Thursday, February 28, 2008
ESTELLE - SHINE [OFFICIAL TRACK LIST]
As previously reported, British rapper/singer Estelle will release her forthcoming sophomore album - “Shine” - on 29th April via Homeschool/Atlantic Records.
The set features collaborations with John Legend (“You Are”), Will “Will-I-Am” Adams (“Wait a Minute”), Kanye West (“American Boy”), Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway (“Pretty Please”), and Mark Ronson (“Magnificent”, “More Than Friends”).
Estelle – Shine (Official Track List):
- Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)
- No Substitute for Love
- American Boy
- More Than Friends
- Come Over
- So Much Out The Way
- In The Rain
- Back in Love
- You Are
- Pretty Please (Love Me)
Posted at 11:56 pm by mokhal
LEONA LEWIS - FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Leona Lewis' new single, "Footprints in the Sand", off her platinum selling debut album, "Spirit".
The set is going to be released States side on 8th April via J/Syco Music, and among musicians backing Lewis on the disc are Allaune "Akon" Thiam (Madonna, Gwen Stefani), Mad Scientist (Nicole Scherzinger, Paula DeAnda), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Rihanna, Christina Milian), Eric Hudson (Tiffany Evans, Raven Symone), Johnta Austin (Jessica Simpson, Toni Braxton), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige), Max Martin (Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Ashley Parker Angel, The Veronicas), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Jessi Malay, Lucy Walsh), Andrea Martin (Gia Farrell, Blu Cantrell), and Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Natasha Bedingfield, Lyrica Anderson).
[Watch] Leona Lewis - Footprints in the Sand
Posted at 03:45 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
[R.I.P.] STEPHEN "STATIC" GARRETT
My deepest condolences go out to Stephen "Static" Garrett's family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.
For those who are not aware of the talented rapper/songwriter/producer's work, he's collaborated with several A-listers such as Aaliyah ("Are You That Somebody", "More Than a Woman", "Don't Know What To Tell Ya", "Try Again", "Rock The Boat", "We Need a Resolution", "Erika Kane"), Brandy ("Come As You Are"), Destiny's Child ("2 Step"), Ginuwine ("Pony", "So Anxious"), Jojo ("City Lights","Use My Shoulder"), Solange Knowles ("Get Together"), Diddy featuring Christina Aguilera ("Tell Me"), Tank ("Unpredictable", "So Many Times"), Jamie Foxx ("Can I Take You Home"), Pussycat Dolls ("Too Woman", "Glamour Girl"), Jessica Simpson ("Mr. Operator"), Claudette Ortiz ("Submission", "Selfish Girl"), Olivia ("Been There, Done That"), and so much more ….
May god rest his soul in peace!
Posted at 10:37 pm by mokhal
MARIAH CAREY - TOUCH MY BODY [VIDEO]
Here is the Brett Ratner directed video for Mariah Carey's new single, "Touch My Body", co-written by Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Terius "Dream" Nash (Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger), and produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Blu Cantrell, Tamar Braxton).
Look out for Carey's forthcoming album, "E=MC²", which is due 15th April via Island/Def Jam Records. The new set is confirmed to sport alliances with Jermaine Dupri (Christina Milian, Jessica Simpson), Bryan Michael Cox (Claudette Ortiz, Mya Harrison), Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Kelly Rowland, Paula Campbell), Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige), Scott Storch (Keyshia Cole, Janet Jackson), James Poyser (Lauryn Hill, Vivian Green), Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Macy Gray, Estelle Swaray), Nate "Danja" Hills (Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado), Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean (Brandy, Chante Moore), and Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano & Andre Lyon (Amerie, Jazmine Sullivan).
[Watch] Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
Posted at 06:40 pm by mokhal
MOORE DRAFTS SAADIQ, CAMPBELL FOR NEW ALBUM
Fans of Soul songstress Chante Moore will be happy to learn that she's wrapping up her forthcoming 5th solo album, "Love the Woman", currently earmarked for an April release. The new set features alliances from Raphael Saadiq (Whitney Houston, Jill Scott), and Warryn Campbell (Brandy, Michelle Williams).
