“Va Va Voom” is a song by recording artist Nicki Minaj from the deluxe edition of her extremely popular second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). The song was initially planned to be the first single off the standard edition of the main album, but it was eventually scrapped for the release of “Starships.” Musically speaking, “Va Va Voom” is a dance-pop and electro-pop song. Lyrically, the song talks about sexual activity towards a male. “Va Va Voom“ received very positive reviews from music critics, praising the crossover music from Minaj’s experiments with pop and hip-hop music, along with it being catchy and radio-friendly. Before the song was initially taken as a single, the song manage to chart successfully in record charts. A music video was shot in Los Angeles. Though it was intended not to be released, following its single release, Minaj released the video on October 26, despite not being happy with the end result. “Come on a Cone” is a song from Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album, originally released in April 2012. The song was written by Nicki and Chauncey Hollis. The song was produced by Hit-Boy. It received mainly positive reviews, but it was criticized for its explicit chorus. It is a hardcore hip-hop and electro-hop song. The music video was released on October 22, by Grizz Lee. Check out both “Va Va Voom” and “Come On A Cone” below » Read more..
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“Put It Down” is a single by R&B recording artist Brandy Norwood, featuring additional vocals by fellow singer Chris Brown. It was written by producers Dwayne “Dem Jointz” Abernathy Jr., Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford, Sean Garrett and Dem Jointz along with Chris for her upcoming sixth studio album Two Eleven (2012), which has been scheduled for release on October 10, 2012. Brandy’s Chameleon Entertainment (RCA Records) debut. The title Two Eleven references Brandy’s birthday and the day her icon, entertainer Whitney Houston had died. Brandy said: “Some of the titles I was working with were Rebirth, Reincarnation, Reinvention, Resurrection [...] I just felt like Two Eleven describes all of that. It’s the day I was born, and each year, I evolve and change with time, It also has a whole new meaning to it because I gained my angel. My icon is my angel now. It’s all tied in there and I just think it best represents who I am and the responsibilities I have moving on.”At One point Brandy was also considering titling her album Raw. In April 2012, Brandy had confirmed that she was going to release “Put It Down“ featuring Chris as the album’s leading single, following the release of her duet single “It All Belongs to Me“ with singer Monica in February 2012. Produced by Bangladesh and written by Sean Garrett, Brandy described the song as “very commercial, but at the same time, it’s got a dope hip-hop influence — it’s club, it’s radio, it’s all formats.” On her decision to release it as a single, she said: “I love taking risks in music and it’s great to challenge yourself to be different. That’s what I love about the song.” Watch the video down below… » Read more..
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is a rapper, actor and songwriter. He is also the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums since 1994, four of which topped the Billboard charts upon release and has sold over thirteen-million records in the United States alone. Nas was also part of the hip hop supergroup The Firm, which released one album under Dr. Dre‘s record label Aftermath. Aside from rapping, Nas is also an occasional actor and has appeared in feature films such as Hype Williams‘ directorial debut Belly, Ticker and In Too Deep and the television show Hawaii Five-0. His rise to fame began in 1991 with his feature on alternative hip hop group Main Source‘s debut album on the track “Live at the Barbeque”. In the years that followed, Nas garnered attention from music industry A & R’s and record labels with more impressive features and a solo single “Halftime”. His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994 by Columbia Records, received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community and would go on to be widely hailed as a musical landmark and a classic in the genre and is consistently ranked as one of the greatest LP’s of all time. His follow up album It Was Written debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks and went platinum twice in only two months, propelling Nas to worldwide notoriety. Check out the video after the jump… » Read more..
PIL2 (Also known as Pain Is Love 2) is the upcoming seventh studio album by rapper Ja Rule, set to be released on February 28th, 2012. It is the sequel to his 2001 album Pain Is Love, and is his first album in eight years. Rule originally intended to release his new album Pain is Love 2 on June 7th, the day before he enters prison to begin serving a two-year bid for weapons possession. But in the weeks leading up to the album’s release, Ja realized that they wouldn’t be making their deadline. According to producer 7 Aurelius, Ja wanted to focus on making better records and exceeded the amount of time for distribution shingle Fontana to match the date. 7 told MIO, “The plan changed mostly because of the level and quality of the records we were making. We have exhausted every possible way to have it available on iTunes for pre-order on the 7th. The main issue is that Fontana needs the album turned in before they will release a date, or even start their process which is normally sixty days for digital and hard copy.” “Real Life Fantasy“, abbreviated occasionally as “R.L.F.“, is the first official single from Ja Rule’s Pain Is Love 2. The original song samples Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen but the final album version does not, this is because the sample was flat out denied. The song was released in December 2011. Watch the music video below after the jump… » Read more..
“Jam (Turn It Up)” is a single released by television personality Kim Kardashian. The song is for charity purposes, and Kardashian confirmed that she will not be releasing any albums. The song was also released to iTunes in March 2011, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the song will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The song received negative reception from critics and the public. The Daily News, called the song a “dead-brained piece of generic dance music, without a single distinguishing feature,” and suggested that the single made Kardashian the “worst singer in the reality TV universe.” Now Kim has proven how slutty she really is and has made an official music video for this horrible song. Check out a clip of the NSFW video and have your thoughts reinforced that Kim cannot sing… » Read more..
“All Of The Lights“ by Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi with vocals by Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis. Directed by Hype Williams. “All of the Lights“ is a single by Kanye West from his “Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy“ (2010). It was produced by West and features additional vocals from several other recording artists and Rihanna, who is solely credited as a featured artist on the single. Watch the official video below…
The music of “All of the Lights“ was written by West, producer Jeff Bhasker, rapper Malik Yusef, and rapper Really Doe. It was produced by West, with co-production by Bhasker. For the song’s recording, West enlisted 11 guest vocalists. In an interview for MTV, Jackson explained the layering of the vocals for the song, stating “He got me to layer up all these vocals with other people, and he just basically wanted to use his favorite vocalists from around the world to create this really unique vocal texture on his record, but it’s not the kind of thing where you can pick it out”.
All Music stated “At once, the song features one of the year’s most rugged beats while supplying enough opulent detail to make Late Registration collaborator Jon Brion’s head spin”. NME Magazine called it “the sleb-studded centrepiece”, commenting that “In anyone else’s hands it’d be an A-list circle-jerk of horrid proportions, but through Kanye’s bar-raising vision it becomes a truly wondrous thing”. The Village Voice found the song’s lyrics relevant to the “year of economic suffering”, writing that “West interrupted his own wealthy anomie to pen ‘All of the Lights,’ an incongruously star-stuffed song about a disoriented parolee trying to beat a restraining order and see his daughter, working out a brief reunion with her estranged mother: ‘Public visitation, we met at Borders’”. Chicago Sun-Times viewed that “as crowded as ‘All of the Lights’ is. It maintains an almost operatic drama, telling a tale of adultery and its aftermath that winds up being quite moving”. The Guardian’s Kitty Empire cited the song as “the album’s most magnificent high”, writing that it “backs up operatic levels of sound with great drama”.