Archive for April, 2013

Kanye West Readies 6th Studio Album!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on April 30, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

kanye west runaway vid

The iconic rapper/producer has been hard at work on new music, compiling his 6th studio album, the follow up to the brilliance that is “My Dark Twisted Fantasy”, his 2010 release. The majority of the project was has been recorded in Paris & Hawaii!

Mr West and Def Jam has been tight lipped about the project but we expect collaborations with Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Future, Daft Punk and maybe even Beyonce!

The album is reportedly complete, with Def Jam holding a super secret listening party just a few weeks ago. Yeezy is also expected to host SNL’s season finale and premiere new music for the occasion!

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Mariah Carey’s Over American Idol??

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , , on April 28, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

mimi and sony

That’s what the word is. Apparently Mariah won’t be using the show as a platform to introduce her new single, “Beautiful” featuring Miguel, instead she’s booked GoodMorningAmerica on may 24th to showcase the new music… The diva is reportedly over American Idol, which saw it’s lowest ratings ever this season, a decline that’s been becoming a greater and greater annoyance for Fox in the past 3 or 4 years…

Showbizz 411 reports the following:

Do I know what’s going on at American Idol? I know what you know. But I also know what was said today. Mariah Carey, American Idol judge, is launching her new single not on theIdol finale but on Good Morning America. She’s booked for May 24th, eight days after theIdol finale. Carey is not scheduled to sing on Idol and she hasn’t all season.

Both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez used Idol to launch singles a year ago. And Keith Urban has performed this season. But Carey has remained behind the judges’ desk, even though she has a single- “Almost Home”- from Oz the Great and Powerful, a major box office hit. Suffice to say, something is rotten in Hollywood. Oz was a huge hit. Singing the single onIdol would have been the proper synergy. Instead, “Home” disappeared and no mention of it was made on Idol.

Carey’s new single is going to be hot, too-it’s a duet with new star Miguel. But there’s a lot going on in the background. GMA is #1, and Idol ratings are the lowest they’ve ever been. It’s unclear whether Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe even wants Carey to perform. Or whether Carey, unhappy with the way the show has gone for her, would ever deign to get up on their stage.

Now American Idol still has four weeks to go, that’s eight shows. And on May 8th it goes up against The Voice on NBC- the ratings report the next morning is going to be wild. So stay tuned. And never bet against Mariah. She will be around long after American Idol has named its final winner.

Rihanna Working On New Album & Second Clothing Line!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , , on April 27, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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The media and some fans would love to see Rihanna take a break. The work ethic she’s exhibited in the past 5 or 6 years is too similar to the what almost ended Mariah Carey 13 years ago… Despite reports that she may be taking a year or 2 off, the rumor mill insist that she’s been recording new music for a 2013 album, a follow up to the double platinum “Unapologetic” which has spawned 3 or 4 top 20 singles and one #1..

Whether or not we’ll have another new Rihanna album this Fall is yet to be confirmed but we can tell you that she’s working on another clothing line for River Island! #RihannaNavy

Beyonce & Andre 3K “Back To Black” Full Song!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on April 27, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

beyonce best I never had

It’s cool but they shoulda just gave Bey the whole song, her voice is beautiful over the production but Andre’s sh** sounds forced… Good record, great for the movie! Don’t be surprised if the duo picks up a Grammy or even an Oscar for this!

Jay-Z Continues To Expand RocNation Empire!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on April 27, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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We have so much respect and admiration for Sean Jay-Z Carter, arguably the most powerful man in the music industry! His most recent business deals brings Roc Nation full circle, transforming it from a mere artist and athlete management firm, into a full functional record label!

ThatGrapeJuice reports the following:

Jay-Z continues to make mega-moves with his Roc Nation empire.

Fresh from hitting headlines that the full-service entertainment force is venturing into the Sports world, it has today been announced that the company has teamed up with Universal Music to house the official Roc Nation record label.

Beyond literally being a big deal, some may be wondering why this is this such a “big deal”. Well, while the Roc manages and A&R’s the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, Timbaland, and Kylie Minogue, they -until now-have not operated as an actual record label. Indeed, each of the aforementioned acts sit under different (and in some cases, rival) corporate umbrellas.

With this latest development, Roc Nation truly becomes its own  360 entity. Put simply, it’s now its own Def Jam, RCA, Columbia, and presents exciting new prospects for music moving forward.

Check out the press release after the jump…

 

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, and Roc Nation, the renowned entertainment company founded by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, announced today that they have entered into a multi-year, worldwide partnership under which the Roc Nation music label will operate as a standalone label within the UMG family, effective immediately. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, forthcoming albums from JAY Z, Rihanna and many others will be released through UMG worldwide.

In making the announcement, Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, said, “In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today¹s most influential and popular talent. Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company. All of us at UMG are thrilled that JAY and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.”

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter said, “We are looking forward to working with Lucian and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal. We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists—being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”

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Naturally, then, it begs the question of what happens to the Rihanna’s, Rita’s, and co. For, while some are already signed to other labels under the Universal Music umbrella (making any potential moves much easier..legally), others are housed on what are now “rival” labels.

In any case, exciting times certainly lay ahead. We already have a few established names in mind that we’d love to see side-step over to the Roc, as well as a host of new talent that would be well-suited there. Anyway, enough of our rambling…

Kelly Rowland Reveals New Album Release Date!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , on April 27, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

kelly rowland top artist

We really hate that she changed the name from “Year of The Woman” to “Talk A Good Game”, lame AF but she’s beasting at urban radio right now. Her singles with Future and Lil Wayne are mainstays while her new track “Kisses Down Low” has become a huge success for the album’s promo campaign!

We wish her all the best, can’t wait to hear the new track with Beyonce and Michele, rumored to be the next single and the title track of the album.. The album arrives June 18th!

Mariah Carey “Beautiful” Ft Miguel New Music!!!!!!!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on April 26, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

mimi this woman

YESSSSS!!!! The rumors were true, Mariah has in fact been in the studio with Miguel and the song is called “Beautiful”, it’s set to lead the promo campaign for her new album!!!!!

Peep the promo video below: