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SOUL FOOD MUSIC: HUNGRY?

FANTASIA’s song Collard Greens and Cornbread has been on REPEAT ever since I first heard it. Lord, that child can SANG! Just when I think I'm getting rid of my southern accent, it pulls me back in---haaaaa!




COLLARD GREENS AND CORNBREAD






SWEET POTATOE PIE






CORNBREAD, FISH, AND COLLARD GREENS






FRIED CHICKEN






COLLARD GREENS









Videos: Youtube

WHO’S THE BOSS?

When I was growing up, Bruce Springsteen was THE BOSS. Today, there are a few artists claiming to be the real HBIC. Sure, there’s room for all of us to be in charge BUT when it comes to the music, who is really THE BOSS?




BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN





RICK ROSS






RASHEEDA






BOSS HOGG (DUKES OF HAZARD)





SLIM THUG






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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS

Man! I haven’t done this in a while…but it's a must-know amongst music lovers, so here you go. Excuse me for a moment----it’s a SHAME Billboard.com does NOT keep their albums sales charts updated (they really should be embarrassed).



1 EMINEM RECOVERY 2,229,000


11 RICK ROSS TEFLON DON 332,000


12 DRAKE THANK ME LATER 994,000


29 BLACK EYED PEAS THE E.N.D. 2,746,000


31 USHER RAYMOND V. RAYMOND 1,018,000


35 BUN B TRILL O.G. 68,000


51 BIG BOI SIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT 146,000


70 THE ROOTS HOW I GOT OVER 131,000


116 DAMIEN MARLEY & NAS DISTANT RELATIVES 178,000


188 TECH N9NE GATES MIXED PLATE 28,000








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THROWBACK THURSDAY THEATER: CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

My sister used to watch this movie almost every day, I can’t blame her because the movie is a CLASSIC. Patrick Dempsey is such a great actor. The remake with Nick Cannon and Christina Milian was not nearly as good as the original but it was a decent effort. Can’t Buy Me Love should be in everyone’s DVD collection.





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R.I.P. AALIYAH (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)

Aaliyah died 9 years ago today (I can‘t believe it’s been 9 years). I REALLY miss you Babygirl…














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NEW MUSIC: RON ISLEY- NO MORE

"RON I" hasn’t missed a step…you young R&B cats could learn a thing or two. I don’t respect anyone who can’t perform LIVE. Just because you are on everybody’s song doing hooks doesn’t mean you are talented---don’t let these young girls fool you. Okay, back to Ron I, the song is classic!








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BEST BMF FREESTYLES: TOP 10 COUNTDOWN

BMF is obviously the best song of 2010. Although RICK ROSS killed the song, there are a lot of very good versions of BMF freestyles. Let’s goooooo…








10. LIL FLIP







09. NMB STUNNAZ







08. PAPOOSE







07. JERMAINE DUPRI







06. LUPE FIASCO








05. STEVIE JOE







04. YO GOTTI







03. FRENCH MONTANA






02. SHEEK LOUCH








01. YOUNG JEEZY








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BRIDAR FILMS IS LOOKING FOR ACTORS

BRIDAR FILMS is looking for actors to star in a television trailer that will be presented to major studio networks. All actors must send audition tapes online. The trailer will be shot in Florida in November. We would like for you to audition!



Here is what we are looking for:


Females aged 9 - 40

Males aged 5 - 40


We are looking for people with unique physical appearances, personality and character. We are looking for you!


Please send reels/audition tapes to:

www.youtube.com/BRIDARFilms


or send jpegs and web links to:
BRIDARFilms@gmail.com



Compensation: Trailer will be seen by major studio executives. There will be no financial compensation.



We will contact you with the date and specific location. We encourage inexperienced actors to participate. We are looking for passionate individuals!


We hope to hear from you!



For more info on BRIDAR FILMS: www.youtube.com/bridarfilms





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THE NEW WEST: TODAY’S WESTCOAST RAPPERS

The WEST ruled the music world with the help of NWA, TUPAC SHAKUR, ICE-T, SNOOP, and other rap phenoms. Whenever we heard someone yell, WESTSIDE, we all knew the WEST was inthe building and we all gave respect. Today, the SOUTH is on top BUT can these rappers bring the WEST back to the top…




THE GAME






SAN QUINN







YA BOY






NIPSEY HUSSLE






MURS






MISTAH FAB







TRAXAMILLION







TYGA







GLASSES MALONE






KEAK DA SNEAK






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2011 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

This car is a BEAST! The Range Rover is so classy!





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BRILLION-A-MILLION CELEBRATES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Today is the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of BRILLION-A-MILLION! I never thought I would have this much fun blogging. I truly appreciate each and every one of you for stopping by and sharing my vision with me. I want to give a special thanks to Darrell, he's my best friend, brother, partner in crime, ride or die, etc, etc....haaaaa! Again, I thank you ALL!!! Much love and respect.




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CHELSEA HANDLER TO HOST MTV AWARDS

Chelsea is one of the funniest people on TV. I was wondering who was going to host the MTV Music Awards this year, and I’ll admit, I never considered Chelsea. MTV really knows what they are doing over there---some other awards shows need to take notes.









