Archive for June 8th, 2009
Here is the original / demo to Adrienne Bailon’s new record, “This Hot”. Of course written by The-Dream, as this is his demo of the record. It was produced by Brian Michael Cox. I still think this record is wack. Check out Dream’s version, what do you guys think?
(Prod. by Brian Michael Cox)
Here is the full, untagged version of the new record from Sammie, “Mechanic” featuring Cassidy. This is a decent track. Enjoy and stay tuned. Sammie’s mixtape, “Swagg n B” is droppping soon…
Ne-Yo has officially confirmed a five city Australia and New Zealand concert tour, starting in Sydney this fall. The live concert tour, set to kick off November 7, follows Ne-Yo’s stint in Prague while filming ‘Red Tails’. According to organizers the five city trek will wind through Perth and Brisbane before coming to a close November 16 in Auckland, New Zealand. (see itinerary below)
Tickets for the “Year of the Gentleman” singer’s tour are slated to go on sale June 22 through Ticketek.
“Year of the Gentleman Australia and New Zealand Tour”
(*dates,venues subject to change)
November 7 – Sydney
November 9 – Rod Laver Melbourne
November 10 – Acer Arena Sydney
November 11 – Burswood Perth
November 13 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 16 – Vector Arena Auckland, New Zealand
Jagged Edge members, Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo are in the studio working on their new album entitled “The Remedy,’ slated for a 2010 release, via Slip-N-Slide Records, and they hope to tap on old and new label mates, among others, for guest spots.
“What we want to do with this album is still be on that R&B tip, but with the help of a few hand-picked features,” Norman tells Billboard.com. “So far we’re in talks with Rick Ross and Plies. We talked to Jay-Z about doing a song on the last album, so we’re going to try to pursue that again, and we’ve also been chatting with Snoop Dogg.”
In addition, J.E. plan on having guest appearances from newcomers Jarvis and Chelsea, who are signed to the group’s Five 81 Records. “Jagged Edge wants a new creation, a new birth. We want to bring a little light to what we’ve been doing for the past 11-12 years,” he says.
As per the sound of the album, Norman says they won’t stray too far from their traditional bedroom music. “I think no matter what we do, our goal is always to sing the hell out of a song. When that is the goal, that will lead to the bedroom anyway,” he says. “Topic wise we are all over on this one – some sound more youthful, some more suggestive and some sound real classic, like the big ballads. If you look in the past, the ratio of power ballads was grossly outnumbered, but this album will be more balanced.”
Soul man Raphael Saadiq has documented his live show supporting last year’s “The Way I See It” with his first-ever concert DVD, “Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den,” which comes out July 21 from Artists Den Entertainment and Columbia Records.
The 18-track performance was filmed on December 3 during a private show at the Harvard Club of Boston. Portions of it aired on the “Live at the Artists Den” Public Television series, but the DVD will feature songs not included in the broadcast plus bonus interview clips. Public Television will make the DVD available as a pledge drive promotion at publictelevisionrocks.org for 30 days before the street date.
“It was a great night,” Saadiq tells Billboard.com about the performance. “The set was good and it was shot very well — that was important to me — and it sounded very good. It exposed everybody in the band, and that’s what I was really excited about. I thought it was a piece that could show me in a light I wanted to be seen in.”