New, unreleased ‘Keys from the ‘Girl on Fire’ sessions. This is also part of her 12 Days of Christmas series so stay tuned…
In light of the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case tonight (and Mike Brown recently), Alicia Keys releases an emotional new song “We Gotta Pray”.
In addition to Nicki in the previous post, Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande performed at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland. Alicia did a lovely rendition of her new inspiring record “We Are Here” while Ariana launched into her mega-singles “Problem” & “Break Free”.
Once again, you may have seen a lack of updates on the site the past couple of days. We were undergoing some site updates even though we were still live and running. Now that we’re back live and running I got your roundup of Tuesday’s new content right here!
I actually thought it would be natural to start with the albums that were released today. I like all 3 of these artists and the albums of which I’ve previewed already — Jhene Aiko Souled Out, Lecrae Anomaly, and Banks Goddess are all in stores now! Be sure to listen and support, and then scroll below for more new videos, songs, and Monday’s Roundup as well!
I thought it appropriate to start with Pharrell’s appearance on CNN, talking about the Ferguson situation a few weeks past now. He thinks President Obama should come to Ferguson — do you agree? Sound off here, then see some more big names below: Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Common, Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky, and more.
Pharrell on Ferguson on CNN
Alicia Keys “We Are Here” on Jimmy Fallon
Audio Push “Reppin'” (prod. Hit-Boy)
Sir Michael Rocks f/ Robb Bank$ & Pouya “Kill Switch”
BJ The Chicago Kid “Real Love Never Dies”
Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” @ Fashion Rocks
MC Lyte f/ Common “Dear John”
Sam Smith f/ A$AP Rocky “I’m Not The Only One”
B-Real f/ Snoop Dogg “Anybody”
Ne-Yo f/ Juicy J “She Knows”
You may have noticed the site has been stagnant for the last couple of days. We were in the midst of some site updates and couldn’t update you on the latest and greatest during the start of this second week of September. Never fear, here’s your rundown of just Monday’s new content below (Tuesday is linked below too.)
My favorite segment of the 3 — Gambino rocks a smooth freestyle over HS87’s buzzing summer single and confirms that Chance collab EP in the process. Jhene Aiko talks about Gambino himself amongst other topics including her debut album, Souled Out, (out now!). And finally, Raury does something different after a nearly 20 minute sit down with Hot 97 — an acoustic cover of Kanye’s “Blood on the Leaves”, in which he also adds a new verse of his own. Fresh. And it would only sound better in the studio, methinks.
Childish Gambino “Grindin My Whole Life Freestyle” (Full Hot 97 Interview here)
Jhene Aiko with The Breakfast Club
Raury covers “Blood On The Leaves”, adds new verse, talks with Ebro In The Morning
**Note: I would also include the new Kanye West verse on the 1:30 preview of Theophilus London “Can’t Stop”, but the audio has been removed. You’ll hear it soon enough though — ‘Ye is exec. producing Theophilus London’s upcoming album, Vibes.
Gemstones “The Fruit” *Tibs Fav.
SBTRKT f/ Raury “Higher”
P. Reign “Realest In The City” f/ Meek Mill & PARTYNEXTDOOR
Wiz Khalifa “Try Me RMX”
Kid Ink “Body Language” f/ Usher & Tinashe
Wale “The Body” f/ Jeremih
Wale “The Album About Nothing” [Album Trailer] (starring Jerry Seinfeld)
Alicia Keys “We Are Here” [New Song/Video]
Elle Varner f/ A$AP Rocky “Don’t Wanna Dance”
And oh yeah this happened…
Nardwuar vs. Aziz Ansari