Alicia Keys Opens Up to Gladys Knight, Janet Mania Continues

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Have any of you ever read Interview magazine? If you haven't, the premise of the monthly magazine let's celebrities interview other celebrities. In the October 2006 issue, Gladys Knight interviews Alicia Keys.


Instead of this interview being a purely promotional piece for Alicia, it morphed into a conversation that expressed how much has changed in the music industry, specifically about how the artists themselves behave. Below is an excerpt:

GK :: What about camaraderie in the business? Do you guys have each other’s backs?

AK: I don’t know if there’s as much dialogue between artists as there once was. When you all went on tour, you all shared the same spaces and pains and heartaches, so you grew together and saw each other’s struggles. Now things are a little more separate. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely great friendships that develop, where you meet people and you have a connection with them. But I remember one time speaking to Stevie Wonder, he told me about how people would sometimes just gather in someone’s living room and just talk about what was going on. We don’t do that today.

GK :: We used to do that all the time. We used to swap cars, like, “Okay, I’m going to ride with Smokey [Robinson] for a while.” I even beat Stevie up one day. [Keys laughs] We were all around when Stevie was writing a lot of his early stuff. We were on tour together, and he used to make me come and sing every day after the show -- and we were doing six or seven shows a day back then. He would get on the piano, because he ain’t got nothing else to do, and I would say, “Stevie, we just got done with a show and we’ve got four more to do.” But he would be like, 'Oh, come on, Gladys. Just sing this part.' He was writing [sings] 'I’m gonna rap on your door.'”

AK: Wow.

GK :: I mean, this went on forever. Then all of us would gather ’round and we ended up singing that song. He hadn’t recorded it yet, and then, I’m listening to the radio one day, and I hear Aretha [Franklin] singing “I’m gonna rap on your door. . . ” I said, “You’ve got to be out of your mind! What happened to my song?” Every time I would see Stevie, I would tell him. So at that party Clive Davis threw where we met you, Stevie came by and kissed me, and I said it again, and he told me, “If you say one more word to me about that song. . . Nobody talks about that song.” [Keys laughs] But that’s how we were. We were poor. We lived with each other. We actually broke bread with each other. We even fought the police with each other because there was segregation at that time. We learned so much from each other, and that was what kept us going. We didn’t have to protect our craft in the way that I sometimes feel like you guys might. Do you feel like there is a lot of competition today?

AK: I don’t personally feel it, because I don’t get too deep into that part of things, but there’s definitely a strong undercurrent of competition --o f wanting to be the best. Because you all were so much in each other’s worlds, you probably didn’t have to worry so much about someone else being you. You were you.

GK :: And this business can also change you.

AK: Change you, and chew you up, and spit you out, and be rid of you, and on to the next thing. That’s why it’s so important to know who you are and stand up for something. I’m still learning about myself. I find out new things every day.


Check out the October 2006 issue of Interview for more on Alicia.
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Janet Jackson mania kicks into high gear this week as 20Y.O. is set for official release tomorrow September 26th. Miss Jackson has full schedule, which includes her interview on Oprah today where she will for the first and the last time talk about her 'wardrobe malfunction' at the Superbowl in 2004. Jermaine Dupri will surely be on tap to support his "40 Y.O." beauty.

This Friday (9/29), Janet will be performing live on the "Today" show in New York City. Word on the street is, you should keep your eyes peeled for a special 'SOHH Excited' section of fans who are just wild about Ms. Jackson. Stay tuned...

As well, reviews about the highly anticipated CD are pouring in, including this one from the Sunday's (9/24) NY Post titled, Sorry Miss Jackson, Your Songs are as Dated as that Album Title. Dan Aquilante, the NY Post music critic, gave the album overall two stars and states,

Suffice it to say the success of "20 Y.O." is vital to her continued status as a pop megastar and getting her contract renewed for the usual $60-$80 million by Virgin.

"20 Y.O." isn't the home run. It's a double where she steals third when Nelly steps to bat on the song "Call Me." Mr. Hot in Herre lends the song the contemporary edge that the rest of the album lacks.

Ouch!

Lastly our new joint of the day is not just a song but a whole CD. Click here to download Tyrese's new mixtape. Oh hush up and just click.

