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Monday, December 30, 2013

Music Video: SonReal - Believe




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Music Video: Metric - Synthetica




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Music Video: Elise Estrada - All It Takes Is A Moment (Dedicated To The Philippines)




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Music Video: Cory Lee - Play Dumb




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Review Of 2013: BEST Songs OF 2013

I guess the saying about the number 13 being bad luck is kind of true because 2013 has been a pretty terrible year for me. I've been uber busy with very little time to blog some days and I've been pretty sick.

Well at least the music wasn't all doom and gloom like the other aspects of my life this year. So lets get into my list of favourite songs of 2013. All songs up in till the Top 10 are in no particular order. To be eligible for the list, songs had to be released in 2013 or appear on an album released in 2013.

Miguel ft. Kendrick Lamar - How Many Drinks? 

 



Big Sean ft Lil Wayne & Jhene Aiko - Beware



Naya Rivera ft. Big Sean - Sorry



Ariana Grande ft. Big Sean - Right There



Ariana Grande - Honeymoon Avenue



Ariana Grande ft Mac Miller - The Way



Ashanti ft. Rick Ross & Future - I Got It



Jessica Sanchez - Don't Come Around



Jessica Sanchez - In Your Hands



Jessica Sanchez - Right To Fall



Eve ft. Dawn Richard - Keep Me From You



Aubrey O'Day - Love Me when You Leave



Aubrey O'Day - Hurts So Good



Havana Brown - Bad Bad Girls



Havana Brown - Naughty



The-Dream ft. Kelly Rowland - Where Have You Been



The-Dream ft. Jay Z - High Art



The-Dream ft. Beyonce & 2 Chainz - Turnt



The-Dream ft. Big Sean & Pusha T - Pussy



Ester Dean ft. Missy Elliot - How You Love It



Eric Bellinger - Now We Here



Eric Bellinger ft. T-Pain & Mario - Inception



Marsha Ambrosius ft. Ne-Yo - Without You



Chanel West Coast - Karl



Tamar Braxton - The One



Dawn Richard - Bum Bum



YLA vs. Vanessa Hudgens - $$$ex



YLA - Bad Bitches



G.R.L - Vacation



Jessica Mauboy - Beautiful



Brooke Candy - I Wanna Fuck Right Now



Demi Lovato - I Hate You, Don't Leave Me



Baiyu - Mourning Hangover



Baiyu - This Feeling



Baiyu - Sensory Overload



Kreesha Turner - Gimme Dat



Travis Garland - Electric Blue Roses



Travis Garland - Neighbor



Afrojack ft. Chris Brown - As Your Friend



Chris Brown - Nobody Perfect



The Cataracs ft. Icona Pop - Ready 4 The Weekend



OMG Girlz- Can't Stop Loving You



Cassie ft. Pusha T - Take Care Of Me



Cassie ft. French Montana - Addiction



Cassie ft. Fabolous - I Love It



Cassie ft. Jeremih - Sound Of Love



Vanbot - When My Heart Breaks



Natalia Kills - Rabbit Hole



Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful



Iggy Azalea - Bounce



Iggy Azalea ft. Wale - Work



Iggy Azalea ft. T.I. - Change Your Life



Selena Gomez - Come & Get It



Destiny's Child - Nuclear



Mariah Carey ft. Miguel - #Beautiful



Neon Hitch - Midnight Sun



Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj - I'm out



B.o.B ft. 2 Chainz - Headband



Kelly Rowland - This Is Love



Ke$ha feat. will.i.am - Crazy Kids



K. Michelle - V.S.O.P.



Carly Rae Jepsen ft. Nicki Minaj - Tonight I'm Getting Over You (Remix)



