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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Gay Pride Playlist

Today was Toronto's 35th annual Gay Pride Parade and I've never ever done a video playlist for Pride before.

Well the Gay community has contributed to so many things that involve pop trends and culture. The gay culture has contributed hugely to the pop music genre which has helped people to accept this community and the struggles they've gone through. So today I decided to compile a list of my favourite gay themed songs and music videos from Pop singers who can thank so much of their success to the LGBT community.

10. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl



09. Rihanna - Te Amo



08. Ke$ha - We R Who We R



07. P!nk - Raise Your Glass


06. P!nk - F**kin Perfect


05. Madonna - Girl Gone Wild



04. Christina Aguilera - Beautiful


03. Madonna - Vogue



02. Lady Gaga - Born This Way


01. Janet Jackson - Free Xone




Honourable Mention

David Guetta ft. Sia - Titanium



Katy Perry - Fireworks




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Music Video: Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj - I'm Out

Ciara's new video featuring femcee, Nicki Minaj, 'I'm Out'  has unexpectedly hit the net without any warning. Check out both of the ladies booty pop and twerk in white in the vibrant and super fun Super C video below. Don't forget to catch Ciara's self titled fifth album on July Fifth to hear this track. 




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New Music: Melanie Fiona - Cold Piece

Canada's very own Roc Nation signed singer, Melanie Fiona has released her new chill single 'Cold Piece'.

The new break-up single is expected to appear on Melanie's upcoming third studio album. Check it out below.




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New Music: Natalia Kills - Saturday Night

Natalia Kills has released her next single entitled 'Saturday Night' off of her upcoming sophomore album Trouble. Check it out below.





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Music Video: P!nk ft. Lilly Allen - True Love




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New Music: Mariah Carey ft. Miguel & Jeezy - #Beautiful Remix

Mariah Carey is known for her amazing high notes and for releasing a mean remix. So far her stellar come back single '#Beautiful'  has been getting praise from everybody and while the song is hot MiMi has decided to release a few remixes to the song. Most of the remixes were uneventful so I never bothered to post them but this Jeezy remix features new vocals and a revamped beat. Check it out below.





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Music Video: K. Michelle - V.S.O.P.

Firecracker singer, K.Michelle has released her lively music video for her soulful single 'V.S.O.P', which will appear on her forthcoming album Rebellious Soul due August 13th. Check out the video and hot single below.




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Friday, June 28, 2013

Artist Promo: Premz ft. Bigz - We On

22 year old British rapper Premz has teamed up with fellow rapper, Bigz from S.A.S for their collaboration 'We On', from Premz's mixtape The Last Impression.

Premz achieved recognition from BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, who've both played music from the up and coming rapper on numerous occasions. Check out 'We On', which is expected to appear on the South East Londoners next full length project.


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Music Video: M.I.A. - Bring The Noize (Matangi Gold Edition)




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Music Video: Benny Benassi ft. John Legend - Dance The Pain Away




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Artist Promo: Jay Griffy's "Prayer" Music Video

Rapper Jay Griffy battles his inner demons in an insane asylum for his his new TMC directed music video for his Pogue Brother produced single, 'Prayer'.



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Music Video: Loreen - My Heart Is Refusing Me

Swedish singer Loreen re-released her stellar 2012 album, Heal this year with a few new additions to the albums tracklisting.

The album as a whole is moody pop music that I definitely recommend checking out but before you do that why not check out her new video for her single 'My Heart Is Refusing Me'.





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Artist Promo: Mark Morrison - I Am What I Am

On June 19th Mark Morrison debuted his much anticipated video for his upcoming album's lead single, 'I Am What I Am'. Check out the video via VEVO below.




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Monday, June 24, 2013

Music Video: Natalia Kills - Problem

Natalia Kills drops a dark, edgy, and sexy music video for lead single, 'Problem' off of her sophomore album, Trouble (scheduled for a September 3rd release). Watch the video below.





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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Artist Promo: Check Out Love Dominique's Sultry "Down" Music video

Back in May I posted about upcoming Texas, Houston singer, Love Dominque's single 'Down' (see here).

The sassy singer has unveiled the official Young Samm directed visuals for her her Wicked Heart EP single, 'Down' below.




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Official Website
Twitter
Facebook  
Youtube


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Artist Promo: Joel Baker - Further Than Feelings

British singer Joel Baker has released his new single 'Further Than Feelings' off of his forthcoming EP, Long Sleeves, which is expected for a June release. Check it out below.



