Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Grammy Nominations ARE HERE!!!



Whatcha think SAU?



1. Record Of The Year

Rolling In The Deep

Adele
Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Holocene

Bon Iver
Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]

Grenade

Bruno Mars
The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra]

The Cave

Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Francois Chevallier & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Firework

Katy Perry
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Sandy Vee, producers; Mikkel S. Eriksen, Phil Tan, Sandy Vee & Miles Walker, engineers/mixers
[Capitol]

2. Album Of The Year

21

Adele
Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Wasting Light

Foo Fighters
Butch Vig, producer; James Brown & Alan Moulder, engineers/mixers; Joe LaPorta & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Born This Way

Lady Gaga
Paul Blair, DJ Snake, Fernando Garibay, Lady Gaga, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Jeppe Laursen, RedOne & Clinton Sparks, producers; Fernando Garibay, Bill Malina, Trevor Muzzy, RedOne, Dave Russell, Justin Shirley Smith, Horace Ward & Tom Ware, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars
B.o.B, Cee Lo Green & Damian Marley, featured artists; Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee, Needlz & The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer
[Elektra]

Loud

Rihanna
Drake, Eminem & Nicki Minaj, featured artists; Ester Dean, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Kuk Harrell, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mel & Mus, Awesome Jones, Makeba Riddick, The Runners, Sham, Soundz, Chris "Tricky" Stewart, Sandy Vee & Willy Will, producers; Ariel Chobaz, Cary Clark, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Josh Gudwin, Kuk Harrell, Jaycen Joshua, Manny Marroquin, Dana Nielsen, Chad "C-Note" Roper, Noah "40" Shebib, Corey Shoemaker, Jay Stevenson, Mike Strange, Phil Tan, Brian "B-Luv" Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Sandy Vee, Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva, Miles Walker & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
[Def Jam]

3. Song Of The Year

All Of The Lights

Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

The Cave

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Grenade

Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra; Publishers: Mars Force Music/Bughouse, Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake/Late 80s Music/Westside Ind. Music/Studiobeat Music, Warner Tamerlane, Andrew Wyatt, Downtown DMP Songs]

Holocene

Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar; Publisher: April Base Publishing]

Rolling In The Deep

Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram/EMI Music Publishing]

4. Best New Artist

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

5. Best Pop Solo Performance

Someone Like You

Adele
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Yoü And I

Lady Gaga
Track from: Born This Way
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]

Grenade

Bruno Mars
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra]

Firework

Katy Perry
[Capitol]

F***in’ Perfect

Pink
[Jive Records]

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Body And Soul

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Track from: Duets II
[Columbia Records]

Dearest

The Black Keys
Track from: Rave On Buddy Holly
[Fantasy]

Paradise

Coldplay
[Capitol Records]

Pumped Up Kicks

Foster The People
Track from: Torches
[Star Time Intl./Columbia]

Moves Like Jagger

Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
Track from: Hands All Over
[A&M/Octone Records]

7. Best Pop Instrumental Album

Wish Upon A Star

Jenny Oaks Baker
[Shadow Mountain Records]

E Kahe Malie

Daniel Ho
[Daniel Ho Creations]

The Road From Memphis

Booker T. Jones
[Anti Records]

Hello Tomorrow

Dave Koz
[Concord Records]

Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!

Brian Setzer
[Surfdog Records]

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

21

Adele
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

The Lady Killer

Cee Lo Green
[Radiculture/Elektra]

Born This Way

Lady Gaga
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars
[Elektra]

Loud

Rihanna
[Def Jam]

9. Best Dance Recording

Raise Your Weapon

Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
Joel Zimmerman, producer
Track from: 4x4=12
[Ultra Records]

Barbra Streisand

Duck Sauce
Duck Sauce, producers; Duck Sauce, mixers
[Downtown Records]

Sunshine

David Guetta & Avicii
Avicii, David Guetta & Giorgio Tuinfort, producers; Avicii, mixer
Track from: Nothing But The Beat
[Virgin]

Call Your Girlfriend

Robyn
Klas Åhlund & Billboard, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer
Track from: Body Talk Pt. 3
[Interscope Records]

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Skrillex
Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer
Track from: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

Save The World

Swedish House Mafia
Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers
[Astralwerks]

10. Best Dance/Electronica Album

Zonoscope

Cut/Copy
[Modular Recordings]

4x4=12

Deadmau5
[Ultra Records]

