Showing posts from September, 2008

Audio: John Legend feat Estelle - No Other Love

Ever since John Legend gave that listening party back in Hong Kong, all his new songs are slowly starting to leak out.

If you recall I posted a poll a few days ago. In light of Clay Aiken's recent coming out, I asked, "What artist should come out of the closet?". With 33% of the vote, Ne-Yo was chosen as the artist you think should come out. Check out to see how everyone else fared!
Missy Elliott - 27%
All of them - 24%
Usher - 7%
Chris Stokes - 4%
Terrance Howard - 4%
Make sure you look out for the next poll coming real soon.

I Will Not Lose With This Babyface

Music News:
Babyface's New Baby!
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has become the father of a new baby girl.People magazine reports of his girlfriend, Nicole Pantenburg, giving birth on Sept. 9 to their daughter Peyton Nicole Edmonds. She arrived at 6:55 p.m. weighing 5 lbs., 7 oz."Nicole and I couldn't be happier to have a new baby girl in the family," Edmonds tells People. "And my two sons are thrilled to have a little sister."The producer/singer is the father of Brandon, 12, and Dylan, 7, with ex-wife Tracey Edmonds.
Jay-Z's New Law Suit!
A copyright infringement lawsuit was filed against Jay-Z and the owner of his Rocawear clothing line by a company who claims they took its trademarked name, "I Will Not Lose." In March 2007, Iconix Brand Group bought the rights to Jay-Z's Rocawear for $204 million. However, the rapper was named in the suit because of the plaintiff's belief that he still oversees the line's product developmen…

Throwback Video: Yo-Yo feat Ice Cube - You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo

Hello all! Last night I was watching VH1's "100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs" and this led to today's throwback video. West Coast rapstress Yo-Yo burst onto the scene in 1990. She was introduced to us by Ice Cube. She may be known for her sole hit but Yo-Yo's legacy lives on. Most recently we saw her on VH1's "Miss Rap Supreme".

Seeing this video brought back a lot of childhood memories. I remember seeing this video all throughout because my sister and I always watched a lot of videos.

The Empact Is Upon Us

Video: Fabolous Speaks
Fab talks about his upcoming album and future projects.

Music News:
Eminem's new album is rumored to be titled, "The Empact" and will be in stores early 2009. My friend and I were just having a convo about Em. I was telling her how Em recently prank called LL Cool J on the radio and recited some of his most well known songs. It's been awhile since Em has dropped an album so it will be interesting to see what he comes with. I've noticed lately that a few artists who have been gone for awhile has had some trouble getting back on the scene. Do you think Em will have a problem?

Single Ladies.....Make Him Put A Ring On It

Music News:
Amerie's Greatest Hits!
Along with her third studio album finally arriving in the US market this month, Sony Records will be releasing the compilation, "Playlist: The Very Best of Amerie" as apart of their Legacy collection on October 28th, 2008. It will include her hit singles "1Thing", "Take Control", "Why Don't We Fall In Love", "Gotta Work" as well as the international single "I'm Coming Out" and a few previously unreleased tracks. Available to pre-order NOW!Busta Rhymes Ok!
Rapper Busta Rhymes will make his scheduled appearance at a charity concert in Britain tonight after immigration officials in the country decided to grant his visa after first turning him down.Stephen Greene of RockCorps said Thursday that Rhymes, born Trevor George Smith Jr., was detained at London City Airport by immigration officers who said their refusal to allow him into the country was based on his "unresolved convicti…

Throwback Video: Mya feat Sisqo - It's All About Me

Hello all! A song popped up in my head earlier and I wanted to post it on here. Unfortunately there were no embed links for me to post it. Anyway I decided to post Mya's debut single, "It's All About Me" featuring Sisqo. It was exactly 10 years ago when Ms. Mya hit the scene with this R&B gem. The song samples the Art Of Noise classic, "Moments In Love". The chemistry between Mya and Sisqo ultimately led many to believe they were dating. It was the first of a long line of men that Mya would ultimately be linked to. Check out the vid!

Check Out The New Theatre Of The Mind

Hello all! I have a huge news update for you all today. I will probably have more as the day progresses. Anyway I am simply taking the time to not only update you all on the latest music news but to tell each and every one of you how thankful I am that you visit the site. Thanks for all the support!