(SoundCloud Player Link: HERE)

Also watch this live acoustic performance and interview for 'Further Than Feelings' on BBC Radio Nottingham local show The Beat. Watch that below.


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Music Video: Kay (My Name Is Kay) - Next To You


Canadian singer Kay AKA My Name is Kay has released music video for her new single called 'Next To You'. The Ramos Valencia directed video looks fun and it kind of reminds me of one of those Clavin Klein advertisements. Anyway check out the video below.



P.S. Fellow Canadian singer Kreesha Turner makes an appearance in the video as well


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Artist Promo: STORi - Losing Me (Pro. Glass John)

STORi has been consistently releasing hot rap tracks but she switched up her style to display her singing talent with her latest single, 'Losing You'. The chill Glass John produced track will appear on STORi's upcoming mixtape entitled #BadAssDame.



You can connect with STORi via these websites below.

http://Instagram.com/STORImusic
http://Twitter.com/StoriMusic
http://Youtube.com/StoriMusic
http://Facebook.com/StoriMusic
http://SoundCloud.com/Stori
http://storimusic.tumblr.com


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Artist Promo: Petter Jones ft. Trel Mack - 60 Seconds Freestyle + 3,2,1

SKE Records new artist, Petter Jones drops a 60 second freestyle with his label mate Trel Mack to give his audience a taste of what will appear on his upcoming mixtape, Super Saiyan (from Dragon Ball Z).



Petter Jones has also teamed up with Trel Mack for another song/music video for their track, '3,2,1'




You can connect with Trel Mack and SKE Records at

SoundCloud (Download Inspired By Greatness There)
YouTube (Trel Mack's)
YouTube (SKE Records)
www.trelmack.com
Twitter:  @trelmack, @skerecords, @qthequestion


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Music Video: Jade - Brown Box




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Artist Promo: Metropolis America - A Burden Of Our Youth

Metropolis America is an indie rock band that will connect with the youth of  North  America through their personal lyrics that deal with being young, broke, and frustrated in America.

The band will be releasing a trilogy series with the first installment being their single, 'A Burden Of Our Youth' followed by 'Bittersweet' (July 4rth) and 'A Stolen Heart In A Stolen Car' (September 2nd).

The official video for 'A Burden Of Our Youth' consist of nothing more then a black screen with text explaining why they decided not to make a video and some photos. The simple video is effective and it allows their audience to focus on what truly matters, which is the actual music instead of glitzy visuals. Check it out the witty and charismatic video below.




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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Music Video: Chris Brown ft. Aaliyah - They Don't Know

Chris Brown attempts to channel Tupac and Aaliyah all in one new music video entitled 'They Don't Know'.

The new X single has been receiving tons of attention because it features deceased singer Aaliyah

I'm no fan of current artist using the dead  in music that they are no longer around to approve or disapprove of even though I'll admit this song is hot.


Chris Brown feat. Aaliyah - Don't Think They Know from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.



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New Music: G.R.L - Vacation

Robin Antin's new girl group G.R.L (There's no "I" in team) has been in the process of debuting their first song now for ages. I even posted a little introduction to the grouop a few months ago (see that HERE). Well the former Pussycat Dolls have finally released a tangible body of work entitled 'Vacation', which will appear along side Britney Spears' 'Ooh La La' for The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.




The song is kind of cutesy and campy (sounds like Disney music) but one must remember that this is for the soundtrack of a childrens movie so for now I'll wait to hear their true official first single, which better be loaded with tons of sass.




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New Music: Beyonce - Rise Up & Britney Spears - Ooh La La

Britney Spears and Beyonce have a few things in common other then both of their names beginning with the letter B. Both artist started around the same time and have rocketed to the top of the charts while influencing their contemporaries and continuing to stay relevant.

Now both of these Queen B's can add making a song for a computer animated movie soundtrack to their list of similar accomplishments. Beyonce released her inspirational single 'Rise Up' for Epic while Britney released a tame but flirty single 'Ooh La La' for The Smurfs 2. Check out bothe songs below.





Both songs are pretty good and aren't limited by the fact that they appear in children movies but if I had to choose one over the other I'd have to say I prefer Beyonce's powerful 'Rise Up' over Britney Spears' saccharine 'Ooh La La'. What's YOUR opinion? Voice it below.




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Friday, June 14, 2013

Music Video: Bruno Mars - Treasure




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New Music: Mia Martina - La La

Canadian pop sensation, Mia Martina has released her second single 'La La' from her yet to be titled sophomore album.