Nothing But The Beat

David Guetta
[Virgin Records]

Body Talk, Pt. 3

Robyn
[Interscope Records]

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Skrillex
[Big Beat/Atlantic]

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Duets II

Tony Bennett & Various Artists
[Columbia Records]

The Gift

Susan Boyle
[Syco Music/Columbia Records]

In Concert On Broadway

Harry Connick Jr.
[Columbia Records]

Music Is Better Than Words

Seth MacFarlane
[Universal Republic]

What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman

Barbra Streisand
[Columbia Records]

12. Best Rock Performance

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Coldplay
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone]

Down By The Water

The Decemberists
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol]

Walk

Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

The Cave

Mumford & Sons
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Lotus Flower

Radiohead
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings]

13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

On The Backs Of Angels

Dream Theater
[Roadrunner Records]

White Limo

Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Curl Of The Burl

Mastodon
[Reprise Records]

Public Enemy No. 1

Megadeth
[Roadrunner Records]

Blood In My Eyes

Sum 41
Track from: Screaming Bloody Murder
[Island]

14. Best Rock Song

The Cave

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Down By The Water

Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol; Publisher: Osterozhna Music]

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone; Publishers: Edition Pink Music/Hanseatic Musikverklag, Opal Music/Upala Music, Universal Music Publishing, Woulnough Music/Irving Music]

Lotus Flower

Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings; Publisher: Ticker Tape Ltd.]

Walk

Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records; Publishers: M.J.-Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music, Ruthensmear Music]

15. Best Rock Album

Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul

Jeff Beck
[ATCO]

Wasting Light

Foo Fighters
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Come Around Sundown

Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]

I'm With You

Red Hot Chili Peppers
[WB]

The Whole Love

Wilco
[dBpm Records/ Anti Records]

16. Best Alternative Music Album

Bon Iver

Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]

Codes And Keys

Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic/ Barsuk]

Torches

Foster The People
[Star Time Intl./ Columbia]

Circuital

My Morning Jacket
[ATO Records]

The King Of Limbs

Radiohead
[XL/ TBD Records]

17. Best R&B Performance

Far Away

Marsha Ambrosius
Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
[J Records]

Pieces Of Me

Ledisi
Track from: Pieces Of Me
[Verve Forecast]

Not My Daddy

Kelly Price & Stokley
Track from: Kelly
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]

Is This Love

Corinne Bailey Rae
Track from: The Love EP
[Capitol]

You Are

Charlie Wilson
Track from: Just Charlie
[Jive Records]

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance

Sometimes I Cry

Eric Benét
[Reprise]

Fool For You

Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
[Radiculture/Elektra]

Radio Message

R. Kelly
Track from: Love Letter
[Jive Records]

Good Man

Raphael Saadiq
Track from: Stone Rollin'
[Columbia Records]

Surrender

Betty Wright & The Roots
Track from: Betty Wright: The Movie
[Ms B Records & S-Curve Records]

19. Best R&B Song

Far Away

Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)
Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
[J Records; Publishers: Marshmellow Music/SPZ Music/Downtown DMP Songs, N.Q.C. Music/F.O.B. Music, YS Publishing, Stone Agate Music]

Fool For You

Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
[Radiculture/Elektra; Publishers: Jacks Love Emporium/Radiculture Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Chrysalis Music/God Given Music]

Not My Daddy

Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
Track from: Kelly
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco; Publishers: For The Write Price/Roynet]

Pieces Of Me

Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
Track from: Pieces Of Me
[Verve Forecast]

You Are

Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
Track from: Just Charlie
[Jive Records; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music, Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing, P Ty Music, Escribir Publishing, Mammas Pebbly Publishing]

20. Best R&B Album

F.A.M.E.

Chris Brown
[Jive Records]

Second Chance

El DeBarge
[Geffen]

Love Letter

R. Kelly
[Jive Records]

Pieces Of Me

Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]

Kelly

Kelly Price
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]

21. Best Rap Performance

Look At Me Now

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records]

Otis

Jay-Z & Kanye West
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam]

The Show Goes On

Lupe Fiasco
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]

Moment 4 Life

Nicki Minaj & Drake
Track from: Pink Friday
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]

Black And Yellow

Wiz Khalifa
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic]

22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Party

Beyoncé & André 3000
Track from: 4
[Columbia Records]

I'm On One

DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Track from: We The Best Forever
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]

I Need A Doctor

Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
[Aftermath]

What's My Name?

