Every week, new stuff drops on Xbox Music and Xbox Video that it becomes hard to keep up. Well, that's where we come in handy. Every Friday we'll highlight some of the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows just dropped on Xbox Video for your viewing pleasure. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

Xbox Music

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar

After the huge success that followed Kendrick's sophomore record, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, everyone has been anticipating his next album. Earlier this week, Kendrick surprisingly dropped To Pimp a Butterfly without anyone knowing it was going to drop. The album is full of jazz and funk rhythms with Kendrick's artistic lyrics molding it all together.

If you want to get a good feel of the album check out the song Alright and even Mortal Men. [hip-hop]

Listen here on Xbox Music

Of Monsters and Men – Crystals

Of Monsters and Men have finally released their first single Crystals since their release of the critically-acclaimed album My Head is an Animal. The song is from their upcoming album titled Beneath the Skin. If you liked previous songs from them such as Little Talks or King and Lionheart you will definitely appreciate the sound of Crystals.

Listen here on Xbox Music

Xbox Video


Christopher Nolan does it again, with what is easily one of my favorite films of 2014. The earth has been consumed by global warming and has become uninhabitable with corn being the only produce that is still alive. This is where Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway step in as they take on the stars to find humanities last hope.

Buy on Xbox Video - $19.99


Since it first started, Empire has been the talk of the town. This show follows a prominent music label as they find out its CEO has a terminal illness. The CEO's three sons and ex-wife are all fighting to become the successor of his throne. This week the show made waves with its two-hour finale that was filled with twists and turns. If you missed it you can grab it on Xbox Video.

Buy Empire episodes on Xbox Video

Do you have plans to watch or listen to something else this weekend? Let us know in the comments below! Also, if you have any suggestions for next week's post you can always hit me up on twitter @JonDollison. Cheers to the weekend!