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  • Music Videos: Drake “Best I Ever Had” + Drake Explains the Real Meaning

    July 2.09 @ 11:24 am
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    Here is the most anticipated video for the summer – Drake “Best I Ever Had”. The video is directed by Kanye West. When I heard that Kanye was directing the video, I knew this would further boost Drake’s career. I peeped the video last night and was very disappointed how the video turned out. Is Kanye trying to sabotage Drake’s career? The answer is No. Complex Blog recently interviewed Drake and he describes the concept of the video. Peep the excerpt below.

    Complex: Everyone’s been waiting on this video. Can you take us through the making of it?

    Drake: Yeah. The video is directed by Kanye West. Basically we decided, as opposed to taking ourselves super serious, we just wanted to have some fun with it. Myself, being a young man, a young single man at that, I kind of wanted to be real about the way I function with women at this current point in my life. Which is, I don’t have one woman that I call my girl. There’s different girls in my life that play different roles and I see at different times, but collectively they kind of make up the roster of happiness for me [Laughs].

    Complex: Understandable. So what’s the concept?

    Drake: The concept of the video is, I’m a coach at a high school and the girls of my life are all on my high school basketball team. Throughout the video you see us prepping for this big championship game, and my team ends up losing. You see the looks on their faces at the end of the video, but the moral of the story, I guess, is win or lose, you can still be the best to somebody. When women see the video and see all the breast and ass, hopefully they don’t take offense. Hopefully they see the real meaning.

    Read the rest here

    Drake “Best I Ever Had” from kwest on Vimeo.

    That’s What’s Up: Beyonce Pays a Tribute To Michael Jackson

    June 29.09 @ 3:32 pm
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    Beyonce brought the I Am.. Tour to Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA on June 26th. Just like many artists of today, Beyonce was inspired by Michael Jackson. Judging from photos and videos, the I Am Tour is shows a lot of inspiration from Michael Jackson with the extravagant costumes and performances. In Philadelphia, she paid her own tribute to Michael Jackson by singing one of her favourite MJ songs “I Can’t Help It” which is also MY all time favourite MJ track.

    Seeing Beyonce perform this track brings instant tears because it’s such a beautiful song. I just can’t help it Michael. Rest In Peace.


    Awards: 2009 BET Awards – Lots of Misses & Zero Hits

    June 29.09 @ 3:23 pm
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    Here are the Young, Fresh & New notes & thoughts regarding the 2009 BET Award. I must say that there was a lot of misses than hits last night.

    1. Where was Chris Brown? There was word that he was schedule to perform but didn’t because of Jay-Z. One of Chris Brown’s dancer @bshaw721 tweeted about Jay-z did not want Chris Brown to perofrm at the awards. I can understand that Jay-z is not a fan of  Chris Brown after the whole Rihanna incident, but Chris Brown had every right to be there and the perform at the awards. I wonder what the people at BET told Chris Brown and his camp. Also, Jay-z did not need to perform since his video was being premiered last night. Jayz is more important than Chris Brown.


    2. Kanye West was scheduled to perform but he didn’t last night. It sounds a little strange to me since Kanye West is known for ranting and raving about not getting enough showtime on television. Kanye didn’t go on a rampage which shows that he is really working on his “ego” I’m not a huge fan of Soulja Boy but that performance was the worst I have seen in years. Singing or rapping over your tracks should not be allowed at an awards. PERIOD! Kanye West > Soulja Boy.

    3. Host Jamie Foxx got the most plugins I have ever seen in my life at an award show. Every two seconds he was plugging in that he is on tour next month. Not to mention that he performed three times during the award show and won an award for Best Collaboration with T-Pain. Sounds like a fix plan to me. Since its a recession, the plugins at the awards is BET’s way of compensating him and it worked.


