Posted in "Story To Be Told", 'Born Free', M.I.A, Music, Music In Ya Ear, music video, Youtube

Music In Ya Ear!: M.I.A. – “Story To Be Told”

Like stages of grief, there are stages of processing an M.I.A. video. First there’s a kind of dumbfounded, eyebrow-raising befuddlement as you wonder whether you’re actually watching a music video or not. Then there’s the moment where you say to yourself, “I can’t believe this is M.I.A.’s new music video. I am surprised. It is not a traditional music video, that’s for sure.” Or something of that nature.

Then you feel weird because you realize you were talking to yourself out loud about M.I.A. videos when you were supposed to be working or studying or whatever.

Then! Then something strange happens. You become kind of intoxicated by M.I.A.‘s whole subversion of the generic music video, and eventually, whether you “like” it (because, in a way, M.I.A. doesn’t really care if you like it or not), you become sort of entranced by it.

So, here we have M.I.A.‘s video for “Story To Be Told,” from her recent album, ‘Born Free.’ M.I.A. has been nice enough to set up a little website where the clip is streaming. What will you find there? Oh you know, the usual… Psychedelic, late-’90s Internet visuals that employ a similar motif to her album cover, and lyrics, rendered in the style of one of those Captcha identity certification programs. Totally normal. Just like making a video about rounding up and killing redheads (which was the theme of M.I.A.’s “Born Free” video).

Check out M.I.A.’s “Story To Be Told” video. (Warning; NSFW)

Your thoughts on M.I.A.’s new video? Are you feeling it? Let us know below.

Source: buzzworthy.mtv.com/YouTube

Posted in baby bump, Madeline, Monyetta Shaw, Ne-Yo

Baby Bump: Ne-Yo Prepares For His Daughter Baby Madeline’s Arrival

Singer Ne-Yo says he’s having a baby girl with his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, and they have narrowed down a name for her. He is also child proofing his apartment and buying new vehicles to accommodate his new lifestyle.

He tells the NY Post:

NE-YO is making big plans for the daughter his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, is expecting in January. The couple is leaning toward naming her Madeline. The R&B singer also told Page Six at Denise Rich’s apartment he recently bought a Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera, since both have room for baby seats, and redecorated his home. “That’s all I need is little Madeline to push a sculpture down on her head. Can’t have that.” NE-YO and Rich are working together on his Compound Foundation for foster teens. Ne-Yo will perform at Rich’s Angel Ball for Cancer Research on Oct. 21.

Source: Rap-Up.com

Posted in "Liquor Store Blues", 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans', Bruno Mars, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Damian Marley, Download It, Music

Download It!: Bruno Mars feat. Damian Marley – “Liquor Store Blues”

Liquor Store Blues

Fresh off his arrest on cocaine possession, Bruno Mars heads to the liquor store with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on a new reggae-flavored track from his debut album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’. The hitmaker looks for a quick escape from his bad fortune in an odd foreshadowing of events. “I’ll take one shot for my pain, one drag for my sorrow, get messed up today, I’ll be OK tomorrow,” he sings.

The track is pretty DOPE!!

Listen & Download to the track below…

LISTEN:

DOWNLOAD IT: Bruno Mars feat. Damian Marley – “Liquor Store Blues”

Source: Rap-Up.com/Audio via Young Kingz

Posted in "Love Me Back", 'Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles)', Album Cover, Jazmine Sullivan, Missy Elliot

Album Cover: Jazmine Sullivan Unveils Album Cover for “Love Me Back”

She’s been known to bust the windows out the car, but Jazmine Sullivan puts down the crowbar on the cover of her sophomore album “Love Me Back.” The fragile songstress, dressed in all black, leans against an old-school Chevy Impala in the artwork from the November 2nd release, which contains the Missy Elliott-produced single ‘Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles).’

“I was a little angry on the first album, busting windows and things,” said the 23-year-old Sullivan. “I’m not quite as angry on this one. You see a different side of relationships, the more loving side.”

Do you love Jazmine’s new album cover? Let us know below!

Check out her single ‘Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles)’ below…

LISTEN:

Source: Rap-Up.com/Soundcloud.com

Posted in Estelle, Kanye West, Out & About, Selita Ebanks

Out & About: Kanye West at the 2010 New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala

Kanye West and red carpets don’t always get along. But they put their differences aside for a good cause at the 2010 New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala to benefit youth in foster care. ‘West was looking sharp in a black tuxedo, pocket square, and loafers without socks, braved the flashing lights at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Tuesday (Sept. 21). Supermodel Selita Ebanks, who he was seen getting close with at the U.S. Open, was also in attendance. The evening wasn’t complete without a performance from Estelle.

Source: Rap-Up.com

Posted in All On The Cover, ‘Confessions’, ‘I’m Back’, Currently Reading, Kontrol Magazine, Lil' Kim

All On The Cover: Lil’ Kim Covers Kontrol Magazine

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Ready for a comeback, the Queen Bee covers and takes part in a sexy spread for Kontrol Magazine’s upcoming ‘Confessions’ issue. Yes, indeed, All hail the Queen! Can’t wait to hear her confessions!

Her new single, which will give her that ‘I’m Back’ stamp, is said to be ready and released the beginning of next month. Be on the look out for that!

Check out some more photos below….

Source: (lil-kim.org)

Posted in "Umbrella", 'Complicated', 'Love Hate', 'Love King', 'Love vs. Money', Antonio "L.A." Reid, Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Ciara, Def Jam, Def Jam Records, Dido, Hitco Music Publishing, Island Def Jam Music Group, Justin Bieber, L.A. Reid, LaFace Records, Laney Stewart, Mariah Carey, NEWS, Nivea, Outkast, P!NK, Pink, Rihanna, Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), The-Dream, TLC, Toni Braxton, Usher, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: L.A. Reid & The-Dream Fired From Def Jam?

According to various sources the, “Word on the street is that LA Reid, and Dream are out at Def Jam as executives. Vin Vivendi, a french international media conglomerate, with activities in music, television, film, and telecommunications, is cleaning house, and Dream as well as LA Reid are out due to disappointing sales figures and exuberant spending. After several years it’s clear that dog won’t hunt.”

Antonio “L.A.” Reid (born June 7, 1956) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American[c record executive, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the co-founder of LaFace Records. He is responsible for signing and helping bring Mariah Carey, P!nk, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, Ciara, OutKast, and Dido to multi-platinum album sales.

He was the Chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group and President and CEO of Hitco Music Publishing, based in Atlanta.

The-Dream, is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter and record producer.

The-Dream met R&B producer Laney Stewart in 2001, who helped him sign a publishing deal. He spent two years working on Nivea‘s second album ‘Complicated’, and continued to write and produce with Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Laney‘s brother. Together, The-Dream and Tricky produced Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Umbrella” and Beyoncé‘s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, which boosted The-Dream‘s music career. He signed a deal with Def Jam Records in 2007, and released his debut studio album ‘Love Hate’ later that year. In March 2009, The-Dream released his second album ‘Love vs. Money‘. In June 2010, The-Dream released his third album titled ‘Love King’.

This news has not yet been confirmed, however, as soon as a confirmation is made you will be immediately informed.

Stay tuned….

Source: Gyant Unplugged/Examiner.com