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LeToya is quick...

to avoid the mistakes she made with her last record. Instead of waiting eons to release her second single, LeToya releases her second single, "She Ain't Got[Shit On Me] ahead of her scheduled album release, August 25. By the time she released, "She Don't" on her first album, the album was pretty much in a downward spiral down the charts. She did manage to go platinum though.





LeToya bares a striking resemblance to Amerie and a lot of the dancing recalls Amerie. The video also reminds me a lot of Teairra Mari's "Cause A Scene".

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is Vibe's last issue and after news broke that magazine will cease publication. What a way to go out with a bang! You get one of the most...what can I say...awkward hook ups in a long time for a cover story! Way to go Vibe! Too bad this cover won't save your magazine.


The picture looks really rough. It looks like a picture Dream and Christina could of easily taken themselves. I'm sure there had to had been some better pictures of the couple. This looks like a cover the couple may of had in their personal collection. We see better pictures of the couple out in public. Then again this is all for shock value and the picture should of been airbrushed.

Music Biz:
Michael Jackson's Kids Not His?
We’ve learned Michael Jackson was not the biological father of any of his children. And Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother of the two kids she bore for Michael. All three children were conceived in vitro — outside the womb.

Multiple sources deeply connected to the births tel…

The end is here

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for Vibe magazine. You can read below for more of the exclusive story. I am a little surprised though. Michael Jackson's will has been released and revealed. 50 Cent speaks on his fading popularity. Read on for the juice on these stories!

Vibe Magazine Kaput!
Vibe magazine, the urban-music magazine founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones, is the latest victim of the media recession. A source with knowledge of the situation tells DailyFinance that the staff has learned the magazine is ceasing publication, and an assistant in the office of editor in chief Danyel Smith confirmed the news. No further information was immediately available. A call to Vibe Media CEO Steve Aaron was not immediately returned, nor was a message left for Smith.

Vibe enjoyed significant success in the late '90s and early part of this decade as hip hop and R&B became the nation's predominant forms of pop music. But in recent years the title has fallen on hard times under its new owner, the Wicks Group, whic…

If I hold back

"these tears I'll just die". These are lyrics from the Isley Bros' "Tears" from their "Mission To Please" album. Overcome with emotional, Ciara expresses her fondest memories of Michael Jackson backstage at the BET Awards.




Music Biz:
Drake Reveals Label Deal!
Well, the wait is over: After weeks of speculation, Drake has chosen to go with the home team and sign with Lil Wayne's Young Money Records, according to a source close to the situation. The deal breaks down as a joint venture between Young Money and Cash Money, with Universal Republic distributing. Drake's management was adamant that he should be viewed as an independent artist, although Universal will distribute the project.

Lil' Kim

doesn't know what she wants to do musically nor creatively. At one point she proclaimed her new album stand next to classics such as Nas' "Illmatic". Then it was revealed that she was going to do something completely out the box. Now she is deciding to take it back to the 'hardcore' days. What gives? Check out Kim as she talks about new single "Download" and her upcoming album.


LeToya

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gives us an edgy pose fresh from an episode of "America's Next Top Model" for the cover of her new album, "Lady Love" due August 25. The album is preceded by first single, "Not Anymore". The second single, "She Ain't Got" recently has been shipped to radio.

So what do you think about the cover?

Street Lights

"glowing/happen to be just like moments/flashing/in front of me". Those are some of the lyrics to "Street Lights", Kanye West's newest video. It is one of my favorite songs from "808s & Heartbreak". If I'm not mistaken Kanye has basically released a video for every song on this album.




Music Biz:
Kelis Requests Change In Court Date!
A lawyer representing Kelis in her divorce from Nas has asked the judge to move up a hearing to determine the amount of his support payments because she may be in labor on July 21.

As previously reported, Kelis is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars to make sure the baby – due next month – is accustomed to the lifestyle that her mother has enjoyed. This includes a request of $20,000 worth of items such as baby strollers and cribs for the little one, as well as $3,500 for a baby nurse.