    Awards: 2009 BET Awards – Performances

    June 29.09 @ 2:01 pm
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    Last night was the 2009 BET Awards where many of the top biggest entertainers – read the recap here

    Of course, what is an award show without live performances.  Ne-Yo gave an amazing performance in his tribute to Michael Jackson “Lady in my Life”. Peep most of the performance from the 2009 BET Awards

    New Edition – Jackson 5 Medley

    Ne-Yo “Lady In My Life” MJ Cover

    Jamie Foxx – Beat It Dance

    Ne-Yo & Jamie Foxx I’ll Be There


    Awards: 2009 BET Awards Recap & Winners List

    June 29.09 @ 12:35 pm
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    Last night (Sunday June 27th, 2009), BET held their ninth annual awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Many singers, rappers, actors, athletes among many others attended the awards. Following the death of Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009), BET recognized and acknowledged to the public that they would be having a tribute him all night. The awards kicked off with the 106 & Park – Red Carpet special featuring various performances by The New Boyz, Letoya Luckett, Jeremih, Day 26 and many others. Throughout the course of the red carpet, Rocsi and Terrence asked Marlon Wayans – which artist(s) he is excited to see perform? He responded with New Edition which completely spoiled the surprise. (SURPRISE!?!?!)


    The awards opened with New Edition including Johnny Gill did a bunch of Jackson 5 medley including “ABC,” “I Want You Back,” and “Stop The Loving”. Instantly the crowd and the viewers at home were anxious and amped about what BET had in store at the awards.


    The Host Jamie Foxx came out in a classic Michael Jackson outfit – red jacket, black pants, glitter gloves and white socks. He did a little “Beat It” dance tribute. As usual he kept the crowd entertain with making various jokes and talking about his experience in 1984 when he saw Michael Jackson in concert. As a tribute in MJ honour, Jamie Foxx moonwalked from one side of the stage to the other. It sure wasn’t as easy as it looked.



    REST IN PEACE: Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

    June 25.09 @ 7:44 pm
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    Source: CNN.com

    Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

    (CNN) — Entertainer Michael Jackson has died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports including the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press. CNN has not confirmed his death.

    Jackson, 50, had been in a coma at the hospital, sources told CNN.

    Brian Oxman, a Jackson family attorney, said he was told by brother Randy Jackson that Michael Jackson collapsed at his home in west Los Angeles, California, Thursday morning.

    Family members were told of the situation and were either at the hospital or en route, Oxman said.

    Fire Capt. Steve Ruda told CNN a 911 call came in from a west Los Angeles residence at 12:21 p.m.

    Ruda said Jackson was treated and transferred to the UCLA Medical Center.

    Asked specifics of the patient’s condition, he said he could not discuss them because of federal privacy laws.

    For anyone who knows me, you know that I am a HUGE Michael Jackson fan.  Today on June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson has died. This is absolutely the worst and saddest day of my life. The King of Pop is no longer with us. As I am writing this blog, I am listening to Toronto’s FLOW 93.5 as DJ Starting From Scratch plays all of Michael Jackson’s classics. I am extremely emotional. All I can say is Rest In Peace Michael Jackson. You are loved by many around the world. You leave 40 years of history. We will NEVER forget and always cherish what you have done and we will continue to keep your legacy alive.

    Below, I leave you a bunch of my favorite videos and songs  from Michael Jackson.

    Never Can Say Goodbye at Mexico

    I Wanna Be Where You Are

    Motown 25 – Billie Jean

    I Can’t Help It

    Jackson 5 – Blame It On The Boogie

    Black Or White

    Heal The World

    Events: FLOW 93.5 Presents Melanie Fiona LIVE at Mod Club on July 2nd

    June 24.09 @ 1:21 pm
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    FLOW 93.5 will be hosting an exclusive showcase and release party for Miss Melanie Fiona at the Mod Club on Thursday July 2nd. This will be her first performance with a LIVE band in Toronto following the release of her album The Bridge which is available this Tuesday June 30th across Canada. The Bridge be available in the U.S. on August 18th.

    Peep the details below.


    Date: Thursday July 2, 2009

    Time: Doors open at 7:00pm/Performance 9:00pm

    Location: MOD Club (722 College St)

    *Free event, open to the public
    *19+ event

    MAKE SURE to support Melanie Fiona. She is a prime example of artist who has been passionate about her music and work since since she was young. It’s been a long road for her and with less than 6 days away, she will be releasing her DEBUT album The Bridge.