Music News:
TLC's Chili Speaks on Lil' Kim!
“We want our fans to know that replacing our sister Lisa is not, nor has it ever been an option. TLC will always consist of Chilli and T-Boz. Lisa’s spirit lives on through us. She cannot be replaced. We may collaborate with other artists, just like many other groups have done, but we will never add anyone to TLC. We love Lil Kim and have been talking about collaborating with her for awhile. We hope to have an opportunity to work with her in the near future.”Oprah Denies Mariah!
Oprah Winfrey is denying rumors that Mariah Carey cancelled an upcoming appearance on her talk show that was supposed to announce her alleged pregnancy. The singer w…

It Is An Uphill Battle of Love vs. Money

Audio: Britney Spears - Womanizer
Here is the highly anticipated first single from Ms. Spears! Check it out!

Click here for more info on Brit's new single, album, and more!

Audio: Trey Songz - Bust My Windows
Trey is slowly making a career out of remaking every new song imaginable. How about making some new songs of your own?

I like Trey. He definitely is keeping his name out by covering all the newest songs. I can't hate on that.

Music News:
The Dream on his new album, "Love vs. Money"
This album’s gonna be the same thing - a little more beefed up, I’m just gonna give you more. Every album I’m just gonna try to give you more of me, and what I think about certain things... This album is just gonna be the first album on crack, basically - The Dream
50 Cent on Jay-Z and his marriage to Beyonce!
The Queens rapper said it was Jay's marriage to superstar singer Beyonce - and not his own music - that made Hov the international star he is today, according to"…

Poll: What artist should come out of the closet?

A few days ago Clay Aiken came out of the closet. Ever since his career took off Clay has been a magnet for his sexuality. Of course with Clay there are tons of other celebrities who's sexuality is questioned. Sure, it shouldn't matter what gender one prefers but over the years we have all become fascinated with the lives of celebrities. With that said, it brings today's newest poll, "What artist should come out of the closet?".

What artist should come out of the closet?
( surveys)

As you know these polls are for entertainment purposes only. They are just for fun but I do encourage you to vote and participate. Thanks!

When You Return The Favor I'll Be Right Here

Video: Gucci Mane - Bricks

Video: Angie Martinez Interviews Solange
Find out what rapper has a huge crush on Solange.

Video: Trina In Concert
Trina performs some of her most well-known songs.

Trina has gained some weight lately and it has people speculating that she is pregnant. Everytime a woman gains weight, she's pregnant! Trina's weight goes up and down and besides the woman is naturally thick. By the way Trina rocked it out. I enjoyed the vid!

Music News:
Ludacris' House Destroyed!
A fire destroyed a pool house at Ludacris’ Atlanta home on Wednesday night. The rapper was out of town at the time of the incident.According to Fulton County Fire Department spokesman Gregory Chambers, a relative was in the basement of the main compound when the fire started and was not hurt.The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes but destroyed the pool house, which is reportedly larger than most homes.Another one bites the dust. Brandy's new album, "Human" has been pushed back ti…

I Need U Bad So You Can Have Whatever You Like

January 2009 will see the release of Mariah Carey's "Ballads". The album compiles some of Mariah's biggest ballads from her years at Sony Records. So that means no "We Belong Together" or any post-Sony Records ballads.
Track Listing
1. Hero
2. Vision Of Love
3. Without You
4. Always Be My Baby
5. My All
6. How Much (ft. Usher)
7. Dreamlover
8. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last Remix (ft. Nas and Joe)
9. The Roof
10. One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men)
11. Anytime You Need
12. I'll Be There (ft. Trey Lorenz)
13. I Still Believe
14. Reflections
15. Open Arms
16. Against All Odds (ft. Westlife)
17. Endless Love (with Luther Vandross)
18. All I Want For Christmas (Bonus Track)

Video: The Game & Joe Budden
The two rappers recently squashed their beef and plan to record. Check it out!

Music News:
Kanye West has moved up the release date to his new album, "808s & Heartbreaks" to November. While no date is set, the rapper recently posted it on his blog. Poor 50! It s…

Throwback Video: Janet - All For You

Hello all! I was just browsing YouTube when Janet's "All For You" video was recommended for my viewing. So I watched the video after not seeing it in years and decided to make it the "Throwback Video". Released in 2001, "All For You" the single went to #1 and stayed there for 7 weeks. The album of the same name was Janet's last big album here in states selling over 3 million copies.

