Thursday, September 30, 2010
The emotional almost pleading song that's heard on Mark Ronson and the Business INTL's "Record Collection" that features Boy George titled "Someone to Love me", made my ear strike up and perk like a dog that hears a high pitched note being that the iconic Boy George took this one on with Mark Ronson...Check out the recorded version and the live version below...
Marsha Ambrosius formerly of Floetry is readying her first solo album with "Late Nights & Early Mornings"
Ambrosius was signed to Dr. Dre's record label, Aftermath Entertainment, as a solo musician/song-writer/producer. Parting ways with the label early 2009, Ambrosius pursued her song-writing/production career landing her placements with the some of the best in R&B and Hip Hop ranging from Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx and Mario to Fabulous, Slum Village and Wale. Summer 2009, Ambrosius was approached by numerous record labels offering her a solo deal after a long awaited performance at NYC's infamous SOB's where a sold out crowd gathered to a show accompanied by The Roots and DJ Aktive. December 2009, Ambrosius signed to J Records and her solo debut Late Nights & Early Mornings will be released sometime this year...But the girl looks Great on the cover SAU whatcha think?
Why you may ask? Welp, Sade and her band has just announced a tad bit of her 2011 North American Tour Dates for their latest effort "Solider Of Love". This is said to be Sade's First tour in over a decade so make sure you Check them below..Tickets will go on sale October 16th via Livenation.com...
Sade 2011 Tour Dates:
06/16 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
06/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
06/21 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
06/24 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZod Center
06/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
06/30 – Montreal, QC Bell Centre
07/06 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Union Center
08/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
08/30 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Additional dates will be announced soon:Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Calgary, AB; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Milwaukee, WI; New Orleans, LA; Oakland, CA; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; St Paul, MN; Vancouver, BC.
If you've never seen Sade Live in concert here's what you could expect plus more!
Maroon 5 entered on the charts at number two Below the Zac Brown Band with Maroon 5 selling 142,000 and Zac Brown Band selling 153,000. Maroon 5's last album according to Billboard, 2007's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," debuted at No. 1 with 429,000 in its first week... Either way Check "the 5" get it in on Jimmy Kimmel performing 2 songs from their "Hands All Over" album "Give a little more" and "Misery"..
One of my favorite songs from Eminem's "Recovery" (Which is still selling like hotcakes at 2.6m) "No Love" featuring Lil Wayne looks to be up to bat next..Check the video teaser...The video is said to premiere worldwide today Thursday, September 30th...
El Guincho is the recording alias of Spanish musician Pablo Díaz-Reixa. Also a member of Coconot, Díaz-Reixa rose to prominence with his 2008 album, Alegranza!. His musical style, influenced by a broad range of artists like Animal Collective and Os Mutantes, relies heavily on the use of sampling and incorporates elements of Afrobeat, dub, Tropicália and rock and roll as Díaz-Reixa achieves what he's described as a kind of "space-age exotica". He utilizes a Roland SP-404.
Now although this is obviously in a different language the point of posting this is for you to expand your mind and realize that although in a different language (Spanish) you can't help but to ride with this one...doesn't this song make you want a nice mango?
El Guincho- "FM Tan sexy"
The love for Mary J Blige May start at 2005's "Be Without You" for most of you, but over a hot cup of tea and iTunes, I came to realize more Mary Than I realized was on my play list. In the game for almost 22 years now Mary has continued to revamp R&B/Hip Hop music 20x's over which certifies that the name given "The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul" Is well deserved.
"What's the 411" from the "what's the 411 album"
Signing to Uptown records in 1989 Mary Began her career singing background for many of Uptown's artists just to get her feet wet. But when given the chance Mrs. Blige blew it out the water with her 1992 hit "Whats The 411" and "You Remind Me", the album's first single, peaked at number one on the R&B singles chart that summer. The second single, "Real Love", was released in the fall. It too topped the R&B singles chart, and became Blige's first top ten Hot 100 single, peaking at number seven. Both singles were certified gold for their sales volume.
But with backing by Sean P.Diddy Combs....On a cold Day in November the album that would ultimately be one of her deepest most heartfelt albums "My Life" was served up on a platter to show who Mrs. Blige was deep inside.
