November 24 2014

Iggy Azalea Wins First Ever Music Awards at AMAs 2014

Australian rap artist Iggy Azalea won her first ever music awards at the American Music Awards last night, and she was absolutely delighted.

Taking the stage to accept her first award of the evening, Azalea told the screaming audience this was the first time she had ever received an award for anything in her life. 

She then went on to say she was so happy it was for Best Hip Hop Album, as hip hop was the music that had gotten her through her difficult teenage years, and had made her decide to move to America to pursue a career in the music industry.

She first took to Instagram to warn overly zealous fans not to appear on the doorstep of her new house after several made just such an attempt, as they would be arrested, and then to take to Twitter to call out Eminem for saying he wanted to rape her in rap lyrics he wrote.

Eminem, who was also up against Iggy in the categories she won, has a reputation for not being particularly nice to women singers, but Azalea was having none of it. She called him out on Twitter, saying she was tired of old men threatening young girls.

But her fans have apparently stuck by her even through all of the negative attention she’s gotten this past week. Dave and Brit Morin speculate that it is wonderful that Azalea has managed to stay strong and listen to the millions that love her instead of the handful that don’t.

November 24 2014

Eminem Reflects On 15 Years Of Shady Records

Eminem, who recently grabbed the spotlight, as well as headlines over several different antics; is now reflecting on the 15 year history of Shady Records. He is commemorating the 15 years that Shady Records has been in business, by creating a new album called “Shady XV,” which will be released as a double disc album next week. Eminem Interview. In his recent reflection, he speaks about some of the decisions he made as the owner of the company, and states that it was more than wise to sign 50 Cent.

He states that when he was doing the “8 Mile” movie, he would listen to more of 50 Cent’s music, more than any of his own that he was creating at the time. He states that he also knew that anyone who dislikes him, would automatically turn off the radio if 50 Cent’s music was to play. No matter what anyone’s opinion was of 50 Cent was, he went on to sell millions of records, so there are no regrets for Eminem signing him as an artist.

Eminem also mentions how Dr. Dre gave him credibility when he took him under his wing; as there has never before been a white rapper who has become as popular as Eminem, in all of rap history. Sam Tabar understands just how big that move was.

November 23 2014

Pitbull and Chris Brown Team Up

There are some artists that are just born on make radio-friendly anthems. Pitbull is one of those guys. He has managed to be the type of guy that can get radio play with just about anyone. Even Chris Brown simmers down and joins Pitbull on the track “Fun.” People that are listening for new music from Pitbull will embrace this.

Pitbull may be the only one that can pull off a beach styled summer song in the dead of winter. He has this type of effect on the pop world. So far he has managed to become a staple on pop radio, a rare accomplishment for a rapper. Oddly, he has little buzz on hip hop radio – another obscure accomplishment for someone that is rapping. The ultimate crossover appeal, however, comes with the Chris Brown union.

The EDM and salsa beats are just made for the radio. Keith Mann is certainly hoping to hear more and more of this. This track is the first from the new upcoming “Globalization” album that also features Ne-Yo and reggae rapper Sean Paul. Pitbull has managed to get in his own lane and create dance music while rapping to beats that don’t even fit into the hip hop category. This ability to rap over electronic tracks has given him this pop radio appeal.

November 22 2014

Beyonce New Leaked Song

This week two songs from Beyonce’s new upcoming new album have been leaked. The two songs are called “Ring off” and “7/11”. “7/11” is more of an upbeat song with its own type of dancing moves. It gives directions during the song on how to do the dance, almost like the “cha cha slide”. This song will probably end up being the new dance that everyone is trying to learn. 

Her new leaked song “Ring off” has some fans asking questions. Beyonce and Jay z have been all over the media here lately. There have been rumors about fights, divorce, and even cheating.  In one part it says, “You took that ring off” and ” So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying.”

Despite the rumors, who really knows why she wrote that song, but many are excited about her new album. Beyonce always delivers great music and she never fails to entertain her fans.

November 21 2014

‘Pink Print’ Promotion Expands

It would seem like Nicki Minaj has done all the promoting that she can do for the ‘Pink Print’ album. It has already been pushed back to increase anticipation for it. The singer/rapper has released as many as 5 singles for the upcoming album, and fans have been hanging on every move she makes.

Nicki hosted MTV’s European Music Awards recently where she unveiled the “Bed of Lies” single with Skylar Grey. Now, Nicki is going to the ultimate promotion platform with a “Saturday Night Live” performance.

The new season of “Saturday Night Live” got off to a slow start with host Chris Rock and Prince on the season premiere. She has millions of followers and so much anticipation is growing for this release. A lot of this has to do with the fact that she has released one smash single after another.

The Prince performance got mixed reviews, but much of the negative reviews stem from the fact that his music was so new. People did not know many of the new songs. With Nicki, the fans have seen the videos and know the words to lots of her new music.

Surprisingly, this is only the 2nd performance for Nicki Minaj. The last time she performaned on “SNL” was back in 2011.

