Love Lockdown: My 2013 Valentine’s Day Playlist

February 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

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It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day, when hearts are broken or where love heals all. Depending on whatever situation you are in, here is my Valentine’s Day playlist that can either soothe your heartache or comfort you in love and affection.

Check it out below:

If you’re in a more sexy mood, check out my Naughty Valentine’s Day Playlist from last year here! If that link doesn’t work, click here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Music Bite: Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons Win Big At 2013 Grammys

February 11, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Last night’s 55th annual Grammys was filled with tons of surprises and solid performances! The biggest winners of the night included the usual faces like the Black Keys (with four Grammys including “Best Rock Album” and Mumford & Sons (winning the major “Album of the Year”). The two underdogs of the night were fun. for “Best New Artist” and  Frank Ocean – who now has two brand new Grammys under his belt for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for Channel Orange and “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” for The Throne’s “No Church in the Wild”.

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But the night truly belonged to Justin Timberlake and his spectacular comeback performance of a retrofied “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z, along with his new track “Pusher Lover Girl”.

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Another strong performance came from Rihanna and her stripped-down duet with Mikky Ekko for “Stay”. The songstress later joined Bruno Mars, Sting, Damian Marley and Ziggy Marley for a short-lived tribute to the reggae legend Bob Marley. Mars began the anticipated tribute with his own song “Locked Out of Heaven”, following Sting’s rendition of his class “Walking on the Moon”. The tribute ended with all five performers taking turns singing Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”.

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View some of the highlight performances below:

Click here for even more pictures from the night.

Check out the full list of winners after the jump!

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2012: A Year in Music

December 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

As 2012 comes to a close with only a few days to spare, I’ve taken the time to look back at all the music highlights from this year! This is my most jam-packed post of the year, so get ready!

Pop Song of the Year: “Beauty & A Beat” by Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj

R&B Song of the Year: “Adorn” by Miguel

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: “Mercy” by G.O.O.D Music

Rock Song of the Year: “Switchblade Smiles” by Kasabian

Indie Song of the Year: “Genesis” by Grimes

Electronic Song of the Year: “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia

Dancehall Songs of the Year: “Gyal A Bubble” by Konshens & “Psycho” by Tommy Lee

Reggae Song of the Year: “Affairs of the Heart” by Damian Marley

Club Anthem of the Year: “Bandz A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J

Click for more music moments of 2012!

New Video: Damian Marley – “Set Up Shop”

April 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Damian Marley started 2012 off strong with “Affairs of the Heart”, and now the Dancehall artist released the video for his second single “Set Up Shop.”

The conscious deejay dedicates this track and video to the struggling ghetto youths trying to make it.

Enjoy below:

Listen Here: Damian Marley & Skrillex – “Make It Bun Dem”

April 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dubstep (which originated in the UK) is based on Jamaican dub, so it comes as no surprise to hear a collaboration track from Grammy-winning US dubstep producer Skrillex and Grammy-winning Dancehall artist Damian Marley!

The track titled, “Make It Bun Dem”, is straight Dancehall with subtle hints of dubstep effects. The outcome is killer; I hope this will make way for more dubstep/dancehall collaborations.

Check it out below!

New Video: Damian Marley – “Affairs Of The Heart”

February 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

Damian Marley always brings it with his music and his new single is no different!

“Affairs Of The Heart” is a beautiful and relaxed love song, and its accompanying video was released on Thursday.

Enjoy below:

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