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Poppin’ That “Strawberry Bubblegum” By Justin Timberlake With Ian Eastwood’s Choreo [Dance Video]

Ian Eastwood goes back to home to Chicago to film this Justin Timberlake‘s “Strawberry Bubblegum” piece. Directed by Commonless who’s definitely making a name for their selves dropping quality videos. Choreography by Ian joined by dancers Ade Willis and Kris Rhodes displays his growth as a choreoagrapher and me myself enjoy the progress of this kid. Also I can’t go without saying that he chose a perfect female lead in the hilarious and beautiful Megan Batoon. This was a smooth and clean piece as usual. It looked like so much fun just as it did in the end credits with friends and family. And please after you peep the video please read Mr. Eastwood’s comments on dancing and life in general. It’s a perspective that I think people should practice in their everyday life. Enjoy people, friends and family while enjoying your blessings and it comes out in his performance in other words as a whole very inspiring.

“Take Back The Night” With Style By Justin Timberlake [Music Video]

“Take Back The Night” is the first single released from JT’s upcoming sequel to the “20/20 Experience,” the “20/20 Experience 2 of 2.” It’s already a grown and sexy banger and if you don’t feel this has a definite King of Pop Michael Jackson vibe to it if you don’t hear that then your ears must be clogged. Mr. Timberlake takes a break along with some visuals and stage performance from his “Legends of the Summer” Tour with Jay-Z in the Bronx at the New Yankee Stadium. The “Uprising Creative” crew Jonathan Craven , Jeff Nicholas and Darren Craig directed music video effortlessly captures the visuals of JT’s live performance, street performance and club scene. Justin’s dance battle with a kid from the NYC was the highlight for me. The video as a hold made me want to hit the town with wifey and meet the crew at the night spot to dance the night away on my toes. JT just keeps the hits coming, flawless dance steps and kudos on another smooth video.

Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail”: There’s Levels To This S**t! [Music Review]

Jay-Z-MagnaCartaHolyGrail Black The set-up, the anticipation, the timing and the promotion was ridiculous. I’m sorry if you’re going to drop an album, drop that sh** with FunkMaster Flex bombs droppin’ from here to Baghdad (Shout Out To Outkast) and that’s exactly how Jigga did it on Hot 97 before July 4th, the official chance to download the album for free with Samsung Galaxy products. The intricacy of the release was definitely “so covert that it was overt” as if it was an operation headed by S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers. How Jay-Z managed to pull off a Win-Win deal with Samsung was only how the God MC “shows you how to move in a room full of Vultures.” It’s like Hov still on the block over on Marcy movin’ product but instead of that white it’s that crack music and mobile device apps. Even the date of July 4th was brilliant in the fact that it was the Holiday, about 5 days to get into the album, talk about it, quote lyrics, parlay about it at the cookouts/pool parties and almost 7 days before you can actually purchase the download or physical CD. Got to give it up to his Roc Nation marketing team with Scavenger Hunts in Brooklyn and Samsung for taking this “New Rules” approach.

Magna Carta Cathedral Please believe that Hova easily picked yesterday to go on a full fledge Twitter Q&A with the fans answering most of his mentions to milk the last promotional opportunity for those who didn’t have Samsung Galaxy products that were going to purchase the CD today July 9th from record stores, Best Buys, Targets and iTunes. “He’s not a Businessman, he’s a Business man!” I have to say this, on “Holy Grail” Justin Timberlake puts his foot into the hook. I haven’t heard JT go in like that in a minute. Mr. Carter kicks perspective on the love for fame and give it up but some part of you wants to be normal unfortunately fame is “helluava drug.” And yes I’m about to do the unprecedented and confess something…..I had that “Part II (On The Run)” featuring Beyonce aka Mrs. Carter on repeat for a couple of plays lol. I don’t know about anybody else but I believe this was a great sequel to “Bonnie & Clyde ’03.” It’s a smoother more matured version than the original. It shows although things are different but still stays the same. Bey straight stays in the R&B lane as that ride or die chick on this track produced by Timbaland and Jerome”Jroc” Harmon. Mr. Carter spits that good girl fell in love with a bad boy cliche “I been wilding since a juvi/She was a good girl till she knew me/Now she is in the drop bussin’ a U’ee.” Beyonce: “I hear sirens while we make love/Loud as hell but they don’t know/They’re nowhere near us/I will hold your heart and your gun/I don’t care if they come, noooo” aka cuffing season.

