Jennifer Hudson f/ Jacob Latimore, Luke James & Grace Gibson
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Jennifer Hudson is flanked by Jacob Latimore, Luke James, and Grace Gibson for a modern twist on "Silent Night". This one's a great listen from beginning to end off the upcoming soundtrack to Black Naivity.
You knew it was coming! The video to Lupe Fiasco's official first single off Tetsuo & Youth"Old School Love" featuring Ed Sheeran. The two linked up yesterday to wrap up the filming and from the looks of the above and a couple more images below, the visual will have an appropriate old school, nostalgic feel. I mean, look at those plastic couches, the Atari joystick, even the "Old School Love" cassette tape. Furthermore, the video is being directed by Coodie & Chike and I can already sense an instant classic "Through The Wire" vibe (C&C's landmark Kanye video). Be on the lookout for the final product sooner than later, and scroll below the images for even more Lupe goodies...
J. Ivy on set with Lupe Fiasco
Bonus Lupe: his two most recent features! First, he linked up with Chicago rapper RondoNumberNine for the "Life of a Savage RMX". This one is a street anthem that channels an energetic Lupe. Second is Lupe on Robert Glasper's new album, Black Radio 2, alongside Snoop Dogg and Luke James (the singer who kills the hook) for one of the album's standout cuts "Persevere". Stream both very solid cuts below, with "Persevere" being my *Tibs Fav. pick of the two with Black Radio 2 a must-buy.
RondoNumberNine "Life of a Savage RMX" f/ Lupe Fiasco
Robert Glasper "Persevere" f/ Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, & Luke James
Wale hops on the official remix to Luke James' contemporary R&B single "I.O.U.". I like a lot about this track — the chorus, Wale's slick addition, and it's a *Tibs Fav. that I think the casual fan will appreciate.
Tonight, BET aired the 2012 Black Girls Rock event from NYC and it featured a flurry of performances from some of urban music's most iconic names right now - Alicia Keys (performing "New Day" & "Girl On Fire" above), Brandy ("Wildest Dreams"), Ciara & Missy Elliott ("One Woman Army", "Sorry", "1, 2 Step", "9th Inning"), and Keyshia Cole ("Trust & Believe"). Also performing was India.Arie & Eric Benet, Anthony Hamilton, and Luke James - and you can catch those performances via Yardie here.