Monday, December 31, 2012
I think En Vogue needs to get it together. My idea is that they go on Own's Fix My Life for three episodes and work something out. These women are too talented to let it end like this. We were very close to having a new CD this year. They were touring and everything looked like it was on track. Life is too short to let this be it for the best R and B female group. No one could harmonize like this sisters. So, let's hold on and get together funky divas.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
En Vogue is is separated again. I wish they would get it together. They are so bad, no one can touch them as a group. Maxine and Dawn have formed their own groups called Heirs. I wish them success into their new adventure.
This song has great message for everyone. It is deep. There needs to be more songs like this on the radio. Self esteem and self respect is so important and needs to be on the airwaves more than folks singing about how much money they have or many women they can pull. Okay I'm done preaching for today.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
T-Boz will have a new reality show about her life on TLC, of course, starting next week. It will be about her life and music. It should be a fun show. I hope a solo CD will come out soon. She is very talented woman, who has survived a lot in her life.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
What is inspired this collection of songs? Martin Luther: Life inspires my music. I don't fabricate stories. I can ghost write for others but primarily my songs are my stories, my prayers, my fears, hopes and dreams. As a song writer I understand the powerful opportunity I'm afforded to create mountains in the minds of listeners. As opposed to just making a song that can easily get airplay saying something catchy or current but I simply choose to speak from my own heart. Love is the hero is undeniably my truth. What Do You enjoy most about playing live? Performing live is an exorcism of emotional weight, an exploration of enchantments that benefit me and the audience equally. I enjoy opening minds to different thoughts as well as allowing an audience to revisit sounds of the past like when I perform Nirvanas Heart Shaped Box and kids who were not born at the time of its release can enjoy my performance in Cobain's stead. . You've worked with some great musicians who else would you like to work with and why? I don't have a wish list. RAY CHARLES AND Hendrix have gone home so whom ever I am blessed to work with I take it in stride. I recently did a song with BunB and RasKas. Two lyrical legends that I am a fan of. What's the biggest challenge to having own record label? There is no one biggest challenge to being successful in any business. The music industry, like other industries requires marketing and promotion and tons of luck. Ample funding is necessary and Mad amounts of good luck. Building a strong team is probably the greatest challenge. After that it's simply a matter of execution. Sweat every detail
Monday, December 24, 2012
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Kendrick Lamar Wants Janet Jackson For 'Poetic Justice' Video: Compton MC begs his childhood icon, 'Janet, c'mon, Janet. No paperwork with the managers, contact the managers. This is artist to artist.'
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Josh Xantus (@JOSHXANTUS) Gives the Cash Money Classic "Bling Bling" an R&B Makeover Rising R&B icon Josh Xantus shines bright like a diamond on "Bling Bling", his newest track inspired by the Cash Money classic. Josh describes the inspiration behind the song: "This song 'Bling Bling' is an original Cash Money record. After hanging out with Birdman, Wayne, Slim and Cee Lo in the clubs in Miami, I felt inspired to recreate the song in an R&B format. This is my tribute to the Cash Money movement and what they have done for music." Josh Xantus - Bling Bling https://soundcloud.com/joshxantus/bling-bling
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Okay.. I'm done waiting for Dr. Dre's oft delayed musical unicorn CD known as Detox. Every year we get promised a release date. Several months ago, I got my hopes when the video for I need a Doctor was released. I waited some more and then nothing. One day maybe he will release it or maybe not. Whatever the case I have come to peace with it never coming out. Just don't tease me anymore Dre. No more singles no more videos and no more promises. It has been over a decade of this now. If it does come out, I think it should be surprise. One day it appears on itunes. I do not want to hear about anything about it anymore..unless..no I have made up my mind. I am having a funeral for this CD. I am sending flowers and it is time to bury it. RIP Detox 2000-2012 V
