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Rodney Jerkins Speaks on Britney & Brandy

Video: Rodney Jerkins Speaks on Britney & Brandy


Music News
T-Boz of TLC has signed to SRC/Universal Records. The singer is working diligently on her upcoming solo album. Collaborations include Dallas Austin, Raphael Saadiq and Polow Da Don. T-Boz was always my favorite of TLC. I absolutely love her voice.

The new season of "Making The Band" will air August 13 on MTV. Expect the usual hookups, drama, and bitchassness!

I Wanna Sex[Tape]You Up

It is no longer a surprise when a celebrity sex tape leaks out. Well then again it depends on who's in front of the camera. Sex sells. No doubt. The word "sex" alone has catapulted many careers. I take a firsthand look at celebrities associated with sex tapes and nude pictures. Enjoy!


Eve
The self-proclaimed pitbull in a skirt was skirtless in this brief steamy sex clip. In the video a man[allegedly Stevie J, Eve's ex-bf]pleasured Eve with a dildo penis inside her vagina. Who could forget the racy pictures of a woman going down on Eve? The pictures were allegedly prior to Eve's rapping career when she was a stripper.

R. Kelly
The phrase "there is no such thing as bad publicity" applies a great deal to R. Kelly. His infamous sex tape[which allegedly depicts sex with minors]did wonders for his career. He became more in-demand than ever and was later acquitted of all child pornography charges.

Ray J
Brandy's little brother is all grown up now. After the re…

Nas Album Cover + Tracklisting

Nas will release his controversial album formerly titled, "N*gger" on July 15. The album's current title is "Untitled". The album features first single, "Hero" produced by Polow Da Don. Check out the tracklisting below:


1. Queens Get the Money
Produced by Jay Electronica
2. You Can’t Stop Us Now (featuring Eban Thomas of The Stylistics and The Last Poets)
Produced by Salaam Remi
3. Breathe
Produced by J. Myers and Dustin Moore
4. Make the World Go Round (featuring Chris Brown and The Game)
Co-produced by Cool & Dre and The Game
5. Hero (featuring Keri Hilson)
Produced by Polow Da Don
6. America
Produced by Stargate
7. Sly Fox
Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez
8. Testify
Produced by Mark Batson
9. N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master)
Produced by DJ Toomp
10. Untitled
Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez
11. Fried Chicken (featuring Busta Rhymes)
Produced by Mark Ronson
12. Project Roach (featuring The Last Poets)
Produced by Eric Hudson
13. Ya’ll My Niggas
Produced by J. My…

Nicki Minaj Talks, Britney Spears

Video: Nicki Minaj Interview
The fiery Nicki Minaj is at it again! This time she is talking the origin of her name, Wayne's success, and respect in the game! Check it out!


Music News
Britney Spears is diligently working on her 6th album. The upcoming album is said to feature production from Rodney Jerkins, Jim Beanz[produced for Ashanti], Rodney Jerkins, J.R. Rotem, Polow Da Don, and Danja. Last I read Brit's new album was slated to go head to head with Whitney Houston's new album due in November. No word yet on the official release date.

Lloyd's "Lessons In Love" Tracklisting

Lloyd will release his 3rd album, "Lessons In Love" on August 5. The album is preceded by first single, "Girls Around The World" featuring Lil' Wayne. The album sports collaborations from Irv Gotti, Nelly, J-Lack, and more. Below you can check out the tracklisting for the forthcoming album brought to you by Amazon.com


1. Sex Education
2. Girls Around the World feat. Lil Wayne
3. Treat You Good
4. Year of the Lover
5. I Can Change Your Life
6. Lose Your Love
7. Have My Baby
8. Love Making 101
9. Party All Over Your Body
10. Day In the Life
11. Touched by an Angel
12. I'm Wit It
13. Lose Control feat. Nelly
14. Heart Attack

Music News
Rick Ross has denied rumors that he is engaged to Foxy Brown. The rumor started a few weeks ago after the two were pictured together. Rick, however claims to be married to money[which makes more sense]. Anyway Ross is wasting no time putting another album out. His next album, "Deeper Than Rap" is expected later this year. I just thoug…

Random Question & Thought

I think its pretty bias how Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" is the #1 song in the US and then Ray L's "My Girl Gotta Girlfriend" had to change his title to "My Girl Gotta Best Friend". What's up with that?

