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Ke$ha Streams "Crazy Kids" Remix Featuring Juicy J

Glitter-loving pop songstress Ke$ha has finally perfected the remix to her hit “Crazy Kids” by recruiting hip hop icon Juicy J.

The third such remix to surface in a month, the latest iteration of “Crazy Kids” far outshines those offered featuring Will.i.am and Pitbull. Where those versions featured on emphasizing just how pop the song could be, Juicy J adds a bit of dirty twist that works much better with the overall feel of the track. Also, the hook is still a killer. You can stream the song below.

“Crazy Kids” hails from Ke$ha’s Warrior, which hit stores back in December 2012. If you this remix, grab the full album as soon as possible. (more…)

Ke$ha Brings 'Crazy Beautiful Life' Documentary To MTV

If you’ve ever wondered what Ke$ha is up to when she’s not feeling like a sabertooth tiger and living hard just like [she] should, you’re about to find out. With the premiere of her new documentary series, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life to MTV this April, fans will get an inside look at the singer’s antics as she records Warrior, travels the world, and attempts to find love as her fame rises. You know, the kind of things we all struggle with.

You might have heard my voice on the radio, seen me onstage or in a music video, but that’s only a part of the story, Ke$ha said in a statement. With this documentary series I’m revealing a more complete picture of what my life is really like. It’s not all glamorous, but it’s all real.

You can check out the promo trailer below.

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Soundtrax: Ringing In The New Year

 

Soundtrax: Ringing In The New Year by OurStage on Grooveshark

 

 

 

It’s time to ring in the new year! 2012 has just about come to a close, and though it was a year that brought us everything from the sensational  “Call Me Maybe,” to new Taylor Swift videos, we’re ready to welcome 2013 with a fistful of brand new tunes. Check out this party playlist of must-haves for any New Year’s Eve and get dancing.

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Ke$ha 'Warrior' Album Stream

Just the other day we brought you our thoughts on Ke$ha‘s latest album, Warrior. Now, the full album has been released for stream, ahead of its Dec. 4 release date. That’s right, no more late nights searching the web for leaks, or playing “Die Young” on repeat to hold you over. You can now bask in Ke$ha glory all you like. But as we warned you in our review, don’t expect to see a full album filled with radio-ready singles. Embrace the pop, embrace the rock. After all, Iggy Pop does join Ke$ha for “Dirty Love.” You can listen to it right now over at iTunes and let us know what you think!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ke$ha – Warrior

When sitting down to review Ke$ha’s latest album, Warrior, I found it impossible to resist digging into her catalog for research. Only three years have past since “Tik Tok” impacted radio waves around the world, but one look at the sales and popularity of this still young pop starlet and one might believe she’s at least hit the half decade point. The truth is, Kesha has only just begun to make her mark in pop music, and her latest effort proves there is much (MUCH) more glitter and innuendo awaiting us in years to come.

If you have never experienced Kesha outside of the radio singles, you need to be prepared for a slightly different experience when reaching for one of her albums. While the glitter-loving songstress is known for packing many potential singles on her releases, usually including some of her awkward attempts at rapping, each album is also stuffed with progressive material that makes it clear Kesha could do so much more with her career if desired. Warrior makes this more evident than ever, with only a handful of cuts coming across like disposable radio tracks, and I don’t want to get hopes too high here, but there is a cohesion to the glam pop queen’s efforts this time around that leads one to believe there is a much grander vision at play than we’ve been told.

Kicking things off by blending her newer sound with songwriting elements fans will find familiar, “Warrior,” kicks off Kesha’s new album with all the glory and pizazz a pop record deserves. The hook is huge, the rhymes about club life are intact, and the attitude is second-to-none. This is what I like to call “typical Kesha,” and it’s never executed more slickly than on Warrior. As you dig through the hit “Die Young,” as well as the early leak “C’Mon,” it becomes clearer and clearer that there is an evolution taking place within Kesha’s sound. She’s still very rooted in dance floor singles, and that will likely never change, but the focus on well-written lyrics and wordplay has never been stronger. Tracks like “Dirty Love,” “All That Matters,” and “Love Into The Light” offer more substance than Kesha’s entire debut album, and that’s on the extreme end of the spectrum. There is actual replay value to the whole, and I don’t just mean on the radio.