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SONGWRITER PHENOM: JAMES FAUNTLEROY

Wow! It’s amazing what you can find on the internet. Anyway, I wasn't familiar with James Fauntleroy until I discovered him on Youtube. Not only is he a great writer but he is also a really good singer too (I posted some demos he recorded for a few artists). The dude is simply phenomenal. Check out some of his writing credits:


SONGWRITING CREDITS


JORDIN SPARKS & CHRIS BROWN




BRANDY
















RIHANNA





CHRIS BROWN









DEMOS


JORDIN SPARKS & CHRIS BROWN- NO AIR





BRANDY- WHO'S THE LOSER NOW





RIHANNA- TE AMO





BRANDY- BELIEVER







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THE JOHNTA AUSTIN DEMOS

Listening to songwriter's demos always fascinates me. I knew there were some Johnta Austin demos floating around somewhere and I am so glad I found these because I really love Johnta's voice. I bet he's wishing he would have kept some of these songs for his own album...well, on second thought, keep getting that publishing money. That's where the real money is.

For those of you who want to be songwriters, doing a demo version of the song is the proper procedure--that's the only way the artists/labels will take you seriously. You can't expect to just write some lyrics on a sheet of paper and get a placement...


BEYONCE- POISON









CHRIS BROWN-WITH YOU








TREY SONGZ- CAN'T HELP BUT WAIT









MARIAH CAREY- BYE BYE








USHER- BEST THING








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MR. ATTENTION IS BACK: FAVRE RETURNS

This is so ridiculous. I can’t hate on Brett Favre’s talent BUT the Vikings are doing all of this and they still WON’T win the Super Bowl this year! Yea! You heard me right!





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TREY SONGZ IMPERSONATIONS

Unlike EVERYONE else in the blog world, I am not going to post the new Trey Songz&Nicki Minaj music video. Besides, if you know BET like I know BET, they are going to block the video (I give them 1 day to figure out all the media outlets are posting the video they premiered on 106&Park). Anyway, I decided to post these funny Trey Songz impersonations instead. Haaaaa!














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FORBES 2010 HIP-HOP CASH KINGS LIST

If Jay-Z has 99 problems, MONEY ain't one...






01. Shawn Carter – $63M


02. Sean Combs – $30M


03. Akon – $21M


04. Lil Wayne – $20M


05. Dr. Dre – $17M


06. Ludacris– $16M


07. Snoop Dogg – $15M


08. Timbaland – $14M


09. Pharrell Williams – $13M


10 Kanye West – $12M


11. Drake – $10M


12. T.I.– $9M (tie)


12. Swizz Beatz – $9M (tie)


14. Eminem – $8M (tie)


14. 50 Cent- $8M (tie)





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THE RETURN OF POP SOUL MUSIC

When Pop-Soul music emerged, it exploded. The sound was fresh, catchy, and very influential. Unfornately, the emergence of NEW JACK SWING music took over the charts and pop soul music lost its popularity. But just when we thought pop soul music had faded away, the legendary Lauryn Hill brought pop soul music back with THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL. Again, the movement went away with the absence of Lauryn but after a long hiatus, Amy Winehouse spear-headed the RETURN OF POP SOUL MUSIC. At the end of the day, it's clear pop soul music will never truly go away...



POP SOUL PIONEERS




STEVIE WONDER







DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES







THE DIXIE CUPS







THE RETURN OF POP SOUL




AMY WINEHOUSE





GNARLS BARKLEY








NIKKI AND RICH







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SUPERMAN: TIM TEBOW's PRESEASON DEBUT

TEBOW is arguably the best college football ever to play the game. Some sports experts don’t think his game can translate to the professional level, well, THEY WERE WRONG…check out TEBOW’s NFL debut. Let’s gooooo…










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NBA 2K11 OFFICIAL TRAILER

This trailer looks so real but it don’t have nothing on the DOUBLE DRIBBLE game...haaa! Double Dribble was my favorite game to play on Nintendo. What you know about that...(say it like T.I.)









Videos: Worldstarhiphop, Youtube

WHITE R&B SINGERS

Elvis Presley may be the most influential white soul singer to date but even with Elvis‘ success, there are not a lot of white R&B singers in today‘s market. Most white singers only see marginal success (with the exception of a few), and so they usually sing both Pop and R&B music. Do you think white R&B artists will ever get respect singing soul music?


JON B.






NKOTB






JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE






JESSE MCCARTNEY






ROBIN THICKE






JUSTIN BEIBER






COLOR ME BADD






AVERY STORM







ASHE WATSON






MARC BROUSSARD






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TV's CASH COWS

When this list comes out every year, it’s either intriguing, depressing, or inspiring. For me, it’s the latter. But considering the financial state of this country, it’s probably more depressing for most of you. For all my go-getters out there, your time is coming…TRUST AND BELIEVE. If no one else believes in you, BRILLION-A-MILLION does.



DRAMA (per episode)



HUGH LAURIE(House) $400,000+



Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) $395,000 (each)
David Caruso (CSI: Miami) $375,000
Marg Helgenberger (CSI) $375,000
Mark Harmon (NCIS) $375,000
Laurence Fishburne (CSI) $350,000
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) $350,000
Denis Leary (Rescue Me) $350,000
Gary Sinise (CSI: NY ) $275,000
Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) $250,000
David Boreanaz (Bones) $200,000
Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) $200,000
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife ) $175,000
Dana Delany (Body of Proof ) $150,000
Lauren Graham (Parenthood) $150,000
Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe) $150,000
Jimmy Smits (Outlaw) $150,000
LL Cool J…

KEEPING UP WITH THE JENNIFERS

The name Jennifer may be ordinary BUT there’s nothing ordinary about these women. Gotta respect the work the JENNIFERS are putting in…




10. JENNIFER BEALS






09. JENNIFER TILLY







08. JENNIFER JASON LEIGH







07. JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT







06. JENNIFER CONNELLY







05. JENNIFER HOLIDAY






04. JENNIFER GARNER






03. JENNIFER LOPEZ






02. JENNIFER HUDSON






01. JENNIFER ANISTON






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