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MOTIVATION MUSIC MONDAY!

This world can be so cold and sometimes it seems easier to just give up...but you have to BELIEVE that things will get better and always always ALWAYS get back up when you get knocked down...

GET BACK UP




TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN




KEEP YOUR HEAD UP




BE ENCOURAGED





STRONGER






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MUSIC'S BIGGEST COMEBACKS!!!

It's hard enough to get in the entertainment door and once that closes, its nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get back in. I guess these artists didn't get the memo because they managed to not only reopen the door but they also made some more hit songs along the way...RESPECT.



01. SWV





THE RETURN:







02. RON ISLEY






THE RETURN:





03. NEW EDITION




THE RETURN:






04. KEITH SWEAT



THE RETURN:







05. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK




THE RETURN:






06. BOYZ II MEN




THE RETURN:






07. CHARLIE WILSON




THE RETURN:






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PRODUCERS: SEND BEATS TO MAJOR ARTISTS

It's grind time for ALL producers...your beat can be the SUMMER JAM of 2012. Let's get it!!!



RICK ROSS, WALE, TI, WIZ KHALIFAarpowersummit@gmail.com





CASH OUTcashinoutlifestyle@gmail.com




CASSIEcassiesupermusic@gmail.com





ALLEY BOYducttapebeats@gmail.com






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BRANDY AND THE SUPER PRODUCERS!!!

Just when you thought BRANDY could only make magic with producer Darkchild, Brandy had the internet going NUTS with this year's OFFICIAL SUMMER JAM---Put It Down (produced by Bangladesh). I probably played the song 100 times yesterday, haaaa! Anyway, let's take a look at the evolution of Brandy and the men behind the beats...


B-ROCKA AND DARKCHILD: Top Of The World




BRANDY AND KANYE WEST: Talk About Our Love






BRAN-NU AND TIMBALAND: Come As You Are




BRANDY AND BANGLADESH: Put It Down




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2012 NBA PLAYOFFS: SATURDAY ON TNT!

NBA PLAYOFFS! ALL I CAN SAY IS...well, I'll let Bart Scott say it... 






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MEEK MILL PRESENTS: BIKE LIFE

Meek Mill's mixtape,DREAM CHASERS 2drops MAY 7. Watch the daredevil take his bike for a ride in the streets of Philly. MMMaybach Music. Bow!







Video: Youtube, MeekMillTv

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MR. BIG- TO BE WITH YOU

Such a great timeless song. Simple yet so powerful...



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BEST DIANA ROSS SAMPLES

DIANA ROSS definitely has had a great impact on the HIP HOP and R&B world. In the music business, there's no greater way to show your appreciation than to sample an artist's song/voice. The Diana Ross samples have been apart of some phenomenal records, including one of my favorite songs, MO MONEY MOPROBLEMS. Muchrespect to MS. ROSS...



05. MISSING YOU




MASTER P- GANGSTAS NEED LOVE






04. LOVE CHILD





JANET JACKSON- YOU WANT THIS






03. YOU ARE EVERYTHING





MARY J. BLIGE- EVERYTHING






02. I’M COMING OUT





NOTORIOUS BIG- MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMS







01. LOVE HANGOVER





MONICA- FIRST NIGHT








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NEW VIDEO: MAGAZEEN- DOUBLE MG EMPIRE

Ricky Ross.....you got another one! This song is really HOT. MMG keeps coming with hit after hit. Bow!


Video: Youtube, MaybachMusicGrp

MOVIE TRAILER: THE ART OF RAP

Ice-T's film, Something From Nothing: THE ART OF RAP hits theaters JUNE 2012. I'm not BET or MTV, I'm H I P H O P---KRS ONE. Hip Hop is not a fad, it's a lifestyle...




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MUSIC'S BEST DANCERS: TOP 10

When it comes to "cutting the rug" no one does it better than these artists. I'll never forget Janet's Michael Jackson tribute performance on the MTV AWARDS! Janet tore it DOWN that night. Bow! Bow!



10. MISSY ELLIOTT



09. JENNIFER LOPEZ




08. BEYONCE




07. HAMMER





06. CIARA




05.  OMARION





04. USHER




03. CHRIS BROWN




02. JANET JACKSON





01. MICHAEL JACKSON





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MOST UNNECESSARY MUSIC FEATURES!

I hope these artists at least got some gas money for coming to the studio to record these features...


01. Kanye West x KID CUDI x CHARLIE WILSON x TERRY WILLIAMS x FERGIE x JOHN LEGEND x ALICIA KEYS x LAROUX x THE DREAM x RYAN LESLIE x ALVIN FIELDSx KENLEWIS- ALL OF THE LIGHTS



Probably the most unnecesary and unusual song features, EVER! I can't even tell you if half of these people were ever on the song because I sure don't hear most of them...ONLY Kanye would do a record like this.




