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Music Review: Coffee & Cigarettes by B.P. | Origins: DMV

Posted by Qn. Everlena Brown on March 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

BP is the next big thing in a long line of rappers from the other side of the tracks, a trend started by Eminem. He just released his first mixtape “Coffee & Cigarettes” on datpiff.com. The mixtape shows his dedication to hip hop, and the 9 to 5 is just a mistress. “I was drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes to stay up” says BP when asked how the album was conceived. Let’s take a closer look:


Is this Hip Hop or Not: Instantly reminded me of Nas’ “Hip Hop is Dead” produced by Chris Webber. Easy lyrics, nice flow, and good delivery. Loved the way the beat switched toward the end. BP has a love for the culture. Willing to prove himself as an Artist, he doesn’t feel pressure just because he is white. With references like Mac Miller, BP sees himself as a lyricist, rapper, and hip hop artist. His work ranges from the specific composition of the rhyme to a distinct feeling and emotion into the rhyme, and the ability to express the different characters of hip hop culture in dress and speech beyond the rhyme.


You think too Much: His rhyme caught a nice melody over Drakes’ “Too Much” remix. Keeping the original hook, he spoke about his mother’s absence. She left when he was just 13. Eldest of 3 sons he grew up fast to help his Dad maintain the household. BP was first introduced to rap by his Uncle. “Cleaning out my Closet” by Enimem was the turning point as he coped with the betrayal by his mom.


I Know Who I am Who Are You? and No Pressure No Diamonds were my least favorite. Very boring and redundant, the hooks were choppy making the verses sloppy. He quickly redeemed himself with We Been On, Rescue Me (S.O.L.) and Check Dat Ass.


Murder Business - Young Havok Ft B.P.: One the best collaborations yet. Havok contacted BP on twitter. After exchanging music, Havok decided to put BP on the track. They put a more raw and aggressive tone to the Iggy Azalea and T.I. namesake. BP’s feature came out strong and fluid, though he sounds like Enimen when rapping fast. BP says “ I always thought the faster you could rap, the better you were. It required more muscle memory in your tongue. This is technique he would revisit over the bluesy production of Killin' em With Kindness.


So Bout It Bout It: Can only be described as a hip hop slow jam. A very old school feel, believed to be the one the track that propels BP. He used very little autotune and never intended to put it on the mixtape. Power of the P! Two ladies encouraged him to do so after getting a taste of it during a listening session.




Naya Rivera Debut Single "Sorry" Available Digitally Today

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Columbia Records -- After delivering weekly stand-out performances on FOX's TV hit series GLEE, Naya Rivera is ready to share her music with the world with the release of her debut single "Sorry." Columbia Records releases "Sorry," the sassy breakup anthem paired with her stunning vocals, available digitally today. Naya co-wrote the single which features rapper and real-life boyfriend Big Sean.

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"Releasing my own music has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember. I'm proud of this song and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do," said Naya. "To have the support of such a prestigious label like Sony/Columbia is truly a dream come true. I'm honored to be in the company of such great artists like Beyonce and Adele." 

On August 9th, Naya premiered "Sorry" on the radio in her hometown of LA and was an immediate social hit with MTV dubbing it the "ultimate sorry-not-sorry anthem." The lyric video for "Sorry" premiered today on VEVO, check it out here: http://smarturl.it/sorrylyricvideo.

Naya returns to GLEE for the series' fifth season, which kicks off Sept. 26. She also graces the covers of COMPLEX Magazine and Latina Magazine, on stands now.

Naya is currently working on her debut album to be released in 2014.

"Sorry" available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NayaRiveraSorry.

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Glee Sings The Beatles - Album Available September 24

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready for some Gleatlemania! The Glee cast introduces The Beatles' legacy to a new generation with the album release of Glee Sings The Beatles on Tuesday, September 24. Glee Sings The Beatles includes 14 songs from the first two episodes of Glee's fifth season, which will premiere on Thursday, September 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  The album will feature the Glee cast's take on the Fab Four's iconic classics such as "All You Need Is Love,"  "Let It Be," and "A Hard Day's Night" (see below for full track-listing). 

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On the all-new "Love, Love, Love" premiere episode airing Thursday, September 26, the New Directions are back in action and take on their biggest assignment yet: The Beatles! As Will enlists the kids to pay homage to the classic song catalog from the Fab Four, Blaine and Kurt attempt to answer questions about their future together. Meanwhile, Rachel's New York ambitions take an unexpected turn. 

Beatlemania continues at McKinley with the "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds" episode airing Thursday, October 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).  It's time for the students to vote for prom queen and king, but when Tina receives a nomination, she takes on a fierce attitude that alienates her biggest supporters. Meanwhile, Rachel adjusts to a new attitude of her own as she and Santana work at a Broadway diner to make ends meet.

Since its debut in 2009, Fox's Glee has pioneered the comedy musical genre, becoming an unstoppable phenomenon that has redefined modern television and broken multiple music sales records.  From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold over 55 million tracks and over 13 million albums worldwide.  Throughout its four seasons, Glee has also set a groundbreaking record for the most songs charted by a single act on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing records previously held by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown.  With their incredible record sales, Glee has made a name for itself in music history.

Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals.  The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).

The full track listing for Glee Sings The Beatles is as follows:


Yesterday Drive My Car Got To Get You Into My Life You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Help A Hard Day's Night I Saw Her Standing There All You Need Is Love Get Back Here Comes The Sun  Something Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Hey Jude Let It Be ABOUT GLEE

Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 55 million songs, 13 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Becca Tobin (Kitty Wilde), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang)  and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.


