7/29/12

Jay Swag TV EP 5



Here it is guys! Check out episode 5 of Jay Swag TV! Thanks to everyone who asked a question. The video was so long that we decided to upload the bloopers separate. We hope you enjoy!


-Jay P- 

7/28/12

Ariana Grande - Die In Your Arms (Cover)



Ariana Grande recently released a video for her new cover of Justin Bieber's Die In Your Arms. I love Ariana's voice and I think she did an amazing job with this song! She changed it up and made it her own, but she also did not stray too far from the melody. Overall, a great cover by one of the most underrated singers. Most people think she's just a Nickelodeon actress, but her voice is really incredible. Hopefully this cover will change their minds! If you're reading this Ariana, lets set up an interview! 
-Jay P- 

7/27/12

Pentatonix Interview


I recently got the chance to speak with Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix! Check out the interview below.



Hey guys! Thanks for speaking with us. First, can you please introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about yourselves?
"Hi hello! We are Pentatonix, and we're an acapella group. We are comprised of five members: Scott, Mitch, Kirstie, Avi, and the human beat machine, Kevin."

When did you become a group, and what made you want to do the whole a capella thing?"We started out as an a capella trio (Scott, Mitch, Kirstie), but when we decided to audition for "The Sing-Off"," we added Avi and Kevin to fill out the sound. We were all fascinated with the concept of "a capella" when we first began, especially because we were excited to create new & interesting sounds! We all draw from so many musical influences, so you can imagine that we were all itching to collaborate."

What was it like winning season 3 of NBC's The Sing-Off?  Do you remember how you felt that day?
"VERY nervous, haha! It was definitely surreal. To know that we had put in countless hours of hard work, worked through illnesses, and overcome many obstacles was a feat in itself. But to be rewarded for it like this was unbelievable! We were very humbled and grateful."

How would you describe your sound to a new listener?
"A combination of hard electronic music, R&B, and pop. With a few interesting treats thrown in!"

How long does it take you to come up with your arrangements? How about recording the actual cover?
"The average time-frame is about 2-3 days. Unless it's super hard, then we have to meditate on it for a bit longer. Shooting the cover videos takes about an hour and a half."

 I loved your collaboration with Natalie Weiss! Would you guys be interested in doing more collab work in the future?
"Thank you very much! She's incredibly talented and we were so excited to work with her. Yes, we are definitely interested in doing more collabs. It's always an interesting process. We're keeping our eyes peeled & our options open!"

What projects are you guys currently working on? What can we expect from you guys in the upcoming months?
"Currently, we are working on our Christmas album. "PTX Vol. 2" is also in the works. The fans can expect a lot more original material, as well as covers of new & unique songs."

What's an interesting fact about each of you that many people may not know?
"I like to DJ."
Scott: "fried chicken is and will always be my favorite food." 
Avi: "I was an equestrian champion, I have the blue ribbons to prove it."
Kevin: "I am in love with China.  Spent 1.5 years there!"
Kirstie: "When I was little I used to pretend I was a mermaid every time I got in the water..."


It was actually my best friend Dylan that introduced me to you guys. He's a big fan of yours and is always playing your covers. Any chance you could give him a shout out on Twitter (@DTBMuzic)?
"Thanks for promoting us, Dylan! Yeah for sure. He can also follow us @PTXOfficial. :)"

That was the last question. Thanks again for taking the time to do this interview! Do you have any last thoughts or comments? 
"Thanks for your time! Everyone stay tuned for some new and exciting penta-updates! Love you all!"

-Jay P-

7/26/12

Rita Ora - Roc The Life



Rita Ora has officially released her latest single Roc The Life. The fun, up beat track will be featured on her upcoming studio album Ora. Rita Ora is definitely becoming one of my favorite artists. Most of her tracks are upbeat and make you want to move, but her singing voice is actually really good! I can't wait to hear more from her, and I would love to set up an interview with her. By the way, let's cut it out with all the Rihanna comparisons. They are both great artists who have their own unique sound!
-Jay P- 

7/25/12

"Not Gonna Wait" - BAKER



Friend to Jay Swag, BAKER, has just released his brand new music video for Not Gonna Wait! As soon as I got the video I had to share it with you guys. I love the song and the video completes the whole package. Be sure to check it out and share it with at least one person!
-Jay P- 

7/24/12

Mariah Carey Confirms "Idol" Rumors


A few days ago we reported that American Idol judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez would not be returning to the series for the upcoming season. We also mentioned that Mariah Carey was being looked at as a replacement. It has now been confirmed that Mariah will be joining the Idol family!

Personally, I think this is just what the show needed. Mariah is arguably one of the most talented vocalists of all times, and her musical ear is incredible. I think she will really bring something special to the show, and I believe she will be able to help guide future contestants on the right path. I'm very excited to see how things pan out. Are you excited to see Mariah as a judge? Who do you think the third judge should be? Comment and let me know!
-Jay P- 

7/23/12

TCA Fashion

The teen choice awards aired and honestly, they're my least favorite of award season. Since it is a TEEN awards show, everyone looked pretty fun and cocktail chic. I tuned in late and missed No Doubt perform too. BUT by Default.... Gwen is on my list of best dressed:


The cast of pretty little liars looks awesome as well! I especially love Troian and Shay, but Lucy and Ashley look great too. PS they definitely are my fave TV show too.


Miss Selena, she always looks fab AND it was her birthday. I thought it was sweet to sing for her, she looked so embarrassed!


Ahh, sorry Demi, I can't take your hair in this look. The dress is cute though:


AND Last but not least... K-stew and R-Patz look so grunge I can't get into it. At least they tried to coordinate? That's kind of cute.


Who was your fave look?

