Kelly Rowland Rears Her Head, New Joints from Diddy and Gwen

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SOHH It seems our girl Kelly Rowland is officially back in the studio working on her recently shelved project My Story. You'll recall back in April I was invited to a special listening session at Columbia for Ms. Rowland's new CD and thought her shit stank. Our review got syndicated all over the place and the next thing you know she put the CD on hold due to "marketing synergies" according to Music World president, Matthew Knowles.


Actually what he said was...

"We want to make sure our marketing strategy is a multi-tiered approach that capitalizes on the synergies afforded by her other projects."
READ THE SOHH SOULFUL ORIGINAL REVIEW

According to MTV News, here is what Kelly herself had to say,

It was basically a list of songs that I put together about the past three years of my life, with love and relationships," Rowland said of the album. "And I remember listening to the record, and I was just like, 'I don't want this to be too deep to where, you know, [I] lose people. I still wanna have my party records, and I still wanna make people get up and bob their heads and vibe a little bit. And the record was too full of midtempos and ballads, so I wanted to bring it up a little bit. I mean, I'm 25. I'm young!

Wait, wait, wait... where is the part where everyone thought her songs were lukewarm? Where is that part where I get blacklisted from SONY/Columbia events for starting an online frenzy of hate on her mediocre set? What the fuck ever.

Of the songs that have leaked, SOHH Soulful's favorite is, "Every Thought Is U"

Since everyone thought her shit was boring, Kells has decided to get back to her banging beat Destiny's Child roots. I already see the backlash of people comparing her to Beyonce whom the world already attributes the Destiny's Child sound to.

In general, I'm going in the urban, more R&B route," Rowland said during a break from the Garrett sessions. "Of course, that's what I started with with Destiny's Child, [but on] my first solo album I did more of a pop-sounding record. So I wanted to go back to my roots and dibble and dabble with some beats.

All this spin is making me dizzy. Someone please stop the madness and let me off. Ugh!

While we wait for Kelly to get her shit together. Check out these new joints by Diddy and Gwen Stefani... marketing synergies my ass. Muthafuckas need to cut me a check for saving them a few million seeing as everything I chastized her about they went back and corrected.

Anyways...

Diddy - "Everything I Love" featuring Nas and Cee-lo

Gwen Stefani - "Candyland"

413 Comments

Good Morning soul man! I really like Kelly Rowland I hope she do better with this album because no one was feelin her first album.

What up...
Nasir did a good job writing for Puff, remember, he doesn't write rhymes, he writes checks.

I'm pressin play on Oct 17, dawg.

Hello All

I'm really feel'n that Kells song "Every Thought Is You" it seems patience has paid off from going off that 1 song, I just hope the rest of the album is as pleasurable:-)

Diddy & Nas, I'm not sure on that one yet, not bad....

I wouldnt be surprised if Gwen grew on me, it's strangely happened in the past with that Bananas song....

She just need to go on and pose naked on her album cover!!!! Thats the only way she will sell!! I like kelly and all but she done already let everybody know everything there is to her I mean as a female R&B singer you gotta have something everybody else aint got and she just dont have it!!!!

Hey, I really want Kelly to do well, but I'm gonna need her to step her game up and have some damn confidence. She gots the skills, so I'm waitin of the delivery

Good Morning soul man! I really like Kelly Rowland I hope she do better with this album because no one was feelin her first album.

Posted by: Layla at September 27, 2006 10:04 AM

What's poppin' Layla?

What up...
Nasir did a good job writing for Puff, remember, he doesn't write rhymes, he writes checks.

I'm pressin play on Oct 17, dawg.

Posted by: naj. at September 27, 2006 10:07 AM

^^^

That was Diddy's hottest line ever. And someone probably wrote that. I too will be pressing play on the 17th.

I also like his line in Nas' "Hate Me Now"

"You gonna hate me, imma hate you too. Simple as that. Die muthafucka, Die muthafucka, DIE! You don't give a fuck, then I don't give a fuck!"

