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When Keeping It "Real" Goes Wrong

Let's take Monica for instance. Her new album The Makings of Me is in stores now. Monica will be the first to tell you that she is hood. Her latest album isn't exactly setting the charts on fire. It is a good album nonetheless. I will say the album has some "ghetto" moments. Case in point, take "Sideline Ho" which would seem appropriate for someone like Mya. Monica however does make the song work. Monica is singing about real things. Many women and......men have played the role of "Sideline Ho". Monica is no stranger to drama. Suicide, rivalries, high-profile relationships, motherhood, and countless other rumores have plagued the singer. So it should be no surprise when she sings about incidents pertaining to her real life.

The point of this whole post is to say that keeping it real can have its advantages and disadvantages. I think this is something Monica has dealt with for quite some time. The record label is saying "don't ignore the Po…

December Releases

December is fastly approaching us. It is shaping up to be a big month for music. I have compiled a list of upcoming releases for December. No one should have any excuses of not knowing an album's release date.

Dec. 5th
Ciara - The Evolution
Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
Dreamgirls Original Sdtrk.
Brian McKnight - 10
Lil' Scrappy - Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live

Dec. 12th
Mary J. Blige - Reflections: A Retrospective
Fantasia - Fantasia
Tyrese - Alter Ego
Young Jeezy - The Inspiration

Dec. 19th
Bow Wow - The Price of Fame
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
Styles P - Time Is Money

Dec. 26th
Omarion - 21
Death Row 15th Anniversary
Cee-Lo - Collection - cashing in on the Gnarls Barkley success perhaps?

Which albums are you getting this holiday season? Which albums are you looking forward to?

*Note: Take that damn survey! I'm not gon tell y'all no more!

Also look for some new downloads later in the week. For now eat up the dozen or so downloads that are currently available.

New Downloads

If You Notice

Updates are usually on Tues, Weds. or Sat. Lately the updates usually fall on Weds. or Sat. I personally want to thank everyone who visits. I hope your enjoying the music. If you have any suggestions or comments feel free to leave them. I will be taking an extended vacation in the month of December. I will be doing a "Massive Upload" as I like to call it. I will nearly upload my entire catalog of music to make up for my leave. Stay tuned and keep the hits coming!

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Some New Ish

*Updated* A few downloads for y'all ...

*UNRELEASED/NEW* - Brandy - Follow Me - This track has been floating around for awhile. I'm a big Brandy fan. Listening to this song sounds like it was recorded during the Full Moon era. I could be wrong, but doubt it!*NEW* Nivea - Watch It - Nivea is back with her 1st single from her upcoming album Animalistic in stores Nov. 21, 2006! Produced by Tricky Stewart (Blu Cantrell, Mya).
*NEW* Fantasia - When I See U - This is supposed to be the first single from Fantasia's new album, Young Girl Old Soul in stores Dec. 12, 2006! At presstime I'm hearing "Hood Boy" feat. Big Boi is the proposed first single. I guess we'll all know for sure in a matter of weeks.
*NEW* Crooked I - Say Dr. Dre - This is a demo of a future Dr. Dre song written by Crooked I.
Destiny's Child - Stay - pre-Survivor Destiny's Child. This is a cut from the 8x platinum selling The Writings On The Wall.Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole - Last Night - If you watched Keyshia Cole's reality show,…

October: A Look Back

Happy November! We now have 60 days left of this year. Can you believe it? Has the year gone by fast to you? Not me. Christmas is around the corner. Any idea what your getting your loved ones? Anyway I plan to conjure up a complete list of 2006 happenings near the end of the year. Meanwhile I've compiled a list of highlights from October 2006.

Blaxipotation star Tamara Dobson dies at 59.Cassidy injured in car accident.VH1 Hip Hop Honors airs!Jadakiss is arrested on gun charge with no set bail.Kelis denies reality show rumors.Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie end feud.Janet Jackon's MTV ban is lifted.Usher bails out of Chicago. Fabolous is shot and arrested.Britney debuts new slim body. Foxy Brown gets 3 years probation on nail salon assault charges.Brandy's bible study brawl. Johnny Gill becomes a father. Amerie disses Beyonce?Micheal Ealy smitten for Ciara?Some month huh? Let's see what highlights November bring us!