Jazmine Sullivan In Studio, The Game

Video: Jazmine Sullivan In Studio with Tricky
Check out this exclusive footage of J Records artist Jazmine Sullivan as she lays down a track with producer Tricky. If I'm not mistaken Tricky looks an awful like The Dream as least in this clip he does.


Video: Jazmine Sullivan In Studio with Jack Splash
In this clip Jazmine taps into the popular retro sound a la Amy Winehouse that has been dominating lately.

Jazmine Sullivan's debut album, "Fearless" will be in stores September 16. Wow! September is going to be flooded with new releases. For all those who need some new music in your life, September will be the month that will get your earbuds ringing.

Music News
Looks like we have another album push back. The Game has pushed his upcoming, "L.A.X." album back for the 4th time to August 26. The album is preceded by first single, "Game's Pain" featuring Keyshia Cole. The album features collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Chrisette Michelle, Marsha Ambrosius…

Chris Brown, Ciara Groove, Trey Cuts Down

Video: Chris Brown feat Ciara - With U/Take U Down Medley[live]
Check this video out before its gone! This was easily one of my favorite moments when Ciara came out and grinded on Chris Brown. I definitely felt the sexual tension.


Music News
Trey Songz is hard at work on his 3rd album which is set to be released this December. Trey's most recent album, "Trey Day" was released last October and featured the hit singles, "Last Time" and "Can't Help But Wait". I remember reading that Trey was releasing "Missing You" as a 4th single. I'm not sure if this is still happening though. Trey recently cut his signature braids too for a sleek smooth cut. Cool!

Danity Kane Damaged, Ne-Yo Reveals Age

Video: Danity Kane - Damaged [live]

Damaged
Live on Nashville Star

Uploaded by gotsmyown

Music News
The 2008 BET Awards are coming on tonight! Now I'm excited. I hate when I get excited for this show and it sucks. We'll just have to wait and see. I'm thinking about whether or not I'll give a recap of the show and its festivities which begin at 6PM ET/PT. [I think] I never understand the Eastern and Pacific thing.

I don't know if this is new news or old. I was watching Tavis Smiley [on PBS] and he was interviewing Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo revealed that he is 28 and will be 29 on October 18. He says that Def Jam wanted him to lie about his age. When he first came out, he was 22 [when at the time he was 25]. Pretty interesting I think!

Remy Ma is not out of trouble yet. Her shooting victim has sued her for the 40th time. Click here for the full story!

Divas Online 2008

While VH1 retired their annual "Diva's Live" telecast in favor of trashy reality TV shows, it boosted the network's appeal. While VH1 is certainly one of my favorite channels, I do miss the "Diva's Live" telecast. In the past the word "diva" was usually attached to a black female singer with a powerful voice and a stank attitude. Now not just women are divas, but men too as a few are mentioned below. Join me as I celebrate some of the world's biggest divas! Whether their lashing out on other celebs or innocent bystanders, don't mess with these divas! You have been warned!

Naomi Campbell
Famous supermodel is known for her stunning physique as she is her equally bewitching behavior. Assaulting police officers. Getting thrown from luxury cruise ships. Assaulting employees with phones. These are all things that cry for help but at the same time things that Naomi are legendary for. You better work!

Janice Dickinson
The self-proclaimed world…

Video: He Got That Good Good

I was surfing the Ashanti Forum and came across this gem! It is some random guy dancing to Ashanti's new single, "Good Good". Apparently this is not the guy's first time in front of the camera. I saw a listing of other videos [on YouTube] featuring this guy which I didn't bother to look at. This is very funny though! Check it out!

Video: Shaq Disses Kobe

NBA star and former rapper Shaquille O'Neal disses former teammate turned rival, Kobe Bryant during an improptu performance at a club. Shaq pokes fun at Kobe [and team] losing to the Boston Celtics and Kobe snitching about Shaq's extra marital affairs!

Lloyd's New Album Cover, Lil' Mama Upset

Check out the new album for Lloyd's "Lessons In Love" album due August 5. The album is preceded by hit single, "Girls [All] Around The World" featuring Lil' Wayne. I'm really hoping this album is as good if not better than "Street Love".

Music News
Lil' Mama is upset with Jive Records for not promoting her album, "Voice Of The Young People". While the album has produced 2 hit singles, "Lip Gloss" and "Shawty Get Loose", the album tanked. Jive may of not promoted her album, but they gave the girl 5 videos. You were promoted! They just dropped the ball on your album. Apparently there has been a lot of confusion as to whether Lil' Mama's album was released or not according to the rapper. Jive promised Lil' Mama to make good on the next record that she will begin recording soon.

