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Skylar Grey CCCLXXV :: Holiday Gift – Previews of “The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey”, January 17 | Videos

As a special early Christmas present to fans, Ms. Grey has released two preview videos of her performing her original versions of “Coming Home, Part II” and “Words I Never Said” to Rap-Up! The tracks, along with her original version of “Love The Way You Lie” will be made available as a special EP entitled The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey on January 17, 2012.

Check out the preview videos below, and read the full Rap-Up article regarding the special song cuts by clicking the title.

The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey | Rap-Up ::

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Skylar Grey CCCLXXIII :: VIBE’s 66 Most Important Hip-Hop Songs of 2011

VIBE magazine has published its list of the 66 Most Important Songs of 2011, with two of Ms. Grey‘s features making the list! Check out VIBE‘s comments on each respective track below, and click the title to view the entire 8-page feature.

The BIG List: 66 Most Important Hip-Hop Songs of 2011 | VIBE ::
“I Need A Doctor” – Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem and Skylar Grey 

Remember when you actually thought Detox was going to drop? Yeah, us neither. Yet the optimistic ones pointed to this Alex Da Kid-produced record—and it’s budget-breaking music video—as proof of an imminent Dre release.

“Words I Never Said” – Lupe Fiasco Feat. Skylar Grey

After nearly two years of sitting on the shelf, Lupe Fiasco decided to record a single raising 9/11 conspiracies, criticizing the Gaza strip bombings and calling the war on terror “a bunch of bullshit.” Well played, sir.

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Skylar Grey CCCLXVI :: Year-End Lists, XXL+MTV+Zimbio+USA Today

With the end of 2011 nearing, Ms. Grey has earned mentions in several year-end lists and charts – check out several by XXL Magazine, MTV, Zimbio, and USA Today below!

XXL Magazine has published its list of its picks for the Top 100 Songs of 2011, with “Words I Never Said” (Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey) and “I Need A Doctor” (Dr. Dre feat. Skylar Grey & Eminem) both making the list! You may view each tracks placement in the list below, and also click the title to view the full list and vote for your pick for the Top Song of 2011!

Top 100 Songs of 2011 | XXL ::
33. Dr. Dre ft. Eminem and Skylar Grey “I Need A Doctor”

41. Lupe Fiasco. ft. Skylar Grey “Words I Never Said”

VH1 has published MTV’s list of the Best EDM Artists of 2011 – Kaskade came in at Number 8, with Ms. Grey earning a mention for her collaboration with Kaskade, “Room For Happiness”!

Best EDM Artists of 2011 | MTV ::
“….Kaskade watched as his 2011 studio album, Fire & Ice, quickly became a staple in a healthy EDM diet. With features from Skrillex and Dada Life, and even vocals from rising star Skylar Grey, you’d be hard-pressed to find music lovers who couldn’t identify with or enjoy his breezy music in one way or another….”

Online magazine Zimbio has also released its picks for the Best Electronica Songs of 2011, with Kaskade’s official remix of the current Skylar Grey single “Invisible” making it on the list at Number 8!

Best Electronica Songs of 2011 | Zimbio ::
“….she’s been nominated for a Grammy, collaborated with Dr. Dre and Lupe Fiasco, and appeared alongside the Dalai Lama. And yet, despite all her success, few people could actually spot Skylar Grey if she walked by them on the street. Of course, her relative anonymity didn’t stop heavyweight DJs like Kaskade and Dirty South from remixing her first single, “Invisible. The result: seven minutes of bass heavy bliss….”

Finally, USA Today enlisted electronic producer Moby, DJ Scott Henry, and Billboard-writer Keith Caulfield to pick the most spin-worthy electronic artists of the year – once again Ms. Grey gains a mention within the write-up for Caulfield’s artist pick, Kaskade.

Spin-Worthy Electronic Artists | USA Today ::
“….the double CD Fire & Ice, includes collaborations with Neon Trees, Skylar Grey and Skrillex. In July, Kaskade (aka 40-year-old Ryan Raddon) tweeted that he’d be DJing at a block party ahead of the L.A. film premiere of the documentary Electric Daisy Carnival Experience. So many fans showed up that the party was shut down and riots ensued….”