419 Comments

I can't wait till tomorrow because I will pick up a copy of janet's new album and btw, the Saints are going to kick Micheal Vicks fine ass tonight!!!

Layla:

Homeboy stopped being so fine when I heard about him purposely giving some chick Herpes. Now all I see is disease when I look at him.

Layla:

Homeboy stopped being so fine when I heard about him purposely giving some chick Herpes. Now all I see is disease when I look at him.

Posted by: Brooklyn Boss at September 25, 2006 10:07 AM

LOL!

How much money do these reviewers get to hate on JANET thsi by far her best CD in 10 years she killin them on it aI listen to whole cd from HEAD to TOE and you listten to the entire cd with skippin a track basically you could clean your house with this cd and not have to worry about skipping a track while your mopping the floor . DO IT TO ME is the JAM of the year !!!!!!!!

Ewww gross!

All the way from New Orleans - I am suppsoe to be working...lol

But I am anxiously awaiting on the Falcons to put the beat down on Drew Brees and Mr. Sexy - Reggie Bush.

And like you said "you HEARD that Vick had given somebody herpes" - he is still fine as long he ain't trying to give me nothing...lol

And I love the arcticle with GKnight and AKeys. I mean even the old heads can see how much competition gets in the way of people not making really good music. It is more about "Who is the biggest star...me or you?" But I think that Akeys really steers clear of that. I mean she is really her own person and I hope she stays that way.

Janet CD is off the hook. I never read reviews b/c they are opinions just like mine. Who cares? Not me. That shit is fiyah. I listen to it from front to back and no skipping in between.

Hey everybody!!!! My professor is going to kill me. I am suppose to be researching on the internet all day so I will check in occasionally.

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Posted by: NEWS at September 25, 2006 10:16 AM

^^^^

We do sell legitimate advertising space.

I would love to read that Interview piece with Gladys and Alicia, but it will only make me feel like crap. Our community as a whole is falling apart and I have been so saturated with news of our demise that I don't need anymore reminders. So to read about the good ole days when artists struggled together and had each other's backs, not the mention the sheer numbers of them is not a good look for me. Now we get people saying Chris Brown is knocking Usher out of his spot just becuase Ursh hasn't made an album in a few months. Why can't Usher and Chris eat along with say 20 other extremely talented cats? That's how it used to be for the most part. Only the artist wasn't eating back then. The labels were pimping them. Still they kicked out top quality music that we have not seen since.

R&B is virtually dead with maybe 5 relevant artisits and it has been replaced with legions of untalented hip hop dudes who start ish with each other just to sell CDs. Blah. Bullshit.

Nah I can't read about the good ole days.

And like you said "you HEARD that Vick had given somebody herpes"

Nah, girl. I read it in the news after he settled a lawsuit with her. It wasn't a rumor. He could be fine...from a distance!!!

The NY Post has to be the worst paper in the world!! I wouldn't read an advertisment in that trash paper. I'm STILL going to get Janet's album.

I don't know what's wrong with me. I think I'm the only person in the world that hasn't gotten into janets album? I can listen to it as backround noise, but not as my main focus.

I read the entire interview with AK and Mrs. Knight. Very good read if I say so myself. Janet is looking spectacular on that cover, it looks MUCH better than her Vibe cover.

i like alicia
cant wait for her to come bk
glad she knows how to take a break and not be so OVEREXPOSED

glad janet comin bk strong too...im coppin the cd tomorrow..heard it on tom joyner this mornin and its HOT

****Eagles 38 49ers 24******
***Da Bearz 19 Da Love Boaters 16****

Peace to the Brothers and sista of Sohhoulful, Sohhoul Man and anyone else out there.......

Get ready for Janet overload. "Sohh Excited" is blowing up on daytime radio in Philly AND it's being mixed in the clubs. I must admit she came with the shiznit on this album

On a sad note, a 5 year old girl was shot and killed in Philly this weekend, the victim of an errant slug. We now have 276 murders in Philly with no relief. It brings tears to my eyes that this child could not enjoy a simple outing with her family. Oh, there's the usual hand wringing, stuffed animal memorials and fist shaking in this, an election year. I don't think a hug is gonna do it for these wayward young catz. Life has no reset button and I'm almost postive that the folks out there destroying our future are not on this blog, but in the spirit of love, please, go out today. Talk to a young fella that you know is wayward. I'm not sayin to preach. Just start a convo. Drop some jewels. The intelligence on this blog is plentiful and I KNOW that if each of us talks to ONE young person today, it COULD save a life later on.
Peace.....