Janet Jackson has titled her upcoming reality TV show, "Triple Threat" in which the singer and staff will look for you…

My Life Revealed Through iPod Shuffle

This was something I saw on a friend's MySpace blog. It was of an interest to me so I decided to do it and post it here. Here it is as follows:

Set your favorite music player to shuffle, ask these questions one at a time and the song will hold your answer.. a little bit spiritual music nonsense!

Mine:

Q: Will I get far in life?:
Song: Over
Artist: Ashanti
Thoughts: This wasn't the song I was hoping to hear.

Q: How do my friends see me?:
Song: On My Own
Artist: Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald
Thoughts: I guess my friends see me "On My Own".

Q: Where will I get married? :
Song: Blow Ya Mind
Artist: Styles P feat Swizz Beats
Thoughts: I guess the answer will "Blow My Mind".

Q: What is my best friend’s theme song?:
Song: Womp Womp
Artist: Nicki Minaj
Thoughts: Interestingly enough I just told one of my best friend's who Nicki Minaj was so this works.

Q: What is the story of my life?:
Song: So Fine
Artist: Howard Johnson
Thoughts: Well I would like to think of my life as &…

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Mariah Goes Down South, Lil' Wayne DVD

Video: Mariah Carey "Tennessee" Film Clip
Mariah dons a southern accent and plays a waitress in this exclusive clip from her upcoming movie, "Tennessee". Check it out!


Video: Lil' Wayne - The Carter 3 Documentary Trailer
With "The Carter 3" going platinum in 1 week, expect this album to be milked for all its worth, starting with an upcoming DVD slated for 2009. Check it out!


Music News
The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards will air on September 7. The show will take place in Los Angeles and mark the first time in a decade the awards were broadcast in L.A. Expect more info as it becomes available.

Amy Winehouse diagnosed with tuberculosis! Click here to read more.

Jennifer's Spotlight, Nelly Knuckles Up

Video: Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight [Behind The Scenes]
Jennifer Hudson talks to ET(Entertainment Tonight) on the set of her video, "Spotlight" .


Music News
Mr. Nelly find his "Brass Knuckles" album pushed back yet again, this time to September 16. The album is preceded by singles, "Party People" featuring Fergie and "Body On Me" featuring Ashanti & Akon. If I am not mistaken Nelly's album has been held up for over a year. Usually for a marquee artist, the labels aim to release an album on the heels of a successful single which makes sense. Let's hope "Body On Me" is the hit it is supposed to be. It is perfect for the summertime.

With the music industry in a complete uproar these days, its no surprise when an album gets pushed. Lloyd's upcoming, "Lessons In Love" originally due July 15 is now due August 5. The set is preceded by first single, "Girls All Around The World" featuring Ludacris.

Video: Ashanti Live At The Knitting Factory

Ms. Ashanti has been promoting the hell out of her new album, "The Declaration" in stores now. Ashanti gave an exclusive and intimate performance at NYC's Knitting Factory. Ashanti talks, performs, and introduces the fans. Check it out! Enjoy!

Keyshia Goes To Heaven, Teyana Taylor

Video: Keyshia Cole on David Letterman
Keyshia performs her #1 R&B hit, "Heaven Sent". I'm assuming this little choreography she did here is what we will see from her BET performance. She is performing at the BET Awards right? I can't remember! Enjoy!

Heaven Sent Live
Uploaded by yardie4lifever2

Music News
Star Trak's latest discovery Teyana Taylor was set to release a new album this summer entitled, "From A Planet Called Harlem". Due to weak response of the first single/video, Teyana's albums is now being scrapped in favor of more Neptunes involvement. Teyana's upcoming album is now scheduled for release early 2009. I was wondering what had happened with Teyana. I had just figured her album was being pushed back. I didn't think it was being pushed back until 2009 though. Shucks!

Britney Spears was said to release "Radar" as her "Blackout" album's 4th single but according to Jive Records, no more singles will be relea…

Ne-Yo's Album Cover, Ashanti & Nelly Video

Here is the official album cover for Ne-Yo's "Year Of The Gentleman" album in stores August 5. The album is preceded by first single, "Closer".
Music News
Remember those days when Ashanti used to flood the airwaves with multiple singles? Well prepare for that time to come again as Ashanti just shot her guest spot in Nelly's "Body On Me" single featuring Akon. The cut appears on "The Declaration" and Nelly's "Brass Knuckles". Both versions are very different as Nelly's version features mostly him while Ashanti's version features mainly her. Also Ashanti's 2nd single, "Good Good"will be shot this weekend. Expect both videos to premiere in early July.

