Only been loving on this song like, um, well over some year+ status now. And sure, we've writ about it in bits and pieces since hearing the eensiest weensiest snippet of it, but in full, Savage Skulls and Robyn's Bad Gal is in part, infectious and in whole, beastly. And now, we've got official clippage of the cut, meaning, ay yo, it's the video! Love love love.
OH MY GOD WE ARE REALLY WRITING ABOUT USHER RIGHT NOW. It's like Katt Williams says, "this shit right here n*gg*? This shit RIGHT HERE?!" Forgive my inanities; I am a full bottle of head cold medicine deep and something about Ursh's new single is making me tingle.
So his new cut is called More. And it's a filthy dance banger (um, hello RedOne).
The lyric "I'm a BEAST, I'm an animal, I'm a monster in your mirror..." is pretty rad, so there's that too.
BTW: I was hella confused by the remix title considering the song is called More, the remix is by Billionaire, and my dirty birdy fave, Peaches, has songs under both those names on her lastest album, so I was like mega confused. Thanks DayQuil cocktails!
I'm almost 100% back in fine form after a rad last week in Austin for SXSW. Sure, my vocals are still strained like I've been on a shouting spree for days, but hey, all in all, it was totally worth it.
That said, many thanks for your patience in my absenteeism. Updates from the fest will be flying at you all day today and through tomorrow. Timeliness...we try.
R.I.P. Jim Marshall, one of the most talented rock photogs ever. More here.
thecocknbullkid has been on our radar for nearly 2 years. With her debut album (partially written and produced by Gonzales!) due out later this year, she's starting a series of live performances, including the upcoming ICA Annual Fundraiser. Tickets here.
If you weren't already convinced that Nicki Minaj is the "baddest Barbie in the game" right now, then there's a video a short scroll down that might make you think otherwise. But before we get to that, we're going on a "Minajourney", because yep, she's infiltrated Beastonia over the past year, and nope, we can't get enough.
The first thing you notice about Minaj, physically, is her distinct sense of style. The 5'2 Queens-born rapper and singer has a personality that shines through in her Mattel-esque attire, highlighted with an abundance of pinked-out girl gear. But it's beyond the "Minaj Mirage" of her being your little toy friend that makes her hit even harder.
Vocally, Minaj has found a niche in which she plays up her lighthearted and silly side by bending words and phrases, at times referencing "McDreamy", snot noses, ding-a-lings and yellow cabs, bringing a personal panache to her licks.
It's evident that she's on the right path too...with guests on tracks by Robin Thicke, Mariah Carey, Ludacris, Cassie and Usher, Nicki has the ability to outshine each of her higher-profile counterparts with a flurry of fast-paced spits and speaks. And to boot, she's found a fan in actress Michelle Trachtenberg. Watch the below video, as MT raps along to Minaj's verse on Thicke's Shakin' it For Daddy.
Nice work, Dawn Summers...or Georgina Sparks; whichever way you love your Trachtenberg, you're sure to dig her more now that she's upped her cred thanks to a trip the Holland Tunnel, accompanied by her best rendition of the sexy song.
Only thing we request from Minaj for the remainder of the year? "More, more more..." Nicki's debut album, Barbie World, is scheduled for a late 2010 release.