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WHO WILL BE THIS YEAR'S NBA MVP?

Although my vote goes to Lebron James, I would not argue if Durant, Love, or Bryant takes home the MVP trophy this year. These guys are on FIRE this month and so the MVP race has become really competitive and VERY interesting. NUMBERS DON'T LIE...



LEBRON JAMES 25.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists




KEVIN DURANT 28.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists




KEVIN LOVE 31.3 points, 14.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists





KOBE BRYANT 27.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists





Videos: Youtube

MUSIC LEGENDS AND THEIR PROTOTYPES: PART III

You can't truly argue these legends and prototypes' similarities...not only do they sound alike BUT they also look the same (how bizarre!). Let's get into it:


BABYFACE and MIGUEL








EURYTHMICS and FLORENCE + THE MACHINE









LL COOL J and NELLY








CHER and KATY PERRY










Videos: Youtube

THE BEST OF UPTOWN RECORDS

Arguably the MOST influential record label, EVER! Back in the day, Andre Harrell had the most talented roster the industry ever witnessed. Harrell’s UPTOWN RECORDS orchestrated the blueprint and so many of us are still following his winning formula today. Not only did Uptown have the talent, they had the right personnel---SEAN COMBS (need I say more).



10. HORACE BROWN






09. FATHER MC






08. SOUL 4 REAL






07. MONIFAH







06. HEAVY D & THE BOYZ







05. AL B. SURE






04. CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS







03. GUY






02. JODECI







01. MARY J BLIGE




Videos: Youtube

THROWBACK THURSDAY: LSG- MY BODY

CLASSIC! GREATEST SUPERGROUP....hands down! This is what real singing is all about. RIP Gerald Levert...




Video: Youtube

BEST JUNIOR REID FEATURES

Getting JUNIOR REID on your hook is obviously a WINNING formula. His vocals are aggressive and yet so smooth. There are not too many artists who can compete with Junior Reid's distinctive and legendary sound…



10. JAH CURE x JUNIOR REID- HOT LONG TIME






09. SEAN P x JUNIO REID- GOOD LOOK






08. PAPOOSE x JUNIOR REID- DON'T TAKE IT THERE






07. DMX x JUNIOR REID- BAD BOY





06. FAT JOE x JUNIOR REID- MORE MONEY





05. FABOLOUS x JUNIOR REID- GANGSTAS DON'T PLAY






04. RICK ROSS x JUNIOR REID- BUSINESSMAN






03. LIL WAYNE x JUNIOR REID- GHETTO YOUTHS ROCK





02. ALICIA KEYS x JUNIOR REID- NO ONE (REMIX)







01. THE GAME x JUNIOR REID- IT'S OKAY





Videos: Youtube

MUSIC'S BEST REMIXES!!

I don't know who decided a REMIX was just adding artists to the song without changing the beat or lyrics! I am sick and tired of artists passing off their songs as remixes. From now on, if you’re too LAZY to switch up the beat, IT AIN’T A REMIX.


NAS- STREET DREAMS




REMIX





THE DREAM- LOVE KING





REMIX





DRU HILL- IN MY BED




REMIX





MYA- BEST OF ME




REMIX





KELLY PRICE- FRIEND OF MINE



REMIX






R. KELLY- DOWN LOW





REMIX





JAGGED EDGE- PROMISE




REMIX




CIARA- PROMISE





REMIX





Videos: Youtube

FATHER AND SON RAPPERS

Most boys want to grow up and be just like their dads, no matter if he’s a doctor, athlete or even a RAPPER. Some of these young rappers have BIG shoes to fill but with the help of their rapper dads, they all have the potential to shine like their fathers. I see ya DIGGY!



REV RUN x DIGGY SIMMONS








MASTER P x ROMEO








PETER GUNZ x CORY GUNZ







EAZY E x LIL EAZY E









ICE CUBE x OMG











Videos: Youtube

CAN FREESTYLE RAPPERS BECOME MAINSTREAM ARTISTS?

Freestyle is a LOST art in hip hop today but that doesn’t mean these rap battles don’t still exist. You can still go to Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx and hear/see these infamous rap battles. New York is the officialhome of rap music, some may argue that NY has the BEST rappers (i.e. Jay-Z, Nas, Notorious BIG, 50 Cent).

If you want to prove yourself as a rapper, you MUST battle someone at the Fight Klub. Many rappers have become LEGENDS after winning a rap battle. Fight Klub became so popular that MTV began airing these rap battles on their network.

Because MTV’s Fight Klub became so popular, BET decided to start their own rap battle competition called Freestyle Fridays. Freestyle Fridays airs during a segment on BET’s 106 and Park.

Although no one can argue how GREAT these artists are BUT can any of them become more than just a battle rapper? In other words, can they translate their rap battle talent into record sales and reach a bigger fan base?