Omarion has signed with Timbaland's Mosley Music Group/Interscope Records. The singer who was recently dropped from Epic Records has reunited with the producer of his biggest solo hit thus far, "Icebox". The upcoming album is said to feature duet…

Quick's Catch Up Interview

He finds Lil' Mama annoying. He wouldn't discuss how he designed his blog's banner. He was afraid I was going to take his idea. Not! He feels that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon marriage is "staged". Guess what? A lot of people do. Who am I talking about? One of my good friends in the blogging community is Quick. I like to refer to him as Quickster. He runs one of the most popular blogs on the net, "Quick's Catch Up". Anyway I interviewed Quick last year and I allowed my readers (and visitors) to get to know him. Now I have taken the liberty of conducting a brand-new interview with Quick. I came up with this idea to basically see what has changed within' a year period from when I originally interviewed Quick.

Name:LaBrandon aka Quick
Age: 21
Location/Hometown: Gadsden, Alabama (a hour north of Birmingham, AL)
Interview Date: 5/30/2008

Lamar: For those that do not know, how did you come up with the name "Quick's Catch Up"?
Quick: Well...or…

Video: Lil' Wayne Thanks The Fans

With the recent success of "The Carter 3" going platinum in its first week, Wayne took the time to thank fans and shout out his various associates, friends, and family etc. Check it out!

Video: Cassie - Official Girl [Behind The Scenes]

Cassie gives her best Aaliyah impersonation for her new video, "Official Girl". First it was the Janet comparisons, now this. I'll never get it! Anyway Lil' Wayne makes an appearance in the video.


Music News
Mariah Carey won't be performing at the 2008 BET Awards set to air June 24. There wasn't an exact reason as to why Carey wasn't performing but her live performances aren't exactly thrilling especially nowadays. Mariah is still said to attend the event though. I'm surprised though cause I know Mariah has said before she doesn't care much for award shows.

Music News: Janet Gets Reality Show

Janet Jackson hasn't let Island Def Jam's non-promotion of her latest album, "Discipline" stop her. In addition to embarking on her first tour in 7 years, Jackson is developing a reality show with MTV. Read below for more info:
Janet Jackson is getting into the reality TV business, developing a music competition with 25/7 Prods. for MTV.

Untitled project, which has already started casting, will feature Jackson as she mentors a group of aspiring singers and dancers. Project will be shot in the coming months as Jackson prepares for her world tour, which launches on Sept. 10.

"It's really about finding who's the next Janet Jackson or Justin Timberlake or Usher," said exec producer Dave Broome. "And we'll find it from a pool of people who you wouldn't typically find it from. We'll go to YMCAs, church groups, local community centers and try to cast the show."

Show will also take place in various street locales, rather than on a studio s…

Video: Michelle Williams Visits TRL

Michelle Williams is on the fast track as she begins promotion for new album, "Unexpected" in stores August 12. Williams' stops by MTV's "TRL" to talk and drop off new video, "We Break The Dawn" which I'm assuming everyone has already seen. Enjoy!

Video: Ben One feat Shawnna - Never Leave My Girl

This is one of my favorite songs out right now! Thanks to my best friend Clifton for telling me about this song. As he is a big fan of Shawnna, he told me about this song and how I had to hear it. We don't always have the same musical taste (as of lately) but he won me over with this one. Check the accompanying video below! Enjoy!

Video: Khia Tells Off Radio DJ

This is certainly nothing new as Khia ia always telling some DJ off for not playing her music. Here she checks a local Tampa [Florida] DJ for talking negatively about her. Check it out!

Music News: Young Jeezy In Trouble

Rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested! Check out the excerpt below to find out more about Jeezy's arrest:
TMZ has learned rapper Young Jeezy was popped early this morning in Atlanta driving like a crazy person!

Cops arrested the Jeez around 2:30 AM on a whole mess o' charges, including DUI, speeding, reckless driving, no tags, driving with an open container and no proof of insurance. Somebody get Geico on the phone!

Jeezy -- whose real name is Jay Jenkins -- was released this morning on bail. He'll be back in court on July 17.

We tried to reach his reps, but they haven't called us back yet.
Despite huge rumors BET is playing Michelle Williams' new video, "We Break The Dawn". Allegedly it was rumored that the network passed on the video for being too pop. Some alternate scenes were said to be shot with rapper Flo-rida. I'm not sure if that is true now since I read that the video has aired on BET.