"Be Happy" "My Life"
With beats that a rapper could easily flow on, the surprise was that Mary had very soulful vocals that made the beat just as prominent"Be Happy", the album's single, peaked at number 29 and number six on the Hot 100 and R&B singles chart, respectively. Other My Life singles include "You Bring Me Joy" and "I Love You". "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" and "My Life" received heavy radio play, despite never being officially released as singles apart from the UK, where "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" became Blige's second top 20 hit from the album there. My Life was eventually certified triple platinum. That summer she dueted with rapper Method Man on his song, "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" (which sampled Marvin Gaye's "You're All I Need to Get By", and for which she won a Grammy award.) Later in the year, she recorded the Babyface-penned and produced "Not Gon' Cry", for the soundtrack to motion picture Waiting to Exhale. The platinum-selling single rose to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in early 1996, and became her biggest commercial hit at the time.
Method Man Ft Mary J. Blige
Mary is most definitely the Blueprint for most R&B/Hip Hop female artists that arrive now. But what this album shows is that real life experiences make artists have a foundation to grow on and not something that is just handed to them.From the outing of that album Blige has sold over 50 million albums and 15 million singles. So the question remains: Is It better to actually ask an artist what they feel as opposed to just being told to sing? Feeling is the basis of all music people.... you gotta Feel Mary...
More songs From The "My Life Album: "All Night Long"
Yesterday An unauthorized song by Kanye West with a sample by Bon Iver Leaked to the web titled "Lost In The World" that has caused Kanye to get just a bit upset. So as a punishment to the entire internet, The rapper has decided to take away our privelage to hear his G.O.O.D Music this Friday.
West took to his Twitter to complain about the unfinished track "Lost in the World." "Due to blogs leaking unfinished songs from my album I've decided to pass [on] G.O.O.D. Fridays this week," he wrote. "It's messed up that one hacker can mess everything up for everyone…I love to take a year to finish my songs and deliver them…to you guys in [their] most completed form."
Still, West did confirm that he is working with Soulja Boy and Kid Cudi on new tracks and that he's pulling late nights finishing the record and prepping for his performance this weekend on Saturday Night Live. "In the lab with Soulja Boy and Cudi... 2 of my favorite most genius artist," he posted. "Even in my disappointment about the leaks I feel blessed."
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Shakira Is Bringing the par-tay to us in her new video from her album "Sale el sol" "Loca". In this video its basically showing the "real" Shakira on a sunny day dancing, rollerskating, jumping on with bikers and just being her...I love the loca side of Shakira!
"Between the Sheets" is a quiet storm funk song released by American R&B/soul/funk band The Isley Brothers in 1983 off their album of the same name. The song made a huge impression on the Isleys' long legion of R&B fans who took the song to number three on the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart while it peaked at number one on Billboard's Bubbling Under chart. The song's R&B success helped their Between the Sheets album go platinum, the brothers' first platinum album since 1978's Showdown.
Fast forward to the times of today the song that once made us all want to get "Between the Sheets" now makes us want to turn the volume up and knock the "American Gangster" Album by Jay-Z in which the song "Ignorant Shit" samples the Isley Brothers in the best way possible...Check it out...
Sample starts at 3:29
A new song has leaked from artist Kanye West titled "Lost In The World" featuring Bon Iver. Starting with acapella verses, and hitting with Kanye's unmistakable lyrics, this song has more of a "Worldly" vibe to it with the tribal drums and loud chorus, but isn't my cup of tea..
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has announced its nomination choices for 2010. The list of 15 artists covers a broad range of genres, from rock to rap.
The final choices for the inductees will be announced in December and honored at a ceremony next March. According to the rules, nominees are eligible for consideration 25 years after the release of their first record.
The 2011 nominees are: Alice Cooper, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Chic, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Dr. John, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits, and Chuck Willis.
Chris Brown has strapped on his boots and seems to be ready for war this time around. The singer announced Via Ustream, that his number one hit "Deuces" now from his album to be released 2011 "F.A.M.E", has a part 2 (remix). This remix will reportedly feature mostly musical heavyweights in the form of T.I., Drake, Kanye West, Fabolous and our favorite Andre 3000. (Below)
Now I can't wait to hear each and every verse from this remix being that we know Kanye,Drake and Andre and maybe T.I will hit this out of the park, But Fabolous as of late has been WAY off the meter with the whole "I don't see nobody" thingie, but the truth is we haven't seen Fabolous since the release of "Real talk" with "Baby' and "Breathe"....
