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Letoya in the studio recording 'Not Anymore"
T-Pain makes hot beat from Karate fight sequence.
----Termanology feat. Bun-B--
Produced by: Dj Premier
-----Touchscreen Turntables? The Way of the Future. The attigo TT's
--Devin the dude freestyle--
------Common Talks about new CD----------------------------
Controvesial Tyra Banks Show about stupidity in our community with the Light Skin / Black skin thing. Watch for yourself
Michael Jackson is reportedly feeling the pressure placed on his forthcoming 'comeback' album. According to sources the 'King of Pop' is making sure his writers and producers understand that this has to be on a 'Thriller' level or better.
"Michael is very nervous as he knows he is the underdog and people want him to fail" says singer/songwriter Ne-Yo who has submitted songs for the as-yet-untitled album.
While a release date has yet to be set for the highly anticipated project, Jackson has reportedly spent time with Ne-Yo, Akon, and a host of other producers.
In recent years Jackson has been very quiet even with the release of the "25th Anniversary of Thriller" disc that has gone Platinum.
Critics have speculated that the iconic singer is feeling the pressure of the new generation, namely Chris Brown, Usher, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake and thus is putting a lot of time into crafting his project.
"This album needs to be better than Thriller. He wants killer melodies" -- Ne Yo was quoted saying recently.
Michael Jackson's last studio album "Invincible" was released in 2001 featuring the hit singles "You Rock My World," "Butterflies," and "Cry." "Invincible" also included guest performances from Carlos Santana and Brandy, it has sold over 8 million copies to date
Scarface-"High Note (R-Rated Version) WARNING MUST BE 18YRS OR OLDER TO VIEW
Keshia Cole feat. Tupac-"playa cards right"
Electrik Red-"Drink in my cup"
Beyonce New Video-"If I Were A Boy"
Beyonce- "Single Ladies video"
Ciarra- "Go Girl"
Digital Underground-"The Humpty Dance" (Old School Flash Back)
NWA-"Appetite for destruction"
L.L. Cool J flashback interview on the Beastie Boys acting like kids
Young Berg-"The Business"
OG Style- "Catch em Slippin"
BiG Boss Documentary Trailer
A new 4 Deep CD was due in 07 before he went to be with the Lord. I hope it still comes out. RIp
Big Boss & Original "E"
Eric B. & Rakim - "Microphone Fiend"
EpMd feat. Teddy Riley- "Listen Up"
Chrysler 200C Concept
Big Boi- "Something's Gotta Give"
URBAN NETWORK'S ENTERTAINMENT-MARKETING SUMMIT IN HOUSTON: Yolanda Adams to be honored on September 25.
September 2, 2008
*The Urban Network continues it long legacy of Music-Entertainment & Marketing Conferences in Houston, Texas, September 24 - 27, 2008 at the Hilton Americas Hotel & George Brown Convention Center.
The publication, an industry leader in dispensing music and entertainment information, will present a monumental conference bringing in consumers, music enthusiasts and professionals from the entertainment industry.
The continuation of the Summit will expand upon the notable groundwork that was laid in the previous Urban Network Conference in Newport Beach, Calif. earlier this year.
Already a number of top music industry professionals have signed on to participate, including Kevin Black, Office of the Chairman, Warner Bros. Records; Big Jon Platt, President, West Coast Office, EMI Music Publishing; Interscope Geffen A&M Vice Presidents, Shawn Holiday & Troy Marshall; members of the Go DJs Coalition; local Music Retailers; Gospel recording artists such as Phil Tarver, and Cynthia Jones (with more TBA); as well as executives from MySpace, Beta Records, Music World, Universal Music, KOCH Records, Rap A Lot, the Warner Music Group, Concord Music, ASCAP, SESAC; and artists and execs from the worlds of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Gospel. Urban Network will honor Music World President Mathew Knowles (Beyonce, Solange Knowles) and Rap A Lot Records CEO James Prince at its Saturday evening Awards Presentation.
Grammy-winning artist Yolanda Adams will be honored at the Thursday evening Gospel Music Dinner & Celebration. Urban Network will host a special screening of the Stax Film "Soul Man," starring Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes, who ironically past away within a day of one another. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson. www.urbannetwork.com/houston
Urban Network CEO, Miller London has chosen Houston based Diamax Promotions and Management Corporation founded by Carletta Shepherd, CEO to co-host the event. The company's staff, led by its President, Paris Eley, a veteran entertainment and music industry executive, has joined with the distinguished Urban Network team to present a comprehensive and detailed conference focused on networking, careers in music, broadcasting, theatre, fashion, film and the basic "How to be effective" in the industry.
