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NEW MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

Sony Music is releasing a new album from the infamous KING OF POP in November. I can't wait!! Sources say there are HUNDREDS of unreleased MICHAEL JACKSON songs...and so we can expect countless MJ albums in the near future. BOW!






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COMIC-CON PREMIERE: THOR

THOR is finally here! Thor is an arrogant warrior who reignites a war and he must live on Earth as his punishment. Once he is sent here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins. I gotta see this!





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MAN DOWN: JA RULE VERSUS FRANKIE

JA RULE owes FRANKIE (Keyshia Cole’s mom) some money. The funny this is, he actually mentioned FRANKIE in one of his verses which makes the song even more LAME! I am all for a Ja Rule comeback but he’s got to bring some heat. MAN DOWN! CODE 10! Haaaaa! Check out FRANKIE AND FRUITMAN’s version of MAN DOWN, don’t be mad at FRANKIE for dancing, she did say, I JUST WANNA DANCE.



FRANKIE AND FRUITMAN







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R&B CHAMPIONS: ARTISTS WITH THE MOST #1 R&B HITS

Last week on his blog, JERMAINE DUPRI asked a very interesting question. He wanted to know why the industry over-looks the R&B charts. He said the music industry does NOT view the R&B charts as valuable. Jermaine mentioned this because VH1 did not credit all of USHER’s number one hits when he appeared on Behind The Music (they only accredited Usher’s #1 Pop records).


Curiosity definitely got the best of me, and so after doing some research, I discovered JERMAINE was so RIGHT in his account of the industry’s lack of respect for R&B music. Honestly, how many of you ever knew LOUIS JORDAN had 18 NUMBER 1 HIT RECORDS…I bet you didn’t know because they all were number one R&B records.

If you take a look at the numbers, they are TRULY surprising. Most ROCK/POP artists who have been in the business for over 20 years don’t have half the number of NUMBER 1 records these R&B artists have, and yet while they rack up on awards and accolades, R&B artists continue to be igno…

JAGGED EDGE PREPARING FOR NEW ALBUM RELEASE

JAGGED EDGE will release their 7th studio album “The Remedy” on September 28, 2010. I hope this album will do well BUT things don’t look too promising right now. After listening to their music, JE is still dropping some soulful R&B HEAT! Let’s go SLIP-SLIDE marketing department, get dem Jagged Edge boys out to the world---their music is too good to just sit on the shelves. MTV, BET, let’s get the TIP OF MY TONGUE video on heavy rotation. The video was shot a while ago, and I have YET to see it anywhere!








Jagged Edge feat Trina & Gucci Mane - Tip of My Tongue (Official Video) from Jagged Edge on Vimeo.










Videos: Youtube, Vimeo, OnSmash

THIS IS ROC NATION

ROC NATION was founded by JAY-Z in 2009. Roc Nation is a entertainment conglomerate---it’s a record label, management & publishing company for artists, songwriters, and producers. Besides ROC NATION’s super talented artist roster; MELANIE FIONA, WALE, songwriter ANDREA MARTIN, and producer NO I.D. are some of the talent managed by the infamous entertainment company. Step into the ROC NATION world atwww.rocnation.com .



BRIDGET KELLY






HUGO






J. COLE






RITA ORA






ALEXIS JORDAN






RANGE






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MARVIN GAYE AND R. KELLY: THE COMPARISONS

I might take some flack for comparing MARVIN GAYE and R. KELLY but being a die-hard fan of both artists, I can’t help but hear the many similarities. Kells stated how great of an influence Marvin Gaye has had on his music, and you can definitely hear it the moment you put on a R. Kelly cd…(for the record, this is not a competition, and I am in no way putting Marvin Gaye’s music against R. Kelly).




01. MARVIN GAYE- TROUBLE MAN



VERSUS



R. KELLY- BAD MAN








02. MARVIN GAYE- NATIONAL ANTHEM (REMIX)




VERSUS



R. KELLY- NATIONAL ANTHEM (REMIX)







03. MARVIN GAYE- SEXUAL HEALING



VERSUS


R. KELLY- YOUR BODY’S CALLIN’







04. MARVIN GAYE- HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW



VERSUS


R. KELLY- THE STORM IS OVER








05. MARVIN GAYE- AIN’T THAT PERCULIAR




VERSUS



R. KELLY- KNOCK ME OUT








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THE GREAT MS. HILL: BEST LAURYN HILL FEATURES

LAURYN HILL represents so much. She is real hip hop. She is real soul. She is real R&B. She is MUSIC. Don’t let these record labels and radio stations FOOL you with fake and untalented artists claiming they are hip hop artists---LAURYN HILL AVENUE IS WHERE HIP HOP LIVES…




