8/29/13

Lexxi Saal Interview


Check out my follow up interview with Lexxi Saal! It was so great catching up with her. We talked about what she's been up to, and what where we can see Lexxi over the next few months.

Be sure to follow Lexxi on twitter @LexxiSaal 
-Jay P-

Niké Jemiyo Makes Top 6 in MOBO UnSung Awards


Hey guys! I was recently chatting with previous YouTube Artist of the Month and friend to the site, Niké Jemiyo, and she filled me in on some exciting news!

Niké has been selected as one of the 6 finalists in the MOBO UnSung Awards presented by HTC. Niké has such a unique voice and is being described as a blend of Emeli Sandé's raw emotion mixed with the soulful musicality of Alicia Keys. I'm so happy for Niké, but now she needs our help!

Voting ends on August 30th, so you guys only have a few more chances to vote. It's so important that we all pull together and vote today so that Niké can win! 

Please click HERE to check out her video and to cast your vote. Share this with all you friends!
-Jay P-

8/28/13

Twerk - Lil Twist ft Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus Leaks


Twerking seems to be taking the world by storm right now, and it's showing no signs of stopping. Lil Twist has teamed up with two of the most talked about celebrities at the moment, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus to create a song titled Twerk. The collaboration leaked this morning, and while it's unfinished you will get a sense of where the song is going.

Don't judge me, but I actually like it! Take it for what it is; a catchy and fun song. If you don't look too into it, I believe you will like it too! Let me know what you think below, but be quick because I'm not sure how long this video will be up!
-Jay P-

8/27/13

April Lockhart Interview


Hey guys! Check out my interview with April Lockhart from OMG Music Fest NYC! This was our first time meeting and I'm so glad that we were able to chat. April is so talented and so incredibly nice! I really enjoyed speaking with her. 

Be sure to follow April on Twitter @AprilLockhart and subscribe to her YouTube AprilLockhartMusic
-Jay P-

8/26/13

OMG Music Fest NYC


Hey guys! If you follow me on Twitter (@OfficialJaySwag) you'll know that this weekend I was hanging out at OMG Music Fest NYC. I had an amazing time at the event, which benefits Brian Vicker's charity, Brother's In Strength. It's always nice to see artists come together to benefit a great cause. I also got to meet a lot of artists that I've interviewed via Skype which was awesome!

Interviews will be up throughout the week, but until then check out some photo's from the event below!

-Jay P-

2013 MTV Video Music Awards


Last night tons of celebrities gathered together in Brooklyn for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. I'm not going to do a whole recap, but I'm going to blog just a few thoughts below.

Overall, I enjoyed the show, which is rare for me. I haven't really enjoyed an awards show in a while. It started off slow, but towards the end everything came together. I'll definitely do my best to be in attendance next year. My favorite performance was definitely Justin Timberlake's.


Honestly, all the performers should've been taking notes because Justin Timberlake really owned the show. In my opinion, he saved the show and made it something special. He proved that he's still got it, and that he's a force to be reckoned with in this industry. He also brought out the rest of 'N SYNC for a very nostalgic reunion. You could hear 90's fan girls screaming across the world. JT is truly one of a kind, and after last night there is no denying his talent.


Umm...I don't really know what to say. Miley's performance was just plain trashy. I see no clear direction for her career, nor do I understand her as a whole. I mean the dancing was tasteless, whatever, but if you're going to be that trashy at least sound good. Miley sounded pitchy the entire performance. Her voice irritated me more than her dancing to be honest.


Lastly, I want to say congratulations to Austin Mahone on his VMA win last night! I've been following Austin's career for a while now. I actually featured him as my YouTube Artist of the Month in July, 2011. I love seeing artists I feature doing big things. Keep it up!
-Jay P-

8/24/13

Lisa McQueen Interview


Hey guys! I recently had the chance to attend OMG Music Fest NYC. It's a great event that benefits the Brother's In Strength charity. I was so happy to be a part of such an amazing event, and I also got to interview and meet some pretty cool people. 

Check out my interview with the show's host, Lisa McQueen. Lisa is Austin Mahone's aunt, so you know we had to support Austin as well! 

