Producer Diplo And Beyonce Are Making Music 'On Our Own Terms'

Posted Mar 29th 2011 at 05:00 PM by Keith Murphy

Wesley "Diplo" Pentz is having a surreal moment. The acclaimed DJ, who rose out of Philadelphia's underground dance music club scene in the early '00s, hasn't quite gotten used to being music's current go-to producer. Diplo boasts an eclectic range of musical feats that includes crafting a Grammy-nominated crossover hit for M.I.A. ('Paper Planes'), dropping a remix for superstar pop princess Britn...

Songwriter Claude Kelly Helps Britney Burn It Up With 'Gasoline,' Says Christina 'Will Be Fine'

Posted Mar 18th 2011 at 01:30 PM by Keith Murphy

When the track listing for Britney Spears' upcoming album, 'Femme Fatale,' was released earlier this month, fans got more insight into the hotly anticipated record. Hotshot songwriter Claude Kelly is one of the names attached to the March 29 project, and according to the in-demand talent, who wrote Spears' 2008 comeback hit 'Circus,' fans can expect an even more upbeat and sexy Spears. "I wrote...

Chasing Amy: Why It's The Perfect Time For A Winehouse Comeback

Posted Mar 9th 2011 at 09:45 PM by Keith Murphy

Even among folks within the jaded, seen-it-all music industry, last week's stout first-week record sales by critically acclaimed vocalist Adele managed to leave many observers genuinely stunned. The U.K. soul singer, who shot atop the Billboard 200 album chart with her sophomore work, '21,' sold a staggering 352,000 copies. Propelled by the wailing gospel-tinged hit 'Rolling in the Deep,' Adele ma...

Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J Runs Down His Favorite Oscar Songs

Posted Feb 25th 2011 at 02:20 PM by Keith Murphy

It was one of the most improbable moments in the history of the Academy Awards. There they were, Three 6 Mafia, the brazenly hardcore, controversial rap act from Memphis, Tenn., accepting the 2006 Best Original Song Oscar for their no-nonsense track 'It's Hard Out For A Pimp.' For longtime group members Juicy J and DJ Paul, who first snatched national infamy with their two-fisted 1995 anthem 'Tear...

Wiz Khalifa Talks Working With Snoop Dogg: 'He Is So Cool'

Posted Feb 21st 2011 at 02:00 PM by Keith Murphy

There are three things you can count on in life. Death, taxes and Snoop Dogg ruling the pop landscape. It's been that way since the wiry West Coast hip-hop icon first released his 1993 landmark multi-platinum debut, 'Doggystyle.' Now, with the March release of his upcoming album 'Doggumentary,' Snoop is headed back to his smoked-out roots. News has already been circulating about his new stoner ...

Akon Praises Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Songwriting: 'She's Not Just Making Dance Records'

Posted Feb 10th 2011 at 11:59 PM by Keith Murphy

Update: Hear Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' It is once again shaping up to be the Year of Gaga. With her new single, 'Born This Way,' set to premiere Friday and a much-anticipated Grammy performance on tap for this Sunday, headline-grabbing pop rebel Lady Gaga is poised to re-claim her status as music's It girl. Gaga's longtime producer and collaborator Akon tells PopEater the multi-platinu...

Perez Hilton on Rihanna's 'S&M' Video: 'People Want It to Be Controversial'

Posted Feb 3rd 2011 at 09:20 PM by Keith Murphy

Perez Hilton doesn't get all the fuss. The influential blogger is trying to make sense of the dizzying controversy surrounding Rihanna's tongue-wagging video for her new single 'S&M.' The kinky clip features the raven-haired hell-raiser sporting a skin-tight pink latex outfit and other bondage clothing while being hounded by reporters wearing ball gags. The fallout? 'S&M' has already been ...

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