That Alicia Keys interview was cool. She's one of the only popular singers who isn't so concerned with the limelight. Oh and Janet is looking, for the lack of a better word, hella good. JD, you lucky bastard. At 40 my girl will probably look like Mother Love.

"AK: Change you, and chew you up, and spit you out, and be rid of you, and on to the next thing. That’s why it’s so important to know who you are and stand up for something."

Soulman:

I think its ironic that this is the last statement posted before you threw Janet's pic up, LOL. That is SOHH my problem with her.

As for the album, I cant make an opinion because every time I try to listen to it, I start doing 18 other things and never really hear it. So while I cant say its a bad album, I can say pretty definitively that it does NOT command or hold my attention. Take it how ya like.

Damn, A.Keys sure did blend in with the rest of the scenery on that mag cover, LOL.

But anyway, what up Peanut Gallery?

Oh Man! Is Janet looking sexy on that cover.

Janet's album is going to be off the hook!!!!

@ KSH

I see ya. How you doing today ma?

Janet's album is going to be off the hook!!!!

Posted by: barbaraa.jackson at September 25, 2006 10:55 AM

I co-sign! Beyonce who? LOL

Make way for the veteran!

I got a cahnce to listen to the CD finally and it is BA-FUCKing-NANAS!!!!!I can't wait until tomorrow!!! Go JANET! GO JANET! GO JANET! LOL

What up all!

JANET! YEAH! SHIT IS FIYAHHHHH!!!!

*chance* lol I was SOHH "EXCITED" typing! LOL

my 2 centz:
I am playing the backgoround today. Trying to get some work in before I start partying up ATL style in the Big Easy....lol

I saw over in NYC. I am not even commenting until the subject changes.

Dig: It is too early for that this AM...LOL

KSH: It aint never too early to be me, homie, LOL.

All day, every day!

(And I saw that nonsense over there too. Soulful had a nigga on the front step, freezing and pacing, waiting for the gate to open LOL)

Dig:LMAO!!!!!

You need to stop girl!! And you are always Dig every minute of everyday - fo sho!!!

And yes Soulman have you waiting like you waiting on the Krispy Kreme light to come on "HOT" - lol. I don't eat them anymore - Chris Rock - Krispy Crack...lol

Where is AK in the picture?

That's a good article. The ole heads need to hold a teaching session or something to school these new heads on how to really do shit. If these new cats would just sit back and take nots then maybe we can have music of substance...by the problem is that black people and black artist are statsified with were we are and so we don't have anything to fight for....we just settle for medicore things....the hungar isn't. We shouldn't be statisfied with were we are and DA MAN knows so he takes advantage of us at same seperating us. Divide and Conquer...That's how America was founded...Hell the game don't change just the playas...

PS: Janet has a great body and all, but damn can she put on some damn clothes....She is 40 years old show some damn sophistication...

As for the album, I cant make an opinion because every time I try to listen to it, I start doing 18 other things and never really hear it. So while I cant say its a bad album, I can say pretty definitively that it does NOT command or hold my attention. Take it how ya like.

Posted by: Dig at September 25, 2006 10:52 AM
^^^

Dig-

The album comes out tomorrow. Uhh, right?

I coped Janets Cd (not bootleg) and the cd is CRAZY!!!!!! I aint know Janet had that in her. DO it to me, and love2love, are off the hook. And This body!!!!. F*ck that reveiw. dude is a middle aged white guy, that knows nothing about hot music. Once her fans love it, The news will love it too.

Rock on JANET!!!!!!

sorry about all the typos.. the man be trying to loook over a nigga shoulder! But ya'll get my point

As for the album, I cant make an opinion because every time I try to listen to it, I start doing 18 other things and never really hear it. So while I cant say its a bad album, I can say pretty definitively that it does NOT command or hold my attention. Take it how ya like.


