It’s no secret that I am a fan of TLC. Actually as a young boy my mother bought me TLC, Salt-N-Peppa, Boyz-II-Men & All-4-One cassette tapes for Christmas…. I have been hooked on music ever since.
Now more than a decade later, T-Boz of TLC is gearing up to release her first solo album. Although I have yet to hear any official details about the albums title, release date, or details about her label I am still hype!
A few days ago I came across one of her new songs called You Got Me Open. The song is a typical T-Boz track that features her husky soulful voice and her laid back style. I’m not sure the song is ready to compete on the Billboard charts in 2008 or 2009, but I think its a track that any true TLC fan can cherish.
Search for this one!!!
I have just spent my evening listening to a free mixtape download that knocked my socks off! Izza Kizza is a name I had only before heard uttered by Missy Elliott in one of her famous rhymes. Tonight I stumbled upon a mixtape with fresh imaging and the name read Izza Kizza. I was curious if it was the same guy and sure enough – this guy is from the Missy / Timbaland camp and M.Elliott even has a feature on the mixtape.
I highly suggest downloading this free mixtape and enjoying Kizzaland the way I have.
Whitney Houston is finally back on the music scene. Just a few days ago I saw a youtube video performance she was doing live somewhere and I was happy to hear her singing again. Today I heard this brand new track by Ms Houston called “Like I Never Left”. The song is produced by Akon and features the artist on the track also. The only other Whitney to have been heard in the last two years was some background vocals on a Ray-J b-side re
I have been a fan of Timbo for many years. Would love to work with him someday. His last project solo project Shock Value was not my favorite by him – but was a solid album all the same. Now he is hard at work on Vol. 2.
There has been speculation and Timbo’s even mentioned some names of featured artists this time around. At the moment I’m most looking forward to hearing what he does with Linkin Park, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Lindsay Lohan.
Not sure when the album drops or when the first single will be out – but I am hype about it, so it was worth mentioning.
Brandy is Back.
Her ‘Offical First Single’ is to be ‘Departed’ which see’s her reuniting with her long time collaborator Rodney Jerkins of Darkchild Productions.
Look for it to be premiered via her Offical Myspace Page ( www.myspace.com/foreverbrandy ) on the 08.08.08.
‘Departed’ is a fresh new POP track from Brandy, and marks her first single since 2004.
News of all other details are to be announced in due time by her Label, Epic/Sony BMG.
Keep an eye out on her Offical Website too, which is coming soon. www.foreverbrandy.com
Brandy, who was photographed with her 6-year-old daughter, Sy’rai Smith, for the next installment of the Skechers’ “Nothing Compares to Family” campaign, is a best-selling female artist, having sold over 10.5 million copies of her four studio albums in the United States and over 25 million albums worldwide. Additionally, she has won over 100 awards as a recording artist.
While maintaining a recording career Norwood also gained fame for starring in several film and television productions, including popular Moesha (1996-2001), a supporting role in the 1998 horror sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and starring roles in a 1997 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Double Platinum, two of television’s highest rated special programs.
Her fifth album (Epic Records) is due in November.
“It’s great to be part of Skechers’ campaign, which promotes and benefits families and children,” Brandy said.
Norwood Kids Foundation
The NK Foundation is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of youth through its program communities – The Performing Arts Community, The NK Digital Community, The NK Academic Community and The NK Resource Community. Each program community is designed to provide safe and transformational havens for participants by offering them structured, supervised and productive alternatives during the hours that they are most vulnerable to juvenile delinquency, crime and teen pregnancy. As the organization strives to promote professional, civic, creative and social development amongst participants, it continues to serve as a catalyst for ongoing exposure to various aspects of the arts as well as a source of inspiration for our youngest and most valuable generation. For more information or to donate to this deserving charity please visit http://www.norwoodkids.com/mission.html
I have recently hooked up with Masta Productions ->
He sent me a beat on July 17th along with a small clip of an idea he had for the hook.
I have been writing and recording for the past three days in the studio.
I was really impressed with the beat and with the hook idea that he presented and I couldn’t wait to do it.
However, because I was so impressed I feel a certain amount of pressure to deliver a quality song.
I am nearly done and I am happy so far with what I’ve come up with.
The song is called ON TIME and should be available soon to hear.
Since I am in sessions right now for my second album via Jack Kitty Records – who knows – maybe this will end up on my next album.
Look out for it.