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Black Eyed Peas are coming once again sooner than we think. The ones that told us "I got A Feeling" and that their last album was "The E.N.D", Are releasing their new album "The Beginning" November 30th. Will.I. Am explains:
“It symbolizes growth, new beginnings and starts, fresh new perspective,” he stated.
The album will have 12 new songs produced by David Guetta and others by Will.I.Am...
"Losing My Religion" is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. The song was released as the first single from the group's 1991 album Out of Time. Based around a mandolin riff, "Losing My Religion" was an unlikely hit for the group, garnering heavy airplay on radio as well as on MTV due to its critically-acclaimed music video. The song became R.E.M.'s highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and expanding the group's popularity beyond its original fanbase. It was nominated for several Grammy Awards, and won two for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Short Form Music Video.
"Everybody Hurts" is a song by R.E.M., originally released on the band's 1992 album Automatic for the People and was also released as a single in 1993. It peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on the UK Singles Charts and #3 on the French Singles Chart.
Only reaching #4 and # 29 on the charts are why these two song were totally left behind. R.E.M basically gave you their soul on both records with lyrics that remain in our head for years after the release of both so it gives you no choice but to love them...
Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being" (released digitally only,physical release coming out two weeks later on Oct. 12) according to Billboard, the album is projecting first week digital sales of 90,000 units for "I Am Not a Human Being"; second week digital sales of 25,000 units, and then the third week of digital and first week of physical is expected to do sales of 225,000 units, with 20,000 of that coming from digital.
What's the problem you ask? Well some worry that putting a digital release out early could turn into a trend. "Its disturbing," says one merchant. "Its definitely putting brick-and-mortar second, and we are going to lose business that we would normally get. How is the consumer going to know that the album will have a second physical release?"
Another merchant complains that with a little ingenuity, Lil Wayne could have had his birthday cake and eaten it too, and still left some for brick-and-mortar merchants. That merchant wonders why Lil Wayne just didn't offer a discount or a premium for fans who pre-ordered the album on his birthday, instead of choosing to alienate an entire retail channel.
I.E being that an album is being released early digitally, the actual stores that sell these albums physically, could be in danger of not having something to call a job, being that Wayne's album (which is currently number one on itunes) could sell a shit load of albums....
Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate. Although the study of vocal range has little practical application in terms of speech, it is a topic of study within linguistics, phonetics, and speech and language pathology, particularly in relation to the study of tonal languages and certain types of vocal disorders. However, the most common application of the term "vocal range" is within the context of singing, where it is used as one of the major defining characteristics for classifying singing voices into groups known as voice types.
The following are the general vocal ranges associated with each voice type using scientific pitch notation where middle C=C4. Some singers within these voice types may be able to sing somewhat higher or lower...
Soprano: C4 – C6
Mezzo-soprano: A3 – A5
Contralto: F3 – F5
Tenor: C3 – C5
Baritone: F2 – F4
Bass: E2 – E4
But to give you a better visual of vocal terms Below we give you the vocal range of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Beyonce, and Leona Lewis all live.. very interesting...
As you all know now Jay-Z and Kanye West are getting together for a mini album called "Watch The Thrown". The growing list of producers(I.E Q-Tip, beatsmith Pete Rock, and producer Madlib) seems to be coming together to make beautiful noise. Kanye West tweeted:
"We got new Pete Rock joints on the Watch the Thrown [sic] album, Q-Tip joints," West tweeted. "We bout to spit on this Madlib beat."
Last Friday in an attempt to keep his "Good music" Fridays going Kanye West leaked the track "So Appalled" Check it out below...On the other hand we have to give credit where its due A couple months back Tyga Freestyled over this same beat and called it "So Raw" in which he actually murdered the track (Below)
Kanye West,Jay-Z, Pusha T, RZA, Swizz Beatz, CyHi The Prince-"So Appalled"
Tyga- I'm Raw
In other Kanye News The rapper has set a release date for his upcoming album..Nov. 22nd he's coming people..
The legendary producer, who recruited the 'Back To Black' star to feature on his forthcoming covers album, said that he admires the singer for overcoming her long battle with drugs.
He told Rolling Stone: "She's a smart little girl. What can I say, man? Nobody sounds like her.
"She's been going through a lot of stuff, but she came on through, man. Everybody was saying, 'You'll never get her' and all that stuff.
"You know how the press is today - it's lethal, with all the haters and negative s**t. But she and Mark came on in and they did it. She has a great voice. She's from another planet."