You're My Baby So Cry No More

Audio: Robin Thicke - Cry No More
Here is of 1 of 2 newly leaked tracks from Mr. Robin Thicke. His upcoming album, "Something Else" will be in stores September 30.

I actually like this song. It kinda reminds me of "Protype" from Andre3000.

Audio: Robin Thicke - You're My Baby
Here is the 2nd song from Robin Thicke. Check it out!

Single Ladies Could Have Their Body On Me

Video: Nelly feat Ashanti & Akon - Body On Me (live)
From The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Tuesday, September 23.

Nelly and Ashanti are so awkward onstage together. I said before they have more chemisry in pictures together.

Music News:
Mariah Carey's latest album, "E=MC2" has been in complete disarray ever since she released "Bye Bye" as her 2nd single. After constantly changing her 4th single and at one point pulling the plug, "I Stay In Love" has been chosen as the 4th single. The song will impact radio on October 21. A lot of people have been wanting this song to be released from the jump.

Apparently Beyonce's new singles, "Single Ladies" and "If I Were A Boy" will now be released to radio on October 14. The two songs were set to debut on October 7 but since former bandmate Michelle Williams is releasing her "Unexpected" album the songs have been pushed back a week.

I Do This Blog Because I Love It

Video: Aubrey O'Day Shoots Complex Magazine
I guess its safe to say Aubrey O'Day is the lead singer of Danity Kane or at least the more popular member of the group. Check out this brief exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the star!

Like I said before when you see things like this the rumors of Aubrey leaving DK appear more and more true. Then again I realize the girls probably don't make much money from DK and Aubrey feels the need to create a brand outside of DK so she will still be paid. Can't be mad about that.

Audio: Omarion feat Missy Elliott - Boogie Police
Check out this newly leaked track. Omarion's now rolling with Timbo so another Missy Elliott collabo was in the cards. The pair previously teamed up on a song called "Wiggle" which is what I mistaked this song for.

Music News:
Ciara on her Vibe magazine cover!
"I walked into the Vibe photo shoot very excited about making an artistic expression," she said. "And when I saw the photos, I …

I Have A T-Shirt That Says B.O.M.B.

Video: Shontelle - T-Shirt
Here is the debut video from MotownUniversal's newest artist. Shontelle hails from Barbados just like another famous singer; Rihanna!

Video: Toni Braxton on Dancing With The Stars
Mrs. Toni Braxton is not letting her health get her down as she stars on one of reality TV's hottest shows.

I'm glad to see Toni doing her thing. I never watched "DWTS" but in the meantime I guess this is a good thing for her to do. I'm waiting on a new album.

Music News:
DMX Hospitalized!
Rapper DMX was admitted to an Aventura, Fla., hospital yesterday (Sept. 22), according to his laywer Bradford Cohen, a day before he was scheduled to appear in an Arizona court. While Bradford wouldn't confirm media reports alleging his admittance was due to "fear of stroke," he did say, "It was serious enough at the time but ultimately he should be OK.""It was serious enough for him to be brought and taken into a treatment facility. He spent the n…

Don't Get Caught In A Notorious Def Jam

Video: Notorious
Here it is. Check out the exclusive preview for the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. biopic, "Notorious" starring Angela Bassett and Derek Luke.

This is actually one of the few movies I might go see in the theatres when it comes out.

Rodney Jerkins on Janet Jackson's leaving Def Jam!
"We made a great record with the record 'Feedback.' We felt like we made a great record with a song called 'Luv' that was supposed to be the second single, but we just feel like we didn't get the support from the record company," he said in the interview. "She was asking to be released and got released."He continued, "I have a great relationship established with her now. I told her, 'Whatever you need, whatever type of record you make, I'm here.' I would love to do another album with her, I've expressed that to her, where I could make an album with her - possibly me, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis."He went on to say that Jan…

Playboy's 27 Hottest Music Videos

Playboy magazine recently published a list of the "27 Hottest Music Videos" and I have to agree with some of the videos on the list.

