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BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

5. USHER- YEAH




4. BEYONCE- SINGLE LADIES




3. AALIYAH- ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY




2. MICHAEL JACKSON- BEAT IT




1. JANET JACKSON- IF



I already know what everyone is thinking--- MJ’S THRILLER IS A NO-BRAINER! ANY MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO COULD HAVE MADE THE ENTIRE COUNTDOWN! MJ WAS IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE!


Honorable mention

PAULA ABDUL- COLD HEARTED SNAKE




Videos: Youtube

NEW TECH TUESDAYS

RELEASING CDs TODAY


MARIAH CAREY





GHOSTFACE KILLAH





LIL FLIP





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THE NEW HIP HOP SUPERGROUPS

I think I’m the only one still waiting on the DIPSET reunion!



TRIPLE C's (Carol City Cartel)



Rick Ross, Gunplay, Young Breed, and Torch





SLAUGHTERHOUSE



Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5’9





YOUNG MONEY




Lil Wayne, Drake, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist, Mack Maine, Nicki Minaj, Shanell, T-Streets, and Tyga



Videos: Youtube

SONG SELECTION IS CRUCIAL

I am a huge Usher fan (and I am not putting him down) BUT his album could have been so much better. A lot of people are saying Usher has fallen off but I think he’s just choosing the wrong songs for his albums. In the last couple of months, TONS of new Usher music has surfaced, and I must admit that NONE of the songs are good! In 2007, I remember a song called MAKE IT RAIN leaked and I thought it was FIRE. I was shocked that Usher chose not to use the song on his Here I Stand album. Then, after Here I Stand was released, a song called Just Like Me was leaked and again I was surprised that Usher decided not to use this song either. Ironically, Usher turned the song down and Jaime Foxx released the song as his first single. I hope Usher gets it together and releases a good album because he’s too talented, and these Usher wannabes don’t hold a candle to him.



MAKE IT RAIN





JUST LIKE ME





Videos: Youtube

INDIE MUSIC MONDAYS

5TH FLOW




Pink Slip Records Presents: 5th Flow (Rahlo, JClay, Supreme), Houston's crunkest new rap trio...and they are on fire!!! These boys literally shut the club down when they show up 50 DEEP! In layman's terms; (they have an entourage of 50 people). To add to the mayhem, the group's live stage performance is that of a rock show. 5th Flow gets the crowd involved in the show with their high energy and impressive showmanship!! If you're not moving after you hear the first verse of their single Quarter To A Half you're either on drugs or deaf. Imagine Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Twista, T.I., and Ludacris united on one mixtape, for one cause, or even under one umbrella. Well, there is no longer a need to imagine because Rahlo, JClay, and Supreme deliver a lyrical flurry of that 'Dirty South/Midwest' heat directly to ‘yo mama's front porch‘. The sound is remarkable! You can hear the 5th Flow/Pink Slip swagger and personality piercing through the speakers.


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SOAP ACTORS vs PRIMETIME ACTORS

There is a significant difference in salary in comparison to Soap Opera actors and Primetime actors.


PRIMETIME ACTORS SALARY
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men- 825,000 per episode
William Petersen, CSI- 600,000 per episode
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU- 400,000 per episode
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer- 275,000 per episode






SOAP OPERA ACTORS
Soap Stars work 1-3 days per week
A newcomer makes between 72,800-156,000 a year
After 5-10 years, they make between 156,000-312,000 a year
After 10 years, they make between 208,000-520,000 a year

Only a small percentage of soap actors make 5000 or more an episode

Susan Lucci (Erika Kane, All My Children) is one of the highest paid daytime actors- makes over 1 million a year






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IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT

The Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne Connection

Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne have GREAT chemistry on film, and I guess they know it just as well as we do. They have appeared in 3 films together, and we just can’t seem to get enough of them. I hope they will continue to work together, they are a POWERFUL duo.


Boyz N The Hood



What’s Love Got To Do With It




Akeelah and the Bee




Videos: Youtube

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: KRISS KROSS

KRISS KROSS






Kriss Kross was a rap duo comprised of Chris “Mack Daddy” Kelly and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith. The rap phenoms were signed to Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records. The duo is best known for their hits Jump and Alright. Kriss Kross was also known for their fashion styling, which consisted of wearing their clothes backwards.