URBAN NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT-MARKETING SUMMIT – Houston 08 is open to industry professionals and consumers from throughout the world. Hundreds of registrants, attendees and vendors are expected to come together with corporate and individual sponsors. Early registration is advised. A schedule of Events is enclosed.
The chicago-Sun times is reporting that Usher has separated from his, now pregnant wife Tameika Foster. Rumors have been circulating for months, but now it has apparently become true. Is the baby, his? Hmmmm! Time will tell. Personally, as soon as I heard she converted him to scientology, I knew is was a wrap from there. His career and records sales have declined ever since. I guess, he finally had enough strength to break away from the P***Y OF DEATH.... Man, when it is so good that you are willing to sacrifice your career, whew!! I don't want none of that.. Lol.... We will see if this turns out to be true, it could just be a rumor. But I would not doubt it.
Solonge Knowles goes bitchy at a news interview. She overherd talk about her family and Jay-Z's club closing in Vegas by the news anchors off air while waiting to be interviewed. But she thought the comments were on air and responded bitchy but immediately found herself in an awkward moment after finding out that it was said off air. Well just look at the video below....
DMX Cusses at Judge in Miami while at a hearing..
Be sure and check out the street talk tab for the latest news about the h-town and national music scene and the state of the music industry. Also look for upcoming video blogs with H-town artists covering Hip Hop and R&B.
Jeezy Tribute to pimp -c at the Ozone awards.
Jodeci Reunion Concert ends in distaster while in Switzerland. Jojo falls out. Check story on Street Talk tab. Video Below.
Update: Jodeci New CD and K-Ci talks about JoJo's Fall Out
Jodeci’s K-Ci says JoJo passed out due to a documented medical condition over the weekend, dismissing reports that the singer had passed out due to drug use.
According to an exclusive interview with Hot 97's Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg on Monday, K-Ci repeatedly refuted claims that his brother passed out after smoking cocaine. Calling the rumors false and dropping the F*** bomb on Bill Gates for creating the internet, K-Ci says his brother suffers from epilepsy and has seizures which caused him to pass out on stage Saturday night.
In an attempt to explain why the security guard who was shown in the video picking up Jojo’s mic and walking past him while K-Ci himself continued to sing, the singer said “During “Crazy”(the hit single), Jojo normally acts crazy and lays down on the stage and I’m used to that, but that night it wasn’t crazy. When I looked at him my brother, he not crazy now, he’s for real now and I got scared.”
Although no explanation was provided for Devante Swing’s no-show at the well attended show in Sydney, Australia, K-Ci says the much-talked-about Jodeci reunion album is done. “We just finished it, we did like thirty songs and we’re trying to pick which ones we’re going to put on the album.”
Listen to the exclusive interview below:
Jodeci Reunion Ends In Chaos, Group Member Collapses On Stage
By Njai Joszor
Posted on 08/25/08
A failed Jodeci reunion concert ended in chaos over the weekend after a series of events which came to ahead when a group member collapsed on stage.
According to reports, fans became outraged after Jodeci member Donald "Devante Swing" DeGrate pulled out, leaving brothers Cedric and Joel Hailey - known as K-Ci and JoJo to perform alone at the highly anticipated show in Sydney, Australia.
Fans booed and threw bottles at the stage as the duo seemingly forgot song lyrics, occasionally left the stage for several minutes, and repeatedly sat down to perform songs.
According to a concertgoer, the show was thrown into further chaos after JoJo appeared to pass out, lying still as a security guard came on stage to pick up the star's microphone. (Video Below)
"The whole thing was a disaster. First, one of the guys... didn't even show up, so it became a K-Ci and JoJo concert."
The furious fan added: "JoJo walked off stage for about five minutes, then came back out to sing All My Life - and passed out mid-song. His brother told the audience that they were tired after their 24-hour flight and that JoJo had gotten dizzy."
Mixtape: Mixtape Messiah 4
411: King Koopa isn't going to stop with just three. Chamillionaire's Mixtape Messiah 4 will arrive on August 27.
"I think the other ones are so critically acclaimed by fans, I wanna keep that competiveness up with myself," he told us in Houston, where he was waiting to record a freestyle with Killer Mike. "They'll compare this one to the other Mixtape Messiahs. Mixtape Messiah 1 is probably my biggest one thus far. It came out of nowhere. At that time, I had the beef with Mike Jones, and it was a triple-disc CD. Nobody did that. It was real shock value. I'm gonna keep on competing with myself. I might not drop a triple disc; it's a double disc this time. But it's two CDs full of nothing but new material."
Koopa describes this CD as a return to full-throttle rawness with hard punch lines.
