@BSLADE Releases "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" and re-releases "ABC"

B.Slade™ has just released "B.Slade Greatest Hits Vol. 1",
presumably for the holidays, along with fan favorite "A Brilliant Catastrophe (alpha)" on Bandcamp.
Presumably, "A Brilliant Catastrophe (beta)" will be re-released, and possibly his other albums,
but knowing B.Slade, he's doing all of this for a very specific reason...

cop the music HERE


New Visual: A$AP Mob feat. @ASVPNVST and @MethodMan - "Trillmatic"

You know what though?
This is probably the illest hip-hop joint I've heard in a minute.
Bringing that boom-bap back to the mainstream!

NEW MUSIC: Dani' Wright & The Misters (@DaniAndMisters) - "Christmas Night"

One of my favorite group of voices, Dani' Wright & The Misters, 
have released their Christmas jam, "Christmas Night".
I've been waiting for this joint to drop.
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WATCH: James Franco & Seth Rogan: "Bound 3" (@KanyeWest Parody)


NEW MUSIC: Kotic Couture (@MisterCouture) - "King"

So... Kotic Couture just linked me this DOPE mixtape, aimed squarely at hip-hop audiences.
You might remember him as a guest artist on "Tipsy" from B.Slade's "Stunt B___h" album.
THIS mixtape ("Uncrowned King"), though, and the song "King", especially, shows his lyrical versatility 
and how he might be one of the most slept on indie rappers in the game.
Make sure you cop the mixtape (it's FREE.99) and tell a friend.

NEW VISUAL: @KanyeWest - "Bound 2" UNCENSORED feat. @KimKardashian [Music Video] {NSFW]

I really LIKE this video. Really nice visuals and colors.
Not for nothin', but, Kanye IS a genius.... and Kim Kardashian is gorgeous.
That new hair color really works for her, in my opinion. 

WATCH: Idris Elba in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" [TRAILER]

I am definitely going to see this. Idris Elba is one of my favorite actors, 
and he looks like he is going to do an amazing job.
The movie drops November, 29th 2013.

WATCH: Walter Kendrick (@TheSmoke4Real) - "Bad Bit**es" [NSFW]


NEW VISUAL: @Rihanna - "What Now"

This is my absolute favorite song on Ri-Ri's "Unapologetic" album which was released November of 2012.
I believe this is the longest she's actually promoted an album before another was released.
Usually her albums (like a lot of artists nowadays) drop once a year.
I'm glad "What Now" was released as a single and that a video was filmed for it.
I like it. A lot.

Eminem Has 10 Songs On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

Hmmmm... Ashton and Mila as Wonder Twins? [Photo]

So, this was posted on a Tumblr entry yesterday (here's the link)
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis as Wonder Twins, one of my favorite cult classic cartoons?
We shall see... 

NEW MUSIC: @BustaRhymes & @QTipTheAbstract - "Thank You" [NSFW]

2 of my favorite rappers on the planet, Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip have joined forces on this track, featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne and sampling the classic "I Wanna Thank You" by Alicia Meyers.
I have been WAITING for these 2 to destroy another track.
Shoutout to YMCMB.

LISTEN: Pentatonix (@PTXOfficial) - "Run To You"

 So, when I copped Pentatonix's new album "PTX Volume 2" ... 
I was lost in all their harmony, as usual, but THIS song? 
Cop the album, digitally available on iTunes, etc.

NEW VISUAL: @SixxJohn - "Bars Over Everything" [Music Video]

Man... I'm SO glad a video was filmed for this.
"Bars Over Everything", Sixx John's remix of Drake & Jay Z's "Pound Cake"
was released last month, and now we have the visual.
Shoutout to Sixx John.

David Hasselhoff Sings "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" Theme

This. Is. EPIC.

WATCH: @JessieJ - "I Knew You Were Trouble" [@TaylorSwift13 Cover]

Absolutely stunning. One of my favorite female vocalists. Period.
For good measure, here's here amazing cover of Rihanna's "We Found Love".