02. Fun x JANELLE MONAE- WE ARE YOUNG


Why is Janelle on this song?? To sing along with the chorus???? I just don't get it!!!





03. Mary J. Blige x JAY Z- CAN'T HIDE FROM LUV


What is the point of putting JAY-Z on a song if he's not gonna RAP????



04. Kanye West x BJ- IMPOSSIBLE


Poor little BJ (whoever that is) singing his heart out at the end of the song...FOR WHAT REASON???? Your guess is as good as mine.




05. Jazmine Sullivan x PEPA (Salt-N-Pepa)- NEED U BAD




If you're gonna take the time to ha…

WHO ROCKS A CHAIN BETTER THAN NAS?!

Who rocks a chain better than Nas...NOBODY. Now I'm into fat chains, sex and Tecs. Fly new chicks and new kicks, Heine's and Beck's.

































MADE YOU LOOK is sooo fitting for this post:






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NEW TV SHOW: MTV's HIP HOP POV

Filming in the home of hip-hop, New York City, "MTV's Hip-Hop POV" will feature five of the music industry's most respected tastemakers and personalities giving viewers raw, unfiltered commentary on the news making headlines in hip-hop culture, provide their opinions on new music, grant insider access to the biggest events and engage in no-holds-barred artist interviews. In addition, each episode of "MTV's Hip-Hop POV" will end with an intimate performance by one of hip-hop's most buzzed about artists.


THE HOSTS Amanda Seales, Bu Thiam, Charlamagne Tha God, Devi Dev, Sowmya Krishnamurthy
FINALLY!!! MTV does a show about MUSIC...it's a shame that statement is somewhat bizarre. Anyway, I hope people will watch this show, so it won't get cancelled. We need more television shows like this. Check out a clip of Lil Wayne's segment on the show. Also, for air dates, go to www.mtv.com





Article/Source: MTVNews Pictures: MTV, Photobucket Video: You…

FRENCH MONTANA: COKE BOYS TV Ep. 6

MONTANA! Diddy has a STAR on his hands...the coke boys in the trap. Bow!




Video: Youtube, FrenchMontanaVideos

DID REALITY TV RUIN THESE ATHLETES' CAREERS?

Not much needs to be said...in my eyes, the proof is in the pudding. In my honest opinion, any professional career (especially those that are high-profile with million dollar salaries) requires a lot of time and commitment. Obviously, outside distractions can damage your career. You have to decide what's more important...your career or your 15 minutes of fame. Don't get me wrong, I hope these players will redeem their professional careers...

LAMAR ODOM- KHLOE & LAMAR (E!)


Currently, Lamar has been dismissed from the Dallas Mavericks team. Lamar was unwilling to "buy-into" the  Mavericks' system because he was so distraught after being cut by the Lakers.







CHAD JOHNSON- THE ULTIMATE CATCH/BASKETBALL WIVES (VH1)



Last season, Chad recorded career lows with 15 receptions for 276 yards and 1 touchdown. Currently, Chad is still with the New England Patriots although his contract was reconstructed, and he had to take a pay-cut.







TERRELL OWENS- THE T.O. SHOW (VH1)



Currentl…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ANITA BAKER- SWEET LOVE

I could play this song all day long, in fact I've done it before. Gotta love Anita's dance moves! Haaaa!






Video: Youtube

KARMALOOP TV: NO MALICE INTERVIEW

NO MALICE (formerly known as Malice) hooks up with Karmaloop to discuss the Loop's new sneaker look book...No Malice was fitted in his PLAYCLOTHS gear, of course. Bow!






Video: Youtube, KarmaloopTV

MUSIC'S BEST QUARTETS: The FOURmula

WHERE ARE THE QUARTETS? A quartet, four member singing formation, has worked so well in R&B music, one would think record labels would STICK to the formula. The quartet formula was VERY successful and made record labels A LOT of money.



BOYZ II MEN More than 60 million albums sold






JODECI1 Triple-Platinum album, 2 Platinum albums






DRU HILL 1 Double-Platinum album, 2 Platinum albums





JAGGED EDGE 1 Double-Platinum album, 1 Platinum album, and 3 Gold albums





112 More than 16 million albums sold







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NEW MUSIC: MONICA- CATCH ME

This song is featured on the Deluxe Edition for Monica's new album, NEW LIFE, which is in stores TODAY. GO. AND. GET. IT. SUPPORT R&B MUSIC...





