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Mariah Carey Releases New Song!

Mariah Carey has been hinting at a comeback for a while now, even quoting herself as her own inspiration for her new album. Her new song “Thirsty” features rapper Rich Homie Quan and is the newest release from her new album, Me. I am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, which is set to release on May 27.

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If I’m being honest, I’m not a huge fan of the song. It’s extremely catchy, but it gets old after the second listen. I miss the old Mariah; the Mariah that belted “Through the Rain”, the Mariah that astonished us all with her rare vocal skills. The song lacks lyrical and vocal depth, however its catchiness gives it top-20 potential.

Listen to the song here:

http://revolt.tv/video/first-listen-mariah-carey-ft-rich-homie-quan-thirsty/66859648-E559-4CD9-A79C-EC40E1434DD6

What do you guys think? Is Mariah headed in the right direction or do you prefer her old style of music?

Kanye Announces “Yeezus” Movie

Check out this article:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/28/kanye-west-yeezus-the-movie-hype-williams

Apparently Kanye West is creating a movie based on his last world tour. He has not confirmed a release date but we do know that his fiancé, Kim Kardashian, will apparently play a pivotal role. I am interested to see how this plays out, especially since Yeezus is one of Kanye’s most intriguing albums, both sonically and lyrically.

Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkGy0qHGb0M

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Jay Z and Beyoncé Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

As you have probably heard by now, Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z have announced a joint summer stadium tour titled “On the Run.” The power couple is expected to take in $78 million for the 16-date run. Tickets have already been in high demand during her first pre-sales, but don’t fret because they go on sale to the general public on Ticketmaster tomorrow May 2nd at 10am local time.

Although many were confused about the title of the tour, it refers to their joint song on Jay Z’s last album called “Part II (On the Run). Judging by the tour promo poster and their song “03 Bonnie & Clyde,” It is likely that the show will have some sort of criminal undertone. Will they bring Blue Ivy onstage? Will they do separate sets? Will they perform all their joint songs? So many questions are floating around and the anticipation for the show is at an all-time high. The duo has been trending on Twitter on and off since they announced the tour.

Catch the Carters onstage at the stadium nearest you! This is one you certainly don’t want to miss!

June 25: Miami, Fla.
June 28: Cincinnati, OH
July 1: Foxborough, Mass.
July 5: Philadelphia, Penn.
July 7: Baltimore, MD
July 9: Toronto, ONT
July 11: East Rutherford, New Jersey
July 15: Atlanta, Ga.
July 18: Houston, Texas
July 20: New Orleans, LA
July 22: Dallas, Texas
July 24: Chicago, Ill.
July 27: Winnipeg, MB
July 30: Seattle, WA
Aug. 2: Los Angeles Calif.
Aug. 5: San Francisco, Calif.

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New Ariana Grande Song ft. Iggy Azeala Breaks Records

Ariana Grande released her new single, “Problem” earlier this week. It broke records for the fastest single to get to number 1 on iTunes. The smash rocketed to the top of the charts in just 37 minutes. Ariana tweeted:

loves u broke a record! Problem is now the fastest song to ever climb to no 1 on@iTunesmusic only 37 minutes u are the most amazing” -@ArianaGrande

The song is definitely catchy, but it almost gets worse with every listen because it loses its excitement. I would still recommend listening to it because it’s bound to be a summer hit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXb4QCQs-zs

New Beyoncé song! Boots ft. Bey: Dreams

Attention everybody! Stop what you’re doing because there’s a new Beyoncé song out!

Listen here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/04/listen-beyonce-and-boots-team-up-on-new-song-dreams/

Boots, the producer for 80% of Bey’s last album Beyoncé, created this song for his last mix tape. Before producing Beyoncé’s, not many people had heard of him. His popularity shot up overnight because the music fans all over the world realized that we’ve been missing out because Boots has a lot of talent. This new song, “Dreams,” is one of the most soothing Beyoncé tracks to date. Her vocals at the end send shivers down my spine and prove that her vocal control is truly out of this world.

Grab your best pair of headphones, sit back, and listen to “Dreams.”

Beyoncé and Jay Z: Summer Stadium Tour Rumor

Word on the street is that Beyoncé and Jay Z are planning a 20-date joint stadium tout this summer. The tour would reportedly start in late June, which would make it likely that the duo would stop in NYC for the 4th of July. If this is true, fans better start saving up because with superstars like Jay and Bey, the tickets will not be cheap. I am prepared to drive anywhere to see the powerful Mr. and Mrs. Carter onstage together.

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Here are some songs that I would love to see them perform together.

1. Drunk in Love (I will be wearing my Surfboard sweatshirt)

2. Crazy in Love

3. Part II (On the Run)

4. ’03 Bonnie & Clyde

5. Upgrade U

6. Deja Vu

Cross your fingers because if this rumor is true, the US better be prepared to see one of the best shows to ever grace the stage.

Page Six was the first to report the news:  http://pagesix.com/2014/04/15/beyonce-and-jay-z-to-go-on-tour-this-summer/

Miguel ft. Wale: Bennie and the Jets

Miguel and Wale released a fantastic remake of Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets.”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjq5H3AHGY

You might be rolling your eyes because a lot of hip-hop remakes fail to capture the essence of the original song. Give this one chance, though. You’ll thank me later.

Miguel’s soulful voice and vocal runs add a new aspect to the song. He changes the composition and production enough that it doesn’t feel like he is copying the original. The addition of the electric guitar and the alterations to the piano line create a new, vibrant feeling to the tune. I love the new take on this song, and even Elton John applauded it by saying, “Miguel’s done a fantastic job. It’s important not to copy, and that’s what Miguel did.”

I could have done without Wale’s rap verse and would have been more satisfied with Frank Ocean, but all in all, it’s a fresh remake of a fantastic song.