December 2006 Archives
I was watching "Soul Train Classics" on that weird new CW network this past Saturday.
It was The Time's first ride on the hippest trip in America and Morris Day was slick, personified. Research The Time here.
Yesterday I went to the "Dreamgirls" Roadshow. You know the one where you pay $25 for this Broadway theater effect. The $25 includes a 50 page color booklet, no previews, an authentic movie poster and some other random swag.
From jump street I was wondering two things. Why would he change his name when the Tyrese brand name is so strong and who the fuck was he trying to impress?
Yesterday I made an early pilgrimage downtown to meet up with Omarion to talk shop on his new cd 21 and why we still see him as just that dude from B2K.
Prince, who recently scored five Grammy nominations for 3121, including Best R&B album, may also snag an Oscar nomination for "Song of the Heart" from the "Happy Feet" soundtrack according to a list of 56 eligible songs released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
If nominated this will be his second trip to the ceremony; the first being his big win in 1984 for "Purple Rain" as Best Original Song Score.
Aiight y'all today is December 12th and Fantasia's CD is released today. Homegirl had yet another date with me this past Saturday that she cancelled. But yet she's been parading all through New York City with Missy Elliot and such. She even showed up on the "Today Show."
She performed "When I See You" -- as usual the voice was sweet as hell but is Fantasia still an American Idol?
When I first interviewed Rihanna, she was still giddy about all the Beyonce comparisons.
â€œBeyonceâ€¦ I get a lot of comparisons to her and thatâ€™s amazing. There is no artist to be better compared to than her. I adore her as an artist,â€ says Rihanna.
(if I had time I'd upload the embarassing audio)
Well aside from weave, wardrobe, close proximity to Jay Z and aspirations to be a bigger pop star than Janet, I'd like to add another similarity or burgeoning similarity. OVEREXPOSURE. Is Rihanna next in line for overexposure?
Brian McKnight has my respect. But why is it after 10 studio albums we really know nothing about him?
"Being an enigma is kind of a purposeful thing that I've done. None of this has been about me. It's completely been about the music. When I say that people take that to mean that I am full of myself, but it's actually the opposite. It's kinda hard to describe who I am. I'm two poeple, and I guess that is where the Gemini duality comes from. On the one end I am this guy that writes these songs and goes out on stage, the other guy is a very regular guy. Like right now I am playing golf while I do this interview. I am so far removed from that guy when I don't have to be him," says Brian McKnight to SOHH Soulful.
As many of you already know Amerie is set to release her third studio album early next year. The official first single is called "Take Control." The SOULMAN got with "A" this past Friday to chop it up on how she decided on the direction of this cd. (Fantasia, you hear that.... AMERIE ACTUALLY SHOWED AND PROVED!)
photo source: OhAmerie