Now, Chris Kelly has his own label called C.Co Records and Chris Smith has his own record label called One Life Entertainment.



Chris Kelly


www.myspace.com/chriskellyakathemac



Chris Smith


www.onelifeentertainment.com



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JAY-Z FINALLY SPEAKS ON LIL MAMA’S VMA CRASH

HERE’S WHAT JAY Z HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE INCIDENT: “I would never do that, I would never have the nerve to do that.. I thought it was the equivalant to what Kanye did to Taylor Swift, but nobody really talked about that cuz I’m not a little sweet girl from Middle America… We worked really hard… People put in weeks to make that performance happen. If you look at those screens, we had to go to Yankee Stadium. We did rehersals, run-throughs… I was a little angry, yeah. But what I’ma do, fight Lil Mama?”



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KEVEN FEDERLINE WILL JOIN VH1’S CELEBRITY FIT CLUB

According to TMZ, K-Fed will be on Celebrity Fit Club this season. Ironically, Shar Jackson, Kevin’s ex wife, will also be on Celebrity Fit Club.


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NEW TECH TUESDAYS

DVD RELEASES 9/22/09


Ugly Betty: The Complete Third Season





Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles- The Complete Second Season





Spongebob Squarepants: The First 100 Episodes






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ROCKERS WITH CLOTHING LINES

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Clothing Line: William Rast












http://www.williamrast.com/


WILL.I.AM

Clothing Line:i.am












http://www.iamclothing.net/


GWEN STEFANI

Clothing Line: L.A.M.B












http://www.gwenclothing.com/



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DRAKE vs KIA SHINE

Here's the rundown, I'll keep it brief: Kia Shine did a beat and hook for Lil Wayne, the song was called DoIt For The Boy. Lil Wayne decided NOT to use the song, and so he gave it to Drake-- and Drake decided to use the song for his infamous SO FAR GONE mixtape. So, Drake changed a few words and called the song Best I Ever Had but he used the same beat and melody from Do It For The Boy. Although Drake has denied Kia's claims, IT'S OBVIOUS that Kia was telling the truth! BOW! Anyway, the crazy thing is, Kia Shine is getting 25% publishing for Drake's Best I Ever Had song, another BOW!

INDIE MUSIC MONDAYS

LastDayHere




LastDayHere is a band that steps out of the stereotype perspective of modern rock. Well based instrumental parts spiced up with amazing vocals, can easily be enjoyed by even the most pretentious listener. Their music is outstanding, authentic and can especially be distinguished by its vocal parts, which is also true for their live performances. For LastDayHere every gig is as important as if it was the last, which is in accordance to the band's name based on the saying "live every day as if it wasyour last". All that we have is this moment and it has to be seized to the maximum. The result is a convincing and powerful live performance every time they hit the stage. There is only today and it's time for LastDayHere!


www.youtube.com/lastdayhere
www.myspace.com/lastdayhereband


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BEST COLLABORATIONS

5. Notorious BIG feat. P. Diddy, Mase- Mo Money, Mo Problems

4. Brandy and Monica- The Boy Is Mine

3. R. Kelly feat. Jay Z- Fiesta (Remix)

2. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey- When You Believe

1. Michael and Janet Jackson- SCREAM





There was so much anticipation surrounding this video---the first Michael and Janet collaboration. The song had VERY HIGH expectations and as usual, this song/video did NOT disappoint. The video went ABOVEand BEYOND all our expectations and it was more than any of us could have imagined. This was a video for the ages, ADD this GREAT work to Michael and Janet’s catalogue. I have to say that this is one of the best VIDEOS ever made.


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: BROWNSTONE

BROWNSTONE



Brownstone was best known for their mega-hits If You Love Me and Grapevyne, (I must say my favorite Brownstone songs were 5 Miles To Empty and If You Love Me). Brownstone caught the attention of Michael Jackson and was signed to his label MJJ.

