Shakira – Dare (La La La)

April 15th, 2014 | Pop
Shakira - Dare (La La La)

  “Dare (La La La)” is the third of four singles Shakira released from her eponymous March 2014 album. This club banger intertwines EDM with Brazilian beats and finds Shakira playing “truth or dare on the dance floor.”   …which was going great until someone asked Shakira, “What’s your most embarrassing moment?” and everyone immediately… Read more

Deductions Like Sherlock

April 14th, 2014 | Playlist, Theme Playlist

  Get out your balance sheets, it’s the sexiest time of the year: tax time. Time to report all your income to the government, because you know, the feds are watching. Cars, houses, chains, boats, private jets — find out which items are deductible with this playlist of rappers and their big-ticket purchases. And if… Read more

Ed Sheeran – Sing

April 14th, 2014 | Pop
Ed Sheeran - Sing

  “Sing” is the lead single off of Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album, x (multiply). The song was written by Sheeran and produced by Pharrell Williams, whom you can also hear on the hook.   In “Sing,” Ed sings and raps, ”she handed me of a bottle of water filled with tequila / I already know she’s a… Read more

Flo Rida ft. StayC Reign – Freaking Out

April 11th, 2014 | Pop
Flo Rida ft. StayC Reign - Freaking Out

    Flo Rida’s latest single is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming comedy movie, Neighbors. “Freaking Out” is about fighting to restore judicial independence for the people of Venezuela. Hahaha, no, it’s about partying at the club.   Up-and-coming pop singer, StayC Reign, sings on the hook, “Oh my god, I think I’m freaking… Read more

Future ft. Kanye West – I Won

April 10th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Future ft. Kanye West - I Won

  Future’s latest single, “I Won,” features him and Kanye rapping about their trophy wives fiancees, Ciara and Kim Kardashian, respectively.   It must be flattering for Ciara to be in a group with Kim K, since Ciara is a platinum selling artist who has released five studio albums, twenty-seven singles and has won dozens… Read more

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Herb – Chi-Raq

April 9th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj Ft Lil Herb - Chi-Raq

  Nicki Minaj teams up with 18-year-old Chicago native, Lil Herb, to release “Chi-Raq,” a stealthy banger filled with references to the city’s brutal streets.   The hook, taken straight from Herb’s verse in “Kill Shit,” is about mowing people down with an assault rifle. This seems pretty violent to me, considering I’ve never known anyone that’s… Read more

Pitbull Ft. J.Lo & Claudia Leitte – We Are One (Ole Ola)

April 9th, 2014 | Pop
Pitbull Ft. J.Lo & Claudia Leitte - We Are One (Ole Ola)

  Every four years, in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup, an official album is released to go along with rivalries formed against countries most people can’t find on a world map.   The first three songs on the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album tracklist are: 1. Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte – We Are One (Ole… Read more

B.o.B ft. Wiz Khalifa – High as Hell

April 4th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
B.o.B ft. Wiz Khalifa – High as Hell

  I know what you’re thinking. A song about weed from B.o.B and Wiz Khalifa? That’s weird. It’s the kind of song you expect from Tim Tebow and Betty White maybe, but not these two. Never these two…  

Drake – Draft Day

April 3rd, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Drake - Draft Day

  Spring has sprung and love is in the air. No, not that kind of love, more like the love between an artist and his muse; in this case, Drake and Johnny Manziel. It’s a beautiful bromance that makes the colors brighter on tank tops and wayfarers everywhere.   They really are the Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick of our… Read more

50 Cent ft. Trey Songz – Smoke

April 3rd, 2014 | Hip-Hop
50 Cent ft. Trey Songz - Smoke

    50′s latest single “Smoke,” features vocals by Trey Songz over a beat produced by Dr. Dre and Dawaun Parker.   The significance of the title, “Smoke” is found in the hook: “Somebody pull the fire alarm/ girl where ya from?/ ‘Cause you got this club on fire/ and outside I bet all they smell… Read more