Saturday, June 28, 2008
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] CHANTE MOORE - EXPOSED
M-A-N: (Chante Moore, Bryan Michael Cox, Donnie Scantz, Kevin Hicks).
Nobody: (credits not mentioned on CD booklet).
Straight Up: (Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Cynthia “Lil’ Mo” Loving).
When it Comes to Me: (Chante Moore, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson).
Better Than Making Love: (Chante Moore, James Harris, Terry Lewis, James Wright).
Bitter: (Chante Moore, Katrina Willis, Laney Stewart).
Go Ahead With All That: (Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox).
Love’s Still Alright: (Chante Moore, James Harris, Terry Lewis, James Wright).
Take Care of Me: (Chante Moore, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson).
Train of Thought: (Chante Moore, Katrina Willis, Laney Stewart).
You Can’t Leave Me: (Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Katrina Willis, Traci Hale, Tab Nkhereanye).
Why Am I Lonely: (credits not mentioned on CD booklet).
Everything We Want: (Sherree Ford-Payne, Jamey Jaz, John “Jubu” Smith).
I’m Keeping You: (Colin Morrison, Katrina Willis).
Quick Take: Moore’s transition to commercial R&B is a complete success!
Rating: (4/5) – Very Good.
Posted at 07:40 pm by mokhal
BRAXTON ROLLS WITH RED ONE ON NEW ALBUM
R&B vocalist Toni Braxton is reportedly working on her next album with Moroccan/Swedish producer Nadir “Red One” Khayat – best known crafting tracks performed by Kat DeLuna (“Whine Up”), Lady GaGa (“Just Dance”), Tami Chynn (“Frozen”) and Heidi Montag (“Fashion”).
Other musicians pinned for the yet to be titled project are frequent collaborations Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin of Danish production duo Soulshock & Karlin, who also helmed Braxton’s “I Love Me Some Him”, “Midnite”, “Long Way Home” and “Places (You Used to Be)”.
Posted at 07:39 pm by mokhal
SPEARS DRAFTS DARKCHILD FOR NEW ALBUM
Super producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins will hit the studio soon with pop star Britney Spears to belt out hits for her upcoming 6th studio album with Jive Records. The pair previously collaborated on tracks like “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”, “I Love Rock N’ Roll” and “Lonely”.
Jerkins is also crafting joints on the next projects by Beyonce Knowles (Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records), Ciara Harris (Jive Records), Brandy Norwood (Knockout Entertainment/Epic Records), Pussycat Dolls (A&M/Interscope Records), Mario Barrett (J Records), Samantha Jade (Jive Records), Fantasia Barrino (J Records), Linda Kiraly (Universal Republic), New Kids on the Block (Interscope Records), and Jennifer Hudson (Arista/J Records).
Posted at 07:38 pm by mokhal
LAWSON RIDES AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER WITH SOPHOMORE ALBUM
British vocalist Maria Lawson dubbed her upcoming sophomore album, "Emotional Rollercoaster", and will release it later this year via Sony Music. The set will be preceded by lead single "Breaking Me Down", penned by veteran songwriter Diane Warren (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey).
Posted at 07:37 pm by mokhal
MONAE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
Singer/songwriter Janelle Monae has christened “Many Moons” as the debut single from her forthcoming album, “Metropolis”. Executively produced by Antwan “Big Boi” Patton of OutKast, the set is scheduled to hit the stores in September via Bad Boy Records.
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
HOGAN POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE: "BY HEART"
Pop artist Brooke Hogan recently posted
a 3 year old song a new joint on her official MySpace profile entitled “By Heart”, so make sure you check it out! The track was produced by Steve Morales, who also helmed Hogan’s “Beautiful Transformation” off her sophomore album, “Undiscovered”.
[Visit] Brook Hogan @ MySpace
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
Thursday, June 26, 2008
LOHAN SETS DATE, TITLE FOR NEW ALBUM
Singer/actress Lindsay Lohan has christened her upcoming 3rd album, "Spirit in the Dark", and will release it on 4th November via Universal/Motown Records. The set's official lead single, "Playground" featuring Pharrell Williams, will hit your favorite radio stations in September.
Among the other musicians backing Lohan on "Spirit in the Dark" are Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Britney Spears, Christina Milian), Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Ashlee Simpson), Allaune "Akon" Thiam (Gwen Stefani, Whitney Houston), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Wynter Gordon, Paula DeAnda), and Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney (Raven Symone, Jordin Sparks).
Posted at 04:41 pm by mokhal
NEW GARRETT / AKON JOINT HITS THE NET
Singer/songwriter/producer Sean "The Pen" Garrett is out with a new single entitled "Come On In" off his debut album, "Turbo 919". The track was crafted by Allaune "Akon" Thiam, who's also responsible for joints performed by Gwen Stefani ("The Sweet Escape"), Brick & Lace ("Never Never"), Ashanti Douglas ("Body on Me") and Nicole Scherzinger ("Puakenikeni").
"Turbo 919" features additional collaborations with Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Kylie Minogue, Samantha Mumba), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mario Barrett, Beyonce Knowles), Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Usher Raymond, Mariah Carey), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Brandy Norwood, Toni Braxton), The Avila Brothers: Bobby Ross Avila & Issiah J. Avila (Chante Moore, Janet Jackson), and Carlos "Los Da Maestro" McKinney (Chris Brown, Karina Pasian).
[Listen] Sean "The Pen" Garrett - Come On In
Posted at 04:39 pm by mokhal
BARRINO SNAGS DARKCHILD FOR THIRD ALBUM
R&B artist Fantasia Barrino has roped in super producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins for her upcoming 3rd album with J Records. The pair first collaborated on the Sean "The Pen" Garrett assisted "It's All Good" taken from Barrino's debut effort, "Free Yourself".
The yet to be titled project also is scheduled to boast alliances with production duo Midi Mafia: Dirty Swift & Bruce Waynne (Leon Jean Marie, Jennifer Lopez), as well as songwriting team The Writing Camp: Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Victoria "Lady V" Horn, Erika "E-Nuri" Nuri & David "DQ" Quinones (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda).
Posted at 04:37 pm by mokhal
KWAME REMIXES "ONE STEP AT A TIME" BY JORDIN SPARKS
Songwriter/producer Kwame Holland posted a new remix to Jordin Sparks' "One Step at a Time" on his official MySpace profile. The rejuvenated track features up and coming artist Beyond Belief, whereas the original version was co-produced by Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg ("All I See" – Kylie Minogue / "The Fall" – Pixie Lott / "Clothes Off" – Nina Sky).
In addition to working with songwriters such as The Big Drawz: Tenesha Blacks & Shanell Irving, Sean "The Pen" Garrett, Kara DioGuardi, Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney, Keri Hilson and Chasity Nwagbara , Holland's resume includes crafting tracks for the likes of Pussycat Dolls ("Bite the Dust"), Algebra Blessett ("Can I Keep U"), Christina Aguilera ("Understand"), Fantasia Barrino ("Not the Way I Do"), Jesse McCartney ("Make Up") and Raven Symone ("Green").
[Visit] Kwame Holland @ MySpace
Posted at 04:35 pm by mokhal
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