Thursday, April 03, 2008
GARRETT ROLLS WITH WILLIAMS ON "GRIPPIN" VIDEO
Singer/songwriter Sean "The Pen" Garrett is currently filming the video for his new single "Grippin" with director Hype Williams, best known for his work with Beyonce ("Check on It"), Jamie Foxx ("Unpredictable"), and Janet Jackson ("Call on Me").
The Ludacris assisted joint is the first single taken from Garrett's forthcoming debut album, "Turbo 919", which also features collaborations with Allaune "Akon" Thiam (Madonna, Gwen Stefani), The Neptunes: Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo (Kelis, Faith Evans), and Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Britney Spears, Christina Milian).
Posted at 04:00 pm by mokhal
JAK PREPS DEBUT ALBUM WITH STATIC, STEINBERG, WARREN
Consisting of Jeniece Cano, Alyssa Layton & Kelly Madigan, up and coming group JAK are the latest signees to Blackground Records - home to other artists such as LAX, Tank, Jojo, and Ashley Parker Angel.
The members are currently in the midst of recording their debut album which is plotted for release later this year, and via their official MySpace profile, you can listen to their joints "Hot", "Suicide" and "Dangerous Minds".
Among the musicians drafted for their as-yet untitled project are Stephen "Static" Garrett (Destiny's Child, The Pussycat Dolls), Billy Steinberg (Katharine McPhee, Ruth-Anne Cunningham), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino), and Diane Warren (Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey).
[Visit] JAK @ MySpace
Posted at 04:00 pm by mokhal
WILLIAMS SETS DATE FOR "UNEXPECTED" LP
Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams has christened 12th August as the release date of her forthcoming 3rd Music World/Columbia Records album, "Unexpected".
The set will be preceded by the Solange Knowles penned "We Break the Dawn", produced by Andrew Frampton & Wayne Wilkins (Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis).
Other musicians backing Williams on "Unexpected" are Jim Jonsin (Danity Kane, Mario Vazquez), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Janet Jackson, Kelly Rowland), Makeba Riddick (Toni Braxton, Jennifer Lopez), The Heavyweights (Christina Milian, Maria Lawson), and Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Charmayne Maxwell, Keyshia Cole).
Posted at 04:00 pm by mokhal
CRUISE POSTS T.PAIN ASSISTED SINGLE
Up and coming artist Asia Cruise posted her new single, "Boyfriend", on her official MySpace profile, so make sure you give it a listen.
The T.Pain produced track is said to be one of the joints initially offered to Britney Spears whilst recording her last album, "Blackout".
On the other hand, the "Selfish" singer's debut album - tentatively titled "Who is Asia Cruise?" - is confirmed to feature additional alliances from The Corna Boyz: Dwayne Nesmith & Pierre Medor (Keri Hilson, LeToya Luckett, Tynisha Keli).
Posted at 03:54 pm by mokhal
USHER PUSHES FORWARD RELEASE DATE OF NEW LP
Fans of R&B singer Usher will be delighted to learn that his highly-anticipated forthcoming album, "Here I Stand", has now been pushed forward from June to May due to the significant success of the set's lead single, "Love in this Club", produced by Polow Da Don (Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown).
"Here I Stand" - now penciled for May 27th release via LaFace/Zomba - is expected to boast additional alliances from Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Teedra Moses, Heather Headley), Robert Shea Taylor (Wynter Gordon, Solange Knowles), Dre & Vidal: Andre Harris & Vidal Davis (Amerie, Fantasia Barrino), Jermaine Dupri (Faith Evans, Syleena Johnson), Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano (Omarion, Kylie Minogue), Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), and The Clutch: Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Paula Campbell, Mario Barrett).
Posted at 02:28 am by mokhal
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
OMARION ROPES IN LIL' EDDIE FOR NEW ALBUM
R&B crooner Omarion is currently working on his 3rd solo album, and it's been confirmed that among the musicians snagged for the new project is singer/songwriter Edwin "Lil' Eddie" Serrano, who's resume includes penning hits for the likes of Jojo ("Coming for You"), Kylie Minogue ("All I See"), and Paula Abdul ("Dance Like There's No Tomorrow").
The "Entourage" singer's as-yet untitled set is the follow-up to "21", which was released in December 2006 via Sony Music, and spawned alliances from Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Kelis, Toni Braxton), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (LeToya Luckett, Katharine McPhee), Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Madonna, Nelly Furtado), Eric Hudson (Raven Symone, Tynisha Keli), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani), Durrell "Tank" Babbs (Fantasia Barrino, Keke Wyatt), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans, Nicole Scherzinger), Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean (Chante Moore, Karina Pasian), Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire (Jennifer Lopez, Danity Kane), and The Clutch: Keri Hilson, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Amerie, Paula Campbell).
Posted at 07:50 pm by mokhal
JOHNSON UNVEILS LEAD SINGLE FROM "LABOR PAINS"
R&B vocalist Syleena Johnson checked in with fans via her blog @ MySpace on Tuesday (1st April) with the following message: - “Hello Fans, I'm excited to tell you my first single from Chapter 4: Labor Pains has been released. Come to my page and be some of the first to hear "It Is True" produced by Toxic. This song is for all the lovers out there. Add it to your page. Spread the word and tell your friends about it. Tell them to tell a friend. Call your local radio stations and request "It Is True" by yours truly ... Enjoy!!!”
[Visit] Syleena Johnson @ MySpace
Posted at 07:48 pm by mokhal
STEFANI REUNITES WITH NO DOUNT, READY "ROCK STEADY" FOLLOW-UP
Singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani checked in with fans via No Doubt’s official website on Friday (28th March) with the following message: - “Been thinking so much about you all lately as I am back in the studio again with the boys, trying to write some new music. What an amazing few years it has been. So inspired going through the dance-record phase of my life. Thank you so much for all your support! The tour was incredible. We ended up doing over 100 shows around the world, and it was so rewarding and again inspiring. Thank you to everyone who came out to see it ... memories for life! Great to be home with all my boys! Feels crazy to be pregnant all over again!!!!! We have been spending every day up in the little studio in our house, trying to write music. My favorite part so far is just seeing the guys every day and hanging out. We have so much fun together. The songwriting part is a bit slow on my part. ... I think it has something to do with the baby in my belly, but I'm sure it is all of the process, and I really believe this could be the most inspired No Doubt record so far. Can't wait to see what happens."
Posted at 07:42 pm by mokhal
LEWIS SNAGS DELUNA COLLABORATOR FOR AKON PRODUCED JOINT
The Allaune “Akon” Thiam produced “Forgive Me”, taken from the US version of Leona Lewis’ hit album “Spirit”, was co-written by up and coming songwriter Claude Kelly, who’s best known for penning Kat DeLuna’s “Love Me, Leave Me”, “In the End” and “Love Confusion”.
Speaking of the “Whine Up” singer, she’s also gearing up for the re-release of her debut disc, “9 Lives”, with Akon executively producing the rejuvenated project.
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
WILLIAMS READIES VIDEO FOR SOLANGE PENNED SINGLE
Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams is getting ready to shoot the video for "We Break the Dawn", the lead single off her forthcoming 3rd album "Unexpected", which is due in August via Music World Entertainment/Columbia. The track was co-written by Solange Knowles (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland), with joint production credits by Andrew Frampton & Wayne Wilkins (Leona Lewis, Mutya Buena).
"Unexpected" boasts additional collaborations with Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Toni Braxton, Keyshia Cole), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson), Makeba Riddick (Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez), and The Heavyweights (Maria Lawson, Christina Milian).
Posted at 02:01 am by mokhal
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