Posted by: Dig at September 25, 2006 10:52 AM
^^^

Dig-

The album comes out tomorrow. Uhh, right?

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 25, 2006 11:19 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Janet's album is going to be off the hook!!!!

Posted by: barbaraa.jackson at September 25, 2006 10:55 AM

I co-sign! Beyonce who? LOL

Make way for the veteran!

Posted by: MY 2 CENTZ at September 25, 2006 10:58 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You obviously didn't read the article concerning unnecessary competition amongst artists...

Skdamc, Digger, and KSH:

What's poppin with y'all fools?

Soul Man:

Do you know when Alicia Keys' is dropping another album? I have never heard any of her albums, but I said I was goin check her next album out.

Trissa:
If my shit look like that at 40 - All I am wearing is earrings...LMAO!!!!!!

Soulman: You wrong for that!!

You obviously didn't read the article concerning unnecessary competition amongst artists...

Posted by: GP at September 25, 2006 11:24 AM

Thank you...i get tired of people constantly trying to comapre Janet and Beyonce or beyonce and AK or Usher and JT...its like none of them can eally compare to the other...Well except wigger boy...but he still do what he do for all the white boys that wanna be black...Ok I digress

Oh shit and my wedding ring...lol

SHHHH!!!!!

Chevy G Hustle:
What up? So if the Falcons win tonight are you going be able to stand it?

KSH:
I just think janet is overkillin us with her body..its a distraction...you know that's what she could for....She and Mariah are kind of tactless..

Oh shit here come the rocks..I looking for sheltar....Ouch, shit, please don't hit me in my head....

KSH:

I think the Falcons goin win. I don't want them to, but c'mon, it's the Saints.

But I'll be mad as hell. Jacksonville lost yesterday. *wiping tears away*

I meant to say that's what she GOOD for...

Dig-

The album comes out tomorrow. Uhh, right?

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 25, 2006 11:19 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Um.............yeah..........tomorrow..........right. Thats what I meant. LOL.

What it do Chev?
How 'bout them birds? Eagles, Seahawks, Falcons?
KHS:
It WAY to early on a Mondy amorning!! LMAO!!!

i know good songs when i listen to it and i must tell u janet is hoooooooot.i herad the whole album on bet and i must tell u i cant wait for the album to drop.this is the first time i¡m buying janet¡s album cos itworth buying this time.

skdamc:

Eagles-Best team in their division.
Seahawks-Forever the sea chickens.
Falcons-They'll still go 5-11.

@ Trissa....
Trust me when I tell ya, if you looked like that at 40, yo ass would be nekked all the time too! LOL

Shit, I'm 41 and ain't half bad (no Janet)and don't keep clothes on either! lol
When that shit goes down hill it's gone! You know the old saying.....flaunt it while ya got it!

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Alicia Keys Opens Up to Gladys Knight, Janet Mania Continues
Have any of you ever read Interview magazine? If you haven't, the premise of the monthly magazine let's celebrities interview other celebrities. In the October 2006 issue, Gladys Knight interviews Alicia Keys.


Instead of this interview being a purely promotional piece for Alicia, it morphed into a conversation that expressed how much has changed in the music industry, specifically about how the artists themselves behave. Below is an excerpt:

GK :: What about camaraderie in the business? Do you guys have each other’s backs?
AK: I don’t know if there’s as much dialogue between artists as there once was. When you all went on tour, you all shared the same spaces and pains and heartaches, so you grew together and saw each other’s struggles. Now things are a little more separate. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely great friendships that develop, where you meet people and you have a connection with them. But I remember one time speaking to Stevie Wonder, he told me about how people would sometimes just gather in someone’s living room and just talk about what was going on. We don’t do that today.

GK :: We used to do that all the time. We used to swap cars, like, “Okay, I’m going to ride with Smokey [Robinson] for a while.” I even beat Stevie up one day. [Keys laughs] We were all around when Stevie was writing a lot of his early stuff. We were on tour together, and he used to make me come and sing every day after the show -- and we were doing six or seven shows a day back then. He would get on the piano, because he ain’t got nothing else to do, and I would say, “Stevie, we just got done with a show and we’ve got four more to do.” But he would be like, 'Oh, come on, Gladys. Just sing this part.' He was writing [sings] 'I’m gonna rap on your door.'”

