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Jessica Sutta Drops New Single ‘Let It Be Love’

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In my opinion, Jessica Sutta was the most underrated and underutilized member of the Pussycat Dolls. She proved she could stand on her own two feet with the infectious Dave Aude-produced dance hit, “Show Me.” The 32-year-old singer recently released the lead cut off her long-awaited debut album, Feline Resurrection, which is due out later this year. Surprisingly, it’s not a bumpin’ club banger.

Sutta slows things down with the electro ballad “Let It Be Love.” While I would’ve preferred something I could bust a move to, I’m feelin’ the new track. It’s wise to show her fans that she’s just not a one-trick dance pony. Check it out below, which features vocals by Rico Love.

“When I first heard what Rico wrote, it was as if he had looked into my soul and wrote from my very own life experiences. I was moved to tears,” Sutta explains of her new song to PopCrush. “We all know that love is the most beautiful and powerful force in the world, and I think most people have experienced the pain of longing to find it.”

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The fact that Mariah Carey is in the kitchen, let alone attempting to cook, is funny enough. Like she’s whipped up anything culinary in the past decade. If I had her money, I know I’d have a nutritionist and private chef at my beck and call.

The 45-year-old diva shows Funny or Die writer Byran Safi how to make a Frito pie for her faux cooking show. Why that you ask? It’s inspired by the line, “Boy, you actin’ so corny like Fritos,” on her new track “Infinity.”

The sound of it already sounds disgusting. When you see that the ingredients include Fritos (naturally), olive oil, lettuce, sangria, M&Ms and more, you’ll be reaching for a barf bag immediately.

Check out the Funny or Die tutorial below which features cameos by Brett Ratner and Jeff Beacher. My favorite part is watching Mimi fixing her hair while cooking. She’s mastered that trick, no doubt ;)

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The 43-year-old rapper tried to rebrand himself as a reggae artist for his last album Reincarnation. Unfortunately for him, nobody was really feelin’ his Rastafarian alter ego, Snoop Lion. Didn’t he learn from that whole Garth Brooks-Chris Gaines debacle? For his forthcoming thirteenth studio album, he’s unleashed the Dogg once again. #wisemove

“Snoop Lion was necessary – there was a reason for that,” Snoop Dogg told The Guardian this week. “It was trying times in the world. I wanted to speak to something different, a more positive side of me. I wanted to stand up to the gun violence and I wanted to do things that represented the spirit of Rastafari, and that’s what Snoop Lion was about. Taking a different approach to my life and my music.”

Bush features a few collaborations featuring the likes of Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross and Gwen Stefani. Yup, that Gwen Stefani from No Doubt. Pharrell Williams, who produced Snoop’s new LP, was most likely responsible for this collaboration. Pharrell and Gwen are practically joined at the hip.

As you’d expect from a Williams production, “Run Away” is a groovy track with some retro flavor. I like it but don’t really see it anything more than album filler. If it does become a super hit, I’ll eat my words. Sample it below.

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The first two San Andreas trailers featured a cover of “California Dreamin‘” in the background. Initially, people thought that version was recorded by Lana Del Rey. Rather, Robot Koch & Delhia de France were responsible for the haunting cover.

For the latest trailer, a new rendition of the Mamas and the Papas tune appears. The one and only Sia puts her spin on the 60s classic for the film soundtrack. I understand why producers enlisted the Aussie singer. Everything she touches these days turns into gold. Plus, she’s a bigger name

Based on the short snippets, both slow-downed versions share the same eerie emotional quality. I’ll wait until I hear the entire thing to pass full judgement. Preview’s Sia’s recording below and listen to Robot Koch & Delhia de France’s full version as well.

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Ciara Enlists Joe Jonas For I Bet Remix

In: Donovan, Music
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God bless her little heart. Just when I thought Ciara had abandoned the underrated “I Bet,” the 29-year-old drops a new remix. The biggest misstep with this new version though, is she picked the wrong Jonas ;)

I’m always down for a male-female duet, especially on a slow jam. On paper this should work, but there’s no sizzling chemistry between Ciara and Joe Jonas. It’s really a shame because this could’ve been epic if the right partner was chosen.

Ciara’s new album Jackie is in stores now. Check out the umpteenth version of “I Bet” below.

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The disco throwback title track off Giorgio Moroder’s forthcoming album has really grown on me. It’s fantastic. “Deja Vu” could easily become the legendary Italian producer’s second consecutive single to top the Billboard Dance/Club chart, after the Kylie Minogue-assisted “Right Here, Right Now.” The newly-dropped visual should help its chart performance.

Directed by Alexandra Dahlström, the clip begins with a man with a bouquet of flowers in a cab driven by Moroder. When he arrives at his destination, he bumps into a parade of women wearing Sia’s signature platinum blond wig. It’s like Groundhog Day but with Sia lookalikes all over the place.

I love how Moroder caters his visuals for his featured artist. Both “Right Here, Right Now” and “Deja Vu” clips look like something each lady would film on their own. Check out the video below.

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Paris Hilton Gets High Off Her Love On EDM Track

In: Donovan, Music
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The world’s most famous heiress is launching yet another stab at a recording career. In 2013, fans were excited to hear Paris Hilton announce her comeback, but all her attempts bombed. “Good Time” and “Come Alive” haven’t exactly clicked with anyone, even her most loyal followers. Gotta give credit for Paris getting back on that proverbial horse.

High Off My Love” was written by Caitlin Foster, Charles Anderson, Corte Ellis, Clarence Allen and Roddel Cobbs. The EDM track features American rapper Birdman. It’s an alright club track but far from a dance anthem. It was supposed to drop on May 15, but it’s leaked early. Give it a listen below.

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After hearing his Kylie Minogue and Sia collaborations, I expected Giorgio Moroder’s forthcoming Deja Vu album would be filled with back-to-back disco-tinged masterpieces. Apparently not. “Tom’s Diner” featuring Britney Spears veered from the groovy 70s beat but his latest offering completely ignores it.

With Charli XCX on vocals, I was expecting “Diamonds” to be different, but not like this. It’s pulsating fast-paced frenzied beat harkens the good old days of techno. The hard bassline with Charli’s breezy vocals provide for a great contrast. Give it a listen below.

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