Posted in "A Child Is Born", "All I Want for Christmas Is You", "Christmas Tree", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Loud", "My Only Wish (This Year)", "Wonderful Christmastime", 'Rated R', 'Good Girl Gone Bad', 'Now That's What I Call Christmas Vol. 4', “Only Girl (In The World)”, “Only Girl”, Britney Spears, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, Kelly Rowland, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Music, Music In Ya Ear, New Music

Music In Ya Ear!: Rihanna – “A Child is Born”

Rihanna gets into the Christmas spirit with her new reggae-inspired Christmas song, “A Child Is Born.” Christmas is still roughly two months away, but Rihanna had released a snippet of the new reggae-flavoured Christmas song back in September and let me start off by saying that it really got me into the Christmas spirit. It’s a huge change from the usual festive ballads, Rihanna has gone for an upbeat sound on the track.

The song is featured on a compilation album titled ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas, Vol. 4,’ which was released yesterday (Tuesday, October 12).

The new album consists of 36 tracks, which will be split on 2 discs (No you don’t have to go out and buy two separate albums, they are both in one album).  As for the other tracks included on the album, will include, Lady GaGa‘s “Christmas Tree”, Britney Spears “My Only Wish (This Year),” Christina Aguilera’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” Kelly Rowland’s “Wonderful Christmastime” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.

Rihanna had also recently announced that the song “Only Girl (In The World)” will be the first track to be taken from her next album “Loud”, which will be released in November.

‘I didn’t want to go backward and remake [2008 album] ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’. I wanted the next step in the evolution of Rihanna,’ she said during a webchat on her official website Rihannanow.com.

‘I’m gonna miss the [2009 album] ‘Rated R’ era too, but NOTHING compares to the album I just made.’

Listen to the song below….

Get into the Christmas spirit by going out to buy, “Now That’s What I Call Christmas! Vol. 4″ which is in stores NOW!!

Audio via YouTube

Posted in "I Know Who I Am", ‘For Colored Girls’, Estelle, Janelle Monae, Leona Lewis, Macy Gray, Movie Soundtrack, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Tyler Perry

Music In Ya Ear!: Leona Lewis – “I Know Who I Am”

Leona Lewis has recorded a new song called “I Know Who I Am,” for the Tyler Perry movie, ‘For Colored Girls.’ The 25-year-old takes on a massive piano-laced gospel ballad, complete with a choir. The Gospel-inspired song serves as the closing number on record that features contributions from Janelle Monae, Estelle and Macy Gray.

Beautiful song perfect for the movie.

Here is your first listen of Leona Lewis – “I Know Who I Am” (‘For Colored Girls’ Soundtrack)

Posted in "Breaking Point", 'No Boys Allowed', “Pretty Girl Rock”, Beats by Dr. Dre Event, Chuck Harmony, Download It, Dr. Dre, Keri Hilson, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Ne-Yo, New Music, Soulja Boy

Music In Ya Ear!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”

Keri Hilson performed her new single, “Pretty Girl Rock,” on Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010 in Time Square at the Beats by Dr. Dre Event. Keri is beautiful and of course she knows it. She made sure that you knew it as well. Her lyrics, “Girls think I’m conceited because I know I’m attractive.” “Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful!”

Written and produced by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, “Pretty Girl Rock” is the second single from Hilson’s sophomore album, ‘No Boys Allowed’, which currently doesn’t have a release date. Following the lukewarm response to the disc’s lead single “Breaking Point,” Hilson is hoping “Pretty Girl Rock” becomes a hit. I think personally, the song is DOPE!! It is definitely a feel good tune, and definitely a them song for those confident ladies, especially the ones who have an inner Alter-Ego, as I do…LOL

I was actually at the event celebrating my 10 year Anniversary with my man, and boy was it a great way to spend it. Keri Hilson was looking so beautiful. WOW!! She came out performing with a gun microphone than switched up afterwards. It looked like it weighed a ton for her to be holding while performing. She definitely rocked the show. Her grommet vest was DOPE!! I so want it.

Also in attendance performing was Soulja Boy. He ended up making it rain, by throwing a stack of money into the crowd. Note to the ladies, he actually looks better in person than what he does on tv…Just saying!

Dr. Dre was also there, but never came down to the stage area to say anything or at least thank everyone for coming to the event. I thought was a bit messed up on his part, but I guess you can say the performances took away from his shine.

It was great! We really enjoyed ourselves. Happy 10 Year Anniversary to me! ;o)

Check out the “Pretty Girl Rock” performance after the jump….I will also be posting up some photos from the event, real soon. I need to get them uploaded.

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DOWNLOAD IT!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock” (Produced by Ne-Yo & Chuck Harmony) (via onsmash.com)

Posted in 'Mi Plan', 'The Best of Nelly Furtado', “What You Want to Do (The Night Is Young)”, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Nelly Furtado, New Music, The Neptunes

Music In Ya Ear!: Nelly Furtado – “What You Want to Do (The Night Is Young)”

Nelly Furtado stays forever young on the energetic “What You Want to Do (The Night Is Young),” the first single from her greatest hits album ‘The Best of Nelly Furtado’, arriving November 16. The thumping electro-pop production marks her mainstream return after last year’s Spanish-language album ‘Mi Plan’.

