Daily Archives: September 29, 2014

Mayer Hawthorne-Crime Feat. Kendrick Lamar

Rashida Jones directs the video for Mayer Hawthorne’s “Crime” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Lamar’s image only shows up on a mobile phone and Jones explained her concept behind the video:

“The video is a parody of ridiculously exclusive parties which are made nearly impossible to get to but tout themselves as ‘the party of the year.’ I liked the idea of the video starting as a sexy getting-ready video and devolving into a messy, very unsexy, unexpected trek. And the final realization is that YOU are the real party! I’m just starting to realize that about myself (which is why I stay home most nights). I am a HUGE fan of Mayer, Kendrick and of the song “Crime” and it was an honor to work with Mayer.”

Hawthorne will be the subject of Yahoo’s On The Road series October 6th.


Mark de Clive-Lowe-Sketch For Miguel

Mark de Clive Lowe opens up the door to the studio and allows the camera to capture him and his band performing “Sketch For Miguel.” The Miguel in question is Miguel Atwood-Ferguson who is playing the viola. Church is also being offered as a double vinyl package but with a limited pressing of 500 copies.


Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL: PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE Album Release Party Online Tomorrow Night


Prince’s Party for the release of Art Official Age and PLECTRUMELECTRUM with 3rd Eye Girl will take place at his legendary Paisley Park studios in Minnesota tomorrow night. The party will stream on Live Nation’s Yahoo channel at 9:30 CT and it can be also viewed with the Yahoo phone app.


Aretha Franklin Covers Rolling In The Deep

Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics is coming out October 21 and Franklin gave a preview of the collection with this leak of her covering Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” The project finds Franklin spanning different eras of R&B taking on songs by Etta James, Prince and Gloria Gaynor. Andre 3000, Harvey Mason Jr., Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eric Kupper and Terry Hunter have production duties on the album.

Tracklisting for Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics:

1. “At Last” (Etta James Cover)
2. “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele Cover)
3. “Midnight Train To Georgia” (Gladys Knight and The Pips Cover)
4. “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor Cover)
5. “People” (Barbra Streisand Cover)
6. “No One” (Alicia Keys Cover)
7. “I’m Every Woman” (Chaka Khan Cover) / “Respect”
8. “Teach Me Tonight” (Dinah Washington Cover)
9. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (The Supremes Cover)
10. “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Sinéad O’Connor Cover)


Lenny Kravitz On The Late Show With David Letterman

Lenny Kravitz appeared on The Late Show With Letterman last week in support of his tenth studio album, Strut. Here he is performing “Strut” and “Always On The Run.”