♥♥ From the moment that they appeared on the scene, many have been admiring the personal and unique style of Miss Jack DaVeY of the electro/r&b/abstract duo J* DaVeY. Giving her fans more of what they want, Miss J* DaVeY just launched her own apparel collection entitled LadyTrippeR, complete with clothing and accessories that directly reflect the singer’s one of a kind aesthetic. She recently spoke to the FADER’s Chioma Nnadi about her new line and personal style. Check it out!
♥♥ When I hear Diggy Simmons rhyme, a part of my wants to tell him to watch his mouth. That’s just because it only feels like yesterday that we were all watching him run around with his skateboard on MTV’s reality series Run’s House. However, the truth of the matter is that he has grown up. He’s maturing and so is his music. His new track “Thinkin About You” featuring Bei Maejor shows a softer side of the teen rapper. It also shows the world that Diggy has some lyrical talent that has growing beneath the surface for quite some time now. I dig it! No pun intended. Take a listen to “Thinkin About You” at The Entertainment Empire. Download it if you like what you hear and be on the look out for his new mixtape Airborne coming soon!
♥♥ While I absolutely love Big Boi’s new album Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty, my heart still yearns for a new album from his equally talented counterpart Andre 3000. Nevertheless, I’m completely satisfied with Andre’s new track “I Do” from the upcoming mixtape, Limelight Exclusives until that day comes. This smooth track feels like sex to my ears! Take a listen and download “I Do” at 2DopeBoyz.
♥♥ Janelle Monáe gives an emotional performace in “Cold War”, the newest single off her debut release entitled The ArchAndroid, which is in stores now. Monae gives Rap-Up.com an explanation of the video. Check it out!
♥♥ By now, I’m sure we’ve all witnessed Kanye West’s “Portrait of Power.” After the 90 second clip premiered on MTV last Thursday, Kanye tweeted: “It’s not a video … It’s a moving painting!” MTV News caught up with art students who offered their interpretations of the painting and who also said that director Marco Brambilla is “pushing the envelope.” What did you think of Kanye’s “Power” video/moving painting?
♥♥ Speaking of Kanye West, the outspoken rapper recently have his stamp of approval on newcomer Samuel. His debut single “I Heart NY” is a stellar tune that pays proper homage to the city he loves. The Austin Peters directed video was filmed in the dead of winter on Chrystie Street (NYC) and features some close friends and family members. Samuel’s debut album, Trains To Wanderland, will be released on Startime/Columbia Records later this year.
♥♥ Erykah Badu is picking up where she left off in the remix video to “Window Seat” and “Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY),” featuring Rick Ross. A news report about the “Window Seat” controversy subsequently shows Badu being released from jail. The cliffhanger comes at the end when Ross and Badu put white netting over their faces, gun shots are heard, and the video abruptly ends as the words “To Be Continued” come on the screen. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
♥♥ Emerging Los Angeles-based hip hop artist and producer Shane Eli recently released his much-anticipated independent debut album, The Push. Here’s the first music video off of that release. The album is available on itunes NOW!
♥♥ Enjoy a teaser from Mexican super-pop star Ceci Bastida’s new album, Veo La Marea which will hit the states in September. Download “Empieza a Amanecer” featuring Niña Dios via The FADER.
♥♥ Fly guy and beat-maker Onra puts a futuristic spin on Al B. Sure’s “Night And Day.” Check it out!
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