Monthly Archives November 2010

Kanye West VS Nicki Minaj

Both Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and Nicki Minaj’s debut album “Pink Friday” hit sotre shelves last week. According to some music industry insiders, the two rappers are expected to duke it out for the number 1 spot on the Hits Chart as well as both pull in sales totals well over 400,000 units. I know Kanye has that ability to sell well but I’m not sure about Nicki. I know she has a bunch of hit singles on her hands but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s going to have a hit album. I guess we all just have to wait and see.

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Chris Brown has released a second mix tape

The singer has recently released “In My Zone 2”, the second mix tape that he practically handing out for free for download on the internet. Chris Brown has probably put some hard work into this one considering it contains 19 new songs, out of which many are collaborations with a lot of other artists out there: Gucci Mane, Petey Pablo and others. Coupled with his outstanding probation record, Chris Brown might actually manage to do the unthinkable and get himself back on the market. Maybe one day people will look back on his incident with Rihanna and barely remember what exactly it was that Chris Brown did wrong.

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Keri Hilson’s new video – The Way You Love Me

The singer has released a new video for her single “The Way You Love Me”. All in all, it’s a pretty annoying thing. It starts out as a sort of epic music video in a Guy Ritchie-like movie, with Keri Hilson leading a band of… some sort of girls. However, after that, it all degenerates to the boob and ass market that modern-day music videos have become. The song isn’t too special either, pretty repetitive and annoying at one point. It’s too bad though because it seems Keri Hilson might have invested quite a bit in the production for this. It is probably going to garner some sort of audience, but very likely for the wrong reasons.

Keri Hilson Feat. Rick Ross – The Way You Love Me (Official Video)
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DMX’s hearing

The rapper who was recently accused of violating his probation appeared in court in order to testify to his innocence. In short, DMX pleaded not guilty to violating his probation even though he has failed to submit to his usual drug tests and is accused of having overdone it a bit lately with some Peruvian marching powder. For now though, DMX isn’t going to prison, but he does have another hearing on the 9th of December and things look a little bleak for him, especially given his record. But hey, there’s always a chance for change and maybe DMX can squeeze it all in a week and a half and convince the judge of his good behavior.

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Rihanna Talks Drake

Some time after the Chris Brown debacle, Rihanna was briefly linked to her “What’s My Name” collaborator Drake. The rapper later revealed that he felt as though the Barbadian R&B singer played him. Rihanna has since been dating Matt Kemp but she recently explained why she felt her fling with Drake didn’t work out. She said “We weren’t really sure what it was. I definitely was attracted to Drake, but I think it is what it is – like it was what it was… We didn’t want to take it any further. It was at a really fragile time in my life, so I just didn’t want to get too serious with anything or anyone at that time.” It’s too bad that they didn’t work out but I’m glad they remained friends and managed to work on some great music.

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Beyonce’s mother isn’t worried about her daughter

As the impending moment of parenthood is drawing nearer and nearer for Beyonce and Jay-Z, the future mother’s own mother, Tina Knowles, assures everyone that she has no doubts about her daughter’s parenting skills. This is what Beyonce’s mother had to say: “They’re good people and they’re really positive and they’re talented and they’ve had a lot of practice with my grandson – their nephew. So I know they’re going to make great parents. Beyonce is very caring and patient and loving, so I know she’ll be a great mom.” Well, she might have to cut it a bit shorter with the music career and all, but other than that, Tina Knowles’ intuition is probably correct.

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DMX Arrested Again

DMX is back behind bars after the rapper violated his probation. Officials in Phoenix say that he was brought in over the weekend for failing to check in with his probation officer. The often legally troubled rap star will be back in court today for a probation revocation hearing. So much for parole! But then again, I’m surprised that it took him this long before heading back to jail. I wonder if his cellmates missed him. Considering how many times he’s been in there, I doubt it. Seeing him back again is probably nothing to them now. Seriously DMX, when are you going to change?

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P. Diddy’s number is on Kelly Brook’s phone

Well, actually it was but a friend of the actress’ apparently thought it best if Kelly Book didn’t continue to have P. Diddy’s phone since she might used it… unconventionally. This is what the actress related on the matter: “My friend knows him but his phone died at a party, so P. Diddy put his number in my phone. Then, my friend erased it because he thought I might call him drunk one night with my girlfriends, which I probably would have done! I would’ve been tempted to call him for a little late night chat.” Thank the high heavens there is twitter and facebook and P. Diddy can probably very easily be contacted by those mediums. The loss of a phone number is not such a big deal.

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Nicki Minaj’s feud with Lil Kim

The singer recently spoke about her ongoing feud with fellow artist Lil Kim. Here is a part of what Nicki Minaj had to say on the matter: “You know in the business people talk behind the scenes, and I remember I ran into Foxy and Foxy said ‘Why you keep on giving props to Kim, she don’t like you.’ She was like ‘the girl be dissing you’ in conversation and I was such so much of a die hard and I was like until I hear her say something about me, I’m going to continue paying my respect to her in my interviews and that’s what I did.” No wonder they call it “moral high ground”. It’s always a good move in battle to occupy the high ground and it seems that Nicki Minaj is doing just that in her conflict with Lil Kim. Whoever has to fight uphill has a long and difficult battle ahead of them...

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2010 American Music Awards Winners and Pictures

2010 American Music Awards Winners List
Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber *WINNER*
Lady GaGa
Katy Perry

Favorite Album, Country

Carrie Underwood – Play On *WINNER*
Jason Aldean – Wide Open
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream *WINNER*
Justin Bieber – My World 2.0
Eminem – Recovery

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop

Eminem – Recovery *WINNER*
B.o.B. – B.o.B. Presents
Drake – Thank Me Later

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B

Usher – Raymond v. Raymond *WINNER*
Alicia Keys – The Element of Freedom
Sade – Soldier of Love

Favorite Album, Soundtracks

GLEE – The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers *WINNER*
The Twilight Saga – Eclipse
AC/DC – Iron Man 2

Favorite Artist, Adult Contem...

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