Thursday, October 28, 2010

SAU On The Lawn Spotlight: Broken Records...

Broken Records formed in 2007 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The seven members use their different musical backgrounds and a wide variety of instrumentation to compliment the eclectic sound they create.

Their 2007 self released debut EP which was sold at shows created a wider interest in the band. Drowned in Sound said of the release, “This is magical, engrossing and wholly enveloping, genuinely and excitingly bursting with commercial potential.” They refined their sound throughout 2007 and 2008 with numerous gigs throughout Scotland, including support slots with Idlewild, Sons & Daughters and Editors.

Broken Records released their highly acclaimed debut 7" single, If the News Makes You Sad Don't Watch It, on London based indie label Young Turks in April 2008. This received plaudits from such varied publications as NME, The Guardian, Drowned in Sound, The Sun and The Times. Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq made it his single of the week and Huw Stephens invited them to do a session for Radio 1 at Maida Vale. Limited releases of singles Slow Parade and Lies led to a scramble of album deal offers, with the band excited to sign to the prestigious 4AD label. They rounded off the year by playing at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party and being tipped for 2009 in Q magazine, The Times and News Of The World amongst others.

This on the spotlight band plays the hell out of this song. All the intricate parts of the actual beat (which I can assume are all live instruments) compliment the singer's vocals 100%. Along with the subtle yet hardcore vocals of the lead singer, it makes for a totally awesome soaring song, calm for a minute but in a mere second the band takes it to another level Love it...Check it out folks check it out....


New Vid: T.I. "Ya Hear Me"...

T.I. has released a video for his song "Ya Hear Me" from his newly titled album "No Mercy" that will be dropping later this year. T.I. Keeps it very simple in this video with a simple band and...Himself..Check it out..

Fergie Is Billboard's Woman Of The Year....

Billboard: Black Eyed Peas vocalist and six-time Grammy-winning artist Fergie will receive the Woman of the Year Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York.

"I am humbled and excited to accept the Billboard Woman of the Year Award," Fergie says. "Being honored by Billboard is a great career achievement."

The Black Eyed Peas own the longest streak of consecutive weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart by any artist in the chart's 52-year history, with 2009 singles "Boom Boom Pow" reigning for 12 weeks and "I Gotta Feeling" for 14. Additionally, "I Gotta Feeling" is the best-selling digital song in Nielsen SoundScan history.

Billboard's annual Women in Music Event celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business, coinciding with the publication of Billboard's Women in Music Power Players list.

Congrats to Fergie Ferg..


OWWW Of The Day...Jesse Layne

New Music: Lupe Fiasco "The Show Goes On"

New Music from Lupe Fiasco has hit the scene titled "The Show Goes On". Finally getting the green light for his "Lasers" album which hits stores March 8th, 2011. Rather early to be releasing a single, but hey, at least he has an album release date. "The Show Goes On" is produced by Kane Beatz and samples the indie Rock Band Modest Mouse "Float On" which you can also hear below...

Now although this is a rather so so song from Lupe, it could potentially grow on me. As far as the beat, I like it but this beat which was built around the Modest Mouse sample rings loud during the verses but takes a backseat throughout the hook...Turn that MotherFu**er UP! It's an awesome sample! Check out the original...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Vid: Nicki Minaj "Right Thru Me"...

In an effort to promote her "Pink Friday Album" which comes out Nov 22nd. Nicki Minaj has released the video to her next single "Right Thru Me" Which you can view Here. In the video Nicki shows off her acting skills at the beginning of the video during an "argument" with the man that can see "Right Thru" her. The video does show a much calmer and softer side of Nicki this time around so SAU whatcha think?

An Album Not To Forget...

So I just decided to post a song from this album because for the last week this artist has been on my mind...Anthony Hamilton came out with his album "Comin From Where I'm from" with the singles "Comin' from where I'm from" and the infamous "Charlene" which topped at number 3 on the R&B charts and #19 on the Hot 100. The album as a whole sold a mere 33,000 copies in its first week but within a year, with hard work and a faithful fan base that began to rise the album sold 1.2 million copies in the United States. I was totally blown away with the sound and quality of his very soulful vocals from number 1-12. The song that totally stuck out from this album other than "I'm a mess" and "Charlene" is "Since I Seen't You" which is about a relationship steaming from the moment someone saw that other person, but backed by the soul that is Anthony Hamilton he almost gives you no choice but to "get it" Check out my song of the moment...