What's poppin' Layla?

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 27, 2006 10:13 AM

I'm good. I shall return...

Ah.....we're back to ol Kelly.

I don't fuck wit Nas, so I didn't even bother to listen. Unless Nicole ends up in the video, I don't think I'll ever listen.

That Gwen is kinda DOPE. Kelis is probably sitting somewhere lookin like 'who done it'!!! Ha ha!!!PFFFFFF!!

Fuck JT, fuck Jay-Z, and fuck....just fuck.

Hey, I really want Kelly to do well, but I'm gonna need her to step her game up and have some damn confidence. She gots the skills, so I'm waitin of the delivery

Posted by: Natasha at September 27, 2006 10:11 AM

Natasha, I agree. Sometimes she ain't worth the bullet because she has zero confidence. Her voice is like silk, but she's be trained to be #2.

That Gwen is kinda DOPE. Kelis is probably sitting somewhere lookin like 'who done it'!!! Ha ha!!!PFFFFFF!!

^^^

See...

WillyJ-

Why aren't you feeling Nas?

Good morning! Damn soulman! Blacklisted,LOL!!!! U crack me up.

I really really feeling that Gwen and the Kelly is nice but she's so used to being number two she don't know who kelly is.

Wassup Sohhoulful Crew, Sohhoul Man and my loyal Co-D's?

Damn, damn, DAMN!!!! Policy came down the pipe about downloading shit at work sohh I'ma have to take y'all word for it on the music. My eldest daughter will DEMAND I purchase Puff 'cause she's been in love with him since "I'll Be Missing You".

Kelly's voice, although beautiful nd lilting, has never been that distiguishing to me. What she should do is flip the script and become "That CHICK", come out with a sexually charged image, attribute her emergence on the "restrictions" of being part of a group but now free she could let her inner "freak" out, musically explore her sexuallity,maybe kiss a chick at an award show.
ANYTHING to get some attention. Once she has her stilleto in the door, flip the script and hit 'em off with a few "Torch Songs" and she TRULY needs a club banger...
She could do it.

LOL @ Slim calling it the Bananas song...

What up, people?

Always been a fan of Kelly Rowland. Love nothing more than to see her do well, but as much as I hate to say it, I think youre right, Soulman. She's been training for the silver medal all her life. I dont know how or IF she can come hard as she needs to.

Maybe the Gwen joint will grow on me too if I hear it enough, but right now, that shit is a pill. Not feelin it.

Like the Diddy joint though. But OMG, the lyrics? Nas is all up and through, LOL. Its almost funny to listen to it cause its all you hear. Good song though.

Yall tired yet ?

Hell nooooo!!

Get off me!!!! *does the James Brown*

I also like his line in Nas' "Hate Me Now"

"You gonna hate me, imma hate you too. Simple as that. Die muthafucka, Die muthafucka, DIE! You don't give a fuck, then I don't give a fuck!"

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 27, 2006 10:15 AM
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That shit makes you wanna do extra reps in the gym, fam. I know hip hop purists hated that song, but it was a good look in the club and the radio, not every track should be "NY State of Mind"...MC means move the crowd--feel me?

what up SK...just "press play" my dude...it's gonna be some break beats for that ass...

that dam Diddy got me again. I gotta Press Play on Oct 17 too. Ssshhheeeeiiiitttt who can stop Diddy? I hate to love him.

Kelly - If can get one good lie from Kelly then we cool. Until then...mmkay!
I like that song. She sounds good.

Gwen - okay. No Doubt - take me back.

"Ssshhheeeeiiiitttt who can stop Diddy?"

^^^^^^^^^^^

Nobody - I thought he told you that he wont stop? LOL.

What up, KSH?

Why the hell is T.O. trying to commit suicide? This boy needs some help for real. His ass is going to padded room fo sho!!!

Dig:
LOL...and that is one thing he don't stop for shit.

