New ‘Rio 2’ Trailer Promises Many More Blue Macaws

Before we dive into this trailer, here’s a quick recap of what some of you may have missed in the original Rio. The first film told the story of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a sheltered blue macaw from Minnesota, falling in love with the wild and free Jewel (Anne Hathaway). Along the way the two were informed they were the only two of their species left, which gave them all the reason in the world to fall in love (lest their species be wiped from the earth forever). It was cute, but nothing we felt warranted a sequel.

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SINGLE REVIEW: will.i.am Featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and French Montana – “Feeling Myself”

Track: “Feeling Myself”
Artist: will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana
Album: TBA

There was a time when no one could touch the talent of will.i.am, and if we’re being completely honest it was not that long ago. Black Eyed Peas were topping the charts with a new song every month or two, shows were sold out, and every company looking for an endorsement was (likely) knocking down will.i.am’s door hoping to slap their logo on his next project. Will eventually decided to step out on his own, and for a long time people believed he would be even …

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SCENE & HEARD: The Great Gatsby

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

The Great Gatsby seems to have become the first great tragedy of the summer movie season. Baz Luhrmann’s uproarious adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel has been met with a …


Ke$ha Streams “Crazy Kids” Remix Feat. Juicy J

Ke$ha has released a remixed version of her popular single, “Crazy Kids,” featuring rapper Juicy J. You can take a listen to the song by heading right here. Like what you hear? You can purchase the original on iTunes, which features Will.i.am.

Ke$ha will be heading out on tour in just a couple of days, be sure to head on over to her official Facebook page for a full list of tour dates to see if she will be playing in your city soon.


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 …


Ke$ha Releases “Crazy Kids” Single Featuring Will.i.am

Ke$ha has been relatively quiet on the news front in recent weeks. Her songs have stayed in steady rotation at radio, so one could argue further headlines were unnecessary, but it’s still odd that in an age where everyone is connected all the time that someone as generally outrageous as Ke$ha can slip below celebrity radar for any amount of time.

Anyway, today Ke$ha returns to the spotlight with the release of her official “Crazy Kids” remix featuring Will.i.am. The track, which was released as a radio edit early this morning, features new verses and a slightly reworked production. As …


STREAM: Will.i.am – “Scream and Shout” (Remix) (Ft. Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, Diddy, Waka Flocka Flame, and Hit-Boy)

Will.i.am is at it again with his latest single, and he’s brought a few friends along for this one.

News let out earlier today about Weezy‘s presence on a remix of Will.i.am’s latest collabo with Britney Spears, and now the song has officially leaked via a youtube video. Adding to the star power of the track are Diddy, Waka Flocka Flame, and Hit-Boy. The original track will be featured on Will.i.am’s upcoming record, #Willpower.

Follow the jump to hear the track in it’s entirety.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Will.I.Am Ft Britney Spears – “Scream & Shout”

Will.I.Am is someone we can almost always rely on for a good time. Even if the single he’s promoting does not hit your eardrum with sugary pop perfection, the accompanying visuals and/or live promotion generally offers something everyone can appreciate. His latest, “Scream & Shout,” pairs the pop mastermind with the ever-popular Britney Spears. You can view the video for the single after the jump.

Club pop is not exactly my genre of choice, but I really do try to understand what makes the most popular songs in that area of music become the monstrous hits they seem to become. …

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Black Eyed Peas File Lawsuit Against Former Manager Sean M. Larkin

UTG has learned that Black Eyed Peas have filed a lawsuit against their former manager, Sean M. Larkin, for failing to file taxes on the band’s behalf between 2002 and 2009.

Will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap all accused Larkin of misleading the group when asked to see financial documents proving taxes were completed. This fraud cost the Black Eyed Peas an enormous $3.2 million (£2.1 million)!

“Larkin falsely represented … on numerous occasions that he was taking care of everything and that they had nothing to worry about,” the band members’ lawyers wrote in the lawsuit.

Under The Gun Review will …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Will.i.am ft. Eva Simons – This Is Love

Will.i.am has teamed up with dutch singer Eva Simons to release the video for their dance floor anthem “This Is Love.”

Filled with a great melody and solid chorus, this song has chart-topper written all over it. Get ready for a party to start out of nowhere when this song is played. Will.i.am’s #willpower, the follow-up to his 2007 effort Songs About Girls, will arrive in 2012 on Interscope Records.

Under The Gun Review thinks this song is going to spread like wildfire over the club scene soon so watch out. Tell UTG what your thoughts are on …


THE DROP: New Video from Flux & P, New Free Stuff from Tallan, Stizreth and More!

The evolution of Under The Gun Review continues this week with the latest installment of our electronica feature, The Drop. Written weekly by resident basshead Jake White, The Drop is your go-to source for weekly electronic/dubstep/techno news!

If you’re an emerging talent in this area or have a news tip you’d like to see featured, contact us! Write utgjames@gmail.com with the subject “Drop” and we’ll get you or your news featured as soon as possible!

Welcome back, bassheads! It’s been another week, and I’m sure you’re all starved for some fresh, free bass tracks to take home with you. Well, …


The Black Eyed Peas Detail Hiatus Plans

Maybe it is just us, but when someone goes on hiatus we expect that they will not be making headlines for awhile. Apparently, The Black Eyed Peas disagree.

Recently, The Black Eyed Peas appeared on Ellen to discuss music and life. During the interview, Ellen turned her focus to the group’s recently announced hiatus and the band responded in detail. You can view video of the interview below, but for those lacking that kind of time (or focus), just know that Will.I.Am said “When we take breaks, we work on side projects or get our little personal stuff in order …

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