With Eminem's highly-anticipated new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 due out November 5th, the rapper has been teasing the sound of the record with the Beastie Boys-inspired track "Berzerk" and the super-serious single "Survival". Although it's currently unreleased by the hip-hop legend, the latest song to come out from MMLP2 is one of Slim Shady's most ambitious to date, titled "Rap God".
The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards kicked off on Tuesday, October 15th, and raking in a staggering amount of wins was 26-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar. The Compton, CA native took home five awards: Sweet 16, Album Of The Year (for good kid, m.A.A.d city), MVP Of The Year, Best Collabo (for "F---in' Problems" with A$AP Rocky), and Lyricist Of The Year.
Avicii’s “True” is truly a treat for people who love listening to electronic dance. Unlike other EDM artists, Avicii’s music can be heard without banging your head against the wall. His music actually has a rhyme and a reason behind his projects. That’s something that many other artists in his genre lack.
Fans of pop-rock superstars the Jonas Brothers were shocked to learn that the trio cancelled their North American tour in support of their upcoming album, V. Due to "creative differences" and "a rift between the band", the group came to the decision to call off their forthcoming live dates, which means that their conflict is so serious they cannot share a stage with one another.
It's been an exciting year for 16-year-old singer/songwriter Lorde, who not only dropped her debut LP entitled Pure Heroine a few weeks ago, but also released probably one of 2013's biggest singles, "Royals". The track is all about being a teenager in today's modern world, being baffled by the luxurious material objects that many artists in pop boast about in their lyrics, and listeners are relating to her message.
Lady Gaga has released the official album artwork for her upcoming album, ARTPOP, dropping November 11th. Designed by legendary sculptor Jeff Koons, the record cover is a collision piece of pieces of art like The Birth Of Venus, plus one of Koons' notorious glass spheres. Right in the center is a scuplture of Gaga herself, by Koons, with her signature long hair with straight-across bangs, and of course, no clothing.
On Thursday, October 10th, the hit television show Glee will be saying goodbye to Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson in an emotional tribute episode. The trailer was released today, featuring the cast laying flowers, cars, and football memorabilia next to Hudson's locker, and showed a tearful Lea Michele, Monteith's on-and-offscreen girlfriend, showing her true reaction to the passing of the TV star.
Justin Bieber has been on somewhat of a musical hiatus recently, despite being in the tabloids for everything from being accused of harassing his neighbors to being carried up the Great Wall of China by his bodyguards. Despite his unusual antics, the Biebs definitely has new music in store for his Beliebers, confirmed on Twitter by the pop star himself.
Dropping one of the most highly-anticipated pop albums of 2013, and of her entire music career, Miley Cyrus' Bangerz is officially out on October 4th, but was available to stream today for fans (and haters) alike. Described as a collection of, well, "bangers", the 13-track LP has already spawned two massive singles, "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball", totally changing the safe musical direction that Cyrus was once following.
One of 2013's best albums of the year, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, was released back in March of this year and cemented Timberlake's status as an international pop sensation. When May rolled around, the singer/songwriter/actor revealed that he would be releasing a second half of the iconic record, entitled The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. It was a unique move from the team behind Timberlake, releasing a second full-length album just shy of six months past the original album's due date, specifically because so many solid tracks were recorded and they didn't want to miss out on offering them to the fans.