September 23rd, 2014
thekidonxtheblog

New Music:

Kendrick Lamar - i

It has been almost 2 years since Kendrick Lamar has released his critically acclaimed classic “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City”. About a week ago Kendrick teased us with the cover to his new single “i” and now its finally here. His new single was produced by Rahki and Mixed By Ali. Be on the look out for the release date to his upcoming album which should drop this fall.

Reblogged from The Kid On The Blog
September 19th, 2014
neighbourhoodheroin

New Video:

Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea - Booty

September 19th, 2014
thekidonxtheblog

New Music:

Yung Lean - Ghosttown (feat. Travi$ Scott)

Yung Lean recently tapped on La Flame shoulder for an assist on a trippy track.This collaboration will be on Yung Lean’s upcoming project Unknown Memory, which is set to drop September 23rd.

Reblogged from The Kid On The Blog
September 19th, 2014
lolaofiluvlola

NEW VIDEO

BELLY - DAB LIFE

September 16th, 2014
lovelight-inflight

Toronto’s prince  of pop DCF  releases the visual for his latest single Jealous/Happy Child

September 16th, 2014
lovelight-inflight

CONTEST : WIN TICKETS TO THE WEEKNDS OFFICIAL KING OF THE FALL AFTERPARTY

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This Sunday The Weeknd will be hosting the official  KOTF After Party inside Maison

iLuvLola wants to make sure you get the chance to attend. We’re giving 1 lucky person  the opportunity to win  a pair of  VIP tickets to the party !

Here’s how you can win a pair :

Method 1: Follow @Iluvlolaonline on Twitter and RT our contest tweet . You must be following us in order to win, as we will need to DM you if you do! 

Method 2 : Send us an email info@iluvlola.net with the subject :” KOTF AFTERPARTY”  and leave us your name and contact info.

Note: Contest Closes on September 19th winners will be contacted via email. Tickets are general admission only. Transportation to and from the show will not be provided. You must live in the city or in the vicinity of the concert in order to win. 

September 16th, 2014
buttajones
NEW MUSIC: “Don’t Tell Em” Remix by Jeremih featuring French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign

NEW MUSIC: “Don’t Tell Em” Remix by Jeremih featuring French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign

September 16th, 2014
neighbourhoodheroin
ILUVLOLA X LIL JON
Words By: Sadé Powell (@SmokeandRoses_)
Lil Jon, the godfather of crunk brought his antics to Toronto last week DJing at one of the cities hotspots Uniun Night Club. Lil Jon has swiftly made is way into the electronic dance music scene putting out hits like Sexy Bitch and Turn Down For What which has now gone triple platinum. ILUVLOLA caught up with the southern star to chat about his stance in music, turning down and EDM.
Trance, techno and dance music they all entice young, energetic crowds prepared to jump and head bob for hours at a time. DJs and producers of this genre are quickly creeping from behind the shadows and bursting to the forefront of the party. Hell, they are the party! Lil Jon got his start producing music for the dancehall and hip hop generation, but as trends shift and music evolves his passion for music has allowed him to adapt with the times and keep relevant. He says the energy is what drew him to EDM and that the vigor in hip hop just isn’t the same.
“Hip-hop doesn’t have the energy it did in the 80s and 90s[…] everybody is too fucking cool and everybody wants to be too fucking gangster. It’s all about out-doing the other motherfucker and it’s not about partying anymore.”
Now Lil Jon’s swing into EDM obviously didn’t happen overnight, he credits rapper Pitbull as the one who showed him the light, and by light I mean LED beams and psychedelic strobes. The duo collaborated on hit party tracks like The Anthem in 2009 and then went on to sample Frederico Franchi’s Cream for their single Krazy in 2010. From there Lil Jon was able to hook up with DJ Chuckie who put him on to the Sexy Bitch remix with David Guetta and introduced him to a wide range of people on the electronic groove. 
Of coarse the party must come to an end at some point and there are only two things the crunk master turns down for.
“Police and sleep. We don’t want no problem with the police and you gotta rest or you won’t be turning up the next day.”
Party animals have family too and Lil Jon has a wife and son at home. He says he’s gotten balancing the realm of business and family down to a science. 
“I’m on the road so much so when I go home it’s totally turn down […] I juice, I detox, drink a lot of tea and water you gotta take care of your body because the road will beat you up. When I’m home I’m Jon, when out I’m Lil Jon.”
When the Lil Jon we know and love is on a track there is no mistaking his legendary bellows of ‘YEAH!’ and ‘OKAY’ peppered into several of his biggest songs. Singles like Get Low and Yeah, which are both about a decade old, are still being played in clubs, movies and referenced in new songs and on television. Lil Jon talks about why he thinks his songs are able to maintain their longevity. 
“I think it’s about going in and not just settling. If it can be better, I’m going to make it better. I would rather take my time and get it right than to just put it out, then I’m hearing this shit on the radio ten year later going ‘Fuck I hate that fucking word, I should have changed this part here…’ That shit will fuck with you ‘till you die. I guess I’m all about good quality music.”
The 43-year-old says he feels blessed that eleven years after dropping the biggest hit of his career he has another number one song to add to his belt. Not many artists can say the same. Over his almost two decades being in the music industry Lil Jon has proven to be a real chameleon going from dancehall, to crunk, to soca and now EDM. All of which he still incorporates in his DJing artistry.
“From day one I never put myself in a box […] You gotta keep your ears to the streets and to the clubs. Pay attention to what the trends are and just have an open mind. At the end of the day it’s do you, even if people don’t like what you’re doing.”
In the impending future Lil Jon says he’s working on several new projects like collaborating with DJ Chronic for a track on Tyga’s upcoming album as well as a feel good summer anthem set to drop sometime late this year or in early 2015. For now we’re waiting to hear back on Lil Jon’s take on Canadian delicacy the ketchup chip which he says he’s never heard of, but is reluctant to try after a bad run in with the formidable poutine. Now here’s a bedazzled pimp cup toast to another decade in music for producer, rapper and Dj Lil Jon.