AK: Wow.

GK :: I mean, this went on forever. Then all of us would gather ’round and we ended up singing that song. He hadn’t recorded it yet, and then, I’m listening to the radio one day, and I hear Aretha [Franklin] singing “I’m gonna rap on your door. . . ” I said, “You’ve got to be out of your mind! What happened to my song?” Every time I would see Stevie, I would tell him. So at that party Clive Davis threw where we met you, Stevie came by and kissed me, and I said it again, and he told me, “If you say one more word to me about that song. . . Nobody talks about that song.” [Keys laughs] But that’s how we were. We were poor. We lived with each other. We actually broke bread with each other. We even fought the police with each other because there was segregation at that time. We learned so much from each other, and that was what kept us going. We didn’t have to protect our craft in the way that I sometimes feel like you guys might. Do you feel like there is a lot of competition today?

AK: I don’t personally feel it, because I don’t get too deep into that part of things, but there’s definitely a strong undercurrent of competition --o f wanting to be the best. Because you all were so much in each other’s worlds, you probably didn’t have to worry so much about someone else being you. You were you.

GK :: And this business can also change you.

AK: Change you, and chew you up, and spit you out, and be rid of you, and on to the next thing. That’s why it’s so important to know who you are and stand up for something. I’m still learning about myself. I find out new things every day.


Check out the October 2006 issue of Interview for more on Alicia.
--

Janet Jackson mania kicks into high gear this week as 20Y.O. is set for official release tomorrow September 26th. Miss Jackson has full schedule, which includes her interview on Oprah today where she will for the first and the last time talk about her 'wardrobe malfunction' at the Superbowl in 2004. Jermaine Dupri will surely be on tap to support his "40 Y.O." beauty.

This Friday (9/29), Janet will be performing live on the "Today" show in New York City. Word on the street is, you should keep your eyes peeled for a special 'SOHH Excited' section of fans who are just wild about Ms. Jackson. Stay tuned...

As well, reviews about the highly anticipated CD are pouring in, including this one from the Sunday's (9/24) NY Post titled, Sorry Miss Jackson, Your Songs are as Dated as that Album Title. Dan Aquilante, the NY Post music critic, gave the album overall two stars and states,

Suffice it to say the success of "20 Y.O." is vital to her continued status as a pop megastar and getting her contract renewed for the usual $60-$80 million by Virgin.
"20 Y.O." isn't the home run. It's a double where she steals third when Nelly steps to bat on the song "Call Me." Mr. Hot in Herre lends the song the contemporary edge that the rest of the album lacks.


Ouch!

Lastly our new joint of the day is not just a song but a whole CD. Click here to download Tyrese's new mixtape. Oh hush up and just click.

Posted by SOHH Soul Man at September 25, 2006 08:59 AM
Comments
I can't wait till tomorrow because I will pick up a copy of janet's new album and btw, the Saints are going to kick Micheal Vicks fine ass tonight!!!

Posted by: Layla at September 25, 2006 10:02 AM

Hey Soulman!

Posted by: Khloe' A. Davis at September 25, 2006 10:04 AM

Layla:

Homeboy stopped being so fine when I heard about him purposely giving some chick Herpes. Now all I see is disease when I look at him.

Posted by: Brooklyn Boss at September 25, 2006 10:07 AM

Layla:

Homeboy stopped being so fine when I heard about him purposely giving some chick Herpes. Now all I see is disease when I look at him.

Posted by: Brooklyn Boss at September 25, 2006 10:07 AM

LOL!

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 25, 2006 10:09 AM

How much money do these reviewers get to hate on JANET thsi by far her best CD in 10 years she killin them on it aI listen to whole cd from HEAD to TOE and you listten to the entire cd with skippin a track basically you could clean your house with this cd and not have to worry about skipping a track while your mopping the floor . DO IT TO ME is the JAM of the year !!!!!!!!

Posted by: kooper at September 25, 2006 10:10 AM

Ewww gross!