November 21 2014

Nicki Minaj Performing On SNL

Nicki Minaj seems to be on a roll lately with her hosting of the EMA’s, and her upcoming AMA’s performance. She is also set to perform on SNL prior to her new album release. Kenneth Griffin says that Minaj’s SNL performance is set for December 6, 2014, and the show will be hosted by James Franco. This is her second ever performance on SNL, and many are anxious to see if she will perform her raunchier songs such as “Only,” and “Anaconda.”

In 2011, Nicki Minaj performed on SNL and did two singles, which were “Moment 4 Life,” and “Right Thru Me,” which both were hits. She also appeared in two skits for the show, so it’s anticipated that this time around she’ll do the same. Her new upcoming album is also highly anticipated, with the release of her recent songs off of the record. Nicki has been on a going hard lately with her different performances and hosting gig, and many of her fans want to see more of her.

Currently, she is preparing to perform on the AMA’s alongside many other artists. Lil’ Wayne, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and more artists are set to take the stage at the AMA’s this year. There were many different artists that were nominated for awards, including Beyonce, John legend, Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea and many more. Fans of Nicki Minaj should tune in to her AMA performance, as well as her SNL performance.

November 21 2014

Eminem’s Unreleased Version Of Old Song, Has All New Lyrics

The unreleased version of “Lose Yourself” that was a hit song by Eminem back in the day; contains completely new lyrics, over the same old beat. Recently, Eminem put out a 32 second video stating that he had an unreleased demo version of his hit song, that he didn’t remember making at all. Eminem Unreleased Song. A snippet of the song was released online for fans to hear, but the full song can now be heard online.

To the surprise of many Eminem fans, when Eminem had stated that there was a new unreleased version of his hit song, it’s a wonder to many how he doesn’t remember making the song, or where and when it was made. It’s suggested that he was under the heavy influence of drugs when he made the song, which is why Andrew Heiberger says he doesn’t remember anything about making the song. The song has been hidden for years, and it was recently brought to his attention by a friend.

With his recent controversy for making comments about supposedly raping Iggy Azalea, as well as punching Lana Del Ray; many are outraged at his blatant disrespect towards women. No matter what, Eminem is a rapper who has many loyal followers no matter what.

November 21 2014

Alternate Version Of “Lose Yourself”

Now that Eminem is really to drop a new album, compilation and Shady Records mix tape people are getting a chance to hear some alternate versions of his music. I first learned about this when my Twitter follower Rod Rohrich shared it. One of his most popular hits, “Lose Yourself,” is now being heard for the first time with different lyrics.

Eminem’s alternate versions was first released as a snippet, but now the full version is available online. This is one of many hidden gems that will appear on the 66 track mixtape. What people have come to realize is that Eminem is a perfectionist, and the lyrics to the alternate version did not do the song justice. That is the real reason that the track appears to have been unheard all of this time.

The version of “Lose Yourself that is featured on the album is more descriptive of the movie. He paints a far more vivid picture with the finished version that fans heard on the “8 Mile” soundtrack. This alternate version just seems like a stripped down version that was a work in progress.

Eminem appears to be releasing a lot of material from the vault as he extends his reign with upcoming new material.

November 19 2014

Nicki Minaj Not Ashamed Of Her Accomplishments

Everyone knows that Nicki Minaj is very raunchy and in your face when it comes to her sexuality. Even songs that she performs, can make even the most openly sexual person blush. Nicki Minaj Comments. In a recent interview with “Complex” that came out on November 18, 2014, Nicki states that she is moving forward as an artist, and has chosen to no longer judge herself for the things that she’s done. She states that she is proud of her accomplishments, and she will no longer be ashamed of anything that she has accomplished.

Although it’s not sure if she is referring to her mix tape as something that she used to judge herself on; there are many questions from fans about her choice of music. Although her song “Starships,” was a hit; many who are purely hip-hop fans, criticized her for making the song. Christian Broda in particular was not really that fond of the song. When the Cash Money Group was set to perform at Summer Jam 2012, Hot 97’s Host, Peter Rosenberg, made a controversial statement to the crowd. Peter stated that many were just waiting to be able to sing the song Starships, and he referred to it as bullsh**, and basically stated that it wasn’t real hip-hop.

In response to the remarks made by the host, the entire Cash Money Group canceled their performance, including Nicki Minaj.

November 17 2014

Charlie XCX Not All Boom On “Hunger Games” Soundtrack

We all know that Charlie XCX is targeting punk rock on her new album, Sucker but on the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” soundtrack, “Kingdom”, she is fragile and has a very charming voice. She wants to let her fans know that she is not always so “Boom Boom Clap”. Her voice is very gentle combined with piano until violins get brought in.

How did this soundtrack come about? Charlie XCX and Rostam Batmanglij (who Mark Ahn tells me is a member of Vampire Weekend)  got wasted at Miley Cyrus’s show and then went back to his house afterwards. There, Charlie XCX turned off her Twitter app and planted herself on his piano and they wrote the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” soundtrack, “Kingdom”. They even sung it into Rostam Batmanglij’s phone! She thought that she was going to wake up in the morning and think it was horrible since they were just having some fun. She admitted that it actually turned out quite good and that is what was released today as “Kingdom”.

We now know that Charlie XCX can actually be very feminine with her voice and fans agree that she is the best of both worlds. In one song, she can be aggressive and rock n roll but the next, she can be very gentle and charming.