7/19/12

Submit Questions For Jay Swag TV EP 5


Hey guys! So Dylan and I will be doing another episode of Jay Swag TV later tonight (well technically it's tomorrow morning), but we wanted to include a short Q&A! You don't have much time, but try to get as many questions in as possible. We will answer every single one! GO!
-Jay P-

Dylan Covers Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer



Hey guys! First, I want to say that miss you all so much. I've been really busy working with Dylan and enjoying my last summer before I start college. I'll be sharing more of my summer with you guys soon. Anyway, I meant to post this earlier but here is Dylan's latest studio cover of Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer! I'm very proud of Dylan and I think he did an awesome job with this cover. Please tweet it to @AndyGrammer and be sure to ask Andy to follow Dylan on Twitter @DTBMuzic. Thank you again for your endless support. 
-Jay P-

7/16/12

Tameka Foster Forced to Pull The Plug on Her Son


This is extremely sad news and my heart goes out to Tameka Foster and her family in this very difficult time. A week after her son Kyle Glover, Usher's step-son with Tameka, was announced brain dead after a tragic jet ski accident, it has been revealed that Tameka will be forced to remove Kyle from life support sometime in early August. 

The reason behind this is not her decision, but rather her insurance's. They told Tameka that they will only cover the costs for a few months at the most. Sources are saying that Usher has been extremely supportive, but has not helped in any financial aspect. It is also being said that Tameka does not expect Usher to be responsible though. I can't even imagine what the family is going through, and I'm just asking that you all keep them in your prayers. 
-Jay P- 

7/14/12

Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler Depart from Idol


While people had their suspicions of this departure, it has now been confirmed that both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will not be returning to American Idol for this upcoming season. Steven Tyler released a complex statement that didn't make much sense, so I'll sum it up for you; "I want to focus on Aerosmith again.

Jennifer Lopez also released a brief statement that read; "I honestly feel like the time has come. I know have to get back to doing the other things I do.

It sounds like the show as just becoming to demanding and time consuming for Jennifer and Steven. Of course, now begins all the replacement rumors. I've heard people from Nicki Minaj to Charlie Sheen. There are rumors, however, that Mariah Carey is in "serious-talks" to be a replacement. I'm completely okay with that! I feel that Mariah is one of the greatest vocalists of all times and I think she would be a great judge of talent. Who do you think should replace the American Idol judges?
-Jay P- 

7/12/12

YouTube Artist of the Month - Pentatonix



I'm back with another YouTube Artist of the Month! This time I want you guys to check out the a capella group Pentatonix. Their harmonies, and the way they make music is amazing to me. I like all of their covers, but I thought their cover of Beyonce's End of Time really showed off their talent. Let me know what you think and be sure to comment/rate/subscribe to their channel.
-Jay P- 

7/9/12

Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick Welcome a Daughter


The day has finally come! Kourntey Kardashian and long time boyfriend Scott Disick have brought another child into the world. This time, Kourtney gave birth to a baby girl named Penelope Scoctland Disick. The little girl was born Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Kourtney released the following statement to E! News: "Scott and I are overjoyed to welcome our precious angel Penelope Scotland Disick into our lives. We are forever blessed. Mommy and baby are resting comfortably."

Penelope is the couple's second child together, and the little sister to Mason Disick. Congratulations Kourtney and Scott! Wishing you and your family all the best!
-Jay P- 

7/5/12

Jay Swag TV EP 4




I'm sorry it took so long to get a new episode of Jay Swag TV up, but here it is! Check our adventures in NYC. I hope you enjoy the video. I'll also post some pictures below from our trip. Please comment/rate/subscribe! Talk to you guys later.






-Jay P-


Frank Ocean Comes Out


"Thinkin' About You" singer Frank Ocean has admitted that his first love was a man. The OddFuture rapper/singer released the following statement:

"4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide." He goes on to say, "I don't have any secrets I need to keep anymore. I feel like a freeman."

Personally, I don't see why everyone is making a big deal out of this. It's 2012 people! Wake up and realize that this is the world we live in. Not everyone is the same, and that is okay. It's okay to be different. It's time to accept people for who they are. I think it's great that Frank Ocean felt comfortable enough to share this information with his fans. If you were a fan of his music before, you should be a fan now. If you aren't, than the problem isn't with Frank Ocean, but it's with you.
-Jay P- 

7/2/12

Adele Pregnant With First Child


I know this is old news but I just had to post about it because we all know how much I love Adele! The 24-year-old songstress announced via her website that she and her current boyfriend, Simon Konecki are expecting their first child together!

Her statement read: "I am delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously were over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precisous time. Yours always, Adele xx"

I am so happy for them both and wishing them all the best. Congratulations Adele!
-Jay P-

BET Awards Fashion

The BET awards are kind of all over the place, but this year the award show was actually entertaining! Ye opened and as far as I'm concerned... he gave the show life. The fashions were laid back, I guess everyone is over the whole lady gaga crazy Avant Garde thing--GOOD. Of course there were hits and misses...

My top 3:



Beyonce wearing Stephane Rolland SS12 Haute Couture.



OK, Beyonce AND Jay-Z. They were both really cute together.



This is a risky like... But I can't help but enjoy these pants Swizz Beats is wearing. SORRY I'M NOT SORRY.

My Bottom 2 (not counting pretty much everyone's hair):

                                                   

Really Big Sean? I don't know if this count's as worst dressed because he's not really wearing anything.


This is the first award show that I didn't like what Kim wore. She usually plays it safe and wears something simple, but this and the hair wasn't my favorite thing. I think it was because she was with Ye and didn't want to take the spotlight (for once.), but It wasn't my fave look. It looks ok in pictures, not so much on film. Who were your faves this year?