The 36-year-old half-Mexican American rapper/singer, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, and Kanye West will each voice characters in an upcoming animated show inspired by their 2018 collaborative LP Kids See Ghosts.
Kid Cudi and West shared a two-minute preview of the Takashi Murakami-directed show, which follows the wild adventures of Kanye Bear and Kid Fox.
The clip opens with the two hopping off a school bus and, by preview’s end, sees the pair riding a spaceship and fighting in an alien world.
The frenetic clip is soundtracked by the duo’s Kids See Ghostscut “4th Dimension.”
While no release date was announced, the rappers said the show is “coming soon.”
The 22-year-old Venezuelan internet personality, actress, singer, dancer and host of La Voz… México appears in YouTube’s “YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind.”
The clip, jam-packed with references to this year’s music, features many of YouTube’s popular creators and recaps the year’s content, trends and tunes.
The YouTube Rewind series first hit the internet in 2010..
The eight-minute-plus video opens with Will Smith (who made his YouTube channel debut earlier this year) against a mountainous landscape, announcing, “It’s rewind time.” He continues, “If I control rewind, I would want Fortnite and Marques Brownlee.” Snapping his fingers, a dreamlike YouTuber-filled compilation begins.
“Is this what you wanted?” asks Brownlee from a flying Fortnite-esque bus full of YouTubers ready to pick out their own favorite moments as Cardi B’s “I Like It” plays in the background.
The scene eventually swaps to one in which the content creators crowd around a campfire together. “Apparently we control rewind this year. Y’all, we can do whatever we want,” confirms Liza Koshy. “What do we do?”
“K-pop!” pipe up the Merrell Twins and Casey Neistat as a dancing montage backed by BTS’ “Idol” plays in the background.
Marshmello soon makes a brief appearance (as does his collaboration with Bastille, “Happier“).
The next music moment comes when the animated TheOdd1sOut suggests they accept Drake’s “In My Feelings” Challenge, the moving-car dance craze inspired by the song earlier this year.
YouTubers including Pons, Anwar Jibawi and Rudy Mancuso later take on a catwalk wearing oversized blocky bodysuits meant to resemble the ones Kanye West and Lil Pump sported in the “I Love It” music video; Panic! at the Disco’s “High Hopes” backs them up.
The social-media-famous “Baby Shark” song by Pinkfong also gets a nod, accompanied by some colorfully costumed kid show characters.
This year’s video has, notably, at time of press, been disliked more than 2.2 million times — over twice as many times as it has been liked — with viewers pointing out that some of YouTube’s biggest stars, including PewDiePie (who boasts over 74 million subscribers), are absent. Despite this, the recap has already received 33 million views.
Hernandez and her teammates, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian, will present awards at Sunday’s show in New York City.
Jimmy Fallon, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Puff Daddy will also present awards, while attendees at Madison Square Garden will include Kanye West, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, DNCE, Desiigner and Troye Sivan.
Britney Spears, Rihanna, Future, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and the Chainsmokers will perform during the live show.
Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11, followed by Adele with eight nominations.
Beyonce, Adele, West, Justin Bieber and Drake will compete for video of the year.
La La Anthony is shining a light on the hip-hop industry…
The 36-year-old Puerto Rican actress, author and producer is teaming up with and Grammy-winning producer Timbaland and Leftfield Pictures to develop a hip-hop docuseries.
The project will focus on Jeff Janvier and Session Cruz’s Face Time Agency, the industry’s premiere casting agency for booking music video and hip-hop fashion models, with clients including Drake, Kanye West and Robin Thicke.
Set inside the New York City nightlife scene – where clubs have become the new boardrooms – the series exposes the cutthroat entrepreneurial side of hip-hop, with models, DJs and social media stars “hustling” to break through as fashion, music and media moguls.