That is classic Nas and I love it. Talking bout he bipolar - he ain't never lied...lol You can hate me now!!!

Did everyone hear about Rev Run's loss?

Did everyone hear about Rev Run's loss?

Posted by: Khloe' A. Davis at September 27, 2006 10:43 AM


^^^

Can someone explain to me how a baby is born with the organs outside of the body.... and can I see photos. That sounds hella spooky.

what up SK...just "press play" my dude...it's gonna be some break beats for that ass...

Posted by: naj. at September 27, 2006 10:35 AM

Yeah, thay tone jawn you sent me has grown on me.He could change radio AGAIN but this time for the better. We ALL need break beats in our lives right about now. SOMEBODY mainstream needs to blow the Cerone "Look For Love" or "Soul, Soul,Soul" breaks up and Piff could be that dude...

Did everyone hear about Rev Run's loss?

Posted by: Khloe' A. Davis at September 27, 2006 10:43 AM


^^^

Can someone explain to me how a baby is born with the organs outside of the body.... and can I see photos. That sounds hella spooky.

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 27, 2006 10:44 AM

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

I hadnt heard about that but it sounds just awful.......

" What she should do is flip the script and become "That CHICK", come out with a sexually charged image, attribute her emergence on the "restrictions" of being part of a group but now free she could let her inner "freak" out, musically explore her sexuallity..."

EXACTLY! she should really embrace that. thats who she really is anyway.

KELLY, GET NEW MANANGMENT!!!

That is truly sad because from the show it seemed like she had a healthy pregnancy but couldn't her doctor tell them something was wrong with their baby before she had it?

Classic shit:
On that Aasim song "And You say NY city"...

Diddy stops the music and says...

I was uptown last night at this little Dip's crib man, and you know what she had the audacity to ask me?

"when you bad boy niggas gon stop"

I said "stop"?

"Bitch is you out yo rabbit ass mind???...stop ain't even in our muthafuckin vocabulary!"

LMAO...

That is truly sad because from the show it seemed like she had a healthy pregnancy but couldn't her doctor tell them something was wrong with their baby before she had it?

Posted by: Layla at September 27, 2006 10:51 AM


Thats what I wonder. Apparently the MTV crew was there to film the birth and what not and they all got one hell of a shock.

Can someone explain to me how a baby is born with the organs outside of the body.... and can I see photos. That sounds hella spooky.

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 27, 2006 10:44 AM

I have no idea. I hope it doesn't look like it sounds. I feel so bad for them...that was the little girl she was waiting for.

I don't care either way BUT
IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU A LITTLE SOUR ABOUT THE KELLY SITUATION.
I won't use the word hatin' because it's overused, but you actually THINK MUTHAFUCKAS ARE GOING TO COME OUT IN PUBLIC AND SAY THE PUSHED IT BACK BECAUSE OF BAD REVIEWS? ARE YOU STUPID?
That would be dumb as fuck. Their job is not to say that. That's smart.
Then it's like you want to take all the credit - and you got blackballed from the events because you started an online frenzy, blah, blah, blah. Get the fuck outta here. You or SOHH don't carry that much weight. Y'all think because the same couple hundred people (including myself) come on these blogs, that's an indicator of what the whole country is thinking.
NEWSFLASH: The majority of the country don't know shit about this website and nothing about you. Calm down with that ego shit.

Posted by: Enlightened at September 27, 2006 10:53 AM

^^^

Who is this fool taking me that seriously. This is all for conversation. Ain't no one foolish enough to believe that they would carry on any other way that they have.

FALL BACK!

Posted by: Enlightened at September 27, 2006 10:53 AM

And for the record fool... the number of comments in no way represent the number of unique views.

this blog alone gets hundreds of thousands of views a month. no that ain't millions, but it far exceeds the comment level.

imma need bitches to back up if they constantly are misconstruing the whole point behind this kind of commentary.

was uptown last night at this little Dip's crib man, and you know what she had the audacity to ask me?