"Love The Woman" comes 8 years after Moore's most commercial album to date, "Exposed", that boasted collaborations with Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans, Toni Braxton), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Deborah Cox, Heather Headley), and Tim Kelley & Bob Robinson (Mya Harrison, Jennifer Lopez).
Posted at 06:38 pm by mokhal
STONE ROLLS WITH CLIPSE ON NEW ALBUM
After hooking up with artists Common and Lauryn Hill on her last album, British songstress Joss Stone has already set her eyes on Pharrell Williams’ protégés’ Clipse for her forthcoming 4th studio offering.
The as yet untitled set is the follow-up to Stone’s “Introducing”, which sported alliances with Raphael Saadiq (Mary J. Blige, Teedra Moses), Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson), Billy Mann (Kelly Rowland, Jessica Simpson), and Diane Warren (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera).
Posted at 06:37 pm by mokhal
TILA TEQUILA - STRIPPER FRIENDS [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Tila Tequila’s new single, “Stripper Friends”, which was produced by Swedish hitmaking team Bloodshy & Avant – best known for their work with Britney Spears (“Piece of Me”), Jordin Sparks (“Shy Boy”), Kylie Minogue (“Speakerphone”), and Jennifer Lopez (“Brave”).
Tequila’s as yet untitled debut album is expect to boast additional collaborations with Beau Dozier (Prima J, Gia Farrell), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), Damon Elliot (Kelly Rowland, Mya Harrison), and Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith (Amerie, Brooke Valentine).
[Watch] Tila Tequila - Stripper Friends
Posted at 06:35 pm by mokhal
MADONNA UNVEILS NEW ALBUM TITLE, RELEASE DATE
Singer and performer Madonna recently finished recording “Hard Candy”, her last album with Maverick Records/Warner Brothers. The set will be preceded by lead single “Four Minutes to Save the World” featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.
Other tracks expected to appear on the album include "Heartbeat", "Miles Away", "Candy Store”, and “Give It to Me".
For “Hard Candy”, Madonna sought out many of today’s biggest hitmaking producers such as The Neptunes: Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo (Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton), Nate “Danja” Hills (Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige), Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Gwen Stefani, Nicole Scherzinger), and Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Beyonce, Mariah Carey).
Posted at 06:22 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
MARTIN LAUNCHES NEW MYSPACE PROFILE
British singer/songwriter Eden Rox – aka Celetia Martin – launched a new MySpace profile through which you can listen to her latest single, “Hook You Up”, off her forthcoming 3rd offering, “Let Me Return the Favor”.
Fans of Eden’s poignant songwriting skills will be happy to learn that she’s been penning hits on the next albums by Jennifer Hudson (J/Arista Records), and The Paradiso Girls (Interscope Records).
Rox is currently residing in Los Angeles and working on International projects with producers The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Keke Wyatt, Claudette Ortiz), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack & Kenneth Karlin (Keyshia Cole, Toni Braxton), Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson & Pontus Winnberg (Jordin Sparks, Britney Spears), and Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Jamelia, Kylie Minogue).
[Visit] Eden Rox @ MySpace
Posted at 07:49 pm by mokhal
ESTELLE - AMERICAN BOY [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Estelle's new single, "American Boy", featuring Kanye West. The track was produced by Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Nicole Scherzinger, Mariah Carey), and will appear on her forthcoming sophomore album, "Shine", due April 29th via Homeschool/Atlantic Records.
The set is scheduled to boast additional alliances with Jack Splash (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Mark Ronson (Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse), Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Remi Nicole, Ava Leigh), Wyclef Jean (Shakira, Claudette Ortiz), John Legend (Karina Pasian, Ashlee Simpson), Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (Kelis, Tori Alamaze), and Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Fantasia Barrino, Mya Harrison).
[Watch] Estelle - American Boy
Posted at 06:26 pm by mokhal
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