Posted in "Good Fridays", "I’m So Appalled", Cyhi da Prince, Download It, Jay Z, Kanye, Kanye West, Music, New Music, Pusha T, RZA, Swizz Beats

Download It!: Kanye West ft. RZA – Jay-Z – Pusha T – Swizz Beatz & Cyhi the Prynce – “I’m So Appalled”

Kanye West has kept this whole “G.O.O.D. Friday” thing going? This week, West has again linked up with Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, RZA, and Cyhi da Prince. It makes for yet another near-epic filled with some choice quotables, especially during Jay-Z and Pusha‘s verses, and slightly blunted, gloomy production. Swizz doesn’t do much other than the intro and outro sections of the track. Unfortunately, RZA, who sounds great on this beat, finds his contribution kept to a minimum, too, though Cyhi going off in his verse kind of makes up for that.

Song originally leaked on a Big Mike mixtape.

Listen to the latest track below….
LISTEN: ( Audio via GlobalGrind)
DOWNLOAD IT: Kanye West – “I’m So Appalled” [NoDJ] | Mediafire

Source: Prefixmag.com

Posted in 'Nothing', Album Artwork, Album Cover, “Hot-N-Fun”, “Party People”, Chad Hugo, Music, N.E.R.D., Nelly Furtado, Pharrell Williams, Shay Haley

Album Cover: N.E.R.D. Unveils New Album Cover for ‘Nothing’

N.E.R.D.’s fourth album ‘Nothing’ is finally scheduled to arrive this November, after undergoing some serious reconstructive work and a sharp change in direction. According to Pharrell Williams, the decision to scrap 27 potential songs for the album earlier this year has inspired a completely new body of work.

“We got rid of those tracks and started with nothing, so I was like, that’s what we need to do — we need to call [the album] ‘Nothing,” Pharrell tells The BoomBox. “At the end of the day, how did the world come about? They said it started with the Big Bang, but what was before the Big Bang? What comes before all great ideas? Before you’re inspired … Nothing!”

Although Pharrell has repeatedly described the album’s current line-up of songs as “lifestyle” music, the N.E.R.D. frontman doesn’t actually hold the new content in such light regard. Observations on current events, technology, and the dizzying pace of daily life, were all driving forces in the effort to create an album dedicated to “escapism,” or an alternative reality.

“We’ve had so many things going on, from the technological advancements of the iPod, and the iPad, which are genius,” Pharrell explains, beginning on a positive note. “But at the same time we also have technological failures like the oil spill and it feels a lot like the late 60s and early 70s. While I was too young to understand what we were going through, I’ve looked back at a lot of footage and newsreels from that era. And now we have issues like our dependency on fossil fuels, which has not proven to be a good thing.”

“There are issues and people want to talk about them, but we don’t want to bring people down,” he continued, emphasizing that ‘Nothing’ is intended to uplift the listener. “We want to bring people up, make people happy, we’re tired of people thinking so much, That’s why in the middle of the ‘Hot n Fun’ song, you hear me say, ‘People don’t wanna think anymore, they just wanna feel, they wanna let go,’ for just for a second man. We need some kind of escapism and that’s what the ‘Nothing’ album is about.”

Some of that escapism will appeal uniquely to the female psyche “in the same way that a Sandra Bullock film would,” Pharrell says, but by no means is it intended to be enjoyed only by the fairer sex. “This album is for black, white, gay, straight, tall, skinny, fat, whatever. As long as you have blood in your body, it’s for you. It’s just for you to listen and escape. While a lot of women hear it and they feel sexy, it’s not a sexual album. I’m not saying anything about a girl’s body necessarily. The focus is to liberate women and make them feel free and be happy about music and what music does to them.”

On the new album cover, Pharrell is wearing a combat helmet with red, white, and blue feathers stuck in the side, he shows his profile, facing away from the camera. The band’s rock-rap effort collaborated with Nelly Furtado for their single, “Hot-N-Fun” and follow-up “Party People.”

‘Nothing’ is currently set for a November 2 release.

