Here's the annual, always incredible mash-up of the year's pop hits by SF-based DJ, DJ Earworm. He writes, "2011 gave us songs of regret and anger, pride and perseverance, and lots of fire." Go here for more info, and download link.
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Someone Like You
Black Eyed Peas - Just Can’t Get Enough
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
Britney Spears - Till The World Ends
Cee Lo Green - F* You
Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor
Jeremih feat. 50 cent - Down On Me
Katy Perry - Firework
Katy Perry - E.T.
Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
OneRepublic - Good Life
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Pitbull - Give Me Everything
Rihanna - S&M
Rihanna - We Found Love
A lot of my friends rely on me for new music when they're getting tired of their current iPod playlists, so I got to thinking... Why not blog about new music that I'm feelin' each week? That way my friends (consider yourself a friend because anyone who listens to the station is a friend of mine) can check out some of the newest jams first!
Mike Posner "Looks Like Sex"
He's back with his first single off his to-be-released sophomore album "Sky High," the followup to "31 Minutes Til Takeoff." "Looks Like Sex" is a sultry electro pop joint that is dominated by Posner's hoarse vocal tone and a splashy chorus that will surely be picked up quickly by radio. Lyrically, Posner tells a fratastic tale about flirting with the girl of his desire. Beware: The repetitive hook will get stuck in your head. Mike Posner is back with his signature swag.
T-Pain ft. Ne-yo "Turn All The Lights On" (Prod. by Dr. Luke) As much as I'm over auto-tune, looks like T-Pain is back with another club hit.
Childish Gambino "Heartbeat" You might know him as Troy from NBC's "Community," from his standup acts as Donald Glover (no relation to Danny btw), or as his rap alias Childish Gambino. It took me a while to comprehend that someone who seems so laidback and funny could be such an articulate, well versed and raw lyricist. I first learned of his rap skills after a friend forwarded me an Adele remix of "Rolling in the Deep" that they found, which they liked and thought I would do the same. It was pretty impressive. A few months passed and Gambino popped back up on my radar when released a track called "Freaks and Geeks," which went somewhat viral and ended up being used in an Adidas commercial. Long story short, he released his first album two weeks ago and here's one of my favorite tracks from it. It's a little different, but check it out!
Rihanna's Talk That Talk — in stores November 21 — has been leaked! Kinda, sorta... Her 2nd single and followup to "We Found Love" is set to be "unlocked" tomorrow, but today snippets of the album appeared on the web.
Simply put, it's the album on which Rihanna absolutely goes for it, pushing her naughty-girl image to the breaking point, embracing the clubs with both arms, strutting and lilting and sassing her way past her pop contemporaries. Working with a blue-ribbon panel of today's most gifted hitmakers (Dr. Luke, Calvin Harris, Stargate, Bangladesh, No I.D., Hit-Boy, etc.), she's managed to craft an album that will no doubt bear radio fruit for the foreseeable future (current single "We Found Love" is the #1 song in the country, just in case you didn't know) but also pulls off the rather interesting feat of being endlessly, obsessively interesting too.
RYAN DUNN, star of 'Jackass,' dies at age 34 in car crash.
Ryan Dunn, featured player in MTV's "Jackass" franchise, has died in a car accident in Pennsylvania.
Dunn, 34, was driving his 2007 Porsche early Monday morning in West Goshen, Penn. He and a passenger, who has not yet been identified, were discovered dead in the woods off of U.S. 322. Details are few but gruesome.
The sportscar was "fully engulfed in flames" when police arrived on the scene around 3 a.m., says TMZ, with officers on scene saying that "speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident."
Several reports point to a tweet from Dunn hours before the crash linking to a photo on his Tumblr blog. The photo depicts Dunn drinking with two male pals.
"We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn — a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade," said Van Toffler, of the network's music and film group.
Dunn joined forces with Johnny Knoxville's crew in 2000. The channel notes other Hollywood appearances by Dunn, in Jessica Simpson's 2007 film "Blonde Ambition" and on "Law & Order: SVU."
Dunn's last project, "Proving Ground," a G4 TV show where Ryan tested famous stunts from movies and television, premiered last week.
5 Things to Know About Ryan Dunn
1. He Owed His Fame to pre-YouTube Videos: Before Knoxville came calling, Dunn was living near Bam Margera (then later with Bam) in West Chester, Pa., where the duo were part of the CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) Crew. They'd post edless hours of home footage of their group doing Jackass-type stunts without any safety nets nearby. They'd skid out in cars, kick footballs at cars driving by, jump off buildings, jump on beds, kick each other in the face and do insane skateboard tricks. Dunn later moved out when Bam got hitched.
In another, Dunn is seen riding a bicycle straight into a car hood. Hurt? Sure looks it. But it's funny as hell. The videos were distributed widely and Jackass producers noticed—it was these videos that got their attention and ultimately landed Dunn a slot on Jackass in 2000. They have since been ported to YouTube.
Finally, in footage taken after Dunn became famous, he's seen swigging an entire bottle of tequila on stage, then falling over.