Posted by: Layla at September 25, 2006 10:11 AM

All the way from New Orleans - I am suppsoe to be working...lol

But I am anxiously awaiting on the Falcons to put the beat down on Drew Brees and Mr. Sexy - Reggie Bush.

And like you said "you HEARD that Vick had given somebody herpes" - he is still fine as long he ain't trying to give me nothing...lol

And I love the arcticle with GKnight and AKeys. I mean even the old heads can see how much competition gets in the way of people not making really good music. It is more about "Who is the biggest star...me or you?" But I think that Akeys really steers clear of that. I mean she is really her own person and I hope she stays that way.

Janet CD is off the hook. I never read reviews b/c they are opinions just like mine. Who cares? Not me. That shit is fiyah. I listen to it from front to back and no skipping in between.

Hey everybody!!!! My professor is going to kill me. I am suppose to be researching on the internet all day so I will check in occasionally.

Posted by: KSH at September 25, 2006 10:16 AM

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Posted by: NEWS at September 25, 2006 10:16 AM

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Posted by: NEWS at September 25, 2006 10:16 AM

^^^^

We do sell legitimate advertising space.

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 25, 2006 10:20 AM

I would love to read that Interview piece with Gladys and Alicia, but it will only make me feel like crap. Our community as a whole is falling apart and I have been so saturated with news of our demise that I don't need anymore reminders. So to read about the good ole days when artists struggled together and had each other's backs, not the mention the sheer numbers of them is not a good look for me. Now we get people saying Chris Brown is knocking Usher out of his spot just becuase Ursh hasn't made an album in a few months. Why can't Usher and Chris eat along with say 20 other extremely talented cats? That's how it used to be for the most part. Only the artist wasn't eating back then. The labels were pimping them. Still they kicked out top quality music that we have not seen since.

R&B is virtually dead with maybe 5 relevant artisits and it has been replaced with legions of untalented hip hop dudes who start ish with each other just to sell CDs. Blah. Bullshit.

Nah I can't read about the good ole days.

Posted by: Bird at September 25, 2006 10:24 AM

And like you said "you HEARD that Vick had given somebody herpes"

Nah, girl. I read it in the news after he settled a lawsuit with her. It wasn't a rumor. He could be fine...from a distance!!!

Posted by: Brooklyn Boss at September 25, 2006 10:33 AM

The NY Post has to be the worst paper in the world!! I wouldn't read an advertisment in that trash paper. I'm STILL going to get Janet's album.

Posted by: Brooklyn Boss at September 25, 2006 10:36 AM

I don't know what's wrong with me. I think I'm the only person in the world that hasn't gotten into janets album? I can listen to it as backround noise, but not as my main focus.

Posted by: persia at September 25, 2006 10:38 AM

I read the entire interview with AK and Mrs. Knight. Very good read if I say so myself. Janet is looking spectacular on that cover, it looks MUCH better than her Vibe cover.

Posted by: Whateva at September 25, 2006 10:45 AM

i like alicia
cant wait for her to come bk
glad she knows how to take a break and not be so OVEREXPOSED

glad janet comin bk strong too...im coppin the cd tomorrow..heard it on tom joyner this mornin and its HOT


Posted by: J at September 25, 2006 10:45 AM

****Eagles 38 49ers 24******
***Da Bearz 19 Da Love Boaters 16****

Peace to the Brothers and sista of Sohhoulful, Sohhoul Man and anyone else out there.......

Get ready for Janet overload. "Sohh Excited" is blowing up on daytime radio in Philly AND it's being mixed in the clubs. I must admit she came with the shiznit on this album


On a sad note, a 5 year old girl was shot and killed in Philly this weekend, the victim of an errant slug. We now have 276 murders in Philly with no relief. It brings tears to my eyes that this child could not enjoy a simple outing with her family. Oh, there's the usual hand wringing, stuffed animal memorials and fist shaking in this, an election year. I don't think a hug is gonna do it for these wayward young catz. Life has no reset button and I'm almost postive that the folks out there destroying our future are not on this blog, but in the spirit of love, please, go out today. Talk to a young fella that you know is wayward. I'm not sayin to preach. Just start a convo. Drop some jewels. The intelligence on this blog is plentiful and I KNOW that if each of us talks to ONE young person today, it COULD save a life later on.
Peace.....