Congratulations to Austin on his MTV VMA nomination. 
Vote for Austin - http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2013/artist-to-watch/
Watch the VMA's on MTV Sunday, August 25th at 9pmEST

Follow Lisa on Twitter @1ProudAuntLisa
Follow Lisa on Keek: @1ProudAuntLisa
YouTube: Lisa's PlayTime 
-Jay P-

8/18/13

B5 Interview

I recently had the chance to interview the extremely talented singing group B5! These five brothers have been around for a little while now and they are here to stay. Check out their recent hit song Say Yes above. Also, be sure to watch 106 & Park tomorrow, Monday August 19th, where the guys will be stopping by for an interview. Tuesday, B5 will be doing a Livestream chat that you won't want to miss. Click HERE for the link. 

Hey guys! First, can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?
"Yo its ya Boy Dustin, Hey its Kelly, whats up guys Patrick here, what up everybody it's Carnell and i'm Bryan.

We are B5. We are all brothers and we breathe, live and sweat music. Been doing this ever since we can remember and was signed to BadBoy for a while and released 2 albums with Diddy then took a much needed break to enjoy life and re-invent ourselves as artists and grow."
      
You guys became a group at a young age. When did you know that music was what you wanted to do with your lives?
"Yes we did start young around 7-12 years old. It was kinda something we always did for fun as a hobby. When we started to do Radio Disney competitions in Florida we always won them and realized we wanted to pursue music and started taking it seriously."

You've accomplished so much throughout your career and have been able to perform with the likes of Usher, Kanye West, Mario Winans, and countless others. What do you feel has been your most rewarding experience thus far?
"We've had a lot of great times and have met so many great artists and people in the industry from presenting at the MTV Awards to having the lead song on the Disney phenomenon "High School Musical" album to performing at Madison Square Gardens. But nothing is more rewarding than when our fans are singing our songs when we're performing live!"

What is one thing that you guys hope to accomplish throughout your careers?
"Right now we are all focused on continuing to build our fan base and become a universal household name as a group."

What's any interesting fact about each of you that many people may not know?
     Dustin: "I'm a workaholic! Lol. I love to workout & enjoy networking because I love to be around people. Plus Im a movie junkie"
     Kelly: "I love to play guitar and I have a passion for art"
     Patrick: "I love to make beats and I take my business very seriously"
     Carnell: "I love movies and I have a passion for photography! I plan on opening my online photography site soon!"
     Bryan: "I spend a lot of my free time producing beats and learning to play piano."


What can your fans expect from you guys within the next year?
"New music, new videos, worldwide tours and meeting as many of our fans around the globe that we can! lol"

@missafrikah73 wants to know if you had to do away with one of your 5 senses (taste, sound etc.), which one would it be and why?
Dustin: "Taste! Dont need to taste food to keep me alive, just need to eat it! Lol"
Kelly: "Definitely taste because I believe the other senses are more important to me"
Patrick: "Smell because I need to see, hear and feel what I'm doing at all times"
Carnell: "Probably smell. Because the other 4 senses are more important to me."
Bryan: "For me it would be smell. Because I need to hear my music, sing my notes and see my fans! Lol"



Fav Five

Dustin:
Favorite color? "Red"
Favorite food? "Steak & Salmon"
Favorite movie? "Django"
Favorite song of all time? "Human Nature by MJ"
Favorite artist of all time? "Michael Jackson & Prince"

Kelly:
Favorite color? "Brown"
Favorite food? "Japanese"
Favorite movie? "Scott Pilgram Vs. the World"
Favorite song of all time? "Smooth Criminal by MJ"
Favorite artist of all time? "Andre 3000"

Patrick:
Favorite color? "Denim"
Favorite food? "Anything thats not spicy"
Favorite movie? "Anchorman" and the "Matrix Trilogy"
Favorite song of all time? "Anything MJ"
Favorite artist of all time? "Michael Jackson"

Carnell:
Favorite color? "Red"
Favorite food? "Italian"
Favorite movie? "The Last of the Mohicans"
Favorite song of all time? "As a kid "Africa" by Toto was my song"
Favorite artist of all time? "MJ will always be the one. But as of today it's Brandy"

Bryan:  
Favorite color? "Orange"
Favorite food? "Italian"
Favorite movie? "Avatar"
Favorite song of all time? "Wow! There are so many to say but for now it's "Locked out of heaven"
Favorite artist of all time? "As of today Bruno Mars"


I hope you guys enjoyed the interview! I just want to thank B5 for taking the time to do this! Be sure to follow them on Twitter and like their Facebook page!

