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Kat Von D Has Literally Been Working On A Music Album For Years And Fans Were Shocked When They Found Out What The Music Sounded Like

Dedicated Kat Von D fans know that the tattoo maven and beauty brand mogul has more than a few talents. Besides being an incredible goth reina, drawer, and designer, she’s also a classically trained pianist and a pretty darn great singer. The goth queen has been doing covers of her favorite bands and even putting out her own music for a while (yep, probably under your nose).

For a look at all of the Kat Von D songs you missed, check out the list below!

“Stardust”

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Kat has been collabing with the group IAMX on a new album for a while. In the music video “Stardust” Kat lent her vocals and shaved the band’s bassist’s head.

“Dark All Day

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In July, Von D revealed that she would be lending her vocals to Gunship’s new album, Dark All Day.

“Vanish”

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A few years back, the Mexican-American tattoo artist and beauty mogul released her own song “Vanish” with the promise of putting it out on an album.

“Black Leather”

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For the first track off Prayers upcoming Baptism of Thieves EP, Kat lent her voice to the “Black Leather” track.

“Satellite”

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Kat’s demo version of her song Satellite low-key surfaced on the net back in 2014

“Vanish”

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Kat sang about a merciless crown of thorns in her son “Vanish” which can be found on Spotify.

“Baptism of Thieves”

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Kat lent her voice to her long-time partner and now husband’s “Tears in The Rain” song last year.

“EXORCISM” 

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In 2014, Kat published the song to youtube saying “Just because I feel like it, here is a little song I wrote a while back with my friends, Tommy English+Nick Long. Once again, just a shitty, quick little recording of me singing and playing the piano on my cell phone, here at the house.”

“Easy To Please” Cover 

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“Ville Valo”

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Kat revealed that “Ville Valo” was one of the first songs she ever wrote for that album she recorded a while back and never released. It’s supposed to be about a boy in Finland. ️

 “Into My Arms” Cover 

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Kat did a cover of the Nick Cave song earlier this year during her wedding in which she married Leafer Seyer.

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“The 69 Eyes”

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This song will make you want a Kat Von D & Christina Perri collab ASAP.

“Sonata”

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Kat covered the Beethoven classic on the piano and shared it with fans on her channel.

Serenade To Piaf

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Kat is known for her improvisational singing improvs and she does it best when she’s singing to her cats. In a serenade to her baby cat Piaf, Kat will stun you with her voice.

“Kindness” Cover

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Kat covered the Ryan Adams song Kindness a few years ago back when she was on a trip to Dubai.

“Ghost in You” Cover

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Kat did a hotel room acoustic cover of one of her favorite Psychedelic Furs songs syaing “for no other reason than I was feeling inspired by Ben Mark, and a beautiful rainy day in London.”

“Stop Me June” Cover

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Kat did a cover of her favorite Swedish band, Kent’s song “Stop Me June.” Kat says highly recommend you guys listen to the original. ️

 “Smalltown Boy” Cover

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The song “Smalltown Boy” was originally done by Bronski Beat.

“Big Chair” Cover

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This one was Kat’s acoustic  cover of Travis song “Big Chair.”

“Getaway” Cover 

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In a post about her decision to cover this song, Kat wrote about transforming into her new self. “For years, I wore all black clothing as a funerary symbol of sorts. This month I decided to start wearing all red for no particular reason other than something felt like it was the right time for change. This past week, getting to spend time w one of my dearest, closest friend, Robert Harvey [ @rothchildrv] was really what I’ve been needing. Few people “understand my thoughts” the way Robert does, and it’s a shame he lives across the ocean. During Robert’s visit, we watched an @animalequality video taken by an undercover investigator at a pig slaughterhouse. I struggled to hold back tears seeing these innocent beings suspended by their hind legs while getting their throats slit, painfully convulsing to death. The floors were completely covered in red blood rising as the workers killed one pig after another. Robert thinks that maybe on a subconscious level, all this red is just another symbol of mourning for me… and I think he’s right. Here’s a song he wrote a while back when he was in the band, The Music. It’s called “Getaway.” ️

Portishead Cover

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Kat boldy covered the song by one of her favorite English bands Portishead.


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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.

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In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”


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Leslie Grace And Super Junior’s “Lo Siento” Is The Hit All Latinx K-Pop Fans Have Been Waiting For

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Leslie Grace And Super Junior’s “Lo Siento” Is The Hit All Latinx K-Pop Fans Have Been Waiting For

The year 2017 marks a time of major multilingual and multicultural musical collaborations. With Luis Fonsi’s remix of “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, climbing to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks, and J Balvin and Willy William’s remix for “Mi Gente,” featuring Beyoncé, making it to the No. 3 spot, the western music market is opening up to music in Spanish. But these aren’t the only collaborations bridging different cultures and genres. In the era of globalization, K-pop, short for Korean pop music, is an international phenomenon, and the genre is beginning to meld its addictive melodies with urban Latin pop. Evidence: K-pop boy band Super Junior’s recent collaboration with Leslie Grace.

