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JOE VS R. KELLY

R. Kelly wrote two songs for Joe's album. Although both songs made it on the album, Kells recorded the songs too.



Song: MORE AND MORE



JOE




R. KELLY






Song: MAKE YOU MY BABY



JOE




R. KELLY





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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: SHABBA RANKS

SHABBA RANKS


Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon) is a Jamaican dancehall/reggae recording artist. He was the first dancehall artist to win a Grammy award. Although Shabba is best known for his big hit MR. LOVERMAN, Shabba released over 20 singles in his music career.



MR. LOVERMAN




TODAY
Shabba has recently made a comeback, and he is currently touring.


2009 INTERVIEW




2009 SONG- LOVE ME NO MORE





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MARY J BLIGE REMAKES

The following videos are my favorite Mary J Blige remakes, you can go on Youtube and check out Mary singing Etta James' AT LAST, Dorothy Moore's MISTY BLUE, and Janis Joplin's TAKE ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART.



OVERJOYED- Original singer Stevie Wonder





ONE- Original singer U2





I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES- Original singer Elton John






SWEET THING- Original singer Chaka Khan





NATURAL WOMAN- Original singer Aretha Franklin





I'M GOING DOWN- Original singer Rose Royce





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SOUNDSCAN NUMBERS AS OF 10-26-09

JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 3  1,102,824

MARIO DNA 31,519

MARIAH CAREY MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL 257,272


BEBE AND CECE WINANS STILL 57,738


WHITNEY HOUSTON I LOOK TO YOU 724,533


TREY SONGZ READY 271,140


DRAKE SO FAR GONE 202,917

MAXWELL BLACKSUMMERSNIGHT 777,4671


BLACK EYED PEAS E.N.D. 1,236,2961



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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: MONIFAH

Monifah, born Monifa Carter, is a R&B singer who took the music industry by storm with her soulful, yet smooth vocals. Although Monifa was largely compared to Mary J Blige, she held her own with hit records like I Miss You (Come Back Home),Youand Touch It.
Monifah’s latest album, Home, was released in 2000. The album was produced by music legend, Teddy Riley. To date, the album has sold over 200,000 copies.





Today, Monifah is still performing (mostly at local clubs in New York). Unfortunately, there isn’t any information about Monifah releasing another album anytime soon.





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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

FERGIE

THEN



NOW




LADY GAGA


THEN




NOW






ROBIN THICKE


THEN




NOW





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WHY SUPERGROUPS DON’T WORK...

In the past few years, some solo artists have decided to form supergroups. Unfortunately, these supergroups usually dissolve before they get started. Obviously, the MAIN reason is a little thing called an EGO. Although, TGT and Omarion & Bow Wow’s supergroups didn’t work out---hopefully, Tamia, Kelly Price, and Deborah Cox will have better luck AND don’t forget about Fabolous, Ryan Leslie, and Ne Yo’s supergroup…BOW! Oh yeah, Lil Wayne and T-Pain are also doing an album together and Kanye West and Dream's album is set to be released in 2010, WE’LL SEE HOW THAT GOES…




TGT- TYRESE, GINUWINE, TANK




OMARION AND BOW WOW





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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: RAPPER DOMINO

DOMINO





Rapper Domino was expected to be the next big superstar in the rap game after his major hits Getto Jam (not ghetto) and Sweet Potato Pie. Domino was first West Coast artist to sign with Def Jam.
Since Domino’s appearance on the music scene, he has been blessed and fortunate, being able to have worked with some of the most prolific names in the movie industry. His display of credits include making musical tracks for motion picture, box office hits such asThe Mask, Clueless, Losing Isaiah, Tales From The Hood, The Show, and In Too Deep.
Today, Domino is still touring and making music.







www.myspace.com/ogdomino



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JANET JACKSON RELEASING AN ALBUM

Janet Jackson To Release New Greatest-Hits Album, "Number Ones"

Janet Jackson will release a greatest-hits compilation called Number Ones on November 17. The 2-disc album will feature 33 songs, including her new song Make Me. I won’t name any names but I know SOMEONE is TOO HAPPY to hear this news, haaa!





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THREE OF R&B’S BEST FORM SUPERGROUP

The Queen Project


Tamia, Deborah Cox, and Kelly Price have formed a super group called The Queen Project. The first single is to be released this fall with an album early 2010.

WOW! Definitely looking forward to this album, ALL of the ladies have spectacular voices. Attention R&B artists---take notes…



Oldie Butta GoodieBar – Kelly Price: Friend of Mine Remix- Watch more Videos at Vodpod.






Tamia You Put a Move on My Heart
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Nobody's Suppose To Be Here
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THE SIBLING SHADOW

These artists are still trying to escape their sibling’s shadow. Not everyone can be Janet Jackson! To be honest, if Janet can do it, ANYONE can, no one was/is more famous than her brother Michael. I almost put Ashlee Simpson on this list but I think she’s made a name for herself…(now, if you have to ask who her sister is, I don’t know if that’s a bad thing or good thing). Two years ago, Ray J would have made this list but he’s doing it BIG now, big ups to Ray---wait a minute, ain’t that…(you know the rest).



