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Thursday January 10th, 2013 17:32 The Return Of Justin Timberlake Is Finally Upon Us!

Hold on to your panties y’all—it looks as if someone is about to bring “Sexyback.”

*Queue shaking and crying*

Yup, that’s right! According to various online media outlets, including the singer’s very own websiteJustin Timberlake is likely to make a return to the music scene very soon. A source close to the singer has confirmed to Billboard that Timberlake is on the verge of releasing a new album without little to no warning. Apparently the 31-year-old multi-talented stud has already recorded upwards of 20 tracks with his longtime collaborator Timbaland.

Yesterday Justin tweeted the cryptic message: “To whom it may concern…I think I’M READY!” along with the introspective video featured below, which you should watch immediately! There is also a countdown featured on his official site, which is set to hit zero this Sunday, January 13th at midnight. Could this mean we will have new music from Justin by week’s end?

I sure fucking hope so!

On a side note, I still can’t believe it’s been 6 years since the release of Justin‘s enduring multi-platinum release FutureSex/LoveSounds. I mean, he’s sure had a good run with all the craptastic acting and MySpace hoopla but it’s definitely time to return to the good ‘ole glory days. The music industry has missed you dearly Justin!

Can’t. Wait.

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Tuesday January 8th, 2013 16:41 Azealia Banks: ‘Bad Bitches Do It’

 
It’s a brand new year, so naturally I’d like to kick things off with a spankin’ new track from one of We Heart Pop‘s most anticipated acts of 2013: Azealia Banks! Not only does the girl have some serious disdain for PerezHilton (which instantly catapults her to the top of my list), but if the public interest she generated in 2012 is any indication, then she is sure to become THE hottest act of the year.

The 21 year old Harlem native who took the world by storm in 2012 with her viral hit, “212,” has been prepairing her major label debut, Broke With Expensive Taste for a 2013-first quarter release. Here we have the first song to be revealed from the highly aniticpated set. The track titled “BBD” (“Bad Bitches Do It”) was produced by Apple Juice Kid and Sup Doodle and is a darkly tinged urban track with many of the production nuances featured in her messy-ish mixtape FANTASEA. On “BBD” however, the plethora of stimulating scratches, wobbles, and cartoon-like accents have been presented in a manner that is far less annoying. That being said, Azealia always spits fire and this particular track’s bass line is a certified slapper.

If you’re one of the fans who happens to be a little disappointed in the offering, then don’t fret too much because, “BBD,” is nothing more than a buzz track as revealed by Azealia herself, “‘BBD’ is NOT the first official single from Broke With Expensive Taste,” she stated. “The first OFFICIAL single from Broke With Expensive Taste is called ‘MISS AMOR’ and its coming with a B side called ‘MISS CAMARADERIE‘.”

All-in-all ‘BBD’ is a decent buzz track that will keep you hungry for more!

Take a listen, below!

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Tuesday January 8th, 2013 15:43 Here’s to New Beginnings

Hello darlings!

I’d like to announce that after a month long hiatus filled with ugly sweater parties, plenty of champagne, and some much needed family time, We Heart Pop is officially back on the grind. First and foremost though, I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support and loyal readership over the past two years. Secondly, I hope you all had a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday season filled with cheers, good fortune, and an array of mistletoe minglings. That being said, I’ve got some great things planned for the site this year and of course plenty of new music, reviews, and offensive opinions.

Here’s to the makings of a fabulous 2013!

Cheers y’all!

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Thursday December 6th, 2012 20:49 It’s Your Time Honey: Tamar Braxton Get’s Real On “Love And War”

Remember Tamar Braxton?

Well, the brash, and completely ghetto-fab little sister of Toni Braxton who made a name for herself on the reality television shows “Braxton Family Values,” and “Tamar & Vince,” has finally, after years of trying to break into the industry, released a single of her very own. The track titled, “Love and War,” finds the youngest Braxton sister crooning about the ups-and-downs of an intimate relationship above a slow-roasting urban instrumental complete with doo-wop inspired snaps and earth-shaking bass notes. Come to think of it, it’s actually kind of perfect for making love on that bear-skin rug.

“We made it this far, for better or worst, I wanna feel it even if it hurts / If I gotta cry, to get to the other side, let’s go because we’re gonna survive,” she belts on the song’s emotional pre-chorus.

After many listens, I really only have two words: VOCAL BEAST!

Needless to say, the track is fucking-phenomenal-dot-org!

Now stop pussyfootin’ around and take a listen below as Tamar shows off her powerful pipes, which will no doubt conjure comparisons to the likes of her older sister Toni, Keyshia Cole, and yes, even Mariah Carey.

As much as I hate to admit it her voice is THAT good.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday December 5th, 2012 16:09 Mariah Carey Joins Jimmy Fallon & The Roots For Schoolhouse Rendition Of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

Stop your entire life IMMEDIATELY and watch as Mariah CareyJimmy Fallon, and his Late Night house band, The Roots, perform Mariah‘s classic holiday tune “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” using nothing but a few school children, and a handful of classroom instruments. The performance took place backstage last night, December 4th, before Jimmy‘s live, late night spot on NBC.

The video truly is EVERYTHING—plus, Queen Mariah looks and sounds AMAZE! Can you believe this bitch is in her forties?

Once you get your mind wrapped around the omnipotence of it all, peep the instrument list, below!

