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Eve In Her Guest Role On TV's 'Glee'!

Eve is one of the few female rappers who has taken her brand beyond rap and into such ventures as TV and fashion. Here, Eve guest stars on one of TV's most popular shows, 'Glee'. Check it out!

I know the people I follow on twitter are so crazy about 'Glee' but I have never got into it.



Music Biz:
Chris Brown Axed From Timbaland Album!
Chris Brown was officially dropped from a track on Timbaland's new album -- and sources tell TMZ, the decision wasn't entirely about the music.

A source close to Brown tells TMZ the singer's vocals were removed from a song called "The One I Love" due to the "drama" surrounding him.

Tim's manager, Marcus Spence, confirms Brown was dropped from the song -- but insists the move was a "creative decision for both parties" adding, "There's nothing against Chris. We love Chris."

But according to rapper D.O.E. -- who does appear on the track -- the song was originally called "Maniac&qu…

Missy Elliott Makes Us All 'Lose Control'!

If I'm not mistaken this is Missy Elliott's last big hit; solo wise. She hit somewhat of a roadblock after the release of 'The Cookbook' when the subsequent singles failed to take off and her album, 'Block Party', the follow-up was scraped(as far I figure). Missy has kept herself busy producing(Keyshia Cole) and guest starring(Trina) on other people's album.

I just came across 'Lose Control' as I was on YouTube for a totally different purpose. I saw 'Lose Control' and thought it would make a great throwback video and a perfect tribute to female rappers. As we all know Missy does it all; sing, dance, acts, etc.

Mary J. Blige Stand Against Abuse!

So I did say I wouldn't return to blogging for a few days namely December 1 but I couldn't help myself.

So Mary J. Blige has pushed her album, 'Stronger'(now 'Stronger With Each Tear') back to December 22. It is not an uncommon thing for Mary J. to release albums in December. Why? Well because she's been pretty successful upon doing so. The singles from this album so far have been underwhelming and pretty forgettable in my opinion.

The song 'Stronger' which was co-written by Chris Brown and featured background vocals from him was the to be featured on 'Each Tear' but now Mary has pulled the song off the album and changed the title. I was reading something about Mary not wanting to include Chris on the song due to his past with Rihanna. And some of the members on the message board were saying Mary won't duet with Chris but with her ex K-Ci.

Personally I liked the song 'Stronger' and I think Mary should of included it but hey that'…

Busta Rhymes Said To Be Broke, Dating A Tranny!

Certainly you can't believe everything you read. I always feel like there is some truth to a rumor. Busta Rhymes has been pretty quiet on the music scene since his last album, 'Back On My B.S.' flopped. Now there are some allegations going around about his personal life. Read below for the full story and more!

Sources say Busta Rhymes is having some major financial issues and is maxing out credit cards left and right. As if being broke isn’t enough, Busta also has an alleged sex tape with a tranny floating around. More info under the hood.

An insider says that Busta is living on his mom’s credit cards and doing any show he can get now. His credit card most recently got declined at a 5 star hotel, some months back when he was checking in.

Debt isn’t his only problem; Busta also has about 6-7 kids. A source says he doesn’t like to use condoms despite the fact that he has herpes which he doesn’t disclose up front or at all. Now, there is a sex tape floating around with him and a…

Mariah Carey Planning To Leave Def Jam?

This whole post is dedicated to Mariah Carey as there are three individual stories about the singer. First, Mariah's newest album, 'Memoirs'(which is one of my favorites this year) has been under performing and there may be plans to leave Def Jam Records. You don't say?

As a result of the lackluster reception of ‘Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel’, and Mariah Carey’s indignation with the handling of the record, sources close to That Grape Juice have informed us that the songbird may just be ready to take flight to a new label. There is reliable word that Carey has been at logger-heads with label-head LA Reid for several months now.

The 39-year old diva has been signed to the Island Def Jam Music Group since 2002. The terms of the singer’s deal entail a minimum of 3 albums for the grand total of 22.5 million dollars, with her being named a joint partner with the Universal Music Group. Carey’s first LP released under the agreement was 2002’s ‘Charmbracelet’ which was followed …

Young Money 'We Are Young Money' Album Cover Revealed!

