It's been a busy couple of days on the Blog, primarily featuring new interviews thanks to Kanye West(who's as engaging as ever) and Drake(who talked to everybody today, huh?). But let's get to the music, shall we? I just want to spotlight a couple artistic new music videos in this space, leading off with Drizzy's surprise action-packed, guns ablazing, kidnap rescue short film for "Hold On, We're Going Home". He celebrates the release of Nothing Was The Same today by giving us a collective, "wait, what?" moment, but there's no denying that this video was entertaining.
The other couple big music video releases today were courtesy of A$AP Rocky, who makes a cameo in "Hold On" oh btw, for his "Fashion Killa", which sees Rihanna as his love interest, as directed by #Virgil Abloh# (I felt the hashtags were a nice touch.) Plus, Miley Mania continues as she stars in "23" with Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa for Mike Will's new video, where she dons of the jersey of the G.O.A.T. (and sparks cringes from Bulls fans everywhere). ICYMI, watch above, below, and hit all the categories for even more new music and interviews.
How about this for a studio session? Mariah with 4 of the game's biggest producers, past and present. Mike Will and Hit-Boy to her left, Darkchild and J. Warhol Jermaine Dupri to her right. I know our R&B specialists (and Mariah fans) Jodeci & KByrd2 are going to be excited for this upcoming collab. But Jermaine, stay off the phone! Don't you know an Instagram photo is being taken??
Heads are about to be turned. In many directions, given how polarizing Miley & Nicki are so imagine them on a track together with one of the hottest producers in the game: Mike Will Made It. The latter revealed a late night studio session with these two, along with a snippet of Miley Cyrus' addition to his single "23" already featuring Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J. Press play on that below.
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Mike Will Made It "23 [Snippet]" f/ Wiz Khalifa, Miley Cyrus, & Juicy J
The rising hit producer Mike Will Made It revealed a studio session that fans are sure to get excited for — a session with Andre 3000. Naturally, we all look forward to the end product of this collab.
Meanwhile, it's been awhile since we've had a RANDOM GIF SMASH! so since it's the dog days of summer for sports, here's one of the best baseball plays you'll see this season, courtesy of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado.
If you can remember last week I posted about Mariah Carey and Miguel possibly shooting a video for the remix of “#Beautiful,” and it appears that was indeed what they were doing. This past weekend Mariah hit the studio with rapper Young Jeezy and producer Mike Will Made It. Jeezy hinted the possibility that he will in fact be on the remix tweeting:
I’m just going to take a wild guess and say Mike Will Made It will serve as the producer for the remix. That and he tweeted, “In the yo working with one of the worlds biggest RnB female artist. Another Banger.” Mariah Carey’s new album The Art of Letting Go will be in stores July 23rd. Also she is confirmed along with Justin Timberlake to performing this Sunday at the 2013 BET Awards.
Mariah Carey’s upcoming highly anticipated album finally has a title! Thanks to longtime collaborator and friend Jermaine Dupri, who made the official announcement last night. The Art Of Letting Go will be released on July 23rd. As you know the album will feature contributions from of course Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Mike Will Made It, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Big Jam Wright, R. Kelly, Darkchild, and Miguel.
From that tweet one would gather that Carey has now finished putting the final touches on her new album, which I’m beyond excited for. So far lead single "#Beautiful," which features talented vocalist Miguel has thus far peaked at #15 on Billboard Hot 100. Speaking on "#Beautiful" Carey recently shared some behind the scenes photos and tweets leading one to believe that there could be a remix on the raise.
Whatever the case I cannot wait to hear this album! Based off the title I’m guessing there will be a lot of ballads, which is the strongest area Carey shines in. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s revealed that Carey will be one of the performers for the upcoming BET Awards. Meanwhile all we need is one last album announcement from one person….