Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Music: Rihanna - Russian Roulette

Rihanna finally releases her first single from her upcoming album "Rated R". "Russian Roulette" was written by Ne-Yo, and is set to be released to mainstream radio on October 21, 2009 at 4:23 PM BST.

Official Video: OneRepublic - Secrets

I really like this song, but as I said in with Alicia Keys, I really would like to see OneRepublic switch it up. They gained a huge hip-hop following after working with Timbaland on their debut album, so it would only be natural for them to work with more hip-hop artist, right? Lead singer, Ryan Tedder, insists that he doesn't sample himself, but I would beg to differ. All of his music production has such a similar sound. I had to listen to the chorus several times because I swear I can sing the lyrics to Leona Lewis' "Better In Time", also written and produced by Tedder, to the same tune. Funny thing is that I really don't listen to Leona so much lol. Either way, this is the second single from OneRepublic's forthcoming album "Waking Up", due out in stores November 17, 2009.

Official Video: Queen Latifah - Fast Car ft. Missy Elliot

This is the second single from Queen Latifah's "Persona", released August 25, 2009. Cameos from Jadakiss, Angie Martinez, Paula Patton, Robin Thicke, Common, and the single's producers Cool & Dre.

Official Video: Alicia Keys - Doesn't Mean Anything

Alicia is a talented artist, but damn, I really wish she would switch it up sometimes. All these sappy piano songs are killing me. Can we get some attitude or something?

The official video for the first single from Alicia Keys forthcoming album The Element Of Freedom scheduled for release on December 1st.