Apr
17
Video: Major Lazer f/ Pharrell Williams – ‘Aerosol Can’

Aerosol Can

Dong dong diddy dong dong. Major Lazer rolls out a video for “Aerosol Can” featuring a rapping Pharrell Williams. While neither one makes an appearance in the Kyle dePinna-directed clip, tattoo and graffiti artist Mike Giant writes Pharrell’s quirky lyrics on a white wall.

The song can be found on Major Lazer’s Apocalypse Soon EP, which was released in February.

Over the weekend, Pharrell performed the song with Diplo at Coachella for the first time.

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Apr
17
Drake Reps the Raptors in ‘We the North’ Commercial

Drake

North side stand up. Drake puts on for his team, the Toronto Raptors, in a new commercial for their #WeTheNorth series. The Canadian rapper, who is the team’s global ambassador, narrates the one-minute clip, which features shots of the Toronto skyline and Raptors players.

“In many ways we are in a league of our own,” says Drake, who will host the 2014 ESPYs in July. “We are the North side. A territory all our own. If that makes us outsiders, we’re in.”

The Raptors, who are currently the No. 3 team in the East, will take on the Brooklyn Nets in Saturday’s playoff game at Air Canada Centre.

Hear Drizzy go hard for his team below.

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Apr
16
New Music: Tiara Thomas – ‘Money Don’t Change’

Money Don't Change

After remaking Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters,” Tiara Thomas comes through with another new song for her fans. On the Boi-1da-produced “Money Don’t Change,” the “Bad” singer grapples with her new wealth and how it changed the people around her.

“They don’t care much about you / And money don’t change no thing / It does change things about you,” she sings.

Look out for Tiara’s official single off her upcoming Division1/Interscope debut.

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Apr
16
Anthony Lewis Performs ‘Candy Rain’ on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

Anthony Lewis

With his song gaining spins on radio, Anthony Lewis stopped by “The Queen Latifah Show” this week to perform his remake of Soul for Real’s 1994 hit “Candy Rain.”

Accompanied by rapper Billy Bang, the 17-year-old YouTube sensation made the ladies swoon as he showed off his slick moves inspired by his idol Michael Jackson.

Lewis, whose father was a member of ’90s R&B group Az Yet, first realized his vocal ability at age 6 and decided to share his talent through his YouTube covers of Beyoncé and Frank Ocean.

Watch the rising star make his television debut and check out the official video for “Candy Rain” below.

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Apr
16
New Music: Lana Del Rey f/ Chanel West Coast – ‘West Coast (Remix)’

West Coast (Remix)

Chanel West Coast wastes no time remixing Lana Del Rey’s bluesy summertime single “West Coast” as part of her #WestCoastWednesdays series. The Young Money rapper, who stars on MTV’s “Ridiculousness,” takes it from Hollywood to Skid Row on her Cali-inspired verse.

“When I watched Lana Del Rey drop her new track ‘West Coast’ on stage at Coachella, I knew I had to remix it,” explained Chanel.

Drop the top and ride out to her remix.

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Apr
16
New Music: J Dilla – ‘Give ‘Em What They Want’

The Diary

Jay Dee lives on. On May 6, Pay Jay Productions will release a 12-inch vinyl EP from the late Detroit producer called Give ‘Em What They Want.

Produced in 2002 by J Dilla and Supa Dave West, the five tracks include “The Doe,” “No One’s Home,” and the title track, as well as two instrumentals.

The previously unreleased material is off his long-lost album The Diary, a collection of unheard J Dilla recordings from the early 2000s.

Push play on Dilla’s unearthed gem below.

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Apr
16
Tyga Bungee Jumps Off Auckland Sky Tower

Tyga

Tyga is taking a leap. During his trip to Australia for a five-date tour, the Last Kings rapper jumped off the Auckland Sky Tower, the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand.

Donning a blue-and-yellow jumpsuit and gold sneakers, he posed for an Instagram pic before plunging 192 meters (630 feet) while attached to a single cable. As he jumped, he yelled, “Westside, motherfu**er!”

Tyga is not the first celebrity to take the plunge. Beyoncé also bungee jumped off the same tower during her trip to New Zealand in October.

Watch T-Raww’s free fall below.

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