Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Danity Drama: 'Don' Through Day | Making The Band 4 Season 4

So, once again Making The Band/Diddy and MTV are really keeping every one's attention on Danity Kane, Day 26, and Donnie Klang with Season 4 of Making The Band(MTB).

Still the most interesting artist/group on the show has got to be Danity Kane by far. Not to mention they seem like the group who has or should I say had the most potential. With two number 1 albums and two Top 10 Hot 100 singles (YES, they should have more with two albums, but that's the Bad Boy Way-sell what matters, albums not singles) under their belt it all seems to becoming to an end for one of the 00's most promising new female groups. Do they ever last? There was Destiny's Child, 702, 3LW, and Dream (fellow Bad Boy group) just to name a few!

With Aubrey posing for February/march 09's issue of Playboy, D. Woods working with her group, Shannon's place in the group unknown (rumors her her leaving because of Diddy drama, not being in the trailer, and not wanting another season), only leaves for two certain members left. Aundrea who has told Diddy she wasn't happy with the group previously, and then there is what many believe Diddy is hoping to make his next check with (as a solo act), Dawn. Hmmm, don't think that solo career would last, let alone if it semi-worked!

Day 26, attempts to create more buzz with their dramatic fights in the preview as they prep their 2nd album (YES, already that's what I'm thinking) since their first failed to create any major buzz single wise. As for them, they can only hope that they can pull it together-As O-Town, Da Band, and Danity Kane have all proved to not stand the test of time.

As for Donnie Klang, he is really put in a bad position as Diddy puts all of his thoughts and ides toward the two groups, and little for Donnie. Doesn't he know it's harder to established fan base for a single artist rather a group? Not to say that he receives little to no air time on Making The Band. Personally he deserves another chance, especially since Diddy (You are not a cool rapper anymore, if you ever were!) corrupted his debut, by being the featured guest on his debut single ("Take You There")! "Dr. Love," could really become a hit for him.

Clearly with all of the issues- Staged or not bring on the next season of MTB4 Season4!
Let's just hope Diddy didn't stage the Danity Drama, because that will lost fans of theirs for sure, on the account of him!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Male Throwback Jam: “Summer Girls” 1/24/2009

Continuing with the throwback jam(s) of the week, is our Male Throwback Jam, which comes to us from the late 90s-early '00s Pop boy band Lyte Funk Ones, AKA LFO. LFO clearly was the last ranked in many peoples list of favorite boy bands but they did bring some good music to the scene. Mixing the ever so common Pop sound with a Pop influenced rap by lead singer Rich Cronin in some of their songs. "Summer Girls," was being played by all radio stations by the time of it's release and audiences didn't mind, the song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The video to "Summer Girls," featured LFO having fun at a carnival as the walked from place to place performing the song. In the video you can see people break dancing and enjoying their selves at the beach.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO to "Summer Girls"

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Female Throwback Jam: “Love You Down” 1/24/2009

The Throwback Jam(s) of the week for are back for The Saturday Night Countdown. Starting us off on the right foot, is the Female Throwback Jam, which comes to us from 1990s singer INOJ. Her remake of "Love You Down," was a big hit in 1997 reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was undeniably a common song to hear on the radio back then, and uniquely in ways introduces us to the mix of a ballad and Dance Pop.

The video which I never actually saw on television features INOJ out and about a college campus as she sings the song in various college like locations. in parts of the video she is seen at a dance as well.


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Swagga Jacked by the American Idol Herself? | "My Life Would Suck Without You"

It seems Kelly Clarkson made an apt time for her comeback. After her 3rd album My December, which tanked in comparison to her 6x platinum selling Breakaway.

She returns with a not so new sound, from her first single; "My Life Would Suck Without You," which sounds exactly like the "Since U Been Gone" Clarkson mixed with the ever now popular ElectroPop-Rock sound that Katy Perry brings to her music on singles such as "Hot & Cold." Obiviously they chose the safe route for Clarkson, since she couldn't afford to have another album not do well. Max Martin & Dr. Luke also wrote the song, who've had big successes with Pink ("So What"), Avril Lavigne ("Girlfriend"), Brintey Spears ("Circus"), and previously Clarkson ("Since U Been Gone"). All I Ever Wanted is due on March 10th, 2009.

