Weekend entertainment with Xbox: Maroon 5, Jeezy, The Wire and more

There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

Xbox Music

Maroon 5 – V

Maroon 5

American pop rock band Maroon 5 has released their fifth studio album - V, but you can just call it five. Reviews are mixed on the album from music critics, but fans of Maroon 5 will probably want to give it a listen before passing judgment. The single Maps is worth checking out. It's the first single from the album and has already reached the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. [Pop]

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Jeezy – Seen It All: The Autobiography


Atlanta hip hop artist Jeezy dropped his new album this week. Seen It All: The Autobiography is the seventh studio album from Jeezy and so far has solid ratings from critics and fans alike. Check out the single Seen It All to get a taste for what the album is about. You'll also find Jay-Z dropping some lines on that track with Jeezy. [Hip hop]

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Xbox Video

The Wire

HBO's critically acclaimed television series The Wire can now be purchased on Xbox Video. The American crime drama show follows different facets of the city of Baltimore. You follow the struggle between the Baltimore police department, illegal drug trade and bureaucracy in the city goverment. Highly recommended series! One word of caution though, the show is still in standard definition, but HBO is rumored to release the series in high definition. You might want to hold out, but it's here if you can't wait. [TV-MA, 60 episodes]

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Draft Day

The 2014 NFL season is officially underway. Get into the football zone and rent Draft Day this weekend. This sports drama film stars Kevin Costner and revolves around the general manager of the Cleveland Browns deciding who to pick as their number one draft pick. [PG-13, 1 hr 50 min]

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The Blacklist - Free pilot episode

Season two of the NBC series The Blacklist starts later this month. You can buy season 1 on Xbox Video, but you can grab the pilot episode for free. A wanted man suddenly surrenders to the FBI after decades of eluding them. He offers to help the FBI, under one condition. Watch the pilot episode and let us know if you like it. [TV-14]

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Sam Sabri