Adele Drops New Music Video, Hello, from Upcoming Album 25

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It’s been a few years since we’ve heard any new music from Adele, more specifically, 4 years since her 6 Grammy award winning album “21”. On the 21st, Adele announced that she was dropping a new album, “25”, on November 20th.

25 out November 20th

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This morning, not only did Adele drop new music, she dropped the video for her song “Hello” which stars Tristan Wilds (The Wire). The album “25” will not be about break ups, but it’s a make-up album. In the video below, Adele wants to make up with her ex-bae Tristan. She calls him on several phones, including a flip phone and tells him that, “I’m sorry for breaking your heart.” I’m sure this song will get several men and women calling up their exes and reciting her lyrics. You’ve been warned. Check out the video below.

“25” will feature 11 songs:

1. Hello
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
5. Remedy
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion

A deluxe version of 25, available exclusively at Target, will include three bonus tracks: “Can’t Let Go,” “Lay Me Down” and “Why Do You Love Me.”

Adele’s “25” will be released on November 20th.

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Guest Blog: @NrdLovnNetta Reviews Tamia’s Latest Album: Love Life

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Tamia’s back, and boy, did I miss her. After 3 long years, I finally get yet another album inspired by what has to be some GREAT love between Tamia and hubby, Grant Hill. Love Life took me through multiple rounds of “GIRL…YYYYYAAAASSS.” Although I love the entire album, I’ll highlight a few of my favorites and try to keep my WHEW to a minimum.

“Chaise Lounge” had me as soon as Tamia’s voice caressed the line “Boy take ‘em off…” The song is sexy and paints a similar picture to Destiny’s Child’s “Cater to You”. A woman, deeply in love, just catering to her man’s needs. However, this is much more mature and encourages a brief interlude in the living room before heading to the bedroom. I am here for it.

“Sandwich and a Soda”: the improved “Baby…make me a sammich.” This song elicits the illest of body rolls, and has a permanent place on my lap dance playlist. (Yes, I have a playlist, you shouldn’t judge) She sings it in a deeper register than I’m used to, and it made the song stick out. Plus, SaaS appeals to the side of me who feels like great sex should be celebrated with great food. Bae DID that? Treat them to some Boars Head.

I don’t know what Grant is doing to Tamia, but my goodness do I need some of THAT. If you wonder why I say that, listen to “Special”. “All I need is you, I wanna be engulfed by you. You keep me high, feels like I’ve been drugged by you.” I’m not sure if I can handle a love like the one she is singing about. It sounds like something that would make me disappear for a long while. Where’s Netta? You don’t know? Me either.

Picture it: Bae is in a café. You walk onto a stage containing one microphone, lit by a single spotlight. “Stuck With Me” starts to play. WHEW (I made it farther than I thought.) This beautiful, sultry track might be my favorite on the album. I sing loudly every time it comes on, attempt to hit the lofty notes (BAAAYYBEEEE YOU’RE SSSTTTUUUUU-UU-UU-UU-UUUUU-UU-UU-UUCK WITTHH MEE!!), try to match the desperation in “I’m so lost without you,” and it never works. Tamia’s range is impeccable and “Stuck With Me” brings light to that fact. I might not ever sing it on stage, but this track will be warbled into a hair-brush microphone, on repeat, for months to come.

Tamia’s cover of “Black Butterfly” lifts me. While she held to the essence of Deniece Williams’s version, she made the song her own. If you listen to nothing else, please listen to this. I felt as if she was singing to me, to herself, and to every Black girl: “…Rise up even higher so the ageless winds of time can catch your wings.

Tamia definitely has yet another great album on her hands. I suggest listening to Love Life from top to bottom. It flows beautifully from song to song and, if nothing else, makes me want to body roll my day away.

You can pick up Tamia’s Love Life album on Amazon here.

Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2 Release Date, Featured Artists Announced

Mark your calendars! March 17 is the release date for the Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2. It will be available for free via Soundcloud. This volume features more genres of music, spanning from R&B to heavy metal. Featured artists include: Anthrax, Estelle, Kap G, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Melanie Fiona, Method Man, MNDR, Mushroomhead, Raquel Sofia, Snoop Dogg, Stalley, Talib Kweli, Ty Dolla $ign, and Yandel. Check out the song “Lord of the Light” by Talib Kweli on Complex.com. The first volume of Game of Thrones Mixtape is still available on Soundcloud.

