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Drake – “How About Now”

By Michelle Walker

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New music from Drake seems to come at random times and that remains true today as a fresh track from the Toronto rapper has popped up titled ‘How About Now’. The song spans exactly four minutes in length and there’s no word on what project it’ll be placed on.

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“Always felt my vision been bigger than the bigger picture. Crazy how you gotta wait until it’s dark out to see who really with you. Crazy how even when they miss you, shit will come back around and get ya” rhymes the OVO artist. While there’s no question Drake can sing, ‘How About Now’ is mainly his rapping talents at the forefront. A female voice recording starts off the track and then the instrumental kicks in.

Whether or not Drake intended for ‘How About Now’ to be released is unknown. Regardless, the track is dope. Look for Drake to release his next studio album ‘Views From The 6′ in the spring of 2015 and stream the new record below.

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Wu-Tang Clan to Release ONLY 1 Copy of Upcoming Album

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 26: Masta Killa and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan perform at Le Zenith on May 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images)

Wu-Tang Clan set to release only one copy of their next album! (via http://www.lostcubs.com)

This year, Wu Tang Clan are set to release their 20th anniversary album called A Better Tomorrow. Alongside this release for eager fans, Forbes have reported that they will be releasing a second album, a special double disc entitled The Wu – Once…

 

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50 Cent Addresses Alleged Beef With Eminem

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By Jimmy Baker


Hip hop mogul 50 Cent recently addressed rumors of how he and Eminem supposedly have beef due to the rapper recently leaving Eminem’s Shady/Aftermath label to go indie.

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Never that, the rapper shared…here is what 50 had to say:

“It’s impossible to ruin the relationship Eminem and I have built up. There’s no way I would say or do anything that would disrespect what he’s done for me.  I credit a huge portion of my success to Em because if it wasn’t for him being excited about the project, no one else would have rallied around it. It’s one of those things that if I hated Dr. Dre, I couldn’t say it to anyone because it would bother Em. You understand? He’s my Dre, and Dre is that to him, and so I would just never express it,  50 told The Huffington Post.

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“Every time something positive is happening, I always relate it to Em. He only has positive energy surrounding his aura with me. When there’s something wrong, he’s not even aware of it. I have to call and talk to him for him to understand it. We’ll have conversations when I go out to Detroit to record, and I’ll be telling him about it and he’ll be like, ‘Get the f–k out of here.’ He’s hearing it for the first time,” the rapper added.

50  is currently finishing up his released his latest work,  Animal Ambition which drops June 3.

In a recent interview with Complex, 50 said “Animal Ambition” is centered around the idea of prosperity, and was from this distorted perspective. As I interpreted it, it’s about how your success is perceived by the other. How everyone is working for the come up, and you got yours, and because you did, people have these altered and, at times, unwarranted perceptions of you.
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It has the jealousy, it has the envy, and I’m a person who doesn’t understand what they’re looking at. There’s the person that has that sense of entitlement. They’re like “Yo, you made this much money. You could have bought me a house or a couple cars or something. I’ve been your friend for how long?” I didn’t know it cost however much a house and a couple cars cost. I thought we were friends because we were genuinely friends.

Click here to read the entire interview via Complex.

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Kid Cudi Releases New Album “Satellite Flight”

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LISTEN TO KID CUDI’S ‘SATELLITE FLIGHT’ HERE (via techexile.com)

   Kid Cudi released his much anticipated album early February 25th at Midnight. Following a promise to release the album sometime in February, This latest drop titled Satellite Flight is a departure from his other works, like his brief acting fixation…

 

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Miley Cyrus debuts racy ‘Adore You’ video

By Tanya Blake

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Miley Cyrus officially released her new music video, “Adore You” on December 26th. The track is off her Bangerz album.

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The singer keeps up the steam as in her hit “Wrecking Ball.” “Adore You,” which is allegedly about ex Liam Hemsworth, features the pop star NOT naked but scantily clad and singing for the camera…hoping Liam is watching. It’s quite pathetic.

Poor Miley.

Check it out below.

Justin Bieber says he’s ‘retiring,’ reps say NOT

By Tawanda Cawthon

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Justin Bieber retiring?

Don’t bet money on it. He’s got jokes.

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After appearing on L.A. radio’s Power 106 on Tuesday, the 19-year-old said that he’d be quitting music after his next album, “Journals,” which drops on Dec. 23.

Snippets of the interview were released virally of the singer saying:

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“After the new album, I’m actually, I’m retiring man, I’m retiring,” he said on “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.”

Soon after the full version of the interview surfaced that had Bieber elaborating on his comments.

“I’m just gonna take some time. I think I’m probably going to quit music,” he added. “… No, no, I’m just quitting music. I’m quitting everything. I’m quitting. I’m gonna go golf.

Then he added: “No, I’m just messing around.”

Bieber’s camp also clarified the pop star was just kidding, TMZ reported.

 

 

Music Review: Steven Knight – ‘Never Know’

By Carla B.