Video: Youtube

FRENCH MONTANA: COKE BOYS TV (1-5)

Bad Boy Records' FRENCH MONTANA has become one of the hottest rappers in the game today. Don't make the mistake of thinking his success happened overnight, Montana has been putting in work for years...FINALLY, he's being rewarded for his hustle.


EPISODE 1




EPISODE 2




EPISODE 3




EPISODE 4





EPISODE 5






Videos: Youtube, FrenchMontanaVideos

BEST HYPE WILLIAMS MUSIC VIDEOS!

Hype Williams is the best music director of our time. He has tremendous vision and the ability to make music come alive. He’s directed some of the most influential videos of our generation. To call him an innovator would be an understatement. Bow!



10. IF I RULED THE WORLD- NAS x LAURYN HILL



09. QUIET STORM- MOBB DEEP x LIL KIM



08. NO SCRUBS- TLC





07. BIG PIMPIN'- JAY Z x UGK





06. ROCK THE BOAT- AALIYAH





05. MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMS- BIGGIE x DIDDY x MASE




04. CALIFORNIA LOVE- 2PAC x DR. DRE




03. WHAT'S IT GONNA BE- BUSTA RHYMES x JANET JACKSON




02. PUT YA HANDS- BUSTA RHYMES







01. THE RAIN- MISSY ELLIOTT





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NEW MUSIC: PITBULL- BACK IN TIME

This is the official song for the MEN IN BLACK III soundtrack. PITBULL can't be stopped. Bow!





Video: Youtube

DECODED: COMMON- THE BELIEVER

Common breaks down the lyrics in his phenomenal record with his G.O.O.D. Music counterpart, John Legend. I first heard THE BELIEVER while watching a sports documentary on Brandon Jennings. The Believer immediately grabbed my attention, and I still can't stop listening to it...such an inspirational song.











Videos: Youtube, LifeandTimes

JAY-Z's SOUNDTRACK SONGS: 15 SONGS

It seems a hip hop soundtrack isn't complete, without a CLASSIC Jay-Z record. These songs are in no particular order because it would have been impossible to rate these songs...I would have never been able to decide which one I liked the best. ENJOY! Bow!


01. THIS LIFE FOREVER(Black Gangster)




02. WHO YOU WIT(Sprung)




03. LA LA LA Excuse Me Miss Again(Bad Boys II)




04. DEAD PRESIDENTS(Dead Presidents)




05. IN MY LIFETIME REMIX (Bullet/Streets is Watching)





06. BROOKLYN GO HARD(Notorious)




07. HISTORY(More Than A Game)




08. HOVI BABY REMIX(Dysfunktional Family)




09. HEY PAPI (Nutty Professor II: Klumps)




10. GIRL'S BEST FRIEND(Blue Streak)




11. FROM MARCY TO HOLLYWOOD(Player's Club)




12. BLUE MAGIC (American Gangster)



13. 8 MILES AND RUNNIN'(8 Mile)





14. MORE MONEY, MORE CASH, MORE HOES(The Corruptor)





15. IT'S ALRIGHT(Streets is Watching)




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JIM JONES: VAMPIRE LIFE CLOTHING

I am feeling Jim's new clothing line but I'm not sure if Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren would share my opinion...either way, if you want to purchase Vampire Life wear, you can find a few online stores that sell the merchandise(www.igetcrispy.com and www.onemindonesole.com). No word on when Jimmy will open his own online store??? Also, I did hear the clothes will be available at stores in New York really soon.





















Video: Youtube, dd172newyork
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MEDICINE MUSIC: NEED A CURE?

If you're in need of a cure, take a dose of these...not all at once, of course. Bow!

THERAFLU- KANYE WEST





COUGH SYRUP- YOUNG THE GIANT




NYQUIL- SLIM DUNKIN





TYLENOL- MR. JET BLACK




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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: GUNS N' ROSES- NOVEMBER RAIN

Guns N' Roses---the definition of ROCK music. Axl Rose, one of the greatest rock voices...






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THROWBACK THEATER: BATMAN (1989)

This is my FAVORITE Batman movie starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Kim Basinger.I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen this movie. If you don't have this version on DVD, GO AND GET IT! Bow!




















Videos: Youtube
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LIVE PERFORMANCE: NAS- SXSW CONCERT

The biggest show in Texas is the South By Southwest (SXSW) concert, which features music's biggest and most prominent stars. Some of this year's hip hop headliners were 50 Cent, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, and of course, the infamous NAS. Take a look at Nas performing some of his classic hit songs...

