Weezer Announce ‘Blue Album’ and ‘Pinkerton’ Nostalgia Shows…

Love early Weezer albums and hate the high seas? You’re in luck: fans who were skint (or sea-squirmish) around the time Weezer cruise tickets went on sale last year may now enjoy the emo-Caribbean jaunt’s musical accoutrements, which revived the band’s 2010 Blue Album-and-Pinkerton tour in a double performance of the albums, beyond these YouTube fan videos. The band just announced a new festival-heavy tour via a short, sweet, and to-the-point video (looking at you, Green Day) posted to their YouTube account that will include a pair of über-meta shows repeating those nostalgic performances of the entirety of two of their most beloved 90s albums (via This is Fake DIY).

The 11-date adventure will hit up only two traditional venues (the rest are all festivals — there’s even a fair!) before descending onto the Hard Rock Live stage in Orlando, coincidentally not too far from where the Weezer Cruise docked, in Miami, for two nights consisting only of the band’s first and second albums, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, in their entirety. Sadly, the jaunts probably won’t include a repeat performance from that pint-sized fan who rocked along to Ozma’s set on the cruise. Another appearance by Lost’s Jorge Garcia, though… (More via SPIN…)

Weezer Announce ‘Blue Album’ and ‘Pinkerton’ Nostalgia Shows…

Love early Weezer albums and hate the high seas? You’re in luck: fans who were skint (or sea-squirmish) around the time Weezer cruise tickets went on sale last year may now enjoy the emo-Caribbean jaunt’s musical accoutrements, which revived the band’s 2010 Blue Album-and-Pinkerton tour in a double performance of the albums, beyond these YouTube fan videos. The band just announced a new festival-heavy tour via a short, sweet, and to-the-point video (looking at you, Green Day) posted to their YouTube account that will include a pair of über-meta shows repeating those nostalgic performances of the entirety of two of their most beloved 90s albums (via This is Fake DIY).

The 11-date adventure will hit up only two traditional venues (the rest are all festivals — there’s even a fair!) before descending onto the Hard Rock Live stage in Orlando, coincidentally not too far from where the Weezer Cruise docked, in Miami, for two nights consisting only of the band’s first and second albums, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, in their entirety. Sadly, the jaunts probably won’t include a repeat performance from that pint-sized fan who rocked along to Ozma’s set on the cruise. Another appearance by Lost’s Jorge Garcia, though… (More via SPIN…)

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Report: Chief Keef Makes NYC DebutPhotos and Review of the Chicago Phenom’s S.O.B.’s Show Last Night…

In January, the Chicago rapper Chief Keef was a 16-year-old South Side kid serving out a house-arrest sentence at his grandmother’s while his rap videos racked up local YouTube hits. Last night, Keef made his official New York debut at S.O.B.’s, the landing pad for many out-of-towner hip-hop debuts over the years, including, once upon a time, Kanye West’s.

Keef and West had crossed paths recently after Kanye scooped up Keef’s song “I Don’t Like” and pumped it full of guest rappers, extra synths, and choral “OH!’S,” thus rendering a street-rap hit officially radio-playable. It was this West-ian infusion of star power— along with recent news that Keef had signed a lucrative deal with Interscope Records— that might have been somewhat responsible for the swarm-the-front-door urgency outside S.O.B.’s. (Pics and More via Pitchfork…)

Report: Chief Keef Makes NYC Debut
Photos and Review of the Chicago Phenom’s S.O.B.’s Show Last Night…

In January, the Chicago rapper Chief Keef was a 16-year-old South Side kid serving out a house-arrest sentence at his grandmother’s while his rap videos racked up local YouTube hits. Last night, Keef made his official New York debut at S.O.B.’s, the landing pad for many out-of-towner hip-hop debuts over the years, including, once upon a time, Kanye West’s.