01. Beyoncé ft Shakira - Beautiful Liar
02. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
03. George Michael - Freedom 90
04. Skank - Garota Nacional
05. Madonna - Justify My Love
06. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
07. Pussycat Dolls & Snoop Dogg - Buttons
08. Rolling Stones - Se**x Drive
09. MSTRKRFT - Easy Love
10. Aerosmith - Crazy
11. Rihanna - Umbrella
12. White Stripes - I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
13. Add (N) to X - Plug Me In
14. Beyoncé & Jay Z - Déjà Vu
15. Shakira y Alejandro Sanz - La Tortura
16. Jennifer Lopez - I’m Glad
17. Britney Spears- I'm A Slave 4 U
18. Christina Aguilera - Dirrty
19. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around… Comes Around
20. Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
21. Benni Benassi - Satisfaction
22. Duran Duran - Girls On Film
23. Khia, My Neck - My Back (Car Wash Version)
24. Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It
25. Jes…

It Keeps Gettin Better Once You Get To The Promised Land

Hello all! A day or two ago I posted the cover for Christina Aguilera's "Greatest Hits" album now here is the official tracklisting.
1. Genie In A Bottle (New Version)
2. What A Girl Wants
3. Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
4. Lady Marmalade (New Version)
5. Dirrty (featuring Redman)
6. Beautiful (New Version)
7. Fighter
8. Ain’t No Other Man
9. Hurt
10. Candyman
11. Keeps Gettin’ Better
12. Dynamite

Video: Nas - Y'all My...

Audio: Kanye West feat Malik Yusef and Adam Levine - Promised Land
From the Obama inspired album, "Yes We Can".

Music News:
Beyonce #2 Best Paid Music Star!
Singer-turned-brand Beyoncé Knowles comes in second, raking in $80 million during the 12-month period.Once a Destiny's Child group member, the Houston native went solo in 2003 and has since released two platinum albums. She's also built a successful entertainment empire that includes fashion, film and publishing deals. She has found still more time to sell $50 million in tickets on a re…

Miss Rap Supreme Takes On Lady Luck

Hello all! I hope you all like the new look. I do! I'm quite satisfied with it for now. Anyway I added a new widget to the left hand side. It is for those who choose to follow my blog. It is the latest feature from Blogger. Its basically your way or showing that you are a fan of my blog and it will also keep you up-to-date. I advise you all to join and tell friends. Thanks!

Video: Lady Luck vs Reece Steele
Check out this fierce battle between these two up and coming rapstresses. Luck rose to fame as a Def Jam signee who's collaborated with artists such as Redman. She is primarily known for her battle with Remy Ma. Reece Steele is the winner of VH1's "Miss Rap Supreme".

I really thought Ms. Cherry was gonna win "Miss Rap Supreme" but Reece came out on top. Reece is just alright to be but Luck was really ripping it.

Music News:
Rapper Joe Budden will release his new album, "Padded Room" this February. Meanwhile the rapper will release a mixtape to ho…

Beyonce Talks About Cadillac Records

Audio: Jane 3 - Screensaver
A year or two ago there was an overflow of girl groups that burst onto the scene and out of those Danity Kane and Pussycat Dolls had success. Next up to bat is trio Jane 3 which features girls from the ill-fated group, TG4 who had a song called "Virginity" awhile back. The song was produced by T-Pain.

Click here to check out the group's myspace page!

Beyonce on her role as the legendary Etta James!
"Presently I’m playing Etta James for a movie called, “Cadillac Records”. She was a heroin addict, which I felt would be difficult for me because I’ve never done any kind of drugs. But Ivana has an exercise that she’s developed that makes you feel like you are actually on heroin. We worked on one of the scenes that Etta has to be very stoned on heroin – and not only did I feel organically high, but it brought up emotions that made sense to someone who needed to take a drug such as this – something to eliminate emotional pain. My emotions were ver…

Should I Be Fearless For Black Roses

Video: Jazmine Sullivan Hitlist
J Records newest songstress shares her favorite videos to MTV. Check it out!

Jazmine's new album, "Fearless" recently leaked and I heard nothing but good things about it. I guess I will have to check it out after all. As much as I don't like first single, "Need U Bad", I do like the video, oddly enough. I like what a good time they were having in the studio while recording and filming. Jazmine's "Fearless" album will be in stores September 30.

Audio: Keri Hilson feat Lil' Wayne - Turnin Me Off
Here is Keri's 2nd single off her "In A Perfect World..." album in stores November 11(I believe). The song was leaked awhile back but this is said to be the official version. Check it out!