Jimmy Fallon – wood block, tambourine, bass drum, kazoo
Mariah Carey – vocals
Questlove – wooden clacker w/ afro pick
Mark Kelley – Fisher Price xylophone
Kamal Gray – recorder
James Poyser – melodica
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – kazoo
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Black Thought – sleigh bells

Thoughts?!

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Tuesday December 4th, 2012 15:47 ‘G.O.O.D. Morning’ To You Too, Mr. Chainz

Check out the premiere of 2 Chainz latest music video for his solo take on “The Morning,” a track which originally appeared on the Kanye-headed G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Summer. In the artisitc, black-and-white clip for the now titled “G.O.O.D. Morning,” 2 Chainz proves that he has the overseas market on lock and that he’s having a great time while doing so. The song is absolutely magnificent as well!

Peep it, above!

Thoughts?!

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Tuesday December 4th, 2012 15:21 We Heart Pop Essentials: Another ‘Step Up’ For The Record Books.

Last night I had the extreme pleasure of viewing the 4th installment in the Step Up movie franchise titled, Step Up Revolution. Let’s get the obvious out of the way: The acting sucked. That being said, the choreography and musical direction were out of this world! Plus, I fell in love with a one Mr. Ryan Guzman who is my new husband whether he likes it or not.

Anyway, this is where you need to pay attention. First, get familiar with the official movie soundtrack, which you can peep after the jump. I’ll have you know there isn’t a single dud on the entire album, however, there are a handful of GREAT songs which appear in the film that are not featured on the soundtrack. They are (this is where you REALLY need to pay attention):  ”Undone” by Haley Reinhart, ”Words” by Skylar Grey, ”Buyou” by Keri Hilson featuring J.Cole, ”Dancing” by ElisaThe Glitch Mob‘s remix of “Monday” by Nalepa, ”Fortune Days” by The Glitch Mob, “Shut The Lights Up” remixed by Ricky Luna, ”Prituri Se Planinata” (NiT GriT Remix) by Stellamara, “Wait” by M83, “Pyramid Song” (Zed‘s Dead Illuminati Remix) by Radiohead, ”Hear Me Coming” by Yung Joc, ”Ants” and “If You Crump Stand Up” by edIT, “Let It Roll” by Flo Rida, and “Aquarium” by Nosaj Thing.

If you take anything away from this post, let it be “Ants” by edIT, “Bring It Back” by Travis Porter (track number 9 on the soundtrack), and the following video, which is actually set to the former:

 

All three are extremely inspiring, so get familiar with the replay button for it is about to become your BEST FRIEND!

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Thursday November 29th, 2012 16:42 Take Me Dwntwn to ‘The Red Room’

Do you love etherial electro-pop that begs you to get into the car on a starry night and drive around aimlessley with the windows down and the volume up?

If so, then you MUST download the new EP titled, The Red Room, by Los Angeles based indie electro-pop band, Dwntwn.

The recently released EP features four exceptional tracks of the atmospheric nature that explore the darker side of love. However, despite the often forlorn subject matter, the tracks are full of stunning exuberance.

Bottom line: It’s brilliant, just brilliant!

♥♥♥♥/♥♥♥♥♥

Listen to all four tracks, after the jump!

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Thursday November 29th, 2012 15:48 Throwback Thursday

One of my favorite jams from the 80′s! Mr. Astley is SO cute, especially when he does that special-needs shimmy of his. I die!

And remember: I’m never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around, and desert you.

Happy Thursday, y’all!

Xo.

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Wednesday November 28th, 2012 22:04 Video Premiere: ‘Scream And Shout’ Featuring The One And Only Miss Britney Spears

I don’t have any words at this time. Now shut the fuck up and enjoy.

UPDATE: 

After what seemed like months of gut wrenching anticipation, the music video for will.i.am and Britney Spears’ new track, “Scream and Shout,” finally made its world premiere on X-Factor last night.

I was at a loss for words for hours (hence my frantic two sentence introduction, above), many of which I spent in the corner shaking and crying, but after picking up the pieces and sifting through the emotions, I’ve come to the conclusion that the 5-minute clip is just okay.

However, first thing’s first: Britney looks absolutely incredible in every frame of the clip that she blesses! The dress. The hair. The make-up. Ferocious. Iconic. Legendary.

Glamazoney Ferosha Spears aside, the rest of the video is not only boring, but merciless in its attempt to brainwash you with product placement. And they aint stealthy about it either. It’s rather annoying, to be honest. And when they’re not shoving images of cameras, headphones, and alcohol down your throat you can expect to enjoy lukewarm dance moves, dated sets, and tacky visual effects.

Lastly, we must discuss Britney‘s excessive armography. While she executes it like a pro, it’s just not satiating my appetite for Danceney. Sure, there are a few cute moves (I mean who doesn’t love a good vogueing session?), but it’s getting a little old already. From “3,” and “Criminal,” to the Twister Dance commercial—it’s like move your lower body or take it from second to third gear at least. GAH!

Whatever, she’s my everything and I’ve finally(!!!) come to the realization that she will never return to her former glory. I still love everything she does—always have, always will.

Plus, if it wasn’t for this video, then we wouldn’t have this awesome GIF to stare at for hours!

Oh, and what about will.I.am you ask? Well, that’s neither here nor there—we all know he’s a flop.

The end.

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