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MAKIN' IT MAGAZINE: OPEN MIC EVENT

For more info, log onto: www.makinitnag.com/FirstTuesday


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NEW MUSIC: ALICIA KEYS- NEW DAY

Finally! Some new music from A. KEYS. The record is alright, not bad but nothing to go crazy about. I'm sure Alicia is just giving us something to hold us over until some real HEAT comes out (well, I hope this is the case). Anyway, the song was produced by Swizz Beatz.







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SAME TITLE, DIFFERENT SONG: KARMA

Karma is something NO ONE is exempt from. Karma hurts. Karma stings. Karma comes when we least expect it. In other words, Karma is a b*tch. If you don’t believe me, let these artists explain it to you:


ALICIA KEYS




LLOYD BANKS



NLT





BLACK EYED PEAS





CULTURE CLUB





ROCKO





RADIOHEAD





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USHER: A DAY IN THE LIFE

Take a behind-the-scenes look as Usherprepares for his AMEX: Unstaged Concert. As an Usher fan, I am a bit upset his album isn't doing well. After watching this video, I can see that Usher is still that driven artist who strives hard to perfect his craft.


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BEST MOVIE SEQUELS: TOP 10

Movie sequels usually FAIL because sometimes you just can’t duplicate greatness. Every once in a while, greatness happens twice....



10. GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH






09. SCARY MOVIE 2







08. NEXT FRIDAY






07. THE KARATE KID PART 2







06. HOME ALONE 2







05. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM








04. THE DARK KNIGHT







03. BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2







02. X2: X-MEN UNITED








01. SPIDERMAN 2








Videos: Youtube

LIVE: MONICA (AOL SESSIONS)

Say what you want about Monica but if you say she can't perform, you're a LIAR. Monica has ALWAYS been a dynamic and consistent performer. Her BLUES rendition of "It All Belongs To Me" was simply phenomenal! Much. Much. Respect.


MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING




IT ALL BELONGS TO ME





ANGEL OF MINE/SO GONE




ANYTHING (TO FIND YOU)




Videos: Youtube, Vevo

R. KELLY- "WRITE ME BACK" ALBUM PREVIEW, INTERVIEW, AND PHOTOSHOOT

The R&B King is back with his response to his platinum LOVE LETTER album. Kellz promises this album is full of feel-good songs to put you in good spirits. WRITE ME BACK is in stores NOW.


INTERVIEW



PHOTOSHOOT



ALBUM PREVIEW


LOVE IS




FOOL FOR YOU




BELIEVE IN ME




LADY SUNDAY




ALL ROUNDS ON ME




BELIEVE THAT IT'S SO




PARTY JUMPIN'




WHEN A MAN LIES




GREEN LIGHT




CLIPPED WINGS





Videos: Youtube, RKellyTV
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TRAILER: MIAMI HEAT CHAMPIONSHIP DVD

If this video doesn't give you chills, check your pulse...or it just could be you're not a MIAMI HEATfan (haaaaa). I see ya LEBRON. RESPECT.





Video: Youtube

TURN BACK TUESDAY: 112- ONLY YOU (REMIX)

Back in the day, when BAD BOY did a remix, it was a REMIX!!! Biggie. Mase. Diddy. 112 (say it like Slim). Let's goooooo.....






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THE BEST OF YO! MTV RAPS

Man! I miss this show! Some how, some way, MTV needs to bring this show back---on second thought, never mind. Today’s rappers will only make a mockery of the show




ERIC B AND RAKIM






BEASTIE BOYS






TUPAC SHAKUR





FEMALE RAPPERS







ED LOVER DANCE






Videos: Youtube
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CRAZY LOVE: THE PADDED ROOM VIDEOS

Love can make you lose your mind. Break-ups are never easy—you know you REALLY GOT IT BAD if you end up in a padded room…




JODECI- FEENIN’







MISSY ELLIOT- TEARY EYED







N’SYNC- DRIVE MYSELF CRAZY






BEYONCE- RING THE ALARM





Videos: Youtube

JIM JONES: VAMPIRE LIFE CLOTHING- NEW SHIRTS

The people can't seem to get enough of Jim Jones' VAMPIRE LIFE clothes. The clothing is selling out of stores all over New York and online outlets around the world. To get your VL gear, log onto their official online store www.onemindonesole.com.

























PURCHASE VAMPIRE LIFE CLOTHING www.onemindonesole.com






Photos: OneMindOneSole, Photobucket
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MMG TAKEOVER: SELF MADE 2 FULL ALBUM STREAM AND NEW RICK ROSS MUSIC VIDEO

MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP has done it again! Another classic hip hop album that you MUST ride in the streets with your top down with the speakers playing so loud that they bleed. Show respect, it's another MMG SUMMER TAKEOVER...


SELF MADE 2 (FULL ALBUM)




SO SOPHISTICATED 







Videos: Youtube, MaybachMusicGrp

ARTISTS IN RELATIONSHIPS SHOULD NOT DO SONGS TOGETHER!!

Here's the scenario: You're an artist. You're in love. You're partner is an artist. You're partner is also in love.
Then the idea comes..."let's do a song together and show the world how much we love each other". The song is a huge hit and you're STILL in love.

Fast forward a few months and in some cases, a few years, and...YOU'RE NO LONGER IN LOVE and the great song you recorded with your EX sucks and you never want to hear that song again. Never mind the millions of fans who love the song, the song is now considered a constant reminder of the relationship you once had with someone you now HATE. So, in other words, DON'T EXPECT THE ARTIST TO EVER PERFORM THAT SONG AGAIN.



BOW WOW x CIARA- LIKE YOU





JANET JACKSON x JERMAINE DUPRI- SOMEONE TO CALL MY LOVER




KELIS x NAS- IN PUBLIC





KENNY LATTIMORE x CHANTE MOORE- MAKE IT LAST FOREVER




LIL WAYNE x TRINA- ME AND YOU



MACK 10 x T-BOZ- TIGHT TO DEF





LIL SCRAPPY x DIAMOND- PHONE TAG



A rarity in music, collabora…

BEST OF SO SO DEF...TOP TEN!

This countdown was much harder than I anticipated. Jermaine definitely has/had some GREAT talent at So So Def. When JD said, take small groups, turn them into big names, HE WASN'T LYING. In case you're wondering, I purposely left Jermaine out of the countdown because I wanted to recognize him as the CEO of So So Def...although I think JD is a talented artist.

I have always respected the fact that JD wasn't caught up in making mainstream music. Most of his artists stayed true to the r&b and rap formula. It seemed as if being on BET was satisfying enough...it's like he didn't mind if his artists weren't played on mainstream media outlets like MTV and VH1. MUCH RESPECT JD. YALL KNOW WHAT THIS IS!!!





10. J-KWON



09. DEM FRANCHISE BOYZ





08. JOHNTA AUSTIN




07. DONDRIA




06. KRIS KROSS





05. BOW WOW



04. ANTHONY HAMILTON




03. DA BRAT




02. XSCAPE



01. JAGGED EDGE





Videos: Youtube



NEW MUSIC: NELLY FURTADO x NAS- SOMETHING

As usual, Nelly keeps is real smooth on this record. You know NAS killed his 16 bars...this is a great song!





Video: Youtube