I couldn't hear the audio on here so I'm not for sure if it's different or not. Keri's album has been pushed back repeatedly due to all the leaks. Last I read it was due sometime in November but I'm not q…

It Keeps Gettin Better When Your This Misunderstood

Hello all! I'm sure you all notice the new look. Every once in awhile I do like to change the look of the blog. The tagline "Black Is Black" refers to having the black background(which I used to have for the longest)and also "black" music. I certainly don't discriminate other genres of music. R&B just happens to be my main music of choice. This is also why I will(from time to time)include news on artists like Christina Aguilera(who's album cover is to the right)who embody R&B in their music. By the way you can check out the new Christina Aguilera album cover. The album, "Keeps Gettin Better: A Decade of Hits" features many of Aguilera's hits. Of course its way too soon for a greatest hits package but its RCA's(her label) way of making some money just in time for the holidays. I can't be mad at them for that. By the way the album will be released on November 11 and features the first single, "Keeps Getting Better" …

John Samples, Christina Back, 106 & Park

Video: John Legend Samples New Album
Legend gives an exclusive listening party in Hong Kong for his new album, "Evolver" in stores October 28.

Music News:
Christina Milian Is Back!Click here for more info!

Wow! I just read that BET's "106 & Park" is 2 hours now. The show was originally an hour and half. I don'tknow why they extended the show. I think it is a pretty long time to sit and stomach Terrance and Rocsi.

I have noticed how we always see Aubrey O'Day of Danity Kane in the spotlight. You also see D. Woods out a lot and usually besides Aubrey. You hardly ever see the girls as a group together. I think that is part of the reason why the breakup rumors run so rampant. I think the group as a whole should be out more because they definitely need more exposure.

Wow! In a strange twist of irony, R&B/Hip Hop couple 50 Cent and Ciara will release their perspective albums, "Before I Self Destruct" and "Fantasy Ride" on the same day, D…

Rocko's Vid, Trey's Love, Deb's Promise

Video: Rocko - Dis Morning

Audio: Trey Songz - Love LockDown
Trey has a new mixtape out so this explains for all the remakes etc. I don't like this "Love Lockdown" song from Kanye or Trey.

I see Trey has a knack for remaking songs. Sometimes they come off cool, sometimes very cheesy. I think Trey should stop doing this and just concentrate on making music. Besides he's on numerous songs nowadays anyway but I guess this is just part of him keeping hisself out there.

Music News:
Deborah Cox Back With New Album!Click here for more info!
Eminem Working On New Album! Click here for more info!
Pussycat Dolls' Lead Singer Nicole Comes Clean!
Nicole Scherzinger has admitted she hasn't always been honest about her real age, as she admits she is actually older than previously claimed.Until now, the Pussycat Dolls lead singer has said she was 28, but now she reveals that she has just celebrated her 30th birthday.With her new age public, it now seems Scherzinger is 7 years old…

Throwback Video: Lloyd feat Ashanti - Southside

Hello all! I present to you all another throwback video. This time I decided to post Lloyd's "Southside" featuring Ashanti. I didn't care much for this song when it first came out. I didn't come to like it until years and years down the road. Check out the video which is a take on the movie, "A Bronx Tale" starring Robert DeNiro.

It's funny because my sis and I were just talking about "A Bronx Tale". She was asking me if I remembered the movie. I couldn't remember the movie that fondly but I remember bits and pieces.

Video: Nelly feat Akon & Ashanti - Body On Me Live

From the "Ellen" show on September 18, 2008

R. Kelly's Skin Tight, Lil' Wayne's Lucky 12

Video: R. Kelly - Skin
This is the 2nd(or 1st single) from his upcoming album, "12 Play: 4th Qt" in stores soon.

Like his "Loveland" album which leaked early, it was reworked and released as "Chocolate Factory". I'm sure "12 Play" will face a similar fate.

Music News:
BET Hip Hop Award Nominations!
Lil Wayne pocketed a leading 12 nominations for the third annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, which airs Oct. 23 on the network with returning host Katt Williams. Kanye West received the second-most nominations with seven, while Jay-Z received six.T.I., who was arrested on gun charges hours before he was to headline the show last year, grabbed three nominations. The network will also recognize hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons with the "I Am Hip-Hop" icon award.