1. Bedrock (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga & Jae Millz) (Feat. Lloyd) (Produced by Kane Beatz)
02. New Shit (Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Mack Maine & Lil Wayne)
03. Pass Me The Dutch (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda & Short Dawg)
04. Wifebeater (Jae Millz, Tyga, Mack Maine & Lil Wayne)
05. Fuck The Bullshit (Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne & Drake Feat. Birdman) (Produced by Andrew “Papa Justifi” Wansel & Warren “Oak” Felder of the Knightwritaz)
06. Ms. Parker (Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz & Lil Wayne)
07. Target (Drake, Lil Wayne, Tyga, & Nicki Minaj)
08. Sacrifice (Shanell, Mack Maine, Lil Wayne & Gudda Gudda)
09. Every Girl (Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine) (Produced by Tha Bizness)
10. She Is Gone (Lil Wayne, Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda Feat. Pleasure P)
11. Girl I Got You (Lil Twist & Lil Chuckee)
12. Gooder
13. Roger That (Nicki Minaj, Tyga & Lil Wayne)
14. Steady Mobbin’ (Lil Wayne Feat. Gucci Mane) (Produc…

Going On A Holiday!

You see the picture to your left; well that is what I will be doing in the morning(Thanksgiving day). I am going out of town to visit my sister and her kids. I will not be updating the blog for the next few days. Once I return in December, you can expect a new layout and new theme.

Thank you all for the continued support. For those who celebrate Thanksgiving may you all have a good one. Talk to you all very very soon!

Nicki Minaj In The Studio!

Female rappers continue to be saluted this week and Nicki Minaj's entry into the game definitely breathes new life into female rap. Check the rapper out in the studio as she listens to her track, 'Mind On My Money'.

Nicki Minaj Goes Behind The Scenes Of Photo Shoot!

Nicki Minaj plans to take over in 2010 and here is just a sample of what you will see come early next year. It's about to go down!



Music Biz:
Sade Returns To Music Scene!
Sade is making music again. The soulful English group fronted by 50-year-old singer Sade Adu will release a new album Feb. 8, according to Epic Records. "Soldier of Love" will be the group's first studio album since 2000's "Lovers Rock." All five of Sade's studio albums have landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide. "Soldier of Love" was recorded in England and produced by the band and longtime collaborator Mike Pela.

Mary J. Blige Performs 'I Am' On George Lopez Show!

Mary J. Blige performs her latest single from her upcoming album, 'Stronger With Each Tear' in stores December 22. Check it out!


I Am LT Live
by yardie4lifever2

Music Biz:
Day26 Parts Way With Bad Boy!
After becoming stars via Diddy's reality TV series Making The Band, Day26's run at Bad Boy Records has come to an end.

The group has left the label, according to a report from TheBoomBox.com, but say they are still a part of Diddy's extended family.

"Bad Boy is always our family, but we're with Atlantic right now," member Willie Taylor told the site.

Although they became stars on reality television, Day26 are now determined to prove that they have what it takes to make it on pure talent, rather than TV ratings.

"We really want to get people focused on the artistry, on the music," Taylor explained. "I think a lot of people lost it with the entertainment of the show. So now, we really want to show people what we're all about, that we do our th…

Love Is Just A Touch Away

These music feeds just pop up in my head. All of a sudden 'touch' popped in my head and a list of songs followed. Of course I could sit here and name countless songs with 'touch' in the title. That is almost what happened. Basically the first few song that popped in my head ended up on this list. Check it out!

Touch, Omarion
Some of my favorite songs by Omarion are the ones produced by The Neptunes and 'Touch' is no exception. The video features Omarion doing plenty of twirling and gyrating to maximum effect.

Touch My Body, Ashanti
This is an unreleased track from Ashanti recorded around the 'Concrete Rose' album era(2004). The track also featured a verse from Lil' Kim on some versions. I'm not sure if that was official or not.