Buy Sheila E's (@SheilaEDrummer) "ICON" featuring @BSLADE On Vinyl!

The vinyl import  (a/k/a Deluxe Edition) of Sheila E's album "ICON"
features bonus tracks, the last of which, "FIESTA",
is a collaboration with B.Slade!
The album also features M.C. Lyte, The E Family, and Prince and
 is set to be released on November 11th in Europe.
No word yet on US release dates.
Here's the tracklisting:

1. Butterlfy
2. Mona Lisa
3. Lovely Day
4. I'll Give You That

5. Rockstar
6. Samba
7. Nasty Thang
8. Leader Of The Band
9. Turn It Around

1. Girl Like Me  
2. Who I Am Now  
3. Old Skool  
4. Now Is The Hour  

5. Waters Of Life (Bonus Track)  
6. Surrender (Bonus Track)  
7. Fiesta (Bonus Track)


WATCH: "The Lego Movie" Trailer!

NEW MUSIC: @Eminem featuring @Rihanna - "The Monster"

I sense a hit with this one. 
Catchy hook, pop track, mainstream uplifting Em flow?  Check, check and check...
"MMLP2" drops November 5, 2013 

MUSIC MONDAY: @RobertGlasper feat. @NorahJones - "Let It Ride"

From the forthcoming album "Black Radio 2" dropping TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 29th!
Watch the lyric video.. especially after 6 minutes... 

Rock Legend Lou Reed Dies At Age 71

Lou Reed, best known as founder and lead singer of iconic rock band The Velvet Underground who later had solo hits such as "Walk On The Wild Side" from the classic album "Transformer", passed away today.
Mr. Reed had recently undergone a liver transplant, and as recent  as June of this year was on his way to a full recovery.
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Lou Reed was credited as inspiration for other artists and legends from David Bowie to Iggy Pop, who called his death today "devastating news".
Lou Reed co-founded The Velvet Underground with roommate John Cale on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 60's. Their debut album, "The Velvet Underground and Nico", featured iconic cover art by Andy Warhol.
Going solo in 1972, it was 1973's sophomore album, "The Transformer" album that garnered the hit "Walk On The Wild Side", which has since been sampled by rappers as A Tribe Called Quest and Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg).  In 1975 famously released a double-album, "Metal Machine Music", composed entirely of guitar feedback and noise. 
Lou Reed passed away in Southampton, New York, of complications stemming from his April 2013 liver transplant. According to a physician, Dr. Charles Miller (head of the liver transplant program at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where Mr. Reed was staying until a few days ago), Mr. Reed  "was doing his Tai Chi exercises within an hour of his death, trying to keep strong and keep fighting.”
He is survived by his wife, Laurie Anderson.
Rest Well, Lou. Rest Well...

NEW MUSIC: @RhemaK - "Time"

Yet another dope single from Rhema K. was sent to me a few days back 
I'm really liking the groove and lyrics.
Those harmonies are deadly. I guess it runs in the family. 
Support Rhema. Post your thoughts below!

WATCH: @DonnaSummer - "Love Is In Control" (Chromeo & Oliver Remix)

I've always been a Donna Summer fan.
I remember sitting in my room as a child playing old 12" vinyl of Donna's Casablanca Records days,
like the full version of "No More Tears" that had no b-side. Completely blank on the other side.
This remix album that was released, "Love To Love You, Donna" is a worthy tribute to some of her greatest work, with some of my favorite producers remixing classics like "Last Dance" (Masters At Work), "I Feel Love" (Afrojack), and the leading track and album's centerpiece,  a STUNNING reinterpretation of "Love To Love You Baby" by the song's original producer, the legendary Giorgio Moroder (who also produced the previously-unreleased "La Dolce Vita"), turning the classic sexy track into a slow EDM groove with Scarface-soundtrack-worthy keys. 
The one I keep playing over and over again, is this REALLY fun remix of "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)", which turns the late-disco classic into an 80's explosion of a Nu-Dance , complete with lush synths and drum programming and a DOPE vocoder line.
I'm a sucker for a really good dance remix and the accompanying video (above), that was remixed for the album's promotion just makes me miss Donna that much more.
Please cop that remix album, available via all digital outlets everywhere.
We miss you, Aunt Oona from Altoona.

