Chris Brown Releases "Somebody Else" (Remix)

Pop star and dancer extraordinaire Chris Brown felt like releasing new music last night, and this morning fans around the world woke to find a new remix available for their listening pleasure.

The unofficial remix to “Somebody Else” finds Brown adding his own twist to Mario and Nicki Minaj’s new single. The results are satisfactory, but nothing too out of the norm. Brown has a voice that can do few wrongs, and this remix is certainly not one of them. You can stream the song at the end of this post.

In additional Chris Brown headlines, the singer is reportedly preparing to release a new single featuring deceased songstress Aaliyah. We’ll keep an eye out for the audio and bring you any updates as the surface. (more…)

Chris Brown Premieres "I Can't Win"

Chris Brown has released a stream of a new single entitled, “I Can’t Win.”

Taken from the pop star’s forthcoming July release, “I Can’t Win” is another high-gloss offering from Brown. The beat is drenched the synth and electronic sound effects, but once Brown comes in it’s all about the bass and snare. You can stream the song below.

X, the new album from Chris Brown, arrives in stores July 16. (more…)

Chris Brown Tours The World; Misses "Home" In New Music Video

The ever-controversial Chris Brown is back in the spotlight today, but this time it actually relates to his music career.

Doing his best to turn his fans’ attention away from his recent court dates and appearances, Brown has released the official video for his latest single, “Home.” The clip features a compilation of footage from Brown’s recent world touring efforts, as well as a plethora of behind-the-scenes shots, and can be viewed below. (more…)

The 5 Best and Worst Music-Related Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time

Before you settle back into your La-Z-Boy this Sunday to watch the big game, let’s take a moment to recap some of the best and worst music-related Super Bowl commercials ever to grace your TV screen. Let’s just hope that The Flaming Lips don’t embarrass themselves in their much-hyped Hyundai ad this year.


Who better to talk about the gritty determination that defines Detroit than the poster bad boy of the Motor City, Eminem? This brooding car ad actually instilled a spot of Motown pride amid the general goofiness that usually defines Super Bowl commercials. Good job, Rabbit. (more…)

Frank Ocean May Press Charges Against Chris Brown; More Fight Details Emerge

The internet was buzzing yesterday with talk of an altercation between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean at a Los Angeles area recording studio. Apparently, the two vocalists and their friends got into a scuffle over a parking space that eventually lead to punches being thrown. Now that statements have been taken from the majority of people (Chris Brown fled the scene and did not speak with police right away), it seems most signs point to Chris Brown having actually started the incident.

According to TMZ, the accounts being given to police claim that Brown threw the first punch after Ocean refused to shake his hand. This lead to the eventual scuffle between groups, but police say neither singer was involved in the larger incident.

Given the nature of the attack, Ocean may be pressing charges against Brown, which could create a very interesting situation given Brown’s current probation. Reuters quotes Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore as saying that Ocean is desirous of prosecution in this incident,” so it seems such action is imminent.

Chris Brown still has yet to publicly comment on the altercation, but he did post a painting of Jesus Christ on the cross to his Instagram yesterday with the message “Painting the way I feel today. Focus on what matters!” (more…)

Chris Brown And Frank Ocean Fight At Los Angeles Recording Studio

Well, this was unexpected.

TMZ is reporting that Chris Brown and Frank Ocean were involved in a fight at a Los Angeles recording studio last night following a dispute over parking. Apparently, Brown was at the studio working with an artist he recently signed, when Ocean rolled through and complained to Brown that he was parked in the wrong place. What followed exactly is unclear, but according to tweets from Frank Ocean (seen below) it seems Chris and his security jumped Ocean, with Brown landing at least one punch on the “Pyramids” vocalist. This is contrary to other reports, which claim Frank’s guards were the first to start the fight. Police were called to the scene, but Brown left before they could arrive. Ocean stayed to answer questions, and as a result is currently being considered the victim in the situation.

Police are still hoping to speak with Brown about the altercation, but as of 8AM (EST) he had yet to step forward and cooperate. Stay tuned for further developments. (more…)

Chris Brown Returns To Twitter; Posts Photo Of Rihanna

Oh Chris Brown, will you ever leave our headlines? In the past year the man behind “Don’t Wake Me Up,” not to mention the physical abuse inflicted on Rihanna a few years back, has returned to Twitter following his exit after a highly-publicized online feud with writer Jenny Johnson. There was no press release, nor egotistical tweet about how his return was demanded by fans, but Brown did make sure his return would be covered by every celebrity blog from here to Bangkok by posting (then later deleting) a relatively racy picture of himself with rumored girlfriend Rihanna. You can view the photo in question below.

Brown’s Twitter currently sits active, but lacks any posts. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until he says something someone takes offense to, so keep your eyes peeled for another Brown update in the coming weeks.

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Chris Brown Quits Twitter After Profanity-Laced Fight With Comedian

Chris Brown Quits Twitter After Profanity-Laced Fight With Comedian

Chris Brown has deleted his Twitter account following a foul-mouthed exchange with a female comedian that produced some golden tweets for the ages. Jenny Johnson, a comedian who has previously ridiculed Brown online, provoked the singer into a verbal assault by tweeting “Being a worthless piece of s— can really age a person” in response to a photo that he posted of himself. What ensued was a back and forth tirade of mudslinging, farts, and yo momma jokes. Very adult. Though Brown’s Twitter is currently offline, it’s still possible to read the exchange on Johnson’s Twitter account. “Mom says hello¦” Brown tweeted at one point. “She told me not to shart in ur mouth, wanted me to shit right on your retina.” We really can’t make this stuff up.

Fans of Chris Brown should check out OurStage artist Ivan Thompson.

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"Watch This!" Wednesday: Mumford & Sons, Kid Cudi & Swizz Beatz

We love passing new music videos around the OurStage office, and now we’re going to be sharing our finds with you. Here’s this week’s freshest new clips!

Mumford & Sons – “Lover Of The Light”

It’s hard to tell exactly what Idris Elba is thinking in this video, but it sure is nice to look at. The clip shows a blind man (Elba) who is seemingly thrilled by the sunrise, talking to himself at breakfast, and almost running to his death off the cliffs of Wales. Elba co-directed the intimate video, and does a great job telling a somber story backed by an uplifting song.

Kid Cudi – “Just What I Am” (feat. King Chip)

Don’t be fooled by the frame: This video isn’t quite fine art. Cudi claims “all my videos will be in a baroque frame. I create art, so it will be presented as such. ART IN MOTION.” Um, okay. Unfortunately for Cudi, the visual companion to “Just What I Am” is nothing we haven’t seen a million times before – red solo cups, crowded party, toasting to the good life. Oh well, the song’s not bad.

Swizz Beatz – “Everyday Birthday” (feat. Chris Brown & Ludacris)

Chris Brown wakes up in bed with a “crazy” girl, Luda wakes up in a shower, Swizz is chillin’ on a yacht in Cannes. So begins “Everyday Birthday,” a whirlwind visual feast of bottles poppin’, club hoppin’, and some very evil French girls.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012