Your conversation/is liberating/when we're relating/it's a vacation/like recreation-Glorious Quote From Anthony Hamilton (Since I seen't you)

New Music: Wale "Make It Rain" (Freestyle)

And why again is Wale so damn underrated? His flow on this beat is crazy along with (What some don't realize makes a good rap artist's sound) his vocal tone. Not anyone can get on a rap track and blow it out the water with 1:50. Wale has been basically screaming to the game "Check me out" Since "Rhyme of The Century" and "Nike Boots". SAU what you guys think about Wale? Give the man some feedback...

Check out "Nike Boots" and "Rhyme of The Century"(Which was Wale's first song on DMV radio)

Justin Timberlake...Performing???? SAY WHAT?

Justin Timberlake rarely shows his face on the stage, that is until this past weekend at his annual charity show Justin Timberlake and Friends in Las Vegas.
Timberlake started his performance off by asking the crowd "You Guys comfortable?" also by telling them that he wants to "Try new things", stating that the day before something hit him and he started "Fucking around with it", going into a very sensual yet vulnerable version of "Cry Me A River" dipping in and out of "Ain't No Sunshine" and Drake's "Over"...One thing we can say about Justin is those vocals are still glossy and his stage presence hasn't left in any capacity, with his ability to express each and every word of "Cry Me A River" ending it with "Don't be pissed off I'm an actor,its not over, and when I come back Imma' come harder" Love it..check it out...


Prince Announces 5 Tour Dates....

If you reside in the NJ/NY area get ready because the leader of the Purple underground has announced 5 stops of his tour date. Earlier in the month Prince announced his "Welcome To America" Tour at a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater, stating that along with Prince being the main course, its rumored we get Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding, and Cassandra Wilson along with Sheila E., Maceo Parker,& Graham Central Station as very fulfilling appetizers.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 30 at 10 am through

here's some of the dates...

Dec. 14 ,East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

Dec. 15, East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

Dec. 17, East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

Dec. 18, New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Dec. 29, New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Taylor Swif Shoots For The Stars....

...and it looks like she just might land on the moon...Taylor Swift is on track to have the largest sales weekly of the year, making her mark potentially selling anywhere between 800,000 to 900,000 copies and has a shot at shifting 1 million according to Billboard. Until then the country band Sugarland arrived and parked "The Incredible Machine" at the number 1 spot, selling 203,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, beating out No. 2- Kings of Leon's "Come Around Sundown," which starts with 184,000.

Although Sugarland beat them out for the number one spot Billboard states "Come Around Sundown" immediately earns Kings of Leon both its highest charting album and best sales week. The group's last set, 2008's "Only By the Night," bowed at No. 5 with their best sales week (74,000), but peaked at No. 4 nearly a year later, in September of 2009.

All in All great week for music and even better weeks ahead for the music biz..thanks Taylor. Check out some of her David Letterman interview below...

Shakira Gets "Loca" In Parking Lot For Fans....

Shakira took the word "Loca" to another level Monday night after a sold out show at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The singer showed her spontaneous side by going out into the parking lot accompanied by two dancers (Barefoot) and Surprising fans with an encore of her song "Loca" on top of a truck. Spontaneous yet surprising things like this bring an artist so close to their fans, and as you can see by the thunderous cheering after the performance they loved it! Check it out...


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beyonce's "I Am" World Tour DVD Cover?

This is reportedly the cover for Beyonce's I Am" DVD which is set to hit stores in November 30th. I Am… Tour was the third concert tour by singer BeyoncĂ© Knowles, in support of her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce. The tour visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
In 2009, the tour was nominated for "Eventful Fans' Choice Award" at the 6th Annual Billboard Touring Awards. It is estimated the tour grossed over $103 million based on 97 concerts reported to Billboard... This should be a great buy.


Michael Buble' Performs On X-Factor...

Can anyone give me one reason not to love this Michael Buble'? His albums sell off the shelves within a blink of an eye, the man sounds amazing live and that voice makes any woman melt. Michael Buble' took to the X-factor stage recently to perform his latest single "Hollywood" from his album "Crazy Love Hollywood Edition"...

If you guys have been under a rock while Buble' has been doing his thing, check out one of my favorite tracks from him titled "Cry me a river" which was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the 1920s-set film, Pete Kelly's Blues. Only a huge unique singer can take on a live based track such as this and Buble' hit it out the park...SAU We like Michael Buble'..ALOT!