Touch My Body, Mariah Carey
Perhaps one of the most well known songs here with 'Touch' in the title. This song became Mariah's 18th number one hit!

Touch My Body, Missy Elliott
This song just leaked out online and the…

Kelis Talks New Single, Album!

I am a fan of Kelis so I am looking forward to her new album. 'Acapella' didn't exactly blow me away but there is the hope for something better. Below you can read more about her new single and album.

"When she unleashed her new single, "Acapella," to the web today, one thing quickly became clear: Kelis is back--but not with a vengeance.

In fact, the uptempo cut is better suited for pop-locking than tire slashing, quite the opposite of what one might expect from a woman involved in a highly publicized divorce with Nas. But in an exclusive interview with VIBE in October--her first since becoming a mom--Kelis insisted that she's not singing scorned woman sorrows on her next LP.

"I think [fans are] expecting an angry record. And I'm not angry," Kelis says. "I'm actually curious to see how this goes over. People like angry records, they like the scorned women. But I'm not, and I don't feel that way. And I didn't feel that way …

Fantasia Returns With New Album!

2010 is shaping up to be an interesting year in music. New albums from Kelis, Monica, and Fantasia are in the works. Read below to find out more about Fantasia's upcoming album.

American Idol winner Fantasia has announced that she will release her new single in January, followed by her third album in March.

The single release is believed to be coinciding with Fanty’s new VH1 reality show, which will document her struggles as a single mother and recording artist.

I loved Fantastia’s sophomore album (Hood Boy is my anthem) so I’m pretty pumped for this. I hope she throws in a little gospel flavour!

Expect production from Raphael Saadiq, Midi Mafia, Missy Elliott, Rock City, Eric Hudson, and Rich King was was responsible for Brandy’s jam “1st & Love”.

Rihanna Gets Rolling Stone Review!
Rihanna has transformed her sound and made one of the best pop records of the year.

With Rihanna, singing has never been in doubt. The question has always been personality: Is there a flesh-and-blood woma…

Queen Latiah Invites You To 'Come Into My House'!

I am paying tribute to all the glorious female rappers from over the years. One of rap's most dedicated and pioneering woman is Queen Latifah. She has since gone on to do bigger and badder things. Check out your Queen performing one of her many hits, 'Come Into My House'.

Kelis Sings An 'Acapella' On New Single!

Kelis is back! After the controversy involving Kelis' divorce, Kelis is ready to shift her attention back to music. Me personally I'm always excited when Kelis releases new music. Her first single, 'Acapella' is produced by Dave Guetta(worked with Kelly Rowland). It is the first single from her upcoming debut album on will.i.am/Interscope Records.

Music Biz:
Jennifer Lopez Speaks On Fall!
Jennifer Lopez is having a good laugh after her fall at last night’s American Music Awards.

J.Lo was performing “Louboutins,” the first single from her new album love? when she jumped and landed on her famous rear end. The malfunction aired live on the East Coast, but was edited out of the West Coast feed. Watch it here.

“Did I trip a little bit?” she joked with KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Monday. “I don’t even remember. I meant to do that. You should know me better than that. That was part of the controversy.”

Lopez got right back up after her tumble. “The measure of things …

Rah Digga Plays The Alter Ego Role With 'Dirty Harriet'

All female rappers have alter egos or other names they refer to themselves as. For instance Eve is known as 'the pitbull in a skirt'. In Rah Digga's case, she is known as 'Dirty Harriet'(a take on Harriet Tubman) which ironically was the name of her 2000 debut solo album.

Rah Digga first REALLY caught my attention for her single, 'Imperial'. In the video Rah Digga pranced around in her usual B-girl stance and pictures of Foxy Brown were in the background. Paying homage to Foxy in her video and on her debut was something that I liked.

On the album, Rah has a lot of punchlines and her delivery is sick. The way she says things and the way she says it makes this album a worthwhile listen. There are some entertaining moments in the form of some skits which I couldn't wait to share with an old friend of mine.