Vali ft. Wiz Khalifa - Dimes



Just Ivy ft. Akon - Paradise



Ciara - Wake Up, Turn Up



T'Melle - After We Fuck



Alexandra Burke ft. Wretch 32 - Seduce You



Tamar Braxton - Pieces



Torica - Play Dumb



Fifth Harmony - Don't Wanna Dance Alone



Zedd ft. Haley Williams - Stay The Night



Little Mix - Move



Sia ft. Diplo & The Weeknd - Elastic Heart



LL Cool J ft. Mickey Shiloh - Sheetz



Lorde - Team



Mavado Ft. Nicki Minaj - Give It All To Me



Britney Spears - Perfume



Major Lazer ft. Tyga, Mystic, Bruno Mars, & 2 Chainz -Bubble Butt (Remix)



Katy Perry - Unconditionally



Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - Dark Horse



Katy Perry - Walking On Air



Beyonce - Grown Woman



Beyonce - XO



John Mayer ft. Katy Perry - Who You Love



Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko - Stay



Rihanna ft. Future - Loveeeeeee Song



Rihanna - What Now



Lady Gaga - Venus



Lady Gaga ft. R-Kelly - Do What You Want



SZA ft. Ab-Soul - Ice Moon (Remix)



SZA ft. 50 Cent - Teen Spirit (Remix)



Satasha M - Don't Like You



Kay Cola - River (Water)



Robin Thicke ft. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz - Give It 2 U (Remix)



Robin Thicke ft. Timbaland - Take It Easy On Me



Bonnie McKee - American Girl



Agnez ft. T.i. & Timbaland - Coke Bottle



Ginette Claudette - Hold Me, Touch Me, Love Me



Skylar Grey - Final Warning



Busta Rhymes ft. Nicki Minaj - Twerk It



Digital Daggers - Devil Within



RaVaughn - Best Friend



Tori Kelly Dear No One



Say Lou Lou - Better In The Dark



Rihanna - Pour It Up



Juicy J ft. Trina & 2 Chainz - Having Sex



Enrique Iglesias feat Jennifer Lopez & Snoop Dogg - Physical (Ignite)



Miley Cyrus - Adore



Vanessa ft. 2 Chainz - What Happened To Us



Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball







10. Ricki-Lee - Come & Get In Trouble With Me



09. Ginny Blackmore - Bones (Reflex Remix)



08. Fifth Harmony - Better Together



07. Sean Paul ft. Nicki Minaj, Juicy J & 2 Chainz - Entertainment (Remix)



06. Say Lou Lou - Beloved



05. Wale ft. Rihanna - Bad (Remix)



04. Yuna - Someone Who Can



03. Beyonce - Standing On The Sun



02. Kylie Minogue - Skirt



01. Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop



So This concludes my super long list of best songs of 2013. Miley Cyrus' Mike wiLL Made It produced 'We Can't Stop' takes the #1 spot because the song is just undeniably addictive and yes I hated it when it first came out but it soon became the anthem to many a party. Besides you know its a hot song when it was originally meant for RiRi.

P.S. 2 Chainz certainly appeared on this list a lot


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Music Video: SESA - Bring The Noise




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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Review Of 2013: BEST/WORST Albums & Mixtapes Of 2013

So this year I'm going to start my review of the year with my BEST/WORST Albums & Mixtapes Of 2013 list. I mainly focus on Pop and R&B because that's the genre of music I tend to listen to. So lets start off with the BEST albums of 2013.

The  BEST Albums & Mixtapes Of 2013

Cassie - Rock-A-Bye Baby (April 11th 2013)

Rock-A-Bye Baby is the second official body of work to be released by Cassie since her self titled debut in 2006. What makes Cassie's Rock-A-Bye Baby so good is the fact that Cassie completely avoided the ever present EDM trend and instead switched it up with a sound that would be more at home with Waka Flocka Flame. The gritty mixtape sets trends with urban beats and an abundance of urban acts/rappers such as Rick Ross, French Montana, Pusha T, Meek Mill, Jeremih, Fabolous, Too Short, and Ester Dean.

My Fave Tracks

The entire mixtape

(SoundCloud Direct Player Link: HERE)

Jessica Sanchez - Me, You & The Music (April 30th 2013)

 Jessica Sanchez was the runner-up on the eleventh season of American Idol and she was known for her alias B.B. Sanchez, her huge voice, and her love for Beyonce. Her debut album Me,You & The Music didn't do as well as other idol runner-up but in my opinion she had enough hits for her album to make the BEST list.