O’RYAN (OMARION’S BROTHER)




TAMAR BRAXTON (TONI’S SISTER)





SOLANGE KNOWLES (BEYONCE’S SISTER)




ALI LOHAN (LINDSEY’S SISTER)





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BEST PRODUCTION TEAMS

5.COOL AND DRE









4. THE RUNNERS










3. MISSY AND TIMBALAND









2. THE NEPTUNES









1. JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS







UPDATE: My brother Darrell brought it to my attention that I forgot about Dream and Tricky on this countdown! This is a result of doing the blog LATE---I gotta do better!!! I admit, I made a HUGE mistake, how could I forget my boys...in case you were wondering, I would have put them at #3!



Honorable mention:
Play-N-Skillz
Justice League




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VICK GETS REALITY SHOW ON BET

Michael Vick announced that he'll be starring in a new reality show on BET in January. Recently, BET has developed pretty good reality shows and I’m sure this will be very interesting. No matter what, I support Vick and I wish him well.

This was one of the BEST and most creative commercials, EVER!!






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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: TERRENCE TRENT D'ARBY

TERRENCE TRENT D’ARBY





Terrence Trent D’Arby released his first album in 1987. The album, Introducing the Hardline Accordingto Terrence Trent D’Arby, is his best-known and most successful work to date. The album, which produced hits like If You Let Me Stay, Wishing Well, and Sign Your Name, sold over 3million copies in the firstdays of its release, and its sales currently total over 13 million. His second album Neither Fish Nor Flesh: A Soundtrack of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction was released in 1989---it sold over 2 millioncopies. Because of creative differences with his label, Terrence left Columbia Records and began releasing CDs in the UK.

In 2001, Terrance legally changed his name to Sananda Maitreya and he’s released three albums with his independent label Treehouse Pub.


Today, Maitreya is still touring and his album, Nigor Mortis, was released this year.






www.sanandamaitreya.com
www.myspace.com/sanandamaitreya



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NBA WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS CLUB

Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson of the Cleveland Cavaliers




Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom of the LA Lakers







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SHAWNNA LEAVES DTP RECORDS

Rapper Shawnna has left DTP for T-Pain’s Nappy Boy record label. I guess this means there will be NO Luda/Shawnna album this year. Either way, I wish Shawnna the BEST, she is REALLY talented. Check out the video!!






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BEST SOUNDTRACKS

This was honestly the TOUGHEST countdown I ever had to do. Check the honorable mentions at the bottom.


10. NEW JACK CITY


Other notable songs: Christopher Williams- I’m Dreamin, Ice T- New Jack Hustler




09. RUSH HOUR


Other notable songs: Dru Hill- How Deep Is Your Love, Case and Joe- Faded Pictures




08. ABOVE THE RIM


Other notable songs: Lady of Rage- Afro Puffs, Tupac- Pour Out A Little Liquor, SWV- Anything




07. JASON’S LYRIC


Other notable songs: Black Men United- U Will Know, Mint Condition- If Trouble Was Money, Jamecia- Rodeo Style




06. NUTTY PROFESSOR


Other notable songs: Jay Z and Foxy Brown- Aint No, Montell Jordan- I Like




05. SPACE JAM


Other notable songs: Changing Faces- All of My Days, Monica- For You I Will, Seal- Fly Like an Eagle




04. WAITING TO EXHALE


Other notable songs: Whitney Houston- Exhale, Brandy- Sitting Up In My Room, Toni Braxton- Let It Flow



03. SOUL FOOD


Other notable songs: Milestone- I Care ‘Bout You, Dru Hill- We’re Not Making Love, Boyz II Men- Song For Mama




02. THE BO…

MICHAEL JACKSON SANG BACKGROUND ON GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS?

In a new issue of NME , Jay Z said Michael Jackson sang background vocals on his mega hit Girls, Girls, Girls. “He was on my song ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, singing these background vocals and I didn’t even put his name on it,” Jay wrote---sorry, but I don’t hear MJ on this song, and I listened to it several times. Can you hear MJ on this song? Well, I remembered that the song also had a remix, and so I loaded the remix version of Girls Girls Girls but I STILL DON'T HEAR MJ!











Source: XXL
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RECORD LABEL MVPS

Where would their labels be without these artists? I’m sure we ALL know the answer to that…they are truly the MICHAEL JORDAN of their labels. I’m wondering what’s going on with Rocafella? Jay Z is repping Roc Nation but Kanye West, Memphis Bleek, Beanie, and Freeway are STILL on Rocafella???? Anyway, I posted this because rumors are circulating that Bad Boy Records is done! Although Bad Boy recently jumped ship and signed with Interscope this week, people are saying that the deal was not for a lot of money and those circumstances left a lot of Bad Boy staff without a job….well, I hope this isn’t true, Diddy is a mogul and he has a GREAT love for music. He KNOWS music wouldn’t be music without BAD BOY! As we proceed…to give you what you need!


BIGGIE- BAD BOY





JAY Z- ROCAFELLA





LIL WAYNE- CASH MONEY





TI- GRAND HUSTLE





LUDACRIS- DTP



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