Warrior is real pop music, albeit complimented with a disposable facade, and it will sell to a ridiculous amount of music listeners with little effort. Some longtime fans will hate her new sound, and others will continue to not “get it,” but anyone listening to this album with an open mind is destined to discover a pop record that could go on to rival Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream in terms of lasting ability and pop cultural impact. 2013 will be the year of Ke$ha, and with a record like this there is no reason she shouldn’t find herself atop the Billboard charts for weeks, if not months to come.

 

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Review written by: James Shotwell

New Ke$ha Songs Keep Leaking; Stream "Crazy Kids"

I feel like every few days I have a new Ke$ha song to share with all of you, but please don’t think for a second I mean that as a complaint. Warrior is shaping up to be THE pop album of the holiday season, and each new track seems to only further cement this belief. Today’s song, the Dr. Luke produced “Crazy Kids,” has aptly been described by many as this album’s “We R Who We R.” Things begin subtle with beautiful guitar work, but soon change to familiar synth waves and Ke$ha’s signature glam-rap. You can stream “Crazy Kids” below.

Is “Crazy Kids” the strongest song to surface off Warrior? Not really, but it still makes us want to throw chairs to the ground and dance in the aisles of OS HQ. If you agree, comment below and let us know!

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Ke$ha Release "Die Young" Remix Featuring Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Becky G

Glam pop knows no monster quite like Ke$ha. In the years since she first debuted with talks of waking up feeling like P. Diddy, this one pop starlet has singlehandedly changed the approach many take to the world of tongue-in-cheek pop music. Where there once was a veil of playfulness guising sexual prowess, there is now glitter and a dance floor, and that is one hundred and fifty percent due to the influence of Ke$ha on mainstream American pop music consumption. Today, the woman behind all this released the official remix to her new single “Die Young,” and you can stream it’s hip hop goodness below.

Ke$ha new album, Warrior, hits stores December 4.

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Ke$ha Takes "Die Young" Acoustic

Pop hitmaker Ke$ha has released a stream of an alarmingly beautiful acoustic rendition of her latest single, “Die Young.” The song hails from Deconstructed, a digital-only release that will accompany her forthcoming full length, Warrior, on its December 4 release. You can listen to the song below and view the tracklist for Deconstructed after that.

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Ke$ha To Release Illustrated Memoir "My Crazy Beautiful Life"

Ke$ha is not a pop star known for her autobiographical songwriting, unless she really did brush her teeth with a bottle of Jack. But that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t got a story to tell.

Exploring heretofore unknown literary ambitions Ke$ha will be sharing her life story in her new autobiography My Crazy Beautiful Life. As the life story of the 25 year old pop star, born Kesha Rose Sebert, will be told with photographic and artist accompaniment, the book is being billed as an illustrated memoir (which, to clarify, is not a picture book or a graphic novel).

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Frank Ocean rocks SNL

Frank Ocean helped Saturday Night Live kick off its 38th season with a bang. The singer was joined onstage by John Mayer, who lurked in the shadows for the most part. Check out this performance of Pyramids, wherein Mayer delivers a slow burning guitar solo while Ocean entertains himself with video games.

Mother and son go Gangnam Style on Ellen

Psy’s K-pop hit Gangnam Style and its accompanying dance has landed Stateside. Everywhere you look, someone’s riding that invisible pony. Ellen Degeneres is a big fan of the Korean rapper, even bringing him on her show to teach Britney Spears how to do the dance. But our favorite performance is this mother and son team, who show Ellen how to go Gangnam, family style. Enjoy. (more…)