Skylar Grey XIX :: Short “Castle Walls” Teaser Video

UPDATE ::

Another snippet of “Castle Walls” has recently leaked onto the internet, this time featuring part of Christina Aguilera’s verse, along with part of the chorus also sung by her.

Lyrics ::
“nobody knows I’m all alone / living in this castle made of stone / they say that money is freedom, but I feel trapped inside it all / and while I sit so high up on a throne / I wonder how I can feel this low / on top of the world it’s beautiful, but there’s no place to fall”

Stream the 0:52 “Castle Walls” snippet (lo-qual/DJ shouts)

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A 30-second YouTube teaser was just released for the Alex Da Kid produced T.I. track “Castle Walls” which contains a snippet of the Skylar Grey written chorus, sung by Christina Aguilera.

A selection from the lyrics ::
“everyone thinks that I have it all / but it’s so empty, living behind these castle walls, these castle walls / if I should tumble, if I should fall / would anyone hear me, screaming behind these castle walls / there’s no one here at all / behind these castle walls”

Watch the “Castle Walls” teaser below ::

The full track will be released as the next single from T.I.’s No Mercy album, set to hit shelves December 7th, 2010.

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Skylar Grey XVIII :: “Castle Walls” by T.I. & Aguilera+”Coming Home” Video

In another sit-down interview with Rap-Up.com, Alex Da Kid speaks about his working with T.I. and Christina Aguilera on their new track “Castle Walls“, the hook for which was written by Skylar Grey. The track is the newest upcoming single from T.I.’s 7th studio album, No Mercy.

Read a selection from the interview ::
“Another single I’ve got coming out is called ‘Castle Walls‘, T.I.’s next single featuring Christina Aguilera, that Skylar Grey wrote the hook on. Which is amazing, it’s gonna be epic….it’s hip-hop, it’s electro, but I think it’s gonna lend itself to a broad audience,” he explains. “It has some kind of substance to it in the lyrics.”

And watch the entire interview segment below ::

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Diddy also recently tweeted that the newly filmed music video (which he calls “….the best I’ve shot in my entire career.“) for the Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey single “Coming Home” will have it’s world-premiere release via E! News, on November 29th. “Coming Home” is also currently #8 on iTunes’ Hip-Hop charts.

See Diddy on the set on the “Coming Home” music video ::

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Skylar Grey XVII :: “Coming Home” Single Hits iTunes+2010 AMAs Performance

The Diddy Dirty Money (feat. Skylar Grey) single “Coming Home” has officially hit iTunes!

This version differs from the original leaked version in both mixing and lyrical content, including this version featuring clean lyrics.

Buy “Coming Home” (feat. Skylar Grey) via iTunes for $1.29 ::

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You can also watch Diddy Dirty Money’s performance of “Coming Home” on the 2010 AMAs below ::

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Skylar Grey XVI :: Stream “I Need A Doctor” w/ Eminem & Dr. Dre

So what is rumored to be another leaked track from, and possibly the first single from Dr. Dre’s long-awaited Detox album just hit the internet. The track is also speculated to be on Eminem’s re-release of his Recovery album.

Eminem takes lead on the track, with featured vocals from Dre and Ms. Grey. The track is produced by Alex Da Kid.

Stream “I Need A Doctor” by Eminem (feat. Skylar Grey & Dr. Dre)

To read some on the history of Detox, please click below

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Skylar Grey XV :: “Comin Home” Hits Radio + “LTWYL” Parts II & III on iTunes

The Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey track “Comin Home“, which is the newest single from Diddy Dirty Money’s upcoming Last Train To Paris album, has officially hit the radio waves. So call in to your favorite radio station, and request it!

Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper (aka Dirty Money) also recently did an interview with Rap-Up, explaining how Comin Home was “….a gift….“.

Here’s a selection from the article ::
“….one day Puff walked in and he was like, ‘I got something for you guys. I got a gift that’s crazy. Oh my God.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, right.’ And he put it on and he was just like, ‘You think we can get it done tonight?’ It was a gift. It was like unwrapping a gift that was dropped in our lap….”

You can read the entire article by clicking below

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Rihanna’s fifth-studio album LOUD is also now officially available on iTunes. The iTunes release exclusively contains Part III of “Love The Way You Lie“, along with the standard album cut Part II, which is available on all editions of the album.

