Monday, December 22, 2008

Would a Rihanna-Lupe Fiasco Collabo. Work? / Possible Remix Album

So I was thinking after I saw Lupe Fiasco enjoying T.I. & Rihanna's performance of "Live Your Life," at the 2008 MTV VMAs that Lupe Fiasco and Rihanna could make a hot record together. I don't know it's just a thought but with both of their sounds, I think it could easily be done.

In other Rihanna news, it has been said [] that Rihanna plans on releasing Good Girl Gone Bad, as a remix album. That would technically be the 3rd version of the CD that initially came out in June of 2007. Way to milk it Rihanna or Rihanna's people (Label)! Though I think the better way would be to go by releasing a regular remix album, not just a GGGB remix album.

My proposed track listing would look something like this:(She could include remixes to songs like)
1) "Pon De Replay"
2) "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)"
3) "Umbrella" [Anything without Jay-Z]
4) "Take A Bow"
5) "Disturbia"
6) "Live Your Life" [an all Rihanna version-haters would love this]
7) "If It's Lovin' That You Want"
8) "We Ride"
9) "Break It Off" [an all Rihanna version]
10) "Rehab"
11) "Good Girl Gone Bad"
12) "Push Up On Me" [featuring T.I. (would be good)]
13) "Sell Me Candy" [featuring Timbaland-(tracks producer)]
14) "Shut Up & Drive" [R&B Remix]
15) "xxxxxxx" -A new track, who knows Chris Brown duet
16) "xxxxxxx" -A duet with Shontelle

WHAT DO YOU THINK of a Rihanna & Lupe Fiasco collabo? And also about a GGGB Remix album? LEAVE COMMENTS below!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Seven Pounds -Another Good Movie for Smith

So I saw Will Smith's newest movie, Seven Pounds, and I must say it turned out to be a great movie. It was really nice to see Will Smith play a serious role in a movie like this, without it being Sci-Psy related [Men In Black, I-Robot, I Am Legend...the list goes on!]. I actually also liked this movie better than The Pursuit Of Happyness. And yes I do know that was based on a true story. That movie was just kind of what you'd expect to happen, did happen.

My advice for this movie, is to not judge the movie by it's title. And also not try guessing what it is for/about by it. You will find out by the end of the movie, well sort of what the title signifies. Well I actually had to Wikipedia it, after seeing it because I didn't fully understand why. But I suppose it does make sense.

In conclusion, I would recommend people to see this movie, but maybe not on Christmas day, because it does have some sad parts in it. But if you want to see a well performed movie with an interesting story line, Seven Pounds is a movie that can fulfil that need of yours.

[Side Note]
Oh, and as a side note, I saw a preview of the movie on TV where they played Ashanti's song, "Shine," near the end. Though it isn't in the movie, they really could have used it where they had the children singing in the choir (since in the album version of the song, there is a section of children singing).

4 Artists Amaze 2 songs in the Hot 100's Top 10

So this week something pretty amazing has happened in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. 4 artists each have two songs in the Top 10, and luckily none of the artist include T-Pain. Beyonce gains her number 1 spot back from T.I. with "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)." And her second showing in the Top 10 is at number 9 with "If I Were A Boy," which has peaked at number 3 so far.

T.I. falls from the top spot to number 2 with "Live Your Life," featuring Rihanna. With the impressive feat, still managing two Top 5 singles at the same time with "Whatever You Like," currently at number 5; and became his first lead artist number 1.

Next up Britney Spears continues to ride off the success of her first Top 10 debut (number 3) with "Circus," remaining in the Top 5 this week at number 4. Her second number 1 Hot 100 single, "Womanizer," rises up the charts from last weeks number 10, to this weeks number 6; In it's 11th week of charting.

Last to conquer this collective feat is Kanye West whose "Heartless," sits at number 7 this week, and "Love Lockdown," at number 10. "Heartless," has peaked at number 4, while "Love Lockdown," has peaked at it's debut position number 3.

Filling in the voids, in this weeks ironic 2-showings per artist Top 10, is Lady GaGa's "Just Dance," [featuring Colby O'Donis] at number 3; And Katy Perry's second Top 5 single, "Hot N Cold" at number 8 this week. Rihanna and Colby O'Donis are the only features on tracks this week in the Top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100 as well.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The 2008 number1k9 Awards

Here are the 2008 number1k9 Awards: Nominee's & winner's (which are marked in bold!)

