Have You Heard: Bun B’s ‘Eagles?’

Have You Heard: Bun B’s ‘Eagles?’

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UGK’s Bun B is back with heavy-hitting southern heat in his latest “Eagles” record. Over a strong production of drums and strings, the Texas wordsmith delivers his impressive bars. 

“Eagles” is the latest single from Bun B’s final segment of the Trill O.G. series, called The Epilogue, due November 11. 

Check out the song filled with Texas flare below, and pre-order the album on iTunes.

Have You Heard: Rapper Big Pooh’s ‘Jambalaya?’

Have You Heard: Rapper Big Pooh’s ‘Jambalaya?’

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Rapper Big Pooh serves up a delicious record with his collaboration with producer 9th Wonder on his latest song, “Jambalaya.”

The track, now available on iTunes, comes from the rapper’s Fat Boy Fresh 3.5 project.

Listen to the record below.

[Cover] Jaxon – I Luv It (SHE-mix)

[Cover] Jaxon – I Luv It (SHE-mix)

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A down-south singer has vocal talent that reaches incredibly high heights.

She goes by Jaxon, and she hails from Mississippi. She specializes in covers of various R&B artists, as she hits notes and conquers pitches of all types.

Her most recent cover is of August Alsina’s “I Luv it.” Jaxon also has several other covers that range from Drake’s recent track “Hold on We’re Going Home,” to the old school classic by H-Town, “Knockin Da Boots.” You can follow Jaxon (aka Jaxon The Juggernaut) Twitter, and subscribing to her YouTube channel.

This is surely one up and coming female talent’s journey that you do not want to miss. 

 

Have You Heard: Eminem’s ‘The Monster?’

Have You Heard: Eminem’s ‘Monster?’

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Remember back in 2010 when Eminem and Rihanna came together with their chart-topping smash, “Love The Way You Lie?”

The two have joined forces on Eminem‘s latest single, “The Monster,” from his upcoming The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album. 

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is the Detroit rapper’s follow-up to his The Marshall Mathers album from 2000. In addition to Rihanna, the follow-up will feature Kendrick Lamar, Nate Reuss and Skylar Grey. Rick Rubin and, of course, Dr. Dre serve as the album’s executive producers. 

TMML2 is due November 5, until then check out the driving lyrics of “The Monster” below. 

The Gallery: Meet Lindsey Watters

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Some of the most criticized college students are those who aren’t majoring in business or law. If you are studying anything within the arts people say you aren’t going to get a job! Luckily those are just words and do not mean absolutely anything.

Lindsey Watters is an art student at Georgia State University who can disprove that myth any day. As a sophomore she is already extremely successful.

Lindsey got her start at Clayton County Fine Arts Magnet High School where she discovered her niche in painting. Painting was not always her passion though, she first began with drawing. After getting into her magnet high school she was able to experiment with different materials which led her to discover her talent of painting.

After practicing and perfecting her craft of painting, Lindsey decided to start entering art shows. Her hard work was acknowledged and turned into a victory. She entered her work into the Congressional Art Competition and won 1st place! Not only did she have bragging rights, her artwork went to the White House in Washington, D.C!lindsey2

With all of her current success I was curious as to what she planned to do ultimately with her career. She wants to be a college art professor; such a tremendous way to give back to youth. Before she ends up being a college professor she wants to teach high school art classes while working on her master of fine arts degree with a concentration in painting.

She exuded such confidence about her future. I wondered what made her artwork different from other artists.

Without hesitation she answered, “I have a fearless attitude towards painting. I’m never afraid to try different styles.”

Lindsey’s drive is inspired by the great artist Chuck Close; but her drive is fostered by her family.

“They always encourage me and model for me when I need them too!”

With the support of her family and the GA State University community, Lindsey can go down in the art history books that she will be teaching out of. If you want to view more of her artwork feel free to look her up on Facebook: Lindsey Watters.