Magna Hov On Bldg If you had one studio session that you could be a witness to this would be one of them for the track “BBC” produced by Pharrell Williams. This club banger features the Rat Pack of Nas, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Swizz Beats, Timbaland and Pharrell just to be a fly on the wall to witness the creative process for this joint. These two King MCs took me back to that 80’s/90’s D-Boy Billionaire flow talkin’ that, Nas: “Bally shoes, Gucci sneakers
Pharrell’s a pharaoh, peep the features/Unlaced Adidas/Top of the world like pyramids in Giza/Fila sweats, 88 I rocked a mock neck/Carried a nine in my projects/Bucket hat EPMD cassettes.”
And to take the flow like a handoff from the Quarterback Jigga burst through the line with “Rope chains, Rakim and Eric B/Bought my sidekicks Suzuki Jeeps and Cherokees/Hoop earrings/Coupes with the rear cameras/Put that bitch in a cherry M3/I’m not ya average dope dealer/Silver Toyotas four runners and four wheelers/Me and Teflon Q45 infinite/Windows tinted/White girl all up in it/Britney,b**ch/MCM seats buck 50 stitch.” S dot opens up again about his daughter the Notorious B.I.C. Blu Ivy on “Jay-Z Blue” including some Notorious B.I.G. sample from “My Downfall.” The exerts from “Mommie Dearest” just accents the song. “Picasso Baby” is that classic big boy Basquiat flow with that Timbo crank up. The toxic and laced Timbo track with JRoc “Tom Ford” extends the “Suit & Tie” movement infectiously. So I don’t want to see no TF tee-shirts and belt buckles because Tom Ford don’t make those lol. It was a buzz before the album dropped that Raekwon would feature on the album and to me that song would’ve been “Heaven” so it would be an injustice if the Chef isn’t on the remix because Hov kills it but Raekwon is written all over this one. The 16 year old Ebony “Wondagurl” Oshunrinde gets production credits on this gritty track “Crown” which is that reminder that Hov is still well equipped to defend the throne. “SomeWhereInAmerica” if you’ve been under a rock, ignited a public show of respect to Miley Cyrus for going against the grain. Some other favorites for me are “F.U.T.W.,” “F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” featuring Rick Ross, “Versus,” and “Beach Is Better.” This is a very good album from Jay a must cop for any Hip-Hop fan because he gets back to that but it’s also a must cop for any music fan who can appreciate the innovativeness of this album. Any question if he is still relevant to the game you need to “F**kWithHovYouKnowHeGotIt.”

Justin Timberlake’s Reflection Enhanced in “Mirrors” [Music Video]

Justin Timberlake keeps it coming with a brand new music video directed by Floria Sigismondi of “Mirrors” the same day of the release of his new album The 20/20 Experience. This theatrical music video is dedicated to his grandparents William (who passed away late last year & prior to that was too ill to attend Jessica & Justin’s wedding) and Sadie Bomar who were married for 63 years.

The music video is just as powerful as the song itself, looking into a couple who has stood the test of time through its ups and downs from when they met as youngsters into their golden years of today. Seemingly looks as if the couple are somewhat detached in most of the video but together through memories.For the most part of the video it’s just like a movie without JT being in it for the majority. If you have any ounce of compassion and romantic blood in your body, this video should at least get the blood flowing. But as soon as you think Mr. 20/20 himself wouldn’t appear, he appears catching the wedding ring of the older leading lady in a room full of (what else?) mirrors. And the pop icon hits you with some smooth as usual dance solo steps through the room full of mirrors in some fly a** Red Bottom Gareth Zip Christian Louboutins.

Looks like which is rare, Timberlake opens up a little about his private life on this song and video. It appears to me that Justin’s grandparents life, love and legacy will live forever through him and that’s an experience.

Originally posted on gstylemag.com

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