The original members were Mimi Doby, Maxee Maxwell, and Nicci Gilbert. Since then, the group has been playing musical chairs with its band members. In 1995, Mimi Doby left the group, and she was replaced by Kina Cosper. Kina was then replaced by Racquel Roberts, and then Raquel left the group and she was replaced by Teisha Brown.

Now, Brownstone’s members are original members Nicci Gilbert and Maxee Maxwell and newcomer Teisha Brown. The group plans on releasing an album late this year.



www.myspace.com/officialbrownstone


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SAMMIE- MAFIA MUSIC

I like this song because of the TRUTH in his lyrics although the vocal arrangements and adlibs are weak. Anyway, Sammie tells a great story about his rise and fall in the music industry. Take a listen, it’s interesting.


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BOBBY BROWN WILL BE ON VH1's CELEBRITY FIT CLUB

Wow! I have NO WORDS for this, except I WILL BE WATCHING!


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CAN DONDRIA BRING SO SO DEF BACK TO ITS DOMINANCE?

SO SO DEF held R&B down for YEARS with groups Xscape and Jagged Edge. Today, Xscape is no longer together and Jagged Edge is with Slip-Slide Records. I believe Dondria is the only current So So Def artist and Jermaine Dupri seems to have tremendous faith in his new R&B artist. I am NOT comparing Dondria to Xscpae but I think she’s talented and I wish her all the best.


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NEW TECH TUESDAYS

RELEASING TODAY


CD RELEASE




DVD RELEASE



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INDIE MUSIC MONDAYS

NICOLLETTE VARANELLI

So much more than just you’re beautiful, cookie-cutter pop star, Nicollette Varanelli is the much needed answer to the teen pop industry’s void that has been present for so long. Raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York, 19 year old Nicollette has been singing and modeling for over 10 years. At age 14 she was part of a girl pilot band funded by Universal Records. More recently, she has entertained thousands by singing her original music live with her band on NYC’s Cablevision, the National Anthem at Shea Stadium, Madison Square Garden, and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Currently, Nicollette is working with vocal coach Don Lawrence (Mick Jagger,Whitney Houston). She’s also been working with several platinum winning producers creating new music that will initiate her signing to a major record label in the weeks to come. Yet fans aren’t the only ones seeking out Ms. Varanelli. In recent months, she’s been approached by several major music labels, modeling agencies, televisi…

NO RETIREMENT CHECK NEEDED

Before Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, and Mariah Carey, there was Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, and Etta James. Yes, these women paved the way for our R&B/Pop stars today BUT these living legends are STILL performing and it seems they aren’t passing the torch anytime soon.

Tina Turner, 69




Aretha Franklin, 67




Patti Labelle, 65





Gladys Knight, 65





Etta James, 71



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THE OPRAH EFFECT

The Black Eye Peas performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday to celebrate her 24th Season Premiere, and they have the record sales boost to prove it. As of September 5, The Peas had sold 958,176. The day they appeared on Oprah, their record sales jumped to 1,027,613. There's no telling what their record sales will be a week from now...WOW!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: SOUL FOR REAL

SOUL FOR REAL

EVERY LITTLE THING I DO



The group of brothers came into the scene in 1992 on Uptown Records. Their hit singles include CandyRain and Every Little Thing I Do. The group's last album was released in 1999 but the album failed to chart. In 2007, Soul For Real started their own label Aljoba Music Group, and are currently working on a new album.



Unfortunately, On February 25, 2009, group member Brian Dalyrimple (pictured above on the far left) was arrested in Charlotte, NC on charges of identity theft. Prior to his arrest, Dalyrimple allegedly took his 10-month-old son from his grandmother's home and fled to a friend's home in Charlotte. Police were given a tip which led to his arrest. Dalyrimple, along with his son's mother, are accused of orchestrating financial thefts from over 200 victims in the Duluth, GA area and other jurisdictions.


Today, Soul For Real performs as a trio.



2008: SOUL FOR REAL FEAT. JADAKISS- ONE MAN


www.myspace.com/soulforreal


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WILL LLOYD BE THE NEXT ARTIST TO SIGN WITH YOUNG MONEY?