New Music: Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco,Common & No I.D. "We Can Do It Now"

The city of the "Chi" needed its own anthem, and none other than Chicago Natives Jennifer Hudson, Common, Lupe Fiasco, and Producer No I.D. came together to make that happen. The inspirational track "We Can Do It Now" serves as the new "Chicago Anthem" Check out the song plus the making of the song below...

(We Can Do It Now)


OWWWW Of The Day...Claudia Verela..

Can I Get A Sample?....

Sting's "Shape Of My Heart" has to bring emotion to the musical lover's ear. With compelling lyrics that DAMN acoustic guitar that won't leave your soul, Sting struck a nerve with this one on my part. From the "Ten Summoner's Tales" album, which contained two U.S. hits; "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Fields of Gold" reached #23 taking the album to 3x's platinum. Although "Shape Of My Heart" failed to stick on the better side of the charts (Other than #57 on the U.K. Singles charts) that sample was one to remember and we would soon hear it again.

From 93' with Sting to 96'..Nas pressed out the classic album "It Was Written". Following the moderate sales success of his acclaimed debut album, Illmatic (1994), Nas chose to focus his efforts in a more mainstream direction. With that being said, that sample which took to shaping our hearts from the beginning made its way back with "The Message" Hip hop heads and many alike saw #2 as a underrated do I....

(This sample was also used on Carl Thomas' 2005 title track from his "Emotional" Album")

SAU Whatcha Think?....

Late last month Maroon 5 released their album "Hands All Over" with leading singles "Misery" and "Give A Little More"...According to some sources the next single could potentially be the number 8 track from the album titled "How"...Check it out and voice your opinion folks is this single worthy?...

New Vid: Nicki Minaj Ft Will.I.AM "Check It Out"...

The futuristic official video for Nicki Minaj's new single "Check It Out" Ft Will.I.Am has dropped today...This bold yet creative video with crazy choreography will have you captivated check it out....

WWE Recap By Ryan

WWE universe I'm sad to report that Ryan was rushed to the hospital again this morning due to a severe condition that shall go unnamed. Ryan has been going through a lot in this past month so all I can ask you to do it pray for him and his family during these tough times. WE LOVE YOU RYAN!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kanye West Premiere's Mini Movie For "Runaway"

Along with the mini movie Kanye has released the tracklisting for his new album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" which is set to hit stores Nov.22.

1. “Dark Fantasy”
2. “Gorgeous” (featuring Kid Cudi & Raekwon)
3. “Power”
4. “All of the Lights”
5. “Monster” (featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
6. “So Appalled” (featuring Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Swizz Beatz & The RZA)
7. “Devil in a New Dress”
8. “Runaway” (featuring Pusha T)
9. “Hell of a Life”
10. “Blame Game” (featuring John Legend & Pusha T)
11. “Lost in the World”
12. “See Me Now”

B.o.B Performs With Hayley Williams In Nashville...

B.o.B Performed his hit single "Airplanes" in Nashville recently and they not only had the pleasure of B.o.B, But Hayley Williams as well check it out..

New Vid: Chris Brown "Yeah 3x"

Chris Brown has released the video to his new single "Yeah 3x". I have to say this took me back to the Chris Brown we once knew with AMAZING dance performances which made for an all around wonderful video, and has the song completely growing on me. Great Job Chris! I love it

Throwback Of The Day...Tevin Campbell "Alone With You"...

When you think of "Child Stars/ Artists" you don't actually think they can produce a song that will actually give you feeling (that is if your over 21) But put them with Quincy Jones and it just might happen. I can remember hearing this song not believing this guy was very young. From his debut album "T.E.V.I.N" released November 19, 1991 one of the songs that I cherish is "Alone With You" produced and written by Al.B Sure, and Kyle West. This song takes us back to when R&B meant more to the world, and slower songs were acceptable among singles... T.E.V.I.N. the album went platinum & yielded two #1 R&B hits in "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do", "Alone With You", and had several other hits.


OWWW Of The Day...Camille Washington

Black Eyed Peas Unveil Single/Album Art For "The Beginning"

B.E.P isn't letting up just yet. Last week they set the net ablaze with their new single "The Time (Dirty Bit), which samples 1987 hit ballad "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," from the film "Dirty Dancing." The track stays with the now "In" Sound of techno that B.E.P's now known for. Now although this was mildly predictable for the Peas, "If it ain't broke don't fix it. My only thing that sticks out like a sore thumb in some aspects of this song are some of the very abrupt transitions. Other than that for me growing up on Chicago's house music I can get with it in some form and you can bet your bottom dollar you'll be hearing this song every time you turn on the radio. SAU whatcha think?