ILUVLOLA X LIL JON

Words By: Sadé Powell (@SmokeandRoses_)

Lil Jon, the godfather of crunk brought his antics to Toronto last week DJing at one of the cities hotspots Uniun Night Club. Lil Jon has swiftly made is way into the electronic dance music scene putting out hits like Sexy Bitch and Turn Down For What which has now gone triple platinum. ILUVLOLA caught up with the southern star to chat about his stance in music, turning down and EDM.

Trance, techno and dance music they all entice young, energetic crowds prepared to jump and head bob for hours at a time. DJs and producers of this genre are quickly creeping from behind the shadows and bursting to the forefront of the party. Hell, they are the party! Lil Jon got his start producing music for the dancehall and hip hop generation, but as trends shift and music evolves his passion for music has allowed him to adapt with the times and keep relevant. He says the energy is what drew him to EDM and that the vigor in hip hop just isn’t the same.

Hip-hop doesn’t have the energy it did in the 80s and 90s[…] everybody is too fucking cool and everybody wants to be too fucking gangster. It’s all about out-doing the other motherfucker and it’s not about partying anymore.

Now Lil Jon’s swing into EDM obviously didn’t happen overnight, he credits rapper Pitbull as the one who showed him the light, and by light I mean LED beams and psychedelic strobes. The duo collaborated on hit party tracks like The Anthem in 2009 and then went on to sample Frederico Franchi’s Cream for their single Krazy in 2010. From there Lil Jon was able to hook up with DJ Chuckie who put him on to the Sexy Bitch remix with David Guetta and introduced him to a wide range of people on the electronic groove.

Of coarse the party must come to an end at some point and there are only two things the crunk master turns down for.

Police and sleep. We don’t want no problem with the police and you gotta rest or you won’t be turning up the next day.

Party animals have family too and Lil Jon has a wife and son at home. He says he’s gotten balancing the realm of business and family down to a science.

I’m on the road so much so when I go home it’s totally turn down […] I juice, I detox, drink a lot of tea and water you gotta take care of your body because the road will beat you up. When I’m home I’m Jon, when out I’m Lil Jon.”

When the Lil Jon we know and love is on a track there is no mistaking his legendary bellows of ‘YEAH!’ and ‘OKAY’ peppered into several of his biggest songs. Singles like Get Low and Yeah, which are both about a decade old, are still being played in clubs, movies and referenced in new songs and on television. Lil Jon talks about why he thinks his songs are able to maintain their longevity.

I think it’s about going in and not just settling. If it can be better, I’m going to make it better. I would rather take my time and get it right than to just put it out, then I’m hearing this shit on the radio ten year later going ‘Fuck I hate that fucking word, I should have changed this part here…’ That shit will fuck with you ‘till you die. I guess I’m all about good quality music.”

The 43-year-old says he feels blessed that eleven years after dropping the biggest hit of his career he has another number one song to add to his belt. Not many artists can say the same. Over his almost two decades being in the music industry Lil Jon has proven to be a real chameleon going from dancehall, to crunk, to soca and now EDM. All of which he still incorporates in his DJing artistry.

From day one I never put myself in a box […] You gotta keep your ears to the streets and to the clubs. Pay attention to what the trends are and just have an open mind. At the end of the day it’s do you, even if people don’t like what you’re doing.

In the impending future Lil Jon says he’s working on several new projects like collaborating with DJ Chronic for a track on Tyga’s upcoming album as well as a feel good summer anthem set to drop sometime late this year or in early 2015. For now we’re waiting to hear back on Lil Jon’s take on Canadian delicacy the ketchup chip which he says he’s never heard of, but is reluctant to try after a bad run in with the formidable poutine. Now here’s a bedazzled pimp cup toast to another decade in music for producer, rapper and Dj Lil Jon.

September 16th, 2014
lolaofiluvlola

About two years ago Belly released a DJ Drama -hosted mixtape Greatest Dream I Never Had. It showed a new side of the Toronto-based rapper, as he forayed into darker territory with syrup-induced production and drug-addled lyrics. After working on the follow up since 2011,Greatest Dream I Never Had 2, Belly is almost ready to let the fans hear it. A few days ago HotNewHipHop premiered the first leak off it, “Dab Life.” It’s an ode to the newest method stoners can use to get high, and Belly is obviously a pro at it, as evidenced by The Weeknd’s many Instagrams of the rapper doing it. Dablo Escobar.

This first leak is riddled with piano keys and has an overall low-fi quality while Belly uses a low-energy flow, which makes this record perfect to smoke too. Or dab too. 

Stay tuned for Greatest Dream I Never Had 2 from The Weeknd-affiliated MC.

via HotNewHipHop

September 16th, 2014
lolaofiluvlola

Have you had a chance to hear Detroit’s newest rising star Dej Loaf yet? Her single “Try Me" is heating up radio in the East Coast and she is quickly becoming your rapper’s favourite rapper. 

We absolutely love Dej Loaf and are excited to see and possibly contribute to what’s about to unfold! Stay tuned!

Follow her on twitter @dejloaf 

September 15th, 2014
lovelight-inflight

CAMM HUNTER- OH LORD

Camm Hunter releases the visuals to “Oh Lord” the first single off his upcoming solo LP “Just Saying”

Pick up Oh Lord on iTunes and look out for Camm’s LP coming soon.

September 15th, 2014
buttajones

NEW VIDEO: “Holy Ghost” by Jeezy


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