Rah Digga never truly got her chance to shine again after this album. Her second solo album on J Records never was released commercially. Eventually it lea…

MC Lyte Could 'Cold Rock A Party' In The 90s

Not to discredit the influence MC Lyte has had beyond the 90s(in TV and the occasional guest rap appearances), MC Lyte's reigned in the late 80s and early 90s. She hit a bit of a dry spell in the mid 90s but resurfaced in the late 90s with a string of hits including 'Cold Rock A Party'. Featuring Diddy(Puff Daddy at the time) and Missy Elliot(two of the hottest rappers at the time), she couldn't go wrong. 'Cold Rock A Party' appeared on MC Lyte's 1996 album, 'Bad A I Wanna B'.

Da Brat Gives 'Unrestricted' Access To Listeners!

As you all know I have been paying tribute to female rappers and it may not seem like I have as much(but check the sidebar margin for content).

If you didn't know Da Brat is the first female rapper to go platinum(sell a million copies) and in countless raps Da Brat made mention of this. Once her second album, 'Anuthatantrum' Da Brat lost a little of her spark. By the time she recorded 'Unrestricted' Da Brat realized that female rap had changed thanks in part to Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown's overt sexual images.

In various press releases and interviews, Da Brat knew that saying 'sex sells' was true and she was trying to go 'triple platinum'. Shortly before 'Unrestricted' was released, Da Brat showed up at the 'Soul Train Awards' donning a pink catsuit, long red straight hair, and a womanly image we had never seen from her. We knew then that Da Brat was ready to make some noise; sexually and musically.

Still keeping her gangsta image …

Jennifer Lopez Is 'Fresh Out The Oven' For New Video Clip!

Even though Jennifer went out her way to do a video for this song(or buzz single), 'Fresh Out The Oven' is not the first single off of Jennifer Lopez's upcoming album. The song 'Louboutins'(which was also recorded by Brandy) will be her first single. Jennifer will perform at Sunday's 'American Music Awards' on ABC. Check your local listings for time!



Music Biz:
Janet Jackson Proves Big Ratings!
The spotlight was on Janet Jackson and ABC Wednesday.

According to ratings released Thursday, the ABC helmed television special "In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Janet Jackson" was the second most watched broadcast in the 10pm timeslot.

Second only to CSI: New York, Jackson's 'In The Spotlight' special was viewed by over 6.7 million people.

Speaking with Roberts, for the first time at length, about her brother, Michael Jackson's death, growing up a 'Jackson' and her return to music and film, Janet Jackson invited cameras into her …

Janet Jackson 'Make Me' Video!

Janet works it out in the new video to her single, 'Make Me' which is from her 'Number Ones' album in stores now.

It was recently reported(here) that Janet has signed to Interscope Records and will be working closely with Rodney Jerkins(boo!).

Mia X Teaches Us How To 'Get Da Paper'!

Mia X returns to the music scene with her new video, 'Get Da Paper'. It is definitely a welcome return for a female who had a minor hit streak in the late 90s. Mia X's former label and affiliation with No Limit produced numerous gold albums and appearances. Check out the new video!



Music Biz:
Eminem Re-Releases 'Relapse' Album!
Multi-platinum hip-hop artist Eminem will release Relapse: Refill on December 21st, 2009, on Aftermath/Interscope Records. This re-release of Eminem’s chart-topping fifth studio album includes seven bonus tracks, including the single “Forever,” also featuring Drake, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne (previously found on the More Than A Game soundtrack), “Taking My Ball” (also released only with the DJ Hero video game), and five never-before-heard tracks.

“I want to deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned,” Eminem says. “Hopefully these tracks on The Refill will tide the fans over until we put out Relapse 2 next year.” Emin…

Rihanna Flips Out On Driver and Entourage!

Now that Rihanna is officially a superstar, let the diva behavior begin.

With all her recent candid interviews about the Chris Brown attack, Rihanna was beginning to look like genuinely dignified and even a little bit demure.

But she's clearly had a temper bubbling under the surface... and waiting for her driver just sent her over the edge.

