Set for release on August 31, 2018 via Metropolis Records, “That’s The Way (I Like It)” is a seemingly unlikely collaboration with author/DJ/singer/actress Sasha Grey. “Sasha is a total joy to work with,” he says. “She's has an intuitive understanding, a great sense of humour and great delivery. She completely got the idea of the song working as duet and it is a true <PIG> / Sasha Grey collaboration.”
While “That’s the Way” has been covered by other artists as musically diverse as Dead or Alive, Giorgio Moroder and Spin Doctors (!!!), <PIG>’s version follows a different path... a darker and sinister one. “Bless them all but the <PIG> version is definitive ... enough said ... and they don't have Sasha Grey,” he laughs. “The song was never really in my orbit although I was aware of it,” he explains. “I was kicking around ideas for potential covers for <PIG> and my girlfriend suggested this song. I took a listen and heard the lyric in a way that wasn't smutty or titillatingly suggestive but much darker and a little bit threatening.”
That's the Way (I LIke It)
01 - That's The Way (I Like It) - Rougher
02 - Truth Is Sin (Shame On You Remix by Chris Hall Stabbing Westward)
03 - That's The Way (I Like It) (PIG In The Disco Remix)
04 - The Revelation (The Fukken Uber Revelation Remix by Hanzel und Gretyl)
05 - Cult of Chaos (8 Arrows remix by Ego Likeness)
In addition to the release of the EP, <PIG> will be hitting the road with punk/metal/industrial legends Killing Joke. “To be asked by the mighty Killing Joke to tour the US with them is indeed a great honour,” he beams. “They have been present for the whole of my time working in music but our paths have never crossed until now. I have always been a great fan of Youth's production skills in particular so I was thrilled when he agreed to remix the <PIG> & Sasha Grey single That's the Way (I like It) for a 10 inch limited vinyl only available on the tour.”
The tour will encircle North America including kicking off on Sept. 1st at Seattle's El Corazon til Oct. 6th final date in Tustin,CA's Marty's on Newport with stops in Los Angeles (Sept. 5 @ Regent Theater), NYC (Sept. 12 @ Irving Plaza), and Detroit (Sept. 28 @ Smalls).
Ariana Grande‘s new album is officially out.
After months of anticipation, the 25-year-old singer released her fourth studio album Sweetener and we have it here for you to listen to.
Earlier in the night, Ariana stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the new album while also paying tribute to the late Aretha Franklin with a beautiful rendition of one of her hit songs.
You can download Ariana‘s new album off of iTunes here.
Listen to Sweetener below!
Lele Pons just released her debut solo single “Celoso”.
The new track comes on the heels of the news that Lele has signed with Universal Music’s 10:22pm Records.
“Music has always meant so much to me and this opportunity can help me push myself to take the next step as an artist,” she shared in a statement. “I feel great about joining the Universal Music family because they understand what I want to do musically and creatively. I’m so excited to be going on this musical journey with Universal’s support on my side.”
Young Thug was arrested by police after they allegedly found the rapper and members of his crew in possession of multiple weapons, after a member of Thug's crew ran into a police cruiser, prompting the vehicle search which uncovered the weapons.
Thug held a party at Dave & Buster's Hollywood Thursday for the release of his new album, "Slime Language," that also served as his birthday party. In a video shot outside the veue, officers can be seen escorting the rapper in handcuffs to a waiting police cruiser.
YT was booked just after 3 AM for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle which is a felony.
Thug is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
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Young Thug's Slime Language dropped overnight.
The mixtape features assists from Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, Jacquees, Tracy T and more, and serves as a birthday present to Thugger himself, who turned 27 on Thursday (Aug. 16).
The Atlanta hip-hop artist promoted the project by sending pet snakes to numerous media outlets around New York City and, in April, gave a taste things to come with the three-track Hear No Evil EP, which featured a lineup of guests including Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage and Lil Uzi Vert.
Young Thug is currently on the road with J. Cole's KOD Tour alongside Jaden Smith and Dreamville's Earthgang.
Ahead of their upcoming Love Yourself: Answer, BTS released some new teaser photos today. The 16 images are associated with the "L" and "F" versions of the upcoming album.