Producer Nate "Danja" Hills has made a name for himse…

Michelle Williams' Unexpected Album Cover

Here is the rumored album cover for the new Michelle Williams' album, "Unexpected" in stores August 12.

I'm not sure if this album cover is official or not. I have been reading multiple stories debating the album cover's authenticity. If this proves not to be the real cover, I will post the correct one once it becomes available.

Young Buck Cries, Ciara's Price, Game's On

Audio: Young Buck Apologizes To 50 Cent
After he yelled "F*** G-Unit" at a recent concert, 50 Cent gets the ultimate revenge by unleashing a recording of Young Buck apologizing to 50 Cent for his dismembering from G-Unit. I only listened to half of this audio cause after awhile I didn't care. I'm simply posting this for those who wish to hear it.

In other 50 Cent news, T.I. has chosen not to respond to the recent diss allegedly aimed at T.I. by 50. Either he doesn't want it with Fif or he realize its just a waste of time. Either way I think its a smart move not to feed into 50's antics anyway. You would think after awhile 50 would run out of people to pick with. Not even! He's just getting started.

Music News
There is a huge rumor going around that 50 Cent and Ciara have been secretly married. The two have been seen out and about with wedding bands on. 50's publicist says 50's ring is for a movie and I'm not sure about Ciara. I never even see the …

Music News: Swizz Beats Talks Alicia Keys

Producer Swizz Beats spoke exclusively to MTV about his alleged affair with Alicia Keys which he denies. He did hookup with Keys but not in a sexual sense. He recently did a remix to her single, "Teenage Love Affair" featuring LL Cool J. In the meantime he has upcoming songs on new albums by G-Unit, Ludacris, T.I., Young Jeezy, and Cassidy. Swizzs' new album, "Life Of The Party" is going to be released this October. The album is preceded by first single, "Where The Cash At" which he recently shot a video for. Meanwhile Swizz alluded to rapper Cassidy possibly leaving J Records. No surprise there!

Amy Winehouse was hospitalized after succumbing to a fainting spell at home. This follows a long line of recent headlines the singer has made. Hopefully there is light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

Young Jeezy is in the center of a cocaine ring. Click here to read the exclusive story!

When Fans & Stars Attack

There has been an overwhelming amount of violence in live concert shows. Everytime you turn around someone is taking aim at the performer on stage. Whether be called out or assaulted, no one is safe from harm, not even the performer themselves. I have compiled some of the most recent and infamous attacks. Enjoy!

Pharrell Williams/N.E.R.D.
Producer extraordinare Pharrell Williams was performing a set with his trio, N.E.R.D when a happy fan graces the stage. Check out this exclusive video to find out what happened!


Kelly Rowland
While overseas in the UK performing some of her well-known hits, Ms. Kelly was nearly struck in the face with a hat. To see how the entire drama went down, check out this exclusive video:


Akon
When he's not lying about his criminal past, Akon is throwing meager fans back into the audience. Check out this exclusive video:


Trey Songz
When R&B loverman Trey Songz was performing a set for a bunch of club goers, an angry fan decided to attack Trey. Striking Trey wit…

Music News: India Arie Goes Universal

Another one bites the dust. India.Arie has left UniversalMotown Records for simply Universal Records. The singer no longer wanted to work under head Sylvia Rhone, who the singer had creative differences with. Arie felt her last album, "Testimony" was not promoted properly. It is no longer surprising to learn an artist is unhappy with their label, let alone their boss. Sylvia Rhone has a reputation for being "difficult" and shelving and/or delaying albums. During her Elektra Records tenure she shelved/delayed albums from Nicole Wray, Gina Thompson, and Lil' Mo. Most recently Mya's "Liberation" album was shelved which was through UniversalMotown Records. Something in the milk ain't clean.

Heather Headley best known for her hit, "I Wish I Wasn't" has left her label RCA Records. The singer will release her next album on EMI Gospel. The untitled album will feature appearances from Smokie Norful, Kierra Sheard, and The Clark Sisters.

Wha…

Video: Ashanti - GMA Performance Behind The Scenes

Take a behind the scenes look at Ashanti (and Ja Rule) as she prepares for her appearance on "Good Morning America" for a few weeks back.