The new track is very radio friendly and has Mia Martina's sound stamped all over it. As soon as I heard the track on the radio today I was like "that's gotta be Mia Martina". The track has a very Mediterranean pop sound to it which, has become synonymous with Mia Martina. Check out the CP Records artist second single below.




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Music Video: Alicia Keys - Tears Always Win





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Music Video: Kylie Minogue - Skirt (Lyric Video)

I usually don't post lyric videos but sometimes I make an exception for certain songs. A perfect example of the earlier scenario I mentioned is, Kylie Minouge's official lyric video for her new The-Dream penned buzz single 'Skirt'.

The song is def a favourite of 2013 and my only qualm with the song is that its a buzz single, which means it probably won't receive any major promotion beyond this lyric video. 




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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Artist Promo: Download Drahmah's EP "Lost Boy"

London rapper Drahmah has released his new EP, Lost Boy, which you can download via bandcamp for free.

The 10 track EP includes single 'No More' and  many more tracks as well as featuring Fiascoe Bars, J.Appiah, Mdot-E, and Elektric. Stream the EP below.




Lost Boy Tracklist 

1. Intro
2. Life Lessons Ft Elektric
3. Good Time Ft Mdot-E
4. Daddy
5. New Cool
6. Do It Like Me
7. Take Me Back
8. You Ft J.Appiah
9. The Marathon Ft Fiascoe Bars
10. No More




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New Music: B.o.B ft. 2 Chainz - HeadBand

If your into twerking then B.o.B and 2 Chainz have made the perfect booty poppin track for y'all.

'HeadBand' has a catchy whistle tune over an infectious beat, which will have you up on your feet. The 2 Chainz assisted track is the lead single of B.o.B's third album , Underground Luxury.




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Artist Promo: Junior Brat - Hell's Empty (Prod. J.Hoskins)

London rapper, Junior Brat has released  an action packed video for his J.Hoskins' produced single 'Hells Empty' from his upcoming EP, Love & Hate.

The concept of the song and video follows the theory of Hell actually being right here on Earth now instead of some other dimension or realm. Anyway check the video out below.




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Monday, June 10, 2013

New Music: Busta Rhymes ft. Nicki Minaj - #Twerkit Remix

I'm already obsessed with Busta Rhymes hot new song '#Twerkit' and after hearing the song I was thinking to myself "Busta needs a feminine touch like Nicki for this song" so you can see my reaction below when I found out about the remix.

The song just became 100% hotter with Nicki Minaj's verse on it! She's very appropriate for the song since she's from the West Indies and the song is very Caribbean influenced. Check out the official twerking song of the summer below.





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Artist Promo: Rich Quick Releases "Travelin' Man" Remix Featuring Reef the Lost Cauze & Rakaa Iriscience

New Jersey  born and Philadelphia resident, Rich Quick has lyrical skills and he puts them on display with the release of the remix to his single 'Travelin' Man', which features fellow rappers Reef The Lost Cauze and Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples. Check out the the STREECE produced remix track below.



(SoundCloud Player Link: HERE)

Check out the official music video for the original version of 'Travelin' Man' and look out for Rich Quick's upcoming album  Sad Songz, due July 2013. 



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Music Video: A.M.E - Heartless






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Music Video: Loreen - We Got The Power



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Music Video: Sharon Doorson - Killer




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Music Video: Mindless Behavior - Used To Be




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Music Video: David Lynch & Lykke Li - I'm Waiting Here




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Music Video: Dessa - Call Off Your Ghost




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Music Video: Brianna Perry - Cars




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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Artist Promo: Mark Morrison ft. Crooked I - I Am What I Am (Remix) (Pro. By Mark Sparks)

British King of R&B, Mark Morrison has teamed up with Slaughterhouse rapper, Crooked I and producer Mark Sparks to remix his new single 'I Am What I Am' from his upcoming third album of the same name.

The Mark Spark produced track has gotten a revamped uptempo Hip-Hop sound with some Chopped & Screwed effects at the end of the song. Check out the extremely hot song below. 



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New Music: MeLo-X - Girls Love Rihanna (Drake Cover)

If you've ever read my blog then you probably noticed that I fancy Rihanna quite a bit so when producer and rapper MeLo-X made a reply to Drake's 'Girls Love Beyonce', enititled 'Girls Love Rihanna' I was super excited to hear it. The ode to the baddest girl in the game fuses original production, 'Girls Love Beyonce', 'Diamonds', and 'Pour It Up' into one hot song. Check it out below.



