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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Skylar Grey :: Post IX – “Love The Way You Lie, Part II” MTV Review

MTV News was recently treated to a 6-song sample of the upcoming Rihanna album Loud.

Included in those tracks was the much-anticipated Rihanna+Eminem sequel duet “Love The Way You Lie (Part II)“.

*Rihanna sings ::
“on the first page of our story, the future seemed so bright / then the saint turned so evil”

(the preceding lyrics were written by Ms. Skylar Grey)

a selection from the article ::
When the chorus kicks in, the hook from the original track is bigger and more cinematic than ever before, but it’s Em’s seething anger when he delivers his verse that will have fans going bananas. He raps about the pain she causes him just as much as he causes her, spitting rhymes about trading punches with his lady love.

To view the original MTV News article, please click the picture below

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*NOTE :: This article contains lyrics that were corrected from the original MTV.com post

Skylar Grey :: Post VIII – Upcoming Avril Lavigne Single

Mentioned in a recent blog post is news of one of the songs that Ms. Grey has been writing with pop-punk rocker Avril Lavigne.

The untitled track will reportedly be the lead single from Lavigne’s also-untitled 4th studio album, and was produced by UK super-producer Alex Da Kid.

Here’s a selection from the article ::

“The lead single, which the friend describes as “upbeat but deep” was written by Alex Da Kid and Skylar Grey, and is set to be released sometime in the next month, according to the close friend. However that is not set in stone, Avril’s been skipping rehearsals lately ……. which evidently is pressuring the label to postpone the single release until next year.”

Below you can also view the original in-studio video (that was released in August) of Lavigne working with Ms. Grey and Alex Da Kid ::

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Skylar Grey :: Post VII – “Love The Way You Lie, Part 2”

It was just revealed that there will be a Part II to Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie“, once again featuring the power-duo performing together. This take on the track will be voiced from the female perspective, with Rihanna taking the lead on vocals.

Like the original song, LTWYL P2 has been penned by Ms. Skylar Grey and features Alex Da Kid returning as producer.

Here’s a selection of Rihanna’s lyrics (which were written by Skylar Grey) ::
Even angels have their wicked schemes, and you take that to new extremes, but you will always be my hero, even though you lost your mind….

LTWYL P2 is slated to be featured on Rihanna’s fifth studio album Loud, which will drop on November 16th of this year.

To pre-order Rihanna’s deluxe Loud album, click its cover art below

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*NOTE :: This article contains lyrics that were corrected from the original MTV.com post

Skylar Grey :: Post VI – “LTWYL” Up For MTV EMA’s Best Song+Video

Eminem and Rihanna’s LTWYL (“Love The Way You Lie“, which was written by Skylar Grey) is up for Best Song and Best Video on the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards!

You can vote for LTWYL for Best Song by clicking here ::

The award for Best Video is not open for public voting, and will instead be picked by an MTV panel of judges.

You can however check out a video interview that Alex Da Kid (producer of LTWYL) recently did with Young Hollywood’s Michelle Marie ::

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