“One Night” – Timeflies
Consisting of one part smooth vocals by Cal, one part wild electro/dubstep producer Rez and all parts tonally sexy men, Timeflies have all the makings for a successful duo. The video for their latest single “One Night” is either going to make you fall in love with them or get super jealous of the endless streams of girls that seem to be constantly surrounding them. For me, it was both. Cal’s silky vocals combined with Rez’s EDM beats complement each other perfectly and is a refreshing take on the manufactured dance music that seems to be monopolizing the charts lately. If you want to hear more from Timeflies, every Tuesday they release a “Timeflies Tuesday” video on You Tube to keep their fans up to date. Their EP One Night is out now.
“Sorry” – T.I. ft. Andre 3000
T.I. and former OutKast member Andre 3000 finally released their highly anticipated collaboration “Sorry.” AND it’s produced by the one and only Jazze Pha, so you know it’s going to be good. A melodic piano anchors the track while T.I. and Andre spit their perfected rhymes. While T.I. uses the track as the ultimate “sorry not sorry,” going on about how successful he is, Andre goes a little deeper, rapping about his regrets and what is actually is sorry for. Ahh… I see what you did there boys…Check out the track and pick up T.I.’s eighth album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, out Dec. 18.
“She Hates Me” – Big Boi ft. Kid Cudi
Andre 3000 isn’t the only Outkast member collaborating with other members…Big Boi just dropped his own long-awaited collab “She Hates Me” with Kid Cudi. And no, it’s not a Puddle of Mudd cover, which I found out the hard way. But Big Boi and Kid Cudi kill it in this track so I quickly got over my disappointment of not hearing Kid Cudi wail about his feeling being ripped apart. While Cudi doesn’t have his own verse, Big Boi carries the track solidly with Cudi’s gruff, soulful vocals perfectly elevating the chorus. Big Boi’s new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is out Dec. 11.
“That someone is you” – R.E.M.
Remember that epic scene at the end of Grease when Sandy dresses in a sexy black unitard with big hair, Danny falls madly in love with her and then everyone dances and has a grand time? Well R.E.M. decided to f*ck with us and re-created the scene for the “That Someone is You” video. Franco stars as Danny Zuko and a giant cat head (no, you didn’t read wrong) plays Sandy…weirdness ensues. Enjoy!
“100 Black Coffins” – Rick Ross
Off the soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming blockbuster “Django Unchained,” is Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins.” Since Tarantino only works with perfection, I had high expectations for the track and was not disappointed. It sounds like a cross between the soundtrack for an old Western movie and a prison work song with rhythmic clanging, whistling, and low humming. An amazing effort by Rozay!