When I was leaving the Mario, Fantasia, Tyrese concert this past Wednesday I ran into Nicole Wray standing under the marquee outside the Supper Club looking kinda hot.
After couple minutes of politic'n I copped her mixtape, Nicole Wray Starring in InDepenDance Day, Volume One: the TakeOver. Homegirl's got a new project bubbling, which seems to have been the case since that first CD she had back in the day.
At first listen, the mixtape is just aiight. The vocal power is crazy and at time she sounds just like Fantasia. Get a copy of it at nicolewrayonline.com or myspace.com/nicolewray.
Word is that Omarion's second video from the forthcoming 21 is "Ice Box" produced by Timbaland should pop any day now. Timbo supposedly makes a cameo in the video that is described as "dark and new in terms of direction for Omarion," according to O's camp.
And speaking of Timbaland, who's new cd is tentatively titled Timbaland Presents Shock Value, he tells MTV News, "My mission is to take over top-40 radio â€" what they call popular music, different genres of music â€" and reach all types of people."
That's what that "pop" dollar will do for your ass. Taste a little of that JT budget or that Nelly Furtado change and things won't ever be the same. I'm not mad, not at all. I think Timbaland has some ingenius shit in store, I just hope he remembers that what goes around comes around.
And as for the Justin Timberlake verse that is speculated to be about Janet:
A source close to the record said that Timberlake's lyrics have nothing to do with his infamous Super Bowl co-star â€" but he is responding to another pop artist who has seen career heights few other singers can boast.
Yea, yea... whatever. But before you run off. Check out the new Monica video for "Dozen Roses."
And is anyone going to see Beyonce in "Dreamgirls" for the $25 single ticket movie price? Read about it here.