“The night is young and so are we/ We can be anyone we wanna, baby/ ‘Cause we are free, free, free,” sings Furtado, who has been in the studio recording with The Neptunes for her next studio album.

Listen to the track below…

LISTEN: (audio via joao_miguel_sc)

Source: 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 "When Does It Go Away", 'All I Want Is Everything', 'Cant Take That Away from Me', JoJo, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Travis Garland

Music In Ya Ear!: JoJo feat. Travis Garland – “When Does It Go Away”

This is a new amazing song titled “When Does It Go Away” by American Pop/R&B singer, JoJo featuring Travis Garland. The song is taken from her latest ‘Cant Take That Away from Me’ mixtape released exclusively to Rap-Up.com on September 7, 2010. She will be releasing her third studio album ‘All I Want Is Everything’ early 2011.

Listen to “When Does It Go Away” below…
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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 'Last Train To Paris', “Loving You No More”, “Shades”, Bad Boy, Diddy, Dirty Money, Download It, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Music, Music In Ya Ear, New Music

Music In Ya Ear!: Diddy feat. Lil’ Wayne & Justin Timberlake – “Shades”

Diddy, Lil Wayne, and Justin Timberlake rock sunglasses at night on “Shades,” the latest leak from his oft-delayed album ‘Last Train to Paris’. Formerly released with tags, this version sees the Bad Boy mogul switching roles with J.T., with Puff singing through Auto-Tune and the former *NSYNC-er spitting a hushed rap verse.

Diddy’s far superior single, the sweet and melodic “Loving You No More” featuring Drake, hit iTunes today. Go pick that up instead of replaying this jumble of inconsistent beats.

Check the dark, electronic club tune below, and look for the Train’s arrival this December.

LISTEN: Diddy feat. Lil’ Wayne & Justin Timberlake – “Shades”

DOWNLOAD IT: Diddy f/ Lil Wayne & Justin Timberlake – “Shades” [Untagged]
DOWNLOAD IT: Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Drake – Loving You No More | Mediafire

Source: Rap-Up.com/Soundcloud.com

Posted in "I'm A Star", 'Epiphany', 'Let Freedom Reign', “Aston Martin Music”, “Epiphany (I’m Leaving)”, Chrisette Michele, Chuck Harmony, Drake, Harmony, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Ne-Yo, New Music, Rick Ross

Music In Ya Ear!: Chrisette Michele – “I’m A Star”

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Her sophomore album saw Chrisette Michele having an ‘Epiphany’, but with her third offering, she’s ready to ‘Let Freedom Reign’. The Grammy-winning songstress is prepping for a November 30 release with the follow-up to her 2009 chart-topping album.

The bulk of the new material was comprised by Chuck Harmony and Chrisette, and boasts songs of triumph over love, loss, and freedom to love again. It has already spawned the first single “I’m A Star,” written by Ne-Yo and produced by Harmony—the same team behind her hit “Epiphany (I’m Leaving).”

Fans can add to their Chrisette collection when the feel-good track hits iTunes on October 5. Also look for her in Rick Ross’ video for “Aston Martin Music,” filmed last week in Miami with Drake.

Take a listen to both tracks below. The tracks are DOPE!!…
LISTEN: Chrisette Michele – “I’m A Star”

LISTEN: Rick Ross feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele – “Aston Martin Music”

DOWNLOAD IT!: Rick Ross feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele – Aston Martin Music (Extended Mix)

Source: Rap-Up.com/Soundcloud.com

Posted in 'I’m Not A Human Being', “Gonorrhea”, Drake, Lil Wayne, Music, Music In Ya Ear, New Music

Music In Ya Ear!: Lil Wayne feat. Drake – “Gonorrhea”

Lil Wayne‘s ‘I’m Not A Human Being’ EP drops on September 27, but “Gonorrhea,” the first track on the album, has leaked from the album — you can hear it below.  The ‘I’m Not A Human Being’ EP full tracklist follows.

“Gonorrhea” features Drake and finds Weezy noting that he “balls hard, even with five fouls.”

Listen:
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Lil Wayne f/ Drake – “Gonorrhea” [Tagged]

Lil Wayne — I’m Not A Human Being Tracklist

1. Gonorrhea feat. Drake
2. Hold Up feat. T-Streets
3. With You feat. Drake
4. I Am Not a Human Being
5. I’m Single feat. Drake
6. What’s Wrong With Them feat. Nicki Minaj
7. Right Above It feat. Drake
8. Popular feat. Lil Twist
9. That Ain’t Me feat. Jay Sean
10. Bill Gates
11. YM Banger feat. Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, and Tyga
12. YM Salute feat. Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, and Nicki Minaj

Source: Soundcloud.com