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RAPPER'S DELIGHT
New Music Video: The Rap Monument

Noisey finally premieres the full-length 42 minute music video project to 'The Rap Monument.' The project consists of three studio sessions, also shot in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Various emcees provide hip-hop lovers with another "rapper's delight," as they flow over a medley of instrumentals, co-produced by Nick Hook, S-Type and G.O.O.D Music's Hudson Mohawke. In order, the recording artists featured on the project includes:

Pusha T, Bryant Dope, Go Dreamer, Retch, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Danny Brown, Mayhem Lauren, Raekwon da Chef, Vado, Kilo Kish, Flatbush Zombies, Renegade El Rey, Rockie Fresh, Pill, Bodega Bamz, Remy Banks, Killer Mike, Del Harris,YG, CyHi da Prince, Young Thug, Aston Matthews, Prodigy, SL Jones, Nigel Nasty, Bobby Creekwater, Action Bronson, Heems, Mike G, Yak Ballz, Zebra Katz,Two-9, Alexander Spit, ScottyATL and, Da$h. Check out the new compilation below.

EARGASMIC
New Music: T-Pain Feat. Lil' Wayne 'Let Me Thru'

T-Pain refuses to let anyone hold him back, especially in his own lane and clarifies that on his latest single entitled, 'Let Me Thru,' featuring Lil' Wayne, released today.

Over a trap beat produced by DJ Montay, T-Pain commences with an off beat flow as he brags about beating his competition, then after a brief pause, he demands his contenders to get out of his way, yelling, 'Hold up! You Got to let me thru.'

EARGASMIC
New Music: Maroon 5 Feat. Big Boi 'Animals' (Remix)

Big Boi can always make an already energetic track all the more captivating, no matter what the musical genre.

The Outkast rapper applies his witty metaphors and punchlines along with his precise, lithe flow to Maroon 5's 'Animals' remix.

Unsurprisingly, Big Boi's verse prevails on yet another Billlboard Hot 100 hit and complements the beat on the Martin and Isaiah Tejada produced track. Take a listen to the remix below.

DO-GOODERS
Prince Harry Brings Christmas Tidings in Lesotho, South Africa

Christmasis a time for good cheer, spreading smiles, and helping those in need. Earlier this month, Prince Harry embraced the essence of Christmas as he set out for Lesotho, South Africa on behalf of his charity, Sentebale. Co-founded by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and Prince Harry, the charity aims to provide aid and educational means to disadvantaged children; those with disabilities and those who are orphans. Sentebale supports these organizations by providing funding, training and development support.

The Prince of the British Royal Family flew down to Lesotho on December 5th, in hopes to spend some quality time with these kids. And quality time was definitely had! The 30-year old royalty donned his Santa hat and was all smiles while catching up with children, visiting the construction site of Sentebale's newest care center, Mamohato Children's Centre in Thaba Bosiu. This is their newest addition to Sentebale's list of successful facilities providing support to AIDS-stricken children. During his visit, Prince Harry hosted and attended an array of workshops that included educational activities such as a cooking class, sitting in on school lessons, lending a helping hand at the construction site with sandstone cladding and so on!

The Mamohato Children's Centre is due to open in 2015 and we can't wait to see how the seeds of Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho's time and efforts bloom!

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Bare Noize Bring Their New Single To Pilot Records


Fresh sounds are always welcomed in today’s music scene and that is exactly what the boys of Bare Noize have brought with this next release. Released today via Pilot Records, the double-sided "Dire/Reticulum" pushes the boundaries as a stunning production is brought to life.

"Dire" uses almost unrecognizable vocals to add to the strong rhythmical elements over the deep bass, and features unique percussion that powers throughout the entirety of the track. In response, "Reticulum" opts for a more progressive manner, through mellow changes and a complex hi hat structure, the song flows effortlessly from start to finish, creating one spectacular journey.

Out now, you can grab a copy here.

INDUSTRY NEWS
The Most Googled People and Things of 2014

As another year comes to an end, Google has prepared a multitude of lists chronicling the most searched people and things in 2014. When it comes the most searched celebs of the year, the list is filled with surprises - and more than a few saddening searches.

In at number one in terms of sheer number of searches is Robin Williams, who sadly passed away late last summer. Loss was a big trending topic this year according to the Google data, with searches concerning the tragic deaths of celebrities like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Peaches Geldof as well.

EARGASMIC
Vote For The Groove Cruise Miami's 2015 Annual DJ Contest Now

Thanks to the good people over at THUMP, you can start voting for your favorite DJ/producer to win The Groove Cruise Miami's 2015 Annual DJ Contest today. Fans can vote once a day for one up-and-coming DJ/producer to spin at the #GCXi next to world renowned dance artists and celebrity guest judges including Arty, Funkagenda, Roger Sanchez, Sidney Samson, Syndey Blu and Will Sparks.

The winner to be featured on the star studded artist lineup will be chosen out of the top 10 DJs/producers, whose mixes acquires the most votes from fans, and will be announced via The Groove Cruise Facebook fanpage on January 10th.

SILVER SCREEN The Interview Poster
Planned North Korea-Set Steve Carell Movie Dropped

In the wake of terrorist threats concerning the James Franco and Seth Rogan film The Interview, Steve Carell's North Korea-set thriller will not be moving forward.

The Interview, a film depicting an assassination attempt on North Korea's Kim Jong-un, has been completely discarded from Sony after many theaters refused to show the film. The hackers that have been targeting Sony the past few weeks have promised in a message to invoke a 9/11-style attack on theaters where the film would be shown. The films Christmas Day release will not be happening and it's unclear if the world will ever see the film.

SILVER SCREEN
Backstreet Boys Premiere Trailer for Documentary

One of the biggest boy bands of the '90s is back with a new documentary. The Backstreet Boys have returned with Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You're Made Of, a film documenting their rise to fame and what they've been up to since their time as the biggest band in the world.

The trailer for the documentary has been officially released, promising to chronicle the height of "the best-selling boy band in history" as well as answer the question, "What do you do when you're a full-grown man in a boy band?"

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
New Year's Eve: Joonbug Party by Personality Type

When looking for the hottest New Year's Eve parties to end 2013 we at Joonbug.com know you're looking for tickets that can give you biggest bang for your buck, as well as provide for the best memories. With so many parties to choose from, it can seem a bit overwhelming--but not to worry, we have curated a list of parties as fitted to the four most pivotal personality types.

Whether you're a hipster, cool kid, bro or a rich kid we've got you covered on which scene is best for you!

The Hipster:

Any hipster can be easily spotted by their distinguishable outfit choices consisting mainly of threads from American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, or their local thrift store. Known for going against the scene and popular culture, man a hipster can be spotted flocking together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn snapping off-centered Instagram pictures and picking up new vinyls from bands we’ve never heard of. If this description seems to fit you best you’re going to want to check out the following hipster-friendly Joonbug.com NYE parties!

SILVER SCREEN
Sony Cancels December 25th Release of The Interview

In light of the threats from the hacker group by the name of “Guardians of Peace,” Sony has decided to pull The Interview, set to be released Christmas day, from all theaters. The controversial comedy, written by Dan Sterling, stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists that land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong- Un, and are instructed to assassinate him.

Sony’s decision to do so follows the choice of the country’s major movie chains to not show the film. As of earlier today, AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment, Cineplex Entertainment, Cinemark, and Carmike Cinemas all resolved not to show The Interview in effort to protect moviegoers from any danger. The hackers had threatened, “The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places [that screen the film] at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave). “