Tinashe announces new album

Tinashe may have wrapped up the promo and visuals for Aquarius with last night’s double video for “Bet / Feels Like Vegas” and follows that up today with the announcement of album #2 — JOYRIDE.

Producers said to have contributed: Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, Max Martin, and Dr. Luke. Watch the throwback 70s grain in the new trailer above. Hot beat so far too.

(Forgot to mention in the video post last night that the 720p60f setting is so smooth. I love seeing that for bball highlights, it worked well for Tinashe, and I hope it becomes the norm.)

Mickey Factz “L.A. Leakers Freestyle”

I had to stop and rewind this multiple times. Basically once a minute.

Mickey Factz reminds us all, in case ya forgot, that he’s one of the coldest freestylers in the game. He stops by the L.A. Leakers spot for almost 7 minutes of non-stop rhymes and cleverly alludes to… you name it… throughout. Was seriously impressive. And being an NBA nerd, I appreciated his whole stretch name-dropping Vince, Nique, Kemp, and more.

Now I’m ready for Y-3 — Mickey’s upcoming project on 9.9 that’ll feature CyHi The Prynce, eLZhi, Just Blaze, and more that Factz has yet to reveal. For now, run this freestyle back and peep the 2 covers below.



Tinashe “Bet / Feels Like Vegas”

Tinashe found the only time L.A. doesn’t seem to have any traffic (1:48am to be exact) under a cool tunnel I’ve definitely seen in a movie as the time and setting for her seductive new double visual.

And by seductive, I mean it’s Tinashe in tight workout gear stretching, dancing, and just overall looking into your soul through the camera. She looks great, but for 6 minutes I’m thinking there could have been even more to the visuals. The songs work for me too though so it’s well worth both your eyes and ears. Aquarius should definitely have been in your ears by now anyway.

Leona Lewis “Only One” (Kanye West Cover)

I haven’t kept up on new Leona Lewis too much since her big singles and some random releases shortly thereafter. They were guilty pleasure *Tibs Favs. at the time because Leona has a beautiful voice and is backed by some great production too.

Today, we catch up with a brand new release from Ms. Lewis, inspired by Kanye’s VMA speech! Pretty neat.

And she kills it too! Not much else to add. It’s just beautiful and a fresh take on Kanye’s single at the beginning of the year. Watch, listen, and enjoy.

*Tibs Fav.