*Best Female R&B Artist
Ashanti "The Way That I Love You"
Beyonce "Single Ladies"
Mariah Carey "Touch My Body"
Janet "Feedback"
Keyshia Cole "Heaven Sent"

*Best Female Pop &/or Rock Artist
Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl"
Rihanna "Disturbia"
Britney Spears "Womanizer"
Christina Aguilera "Keeps Gettin’ Better"
Pink "So What"

*Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown "With You"
Usher "Love In This Club" [featuring Young Jeezy]
Ne-Yo "Miss Independent"
The-Dream "I Luv Your Girl"

*Best Hip Hop Artist
T.I. "Whatever You Like"
Lil’ Wayne "Lollipop" [featuring Static Major]
Flo Rida "Low" [featuring T-Pain]
Nelly "Body On Me" [featuring Ashanti & Akon]

*Best Male Pop &/or Rock Artist
Jesse McCartney "Leavin’ "
Kevin Rudolf "Let It Rock" [featuring Lil’ Wayne]
David Cook "The Time Of My Life"
John Mayer "Say"

* Best Group
Danity Kane "Damaged"
Coldplay "Viva La Vida"
PussyCat Dolls "When I Grow Up"
OneRepublic "Apologize"

*Best New Female Artist
Jasmine Sullivan "Need U Bad"
Sarah Barellies "Love Song"
Estelle "American Boy"
Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love"
Lady GaGa "Just Dance" [featuring Colby O’Donis]

*Best New Male Artist
David Archuleta "Crush"
David Cook "The Time Of My Life"
Kardinal Official "Dangerous" [featuring Akon]
Colby O’Donis "What You Got" [featuring Akon]

*Best Colaboration
T-Pain & Lil’ Wayne for "Got Money" / "Can’t Believe It"
Nelly & Fergie for "Party People"
T.I. & Rihanna for "Live Your Life"
Madonna & Justin Timberlake for "4 Minutes"

*Most Underrated Artist
Keri Hilson "Energy"
Ashanti "Good Good"
Michelle Williams "We Break The Dawn"

*Most Overrated Artist
Flo Rida "Low" [featuring T-Pain]
T-Pain "Can’t Believe It" [featuring Lil’ Wayne]
Beyonce "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Kanye West "Love Lockdown"

*Worst Single Performance
Ciara "Go Girl" [featuring T-Pain]
Cassie "Official Girl" [featuring Lil’ Wayne]
PussyCat Dolls "Whatcha Think About That" [featuring Missy Elliott]
Danity Kane "Bad Girl" [featuring Missy Elliott]

*Best Producer
Polow Da Don for "Love In This Club" by Usher [featuring Young Jeezy]
Timbaland for "4 Minutes" by Madonna [featuring Justin Timberlake]
Stargate for "Take A Bow" by Rihanna
Jim Jonsin for "Lollipop" by Lil’ Wayne [featuring Static Major]
-Notable Contenders-
Max Martin for "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry
Tricky Stewart & T he-Dream for "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey

*Best Comeback
Beyonce "If I Were A Boy"
Britney Spears "Womanizer"
Ashanti "The Way That I Love You"
Brandy "Right Here (Departed)"
Christina Aguilera "Keeps Gettin’ Better"
Usher "Love In This Club" [featuring Young Jeezy]
Ludacris "What Them Girls Like" [featuring Chris Brown & Sean Garrett]

*Best Album
Ashanti –The Declaration
Lil’ Wayne –Tha Carter III
Britney Spears –Circus
T.I. –Paper Trail

LEAVE COMMENTS on winner's, nominee's, and who you think was left out of the categories BELOW!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Winning 'Circus'

So as Britney Spears continues to gain back prominence, her 6th studio album, Circus, became her 5th album to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200 by selling over 500,000 copies. Along with the albums success as a whole, the second single and title track “Circus,” became Spears first song to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 3. Since the song has just been released to radio (December 9th, 2008) and been the number 1 song on iTunes Top Songs, for over a week straight, it’s looking good for Spears receiving her 3rd number 1 Hot 100 single; and first pair from a single album (since “Womanizer” hit number 1 back in October 2008). Keep up the good work Ms. Spears!

Female Throwback Jam: “Bring It All To Me" 12.11.08

Back in the 90's a Destiny's Child wasn't the only girl group to be a part of the girl group era. This week’s Female Throwback Jam comes to us from Blaque. Blaque was essentially a younger version of TLC, as Left Eye of TLC formed the group and acted as their mentor. “Bring It All To Me,” became their best charting single in the U.S. to date (charting at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100). The album version of “Bring It All To Me,” featured JC Chasez of N*Sync, though the video version only featured the girls of Blaque. In the futuristic video, Shamari, Brandi, & Natina as hologram-like people who could teleport to various places talking to men. A great song, from a great group, who is currently said to be back together and releasing an album in 2009, currently entitled, Private Show.

CHECK OUT the video to Blaque's "Bring It All To Me," right here!

What did you think about the song and video to "Bring It All To Me," LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS!!!

Male Throwback Jam: “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)” 12.11.08

This week our Male Throwback Jam of the week comes to us from NaS. "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)," features guest vocals by 90's singer Laurny Hill as well. The song spoke out on many controversial issues and thoughts that Nas questions throughout the song. It was released in 1996 as the lead single of his number 1 Billboard 200 album It Was Written. The song help to start the ear of Hip Hop & R&B collaborations while reaching number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video features Nas and Lauryn Hill various acted out scenes which help tell the songs story as well as the two driving around in New York City at night.

