Friday, January 11, 2008
EXCLUSIVE BRIT & ALEX VIDEO SHOOT PIC
Here’s a picture from the video shoot of Brit & Alex’s new single “Let It Go”, produced by Ron “Neff-U” Feemster (Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx). The track is part of the original motion picture soundtrack, “Step Up 2 The Streets”, which also contains joints crafted by Cassie (“Is It You”), Missy Elliot (“Ching-A-Ling”) and Cherish (“Killa”).
Look out for the models turned singers’ upcoming debut album later this year featuring alliances from Polow Da Don (Keri Hilson, Nicole Scherzinger), Sean Garrett (Britney Spears, Christina Milian), Terius “Dream” Nash (Karina Pasian, Lucy Walsh), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Janet Jackson, Celine Dion) and Penelope Magnet (Mya Harrison, Paris Hilton).
Posted at 02:45 pm by mokhal
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Former "American Idol" contestant Katharine McPhee has parted ways with record label RCA after her self-titled debut album managed to sell only 366,000 copies.
The set featured collaborations with Billy Steinberg & Josh Alexander (Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Leona Lewis), The Clutch: Candice Nelson & Balewa Muhammad (Britney Spears, Tiffany Evans), Kara Dioguardi (Cassie, Tynisha Keli), John Shanks (Ashlee Simpson, Michelle Branch), Nate "Danja" Hills (Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado), Corte Ellis (Ashlee Simpson, Brooke Valentine), Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Makeba Riddick (Jessica Simpson, Brooke Hogan) and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson).
Posted at 12:03 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
CAMPBELL UNVEILS NEW SINGLE TITLE
"Dem Girls Say" is being touted as the 2nd single to be released from Paula Campbell's upcoming sophomore album, "I Am Paula Campbell". The new joint is the follow-up to "Ain't Nobody Stupid", for which the video has been directed by Ciara.
"I Am Paula Campbell" will sport alliances from Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Janet Jackson, Teedra Moses), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Claudette Ortiz), Shea Taylor (Solange Knowles, Wynter Gordon), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce, Toni Braxton), Krystal "Tytewriter" Oliver (Mya Harrison, Danity Kane), Warryn Campbell (Brandy, Heather Headley) and The Clutch: Keri Hilson, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Amerie, Tiffany Evans).
[Listen] Paula Campbell - Dem Girls Say
Posted at 10:09 pm by mokhal
SUGABABES - DENIAL [VIDEO]
Sugababes have unveiled their latest video for "Denial" via their official website, so make sure you check it out! The track was co-written by Vanessa Brown, and produced by Flex Turner & Elliot Malloy.
Their 5th album, "Change", features additional collaborations with Dallas Austin (Kelis, Janet Jackson), Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson (Alicia Keys, Stacie Orrico), Karen Poole (Leona Lewis, Dannii Minogue), Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears, Delta Goodrem), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Lamya, The Veronicas), Deekay: Lars Halvor Jensen & Martin Michael Larsson (Gia Farrell, Jeannie Ortega) and Xenomania: Brian Higgins & Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue).
[Watch] Sugababes - Denial
Posted at 10:05 pm by mokhal
JANET JACKSON - FEEDBACK [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Janet Jackson's latest single, "Feedback", produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Jennifer Hudson, Deborah Cox) & D'Mile (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige). It's also the lead joint from her forthcoming album, "Discipline", due 26th February via Def Jam Records.
Expect additional alliances from Jermaine Dupri (Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson), Johnta Austin (Aaliyah, Whitney Houston), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Celine Dion, Heather Headley), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Paula Campbell), Terius "Dream" Nash (Lucie Silvas, Karina Pasian) and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Nicole Scherzinger, Chante Moore).
[Watch] Janet Jackson - Feedback
Posted at 12:26 am by mokhal
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
NASH RELEASES "BRICKS" STATES-SIDE
British songstress Kate Nash will release her debut album, "Made of Bricks", in the States on 8th January via Geffen Records. The set is fully produced by Paul Epworth (Alesha Dixon, Goldfrapp, The Streets).