One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street/Reunion Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 

About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE and THE SIMPSONS. The network ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight of the past 10 seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.

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Bud Light Platinum Teams With Justin Timberlake To Host Platinum Nights Scavenger Hunt

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ST. LOUIS, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, Bud Light Platinum and Justin Timberlake are launching "Platinum Nights," a digital-to-real-world scavenger hunt that will challenge social media-savvy fans to unlock a series of weekly clues for a chance to win 'Platinum' flyaway experiences during Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience World Tour.

Over the next 13 weeks, Timberlake, Bud Light Platinum's creative director, will release a weekly clue via his Facebook page to lead fans to online and real-life 'Platinum' experiences where they can unlock additional clues.  Fans earn points based on how quickly they complete the scavenger hunt and the reach of their social sharing.  Players who score highest each week will win two tickets to a 'Platinum Nights' flyaway adventure to see Timberlake perform in style with top-notch travel and hotel accommodations, admission to exclusive clubs, spending money and car service throughout their stay.  The clues will also be released on PlatinumNights.com.

"I'm always trying to find new ways to connect with my fans on social media, and 'Platinum Nights' is a new twist on scavenger hunts that combines digital and real-world engagement," said Timberlake.

The scavenger hunt begins with a trip for two to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas to see Timberlake perform and attend the red carpet premiere of his new 20th Century Fox film Runner, Runner, which releases nationwide on Oct. 4. Subsequent prizes include flyaway trips to The 20/20 Experience concerts throughout 2013. 

In addition to the national scavenger hunts, Bud Light Platinum will host local scavenger hunts in every The 20/20 Experience World Tour city. Concert tickets will also be given away through local radio promotions.

Fans ages 21 years and older can sign up to join the Bud Light Platinum Platinum Nights Scavenger Hunt at PlatinumNights.com. For more details and official rules, fans can visit www.PlatinumNights.com/rules or scan the QR code on Bud Light Platinum signage. 

New Bud Light Platinum TV Commercial feat. Justin Timberlake

Bud Light Platinum's partnership with Timberlake will also include a new ad, "Night Explorers."  The 15-second spot – created by Translation – features Timberlake and includes "Take Back the Night," the lead single from his new album, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2, which drops on Sept. 30.

About Bud Light Platinum

Bud Light Platinum, a premium light lager, was introduced in January 2012 and was the No. 1 bestselling new beer of the year. Bud Light Platinum is triple-filtered to ensure it retains the key characteristics of Bud Light – it's refreshing and drinkable – but with a slightly sweeter taste and 6% alc./vol.* that delivers a unique light beer experience. Bud Light Platinum is brewed using a unique combination of golden malts and grains, as well as mild hops, which creates its pale, golden color, slightly sweeter taste and smooth finish. For more information, visit www.BudLightPlatinum.com.

*3.2% alc./vol. version available in certain markets.

For more information, contact:

Phillip Cleveland, 314-577-9637

[email protected]

Lorie Westhoff, 314-552-6783

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A Father's Day Reunion: Son Samples Late Father's Groundbreaking Jazz-Funk Music on Unforgettable New EP 'Lucas High'

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A Father's Day Reunion: Son Samples Late Father's Groundbreaking Jazz-Funk Music on Unforgettable New EP 'Lucas High' (via PR Newswire)

Features such legendary hip-hop acts as The Pharcyde and Big Daddy Kane Download image Download image Lucas High EP Cover. (PRNewsFoto/A Man Called Horse Records) LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A son reunites with his late father's music in a tribute record that brings together live instruments…



Janet Jackson Lifts Her Voice to Help Kids in West and Central Africa

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Janet Jackson Lifts Her Voice to Help Kids in West and Central Africa (via PR Newswire)

"It's unacceptable for children to die from hunger in the 21st century," says Jackson Download image NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Janet Jackson, GRAMMY® Award-winning and Oscar® nominated artist, entertainer and actor is lending her talent and powerful voice to support UNICEF…



Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America Release Songs for a Healthier America

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Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America Release Songs for a Healthier America (via PR Newswire)

Track and video "Everybody" with Jordin Sparks, Doug E. Fresh and featuring guest-rapper Dr. Oz released as a world premiere exclusive on The Dr. Oz Show June 3, 2013 WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Mehmet Oz flexes his rapping skills on the first track and video release of, "…



Chaka Khan Cancels Four Concerts Dates in June

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Chaka Khan Cancels Four Concerts Dates in June (via PR Newswire)

Khan Scheduled to Attend The Apollo Spring Gala in Her Honor on June 10 in New York City The iKhan Project: Alive Now Scheduled for Release This Fall LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chaka Khan Enterprises announced today that  Khan has had to cancel four concert dates in June due to extended…



Nine Inch Nails Announce New Album, New Single and North American Arena Tour

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Nine Inch Nails Announce New Album, New Single and North American Arena Tour (via PR Newswire)

Hesitation Marks Set For September 3 Release, Available For Pre-order On iTunes Now New Single "Came Back Haunted" Available Thursday, June 6 On iTunes Tickets For Fall Tour Go On Sale Beginning Friday, June 14 NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 3, Columbia Records will release Hesitation…



Little Mix Make History With The Top UK Girl Group Debut Ever, Surpassing The Spice Girls' Record

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Little Mix Make History With The Top UK Girl Group Debut Ever, Surpassing The Spice Girls' Record (via PR Newswire)

X FACTOR UK WINNER'S DEBUT ALBUM DNA DEBUTS TOP 5 ON THE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM CHART NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- Little Mix soar into the top 5 of the US Billboard 200 album chart with their debut album DNA selling 50,000 copies entering the chart at No. 4. The band makes…