Skylar Grey XXVII :: “I Need A Doctor” Single Artwork

The artwork for Dr. Dre‘s upcoming single “I Need A Doctor” (feat. Skylar Grey & Eminem) has just been officially revealed on Amazon.com.

“I Need A Doctor” will hit hip-hop radio on January 25th, and will officially be released as a single on February 1st.

Click the single art below to view “I Need A Doctor”‘s Amazon page ::

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Skylar Grey XXVI :: “Words I Never Said” w/ Lupe Fiasco

UPDATE ::

Lupe Fiasco just released an official teaser for “Words I Never Said” (feat. Skylar Grey) on YouTube. The teaser reveals that the single will drop on February 1st.

Check it out below!

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UPDATE ::

According to Amazon, the release date for “Words I Never Said”‘s physical single (a 12″ vinyl, also containing Lupe Fiasco’s current single “The Show Goes On”) is set to be February 22nd, 2011.

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During the recent Producer’s Roundtable (15-JAN-2011) put on by the Los Angeles Times, Alex Da Kid revealed that Skylar Grey will be featured on the next “….controversial….” single (also produced by Alex) from Lupe Fiasco‘s  upcoming Lasers album, entitled “Words I Never Said”.

Watch the video clip of Alex revealing “Words I Never Said” ::

Click the picture below to view Lasers‘ Wikipedia article ::

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Skylar Grey XXV :: “I Need A Doctor” Radio Release+More “LTWYL” Awards

According to AllAccess, Skylar Grey‘s upcoming track with Dr. Dre and Eminem, “I Need A Doctor”, is set to be officially released to radio on February 1st.

The track is set to be the next single from Dr. Dre’s finally-to-be-released Detox album, also last-reported to be released sometime in February.

To view the Upcoming Releases page on AllAccess, please click the picture below

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Ms. Grey’s collaborator, and “I Need A Doctor”‘s producer Alex Da Kid was also recently seen with Dre and fellow producer Polow Da Don at a Lakers game.

Eminem and Rihanna‘s Skylar Grey written and Alex Da Kid produced mega-hit “Love The Way You Lie” also recently earned 2 more awards, taking home wins at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video.

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Skylar Grey XXIV :: “Last Train To Paris” Drops+”Castle Walls” Backstory

DiddyDirty Money‘s new album Last Train To Paris officially hits stores today (the 14th). The album features Skylar Grey on the track “Coming Home“, and you can grab the Deluxe Edition on CD via Amazon, or snatch it from iTunes by clicking its artwork below.

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T.I. also revealed in a recent exclusive interview with MTV News: RapFix Live that the Skylar Grey penned and Alex Da Kid produced track “Castle Walls” originally belonged to Diddy, and was going to be used for his Diddy-Dirty Money project.

Read a selection from the interview ::
A funny thing about this record: It belonged to my big homey Puff first,” Tip explained….”Puff, he acknowledged it, ‘Yeah, this is my record, but you know what, I think this is a better fit for you. I think you should rock out on this one. I think this speaks volumes to where you are, what you going through, what you living and how you feel.‘”

To view the entire text and various video snippets from the interview, please click below

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Skylar Grey XXIII :: “Castle Walls” by T.I. & Christina Aguilera Drops

T.I. and Christina Aguilera‘s song “Castle Walls” drops today, on T.I.’s No Mercy album. The track features Christina Aguilera singing the chorus and bridge, which was written by Skylar Grey, and the song itself is produced by Alex Da Kid. The track is set to be released as the next single from No Mercy.

To cop “Castle Walls” via iTunes, click the pic below

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Skylar Grey XXII :: “LTWYL” Snags 7 Grammy Nominations

It came as no surprise, and after much speculation, it’s now official – Love The Way You Lie has picked up 7 Grammy Nominations, for Record of the YearSong of the Year, Best Duo, Best Video and Best Rap Song, along with Eminem’s Recovery album also being up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. The mega-hit by Eminem and Rihanna spawned 2 sequels (all 3 songs being penned by Skylar Grey, along with Ms. Grey providing background vocals and piano the Part III), which appeared on Eminem’s Recovery album, and Rihanna’s LOUD album.

The Grammy Awards themselves will take place on February 13th, on CBS.

Please click below to download a PDF containing the full list of nominees+credits
53rd Grammy Nominee List / PDF (right-click, save as….)

Or to view the full list of Grammy Nominees on Grammy.com, please click below

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Skylar Grey XXI :: Diddy Dirty Money “Coming Home” Music Video

The official music video for Diddy Dirty Money & Skylar Grey‘s track “Coming Home” made its world-premiere this evening on E! News, and has since been made available for viewing on the internet.

Watch Diddy Dirty Money & Skylar Grey’s “Coming Home” Music Video

You can also check out an exclusive sit-down that E! News did with Diddy and the Dirty Money girls, talking about the “Coming Home” music video, his Last Train To Paris album, and working with Jay-Z.

Check out E! News’ Diddy Dirty Money interview by clicking below

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Skylar Grey XX :: “Castle Walls” by T.I. & Christina Aguilera Leaks

The T.I. feat. Christina Aguilera track “Castle Walls” (which was written by Skylar Grey and produced by Alex Da Kid) just hit the internet today, right after the holiday weekend. Check it out below!

Stream “Castle Walls (Full Version)” by T.I. feat. Christina Aguilera

To pre-order CD+Vinyl+Digital+Premium editions of T.I.’s No Mercy album, click the picture below

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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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