"But here's the snag. Kelis may be in labor during the hearing. And she needs money badly. So her lawyer went to court aski…

Fortunate

and how 'fortunate' Maxwell was when this single went to #1 on the R&B charts. This song was produced by R. Kelly and appeared on the 1999 movie soundtrack, "Life" starring Eddie Murphy. Maxwell's "Fortunate" is today's throwback video! Enjoy!


Don't take it personal

that I didn't choose a Michael Jackson video for today's throwback video. Instead I opted for Jermaine Jackson's "Don't Take It Personal" video. If you recall Monica remade her own version of "Personal" many years later.





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Now playing: LeToya Luckett - Not Anymore
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Check out...

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the new album cover for Mariah Carey's, "Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel". The album spearheaded by first single, "Obsessed" will land in stores August 25.


Coincidentally now Mariah's new album comes out a week before Whitney Houston's "I Look To You" album(Sept. 1). Leave it to Mariah to try and outdo the competition!

And On And On

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That's what you can expect with this whole Michael Jackson hoopla surrounding his death.

Hello all! Thanks for checking out the blog. As you can see I changed things up a bit and like I mentioned in the "Welcome" sidebar that I'm still working some things out.

With Michael Jackson's death, reports involving his autopsy and his lifestyle are being revealed. Learn the latest on Jackson's death, Foxy Brown's so-called special treatment in jail, and Jennifer Lopez facing a sour moment in fashion. It's all here! Check it out!

News on Michael Jackson's Death!
TMZ is reporting that "close friend" of the Jackson family said the deceased superstar was receiving daily injections a synthetic narcotic similar to morphine -- Demerol -- and yesterday he received a shot at 11:30 AM.

Family members are saying the dosage was "too much" and that's what caused his death.

Speculation has already begun as to what killed the 50-year-old "King …

It ain't over til the fat lady sings

Jay-Z's much hyped track, "D.O.A.(Death of Auto-tune)" will finally get a video and its premiere is set for Sunday following BET's telecast of the BET awards. Check out this exclusive trailer of the video.



Music Biz:
Jill Scott Talks New Baby, Album, Divorce!
Actress/Soul singer Jill Scott is happy with the recent birth of her son Jett but, with that blessing came an unexpected change. According to the former "Golden" singer, the celebrated engagement to musician Lil' John Roberts and their anticipated wedding is a thing of the past.

Scott, currently writing for her next album, broke the news with Essence Tuesday, stating "John and I are no longer together".

"When you have a baby you're dealing with a lot of emotions and I don't know how much of it had to do with us breaking up, but it happens," Scott told the magazine after being asked how Roberts was adjusting to their son Jett.----------------
Now playing: Tina Turner - I Can&#…

Day 26 must be...

following Beyonce's trend by releasing two singles(and videos) simultaneously. Check out their video for "Truth Is A Lie".


How do you like your money?

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Do you like it pretty? Do you like it dirty? or Do you like it young? Lately several new groups have been formed all including the name 'money'. Certainly there is money to be made and who doesn't love money.

Starting with Trina, the rapstress has formed a female super group titled, Pretty Money. The group has appeared on a few songs with Trina primarily on the "Millionaires Girl's Club" mixtape released a few months ago.

Dirty Money is the newest group featuring Diddy, Dawn Richards(formerly of Danity Kane), and Kaleena(Who?). The group has already released a song called, "Angels" which features the late Notorious B.I.G. I haven't heard the song so I don't know if its any good. I also remember reading that Dirty Money will make an appearance on Diddy's upcoming album, "Last Train To Paris".

Perhaps one of the biggest rap clicks in recent years is Young Money. Spearheaded by Lil' Wayne, the group features upcoming rappers such…

The 25th day

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Michael Jackson's sudden death has saddened and shocked everyone. Yesterday while at my mom's house, my friend texted me saying "Michael Jackson had went into cardiac arrest". Later on once I got home my other friend texted me saying "Michael Jackson has died!". Boy was I shocked! I turned on the TV and I didn't see anything about it. Finally I came across the BBC network and it revealed that unconfirmed reports were stating that Micheal had indeed died.