The 21-year-old singer was waiting for a car to pick her up after leaving a VIP club in London via that back door.

After a three minute wait, however, Rihanna was already pacing.

A source told the Daily Star: "She was with a massive entourage and one was on the phone to the driver, asking where he was.

"Suddenly Rihanna started shouting in the face of this guy, saying: 'Where the f*** is my car?'. After another minute, she squawked: 'I mean it guys, you've now got 30 seconds to get me my car or someone is losing their employment. I f***ing mean it, 10 seconds and I get nasty.'"

Luckily the car arrived before any &qu…

Music Feed: Down With The Click

It's a written rule that a famed male rapper with a click have a female rapper. The click serves as an introduction to that said female rapper. The click's album and a variety of guest appearances set the stage for the female rapper's solo debut album. From here on out, most female rappers outgrow their clicks and succeeds the other lesser known members.

The female rappers listed below are mentioned alongside their perspective clicks or former clicks.

Rah Digga, Flipmode
Rah Digga is one of the few female rappers where most would agree that she can and will outshine most if not all male rappers. With the infamous Flipmode squad, Rah Digga could be heard on singles such as 'I Know What You Want' and 'Touch It'.

Nicki Minaj, Young Money
Nicki Minaj possesses a cartoonish and animated flow that makes just about every lyric she spits stand out; even some of the more silly ones. Young Money's own Lil' Wayne scooped Nicki Minaj up after viewing her on the rap …

Izzi Dunn Is Not Just About 'Tits & Ass'

I received an e-mail a few weeks ago regarding UK soul artist Izzi Dunn. Being that I have a Blackberry phone, my e-mail comes through my phone. I remember reading briefly about Izzi Dunn and the press release that came with the e-mail. I didn't pay it much attention as I was at work. A lot of the time I neglect the e-mail associated with this blog(please don't hold it against me) and for that I do apologize.

Now onto Izzi Dunn; her new album, 'Cries & Smiles' will be released next year. 'Tits & Ass' is available now and I like the song and what it stands for. The video is pretty cool too as you will see below.

Check out Izzi at a few of these websites!
www.izzidunn.co.uk
www.myspace.com/izzidunn

Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Tops Billboard Hot 100 Charts!

2 1 JAY-Z EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (FEAT.
1 2 OWL CITY FIREFLIES
3 3 DERULO*JASON WHATCHA SAY
4 4 IYAZ REPLAY
22 5 LADY ANTEBELLUM NEED YOU NOW
8 6 BRITNEY SPEARS 3
5 7 SEAN*JAY DOWN
6 8 MILEY CYRUS PARTY IN THE U.S.A.
7 9 LADY GAGA PAPARAZZI (REMIXES)
14 10 KE$HA TIK TOK
18 11 LADY GAGA BAD ROMANCE
12 12 GUETTA*DAVID FEAT. AKON SEXY b***h EP 1
10 13 BEYONCE SWEET DREAMS
13 14 TAYLOR SWIFT YOU BELONG WITH ME
15 15 THE BLACK EYED PEAS MEET ME HALFWAY
9 16 RIHANNA RUSSIAN ROULETTE
11 17 JAY-Z RUN THIS TOWN/D.O.A
17 18 BLACK EYED PEAS INVASION OF I GOTTA FEELING
16 19 DRAKE FEATURING KAN FOREVER
19 20 KELLY CLARKSON ALREADY GONE
21 21 CARRIE UNDERWOOD COWBOY CASANOVA
20 22 KINGS OF LEON USE SOMEBODY
24 23 JUSTIN BIEBER ONE TIME
23 24 CHRIS BROWN FEATURI I CAN TRANSFORM YA
25 25 COLBIE CAILLAT FALLIN' FOR YOU
38 26 TAYLOR SWIFT FIFTEEN
28 27 CASCADA EVACUATE THE DANCEFLOOR
31 28 50 CENT FEATURING N BABY BY ME
30 29 ZAC BROWN BAND TOES
27 30 JAY SEAN FEATURING DO YOU REMEMBER
99 31 GLEE CAST FEATURING DEFYING GRAVITY
46…

Trina Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of 'That's My Attitude' Video Shoot!

