Posts Tagged ‘Christina Jones’

Lupe Fiasco dropped his newest album, Lasers on March 8th. It’s a testimony of thoughtful raps and catchy beats. The album features production by the Neptunes, Needlz, Alex da Kid, Syience and collaborations with John Legend, Trey Songz, Eric Turner and Sarah Green. It has been stirring some controversy though, because of the content revealed in the music. Lupe talks politics: racism, slavery, and America’s lies.

Lupe had been working on the album between 2009 and 2010, and although it’s been done for some time now, his record label, Atlantic, held it back from release, possibly because of all its controversy.

Lupe had initially considered releasing a triple album titled LupE.N.D. and then retiring from music. But Atlantic prevented him from doing so.

One of the songs on the album titled “Words I Never Said,” leaps right into Lupe accusing the government for the attacks on 9/11. He calls the War on Terror “some bull shit,” and outright claims that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are racists. The track features Skylar Grey, the voice on Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go” and Diddy Dirty Money’s “Coming Home.”

With Grey’s assistance, the song sounds beautiful, but the lyrics might be shocking to innocent ears.

Give me some feedback! What do you think about this song or Lupe’s new album in general? Does revealing this type of information make you think critically about the government, or do you think what Lupe is just rapping “some bullshit?”

-Christina Jones

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On February 19th Kanye West released his brand new video, “All of the Lights,” featuring “the Man on the Moon” Kid Cudi and Rihanna, from his platinum-selling album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The video is as vibrant, colorful, and theatrical as the album’s 30 minute video, Runaway, but it’s very simplistic. Half of the video contains flashing words and colorful lights, similar to a light show, which seems like the obvious thing to do because of the song’s title, but I expected more from Yeezy, finding the theme too repetitive and boring.

The video begins with a little girl wandering a sidewalk alone in black-and-white. Then the light show begins: flashing words and flamboyant colors. Kanye appears on top of a police car with his foot on the siren. Rihanna gets straightforward shots in front of one big, bright light, and Cudi appears in a red jacket with his backside to the camera. Unfortunately, the piano interlude where Fergie sings is cut out of the video. But West was sure to fill in lots of lights for Alicia Keys’ solo, seeing as she was MIA.

Here’s the official video:  http://www.islanddefjam.com/allofthelights/

– Christina Jones

Let’s all agree, Wiz Khalifa’s hit single, “Black and Yellow” can be re-color-named a thousand times and still be considered “the shit.” The 808’s, electric guitar, and drums scream throughout the song making it an automatic replay at any party. Recently revealed was “Purp & Yellow,” featuring Game, Snoop Dogg, and Mr. “everything I do, I do it big,” Wiz Khalifa.

Here’s the video: http://www.mtv.com/videos/the-game/624615/purp-yellow-la-leakers-skeetox-remix.jhtml#id=1568964

The song has gone from “Black & Yellow” (representative of the Pittsburgh Steelers), to Green & Yellow (in support of the Green Bay Packers featuring Lil Wayne), and now we have “Purp & Yellow.” This track is obviously symbolic of the highly talented L.A. Lakers.

What’s next?…my two favorite colors are red and yellow…let’s go!  It’s all about me!

– Christina Jones

We’ve been anticipating the video premiere, “Hold it Against Me,” from Britney Spears’ newly revealed album, “Femme Fatale” (JERK reviewed it here).

Spears also revealed the clip on Twitter, writing: ‘Without further adieu, I present my video for Hold It Against Me, directed by the wonderful Jonas Akerlund… Hope you guys love it as much as I do. If you didn’t I’ll kung fu kick you like I did to that chick in the video.’ (more…)

Rihanna’s latest released video, “S&M,” has stirred up a lot of controversy. I do believe the song includes some promiscuous language:

“‘Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it
Sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
But chains and whips excite me.” (more…)

Has Lady Gaga gone completely gaga?

The “Egg Woman” performed her much-anticipated new single “Born This Way” at the 53rd Annual Grammys Sunday night. She emerged from an egg/pod exclaiming that she had been “born this way.” Although the song is especially catchy and cool, Gaga’s performance was most definitely NOT! (more…)

Meet the Jerk Bloggers: Christina Jones

Posted: February 14, 2011 by jerkmag in BLARE -- music
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Christina Jones, Blare blogger

What’s good ladies and gents! My name is Christina. I’m glad to be back on board for another semester with JERK! Last semester I gave you guys Blare – music. For those of you who are used to hearing good tunes, I’ll be refreshing your playlist with all the new, trending, talked about music. By the way, it’s all about me…

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Bergenfield, N.J. – I know you’ve never heard of it!

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: Trix – It’s for Kids!

One lie I got away with: My age when I go out! Haha, never gets old.

Two things on my Bucket List: Visit Fiji and Paris, France

Three celebrities I love: RIHANNA, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj

Follow me on Twitter @MiZsJ0neZs because I write some whack ass shit!