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Chris Brown's "Beautiful People" is a Benny Benassi Beat. This explains why I secretly dance like I'm at a rave when no one is around. Links:

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Yes. “I love it. I fu*kin love it.” ©Lil’ Wayne.
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May 23, 2011 at 9:00 am

Did we talk about the Big Boi and Modest Mouse Collaboration? Because its actually happening.

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WAOW.

So after hearing the rumor of this odd yet amazing combination happening for a while, and silently waiting for some kind of confirmation… it finally comes through via the wonders of Big Boi’s Twitter and Twitpic. Then Pitchfork came through with the confirmation. Swipe from them, because I really don’t feel like typing all this sh*t out right now:

Last week, OutKast MC Big Boi revealed on his Twitter that he’s been in the studio with Modest Mouse, working on new music. To put things lightly, the news took a whole lot of us by surprise. MTV recently spoke with Big Boi about the collab and filled in a few blanks, though we still have no idea how this collaboration might sound or when we’ll get to hear it. According to the man himself, he’s serving as a producer on Modest Mouse’s new album, as is frequent OutKast collaborator Chris Carmouche. Thus far, Big Boi hasn’t done any rapping for the band. The crew has been working together at Big Boi’s own Atlanta studio, Stankonia. Talking to MTV, Big Boi described the collaboration in terms that only he could use: “I’ve been a fan of the band for a minute… We’re all musicians and producers and artists, and it’s just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin’, tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin’ kind of thing. We do all types of music, so to get the chance to jam with a jammin’-ass band, I knew it was going to be cool. We had a vibe too. We made a couple of records that are just jamming. It’s a hodgepodge of funkiness.” Modest Mouse has been a highly successful, critically acclaimed band for about a decade and a half now, but this still might be the nicest thing anyone has ever said about them.

I don’t want to overhype things, because when you get really excited for albums, they can sometimes leave you disappointed. But I will say that my brain exploded from reading the music awesomeness that is occurring somewhere out in this universe.

As things develop and music is released…. I will find a way to get it to you.

Stay tuned.

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May 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Stalley signs with Maybach Music. Impressive. Photos:

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Wowwee wow wow.

In an interesting turn of events in Hip Hop land… it seems as if Stalley is about to take his Intelligent Trunk Music to a whole new level.

Theres not much actual proof on the internets to verify that this move is official and complete, but the way Stalley is retweeting it on his Twitter Page, and from the following photo on Rick Ross’ Twitpic account, I’m going to take it that this is probably true at this point. As soon as something official pops up, I’ll be happy to update this post for you. For now, take your photo and Enjoy.

 

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April 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm

New Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton: So In Love. Link:

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So In Love with This Song.

Direct jack move from Johnathan and his eternal cool over at the new HipHopIsCoolAgain.com… Jill releases the second single from the SUPER-Anticipated “The Light of The Sun.” A classic, breezy sounding, summer-influenced, two-steppin soul jammy-jam, Jill and Anthony groove together perfectly to make a great little uptempo joint you can play at the family/4th of July Barbeque. Love, love, LOVE this single… hope it gets a video treatment soon.

Click here to download Jill_Scott_-_”So_in_Love”_feat._Anthony Hamilton and enjoy.

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April 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Music Nerdery gets the Anita Baker TweetSeal of Approval. It's the Greatest Day of All Time.

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May this woman never ever ever EVER UNFOLLOW ME AMEN

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March 31, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Remember when I was telling you I had a moment in time with Chaka Khan? Well, here’s how that happened.

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Forgive this review; I had writers block for a week after and it came out sounding like a 4th grader wrote it. I think it’s because the Roots BLEW my MIND. But I’m sure you get the gist of it. Support your girl and head over to Potholes In My Blog and leave a comment on how crappy it is, please.

Grammy Jammin.

When it comes to giving some of the greatest live hip-hop concerts around, there are few in the music industry who can do it better than the Legendary Roots Crew. In the process of recording 13 albums over their nearly 20-year-career, they have cemented their reputation as one of the best Hip Hop acts of their generation and one of the best live shows you’ll ever see. So when you give the Roots the resource of being in Los Angeles during Grammy Weekend when almost every major musician you can think of is in town, you know they are going to go as hard as they can.

The Roots at a Grammy Jam is like a normal Roots show on HGH. You never know what or who to expect. With Past guest appearances and performances from Prince and Anita Baker, Fiona Apple’s first appearance after a four-year-hiatus, random and impromptu Black Star sets, and a legendary drum-off battle between Travis Barker and Questlove, this show has elevated this show to a must-attend event among industry insiders, musicians, and music aficionados everywhere.