Music News
Whitney Houston's new untitled album is due November 25. There is no word on the first single but R. Kelly is said to have a wrote a song titled, "I Look To You". Whitney has recently performed at a string of concert events proving to everyone that she still in fact has it. How this new album will fare is anyone's guess. She has been hard at work on the new album for awhile. I'm eager to hear and see how the finished product comes together.

Ashanti Does Good, Donnie Klangs On MTV

Video: Ashanti - Good Good [Live]
Ashanti performs her new single on Jay Leno on Friday, June 13.



I like "Good Good" but I still don't like it as a single. Hopefully this will be a hit.

Music News
MTV's "Making The Band" artist Donnie Klang will release his debut album, "Just A Rolling Stone" on August 19. Expect collaborations from Diddy, Bryan Michael Cox, Seven, and many of the Bad Boy in house producers. There is no word on the official first single. Awhile back a song called, "Take You There" featuring Diddy leaked out. Fortunately for Donnie his album will coincide with the premiere of the 3rd season of "Making The Band" so hopefully his album will sound and do well.

Christina Milian has signed to Interscope Records. Formerly Milian was signed to Def Jam where she released 3 albums, two of which were released in the states. Her debut for Interscope will include production from Tricky Stewart, Rodney Jerkins, Danja, Polow Da Do…

Missy Gives Her Best, 50 Takes On T.I.

Audio: Missy Elliott - Best Best
Here is the first official single from Missy Elliott's upcoming album, "Block Party" now due September 9. The song was produced by Nate "Danja" Hills.


Music News
50 Cent and the G-Unit gang has a new album on the horizon titled "Terminate On Site" which has yet to produce any HIT singles despite coming out next month. Anyway 50's latest adversary is none other than T.I. What's the beef you ask? Well check out the song "Your So Tough" where 50 has some not so subliminal lines aimed at T.I.
"Nowaways this rap sh*t ain't adding up/ How n*ggas get caught with 10 machine guns, only get 12 months?/Oo-weee, don't talk to me/ If you talking to him, you talking to them.../I got the best lawyers that money can buy/ they say at best they woulda got me 10 or maybe 9./I said, how do you explain how the homie breezed?/They said, you keep your mouth shut or you eat the cheese."Wow! This is ridiculous!…

Ashanti Live, PCD Rules, Making The Band

Video: Ashanti on Chelsea Lately
Ashanti is in full promotion mode supporting new album, "The Declaration" which is very hot I might add. In this vid, Ashanti talks about her love for candy, her mother, Nelly, and much more. Check it out!


Music News
The Pussycat Dolls has named their new album, "Doll Domination" in stores this August. The album is preceded by the Rodney Jerkins produced single, "When I Grow Up". The album houses collaborations from Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, The Clutch, and Cee-Lo. First it was Danity Kane naming their album, "Welcome To The Dollhouse", now PCD's "Doll Domination". I think their album title was a slight swipe at Danity Kane. Not one to start beef, but I wouldn't be surprised. So which group will rule this year? To date Danity Kane's newest album debuted at #1 and has since gone gold. Unfortunately being signed to Bad Boy limits DK's full potential. What a shame! PCD it is! I think!

I h…

Brandy's Hair, Wayne's Lollipop, LL Cool J

Video: Brandy Behind The Scenes
When she's not working on her forthcoming Epic debut album set for release next year, Brandy is promoting her hair line, Pro 10. Check this exclusive behind the scenes video as the singer flips through wigs and poses for the camera.


Music News
Lil' Wayne is riding high with new album, "The Carter 3" expected to top next week's Billboard's chart. Meanwhile hit single, "Lollipop" is the #1 song in America for the 5th non-consecutive week. The producers behind "Lollipop" recently spoke about regarding the song. Originally the song was meant for Danity Kane. Read below for this exclusive excerpt:
Jim Jonsin: I originally made the track in a session for Danity Kane. They passed on the record, and I went over and played it for Static. He was working at my studio with Pleasure P from Pretty Ricky. He had the melody within, like, 15 minutes. He had the melody already down and he laid it. He laid the hook. It was probab…

Game's New Album Cover, Solange on TRL

Check out the new album for The Game's new album, "L.A.X".
The latest artist to get their album pushed back is The Game. Game's 3rd album, "L.A.X" (an acronym for Los Angeles Times) was originally due June 24 before being pushed back to July 8. Now the rapper has pushed his album back to July 22. Something tells me Game doesn't want it with 50(Cent). Haha! Just kidding! Anyway Game's first single, "Game's Pain" features Keyshia Cole. The album sports collaborations from Lil' Wayne, Ludacris, Chrisette Michele, Kanye West, Ice Cube, Cool & Dre, Scott Storch, Common, and Busta Rhymes.
Video: Solange Knowles On TRL
As part of MTV's "Spankin' New Music" week, Solange dropped by to talk about her new album, "Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams) and drop off her video for "I Decided". Enjoy!