Rihanna & Drake
Track from: Loud
[Def Jam]

Motivation

Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
Track from: Here I am
[Universal Motown]

All Of The Lights

Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Def Jam]

23. Best Rap Song

All Of The Lights

Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

Black And Yellow

Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic; Publishers: PGH Sound/WB Music/EMI Music]

I Need A Doctor

Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
[Aftermath]

Look At Me Now

Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Culture Beyond Ur Experience, I Like Turtles Music/Downtown Music, Cherry315 Publishing/The Bad Bad Guys, Meloist Music, Mack Music/Young Money Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T'Ziah's Music]

Otis

Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam; Publishers: Hip Hop Since 1978, EMI Robbins, BMG Gold/Hot Buttermilk Music/BMG Platinum/First Priority/Swing Beat Songs, Universal Music, Dynatone Publishing]

The Show Goes On

Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill, Heavy As Heaven/Universal/Artist Pub. Group West, Dustin William Brown Pub. Designee, Jonathan K. Brown Pub. Designee, Sony/ATV, Best Dressed Chicken In Town, Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova]

24. Best Rap Album

Watch The Throne

Jay-Z & Kanye West
[Def Jam]

Tha Carter IV

Lil Wayne
[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic]

Lasers

Lupe Fiasco
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]

Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West
[Def Jam]

25. Best Country Solo Performance

Dirt Road Anthem

Jason Aldean
[Broken Bow Records]

I'm Gonna Love You Through It

Martina McBride
[Republic Nashville]

Honey Bee

Blake Shelton
Track from: Red River Blue
[Warner Bros. Records]

Mean

Taylor Swift
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records]

Mama's Song

Carrie Underwood
Track from: Play On
[Arista Nahville]

26. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Don't You Wanna Stay

Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
[Broken Bow Records]

You And Tequila

Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
[BNA Records]

Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars
Track from: Barton Hollow
[Sensibility Music LLC]

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Thompson Square
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records]

27. Best Country Song

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records; Publishers: Sexy Tractor Music/Hope-N-Cal Music, Old Desperados/N2D Publishing]

God Gave Me You

Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
[Warner Bros.; Publisher: No Gang Music]

Just Fishin'

Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
[Show Dog-Universal Music; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Six Ring Circus Songs; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; Five Hills Music]

Mean

Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music]

Threaten Me With Heaven

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
[MCA Nashville]

You And Tequila

Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)
[BNA Records]

28. Best Country Album

My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean
[Broken Bow Records]

Chief

Eric Church
[EMI Records Nashville]

Own The Night

Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Red River Blue

Blake Shelton
[Warner Bros. Records]

Here For A Good Time

George Strait
[MCA Nashville]

Speak Now

Taylor Swift

View full list Here

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving SAU!!!



HAPPY TURKEY DAY folks! From all of us here at SAU,we want to wish you guys a very beautiful Thanksgiving. Make sure you guys eat lots and lots of turkey for us and since this is one of the busiest travel days of the year, BE SAFE. We're so thankful for all of you!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

*** SAU Official Report Card*** Drake "Take Care"


"all these people really discussing my career again/ asking if I'll be going platinum in a year again/ don't I got this shit the world wanna hear again?/ don't Michael Jordan still got his hoop earring in?/ -
-Glorious Quote from Drake

Drake's new album "Take Care" is on track to be the third best meteor to strike the music industry's first week sales (Lady Gaga's "Born this way" at 1.1m, and Lil' Wayne's "Tha Carter just over a million) at 675k-725k, the question of Drake's popularity among fans is easily answered, but is the growth into one of the most sought after artists in the music industry seen here?

So, With my mental ready for 18 hard shots of the "Drake/40 sound" plastered throughout this entire album with no chaser, tagged with a bunch of "I made it"s and so on, I was pleasantly surprised at the growth zone Drake has fallen into.

Paying homage to his love for Southern Hip Hop on many songs throughout the album, notably zeroing in on the Houston "Chopped and Screwed","Draped and Dripped" or basically "Screwed" sound in creative ways. "Over my dead Body" shows the last 10 seconds sampling a mix of UGK "3 in da morning" as well as ESG Swangin' and Bangin'. (the original 94' version") Other's being "Underground Kings" & "Take A Shot For Me" which sampled a slowed version of SWV's "Anything". This definitely shows the Growth within the creative ear of Drake's camp.

