Video Premiere: Interpol Strikes Back With “Twice As Hard”

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A week ago Interpol released their fifth studio album, El Pintor, laced with their signature groggy, post-punk revival rhythm. Now they’ve premiered an adrenaline-filled, twitchy music video for “Twice As Hard,” directed by lead singer Paul Banks, shot at Mendez Boxing club in New York. It dropped today on the heels of the Mayweather vs. Maidana rematch, so it’s looking like it’s boxing season.

See for yourself below.

Multi-Platinum R&B Singer, Jamie Foxx, Makes A Comeback With “Party Ain’t a Party” ft 2 Chainz

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Jamie Foxx creeps onto the music scene once again with a new club banger because, well — he’s Jamie Foxx and that’s what he does. The Oscar-winner gets flossy and is ready to turn up after a four-year hiatus from music on his new track “Party Ain’t a Party.”

This time Foxx is jumping on the twerkwagon with DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz in tow and it sounds like he got a little inspiration from Queen Pen’s “Party Ain’t a Party,” which was released in 1997. Both songs share the same motive, but Foxx makes it his own. He sings “turn around girl let me see you do it, if you bad turn around girl let me see you do it.”

His last single, “Fall For Your Type” featuring Drake in 2010, shows off his sensitive side. But now he’s giving club-goers loads of reasons to not stay in on a Friday night and dance away in a VIP section. Take a listen below.

Ms. Lauryn Hill devotes 2012 song “Black Rage” to Ferguson

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Lauryn Hill performing at Sound Academy on Jun. 21, 2014 in Toronto. Photo courtesy of Eddy Rissling for The Come Up Show via flickr.

After two weeks of protests in the town of Ferguson, Mo., Ms. Lauryn Hill took it upon herself to enlighten listeners with her racially charged song “Black Rage.” After the fatal shooting on Aug. 9 of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18, tensions are now beginning to ease up in Ferguson according to Reuters.

“An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room,” said the former Fugees rapper/singer as in introduction to the song on her website. “Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.”

Could Hill be the Nina Simone for today’s millennials? In the soul-heavy track she changed the words, but sings to the melody of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “My Favorite Things,” from The Sound of Music.

Listen to her “defecate on the microphone” as she describes circumstances that inspire “black rage” and read the lyrics below.




How They Met, Over Sushi

It’s in the dining halls of Gurwin Jewish Fay J. Linder Residences on Long Island, where Emily Heller spends her Saturday evenings. “So I serve them, and listen to all their complaints,” she said with a chuckle. Emily loves her … Continue reading

Asher Roth Releases New Music Video: “Tangerine Girl”

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Asher Roth drops a groovy video for his new single, “Tangerine Girl.” The visuals display an unconventional love story that started at a roller rink then ends with a couple getting pretty monstrous in the bedroom.

On his debut album in 2009, Asher was Asleep in the Bread Aisle and gained popularity over his infectious single at the time, “I Love College.” He has since changed and is experimenting with new eclectic sounds. Asher plays a hippified DJ in “Tangerine Girl,” the first single off his sophomore album, RetroHash, slated to drop on Apr. 22.

But without giving too much away, just know that Asher’s still got that contagious flow. Check out the hypnotic music video directed by Matt Spicer below.

Are iTunes Surprise Albums the “New Wave?”

This past December, Beyoncé shocked her fans with her best-kept secret by releasing her self-titled “visual album” on iTunes. The Washington Post reported that “Beyoncé” went on to sell more than 800,000 units during its first weekend.

Recently, iTunes has becoming the main outlet for artists to drop their surprise albums. And without any hype surrounding its release, it almost looks like musicians are coming up with this idea all by themselves. But there’s definitely a mastermind behind it all, it’s deeper than that.

It could definitely be a marketing strategy by record labels. Listeners want to have exclusivity when it comes to their favorite artist and there’s no better way to feel special than to have possession of their music before they planned on sharing it to the world.

Unlike Beyoncé who started the trend, Kid Cudi gave his fans a heads up a couple hours before he pulled his stunt last week as he geared up to release his digital album, “Satellite Flight: Journey to the Mother Moon.”

Now, what do these albums have in common? They all dropped at midnight through social media. Beyoncé uploaded a video of her “visual album” to her Instagram account and Kid Cudi gave hints to his Twitter followers tweeting that it was “time to make the world stand still.”

Today, Rick Ross also tweeted that his sixth studio album, “Mastermind,” has been released a day early. Maybe he should’ve pushed the date back to receive the “wow factor” since Kid Cudi already shocked the media last week.

Soon there’ll be other major ways to release albums, but for now iTunes will be the main portal.