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September 10, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (hooligansofmars)

Instagram (hooligansofmars)

 

Bruno Mars has definitely left a rosy blush on R&B enthusiasts: Having some of the year’s most charming hits like “When I Was Your Man” and “Treasure,” all while touring alongside fellow opening acts, and summer-jammers Ellie Goulding and Miguel.

With all the success under his belt, the singer can gratefully add “Halftime Act at Super Bowl 2014” to his resume. Though, one question emerges: We know Mars will certainly rack in the views, but what about the entertainment?

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September 08, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Twitter (MileyCyrus)

Twitter (MileyCyrus)

 

It’s been about a week and nobody can seem to leave our girl alone!

Miley Cyrus really riled up feathers after her eyebrow raising performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. While I do agree that wow, that was probably one of the worst performances I’ve seen from the Disney star, let’s all be a bit more realistic with what we’ve just seen. I think we’re blasting the kid for a little bit more than what she offered… or even intended to offer. more…

September 08, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Flickr (The405)

Flickr (The405)

 

Uh oh, mermaid fight!

As usual, Azealia Banks is starting beef on Twitter, but this time, she’s calling pop culture icon Lady Gaga out. more…

September 08, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (elliegoulding)

Instagram (elliegoulding)

 

Ellie Goulding has been wowing audiences across the globe with her voice ever since she sparked the scene in 2010, and I must say, she’s perhaps the only UK artist whose music I will always gravitate towards. Not only does the “Lights” singer’s music resonate well with the ears of many, she also makes darn good covers. more…

August 15, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Flickr (jon_elbaz)

Flickr (jon_elbaz)

 

Kendrick Lamar pressed all types of buttons and has become the talk of the rap town after he issued this challenge in his verse for Big Sean’s “Control”:

I’m usually homeboys with the same n—– I’m rhymin’ with/But this is hip-hop and them n—– should know what time it is/And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale/Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake/Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller/I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n—–.

In calling out some of the big names of the rap game, he inadvertently made some enemies along the way including P. Diddy, Lupe Fiasco, and Cassidy – all of which were not named in the song.

So explosive was Lamar’s attack that it completely overshadows the fact that the song wasn’t even his to begin with. Sure enough, twitter users were quick to capitalize, and for the past 24 hours Kendrick Lamar had been trending worldwide. It begs the question: was all of this a huge diss? Rivalry has always been apart of the hip-hop culture, and we can all date the battles back to the early 90’s. Case in point, Tupac versus Notorious B.I.G., Murder Inc. versus G-Unit, Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim – the list can be endless if we start to pint-point every song where a rapper took a shot at another rapper.

Take a look back at the lyrics and you’ll realize that yes, Lamar is indeed calling out his peers; however, it takes on more of a homage or an appreciation. “I got love for you all, but I’m tryna murder you n—–.”

Rappers shouldn’t take it personally. We all know what trials and tribulations these artists face when it comes to record sales and proving who’s got the best lyrical play. If anything, Lamar’s flow just challenges all other rappers to step it up and start producing some tracks that are worthy of being talked about. And honestly, the fact that we’re even having a discussion about this in the first place speaks volumes of Lamar’s celebrity. The fact that he got rappers to even respond – even the King of New York P. Diddy himself – HAH! It’s all over, folks.

Let this be a call to arms, not a warning shot. Read the names on the list and you’ll see that none of the legends are even up there to begin with, including Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Kanye West, or Snoop Dogg. Perhaps he’s just trying to rile up his peers to push out some better songs.

Either way, they heard you loud and clear, Lamar. Now duck for cover.

August 15, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Twitter (LadyGaga)

Twitter (LadyGaga)

 

Hopeful fans around the world have been anticipating this very moment when Mother Monster would appear to them in a golden aura with promises of salvation from evil – or you know, Justin Timberlake tracks. In response to tha,t and because of premature leaks, Lady Gaga has emerged, painted in the ashes from the glorious volcano she erupted from, with an emergency release of a high quality “Applause,” the new track off her new album ARTPOP. more…

July 30, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (summer)

Instagram (summer)

 

Summer may be near its end–with the dreadful reality of schoolwork and term papers upon us–but that doesn’t mean the festivities have to end. In fact, I have some awesome tunes fit for every mood…particularly for saving the summer.

While there is still time, grab a comfy pillow, plug in those earbuds and relax on that hammock and enjoy the gentle breeze with this clever mix.

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July 18, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (selenagomezla)

Instagram (selenagomezla)

Selena Gomez shared a special treat with her fans this past Monday when she released an early streaming of her upcoming album, Stars Dance, which was slated for this Friday, July 19. I will be the first to say, this record is her best by a long shot.

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July 15, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (stevegrandfa)

Instagram (stevegrandfa)

 

Have you heard the latest country sensation Steve Grand’s debut single, “All-American Boy”? The first openly gay country star has been making major waves on YouTube with the release of his first music video, a video which is filled with partying, fireworks and adds a new tang to the meaning of sexy.

Did somebody order a revolution? ‘Cause we’ve got it, right here!

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July 11, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (behindthelens429)

Instagram (behindthelens429)

 

Remember Aly & AJ? Well, you probably won’t once you hear the duo’s first single under the name, 78Violet, which is surprisingly boring.

While undergoing a six year hiatus, it seems as though the girls who once brought us sing-alongs “Like Whoa” and “Potential Breakup Song” have lost the flair which rocketed them to Disney pop stardom.

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