Keef and West had crossed paths recently after Kanye scooped up Keef’s song “I Don’t Like” and pumped it full of guest rappers, extra synths, and choral “OH!’S,” thus rendering a street-rap hit officially radio-playable. It was this West-ian infusion of star power— along with recent news that Keef had signed a lucrative deal with Interscope Records— that might have been somewhat responsible for the swarm-the-front-door urgency outside S.O.B.’s. (Pics and More via Pitchfork…)

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Interview: Kreayshawn…

[Duncan Cooper of The Fader] met Kreayshawn at the Manhattan headquarters of her label, Columbia, one year to the day after “Gucci Gucci” premiered. One of those rare songs that doubled as a conversation piece, “Gucci Gucci” was as viral as it was divisive, and it unexpectedly landed the Oakland rapper a major label deal. In what feels like a minor eternity later, her debut LP, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, is primed for release on August 14th. Yesterday, she launched the first single, “Breakfast,” in a self-directed video featuring 2 Chainz. Judging by a few of the comments, some people are still mad. For Kreayshawn, that’s fine: “People who don’t fuck with me are not going to like the album. If I didn’t like you, I wouldn’t like your album.” Her story isn’t about courting popularity so much as it is about harnessing a bizarre situation. Here, she speaks on the value of talent, blowing up online, being the “misunderstood girl of the rap game” and whether she has opened doors for other women. (More via The Fader…)
Interview: Kreayshawn…

[Duncan Cooper of The Fader] met Kreayshawn at the Manhattan headquarters of her label, Columbia, one year to the day after “Gucci Gucci” premiered. One of those rare songs that doubled as a conversation piece, “Gucci Gucci” was as viral as it was divisive, and it unexpectedly landed the Oakland rapper a major label deal. In what feels like a minor eternity later, her debut LP, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, is primed for release on August 14th. Yesterday, she launched the first single, “Breakfast,” in a self-directed video featuring 2 Chainz. Judging by a few of the comments, some people are still mad. For Kreayshawn, that’s fine: “People who don’t fuck with me are not going to like the album. If I didn’t like you, I wouldn’t like your album.” Her story isn’t about courting popularity so much as it is about harnessing a bizarre situation. Here, she speaks on the value of talent, blowing up online, being the “misunderstood girl of the rap game” and whether she has opened doors for other women. (More via The Fader…)

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Listen: Radiohead’s Entire Kid A and OK Computer Albums as 8-Bit Video Game Music…

Ever listen to Radiohead’s Kid A or OK Computer and thought, “I wonder what this would sound like as 8-bit Atari or Nintendo music?” Probably not. But one YouTube user, QuintonSung, has nonetheless painstakingly made vintage video game versions of both albums in their entireties , as At Ease points out (via i09). Check both albums out at Pitchfork.

Listen: Radiohead’s Entire Kid A and OK Computer Albums as 8-Bit Video Game Music…

Ever listen to Radiohead’s Kid A or OK Computer and thought, “I wonder what this would sound like as 8-bit Atari or Nintendo music?” Probably not. But one YouTube user, QuintonSung, has nonetheless painstakingly made vintage video game versions of both albums in their entireties , as At Ease points out (via i09). Check both albums out at Pitchfork.

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Kreayshawn’s Debut Album To Prove There’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay…

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” video hitting YouTube, and now, 34 million clicks later, the Oakland rapper’s debut album has received a title and release date. Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay hits stores on Aug. 14 through Columbia Records. (More via Billboard…)

Kreayshawn’s Debut Album To Prove There’s Somethin ‘Bout Kreay

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” video hitting YouTube, and now, 34 million clicks later, the Oakland rapper’s debut album has received a title and release date. Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay hits stores on Aug. 14 through Columbia Records. (More via Billboard…)

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On the Charts: Rihanna’s ‘Ship’ Sails…SEVEN DAYS OF RIHANNA VIRALITY: Rihanna isn’t at the top of the charts at the moment, at least in the traditional Billboard sort of way, but her publicity blitz of the past week is paying off in serious viral action. In addition to doing prominent interviews for her upcoming movie Battleship, her racy video for “Where Have You Been” came out on April 30th and has logged more than 29.5 million views – enough for an 88-spot surge on the Ultimate Chart, which measures Internet criteria. The new single lands at Number Eight, and “We Found Love” climbs 15 slots to Number 32. (More at Rolling Stone…)

