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Nas Releases New Video Amid 'Nigger' Controversy

November 05, 2007 03:12:11 GMT

Amid the debate on his controversial album title, Nas has released a music video for 'Surviving the Times', one of the only two new materials from his Greatest Hits compilation that is released this week. The song itself was debatable when it leaked in recent weeks.

Deemed 'new', 'Surviving the Times' was reportedly stolen from an underground MC named Wordsmith. In a written statement to HipHopDX.com early last month, Wordsmith said the the beat happened to resemble his 2006 single 'As the Art Fades Away'. He added that there was no intention to "attack" Nas with the letter but he would let "everyone judges this fairly" by comparison of the two.

Mary J. Blige's 'Growing Pains' Gets a New Release Date

November 05, 2007 02:35:41 GMT

Mary J. Blige's album 'Growing Pains' gets a one week push back according to Rap-up.com. The eight studio album will be released on December 18 instead of December 11 as previously scheduled.

The delays have started since November when the album was expected to be released on the 20th but was changed to one week further. MeadiaTakeOut.com then reported that it was further pushed to December 11 to avoid a chart battle with Beyonce Knowles' live album and DVD combo.

Jewel Follows Her Hidden Desire, Country Album

November 03, 2007 07:51:32 GMT

Singer Jewel Kilcher has picked up her guitar once again for a country-oriented album. The singer who leaned on mainstream sound in her fourth effort '0304', has just signed a deal with Nashville-based label, Valory Music Company.

Country music apparently has been a hidden desire for Jewel who admitted that her last label was "always scared of country music". She told Billboard.com, "If I had been discovered now, living in my car in San Diego, I think I would have been signed as a country act. As a singer/songwriter and as a storyteller, I'm old fashioned."

MySpace Music Tour Kicked Off With Hellogoodbye and Say Anything

November 03, 2007 07:18:38 GMT

MySpace is conducting a large scale event that has an energetic vibe in its very first music tour. Hellogoodbye is headlining the tour that have kicked off in Seattle mid last month, accompanied by Say Anything, Polysics and Young Love.

"There is a parallel thing with offline and online that feed each other and that hasn't been done often," sais Josh Brooks, vice president of marketing at MySpace. "For months and years we have worked with bands from Nine Inch Nails to Dave Matthews and we said, 'Let's do it ourselves, we build the tour, we book the tour.' "

NOW 26 Compilation Back With Soulja Boy and Avril Lavigne

November 03, 2007 06:43:49 GMT

All of the hottest tracks we have this season have been compiled into one single CD, namely NOW 26. The successful retail series is back with its new edition, promising a list of tracks worth a big celebration to its owner.

The 26th volume boasts not only the best of the best R&B smash hits like Soulja Boy's 'Crank That' and Sean Kingston's 'Beautiful Girls' but also features pieces by renown pop and rock artists such as Avril Lavigne, Nickelback and Good Charlotte.

New Artist to Find Out: Kerli, the Pop Gothic Princess

November 03, 2007 05:17:18 GMT

Meet Kerli, a new pop/rock act ready to take a huge leap in music industry. The Estonian native won the second place in 2004 Eurolaul, a local competition to search representative for Eurovision contest, and was signed to Island Def Jam in 2006.

The 20-year-old will release her debut album 'Love is Dead' in 2008, giving out the title track and infectious hit 'Walking on Air' to give first impact. Both singles are available for listening on her MySpace, along with other tracks by her.

Spice Girls' 'Headlines' Video Premiered!

November 03, 2007 02:31:59 GMT

The long-awaited reunion of Spice Girls finally came to life. 'Headlines ( Friendship Never Ends)' music video is their first appearance as a five piece since member Geri Halliwell walked away from the band in 1998.

BBC, that holds the right to its premiere yesterday (November 2), only played half of the video, with the rest being a message for Children in Need. This single has been confirmed to be the official track of the foundation this year. The band will perform it live from Los Angeles on November 16.