Kings Of Leon Stomps Their Foot On U.K Charts....

It looks like Kings Of Leon are back in a huge way with the release of "Come Around Sundown". According to Billboard, the band sold an astonishing 183,000+ copies of their new one, it recorded the biggest first-week sale of any artist album this year, and the 49,000 of those that were digital represented the biggest first-week digital sales in U.K. chart history.

In other KOL news, while speaking to MTV front man Caleb said that "they never planned for "Radioactive" to be a single".

"I didn't think it would be a single, let alone the first one. I mean, the vocal, I mess up on the first verse, I mess up on the second verse, I mean, my voice is off, so I really didn't think the label would want that as a single, but they wanted it first," he explained.

"I don't know, I think at this point, we could do something with me tapping my foot and singing into a can and [critics] would be like, 'Oh, it's so anthemic', or, 'Oh, it's so stadium-friendly'."

MTV's 2010 Hottest MC's In The Game

MTV's final list of the hottest MC's in the game has rolled out, with none other than Eminem topping the list. Of course there was a huge buzz on why the lyrical assassin was left off of last year's list, but according to MTV Eminem reigns supreme yet again. Check out the others who fell in line below...

1. Eminem
2. Jay-Z
3. Kanye West
4. Drake
5. Rick Ross
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Lil Wayne
8. Waka Flocka
9. B.O.B.
10. Ludacris


Friday, October 15, 2010

SAU You Know What Time It Tis.....

ITS FRIDAY PEOPLE!!!! Time to let the stress of the work week melt out the window and bring on the good vibes of the weekend!!!!

(Lupe Fiasco- "Just Might Be OK")

(Nirvana- "In Bloom")

Nicki Minaj "Pink Friday Album Art....

This is the album art for Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" now reportedly being released on Monday November 22. The same day, Kanye West’s "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy", and Jay-Z’s "Hits Collection Vol. 1".

New Vid: Rick Ross Ft Drake & Chrisette Michele "Aston Martin Music"

OWWWWW Of The Day....Aleida Nunez

Bruno Mars Performs His #1 Hit On The Ellen Show...

Bruno Mars has remained at the top of the US Billboard chart with his debut single 'Just The Way You Are' for the 4th week. The singer decided to show his face at the Ellen Degeneres show recently. Bruno Mars vocals are in tip top shape during this performance so much that he gave Ellen a nice serenade towards the end check him out...

Erykah Badu's Twitter Rant....

A couple of days ago Erykah Badu had some choice words on the music industry of today along with rap and basically how its going "Techno' Check the rant...

How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music. We don’t own our music no more. Come to think of it, did we EVER own it? when I say own our music , I’m not talkin bout the artist I’m talkin bout the people … let me be quiet. I wanna hear from the young people? easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause i have a taste for something else. but how do u feel? These rappers ought to be shame of they damn selves, I’m talkin bout the mc’ s rappin over this pop techno music. I believe in pimpin the system but got DAMN! not like this.

#pop-technosongs. I like the idea of no distinction in race when it comes 2 music, but SOULkeepers, U dont give up the boom bip and the hump 4 the payday. I love house and techno as a side dish .But now it’s served as the main course AND that’s ALL u gone get. like chittlins in the back house. I love music PERIOD. just not ready to say goodbye to the boom bip and the hump .. kinda painful for my generation to see. just strange 2me. Yes, no1 wants 2B poor again. artist have2 sacrifice integrity of the music sometimes 2 make ends meet. this is understood.but gotDAMN now. if you’ve never tasted good p*ssy your satisfied with ass hole. (that’s terrible ain’t it .) lol

....Very valid point


Prince's "Welcome To America" Tour.....

"Bring your friends, bring your children," and bring foot spray, because it's going to be funky."- Glorious Quote From Prince

Prince announced his "Welcome To America" Tour at a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater. The leader of the purple underworld announced that he will be playing his pleothra of hits and joining the man will be an array of artists including: Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding and Cassandra Wilson.

"Come early, come often. I have a lot of hits... no two shows will be the same," he said.

Billboard also revealed that a gold-plated Fender guitar that sat on the Apollo stage during the announcement will be auctioned off after the live run, with the proceeds benefiting the economic recovery group Harlem Empowerment Zone.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Maroon 5 Open Forum Moved To Next Thursday...

Sorry for the inconvience SAU But Maroon 5 will be here for your pleasure next Thursday at 2pm...