Now that Lloyd has left Murder Inc, do you think he’ll sign with Lil Wayne’s Young Money label? Well, since Omarion left Young Money, Wayne may want an R&B artist to fill that spot on the roster. On the other hand, Lil Wayne is featured on three of Lloyd's songs--You, Girls Around The World, and now Pusha. The reason I bring this up is, Lloyd’s song You originally featured rapper Tango Redd, and Pusha originally featured Juelz Santana, and Lloyd replaced both rappers with Lil Wayne. So, either Lloyd is just a HUGE Wayne fan or his ultimate plan was/is to sign with Young Money. Honestly, Pusha was STILL A HOT record with Juelz but now that Lil Wayne is on the record, it makes it even BETTER. Pusha is a CERTIFIED HIT!




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BILLBOARD ALBUM SALES AS OF 9/5/09

GOLD ALBUMS (500,000)
BLACK EYED PEAS E.N.D.958,176
KEYSHIA COLE DIFFERENT ME933,484
AKON FREEDOM690,390
MAXWELL BLACKSUMMERS'NIGHT661,371

PLATINUM ALBUMS (1,000,000)
BRITNEY SPEARS CIRCUS 1,595,182
KANYE WEST 808S & HEARTBREAK 1,590,916
EMINEM RELAPSE1,379,589
LADY GAGA FAME 1,350,233
JAIME FOXX INTUITION 1,031,111

DOUBLE-PLATINUM ALBUMS (2,000,000)
BEYONCE I AM SASHA FIERCE 2,370,666
T.I. PAPER TRAIL 2,002,705

TRIPLE-PLATINUM ALBUMS (3,000,000)
LIL' WAYNE THA CARTER III 3,235,093

ALMOST GOLD
THE DREAM LOVE VS. MONEY 444,022
ANTHONY HAMILTON POINT OF IT ALL 436,976
KERI HILSON IN A PERFECT WORLD 431,869
RICK ROSS DEEPER THAN RAP 374,172
SOULJA BOY TELL'EM ISOULJABOYTELLEM 317,980
MARY MARY THE SOUND 305,177
WHITNEY HOUSTON I LOOK TO YOU 304,801 (ONE WEEK SALES)

OTHER NOTABLE ALBUM SALES
CHRISETTE MICHELLE EPIPHANY267,401
CHARLIE WILSON UNCLE CHARLIE 239,324
FLO RIDA R.O.O.T.S. 222,840
FABOLOUS LOSO'S WAY 178,036
JEREMIH JEREMIH 173,170
TREY SONGZ READY 130,803 (ONE WEE…

ELLEN DEGENERES WILL REPLACE PAULA ON IDOL

Ellen DeGeneres announced yesterday that she will be the fourth judge on American Idol this season. I must admit, I thought the Paula/Idol thing was just a publicity stunt to gain ratings. I assumed that as soon as the American Idol season started, Paula would be miraculously sitting at the judge’s table. Either way, I don’t watch Idol but Ellen is a great talent and I’m sure she will add something special to the show.


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HIP HOP IS MAKING ITS MARK IN TOURING MONEY

Each year Billboard does a Year-End List of The Top 25 Grossing Tours. Unfortunately, hip hop RARELY cracks the list. Although the 2008-2009 has not come out yet, it’s likely that Lil Wayne’s recent tour will make this year‘s list. Lil Wayne’s tour, which also consisted of Drake, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, and Wayne’s Young Money artists, raked in approximately $42 million.

SEE HOW HIP HOP TOURS COMPARE TO OTHER GENRES OF MUSIC TOURS

2007-2008 Top 25 Highest Grossing Tours

01. Bon Jovi- $210,650,974

02. Bruce Springsteen- $204,513,630

03. Madonna- $185,696,018

04. The Police- $149,623,800

05. Celine Dion- $91,006,221

06. Kenny Chesney- $86,306,383

07. Neil Diamond- $81,206,383

08. Spice Girls- $70,123,272

09. Eagles- $56,625,336

10. Rascal Flatts- $55,863,364

11. Van Halen- $49,017,853

12. Trans Siberian Orchestra- $47,382,901

13. Michael Buble- $46,333,163

14. Hanna Montana- $45,376,189

15. Billy Joel- $41,133,051

16. Jonas Brothers- $40,080,352

17. Dave Matthews Band- $39,583,329

18.…

DIRTY MONEY- ANGELS

Visually, this is a GREAT video. I am feeling the song too, it was also a PLEASANT surprise to hear BIGGIE on this song. For all my future directors out there, HYPE WILLIAMS directed the video.


