A.K.A. Tracklist + Video Teasers

J. Lo’s 10th studio album hits stores Tuesday and she’s been releasing quite a bit of teasers for tracks off the upcoming album audio and visually. Let’s get to it.

  1. ‘A.K.A.’ (feat. T.I.)
  2. ‘First Love’
  3. ‘Never Satisfied’
  4. ‘I Luh Ya Papi’ (feat. French Montana)
  5. ‘Acting Like’ (feat. Iggy Azalea)
  6. ‘Emotions’
  7. ‘So Good’
  8. ‘Let It Be Me’
  9. ‘Worry No More’ (feat. Rick Ross)
  10. ‘Booty’ (feat. Pitbull)
  11. * ‘TENS’ (feat. Jack Misrahi)
  12. * ‘Troubeaux’ (feat. Nas)
  13. * ‘Expertease (Ready Set Go)’
  14. * ‘Same Girl’ (feat. French Montana)

* – tracks featured on Deluxe Edition

VIDEO TEASERS:

Keyshia Cole, ‘Point of No Return’, Tour

keyshia-next-timeKeyshia_Cole_Rick_James_Juicy_jAfter releasing two singles, ‘Rick James‘ and ‘Next Time‘, Keyshia Cole is hitting the road this summer for a mini tour. Her upcoming album, Point of No Return has no official release date just yet, but it’s clear to see that this tour is all promo based off the timing and venues. The month and a half tour kicks off in Rochester, NY (July 12th) and finishes up in San Diego, CA (August 25th). Check out the dates below (via Rap-Up):

July 12 – Blue Cross Arena – Rochester, NY
July 18 – Century Link Center – Bossier City, LA
July 22 – Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
July 24 – House of Blues Chicago – Chicago, IL
July 26 – Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, OH
July 27 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
July 29 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Aug 1 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 2 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
Aug. 3 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
Aug. 7 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
Aug. 8 – DPAC – Durham, NC
Aug. 9 – House of Blues Myrtle Beach – North Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug. 10 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 11 – House of Blues Orlando – Orlando, FL
Aug. 13 – House of Blues New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
Aug. 15 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX
Aug. 17 – House Of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
Aug. 21 – House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Aug. 22 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 23 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Aug. 25 – House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA

Regardless of the current state of her career there are a lot of Keyshia Cole fans still out there. From the direction of the two tracks she’s released thus far, I’d say scratch that and start from square one. With the album being due in the summer that’s probably not an option. Breakups can make for GREAT music, I mean look at Keyshia’s track record. In this case though, I haven’t been interested in anything. Nothing is radio worthy and I am unsure of how much it’ll really sell. Album sales are everything, but radio play at least keeps you relevant.

 

 

 

Video Review: Eminem x Nate Ruess, ‘Headlights’

eminem-spike-lee-instagram-650It’s been a lot of talk about Eminem’s latest video ‘Headlights’ and the production by Spike Lee. The new song about his mom does not bash her for her problems as he’s done in other songs. It’s more a retrospect and sounds like closure. The video was not shot from Em’s point of view, but instead that of his mother Debbie Mathers.

On directing the video Spike Lee stated:

“It’s a great, great story. It’s heartfelt, some pain in it, but that’s life. So that’s why we’re here, back in the ‘hood, 8 Mile Detroit, shooting where all this took place.”

Throughout the video there’s home photos, his ‘mom’ trying to get into the gated community countless times and in the end Em sees her. Not much is said as he gets out the car and hugs her as he drives his way and she drives hers. The simplicity of the video is what I enjoyed. Lyrically it’s so heart felt.

A lot of people have daddy issues as their fathers were not there and mothers had to pick up the slack. This song does talk about the trials and tribulations that he went through with his mother, but it’s more a tribute. It’s more of him realizing that she was sick and that it was hard to change her ways. The video ended with a  letter in the mailbox addressed ‘Mom’ and a penned letter signed, Marshall. So fitting to be released on Mother’s Day.

So Mom, please accept this as a tribute I wrote this on the jet
I guess I had to get this off my chest
I hope I get the chance to lay it before I’m dead
The stewardess said to fasten my seatbelt, I guess we’re crashing
So if I’m not dreaming, I hope you get this message
That I’ll always love you from afar, cause you’re my mama…

Check out the video below:

NEW MUSIC — Elle Varner x August Alsina

Elle Varner is back with another single off her upcoming album, 4 Letter Word, titled ‘See Me Tonight.’ This is the followup to her track, ‘Cold Case.’ Here’s what she had to say about the album:

The title is open to interpretation, hence the symbols used in the campaign – ‘>$@!’ It’s whatever you feel when you experience the album. Does ‘>$@!’ stand for love? Pain? Life? That’s for the listener to decide. 4 Letter Word has the kind of range that can’t be embodied by a single word or phrase.

Take a listen below:

August Alsina’s debut album, Testimony, hits stores 4.15.14. Here’s his new single and followup to his Rick Ross collab, ‘Kissin On My Tattoos’.