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FROM BACKGROUND SINGERS TO SUPERSTARS

Many successful artists today got their first shot in the music industry as  background singers. These artists worked their way up to the top by starting at the bottom, and I truly respect that. Bow!



CEE-LO GREEN
Background singer for TLC




SHERYL CROW
Background singer for Michael Jackson and Tina Turner




FAITH EVANS
Background singer for Al B. Sure




MICHELLE WILLIAMS (DESTINY'S CHILD)
Background singer for Monica




TANK
Background singer for Aaliyah




KELLY PRICE
Background singer for Mariah Carey and P. Diddy




BLU CANTRELL
Background singer for P. Diddy




TWEET
Background singer for Missy Ellilot



THROWBACK:
I had to post Mariah Carey’s Jackson 5 remake of I’ll Be There because she paved the way for not only Kelly Price but Trey Lorenz as well. Mariah really let Trey shine on this song. How many superstars would let a background singer do that? Besides Michael Jackson, I don’t know any that would.



KELLY PRICE DIRECTLY BEHIND MARIAH CAREY (ON THE LEFT)





Videos: Youtube

RAPPERS WHO SOUND JUST LIKE 2PAC x BIGGIE x JAY-Z

What happens when you sound just like the most successful rappers in the game? Will these rappers EVER get a fair chance to succeed in the rap game? It's CRAZY how these rappers sound just like Jay-Z, Biggie, and Tupac.


ANGELOUS (JAY-Z)




GUERILLA BLACK  (NOTORIOUS BIG)




BLACK HAZE (2PAC)





Videos: Youtube

LIVE: MIGUEL (STRAWBERRY AMAZING)

Singer Miguel was a featured artist on the Grey Goose Rising Icons tour. This performance was so good, I had to post it. RESPECT. Bow!







Video: Youtube

IT'S ABOUT TIME...MUSIC!

FIVE. FOUR. THREE. TWO. ONE. GET THE POINT? GOOD! LET'S DANCE...


5 O'CLOCK- T PAIN




4 MINUTES- MADONNA x JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE




10 SECONDS- JAZMINE SULLIVAN




3AM- EMINEM




4 AM- MELANIE FIONA




4 MINUTES- AVANT





Videos: Youtube

SERENA WILLIAMS MUSIC VIDEO CAMEOS!

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS- I LIKE HOW IT FEELS





MEMPHIS BLEEK- DO MY






ACE HOOD- OVERTIME





COMMON- I WANT YOU





Videos: Youtube
Photo: Photobucket

NE-YO DEMO: MARY J. BLIGE (What Love Is)

Here's ANOTHER great record written by singer/songwriter Ne-Yo for Mary J./ Blige. Take a listen to the demo he recorded for MJB:


NE-Yo's Demo- WHAT LOVE IS




MARY J. BLIGE- ALBUM VERSION- WHAT LOVE IS





Video: Youtube

FORBES: MOST VALUABLE NBA TEAMS

The New York Knicks are no longer the most valuable NBA team. Kobe Bryant's Lakers have taken the reigns this year.


01. LOS ANGELES LAKERS- Current Value 900 million



02. NEW YORK KNICKS- Current Value 780 million
03. CHICAGO BULLS- Current Value 600 million
04. DALLAS MAVERICKS- Current Value 497 million
05. BOSTON CELTICS- Current Value 482 million 
06. MIAMI HEAT- Current Value 457 million
07. HOUSTON ROCKETS- Current Value 453 million
08. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS- Current Value 450million
09. SAN ANTONIO SPURS- Current Value 418 million
10. PHOENIX SUNS- Current Value 395 million



Video: Youtube
Source: Forbes

BEST OF THE BEST: ATLANTA R&B SINGERS

Atlanta rappers get so much attention it seems people forget the talented R&B artists that are also from the ATL. Don't get it twisted, in order to be on this countdown, the artist must have been BORN and RAISED in Atlanta. That excludes artists that are associated with Atlanta like Usher, Toni Braxton, andCiara. Some believe Otis Redding was also born in Atlanta but he was actually born in a town outside of the city. Anyway, here's my TOP 10 ATLANTA R&B SINGERS...


10. LLOYD




09. THE DREAM




08. INDIA.ARIE




07. 112



06. JAGGED EDGE




05. SOS BAND




04. XSCAPE




03. TLC




02. MONICA




01. GLADYS KNIGHT






Videos: Youtube

YMCMB.MMG: RICK ROSS x DRAKE

I'll just assume a RICK ROSS/DRAKE album is on the way...Possible album title-DRICK DROSS. Haaaa! I kid, I kid.


STAY SCHEMIN'




ASTON MARTIN MUSIC




MADE MEN



FREE SPIRIT




I'M ON ONE




LORD KNOWS




SHE WILL (Remix)




FED UP



PURPLE FLOWERS



DEUCES (Remix)





Videos: Youtube

BEST TELEVISION SPIN-OFFS: TOP 10

It took a while to put this post together BUT choosing the NUMBER 1 spot was NOT a hard decision. Watch. And. Enjoy. Bow!