    As a bonus, this Friday Questlove along with the Roots x Melanie Fiona will be releasing a mixtape The Bridge – Remixed Live. Peep the previews below. Remember to check back here on Friday for the mixtape download. Enjoy!

    Melanie Fiona and ?uestlove Mixtape Coming Soon…

    Melanie Fiona “Give It To Me Right” Mixtape Session

    New Music:Empire aka Fifth Letter Fam “Boom and Pound (Return of the Boom Bap)”

    June 24.09 @ 12:50 pm
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    Ohhh how much I LOVE and value Hip Hop. A few weeks ago, I posted an Empire aka Fifth Letter Fam album sampler which features some serious hip hop cuts [source]. Now here is their first single from Empire aka Fifth Letter Fam “Boom and Pound (Return of the Boom Bap” off their upcoming album Get It. The track is produced by Big Sproxx of 16 Bars Productions. Hip Hop at it’s finest!

    Empire aka Fifth Letter Fam album Get It will be available this summer via HHC AKA HIPHOPCANADA DIGITAL/E1/A.W.O.L. Music Inc. 1. Be sure to get your copy!

    Peep the first single!

    Download: New Music:Empire aka Fifth Letter Fam “Boom and Pound (Return of the Boom Bap)”

    Music Videos: Ciara “Work” featuring Missy Elliott

    June 24.09 @ 12:25 pm
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    Here is Ciara’s third video “Work” featuring Missy Elliott off her latest album Fantasy Ride. The video is directed by Melina which she captured the usual dancing scenes with some booty shaking. I know the men must love that.  Overall, the video isn’t anything special in my opinion. It nice to see Missy Elliott – i wonder what she has been up to. Peep the video

    Side note: Am I the only one who thinks Ciara looks weird in a tight dress? Too much muscles if you ask me.

    Live Performances: Beyonce + Jay-Z “I Am Tour” at Madison Square Garden

    June 22.09 @ 1:50 pm
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    Beyonce brought the “I Am Tour” to New York City at Madison Square Garden last night (June 21st). In the opening set, she performed “Deja Vu”/”Crazy In Love” and of course who comes out on stage? Her Boo/Husband Jay-Z. He also snuck a quick performance of “Give it to Me”. Am I the only one that’s not surprised? Last year, Beyonce surprised the audience in NYC on his tour and now he is returing the favour. I wonder who will pop up on stage when Beyonce brings the tour to Toronto on July 2o. Peep the video.

    Music Videos: The Clipse “Kinda Like A Big Deal” featuring Kanye West

    June 22.09 @ 1:32 pm
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    The wait is now over. Here is the official video “Kinda Like a Big Deal” by The Clipse featuring Kanye West. “Kinda Like a Big Deal” is the first single off their upcoming album Til The Casket Drop. The video is shot by Bernard Gourley in Brooklyn, NY which features a lot of colored lighting and no bling, no money and no girls. I guess thats a good thing right?

    Til The Casket Drop is the third studio album by The Clipse which is set for release September ’09. With many tracks floating around the web, it is still not confirmed which will be the second single. It’s between “I’m Good” featuring Pharrell and “Eyes On Me” featuring Keri Hilson. We will have to wait and see which direction the label will go with.

    New Music: Richie Hennessey – Bubbles In The Tub EP

    June 22.09 @ 1:08 pm
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    Richie Hennessey  released his EP – Bubbles in The Tub.  Many of you may know Richie Hennessey aka S Roc as one of the four members of Brassmunk. The EP contains 6 solid tracks blended with soul, r&b and funk.  Richie worked with producers Jake One, King Sampson, Mellenius of ToneMason and Thrysite for this project. The EP is a very colorful funky soulful vibe. Peep one of the tracks –  Living 4 2omorro below & download the EP.


    1. Bubbles in the Tub (Produced by Robert Strauss)/ Set Me Free(Produced by Jake One)
    2. Speak Up (Produced by Mellenius for ToneMason)
    3. Unbreakable (Produced by King Sampson)
    4. Every Moment  (Produced by King Sampson)
    5. Living For 2morro (Produced by King Sampson
    6. Dedicated (Produced by Thrysite)

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    Download: Richie Hennessey – Bubbles In The Tub EP