Like their previous Love Yourself albums Her and Tear, Answer will be released through four different variants, each marked as one letter of the word “Self.” Her’s physical albums were each associated with “Love” while Tear’s spelled out “Your,” with Answercompleting the series’ Love Yourself title. Earlier this week, the act released another two sets of photos associated with the “S” and “E” versions of Answer.
Each photo set consist of one group shot and seven photos of the individual members. The newly-revealed "L" group picture shows BTS donning preppy, uniform looks and is cut in half with a black-and-white, torn image that hints to a variety of retro-evoking athleisure outfits. Each of the associated solo pictures are similarly split between a color and a black-and-white image and show the men in different outfits that are primarily casual-wear like t-shirts and hoodies, though some halves of the BTS members are donning more formal looks such as blazers, suits, and button-downs.
While the "L" photos are intimate and split between the darker and brighter parts of the images, the “F” photoset is an explosion of brightness. It shows the group on a vibrant blue backdrop while hanging out -- sometimes literally -- on a colorful jungle gym, wearing playful streetwear looks that blend sporty, casual items with more formal elements, such as blazers and ties.
The new photos were shared just a week before Answer’s release, and coincided with BTS’ fandom, ARMY, trending the hashtag #AnswerIn7Days. The highly-anticipated album, set to come out on Aug. 24, will complete the group’s Love Yourself series, which saw May’s Love Yourself: Tear make history as the first-ever Korean album to top the Billboard 200. The single from Tear, "Fake Love," was recently certified gold by the RIAA, and is BTS' third single to have done so. They are the only Korean act to have three gold singles in the States.
Answer’s release will lead in to their upcoming Love Yourself world tour, which brings them Stateside next month.
Aretha Franklin died Thursday after a long battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Aretha passed away in her Detroit home where she was under hospice care. She'd been in failing health for many months and she was down to 86 pounds. One source told us he was informed more than a week ago that Aretha could go at any time.
She was surrounded by friends and family when she passed. Her family released a statement, saying, "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family."
She had appeared incredibly frail in recent years, and rarely performed live. Her most recent appearance was last November for Elton John's AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary Benefit.
Aretha' was born in Memphis in 1942, her family eventually relocated to Detroit where she began singing in her father's church. She was such a powerhouse gospel singer, she landed a Columbia record deal in the early '60s.
Her string of chart-topping hits began with her Atlantic Records deal in 1967.
Camila Cabello and Swae Lee, join forces for a new remix of her acoustic single “Real Friends,” released Thursday (Aug. 16).
The 23-year-old rapper brings his auto-tuned falsetto to the track, complimenting Cabello’s silky vocals. “Trust slow for a reason/See through the fake pretty easy/Stayin' down 'till the world ends/Guilt trips on the weekend,” he sings in the opening verse.
Cabello tweeted that the new track was originally slated to debut on Friday (Aug. 17), but was released earlier because she was too excited to wait. “Ok I’m too excited to wait till Friday. #RealFriends coming out midnight ET,” the singer said.
The original version of “Real Friends” is from Cabello’s debut solo album, Camila, released back in January.
Listen to the “Real Friends” remix below.
Back in May, Madonna took to the stage at the annual Met Gala and performed a religious-themed set to coincide with the event’s “Heavenly Bodies” theme. Among the songs performed were a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” her smash hit “Like a Prayer,” and one brand-new song called “Beautiful Game.”
While fans have been searching the internet to find a full video of her performance, only clips could be found online. Now, Madonna has released a full recording of her performance from this year’s Met Gala in honor of her 60th birthday (August 16).
Madonna’s performance begins with a group of singers dressed as Gregorian monks singing a haunting chant, while the Material Girl marches onstage with them, dressed in brown robes as well. The singer then launches into a slowed-down, choral rendition of “Like a Prayer.”
After a seamless costume change into a Joan of Arc-esque dress and armor, the singer performs a snippet of her new song “Beautiful Game,” as a group of dancers in similar outfits control and restrain each of her movements.
With her vocal cameo in the music video for Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman” and now this new track, Madonna’s fans have been speculating that a new album from the pop goddess is coming soon. Madonna herself confirmed that she would have a new album out before the end of 2018 in her recent cover story for Vogue Italia.
Watch the full video of Madonna’s Met Gala performance below:
Five competitors have been eliminated following the first live show Quarterfinals show of America’s Got Talent Season 13.
