Justin Timberlake releases video for his new single ‘Mirrors’

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Just a few days after the release of Justin Timberlake‘s highly Anticipated Album ” The 20/20 Experience “, JT dropped the video for the second single off his latest album “Mirrors. This soul touching emotional ballad with the visuals to match , is one of the best works JT has put out in a while, in addition to the entirety of “The 20/20 Experience ”

See the video here:

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Style Notes: 2013 GQ Trend Report

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For all the Gentlemen who enjoy a well tailored outfit,this is for you! GQ just released its 2013 Spring Trend report.

Put out by GQ’s editor Jim Moore, Its the guide that has everything you need to know about the season’s suavest trends, Where to buy them, how to wear them, and why they matter .

See the link Below

http://m.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201303/jim-moore-spring-2013-trends

Beyoncé Addresses Lip Syncing at Super Bowl Press Conference, And Sings National Anthem Acapella

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“Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk … so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track,” she said.

At a pre-Super Bowl press conference (that at times seemed more like a contest for a princess’ hand in kkmarriage), the Halftime performer answered critics that accused her of lip syncing the National Anthem at Obama’s inauguration last week. She belted out the “Star Spangled Banner,” thus proving that she can indeed sing the song, and then told reporters that she had sung to a backing track with the Marine Corps Band during the swearing in ceremony.

“I am a perfectionist … I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra,” she said, defending her decision. “It was a live television show and a very important moment for me.”
She continued, explaining, “Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk … so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.”
She made a point that she loves her haters, just as much she loves her fans.

Via (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Uptown Update: We’ll Be Right Back

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Over the next 24-hours posting will be slow as we make our move to a new host. Things are changing around here, but one thing is for certain: we appreciate all of our readers! We’ll be right back with the newness soon. For now, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on Facebook to stay in the loop! Also, we’d like to know what you’d like to see more of here on our site. If you have suggestions, drop us an email at uptownsubmissions@gmail.com!

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Video: Ryan Leslie – 5 Minute Freshen Up

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Super-producer Ryan Leslie is turning over a new leaf, and spitting a few more bars. If you’re used to hearing him sing, open your heart to the newness. On “5 Minute Freshen Up” he’s talking about cars, freshness… you know, all around stunt life. Check out the official video below, and be on the look out for his new album Les Is More, which will be out sometime this year.

Video: B.o.B – So Good

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Bobby Ray Simmons, better known as B.o.B is back on the grind in preparation for the release of his forthcoming album Strange Clouds. He’s become the prince of Top 40 rap (you, know hip-pop) and the Ryan Tedder produced “So Good” is a prime example. Spring just started, and this will be the perfect addition to your picnic/cook-out playlist. Watch the video below:

Strange Clouds is in stores on May 1st.

New Music: Mali Music – “The Name” & “Walk On Water”

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Mali Music is preparing for the release of a new album via Akon‘s Konvict Muzik label. He recently dropped two new tracks, “The Name” and “Walk On Water” to share with supporters.

The former is a soulful testimonial about coming into a relationship with Christ for himself, and learning the power of calling His name. “Walk On Water” is a track that simply encourages listeners to step out on faith. Both powerful in their own right, these songs prove that Mali Music is ready to bring the Gospel to the mainstream in a new way. Listen below:

Walk On Water

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Would You Rock It: Ladies Concealed Wedge Sneakers

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While doing a little trend spotting, I noticed a slight uptick in brands putting their own spin on the disguised wedge sneakers that French designer Isabel Marant spearheaded. One of Marant’s styles, the black suede “Bekket” has been sold out since Beyonce wore them in her “Love On Top” video last year. Of course, they’ve been in high demand with actresses, models, and socialites looking for a feminine twist to the casual sneaker look. They are a bit pricey though, and for that reason, there’s a gap in the marketplace for more affordable replicas. If you don’t mind the swag rip, there are a few brands that might be worth your time. One of them is Nike: Continue reading

Video: Lianne La Havas – Lost & Found

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One of the UK’s greatest cultural exports today are great soulful singers. You may have heard of a few; like Jessie J, Corinne Bailey Rae, or…Adele? Well,  Lianne La Havas is the next to take us all by storm. We’ve been talking about her here at The Uptown Lounge for a few months, and we’re excited to present you with her latest material. The intoxicating visual that accompanies “Lost & Found” (coincidentally the title track from her latest EP) is a simplistic, black & white performance story. It definitely compliments the smooth vibe of the song. Watch below.

If that wasn’t enough to convince you to give her music a listen, she recently received the ultimate co-sign from Prince, who’s asked her to come to the US to record with him. That, my friends, is major major.

Stream her EP “Lost & Found” on Spotify or purchase it on iTunes