For a minute there I was thinking 'That's My Attitude' was just a buzz single but I'm thinking it is her lead single for her new album, 'Amazin' in stores on March 30, 2010. Depending on how this single does, it may end up being a buzz single. I do like 'That's My Attitude' but I was expecting more for a first single. I just feel like if a single is a buzz single why shoot a video for it. Now if it ends up taking off, then that's reason to shoot a video. Anyway check out the footage!



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Now playing: Janet Jackson - Where Are You Now
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LeToya Talks New Single, Album!

While promoting in the Bay Area, California, LeToya talks about her new single, 'Regret', a new album, and more. Check it out!



Music Biz:
50 Cent's Album Sales Withheld Due To Leak!
50 Cent's album was originally scheduled to drop on Nov. 23, but it leaked to the Internet nearly a month before that, prompting his label, Interscope Records, to push its release forward. The digital version of "Before I Self Destruct" was rush-released to Apple's iTunes Store in the U.S. last Monday (Nov. 9), ahead of the CD's bow on Monday, Nov. 16.

Because of this situation, Interscope has requested that Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan uphold an existing policy regarding album Internet leaks. In a rule instituted nearly a year ago based on industry input, a label may ask Nielsen SoundScan to hold the digital sales count of an album for up to one week -- and for Billboard to delay charting that album -- when a leak situation has resulted in a digital album beating its physi…

Music Feed: New York State Of Mind

Have you ever noticed that the majority of musicians are from New York? If they aren't from New York, they are from California. Makes sense though. The states of New York and California are huge and are populated by many citizens.

Not only are singers bred from New York so are a bevy of rappers; namely female rappers. The female rappers listed below are all from New York City.

Foxy Brown
No female in rap is more explicit than Foxy Brown! Though it can be debated that Lil' Kim is just as nasty if not nastier, Foxy always got the heat when it came to explicit lyrics.

Lil' Kim
Alongside Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim repped the city of New York with a self assured delivery that many would come to emulate. Not only that; Kim's sometimes bizarre style and even more bizarre looks are now industry legend.

Nicki Minaj
She is slowly becoming the new 'it' girl of rap. Three successful and well-received mixtapes('Playtime Is Over', 'Sucka Free', and 'Beam Me Up Sco…

Chris Brown 'Graffiti' Album Preview!

With Chris Brown and Rihanna dropping new albums weeks apart, the stage is already set! Who will have to the hottest album? Who will sale more?

Being that Rihanna's 'Rated R' album has already leaked, the reaction I've read so far regarding that has been mostly positive. Now you can here some snippets from Chris Brown's 'Graffiti' album in stores December 8.

Click here to listen to an exclusive preview of 'Graffiti'.

Alicia Keys 'The Element Of Freedom' Album Tracklisting!
Album in stores December 15!
1. The Element Of Freedom (Intro)
2. Love Is Blind
3. Doesn’t Mean Anything
4. Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
5. Wait Til They See My Smile
6. That’s How Strong My Love Is
7. Unthinkable (I’m Ready)
8. Love Is My Disease
9. Like The Sea
10. Put It In A Love Song feat. Beyoncé Knowles
11. This Bed
12. Distance And Time
13. How It Feels To Fly
14. Empire State Of Mind (Part II) http://urbanbridgez.com/ubgblog/2009...-tracklisting/

Toni Braxton Speaks On Divorce!

Mario's 'Stranded' Single Cover!

Mario's 'D.N.A.' is one of the few albums I actually bought this year. One of my favorite songs from the album is 'Stranded' which has been chosen as Mario's third single. Second single, 'Thinkin About You' is on the charts but not exactly setting the charts on fire like 'Break Up' did. Let's hope 'Stranded' can do that because I'm sure this is Mario's last chance before they cut all promotion off with this album.

Clipse, Cam'ron Back By 'Popular Demand'!

