Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

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Jonas BrothersSometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you’ve decided to binge several seasons of a popular TV show to participate in the discourse, or you’ve fallen headfirst into a musical subgenre and now have a whole canon to educate yourself on. Maybe … More »

We Regret To Inform You That Aladdin Will Feature Will Smith Rapping

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Will-Smith-in-AladdinRight now, Disney is engaged in the odd but lucrative project of remaking all its old animated movies. These are considered “live-action remakes” even if they tend to include as much CGI as actual live action. Thus far, some of the movies — Pete’s Dragon, The Jungle Book — have been pretty good, while others … More »

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s Unreleased “Nightmare On My Street” Video Surfaces 30 Years Later

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“A Nightmare On My Street” is perhaps the most iconic musical touchstone for the A Nightmare On Elm Street series. It was included on DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s 1988 sophomore album, He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper and it was released as a single, but it was never officially sanctioned by the … More »

The A Star Is Born Soundtrack Could Stand To Go Off The Deep End More Often

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Bradley Cooper & Lady GagaIf you remember any scene from the trailer for Bradley Cooper’s new A Star Is Born remake, it is almost certainly the one in which Cooper’s character, declining roots-rock god Jackson Maine, calls from a car window to Lady Gaga’s aspiring singer, identified only as Ally. It’s a scene that’s appeared in all four(!) versions … More »

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” Video

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Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, “This Is America.” It was an exciting teaser for a pair of lukewarm tracks that he shared in July, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” My colleague Chris DeVille titled his The Week In Pop … More »

Drake – “In My Feelings” Video

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Drake released his extremely long double album Scorpion in June. Since then, one of the songs has taken our social media feeds by storm, rising above the other ubiquitous Drake hits. The song, “In My Feelings,” sparked a viral dance challenge that involves dancing outside of a car. It was so prevalent, the … More »

Listen to the anthemic Diplo and Will Smith World Cup soundtrack, ‘Live It Up’

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Teamwork makes the dream work, and in the EDM arena, there’s no better all-star captain than the venerable Diplo. The “Get Lit” Will Smith has slowly been making his way into a musical comeback, and now, he’s on the starting lineup with Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi for Diplo’s FIFA 2018 World Cup anthem, “Live It Up.”

In previous years, World Cup anthems have beared some resemblance to their host countries — see Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” as just one notable example — but Diplo’s Latin-flavored EDM jam, on the other hand, oozes the pop troupes and preferences he’s come to align his production work with. “Live It Up” doesn’t even vaguely align itself with Mother Russia. Instead, it dabbles in the high-energy, horn-heavy, layered tendency of popular music that’s taken the world by storm on tracks from artists like J Balvin.

Though Smith has just two verses on the track, “One life/ One dream/ One moment/ One team/ One you” and another where he almost sings, “You wanted it/ You got it/ The whole world is watching/ So let’s get this popping,” he sounds fatigued.  His singular points of reference echo the singular approach to this worldwide arena primer. And while the track’s general appeal lies in it’s relatively formulaic approach, “Live It Up” contains all the classic elements of a summertime highlight and will inevitably morph into a hit given the World Cup’s status as the most-watched television event in the world.

Will Smith, Diplo, And Nicky Jam Made A World Cup Anthem

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Nicky-Jam-Live-It-UpThe World Cup is coming to Russia this summer, and tournament organizers FIFA have just unveiled the tournament’s official song, which doesn’t even sound remotely Russian. It doesn’t even feature any artists whose countries will be represented in the tournament. Instead, it’s a Diplo-produced and vaguely Latin-flavored EDM jam that features generically motivational vocals from … More »

Diplo Is Producing The New World Cup Anthem With Will Smith

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The World Cup is right around the corner folks. While America embarrassingly did not make the cut this year, at least some of our musicians will be represented. Turns out that the World Cup anthem will feature none other than Will Smith along with some international superstars. The entire track will be produced by, well

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Diplo and Will Smith link up to produce 2018 World Cup anthem

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Will Smith, Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi, and Diplo are reportedly joining forces for the World Cup’s 2018 anthem, and judging by the star power inherent in this grouping, the incoming theme song sounds like it’ll be a veritable sonic goal.

Smith, Jam, and Kosovo vocalist, Istrefi, will perform the number, with Diplo handling all things production related. Titled ‘One Life to Live. Live it Up,’ the finished production is expected to drop on Friday, May 25.

@nickyjampr @Diplo @strefie @WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup

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Given the World Cup’s status as the most-watched television event in the world, the anthem will enjoy prevalent airtime. Previous World Cup anthems have included Pitbull’s ‘We Are One (Ole Ola),’ and Shakira’s wildly popular ‘Waka Waka,’ among others.

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