Wish this was on the album. Check it out:
Dondria -- Ain't No Way (HOT!!!!)
TGT -- Be My Holiday
Bobby V -- Never Give Up
Rochelle Jordan -- Follow Me (T-Dot Represent!) [SEXYBLACK PICK]
The First 2 "Official" Releases from Beyonce's Self-Titled Release: "Blow" & "Drunk In Love" w/ Jay-Z + 6 More Videos!!
As a package, this new Beyonce record is a must-own. No artist in the history of music has dared to launch a project in this way. 14 tracks. 17 videos. Great price point. Full experience. Full immersion. True art. Buy it. Here's a taste.
Blow (SO HOT!!!)
Drunk In Love (w/ Jay-Z)
Beyoncé - Grown Woman (Video) from Nathan Junior on Vimeo.
Beyoncé - Rocket (Video) from Nathan Junior on Vimeo.
Flawless (Bow Down) feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche) - Beyoncé from Dean Lubaki on Vimeo.
Yoncé - Beyoncé from Dean Lubaki on Vimeo.
Mine (feat. Drake)
Mine (feat. Drake) - Beyoncé from Dean Lubaki on Vimeo.
This guy continues to amaze. Two weeks ago in Trinity Bell Woods Park in Toronto, he sat on a park bench for two hours with a boom box and played his new album to thousands of adoring fans and then took questions. This week, he went to England and crafted a sick beat and then actually freestyled, all in about two minutes. Check it:
This is a love song to Los Angeles... but it's also a tale of heartbreak starring Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, James Franco, and a host of others.
I love this.
So I guess I'm a little late on this, but Toni Braxton & Babyface (my personal favorite) are putting out a duet album in the next few weeks!!!!! What!!!?? Together these two are responsible for classics like "Another Sad Love Song", "Breathe Again" and "How Could An Angel Break My Heart?" This is seriously happening, check this out:
And here's the debut single from the album.
Something about this feels perfect.
No other single has been covered on the internet this much since "Someone That I Used To Know". Submitted for your supreme judgement, I present two covers of 16 year old, Lorde's number 1 single, "Royals". The first, by the AMAZING Acapella group, Pentatonix (winners of NBC's "The Singoff"), check it out:
Next up, Mayer Hawthorne's jazzy, lounge version:
Hit up the comment box to let me know which one you like best.
My boy, Quddus, puts me on to some great stuff sometimes. Check out this amazing video from Capital Cities called "Kangaroo Court" which shows what happens when a zebra tries to sneak into a night club (just go with it -- you won't be disappointed -- plus the song is catchy as f$%k).
Sniped from www.theqside.com.
So, remember Missy's 2002 "Work It" Music Video? Around the 2:28 mark in the video, there was the cute little white girl with sick moves. Fast forward 11 years. Ladies and Gentlemen, don't you love when they grow up all nice and skilled like this? Introducing Alyson Stoner:
Check out where it first started for her back in 2002:
Sniped from www.theqside.com
Ne-Yo's new artist finally has a video for her smash "Best Friend" and it works the way an accompanying music video should (I'm talking to you, Drake). Check it out, below:
Dan-e-o is not only one of the premier lyricists in the whole nation of Cana-d-a, he is also a friend. This right here is the type of flow and swag I've been waiting for from him. Have a listen, and if you like this amazeballs 6-track EP, go one and download it for FREE. Make your music collection shine that much brighter. Press play and become Immortal:
What's old is new again... seems like everything comes back around. Whatchu know 'bout Robocop?
Sidenote: I auditioned for a role in this movie, it was shot here. I didn't get it... obvi. Not mad at that, the release date is Feb 2014 (and we all know what that means).
Some people don't know that Take 6 is the best acapella group of all time. In this performance, they got a little help from some instruments (David Foster on the keys), but you can still hear the skill and this is one of their most beautiful songs. Enjoy:
First, this was an amazing time for black music. There was Motown, and then there was the 90s. People of different ages that I talk to, all know about the emergence of urban music in the 90s. We remember it fondly, some of us more than others. I wish, so much, that the vibe, the feeling, the freshness of the music of that time could come back on a global scale.
Second, the TV show that helped fuel the phenomenon returns this month. Arsenio Hall had me begging my parents to let me stay up late to watch, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, New Edition, and so many of my other heroes. If Arsenio does anything upon his renaissance, I hope he stays true to the spirit and leadership he had in bringing real music to the masses.
Never missing a beat, Chris Morgan's newly discovered favorite group (I tried to tell him about them years ago), The Foreign Exchange are back with a new single. On this two for one joint, Phonte and Nickolay are in top form (as usual) as they continue to create unique Neo-Electro-Soul. The new album is called "Love In Flying Colours" and will be released September 24. Don't sleep on this (don't be a Chris). Enjoy.
To pay me back personally for a wasted Legends of The Summer show (WITH NO DANCING), Justin Timberlake single-handedly delivered the most amazing 15 and a half minutes of television in a decade... In case you missed it, Sexyblack delivers. Enjoy:
SEXYBLACK FIRST LISTEN: Beyonce, Mr. Vegas, Luke James, Daley, Ariana Grande, Robin Thicke, Ron Isley, Trey Songz
Beyonce -- Standing On The Sun (Remix w/ Mr. Vegas)
Luke James -- One Of A Kind (HOT!!)