The video looks pretty cheap and probably a whole lot of money wasn't dished out for it but who says all videos have to be big budget anyway? The new album from Clipse 'Til The Casket Drops' will be in stores December 8 or 15. Check back later and I will possibly make a clarification once I find out. After this video you can catch an exclusive behind the scenes footage of 'Popular Demand'.



Beyonce, Lady Gaga Shows Us Their 'Video Phone'!

The video for Beyonce and Lady GaGa's 'Video Phone' is finally here and it is a very colorful video. It shows Beyonce in a variety of looks that actually work for her. Looking at the video I didn't realize how long and pointed Lady GaGa's nose was.



Music Biz:
Gucci Mane Heads To Jail!
The Milwaukee Hip-Hop scene has love for Gucci Mane, no doubt. So it is unfortunate to have to report this turn of events, especially since Gucci has been having a good end of the year for the most part. The bad news is, the rapper is on his way back to prison. He was sentenced to a year or about six months with good behavior. The reason he is headed back to the slammer is due to a probation violation. He is to begin serving time immediately according to reports.

This incident could not have happened at a worse time for Gucci, as the rapper was working on promoting his new album. The album oddly enough is titled, The State Vs. Radric Davis and was due out around December 8, 2009. There ha…

Female Rappers Greatest Hits!

Hits from female rappers are few and far between unless your talking Missy Elliott who has had a long string of hits. The songs here are some of the biggest hits by female rappers. Check them out!

Not Tonight, Lil' Kim featuring Angie Martinez, Missy Elliott, Da Brat, and Left Eye
I don't which was more exciting; the actual track or the video which featured a variety of women and not those just synonymous with rap.

I'll Be, Foxy Brown featuring Jay-Z
Foxy Brown scored one of her biggest hits by sampling Rene & Angela's 'I'll Be Good' track.

I Can't Stand The Rain, Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott broke new ground with this video and it set the stage for future videos that would be held in high regards.

Let Me Blow Your Mind, Eve featuring Gwen Stefani
This was one of the obvious hit singles from Eve's 'Scorpion' album. We also were introduced to Gwen Stefani's more urban side which became prevalent in future songs by her.

Here We Go, Trina featuri…

Janet Jackson Previews 'Make Me' Video!

Looks like 'Make Me' will be a nice video but too bad the single is stalling on radio and the charts. It really is classic Janet and gives me an early 90s vibe. Janet's 'Number Ones' album will be in stores tomorrow, November 17.

The Flowers That You Gave To Me

All the songs listed below have one thing in common; flowers. Songs about flowers or songs that are metaphors for flowers are here. Check it out!

The Flowers, Amerie
This is an emotional mid-tempo ballad that appears on Amerie's newest album, "In Love & War" in stores now.

Flower, Jody Watley
This was the title track from Jody Watley's 1998 unreleased debut album.

Flower, Jaguar Wright
On her "Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul" album, Jaguar Wright dedicated this emotional cut to her child.

Black Roses, Trey Songz
'Black Roses' usually signal death or hopelessness and in this case Trey pays tribute to a mournful lover.

A Dozen Roses, Monica
This is probably one of my favorite songs from this list. I know Monica got a lot of flack from this album and this song but it was pretty good in my opinion.

Roses, Mary J. Blige
You can always count on Mary J. to tell it like it is and in this case 'Roses' being that everything is not always as good as it seems.

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Ridin In The Car With Boys

All the songs here have one thing in common. They all deal with cars or are associated with cars. The-Dream sang about 'Fast Car' and Mya was 'Ridin' looking around for a cheating lover. They are the songs that made us appreciate cars even more. Check them out!

Fast Car, The-Dream
This was one of my favorite songs on The-Dream's debut album(which for some reason I can't think of the name right now). Anyway the beat was very fast and the melody very catchy. Even my little niece had made a dance step to the song.

Pink Cadillac, Natalie Cole
I really don't know this song too much. I even included in an earlier 'music feed' regarding the use of colors in songs. This is one of Natalie's biggest hits though.

