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 "In for the Kill (Remix)", “In for the Kill”, Download It, Elly Jackson, Kanye, Kanye West, La Roux, Music, New Music

Download It!: La Roux ft. Kanye West – “In for the Kill (Remix)”

British duo La Roux calls on Kanye West to collaborate for their latest single, “In for the Kill.” In the remix version, lead singer Elly Jackson icily coos over cut-and-paste synths, allowing Kanye to show off his skills midway through the tune. “The Thriller version of Michael,” raps West, who will also appear in the music video.

In a recent interview with MTV News Jackson said:

“He’s a very exciting person to be around. He’s a special breed of person. He’s not quite like anyone I’ve ever met before.” “He’s very, very, very creative. He comes up with ideas every five seconds. We’ve had a very interesting three days. It’s a very interesting mix of things.”

Listen & Download the track below after the jump…


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( via LiriddonAliuVEVO )

DOWNLOAD IT!: La Roux f/ Kanye West – “In for the Kill (Remix)” (via Rap-Up.com)

Catch La Roux on a headlining US tour kicking off on November 1st.

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 "Scream", 'Flesh Tone', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Kelis, Music

Album Cover: Kelis unveils new artwork for her single “Scream”

Kelis unveils the official artwork for her latest new single “Scream,” which is lifted from her latest album ‘Flesh Tone.’

On the cover, Kelis bares her internal organs for the rather interesting sci-fi looking artwork. The track will serve as the third official single from the project. I’m not a huge fan of Kelis, but the cover looks pretty Dope!

What are your thoughts about the cover?

Check out her latest single, “Scream” below….

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Posted in "Child Rebel Soldier", "Good Fridays", Don't Stop! "Child Rebel Soldier", Download It, G.O.O.D Friday, Kanye, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Music, New Music, Pharrell Williams

Download It!: Kanye West ft Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell – Don’t Stop! “Child Rebel Soldier”

Kanye West joins forces again with Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell also known as the supergroup “Child Rebel Soldier (CRS)” for another “G.O.O.D Friday” record.

Download here courtesy of Kanye himself.

Source: killerhiphop.com

Posted in 'Nothing', Album Tracklist, “Hypnotize U”, Download It, Music, N.E.R.D., Nelly Furtado, New Music

Download It!: N.E.R.D. – “Hypnotize U” Plus Official ‘Nothing’ Album Tracklist

N.E.R.D. is ready to release two new singles leading up to the release of their new album, ‘Nothing’. Here is the newly produced single, “Hypnotize U”.

We also have the official tracklist for the Standard and Deluxe Edition of ‘Nothing’ for you to check out as well. The mastering of the album was just completed Monday and according to HMV Japan the tracklist is as follows:

Standard Edition:
1. Party People
2. Hypnotize U
3. Help Me
4. Victory
5. Perfect Defect
6. I’ve Seen The Light / Inside of Clouds
7. God Bless Us All
8. Life As A Fish
9. Nothing On You
10. Hot-n-Fun feat. Nelly Furtado

Deluxe Edition:
1. Party People
2. Hypnotize U
3. Help Me
4. Victory
5. Perfect Defect
6. I’ve Seen The Light / Inside of Clouds
7. God Bless Us All
8. Life As A Fish
9. Nothing On You
10. Hot-n-Fun feat. Nelly Furtado
Extra Tracks:
11. It’s In The Air
12. Sacred Temple
13. I Wanna Jam
14. The Man

Listen & download the track after the jump…

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DOWNLOAD IT!: N.E.R.D. – “Hypnotize U”

Let us know what you think of their latest single. Do you like it as much as we do?

Music via earstyle.net, soundcloud.com

Posted in 'Careless World', “First Time”, Music, Pharrell Williams, Tyga

Download It!: Tyga ft. Pharrell – “First Time”

Tyga will be dropping his sophomore album, ‘Careless World’ next year. Here is a smooth track off the album titled, “First Time” which is produced and featured by Pharrell.

Listen to the track below…
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DOWNLOAD IT!: Tyga ft. Pharrell – “First Time”

Source: earstyle.net

Posted in "I Get Lonely Too", 'It’s Never Enough', Drake, Drizzy, Mixtapes, Music, New Music

Download It: Drake – “I Get Lonely Too”

Drake returns with “I Get Lonely Too” the first official offering from his R&B mixtape, ‘It’s Never Enough’ coming soon.

DOWNLOAD IT!: Drake – “I Get Lonely Too” (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)

Source: onsmash.com

Posted in "I'm Gonna Be", "Love Like This", "Spend The Night", 'Candy Man', Donell Jones, Music, New Music, Tour Dates, Touring It Up

Touring It Up: Donell Jones Announces Tour & Drops New Album

R&B veteran Donell Jones’ newly-formed label ‘CandyMan’, was thrilled to announce the September 28th, 2010 release of his new studio album titled ‘LYRICS.’ The album was the long-awaited follow-up to ‘Journey Of A Gemini’ which included the hits, “I’m Gonna Be” and “Spend The Night.”

As those who tuned in for the R&B vet’s first feature, the soulfully apologetic Bad Boy, already know, Donell Jones isn’t just a skilled crooner; he’s also one hell of a smooth-talker. On his latest single, the Georgia native once again makes full use of his powers of persuasion, telling a hesitant female:

I know you’ve been hurt before, but you’ve never had a Love Like This.”

Over his own lush instrumental, featuring steamy keyboard riffs, slow-jam percussion and even a dash of harp, Jones showcases more of the soft vocals that charmed readers back in December of 2009. Though the singer takes a seemingly counterproductive detour into confessional territory around verse two:

I tried to hit every woman that I came in contact with out on the road / but I got that out of my system…”

May be honest, but it isn’t exactly confidence-inspiring, the finished product is plenty seductive enough to make up for a little over-sharing.

The new album will be Jones’ fifth offering to date. The new album is also set to include the first single, “Love Like This” which is already climbing the charts at Urban AC where it’s currently at #12 with a bullet, rapidly approaching Top 10.

Below is the schedule for his current tour dates:

September 28th Atlanta, GA
September 29th Chicago, IL
September 30th Milwaukee, WI
October 1st Bronx, NY
October 2nd Augusta, GA
October 4th New York, NY
October 5th and 6th Philadelphia, PA/Baltimore, MA/Washington, DC
October 9th Atlanta, GA
October 30th New York, NY
December 12th Dallas, TX

Check out the video below for his single, “Love Like This”….

What do you think?

Sources: Djbooth, OnSmash, YouTube

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)