Daley -- Broken
Ariana Grande -- Baby I (HOT!!)
Robin Thicke -- Ooo La La (HOT!!)
Ron Isley -- Lay you Down (w/ Trey Songz) [HOT!!!]
Looks amazing. Can people just agree that New Edition is the best R&B Group of all time at this point?
Sniped from Guavaleaf.com
Sniped from Guavaleaf.com
Normally, I would put the word Oscar in a production like this, however, the release date has me skeptical. Regardless, this could be beautiful.
Check it out:
SEXYBLACK FIRST LOOK EXCLUSIVE (T-DOT EDITION): Maestro & Kardinal Offishall's "Dearly Departed" Music Video
Maestro was the first huge rapper out of the T-Dot, paving the way for Kardinal, Sauks, Dan-E-O & ultimately, Drake. Maestro has finally made a long-awaited notable return with help from Kardi. This track MOVES.
SEXYBLACK FIRST LISTEN: Ciara, Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke, The Dream, Beyonce, 2 Chainz, Mario, K. Michelle
BANGERS -- all of em. Summer's coming....
Ciara -- I'm Out (w/ Nicki Minaj) [HOT!]
Robin Thicke -- 4 The Rest Of My Life [HOT!!!]
The Dream -- Turnt (w/ Beyonce & 2 Chainz [HOT!!]
Beyonce -- Grown Woman [SEXYBLACK PICK!]
Mario -- Somebody Else (w/ Nicki Minaj) [HOT!!!]
K. Michelle -- V.S.O.P. [HOT!!!!!!]
SEXYBLACK FIRST LOOK EXCLUSIVE: If you have ever watched and enjoyed a Star Trek film, watch this...
All 12 movies in one incredibly glorious trailer. Perfectly executed. Thank you. Can't wait to see Into Darkness tomorrow night.
"Baggage Claim" Trailer starring Paula Patton, Lauren London, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott and every other black actor...
Artsy. I'm just glad he's back. His new album "Love In The Future" comes out in a matter of weeks. Here's what John says about his choice to release an explicit version of the video:
Now, I normally don't post Ciara, because I've been waiting for her to drop something undeniable. Something that confirms her talent. This "Body Party" joint and video make the cut. Now, Ciara, just stay up. I'm rooting for you. Check it out.
Sniped at www.Guavaleaf.com.
Tamar Braxton -- The One (Hot) [SEXYBLACK PICK]
Jaheim -- Age Ain't A Factor
Mariah Carey & Miguel -- Beautiful
Luke James -- I.O.U. (Remix) w/ Bridget Kelly
SEXYBLACK FIRST LISTEN MEGA-POST: Ron Isley, Divine Brown, The World Famous Tony Williams, Kanye West, Ashanti, John Legend, Rick Ross, Emeli Sande, India Arie, Eric Benet, 2 Chainz, Beyonce
Ron Isley -- Dinner And A Movie (SMOOTH)
Divine Brown -- Leave Him Alone (T-Dot Represent!)
The World Famous Tony Williams -- Another You (Remix) Ft. King Chip, Freddie Gibbs & Kanye West
Ashanti -- Never Should Have
John Legend -- Who Do We Think We Are (w/ Rick Ross) [SEXYBLACK PICK!!!]
Emeli Sande & Rick Smith -- Here It Comes
India.Arie -- Cocoa Butter
John Legend -- The Beginning (HOT!)
Eric Benet -- News For You (Remix w/ 2 Chainz) [HOTTT!!!!!]
Beyonce -- Bow Down (I Been On)
Looks amazeballs... Also, hello Paula Patton, Deja Vu.
Galifianakis interviews your favorite nominees...
Two things you can say about F&F films: They ARE entertaining and you will see things you've never seen before. Check this out:
For those of you who didn't see RED with Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren a couple of years ago, you missed a good one. This summer, the sequel comes to you in theatres. I really liked the first one. Check the trailer below and make sure you see RED soon so we can go to the sequel together.
I was lucky enough to catch Spring Breakers at TIFF last year. It's a very interesting movie by the same director, Harmony Korine, that brought you the raw Docu-drama, Kids that launched Rosario Dawson's career. This movie takes actors that you think you know and asks them to play their antitheses. Selena Gomez grows up in this film. Vanessa Hudgens does an amazing acting job and taps into her dark side in a well-executed way. But once again, James Franco, proves that he can do anything, and perfectly pulls off a white-trash rapper from the South. Despite what you've seen in the media and the exuberance of the poster above, this is a VERY dark movie. One of the darkest I've seen, with a very explosive ending. If you're interested in anti-films (films that break the rules of it's predecessors) you will enjoy Spring Breakers. The direction is real, and the shooting is raw. Halfway through, it may not even matter that these girls have been in their bikinis the entire time, because you would've seen other stuff that is more shocking. I enjoyed Spring Breakers for it's creativity. It's different. Very different. Check the trailer below.
Justin Timberlake -- Suit & Tie (w/ Jay-Z) [HOT!!!! -- SEXYBLACK PICK]
Destiny's Child -- Nuclear [HOT!!! -- SEXYBLACK PICK]
Avant -- Best Friend
"This Is The End" Red Band trailer starring James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride...
...as themselves (WHAT!!!!) in a Disaster Film!!!!!
This has the potential to be my favorite film of this year.