Justin Bieber may have received flack for some of his behavior, but the 20-year-old is making some of the best R&B music that big time songwriter and producers like T-Pain have heard in decades.
T-Pain, the Grammy award winning producer who has famously worked with entertainers like Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, is singing Bieber's praises. After Bieber hinted that he was in the studio with T-Pain last February, the producer is speaking up about their collaboration.
"The Bieber record is really, really R&B, surprisingly. He's doing some great R&B music right now, and it's like literally the best R&B music I've heard in years," the writer and producer told MTV. "I haven't heard music like this since like early 2000s, '90s. It's insane. He's doing really good right now." more >>
Rapper Kanye West released a new song entitled "God Level" this weekend, on the same day he reportedly wed fiancée Kim Kardashian in Italy. The well-known artist's song was released as the soundtrack to a new ADIDAS commercial for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The commercial, which is part of ADIDAS' "The Dream: All In or Nothing" campaign, features various star soccer athletes, including Lionel Messi, Dani Alves and Bastian Schweinsteiger, playing the aggressive game on the field while a snippet of West's drum-heavy song plays in the background. The song, scant on lyrics, mostly includes West repeating "God level" over and over as the commercial shows shots of the star athletes perfecting their craft, both on the field and at practice.
Critics who have heard West's most recent song liken it to other songs on his 2013 album "Yeezus." Sharan Shetty with Slate said the "pounding percussion and almost tribal beat" of "God Level" is reminiscent of the 2013 song "Black Skinhead" from the "Yeezus" album. 88-Keys, Hudson Mohawke, Mike Dean, and Noah Goldstein helped West in the production of his most recent track. more >>
LOS ANGELES – Author and pastor Erwin McManus ushered in a new chapter in his ministry, that includes encouraging and nurturing creativity within the Christian community, when he introduced his daughter and core members of Mosaic L.A. church's worship team to record their first album in front of 1,400 people at the historic Wiltern theater Saturday evening.
"This is not simply a concert, it's an act of worship to the creator of the universe," McManus, who is the lead pastor of the church that includes locations in Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, told the enthusiastic crowd.
McManus explained during a recent sermon on the importance of worship, that when the church launched more than 20 years ago, he was also the worship leader and was admittedly "not very good." However, during his first experiences with listening to old hymnal music, although sometimes difficult to comprehend, he realized that music was a powerful method that God used to move people, he said. The event on Saturday was the culmination of a dream he's had for more than two decades, McManus explained. more >>
Beyonce was reportedly not in attendance for Kim Kardashian's wedding, but the singer ended any speculation of a feud with a heartfelt message for the new bride.
Kardashian, the 33-year-old reality television star, married the father of her child and rap mogul Kanye West,36, on Saturday. Beyonce, the 32-year-old singer, is good friends with West's friend and longtime collaborator Jay Z, but the couple seems to have missed the highly publicized wedding that took place in Florence, Italy.
While Beyonce posted an Instagram selfie on the day of the famed wedding ceremony, it seemed to be away from the festivities, causing many to speculate about why she and West's longtime friend missed the reception. However, Beyonce did make sure to post a heartfelt message on her Instagram to wish the newly married couple well. more >>
Aaliyah fans may be surprised with a biopic in the form of a VH1 film in the near future.
Aaliyah died over 12 years ago in a plane crash at the age of 22. While XXL.com reported that her former manager and uncle, Barry Hankerson, spoke about his niece being featured in VH! bopic last year, an actress seems to be confirming the news.
Tristin Mays, the 23-year-old actress, took to her Instagram to speak about the arduous process in trying out for the role. more >>
Kandi Burruss is admitting that her mother's issues with her husband almost got in the way of her marrying television producer Todd Tucker.
Burruss has been documenting her relationship with Tucker on the Bravo series "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and now fans will see all of the highs and lows that led up to her wedding day in her spinoff series, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding Special."
Joyce Jones, known as "Mama Joyce" on the Bravo reality television show, has vehemently disagreed with her singer-songwriter daughter's decision to marry Tucker. more >>