Archive for 08.7.2011

New Music: J. Cole – ‘Any Given Sunday #2′

Any Given Sunday #2

J. Cole serves up more free music with the second part of his Any Given Sunday series. The Roc Nation rapper, who shot a video for his new single with Trey Songz this weekend, plans to release new material every Sunday until his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story drops on September 27. Download the three tracks—”Bring ‘Em In,” “Roll Call,” and “Be Freestyle”—below.


Taylor Swift Covers TLC, Eminem, & Mya [Video]

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift pulled into Philadelphia last night for the latest stop on her “Speak Now” tour, surprising fans with another cover song. The country crooner performed an acoustic version of TLC’s 1999 hit “Unpretty,” which was released when she was just 10 years old. In addition, she took on hometown hero Pink’s “Who Knew” while strumming the guitar.

During previous shows, the 21-year-old singer has covered Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Pras, Mya, and ODB’s hip-hop classic “Ghetto Supastar,” calling it her “seventh grade anthem.”


Skylar Grey Makes Lollapalooza Debut

Skylar Grey

In addition to joining Eminem onstage at Lollapalooza, Skylar Grey seized her own moment with a solo set. The singer-songwriter debuted material off her upcoming album Invinsible, including her Marilyn Manson-assisted song “Can’t Haunt Me” while performing on the BMI stage in Chicago’s Grant Park. She also pleased fans with a piano medley of her hits consisting of “Coming Home,” “Words I Never Said,” “I Need a Doctor,” and “Love the Way You Lie.”


Keri Hilson Pops Champagne in Atlanta

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson returned home to Atlanta during the latest stop on Lil Wayne’s “I Am Still Music” tour. While in the ATL over the weekend, the blonde bombshell hosted the Moët Rose Lounge at The Mansion on Peachtree. Miss Keri kept it hot in a black bra, high-waisted pants, and cat-eye sunglasses as she held court with her sisters and hometown friends.

The 28-year-old singer is planning to shoot two more videos off her latest album No Boys Allowed before releasing her third album.

“After ‘Lose Control,’ I’d love to release ‘All the Boys,’ ‘Buyou,’ ‘Beautiful Mistake’… ‘Hustler,’” she told Billboard. “We just have to narrow it down and shoot a video for the one we think people will love.”


Lady Gaga Attends Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj Concert

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga showed love to fellow pop darling Britney Spears by attending the “Femme Fatale” tour at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City last night. Unmistakable in a black bra, leather gloves, cap, and sunglasses, the “Born This Way” singer sipped on a cocktail while enjoying the show with friends.

“Atlantic City, I have a very special guest here tonight. Lady Gaga is in the house!” announced Brit before blowing a kiss to Gaga. “It is such an honor to have her here.”

The blonde star stood up as the spotlight shined on her, making a heart shape with her hands and bowing to Britney.


Lil Wayne Plays New ‘Carter IV’ Track for Drake [Video]

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne turned to his Young Money cohort Drake to get his opinion on “She Will,” a new song set to appear on Tha Carter IV (Aug. 29). Wearing a Chicago Bulls fitted, Weezy is seen laying down his verses in the booth and chatting online with Drizzy, who is featured on the track.

“What goes around comes around like a hula hoop/ Karma is a bitch, but just make sure that bitch is beautiful,” raps Tunechi.

Watch the magic being made in the studio.


Big Boi Arrested for Drug Possession

Big Boi

Big Boi is facing drug charges after he was arrested by police in Miami on Sunday.