Steve Aoki ft. Waka Flocka Flame – Rage The Night Away

April 23rd, 2014 | EDM
Steve Aoki ft. Waka Flocka Flame - Rage The Night Away

  Former tour mates Steve Aoki and Waka Flocka Flame teamed up on their new release, “Rage The Night Away,” off of Aoki’s upcoming album, Neon Future.   One of my friends is getting married this summer and she recently asked for song suggestions for the father-daughter dance, and, well, I don’t want to jinx… Read more

Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow

April 18th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora - Black Widow

  “Black Window,” features Rita Ora on the hook, and is the fifth single from Iggy’s debut album, The New Classic, out Monday.   The song plays on the black widow spider’s predilection for sexual cannibalism, a behaviour in which the female eats the male after mating. But, did you know black widows are not the only species… Read more

Mack Wilds ft. French Montana, Busta Rhymes & Mobb Deep – Henny (Remix)

April 17th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Mack Wilds ft. French Montana, Busta Rhymes & Mobb Deep - Henny (Remix)

  Mack Wilds recently released the video for his single, “Henny (Remix)” which features all of the famous friends listed above.   The actor-turned-crooner sings in the hook, “Hennessy, Hennessy, Hennessy / If I hit it then you gon’ remember me.” Metaphor aside, I can attest to the truth of this statement — I remember the… Read more

Jason Derulo ft. Tyga – Bubblegum

April 16th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Jason Derülo ft. Tyga – Bubblegum

  Jason DeRulo dropped his new album, Talk Dirty, this past Tuesday and one of the standout songs is “Bubblegum,” which features a verse from Tyga and a beat by Jim Beanz and Timbaland. It’s no Trident, but 4 out of 5 dentists agree that this song is not about bubblegum.  

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
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  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