You may have been reading Buzzworthy yesterday, perusing our post on Birdman's new "Written On Her" clip, wondering to yourself, 'who is that dashing young man on the hook?' Well, he is Jay Sean. He is a British R&B singer who is known from sea to shining sea, albeit seas between Europe and Asia. That's all primed to change as Jay Sean is already making a splash on American shores with his song, "Down." In this new addition of "The 5" find out about Jay Sean's travels, how his life changed while he was dissecting a cadaver in medical school and what he has planned Birdman, Weezy and the rest of the Cash Money family.
In preparation for what will no doubt be a sumptuous main course of a video, we humbly offer this appetizer to Rise Against's video for their third single from their Appeal To Reason album, "Savior." Little can be gathered from this brief glimpse. The video, directed by alt-rock auteur Kevin Kerslake (Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins) is divided into two parts: a performance by Rise Against lit merely by flares, and sub-plot featuring someone dressed as a polar bear.
We can only hope that the video culminates with the polar bear man meeting up with the guy dressed as the disco mutt from Daft Punk's "Da Funk" video. The full video for "Savior" premieres Monday.
It's been a long, strange trip for Juicy J and DJ Paul. Better known as Three 6 Mafia, the dynamic duo started in Memphis, went out west for some adventures in Hollywood, and now find themselves in a dank and damp basement for their new, subterranean-set video, "Shake My." As basements go, this is not such a bad look. It is after all populated almost entirely by silent, scantily clad women. Not particularly scantily clad or silent is Kaleena, part of Diddy's Dirty Money group, who handles the hook for this club banger. She's took the last train to Paris and found herself...in a basement with Three 6 Mafia. Undeterred, she is intent on shaking her you know what. That's the spirit, girl.
It's all happening here. Your favorite jerks, the New Boyz, are back with this homage to the OS, this on-ramp to the information super highway, this tribute to domain names..."Dot Com." Seemingly produced entirely with tools found in your basic Mac applications folder, "Dot Com" is a loving, if vague ode to the wonders of the internet (mostly the ease with which it allows one to talk to their female fans...and their mothers).
The video? Well, operating under the likely wrongheaded assumption that director Matt Alonzo powerbooked this whole thing, you gotta say that the special effects are pretty tight! Faux-Hype-Williams flashing lights! Green screen work that superimposes the New Boyz on to roller coasters at full speed or deep under the ocean! It's like outtakes from Avatar! Your move, James Cameron.
The boys in Holy Ghost! are in a Human League all to themselves. Their sumptuous electro-pop records will fit nicely next to your Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell and, yes Human League classics. And they wouldn't have it any other way.
In this new episode of "The 5," Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser talk about their fetish for things past: analog synths, vinyl records, and music from the '70s and '80s. It's not all record/gadget nerd talk though; find out how these star-crossed New Yorkers--one a basketball enthusiast, the other a skate rat--became the toast of the hipster club scene. Plus, watch their "I Will Come Back" video.
Despite being in various states of consciousness, from unconscious (singer Bert McCracken) to punchy (the rest of the band), the boys from The Used submitted to that most grueling of inquisitions for the MTV Buzzworthy Blog, answering some of your most pressing and pertinent questions.
In this exclusive Buzzworthy Blog interview, The Used dives into the behind-the-scenes changes that took place during the making of their new album. Artwork, and The Used also divulges their... um... favorite websites. Bert McCracken also declares that God is actually not an old white man in heaven (take THAT, Glenn Beck) and that he'd do dirty things to Joe Jonas. Fun for the whole family!
Watch Part 1, and check back soon for Part 2 of The Used's Buzzworthy fan interview.
Directed by famed rap-vid auteur Chris Robinson (Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys, Nas), baby-faced R&B crooner Mario's clip for "Break Up," off his album, D.N.A., starts out normally enough: a Gucci Mane guest verse comparing the emotional wreckage of a break-up to public bus schedules, some tooling around in nice whips on abandoned sets from The Wire, etc. But midway through "Break Up," things get Fosse-tastic, with a startling interpretive dance number set in a living room. From there it's the same old ur-dumped song and dance; our star holding a "Dear, Mario" letter, while his ex-girl is on to the next guy (in this case R&B singer and apparent amateur boxer Sean Garrett).
One thing's for sure: Mario's breakup is modern dance's loss. Those two had some choreographed chemistry. Watch yourself, Beyonce.
Whenever Bryan "Birdman" Williams (AKA Baby) removes himself from his post behind his desk at Cash Money HQ, stops counting his Lil Wayne money, and decides to pick up the mic, it is a truly blessed occasion. Who among us didn't feel a small stirring in their soul the first time they heard the line, "Brrrrrrrrr"?
The video for Baby's "Written On Her," off of his Pricele$$ album, starts out like some kind of spy flick (The Birdman Ultimatum?), with the Cash Money CEO pushing a fine automobile through the London fog, while surveillance cameras follow his every move. Once the club beat kicks in, we return to our regularly scheduled programming, with Birdman incorporating some local Brit flavor in the form of R&B singer Jay Sean.
Quietly making a name for themselves since 2004, the sweethearts in Vedera have been accruing buzz the old-fashioned way: one show at a time. But being dedicated road warriors is not without its pitfalls, as this Kansas City quartet can attest to. In this edition of "The 5," singer/guitarist/pianist Kristin May talks about how her minor fender bender led to a jurisdictional dispute between Kansas and Missouri highway patrols. While guitarist Brian Little remembers a time the band's fought some black ice and the black ice won.
Fans may have heard Vedera's melancholy, piano-driven pop soundtrack the emotional car crashes (as well as the eye-rolling, sighing and crying) of Heidi, Audrina, Lo and the rest of The Hills gals. Hear what the band has to say about songs from their Stages albums being heavily featured on the show. And listen for more Vedera on Season 6 of The Hills.