JHud's Woman, Musiq Leaves, Alicia Keys

Audio: Jennifer Hudson feat Fantasia - I'm His Only Woman
Check out this newly leaked song from Jennifer Hudson's self-titled album in stores September 30. Originally the song featured Jazmine Sullivan but Fantasia was favored. Call it "Screamfest '08" if you will!

If this song is released as a single I can see Urban AC radio eating this up. This is the type of songs they love.

Audio: Musiq feat Mary J Blige - If U Leave
Here is the latest song from Musiq's upcoming album coming soon. I'm not sure on a release date but I will let you all know when I find out. I've never been big on Musiq but I do like a few of his songs.

Audio: Alicia Keys feat Jack White - Another Way To Die(James Bond Theme)
Here it is the exclusive premiere of the James Bond theme. Originally the song was meant for Amy Winehouse and several other high profile acts before landing in the hands of Keys. Check it out before its gone!

Music News:
Originally scheduled for release this December, …

Nelly Bodies Ashanti, Keri Dawgs R Kelly

Video: Nelly feat Ashanti & Akon - Body On Me(live)
This is from the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno". With his new album, "Brass Knuckles" in stores this week, Nelly is promoting all over.

Unfortunately the chemistry that Ashanti and Nelly exudes offstage is not translated onstage. Everybody looks a little uptight and uneasy. It's nice to see them all come together and perform this though. Tomorrow the trio will perform on the "Ellen" show.

Audio: Keri Hilson feat R. Kelly - Shake It Like A Dawg
If you've been downloading all these Keri Hilson songs, then its likely you have her entire album. The artist recently went on record to express her disdain with her leaked songs. Well that's part of the reason for the pushbacks plus "Energy" underperformed.

Ne-Yo's Boyz, Rihanna's Broke, Webbie

Audio: Ne-Yo - Boyz
This is said to be a demo for Beyonce but apparently she turned it down after the "Irreplaceable" drama. What drama was that? When Ne-Yo called Beyonce out for claiming she wrote "Irreplaceable" when she know she didn't.

The song has a slick 80s throwback vibe to it. I can easily see someone like Rihanna or dare I say Ashanti singing something like this.

Music News:
Rihanna has denied being broke!
Rihanna has slammed reports that she is having financial problems this week while also admitting that life on top of the charts is lonely."You can’t get away from the business side. It takes over. The minute you get into the business side, it becomes you" says the singer who has been accused of paying for her own music videos. Rumors of financial trouble began to hit the net this summer, at one point calling the singer out for using tour money to pay for music videos that her record label had allegedly pulled the plug on.Webbie arrested!

Ashanti Live, LeToya's Body, Mariah Carey

Video: Ashanti Live At For Sisters Only
It went down last weekend in the ATL with peformances from Monica, Yung Joc, and Ashanti. Check it out!

Audio: Letoya feat Avant - Somebody Else
Here is a newly leaked track for LeToya. LeToya is set to drop a new album at the top of next year. Being that her and Avant are now labelmates, a collaboration was sure to happen and here it is. Enjoy!

Music News:
It's being said now that Mariah's new single, "Migrate" feat T-Pain has been cancelled. I guess Island Def Jam has decided to pull the plug on the album. Everything with Mariah as of lately has come off phony and uninspired. She lip syncs all the time and she never seems into the performances. I hope her future albums are big turnarounds. I hope there is also an improvement in her live performances. While she has never been that much of a live performer, she could still work it out if she wanted to.

If your still surprised about Kanye West dropping a new album this December, prepa…

Queen's L, Gucci's Arrest, JHud's Engaged

Hello all! The last two days my internet was playing up. I think now everything is cool. I was about to snap today if it wasn't. The cable company was about to have an angry customer on their hands.

Anyway I have some music news for you all. Some of you may already read a lot of this news already. Usually I compile my news and videos I share on Notepad and just post them when I'm ready to. So like I said some of these news is new but at the same time old because most people probably already know it especially if your online all the time like myself!