With Michael's sudden passing on June 25, it was later discovered that there is an eerie following of celebrities who have died on the 25th day of the month.

Aaliyah August 25
Many were shocked and saddened by the death of Aaliyah. While filming her video for "Rock The Boat", the singer's plane took off and crashed killing the star and several of its passengers.

Left Eye April 25
We were equally shocked and saddened at the death of Left-Eye. Later on a video was released leading to the ver…

Would you just come out already?

Spectacular talks about the recent offer he received from a gay men's magazine. He also denies that he is a homosexual. That's news right? The real news here is after the interview is over, the interviewer talks shit about Spec! Check it out!




Music Biz:
Usher Files Papers On New Track!
If you thought Usher touched on real-life situations in his 2004 blockbuster Confessions, just wait until you hear a song from his forthcoming album, Monster. According to his co-writer, the singer has recorded a song — which is currently untitled but has been referred to as "Filing Papers" — about a marriage coming to an end.

If I was your girlfriend

Day 26 is still alive and kicking. Check out their new video, "Girlfriend"!




Music Biz:
Whitney Houston Names New Album!
Whitney Houston has selected a title for her anticipated comeback album !

Due for release in September, Houston's forthcoming album earned the official title "I Look To You" Thursday.

The official naming of the former "I Will Always Love You" singer's album follows a series of recent promotional projects, including a photoshoot captured by Extra.

In related news, Alicia Keys has been linked to Houston's album. Keys, currently working on the follow up to 2007s "As I Am," is rumored to have penned a song for the former "I Have Nothing" singer titled "Million Dollar Bill" !

Aubrey O'Day Returns With New Album, Show!
Former Danity Kane star Aubrey O'Day is taking her Broadway learned skills to Las Vegas for a soon-to-be announced musical.

O'Day, currently filming a reality show slated to air late…

Work It

Ciara has obviously had more success and more fun overseas and its pretty obvious in the clip for "Work", her new single for the overseas crowd. Meanwhile here in the states, "Like A Surgeon" is already lighting up the R&B radio and is looking to become a summer hit.


Home Is Where The Heart Is

You always hear that there is "no place like home" but have you ever heard "home is where the heart is". Well for Ashanti it certainly is as she performs the signature hit from "The Wiz", "Home". Check it out!






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Now playing: Kenna - Say Goodbye To Love
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One of the most popular songs..

on Nicki Minaj's new mixtape is "I Get Crazy" and you can check a behind the scenes look at the video she is shooting.


I'll sue the pants off you

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and that is exactly what has happened to Timbaland. Nearly 3 years ago it was reported that Timbaland stole a beat from an unknown producer and replicated for Nelly Furtado's "Do It" off her 2006, "Loose" album. You can read more about that story, Chris Brown's sentencing and Foxy Brown's special treatment in jail all below!

Timbaland Sued!
Nelly Furtado and hip hop producer Timbaland are facing a new plagiarism lawsuit over their 2006 hit “Do It.” They’re accused of illegal sampling a track from an album called “Acidjazzed Evening” by an artist from Finland named Janne (“yan-ay”) Suni which was remixed by Norwegian musician Glenn Rune Gallefoss. This is actually the second time that this lawsuit has come around. A court in Helsinki, Finland dismissed the case back in 2007, but Kernel Records, the Finnish company that owns the original recordings, has filed a fresh lawsuit in Florida.

This time they plan to use Timbaland’s own words against him. The recor…

Manic Monday

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Wow now this is what I'm talking about! What a way to start the week off! First, pictures leaked of BET reality star, Dorian from last year's season of "College Hill". Apparently someone hacked into his account and "outed" his ass. We knew all along. Click here to see those explicit pictures while they are still in existence.

