Archive | May, 2010

Kid Cudi Album Announces Album Release Date

31 May

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi has revealed that his second album, ‘Man On The Moon: The Legend Of Mr. Rager’ will hit stores on 14th September. Cudi who recently reunited with Kanye West on a new pop-rock track, ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ commented:

“My album sounds nothing like you’ve ever heard before and I can’t describe it to be honest. Like MOTM, it’s one of a kind and very VERY honest.”

Leak Alert: Drake – Shut It Down ft. The Dream

31 May

Drake

I’m going to keep this simple. Drake has restored any credibility that The Dream may have had before he recently released the Aaliyah ‘One In A Million’ cover. ‘Shut It Down’ is smooth, sexy and easy on the ears. Even though I’m not the biggest lover of slow songs, we will be ‘thanking you later’ Drake if all the material on the album is this good. Fact.

‘Shut It Down’ will be available on Drake’s debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’ which is due 15th June.

Rating: 7/10

Download/Listen to ‘Shut It Down’ here.

Leak Alert: Nicki Minaj – Your Love (Remix) ft. Flo Rida

31 May

Nicki Minaj - Your Love

It looks like Nicki Minaj isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Don’t get me wrong I like her but it’s about time she put out some credible solo material. To be fair most of the tracks she features on are pretty good. Anyhow Nicki has teamed up with Flo Rida for the remix of her latest single, ‘Your Love’ which is a cover of Annie Lennox’s 90s hit, ‘No More I Love Yous’. To be really honest, getting Flo Rida on the track was not necessary and just taints an already mediocre offering from Miss Minaj.

Rating: 4/10

Download/Listen to ‘Your Love’ remix ft. Flo Rida here.

Download/Listen to ‘Your Love’ (Original) here.

Artwork: M.I.A – ‘Maya’ Album

31 May

MIA - Maya Cover
Check out M.I.A‘s artwork for the cover of her forthcoming album, /\/\/\Y/\ (pronounced Maya).The album which takes inspiration from the internet is set to be a smash and lucky festival-goers the HARD Summer Music Festival in L.A and New York this July will get a sneak peak. Can’t wait to hear it! I love XXXO.

Leak Alert: Kelly Rowland – ‘Commander’ (Remix) ft. Nelly

31 May

Kelly & Nelly

Kelly Rowland has teamed up with her old ‘Dilemma’ buddy, Nelly on an RnB urban remix of ‘Commander’. Personally, I prefer the original version and think Kelly has finally found her niche with dance music – an area that Mrs. Carter is yet to takeover. Go girl!

Rating: 5/10

Download/Listen to ‘Commander’ (Urban Remix) ft. Nelly here.

Download/Listen to ‘Commander’ ft. David Guetta (CDS version) here.

Photos: Nicki Minaj & Erykah Badu Do Vibe

31 May

Nicki Minaj and Erykah Badu get sassy for next month’s issue of Vibe. The magazine is putting out two different covers for the June edition. So to put it simply, are you on #TeamBarbie or #TeamBadu?

Video: Chris Brown & Tyga – Deuces ft. Kevin McCall

24 May

Chris Brown and Tyga have release a video for their track ‘Deuces’ which also features rapper, Kevin MccCall. The black and white video directed by Colin Tilley is better than anything you’d expect for a track simply off a mixtape. It’s slick and minimalistic yet visually strong and emotive. Breezy and Tyga have undeniably raised the bar.

‘Deuces’ is available on the eagerly awaited ‘Fan of A Fan’ mixtape which the boys dropped earlier this month.

Rating: 7/10

Vodpod videos no longer available.

P.s. I have to admit that ‘Deuces’ has grown on me. I guess my initial 5.5 rating was a little harsh. It’s definitely a 7/10 now!

Behind The Scenes: Ludacris “Sex Room” ft. Trey Songz

10 May

Ludacris has teamed up with Trey Songz to film the video for “Sex Room” which is Luda’s third release from his “Battle of The Sexes” album. Even though this is a collabo between both of my favourite males in the game, I can’t say it’s the best song i’ve heard but it’s ok. The video was shot at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and was directed by Chris Robinson. Check out the behind the scenes footage and watch this space for the full video.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Leak Alert: Chris Brown & Tyga – Deuces ft. Kevin McCall

10 May

Chris Brown & Tyga

I don’t often get too excited about releases but it’s safe to say that I’m waiting in anticipation for the pending mixtape “Fan of A Fan” from Breezy and Tyga. A new track “Deuces” featuring Kevin McCall has just been leaked. The track is much slower than “Holla At Me” and “G-Shit” and is more of a sexy time song however it will still make my playlist.

Rating: 5.5/10

Download/ Listen to “Deuces” ft. Kevin McCall here.

P.s This version has tags (DJ shouts).

Audio: M.I.A – XXXO [Radio Rip]

10 May

MIA - XXXO

Check out this radio rip of the new M.I.A single, “XXXO”. I really like it, it’s quite catchy and upbeat and i’m looking forward to see the visuals Hype Williams puts together for the video.

Rating: 7/10

Download/Listen to “XXXO” [Radio Rip] here.