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I Blame Myself Capitol Sky Ferreira admits that the second video from her Night Time, My Time album is based on real events in her personal life. So while you may be aware that Ferreira was arrested for drug possession last year, did you know she also performed a striptease routine for detectives in the interrogation room? Or that she averted a gang war in Compton by means a choreographed dance routine? Once again, the tabloids really only tell you half the story.
KIESZA Hideaway PRINCE The Breakdown
Lokal Legend “Listen to me closely as the story unfolds/This could be the saddest story ever been told.” Eighteen years after his acrimonious departure from the label, the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known As Prince has returned to the Warner Music fold for a series of box-set reissues, as well as this rather brilliant new single. The Breakdown may not literally be the saddest story ever told (hello Marley & Me?!), but Prince’s falsetto histrionics here bear comparison with his very best work. Kilkenny’s Captain Moonlight has been rapping about hurling ever since Henry Shefflin was a minor. On his latest ode to the sport, recorded for DCTV’s Now We’re Hurlin’, he’s joined by a posse of Dublin pretenders, including Costello, who raps about urban hurling, and city kids determined “to represent” in Croke Park. It sounds like a melding, as opposed to a clash of cultures. Kiesa Rae Ellestad is a 25year-old former codebreaker in the Royal Canadian Navy whose debut single went straight in at No 1 in the UK singles chart last week. The video was shot in one take, around those Brooklyn streets where MC Hammer pants are edging ever closer to an unlikely fashion comeback.
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