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Skylar Grey – Dance Without You Music Video

Dance Without You” is a promotional music video and buzz single by Skylar Grey, released to promote her still untitled debut album, set to be released in the Fall of 2011.

The music video premiered on Skylar Grey’s official YouTube VEVO channel in early July 2011.

In the music video Skylar Grey battles her former self in the buzz video “Dance Without You” in which she emerges from the back of Holly Brook, the name she previously recorded under – and the alias that she has given up to become the one and only: Skylar Grey. The auburn-haired Holly struggles to escape from the clutches of the darker Skylar in a doctor’s room. But there’s only room for one star – see which one rises to the top.

The track was produced by Alex Da Kid, and the song premiered in early June 2011.

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Dance Featured Pop R&B Songs

Skylar Grey – Dance Without You

Dance Without You” is a promotional/buzz single by Skylar Grey, released to promote her still untitled debut album, set to be released in the fall of 2011.

The track was produced by Alex Da Kid, and the song premiered in early June 2011.

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“Love The Way You Lie” Rihanna or Skylar Grey – This Track or That Track

Love the Way You Lie” is a song performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna & American rapper Eminem. It is also the second single by American rapper Eminem from his seventh studio album, Recovery.

The single features vocals from Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna and is produced by Alex da Kid & Makeba Riddick.

Rihanna’s rendition where she takes lead vocals, from her album Loud, as you all know hit #1 everywhere – is still going strong as a single.

Skylar Grey originally recorded the demo of which she co-wrote herself – now The Hype Factor asks this: Who’s version is better – Rihanna or Skylar Grey’s?

Last month Idolator talked to “Love The Way You Lie” producer Alex Da Kid, who had this to say about Skylar:

“She’s signed to my production company and I’m just in the middle of negotiating a label situation through a major record company. We figure probably by January or February I’ll make it concrete and we’ll go from there. To me she’s an amazing artist. She plays like nine or ten instruments. She writes amazing songs. She’s the real deal.”

“Love The Way You Lie” is currently nominated for a total of five Grammys, including Record and Song of the year, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

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T.I. feat. Christina Aguilera – Castle Walls

Castle Walls” is a song by American rapper T.I., from his seventh studio album No Mercy.

The song features Pop/R&B singer Christina Aguilera, and was produced by Alex da Kid.

Nadine Cheung, editor of AOL Radio, has made the interpretation of the song, saying: “In his latest song ‘Castle Walls’, T.I. tells us that life has treated him well. After eleven months spent in prison by a rapper (musician has been sentenced to imprisonment for illegal possession of narcotics and violation of court order – editor.) lyrics takes on new meaning, especially memorable chorus sung by Aguilera”. [Source]

Becky Bain from Idolator wrote, “Christina Aguilera can feel pretty good because of her film debut in theaters Burlesque, however, should feel much more confident thanks to collaboration with rapper T.I. in the beautiful song ‘Castle Walls’. A piece that appears on the album T.I. No Mercy has the potential to become a hit, just as another song was a hit producer Alex da Kid, ‘Love the Way You Lie’. (…)”. [Source]

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Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey – Words I Never Said

Words I Never Said” is a single by recording artist and rapper Lupe Fiasco, released on February 1st, 2011 as the second single from his third studio album Lasers.

The Banger of a Track was produced by Alex da Kid and features vocals from Skylar Grey.

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Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday” Album Review

Nicki Minaj drops her long awaited debut studio album Pink Friday, featuring special guest performers Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, will.i.am, even Natasha Bedingfield among others!

Featuring production by Swizz Beatz, Bangladesh, J.R. Rotem, will.i.am, Drew Money, Alex Da Kid, Kane Beatz and many more this is for sure one upbeat Female Hip-Hop/Pop/R&B mash up of 2010 that you’re NOT going to want to miss.

It’s been a long wait, but has it been worth it? Nicki says, “now the whole album cracked – you ain’t gotta skip a track” – well, how much of that is true?

Read on to check out a track-by-track (including bonus tracks) reviews with a rating system for each and every track along with producers – so you can go find a new favorite track of yours that you might have missed out on otherwise!

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Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home

Coming Home” is the fifth single from American music group Dirty Money – containing members DiddyDawn Richard and singer/songwriter Kalenna Harper’s upcoming studio album, Last Train to Paris.

The track is produced by Alex Da Kid and features Skylar Grey.

The finalized track was released the week of November 9th 2010.

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Featured Pop Songs

Rihanna feat. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)

Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)” is a song performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna & American rapper Eminem. It serves as a promotional single from Rihanna’s fifth upcoming studio album, Loud.

This version is the follow up to the #1 smash hit “Love The Way You Lie“, much like the previous version the new music is also produced by Alex Da Kid.

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Hip-Hop/Rap Pop Songs

Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie

Love the Way You Lie” is the second single by American rapper Eminem from his seventh studio album, Recovery. The song features vocals from Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna and is produced by Alex da Kid & Makeba Riddick.

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B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams (of Paramore) – Airplanes Music Video

Rapper B.o.B has premiered the music video for “Airplanes“, the official second single from his debut album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray – available since April via Atlantic Records. The song features Paramore‘s lead singer, Hayley Williams.

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B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams (of Paramore) – Airplanes

Airplanes” is the third single from B.o.B.‘s upcoming studio album, B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The track features Hayley Williams of Paramore and was produced by Alex Da Kid Co-produced by DJ Frank E. Airplanes Part 2 features Eminem.

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Nicki Minaj feat. Sean Garrett – Massive Attack

Massive Attack” is the lead single from rapper Nicki Minaj‘s upcoming debut studio album yet to be titled that is set for a summer 2010 releas.

The song features Sean Garrett, who produced the song along with Alex Da Kid. The single is set to be released in March 2010.

A music video for the single was shot on March 16 in the deserts of Lancaster, California with director Hype Williams.

The video is set to feature Sean Garrett with cameo appearances by Birdman and Amber Rose. The song will have a live premier during the MTV Spring Break 2010.