Archive for 06.11.2010

New Music: M.I.A. – ‘Steppin’ Up’


Take the sound of drills, chain saws, horse hoofs, and a few bomb blasts and you have M.I.A.’s new joint “Steppin’ Up” produced by Rusko from her July 13th release /\/\/\Y/\. Four minutes of pure sonic overload.


Video: Martin Bashir Interviews Diddy


Martin Bashir, the journalist who famously interviewed Michael Jackson, grilled Sean “Diddy” Combs for ABC’s “Nightline.” The “curator of cool” discusses his accomplishments, the death of the Notorious B.I.G., the responsibilities of fatherhood, buying his son Justin a Maybach for his 16th birthday (“I can do whatever I wanna do with my children”), mind-fucking, and who he thinks will win the NBA Finals.


New Music: Kelly Rowland – ‘Rose Colored Glasses’

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland has selected two new U.S. singles from her forthcoming third album. Urban radio will receive “Grown Woman,” while pop radio will be serviced with “Rose Colored Glasses” produced by Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Flo Rida) and written by Ester Dean (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera).

The Destiny’s Child darling exposes the ugly truth hidden beneath her former lover’s pretty exterior. “‘Cause everything is beautiful when you’re looking through rose colored glasses,” she sings on the mid-tempo production.


New Music: Ciara f/ André 3000 & Bei Maejor – ‘Ride (Remix)’

Ciara and André 3000

André 3000 may not have been cleared by Jive Records to appear on Big Boi’s solo album, but he did get the OK to jump on the remix to his labelmate Ciara’s “Ride.” CiCi is back in the driver’s seat with the reclusive OutKast member riding shotgun as they whip through the fast lane. Producer-singer Bei Maejor puts the wheels in motion with a reworked beat. Fasten your seatbelt.