Articles Posted April 2010

  • Video: Christina Aguilera – “Not Myself Tonight”

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    Video: Christina Aguilera – “Not Myself Tonight”

    Ever wondered what Lady Gaga would sound like if she had vocal prowess of melismatic proportions? Christina Aguilera’s “Not Myself Tonight” is your answer. The video is mostly Christina Aguilera doing her best mini-Madonna impression a la Gaga. If you thought “Telephone” was provocative, “Not Myself Tonight” is 10 times as raunchy.

  • K’Naan’s Wavin’ Flag, Now with More K’Naan

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    K’Naan’s Wavin’ Flag, Now with More K’Naan

    I know, I know, you can’t contain your joy right now. It’s true, K’naan has cooked up yet another version of “Wavin’ Flag,” this time with will.i.am and David Guetta riding shotgun. Why, yes, it thoroughly kicks the original’s ass. I’m surprised you even have to ask.

  • Video: Lupe Fiasco – “I’m Beamin'”

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    Video: Lupe Fiasco – “I’m Beamin'”

    For some reason, the futuristic vibe doesn’t translate live. The first time I heard “Kick, Push” fit grabbed me immediately. “I’m Beamin’” doesn’t do that for me.

  • Fear the Deer

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    Fear the Deer

    Don’t look now, but the Milwaukee Bucks are about to pull off the biggest upset of the 2010 playoff season. The Bucks are only one win away from eliminating the Hawks. Who saw that coming?

  • B.o.B. – Bet I Bust (Ft. T.I., Playboy Tre)

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    B.o.B. – Bet I Bust (Ft. T.I., Playboy Tre)

    Is it just me or does it seem like he’s spent a ton of energy on songs that didn’t make his album (“Generation Lost,” “I’ll Be in the Sky,” “Haterz Everywhere,” etc)? His album could have really used some of those songs.

  • Photos: Kelis at Santos Party House

    Photos: Kelis at Santos Party House

    Kelis brought her milkshake to Santos Party House clad in a white lace body suit. I wasn’t there, but word on the street is that she had the crowd tearing up when “Acapella” came on. Pop the lid to see photos of Kay’s Santos Party House performance.

  • Sound Clash: B.o.B. vs Vampire Weekend

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    Sound Clash: B.o.B. vs Vampire Weekend

    As a music critic and consumer, I’ve always had a predilection for songs that effectively move artists beyond their comfort zone. And these include well executed genre-benders. Case in point: B.o.B.’s reimagination of Vampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance.”

  • Video: M.I.A. – Born Free [NSFW]

    Video: M.I.A. – Born Free [NSFW]

    The song is forgettable, but the video is one of the best I’ve seen all year.

  • Premier Recounts Last Meeting with Guru

    Premier Recounts Last Meeting with Guru

    Premier says he paid a visit to Guru in the hospital before he passed. He talked about the meeting on his Sirius radio show, Live from Headqcuarterz. Primo says he found his friend in such…

  • The Coolest Anti-Smoking Ad Ever

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    The Coolest Anti-Smoking Ad Ever

    The Smoking Skills ad before your eyes was designed to raise awareness on the hazards of smoking in a hip and fresh manner. That said, if you noticed the anti-smoking message in this ad we’re…

  • Video: Nas/Damian Marley – As We Enter

    Video: Nas/Damian Marley – As We Enter

    Esco and Junior Gong finally drop a video for their triumphant lead single, “As We Enter.” You already know how I feel about this song. We’ll find out if the rest of Distant Relatives is…

  • Cuban Linx – High John

    Cuban Linx – High John

    ♣ Jay-Z & Ritchcraft – The Big Band Blueprint [Hip Hop Is Read] ♣ This has to be the coolest kite ever [The L Magazine] ♣ Pete from Mad Men needs a toilet…and a psychotherapist…

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