If you haven’t noticed, [experience-it-all] has undergone some cosmetic changes, including a fresh new logo up top and a revamped sidebar that makes navigating coverage simpler and faster. The sidebar also features a new section called Partner Blogs; recently I teamed with SpeakSonic so that I can feature the site’s bite-sized album reviews right here at experience-it-all.com. The concept is simple, really. On a regular basis SpeakSonic will review newly released albums in 200 words or less and I will inform you when new ones go up. So without further ado…
A relatively new destination, SpeakSonic currently has three album reviews up: Maroon 5′s Overexposed, Justin Bieber’s Believe, and Usher’s Looking 4 Myself. Click the links to read the informed reviews and don’t forget to bookmark SpeakSonic and check back for more album reviews soon.
Jimmy Fallon becomes Justin Bieber to sing “(It’s Not My) Baby”, teams with Timberlake for another History of Rap
If you’ve been following the last in pop culture news, then you should be aware that a 20-year-old California woman filed a paternity suit against teen idol Justin Bieber. Biebs is denying it of course, but that doesn’t mean late night host and Bieber impersonator Jimmy Fallon can’t play around with the hit single “Baby” and intelligently turn it into “(It’s Not My) Baby” noooo! Jimmy hits all the right notes and Roots rapper Black Thought plays a convincing Ludacris feature in the spoof embedded above.
Kanye West announces Jay-Z collab EP, drops “Monster” (Featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj) & “Runaway Love” (Remix) (Featuring Justin Bieber & Raekwon)
Kanye West promised new music every “G.O.O.D. Friday” and so far he has not broken that promise. On Friday August 27 Kanye released “Monster” and it features an all-star cast including Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Vernon of indie folk band Bon Iver. All in all the track is tight, but you want to know who really kills it? Nicki Minaj, that’s who. She raps, “You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer.” She’s quick and has tons of spunk. Female rappers that go hard like this aren’t in abundance these days; I’m excited to see what she’s going to do next. In fact, all of a sudden I’m anticipating her debut album to drop. (Its expected release date is November 23, one week after Kanye’s yet-to-be-titled album hits stores.) Kanye made sure to mention how much he appreciated Nicki’s contribution to the track. He tweeted, “MONSTER… can we just talk about Nicki’s verse???????!!!!!!!!! I toooooooooooooooold yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallll!!!!!!!!!!!!” Preview and download “Monster” below.
Speaking of Twitter… Nearly three hours before he posted the download link for “Monster” he shared this exciting news: “Me and jay bout to drop a 5 song album called ‘Watch the Throne’”. I guess we can consider this upcoming 5 track EP a mini-prequel to his studio album. Along with the download link he tweeted, “[This is] the second song off of me and Jay album!” It would not be too drastic to think that the first song off the EP is the “Power” remix since that song does feature Jay-Z, but ‘Ye left this up in the air for now.
Fast forward to today and now there’s another new song from Camp Kanye. Yeah I know, it’s not Friday just yet, so I guess we can consider this next song a special bonus. About two weeks ago Kanye tweeted that he was listening to Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love” song from My World 2.0. The Bieb responded with gratitude. Next Kanye blurted out this: “Maybe we can do something together. Me, You and Raekwon.” Bieber’s reply? “Me, u, and the chef 2gether on a song = EPIC. haha.” Yeah, this collaboration actually happened. Kanye West, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, and teen sensation Justin Bieber (who happens to be signed to Def Jam Records with Kanye) are featured on a remix of “Runaway Love”. After listening to the track it appears that The Bieb might not have had a hand in making the mix. Basically Kanye laid Beiber’s vocals on top of the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit” (1993) beat. The remix includes one rather short verse from Kanye and two surprisingly explicative-free verses from Raekwon. And you want to know what? The song catchy, what with Bieber’s young Michael Jackson-esque sound, the Chef’s old school rhymes, and ‘Ye’s producing. It’s a nice treat for fans of so many different generations. Feel free to preview and download the track below.
I hate on Jusin Bieber as much as the next person does, but there’s no denying how insanely epic his song “U Smile” is…when it’s slow down 800 percent! Twenty-year-old musician and producer Nick Pittsinger slowed down the track using a computer program called Paulstretch. What started as a joke quickly turned into an Internet meme of epic proportions. When played at eight times slower than normal, the song becomes a thirty-five minute trippy score that could easily find a home in something as cinematic as James Horner’s Avatar soundtrack. Listening to it really is a mind-blowing experience. What was once so annoying and shameful has turned into a musically precise and epic journey. Turn up your speakers, close your eyes, and enter the world of Pandora, erm…listen to a Bieber track slowed down. (Feel free to compare it to the original version here.)
So. Freakin. Cute. She should totally team up with Aziz Ansari to create the ultimate “Baby” remake!
Apparently The Bieb has taken over Funny or Die. Not only has the site been renamed Bieber or Die; it has been decorated with all things Bieber and all the featured videos include Justin Bieber. As much as I can’t stand the #1 Twitter trending topic for one-plus years, some of the videos here made me chuckle. Notables include: Bieber After the Dentist and Just Bieber Screensaver. Good thing it’s just a April Fools gag. Well it is…right!?