"when you bad boy niggas gon stop"

I said "stop"?

"Bitch is you out yo rabbit ass mind???...stop ain't even in our muthafuckin vocabulary!"

LMAO...

Posted by: naj. at September 27, 2006 10:52 AM

LMAO!!!! (Then, he turns around and his "manservant" flings his cape over his shoulders and he "glides " out of her crib) LOL

Posted by: Enlightened at September 27, 2006 10:53 AM
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You can't use that word anymore as your name, fam.

You can't use that word anymore as your name, fam.


Posted by: naj. at September 27, 2006 10:58 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
LOL, where's the petition?

*grabbing my pen*

naj and skdamc;

Please stop!!! Boi yall are killing me...lol

Diddy don't do shit lil - everything gotta be gigantic.


I hate that about Rev Run and Justine - that is so sad.

Posted by: Enlightened at September 27, 2006 10:53 AM
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Nah, Fuck that!! I'M THE REASON Janet went back to the lab and changed her shit! Now? SHE HOT!!
ANd KellY? SHIT WE (waving my arms like Martin in the supermarket looking for toothpaste(Thanks, Naj))
And Kelly???? WE MADE her and Matt go back to the lab......LOL
WE are MUSIC every other media is just playin' with it.......LMAO!!
Uh, when that Jigga shit coming down the pike sohh we can tear HIM a new one....

That's like me callin myself Tall Naj...it's an oxymoron-feel me?

And then the use of caps locks...jeez...not before noon.

Dig...I signed you up already, because I knew you'd agree that Like Dat does not have an hourglass shape, and that guy above is not Enlightened...

Enlightened...

Bitch you out yo rabbit ass mind...enlightened ain't in my muthafuckin vocabulary...

as we proceed...

imma need bitches to back up if they constantly are misconstruing the whole point behind this kind of commentary.

Posted by: SOHH Soul Man at September 27, 2006 10:57 AM

Ignorance is bliss Soulman! Don't let them get to you!

Posted by: TALL naj. (see how that looks?) at September 27, 2006 11:07 AM

LOLOL!

naj: LMAO! Thats why I fucks wit you.

Whats up folks...

I hope Kelly does well... Will it happen...Nope. But we all can dream. Right?

I think "Press Play" is gonna be a damn good CD. He was in Atlanta this weekend...had Peachtree all backed up... Even had girls walking around with picket signs. Now thats promotion.

think "Press Play" is gonna be a damn good CD. He was in Atlanta this weekend...had Peachtree all backed up... Even had girls walking around with picket signs. Now thats promotion.


Posted by: CJP at September 27, 2006 11:11 AM


CJP: Ain't EVERY street in the ATL named Peachtree? LOL Man, I was SOHH lost last year...Got caught up in Sweet Aubrey..LOL

No more from me...
I make myself laugh sometimes, yo.

Hello, I'm in a lil early today. I love Kelly, we share the same name. But I can see where she appears boring. However, I am feeling that Addicted song. She just needs a banger. I dunno about the Diddy and Gwen, might have to listen to it in the car.

sk: You know you wrong...lol

CJP: You know I see you today right...lol I bet you mad as hell, right?

@Soul Man

The only Nas I like is 'Illmatic'.

And that's probably only because it was 'classic' for that era.(read: when I was young and ALL THAT)

Then Pac happened to him, and I just can't fuck wit him outta respect. Sounds stupid maybe, and emblematic of the state of HIPHOP, but SO WHAT!

I feel justified (fucking christ no JT), now that Nas is one the whole 'HIPHOP is Dead' thing, and his ablum I suspect will be about 99% bullshit, and 1% 'real talk'. And even when Nas is spittin 'real talk', half the time his shit doesn't make factual sense, it just 'sounds good' on top of the beat.

I don't even wanna speak on the Rev Run situation until I hear it from somewhere else other than TMZ. Even though I laughed at that shit they did to Paris Hilton, TMZ is pretty much garbage.

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