“La La and Timbaland are perfect examples of what can be achieved when talent, determination and creativity collide with entrepreneurship,” said Leftfield Entertainment CEO David George. “We’re thrilled to be in business with these two entertainment innovators to create a series that uncovers a unique, rarified faction of hip hop and provides a true soundtrack for the unpredictable journey toward fame and fortune.”
Anthony will executive produce the project, with Timbaland serving as exec music producer.
“I’m thrilled to be executive producing a project that offers a true insider’s look into the business side of hip hop, especially one that explores the lives of fascinating women who have used hip hop as their platform to become successful entrepreneurs in fashion, music and more,” said Anthony.
The 56-year-old part-Mexican Grammy-nominated drummer, percussionist, singer and songwriter has released the music video for her new R&B track “Lovely Day.”
Sheila E. shared the sun-drenched video exclusively with Billboard.
“The video was shot at my friend’s house, actor Jack Coleman, and on location in Los Angeles. The scene in which my dog Emma pulled me on the beach was not planned,” Shelia E. tells Billboard.
Last year Sheila E. released Sheila E. Icon, an album that celebrated her 40th anniversary in the music business.
Sheila E. was nominated for an American Music Award and two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Femalefor her iconic song “The Glamorous Life,” which was written by Prince.
During her noted career, Sheila E. has also collaborated with Lionel Richie, George Duke, Ringo Starr, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Hans Zimmer and Kanye West.
Aside from her new album, which was released last November, Sheila E. is preparing to release her first memoir The Beat of My Own Drum on September 2.
Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke Hernandez are revved up and ready to show the world who’s boss.
The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony band members have officially released the high-energy video for their hard-nosed new single “Bo$$.”
“Shut your mouth/Boy I think you know who run this house,” declare the members of the Simon Cowell-created all-girl group in unison.
The track, which reflects Fifth Harmony’s marked maturation from last year’s Better Together“EP, proves they mean business.
“The concept for the video, it’s very empowering and kind of defines ‘Bo$$’ in different settings,” Hernandez shared with MTV. “We have four or five different set-ups and each kind of represents us in our own element, us kind of owning that certain situation.”
She added, “As we grow, our music grows, and it’s very natural and organic and it’s nothing that’s forced, which is really really important to us because we don’t want to just do something drastic just to do it. We want to do something that’s more real to us.”
Kicking over chairs while dressed in white jackets, beating dudes in arm-wrestling matches, strutting their stuff during a photo shoot — it’s all in a day’s work for the ladies, who flash nary a smile while flaunting their independence as women.
The girls’ choreography is stop on, and their name-checking of First Lady Michelle Obama and rap superstar Kanye West is amusing, and Fifth Harmony looks to be reaching a whole new level as a collective.
Fifth Harmony’s debut album will be released in the fall, and until then, the quintet will support Austin Mahone on his summer tour, beginning July 25 in San Antonio.
“It’s definitely more rhythmic,” says Hernandez told Billboard of Fifth Harmony’s upcoming album in March. “Sonically, it’s a little cooler. It’s laid-back. It’s less pop.”
The girls will also perform “Bo$$” on NBC‘s TODAY this Friday (July 11).
The upbeat and empowering pop/R&B track finds the five members displaying their confidence, even comparing themselves to Maybachs.
In the song, they also name-drop Michelle Obama (“Boss/ Michelle Obama/ Purse so heavy, gettin’ Oprah dollars”) and Kanye West (“You’re talking to a lady, I want a Kanye and not a Ray J“).
The music video for “Bo$$,” which has already been shot, is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, July 8. Speaking to MTV on the set recently, Fifth Harmony’s Cabello explained what the song is really about.
“The whole point of this song is for girls who are our age to turn it on and feel confident and empowered because at this age being insecure is such a normal, common thing,” she said. “So I think when you turn that song on, feel sexy and feel good about yourself, so the whole point is about being yourself and liking it.”
“Bo$$” serves as the lead single off the girls’ upcoming full-length debut album, which currently has no title or official release date.