Bruno Mars has covered Michael Jackson on several occasions and this video is a montage of him performing “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Billie Jean,” “Dirty Diana,” “Smooth Criminal” and Beat It. Jackson’s birthday is today and he would have been 57-years old.
Has New Orleans truly recovered from Hurricane Katrina now that it’s been 10 years and several rebuilding efforts since it happened?
Is The Weeknd’s newfound pop star status the results of his best music coming before the newly released Beauty Behind The Madness?
Prince has premiered his single, “This Could Be Us” exclusively via Tidal. The song is from his upcoming HITNRUN album, also a Tidal exclusive. The cover art curiously uses a photo of Prince with Apollonia from his Purple Rain days. Click here to listen to “This Could B Us.”
The Weeknd’s much awaited Beauty Behind The Madness came out today and it’s available via iTunes. Multiple producers including Kanye West, Mike Dean, Max Martin, Che Pope and more are responsible for the production duties. His The Madness Tour starts September 5th in Seattle.
Tunde Olaniran has a troupe of dancers doing their best as he lingers in the background with a machete and plenty of water for his “KYBM (Keep Your Body Moving)” video. Transgressor is out now.
The Fader and Sonos get inside the homelife of hip-hop media veteran Miss Info aka Minya Oh. The Hot97 radio personality and journalist shares her experience as a woman in the music industry which is timely considering the recent Twitter discussion lead by Pitchfork senior editor Jessica Hopper regarding the difficulty of women working in the industry. Miss Info also talks about the balancing of her work with the duties of being a new mother.
Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington is releasing the deluxe version of his debut album, The Epic on October 2nd. The Epic was released in May and the deluxe set includes three vinyl records in individual spine-sleeves with custom artwork, with the full set housed in a rigid outer slipcase. The set also includes two 12″ poster inserts featuring exclusive artwork by KC Woolf Haxton with a story adaptation and calligraphy by Kenturah Davis. Filmmaker and photographer B+ filmed Washington and his band at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles last spring and that show is basis of The Rhythm Changes short film that was premiered by Nowness.com.