My Fave Tracks

- Right To Fall
- Tonight ft. Ne-Yo
- Don't Come Around
- No One Compares ft. Prince Royce
- In Your Hands
- You've Got The Love
- Gentlemen
- More Than Just Friends

Selena Gomez - Stars Dance (July 23rd 2013)

Stars Dance is Selena's debut solo album and its also the album we're she was taken serious as a pop contender. Not only does the music of Stars Dance take on a more adult themes but it also takes on a more adult sound with music that could be made by Britney Spears. The album is a heavily electronic pop delicacy, which should not be overlooked.

My Fave Tracks

The entire album from front to back

Georgia Reign - #DopeBoyzLuvMe (June 04 2013)

Georgia Reign is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter who released her soulful R&B mixtape inspired by the movie Friday.

My Fave Tracks

- Cocaine ft. Kevin McCall
- He Got Me ft. 50 Cent
- Dope (Hot Boyz) interlude
- Autograph
- Fuck My Ex
- What I Wanna Hear
- Do Me
- Baby
- Feel Like A Woman ft. Raheem Devaughn Remix


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Kelly Rowland - Talk A Good Game (June 14th 2013)

Talk A Good Game is Kelly Rowland's fourth album and definitely her most personal.

My Fave Tracks

- Freaks
- Kisses Down Low
- Gone ft. Wiz Khalifa
- Talk A Good Game ft. Kevin Cossom
- Dirty Laundry
- I Remember
- Red Wine
- This Is Love
- Sky Walker ft. The-Dream
- #1
- Love Me Til I Die

Miley Cyrus - Bangerz (October 4rth 2013)

 I never wanted to like Miley Cyrus but good music is good music. Bangerz is Miley's coming of age album, which see's her drop the Disney Princess image for a more rebellious sound. The pop starlet works with more urban and adult sound and even gets a feature from freaking Britney Spears!

My Fave Tracks

Every song on the album with the exception of '4X4 '

Sevyn Streeter - Call Me Crazy But ... (December 3rd 2013) 

Talented singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter is no stranger to girl groups as she debuted with TG4 and then moved onto the now defunct RichGirl. To talented not to release music Sevyn signed with Chris Brown's CBE Records and dropped her debut EP Call Me Crazy But...

My Fave Track

- Entire EP But nEXT is my absolute fave

Ariana Grande - Yours Truly (August 30th 2013)

Ariana Grande's debut album, Yours Truly pays homage to 90's urban music with samples from some faves like Lil Kim's 'Crush On You' and vocals reminiscent of Mariah Carey. Its a great debut effort and blends the lines between pop and R&B perfectly.

My Fave Tracks

- Honeymoon Avenue
- Baby I
- Right There ft. Big Sean
- Lovin' It
- The Way ft. Mac Miller
- You'll Never Know
- Better Left Unsaid

Baiyu - Ayahuasca (December 01 2013)

Throughout 2013 singer/songwriter Baiyu was releasing a new song once a month and by the time December rolled along, Baiyu had compiled her second full length album entitled, Ayahuasca, which features 14 original stellar tracks (some of them new some heard before).

My Fave Tracks

- Glory
- Cold Hearted
- Runaway
- Sensory Overload
- Paper
- Ayahuasca
- Surrender
- Surface
- The One



Download Ayahuasca for free via Baiyuonline.com

Beyonce - Beyonce (December 13th 2013)

Beyonce literally had her fans demanding a single from her for months now and then out of no where she gives them a whole self titled album unannounced. Beyonce's self titled fifth album is a visual audio album, which means each song has its own music video to accompany each track.This album is also Beyonce's "IDGAF" (I Don't Give A F*ck) album due to the lyrical content, which sees the talented singer cursing and expressing a more overtly sexual side.