On the Charts: Rihanna’s ‘Ship’ Sails…

SEVEN DAYS OF RIHANNA VIRALITY: Rihanna isn’t at the top of the charts at the moment, at least in the traditional Billboard sort of way, but her publicity blitz of the past week is paying off in serious viral action. In addition to doing prominent interviews for her upcoming movie Battleship, her racy video for “Where Have You Been” came out on April 30th and has logged more than 29.5 million views – enough for an 88-spot surge on the Ultimate Chart, which measures Internet criteria. The new single lands at Number Eight, and “We Found Love” climbs 15 slots to Number 32. (More at Rolling Stone…)

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New Video: Nicki Minaj Featuring Chris Brown – Right By My Side (Starring Nas)‘I’m Not Living If You’re Not By My Side’…

Nicki Minaj explores her soft, vulnerable and romantic side in her newest video for, ‘Right By My Side’. And although we’d expect to see her cuddled up with Chris Brown in the video, it’s fellow Queen’s rapper Nas that’s there to make her heart flutter and spoil her with nice things.

Meanwhile, Chris comes around just in time for the second verse.
(Watch on YouTube… via Necole Bitchie…)

New Video: Nicki Minaj Featuring Chris Brown – Right By My Side (Starring Nas)
‘I’m Not Living If You’re Not By My Side’…

Nicki Minaj explores her soft, vulnerable and romantic side in her newest video for, ‘Right By My Side’. And although we’d expect to see her cuddled up with Chris Brown in the video, it’s fellow Queen’s rapper Nas that’s there to make her heart flutter and spoil her with nice things.

Meanwhile, Chris comes around just in time for the second verse.
(Watch on YouTube… via Necole Bitchie…)

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And I appreciate, how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
I wish I could take the pain away
If you can make it through the night there’s a brighter day
Everything will be alright if ya hold on
It’s a struggle everyday, gotta roll on
And there’s no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated…

DEAR MAMA, 2Pac

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Watch This: Justin Timberlake And Ryan Gosling Sing Jodeci’s “Cry For You” On The Mickey Mouse Club…

Cry no more. All of the memories lost in the fires of adulthood have been restored by YouTube. [Fresh from Crunk and Disorderly] was not ready to read this today:

Global Grind – Get ready to be blown away! Actor Ryan Gosling and former ‘N Sync frontman Justin Timberlake performed R&B group Jodeci’s smash hit “Cry For You” on the Mickey Mouse Club and they killed it!

Dressed in classic baggy ’90s gear, Ryan Gosling, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake turn up their soul dials and swag all over “Cry For You.”

(via Crunk and Disorderly)

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Watch: Unofficial Video of Kanye West’s ‘Way Too Cold’…

What’s better than Kanye West spitting, “Can’t a young ni**a get money anymore?” A baby ‘Ye spitting, “Can’t a young ni**a get anymore?” (By baby, I mean young.)

Ashley ” Ash Innovator” Smith, took to the streets of New York, to shoot a fan-made video for Kanye West’s “Way Too Cold.” Ten seconds in — right after ‘Ye’s Ma$e influenced line — and I found myself wishing this actually was ‘Ye’s official video for his DJ Khaled-assisted track, solely on the knee-high Kanye look-alike, Caleb Harper. Don’t you? The youngin’ in the video not only looks like a mini Ye’ but also has Mr. West’s hand gestures on lock. (Read More at Billboard…)

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Lana Del Rey’s Record Label Didn’t Like ‘Video Games’, Says Song’s Co-writer…

The man who co-wrote Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ has admitted that “no-one liked it” from her record label when they first heard the track.

Justin Parker receives writing credits for five tracks on the singer’s debut album, ‘Born To Die’, which was released by Polydor in January.