"Sometimes I say punch lines to myself and be like, 'This punch line is trying a little too hard,' " he said. "But I know my fans like that. So I'mma give it to them. A lot of fans that like me, like me because I used to take whoever's beat was hot and even beats that weren't hot, that were classic. Let's get it."
You'll be able to get a hard copy of this mixtape in the streets, unlike the last MM.
"I released a part three not too long ago," the Houston native said. "We did the digital [release]. A lot of people were hesitant to put out music a little while ago in the mixtape game. I seen a lot of DJs stop dropping mixtapes. I put mine out online for free. I think it says a lot, though, when you're taking the time to press it up and doing the actual CD. It needs to be physically in the street and hit them nooks and crannies. There's spots where the big artists don't go, but that's where I'm gonna go. We gonna start off slow and go with it."
But fans won't get too long to let this CD marinate, because Mixtape Messiah 5 is coming soon. Chamillionaire has been talking to a slew of DJs — from Drama to Cannon to Whoo Kid — about possibly collaborating with them on the next tape.
Then he'll drop his third album.
"I been working on it for a minute, since The Ultimate Victory," the Grammy winner revealed. "That's crazy, because a lot of my fans think I been on vacation."
Chamillionaire has over 30 records in the can for the still-untitled official project.
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"Roll Call Reloaded." "On a couple of the other Mixtape Messiah records, I did a roll call, and it's a fire drill of all the other rappers," he said. "I call it a fire drill because we run down a list of everybody that's hot, and I'm gonna exactly rap their styles just to be creative. I start off with Jeezy, then I do Jim Jones, I do Rich Boy, Game, Jay-Z. I do E-40, Lil Weezy, Rick Ross. I had to cut the record because I did a whole bunch of people. I took a B.G. beat and just repped that. This is just one thing to show creativity."
"Internet Nerd's Revenge." "The online thing is real big right now," Cham said. "Even though I'm dropping this in the streets ... I see rappers online, and it matters what's said online. You go to MTVNews.com and see what they saying on Mixtape Monday. Fans complain about everything. They complain about Weezy when he does right, when he do wrong. Same thing with Kanye and everybody. Me and my boys went to all these Web sites, and we took a whole list of everything everybody said bad about Chamillionaire. I did a rap like I'm the person sitting at the computer typing and saying bad stuff about Chamilllionaire. It's some little kid that's on the Internet. He's young; he's getting all this stuff he's saying about me. His mother comes in and asks him, 'Did you take your medication? Are you on those porno sites again?' I'm rapping like I'm him in his voice."
"Go Hard." "I heard this beat that the Clipse did," Chamillionaire told us. "I don't know what album it's on. I really mess with the Clipse too. I remember saying, 'Who did this beat?' It was just knocking. I told my DJ to send the instrumental and said, 'I'm about to rip this.' No purpose, just a whole bunch of punch lines, bringing a little aggressiveness to the mixtape. People might have seen me in my last video dressed like a white man, they might have got it twisted. We're bringing it back to the streets."
Ice Cube Reps For 'Mature' Fans
Artist: Ice Cube
Representing: The W
Independent Album: Raw Footage
"The only rapper who wanna fistfight the president." Ice Cube is still militant and down for whatever. His bravado is turned up to 10, and his ego has him feeling as confident as ever. Still, Cube wants to show his fans the power of street knowledge. It's all there in his new LP Raw Footage.
"People look over the old heads — basically, the fans who are over 25," Cube said of the folks he's trying to reach with the August 19 release. "People look over them, I don't. That's my wheelhouse. My true fans are probably 10 years younger than me, 10 years older than me. That world doesn't buy a lot of records now, but it's my job to get them to check for what I'm doing.
"My record is catering towards the mature hip-hop fan," he added. "The kids might be able to get with it, but it ain't just playing, it ain't just partying — it's reality. To me, this album, Raw Footage, is a real spiritual record. I don't know if I've ever mentioned God on as many records as I do on Raw Footage. But it's a lot that needs to be said. It's an instructional record too. Hopefully some of these people can sidestep some of these pitfalls out there once they hear Raw Footage."
Cube is going on domestic and international promo runs during the next few weeks and said he'd be open to doing a major tour with people such as Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne. There will definitely be more albums in the years to come.
"Going independent in 2006 really re-energized me. It rejuvenated me [and] my feelings for the game," he said. "Being on [major] record labels is for the birds. It sucks all your energy out. Because the good ideas you come up with, a lot of times they don't wanna do it. Especially on the promotional tip. They follow these same ancient formulas to sell a record. You gotta be creative in 2008 to sell a record. That's the first thing. When I started doing it independent, it gave me my swagger back and made me feel like I was doing hip-hop and not just doing records for somebody. I just went back to the essence and stopped worrying about the hip-hop fans and started worrying about Ice Cube fans."
