Katy Perry – Birthday

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During her interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week, Katy Perry spoke in-depth on wanting to take a different approach with her next video, after getting fed up of showing off her body in every visual. And just like that, the visual for “Birthday” has been released, which shows Katy going undercover for a number of birthday parties, young and old. Despite the track itself being fun and uplifting, the singer turns out to be the worst entertainer ever. That’s until everyone found out it was her.

Directed by Marc Klasfeld and Danny Lockwood.

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Elle Varner – Fuck It All


Following the success of her debut album Perfectly Imperfect back in 2012, Elle Varner has been out to impress ever since, especially with her releases so far in 2014. The Los Angeles singer’s latest single is titled “Fuck It All” as a dedication to the word “loss,” in which she isn’t afraid to bring out the strong use of cursing. If you’ve been enjoying what’s on show, you can expect her second album 4 Letter Word to be released later this year.

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James Bay – Running



With his new project scheduled to be released next month, James Bay is embracing the opportunity to reveal new music beforehand. The UK singer-songwriter has now provided a chance to hear his latest single titled “Running,” using the intimacy of both the piano keys and vocals to capture the audience. When he says he’ll keep running to the place where he belongs, you really do believe him. Look out for his upcoming Let It Go EP to be available on May 13th.


Nick Young Throws Worst Pitch Of All Time

Barry Bonds was not on the mound, P.

Everything was all smiles for Swaggy P before the Dodgers game last night. He and the Lakers Jordan Farmar were slated to throw the first pitch at the game and even got pointers from the legendary Orel Hershiser before going on the mound. Following the likes of Sandy Koufax is no easy feat, but Nick Young was so off the mark, we’re glad he stuck to basketball as his sport. Word to Charles Barkley, it was TURRIBLE.

It’s pure comedy how the announcer threw him under the bus after the pitch too, but as the Dodgers put it, there was “A little too much swag on this pitch.”

If you missed the Nick Young failure, watch it for yourself below. Guaranteed laughs.

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2 Chainz – Freebase (Artwork x Tracklist)


After announcing the project over a week ago, 2 Chainz has provided the official artwork and tracklist for his upcoming Freebase EP. The seven-track body of work will guest feature the likes of Lil Boosie, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Cap-1 and Ty Dolla $ign, along with production handled by Mike WiLL Made It, Metro Boomin, Young Chop, 808 Mafia and many others. Look out for the project to be released in May.

Tracklist after the jump.

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The Tonight Show “Roller Golf” With Cameron Diaz & Jimmy Fallon

We’d go face first into the floor if we tried this.

If you’ve watched TV at all during the past few weeks, you would know The Other Woman commercials have been playing OD on every network. To continue with the full throttle promo, the beautiful Cameron Diaz made her way to The Tonight Show to play games with Jimmy Fallon and shed more light to the film.

The two took part in a game of roller golf, which we had no idea what it was until they actually played it. Apparently, you take a golf ball around the studio, while in roller skates, and ultimately sink the ball into the hole like normal golf. Jimmy was in full struggle, but Cameron managed to zip by him and even waited for him to catch up because he was so terrible. It was pretty funny. Fallon didn’t stand a chance.

Watch it all go down (literally, they were both on the floor by the end) below.

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The Making Of Joey Bada$$ “Mr. Wonderful”

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This Saturday, UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis will be fighting Anthony Johnson, and Joey Bada$$ has been appointed to record a track for the athlete to walk out to. Following yesterday’s release of “Mr. Wonderful,” we’re taken into the studio of where the song was made in Brooklyn, which was produced by fellow Pro Era member Kirk Knight. The clip shows Joey and Phil in conversation, with the rapper explaining how much of an impact the track will have on the night itself.

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The Reebok Blacktop Collection


Now that the NBA Playoffs have officially kicked off and the Summer time is right around, it’s almost about that time to start hitting up the parks for those sunny day pick-up games. Reebok Basketball has put together a special offering to cater to the outdoor players and street ballers around the world, introducing us to their Blacktop Collection inspired by some of their popular 90′s silhouettes.

The collection features The Battleground model, very reminiscent of the classic Pump Omni Lite, but a lot more compact. The other new silhouette is The Boulevard, which is a mid-top model for the guards and players who like be light on their feet. Both sneakers come available in a white colorway and black.