Blogger Perez Hilton claims that Black Eyed Peas frontman, Will.I.Am beat him up and posted it onto his Twitter account. Here is a little info regarding the story:

Renowned celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was allegedly assaulted by Will.i.am, frontman of The Black Eyed Peas, and his security guards, according to messages posted to his Twitter account. Beginning just after 3 am, Hilton, who was in Toronto to present at Sunday night’s MuchMusic Awards, started tweeting about the alleged attack:• PerezHilton: I'm in shock. I need the police ASAP. Please come to the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel now. Please.• PerezHilton: I was assaulted by Wil…

Strike A Pose

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Ciara gets dolled up for the Rap-Up magazine. I read somewhere that this photo shoot is from somewhere else so who knows. I do like the cover though.


Music Biz:
Cassie Talks About Disastrous Radio Interview!
"I'm actually glad we're talking about this because I haven't had the opportunity yet" said Cassie "It was definitely an interview that I was surprised by because I didn't really know that people like that existed, I mean I did, but not in the way that we work in the music business."

"I really just shut down in the interview" continues Cassie "I offered to leave during the break because I said "look I really don't need this interview, you're not spinning my records" and they said "no", so I just shut down, you know I thought "you aren't even worth me trying to explain myself to because you're not giving me chance"."----------------
Now playing: Latrelle - Infatuated
via FoxyTunes

It looks like..

LeToya still has a lot to prove. Ignore the fact that her debut with platinum. She is still in the shadows of Beyonce and every time she comes out with a new project, some new rumor surfaces about Beyonce and Mathew Knowles trying to dethrone her career. Who knows how much of it is even true if any of it at all? It just seems true because The Knowles clan has a reputation for being slimy and shady.

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Music Biz:
News on Whitney Houston's new album!
Whitney Houston’s comeback album, set for September 1st. The first single, written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, is said to bring listeners to tears — in a good way. The album also contains a hot single written and produced by Alicia Keys called “Million Dollar Bill.”----------------
Now playing: Ginuwine - Trouble (Featuring Bun B)
via FoxyTunes

Ms. Keri Baby

as she often refers to herself in songs and in interviews most recently succeeded everyone's expectations with "In A Perfect World". Riding high with "Knock U Down" the singer performs live a sultry song from her debut titled, "Slow Dance". Most people probably know the song though. Check it out!






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Now playing: Goapele' - Closer to my Dreams
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The Truth Comes Out

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And what exactly do I mean by that title? Well I am referring ot the excerpt I posted regarding Will Smith. Smith's former TV mother, Janet Hubert(the original Vivian) of "Fresh Prince" has wrote a tell-all book. In the book the actress uncovers Smith's shady behavior towards her among other things. You can also check out some other little music tidbits along the way.

Preview Jeremih's New Album!
Click here to preview the self-titled debut album for Jeremih(Jer-A-My) in stores June 30. According to readers on a message board they say the album sounds very much like The-Dream and in fact it does. Judge for yourself.

Former TV Janet Hubert Spills The Beans On Will Smith! Here is an excerpt for aninterview
“He had a lot of power. He had full power on that set! Maybe not the first season, but by the second, third season he was basically running it,” she states. The words escaping her mouth so fast—with no second-guessing herself--it’s as if she is in a time warp. “He kn…

With the solo success

of Fergie, I didn't see her coming back to B.E.P.(Black Eyed Peas). I didn't even think the group would reunite either. Then again I never quite kept up with the Peas but they are definitely back with a vengeance. Check out this exclusive interview!



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Now playing: Usher - Take Your Hand
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Who Would Of Thought

Chrisette Michele would rise above Ciara and her "Fantasy Ride" album in terms of popularity and sales. Well due to Ciara's "Fantasy Ride" leaking a year before its initial release, the music wasn't as fresh or new to anyone. Check out the singer in this exclusive interview with stylist June Ambrose. Ambrose has styled artists such as Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott.

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Now playing: Ms. Candace Jones - Diamond Ring-djc
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Ready For The World

Trey Songzs' new album, "Ready" will be in stores August 4, if it doesn't get pushed back. It shouldn't though since "I Need A Girl" is performing really well. Anyway check out this crazy interview with Trey Songz!