The quarter-finals started earlier this week, and twelve performers hit the stage on Tuesday night (August 14), but only seven of them got the opportunity to move on to the semi-finals.
There are three weeks of quarter-finals followed by the semi-finals round, which will likely feature the Top 21 contestants from this season.
The seven advancing acts are: musical siblings We Three; comedian Vicki Barbolak; singer Amanda Mena; singer Courtney Hadwin; magician Shin Lim; Angel City Chorale; and high-heeled dance group Junior New System.
YouTuber Gabbie Hanna just released two music videos for new single "Honestly" and its accompanying encore track.
Fans have speculated that Hanna wrote the single(s) about a "pathological liar" she previously dated, as detailed in a series of videos she posted to her YouTube channel in July.
“'Honestly' and 'Honestly (encore)' are songs for anyone who’s ever been manipulated, lied to, gaslighted, or made to feel like they were crazy," Hanna wrote on Instagram. "Anyone ever associated with a narcissist. This one... I’m sorry... these TWO are for you."
In less than a day, both songs leapt onto iTunes' Top 10 chart, with "Honestly" sitting at No.1 and the encore taking the third slot — in large part thanks to her six million-strong subscriber base.
Watch the video for "Honestly / Honestly (Encore)" below.
Tekashi69 and 50 Cent were filming a music video, when someone opened fire by someone in a white Porsche with New Jersey license plates. The shooter fired at least 11 shots during filming in Brooklyn Tuesday at around 10:30 PM. Based on the shell casings it appears the shooter use a 9 mm semi-automatic weapon. No one was hit.
Tekashi and 50 were on set at the time of the shooting, along with Casanova and Uncle Murda. Sources connected to the situation believe the shooter wasn't targeting any of the rappers, but law enforcement sources aren't so sure.
Police are reviewing surveillance video, but so far no one has been taken into custody.
During a live stream on her friend Connar Franklin's Instagram account on Monday, Selena Gomez casually drops a bomb on her fans with "My album's coming out later." She then paused before adding, "I'm done with it."
Back in May, Gomez announced that the new album would focus on "personal things" and had been in the works for two years. Her most recent album, 2015's Revival, birthed a string of hit singles, including "Good for You," "Hands to Myself" and "Same Old Love." Since then, she's released the stand-alone songs "Bad Liar" and "Fetish," plus the 13 Reasons Why soundtrack cut "Back to You" and a feature on Marshmello's "Wolves."
Today, Puma and Coogi announce the upcoming release of a new collaborative capsule collection paying homage to the hip-hop era of the 1980s and 1990s. To help celebrate the unveiling of the new capsule, Puma taps West Coast MC Nipsey Hussle to guest star in Puma and Coogi's Fall 2018 campaign.
Comprised of several new collab pieces, the Fall 2018 Puma x Coogi collection includes tracksuits, graphic tees and a pair of slides, for both men and women. The Leadcat Coogi features a knitted upper in blue with pops of yellow and red throughout the canvas. A molded foot bed is added to the base for more comfort and a firm outsole for durability.
The men’s Puma x Coogi tracksuit will be available in black and feature Australian fabric color blocking along the top half of the track jacket, shin and back yoke of the track pants. Highlighting pops of blue add contrast to the entire get-up. The Puma x Coogi box logo tee is available in white with a paradise blue Puma x Coogi graphic applied on the front center of the chest. Coogi fabric inserts are placed around the neck and sleeves for a premium look.
The Puma x Coogi Fall 2018 collection is set to release Wed., Aug. 15, at select Puma retailers nationwide and online on puma.com.
New Kids On The Block Will Return to Apollo Theater to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of 'Hangin' Tough'
New Kids On The Block announced that to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their breakout hit album Hangin’ Tough, they will take to the stage at Harlem’s Apollo Theater for a special one-night engagement. The group is set to come together on Oct. 7, marking the first time they’ve returned to the famous theater since they debuted “Please Don’t Go Girl” at the Apollo’s notoriously tough amateur night — a performance that ultimately launched the Kids to superstardom.
Hangin’ Tough was the second album released by the group in 1988, after their debut failed to gain much commercial success. It produced hits such as “Please Don’t Go Girl,” which became the group’s first top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” and “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)”, the group’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Fan Club pre-sale for the performance starts Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.