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Martin Luther,who is a super talent is coming out with s CD of love songs soon. This is a remake of The Hall and Oates classic Sara Smile. ML does it justice and then some. Downloadhttp://www.mediafire.com/?h9qlbaxf4rwzlb5
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Stephanie Mills is one of the best singer ever! I thought I would stop, and give her some Heartbeat Props. Heartbeat props are when you give someone the respect the deserve when they still have a heartbeat. Too often we give props when the person dies. Stephanie starred on Broadway as Dorothy in the Wiz. She came out with several hit R and B Albums. When sings a song the listener can feel it. I think she is one of the most underrated singers out there. I could be wrong,but I've never seen a BET special where they honored this woman.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
There is a link between heartbreak and the creation of great music. I don't know what the link is exactly,but some artists create there best work after or during heartbreak. Mary J. Blige's My Life, was created when she was in the middle of the drama with K-Ci. A recent example is Adele's work on 21. Oh Pink's last CD was great when she and her husband were not together. I don't wish heartbreak on anyone,but it does seem to be a fire starter when it comes to creating some great work. Have you ever listened to any track from Marvin Gaye's Here My Dear cd? If not, go right now and buy it. Eric Benet's CD when him and Halle broke up called Hurricane was one his best CDs. It was raw and honest. The first Maroon 5 CD Songs about Jane was awesome. This was before they did that "Moves Like Jagger" crap
Monday, June 4, 2012
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TEASER: Q Parker of 112 offers sneak peak of new video "Show You How" feat Olivia & Willie (Day 26) Take a sneak peak at Q Parker's new video, "Show You How" featuring Olivia and Willie from Day 26 Video: http://youtu.be/5o1BL-feTrc L Grammy and ASCAP award-winning NeWFAM Ent./MALACO Records artist and 112 co-founding member, Q Parker, is making a strong return to the music scene with his new single, "Show You How," from his upcoming album, The MANual. This past Sunday, Q filmed the video for his hot new buzzworthy single. To vividly bring the "love-triangle" storyline to life, Q enlisted help from VH1's "Love And Hip Hop" co-star/Dollaz Unlimited recording artist, Olivia, and former Bad Boy Recording artist (now Atlantic Records artist) Willie Taylor of the MTV "Making The Band" group, Day 26. Representing the respected Fat Cats multi-media production team, the video for "Show You How" was directed and produced by G. Visuals and Randy Marshall respectively. The video "Show You How" will not disappoint with the display of on-screen eye-candy and chemistry between the co-stars. Highly touted rapper, Stalley, of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, Bravo TV's Personality Chef Roble, and Q's former Bad Boy Recording label-mate, Pam of the group Total, stopped by the Brooklyn set to show love. Q Parker's debut single, "Show You How," is now available via iTunes and Amazon for download. Q Parker THE MANual in stores and online Summer 2012 NeWFAM Entertainment/Malaco Records Unsubscribe me from this list
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Learn more about this rising star To understand Jordy Towers, to truly appreciate the full force of his singular personality, you kind of have to meet him in person. We hope, for your sake, you get that chance someday. A diminutive, mohawked motormouth with an easy laugh, Towers is instantly likeable. He’s smart, scrappy, and hilarious — with a swaggering, rap-star confidence that might come off as arrogance if it didn’t mask the fact that Towers is essentially an attention-seeking kid from a broken home who pretty much raised himself. Born and bred in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, he was homeless until a few months ago when he signed a record deal with Roma Records/Blackground Records. Towers’ story is intense, and if we tried to tell it all here, we’d be writing a book, not a bio. So listen to the music, because it’s all in the songs the 24-year-old singer and rapper is cooking up in the studio for his debut album.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Missy Elliot is back. She will have a new CD coming out in June. Missy is the last female rapper standing. Oh I hear it already "What about Nicki?" She is not a rapper in the true sense of the word anymore. She is a pop star now. She has more in common with Lady Gaga AND Madonna than Eve or Lil Kim. I'm not hating, it is just the way it is. I'll keep you posted on Missy.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performers' insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.