Music News
Remember Tony, Toni, Tone? They are responsible for the hits "Anniversary" and "The B…

Michelle Williams Blog, Lil' Wayne Tops

Video: Michelle Williams - Y'all Ain't Ready
Michelle displays more of goofy and free-spirited personality in her newest blog.


Music News
An early leak of Lil' Wayne's "The Carter 3" will not affect album sales after all. The highly-anticipated album released yesterday is on track to sell between 850-950K units in its first week. If this does prove true, it will be the biggest first week sales of the year. It will also be the biggest first week sales of a rap album since Kanye West's "Graduation" released last September.

Sean "Diddy" Combs has changed his name back to Puff Daddy. It was a moniker the mogul dropped back in 2001. Something tells me this won't be the last time Diddy....oops I mean Puff Daddy will change his name.

Janet's Def Jam, Trey Songz Is Missing You

Audio: Janet Speaks On Def Jam
If you haven't heard already Janet recently revealed that label Island Def Jam stopped all promotion on her "Discipline" album. In this exclusive phone conversation, Janet speaks on her upcoming tour and her problems with Def Jam.

Poor Janet! It seems like she can't catch a break these days. I hope Janet's next record home will be more supportive of her. I also feel like Janet needs new representation. It seems like these old label heads don't know what to do with her.

Music News
Trey Songz has chosen "Missing You" as his 4th single from his "Trey Day" album released last October. The singer will be shooting the video today in Atlanta. I am glad Trey is releasing "Missing You" as a single. It is one of my favorite songs from his album.

As previously reported Missy Elliott will release her new album, "Block Party" this August. The album is preceded by first single, "Best Best". Product…

Nas Video Leaks, Yung Joc Joins Hotstylz

Video: Nas - Be A N*gger
Nas unveiled this video via a private screening awhile back. It was only a matter of time before video made its way onto the internet. Now here it is, enjoy!

Nas' "Untitled" album hits stores July 15.

Video: Hotstylz feat. Yung Joc - Lookin' Boy
Check out this hilarious from this rap trio. The group name checks everyone from Don Imus to Gladyz Knight. Enjoy!


Music News
Remember rapper Babs from MTV's "Making The Band"? Well the fierce rapstress cut ties with label Bad Boy earlier this year. She is now a free agent and looking for new representation. In the
meantime she will film a reality show set to debut online. She will also be releasing a mixtape hosted by DJ Big Mike.

Ludacris is currently prepping his upcoming album, "Theater Of The Mind" due later this year. The album houses collaborations from Lil' Wayne and The Game. There is no word on the official first single. The info will become available as the album nears c…

Ray J Gifts, Keri Hilson Talks, Missy Elliott

Video: Ray J - Gifts
Ray J finally releases his second single/video from his new album, "All I Feel" in stores now. This song is alright. It's not one of my favorites. The video doesn't differ much from "Sexy Can I". Enjoy!


Video: Keri Hilson Interview
Meet the woman behind countless hits for Omarion, Britney Spears, and Brandy. Here, Keri talks about her songwriting, her upcoming album ("In A Perfect World...), and more.

Keri Hilson has a really big buzz especially among a lot of internet users. Her first single, "Energy" was recently released. She also appears on Chris Brown's new album, "Exclusive: The Forever Edition" on a cut called "Superhuman" which is a really hot record.

Music News
Bobby Brown has a new tell-all book that will be released this October. Brown has already revealed several allegations regarding his tumultuous marriage to Whitney Houston and his relationships with Madonna & Janet Jackson. In this ex…

Charli Baltimore Talks, Khia Defends, Nas

Video: Charli Baltimore Sub-0 DVD Interview Part 2
Rapstress Charli Baltimore talks about female rappers who don't write their rhymes. She is also joined by some of her fellow Philly rappers including Gillie Da Kid and Peedi Crakk.

Chuck is doing a lot of talking! I hope she actually releases an album this time. If you don't know Chuck has the worse luck in rap. All her record deals have fallen apart. Somewhere between all that she has linked back up with the Inc. (who she was formely signed to). Let's hope this deal actually materializes at least for those who want to hear some new Charli music.

