I remember being 7 years old when this record came out and I would replace the name Iesha with which ever girl I was crushing on at the time. Back then it was my baby sitters daughter Fabby! ooooh memories, And since I didn’t know all the words I would mumble most of it and just blurt out her name and the bits I knew. Shouts to Shirley.
Archive for April 27th, 2011
Singer/Songwriter Kevin McCall takes you behind-the-scenes of a recent recording session he had with up and coming singer Joelle James. The “Deuces” hit-maker shares what it takes for a male artist to write a song from a woman’s point of view. Check it out.
Tremaine is still heavy on his UK and overseas tour. The “Love Faces” singer took the “Passion” and “Pleasure” to another level during his show last night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. He needs to make a song titled “Kissing Strangers” after this move. Check out this footage from the show, starting around 5 mins in, where Trey brings 2 ladies from the audience on stage for more than a serenade.
After the jump Trey covers Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie”.
Beyonce is back on the charts with her first single of 2011, “Run the World (Girls)”. The lead offering from the superstars fourth album, lands at No. 33 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.
Additionally, the Major Lazer-sampled tune sold 77,000 downloads since arriving in the iTunes store last Thursday, bowing at No. 23 on the Digital Songs chart. The highly-anticipated video for the Switch-produced female anthem was shot over several days in California with director Francis Lawrence and will debut sometime in May.
In other news, Bey is in for another lawsuit, as Software developer Gate Five filed a breach of contract suit against the R&B superstar in New York on Tuesday (April 26), claiming she backed out of a motion-sensing video game called “Starpower: Beyonce.”
With her new album Pieces of Me, Ledisi undoubtedly proves that she is a woman to know. Loaded with emotion and charged with unparalleled soul, this record adds another dimension to the persona the singer has been sharing with audiences since her explosive entrance on the music scene a few short years ago. “Imagine some of the characteristics of Shug Avery from The Color Purple,” Ledisi says playfully. “She is fiery, expressive, spiritual and uninhibited. Well, I would say this is my Shug Avery-like project,” she adds with her trademark laughter. Anyone who’s seen her dynamic live show or follows her on Twitter knows this lively and clever side of the singer and Pieces of Me delivers many more.
Rico Love believes in superstars, even if the rest of the music industry doesn’t seem to think they deserve the title. Case in point: Teairra Mari. Last month, the hit songwriter had a studio session with the former Roc-A-Fella Records princess, sparking rumors that he had signed her to his Division 1 imprint. While Rico states that Mari is not one of the artists on his roster, he did reveal that he’s executive producing her sophomore album because “she’s a megastar.”
Debut video from the forthcoming Keke Wyatt long player “Unbelieveable” out on June 14th on Shanachie Entertainment.
Where the hell have these two been right? I’m glad to hear new music from the both of them and even happier that it didn’t suck. Take a listen as Ruben and Keke belt out a great rendition of Cherelle and Alexander O’neal’s 80′s classic “Saturday Love”. This makes me want to get up and call up some family members to come over to play dominoes and start the most random electric slide ever. Dead serious.
Estelle chats with her label Atlantic Records about the inspiration for her latest single “Break My Heart” featuring Rick Ross, then goes into detail about her upcoming album All Of Me, which she mentions will contain 12 to 13 tracks that’ll showcase all of the moods and emotions at different points in her life, unexpected collaborations for the set, and what she feels make a great collab.