My Fave Tracks

- Pretty Hurts
- Haunted
- Drunk In Love ft. Jay Z
- Blow
- No Angel
- Partition
- Jealous
- Rocket
- XO
- ***Flawless ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 Nylo - Indigo Summer (July 17th 2013)



Indigo Summer is Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Nylo's second body of work. The free 7 track EP is full of dreamy and alternative R&B tracks with a feature by artist Gilbert Forte. Nylo even re-invents Robin Thicke's song of the summer, 'Blurred Lines' with her soft and angelic vocals.

My Fave Tracks

- Rent Free
- Breakfast Tiffany
-Take It Back
- Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke Cover)
- Nobody Has To Know ft. Gilbert Forte

(SoundCloud Player Direct Link: HERE)

Skylar Grey - Don't Look Down (July 5, 2013)



Singer/songwriter, Skylar Grey has written hits like Dirty Money's 'Coming Home' and Rihanna's 'Love The Way You Lie' so it was no shocker that her debut album Don't Look Down would be filled with moody and dark pop hits.

My Fave Tracks

-Back From The Dead ft. Big Sean  & Travis Barker
- Final Warning
- Wear Me Out
- Religion
- Weirdo
- Only Thing I Hear
- Can't Haunt Me ft. Marilyn Manson
- Shit, Man! ft. Angel Haze
- Glow In The Dark



The Most DISAPPOINTING/WORST Albums Of 2013

Britney Spears - Britney Jean (December 3rd 2013)

 Britney Jean is Britney Spears eighth studio album and in my opinion it will go down as one of her worst. Usually Britney is at the forefront of music trends but I found Britney Jean to be boring and uninspired.

The Only Redeemable Songs:

- Body Ache
- Perfume
-Work Bitch
- It Should Be Easy ft. will.i.am 
- Tik Tik Boom ft. T.I.

Katy Perry - Prism (October 18th 2013)


Katy Perry's Prism isn't a terrible album but it looses its steam halfway through the album. The first half is full of awesome tracks while the second half is pretty much boring and lack luster ballads.

The Only Redeemable Songs:

- Legendary Lovers
- Birthday
- Walking On Air
- Uncoditionally
- Dark Horse ft. Juicy J
- This Is How We Do
- International Smile

Demi Lovato - DEMI (May 10th 2013)

The Only Redeemable Songs:

- Neon Lights
- I Hate You, Don't Leave Me

Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne (November 1st 2013)


The Only Redeemable Songs:

- Hello Kitty

Little Mix Salute (November 15th 2013)


The Only Redeemable Songs:

- Move

Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience (Part 1 & 2) (March 15th & September 27th 2013)





 Literally one of the worst comeback albums to ever be made but yet it has been praised and has won tons of awards. I still don't see the appeal and I've said that since the release of 'Suit And Tie'.

The Only Redeemable Songs:

- True Blood



Jessie J - Alive (October 1st 2013)


The Only Redeemable Songs:

- Thunder
- Square One
- Daydreamin
- Excuse My Rude ft. Becky G


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Music Video: Cover Drive - Welcome To Me




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Music Video: Miley Cyrus - Adore You

Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' hit VEVO today and there really isn't any rush to watch the video. The song is great but the video isn't really exciting or anything. Its pretty much just a pouty faced Miley Cyrus rolling around in blankets and towards the end she sits in a tub. So yeah that about sums it up.




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Music Video: YLA - Bad Bitches (Jane Doze Remix)

Girl group, YLA's modern girl power anthem 'Bad Bitches' gets an official dance remix by producers, Jen Mozenter and Claire Schlisse who make up The Jane Doze DJ duo. Check out the music video which features powerful females in media like Ciara, Madonna, Rita Ora, Betty Page, Beyonce, Zoe Saladana, Angelina Jolie, Lisa Simpson, and many more.



How come there's no scenes of Rihanna? You can't have a bad bitch tribute without her in my opinion.


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Music Video: Cali Swag District ft Problem & Tiffany Foxx - Shake Somethin




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Artist Promo: Download Dave Raps' RedShirted Mixtape

Dave Raps drops his new mixtape, RedShirted just in time for the end of 2013. Dave decided to release the 14 tracked mixtape after touring the East Coast for most of 2013. The mixtape features production from The Solo, Brka The Beatsmith, LV Beats, and Robbie Anthem And Serious Beats. Stream and download the mixtape below.

