Tag Archives: Kane Beatz (musician)

Ester Dean announces details for debut EP “Miss Dean”

3 Apr

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Ester Dean has announced the details for her upcoming EP.

The singer/songwriter christened her debut mini-collection “Miss Dean” and will release it on April 15 via iTunes (US).

Among the producers backing Dean on the keenly-awaited EP are DJ Mustard (Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole), Polow Da Don (Kelly Rowland, Christina Aguilera) and Kane Beatz (Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz).

On the songwriting front, Dean recently co-penned “Dancing in the Dark” for Rihanna along with Maureen “Mozella” McDonald and the song’s producers Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate.

The track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Home,” which is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation.

Dean’s extensive resume includes further works for Nicki Minaj (“The Night is Still Young”), Ciara (“Never, Ever”), Selena Gomez (“Come and Get It”), Britney Spears (“Selfish”), Katy Perry (“Peacock”) and Beyonce (“Start Over”).

Peep the tracklisting and production credits for “Miss Dean” below.

“Keeper” (produced by Featherstones).
“Jealous” (produced by Featherstones).

“Any Other Way” (produced by Kane Beatz)
“Fuck It” (produced by Cook Classic).
“New Shit” (produced by DJ Mustard).
“That Girl” (produced by Polow Da Don).

Nicki Minaj unleashes “The Pinkprint Movie” online

21 Dec

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Nicki Minaj has premiered “The Pinkprint Movie” online.

The rapper, singer and songwriter posted the 16-minue film – which is divided into three chapters: “The Crying Game,” “I Lied” and “Grand Piano” – to her official YouTube page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

Songwriters and producers on these tracks include Ester Dean, Mike WiLL Made It, Jessie Ware, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn, will.i.am, Keith Harris, and Daniel “Kane Beatz” Johnson.

Minaj’s latest album “The Pinkprint” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

The project also includes previous promotional cuts “Pills N’ Potions,” “Anaconda” and “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown.

Other artists backing Minaj on “The Pinkprint” are Beyonce (“Feeling Myself”), Ariana Grande (“Get on Your Knees”), Skylar Grey (“Bed of Lies”), Jeremih (“Favorite”) and Meek Mill (“Buy a Heart”).

Watch the “Pinkprint Movie” below.

Nicki Minaj premieres “Only” music video

14 Dec

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Nicki Minaj has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The rapper, singer and songwriter posted the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip for “Only” to her official Vevo page on Friday (December 12, 2014).

“Only” – featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – is lifted from the artist’s upcoming third album, “The Pinkprint,” out on December 15 via iTunes in partnership with Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Production duties on “Only” were handled by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne), Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus) and Jeremy “JMike” Coleman (Selena Gomez, Britney Spears).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” also includes previous promotional cuts, the Ester Dean-assisted “Pills N Potions” and Da Internz / Polow Da Don -produced “Anaconda.”

Other album contributors include Parker Ighile, Rock City, Shama Joseph, Boi-1da, Sarah Hudson, Vinylz, Katy Perry, Hit-Boy, Jessie Ware, Mike WiLL Made It, Jacob Kasher, Nineteen85, Alex Da Kid, and Kane Beatz.

Watch the music video for “Only” below.

Nicki Minaj unwraps “The Pinkprint” tracklisting

1 Dec

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Nicki Minaj has unwrapped the official tracklisting for her upcoming album.

The rapper, singer and songwriter will release her third studio collection “The Pinkprint” on December 15 via Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Current single “Only” – which features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – is now available for download via iTunes (US). The track was helmed by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, JMike and Rocky City (siblings Theron and Royce Thomas).

Other artists backing Minaj on “The Pinkprint” are Beyonce (“Feeling Myself”), Ariana Grande (“Get on Your Knees”), Jeremih (“Favorite”), Meek Mill (“Buy a Heart”) and Skylar Grey (“Bed of Roses”).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Da Internz, Ester Dean, Mike WiLL Made It, Sarah Hudson, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Parker Ighile, Kane Beatz, Alex Da Kid, Polow Da Don, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, and Steve “Ace” Mostyn.

Peep the tracklisting for “The Pinkprint” below.

“All Things Go”
“I Lied”
“The Crying Game”
“Get on Your Knees” (featuring Ariana Grande)
“Feeling Myself” (featuring Beyoncé)
“Only” (featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown)
“Want Some More”
“Four Door Aventador”
“Favorite” (featuring Jeremih)
“Buy a Heart” (featuring Meek Mill)
“Trini Dem Girls” (featuring Lunchmoney Lewis)
“Anaconda”
“The Night Is Still Young”
“Pills and Potions”
“Bed of Lies” feat. Skylar Grey
“Grand Piano”
“Big Daddy” feat. Meek Mill
“Shanghai”
“Win Again”