Listen to their single “Hot-N-Fun” below….
(Audio via THE SCENE SOCIETY)

Source: The Boom-Box/Rap-Up.com

Posted in "Passion Pain & Pleasure", "READY", “Bottoms Up", Download It, Music, Music In Ya Ear, music video, New Music, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Youtube

Music In Ya Ear!: Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”

Trey Songz aka “Panty Dropper” ain’t letting his shine fade no way. With a very successful album ‘Ready’, Trey is prepping his new album ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’, which was released September 14th. This time the “Mr.StealYourGirl” teams up with our favorite Barbie, Nicki Minaj, on his new lead club banger single Bottoms Up”.

Check out the official video for “Bottoms Up”  Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj below…. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD IT: TREY SONGZ ft. NICKI MINAJ- “BOTTOMS UP” (via str8nyc.com)

Posted in "Just the Way You Are", 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans', Bruno Mars, Dear Diary, LINDSAY LOHAN, PARIS HILTON

Dear Diary: Special Thoughts on Bruno Mars


Bruno Mars is not the first artist to be caught with cocaine – or “booger sugar” as TMZ refers to it – and he damn sure won’t be the last. Buddy may not even be the last artist to get caught with it this year if Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan have any say. I just hope Bruno, and anybody else out there doing nose candy, somehow manage to keep their lives in tact to the point they’re not on E! True Hollywood Stories in five years. If that show still even comes on.

Regardless, this guy has been one of the freshest additions in the music industry in a good while and a personal favorite since I was put on towards the beginning of this year. I’ve yet to really speak on the song, but “Just The Way You Are” has one of those timeless feels to it. It’s a record not exclusive to any generation and one any age bracket can find the silver lining in. Truth is, pop records tend to have a long shelf life. It will probably still end up getting played at proms next spring and if you can convince your grandparents to give it a listen they may even crack a smile in approval.

Nah, I’m not calling it a “classic” at the moment, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s played at weddings and in movies for years to come. Labeling the record a Valentine’s Day anthem isn’t too far fetched either. Mars just makes great crossover music. His album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ is set to be released on October 5 and I fully expect it to be one of the years’ best come December 31, 2010. And if it is, those coke charges…well, what coke charges?

Check out the video below from his song, “Just The Way You Are”….

Source: KC


Posted in "Crazy Love", "Sexy Love", 'Libra Scale', Download It, Fabolous, Music, Ne-Yo, New Music, Ryan Leslie

Download It!: Ne-Yo ft. Fabolous – “Crazy Love”

Ne-Yo’s back again! Here is the brand new collabo. Ne-Yo teamed up with Fabolous on another track for us ladies, off his new album, ‘Libra Scale’. This track was leaked last week. and is titled, “Crazy Love,” and it is produced by Ryan Leslie. This is also the only track with a feature off ‘Libra Scale’, which will hit stores October 19th.

The beat is quite similar to one of Ne-Yo’s earlier hits – “Sexy Love” – and it works well with the vocal arrangement and winding melodies.

Furthermore, while Fabolous’ verse was somewhat mediocre, it did not take away from the song in any way. But as a lady myself, I can appreciate Ne-Yo laying down his vocals to finish off this song. I’m a big fan of both Ne-Yo and Fabolous. They make great chemistry. Once again a very good collaboration.

Can’t wait to get the new album!

“Outfit look crazy on her, you my Lady Gaga”- Fab

Listen and download the track below…
LISTEN:
DOWNLOAD IT!: Ne-Yo ft. Fabolous – “Crazy Love” (via Lavish Lane)

Posted in 50 Cent, “Downtown”, Busta Rhymes, Download It, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Music, New Music, Nikki Grier

Download It!: Nikki Grier ft. Busta Rhymes – “Downtown”

Check out new artist Nikki Grier who is a singer/songwriter who has worked with major artists such as 50 Cent, Eminem, and currently Dre. “Downtown” is her sexual single about you-know-what, the song is nice it features Rapper Busta Rhymes. The album cover looks really sexy. I guess you can say it goes well with the song.

Listen and Download the track below….

LISTEN:

Download It: Nikki Grier ft. Busta Rhymes – “Downtown” (via Lavish Lane)

Let us know what you think!…

Posted in "Right Thru Me", Download It, Music, New Music, Nicki Minaj

Download It!: Nicki Minaj – “Right Thru Me”

LISTEN:
Download It: Nicki Minaj – “Right Thru Me” (via HHC)