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Now playing: Kelis - Sugar Honey Iced Tea
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"All I saw was hips and hair."

according to one of the bystanders. Jacki-O was recently involved in a fight in a club in Tampa, Florida. The racy rapstress was there promoting her new mixtape("Bad Bitches Bang Pink") and someone in the club said "Fuck Jacki-O". Once Jacki-O checked the woman in question, drinks and hair started flying. Get an exclusive account of the story told by Jacki-O's brother. Check it out!



It seems to me trouble seems to follow Jacki-O wherever she goes.

Music Biz:
Drake Talks New Album, Label Deal!
Rap newcomer Drake has announced plans to publicly reveal which label he will sign to for his upcoming debut album within the next few days.

Keeping details to a minimum, the Young Money associate promised an announcement would follow in less than a week.

"I'm like, maybe, five days away maybe," Drake said about making a record deal announcement yesterday (June 18). "Just give me five days, I'm sorry, I can't. The burning question will be answered i…

She Ain't Got...

shit on LeToya Luckett! Beyonce that is! LeToya talks about her new album and being removed from the BET awards lineup because of Beyonce. Check it out! Then again I should be saying LeToya doesn't have shit on Beyonce but I like LeToya and this is my blog so...

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Love Is A Battlefield

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"Love Is A Battlefield" is a title of a song by famous female rocker Pat Benatar. I'm not sure how many of you youngins are familiar with her. I can't sit here and say I know everything about her myself. I do now that I remember the video on VH1 many many years ago. Now the whole "Battlefield" theme has been resurrected thanks to American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. The new album due July 21 is led by the title track. This album cover that you see accompanied with this post serves as the deluxe version album cover. I actually saw this picture in Billboard magazine thinking it was simple a promo pic but I guess not. I actually like the title "Battlefield"(for an album title). I've heard the song but I'm not too big on it or Jordin Sparks for that matter but she seems like a sweet girl.


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Now playing: Carl Thomas - Somethin' Bout You
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Don't Give Up On Us Baby

Ciara has been a huge promo blitz overseas for the "Fantasy Ride" album. It makes you wonder has she given up on the US? Apparently not new single, "Like A Surgeon" has blasted onto the R&B charts and is steady climbing. A new video soon perhaps? Meanwhile "Work" is being worked...pun intended as the new single overseas.




Music Biz:
Amerie's 'Love' Pushed Back!
Another one bites the dust. Amerie's new album, "In Love & War" has been pushed back to September 8. The album was originally due August 11. First single, "Why R U" recently debuted at #91 on the R&B charts. Last week Amerie premiered the video on BET's "106 & Park".

Ashanti's A Wiz Kid!
Ashanti is riding high with her stint as Dorothy in "The Wiz". Click here to hear her interview with Gayle King.

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Now playing: Lil Wayne Ft. Young Money - Every Girl
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I Don't Need Beyonce

to have a hit record especially when the overseas market is concerned. Kelly Rowland talks about her new collaboration and future endeavors.




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Now playing: Adrienne Bailon - This Hot (Prod By B.Cox)
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Another Nicki Minaj Interview

I was about to go into a tirade but I don't have to. I was going to say how I'm sick of these interviews with Nicki and them asking her the same questions over and over. Well this one is different and more long term goals are being discussed. At the end of the day this isn't nothing I haven't heard before but it's cool I guess.




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Now playing: Trina Ft. Pretty Money - Crazy
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In Love & War

that is the title of the new Amerie album due August 11. It is her debut album for Def Jam Records. New single, "Why R U" debuted at #91 this week.




Music Biz:
Chaka Khan Gets Honored!
With half of 2009 in the books, Chaka Khan is already booked for one major event in 2010.

Khan, widely known for hits including "Ain't Nobody," "I'm Every Woman" and "Through The Fire," will receive a spot on the coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

In 2006, Khan was honored by BET for her contributions to music at the BET Awards.One of my favorite albums of all time is from Chaka Khan, "I Feel For You" and I am glad to see her getting honored.

