MIGOS AND DJ MUSTARD TAKE OVER A WAREHOUSE

MIGOS AND DJ MUSTARD TAKE OVER A WAREHOUSE FOR A PAINTBALL WAR IN ‘PURE WATER’ VIDEO

Sometimes, all you need for a good music video is some strobe lights and a ridiculous, but fun concept. That’s exactly what Mustard and Migos put into effect for their “Pure Water” video, packing out the clip with vivacious models but turning the trope on its head by giving them a bucket of paint-filled water balloons and letting them go crazy. By the end of the video, everything from the models to the walls of the soundstage are awash with splatters of color — all except the icy principles, of course. There’s not a speck on their blinding white coveralls as they two-step their way through the mess, seemingly having just as much as the paintball fighters.

“At first it was just a song me and Quavo came up with, and then I was like, ‘No, I gotta get the whole gang on here.’ We worked our way to get everybody on there and it was … I knew what it was when I first heard it though,’ Mustard previously explained to Zane Lowe, breaking down the origins of “Pure Water.” “This is my first time working with Offset and Takeoff. Me and Quavo got an ongoing relationship ’cause we did the song ‘Want Her’ a long time ago. Now with this song, it was easier. I feel like everybody grown, even myself. With me and Quavo, it was just tag teaming, getting everybody involved, but once it came together, it was like a match made in heaven type thing.”

What do water and paint have in common? Besides both being wet, nothing. That’s apparently enough to string them together because DJ Mustard and Migos‘ new video, “Pure Water” is about fast and furious painting action. This isn’t your regular easel-in-a-studio-apartment kind of painting.

SOMEONE ASKED BEBE REXHA TO COVER HER STRETCH MARKS

“Last Hurrah is about vices, but it’s not that deep it’s just about having a good time.”

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Bebe Rexha is on the up and up. The internationally-acclaimed musician had an incredible 2018 — in June, she dropped, Expectations, her long-awaited debut album which skyrocketed up the charts shortly after its release and helped earn her two Grammy nominations — and this year is already gearing up to be another one for the books.

She’s also channeling a new sound in her music. Explaining that ‘everybody’s in like this 90s vibe right now’ she decided that she’s ‘going into punk’ and will be switching things up and heading in a different direction from the crowd. She’s also very in control of the creative decisions ‘every little part, I know what I want and I know what I like’, she’s not going to be letting anyone dim her shine or try to take over her creative process, and we’re so here for it.

‘And I think my dad always looks at me like his daughter. And it’s like, I understand. I tried to explain, like, “Please don’t hate me. It’s art.”‘

30 years ago, the 60-year-old Queen of Pop got into hot water with then-sponsor Pepsi and Pope John Paul II over her Catholic-inspired video with burning crosses, stigmata, and interracial kissing.

In the making of the video, Rexha describes what the song means to her: “Last Hurrah is about vices, but it’s not that deep it’s just about having a good time.”

The Say My Name songstress even started to research New Jersey real estate in a bid to buy her disappointed father’s approval after the row.

‘I’m not going to lie, I was looking at homes,’ Rexha confessed

‘I was like, I know they want to move to New Jersey. No, I’m not going to buy them the whole thing. I was like, I’ll put a down payment, let’s be real. I was like what do I gotta do?

Rita Ora channels Britney Spears as she shows downfall

Unlike “Everytime,” there isn’t a tragic death in the end. Instead, Rita ends up performing inside a theater, only to be met by an alternative version of herself – a waitress – who wants nothing more than to be… rich and famous. Both women spot each other and yearn for the other’s life. At first glance, the concept doesn’t have much to do with the song, which you’d think is Rita singing to a man. In this version, she’s singing to herself.

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Rita Ora’s new single “Only Want You,” featuring 6LACK, is one of the standout tracks off her most-recent album, Phoenix. The video, out now, is a reinterpretation of Britney’s iconic In The Zone clip, “Everytime.” Or… I’m just imagining things.

In the beginning, Rita deals with conflict of life as a rich and famous person. Visibly annoyed, she makes her way inside of a diner for a little peace and quiet, but is quickly hounded by a sea of paparazzi and reporters.

The video opens with Rita speaking to a friend on the phone as she laments missing her pal’s baby’s first smile before heading into a diner to relax.

There she’s tracked down by the paps before being helped out of the back door by the diner waitress.

Star power: The video opens with Rita speaking to a friend on the phone as she laments missing her pal's baby's first smile before heading into a diner to relax

The pair sparked romance speculation after they were spotted together in November, but the relationship is said to have bitten the dust. Speaking to The Mirror, a source said: ‘The relationship just fizzled out. It’s sad but they have both accepted the situation and moved on.’ However, another insider claimed the singer is ‘cut up’ about the whole thing, while the Spider-Man actor was craving a more private life. ‘They spent Christmas together and she thought things were going well between them,’ they told The Sun.