The Reebok Blacktop Collection will be available starting May 9th at select Reebok retailers and also the brands online shop. Check out a closer look of each look below.

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Lil Boosie Interview With The Breakfast Club

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Earlier this morning, Lil Boosie continued his promotional run by taking a visit to The Breakfast Club. Over the course of the conversation, the rapper spoke on the Boosie fade, wanting to work with Justin Bieber, the release of his new album on July 15th, having collaborations with 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, T.I, Meek Mill, Trey Songz and K. Michelle, preparing for the next stages of his career while in prison and much more.

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Behind The Beat: KeY Wane “Mine”

Click image to watch KeY Wane in the studio making “Mine”

If you’re a fan of Beyoncé‘s new album, you’re probably familiar with “Mine” featuring Drake. KeY Wane was one of the four producers who contributed to the track, a list which boasts the likes of Noah “40″ Shebib, Majid Jordan and Omen. If you were curious to see how KeY crafted his own part for the song, he released a video with him in the studio creating the record. He really got down on the keys.

Now when you go back to listen to the track, you can hear exactly what he played.

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Freddie Gibbs & The World’s Freshest – G Like Dat

Producer: Mr. Tower
Album: The Tonite Show
Label: Fresh in the Flesh / EMPIRE Recordings


Next up for DJ Fresh aka The World’s Freshest The Tonite Show series is with the Midwest Gangsta, Freddie Gibbs. Here is the first leak “G Like Dat,” which showcases Gangsta Gibbs G status over some smooth West Coast vibes created by Mr. Towers. It doesn’t get anymore more G than this right here, as Gibbs has proven from time to time only he can do it like this.

Make sure you pick up a copy of that MadGibbs project Piñata album out now as you get prepared for The Tonite Show due out on May 13th.

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The Styles P & NMC Podcast


As part of the New Music Cartel presented Phantom & The Ghost album, Styles P took the time to talk to some of the members to reminisce on his past work and how it differs from what he’s doing now. Among the topics discussed, S.P. The Ghost took it back to The LOX days and how it was working with DJ Premier, how beef on wax and spirit of competition now compares to that of the ’90s, working with Swizz Beatz recently and how the new generation of MC’s need to carry the torch for hip-hop in 2014.

Throughout the NMC’s 54 minute talk with Holiday Styles, you will also hear select cuts from the catalog for your enjoyment. They took it back to the classics.

Don’t forget, Phantom & The Ghost drops everywhere April 29.

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The Trailer For “IVERSON” Documentary

We’re not talking about practice.

We’ve been hype for this documentary ever since it was announced that it was playing at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, but it is guaranteed that after watching the trailer for it, the levels have exponentially increased.

The clip is only one minute, but it shows commentary from the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Tom Brokaw (wait, what?) and Dwyane Wade to get their take on Allen Iverson. Larry Brown’s quote was classic, saying “as a coach, dealing with him on a daily basis, nobody trained you for that.” By the end, the trailer made it clear that it will be focusing on AI’s life as well, showing his upbringing in Virginia and why that shaped him to be the player that he was. This one is going to be a must watch.

IVERSON will debut on April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Future – Move That Dope (feat. Pusha T) (Live on The Tonight Show)

Jay Leno would have never allowed them to move that DOH!

It’s all green lights for Jimmy Fallon to invite ATL’s own Future to The Tonight Show stage and along for the ride, Pusha T, who is also featured on the song. Backed by The Roots, the two get busy on the street certified Honest single, making sure middle America knows what time it is. They had to clean it up a little, obviously. The only thing left to make the cypher complete: an appearance by Mr. Happy, Pharrell.

Whippin’ the yam, whippin and flippin’ the yam!

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The Kooks – Around Town


Following the release of their Down EP earlier this month, UK band The Kooks have announced their fourth studio album, scheduled for release later this year. The next single from the release is titled “Around Town,” and returns to a familiar energy we’ve heard in previous years. Their upcoming album Listen will be available on September 1st via Virgin Records, and will be produced by front Luke Pritchard and Inflo.

OS REWIND: The Kooks – Down [Music Video]