05. JOSS STONE- MUSIC






04. COMMON- RETROSPECT FOR LIFE







03. ARETHA FRANKLIN- A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE






02. METHOD MAN- THINGS TO SAY








01. NAS- IF I RULED THE WORLD







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MICHAEL JACKSON ACTION FIGURES: THE THRILLER COLLECTION

You know I am buying this! There are other sites that also sell MJ action figures BUT they don’t look as real as the ones AMAZON.com is selling. Some sites have the BILLIE JEAN and BAD collectables, and I might buy them because they are only $40 a piece. If you want the THRILLER collection, it’s gonna cost you $140. But I think the price is well worth it.










































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EVOLUTION OF HIP POP

I can respect all aspects of HIP HOP as long as the person behind the music is talented. I must admit, I was a HUGE MC HAMMER fan! He came in the rap game and made his own lane by creating HIP POP music. Let‘s be honest, ALL rap music with commercial success is really HIP POP (whether hip hop rappers admit it or not). The movement may have died off with the emergence of gangsta rap but it didn’t take long for the HIP POP movement to resurface with rappers like NELLY and the BLACK EYED PEAS.




THE PIONEERS OF HIP POP MUSIC











THE RETURN OF HIP POP MUSIC





















RAPPERS TRYING TO BREAK INTO THE HIP POP MOVEMENT














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NOTHING COMMON ABOUT THESE GUYS: GREATEST ATHLETES NAMED MICHAEL

The name MICHAEL may be one of the most common names in the United States but there is NOTHING common about these athletes. Some people believe a great name enables great success BUT all the athletes on this list single-handedly changed the dynamic of their respective sports. There is truly POWER in that name---may I remind you, the greatest entertainer of ALL TIME name is _____________________ (yep, you know it).


05. MICHAEL JOHNSON





04. MICHAEL VICK





03. MIKE TYSON





02. MICHAEL PHELPS






01. MICHAEL JORDAN




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BEST OF BANGLADESH: THE BEATMAN

You know when you hear that robot say BANGLADESH, you’re gonna hear some heat! He calls himself Bangladesh because the music is foreign to your ears…ok! (can’t argue that). The thing I truly respect about Bangladesh is he DOES NOT sample, all of his tracks are sample-free. Bow!




10. PETEY PABLO- VIBRATE





09. R. KELLY- TONGUES





08. GUCCI MANE- LEMONADE





07. 8BALL & MKG- YOU DON’T WANT DRAMA




06. LUDACRIS- WHAT’S YOUR FANTASY





05. BEYONCE- VIDEO PHONE





04. KELIS- BOSSY





03. MARIO- BREAK UP





02. BEYONCE- DIVA





01. LIL WAYNE- A MILLI







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JAY-Z PUTS RIDICULOUS RUMORS TO REST: FREE MASON

MTV Shows


Just like Rick Ross said, it’s sad that Jay-Z is so successful people gotta credit the devil for his success…

I put the lyrics for Jay-Z’s verse on here, just in case you miss what he’s saying. I was waiting for Jay to address the “Mason” rumors, it’s fitting that RICK ROSS was the one to officially get the statement out to the masses:







Niggas couldn’t do nothing with me
They put the devil on me
I would have preferred if niggas squeeze the metal on me
Rumors of Lucifer
I don’t know who to trust
Whole world want my demise turn my music up
Here me clearly, if y’all niggas fear me
Just say y’all fear me
Fuck all these fairy tales
Go to hell
This is God engineering
This is a Hail Mary pass,
Y’all interfering

He without sin shall cast the first stone
So y’all look in the mirror
Double check your appearance
Bitch I said I was amazing
Not that I’m a Mason
It’s amazing that I made it though the maze that I was in
Lord forgive me I never would’ve made it without sin
Holy water my face in the basin
Diamonds i…

THE WAIT IS OVER: TEFLON DON

I am very curious to see if all the grind and relentless marketing will pay off. GO GET THE ALBUM AND PLAY IT LOUD UNTIL YOUR SPEAKERS BLEED…










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LIKE SEEING DOUBLE: CELEBRITY LOOK ALIKES

I really had fun with this post…it’s surprising none of these celebrities are related to one another.


