Without a word. Following the first of three sold out back-to-back NYC shows, Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, has released this new track titled “Enemy“. His debut album Trilogy is out November 13, 2012.
Late last night, Mac Miller let loose the latest single, “Glow,”from his forthcoming Pink Slime collaborative EP withPharrell Williams. The producer/designer provides a frantic, Neptunes like beat for the Pittsburgh rapper to throw bars at.
There isn’t any release for the project, whose first single was”Onaroll.” The project is definitely a go, with Skateboard P revealing in June that the pair had recorded about 10 tracks together.
Listen to and download “Glow” after the flip.
Off Schoolboy Q’s Habits & Contradictions he calls on the Director skills of David M. Helman. A few funny cameos by Kendrick, Ab Soul & Jay Rock. The animation gives this video a real trippy vibe.
“Crosses & Bosses” Summer 2012 Collection
Bride of Christ just released their first “Crosses & Bosses” summer 12’ collection. Crosses & Bosses brings new tanks & tees with a swag that boast unapologetic, in-your-face graphics. The collection highlights Bride of Christ’s highly original illustrative style. Coming in a series of summer colors, the t-shirts will be available online at boclifestyle.com, for Pre-Orders, June 15th. From simple small chest prints to bolder prints all over the front and back of the tees, the range includes something for everybody.
Snippets of the song and artwork were released in bits over the last week. Late last night Lupe Fiasco has released the full audio for his new track, Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free). You can listen to the tunes now here below.
“When I think of jazz I think of elegance and this perfect music that is usually very profound. Hip-hop and R&B is a little bit more rebellious and profane.”- Richard Reyes
Profound Profanity by Richard Reyes is a mix of contrasting elements from hard hitting hip–hop beats with a jazzy-soulful lyric and vocal style. I love how his voice sounds so soulful over those hypnotic hip hop beats. Download it and check it for yourself.
FRANK!!! Frank Ocean debuted a new song! Rumored to be called ‘Forrest Gump’ at Coachella 2012 that was the dopiest. I love how the into had the organ made me feel like I was in church or listening to an old Sam Cooke record. Then dude goes and covers Lauryn Hill’s ‘Tell Him’ and performed a slightly different version of ‘American Wedding’, a cover of The Eagles’s ‘Hotel California’. First off you guys know how I feel about Ms. Hill and her music, and I love it!!!!! Great job kiddo!
Nah thats not The Weeknd…its Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter JMSN!!! JMSN (pronounced Jameson) is primed to ride the creative new wave that has washed across R&B music over the past year or so. The alternative R&B/pop-soul artist has already garnered early comparisons to The Weeknd based off his first single, “Alone,”a drugged-out tune full of eerie drums and foggy atmospherics.
Now with his new album †Priscilla†, JMSN proves that comparison to be a bit reductionist. Certainly, drugs pervade the artistic worlds of the two artists, and both share a propensity for layered, falsetto vocals – but where The Weeknd is engulfed in a drugs-and-sex-filled existence to the point of emotional void, JMSN is emotionally distant but perpetually longing for what he wishes he had. In some ways, †Priscilla† – a full-length rumination on lost love – feels very much like a complementary piece to 808s & Heartbreak.
JMSN, though, isn’t a mimic of his recent contemporaries. In stretching †Priscilla† to an almost-too-long 16 tracks, he gives his compositions room to expand, pull back, shift, and surprise: check the dark, jazzy soul of “Love & Pain” or the serene closer “Nunca Se Sabra.”
What makes †Priscilla† all the more impressive is that it’s also entirely self-produced. And far from being just a novelty, the production is one of the highlights of the LP. Each of the songs is a construction of three or four layers of instrumentation, with ace-in-the-hole Jamie Saunders playing live strings on more than half of the tracks here – providing JMSN’s sound added drama and weight without veering into overkill.
Lyrically, tracks like “Something” and “Fire” risk making the object of JMSN’s affection something of a caricature – from the woman-as-addiction metaphor implied on the former track to the disturbingly dark imagery of the latter. But JMSN makes enough reflective concessions towards his muse to render his account honest: the sombre torch song “Runaway” is steeped in self-wallowing until almost the very end where he finally admits, “What you needed isn’t what I wanted to do.” It’s a telling line from an artist confident in his album’s style and story. And he deserves to be. †Priscilla† is by no means perfect, but it’s a damn fine first project from an artist who seems to have finally found his niche after years of trying to break into the industry. Alternative R&B. Indie R&B. Call it what you want – the music speaks for itself.
Continue reading to hear †Priscilla† is streaming in its entirety.
On the Grammy carpet Sunday night, Rihanna Killed the red carpet! Sporting long, tousled blonde hair with long wavy bangs — arrived in a barely-there, super-sexy black gown with a belly-grazing v-neck and a very low back. She said her look was a “collaboration” between herself and Italian designer Giorgio Armani.
“We’ve been working together for a long time and he trusts me,” she explained. “I wanted to do something ‘very Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface.'”
Rihanna sparkled in Neil Lane jewels – diamond and gold snake armlet, a wide gold cuff, jazzy gold and diamond rings and geometric diamond and gold triangle earrings. She finished off her look with Jacquie Aiche body necklaces,Christian Louboutin shoes, and Jimmy Choo clutch.
Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt has been gone for a while and it finally looks like he returned. After new Twitter and Tumblr pages surfaced this week, Earl posted the below video featuring himself and teasing with new music. In the video he says that once his Twitter account has reached 50′000 fans he will release the song. As you can imagine that did not take very long.
I’m super jealous of Tommy Ton’s eye for fashion in photography. I’m in love with the angles and colors. Oh yea by the way some of you men may find some inspiration in here. Wink, wink. (more…)