Here's what Gary Graff of Billboard magazine had to say about the album: - "Kate Nash opens her debut album by cooing "I like to play" over gauzy loops and burps. It's an apt introduction to a playful, wickedly clever set of songs that helped "Made of Bricks" debut at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and earn Nash ubiquitous salutations as the next Lily Allen. Her style does resemble Allen's light melodic touch and frank lyricism, albeit with a slightly broader emotional range and a subtly textural musical approach built around piano and incorporating well-deployed touches of guitars, strings and the occasional synthesizer. "Foundations," "Mouthwash" and "Dickhead"—which is as plain-spoken as its title—establish her man-smashing credentials, but "Birds," "Nicest Thing" and "Pumpkin Soup" open a keyhole to the vulnerable romantic beneath them. Toward the end of the 12-song set, she imparts that "I wish I was your favorite girl." And with "Made of Bricks," she may just get what she craves."
Posted at 07:37 pm by mokhal
Sunday, January 06, 2008
KELLY ROWLAND - DAYLIGHT [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Kelly Rowland’s new single “Daylight” featuring Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. The Destiny’s Child star is set re-release her sophomore album, “Ms. Kelly”, later this year with collaborations from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Rihanna, Lucy Walsh), Bryan Michael Cox (Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys) and Nate “Danja” Hills (Britney Spears, Katharine McPhee).
[Watch] Kelly Rowland - Daylight
Posted at 09:15 pm by mokhal
WILLIAMS CHECKS IN WITH FANS
Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams posted the following message on her official MySpace profile: - “Hey Hey!!!!! Happy New Year to my beautiful myspace family!!!! I am expecting 2008 to be an awesome year!!! Possibly the start of the best years of my solo life!!!!! How 'bout life period!!! I'm so excited!!!! As you guys know a portion of Stop This Car was "leaked" on the internet and to my SURPRISE the responses have been SO positive!!! I'm gonna be honest, I didn’t leak nor can I tell you who did even if my life depended on it!! Thank y'all so much for embracing it!! It's truly a different song for me!!! I almost didn’t record it - I'll get in to why a little later!!! So that being said, it looks like it will be my first single (I THINK!!!!). The funny thing is, as I read peoples comments, I am just so moved to tears by the words of encouragement and the excitement and readiness of the fans and even new fans that I pray to gain!!! Even the haters had nice things to say after they would criticize me and the song they still wish me the best!! To you guys, I thank you!! I don't mind the hate because I know how to turn that shit around!!! At the end of the day, you just gotta love me because I love you!!!! I really mean that. This time around it's time for you guys to know who I am and I'll make sure of it!! This album will not disappoint. I promise you!!!! I'm going into this year with an open mind. I am learning so much about myself and this ever changing industry!!! On a serious note, MICHELLE WILLIAMS needs YOU!!! That's my campaign for 2008!!! Like Obama needed Iowa, Williams needs YOU!!! You know why - I GOTTA WIN!!!!!! And I know you guys out there won't let me down!! I gotta keep my end of the bargain too!!! So let's get 'em!!!!! I love you!!! May God richly bless!!”
“Stop This Car” is the end result of a collabo between Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate and Makeba Riddick. The production/songwriting team is also behind beautiful joints for the likes of Jessica Simpson (“I Don’t Want To Care”), Rihanna (“We Ride”), Jojo (“Let It Rain”) and Paula DeAnda (“So Cold”).
[Visit] Michelle Williams @ MySpace
Posted at 06:34 pm by mokhal
Saturday, January 05, 2008
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] SINEAD O'CONNOR - THROW DOWN YOUR ARMS
- Downpressor Man: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Door Peep: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- He Prayed: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Jah Nuh Dead: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Y Mas Gan: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Curly Locks: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Marcus Garvey: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Prophet Has Arise: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Throw Down Your Arms: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Untold Stories: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- Vampire: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
- War: produced by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.
Verdict: One of the very few albums in my collection that I could listen to from start to finish without skipping a single song. Fans of Reggae music will love this album immensely as it re-visits some of the evergreen Jamaican anthems during the 70s and early 80s. (4.5/5)
Posted at 06:58 pm by mokhal
MYA TO BE LIBERATED FROM MOTOWN
R&B songstress Mya has revealed plans of parting with Motown sometime this year, and this conscious decision has been made after the record company failed to release her latest album, "Liberation", which has been delayed for more than a year now.
The set features songwriter/producer collaborators such as Scott Storch (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Bryan Michael Cox (Brandy, Faith Evans), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (LeToya Luckett, Jennifer Lopez), Kwame Holland (Christina Aguilera, Fantasia Barrino), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Blu Cantrell, Chante Moore), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce, Katharine McPhee), Evan "Kidd" Bogart (Rihanna, Lucy Walsh) and Krystal "Tytewriter" Oliver (Paula Campbell, Danity Kane).
Posted at 06:46 pm by mokhal
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