Video courtesy of Worldstarhiphop

ACTORS WHO TURNED DOWN MAJOR ROLES

John Cusack
Turned down: Batman Begins, role played by Christian Bale


Molly Ringwald
Turned down:
Pretty Woman, role played by Julia Roberts
Ghost, role played by Demi Moore

Mel Gibson
Turned down:
Gladiator, role played by Russell Crowe
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, role played by Kevin Costner

Alec Baldwin
Turned down: The Fugitive, role played by Harrison Ford

Melanie Griffith, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jodie Foster
Turned down: Thelma and Louise, role played by Geena Davis

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Turned down: Clueless, role played by Alicia Silverstone

Denzel Washington
Turned down: I Robot, role played by Will Smith

Will Smith
Turned down:
The Matrix, role played by Keanu Reeves
Phone Booth, role played by Colin Farwell

Julia Roberts
Turned down:
Basic Instinct, role played by Sharon Stone
Sleepless in Seattle, role played by Meg Ryan
Shakespeare in Love, role played by Gwyneth Paltrow

John Travolata
Turned down: Forrest Gump, role played by Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks
Turned down:
Field of Dreams, role played…

JANET JACKSON WILL PERFORM AT MTV'S VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

Janet Jackson is going to perform a Michael Jackson tribute for the '09 Video Music Awards. Ms. Jackson is set to put on a huge MJ-honoring performance featuring 20 backup dancers. WOW!


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/

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NEW TECH TUESDAYS

I’m not sure about this but according to Billboard.com, Jay-Z is releasing BP3 TODAY. As we all know, BP3 was supposed to be released on September 11th.


TRACKLISTING:

The Blueprint 3

01. What We Talkin' About featuring Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun

02. Thank You

03. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)

04. Run This Town featuring Rihanna and Kanye West

05. Empire State of Mind featuring Alicia Keys

06. Real as It Gets featuring Young Jeezy

07. On to the Next One featuring Swizz Beatz

08. Off That featuring Drake

09. A Star Is Born featuring J. Cole

10. Venus vs. Mars

11. Already Home featuring Kid Cudi

12. Haters featuring Kanye West

13. Reminder

14. So Ambitious featuring Pharell

15. Young Forever featuring Mr. Hudson





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INDIE MUSIC MONDAYS

KANE





Ira Bloom, Jr., better known to his peers as Kane, was born with a passion for music and entertaining. His musical talent was nurtured in the inner city streets of Miami, FL. At the age of fifteen Kane pursued a serious career in music. Kane received a glimpse of success when Otha Davis III, an A&R at Slip NSlideRecords, reached out to Kane and helped him release his 1st industry CD (Slangin Kane, 2008). Mysteriously, Kane’s debut CD found its way to New York City and into the hands of industry powerhouse DJ Kay Slay. Immediately, Kay Slay began to promote and support Kane; collaborating him with R&Bsinger Ray J for his 1st industry single (That Girl, 2009). Soon after, Kane released his second industry CD entitled (24/7 Hustle, 2009). After years of working his music hard in the streets of Miami, Kane hooked up with industry powerhouse DJ Epps and together they released his 3rd CD (24/7 Hustle Vol.2, 2009). Kane says: "I am the reality of things that matter in life;…

MARTIN LAWRENCE’S BIGGEST FILMS

YOU GO BOY!




