Posts Tagged ‘interscope Records’

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Chicago Rapper Big Glo, AKA Blood Money, Shot To Death In Englewood

Chicago is not messing around right now. The songs and so-called anthems you hear coming out of the trap movement are no joke. Kids are dying over this stuff, and it’s getting worse by the week. This is the second story like this I have written in two weeks and I wish I could tell myself it would be the last. Please, Chicago. Stay safe.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that rapper Big Glo, real name Mario Hess, was shot dead last night in Englewood, IL. He was 33.

Glo, who happened to be a cousin to Chicago rapper Chief …

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50 Cent Parts Ways With Interscope, Becomes Independent Artist

Yesterday, rap mogul 50 Cent made it known that he has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG, making him an independent artist for the first time in his career.

The 38-year-old has spent the last 12 years operating under Shady Records/Aftermath and Interscope, where he sold over 30 million albums, and garnered an impressive 13 Billboard Music Awards, 6 World Music Awards, 4 BET Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.

Dominic Pandiscia, President of Caroline, commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome 50 Cent and G-Unit to our family. 50 is simply one of the most accomplished

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Lady Gaga Denies Reports That ‘ARTPOP’ Lost Her Label Millions

Contrary to rumors, Lady Gaga has denied that her new album ARTPOP and its surrounding ad campaign lost Interscope Records over $25 million.

Shortly after the release of the record, an Examiner article appeared online claiming that ARTPOP underperformed to Interscope’s expectations, selling 258,000 copies in its first week in comparison to 2011′s Born This Way selling 1.108 million copies in the same timeframe. According to the article, which has since disappeared, the record’s underwhelming sales led directly to layoffs in the corporation.

However, in a recent post on her LittleMonsters website, Mother Monster herself shut down the reports, claiming …

Frank Turner 2013

WATCH: Frank Turner Debuts Video For “Polaroid Picture”

Frank Turner has released a video for the eighth track off his newest album Tape Deck Heart, titled “Polaroid Picture.”

The video is a collection of shots from Turner’s most recent tour, with lots of behind the scenes goodies. Turner will embark on a US tour starting October 4 in Cleveland, Ohio, with support from Smith Street Band and Koo Koo Kanga Roo. For more dates look here.

For our review of the record (which we loved), look no further. Take a look at Turner’s new video after the jump.…

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Music On Vinyl To Repress Brand New’s ‘The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me’

Earlier in the day, Music On Vinyl confirmed that on November 4 they will release a vinyl repress of Brand New’s third full-length studio album The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me.

According to sources, the first 666 copies to be sold will be on red marbled vinyl, while all remaining copies will be on 180-gram black.

The album itself, which was released in the fall of 2006 via Interscope Records, marked a distinctive change in the group’s creative direction, and debuted at number 31 on the Billboard 200.

Several Amazon listings have already sprang up across …

Rise Against 2013

Rise Against Reveal ‘Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013’

Rise Against revealed today that they will be putting out a new album, called Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013, in September. This release will hit shelves on September 10 through Interscope Records.

A special message from the band and the cover artwork for RA’s forthcoming effort can be seen below!

“In the last thirteen or so years Rise Against has put out six records, each one we are proud to put our name on,” says lead singer Tim McIlrath. “But we are just as proud of these 26 songs that slipped through the cracks and never ended

Robin Thicke 2013

STREAM: Robin Thicke – “Take It Easy On Me”

Robin Thicke released a stream of his song “Take It Easy On Me,” which features production from superstar Timbaland.

Blurred Lines has an official release date of July 30 through Star Trak / Interscope Records. Pre-order Blurred Lines on iTunes. If you have not checked out the video for the lead single Blurred Lines do so by clicking here.

Under The Gun Review will have more streams from Thicke’s album in the coming months so stay tuned!…

M.I.A. 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize”

M.I.A. is back in the mix with her brand new visuals for the single “Bring The Noize.” This video is filled with plenty of abstract figures, fog machines, and much more.

“Bring The Noize” is the first material to drop off her fourth album, Matangi, that’s due out this fall on N.E.E.T./Interscope Records. Pick up your copy of “Bring The Noize” by heading over to iTunes.

View all of the announced touring dates for M.I.A. by simply heading over to her Facebook page and let Under The Gun know what you thought of the new song.…

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Chief Keef Premieres “No Reason”

Chief Keef has remained in the headlines for virtually everything but his music recently, so it was refreshing to see the underage rapper return with a new track called “No Reason.” Unfortunately, these positive sentiments were rather short-lived for this admitted Chief Keef fan as the release isn’t exactly what one would expect from one of the most hyped rappers in recent memory. Although the beat is rather standard fare for Keef’s signature breed of trap rap, his offensively lazy and offbeat flow absolutely derails the song to the point it’s almost unbearable to listen to in its entirety.

In …

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REVIEW: will.i.am – Willpower

Artist: will.i.am
Album: Willpower
Genre: Hip-hop, electropop
Label: Interscope

It’s been six years since will.i.am’s last solo venture was released, so Willpower is exactly the kind of leviathan you’d expect it to be. Fifteen tracks long (eighteen on the deluxe version) and generous with the pomp and circumstance, it’s an album of generally mixed fortunes. will.i.am – or William Adams, to his mum – seems to have jammed in a song or two for every year of his absence from the solo scene. He’s come up with plenty to love – classical samples are plentiful and generally beautiful and …

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REVIEW: OneRepublic – Native

Artist: Onerepublic
Album: Native
Genre: Pop/rock
Label: Mosley/Interscope

I’m not sure if this is due to the calibre of music I reviewed earlier in the week, but I am thoroughly unmoved by this album. I want to like it – at least, I think I do. It’s by OneRepublic who are naught if not predictable, and in theory should be providing a solid piece of generically accessible pop/rock to score the background of technology ads for the next year or so. It is the definition of mainstream pop. It’s big in scale, bland on sound, enhanced to within an inch …

Kendrick Lamar 2013

Kendrick Lamar Performs “Poetic Justice” On Jimmy Kimmel

Kendrick Lamar is making his rounds on the live circuit and stopped last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He performed his hit single “Poetic Justice.”

This song comes off of Lamar’s acclaimed album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which was released last year through Aftermath / Interscope Records. Production credits on this album include Dr. Dre and many more featured guests.

Watch Kendrick Lamar and his backing band tear up Jimmy Kimmel after the jump and let us know if you have picked up Good Kid, M.A.A.D City yet. If you have not then better make some changes.…