1. BLU CANTRELL and FAITH EVANS









2. HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE and TERRY ELLIS (EN VOGUE)






3. NOTORIOUS BIG and RICK ROSS











4. EDDIE GRIFFIN and ANTHONY HAMILTON










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THE OFFICIAL FEMALE RAP PIONEERS

I have nothing but respect for LIL KIM and FOXY BROWN---although they both get credit for paving the way for female rappers, let’s not forget the women who TRULY OPENED THE DOORS for female rappers…



ROXANNE SHANTE





MC LYTE






SALT-N-PEPA





QUEEN LATIFAH






BOSS





YO YO





J.J. FAD






MONIE LOVE






PATRA






SISTER SOULJAH






NIKKI D






MS. MELODIE







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MOVIE TRAILER: JUST ANOTHER DAY

JUST ANOTHER DAY is a compelling story about an up-and-coming rapper, Young Eastie (played by Jamie Hector), who is trying to make it in the music business. Wood Harris plays the role of A-Maze, a rapper desperately trying to maintain his status as a legend in the rap game. The film also stars TRICK DADDY, LIL SCRAPPY, and JA RULE.




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ICE CREAM

It’s the summertime, and so I figured “why not post songs about ice cream”? DID I REALLY JUST SAY THAT???? Haaaaa! Regardless of my corniness, these songs are actually pretty good…I see ya P. Miller!



BEYONCE





DORROUGH






HANNAH MONTANA





JS





MASTER P






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LIKE BEATING A DEAD HORSE: INTERRACIAL DATING CONTROVERSY

I am NOT at all surprised that Chad Ochocinco’s show has caused a lot of controversy. Although I didn’t watch the show, my cousin immediately called me because she was upset that there were hardly any black women on the show. Apparently, my cousin wasn’t the only one who was upset about Chad’s show lack of black women.

LET ME BE CLEAR. My issue is NOT the fact that there are only 3 black women on Chad’s show. As we all know, interracial dating is always a HOT topic. If you really analyze the situation, then you’ll see there’s more of a negative history between black men and white women (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read your history books). And so, being a black woman, it’s sometimes mind-boggling how black men chase after white women and treat them like some sort of trophy. Let’s be real, do you see black women chasing after white men, NO! You wanna know why, I’ll say it again, check your history books.





I don’t mind interracial dating. I just HATE it when black men say…

DONDRIA JOINS TREY SONGZ AND MONICA’s TOUR

So So Def Recordings artist DONDRIA has been added as the opening act for TREY SONGZ and MONICA’s PASSION,PAIN, AND PLEASURE Tour. It’s definitely a good look for Dondria---she is on her independent grind right now and she’s winning! Check out Dondria’s album sampler video and her new single, SHAWTY WASSUP (hopefully the video will be released soon). Album dropping AUGUST 17th!!!!










PASSION, PAIN, & PLEASURE TOUR DATES:

• 8/6 – Mobile, AL @ Civic Center Theatre
• 8/7 – Shreveport, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
• 8/8 – Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre
• 8/12 – Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theatre
• 8/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
• 8/14 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
• 8/15 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theater
• 8/19 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
• 8/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theater
• 8/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Theater
• 8/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater

• 8/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
• 8/26 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
• 8/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6
• 8/28 – Norfolk, VA @ NTe…

COME OVER: AALIYAH & CHANGING FACES

I didn’t know both AALIYAH and CHANGING FACES recorded a version of Come Over. Come Over is one of my favorite Aaliyah songs. I must admit, Changing Faces really did their thang on this record. It’s almost scary how both versions sound so much alike! We miss you Babygirl…



















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WANNA KNOW HOW GOOD HE IS, CHECK HIS LAST NAME: DEVANTE “SWING” DEGRATE

Arguably the most UNDERRATED producer of all time, DEVANTE SWING changed the face of R&B music with his legendary productions. Any JODECI fan knows the phenomenal work he put in for them BUT “TheGreat” also had some timeless songs he produced outside the Jodeci camp. The R&B world needs some DEVANTE in our lives RIGHT NOW! Check the resume…as if the JODECI resume wasn’t enough.



MONTELL JORDAN- WHAT’S ON TONIGHT





TUPAC- NO MORE PAIN





USHER- CAN U GET WIT IT





H-TOWN- PART TIME LOVER





MARY J BLIGE- DON’T WANNA DO ANYTHING ELSE





STATIC MAJOR- GIN AND JUICE






CHANGING FACES- KEEP IT RIGHT THERE






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ARTIST WATCH: AARON FRESH

AARON FRESH is Island Def Jam’s new artist. He’s also signed to NICK CANNON’s label, NCREDIBLE (ncredible without the i). First, JUSTIN BEIBER and now Aaron---ok! I see what you’re doing Def Jam…












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BEST OF THE RUFF RYDERS

When the RUFF RYDERS crew were at the top of their game, they were unstoppable. EVE, the official pitbull in a skirt, represented for the women and DMX represented the streets. SWIZZ BEATZ single-handedly held down the Ruff Ryders’ entire rap roster with his timeless production---NO ONE can argue that!




05. DRAG-ON






04. EVE






03. THE LOX






02. SWIZZ BEATZ






01. DMX






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