Friday, September 20, 2013
Led by "Take Back The Night," Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 is set to hit iTunes September 30. It's safe to say that this album release doesn't quite have the momentum of its "Suit & Tie" predecessor, but maybe the Timbaland produced "TKO" will change that. Take a listen below, and let me know what you think!
Purchase: Justin Timberlake - "TKO" (iTunes)
Previously: [Music Video] Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail"
While out on a promo tour for her new (INCREDIBLE!) album The Electric Lady, Janelle Monae stopped by the always candid Breakfast Club. Watch below as Charlemagne fawns over her while she discussed her relationship with Prince, the premise behind Cindi Mayweather, her business partnership with Diddy, as well as her upbringing.
Congrats to Janelle and the rest of Wondaland on yet another inspiring work of art!
Previously: Janelle Monae ft. Miguel - "Primetime"
Never in my 24 years did I think I'll ever see Bun B doing choreography with Solange. That alone (plus Mannie Fresh's cameo) is enough to make you press play, but the fact that "Lovers In The Parking Lot" is a great song with a fun and extremely random visual is the real kicker. Laundromats, semi-abandoned malls, beauty supply stores... what's next, Solange?
The True EP is in stores now!
Previously: Solange Knowles ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Looks Good With Trouble" (Remix)
The video for "Power Trip" set the tone for J. Cole to take an abstract approach with each of the visuals from Born Sinner, and "Crooked Smile" is no exception. Dedicated to Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the 7 year old who was killed in a Detroit drug raid in 2010, Cole urges the country to reconsider its war on drugs.
A Short Film by Sheldon Candis
Previously: Nas - "#MadeNasProud" (J. Cole Response)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
While we wait for Jhené Aiko's debut album Souled Out to hit stores next year, we will be treated with Sail Out on
Check out the chilled out first single, "Bed Peace" featuring Childish Gambino, below, and hit the jump to learn more about the Sail Out EP!
Monday, September 16, 2013
After a season of ups and downs--beginning with more than impressive opening sales for J. Cole (297k), Kanye (327k), Jay-Z (Platinum), and Wale (152k) and ending with very lackluster openings for 2 Chainz (55-65k projected), Big Sean (72k), and Juicy J (64k)-- summer is officially coming to an end.
While things have been looking surprisingly dreary lately, the new season brings a new hope that Hip Hop will hit another high. With Drake's Nothing Was The Same is set for release on September 24th, odds are pretty great that hip hop will dominate Billboard yet again.
Boasting hit singles "Hold On We're Going Home" and "Started From The Bottom," along with highly controversial "Wu Tang Forever," Nothing Was The Same seems to have the makings of another polarizing yet Grammy award winning project.
Update: Now that the album's in stores, hit the comments with your thoughts on NWTS!
Sales figures & Projections via HNHH
Previously: Drake Drops 4 New Tracks & Reveals 'Nothing Was The Same' Release Date
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Kanye's album Yeezus has had quite the polarizing response, but there's a common consensus on one thing: the man puts on a hell of a show.
To make things even more exciting, Ye is hitting the road with the self-proclaimed "King of New York" and my personal favorite emcee, Kendrick Lamar Check out the dates below, and be sure to stay tuned to GUE or KanyeWest.com to find out when tickets go on sale. Who's coming with me to the ATL show?!
# = Kendrick Lamar
^ = special guest to be announcedPreviously: