Showing posts from October, 2011

Ne-Yo Titles New Album, Drake Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Expect a new Ne-Yo album in 2012. It had been previously announced that the singer/producer was working on new material. The album titled; "The Cracks In Mr. Perfect" is said to feature gues appearances by Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and T-Pain. Look out for that!

I liked Ne-Yo's last album; "Libra Scale" even though it didn't do well at all and I think most people hated it.

Look what I found; the tracklisting for the new Drake album; "Take Care" in stores and online November 15. I'm actually looking forward to it.

1. “Over My Dead Body”
2. “Shot for Me”
3. “Headlines”
4. “Crew Love” feat. The Weeknd
5. “Take Care” feat. Rihanna
6. “Marvin’s Room” / “Buried Alive Interlude”
7. “Under Ground Kings”
8. “We’ll Be Fine”
9. “Make Me Proud” feat. Nicki Minaj
10. “Lord Knows” feat. Rick Ross
11. “Cameras” / “Good Ones Go Interlude”
12. “Doing It Wrong”
13. “The Real Her” feat. Lil Wayne & André 3000
14. “HYFR (Hell Ya Fu**in’ Right)” feat. Lil Wayne
15. “Look What Y…

Amy Winehouse New Album Due This December

Just a few months after he untimely death; a new Amy Winehouse will be released this December. Read more below:

A new album from the late Amy Winehouse featuring never-before-heard songs will arrive in time for the Holiday Season.

Winehouse was hard at working on her third studio offering before passing in July 2011 of alcohol poisoning at 27 years old. It was unclear if the posthumous album would be released but now it’s been confirmed for December 1, 2011.

"I spent so much time chasing after Amy - telling her off - that I never realized what a true genius she was,” Winehouse’s father Mitch says about his daughter’s music. “It wasn't until I sat down with the rest of the family and listened to this album that I fully appreciated the breadth of her talent. From jazz standards to hip-hop songs, it took my breath away."

Entitled ‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures,’ the set will include unreleased materials as well as cover versions of classic songs. $1 dollar from the sa…

Drake Enlists Superstar Guests For New Album

Drake is ready to release his new album after pushing it back two weeks. Now more info for the new album has been revealed. Check it out below:

Drake is getting a hand from his superstar friends on his sophomore album Take Care (out November 15). Despite initially wanting to keep features to a minimum, the Canadian superstar couldn’t turn down guest spots from Rihanna, André 3000, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, The Weeknd, and Lil Wayne, who fill out the 19 tracks.

After Drizzy’s contribution to her No. 1 single “What’s My Name?” Rihanna returns the favor by adding her vocals to the title track.

Throwback Video: Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me


Tyrese Speaks On New Album Release

Tyrese talks about his new album; "Open Invitation" in stores tomorrow, his list of influences; and his notion to make a good album not just based on hit singles.

I got to see Tyrese last night on "What What Happens Live" on the BRAVO network. Tyrese appeared with Kandi and spoke about "The Real Housewives" franchise among other things. The show is a live telecast so Tyrese was sorta holding back but towards the end he started to open up...well a little!

Toni Braxton Speaks On New Season Of Hit Reality Show

Though I'm still upset I never caught an episode of the first season of WE TV's "Braxton Family Values"; the network is rolling out with Season 2 set to premiere November 10. Toni Braxton talks about what to expect on the upcoming season; her health; and a lot more.

I remember reading at one point "Braxton Family Values" was a show set to air on the BRAVO network. Then I would be able to see it. Anyway to those who can; check out the new season. I guess too if I really want to see the first season; I can find it online somewhere.

Mariah Carey Opens Up On New Album

There has been news here and there about a new Mariah Carey and more news becomes available as its being revealed. Read more below and look out for a video of Mariah Carey and Justin Beiber for their duet of "All I Want For Christmas" from Justin's "Under The Mistletoe" album in stores and online November 1.

Now that Mariah Carey has debuted her twins to the world and discussed all of the intimate details of her tumultuous pregnancy, she has become completely focused on her next studio album. In fact, the diva has summoned several industry heavyweights to the studio, including producers James "Big Jim" Wright and Randy Jackson.

However, this wasn't the first time that Carey has worked with Wright or Jackson. She previously collaborated with the former on several tracks from her critically lauded The Emancipation of Mimi album, such as "Fly Like a Bird" and "I Wish You Knew.". Additionally, Jackson has been a member of Ca…

Jill Scott Featuring Paul Wall - So Gone(What My Mind Says) - Video

Its the latest video from Jill Scott from her recent album; "The Light Of The Sun" in stores and online now. I just read that Jill will take part in this year's VH1's "Divas Live" telecast along with Mary J. Blige and a host of others.

As for Paul Wall I think this is his first big feature in awhile unless I've been hiding under a rock. I saw that he lost some weight.

T-Pain Featuring Dawn - Fantasy - Video

T-Pain recruits Dawn(Richard)of Dirty Money fame for this video from T-Pain's mixtape; "prEVOLVEr" and his upcoming album; "rEVOLVEr" in stores and online December 6.

Mary J. Blige - 25/8 - Video

Mary J. Blige finally releases the video for her newest single; "25/8" which is the first single off new album; "My Life II: The Journey Continues(Act 1)".

Mary J.'s new single; "Mr. Wrong" with Drake leaked out earlier in the week as did a collaboration with Rick Ross titled; "Why". Go to YouTube to hear the songs if you haven't heard them already.

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Robin Thicke Moves Up New Album Release Date

Robin Thicke is not quite ready to take the battlefield. The soul man has delayed the release of his fifth album Love After War to December.

The follow-up to 2009’s Sex Therapy, previously scheduled for November 15, will now arrive on December 6. He will face off with albums from Nicole Scherzinger, Bow Wow, Taio Cruz, The Roots, and T-Pain.

The title track is currently available at digital retailers and a video has been shot with director Hype Williams. Thicke is also reuniting with Lil Wayne on his next single “Pretty Lil’ Heart,” which goes to iTunes on November 8.

In addition to Weezy, he has been in the studio with Faith Evans and Pharrell. “You get to that point where you hate it and then you love it,” Thicke said of his new music. “It’s just like any important relationship in your life.”

Nicki Minaj Gets Visit From The Cops

It looks like Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend(really?) are back at it...well sorta! Cops were called to Nicki Minaj's house! Read below to find out more:

There was a big confrontation at Nicki Minaj's house in Hollywood moments ago ... and it got so bad the cops came ... TMZ has learned.

Here's the backstory. Law enforcement tells us, a couple of weeks ago, Nicki's maid took a photo of the singer out of the trash and then asked Nicki to sign it. Nicki got pissed and fired her.

Cops tell us, the maid did come back today, and Nicki became enraged and ordered her to leave. Now here's where the stories are a bit conflicting. One source says -- contrary to what the cops say -- Nicki actually made a mistake, saw another maid and assumed she was the one Nicki had fired.

We have had multiple people involved in the incident tell us ... the maid Nicki confronted was NOT the same maid she fired a few weeks ago. It was a case of mistaken identity.

Either way, Nicki&…

Chris Brown Readies New Album, Jennifer Lopez On Glamour Magazine

Chris Brown is readying new album; "Fortune" which will be the follow up to his"F.A.M.E." album. Chris took to his twitter account and announced plans for the new album as well as the upcoming first single(s); "Strip" and "Biggest Fan" produced by The Runners.

"Fortune" was originally a double album that was to be included with "F.A.M.E." titled; "F.A.M.E. + Fortune.

Chris Brown leads the list of nominees for this year's Soul Train Music Awards airing on BET & Centric(BET's sister station) on Sunday; November 27.

Jennifer Lopez appears on the December issue of Glamour Magazine. Click here to see the cover. You can currently see Jennifer Lopez in a bevy of commercials airing on TV; one for her new Jennifer Lopez collection line exclusively at Kohl's Department Stores. You can also see her in Fiat 500 car commercial where she performs a medley of single; "Papi". It's from her most recent album; &…

Day 26 - A New Day - Webseries Preview

I was just inquiring what happened to Day 26 and a few days later; a new song surfaces and a preview of an upcoming Webseries.

The group returns sans former member Q; who had a public falling out with the group and who once dated Dawn Richard of Danity Kane and Dirty Money fame. The group is no longer under Bad Boy but now exclusively under Atlantic Records; home of Trey Songz and Toni Braxton.

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Keith Sweat Renames New Album, Keri Hilson Working On New Album

Keith Sweat has renamed his new album; "Till The Morning" originally titled; "Open Invitation". A week later; Tyrese is to release his album of the same name. So to avoid any confusion or overall disdain; Keith Sweat made a last minute album title change which is smart in his case. Then too; it would of been a nice marketing scheme to keep the title as is. It could of even went as far as to which "Open Invitation" album is better. Anyway...

Click here to see the cover of the new Keith Sweat album.

Keri Hilson has announced that she is working on a third album. This isn't really news to me because I did read awhile back that she was. It may be news to some of you though. She describes the new album as "emotional". Okay!

What boggles me is why Keri still insists on releasing yet another single from her current album; "No Boys Allowed". The album has been finished and no single following "Pretty Girl Rock" has been able to revi…

Beyonce Featuring J. Cole - Party - Video

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Throwback Video: Jon B. - They Don't Know

I was on twitter and saw Jon B. Trending and like most people; when I see a celebrity name; I think they've died. More so in recent times though a celebrity name Trending on twitter doesn't usually indicate death anymore. Anyway Jon B. was Trending primarily due to another twitter Trending Topic; #RnBClassics

His single and video for single; "They Don't Know" is the subject of Trending Topic #RnBClassics

Check out the video from his 1997 album; "Cool Relax" which is a pretty good one by the way. I remember my sister had it back in the day. Me; personally I never owned it but I guess I could get my hands on it now if I really wanted to.

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T.I. On Chelsea Lately

T.I. speaks to late night talk show host and comedienne Chelsea Handler aka Chelsea Lately about his new book, prison stint, and how he saved someone from suicide.

I like Chelsea's interviews especially with R&B/Hip Hop artists. She is very funny!

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Amy Winehouse's Cause Of Death Revealed

Singer Amy Winehouse's death this summer was the result of alcohol poisoning, an inquest ruled, as it reached a verdict of "death by misadventure."

A pathologist told a coroner's court in north London that alcohol toxicity was the cause of the 27-year-old's death, with her blood alcohol levels measured at more than five times the legal drink-drive limit.
A family statement, given by spokesman Chris Goodman, said: "It is some relief we finally found out what happened to Amy.
"We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away. It is likely a buildup of alcohol in her system over a number of days.

"The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain that she could not win in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence."
The Grammy award-winning artist, who had struggled with alcohol and drug abuse over several years, was found dead…

J. Cole - Lost Ones - Video

This song appears on J. Cole's debut album; "Cole World: The Sideline Story" in stores and online now. The album recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts.

J. Cole can be seen in the remix and video for Beyonce's current single; "Party". A video was set to debut yesterday I believe. I don't know what happened or what the hold up is. Maybe it may leak out today?

Now playing: Game - Heavy Artillery (Feat. Rick Ross And Beanie Sigel)
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Mary J. Blige To Perform At The American Music Awards

Mary J.Blige is just one of the many artists performing and appearing on this year's American Music Awards. Read more below:

Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera have been tapped to perform at the upcoming American Music Awards. They will join a long list of high powered performers including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Pitbull.

Aguilera will hit the stage with Maroon 5 to perform their duet “Move Like Jagger,” while Mary J. Blige will perform the single from her forthcoming album ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues.’

For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can log onto or to cast their votes through November 11th at 11:59PM PST.

The winners will be announced during the live broadcast of the 2011 American Music Awards from LA's Nokia Theatre on ABC on November 20th at 8PM EST.

Goapele - Play - Video

Goapele famous for her hit single; "Closer" which has been heard in countless movies returns with a new video and single; "Play". It's from her recently released album; "Break Of Dawn" available on iTunes now.

Monica - Until It's Gone - Video

Just a week or so after it debuted on the R&B/Hip Hop charts; now the video for Monica's official first single; "Until It's Gone" has premiered. The song was co-written and co-produced by Missy Elliott.

The new album; "New Life"(which I've been blogging about quite a bit) will be in stores and online December 13. That's of course if the release date doesn't get pushed back again.

I know I didn't care for Monica's last album so here's hoping this one will be much better.

Monica Speaks On Extending Her Family, New Album

There have been little whispers that Monica may be pregnant. The singer sheds some light on the possibility and extending her family. Read more below:

R&B singer Monica Brown wants more children and it’s a possibility that their may be a ‘New Life’ coming soon and we’re not talking about her forthcoming album. The wife of NBA star Shannon Brown, who celebrated her 31st birthday this weekend, was spotted taking her sons Rocko and Romelo to the Scream Tour but kept her stomach hidden the entire time….we won’t jump to any conclusions!!!

Monica recently opened up to S2S magazine, insisting that family is first priority. “I think it’s easy for me because to me one doesn’t compare to the other. Family comes first. … You just prioritize that way and I make the music in between,” said Monica.

She also tells the mag that she plans to grow her family, adding “We’re lookin’ forward to it.”

If she’s preggors, we’re sure she will let the world know via Twitter. For now, her forthcoming …

Terius Nash Featuring Big Sean - Ghetto - Video

The-Dream goes by his government name; Terius Nash for this song and video which features Big Sean. The song appears on the free album; "1977" which was released a few months ago.

I think most people would agree that he could of kept this song and video.

Lil' Mo - On The Floor - Video

Lil' Mo will release her new album; "P.S. I Love Me" in stores and online November 1. The album features appearances by Dawn Richard of Danity Kane and Dirty Money fame and Tweet.

Robin Thicke Album Pushed Back, Keith Sweat Readies New Album

Another one bites the dust. Robin Thicke's new album; "Love After War" has been pushed back to December 13. I'm sitting here trying to remember the original release date and it won't register with me. Anyway the album contains the title track which serves as the album's first single. As with his last few album; Robin Thicke typically drops his albums in December anyway so I guess it doesn't come as much of a surprise with the push back.

Keith Sweat will release his new album; "Open Invitation" on November 8; one week after Tyrese releases his album of the same name. Anyway the album contains the first single; "Make You Say Oooh" and a duet with SWV front woman; Coko on "Valentine".

Now playing: Lloyd - one for me
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Drake Featured On New Mary J. Single, Beyonce's Party Video

Drake is one of many artists who will be included on the new Mary J. Blige album; "My Life II: The Journey Continues(Act 1)" in stores and online November 21. Drake will guest on Mary's second single; "Mr. Wrong" which was written and produced by Rico Love. Elsewhere on the album is a cover of the Chaka Khan classic; "Ain't Nobody" produced by Rodney Jerkins. I remember seeing a tracklisting of the album awhile back and I didn't see that song listed but its possibly changed.

Expect collaborations in the form of Beyonce; Rick Ross; Nas; Jim Jonsin(produced "Lollipop" for Lil' Wayne); and many more.

I've been a little apprehensive about hearing the new Mary album but as the release date nears; I'm a little more eager to hear it now. I think her album actually might be okay after all.

The video for Beyonce's "Party" featuring J. Cole which is being hailed as a remix now will premiere on BET's "106 & P…

Rihanna - We Found Love - Video

The first video and single from her upcoming album; "Talk That Talk" in stores and online November 21.

Mary J. Blige Behind The Scenes Of New Video

Mary J. Blige takes us behind the scenes as she films the video for her first single; "25/8" off her upcoming album; "My Life II: The Journey Continues(Act 1)" in stores and online November 21.

Love & Hip Hop Season 2 Preview

I was just blogging about the upcoming season of "Love & Hip Hop" and here is the Season 2 Preview which you certainly can't not miss. I see some new faces have been added which simply means more drama. "Love & Hip Hop" premieres on VH1 in November.

Their Reality, Our Entertainment

This Winter there will be no shortage of reality show to keep us glued to the screen on those cold winter nights. Read below to see what will be playing on your tube in the coming month or so:

Though he is adamant about the title; "reality show"; T.I.'s new show will be lumped under the category "realty show". This December T.I. and his family will be the subject of a new show on VH1 entitled; "Family Hustle". The premise is unknown but I'm sure it will fit the mold of what we've come to expect from other VH1 shows such as "Love & Hip Hop".

The Cast Of "Love & Hip Hop"
The VH1 show returns in November starring Olivia(formerly of G-Unit); Jim Jones' girlfriend; Chrissy; Fabolous' baby mama; Emily(I believe that's her name); the tall Amazon chick who is a rapper(can't think of her name); and I hear Juelz Santana's baby mama.

There is said to be a fight that takes place between Juelz' baby mama…

T.I. Reveals Possible New Album Titles, Mariah Carey Switching Labels?

T.I. is considering two titles for his upcoming album. One is "Kill The King" which deals more with the scrutiny he's received over the past year. If your in and out of jail though; what do you expect? Anyway the other one is just as bad; "Trouble" which says a lot.

There are rumors circulating that Mariah Carey may be moving to Epic Records. Former label honcho; L.A. Reid who spearheaded over Island Def Jam along with Carey may be moving to the diva to his new label. Apparently Mariah owes one more album under her Island Records contracts before she jumps ship. There could also be a buyout to have Mariah move over to Epic sooner than expected.

It seems like some of the artists L.A. Reid worked closely with and had success with; wishes to be under his wings i.e. Ciara. The star and L.A. Reid were exchanging tweets on twitter regarding the possibility of her signing to Epic Records.

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Red Cafe Featuring Rick Ross & Ryan Leslie - Fly Together - Video

Red Cafe give his best Birdman impression in the debut video and single to his upcoming untitled album in stores and online this February.

I do like this song as its currently one of my favorite songs out right now.

Now playing: Red Cafe - Fly Together ft. Ryan Leslie, Rick Ross - YouTube
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Anthony Hamilton Reveals Cover For New Single

If you visit my blog regularly; I've mentioned a few times regarding the newest single from Anthony Hamilton. To remind you or for those who don't know; the new single is produced by Babyface. It's from Hamilton's upcoming untitled album.

Now playing: Robin Thicke - Lost Without You
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Tank Reveals New Single Cover For New Single

I guess today is the day for new single covers being released. Actually this single cover was released awhile back but I'm just now getting a hold of one to present to you all.

"Compliments" featuring Kris Stephens is the first single from Tank's upcoming album; "Savior" in stores this Winter.

Taking his shirt off doesn't exactly equate to sales for Tank but his music is usually pretty listenable for the most part. I think I like his singles more than I do his albums.

Now playing: Nas - Ether
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Estelle Reveals Cover Art For New Single

This summer I fell in love with her R&B hit; "Break My Heart" featuring Rick Ross. The song displayed a strong 90s Hip Hop flavor that resonated well hitting the Top 40 of the R&B charts.

Now Estelle has released her new single; "Thank You" which was written by Akon and produced by Jerry Wonda(produced for Mary J. Blige).

Estelle's new album; "All Of Me" doesn't have a release date but hopefully one will become available soon. If you haven't heard the new song; YouTube it!

Now playing: Da Brat & T-Boz - Ghetto Love
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Foxy Brown's Brother Gets Jail Time

Depending if you followed Foxy Brown's career; you know of her brother; Gavin Marchand who has been quite instrumental in Foxy's career in later years. Anyway he's been sentenced to jail. Find out why below:

Rapper Foxy Brown's brother is headed to prison for using forged credit cards to go on a luxury shopping spree and club jaunt in New York City.

Gavin Marchand didn't speak as he was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 to five years in prison. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty last month to identity theft.

Authorities say he racked up an $8,000 tab on phony credit cards at an Hermes boutique in Manhattan in August 2010. Prosecutors say the cards were fake, but they had legitimate account numbers that belonged to other people.

Marchand's guilty plea also resolved charges that he used bogus cards to spend thousands of dollars at a Manhattan nightclub.

Born Inga Marchand, the platinum-selling Foxy Brown became known for her racy rhymes and image in the 1990s.I remember…

Anthony Hamilton, T-Pain To Release New Albums

Anthony Hamilton is releasing a new album on December 13. The untitled album features the new single; "Woo" produced by Babyface.

Anthony Hamilton will go head to head with Monica who is also releasing her new album; "New Life" on the same day.

T-Pain will finally release his long delayed album; "Revolver" on December 6. The album features the new hit single; "5 O' Clock" featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen. The album also contains the Chris Brown assisted single; "Best Love Song".

I remember T-Pain explaining that this album would be held up for unspecified reasons. He did say why I just can't remember. Anyway I think he was just waiting until he had a huge hit to release it and "5 O' Clock" is that big hit he wanted.

Soulja Boi Arrested For Drug Possession

Soulja Boy is going to need a whole lot of juice to get out of his latest legal dilemma.

According to TMZ, the 21 year old rapper was popped for weed possession early this morning in Georgia, while riding in a car with four other men. After police pulled over the vehicle the group was traveling for a traffic violation in Temple Ga, a law enforcement source tells TMZ that officers found a “substantial amount” of marijuana in the vehicle. There was also at least $70,000 in cash and guns in the car.

SB is currently being held at Carroll County Jail in Georgia.

Monica Gets New Release Date, Lil' Wayne Plans Album Sequels

Monica's new album; "New Life" has found a new release date; December 13. The album was originally scheduled to be released on November 29 but pushed back two weeks to allow current single; "Until Its Gone" to pick up steam on radio. The song recently debuted on R&B/Hip Hop charts.

Monica should be okay in the long run. She will be able to benefit from the Holiday sales if nothing else. Its too early to say how "Until Its Gone" will fare but there have been many positive reviews regarding it.

Lil' Wayne is said to be recording sequels to hit albums; "Rebirth" and "I Am Not A Human Being". No word on when the said albums will be released.

I remember when my friend bought "Rebirth" and she asked me "Is this a joke?". I laughed.

Artists Who Were Missing From The Video Set

These artists were featured on songs that got the video treatment. When it came time to film the video; they were suspiciously absent. Find out why!

Andre 3000
It was recently revealed that Andre 3000 wouldn't appear in the video for Beyonce's "Party". It's her current single that's tearing up the R&B/Hip Hop charts. Andre Benjamin has a guest vocal. Label politics are being to blame for the slight.

The same can be said for Andre's non-appearance in Lloyd's "Dedication To My Ex(I Miss That") which he is also featured on.

Lil' Kim scored a hit single with her T-Pain collaboration; "Download". When it came time to film the video; T-Pain was unable to attend the video after a freak accident involving a golf cart.

Jay-Z didn't initially appear in the original video for Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker". Playing on the fact that Jay-Z was absent from the song while his verse played in the video; Mariah gracio…

Monica's Album Pushed Back, Mariah Carey's Twins Make Public Debut

Another one bites the dust. Monica's new album; "New Life" has been pushed back! The new release date is reported to be revealed next week. I've read that the label; RCA wants more time to set up current single; "Until It's Gone". The album was originally scheduled to be released on November 29.

Mariah Carey's twins will make their debut this Friday; October 21 at 10 P.M. on ABC's "20/20" with Barbara Walters. Can you believe Mariah's twins are six months old already? Time sure flies by. This will be the first time the twins will be revealed to the public.

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Throwback Video: Joe - All The Things(Your Man Won't Do)

We know Joe for many of his hits over the years and "All The Things" is just one of the many.

Joe will release his new album; "The Good, The Bad, & The Sexy" in stores and online October 18.

Ciara Works New Album, Beyonce's Video Mishap

With news about Ciara signing to Epic Records; news about the process of her new album is becoming available. An A-list of producers and writers are attached to the new album which includes Diane Warren, Johnta Austin, and Kevin McCall(who guested on Chris Brown's "Dueces" and who is a writer and producer in his own right.

There is no date available on when to expect the new album.

When you see the new video for Beyonce's "Party"; you won't see guest star Andre3000. Apparently the label has had trouble securing the rapper to appear in the video. If you haven't noticed he's also absent from his collaboration with Lloyd in the video for "Dedication To My Ex". What's up with that? Is Andre3000 difficult or is it just label politics?

Anyway when we do see the video; J. Cole will appear in place with a freshly added verse. J. Cole can thank his affiliation with Jay-Z for that but that will be very big for him. At the same time though peopl…

Beyonce - Love On Top - Video

"Love On Top" is the latest and newest video released by Beyonce. This comes just about two weeks after the video for "Countdown" was released. I believe there is also a video in the works for single; "Party" which is killing Urban radio right now. Be on the look out for that as well.

Why all the videos? I'm not sure but I know before Beyonce did an anthology of videos for her "B'Day" album. Unlike that album; these videos for the songs on "4" have all charted on either the R&B/Hip Hop charts or the Pop charts and at one time have been or was planned to be a single release.

Album Of The Day: Faith Evans - Faithfully

I Love You
Burnin' Up
Where We Stand
Brand New Man
Can't Believe
Don't Cry
Heaven Only Knows

Faith Evans released her third album; "Faithfully" in 2001. The album contains the singles; "You Gets No Love" and "I Love You". The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album and certified Platinum.

The album contained production from mostly the Bad Boy in house producers and The Neptunes. This was Faith's last album under the Bad Boy/Arista label before joining Capitol Records in 2005 for her one and only album; "The First Lady" and last year; she released; "Something About Faith" on eOne label.

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Drake, Anthony Hamilton Releases New Singles

Drake recently leaked his second single; "Make Me Proud" featuring Nicki Minaj. It's yet another feature for Nicki to flood the radio with until she drops her next solo offering. The song; which was trending on twitter a few days ago is featured on Drake's upcoming album; "Take Care". The album will be in stores and online November 15.

The song was okay to me. I really been unimpressed by all the Nicki Minaj features as of late. Don't ask me why. Nonetheless I'm sure this single will be a hit.

Anthony Hamilton has a new single; "Woo" being released and its produced by Babyface. Most recently Babyface produced Beyonce's hit; "Best Thing I Never Had". Is Babyface trying to make a comeback on the charts?

Anthony Hamilton has a new album in the works but I don't have much info on it. Besides the aforementioned info; he is working with Jermaine Dupri.

David Guetta Featuring Usher - Without You - Video

Usher hooks up with French DJ David Guetta for this video and song.

At this point; this is the type of songs we expect from Usher right now. He's been into the whole European dance scene as of late.

Miguel - Girls Like You - Video

Miguel's latest video is the fourth single from his album; "All I Want Is You" which was released almost a year ago next month. Miguel is working on new music for a new album to be released in either March or April of next year.

Bow Wow Releases New Single, Keyshia Cole Plans New Album

Bow Wow just leaked out the new single; "Sweat" featuring Lil' Wayne. It is the first single from his upcoming album; "Underrated" in stores and online December 6. The song was produced by Bei Maejor and Detail. "Underrated" marks the debut album from Bow Wow under the Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic wing.

I heard the song and it didn't move me but some of the responses I read were pretty positive. I mean having Wayne on your single definitely will garner it some radio play. I'm just now sure of this song's potential just yet.

Keyshia Cole has revealed that her new album is entitled; "Woman To Woman". The album's first single is slated to be released in December. The album is to follow in February. The album is said to contain a duet with Trey Songz. Can't you just imagine all the yodeling the two will do together?

Plane Insane

What does Rick Ross, Whitney Houston, and DMX all have in common besides the obvious? They all have been subject to stories involving their behavior or "incidents" that have taken place on planes.

After reading about Rick Ross' seizure on a plane; I was compelled to lament on a few other incidents that have taken place aboard a plane. It just so happens that these "incident" have involved celebrities. Really only three stories come to mind and here they are:

Rick Ross
I was just on twitter when #PrayforRickRoss was one of the Trending Topics. When I clicked on the link; there were stories circulating from twitter users and bloggers about Rick Ross. Turns out the famed rapper had a seizure on a plane. This happens to be his second seizure. I wasn't aware that he had one before. Did I miss something? While I'm not sure what causes seizures; I hear Rick Ross is currently hospitalized and was unconscious; last I read. Hopefully whatever his situation is; it i…

Tank Releases New Single, Carl Thomas New Album Pushed Back

Tank is returning with a new album; "Savior" to be released this Winter. No solid release date has been revealed. The album's first single; "Compliments" features Kris Stephens. I just heard the song last night and its typical Tank. I'm not saying that's bad but its the type of song we've all come to expect from Tank.

Carl Thomas finds his upcoming album; "Conquer" pushed back to December 6. The album was originally due to be released in November. The album contains the first single; "Don't Kiss Me" which was recently released to iTunes.

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Whitney Houston's Airplane Mishap

Whitney Houston isn't on drugs anymore ... she's just crazy -- and yesterday she almost got kicked off a Delta Airlines flight ... because she refused to buckle her seatbelt.

Multiple sources tell us ... Whitney boarded a flight in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon ... and when she settled into her seat, a crew member asked her to buckle up.

We're told Whitney refused and "got diva" on the crew member ... until another crew member came over and warned Houston that if she didn't buckle up, she would have to get off the plane.

Whitney eventually allowed one of the crew members to grab the buckle and fasten it for the singer -- and the plane was then cleared for takeoff.

Sources close to the singer tell us ... Whitney "overreacted a little bit after missing an earlier flight but she's still 100% sober and was on the way to Detroit for her first day of shooting a new movie."

It's not right, but it's OK ... ----------------
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Game Proposes To Longtime Girlfriend

Congratulations are in order for Game. The “R.E.D. Nation” rapper popped the question to his girlfriend of seven years, Tiffany Cambridge, in a surprise proposal today.

Camera crews including TMZ were present as Game arrived at Frank D. Parent Elementary school in Inglewood, Calif., where Cambridge works as a teacher. After she walked through the door, Game got down on one knee, pulled out a ring, and asked her to marry him, to which she immediately said yes.

According to MTV News, Game conspired with the principal to have Cambridge called in for a meeting. But instead of walking into the room and seeing the principal, she found the hip-hop star, their children, friends, co-workers, and reporters.

The couple has two children together, a son named King Justice and a daughter named Cali. Game also has a third child, Harlem, from a previous relationship.

Kelly Rowland Featuring Big Sean - Lay It On Me - Video

Kelly Rowland finally releases the video to her new single which is rapidly climbing the R&B charts.

Very nice video Kelly. I knew it would be a nice and sexy video once it was released based on all the behind the scenes footage that hit the net.

Kelly Rowland's album; "Here I Am" is in stores and online now.

Congrats to Kelly for being nominated for an American Music Award for best R&B/Soul Female Artist. She competes with Rihanna and Beyonce. The American Music Awards air Monday; November 20(I believe); I will have to double check that one.

Rihanna Reveals New Album Cover

"Talk That Talk" is the name of the new Rihanna which will be released on November 21. The album features the first hit single; "We Found Love". There is not much else info to report on the album at presstime. I'm sure as the release date draws near more info will be provided. The album features a deluxe edition album cover and you click here for that.

I see the Beyonce resemblance here; and others have noticed it too on various message boards.

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Lil' Kim To Judge New Reality Show, Trina Beefs On Twitter

Lil' Kim is reportedly apart of a new show; "America's Next Top Rapper". She will star as one of the judges alongside Hip Hop producer Rocwilder(who has produced for Lil' Kim) and acclaimed music director; Little X. Based on the shows title; it sounds like a show that will air on CW but I'm not sure.

With Lil' Kim's new deal at Universal Records; the show when it airs; will likely coincide with the release of Lil' Kim's new album whenever that surfaces.

Trina was involved in a twitter rant with blogger Sandra Rose who has developed quite the notoriety. Apparently the blogger made comments regarding Trina's sexuality and later Trina found out about. The two traded insults back and forth over twitter.

I follow Trina on twitter but I didn't see any of the remarks towards Sandra. Trina appeared last night on an episode of girlfriend LaLa's show; "LaLa's Full Court Life" which appears on VH1. The show featured Trina being set…

Ciara Sings To Epic?, Mary J. Blige To Premiere New Video

Ciara is reportedly close to signing with Epic Records. The label is now being spearheaded by Ciara's former boss; L.A. Reid(who also stars on FOX's "X-Factor) has hinted at the star's possible signing.

The last year or so hasn't been so kind to Ciara musically as she steps back into the music foray. She will need all the help she can get but I hope things work out in her favor. She seems like a sweet girl. She just needs the right songs and the right promotion.

Mary J. Blige's video for her new single; "25/8" will be premiering on October 17. I'm not sure if that's YouTube or BET/MTV. Just be on the look out for it.

To celebrate the release of her new album; "My Life II: The Journey Continues(Act 1)" in stores and online November 21; Mary will appear on the American Music Awards on November 20. She will also perform at a "My Life" concert in New York commemorating the success of the new and old album.

As far as the album; Bey…

Beyonce On The Cover Of Harper's Bazaar

Beyonce graces yet another magazine cover and opens up candidly about what else...her pregnancy among other things.

Kelly Rowland New Video Premiere Date, En Vogue Returns

The video to Kelly Rowland's newest single; "Lay It On Me" featuring Big Sean will finally premiere on Wednesday; October 12. I'm not sure if that's on VEVO or on "106 & Park". Either way the video for the song is long overdue. There has been more than enough behind the scenes footage. I'm ready for the video!

En Vogue are back with a new single; "I'll Cry Later". The song is slowly gaining adds on radio so be sure to listen out to that. The group is signed to Rufftown Records. An upcoming album is on the horizon I take it. I'm not sure of an exact release date right now or a title or any other information.

Speaking of girl groups; SWV will be collaborating again for a new album to be released sometime next year; I believe. The group recently reunited on a remix to Chris Brown's "She Ain't You".

It's nice to see some of the old girl groups come back together and rerecord. Also to relive the magic they all cre…

Album Of The Day: Blu Cantrell - So Blu

Blu Is A Mood
Till I'm Gone
U Must Be Crazy
The One
All You Had To Say
When I Needed You

Blu Cantrell released her debut album; "So Blu" in the summer of 2001. It was a great year for music and Blu's debut was one of the best R&B albums of that year. The album contained the hit single; "Hit 'Em Up Style(Oops)" produced by Dallas Austin.

"Hit 'Em Up" would be the only single released here in the States. The album went gold and introduced Blu as a vocalist to be reckoned with. Her success has been short lived but maybe one of these days she may make a comeback.

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Game, Tyler The Creater Clown Around Backstage

The two emcees who collaborated on Game's album on the track; "Martians vs. Goblins" clown around backstage.

Drake Pushed Back, Beyonce To Premiere Another New Video

Another one bites the dust. Drake has pushed back his new album; "Take Care". Originally due October 24 to coincide with his birthday; the album(hopefully) will now be released on November 15. Drake needed time to clear some samples for three of the album's tracks so that's the holdup on the release. He did consider the option of taking those songs off the track listing but he obviously really wants to use those three songs.

In other Drake news his accompanying tour; Club Paradise has been pushed back as well until early next year. Drake wants to be able to reach more students as everyone will be returning to school after the Holidays. I am surprised by this push back because I really wasn't expecting it.

Supposedly the video for Beyonce's "Love On Top" will premiere Sunday. I'm not sure where though. I'm not sure if MTV is airing it or will it premiere exclusively on VEVO. "Love" debuted on the charts a few weeks ago after Beyonce p…

Throwback Video: Janet - Feedback

"Feedback" was the first single from Janet's "Discipline" album. The single produced by Rodney Jerkins hit #19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

I remember the video having a bit of mixed reviews because people felt that Janet should of danced more. What was even more puzzling was the video itself but it got the job done either way. Janet is supposed to head back into the studio late this year or early next year to cut a new album.
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Throwback Video: Kelis - Milkshake

There was no escaping Kelis' "Milkshake" in late 2003 when it was released. The song would eventually live on finding placements in various movies and commercials. It was the first single from Kelis' gold album; "Tasty" which is one of all-time favorites.

A little tidbit; there is more than one version of the video. The first cut was re-shot in favor of a more tantalizing one I would imagine. I'm sure you can find the original one on YouTube somewhere.

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Rick Ross, Carl Thomas Reveal New Single Cover Art

Not only will Rick Ross release one single but two singles for his new album; "God Forgives I Don't" in stores and online December 13. Click here to see the cover art for the single; "I Love My Bitches". The other single; "You The Boss" features Nicki Minaj.

I've heard both singles and I'm on the fence about them. I think I like Ross better on his features but that's just me. It's not really many songs where he is the lead artist that I truly like.

Carl Thomas is back with a new single; "Don't Kiss Me" which will be available on iTunes on October 11. It's from his upcoming album; "Conquer" in stores and online November 15. Click here to see the cover art for the new single. You can also click here to get a peek at his album cover.

Monica To Release New Album In November

One of‘s favorites, Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award winning recording artist Monica is set to release her new album “New Life” on November 29th! The new album will be available in standard and deluxe editions. Confirmed producers who worked on “New Life” include Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Cox, Pop & Oak, Salaam Remi, Polow Da Don, Lamb and Missy Elliott, who produced several tracks on the album including the Jazmine Sullivan penned singles “Anything (To Find You)” Feat. Rick Ross and “Until It’s Gone”. Monica recently shot the video to “Until It’s Gone” and it’s expected to surface towards the end of October.

After the successes of last year’s Still Standing and her BET reality show of the same name, The First Lady of Atlanta has continued on a whirlwind path this year that saw her contributing her talents as a guest mentor alongside Cee Lo Green on NBC’s breakout reality music competition series The Voice, all the while completing work on her own new album.

Kelly Rowland Appears On Cosmopolitian UK Magazine

I'm just wondering when the video for "Lay It On Me" is going to premiere at this point. I've seen enough behind the scenes footage.

Mariah Carey Announces Collaboration With Justin Beiber

I can't really be surprised that Mariah is collaborating with Justin Beiber. Mariah pretty much collaborates with anyone who is hot at the moment. It explains exactly why she has remained current for the last 20 years. What I am surprised about is the need for Mariah to constantly remake and update her Christmas hit; "All I Want For Christmas Is You". That's Mariah Carey for you! She does look nice though.

As far as the collaboration goes; I'm not sure when we will hear it and when it will be available but stay posted.

Melanie Fiona - 4 AM - Video

Yesterday I posted the behind the scenes footage of Melanie Fiona's new video; "4 AM" and now here is the full length video. The single is racing up the R&B charts and the accompanying album; "The MF Life" will be in stores and online December 6.

J. Cole's Debut Album #1 On The Billboard Charts

It was predicted a week ago according to HitsDailyDouble; the site that estimates the album sales throughout the weeks that J. Cole would debut at #1 and he sure did.

I have read some nice things about his album so it may be worth checking out. Congrats to him and his #1 debut.

Selling 217,000 copies, Roc Nation/ Columbia artist, J Cole has scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release Cole World: The Sideline Story. Rolling Stone praises Cole’s “killer punch lines” and USA Today declares “it’s Cole’s own impressive skills that got him into the game and off the sidelines for good.”

This release not only puts J Cole at the top of the charts, Cole World: The Sideline Story is officially the biggest debut album from a new artist this year and the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the # 1 position in over 17 months. In addition, J Cole has scored the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since January 2010.

“J Cole’s success is testament to amazing a…

Chingy - Paperman - Video

Look who has a new video! Just when I thought Chingy had faded into obscurity; he releases a new video. I'm just being sarcastic though. I believe Chingy's last few albums have been independent releases but you can see he has truly fell off though. Just my opinion but I think most would agree.

Melanie Fiona Behind The Scenes Of New Video

Melanie Fiona takes viewers behind the scenes as she shoots the video for new single; "4 AM". The single appears on the upcoming album; "The MF Life" in stores and online December 6.

Melanie Fiona can currently be heard on Cee Lo's "Fool For You" and some vocals leaked out from a duet with Tyrese titled, "The Rest Of Our Lives". There is also a version leaked out with Brandy. I haven't heard either version.

LeToya Luckett Speaks On New Album

R&B singer LeToya Luckett is plotting her third studio album after dropping two solo gems. The former Destiny’s Child member says this time around she plans to try something “Different,” while maintaining her storytelling vibe.

“I am so excited about the new album. Of course it’s going to be R&B; I gotta stay true to my fans. But I want to try some different stuff,” Luckett told “I’ve grown from the last album. So, I’m definitely gonna tell my story as I always do. But I’m going to try some different stuff: more live instruments, some soulful stuff, and more uptempos on this album.”

Outside of music, Luckett has been keeping busy, starring in the film "The Preacher’s Kid" and securing a recurring role on HBO’s hit show, "Treme." She will also appear in the upcoming drama, "From the Rough," her biggest role to date.

For fans wanting to get exclusives on Luckett, she recently launched an online docu-webseries via her Twitter …

Rick Ross Releases New Single, Rihanna Titles New Album

Rick Ross leaked out his first single; "You The Boss" which features friend; Nicki Minaj on the hook crooning. The single appears on Ross' upcoming album; "God Forgives, I Don't"(I like the title) and it will be released on December 13.

In my opinion the single was a little overwhelming. I expected a little more and not to mention I expected a verse from Nicki. That's what we look forward to when we hear a Nicki assisted single; a hot and memorable verse from her. Well maybe another time! Click here to see the single cover art for "You The Boss".

It has been revealed that Rihanna's upcoming album is titled; "Talk That Talk". The news was made public last night. The upcoming album was rumored to be titled; "GangSTAR". The first single; "We Found Love" is smashing radio of course. You can get the new album in stores and online November 21.

Webbie Interview At 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards

Webbie crashes the BET 2011 Hip Hop Awards red carpet with a shocking statement about his "manhood". You have to listen and watch for yourself. It's very clear that Webbie was under the influence of something. Have fun deciphering what he is speaking about.

Monica Shooting New Video, Mary J. Blige's New Album Cover

Monica is shooting the video for her new single; "Until It's Gone". The video is being shot in New York and is said to display some of Monica's acting chops. The video will have an actual storyline and probably be somewhat like a mini movie. Sounds interesting...I think. I'm still on the fence about the new song though. Monica's new album; "New Life" will be in stores and online on November 29.

Click here to check out the new album cover for Mary J. Blige's new album; "My Life II: The Journey Continues(Act 1)" in stores and online November 21. The album features the new single; "25/8" and the upcoming single; "Mr. Wrong" written and produced by Rico Love.

2Pac Sex Tape In Existance?

That's according to TMZ who have claimed to see the footage and describes in detail below:

A five-minute sex tape showing Tupac receiving oral sex while rapping and dancing has surfaced ... and TMZ has seen it.

The tape, shot in 1991, begins with a bunch of groupies in a living room during a house party. Tupac walks into the room with his pants down to his ankles, his shirt off ... sporting several chains.

Tupac -- whose head is shaved -- pulls one of the women toward him, and she begins performing oral sex. As she does her thing, an unreleased song of Tupac's is playing in the background, as Tupac is singing along and dancing, wiggling his hips.

And it gets even better. As the woman services Tupac, who is holding a cocktail in one hand and a blunt in another, Money B from Digital Underground walks over to him. Tupac puts his cocktail arm around Money B, continues singing and dancing ... and the woman never stops.

As the tape ends it appears he's ready to begin sexua…

Drake Unveils New Album Cover Art

Even though the album cover for Drake's new album; "Take Care" leaked out like last week; I'm still posting it up for those who have yet to see it or even knew it had leaked out.

Drake's album will be in stores and online on October 24. It won't be long before the entire album leaks out at the rate the new songs have been coming out. I do remember seeing an official or unofficial track listing and it didn't match anything that had been leaked out. Maybe a lot of what's been leaked out has just been throwaways. Who knows?!?

Rihanna Appears On British Vogue Magazine

Rihanna graces the newest issue of British Vogue. Its not a surprise to see artists like Rihanna on British or Italian Vogue. As far as American Vogue magazine; she would likely grace the cover but a lot of her contemporaries probably not. Then again we're talking Rihanna so I should reword that and say her lessors wouldn't be able to land a Vogue magazine cover.

Anyway Rihanna's new single; "We Found Love" is smashing as expecting and its the first single off her upcoming album rumored to be titled; "GangSTAR" in stores and online November 21.

Ledisi - So Into You - Video

Just stumbled upon the newest video from singer Ledisi. Her current album; "Pieces Of Me" is in stores and online. I was hearing the song "Stay Together" featuring Jahiem as the next single and plus I've been hearing it on radio. Maybe she's moved on from that and released this meanwhile.

I don't know if any of you remember Ledisi paying tribute to Teena Marie(R.I.P.) on the 2011 BET Awards. She sung Teena Marie's "Out On A Limb" which is one of my favorite Teena Marie songs and absolutely nailed it!

Alicia Keys Starts Work On New Album

So maybe the next year Alicia Keys performs at an awards show telecast; it will be some new music instead of the same old tired tunes. Not being funny because I do like Alicia Keys to an extent. Read below about a little news on her upcoming album and what to expect:

Alicia Keys whose real name is Alicia Augello Cook is hard at work on her fifth studio album (which is the follow up to her platinum selling 2009 CD The Element of Freedom) is unveiling few small details about the LP.

Jeff Bhasker who gave Keys her hit record “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” and who can not keep a secret took to the social networking site Twitter last night to reveal that he was back in the studios with the New Yorker working on tracks.

Bhasker who also did Keys’ 2009 “Love Is My Disease” and “Wait Til You See My Smile” added that the singer’s very longtime collaborator songwriter and producer Kerry “Krucial” Brothers is also participating on the forthcoming studio album.

Ashanti Reveals New Single Title, Robin Thicke Plans First Single

I just read that Ashanti's new single will be titled; "No Good". It's the said first single from her upcoming album. Ashanti appeared on NBC's "The Today Show" yesterday and spoke briefly about her charitable work with the Boys & Girls Club; her song; "Never Too Far Away" from the movie; "Dream House" and the new single of course.

Not much is known about Ashanti's upcoming album really except for the various pictures she has tweeted of her in the studio. Some of the pictures included Akon, Busta Rhymes, Lil' Wayne, a Rick Ross doll; and more. I'm thinking she has collaborated with all these people but who knows what or who will make the final cut.

Someone Ashanti worked with her on her last album, "The Declaration"; Robin Thicke will release his first single; "Love After War" which is coincidentally the name of his new album. The single will hit iTunes and radio on October 11.

The said album plays on …

Beyonce New Fragrance Launch Party

Beyonce held a launch party for her new fragrance "Pulse".