Rihanna seems to let her emotions run free in her new video "Diamonds," off her new album 'Unapologetic' due out November 19th.
Opting for a more neutral, comfortable look, RiRi bares her soul through what seems to be the end of an era. The clips show Ri belting out verses in the desert as two horses are shown running beside one another, a burning rose and Ri's hand slowly losing grip from a man's tattooed arm. The song exceeds the word "deep" and she made sure for the world to know it.
Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker passed on early November 1after sustaining massive injuries following a motorcycle accident in which he lost control of his bike, slamming into a light post. He is survived by his wife and daughter. The accident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. as the 28- year-old rock star was making his way to a Halloween party in Huntington Beach, CA. The day following Lucker’s death his wife released this statement to the metal site Blabbermouth.net confirming the probable cause as DWI:
Artist Of The Week: Sean Kingston For 22-year-old Sean Kingston, the term "Back 2 Life" describes way more than just his highly anticipated third solo album title. "Hip Hop/Reggae singer, Sean Kingston Critically Injured In Jet Ski Crash" is what the headlines read 18 months ago as millions of fans, friends, supporters and family members pulled together praying for the "Prince Of Miami." He's back to his feet and behind the mic with his first single since the life threatening incident. "Rum And Raybands" feat. Cher Lloyd, is climbing the charts as Kingston reclaims his presence! Album Of The Week: 'Dreams And Nightmares,' Meek Mill
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“Why you babysitting only 2 or 3 shots, I’m a show you how to turn it up a notch”, says K-Dot in the single “Swimming Pools” off of his HIGHLY anticipated “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City” debut album, which is on iTunes now.
Word has leaked with reports that Beyonce will be performing at this years Super Bowl XLVII taking place on Feb. 3rd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday but it seems fit that the Sasha Fierce singer would be the headlining act at this years halftime show. Having just given birth to her daughter Blue Ivy last January, it would be the perfect setting to see the Grammy award winning diva hit the stage.
Flying Lotus’ new album, Until the Quiet Comes has been receiving plenty of accolades for its achievement in bridging the gap between EDM and Jazz. A thought provoking soundscape laden with rich textures that converges Hip-Hop, Jazz, IDM and Soul, Until the Quiet Comes is converting orthodox musicians who view EDM as a kitschy and talentless genre into the electronic realm.
Flying Lotus’ highly acclaimed 2010 album Cosmogramma introduced the world to electronic Jazz like never before. Its crisp production, collaborative efforts (w/Thom Yorke, Laura Darlington, and Thundercats) and ambition enthralled thousands earning it a spot on Pitchfork’s best albums of 2010 list and best album at the 2011 Gilles Peterson World Wide Awards. Until the Quiet Comes is not as heavily vested in Jazz as Cosmogramma or in Hip-Hop as in Los Angeles, but rather it presents itself as a display of Flying Lotus’ production chops and proficiency in creating sound rich music.
We all know Taylor Swift is one to pen her real life experiences to produce massive hit songs that every girl (even if half of us claim not to) can relate to. In this case, a relationship with a bad boy gone wrong. Ring a bell? Swift is currently promoting Red, her new album set to be released on Oct. 22, and has previewed a few tracks which stick to her country pop sounds. However, in her newest release "I Knew You Were Trouble" comes seasoned with a little, wait for it.... dubstep.
The song features a hook infused with dub sounds over Swifts ever so powerful lyrics. With the help of Shellback and Max Martin, a Swedish production duo, the songwriting and vibe mixes a few traditional Swiftisms a la Skrillex to create a track that will probably be on repeat for the next month. Check it out below!
This week Steve Wexler and the Top Shelf band kick off a string of monthly performances at the East Village's DROM. Each show will pay homage to a musician who has influenced the band, October 4th's opening night performance will highlight the work of Motown great, Stevie Wonder. The ten piece super group features brilliant horns, an airtight rhythm section, and belting vocalists whose members have performed with a myriad of industry greats including, John Lennon, Micheal Jackson and Sting. As part of their promotion the band has asked fans to submit recipes for the best vodka based cocktail to be named the "Top Shelf". The winner of the contest will win two tickets to the Nov. 1st performance, discounts on their winning cocktail and serious bragging rights. For more information on Steve Wexler and the Top Shelf and contest rules click here.
Last week, veteran rock stars Deftones released the official track listing off their highly anticipated seventh studio album Koi No Yokan set to drop November 13th on Reprise Records.
The band has been working off of Diamond Eyes’ favorable momentum, already launching a promotional North American tour stopping in New York’s, Terminal 5 on All Hallows eve. Frontman Chino Moreno admits this record will not be as cohesive as other Deftones albums but in seeking to broaden their sound promises a beautifully ethereal album. Sergio Vega continues as their active bassist and Diamond Eyes producer Nick Raskulinecz has undertaken this project as well. For a limited time the Deftones official website is offering a free download of a cut off Kio No Yokan, Leathers
This Saturday, September 29th from 2- 6p.m., hit Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club at South Street Seaport for a complimentary concert brought to you by Bud Light Lime showcasing the city’s hottest DJs like DJ Kiss, Jermaine Dupri and headliner, Swizz Beats.
Guess will not only enjoy ill beats under the NY sky but also overflowing cups of Bud Light Lime and food truck eats by Lukes Lobster and Roberta’s Pizza.
Space is extremely limited. So, it being FREE definitely RSVP. Arrive early and get ready to deny the onset of fall.