(SoundCloud Player Direct Link: HERE)


Download RedShirted HERE and keep looking out next year (2014) because, Dave will be dropping his new project In The Valley.

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Music Video: Raven Sorvino - Hardcore

Cali femcee, Raven Sorvino pays homage to Lil' Kim, who if you don't know by now is one of the most influential and notorious female rappers to ever do it.

'Hardcore' is the first release from the femcee's upcoming album, Queen Of  HeArtz: The Supreme LP (due 2014). Check out the 321 directed clip below.




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Artist Promo: STORi Drops "Bloodclot 2.0" Video

After the recent release of her mixtape #BADASSDAME (download HERE), STORi has decided to pay homage to one of her older music videos for her Method Man inspired track, 'Bloodclot'.

The Mowtown rapper/singer has decided to re-release her video for 'Bloodclot' with some new scenes. Check it out 'Bloodclot 2.0' below.




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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Blog Update: Extremely Ill

So I'm sure most people don't really know but I've been extremely ill and still am. I hope to get better soon but if I don't happy new year and merry Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2013

Music Video: Shad ft. Lights - Remember to Remember




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Music Video: Shanell - 101




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Music Video: Maad Moiselle ft. A$Ap Ferg - Killa




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Music Video: Marques Houston - The Way Love Is




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Music Video: Dizzee Rascal - Bang Bang




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Music Video: Chlöe Howl - Rumour




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Music Video: Nina Nesbitt - Selfies




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Music Video: Mélat - Stardate




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Music Video: Eminem ft. Rihanna - The Monster




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Music Video: Robin thicke - Feel Good

Who else is disappointed that Robin Thicke didn't officially release the Timbaland produced 'Take It Easy On Me' as his next single? Well Robin Thicke decided to release his more laid back 'Feel Good' as his third single, which I'm betting will be his last single from his album Blurred Lines. Anyway check out the video below.




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Music Video: Beyoncé ft. Jay Z - Drunk In Love

Before officially releasing 'XO' Beyoncé  officially released 'Drunk In Love' to urban radio stations and VEVO. The black and white video featuring her husband Jay Z see's King B frolicking and tooching her booty in the waves. Check it out below.




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Music Video: Beyoncé - XO

Beyoncé  drops her first single for Top 40 radio, which is no longer her disco funk single 'Blow'. The replacement single is the Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic) and The -Dream penned ballad 'XO', which is produced by Hit-Boy. The video was directed by Terry Richardson and filmed during Beyoncé 's Mrs. Carter World Tour at Coney Island. Watch the neon bright video below.




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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Music News: YouTube/VEVO Top/Most Viewed Music Videos In Canada for 2013

Its near the end of the year which is absolutely my favourite time of the year on this blog. I get to compile list of my most liked and disliked music of the year but before I post my own list of the top music I'm going to post the top music videos in Canada according to VEVO/YouTube (based on views). This list is from an article that I saw in 24 Hours Toronto Newspaper and definitely does NOT REFLECT MY OPINION of Top music videos of 2013.

Click the pictures to view the videos. List is compiled from most viewed to least viewed.


01. Wrecking Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2FRPA3Gf8




 

02. Psy - Gentleman M/V

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASO_zypdnsQ


03. Miley Cyrus -We Can't Stop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrUvu1mlWco


04. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell - Blurred Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU


05. Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko - Stay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF8BRvqGCNs


06. P!nk ft. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpQFFLBMEPI


07. Katy Perry - Roar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevxZvSJLk8


08. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM


09. Drake - Started From The Bottom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RubBzkZzpUA


10. Selena Gomez - Come & Get It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-D1EB74Ckg

So funnily enough many of the songs on this YouTube/VeVO list will make it to my "WORST/Annoying Of 2013" while many of them will make it to my "BEST Of 2013". You can check out last years (2012)  list HERE.


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