Alanis Morissette, Dance-Oriented Album and Another Parody

November 02, 2007 07:51:16 GMT

Alanis Morissette is not only crossing the bridge to movie roles but also to dance record. In order to generate new sound in 'Flavors of Entanglement', the alternative rock singer has roped in Guy Sigsworth who have penned hits for Bjork, Madonna, and Sugababes.

"I think there's more technological aspects to it on a sonic level than ever before," she told Rolling Stone. "I love to dance so there's a lot of loops and beats on this record where you can dance your face off."

Jimmy Page Broke Important Asset, Led Zeppelin's Concert Pushed

November 02, 2007 07:12:33 GMT

Those who have booked traveling tickets to attend Led Zeppelin's reunion concert on November 26 may have to cancel their reservations asap. The band is postponing the gig to December 10 because guitarist Jimmy Page just broke his finger.

The injury will make him unable to pick the instrument in the next three weeks. A doctor in order said, "I have examined the fracture to Mr. Page's finger, and it is my opinion that with proper rest and treatment, he will be ready to resume rehearsing in three weeks' time, and thus able to perform on December 10."

Jordin Sparks' 'Tattoo' Video Released!

November 02, 2007 06:39:30 GMT

A singer making debut, Jordin Sparks, has premiered the clip of 'Tattoo', her first single from self-titled album. Fellow American Idol alumnae Blake Lewis assisted her by making a cameo in the video.

Jordin was seen being followed by a guy she likes, before eventually being 'caught' by him. Towards the end of the video Lewis joined him in the merry-go-round scene.

Beyonce Knowles to Record a Dance Album

November 02, 2007 04:49:22 GMT

Beyonce Knowles certainly knows how to excite her fans. Done with her Grammy-winning album 'B'Day', the R'n'B singer plans to make a dance album. James Wiltshire and Russell Small from dance duo The Freemasons will help her in the LP which is tentatively released in summer 2008.

Wiltshire told the Daily Star: "The album is going to be huge. It will rival anything the likes of Britney Spears and Rihanna have done recently. Beyonce and her team can see where mistakes were made on her last album. That was very American, very r'n'b and stripped back."

Bow Wow and Omarion's 'Girlfriend' Video Arrives!

November 02, 2007 04:13:56 GMT

Bow Wow and Omarion have finally released the video of their joint single, 'Girlfriend'. As interesting as the collaboration itself, the clip also shows the former child rappers pampered by their respective 'women'.

The video was premiered on BET's Access Granted on Wednesday (October 31). The song will appear as the first single from 'Face Off' that is due December 11. Earlier this week, a version of the album's cover art has leaked, and another one just did as seen above.

Spice Girls to Premiere 'Headlines' Music Video, the Photos

November 02, 2007 03:27:25 GMT

Spice Girls' new video is set to take its world premiere today (November 2). BBC1 will play the video of 'Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)' at 7:55 p.m while Today's Show will have it by 4 p.m. EST.

Meanwhile, the girls' official website has displayed some photos from the video. It was directed by Anthony Mandler who just completed Rihanna's 'Hate That I Love You' and Enrique Iglesias' 'Somebody's Me'.

Complete Winners of 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards

November 02, 2007 02:46:52 GMT

Avril Lavigne has snatched two trophies at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards that was held last night (November 1). Lavigne, who also performed at the event, beat big contenders such as Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

The 'Girlfriend' singer won Most Addictive Track and Solo Artist of 2007. Her winning is seconded by rock band Muse that took Best Headliner and Best Ireland and U.K. Act.

Amy Winehouse Pulls Out of mtvU Due to Visa Problem

November 01, 2007 09:47:30 GMT

Previously thought only a rumor, Amy Winehouse is not allowed to enter U.S. after her arrest in Norwegia. What comes to effect is her bill on mtvU Woodies Awards where she is one of the nominees as well as performers.

The arrest has prompted a visa issue for the singer who was caught possessing marijuana while vacationing with husband Blake Civil-Fielder. Her father Mitch revealed earlier this week that she may be banned from entering U.S. due to a mistake in signing documents.
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