Video: Khia Interview Part 1
Rapstress Khia lashes out on radio host and callers in this hilarious interview.

I can understand why Khia appears so defensive at times. I know it is very hard for female rappers. This is a male dominated industry. Female rappers have it a lot tougher and they really have to prove themselves. I have to give it to Khia she is hilarious and she speaks her mi…

Jordin Sparkles, Nelly Knuckles Up

Video: Jordin Sparks - One Step At A Time
The third single/video off her gold debut album, "Jordin Sparks".


Music News
Nelly finds his latest album, "Brass Knuckles" pushed back to August 19. The album is preceded by first single, "Party People" featuring Fergie. The album's second singles are said to be "Stepped On My J's" featuring JD & Ciara as well as "Body On Me" featuring Ashanti & Akon.

Originally due July 8, Khia's new album, "Nasti Muzik" will now be released on July 22. The album is preceded by the singles, "Be Your Lady" and I forget the other song.

Plies Gets No Love, Janet Gets Disciplined

Can you imagine Usher's "Love In This Club" Part 2 with Mariah Carey and Plies in place of Beyonce and Lil' Wayne? Do you think it would of sounded better? Do you prefer the current remix version? Well anyway Plies revealed that he got a call from Usher to appear on the "LITC" remix. Unfortunately his verses didn't make the cut and were in favor traded for Lil' Wayne's verses. Meanwhile Plies new album, "Defnition Of Real" will be in stores June 10. The album is preceded by first single, "Bust It Baby Part 2" featuring Ne-Yo. The second single is "Please Excuse My Hands" featuring Jamie Foxx & Dream. Elsewhere on the album collaborations include J.Holiday, Keyshia Cole, and Trey Songz. Plies is readying his next album, "The Realest" for a December 16 release. Why so many albums in such a short span of time? No one knows. It would be nice if we got more albums from artists who take years to release albu…

Video: Ashanti feat Ja Rule - Foolish/Always On Time/TWTILY Medley

Wow! It seems like old times seeing Ashantiand Ja Rule on stage together.

Ashanti has went into overdrive with the promotional rounds. I was surprised when it was revealed that her newest album, "The Declaration" is on track to sell near 80K copies in its first week. This is very disappointing by Ashanti's standards. Ashanti usually has strong first week sales. With all this promotion she is doing, she should have a huger first week. I know how first week sales are very important to labels but fans as well. What really matters is how the album fares in the long run.

Ashanti performs her hit single, "The Way That I Love You"

Trina Talks, Estelle Wants No Substitute

Video: Trina Interview
Trina talks about the state of female rap, grinding, and the haters.


Video: Estelle - No Subsitute Love
This is the newest video from the UK sensation introduced to many of us by John Legend who were once unfamiliar with her before. I been meaning to check Estelle's album out and I will after this. Watch the video to see a special cameo from a child of destiny. *hint hint*
Estelle - No Substitute Love

Bad Boy Artists Interview, Ciara Gets Ne-Yo

Video: Day 26, Danity Kane, and Donnie Klang Interview


Audio:Ciara - Supernatural
This is the full version of Ciara's "Supernatural" which leaked awhile back in snippet form. The song is co-written by Ne-Yo. The song will be featured on Ciara's upcoming album, "Fantasy Ride" in stores this September.


Audio: Nas - Black President
This is from Nas' "The N***** Tape" mixtape which was is hosted by DJ Green Latern.


Music News
Ashanti has chosen "Good Good" as her 2nd single off her new album, "The Declaration". The song wasproduced by Jermaine Dupri. Ashanti has a lot of single potentials on her album. While "Good Good" isone of my favorites, I wouldn't have chosen this but good luck to her. She will need it!

Perhaps best known for his affiliation with Roc-a-fella, rapper Peedi Crakk will release his debut album, "Camel Face Hunting Season" on Amalgam Digital in September. The album is preceded by first single,…

Solange Finally Decides, Trina's New Album

Video: Solange- I Decided


Music News
Trina hit #1 with her latest album, "Still Da Baddest" which spawned the singles, "Single Again" and "I Got A Thang For You" featuring Keyshia Cole. Word is Trina is already back in the booth working on a new album titled, "The B**** Is Back". Hey! I'm all for a new Trina album but she should drop the "B" word from her titles. Come up with something else. I have no idea when this new album is coming out but Trina doesn't usually rush her albums. I'd say sometime early next year. Meanwhile Trina is releasing "Hot Commodity" featuring Rick Ross as the 3rd single from "Still Da Baddest".