Review – Jesse McCartney, ‘In Technicolor’

Review – Jesse McCartney, ‘In Technicolor’

Jesse McCartney, In Technicolor © Eight0Eight

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Jesse McCartney Delivers His Best Album on In Technicolor

Jesse McCartney • In Technicolor • Eight0Eight • US Release Date: July 22, 2014

Jesse McCartney isn’t exactly your go to commercial pop artist. His career has been inconsistent in regards to sales. That said, McCartney has had some worthwhile success, including top 20 single (“Beautiful Soul”) and platinum album in Beautiful Soulin…

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12 Awesome Rap Rhymes from 2014

12 Awesome Rap Rhymes from 2014

G-Eazy, These Things Happen

Common, Nobody's Smiling © Def Jam

2014 has been filled with some exceptional one-liners courtesy of any number of rappers. While rap music in 2014 has been as strong as it has been in past years, it still has had its moments and definitely its memorable lines. Here are 12 awesome rap rhymes from 2014 in no particular order.

1) G-Eazy featuring Remo, “I Mean It”(These Things Happen)

G-Eazy performing at Roseland Ballroom in 2013

“You really think she stay true? I doubt it…

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5 Takeaways from 5 Seconds of Summer’s Self-titled debut

5 Takeaways from 5 Seconds of Summer’s Self-titled debut

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5 Seconds of Summer © Capitol5 Seconds of Summer are the next One Direction breakthrough boy band big thing. Four teens from Australia have girls’ hearts pitter-pattering. Something that seems universal are heartthrobs and 5SOS seem to have that on lock down – watch out 1D!  After listening and reviewing their debut album, 5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol), here are 5 takeaways about the band/the LP.

1) They are truly a mix of…

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Common Won’t Be Smiling on Next Week’s Chart

Common Won’t Be Smiling on Next Week’s Chart

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Unsurprisingly, 5 Seconds of Summer are expected to sell robustly on next week’s chart, locking up the #1 spot. How big, according to Billboard, the prognostication is 250,000, otherwise known as a quarter of million. 250,000 copies, if realized, exceeds the 176,000 copies start for One Direction’s debut, Up All Night. Slip of the tongue bringing in another boy band into the mix.

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One Favorite from Each Common Album Post-2000

One Favorite from Each Common Album Post-2000

Common, Nobody's Smiling © Def Jam

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Common is easily among one of the most respected rappers in the game. His contributions to Midwest rap, specifically the Chicago scene, are gargantuan. July 22, 2014 sees the release of the MC’s 10th studio album, Nobody’s Smiling. In celebration of Common’s enduring career, here’s a list of favorite songs from Common’s seven post-2000 albums; Common’s career has been most successful since 2000.

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30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!

30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!

R. Kelly, Black Panties

Janet Jackson, Damita Jo

Love hasn’t faded from R&B completely, believe it or not. That said sex is definitely in its trendiest position ever within the genre. Folks, parental advisory labels are popping up everywhere these days and for good reason. Basically, “Darling Nikki” would barely qualify the explicit label these days. Some R&B songs are just simply filthy. Here are 30 simply filthy R&B songs that indulge into…

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2 Things Kanye West Must Tweak Ahead of New Album

2 Things Kanye West Must Tweak Ahead of New Album

Kanye West, Yeezus © Def Jam

Kanye West, Yeezus © Def Jam

A recent Billboard article, “Kanye West Will Release New Album ‘Most Likely in September’; Readies ‘All Day’ Single,” discusses Kanye West’s upcoming album and its uncertain release date.  Based upon the article, it would seem that the direction, as well as major details about the forthcoming album aren’t concrete.  Perhaps Mr. West is just being secretive, but judging by the notion he’s…

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