Mariah Carey and Miguel star in “#Beautiful,” a sweet duet between the two powerful vocalists. Word is the video has already been shot and will debut on American Idol on Wednesday night. If you need it in your music library, the Mimi and Miguel track is ready for purchase on iTunes.
J.Cole breaks down how he made the beat for his latest single “Power Trip.”
Born Sinner drops June 25th.
Miguel takes us behind the scenes on the set of his new video for “How Many Drinks?”, featuring Kendrick Lamar.
J.Cole sat down with MTV and talked the concept for his ”Power Trip”, and convincing Miguel to be killed off in the video.
The lineup is HUGE!
Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Festival will return with more big names in 2013. Beyonce and Nince Inch Nails will headline the two-day concert, which also boasts Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock), A$AP Rocky, Miguel, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange and Public Enemy, among many more. It all goes down Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sep. 1 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA.
You’re both carrying the torch as the leaders of the new generation. How do you define musical genius?
KENDRICK: Somebody that don’t really have any boundaries, that’s not confined to the traditional structure of a song or traditional sounds. When you listen to “Adorn,” it feels like he’s not even trying to structure a radio joint. He just felt the music, felt the instrumentation and wrote the track.
MIGUEL: Good looks, bro. My favorite artists always took whatever they loved out of music and made it their own. It was their take on it. Kendrick is one of those people where I can hear Ice Cube’s first two albums’ influence. I get the street edge, but then I hear like the poetic player, smoothness, creativity and smart street savvy of Andre on Aquemini. That juxtaposition is what I hear in Kendrick, but it’s his own take. If you listen to my shit, you’re gonna hear Prince, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin or a little bit of the Beatles. That’s where I’m pulling from.