Posted by: skdamc at September 25, 2006 10:47 AM

That Alicia Keys interview was cool. She's one of the only popular singers who isn't so concerned with the limelight. Oh and Janet is looking, for the lack of a better word, hella good. JD, you lucky bastard. At 40 my girl will probably look like Mother Love.

Posted by: New_Skool at September 25, 2006 10:51 AM

"AK: Change you, and chew you up, and spit you out, and be rid of you, and on to the next thing. That’s why it’s so important to know who you are and stand up for something."


Soulman:

I think its ironic that this is the last statement posted before you threw Janet's pic up, LOL. That is SOHH my problem with her.

As for the album, I cant make an opinion because every time I try to listen to it, I start doing 18 other things and never really hear it. So while I cant say its a bad album, I can say pretty definitively that it does NOT command or hold my attention. Take it how ya like.

Damn, A.Keys sure did blend in with the rest of the scenery on that mag cover, LOL.

But anyway, what up Peanut Gallery?

Posted by: Dig at September 25, 2006 10:52 AM

Oh Man! Is Janet looking sexy on that cover.

Posted by: MY 2 CENTZ at September 25, 2006 10:55 AM

Janet's album is going to be off the hook!!!!

Posted by: barbaraa.jackson at September 25, 2006 10:55 AM

@ KSH

I see ya. How you doing today ma?

Posted by: MY 2 CENTZ at September 25, 2006 10:57 AM

Janet's album is going to be off the hook!!!!

Posted by: barbaraa.jackson at September 25, 2006 10:55 AM

I co-sign! Beyonce who? LOL

Make way for the veteran!

Posted by: MY 2 CENTZ at September 25, 2006 10:58 AM

I got a cahnce to listen to the CD finally and it is BA-FUCKing-NANAS!!!!!I can't wait until tomorrow!!! Go JANET! GO JANET! GO JANET! LOL

What up all!

JANET! YEAH! SHIT IS FIYAHHHHH!!!!

Posted by: 2rttn4u at September 25, 2006 10:59 AM

*chance* lol I was SOHH "EXCITED" typing! LOL

Posted by: 2rttn4u at September 25, 2006 11:00 AM

my 2 centz:
I am playing the backgoround today. Trying to get some work in before I start partying up ATL style in the Big Easy....lol

I saw over in NYC. I am not even commenting until the subject changes.

Dig: It is too early for that this AM...LOL

Posted by: KSH at September 25, 2006 11:02 AM

KSH: It aint never too early to be me, homie, LOL.

All day, every day!

(And I saw that nonsense over there too. Soulful had a nigga on the front step, freezing and pacing, waiting for the gate to open LOL)

Posted by: Dig at September 25, 2006 11:05 AM

Dig:LMAO!!!!!

You need to stop girl!! And you are always Dig every minute of everyday - fo sho!!!

And yes Soulman have you waiting like you waiting on the Krispy Kreme light to come on "HOT" - lol. I don't eat them anymore - Chris Rock - Krispy Crack...lol

Posted by: KSH at September 25, 2006 11:15 AM

Where is AK in the picture?

Posted by: bo at September 25, 2006 11:15 AM

That's a good article. The ole heads need to hold a teaching session or something to school these new heads on how to really do shit. If these new cats would just sit back and take nots then maybe we can have music of substance...by the problem is that black people and black artist are statsified with were we are and so we don't have anything to fight for....we just settle for medicore things....the hungar isn't. We shouldn't be statisfied with were we are and DA MAN knows so he takes advantage of us at same seperating us. Divide and Conquer...That's how America was founded...Hell the game don't change just the playas...

PS: Janet has a great body and all, but damn can she put on some damn clothes....She is 40 years old show some damn sophistication...

Posted by: Trissa at September 25, 2006 11:19 AM

As for the album, I cant make an opinion because every time I try to listen to it, I start doing 18 other things and never really hear it. So while I cant say its a bad album, I can say pretty definitively that it does NOT command or hold my attention. Take it how ya like.


Posted by: Dig at September 25, 2006 10:52 AM
^^^

Dig-

The album comes out tomorrow. Uhh, right?

