Janelle Monáe isn't worried about the end of days in her new song, Dance Apocalyptic."
Usually when an apocalypse approaches, you might feel the need to panic. But for some reason, pop stars just never seem to mind. Prince didn't care on "1999," R.E.M. weren't scared on "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," and now Janelle Monáe is ready to shake it to the end of days on her new jam, "Dance Apocalyptic," from her forthcoming album, The Electric Lady.
Look, we're not saying we don't like to dance, but if the zombie apocalypse DOES happen and the earth is shattering all around us, we're probably gonna try to find shelter first.
Listen to Janelle Monáe's "Dance Apocalyptic" and watch a teaser for the video after the jump.
Mariah Carey calls on A$AP Rocky to remix her Miguel duet ,"#Beautiful."
Before she says anything else, Mariah Carey just wants you to know she's sorry about pushing back the release date of her new album, The Art Of Letting Go. "I want to give you this album as it's meant to be heard. When I'm ready, you'll be the first 2 know!" she said in a tweet. But she couldn't just leave it at that (because it's MARIAH), so two days later she dropped a super-hot remix to her hashtag-loving duet with Miguel, "#Beautiful," this time featuring Harlem rhymer A$AP Rocky.
Listen to Mariah Carey featuring A$AP Rocky and Miguel's "#Beautiful" (Remix) after the jump.
Wale pays tribute to Washington, D.C. in his new video, "Love Hate Thing."
Wale might be a part of the opulent Untouchable Maybach Music Empire (M-M-M-M-M-M-M-Maybach Music), but he DOES know how to take his baller status down a notch (see: "Lotus Flower Bomb" featuring Miguel). And speaking of looking smooth and being a softie, now you can watch the Washington, D.C., rhymer paying homage to his home city in his "Love Hate Thing" video, the second single from his just-released album, The Gifted.
Watch Wale featuring Sam Dew's "Love Hate Thing" video after the jump.
Flux Pavilion loosens up a stuffy party in his "Do Or Die" video.
We've all had those nights when we really RAGED, right? Like, when we just went super HAM at a party or a show? Well, we might have pictured ourselves reaching a 10 on the party scale, but according to Flux Pavilion's new video, "Do Or Die" featuring Childish Gambino, we were actually at a 3. Basically because we never lost complete control of our limbs, started bleeding, or summoned superstrength out of nowhere. And especially while not in a perfectly pressed ascot.
Watch Flux Pavilion featuring Childish Gambino's "Do or Die" video after the jump.
Drake's revealed his "Nothing Was The Same" album release date AND four new tracks.
I think we can all agree that Summer 2013 is shaping up to be one of hip-hop's greatest seasons, what with releases from Kanye West, Jay-Z, J. Cole, and Big Sean filling out the next few months. Never one to be outdone, however, Drake announced over the weekend that his highly anticipated album, Nothing Was The Same, would be released on Sept. 17 -- but that wasn't everything he dropped. Along with a trailer for the album where he takes shots out of his newly unwrapped Grammy (we don't recommend this with other statues), he also released four brand-new songs for free. See that? Drizzy is STILL generous even after all those "No New Friends" jokes. Don't thank him later; you should thank him now.
1.) "Jodeci Freestyle" featuring J. Cole: On "Jodeci Freestyle," Drizzy and his new best friend trade brags back and forth about the good life, all while referencing the legendary '90s R&B group. "Your money is just a little Barney's Co-Op for you to be tryina show out/ I'm in your girl's ear planting seeds like a grow-op/ We move the operation to Cali soon as the snow drop/ Oh stop, please stop arguing 'bout who's the best emcee/ I think everyone would agree, they know that you're not," Drake coldly rhymes on the smooth track.
Listen to Drake's "Jodeci Freestyle" featuring J. Cole, "Versace" featuring Migos, "The Motion" featuring Sampha from SBTRKT, and "Over Here" featuring PartyNextDoor after the jump.
Yup, there's a lot of naked chest in One Direction's "This Is Us" teaser. We aren't complaining.
Ever since we found out that One Direction were getting their own 3-D movie, "This Is Us" (and that it has "more shirtless moments than you can imagine"), we've been NONSTOP daydreaming about what it would entail. Maybe a waiter spills a drink on Harry Styles, or perhaps Zayn Malik walks in front of a wind turbine that sucks his shirt CLEAN OFF. (We've had a lot of time to think about this.) Well, dream no more -- the film's teaser trailer IS HERE! And yes, even in this minute-long trailer, there are still PLENTY of shirtless moments.
Watch One Direction in their "This Is Us" teaser trailer after the jump!
Get ready to witness Andrew W.K. playing the drums with LIL BUB.
In addition to some amazing performances by Jonas Brothers, Hanson, and X Ambassadors at the 2013 O Music Awards, we've TOTALLY been on board with all of the winners (sup, Joe Jonas?) so far. And now we are OVER THE MOON about two winners in particular: human musician Andrew W.K. ("Best Twitter Artist") and feline musician Lil Bub ("Our Favorite Musical Cat")! And wanna know what the best part is? Andrew played drums WITH Lil Bub!! Um, talk about PAW-RTYING HARD. (Sorry, had to!)
Watch Lil Bub play drums with Andrew W.K. at the O Music Awards after the jump!
SORRY. We lost our composure.
We can't deny that Kidz Bop -- aka that borderline creepy album series where children cover pop songs -- serves a necessary purpose. On the other hand, sometimes NSFW, purposefully dirty pop songs are too much for younger ears (as evidenced by this horror story about "Thrift Shop" from "The Daily Show"'s Al Madrigal), and should just be left alone. Like, do you want to be the one to explain that R. Kelly lyric to a 6-year-old?? (Unless they've been watching "Chappelle's Show"?) Guess changing that line to "Probably should of washed this/ smells like my baseball cleats" was a good call...
Um, but then again, Kidz Bop isn't always successful with its reworked lyrics. I mean, can you really not say "pop some tags" on Kidz Bop? If something else was being popped, we'd totally get it. But do they really need to say "rock some tags"??
Listen to the Kidz Bop cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop," and see more of our reaction GIFs after the jump.
Don't miss Ke$ha on her "Warrior Tour" this August!
Attention all Animal$! Time to break out the glitter and face paint, because our lady of eternal Illuminati, aka Ke$ha, has a huge announcement to make: She's heading out on the road for a nationwide tour this summer!! That's right, following her trek with Pitbull, the "My Crazy Beautiful Life" star will be hitting the road on her very own "Warrior Tour," and she won't be traveling alone: Glam rockers Semi Precious Weapons and pop singer/songwriter Mike Posner will also be on hand for what we're CERTAIN will be an insane ride. Like, glitter-and-Jack-Daniels-lining-the-walls insane.
The "Crazy Kids" singer will kick off her tour starting Aug. 12 in Vienna, VA, and will wrap up in Gilford, N.H., on Aug. 31. Check out the full list of dates AND buy tickets here!
Photo credit: MTV
Drake rushes home for something special on his woozy new track, "On My Way."
"OMW." It's a simple text that can mean any number of things, depending on the time you send it. From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., it probably means you're going to pick someone up for work or school. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., it means you're probably meeting up for dinner and/or drinks. But from midnight to 4 a.m., as Drake probably means it on his new song, "On My Way," let's just say most "omw" messages are coming from folks with not a lot of blood flowing to their brains. If you know what we mean.
Listen to Drake featuring James Fauntleroy's "On My Way" after the jump.