I'm expecting the majority of the music to revisit the sound from Breakaway, but stay current to popular music-and ElectroPop is in, just ask Britney, & newcomer Lady GaGa who both landed at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ("Womanizer" & "Just Dance")

Two odd things regarding the release of "My Life Would Suck Without You," is that iTunes is oddly billing it as: "My Life Would S**k Without You." It really s**ks because I never knew s**k always meant something dirty. Nevertheless it managed to quickly peak at number 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart- which means it will be in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 next week. Guess I was wrong! But also the cover to 'My Life...' strikingly resembles Crazy Town's album cover for their 1999 album, The Gift Of Game. seems like Crazy Town deserves some sort of royalty for inspiring the cover. I mean both clearly have the same positions and everything, just look at it above!

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Artists On The Come Up: Asher Roth

With a year full of new artists in our past, 2009 brings for another group of new artists. One who seems to be making a name already for himself is Asher Roth. Roth proves that he can flow on some of Hip Hop's most popular beats, and even on a tracks of his own.

On Roth's freestyle to Lil' Wayne's "A Milli." he speaks out on current issues affecting people. He raps about everything from donating to charity, impoverished people, and gas prices. Roth even throws in a punch at Bush by comparing his actions toward Clinton.

"I Love College," features Roth going back to his past college days reminiscing about everything from college parties to hook ups. The song's beat adds to the songs laid back, easy going appeal; perfect for radio airplay.

On the freestyle called "Cannon," Roth introduces his comical side of rapping that something is wrong with the world, "when Mariah has married Nick Cannon!" On this track Roth's style will have many comparisons to Eminem, a fellow white rapper; though his influences include Outkast, Mos Def , and others.

So in a few months if Asher Paul Roth is promoted correctly, Hip Hop may gain another emcee which many will soon respect & love.

* To hear Asher Roth's music visit his MySpace @ myspace.com/asherroth
* His sinlge is also set to be released this Tuesday, January 13th.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Albums to Check For in 2009


2008 was a pretty great and big year for music in general. Multiple new artists such as Katy Perry, Jazmine Sullivan, Colby O'Donis, & Metro Station became popular, while even older acts including Ashanti, Brandy, Beyonce, Lil' Wayne & T.I. came back to the spotlight with albums. Not to mention major comebacks such as Britney Spears.

But with a new year comes new music, and new expectations. Some albums to look forward in the 2009 year include:

Amerie -4th Studio Album

The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)

Christina Aguilera -4th Studio Album

Christina Milian -4th Studio Album

Ciara Fantasy Ride

Danity Kane -3rd Studio Album

Daughtry -2nd Studio Album

The Dream Love vs. Money

Dr. Dre Detox

Eminem -6th Studio Album

The Fray The Fray

J. Holiday Round 2

Justin Timberlake -3rd Solo Studio Album

Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted

Keri Hilson In A Perfect World...

LeToya Luckett Lady Love

OneRepublic -2nd Studio Album

Rihanna -4th Studio Album

Timbaland Shock Value 2

Of course these aren't the only albums to look out for in 2008, but these are many of the known popular albums currently. The list will be updated as more albums are continuously spoke of & confirmed.

Which albums are you most looking forward to? What albums were missing from the list as well?

Who Do You Choose: Katy Perry or Lady GaGa?

Two of the biggest break out female Pop artists of 2008 were undoubtedly Katy Perry and Lady GaGa.

Katy Perry topped the Billboard Hot 100 with her controversial hit single "I Kissed A Girl," and I'm sure she liked it, holding the number 1 spot for seven consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, 2008. Her follow up single, "Hot N Cold," managed to continue the momentum and became a second Top 5 single for Perry, as it has so far reaching number 3 on the Hot 100. Although a ballad, "Thinking Of You," will be released as the next single, Perry most likely will receive another high charting single towards her name.

Lady GaGa's route to fame didn't come so quick, but her debut single, "Just Dance" [featuring Colby O'Donis] which was officially released in April of 2008, amazingly has rebounded lately and became GaGa's first Top 5 single as well (in late 2008). "Just Dance," has reached number 2 on the Hot 100, as of January 2009 and is currently number 1 on iTunes Top Songs. Proving that it may be able to hit number 1 with sales and added radio airplay. While her second single "Poker Face," is reaping the success of "Just Dance" as well, reaching number 81 on the Hot 100 so far with help from radio airplay & increased downloads.

Both of these singer-songwriters have helped Pop music change during 2008, but the question I'm posing is who of the two do you think will have the best career in terms of longevity and musical prominence: Katy Perry or Lady GaGa?