OUR TOP 5 FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT THE 2013 MTV VMA’S
We’re still trying to process everything that happened at the 2013 MTV VMA’s because some of them were real mind boggling. There were highlights, though! What was better than Lady Gaga standing up for One Direction? Maybe Rihanna’s reaction when Drake performed? Where was Nicki Minaj when Molly Cyrus was on stage twerking all on Robin Thicke?
Brooklyn, this was in your neighborhood. How are you feeling about this year’s Video Music Awards? Barclays Center, look at what you’ve done! Peep our favorite moments from the show after the jump:
#MUSIC: LISTEN - AALIYAH | “QUIT HATIN’” (2013)
There has been talk for months about the release of a posthumous album from Aaliyah that will be executive produced by Drake and released through Blackground Records. Though it’s unclear whether this newly released track “Quit Hatin’” will make the album, it’s a fact that new Aaliyah material is on the way in 2013, and this post is only the beginning!
The song is a smooth and soulful jam that fits perfectly with the aesthetic of music the songstress had been writing at the time of her death. Check it out after the jump:
What an exciting week in music! In the past week alone, all of our faves from Lana Del Rey to The Weeknd to Crystal Castles have released new material. Turn up your speakers and check it all out after the jump:
BEYONCE’S 10 FAVORITE SONGS OF 2011
While gearing up for a supposed soon birth, Beyonce took some time out of her hectic schedule to name ten of her all time favorite songs of 2011 (as listed on her official website). Beyowulf has been blasting the likes of Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Adele, and more! Check it out below:
Big Sean featuring Nicki Minaj – Dance (A$$)
Future – Tony Montana
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Ni**as in Paris
Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne – Motivation
Adele – Someone Like You
Drake featuring Lil Wayne – The Motto
Rihanna – Man Down
Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne – Look at Me Now
James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
Frank Ocean – Novacane
Take Care | Drake ft. Rihanna
Last night, Drake’s forthcoming album Take Care sprung a leak nine days prior to its November 15 release date…but no worries, Drake gave the leak his blessings. “I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn’t happen a month early anymore,” Drake tweeted. “Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.” Check out the much anticipated tune from the two above!
The Motto | Drake ft. Lil Wayne
These men can do no wrong! During a Halloween appearance on Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station, Drake used his DJ power to debut two new songs. The first was a Take Care bonus track, the hyphy-inspired, Lil Wayne-featuring “The Motto”. The second was a T.I. freestyle over Drizzy’s “Headlines”. Check our fav, “The Motto” above! Who’s excited for the new album?!
Shake It Out (Remix) | Florence + the Machine (ft. The Weeknd)
Canadian narco-R&B project The Weeknd have done remix duty on “Shake It Out,” the excellent new single from Florence & The Machine. They’ve transformed the song from a rousing anthem into a slithery, downbeat thing, feeding Florence Welch’s voice through enough filters that it sounds a bit like Abel Tesfaye’s. (Abel himself doesn’t sing on the track.) Drake must be so happy right now!