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WHO SANG IT BETTER: TIME AFTER TIME

There are hundreds of renditions of Cindi Lauper's classic song, Time After Time. Although most of the remakes don't hold a candle to Cindi's effort, both Changing Faces and Blaque did a phenomenal job on their version of the song. Turning a pop song into a R&B record is always a great flip. So, WHOSANG IT BETTER? Changing Faces or Blaque...my vote goes toCHANGING FACES. Let's go:


CHANGING FACES




BLAQUE




THE ORIGINAL VERSION






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GREAT SONGS THAT NEVER REACHED NUMBER 1

First and foremost, the songs featured on this post NEVER reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Some of these records have gone Number 1 in other countries or they have gone Number 1 on other charts like the Pop or Dance Charts.

The Billboard Hot 100is still the standard by which a song's popularity is measured in the US. The Hot 100 is ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data compiled by Nielsen Soundscan (retail and digitally) and streaming activity provided by online music sources.


MADONNA- EXPRESS YOURSELF




ELTON JOHN- CANDLE IN THE WIND




LADY GAGA- BAD ROMANCE




MICHAEL JACKSON- THRILLER





TONI BRAXTON- BREATHE AGAIN





QUEEN- WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS





MARIAH CAREY- WITHOUT YOU





CHRISTINA AGUILERA- BEAUTIFUL




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WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE CATWOMAN? MEOW

Now that Anne Hathaway will portray the role of Catwoman in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, I thought I'd post the actresses who also played the seductive villain.





HALLE BERRY (2004)





LEE MERIWETHER (1966)





MICHELLE PFEIFFER (1992)





EARTHA KITT (1967)





JULIE NEWMAR (1966) 




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GAMERS: MADDEN 12 IS FINALLY HERE!

AVAILABLE NOW

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BEST MOVIE THEME SONGS: TOP 10

Okay! I played these theme songs over and over again (brings back so many memories). Number 1 was not a hard decision, Whitney simply killed this record. The best thing about the theme songs is these very talented artists managed to perfectly sync the song for the movie, and so every time we hear these records, we can't help but see images of the movie in our heads. Let's proceed:


10. GHOSTBUSTERS
MOVIE: GHOSTBUSTERS




09. CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT
MOVIE: THE LION KING



08. FOOTLOOSE
MOVIE: FOOTLOOSE




07. EVERYTHING I DO
MOVIE: ROBIN HOOD- PRINCE OF THIEVES



06. NOTHINGS GONNA STOP US NOW
MOVIE: MANNEQUIN




05. WILL YOU BE THERE
MOVIE: FREE WILLY




04. LET THE RIVER RUN
MOVIE: WORKING GIRL



03. THE TIME OF MY LIFE
MOVIE: DIRTY DANCING





02. MY HEART WILL GO ON
MOVIE: TITANIC



01. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
MOVIE: THE BODYGUARD




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COMPLEX NAMES NASTRADAMUS RAP'S WORST ALBUM

Complex magazine compiled a list of The 50 Worst Rap Album Fails. After listing albums such as Jay's Kingdom Come, LL Cool J's 14 Shots To The Dome, and Lil Wayne's Rebirth, Nas's Nastradamuscame in at NUMBER 1 as the WORST ALBUM OF ALL TIMES. Obviously, this is solely based on the fact that Nas is considered to be hip hop royalty, and so the expectations are far greater for him.

With soooo many terrible rappers that create WHACK albums, anyone could have easily compiled a list of the 50 worst rap albums and you wouldn't need to list artists like Jay or Wayne. In other words, this list featured talented rappers who somehow lost their way at some point and created an album full of GARBAGE.

After reading the entire list, I honestly could NOT argue with Complex's choices; with the exception of listing Lil B's I'm Gayalbum. Really? What's the point of naming this album...did anyone really expect it to be any good? I know I didn't. I was also surprise…

AMERIE IS NO LONGER WITH DEF JAM!

Amerie, now spelled, AMERIIE is officially an independent artist. Although she says there was no significance for the name change, I beg to differ. It probably has to do with some legal issues under her DefJam contract, in which the label more than likely still owns rights to her name.

Anyway, Ameriie will drop an album this year; she states the album is 80% complete, and so we should expect it to drop soon. I was wondering what happened to Ameriie, and so I'm glad she's STILL making music. I'm sure she won't be independent too long...unless she's DONE dealing with major labels. Only time will tell...until then, check out this interview the songstress conducted with Pacific Press.






Video: Youtube, PacificRimVideoPress

GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRIT OF THE VENGEANCE

I LOVED Ghost Rider and after watching the trailer, this one looks just as exciting, if not, more exciting than the first Ghost Rider. I am so glad Nicolas Cage is going to be starring in the sequel as well--I hate it when movies change the main character....i.e. SPIDERMAN!


COMING TO THEATERS FEBRUARY 2012

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SNEAKER HEADS: JORDAN TRUNNER MAX

Always been a fan of the Jordan Trunner shoes. Definitely feeling the black and gold ones. You know I had throw in a few Jordan t-shirts to compliment the shoes...the white, green, and red tee is an exclusive Tribe Called Quest Jordan shirt that debuted in 2009. It may be old but it's still CLASSIC!



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GAMERS: BATMAN ARKHAM CITY

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 18, 2011



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NEW VIDEO: AARON ALEXANDER REID- CRAZY LUV

It's kinda cool that I posted his mom's (Pebbles) video yesterday on my Rewind Wednesday feature. I heard this song a couple of months ago and I thought it was a Ryan Leslie record. Anyway, the song is cool and smooth, and if you give it a chance, I'm sure you'll like it too. There's no doubt in my mind that a record deal with his dad, LA Reid, is around the corner...