CHECK OUT the video to "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)" BELOW!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Welcoming All Fans of Music to Britney’s Circus | Britney Spears -Circus [Album Review]

After finally winning her first MTV VMA’s for Blackout’s second single “Piece Of Me,” in September, things were finally looking better for Ms. Britney Spears. Following her triumphant three time win, her lead single, “Womanizer,” from her sixth studio album Circus kept people wanting more.

“Womanizer” officially brought Spears back into superstardom becoming her second Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single since her debut single, “…Baby One More Time,” hit number 1 in 1999. While also making the largest jump to number 1 (96-1) on the charting week of October 25th.

The title track, “Circus,” was released as the second single along with the album on Spears’ 27th birthday, December 2nd. The songs catchy lyrics and intriguing beat will easily ensure another consecutive high charting single for Spears’ tally.

Listening close to the track, “If U Seek Amy,” will have listeners seriously debating if this song should have been renamed something a bit more explicit. Effortlessly making ‘…Amy,’ a must hear track off of Circus.

Spears’ camp had a smart idea by putting a standout track, “Radar,” from 2007’s Blackout, on Circus. The song was originally planned for a June 2008 fourth single release but eventually was scrapped, since a new album was being recorded. The computer enhanced vocals only add to the song’s ear candy appeal.

Straying away from Spears currently popular Electro Pop sound, songs like “Out From Under,” help to prove Spears can still deliver solid ballads like she has before. Such as 2004’s “Everytime,” which reached number 15 on the Hot 100. Both songs were produced by Guy Sigsworth.

Not only releasing a new album, this time around, Spears will also embark on a concert tour starting in March 2009. The tour will be billed as, The Circus Starring: Britney Spears, and even feature the Pussycat Dolls as opening act in the North American leg.

Gaining back the prominence she once held throughout her late teenage years, Spears definitely seems well on her way back to becoming the old Spears many loved to see put on outstanding dance numbers opposed to covering the gossip magazines week to week. With a new show for the world to see, Circus will surely show Britney fans & critics why her Circus is the place to be in 2009 and the years to come.

Ciara's Album Dilemma

“Go Girl,” from the start WAS expected to be the first single for Ciara’s Fantasy Ride, there’s no denying that. All artists’ singles which are made into videos were intended singles; whether they become hot or not. Otherwise record labels would just solicit them to radio, and not create an expensive music video for it. Just like how Keri Hilson’s people are trying to say that “Return The Favor,” [which I really like the demo version of…] wasn’t the album’s second single. Saying “Turnin’ Me On,” now is. Nope to me if the label goes as far as dropping tons of money for a video, especially as they did for “Go Girl,” it was intended as a single.

I am not looking toward Ciara’s album. I bought The Evolution: of Ciara and it wasn’t a bad CD at all, but she just doesn’t have the same buzz that she used to. I didn’t even like “High Price,” that opera style singing was trash, doesn’t have the voice to make something like that cool AT ALL! Maybe it’s the age that is turning me away from her music. Kinda like the Crunk style worked better when she was 19, rather than, what isn’t she 23 now. So the only way for Ciara to engage me again in her music is for her to release a bangin’ NEW (2nd) single from the album. And please don’t try to come with some “Promise,” wannabe type of single, highly doubt that will work again.

Sadly I still to this day have not seen the entire video of Ciara’s single, “Go Girl.” Probably since the fact of her and T-Pain on a song should have been a Crunk to the 10th level type of song, and it definitely is not, Disappointment! And the other sad thing about it was the other collaboration they did for T-Pain’s album Thr33 Ringz wasn’t a high energy track either. But I must admit, “Blowing Up,” was better!

Also, for Ciara to try to make up a alter ego named Super C [which did seem like a competition with Sasha Fierce] is extraordinarily lame, like c'mon there were better names than that. Somebody had said it sounded like a Gas Station, and they were right (LMAO!)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Female Throwback Jam: “Swing My Way" 12.4.08

Again for this week another 1997 Hip Hop & R&B song becomes our Female Throwback Jam of the week. "Swing My Way," was the only single released by the duo, K.P. & Envyi despite it becoming a popular single which reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. K.P. was the rapper of the two while Envyi soulfully sang in the song. Although the song was popular they duo would be known as a One Hit Wonder of the 90's since they didn't release any other popular singles. Which is a sad thing because on "Swing My Way," they complemented each others vocals well.

[Side Note(s)]
K.P. is the initials for member Khia, though she is not the same Khia who sang 2002's "My Neck My Back."

A Young Polow Da Don can be seen as the love interest in the video too.

COME CHECK OUT the video for K.P. & Envyi's hit single "Swing My Way."

WHAT DID the video and song "Swing My Way," make you think about? LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW!

Male Throwback Jam: “My Love Is The Shhh...” 12.4.08

This weeks Male Throwback Jam actually comes from a male & female group of the the 90's. Something For The People, featured two male and female vocalists and is most known for the 1997 hit single, "My Love Is The Shhh..." which reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Anyone who was into R&B music from the 90's has heard this song before and back in the day loved it. Not much was heard of the group after the success of "My Love Is The Shhh..." Still enjoy this weeks Male Throwback Jam!

CHECK OUT the video to Something For The People's "My Love Is The Shhh..."

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