Karmin

Mar
11
New Music: Karmin – ‘Karate Chop/Sweet Dreams’

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Fresh off their remix to Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” Karmin gets its hands on their Epic labelmate Future’s single “Karate Chop,” mixing it with the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams.” Rapping frontwoman Amy tears up the track with some in-your-face rhymes about Charlie Sheen, Diddy, and her Midwest roots.

“I’m a farm girl hailing from the Midwest/ Ate a lot of corn, dreaming of my success/ Thrift shopping, rap tapes, and a Casio/ Mixed my Dr. Dre with Marilyn Monroe,” she spits.

Listen to the second release in the duo’s Karmin Manic Mondays series.

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Feb
25
New Music: Karmin – ‘Started From the Bottom (Remix)’

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Wiz Khalifa, Mike Posner, and Machine Gun Kelly aren’t the only ones flexing their rap skills on the remix to Drake’s “Started From the Bottom.” Karmin’s Amy Heidemann steps to the mic to give the fellas a run for their money.

The fierce femcee busts some boastful bars about landing the cover of Rolling Stone, performing on “SNL” before releasing an album, and getting “pimp slapped by Paul McCartney.”

“I didn’t rap last year, learned it as a fluke/ Check it, all the other labels tried it too/ Signed a couple copycats copying my hairdo,” rhymes Amy. “Stop all the comparing me, no Nicki Minajery/ Let me out the cage so I can fizz ’cause all of feminity is looking for a rapper queen/ Banking on Azealia and Iggy/ Pretty damn amazing what you do to be a star.”

The duo is readying its full-length album for release this year on Epic Records. Check Amy’s flashy flow below.

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Feb
8
Ciara, Nicole Scherzinger, & Leah LaBelle Attend Ginny Blackmore Showcase

Leah LaBelle, Ciara, and Ginny Blackmore

L.A. Reid and Tricky Stewart welcomed their newest signee Ginny Blackmore to the Epic Records family at a pre-Grammy showcase at Beachers Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood last night.

Ciara was introduced to the New Zealand native and caught up with her other labelmates including Leah LaBelle, Karmin, and Gilbere Forte, along with producers Polow Da Don and Afrojack.

Nicole Scherzinger reunited with “X Factor” alum L.A. Reid and enjoyed a performance from Blackmore at the event, which was held during Grammy week.

“What a reception. Thanks to everyone for letting me share my songs tonight. Sure know how to make a girl feel special!” tweeted a grateful Blackmore.

The 27-year-old singer-songwriter, who fell in with R&B after seeing Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2, has written for Christina Aguilera (“Sing for Me”). Listen to her debut single “Bones” below.

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Nov
29
Video: Karmin – ‘Sleigh Ride’

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Karmin goes home for the holidays in their new video for “Sleigh Ride,” which they recorded for Coach. The duo shows off their holiday swag in the latest winter fashions styled by Rachel Zoe as they perform the festive tune in a red-and-white room.

Amy rocks a fur hat as she rotates in a red sleigh, while Nick plays the trombone. The lights go down and the disco balls come out for Amy’s rap verse. And of course, there are plenty of presents.

Unwrap Karmin’s Christmas gift and download the song for free on Coach.com.

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Nov
27
New Music: Karmin – ‘Sleigh Ride’

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Giddy up! Just in time for the holiday season, Karmin puts a whole new twist on The Ronettes’ Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride.” The funky remix gets a makeover for 2012, complete with a rap verse from Amy and vocals from her fiancé Nick. The duo also shot a video for the record, which is being used in Coach’s holiday campaign.

“We were looking for one that we thought nobody had done or over-covered and then we also wanted to find one that we could put our little Karmin reggae twist with rapping on. And that was the one that worked,” Amy told Ryan Seacrest of their song selection.

The YouTube sensations will release their full-length debut in 2013 and have plans to put out a Christmas album, just not this year. Karmin will also ring in the new year with a performance on “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve.”

Listen to Karmin’s Christmas cover below.

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Aug
7
Video: Karmin – ‘Hello’

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Karmin has come a long way since posting their covers of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown on YouTube. The swag-pop duo, consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, show a darker, more mysterious side in the video for “Hello,” the title track off their Epic Records debut.

Amy raps as she bikes through Chinatown on her Beach Cruiser, changing into a black trench coat when she hits the town at night. Nick shaves off his hair before scooping up his fiancée in his classic car.

See their real-life chemistry unfold on-screen.

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Aug
5
Sneak Peek: Karmin – ‘Hello’

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Swag-pop duo Karmin heads to Chinatown in the colorful video for the title track off their Epic Records debut Hello. Amy Heidemann, who is currently up against Rita Ora for Rolling Stone‘s “Women Who Rock” cover, trades in her suicide roll for a bun, while her fiancé Nick Noonan picks up the scissors and chops off his locks.

Catch a sneak peek before the full video premieres August 7 on VEVO.

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