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 25, 2006 11:19 AM

I coped Janets Cd (not bootleg) and the cd is CRAZY!!!!!! I aint know Janet had that in her. DO it to me, and love2love, are off the hook. And This body!!!!. F*ck that reveiw. dude is a middle aged white guy, that knows nothing about hot music. Once her fans love it, The news will love it too.

Rock on JANET!!!!!!

Posted by: GREEN ME at September 25, 2006 11:20 AM

sorry about all the typos.. the man be trying to loook over a nigga shoulder! But ya'll get my point

Posted by: Trissa at September 25, 2006 11:21 AM

As for the album, I cant make an opinion because every time I try to listen to it, I start doing 18 other things and never really hear it. So while I cant say its a bad album, I can say pretty definitively that it does NOT command or hold my attention. Take it how ya like.


Posted by: Dig at September 25, 2006 10:52 AM
^^^

Dig-

The album comes out tomorrow. Uhh, right?

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 25, 2006 11:19 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: skdamc at September 25, 2006 11:21 AM

Janet's album is going to be off the hook!!!!

Posted by: barbaraa.jackson at September 25, 2006 10:55 AM

I co-sign! Beyonce who? LOL

Make way for the veteran!

Posted by: MY 2 CENTZ at September 25, 2006 10:58 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You obviously didn't read the article concerning unnecessary competition amongst artists...

Posted by: GP at September 25, 2006 11:24 AM

Skdamc, Digger, and KSH:

What's poppin with y'all fools?

Soul Man:

Do you know when Alicia Keys' is dropping another album? I have never heard any of her albums, but I said I was goin check her next album out.

Posted by: Chevy G. Hustle at September 25, 2006 11:24 AM

Trissa:
If my shit look like that at 40 - All I am wearing is earrings...LMAO!!!!!!

Soulman: You wrong for that!!

Posted by: KSH at September 25, 2006 11:25 AM

You obviously didn't read the article concerning unnecessary competition amongst artists...

Posted by: GP at September 25, 2006 11:24 AM

Thank you...i get tired of people constantly trying to comapre Janet and Beyonce or beyonce and AK or Usher and JT...its like none of them can eally compare to the other...Well except wigger boy...but he still do what he do for all the white boys that wanna be black...Ok I digress

Posted by: Trissa at September 25, 2006 11:26 AM

Oh shit and my wedding ring...lol

SHHHH!!!!!

Chevy G Hustle:
What up? So if the Falcons win tonight are you going be able to stand it?

Posted by: KSH at September 25, 2006 11:27 AM

KSH:
I just think janet is overkillin us with her body..its a distraction...you know that's what she could for....She and Mariah are kind of tactless..

Oh shit here come the rocks..I looking for sheltar....Ouch, shit, please don't hit me in my head....

Posted by: Trissa at September 25, 2006 11:29 AM
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You betta stop that sht
it is overkill but necessary overkill
cause of how hard it is to achieve what she has at her age
she's shttin on women in their 20's
plus as a black man
alot of our biggest concern wit Black women is alot of yall tend to let your selves go as you get older. Black people age beautifully
unlike someother cultures we still look good in our 50's
and its motivation for other women to take better care of themselves when they get older makes yall much easier to marry.

In the house today
its another South vs North day in the Hip-Hop blogs
not tryna hear that sht today


skdamc: Okay I am going back to work and behaving as usual!!!

Chevy:
I am so mad at Jacksonville I don't know what to do!!! I can't even talk about it.
But I am like dam the Falcons could do some damage in the Big Easy tonight. But everybody here is getting along like real people. No beefing just love for the game. But we gotta whoop that ass proper tonight. As much as I hate that it's the Saints - The Durty Bird has landed...lol

If we lose you know I am gonna be ill as hell tomorrow...lol

That flick looks air brushed. Janet could use a sandwich or three. Besides that she's hot like fish grease.

Banga!:
Like I said - if my shit is like that at 40 - sssshhhhhhiittttt - earrings and the wedding band that's all...lol

I might throw a pair of socks on in the winter but Ima have to walk it out...lol


skdamc: Ok now I am behaving!

I be back later peeps.

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