The Weeknd Fails Florence

The Weeknd has been gaining some serious attention these past few months with the releases of his free internet albums. So it comes as no surprise that artist would be running up to collaborate with the singer/producer/sometimes rapper.

Don’t get me wrong, The Weeknd is solidifying himself in a tough industry Continue reading

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2011 New Years Eve Performances:

I still can’t believe that it’s 2011, but in the words of Jay-Z ‘on to the next one’. Before we do that I want to quickly post a few of the performances that occurred last night. I already did a post on Nicki, and here are a few more that I wanted to highlight.

I have to mention Lil Wayne on his own though because he is really winning me over with ‘6 foot 7 foot’. Anyone who knows me knows that I was real skeptical of ‘Tha Carter IV’ and Continue reading

Remix: ‘Here I Am’- Monica feat. Trey Songz

After the success of their recent tour, Monica has teamed up with Trey Songz for an official remix of her next single ‘Here I Am’. The song was originally slated to be the first single, but was bumped back twice for ‘Everything To Me’ and ‘Love Me All Over’. After two consecutive R&B top 5 hits, Monica is one of this years comeback stories. Her album, ‘Still Standing’, is one of the years best sellers, proving that she still has a strong amount of selling power to her name.

‘Here I Am’ was one of the standout tracks on the album, being both a fan and critic favorite. The song is penned by Ester Dean and produced by Polow Da Don. It is a smooth Continue reading

Remix: ‘In For The Kill’- La Roux feat. Kanye West

After the success of their runaway single ‘Bulletproof’ Bristish band La Roux seems to be hoping for similar success by doing a remix of their song ‘In For The Kill’ with Kanye West. Kanye is no stranger to lending out his hand to help other artists, and for a smaller artist like La Roux, his prescence on the track should be veiwed as an honor. After hitting the top 10 on the pop charts La Roux has the potential of establishing themselves in the notorious American market. In theory, having a popular feature equates to a popular song, but I have my doubts about this.

I love the beat because Continue reading

Remix: ‘Holding You Down’- Jazmine Sullivan feat. Mary J Blige & Swizz Beatz

Even though the remix came out a few weeks ago I wanted to post it after doing the review of ’10 Seconds’. It was recently announced that Jazmine and Mary were going on tour together, which was the perfect reason to get them on a track together. In many ways Jazmine is a young Mary, singing from her soul, so putting the two of them on a track strengthens their similarities even more.

The remix is actual better than the original, and I think Continue reading

Remix: ‘Fancy’ Drake feat. Swizz Beatz & Mary J. Blige

During my coverage of the VMA’s I mentioned that Drake needed to let out a studio version of the ‘Fancy (Remix)’ that he performed live with Swizz Beats and Mary J. Blige. I was more than happy to find out the studio version today, and I hope that it gets added to radio playlist so ‘Fancy’ can gain even more airtime.

There are a few additions to the song, but it keeps the same feel and beat as the original. I love remixes that change the beat, but this remix did not need it. ‘Fancy’ was originally intended Continue reading

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