Mariah Carey has been a busy woman lately. Having just ended her ‘Angel’s Advocate’ US tour and preparing for the release of her similarly titled remix album, another track from her new project has surfaced. The remixed version of ‘Ribbon’ features the song’s co-writer, The-Dream, and rapper Ludacris. ‘Angel’s Advocate’ will be exclusively released via Target on March 30th. Give the song a listen below:
Ludacris premiered the video for his new song ‘My Chick Bad’ today. The clip, which features Nicki Minaj, is actually the first of two videos for the single. The second installment will be a remixed version featuring Eve, Trina and Diamond. Ludacris’ 7th studio album, ‘Battle of the Sexes’, hits stores on March 9th.
While the video is far from ground-breaking, it serves the track well. Minaj’s Freddy costume was actually a nice (and hilarious) touch. The beat on the record is ridiculously good and it’s obvious why the chose this as the followup to ‘How Low’ which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Teen Pop star Justin Bieber has set the charts alight with hits such as ‘One Time’, ‘One Less Lonely Girl’, and ‘Baby (ft. Ludacris)’ – the video of which premièred a few moments ago on VEVO. Check out the Ray Kay directed clip above. Bieber’s friend and fellow Canadian Drake makes a cameo…
Granted the 15 year old’s music doesn’t necessarily rock my world, I must give props where props are due; Bieber is vocally gifted (for his age) and is serving up material, which dually manages to appeal to his age range as well as older listeners (working with producers/writers such as The-Dream and Tricky Stewart). A great move by his label Island (who are backing him B-I-Gtime), as doing so will ensure his longevity.
Tidbit: Biber’s album ‘My World’ is being released rather interestingly as a two parter. The first half was released as an EP back in November last year, while the second half will be released on March 23rd.
What do you think of the song / video?
BET’s SOS Saving Ourselves (Help For Haiti) is taking place right now live from Miami, Floria. As usual, That Grape Juice has you covered with all the night’s performances, which include the first televised performance from Chris Brown since ‘the incident’, Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson, Wyclef, Monica, and many more . Be sure to keep refreshing as performances will continually be added…
The Black Eyed Peas kicked off their ‘The E.N.D.’ world tour last evening in Atlanta, Georgia. The show brought out one of the band’s good friends, Ludacris. Check out more images below:
As Ludacris readies the release of his new LP ‘Battle of the Sexes’ (due March 9th), a new Ciara-assisted remix for his latest single ‘How Low Can You Go’ has surfaced. Set to feature on Luda’s album, the remix goes hard! Ciara turns in a hotter than hot verse m- profanity and all (Ms. Harris excels on up-tempo cuts in this vein), which makes for the already decent track to be that much better. Good stuff.
Randomness: Am I the only one feeling when Ciara hops on tracks like this as well as the poppier cuts? I ask as I consistently hear folk slamming her for ditching her ‘roots’. Yet the last time I checked Crunk was dead. As the success of many before have shown, there is nothing wrong with keeping elements of what folk know you for (which she has), yet crossing over at the same time. I mean do people really think Beyonce, for example, would be ‘Beyonce – the megastar’ if she carried on singing a certain brand of R&B ala ‘Bills Bills Bills’ and ‘Say My Name’. Artistic growth is all about trying new things and expanding your reach….right?
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Ludacris premiered the music video for his new song ‘How Low’ today. The song, which was produced by T-Minus, serves as the lead single from his ‘Battle of the Sexes’ LP which hits stores in March. To date, ‘How Low’ has peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hip-Hop/R&B charts.
It looks like Ludacris is trying to revive the era of the ‘video ho’ with this one. Either way, this song definitely displays a return to form for the rapper, who seemed have lost his edge in recent years. Ludacris is one of the most innovative rappers in the game and always manages to have fun with each album. Hopefully this is just the first of many strong singles from the MC.