Jones, who is best known for working on Michael Jackson's Thriller, releases Q: Soul Bossa Nostra later this year.
I'm so Sorry to inform you guys that Ryan had to have yet another surgery this morning, So he won't be able to post again today. I'm so sorry for the inconvience but please make sure you pray for Ryan and a speedy recovery :( On the flip side I will be posting the videos to WWE's Raw lastnight so feel free to have an open discussion.....
Nicki Minaj And Will.I.am Take you behind the scenes of her new song from her "Pink Friday" album titled "Check it out". In this quick behind the scenes video Will talks how Nicki Inspires him to "Take it to the next level"...
Friday, September 24, 2010
k-os (who's a Canadian hip hop musician) Released "Sunday Morning" in 07' from k-os' "Atlantis: Hymns for Disco" album. The song peaked at number 19 on the Canadian Singles Chart making it K-os's 2nd highest charting song. And is one of my favorite songs put out by this artist...Gotta give it a listen people..
You heard that right, Let's Start here A while back we did a post regarding new music on Mark Ronson in which he stated that he's been working on some new music with his band (Mark Ronson & The Business INTL) for his upcoming album "Record Collection" in which we will hear a collab with the one and only D'Angelo. The Man Kept his promise. A Song from Mark Ronson's new album surfaced featuring D'Angelo called "Glass Mountain Trust" you think we wouldn't have it for you...you thought wrong, Check it out below...
Now, I know you guys think the guy sound like he has a mouth full of food while singing this, but to the ones that had D'Angelo's "Voodoo" album you realize its somewhat of a continuation of the sound he began there x's 5. I absolutely like it, Not because of the hype at all because some parts of the song (I.E the bridge) has me lost as hell but after the 5th listen just now, it has some weird new pop to it. You guys wanted new and different as far as the average techno sound...well here it is
As far as production the beat and tempo of the song is the shit say what you want to the beat is absolutely awesome people...
The track listing from Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" has been shown to the light recently. The singer has 14 songs that she plans to release to the world on October 25th...
"Through the past two years, I've been through a lot of things that I have been dying to write about and talk about. There were a lot of things that I wanted to say in the moment but couldn't, and this album is my opportunity to do that," confessed Swift during a Ustream with her fans...
03. Back To December
04. Speak Now
05. Dear John
07. The Story Of Us
08. Never Grow Up
10. Better Than Revenge
13. Last Kiss
14. Long Live
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The video for Keri Hilson's first single from her new album "No Boys Allowed" "Breaking point" has hit the web..But this Bryan Barber directed video has left me scratching my head at how the connection with the song and the video hit it off...In my opinion this isn't a powerful first single but we will see how it impacts radio and TV...
My Pet Dragon is a Rock band founded by Todd Michaelsen. The 5-piece band consists of dancer Reena Shah, bassist Mario Padron, guitarist Vincent Mascolo, and drummer Rajeev Maddela. "MPD", as their fans call them, are signed to Gimme That Sound Productions.
A young Todd Michaelsen came to NYC via the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. He had just quit college and knew that he needed to be in a place where things were happening. His goal was to expand his horizons, so he crashed on his uncle’s couch on the lower east side, soaked up music and read every book he could get his hands on while taking in the excitement of the big city. Todd soon found himself hanging out with musicians, artists and DJs in Brooklyn’s burgeoning art rock scene. It was there that he met Reena Shah, a beautiful Indian dancer and actress.
The two became inseparable and quickly moved in together, their blossoming romance punctuated by the harsh reality of living in a cold water flat in a rough neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. A shared love of music and art got them through this stressful period. They may have been dead broke but they were falling in love and exploring new ideas. Their luck changed when they went to Mumbai to visit Reena’s relatives. It was Todd’s first trip to India and he was amazed by the experience. The couple explored Jain temples and saw live music, dance and the martial arts of Kerala. Indian culture was thriving despite intense poverty, just as they had thrived as a couple despite the hardships of their lives back home in Bushwick. After two months in India, Todd proposed to Reena on a beach overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Upon returning to New York, the couple formed My Pet Dragon as a music and dance duo. Their encounters in India heavily influenced Todd’s songwriting—rock fans and DJs, alike, embraced their debut album, First Born. A remixed version of the song “Dragon Breath” was played on BBC radio and the album and subsequent tour received rave reviews.
I've been listening to this song "Lover In Hiding" since April of this year and the band gives off a fresh sound that is much needed in music today absolutely love it