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Summary: Steven Knight is the rare artist who admits to listening to his critics, so while I don’t think constructive criticism is any more a necessity for a successful review than explicitly telling readers whether or not a track is worth their hard-earned bucks, I occasionally find myself doing just that when I genuinely like an artist…and sometimes not. [shrugs] Needless to say…the process of offering my well-reasoned opinion which usually involves mostly negative comments, in a friendly manner…might I add…. has been rendered almost speechless. Keep reading…

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If you’re the chivalrous type – the sort of person who cherishes the thought of being in love; picnics in the park, long walks on the beach, soul mates, cross roads, things of that nature – you may just plummet, head over heals in love with Steven Knight’s  latest release, Never Know.

In a world that for years has become increasingly filled with crude, profane and explicit R&B artists who act and sound like wannabe rappers, Knight is still what he started out as: a sensitive, gentlemanly singer who’s not afraid to put his feelings and emotions on display.

Never Know is about crossroads in relationships, turning points — and although it’s a ballet, it’s quite a bit upbeat in style and tone. The “Forever” singer digs deep into the multitude of implications of devotedness, discovering that for just about anybody… love is possible if we allow it.

“Sometimes I wonder if your heart is mine, is true love our future…tell me, are you suppose to be at my side,” he belts.

In “Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart,” she’s crafted an intriguing refrain: “I’m gonna find a way to make it without you . . .,” admitting she’s still searching for a full-fledged sense of security in whatever newfound freedom she’s come into. But then she extends the thought with the kicker word “. . . tonight.” – See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/12/album-review-alicia-keys.html#sthash.LOChogQX.dpuf

In Never Know he’s crafted an intriguing refrain: “Baby do you see Forever, will we be together, do you leave my heart cold.” Admitting his vulnerability,  searching for a full-fledged sense of security in amour. But then he extends the thought with the kicker,  “Do I leave you open, burning heartbroken, do we stay or do we go…I guess we’ll never know…”

Is she taking the one-day-at-a-time approach of a 12-step program for romantic addiction? Is it merely the application of an emotional band-aid? Or might she be asserting that the path to true independence always begins right here, right now? It’s never entirely clear, and the ambiguity makes the song that much richer. – See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/12/album-review-alicia-keys.html#sthash.LOChogQX.dpuf

Interestingly, instead of going for more of a pop sound this time out, Knight heads in an even more sophisticated, adult contemporary direction. Steven Knight soars with this release — and after the all-too-human ups and downs he’s experienced through the track, ultimately he comes out of it sounding…well…. pretty darn super.
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Never Know is now available on iTunes — Click here to be redirected.

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Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ – EOTM Music Review

By Carla B.

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Summary: Eminem has had years of savoir-faire in the music industry experiencing the highs and lows, but one thing has remained constant…this white boy shoal knows how to rap! Also known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III and his alter ego Slim Shady, the multifaceted entertainer infuses hip hop harmonies with melodic breakdowns which has never sounded sweeter and “Rap God,” is tangible proof. Rapping with the intensity of someone not just on the edge but dangling dangerously over it. He cements his superstar status by showing intense development as one of hip hop generations powerhouse lyricists. The superstar jets powerfully with a cool collective vibe… shedding light on his omniscient side…of sorts.

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It seems Kanye West isn’t the only rapper who thinks he’s God, Eminem does too. “Rap God,” his new single, is the second track to be taken from his highly anticipated album Marshall Mathers LP2, which features production from and appearances by Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar among others, and will be released on November 5.  The single debuts on iTunes at midnight. On the signature track, the rapper pays tribute to the old school once again and rather than give his chorus to an R&B crooner, he instead delivers his lyrics boldly and effortlessly. Luckily, his skills and charisma are also intact. His verses recall hip-hop history (repping Heavy D & the Boyz and the kerfuffle between Fabolous and Ray-J) as much as his own history (dating his salad days with a Monica Lewinsky nod and an Aftermath Entertainment call-out). He even raps one of the final verses at warp speed in a way that’s reminiscent of the closing verse from female hip-hop trio J.J. Fad’s 1988 hit “Supersonic.

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Over the course of the track, he also pays homage to the rappers who inspired him. He calls himself a “product of Rakim” as well as Tupac, N.W.A. and Lakim Shabazz. But the best part comes about halfway through, when he explains why he’s so on-point in the song, saying that he feels the need to write a few rhymes because, “even you unsigned rappers are hungry, looking at me like it’s lunchtime.”

“I know there was one time when I was king of the underground,” he raps at one point. It’s a line that becomes more poignant at the end of the track when he asks, “Why be a king when you can be a god?” “Rap God” is an unadulterated exercise in pure flow with Eminem’s scattering boasts and liquid vowels over  an old school, alternately tinkling and snarling beat. He is both exploiting his consciously offensive persona and satirizing it. Challenging those who’ve labeled his music pop and stands up to those who make assumptions about him based on his race.

In a word…. ‘Divine.’ Simply divine.

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The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is due out next month. What did you think of the new single? Leave your thoughts and opinions in comments section below.

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