NEW VISUAL: @BeeZeeUK feat. @BSLADE - "#HONEY [Music Video]

I'd been waiting for this video for a MINUTE, and it finally dropped last weekend 
while I was on a much-needed vacation.
Leave your thoughts below!
Available now on iTunes from Suxxess Records: 
Directed, Produced & Edited by B.Slade™ 
Director of Photography: Logan Alexander 
Lighting: Cody Bassett 
Make Up: Rhonda Bean


Watch: @MileyCyrus, @JimmyFallon, & @TheRoots - "We Can't Stop" (Acapella)

So, Miley, Jimmy and The Roots did a viral video in promotion
for her recent appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
This is DOPE. And I'm not even a fan of the song.
It showcases Miley's voice without all the bells and whistles.

WATCH: @BSLADE - "I Get Lonely" (Live From #EUS8)

B.Slade was among the performers of this year's "Evening Under The Stars", 
benifitting the Special Needs Network.
Here's footage of B singing Janet Jackson's classic, "I Get Lonely"
Videography courtesy of Leroy Hamilton.


WATCH: Coffee Shop Surprise [Video]

THIS is hilarious. But to be honest... I'd sh*t my pants if I didn't know what was going on. LOL.

WATCH: @JoelOsteen On "Late Night With @JimmyFallon"

I love Pastor Osteen; always have. Open heart, open mind.
This was really fun to watch.

New Visual @SamanthaJLive - "Tight Skirt"

This video dropped yesterday, the song has quietly been burning up
college radio, with its pop/dancehall blend and 16-year-old Samantha J's youthful image.
The obvious comparisons to Rihanna will come,
but it's nice to see a fresh face on the scene making a buzz.

New Visual @BritneySpears - "Work B**ch!"

I'm feeling this song, that synth lead line is deadly.
The visual works, too. It looks like Britney is back to top form.

NEW MUSIC: @SixxJohn - "Bars Over Everything" ("Pound Cake" Remix)

Check out the new joint from one of my favorite rappers, Sixx John.
"Bars Over Everything" gives you a dope, ethereal track 
(Drake & Jay Z's "Pound Cake")  over 
real hip-hop flow.
Now... about those unreleased joints with B.Slade.... :)

NEW VISUAL: A.S.A.P. Rocky (@ASVPRocky) - "Fashion Killa" (feat. @Rhianna)

I dig this song for quite a few reasons. ASAP has a smooth flow on this one, the track is dope 
(VERY radio friendly), 
and that sample flip is LETHAL (shoutout to FRIENDZONE).
It doesn't hurt at ALL that Ri-Ri is in the video. 
Not one bit. 

New Music: @RhemaK - "Fill Me Up"

From the forthcoming release, "Sonic Blvd.", Rhema K 
brings us his latest single, a REALLY dope and catchy track
with pop/dance flavor, a VERY catchy hook, and great lyrics and vocal arrangement.
Check it out after the jump!

WATCH: @AnthonyClarkWil Sings "Speak To My Heart" In Las Vegas

Anthony Clark Williams sang Donnie McClurkin's "Speak To My Heart" at a church
in Las Vegas this past weekend. Thanks to T. Travail Payton's Socialcam feed.

EXCLUSIVE: @AnthonyClarkWil Rehearsal Footage!

Here's a quick capture of the rehearsal footage for Anthony Clark Williams' 
upcoming show under the Tonex moniker at Howard Theater on September 15th, 2013. 
It's a quick video of him rehearsing "Believer" from the certified Gold-selling, 
Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award-winning album, "Out The Box".


