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Video: @DJDrama "So Many Girls"

Video: DJ Drama "So Many Girls"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

DJ Drama just dropped his new video for "So Many Girls" feat. Wale, Tyga, Roscoe Dash.

Video: @Temporary_Hero - Blasphemy (Album Teaser)

Video: Temporary Hero - Blasphemy (Album Teaser)

Courtesy Ross @ Sticky Toffee.

2013 sees Temporary Hero release his highly anticipated debut album 'Blasphemy', which he describes himself as "a song cycle without boundaries in genre, topic, delivery meant to move feet and brain cells at the same time. Blasphemy explores the depths of shame, pain, and the path to self-acceptance and redemption all the while bathed in stark syncopation, dark grooves, informed by both the sounds of the past with one foot in the future"..

@AdamsWorldBlog - Breaking Through Walls

Adam's World Weekly Blog - Breaking Through Walls

Welcome to the new week everyone. Have you ever broken through a wall you didn't even know existed? That's what's happened to me over the past few weeks. The other day a former professor of mine commented on one of my articles, telling me she thought it was really great writing. I know I'm a good writer, but to hear it from an authority was fantastic, and it made me take a step back, look at what I've been doing, and say "wow, I'm actually STILL improving!" Speaking of those features that are generating so much praise, this week I have a look at the charts with Pop Shots, a feature on NYC rocker Anna Rose, a Q&A with Chevonne from season three of The Voice, and a brand new video from Toussaint Morrison.

If you dig any of these features please feel free to forward this email to a friend. Thanks, and enjoy!

Pop Shots - A Look At The Charts

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with some Billboard singles chart analysis. There’s a really interesting mix of music gaining steam right now. We have the dance pop of and Britney Spears, the folk rock of Of Monsters and Men, the return of Fall Out Boy, the emergence of Olly Murs, the country of Carrie Underwood, and lots more Macklemore. The chart positions I'm using are from the Billboard Hot 100 as it was listed on this past Thursday, and since this is Pop Shots, you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.

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Anna Rose Find Freedom in Rock n Roll

Camped out in her bedroom, New York City rocker Anna Rose is watching a blizzard cover her city in a thick blanket of snow. She says she's well prepared, armed with "crackers and flat Coca Cola," and a plan to add unicorn horns to her photos courtesy of the Younicorn app.

Despite being ill, Rose powered through her show at Sullivan Hall the night before. "I have some photos from the Sullivan Hall show. I think I might have to put a unicorn horn on one of those," she says with a laugh.

Toughness has never been a problem for Rose. Dealing with the assumptions of others, however, used to be an issue.

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Chevonne Discusses The Voice, Lady Gaga, & Kiss

When an artist exits a singing competition TV show they have two options – strike right away, or risk fading into obscurity. Chevonne, a former backup singer for Lady Gaga who was a contestant on season three of The Voice, chose to strike, immediately launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund an album and a music video. The campaign turned out to be a successful one, as she exceeded her goal of raising $10,000.

I caught up with the big haired, big voiced, singer to find out more about her experience on The Voice, which included being selected by Cee Lo in the blind auditions, and stolen by Christina Aguilera during the battle rounds, as well as what it was like touring with Lady Gaga. Chevonne also discussed the incredible impact the Muppets have had on her life, and the experience of actually getting to work with them.

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Vid Pick: Toussaint Morrison - Coup De Grâce

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As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week.

- Adam B
Video: @KelzTBK - "Inhale"

Video: Kelz TBK - "Inhale"

Courtesy Ross @ Sticky Toffee.

Teaming up with producer BMP, Kelz proudly presents his new track ‘Inhale’, a lively piece of UK urban music sure to set the benchmark for the young artist in 2013. Expect more new music from this exciting one-to-watch in the coming weeks, including the highly anticipated follow up single 'Zeus', featuring lady of the moment Lady Leshurr.

Video: @NoaJames - It's The Common Ground (@KevinNottingham)

Video: Noa James - It's The Common Ground

Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.

Black Cloud Music teams up with to present the official music video for Noa James' "It's The Common Ground" featuring Curtiss King and produced by Phantom Thrett. The video was shot by BrickToYaFace and edited by Curtiss King. Look out for Noa James' new album The Adventures of Young Orca dropping March 4th!

Video: @AzealiaBanks – Harlem Shake (@RapStarPromo)

Video: Azealia Banks – Harlem Shake

Courtesy Rap Star Promo.

Azealia Banks


Audio: @PerfeckStranger - Come Back Home (Remix) @Daneo10

Audio: Perfeck Strangers - Come Back Home (Remix)

Courtesy Dan-e-o.

Jordi LaForty remixes and drops cuts on this Perfeck Strangers joint from the "Series Premiere" album, providing a jazzy twist to the duo's soulful quest to locate their long-lost friend: hip-hop. Download it for free!

Video: Antoine Banks - "Always Sunny" (@AntoineTheFresh)

Video: Antoine Banks - "Always Sunny"

Courtesy Travis V.

"The term "Always Sunny" is a metaphor, a play on words. Whenever you think of sunshine you think of good times and fun shit going on & that is what my life has been like lately, Always Sunny." - Antoine Banks

Video: 789 Crew f/ Arjun - "My Lady" (@789Crew)

Video: 789 Crew f/ Arjun - "My Lady"

Courtesy Khalid Khan.

From the recent success of 789 Crew’s debut single ‘Teri Yaad’, they are ready to launch their second single ‘My Lady’ featuring international artist Arjun. The track has already been a huge success on the underground scene with over thousands of downloads.

Video: Wheatie - "No Jokin" f/ @TayOlei_ (@Wheatie1223)

Video: Wheatie - "No Jokin" f/ Tay Olei

Courtesy T.O.

Chicago native Wheatie releases a song along with the video featuring artist Tay OLei. The single will be on Wheatie's upcoming project entitled "2 Much Life". The beat is produced by Chicago's own DJ L.

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