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Skylar Grey CCCVI :: Spiegel Online+BET Hip-Hop Awards+Live in Berlin | Video+Photos

The online version of Germany’s newspaper Der Spiegel, Spiegel Online, has released a video profile on Ms. Grey – the 3-minute video features an interview, snippets of several acoustic performances, live concert clips, and some on-location footage from her stops in Germany.

Skylar Grey Profile | Spiegel Online ::

Erykah Badu will also be joining Lupe Fiasco to perform Ms. Grey’s part in Words I Never Said during the BET Hip-Hop Awards tonight (October 11) at 8:00/7:00 PM Central on BET. Click below to read Rap-Up’s article on the program.

“Words I Never Said” on BET Hip-Hop Awards | Rap-Up ::

Skylar Grey fan-site Skylar-Grey.org also has a 15-photo gallery of photos from her October 6 concert in Berlin, Germany. Click the following photo to view the full gallery.

Skylar Grey – Live in Berlin | Skylar-Grey.org ::

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Skylar Grey CLI :: Lupe Fiasco & Bill O’Reilly Discuss “Words I Never Said” | Video

Lupe Fiasco appeared on Bill O’Reilly‘s Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor last night (June 20) to discuss some political comments that Lupe had made, including some related to lyrics from Lupe’s “Words I Never Said” (feat. Skylar Grey) track. You can watch the entire interview segment via YouTube below!

Lupe Fiasco & Bill O’Reilly Discuss Political Philosophy, “Words I Never Said” | YouTube ::

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Skylar Grey CXI :: “Words I Never Said” Live On The Colbert Report | Video

Ms. Grey was on The Colbert Report last night with Lupe Fiasco where they performed Words I Never Said, the political-commentary ridden current single off Fiasco’s most recent album LASERS. Thanks to Rap-Up, you can now view Stephen Colbert’s interview with Fiasco, and the explosive WINS performance online – check it out below!

Lupe Fiasco & Skylar Grey – “Words I Never Said (Live on The Colbert Report, 9-MAY-2011)” ::

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Skylar Grey CIX :: “Words I Never Said” In Teen Wolf Promo

MTV’s newest promo for their upcoming Teen Wolf TV series (a remake of the 1985 film) features Ms. Grey‘s vocals from Lupe Fiasco‘s current single “Words I Never Said”! MTV has posted the minute-long promo spot online, and you may stream it below.

:60 Teen Wolf TV Promo | MTV ::

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Skylar Grey CVIII :: “Words I Never Said” Live On The Colbert Report, May 9th

On Monday (May 9th), Ms. Grey will appear with Lupe Fiasco on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to perform Words I Never Said, the current single from Fiasco’s latest album LASERS. The episode will air at 11:31 PM Eastern/10:31 PM Central in the United States. Due to the controversial nature of the lyrics, it’s possible that the song will not be performed on television again, so be sure not to miss this special live performance!

The Colbert Report – Official Website ::

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Skylar Grey C :: Presenting Lupe Fiasco At MTV O Music Awards | YouTube

During the 2011 MTV O Music Awards (streaming live at www.OMusicAwards.com), Ms. Grey introduced Lupe Fiasco prior to his performing “The Show Goes” live on stage. You can now watch Ms. Grey’s presentation video below!

Skylar Grey Introducing Lupe Fiasco @ 2011 MTV O Music Awards | YouTube ::

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Skylar Grey XCIX :: “Words I Never Said” Video Premiere | MTV

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MTV’s RapFix has posted a feature article on Ms. Grey in response to the release of the official Lupe Fiasco+Skylar Grey “Words I Never Said” music video. Check out an excerpt below, and click its title to view the entire article.

RapFix – Skylar Grey Becoming Hip-Hop Hook Queen | MTV ::
“….while the striking Ms. Grey was not featured in the clip, her haunting and soaring vocals left an impression, matching well with director Sanna Hamri’s politically charged visuals and Lupe’s earnest rhymes over Alex Da Kid’s dramatic production….”

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The full-length Sanaa Hamri-directed music video for Lupe Fiasco‘s “Words I Never Said” (feat. Skylar Grey) has just premiered! You can stream it below via MTV, or catch it playing on any of MTV’s television channels.

Full-Length “Words I Never Said” Music Video | MTV ::

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