WATCH: @JimmyKimmel Reveals Twerking Fail Video Was A Hoax!

The use of social media and YouTube to create hysteria for no reason was 

New Music: @JFuzion feat. @A1Bold - "Sneak Attack" [NSFW]

from the forthcoming compilation album, "SubSurface 2"...
produced by J'Fuzion™
rap written & performed by A1 Bold™
A1 Bold™ appears courtesy of Bold Nation 

NEW MUSIC: @Enxo - "Move Yourself" (prod. by @BSLADE)

Enxo just dropped a DOPE new album, "The Summer Collection", 
which features a track produced by B.Slade™.
Listen to the track after the jump.

WATCH: @AlunaGeorge - "You Know You Like It"

UK duo AlunaGeorge have been on my radar for a little over a year, starting with their song and video "Your Drums, Your Love"
Blending electronica, r&b and pop, their album "Body Music", which was FINALLY released last month, has been in my playlist for a minute.
Enjoy the video above, make sure to follow them on Twitter @AlunaGeorge and PLEASE
support their album, "Body Music", available via all digital outlets.

New Visual: @DALEYmusic- "Broken"

UK singer Daley has released a video for his new single, "Broken".
I can't wait for his album, "Days and Nights",  to drop.
His first album, "Those Who Wait", (and especially the title track)  is on repeat at my crib.

@TheGospelGuru: Tonéx Is Back!!! [LINK]


PS: "OUT THE BOX 2: Return Of The Ark" drops 5.18.2014


WATCH: @AmandaSeales - "Neon" (feat. @JohnnyPolygon)

From one of my favorite hip-hop albums released by one of my favorite artists, "Spandex Rhymes & Soul" released in 2009 under her then-moniker Amanda Diva, this throwback-style video utilizes the visual theme of the opening credits of the classic '90's sitcom "In Living Color".
I was listening to this album last night and hadn't seen the video in a hot minute. 
Also on the same album is the equally dope "Little Things".
You can purchase "Spandex Rhymes & Soul" HERE.

WATCH: @BSLADE & @TyeTribbett @ Ebenezer AME Church

Yes. This happened today.
Tears of joy.

Oun-P (@OunP1523) Freestyle & Interview With @HipHopSince1987

I've been tellin' you about this guy since last year and his underground banger, "BX".
As a fellow Bronxite and Hip-Hop junkie, I respect his grind and his skills with the 16. He's sick with it.
His mixtape "F.A.C.T.S. 2" drops 9.11.2013
Follow him on Twitter @OunP1523 and let him know @JFuzion sent you.
Shoutout to Fat Boy.

New Music: Remy Shand (@RemingtonShand) - "WhereAreWeGoing?"

Man, have I missed this dude's music!
So apparently he's been releasing music on his YouTube page, and this one's a new track coming from his indie label, Remy Records. Sounds like a modern day, retro "What's Going On".
REALLY diggin' it.
Post your thoughts below!
You can download "WhereAreWeGoing" For FREE from Remy's website HERE

will.i.am. (@iamwill) On Making Money In The Music Industry

Finally SOMEBODY spit some truth that most business-minded REAL musicians  already know.

New Music @Eminem - "Survival" (featuring @SkylarGrey)

Originally debuted on the official trailer  for "Call Of Duty: Ghosts" yesterday, here's the official
release without all of the gaming effects.
From the forthcoming album, as yet untitled, due later this year.

WATCH: @LakeStreetDive Sings "I Want You Back" [Video]

Live. Acoustic. On a Boston Sidewalk. All talent. No frills. AMAZING.
You can buy the album "Fun Machine" HERE
Shoutout to Kevin Anthony for the link.

Street Fighter II (Church Edition)

I'm done... this is all @MusicalPicasso's fault.


Full Force On "The Breakfast Club"