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Listen Up: Nicki Minaj’s New Ballad, “Pills N Potion,” Will Give You Life

I’ve always been a little meh on Nicki Minaj, but today the rapper dropped a ballad that is knocking my socks off. “Pills N Potion” is an uplifting, but not-even-remotely cheesy love song directed at her haters and will be featured on Nicki’s upcoming album The Pink Print. “Swearin’ on the Bible that they love you but they’re no different from all your rivals / but I don’t wish death on ‘em, I just reflect on ‘em,” Minaj raps on the pared-down track, giving fans a taste of what they can expect from her next effort. I LOVE it. Listen below! [Rolling Stone]

12 Alt-R&B Artists You Definitely Need To Know About

12 Alt-R&B Artists You Definitely Need To Know About

R&B music will always be my favorite, because it covers the topic of love, of all kinds, in the best and most excruciating detail. From the first blush of infatuation, to pure lust, to the agony of heartbreak, it’s all there, and it’s all beautiful. Lucky for us, we live in an age where R&B isn’t just the raunchy, grind-tastic sex jams you might think. Artists like Solange, Frank Ocean and Miguel have recently paved the way for a new sound in R&B, making soulful bedroom and dance floor jams for the future. Get acquainted with some of these new R&B artists, all of which I can’t get enough of. Keep reading »

The “Gummi Bears” Theme Song Gets Slow-Jammed

The "Gummi Bears" Theme Song Gets Slow-Jammed
Get Your Gummiberry Juices Flowing

Internet famous cover band Postmodern Jukebox — known for their genre-bending takes on pop music hits — recently found time in their busy schedules for a pretty fun side project. Saturday Morning Slow Jams features the musicians, plus a guest vocalist, covering theme songs for popular throwback cartoons in, you guessed it, sexy slow jam style. Their latest is the theme for “Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears,” one of my personal fave Saturday morning cartoons from the mid-’80s. The song compelled me to do a quick Wiki search on the show and for the first time I realized how goddamn trippy and weird it was.The entire population of Gummi-Glen was totally addicted to Gummiberry Juice and no one seemed to care. Sigh.

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Catch Up On “True Tori,” Listen To Tori Amos & Jewel Your Vans

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Catch Up On "True Tori," Listen To Tori Amos & Jewel Your Vans

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! 
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Face The Music: 3 Primping Playlists For Any Occasion

I’m a big believer in the rituals of going out: having some time to yourself to shower, dress, primp, style, and psyche yourself up before barreling into the night (or day) can really set the tone for your excursion. Part of my ritual involves creating meticulous Spotify playlists for specific moods, occasions, or seasons. Sometimes they’re thematically cohesive (like for Christmas), sometimes they’re just songs that “feel” like autumn or a particular kind of makeup style I’m wearing. Have you ever listened to “Just Like Honey” while putting on black eyeliner? It is a delight!

Below, I’ve compiled three primping playlists for three different occasions: going out to dance, having hot fun in the summer, and spending time with girlfriends. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: This 5-Year-Old Became A Pop Star Thanks To Make-A-Wish

Hear Addy Roar!

Five-year-old Addy told the Make-A-Wish Foundation that she wanted to be a pop star like her favorite singer, Katy Perry, so she made the coolest “Roar” music video you’ve ever seen. Addy was diagnosed with stage IV cancer when she was 4, but she recently won her battle with the disease. When she was undergoing chemo and other intense treatments, she turned to drawing, singing and dancing to distract herself. Addy says that the lyrics to “Roar” inspired her when times were tough, and told Make-A-Wish, “This is the most fun I ever had!” Too awesome. [Us WeeklyMake-A-Wish]

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen To Monophonics, Watch “Hannibal” & Make Your Own Deodorant (Seriously)

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen To Monophonics, Watch "Hannibal" & Make Your Own Deodorant (Seriously)

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! 
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Oh, But The Sweet, Perfect, Simple Wisdom Of A Dog!

What Dogs Can Teach Us
Now I REALLY want a dog!

Nat Johnson’s new song, “Dog,” is a sweet ode to how lovely it is to have a dog, inspired by all the happy dogwalkers she saw in the park near her home. The just-released music video is a beautiful animation that perfectly illustrates the song’s central theme: dogs can teach us so much. My favorite line: “It’s important to walk/there are friends left to meet.” Perfect. [Brain Pickings]

Build Your Bunkers Now: This Is Going To Be The Biggest Country Hit Of The Summer

Jerrod Niemann Donkey
God Help Us.

There’s a disturbing buzz building in Nashville right now. It’s reminiscent of the sound of the T-Rex approaching in “Jurassic Park.” At first, it’s just a faint vibration, then a loud, sickening THUMP, then a deafening roar, and suddenly you’re stuck between its jaws, being eaten alive, and there’s nothing you can do about it. The advancing predator I’m referring to in this case, though, isn’t a dinosaur; it’s a country song called, “Donkey.”  Keep reading »

50 Songs That Never Fail To Make Us Cry


If I’m in the mood to cry, I know exactly how to make it happen: I have a Spotify playlist called “Saddies” that’s the perfect soundtrack for a good, old fashioned waterworks sesh. Obviously, I have some typical tearjerkers on there like “Unchained Melody” and “I Will Always Love You,” but the majority of them are songs specific to situations in my life that have made me want to rip my heart out of my body and shove it through a meat grinder. We all have them. I’ve asked my fellow Frisky ladies which songs make them cry until they have boogers running down their faces, and here’s the unified list of tunes guaranteed to make us bawl. Share your own cry-inducing songs in the comments!

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