[Video] Jhene Aiko – Bed Peace

[Video] Jhene Aiko – Bed Peace

Jhene Aiko releases the relaxing video for her Childish Gambino-assisted “Bed Peace” ballad. The two, dressed in all-white linen, sit in a bed, Gambino carelessly strumming his guitar while Aiko talks inner peace and the inspiration behind her “Bed Peace” movement with reporters in an interview.

The inspiration of “Bed Peace” comes from the 1969 “bed-in” movement by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and is executed perfectly by the two artists in this cozy visual.

“Bed Peace” is the latest single from Aiko’s upcoming Sail Out EP, set to drop November 12. As we wait for the EP, we inch closer and closer to the singer’s debut album Souled Out release in 2014. 

Have You Heard: Yo Gotti’s “Cold Blood?”

Have You Heard: Yo Gotti’s “Cold Blood?”

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Epic Records rapper Yo Gotti has teamed up with J. Cole in the studio to release a single off of his upcoming album I Am, which is set to release on November 19.

On the track “Cold Blood,” the Memphis native feeds verses about his relationship with struggle, while Mr. Cole’s expressive lyrics reach out to listeners.

Check out “Cold Blood” below.


Perfect Halloween Playlist

Perfect Halloween Playlist

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It’s time for candy, ghouls, candy apples and parties with kids you may not like.

Halloween is right around the corner with promises of cavities and midnight adventures into the abyss. Scared yet? Start off your journey right with a few songs to get you in the notion. They are not in any particular order but all are worth your listening ears as long as you do not find sticking your hands into a bowl of peeled grapes a good thing.

“This is Halloween” by Marilyn Manson

It’s likely that you’ve heard the original or many other covers, but as usual Marilyn Manson has a different feel to this oldie sound. Prepare to be creeped out and feel spider-like tendrils running through your hair. 

“Monster Mash” Cover by the Misfits

A fan favorite even if you aren’t a fan of the Misfits. It’s good for any and all playlist unless you’re often startled by your own reflection and things that go bump in the night.

“Highway to Hell” by ACDC

Appropriate? We think so. If the title doesn’t tell you how to enjoy your Halloween, I’m not sure what else will.

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson

Despite the king being dead, he’s left us with the charm and appeal of being a monster. If you’re ashamed of your zombie plaster and fake blood, give this a listen to embrace your being.

“A Nightmare on My Street” by Will Smith

Now, not all songs about halloween need to make you piss your pants. Will’s song is fun while still bumping you into that Halloween spirit.

“Ghost Busters” by Ray Parker Jr

Local Poltergeist giving you a fright? Give this a listen and that ghostly being will run to the hills screaming.

“Halloween” by Siouxsie & The Banshees

If you hadn’t noticed already, this playlist is to get you into the spirit. As usual, Siouxsie and The Banshees gives a quality reminder of things to come. Need help figuring out what to do for Halloween? Maybe this will give you a hint.

“Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon

Nothin’ like the wolf man to get you ready to be frightened on your venture for tricks and treats. Perhaps this will give you a new view on our furred creature of the night or maybe he’ll just rip your throat out.

“Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult

As most know, death is a part of life. Death is also kinda-sorta a theme in Halloween, in a roundabout sort of way, kind of like jumping out of bushes to scare small children (which you shouldn’t, rude). Blue Oyster Cult has a spectacular song to get you in the mood for a reaping.

“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

Nothing gets you in the mood like a creepy stalker peering into your window or watching you leave a friend’s house. Very Michael Myer-esque. It may not sound festive but no one wants a creep on their Hallow’s Eve.

Have You Heard: Joey Bada$$’s ‘My Yout’ Remix?

Have You Heard: Joey Bada$$’s ‘My Yout’ Remix?

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Though the emcee is currently rocking the crowd with Ab-Soul, Chevy and The Underachievers on “Smokers Club Tour,” Joey Bada$$ drops a new track from his upcoming EP, Summer Knights. 

“My Yout” Remix features a collab with Maverick Sabre over a nice production. Check out the record below and be on the look out for Summer Knights‘s release on October 29.