Lyrically showing the need to dodge the "Sophomore jinx", along with showing that yes, Drake has talent in abundance, he hits the maturity nail on the head with songs like "HYFR", "We'll be Fine",and the Just Blaze produced, "Lord Knows" ft Rick Ross. Lyrics like:

I’m hearing all of the jokes, I know that they tryna push me/I know that showin’ emotion don’t ever mean I’m a p*ssy/Know that I don’t make music for n*ggas who don’t get p*ssy/So those are the ones I count on to diss me or overlook me/

Shows this album has plenty of highlights, and a couple lows. One of the major flaws of the album has to be the title track "Take Care" Ft Rihanna. This spacious track shows each and every flaw of both Drake and Rihanna. But the "people's eyebrow" Raises at the bold attempt to slow Juvenile's "Back That Azz up" on "Practice". This complexity has to be broken down in 3 sections:

Drake's singing here...absolutely no, Drake's rapping..Yes, The tempo, melody, and all around track...I'm sorry but No. In my opinion slowing Juvenile's 504 classic and making it into a "Waltzing, dance, black tie affair", is like opting to have your hamburger blended to drink it. Wanna make it better? Take a couple steps back and listen to Andre 3000's verse on "The Real Her".

All in all a blunt explanation is what we get from each and every song on the album, bridging the gap between June 15, 2010 and Nov,15,2011, we get caught up to Drake's version of life and its interesting.


Growth- B-

Production- C

Lyrical Ability- A-

WWA (World Wide Appeal) - B

SAU official Grade- B-

Friday, November 11, 2011

Feeling Down Today?..Of Course not ITS FRRRIIIDDAAAYYY!!!!



Alrighty SAU Let's GO the weekly holiday is upon us and its time to appreciate it OWWWWW!!!!! Lets crank it!

Jamie Foxx Ft Wiz Khalifa- "Best Night Of My Life"


Gloriana- "Wanna take you Home"



Shabba Ranks-" Ting-A-Ling" Booyaka!!! Booyaka!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

R.I.P Heavy D 1967-2011



TMZ reports Rapper Heavy D has died today at 44.

Dwight Arrington Myers was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today, and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. It's reported that he died due to "respiratory issues.

Jamaican-American rapper Heavy D was front man of the 90's rap group "Heavy D & The Boyz" which featured G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The rapper was known for singing/rapping, his current dance moves, as well as his contributions to the intro of the television shows "In Living color", MADtv, as well as rapping on Michael Jackson's hit single "Jam" which video featured a cameo from Michael Jordan. Around 2009 Heavy D took his talents to the genre of Reggae music with releasing "No Matter What".

Myers' last performance was the 2011 BET hip hop awards. It was his first live performance in over 15 years. RIP Heavy D


"Now that we found love" ft Aaron Hall (1991 #11 hot 100,#5 R&B charts, #4 on Rap charts)



"Somebody For Me" (1989 #8 on R&B charts,#1 on Rap Charts)



"Big daddy" (1997 reach #18 on the hot 100,#5 on the R&B charts, #2 on Rap charts)

Monday, November 7, 2011

***SAU Official Report Card*** Miranda Lambert "Four The Record"


Without checking her mouth at the door, Miranda Lambert has been on the minds of many with a release of "Hell On Heels" from Country girl group Pistol Annies (which debuted at #1 on the Country charts), and now the release of her fourth studio album "Four the record". Keeping with the VERY vivid lyrics Lambert is known for, this album tends to lack musical empathy in the form of strong vocals at times(Aka more push). Songs like "Safe" and "Dear Diamond" could have been taken to at least 3 different levels to give you the complete thrill of the beautifully written songs. "Mama's Broken Heart" gives you the Happy hour cocktail you need from Lambert, as previous songs make us mentally fly, here reality hits with a "2 snap demo" before "Drowning my thoughts at the expense of my liver" over a silhouette of crazy.

In actuality, this album is growth from 09's "Revolution" when it comes to analyzing the growth of a woman, as well as the want to get over previously out dated relationships. In "Over You" the perfect input of /How Dare You/ tagging along the realness of /I miss you/ is the intended brush fire that's a beautiful sight to see.

This album oozes sophistication, but tends to lack vocal strength at times, but keeping with the attitude Miranda is known for, it makes you question was vocal strength needed keeping with an attitude that shows you she can say "F it?" In my opinion, Yes, there's no better way to soften a four letter blow, than to accompany it with aggressively self-assured vocals.