Music News:
Queen Latifah is returning to her Hip Hop roots with a new album set to drop this winter. Read below for more details!
Grammy award-winning rapper Queen Latifah has teamed up with major producers Dr. Dre and Swizz Beatz amongst other hip-hop superstars for her seventh studio album. According to Rolling Stone, the rapper-turned-actress has been putting the finishing touches on her latest untitled effort. Admitting she receiv…
Audio: Keri Hilson feat Lil' Wayne
Keri Hilson songs leak more than a leaky faucet. Ok...lame joke but you get my drift! Anyway this is said to be the 2nd single off her "In A Perfect World.." album in stores November 4. The song is said to be produced by Polow Da Don.

The song is just ok to me. Supposedly this version is the demo version so it might change once its officially released.

Audio: Ginuwine - Good For Nothing
Here is the 1st of 2 newly leaked tracks from Ginuwine that has leaked. The songs are said to be unreleased and won't appear on his upcoming album, "The New Beginning". The song was produced by The Underdogs.

Audio: Ginuwine - Please You
Here is the 2nd song from G and its produced by The Underdogs.

Music News:
A new Ashanti album will be released next month. Read below for more details!
Ring the alarm. The Vault is being opened. It holds 12 never-before-released recordings from Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling R&B songstress Ashanti. The …

Monica Stands, Nelly Dis, Trina Says

Video: Monica feat Ludacris - Still Standing(live)
Monica joined Ludacris on September 13 for the For Sisters Only Concert in Atlanta, GA.

Video: Nelly Disses Ice-T
When asked about Ice-T's recent comments about Soulja Boy, Nelly snaps back in this exclusive rant! Check it out!

Nelly is a nice guy. I'm sure probably one of the nicest guys in the industry. It is kinda funny to see him snap off like this.

Audio: Trina feat Lil' Wayne - Shawty Say
Trina is back on the prowl! With her upcoming mixtape and album in the works, new Trina tracks are leaking by the dozen. Oh and by the way Lil' Wayne's feature is an interpolation from "Lollipop". So it's not quite the reunion you might be expecting but its definitely worth a listen.

Mariah Tell-All, JD Sued, Rihanna Strikes

Music News:
Mariah Carey is the subject of a new tell-all book from producer Damizza. Read below to find out more!
The New York Post is reporting that Mariah Carey is attempting to stop a planned tell-all book by former record producer Damion "Damizza" Young that aims to expose their "intimate" relationship and their struggle to keep it a secret. Titled "Guilty by Association," Young says the book will bare details of the "intense four-year personal relationship" they shared and "worked diligently to disguise from the world's press," Page Six reported.Young says he received a letter from Carey's lawyer, Sonya Guardo, reminding him of a confidentiality agreement that prohibits him from ever spilling any secrets about Carey. During their collaborative years, Young helped produce Carey’s award-winning singles “I Still Believe,” “Irresistible,” and “Crybaby.”

Wow! These tell-all books are becoming a really big deal as of lately. So m…

Throwback Video: Trina feat Kelly Rowland - Here We Go

I was skimming YouTube today actually in search of a Trina song. Since I didn't find it I came across some of her videos. Low and behold I came across Trina's biggest hit to date, "Here We Go" feat Kelly Rowland. I figured it would make a perfect candidate for throwback video. Check it out!

Originally this song featured Teedra Moses who co-wrote the track but was placed in favor of Kelly Rowland. The Teedra Moses version is still floating around out there somewhere.

2001: A Musical Odyssey

Hello all! 2001 was a great year for music! It was a year that introduced us to several acts(Alicia Keys, Blu Cantrell). It was also a year that welcomed a number of comebacks(Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson). There was such an overwhelming amount of albums released that were really good. Ever since then I have been awaiting another year like that. I decided to take a look back at some of 2001's most popular albums and my personal stories behind them.

Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor

I remember the huge buzz Alicia Keys had prior to her debut album. Me being the person I am didn't give into the hype. One of my friends got this album and he like many others took this album to platinum heights. This album was responsible for Alicia's first #1 single with "Fallin" and made her a huge superstar.