-Jay P-

8/17/13

"Love More" Music Video (Explicit)


Check out the music video for Chris Brown's latest hit song Love More which features Nicki Minaj. I personally love the song and think the music video is awesome. 

Chris even directed the video himself! Of course, Nicki steals the show when she comes on for her verse. Props to Chris and Nicki for this one! Let me know what you think in the comment section below.
-Jay P-

8/15/13

Courtney Zahn Covers "Holy Grail"


Courtney Zahn just posted her new cover of Holy Grail by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, and I suggest you check it out right now! I love this cover so much and it's a personal favorite of mine. Leave a comment below with your thoughts and song suggestions.

Be sure to follow Courtney on Twitter @ItsZahnCourtney and check out her website www.courtneyzahn.com
-Jay P-

8/11/13

Dylan Hyde Interview


Hey guys! I recently had the chance to interview Dylan Hyde! If you are unfamiliar with this young talent, I suggest you familiarize yourself with him asap! He's signed with Universal Motown, currently touring with Mindless Behavior, and working on his original music. 

Be sure to follow Dylan on Twitter @TheDylanHyde. With a voice like his, you will definitely want to follow Dylan's next moves.  Check out his official website for links to all of his social media and videos. www.dylanhydemusic.com
-Jay P-

8/9/13

Right There - Ariana Grande Ft. Big Sean


Check out Ariana Grande's newest song Right There, which features rapper Big Sean. I do like the song, but I'm beginning to think that all of her songs are going to sound similar. When the song started, I thought I was listening to The Way.

It's no secret that Ariana is an amazing vocalist. She's incredibly talented, but I just hope that there is some diversity in her album. What do you think of Right There?
-Jay P-

8/6/13

IM5 Interview


Hey guys! Check out my interview with IM5. I'm so glad I got to interview these guys. They are extremely humble and talented. They definitely have themselves a new supporter. 

Be sure to follow them on Twitter @IM5Band & check out their YouTube by clicking HERE.
-Jay P-

Courtney Zahn Covers "Come and Get It" by Selena Gomez


Check out Courtney's latest cover of Come and Get It by Selena Gomez! Courtney put her own spin on the song and I really think you are going to enjoy it. Be sure to share the video with your friends and follow Courtney on Twitter @ItsZahnCourtney.
-Jay P-

8/5/13

"Dirty Laundry" Music Video


I know this has been out for a few weeks now but I finally got the chance to really check it out, and I had to share it with you guys! Most of you have probably seen it but, for those who haven't, check out Kelly Rowland's music video for her single Dirty Laundry

I love the video just as much as I love the song. I think it was so brave of Kelly to be so candid with the song, and I think she showcased it beautifully with the music video. Be sure to leave your thoughts below!
-Jay P-

8/4/13

Jenna Rose Interview


Check out my interview with the lovely Jenna Rose! I had a great time hanging out with her back stage. She's such a sweet girl and she's extremely talented! Be sure to follow her on Twitter @jennarose3xo.

Check out her official website at www.jennaroseofficial.com.

Thanks again to Jenna for doing the interview! Hope you all enjoy it!
-Jay P-

8/3/13

Just Kidding...Here's Ariana Grande's REAL Cover Art


It seems like Ariana Grande played a little joke on us and released a few different album covers to trick everyone. Apparently though, this is the official cover art for her debut album Yours Truly.

I actually love the cover so much. Ariana looks beautiful, but then again when doesn't she? I love the black and white look, and again, the simplicity. I really cannot wait to hear her full album.

Be sure to get a copy of Yours Truly when it is released on September 3rd.
-Jay P-