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Kid Ink f/ Usher & Tinashe “Body Language”

Kid Ink’s first and light-hearted fun single about the ladies entitled “Body Language” (prod. Cashmere Cat & StarGate) first premiered toward the tail end of summer and is now prime for another push with the all-new visuals above.

The video brings together all three artists as the fellas partake in a “Body Language” Live Peep Show. As you may assume then, this is probably not the best video to full-screen mode at work.

Ironically enough, for all of the scantily clad, twerking ladies in the video, none hold a candle to Tinashe who stuns in a fitting black outfit of her own. Sexy GIFs should accompany this video so get the tumblr searches going.

Also keep an eye peeled for some of the big-budget extras, in which I actually wanted to see more of this setting with all three together. It’s all too brief.

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Tinashe “Feels Like Vegas”

Tinashe has a cool one with “Feels Like Vegas” on her hands for her upcoming debut album, Aquarius. Sleek production from StarGate (always liked their stuff), plus Tinashe’s high vocals remind me of some old Cassie. Worthy of an add in your rotation to see if you like it as well, with Aquarius set to drop… tomorrow.

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Michael Jackson ‘Xscape’ [Album Stream]

Today, Michael Jackson‘s second posthumous album, Xscape, is here.

Now, I understand the skepticism you may have about posthumous tracks and the energy that comes with using unreleased vocals to fabricate songs for profit. That may have come across more on the first MJ posthumous album, Michael, but I can look past that on Xscape because the 8 tracks are in good hands with frequent MJ collaborators Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and John McClain at the helm, in addition to a couple of big-time producers in Timbaland and StarGate. The bonus to Xscape is that the deluxe version contains the original versions of all 8 tracks. Those should appeal to any MJ fan no matter your feelings on posthumous albums.

As you run through the album, keep note of my *Tibs Favs. In fact, every preview in the last week earned my approval — the JT-featured “Love Never Felt So Good”, “Chicago”, “Blue Gangsta”, and the title track “Xscape” — and joining that top tier of records is “A Place With No Name”. I particularly love the melody of the hook and the StarGate production grew on me to make that song the one I’ve had on repeat the most this weekend.

In general, the album impressively boasts a Michael Jackson whose rhythms, melodies, and layered vocals (see: “Chicago”) are all on point. These aren’t just throwaway tracks; rather, Xscape is a collection that brings MJ to the forefront and a contemporary yet throwback sound that matches the time period of the recorded vocals (said to be pre-1999). I applaud the efforts from all parties involved and would highly suggest Xscape to even the most skeptical MJ fan. Enjoy!

Michael Jackson ‘XSCAPE’ album releasing in May

How do you feel about another Michael Jackson posthumous album?

Initially, skeptical. After seeing that the album, titled XSCAPE, is executive produced by L.A. Reid and that Timbaland, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, and StarGate are producing, I’m actually looking forward to it. The producers are flipping never before released MJ vocals into the album that will have a total of 8 complete records. XSCAPE‘s deluxe edition will feature these vocal recordings in their original form and both versions are available for pre-order today.