Video: Youtube, AReidTV

BEST RAP NAMES: TOP 10

As usual, I had a hard time compiling this list. So many rap names came to mind and I considered doing a Top 15 BUT settling on a Top 10 leaves a lot of room for debate. Remember, this is not a Top 10 based on talent...just thought I'd throw that in there. Anyway, let's gooooo...


10. EMINEM




09. TONY YAYO




08. BONE CRUSHER




07. FRENCH MONTANA




06. NICKI MINAJ




05. NOTORIOUS B.I.G.




04. BUSTA RHYMES





03.GHOSTFACE KILLAH




02. WIZ KHALIFA




01. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME






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WILL TERRELL OWENS LAND A JOB?

I hope Terrell Owens finds a home this NFL season. Although he's still recovering from ACL surgery, I don't know too many players who work harder than number 81.


Despite all his silly antics...









TERRELL OWENS IS STILL A BEAST ON THE FIELD!


Possible teams who may pick up Terrell:









Numbers don't lie:

1,078 Receptions


15,934 Receiving Yards


153 TDs


6 Time Pro Bowl Selection

Owens ranks behind only Jerry Rice in all-time receiving yardage and is third behind Rice and Randy Moss in receiving touchdowns.





Okay, this picture was just for kicks...haaaaa!






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FAMOUS VIRGOS (August 23- September 22)

Yes! The only reason I posted this is because I'm a virgo. The descriptions below describe me sooo well, it's SCARY. Anyway, here's a few famous virgos, ENJOY! Shout out to all my VIRGOS...






Virgo Strengths:  
-Analytical
-Observant
-Helpful
-Reliable
-Precise






Virgo Weaknesses
-Skeptical
-Fussy
-Inflexible
-Cold
-Interfering





Virgo Temperament:
A Virgo mind is very powerful and they must have the proper attitude for their life to be happy and successful.   Virgos need to get in touch with their feelings, this is why they usually seem cold or detached. Virgos has an unpredictable and sometimes unstable temperament.





Virgo Deep Inside:
They easily look too deep into an issue and over analyze what they perceive. Virgos are ambitious and strives to always know more and have more.  This is in their eternal quest to bring order to chaos. Virgos will not be settled for they have a very active mind that is always thinking and can never be silenced. Virgo's major life lesson is to learn to trust…

THE MAN WHO WROTE MJ'S THRILLER!

Songwriter and music producerRod Temperton is arguably the greatest songwriter, EVER---when your resume includes the KING OF POP, how can anyone argue otherwise. Rod was asked by Quincy Jones to write for Michael Jackson's infamous Thriller album. At first, Rod entitled the album Starlight but Quincy didn't like that title. After writing down two to three hundred titles, Rod decided Midnight Man was a good title for the album. The next morning, the word THRILLER popped into his head and Rod immediately knew this was the official title for the album. Rod went on to write the title track for the album, ThrillerAND THE REST IS HISTORY...








Other legendary songs written by Rod Temperton:

ROCK WITH YOU




OFF THE WALL




BURN THIS DISCO OUT




BABY BE MINE






THE LADY IN MY LIFE




SOMEBODY IN THE DARK




HOT STREET





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METAPHORIC LOVE: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

When music and love come together, a beautiful concoction can be created. One must truly be in love if you hear a symphony and an unchained melody BUT you know something has gone terribly wrong when someone compares your love to walking on broken glass. OUCH! Let's proceed...

THE GOOD


I HEAR A SYMPHONY- DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES




NUMBER ONE HIT- R. KELLY




UNCHAINED MELODY- THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS




MUSIC FOR LOVE- MARIO




SUPER BASS- NICKI MINAJ




THE BAD

LOVE IS A LOSING GAME- Amy Winehouse



BAD MEDICINE- Bon Jovi



LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD- Pat Benatar



JUST LIKE A PILL- Pink




THE UGLY

WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS- Annie Lennox




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SAME TITLE, DIFFERENT SONG: TOP OF THE WORLD

This post was inspired by a song I heard on a Jersey Shore episode. The song was TOP OF THEWORLD by pop singer, Aitan. I rarely watch the show but while I was flipping thru channels, this song made me stop in my tracks. It's definitely a club record that is catchy and addictive. Let's gooooo... 


AITAN




BRANDY




CATARACS




T.I. x LUDACRIS x BOB




THE CARPENTERS



NICKI MINAJ



THE ALL AMERICAN REJECTS



PUSSYCAT DOLLS



8BALL & MJG



KENYA GRUV




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SEND YOUR BEATS TO MAJOR ARTISTS!

Send your best work. Cross your fingers. Be relentless. The sky's the ONLY limit. 


MEEK MILL YOURBESTBEATS@GMAIL.COM




MAC MILLERDOPEBEATSONLY@GMAIL.COM




SEAN GARRETTTWIN4SDOT@GMAIL.COM




WALEDCSOULBEATS@GMAIL.COM




RAY JBEATS4BILLY@GMAIL.COM




PRODIGYINFAMOUSMOBBBEATS@GMAIL.COM




YUNG BERGYUNGBERG123@GMAIL.COM




TYRESE TYRESEMIXTAPE@GMAIL.COM




LIL TWISTSHOWANDTELLBEATS@GMAIL.COM





LAYZIE BONELAYZIEBONEMRBILLCOLLECTOR@GMAIL.COM




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PORSCHE 918 SPYDER

The 918 starts at 845,000 but if you have the bread, how can you not buy a whip like this; and it's a hybrid so it's energy efficient. Vrooom......





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