After several years of great jams at the Key Club on Sunset, they finally outgrew their original space and expanded moved the party up to the Music Box in Hollywood. Great ideal in a wonderful venue, since it gave party goers and musicians much more room to mingle in and party in all around. It was an all around great time for everyone involved, and random celebrity sightings were some of the best to date. Not only did you find yourself rubbing elbows with the likes of David Banner, Fonzworth Bentley, Jaheim, Les Nubians, Spree Wilson, Craig Robinson, and the legendary Booker T, the performance lineup was even better. With appearances by Taj Mahal, Chuck Brown, Betty Wright, a wonderful rendition of “You Got Me” with Black Thought and Estelle on the hook, Too $hort, Lalah Hathaway, Ne-Yo, Ryan Leslie and Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, Ana Tijoux, Anthony Hamilton Raheem Devaughn, and Doug E. Fresh, there was no way that you showed up and were not entertained.

The highlight of the night, however? The amazing moment in time I shared with the legendary Chaka Khan. While making a brisk walk to the exit after doing an amazing version of “Sweet Thang” with the Roots, I accidentally ran into Chaka coming back from the bar. I took the opportunity to stop Ms. Khan, looking her directly in the eye and whispering “Thank you; I love you” directly to her. She then took my hand, pulled me close for a hug and whispered “Thank YOU, you’re such a sweet baby” and continued on her way. Those moments right there? Exactly why getting to the Roots Grammy Jam is a MUST every year.

As always, all thanks and glory go to Gingerlynn and her wonderful “Good Time Girl Productions.” One of the best Can’t wait to see what you guys have planned for next year.

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March 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

Remember when I was telling you I had a moment in time with Chaka Khan? Well, here's how that happened.

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Forgive this review; I had writers block for a week after and it came out sounding like a 4th grader wrote it. I think it’s because the Roots BLEW my MIND. But I’m sure you get the gist of it. Support your girl and head over to Potholes In My Blog and leave a comment on how crappy it is, please.

Grammy Jammin.

When it comes to giving some of the greatest live hip-hop concerts around, there are few in the music industry who can do it better than the Legendary Roots Crew. In the process of recording 13 albums over their nearly 20-year-career, they have cemented their reputation as one of the best Hip Hop acts of their generation and one of the best live shows you’ll ever see. So when you give the Roots the resource of being in Los Angeles during Grammy Weekend when almost every major musician you can think of is in town, you know they are going to go as hard as they can.

The Roots at a Grammy Jam is like a normal Roots show on HGH. You never know what or who to expect. With Past guest appearances and performances from Prince and Anita Baker, Fiona Apple’s first appearance after a four-year-hiatus, random and impromptu Black Star sets, and a legendary drum-off battle between Travis Barker and Questlove, this show has elevated this show to a must-attend event among industry insiders, musicians, and music aficionados everywhere.

After several years of great jams at the Key Club on Sunset, they finally outgrew their original space and expanded moved the party up to the Music Box in Hollywood. Great ideal in a wonderful venue, since it gave party goers and musicians much more room to mingle in and party in all around. It was an all around great time for everyone involved, and random celebrity sightings were some of the best to date. Not only did you find yourself rubbing elbows with the likes of David Banner, Fonzworth Bentley, Jaheim, Les Nubians, Spree Wilson, Craig Robinson, and the legendary Booker T, the performance lineup was even better. With appearances by Taj Mahal, Chuck Brown, Betty Wright, a wonderful rendition of “You Got Me” with Black Thought and Estelle on the hook, Too $hort, Lalah Hathaway, Ne-Yo, Ryan Leslie and Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, Ana Tijoux, Anthony Hamilton Raheem Devaughn, and Doug E. Fresh, there was no way that you showed up and were not entertained.

The highlight of the night, however? The amazing moment in time I shared with the legendary Chaka Khan. While making a brisk walk to the exit after doing an amazing version of “Sweet Thang” with the Roots, I accidentally ran into Chaka coming back from the bar. I took the opportunity to stop Ms. Khan, looking her directly in the eye and whispering “Thank you; I love you” directly to her. She then took my hand, pulled me close for a hug and whispered “Thank YOU, you’re such a sweet baby” and continued on her way. Those moments right there? Exactly why getting to the Roots Grammy Jam is a MUST every year.

As always, all thanks and glory go to Gingerlynn and her wonderful “Good Time Girl Productions.” One of the best Can’t wait to see what you guys have planned for next year.

Written by E

March 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

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