Growth- B+

Production- B-

Vocal ability- C-

WWA (World Wide Appeal)- B-

SAU Official Grade- B-

Friday, November 4, 2011

WHEW!! Looks Like we woke up to a.......FRIDAY!!



So that means I can get my Dj'ing skills on right SAU?....OK maybe not :) but lets ROCK!!! PARTY PARTY SAU WE've MADE IT!!!!

Ghostface Killah Ft U-God "Cherchez LaGhost"



N.E.R.D.- "Hypnotize you" (AM I the only one that loves this song?)



Shania Twain- "I'm gonna getcha good"

*** SAU Official Report Card*** Wale "Ambition"


Like a colony of bats that flock together and fly left, Wale attempts to break from the pack and go right with his latest release "Ambition". A generous amount of chips this rapper seems to have on his shoulder this time around, noticeably dropping them off with each new song. With his previous effort "Attention Deficit" selling a mere 66,000 copies as of Jan. 2010, with a single that featured the (then) fresh face Lady Gaga titled "Chillin'", Wale scraped the old directions and decided to start a new with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. Records.

Ambition- /amˈbiSHən/
Noun:

1. A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
2. Desire and determination to achieve success.


There's absolutely no doubt Wale's been studying his craft in order to find his own way through this thing we call Hip Hop and it seems to be paying off. Adapting to his new surroundings with brighter songs including "Miami Nights" and the lemon fresh scent of "White Linen" Ft Ne-yo, throughout his lyrics, beats, and flow we can feel the spirit of an "Ah Ha" moment throughout this album.

The thing that would make this album without a doubt a sure win would be for Wale to understand looking to the future is to also know what you did right in the past,AKA story telling. Songs like "Lotus Flower Bomb" is where Wale shines, just as on "Attention Deficit" we got the clear visual of "90210" & "Diary", but here the story telling lacks which isn't a MUST but would be a wonderful accent regardless to what category the story is from.

All in all, I say check this one out, it would be a great addition to any album collection.

Growth- B-

Production- C

lyrical ability- C

WWA (World wide appeal)- S (Satisfactory)

SAU official grade- C+

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

*** SAU Official Report Card*** Florence + The Machine's "Ceremonials"


From the depths of the darken slumber comes the Queen of light. A weird, mild light that takes the term "light of dark" to another level. Vocals of a queen on "Shake it off" could be seen as her singing to her peers of the indie music scene just as Madonna took on "Evita" singing "Don't cry for me Argentina". It's true Florence + The Machine understands both sides.(Indie/major) A hard blow from the underside of your favorite fairytale comes Florence + The Machine's "Ceremonials"

It has to be something in the water that gave Florence the vocals to make an album so extreme yet, soft as a feather, landing on the pile of books that demolish the entire stack while fans and artists alike stand back smiling with the vague silence of inspiration.

Speaking to the revolutionary world we've never knew existed in music, "Ceremonials" shows growth and gives me the perplexed feeling on how "Off" vocals at times can be so so right. Freelance painting at its finest, this album shows what it is to have absolutely no pressure entering and exiting the booth.

Starting this album with "if Only for a night" zones you into their world with no choice, but the asking attitude of the entire album makes you feel better after hearing this music masterpiece; a 16 song "your welcome" so to speak. "Strangeness and Charm"(exclusive to the deluxe edition) shows the band at its best in my opinion. A soaring bridge, a strumming guitar added to drumming, and claps that were mixed so good everything sounds one, with Florence switching from head to chest vocals so simply says "take me now musical Gods" in one word...Excellent, in two words..fucking excellent!

Previously singing "The dog days are over" has to get a basic "True" when it comes to this album, "True" saying "Florence +The machine will without a doubt be looked at as the "Creme'De la Creme" of Alternative music from here on out, its as well as true that Ms. Florence has a voice that can't be compared to another.


Florence + The Machine- "Strangeness And Charm" Live At Glastonbury 2010)


Growth- A

Production- B

Lyrical ability- A

WWA (World Wide Appeal)- A

SAU Official Grade- A

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Good Day SAU....

Nice music to get you through the day...


Florence & The Machine- "Only If For a night" (F'N Awesome, a must listen!)





Wale Ft Ne-Yo "White Linen"


Miranda Lambert- "Mama's broken heart"