(SoundCloud Player Link: HERE)


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New Music: PARTYNEXTDOOR (Formely Party Omo) - "Wus Good/Curious" + "Make A Mil"

Not much is known about Canadian musician Party Omo other then what his SoundCloud page tells us, which is that he resides in Mississauga, Ontario.

His style definitely resembles the moody dream Hip-Hop/R&B music that was made famous by the likes of James Fauntleroy, Drake, and The Weeknd. Whoever this mystery man is will be revealed sooner or later but for now just enjoy the two hot tracks that he's released entitled 'Wuz Good/Curious' and 'Make A Mil' .






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New Music: Stream/Download Just SZA's EPs, "S" and "See.SZA.Run"

If your taste in music is more on the eccentric side then you might enjoy alternative R&B singer, Just SZA EPs, S and See.SZA.Run. I stumbled upon both of these unique moody bodies of work while lurking on a music blog I sometimes frequent. Stream and download both EPs via SoundCloud below.



(SoundCloud Player Link: HERE)


(SoundCloud Player Link: HERE)




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Artist Promo: Lecrae - Confessions

Houston Christian rapper, Lecrae has accomplished a lot career wise so far such as appearing on the legendary singer, Chaka Khan's new song 'Its Not Over', selling 70,490 units first week with his 2012 album Gravity making it the #1 Rap Album, #1 Independent Album and #3 on the Billboard 200. The album also ranked as the #1 Christian Album and #1 Gospel Album. To date.  Lecrae also holds the title as the highest-selling independent artist.

His  latest song and music video entitled 'Confessions' follows the old parable of "money can't buy you happiness".  For more information head over to Reachrecords.com and check out the meaningful video and track below.




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Artist Promo: Stream And Download Daniel Schamroth Debut EP "Common Knowledge'"

UK Singer songwriter Daniel Schamroth has released his debut EP, Common Knowledge on SoundCloud for a limited time download and streaming. The 6 track acoustic EP was produced by Danny Hembrow and mastered by Pete Mahr (U2, Beady Eye, and The Rolling Stones). Get into the easy listening EP below.



(SoundCloud Player Link: HERE)





Download Daniel Schamroth's debut EP, Common Knowledge HERE and connect with him via

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Music Video: Verse Simmonds ft Yo Gotti, Young Scooter, & Trouble - Who You Wit




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Music Video: The xx - Fiction




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Music Video: Havana Brown - Spread A Little Love




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New Music: Download Georgia Reign's Mixtape #Dopeboyzluvme

Georgia Reign's dynamic vocals are as sweet as a Georgia peach on her debut mixtape, #Dopeboysluvme.

The 11 track R&B and Southern Hip-Hop influenced mixtape features guest appearances from Kevin McCall, 50 Cent, and Raheem DeVaughn. Stream the trill tracks below via datpiff.com.





Download #Dopeboyzluvme HERE.




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Music Video: Tank ft. Chris Brown - Shots Fired




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Music Video: Glenn Lewis - Can't Say Love



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Music Video: Jeremih - Feel The Bass




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Music Video: Megan Nicole - Summer Forever




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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Music Video: K. Rose - Booji Girl

(Photo Source: Rap-Up.com)

Cool & Dre's artist K. Rose has returned with a new video for her EP single 'Booji Girl'. The upcoming EP entitled, Sink Or Swim should be available soon but for now get into her Arabic influenced video below.




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Music Video: Ellie Goulding - Tessellate (Alt-J cover)




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New Music: Selena Gomez - Slow Down

Out all the Disney tween princesses, Selena Gomez has proven to be the best. She's taken on a more mature sound that isn't forcefully rebellious and doesn't exclude her young listeners but at the same time attracts a wider audience by adding older listeners.

Today Selena has dropped her new single 'Slow Down', which is the  follow-up single to the sultry South Asian inspired 'Come & Get It'. Check out 'Slow Down' below and catch the track on Selena's new album Stars Dance due July 23rd 2013.




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New Music: Download & Stream Shanell's New Mixtape "Midnight Mimosas"

Young Money starlet, Shanell has released her fresh new mixtape hosted by DJ E Sudd today. The mixtape entitled, Mindnight Mimosas features 9 original tracks with three tracks being previously released ('So Good', 'None Tonight' and 'On The One'). Stream and download the free mixtape below via livemixtapes.com.




Download the Midnight Mimosas HERE


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Music Video: India.Arie - Cocoa Butter




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Artist Promo: Oh No iTs Y.o ft. Serius Jones - Do iT BIG

Rapper Oh No iTs Y.O has dropped another hip-hop track called, 'Do iT BIG' this time features fellow rapper Serius Jones. Check it out below.



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