Christina Aguilera will present her “heartfelt, multi-layered” Lotus album on November 13th. Seventeen songs are included on the deluxe version of the LP. Xtina’s fellow The Voice mentors, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, are the only guest features. Alex da Kid, Max Martin and Candice Pillay molded the sound.
Snippets of the album’s content have surfaced ahead of its release. Check them out below. Read More
Stirring up controversy is typical behavior from Chris Brown.
Chris and his clique deemed it appropriate to dress like the Taliban for Halloween. More accurately, they wore beards and Arabian garbs while toting assault rifles and other weapons (things Americans have linked to the Taliban and terrorism). Soon after posting the photo, Chris received a ton of backlash from Twitter users. Right on schedule, he responded in a hostile manner. Read More
Gucci Mane is on a mission to burn bridges with everyone in the industry, particularly those that were once affiliated with him.
During an interview on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, he candidly spoke on Nicki Minaj and French Montana’s lack of loyalty. According to Gucci, neither Nicki nor French properly show appreciation to the people who gave them a launching pad to stardom. Read More
Ice Cube is set to star in a Tim Story-directed action comedy titled Ride Along. Story is responsible for Barbershop, the Fantastic Four series and Think Like A Man. Other notable stars in the film are Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter and Jay Pharoah.
Hollywood Reporter reports the film is like a comedic Training Day. The story centers on a risk-averse second-grade teacher plans on marrying the girl of his dreams but first must accompany his overprotective future brother-in-law, a tough cop, on a ride-along from hell. Read More
Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been met with critical and commercial acclaim. The ambitious masterpiece lands atop the Billboard Rap Chart and at a respectable No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales exceeding 241K copies in its first week. It’s the highest selling debut week from a new artist in 2012. Read More
Taylor Swift’s latest album, RED, has been out a little over a week, and it has already made major sales records. Billboard reports that RED moved over 1.2 million units in its first week, which is the most any album has sold in a single week since Eminem’s The Eminem Show (2002). In just one week, it’s the third-best selling album of 2012 (behind Adele’s 21 and One Directions Up All Night) and best selling country album of 2012 (topped Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee).
Taylor is the only female artist to have two million-selling weeks; her first was 2010’s Speak Now (2010). She is the third country female artist to have three No. 1 albums. Read More
Eminem was impressed by Skylar Grey’s skills as a songwriter and vocalist when working with her on Recovery. Apparently the feeling was mutual because the “Love the Way You Lie” writer has enlisted Eminem as the executive producer of her debut album, Don’t Look Down, due out next spring via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope. Read More
When you’re under the tutelage of an overrated mentor, it’s likely your lyrical prowess, or lack thereof, may never advance beyond the braggadocios, “I’m rich, and you’re a broke hater if you don’t like me” subject matter. It’s an unfortunate circumstance, especially considering the potential being bogged down by the drivel. However, an infectious beat and hook heal all rap wounds. Ask 2 Chainz.
Kanye West’s protégé, Big Sean, has released “Guap,” the lead single form his Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player album. “Guap” finds Sean talk-rapping about the same topics on a slightly different beat. Scattered one-liners and random references are included. According to Big Sean, the following is God’s response after he counts his blessings of being afforded a lavish lifestyle. Read More