Monthly Archives March 2011

Rihanna Talks Chris Brown

It’s been two years since Chris Brown gave Rihanna a brutal assault before the Grammys but people don’t forget horrible things like that. In the Barbadian R&B/pop singer’s Rolling Stone magazine interview, she was asked to talk about the repercussions of that night on her life and her decision to lift the restraining order she had against him. Rihanna “That’s my decision…it doesn’t mean we’re getting married tomorrow. It doesn’t mean we’re gonna be in a relationship, or make up, or even talk ever again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge…What he did to me was a personal thing. It had nothing to do with his career. Saying [he can't perform at awards show] definitely made it difficult for him. We don’t have to talk again ever in my life...

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New Song from Lupe Fiasco – Who Are You Now

Lupe Fiasco has some new music for all his fans. There’s a new unreleased track from the American rapper that recently made its way online called “Who Are You Now”. The song, which features rapper BoB, is one that didn’t make the final cut into Lupe’s new album “Lasers”. I’m completely shocked at that decision because I think the song sounds awesome and I would love to have the finished version of it. I actually hope that Lupe would include the finished version of the song on a re-release of his album or any other outlet like an EP or as a buzz single.
Lupe Fiasco featuring BoB – Who Are You Now – New Song
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Foxy Brown gets thrown overboard

In the olden days she would’ve probably had to walk the plank for a stunt like this, but today’s times are much more civilized. It seems that Foxy Brown recently boarded a Royal Caribbean cruise in order to grace the other participants with her vocal skills. However, after being three hours late for a manicure appointment, thus making it impossible for the ship’s salon to squeeze her in, Foxy Brown had a fit and had to be escorted out of the salon to her cabin where she remained under supervision until the ship dropped anchor in the Cayman Islands and Foxy Brown was escorted off. Maybe the possibility of getting kicked off of the ship on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean might have calmed Foxy Brown’s spirits a bit.

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Snoop Dogg Starts Trust Fund for Nate Dogg’s Family

As a further tribute to Nate Dogg, who passed away at the tragically young age of 41 earlier this month, good friend and fellow rapper Snoop Dogg has set up a trust fund for Nate’s family “for expenses of services and the financial security of Nate’s children. 100% of all donations will be given to Nate Dogg’s family.” Snoop is accepting donations to the Nate Dogg Memorial Fund via PayPal, postal mail on in person. That’s very sweet of him. I’m sure the family and friends that Nate has left behind sincerely appreciate it. Will you be making a donation for Nate Dogg’s family?

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Big Sean has a new music video – My Last

The rapper has released a new music video for his song “My Last”. Probably just as a result of his recently ruined good streak, Chris Brown is featured in this music video and sings together with Big Sean. Even though it’s a hip-hop song, it does have a pretty mellow tempo and a kind of R&B sound, especially due to Chris Brown’s little interventions. The music video isn’t really anything to scream about: just a party/performance video, although there are a few biographical insertions from Big Sean. All in all, it’s not a too bad song and the music video goes along on that line. Big Sean’s fans are probably going to love it due to the autobiographic shots that are inserted in the music video.

Big Sean ft. Chris Brown – My Last – Music Video:
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Another One from Kelly Rowland – Free Fall

Kelly Rowland is embracing her dance house music side and I can’t help but say that I like her better with this style. The R&B singer has recently teamed up with Danish DJ Rune RK for his new single “Free Fall” and it is hot. It may be a little more mellow to what she’s accustomed to doing but it’s still pretty good. the song is a nice techno-house production with mesmerizing vocals from Kelly. I think the song could have been improved by a bit of some soaring diva vocals from her. It could have made the difference from being good to great.
DJ Rune RK featuring Kelly Rowland – Free Fall – New Song
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Keri Hilson has a new music video – One Night Stand

The singer has recently released a new music video for her single “One Night Stand” which she has done in collaboration with Chris Brown. Even though he’s probably not the most appreciated man to have in a music video these days, it does seem that he and Keri Hilson make a pretty good team. The song is a pretty slow and grinding R&B piece with a bit of pop thrown in there, but catchy in its own way. The music video isn’t really anything to scream at, but it does contain some pretty interesting imagery and lighting and Keri Hilson and Chris Brown’s dance scenes aren’t half bad. All in all, it’s worth a view or two and Keri Hilson’s fans are most certainly going to enjoy it a lot.

Keri Hilson ft. Chris Brown – One Night Stand – Music Video
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Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg Collaborate for Soundtrack

Wiz Khalifa is not only collaborating with Snoop Dogg on a weed-related movie called “High School”, in which the younger rapper stars, but they are also collaborating on a full length album for it. Wiz told Rolling Stone magazine “[The soundtrack is] basically like me and Snoop’s album. It’s me and him going back and forth on songs the whole time, so it’s a big deal.” As for what the movie is about, Wiz said “It’s about pot, of course. But it’s about mine and his relationship. A spin-off of us being cool in the industry, smoking a lot of weed, being around a lot of weed. We’re going to try to have fun with it and also try to enlighten people at the same time, not just get everybody high.” I’m not sure about the movie but the soundtrack could be worth checking out...

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Jay-Z and Kanye West Album Almost Done

Jay-Z and Kanye West have been hard at work on their collaborative album called “Watch the Throne”. One of its producers, Guru, said “Right now, I’m really trying to get Jay and Kanye to hurry up and finish this ‘Watch The Throne’ album because the world needs to hear it. It just needs little tweaks and things like that. But the core of the album is finished. Kanye takes what contributing producers do and adds on to it and I think that’s his genius.” And if you’re afraid that the album will have the same sound as its lead single, fear not. Fellow rapper Talib Kweli says that it’s the only track to feature that kind of sound. He said “I think the most unexpected part is kind of out the way with ‘H.A.M...

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New Video from Jay Sean – Hit the Lights

British singer Jay Sean has premiered the music video for his song “Hit the Lights”. The Lil Wayne-assisted track is the latest single to be released from the R&B crooner’s upcoming studio album “Freeze Time”, which is set to hit stores on June 5th. As for the video, I didn’t like the Bille Woodruff-directed clip as much as I had hoped. I got all the lights as a central theme but it looked cheap in the end. The dance break was pretty awesome though. I hope Jay Sean would come out with a remix of the song with that dance break included.
Jay Sean – Hit the Lights – New Video
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