PARENT SERIES:  MOESHA
10.SPIN-OFF: THE PARKERS





PARENT SERIES:  CHEERS
09. SPIN-OFF: FRASIER






PARENT SERIES: ALL IN THE FAMILY
08. SPIN-OFF: MAUDE





PARENT SERIES: PERFECT STRANGERS
07. SPIN-OFF: FAMILY MATTERS






PARENT SERIES: MAUDE
06. SPIN-OFF: GOOD TIMES






PARENT SERIES: THE TRACEY ULLMAN SHOW
05. SPIN-OFF: THE SIMPSONS






PARENT SERIES: DIFFERENT STROKES
04. SPIN-OFF: FACTS OF LIFE





PARENT SERIES: ALL IN THE FAMILY
03. SPIN-OFF: THE JEFFERSONS




PARENT SERIES: LAW AND ORDER
02. SPIN-OFF: LAW AND ORDER- SVU






PARENT SERIES: THE COSBY SHOW
01. SPIN-OFF: A DIFFERENT WORLD





HONORABLE MENTIONS:
90210-MELROSE PLACE
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER-ANGEL
DALLAS-KNOTS LANDING
FAMILY GUY-THE CLEVELAND SHOW
GOLDEN GIRLS-EMPTY NEST
JAG-NCIS
THE PRACTICE-BOSTON LEGAL
WHAT'S HAPPENING-WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW




Videos: Youtube

WHEN ARTISTS SWITCH GENRES!

It's hard enough to break into the music business but it's even harder to establish yourself as an artist and then switch music genres. Some of these artists have made a smooth transition into another genre (gone switchyourstyle up and watch the money pile up) and some have left us shaking our heads with confusion and disbelief (we don't believe you, you need more people). Let's proceed:


PINK- FROM R&B TO ROCK MUSIC







HOT ROD- FROM HARDCORE RAP TO TECHNO MUSIC







NIKKI LEONTI (Nikki and Rich)- FROM GOSPEL TO POP MUSIC





ROBIN THICKE- FROM ROCK TO R&B MUSIC






JESSICA SIMPSON- FROM POP TO COUNTRY MUSIC







Videos: Youtube

DIRECTOR'S CUT: BLKDMNDS Videography

Gotta respect the work BLKDMNDS is putting in. Check out some of their music videos:






















www.blkdmnds.com



Videos: Youtube, BLKDMNDS

BEST MOVIE ADAPTED MUSIC VIDEOS

Okay! I loved putting this post together (no thanks to Wikipedia, who was on strike, haaa). I will most definitely be doing a Part II some time in the near future. Bow! STAY TUNED...


MOVIE: CASINO
MUSIC VIDEO: NAS- STREET DREAMS








MOVIE: GOODFELLAS
MUSIC VIDEO: ASHANTI- FOOLISH








MOVIE: GREASE
MUSIC VIDEO: JA RULE- MESMERIZE








MOVIE: SCARFACE
MUSIC VIDEO: AVANT- DON'T SAY NO









MOVIE: THE USUAL SUSPECTS
MUSIC VIDEO: JAY Z- CITY IS MINE









MOVIE: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
MUSIC VIDEO: MADONNA- MATERIAL GIRL









MOVIE: PRETTY WOMAN
MUSIC VIDEO: LL COOL J- LUV U BETTER









MOVIE: TRAINING DAY
MUSIC VIDEO: LIL SCRAPPY- NO PROBLEM








MOVIE: BASIC INSTINCT
MUSIC VIDEO: BEYONCE- RING THE ALARM









Videos: Youtube

BEST OF FAT JOE: TOP 10

There aren't too many rappers that have more HIT records than FAT JOE. It's a shame people hate on him so much...don't act like Joey Crack didn't hold you down summer after summer with FIRE songs. Fat Joe should get a CHECK every time someone says MAKE IT RAIN....

10. TAKE ME HOME







09. HEY JOE





08. GOOD TIMES





07. ANOTHER ROUND





06. (HaHa) SLOW DOWN





05. I WON'T TELL





04. WHAT'S LUV





03. WE THUGGIN'





02. LEAN BACK




01. MAKE IT RAIN



Honorable Mention:
NEW VIDEO: SO FLY





Videos: Youtube, Worldstarhiphop

THROWBACK THURSDAY: HI FIVE- UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Hi-Five never really got the respect they deserved. These guys were soooo talented. Definitely put this one on REPEAT...




R.I.P. Tony Thompson (lead singer)...




Video: Youtube

NBA FINALISTS NAMED FOR 2012 OLYMPICS

LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers)
Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
Chauncey Billups (Los Angeles Clippers)
Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks)
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies)
Eric Gordon (New Orleans Hornets)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
Lebron James (Miami Heat)
Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Lamar Odom (Dallas Mavericks)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Deron Williams (New Jersey Nets)

The 2012 USA coaching staff is led by Duke University’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, and serving as USA assistant coaches are Syracuse University’s Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni, and Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan.



Videos: Youtube

ARTIST WATCH: RAPPER HAZIQ ALI

Haziq Ali's MILE HIGH CLUB record is refreshing and definitely has that signature D.C. music sound. Gotta respect rappers that aren't afraid to push their music beyond the commercial boundaries. Bow!


www.haziqali.com




Music: DivShare
Photo: Photobucket

ROTFL MOMENT: JUDGE JUDY- THE LOSERDS!