Blu Cantrell - So Blu
I remember when my friend first introduced me to Blu Cantrell. He had came over my house and played her album for me. I was in love with Blu and the album. The…

JHud's Tracklisting, T.I. Vid, Trina Likes

Hello all! So you have already seen the album cover for Jennifer Hudson's self-titled album. The album cover alone caused quite a controversy. Now 2 weeks before the album's release the tracklisting has been revealed. Check it out below:

1. Spotlight
2. If This Isn't Love
3. Pocketbook feat. Ludacris
4. Giving Myself
5. What's Wrong (Go Away) feat. T-Pain
6. My Heart
7. You Pulled Me Through
8. I'm His Only Woman feat. Jazmine Sullivan
9. Can't Stop The Rain
10. We Gon' Fight
11. Invisible
12. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Highlights Version)
13. Jesus Promised Me A Home Over There

Video: T.I. - What's Up, What's Happening
Wow! T.I. is wasting no time pushing out these singles and videos. I guess for good reason though since he's due in the slammer pretty soon. I was doubtful at first about this album but I guess he will be alright after all.

Audio: T.I. feat Trina - Whatever You Like Remix
Trina jumps on the remix to one of the hottest songs out right…

Janet Disciplines, JHud's Book, DMX In Jail

Video: Janet Jackson Disciplines Fan
I have been seeing this video on a few message boards. The response has been pretty negative. It is no surprise though that Jan usually pulls a fan from the audience anyway.

I guess a lot of people feel the act was not tastefully done. Then again I think people just find reasons to hate on Jan.

Audio: Jennifer Hudson feat Ludacris - Pocketbook
Here is JHud's 2nd single off her upcoming album, "Jennifer Hudson".

The song is alright. I almost feel like this isn't the type of songs Jen should do then again it kinda fits her.

Music News:
DMX in jail again! Read below to find out why!
DMX is back in jail in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona after being extradited yesterday from Miami. X pleaded guilty in a Miami courtroom two weeks ago on charges of marijuana and cocaine possession. He was sentenced to time served and fined $483. But a warrant was issued for him in Phoenix because he missed a court date there. He’ll have to $25,000 bail to g…

Janet's Tour, Sean Garrett, Luda's Sexes

Video: Janet's "Rock With U" Tour Behind The Scenes
As always JD takes viewers behind the scenes as Janet performs her first show in Vancouver.

I was reading how the venue wasn't really packed but it definitely looked like it to me.

Video: Sean Garrett on Beyonce, Britney, PCD
If you wanna know more about the upcoming albums from any of the above mentioned stars, watch this video.

I liked Sean Garrett's "Grippin" song but the rest of his album leaked earlier this year. It sounded a hot mess. Something about him is very weird too. I just can't put my finger on it yet.

Music News:
Ludacris is planning a "Battle Of The Sexes" album with rapper Shawnna. The duet album between the two has been in the works for quite awhile. Let's hope this one finally goes through. There is no word on when the album will be released.

The Top 5 Albums I'm Waiting For

I can be a very impatient person especially when it comes to new music. I hate when I really anticipate an album and its two months away. What really irks me is when the release date keeps getting pushed back. Nowadays it is certainly normal to expect at least one pushback with any album. Anyway I decided to compile a list of the Top 5 Albums I'm Waiting For. I actually made this list awhile back it has changed significantly. Prior to me posting this some of the albums I had listed has already come out. Check out my list and feel free to share your top 5.

5. Jon B - Hopeless Romantic
A lot of people might wonder what happened to Jon B. If only they knew, he never went anywhere. After his 2001 album, "Pleasures U Like" failed to take off, Jon B. went indie. Taking the indie route may of been a factor for people thinking he dropped off the face of the earth. Anyway new single, "So Sexy" featuring Paul Wall is one of my favorite songs right now!

Release Date: October…

Jazmine's Cover, Ciara's Echo, Faith Speaks

Hello all! Thank you for your continued support and visiting the blog. Check out the single cover to the new Jazmine Sullivan single, "Bust Ya Windows". Now this song may not be completely new to everyone. It leaked awhile back with a host of other songs. Jazmine's debut album, "Fearless" will be in stores September 23. Jaz has a really big buzz right now and I'm hoping her career doesn't end up like Deborah Cox's.

Music News:
Originally scheduled for November, Ciara's new album, "Fantasy Ride" has been pushed back to December 23. The album is preceded by the new single, "Go Girl" feat T-Pain. Recently a slew of Ciara's songs have leaked and they were not very good in my opinion. Out of all the songs, "Echo" was probably the best to me. In other Ciara news the singer is reportedly taking action against Vibe magazine. There are claims that Ciara was unhappy with how the magazine airbrushed her cover and inside pict…