‘Her career is going from strength to strength and lives her life in the spotlight but he told her he wanted to lead a more private life.

‘Rita had tried to do that and had kept their romance off social media but things didn’t work out.’

The reported split is exacerbated by Rita currently being on the other side of the world in Australia, where she launched her Phoenix World Tour in Melbourne on March 1.

Meanwhile Andrew has sparked dating rumours with actress and comedienne Aisling Bea, 34, as they were spotted watching a performance of hit musical Hamilton together at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre this week.

BLACKPINK Finally Has Tour Dates Across North America

K-pop fans got some pretty exciting news last night when BLACKPINK announced that they will be bringing their tour to North America, Europe and Australia later this year.

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Blinks – the name of the group’s fans – have gone wild on social media about the news and some are hoping that a new album is on the way.

One said: “Only 2nd week of Jan and #BLACKPINK be feeding us! 2019 is our QUEENS year!”

Another said: “2 years, only 9 Songs and not even a full album but still they got a world tour. This is the power of Blackpink and Blinks”

However, some fans have expressed concerns about how the group will fill a tour show, with one Blink asking: “Isn’t it early for a world tour with 9 songs”.

The popular girl group and the prominent indie rockers will appear at both weekends of Coachella in April. BLACKPINK, the first-ever K-pop group to play Coachella, also recently announced that they’ll be touring in North America, but have yet to announce any further information or dates.

BLACKPINK 2019 World Tour “IN YOUR AREA”

-Asia-

January 12-13th, Saturday & Sunday- Bangkok (Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani)

January 20th, Sunday- Jakarta (ICE BSD)

January 26th, Saturday- Hong Kong (Asia World Expo Arena)

February 2nd, Saturday- Manila (Mall Of Asia Arena)

February 15th, Friday- Singapore (Singapore Indoor Stadium)

February 23rd, Saturday- Kuala Lumpur (Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam)

March 3rd, Sunday- Taipei (NTSU Arena Linkou Arena)

 

-Europe-

May 18, Saturday- Amsterdam (AFAS Live)

May 21, Tuesday- Manchester (Manchester Arena)

May 22, Wednesday- London (London The SSE Arena, Wembley)

May 24, Friday- Berlin (Max-Schmeling-Halle)

May 26, Sunday- Paris (Paris Zenith La Villette)

May 28, Tuesday- Barcelona (Palau Saint Jordi)

BLACKPINK first charted on the Billboard 200 last year with their debut EP Square Up and landed on the Hot 100 with hits “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” and “Kiss and Make Up,” a collab with Dua Lipa…

Soundcheck: The 11 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that’s just hit the web, because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including SOPHIE, Alice Glass and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

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New bangers new bangers

Presenting this week’s best new tracks – and when to drop them. Scroll down for the Spotify playlist.

Travis Scott – ‘Stargazing’

Best for going out of your god-damned mind

The mysterious, controversial campaign around the US rapper’s new album ‘ASTROWORLD’ has been equal parts exhausting and exhilarating. ‘Stargazing’, the opening song to it, makes it all worth it. Autotuned vocals populate the song’s slower first half, but it launches into action via Scott’s addictive personality in the latter section.

Nadia Rose – ‘WUT2’

Best for standing your ground

One of Britain’s most electrifying rappers returns with this, her first song of 2018 and perhaps her boldest yet. Built on a tormenting guitar riff, the Croydon star stands her ground against the snakes and backstabbers as she flits between furious flows and hypnotising singing.

Jade Bird – ‘Uh Huh’

Best for thinking global

Following the success of ‘Lottery’, the debate around Jade Bird cracking American became an issue of “when”, not “if”. ‘Uh Huh’, a thundering country-jam with a blistering pop chorus ought appeal to the nation’s persuasion. The rest of the world will follow suit.

Robyn – ‘Missing U’

Best for returning with the goods

A return from the influential Swedish pop star and the internet’s darling has been pined for by fans and critics alike since her last release ‘Body Talk’ in 2010, and for the most part, it’s worth the wait. A pulsating beat gets things off to a bold start, before a tale of a love that’s come and gone tears your heart to pieces. Nothing’s changed then.

Flohio – ‘10 More Rounds’

Best for pushing things forward

Flohio’s 2018 has been monumental. The steps that were made in her game from debut single ‘Bands’ to ‘Watchout’ seemed unheard of – but the London rapper has surpassed it with this, a bruising anthem where she begins to envisage the world she will no doubt conquer: “Don’t you pour dirt on my dreams/Right now I’m just trying to win, and live.”

Mura Masa and NAO’s working relationship has been fruitful to say the least. NAO jumped on Mura’s ‘Firefies’ from his debut album last year and it proved to be one a serious triumph. The producer returned the favour by reworking ‘In The Morning’ from her debut album in glorious fashion. Here, the pair turn in their best work by sharing the workload – as tropical beats crafted by the producer are lifted by another versatile vocal performance from Nao. A perfect mix, then.