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"It Takes a Nation." "I wanna take it back to the real hip-hop," Cube said. "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy is one of the records I cherish, I love. I wanted to flip that and put the emphasis more on us and our community, on what we're doing to hold us back. I also wanted to talk about what's going on in the world and how I feel about it and what I'm ready to do. It's not a game. People playing hip-hop like it's a game. Let's get back to talking about what people going through so we can solve some of these issues."
"Why Me?" (featuring Musiq Soulchild). "It's the perspective of a victim," Cube said. "[He's] basically asking his shooter, 'Why me? Why you pick me out of all this?' It goes to random violence. People kill people they don't know. I wanted somebody soulful on the hook to make you really feel what you trying to say. Musiq, I'm a fan of his. I like his voice, I like his vibe. He always keeps that soul in it. He was a perfect pick. 'Why Me?' is gonna be the next video. I haven't done a song like this kinda since 'Dead Homiez,' which was on my Kill at Will album. I'm looking forward to people hearing this song. It's one of the strongest songs on the album."
"I Got My Locs On" (featuring Young Jeezy). "We've established a good relationship with Jeezy because he's also in a movie I wrote called 'Janky Promoters,' " the West Coast legend explained. "Me and Mike Epps play two shady rap [concert] promoters. We bring Jeezy to town and don't have enough money to pay him. We kinda got close doing the movie. [Jeezy] was like, 'Yo, I want you to do a record on my album.' I was like, 'I want you to do a record on mine.' We exchanged songs and concepts, and made it happen. We got a heater on my album called 'I Got My Locs On.' We made it happen."
Forget Batman And The Hulk…Meet The Newest Superhero: Chamillionaire?!?
Chamillionaire is on the way to save the day! The Texas MC is putting out the fourth installment of his acclaimed Mixtape Messiah series on August 27.
The first taste he’s giving us of his latest studio sessions is a freestyle over Nas’ “Hero” record.
However, judging from the emailed jpeg we received from his camp this morning, Cham is all about a certain SUPER Hero.
Mike Jones to Perform at Kingwood Summer Jam Kingwood, TX August 16, 2008
Pirate’s Cove Car Wash is sponsoring the 1st Annual Kingwood Summer Jam at
Town Center from 12:00-7:00.
Local and internationally known Houston HipHop/Rap artist have agreed to perform on this date to assist in establishing a scholarship for Kingwood and Kingwood Park High Schools.
Additionally, a donation will be made in the memory of two Kingwood High students fatally
injured in a car accident in Kingwood.
Other artist confirmed to appear: Lil Flip, Slim Thug, LilWil,FatPimp, BigTuck, Big Pokey, OG Ron C, Trae The Truth, Kiotti, The Go DJ’s, Sundance Head, Lil O, Trapstar, the Jimmie Hunter Band and others are being added daily!
There will also be a special guest performance by Seattle artist Shyan Selah, President and CEO of Brave New World, Inc. and the Spokesperson/COO of the Jimi
Tickets to the Kingwood Summer Jam can now be purchased online at ShowClix.com, Keyword: Kingwood. Tickets prices are $20.00 or at the door on the day of the event for $25.00. Additionally, tickets can also be purchased at Pirate’s Cove Car Wash 2314 Northpark Drive Kingwood, TX 77339 (281)358-6946.
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Monica explains a rumored beef between her and Beyonce'
PAUL WALL FIGHTS POISON INK: Houston rapper promotes bloodstream cleanser.
July 28, 2008
*Paul Wall is marketing a new product which he says will cleanse your bloodstream of heavy metals and other toxins that can seep in from tattoos.
Wall developed "Tattoo Detox" with his dad, Michael Slayton, who believes strongly in alternative health methods.
"Tattoo Detox" is a liquid formula that you take in small doses every day.
“I love my tattoos, but I was really upset to find out tattoo ink contains toxic metals. Fortunately I found 'Tattoo Detox,' and it’s all good now," Wall said of the product in a statement. "I can get as many tats as I want and a few drops of Tattoo Detox a day keeps me feeling great.”
For complete info, log on to www.tattoodetox.com.
Jay-Z Goes after Twista!!
Word on the Street is Jay-z is
going after Twista with a passion. He has always wanted to sign him back in the Roc-a-fella days but ya'll no them boyz at Atlantic wasn't trying to hear that. But now things may be changing, we'll see when it happens. If it does we'll let ya'll know.