This clip made me scream out loud laughing...what in the world is a loserd???






Video: Youtube

Dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

May your soul rest in peace and may your legacy live on and break the chains of violence. It is truly a tragedy that a man who represented non-violence died in such a violent way. Pray. For. Peace.





I Have A Dream



A Time to Break Silence



A Change Is Gonna Come- Sam Cooke



Happy Birthday- Stevie Wonder




Videos: Youtube

THIS YEAR'S BEST REALITY TV SHOWS

I think we can all agree the BEST reality shows are the ones that actually keep it REAL. Scripted reality television is boring and predictable. Although T.I.'s new reality show walks a fine line between REAL and SCRIPTED, it is still an interesting show.

All of these reality shows in the countdown are very entertaining but NO OTHER show can compare to Braxton Family Values. After Thursday night's episode, I think the Braxtons may be keeping it TOOREAL...I see ya Trina! Bow! Bow!


10. T.I AND TINY FAMILY HUSTLE





09. KHLOE AND LAMAR





08. JERSEY SHORE





07. INTERVENTION




06. HOARDERS





05. PAWN STARS





04. SWAMP PEOPLE




03. REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA




02. MOB WIVES




01. BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES





Videos: Youtube

JAY-Z'S BLUE VISION

Since everyone is obsessed with the birth of BLUE IVY CARTER, why not put my own spin on the BLUE pandemonium. Check out Jay-Z's BLUE videos...

DIRT OFF YOUR SHOULDER



DO IT AGAIN




GLORY FEAT. BLUE IVY




JIGGA WHAT, JIGGA WHO




BLUE MAGIC




Videos: Youtube

REWIND WEDNESDAY: 2PAC x RL- UNTIL THE END OF TIME

Legendary artist. Legendary song. Truly the BEST RAPPER...EVER.








Video: Youtube

DIVISION I MUSIC PRESENTS: TEAIRRA MARI

Teairra Mari is in grind mode right now. She's a regular on VH1's Love and Hip Hop, she just signed a record deal with Rico Love's Division I Music, and Teairra recently released a HOT new song called U Did Dat. Bow!







U DID DAT





Videos: Youtube

YO GOTTI: MEMPHIS TEN STAND UP!

LIVE FROM THE KITCHEN AVAILABLE NOW!









LIVE FROM THE KITCHEN (VLOG)



www.gottiworld.com




Videos: Youtube, Worldstarhiphop

RYAN TEDDER'S DEMO FOR BEYONCE'S HALO

For those who don't know...the lead singer of One Republic,Ryan Tedder, wrote and produced Beyonce's mega-hit HALO. Here's the demo version he recorded for Bey...


HALO DEMO




BEYONCE- HALO





Videos: Youtube

WHAT'S IN A NAME: CLICK! POW! BOOM!

I'm not condoning violence, I'm just SHOOTING the breeze...



MACHINE GUN KELLY





MACK 10





GUNS N' ROSES





CORY GUNZ





2 PISTOLS





GUNPLAY






PETER GUNZ





Videos: Youtube

NEW MUSIC MONDAY!!!

Nothing like having some smooth R&B in your life...


THE DREAM- ROC (YOUR BODY)




LLOYD- FEEL LIKE JUNE




CHRIS BROWN- MONA LISA





Videos: Youtube

NEW ARTIST WATCH: LUKE JAMES

Okay! Luke James is officially carrying R&B on his shoulders with this record. While all the other young R&B singers are doing hip hop/r&b records, Luke is singing R&B his way and WINNING...







If Luke looks familiar, he used to be in the R&B duo, Luke & Q.




www.whoislukejames.com





Videos: Youtube

LIVE PERFORMANCE: LLOYD- BE THE ONE

Not a huge fan of this song but I'm feelin' the performance. I see ya Lloyd...




Video: Youtube

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 4.0- HAVE A LITTLE MERCY

I could play this song ALL DAY LONG...these guys were singing like the rent was due. Bow!



Video: Youtube

IT'S A SLIM WORLD!

You know how I do it...BRILLION-A-MILLION IS BACK ON MY BLOG SH*T! Bow! Bow!


SLIM SHADY




SLIM





SLIM DUNKIN'





SLIM THUG





SLIMM CALHOUN





FATBOY SLIM




SOULJA SLIM





Videos: Youtube

THE MARY J. BLIGE CLONES

After MCA had great success with R&B superstar MARY J. BLIGE, all the other major record labels sought out for their own version of the Queen of Hip Hop Soul. Although none of the clones were as successful as Mary, they all made a respectable attempt to be the next Mary J. Blige. Without further ado, here are the Mary J. clones:


FAITH EVANS




MISS JONES





KEYSHIA COLE




MONIFAH




SPARKLE




ADINA HOWARD





ASHANTI



Videos: Youtube

BEHIND THE SCENES: YUNG BERG "HAD IT ALL"

I know "someone" is gonna hate on this but I like YUNG BERG. Bow!




Video: Youtube