Current [Random] Favs

Mark Ronson x Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

French Montana – ‘Don’t Panic

Nicki Minaj x Drake x Lil Wayne – ‘Truffle Butter’

Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’

Alesso x Tove Lo – ‘Heroes (we could be)’

Calvin Harris x John Newman – ‘Blame’

Video Review: Nicki Minaj, ‘Anaconda’

nickianacondaI’ve done a track review, posted the lyric video, and now here’s the review to the highly anticipated video for Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’. First off I’m not a fan of it at all. I’m not surprised that there is ass shaking everywhere. The song samples Sir Mix-A-Lot’s, ‘Baby Got Back’, so of course ASS would be the focal point.

The video has so many scenes. First there’s the jungle with the banana turntable and leaking coconut. Switch to her in A. Mcqueen then back to the jungle. Then there’s the workout scene where she’s in a bikini at one point then she’s in sweats. Moving on to the chair and the cut off shorts with the jordans and basic chair choreo. She drops the Jordans and then has on heels, pink ones of course. She plugs Myx Moscato, has a scene eating a banana (cute pun), then there’s the final scene with Drake.She gives him the ultimate lap dance and there’s no denying that he was enjoying it.

To expect Nicki Minaj to not be shaking her ass you must’ve missed the entire concept of the title. I will say while the video is not my favorite it’s very clever, well the lyrics are. There’s no denying that she’s gorgeous and that her body is amazing, BUT it’s like she was doing the most in this video. It’s like it was beyond sexy and just straight sex. Nonetheless, she looked great, but she’s done better.

Check out the video below:

Nicki Minaj Surpasses Michael Jackson on the Hot 100

nicki-minaj-mtv-movie-awards-2014Nicki Minaj may not have had a #1 on the Hot 100 just yet, but she has set a record of her own. With ‘Anaconda’ debuting at #19 on the Hot 100 it makes it her 51st Hot 100 hit surpassing Michael Jackson who she was tied with at 50. Michael Jackson had been stacking hits since 1971 with ‘Got To Be There’. Nicki’s debut on the chart was Lil Wayne’s, ‘Knockout’ (Rebirth) in February 2010, although she was on the chart for Young Money’s, ‘BedRock’ (We Are Young Money) in December 2009. Other sources say her first is her collab with Lil Wayne, ‘Knockout’ (Rebirth). Out of the 51 hits tallied, 20 of those were earned as a solo act. Her first solo Hot 100 hit was ‘Your Love’ (Pink Friday). Her debut album made her the first female MC to have 8 singles simultaneously that all ranked in the Hot 100. She tweeted:

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In addition to having the most Hot 100s, she’s topped Missy Elliot who was leading the pack with 31 hits. She now ties with Eminem at 7th place for most hits for a rapper overall. She’s tied with Rod Stewart for having 51 hits and the most overall goes to the cast of Glee which has 207. Check out the MASSIVE playlist of Nicki’s Hot 100 hits below:

Lil Wayne Reveals Carter V Artwork + Release Date

IMG_3563-0Lil Wayne is finally giving fans what they’ve been waiting for, the release date of the Carter V. The album will be released October 28th and the album artwork is a picture of him and his mother.

“This album means a lot to me. People been waiting on this album and I’m just at the point in my life and stuff to have my mom on there. It’s more than an accomplishment, it’s an achievement.”

The album will feature ‘Believe Me’, ‘Krazy’, and ‘Grindin”

Drake Announces New Album Title

ovoDrake has a lot on his plate, yet physically he’s been low on the radar. He has his smash hits ‘Believe Me’ and ‘Trophies’ all over the airwaves along with his other hits moving in and out of rotation daily. He hosts the ESPYs tonight (7.16) and he’s ready to take OVO to the next level and make it more than a catchphrase: OVO that’s major shit. 

Although he’s still #TeamYMCMB, Drake has a label of his own, OVO, under Warner Bros. and there’s two projects ready to be released: Majid Jordan and PARTYNEXTDOOR; both Canadian artists. Majid Jordan was featured on ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ and his debut EP, Place  Like This drops July 29th. Also on that date PARTYNEXTDOOR will be releasing his second project, PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO. Take a listen to his latest Drake collab, ‘Recognize’.

Drake is putting Canada int he forefront, so the question is, what’s with a new album? Well, Drake has announced that his fourth studio album will be titled, View From The 6. It’s in the very early stages of production, but based off the radio hits it’s going to be yet another one in the books for Drake.

EOxC6wUIf his heat in mid-July is any sign of what he has in store for August, then it’s going to be OVO everywhere. The 5th annual OVOFest takes place August 3rd & 4th in Toronto with Drake and Outkast headlining. Of course there will be tons of surprises. Not even a week later he hits the road for a 31 city tour with Lil Wayne for the collaborative tour, Drake v. Lil Wayne. I mentioned before that these two will be battling on stage going back and forth, hit for hit. That should be interesting for sure. Who knows, maybe Drake and Weezy will both drop something new. A better competition, pull a 50 v. Kanye and drop View From The 6 and Carter V on the same day.