Game of Thrones season 5 premieres April 12 at 9pm.

via press release

HBO ANNOUNCES FEATURED ARTISTS ON GAME OF THRONES MIXTAPE Vol. 2
LISTEN TO “LORD OF THE LIGHT” ON COMPLEX

New York, N.Y., March 6, 2015 – Today, HBO announced the release date of the Catch the Throne: The Mixtape of March 17 along with the list of artists featured on the second installment of the Mixtape, for the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning series Game of Thrones. Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4. CLICK HERE to listen to the song “Lord of the Light” by Talib Kweli on Complex. The mixtape will be released in anticipation of the season 5 debut of Game of Thrones on HBO, April 12 at 9pm.

Showcasing the importance of music in Game of Thrones, each song on the mixtape samples music from the show’s season 4 soundtrack. This year’s mixtape also weaves in the overarching theme of fire and ice, providing listeners with an exciting line-up of heavy metal and hip-hop artists. Building on the success of Volume 1, with over 2.5MM streams to date, Volume 2 will feature artists from the R&B, electronic, Latin, heavy metal and rap worlds. Each artist was aligned with one of the Game of Thrones families, helping to determine the themes that are illustrated in their track. The full list of artists includes: Anthrax, Estelle, Kap G, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Melanie Fiona, Method Man, MNDR, Mushroomhead, Raquel Sofia, Snoop Dogg, Stalley, Talib Kweli, Ty Dolla $ign, and Yandel.

All artists involved in the mixtape are fans of the show and were eager to reinterpret key moments. “I am a big fan of the books and the series,” said Talib Kweli. “As an MC, I’m not adverse to the concept of battles and ability to tell compelling stories and the Game of Thronesseries does just that. It is the reason I wanted to be a part of this mixtape.”

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2 will be released March 17th via SoundCloud, free of charge. Catch The Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 1 is still available on Soundcloud. Listeners are encouraged to share using the hashtag #CatchTheThrone.

Viewers can access previous seasons of Game of Thrones on HBO GO, HBO On Demand or by checking their local listings. For more on the series, visit: facebook.com/GameOfThrones and [email protected] 

About HBO:
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 127 million subscribers worldwide.  The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels.  Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries.  HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

Watch Kanye West’s New Video ‘Only One’ Starring North West

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Kanye West stopped by the Ellen Show and premiered his debut video for 2015, ‘Only One’ featuring his beautiful daughter North West. The song ‘Only One’ which has Paul McCartney on keyboards, is a “penned letter” from his mother, Donda. Spike Jonze directed the ‘Only One’ video that shows Kanye and North West in the park on a rainy day.

*Update*

Watch the full video from Kanye West ‘Only One’ starring North West on Kanye’s site, and check out the lyrics below:

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Kanye also sits down with Ellen for an interview and the two talk about Kanye being married to Kim Kardashian and being a father to adorable North West.

“I think I’m a better human being because of [Kim] and because of my daughter, and I have always someone to think about going home to,” he said. “Something for me to not only to be brave for what I want to do for humanity, but also to be more protective of myself for my family, because there’s things I’ve done in the past that were considered negative, but I was really jumping in front of the tank for other people, or for culture, in a way. So now, I always have to have that in my mind that I have a family that I have to protect, too.”

And just because…more screenshots of North and Kanye

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H/T HuffingtonPost

Robert Pattinson’s Girlfriend FKA Twigs Poses Topless for V Magazine

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FKA Twigs covers V Magazine topless along with R&B singer Tinashe, for “The New Sound of Soul” issue; Sam Smith and Jessie Ware were also featured on the covers, but remained with their shirts on.

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Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs have been dating late 2014. FKA Twigs is an English singer and songwriter who’s debut album LP1 released in August 2014, has received raved reviews. FKA (Formerly Known As) Twigs was recently announced in the Coachella 2015 lineup.

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