Drake “Energy” (Music Video)

UPDATE: A month-plus later, “Energy” is up on VEVO for all you non-Apple Music subscribers.

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07.10.15: If you’ve followed Drake on the ‘gram you know that today was that “Energy” video drop date, only on Apple Music.

Accompanying the video though, Drake chopped it up with Zane Lowe (UPDATE: Rip of the interview below.) and announced the OVO Sound Radio Show, which will definitely play exclusives from time to time…

Tonight at 3PM PST / 6PM EST

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Like the first listen of Majid Jordan’s new single “My Love” featuring Drake. Looking for a stream so stay tuned for an update. In the meantime… update that iOS!

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Tomorrow. @applemusic

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@majidjordan @champagnepapi on iTunes now.

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Dr. Dre talks Compton album with Zane Lowe

It’s Dre Day! UPDATE: Stream the whole album here!

And to further get us all hyped for the first stream of Compton tonight, Dr. Dre called into the man who will press play on it: Zane Lowe on Apple Music.

Via Complex Music, here are some tidbits. Per usual with Apple Music, they’ll make the full audio interview available shortly so keep it locked for an update.

The coolest bit of news to come out of it: Dre will donate the royalties from the album towards building a new performance arts center in Compton. Nice.

Again, the album will stream on Apple Music tonight at 6 PM PST and available by midnight!

Pharrell “Freedom”

UPDATE: “Freedom” hits VEVO/YouTube today. Soooo freedom to watch it for everyone! (hehe, had to.)

In all honesty though, if you haven’t checked out this song/visual yet, def press play. Great intentions above!

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06.30.15: Apple Music has launched and, as expected, Pharrell accompanied it with a new, potential hit single.

“Freedom” has some substance to it, especially when you peep the powerful visuals to it on Apple Music today. I love the piano melody throughout and so video aside, I’ll be adding this to ‘My Music’.

Listen below, and peep the live debut of “Freedom” in Glastonbury from this past weekend.

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Eminem “Phenomenal”

On the heels of his collab with Gwen Stefani earlier tonight, and the launch of Apple Music a couple days ago, Eminem drops his new visual for “Phenomenal” — a cinematic, 7 minute action thriller exclusive to the new streaming service.

No embed here, but update that iOS to watch it and it’s well worth it. If you don’t take the superhero moves too seriously, you’ll appreciate the fun action scenes that are crisply shot and enhanced by some special effects that are cool, but you should also not take too seriously.

Eminem is a badass though through an unknown Asian cityscape (also a badass setting). There’s a comedic break in the middle as Eminem miraculously lands in the car of actor Randall Park, whom he perhaps got to know in his cameo in The Interview. To top things off, we get a Dr. Dre cameo as the fantasy action thriller comes to a fitting close. I enjoyed it, and like I have written all month, “Phenomenal” has really grown on me as my go-to motivational jam right now. Watch and gain a new appreciation for it too.

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