*Love The Way You Lie (Part II) features a verse by Eminem and like the original was produced by Alex Da Kid, with Rihanna’s verses written by Skylar Grey.
*Love The Way You Lie (Part III) (aka the Piano Version) is a stripped-down piano acoustic version of Part II. It was co-produced by Skylar Grey, who also plays piano on the song.

Click LOUD‘s artwork below to view the album in iTunes

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Skylar Grey XIV :: “Love The Way You Lie, Part III / Piano Version” Stream

The third entry into Rihanna and Eminem’s Love The Way You Lie saga, the Piano Version, is now available for streaming.

This version features Skylar Grey on piano, as well as serving as co-producer of Part III.

Stream Love The Way You Lie, Part III (Piano Version) ::

Be sure to cop the track exclusively via iTunes on November 16th.

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Skylar Grey XIII :: “Coming Home” Single Artwork Revealed

The artwork for Diddy Dirty Money & Skylar Grey‘s single “Coming Home” was just revealed via Twitter – check it out!

Stream Diddy Dirty Money and J. Cole’s respective versions of Coming Home, and see which one you prefer!

Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home

J. Cole feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Reference Demo)

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Skylar Grey XII :: Rihanna on LTWYL Pt.s II & III + LTWYL Pt. II Stream

Today MTV.com posted up an interview that they did with Rihanna, within which she spoke on the challenge of making a sequel to “Love The Way You Lie“, and how Alex Da Kid had to talk her into it.

A selection from the MTV article
So what made her change her mind? It’s all due to the tireless trial-and-error work of producer Alex Da Kid, who not only crafted the original version of the song, but tinkered at length on “Part II,” eventually coming up with an updated take on the track that had Rihanna’s head spinning.
Rihanna stated ::
That was the challenge: How do you compete with ‘Love the Way You Lie‘ part one? The original, it was so massive, so it’s hard to do a version that’s kind of like that, but Alex, he changed the drums up and surprised me once again. … I love it.

Stream Love The Way You Lie, Part II ::

Remember that Rihanna’s album LOUD drops on Nov. 16th (in one week), and the iTunes Version will exclusively contain a Part III to “Love The Way You Lie” which features Ms. Skylar Grey on piano, as well as serving as co-producer.

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Skylar Grey XI :: “Comin’ Home” w/ Diddy Dirty Money on the World Series

UPDATE ::

Diddy just Tweeted a ‘Making-Of’ behind-the-scenes video for the “Comin’ Home” promo that he shot along with Dirty Money for Game 4 of the World Series.

You can view the video in standard and high definition via Facebook, here ::
*Making The Commercial – “Comin’ Home” World Series Promo

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Diddy Dirty Money – Comin Home (feat. Skylar Grey)

J. Cole – Comin Home (Reference Demo) (feat. Skylar Grey)

Ms. Grey (Skylar Grey) will have her vocal debut on the forthcoming Game 4 of the MLB 2010 World Series.

On Sunday, October 31st, “Comin’ Home” by Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey (prod. Alex Da Kid & Jay-Z) will premiere as the lead-in during Game 4 (Giants v. Rangers).

The track is scheduled to be released on Diddy’s upcoming album Last Train To Paris, which will be in stores December 14th, 2010.

To see the World Series’ schedule, please click the picture below

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Skylar Grey X :: “Love The Way You Lie, Part III (Acoustic)” iTunes Track

First we had news of a Part II version of “Love The Way You Lie” by Rihanna & Eminem, which is set to appear on her upcoming album Loud.

Now we also have news of a Part III of LTWYL, this time an acoustic version that was crafted by Ms. Skylar Grey, which is currently set to be released as an iTunes-Only track.

Here’s the mention of LTWYL, Pt. III from the original MTV article ::

Rihanna on LTWYL, Part III ::

….after trying out several versions of a sequel track to the 2010 song off Em’s Recovery LP, she knew the magic from the first cut was still in the air.
We heard a broken-down version that was stripped down, just piano … that’s going to be a bonus on iTunes,” she said. “I fell in love with it. We recorded it, then we did another version to the stripped-down version with drums, then we did another version with drums and Eminem. And then that was the one that just felt really good.
I love both: I love the broken-down version, as well as the new one with Eminem,” she continued.

To view the entire MTV article, please click the picture below

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