Ridin', Mya
Cheating lovers beware. This is what your girl is doing when your out cheating and I actually know a few girls who have done this.

Ridin' Spinners, Three 6 Mafia
This is one of my favorite songs from Three 6 Mafia! The song features th…

Mariah Carey Performs 'H.A.T.E.U.' Live On David Letterman!

Mariah performs her newest single, the fan-favorite "H.A.T.E.U." which if you don't know means Having A Typical Emotional Upset. The song in my opinion is a very difficult song to sing live and Mariah struggles herself a little bit with this one. In the studio, she can do as many takes as she likes and it sounds like its a breeze. When performing live that's when we get to see the real vocalist and the mistakes and so forth. I liked the performance though and I tend to like singers with a little bit of scratchiness to their voice. Check it out!

Mariah Carey Releases 'I Want To Know What Love Is' Video!

After numerous delays, Mariah finally releases the video for "I Want To Know What Love Is". Word is though that Mariah and her camp didn't like the video and nixed it. I think after the song failed at radio, suddenly they didn't like the video. Now Mariah has moved on to "H.A.T.E.U." which she should of done in the first place.



Music Biz:
Pretty Ricky New Album Preview!
Click here to listen to the new album, "Pretty Ricky" in stores November 17.

Omarion Talks Chris Brown, Rihanna!
Singer Omarion hit up New York’s Power 105fm Morning Show with Ed Lover and Free this morning and discussed his upcoming projects and why he would NEVER get back with B2K among other things. Of course, with Omarion being a good friend of Chris Brown’s, he offered his thoughts on the Rihanna situation:

Omarion: It’s one of those situations that I hope some positivity comes out of it because I think it’s so unfortunate and love will really make you do some crazy things.

Ed Love…

Alicia Keys Unveils 'The Element Of Freedom' Album Cover!

Just when I was going to post what I thought was the original picture of Alicia Key's new album cover, a twitter post by the singer said it was fake! Now check out the real one below! What do you think?



Music Biz:
Mariah Carey Talks Unflattering Pictures!
It looks like the Mariah Carey isn’t too happy about some unflattering pictures that leaked of her in a bikini on the set of the “H.A.T.E.U.” music video recently, with the notoriously OTT diva freaking out during a recent press conference when an Italian journalist questioned her about the photo’s.

“I haven’t even seen those. Why can’t people show me the images prior to me going to a press conference? I don’t know and neither do you. Okay, what was the question? I didn’t see them yet so maybe it’s not me. I’m not claiming them yet. I don’t know them. Haven’t seen them, can’t comment. I got to go online and look at the pictures first and then I’ll call you and let you know… Oh they are? The lighting was kind of I don’t know. It was…

Throwback Video: Foxy Brown featuring Dru Hill - Big Bad Mama

Foxy Brown was riding high when she released, "Big Bad Mama" from the 1997 movie, "How To Be A Player" starring Bill Bellamy. Def Jam was responsible for a lot of soundtracks during the late 90s and you could always count on Foxy to appear on them(as long as her relationship with Def Jam was straight). Over the years Foxy's relationship with Def Jam deteriorated and she eventually was released from the label in 2003.

Rihanna Releases 'Russian Roulette' Video!

I haven't really had a chance to view it myself but it looks pretty hot and epic. For some reason, the beginning of the video reminds me of "Basic Instinct" with that room. Rihanna has definitely been tapping into her inner Sharon Stone especially during the "20/20" interview.



Music Biz:
Whitney Houston To Appear On The AMAS!
Whitney Houston is bringing her “Strength” to the 2009 American Music Awards.

The R&B legend will perform her comeback single “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” at this year’s AMAs, airing next Sunday, Nov. 22, on ABC.

“We’re honored to have Whitney Houston back on the AMA stage after ten years,” American Music Awards producer Larry Klein remaked in a press statement issued Wednesday. “She has won the most AMAs of any female artist in history and is without a doubt an international superstar.”

The performance marks Whitney’s first appearance at the AMAs in more than a decade. The singer will also receive the International Artist Award for her s…