NATIONAL SECURITY- GROSSED OVER 50 MILLION

LIFE- GROSSED OVER 60 MILLION

COLLEGE ROAD TRIP- GROSSED OVER 68 MILLION

BLUE STREAK- GROSSED OVER 120 MILLION

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE II- GROSSED OVER 138 MILLION

BAD BOYS- GROSSED OVER 141 MILLION

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE- GROSSED OVER 173 MILLION

BAD BOYS II- GROSSED OVER 273 MILLION

WILD HOGS- GROSSED OVER 250 MILLION

2009-2010:Big Momma's House 3: The Return of Lester
2010:Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride
2012:Bad Boys III

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IN HONOR OF MICHAEL JORDAN'S INDUCTION INTO THE HALL OF FAME THIS MONTH

My basketball coach used to make me run SPRINTS in practice for shooting backwards like MJ…haaaaaa!



FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT JORDAN

JORDAN WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN, NY

SPACE JAM MOVIE GROSSED OVER 230 MILLION

JORDAN WAS SUPPOSED TO SIGN A SHOE DEAL WITH ADIDAS BUT HE WAS TURNED DOWN, AND SO HE SIGNED WITH NIKE INSTEAD

In 1984, Jordan signed with Nike for $2.5 million (5 years), plus royalties and other fringe benefits

Before the Air Jordan 1, most basketball shoes were white, but the bold black and red styling of the Air Jordan 1 flouted this convention. The NBA banned the shoe but Michael Jordan wore them anyway, and was fined 5,000 a game

Television ratings in particular increased only during his time in the league and have subsequently lowered each time he left the game

TODAY, JORDAN MAKES OVER 40 MILLION A YEAR IN ENDORSEMENTS



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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: B ANGIE B

B ANGIE B
B Angie B was born Angela R. Boyd. Her first shot at fame came in 1988 when she became a background singer for MC Hammer. In 1989, she joined Hammer’s female rap group Oaktown’s 357. Oaktown’s biggest hit was “Juicy Gotcha Krazy”. Although the group had success, Angie continued to do background singing for MC Hammer’s albums. In 1991, Hammer signed B Angie B to a solo record deal. Her biggest hits were “So Much Love” and “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love”.




TODAY:

B Angie B is still making music but as of now, she says she doesn’t plan on making an album. You can go to her myspace page and listen to her new music, which includes a remake of “Ring My Bell”.



www.myspace.com/bangiebmusic


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MY TOP 10 BEST ARTISTS WHO PRODUCE

In honor of MTV’s Top 10 Rappers list, I decided to do a Top 10 list of artists who are also producers or should I say producers who are also artists.

10. Timbaland

9. Diddy

8. Kanye West

7. Pharrell

6. The Dream

5. Jermaine Dupri

4. Teddy Riley

3. Dr. Dre

2. Raphael Saadiq

1. R. Kelly




Honorable Mentions: T-Pain, Souljaboy Tell ‘Em, Polow Da Don, The RZA, Swizz Beats

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DEAL OR NO DEAL

NO DEAL FOR PACMAN JONES




The CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers decided not to sign Pacman Jones. It’s not exactly clear why the Winnipeg Blue Bombers changed their minds but I’m sure it’s because of Pacman’s live Ustream video yesterday. On the video Jones said, “I've got a clause in my contract, when I get a call from a NFL team, I can go over. I actually got two calls [Wednesday], so if they tell me tomorrow, that Pacman's back, that'd be a bummer for my Winnipeg fans.”
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EVOLUTION OF STYLE

Before the days of Sean John and Rocawear, we were all rocking Karl Kani, FUBU, and Cross Colours clothing. I took a look at Karl Kani’s website and checked out some of their latest fashion. I must say, Karl Kani STILL knows what's relevant in today’s culture. Unfortunately, you would be hard-pressed to find any Karl Kani, FUBU, or Cross Colours clothes in the US but I was happy to see that ALL of these clothing lines are still in business. Karl Kani, FUBU, and Cross Colours remain competitive brands on the international market.

KARL KANI- Founded in 1989 by Carl Williams
www.karlkani.com

FUBU- Founded in 1992 by Daymond John, Carl Brown, J. Alexander Martin, and Keith Perrin
www.fubu.com

CROSS COLOURS- Founded in 1989 by Carl Jones
http://www.crosscolours.com/

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