MADE YOU LOOK



HATE ME NOW


NAS IS LIKE



ONE MIC





SXSW INTERVIEW






Videos: Youtube, VEVO

INTERVIEW: TIMBALAND SPEAKS ON CREATING "ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY"

I can't think of a better producer/singer team than Timbaland and Aaliyah. ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY was a career changing record for Aaliyah, it put her in the forefront of the r&b/pop movement. She is truly missed...RIP Babygirl.







Videos: Youtube

NEW MUSIC: 2 PISTOLS x 2 CHAINZ- I DON'T CARE

Just heard this record a few days ago and I thought it was HOT! Love the old-school sound...everybody is getting 2 Chainz on their song, dude is on FIRE right now. I see ya 2P...






STUDIO SESSION VIDEO





Videos: Youtube, BloodMoneyBoss

BAYLOR WOMEN WIN CHAMPIONSHIP: 40-0

There is a NEW powerhouse in women's basketball...the BAYLOR LADY BEARS. No one could have written a better script. The Lady Bears managed to accomplish something no other team, men or women, has ever accomplished...they went 40-0 with arguably the BEST female basketball player (Brittney Griner), ever. COACH KIM MULKEY. THE LADY BEARS...CONGRATULATIONS!






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TANK REMAKES JODECI'S CRY 4 U

How many times have we heard an artist try to remake a JODECI classic but they FAIL miserably???? No matter what, NO ONE can compete with Jodeci...but this remake is REALLY good. Tank is so underrated...


CRY FOR YOU


TANK x  J. VALENTINE x BOBBY CASH x T. NELSON




JODECI





Videos: Youtube

RECYCLING BEATS? LIL WAYNE VS. NICKI MINAJ

Am I hearing things or did Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj use the same beat? Wayne's song POPULAR is featured on his I'm Not A Human Being album and Sex In The Lounge is on Nicki's new album, PINK FRIDAY: ROMAN RELOADED. 



POPULAR- LIL WAYNE




SEX IN THE LOUNGE- NICKI MINAJ





Videos: Youtube

RAPPERS WHO OVERACHIEVED!!!

No one was expecting much from any of these rappers. It's never a good thing when your hit song is a bigger star than you are. I'm sure many of you didn't know 2 Chainz's name but you knew his song DUFFLE BAG BOY.

How many of you counted Paul Wall out when the Houston rapper phase faded away? Nonetheless, persistence and hard work has paid off for all of these rappers and they have achieved success and gained RESPECT in the rap game. These artists have definitely proven the naysayers wrong...let this be a lesson for the kids.


PITBULL



2CHAINZ




TYGA



PAUL WALL




LLOYD BANKS



YO GOTTI






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NEW MUSIC: FAT JOE- ANOTHER ROUND (REMIX)

As if the song wasn't FIRE already, the remix is SICK. You know how Joey Crack does it, he might not give you a great album but he'll give you a CLASSIC song. Bow!


FAT JOE x CHRIS BROWN x MARY J BLIGE x FABOLOUS x KIRKO BANGZ





Video: Youtube


SEND BEATS TO MAJOR ARTISTS!

MAYBACH MUSIC GROUPselfmadevol2beats@gmail.com


KID INKfeedinkbeats2@gmail.com





LEGACY (NEW BOYZ)dolofxs@gmail.com





50 TYSONbook50tyson@gmail.com




MISTAH F.A.B.icecity2@gmail.com





SHAWNNAfeatureshawnna2@gmail.com





HOT ROD beats4hotrod@gmail.com





Videos: Youtube


ARTIST WATCH: THE ROYAL MOB

It's never a huge shock to hear great talent from the NYC but I must admit, the minute I heard The RoyalMob's music...I was hooked. The guys remind me of a mix between DIPSET and MOBB DEEP. Also, check out The Royal Mob's clothing line! Keep grinding...I see ya fam. RESPECT.

THE MOTTO (Pinkies Out)



INTERVIEW



LORD KNOWS




ROYAL MOB CLOTHING







www.royalmobfamily.com




Videos: Youtube, TheRoyalMob
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TRAILER: TOTAL RECALL (2012)

Derived from the sci-fi blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1990, this thriller promises to be more explosive and daring than the original movie. Total Recall (2012) stars Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel.



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NEW EDITION: THE BEST SOLO CAREERS

I can’t name another group with so much individual talent. Anyone can argue that Ralph, Johnny, Bobby, or Ricky could have EASILY been the lead singer of NEW EDITION. The group is LEGENDARY in its own right BUT the band member’s solo careers were equally legendary.


05. MICHAEL BIVINS






04. RALPH TRESVANT






03. JOHNNY GILL






02. BELL BIV DEVOE






01. BOBBY BROWN





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