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Now playing: Missy Elliott - Work It
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I Heard The Rumors

but I didn't think they were true. Tiny, former member of Xscape and well-known for being T.I.'s baby mother and Toya, Lil' Wayne's baby mother has a show. BET definitely ought to be ashamed of themselves! I mean technically anybody is getting a show these days. I definitely need to holla at BET about my show.

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Music Biz:
B.E.P. Debuts at #1!
Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 304,000 -- the hip-pop act's best sales week ever. It's also the first No. 1 album for the group, which had previously gone as high as No. 2. Its last set, 2005's "Monkey Business," bowed in the runner-up slot with a then-best 291,000.
Aubrey O'Day Robbed!
Aubrey O'Day was left without any clothes today in Los Angeles -- and this time, it wasn't on purpose.

O'Day tells us she was robbed this morning while on her way to film a segment for the TV Guide Channel.…

Where Am I Supposed To Go?

"frankly my dear I don't give a damn". These are the closing lines on this throwback video of the day, "Busted". Produced by R. Kelly and featuring Kelly on background vocals. The Isley Bros. built a fan base back in the 50s and to this very day are still churning out hits thanks primarily to R. Kelly. Along with duo JS(Johnson Sisters) who appears in the clip, Ron Isley scolds a cheating lover and the video plays similar to another hit single, "Contagious". This time the JS replaces Chante Moore. Enjoy!




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Now playing: Luniz - I Got 5 On It
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Order In The Court

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Hello all! Thank you all for your continued support of the blog. Here is some of the latest headlines and stories in music.

Music Biz:
Mariah Preps New Album!
Mariah Carey will release her twelfth studio album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," August 25 on Island Def Jam, the singer announced today (June 16). The debut single, "Obsessed," is co-written and produced by Carey, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart and has shipped to radio, while a music video directed by Brett Ratner is forthcoming.
With "Obsessed" impacting radio yesterday, as you can see the release date has been pushed up quite a few weeks. What is more interesting is the album comes out a week before Whitney Houston's album. I guess this will prove to be a good marketing strategy. Meanwhile "Obsessed" premiered and on top of that the remix featuring Gucci Mane leaked out way ahead of its supposed release date.

Spectacular To Pose Nude?
The staff at FlavaMen magazine doesn’t care whether…

Where Do Broken Hearted Girls Go

down to the beach and reminisce on what coulda, shoulda, and woulda been. Now that the video for "Ego" has been released, it was only a matter of time for "Broken Hearted Girl" would be released. Prior to the video premiering online, there were stills and bootleg footage of the videos. Now here it is in full quality. I must say it is a very good video. I think if Beyonce did something like this in a movie without the dialogue, she wouldn't be that bad of an actress. Just my opinion though!


A Few Months Ago

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Beyonce starred in a movie titled, "Obsessed" and now Mariah Carey has a song titled, "Obsessed". Coincidence? Probably not.

Mariah Carey's "Obsessed", a rumored swipe at Eminem seems to explain his rather obsessed behavior towards Mariah over the years. This includes his constant ridicule of her everytime he drops an album. I think Mariah has gotten tired of the ridicule once and for all and has decided to fire back(again). Mariah fired back on 2003's "Charmbracelet" with the song "Clown". This just goes to show how long this has been going on.

Later today we should be hearing "Obsessed" as it is said to debut on radio. I'm sure by the time I get home from work and get online, there will be a bevy of radio rips of the song. Mariah has been twittering "obsessively" about this song and describing how good it is and so forth. I truly hope it is.

Now let me take a minute to talk about the single cover. When I…

Ten Years From Now

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we will all be singing("Birthday Sex") and wondering what ever became of Jeremih. I know that is pretty mean and harsh but it might as well be true. Only time will truly tell though. The self-titled release from Chicago bred artist, Jeremih comes on the heels of his successful single, "Birthday Sex".

I remember always seeing the song listed on the Billboard R&B charts but having never heard it. One day my sister asked me about the song and I knew who it was. I hadn't heard the song but she did and when I finally got the song, I liked it.

