It’s Tuesday, aka New Music Day. And let me tell you, girl, this week is the jammiest! Shine up those dancin’ shoes because my favorite psychedelic party band !!! (pronounced “chk chk chk”) has a new album out and it is all kinds of fun. Ra Ra Riot proves three is the magic number with their rad new release. Fantasia isn’t just bringin’ the drama in real life; her R&B record lays it out. Margaret Cho duets with some stellar songbirds. Katy Perry pops some more bubble gum and Usher unleashes some B sides. So, get those headphones on because you’re going to wanna rock out after the jump. Keep reading »
We’ve come a long way from “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” when it comes to name-dropping alcohol in music. Today’s artists get paid big bucks to sing about certain vodkas, or have a name-brand bottle of booze appear in their videos. But then some alcohol-inspired songs seem to be purely organic, created purely as a true tribute to a particular beverage. One of the most recent examples—a
Jay-Z and Usher‘s collaboration, “Hot Toddy.” What is a Hot Toddy, the uninitiated may ask? It is a mix of whiskey, boiling water, honey, lemon, and cinnamon. Sound like the drink needs all the publicity it can get.
Check out other mixed drinks that artists have honored with ballads. Keep reading »
“I’ll just say this: it wasn’t that I just experienced cheating with Usher because he and I never discussed that in detail. That wasn’t the first time I experienced cheating in a relationship. I’ve never cheated but I don’t know any woman on this planet who hasn’t experienced something like that, whether it’s cheating during the relationship or cheating during a breakup, which some people don’t consider cheating because you’re not technically together but you still haven’t really broken apart. I think women are so afraid to talk about things with guys in fear of him leaving, but if he’s going to be afraid from having a conversation, then the hell with his ass!”
— Chilli from TLC, on ex-boyfriend Usher’s cheating and infidelity in general on her Vibe.com blog. No scrubs, right Chilli?! Keep reading »
While I tend to go for indie pop music, I couldn’t get enough of Usher‘s “Love In This Club” when his 2008 album, Here I Stand, came out. I listened to that song way more than I’d like to admit, and soon I might have to fess up to another Usher obsession. The video for “OMG” off his new record, Raymond v. Raymond is here, and it’s quite catchy — though will anything ever beat the lyrics “It’s going down on aisle three/I’ll bag you like some groceries”? [via Just Jared] Keep reading »
Yesterday, we told you Rihanna supposedly plans to testify on behalf of Chris Brown, but everyday we learn more and more (rumors) about this surprising incident. I wholeheartedly believe she has gone back to him, and they will embark on a tumultuous and violent on-again-off-again relationship. I predict people will eventually stop caring about this pair, but until then, we’ll continue updating folks. Keep reading »