2. He Acted With Jessica Simpson?! Besides bit parts in a number of films—and a small role as a guy named Griswold alongside Jessica Simpson in Blonde Ambition—Dunn played the main role in a 2003 indie film called Haggard. It was based on the true story of how his girlfriend at the time cheated on him, and Dunn goes through hell in the film until he is able to find love once again and forget about his ex. Margera financed and directed it.
3. He Hosted His Own Shows: On MTV's Homewrecker, Dunn did what the title says, only he wasn't breaking up marriages, he was breaking apart houses. As in trashing the crap out of them. People who appeared on the show would get revenge on those who had wronged them by trashing rooms in their nemesis' house. Dunn was currently hosting G4's Proving Ground, where he and cohost Jessica Chobot recreated stunts seen in video games and movies to see if they'd work in real life.
The network has pulled the show while they determine what they will do without Dunn. Nine episodes had been taped, and the first one aired just last week.
4. He Was Often Mistaken for Zack Galifianakis: The beard, the belly, the build—the hairy duo could have been separated at birth. But Dunn didn't love the comparisons. On May 17 he tweeted, "The next person who asks me if I'm the guy from the Hangover is getting a big wet kiss on the lips!" There was no follow up tweet on if he ever delivered.
5. He Had a Bunch of Crazy Tats: Steve-O wasn't the only Jackass covered in ink. Dunn had tats dedicated to one of his favorite bands the Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with a plus sign, a set of weights, and a BMW logo all randomly stamped on his bod.
2Pac would've been 40 tomorrow... The day before his birthday they've released a new article about the person who may be responsible for his death.
Convicted Killer Confesses to Shooting West Coast Rapper Tupac Shakur
5:06 PM EDT, June 15, 2011
NEW YORK (KTLA) -- A Brooklyn inmate has confessed to shooting rap star Tupac Shakur.
Dexter Isaac, an associate of Rap Mogul James "Jimmy Henchman" Richmond, claims he shot Tupac at Quad Studios in Manhattan 17 years ago.
According to a statement he gave to AllHipHop.com, Isaac says he was paid $2,500 by Richmond to shoot the West Coast rap icon.
"In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at hte Quad Studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Synthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery."
Isaac even implies Sean "Puffy" Combs knew about the plan all along.
The Quad Studios robbery and shooting occurred less than two years before Tupac was murdered on Sept. 7, 1996.
Isaac is currently serving a life sentence for unrelated crimes at MDC Brooklyn.
Rosemond is CEO of Czar Entertainment who manages performer such as The Game and Sean Kingston.
According to the Smoking Gun, Rosemond is currently a fugitive from justice; he's wanted by the DEA and federal marshals in connection with his alleged leadership of a cocaine trafficking ring.
Isaac's full statement:
My name is Dexter Isaac. On Monday, May 23, 2011, James Rosemond released a statement in which he named myself and another individual, a Mr. Winston Harris (who I do not know), as government informants. I would like to clear the record on that statement: I have never been a rat for anybody and I do not have any deals nor was I made any promises by any government agency for information on Mr. Rosemond. Mr. Rosemond has crucified good reporters like Chuck Philips, at the LA Times, and Alison Gendar, at the Daily News, for telling the truth about him and his activities. He claims they had no proof that he was a rat for the government, which is an outright lie, because Mr. Rosemond, you signed a proffer agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office in New York on 10-20-1998. Mr. Rosemond, I have copies of your presentence report from North Carolina dated 1-13-1997 and other documents about you working with the government sending people you befriended to prison so you can maintain your own freedom. I have met with individuals on whom Mr. Rosemond has told.
Jimmy, I say to you: I have kept your secrets for years. You have never been arrested because of me, or anyone of our friends because of me. How dare you call me an informant! I have stayed silent in prison for the past 13 years, doing a life sentence like a real soldier should, when you and everybody have turned your backs on me. I have never gotten any help nor asked for any help from you or anyone since being locked up.
As a matter of fact, when I was first notified a couple years ago that the feds and Chuck Philips were investigating you, I wrote you and sent you everything they sent me. I kept it real with you because that's what real G's do. Anyway, that was before I found out that you were, in fact, already a turncoat rat for the government. Mr. Rosemond, if I was an informant like you, I would've been home years ago with my family, not doing life in prison.
Now I would like to clear up a few things, because the statute of limitations is over, and no one can be charged, and I'm just plain tired of listening to your lies.
In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Cynthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery.
Now I'm not going to talk about my friend Biggie's death or 2Pac's death, but I would like to give their mothers some closure. It's about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time. Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
Mr. Rosemond, I ask you: Are you going to flip on Puffy when the feds get you? To save yourself like you have done in the past? Because that's what a rat does. So in closing, we shall see who the rat is, in the near future.
If anyone has any questions regarding these statement or just want to be a friend to a real Soldier fighting for his freedom in prison feel free to write me at:
Dexter Isaac - #49733-053 MDC Brooklyn PO Box 329002 Brooklyn, NY 11232
The Billboard Award winners of 2011 were announced live from the MGM Grand tonight in Las Vegas! Want to know who went home with a trophy and who went home with a fist full poker chips? We have all the winners right here.
Hot 100 Billboard Song of the Year: Taio Cruz “Dynamite”