Signed to Def Jam, Jeremih will release his self-titled debut album on June 30. Below you can check out the track listing.

1) That Body
2) Birthday Sex
3) Break Up To Make Up
4) Runaway
5) Raindrops
6) Starting All Over
7) Imma Star (Everywhere We Are)
8) Jumpin
9) Hatin' On Me
10) My Sunshine
11) My Ride
12) Buh Bye
13) Birthday Sex [Up Tempo]

New Albums On The Horizon

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Check out the single cover for Amerie's new single, "Why R U". The video debuted last week on "106 & Park" and Amerie has slowly begun promoting the single and album. The new album will feature appearances by Trey Songz among others.


Music Biz:
Ja Rule Talks New Album!
"I'm working. I'm not in a rush," Ja said about his upcoming album. "I'm doing good work in the community with my Life Foundation. That's always a plus."

"But as far as the music side, I'm in the studio working every day. I'm about to go in the studio and work right now and finish up on the album. The album's coming out incredible. It's very different. I wanted to make it special. I wanted the album to be out of this world, and it's definitely shaping up to that."

"I'm not in a rush. I got a new situation — my Empire Music Group. Gotti's got Murder Inc. We're both still together — there's no separation. We'…

Candid Moments With The Queen

I'm getting really excited about the new Mary J. Blige record though it doesn't come out til November. Yet her music keeps leaking out by the dozen. The Queen talks candidly about other female singers, cussing, and her new album. Check it out!


DJ Whoo Kid Interviews Mary J. Blige @ Weekend BBQ On Sirius
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She Works Hard For The Money

Amerie is starting to hit the promo circut to promote new single, "Why R U" and her new album, "In Love & War" due August 11.



Music Biz:
Kelis Claims She's Broke!
Kelis claims estranged hubby Nas has left her high and dry ... Not offering her a penny in the wake of her impending birth ... And she says she's broke -- "I have run out of money."

Kelis filed legal papers claiming Nas isn't paying her support, pre-natal expenses -- nothing, even though she claims he is filthy rich.

Kelis is asking the judge to order Nas to pay spousal support, child support, all pregnancy-related expenses, and one-half of all medical expenses after the child is born. She also wants $3,500 for the baby nurse after the child's birth, and $20,000 for strollers, cribs and other baby supplies.

Kelis says, "My survival is based on [Nas'] will at this time. If he does not want to pay for an expense, it does not get paid." The couple was married in 2003. T…

All Hail The Queen

Mary J. Blige made me yearn for new music from her after seeing this interview and her freestyling at the end. Check it out!




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Now playing: Mary J. Blige - Stronger
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The Wonderful Land of Oz

Ashanti is starring in the Broadway production of "The Wiz" and you can check out an exclusive preview of the show. I actually forgot the show had started already. I wonder how the reviews have been so far for the show. I guess I'll just check on her message board.


Reintroduction

After this post is another Ginuwine interview. Basically what I said in the above post can basically be applied to this one. One interview here but in two parts. Check it out!

Part 1

Part 2

Been Gone For A Minute

but he back with the jump off. Ginuwine returns and he has been on the promo circuit for his new album, "A Man's Thoughts" in stores June 23. I recently heard the previews for the album as well as the leaks and I'm really impressed.


Follow Your Dreams

Hello all! I apologize for the lack of updates lately. I was out of town visiting friends. I meant to let you all know that but I didn't get around to it. I attempted to update Saturday via my friend's laptop but I was having probs. Now its late and I'm up due to the energy drinks I had on the road. So I am basically catching up as well as catching you all up on the latest music news and so forth.

Below you can check out an exclusive preview and a behind the scenes look at the new movie, "The Preacher's Kid" starring LeToya and Tank.




Music Biz:
The-Dream Talks Mariah's New Record!
Hitmaker The-Dream has spoken out about Mariah Carey's soon to be released new single "Obsessed", claiming in a new interview that the song is in fact a diss record.

"The most anticipated project [for me is] the Mariah project, and she just released a fire record in the building today. And we have been blasting it out all day. It's just f**king retarded. I do…