TONIGHT

Posted by Jessica Gold on 10/03 at 12:04 PM

TONIGHT (October 3rd), OneRepublic will be gracing the stage at the Bryce Jordan Center in a FREE concert.

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Feel Your Heartbeat… Childish Gambino Tickets for PSU Homecoming concert on Sale Now!

Posted by Jessica Gold on 09/27 at 05:38 PM

As you may already know, Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino has been confirmed as the headliner of Penn State’s Homecoming concert on October 6th. Tickets went on sale on Monday September 23rd in Heritage Hall. And great news for you… the ticket prices are reasonable: $10.99 for floor seats, $4.99 for bleacher seats and $20 for public bleacher seats.  However, you are only allowed one ticket purchase with a Penn State Student ID.

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Will Drake’s Leaked Album Affect His Sales?

Posted by Jessica Gold on 09/25 at 02:52 PM

Nothing Was the Same or “NWTS,” which is actor turned rapper/singer Drake’s third album, hit stores on Tuesday, September 24th.  However, last Sunday, September 15th it “magically” appeared online and was available for download. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the album leaked via Twitter. All 13 songs (including singles “Started From the Bottom, “Hold on, We’re Going Home,” and “305 To My City”) were leaked a week and a day before its release date. Collaborations with Jay-Z, songstress Jhene Aiko, Detail, Majid Jordan, Big Sean and 2 Chainz are also available on the album, and the deluxe version includes club banger, “All Me.”

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Album Review: Janelle Monae’s “The Electric Lady”

Posted by Jessica Gold on 09/24 at 12:58 PM

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Janelle Monae, the dancing machine who’s “uniform” consists of black and white just released her second album called The Electric Lady. Monae hasn’t released an album since her debut, The ArchAndroid in 2010.

The Electric Lady is a mix of 19 songs that channel R&B, Soul and Rock n’ Roll sounds. Many of the songs like “Dance Apocalyptic,” “Q.U.E.E.N.,” “Ghetto Woman,” “We Were Rock and Roll and “Give ‘Em What They Love” are high-energy tracks. They either make you want to bob your head along with the beat or break out in choreography. Appearances by Solange, Erykah Badu, Cee-Lo Green, Miguel, Esperanza Spalding, Prince and Big Boi enhance the album. Some, such as Pretty Much Amazing, would say that The Lady Electric is a double album according to the track list.

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Get a Taste…New Albums for Your Enjoyment

Posted by Jessica Gold on 09/20 at 02:00 PM

Looking for new albums to listen to while you’re relaxing, doing homework, or working out? Well, here are four albums that will definitely have you singing along with the lyrics. These new releases range in genre, but all are well put together according to Billboard and music critics.

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