"They didn’t think it was a single," Parker told BBC’s Newsbeat. "It was quite amazing because me and Lana thought it was brilliant." (Read More at NME…)

Lana Del Rey’s Record Label Didn’t Like ‘Video Games’, Says Song’s Co-writer…

The man who co-wrote Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ has admitted that “no-one liked it” from her record label when they first heard the track.

Justin Parker receives writing credits for five tracks on the singer’s debut album, ‘Born To Die’, which was released by Polydor in January.

"They didn’t think it was a single," Parker told BBC’s Newsbeat. "It was quite amazing because me and Lana thought it was brilliant." (Read More at NME…)

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Katy Perry Covers ‘Call Me Maybe’: Watch…

Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and teenagers everywhere, Katy Perry and friends recorded their own version of “Call Me Maybe” this weekend.

Showing off her newly-purple ombre hair, the pop star jokes around with pals in the video, dancing and singing to Carly Rae Jepsen’s viral hit. Her video is hilariously similar to the one made by Bieber and pals — which has more than 33 million views on YouTube. (Watch at Billboard…)

Katy Perry Covers ‘Call Me Maybe’: Watch…

Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and teenagers everywhere, Katy Perry and friends recorded their own version of “Call Me Maybe” this weekend.

Showing off her newly-purple ombre hair, the pop star jokes around with pals in the video, dancing and singing to Carly Rae Jepsen’s viral hit. Her video is hilariously similar to the one made by Bieber and pals — which has more than 33 million views on YouTube. (Watch at Billboard…)

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The Shins Release Live From the Lot EP…

Today, Google Music has released a live five-song EP from the Shins, Live From the Lot, recorded during the band’s SXSW performance at the Google/YouTube party. Grab it here. “The Rifle’s Spiral” is available as a free download. (Read and Watch More at Pitchfork…)
The Shins Release Live From the Lot EP…

Today, Google Music has released a live five-song EP from the Shins, Live From the Lot, recorded during the band’s SXSW performance at the Google/YouTube party. Grab it here. “The Rifle’s Spiral” is available as a free download. (Read and Watch More at Pitchfork…)

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Jay Electronica: “Dear Moleskine”…

In 2009, Jay Electronica posted a short preview of “Dear Moleskine” on his YouTube page. He’s performed it live several times since, but the full recorded version just surfaced this weekend. So yeah, people have been waiting to hear it for about three years. Speaking of waiting, there’s still no word on when Electronica’s rumored debut for Roc Nation, Act II: Patent of Nobility (the Turn), is coming out, but FWMJ just posted some artwork for the album (above). Check out the song on Hypetrak and the video from 2009 at Pitchfork.
Jay Electronica: “Dear Moleskine”…

In 2009, Jay Electronica posted a short preview of “Dear Moleskine” on his YouTube page. He’s performed it live several times since, but the full recorded version just surfaced this weekend. So yeah, people have been waiting to hear it for about three years. Speaking of waiting, there’s still no word on when Electronica’s rumored debut for Roc Nation, Act II: Patent of Nobility (the Turn), is coming out, but FWMJ just posted some artwork for the album (above). Check out the song on Hypetrak and the video from 2009 at Pitchfork.

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'Hunger Games' Lana Del Rey Parody By Chicago Comedian Hits iTunes…

A Chicago comedian’s viral video parody of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,” rewritten to recap the book-turned-blockbuster “Hunger Games,” made the leap from YouTube to iTunes earlier this month.

Written by and starring Second City veteran Holly Laurent, it mimics Del Rey’s signature collage-style video, interspersed with shots of an angsty, bouffant-ed Laurent singing about Gayle, Peeta, the Capital and more references to Suzanne Collins bestselling young adult series, from the perspective of protagonist Katniss Everdeen.

"Hunting in the meadow, Gale’s this guy that I know, he’s got a girl’s name," (Read More and Watch Video HERE…)

(via catherinemiddletons)

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