Debuting in 2005, the fellas of Super Junior are the kings of Hallyu — the Korean wave. At their height, 15 men donned the Super Junior title, but, due to departures, mandatory military service and other issues, only Siwon, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Shindong, Yesung, Heechul and Leeteuk are currently active. As a group, the men have led a revolution in the industry, spurring forward electro-pop and R&B-influenced dance tracks.

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And among K-pop, they also have one of the strongest fan bases in Latin America. The group has long captivated these audiences with hits like “Sorry Sorry,” “Mr. Simple” and “Mamacita,” and Super Junior has made sure to visit their Latin American E.L.F — what they call their fans — on three separate tours since 2013, holding arena shows in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru. It must be noted that the group has yet to hold a single solo show in the U.S.

For many years, Super Junior and SM Entertainment, their label, had seen the excitement from their supporters in Latin America and wanted to show their gratitude by releasing a song partly sung in Spanish. In March, the group dropped “Lo Siento,” a tune about finding romance on the dance floor, featuring Dominican-American singer Leslie Grace and the Latino production duo Play-N-Skillz as part of the extended version of their eighth album, Replay.  

“The song with Super Junior and Play-N-Skillz came out of nowhere. None of us really knew each other,” Leslie Grace, who was recommended to the K-pop group by the Argentine-Venezuelan sibling duo Play-N-Skillz, told FIERCE. “The beauty of it was [having the opportunity of] discovering something that’s been happening hugely in its own right in a different side of the world, and discovering it for the first time and saying, ‘Man, I wanna be a part of that. I don’t know anything about it up until this point, but I really want to be a part of that.’”

While it’s commonplace for K-pop groups to release records in Japanese or Mandarin in order to cater to Asian music markets, or English one-offs for international fans, no act had ventured into singing in Spanish or acknowledged their Latin American fans with a song quite like Super Junior.

“Lo Siento” is a true K-pop and urban Latin-pop mashup. It plays up the typical Spanish guitar and blends a familiar Latin flair with the energy and the mix of pop, dance and hip-hop that K-pop is known for. The music video, shot in South Korea, even features the “Díganle” singer dancing along with the guys of Super Junior.

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The trilingual track debuted at No. 13 on Billboard’s Latin digital sales chart, the first K-pop entry ever. A bit over two weeks after the music video dropped, “Lo Siento” surpassed 20 million views, which was three times more than what their last Korean single, “Black Suit,” accumulated.

While “Lo Siento” isn’t the first time K-pop artists have teamed up with Latin ones nor used Latin genres in their music, it is the first instance that we can actually call a real collaboration. In 2016, for instance, Ricky Martin released a version of his hit “Vente Pa’ Ca” featuring Wendy from K-pop girl group Red Velvet, though she sang in English, and Mexican boy band CD9 released “Get Dumb” with Korean girl group Crayon Pop. In both cases, the artists simply exchanged vocals, put them together and released the song with little fanfare. With “Lo Siento,” however, not only did Leslie fly to Korea to be in the music video, but Super Junior invited her and Play-N-Skillz on their Latin American tour last month.

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Stopping in Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago and Mexico City, Leslie, Play-N-Skillz and Super Junior played before a total of 55,000 fans. The stars blew up the stage with “Lo Siento,” but both Play-N-Skillz and Leslie also had the chance to perform their own sets during the show.

“It never stops being a surprise, with my most recent released single ‘Duro y Suave,’ for [the crowd] to sing it back to me,” the 23-year-old singer, who came to fame after the release of her bachata remake of The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” in 2013, told us. “I know it’s Super Junior’s crowd. I know that their fans are so accepting and loving, and I knew that they would be attentive during the show, but you don’t expect everyone to connect, especially a crowd that’s so different, to your music when you’re the special guest.”

Leslie is currently finishing her new album, which she says will drop by the end of the year. She’s also very excited about potentially finishing another leg of the tour with Super Junior. “They’re trying to see if we can do some more shows in Latin America, in Central America, go to the countries we didn’t get to go to in South America, like Colombia [and] Brazil,” she said.

Just like with “Despacito” and “Mi Gente,” “Lo Siento” is bringing together different cultures, languages and even fandoms from various parts of the world that don’t get to interact as much through music in a compact, smooth earworm.

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“For us to come together just fully based off of mutual artistic respect, and for something like this to happen, and now everybody really enjoying it despite the cultural differences, that to me was the biggest takeaway and the biggest blessing to now be a part of Super Junior’s story and them a huge part of mine,” Leslie said.  

During an interview in Times Square, the dominicana gave the boys a quick dance lesson — and it was all caught on camera.

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“Bridging cultures one dance step at a time! First Super Junior with me and ‘Group Dance’ in their land South Korea, and now me with them and ‘Bachata’ in my home NYC,” Grace, 23, captioned a video of the dance sesh she posted on Instagram. “Proud to be your instructor, @eunhyukee44 hahaha! You are officially baptized the best bachatero out of Korea by the princess of bachata — BOOM!”

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