HERE'S A LIST OF SOME OF THE BES…

BEST SOPHOMORE ALBUMS

In the music industry, a sophomore album can make or break an artist’s career. Most sophomore albums are NEVER as good as the artists’ first album (commonly known as the sophomore jinx). These artists on my list bypassed the second album curse and gave the world CLASSIC sophomore albums. Peep game:


MARY J. BLIGE- MY LIFE






NOTORIOUS BIG- LIFE AFTER DEATH






AALIYAH- ONE IN A MILLION







MARIAH CAREY- EMOTIONS






TONI BRAXTON- SECRETS







WHITNEY HOUSTON- WHITNEY







JODECI- DIARY OF A MAD BAND







MONICA- THE BOY IS MINE






BRANDY- NEVER SAY NEVER






R. KELLY- R. KELLY








Videos: Youtube

BEST PHILLY ARTISTS: TOP TEN!

Okay Philadelphia, it’s your turn to show the world what you got! Real talent must be a prerequisite in Philly if you want to be in the music business. Maybe I should have done a New York versus Philly post???? Hmmmm...



10. CASSIDY




09. BEANIE SIGEL






08. JAZMINE SULLIVAN




07. EVE






06. WILL SMITH





05. JILL SCOTT




04. MUSIQ SOULCHILD






03. THE ROOTS






02. JOHN LEGEND





01. BOYZ II MEN






Videos: Youtube

INTERVIEW: FRENCH MONTANA TALKS NEW ALBUM

With his current record, SHOT CALLER, killing the streets---French is finally ready to drop an album. Gotta respect French for staying relevant as these years...






Videos: Youtube, TheLifeFilesTV

SONGWRITERS SEEKING SUPERSTARDOM!!!

Just imagine you're an aspiring artist who has an extraordinary gift for songwriting---well, that would be GREAT if you were writing the hit songs for yourself. Songwriters like The Dream, Ester Dean, and NeYo  (just to name a few), have been writing NUMBER ONE records for some of music's biggest stars--- but their own careers haven't garnered the same success.

I wonder what is going on in their heads when they are handing over these mega-hits to artists like Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Mary J Blige??? Will these singer/songwriters EVER achieve the same success as other singer/songwriters like R. Kelly, Babyface, and Akon??? You be the judge...



THE DREAM
Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Brandy





ESTER DEAN
Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Usher






SEAN GARRETT
Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Mario, Ciara





KERI HILSON
Mary J Blige, Britney Spears, Ciara, Pussycat Dolls, Omarion





NE-YO
Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Mario, Mary J Blige




CRY…

SAY GOODBYE TO THESE TV SHOWS!!!

Nothing good lasts forever. Case in point, hit shows like HOUSE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, and ONE TREE HILL will air their series finales this year. On the other hand, some shows never got a chance to prove their worth---The Rosie O'Donnell Show and Luck were cancelled after just ONE season.

For those who enjoyed LOVE BROKER on Bravo, it was cancelled after just 2 EPISODES but sources at Bravo state the show may return in the summer. FYI: I had NO IDEA my show ALLEN GREGORY (FOX) was cancelled (I know Darrell, THE GAMUTT, is laughing so hard right now).



LOVE BROKER (BRAVO) Cancelled after 2 episodes, last episode aired on 2/10/12




NY INK (TLC) Cancelled after 2 seasons, last episode aired on 3/1/12




LUCK (HBO) Cancelled after 1 season, last episode will air 3/25/12




ROSIE SHOW (OWN) Cancelled after 1 season, last episode will air 3/30/12




ONE TREE HILL (CW) Show aired 9 seasons, final air date 4/4/12




DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC) Show aired 8 seasons, final air date 5/20/12




HOUSE (FOX) Show aired…

NEW MUSIC: TONY YAYO- 100 BOTTLES

Definitley heard better records from YAYO...this isn't terrible but it's NOT great either.




Video: Youtube

MUSIC'S MOST UNUSUAL COLLABORATIONS!

After these collaborations were released, a lot of questions needed to be answered. In regards to talent, why would this artist do a song with him? How in the world did these two artists from two different worlds meet? Who in the world decided this collab would work? At the end of the day, MONEY talks and MUSIC is a universal language. Sometimes there is no logical answer...good music is just good music. 


WAKA FLOCKA FLAME x DRAKE



JILL SCOTT x PAUL WALL



MARIAH CAREY x ODB




SOULJA BOY x 50 CENT





JANET JACKSON x KHIA




NELLY x TIM MCGRAW




TAYLOR SWIFT x T-PAIN




BRITNEY SPEARS x YING YANG TWINS





MARIAH CAREY x GUCCI MANE





Videos: Youtube

BAD BOY IS OFFICIALLY BACK!!!

For those of you who thought BAD BOY had fallen off...take that, take that!! You don't have to respect the man but you gotta respect his hustle. BAD BOY B*TCH!!


RED CAFE



FRENCH MONTANA



CASSIE



MACHINE GUN KELLY



LOS




Videos: Youtube

CELEBRITY LOOK ALIKES: REALITY TV EDITION

I love doing these posts although it's time consuming...bow!

01. KRIS JENNER x JOYCE DEWITT





02. DEMI MOORE x KYLE RICHARDS





03. DARYL HANNAH  x TAYLOR ARMSTRONG






04. JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS x BETHENNY FRANKEL  








05. DIXIE CARTER x  LISA VANDERPUMP










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