Saturday, April 30, 2011

Live Video of the Day: "4evermore" (Anthony David & Algebra)

Roughly two years ago, Anthony David and Algebra premiered their duet "4evermore," from Davids then forthcoming album "As Above So Below." Though the set was just released this year, "4evermore," is one of those timeless joints that David has become known for. Check out their performance bellow and Enjoy!

Interview: ?uestlove

?uestlove of The Roots gave an in-depth interview to MTV's "When I Was 17," where he talks about his musical beginnings, his crazy fashion, picking up the drums after watch Soul Train, the formation of The Roots, going to school with Boyz II Men, and so much more. Check out the interesting and funny interview bellow and Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Back To Life" (Corneille)

"Back To Life" - Corneille
  • Writer: Corneille Nyungura
  • Classification: International Soul, Old-School Soul, and Smooth Soul
  • Record Label: Universal Motown
  • "Back To Life" was released from The Birth of Cornelius.

Live Clip: "How Long I've Been Waiting" (Aretha Franklin)

Aretha Franklin hit the stage of The View this past Thursday where she performed the first single lifted from her forthcoming Album "Aretha, A Woman Falling Out Of Love." Check out the Queen's spirited performance of her heartfelt ballad bellow and Enjoy!

New Joint: "Real Life" (The CraigLewis Band)

A few years ago, The CraigLewis Band got their first big break when Tyler Perry spotted their youtube videos and asked them to join his stage shows. Since then, the duo have been making moves and have even appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. With that said, take a listen to their first offical single "Real Life,"from their forthcoming self-titled debut album. Listen bellow and Enjoy!

Amazing Cover: "Love Ballad" (Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore)

Back in 2006, Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore released their collaborative album "Uncovered." One of the standout tracks from the album is the couple's spirited cover of the L.T.D. classic "Love Ballad." Their lush vocals and passion for one another really helps sell the song and creates a strong duet. Take a listen bellow and Enjoy!

Second Listen: "More Than A Woman" (Calvin Richardson)

Back in 2002, Calvin Richardson released a solo version of "More Than A Woman," which was originally a duet he recorded with Angie Stone back in 2001. Lifted as the first single from his sophomore album "2:35 Pm," "More Than A Woman" was a moderate hit on the charts, but is a nice smooth joint that is worthy of a second listen. Listen bellow and Enjoy!

Live Audio: "Everlasting Love" (Chaka Khan)

Take a listen to this live audio of Chaka Khan performing her classic "Everlasting Love." Lifted from one of her gigs in Italy, Chaka's remarkable lower registers is on display during this phenomenal performance. While many focus on Khan's aw inspiring upper register, Chaka Khan is one of a handful of singers that has exceptional control over her entire vocal register. Take a listen bellow to this smooth live audio that also showcases some of Khan's signature high notes. Listen and Enjoy!

Project in the Works: Aretha Franklin Biopic

Since the Queen's health scare has been resolved, she has been pushing full steam ahead on several highly anticipated projects. With "A Woman Falling Out Of Love," hitting Walmart shelves exclusively on Tuesday, Franklin has continued to push other projects down the pipeline including the much talked about biopic about the singer's life. While financing for the film has now been secured, the Queen of Soul has added another name to the potential list of stars she would like to cast in her biopic.

Patina Miller, the breakout star from the "Sister Act" musical is said to be on the short list of potential stars who Franklin would like to portray the role of a young Aretha.    “I'm waiting for the script... And there's a new girl in the game now - Whoopi's little girl from 'Sister Act'."    Along with the Patina Miller, Franklin is still keen on American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson as potential choices for different portrayals of Franklin during different stages in her life.   "There's Fantasia Barrino, there's Jennifer Hudson, and then the producer has some ideas," Franklin states.

While the script for the anticipated biopic has yet to be completed, Franklin has been vocal about wanting several different actresses to be involved in the portrayal of Franklin throughout her career. Time will tell when the project will move into pre-production, but with the momentum that the project has been picking up within the media, I doubt it will be long until a screenplay and several casting decisions are announced.

Interview: Adele

Adele stopped by "The Graham Norton Show" yesterday where she talked about her new found international success, finishing up the European leg of her tour, enjoying the success, and a few embarrassing moments that she's encountered over the last few weeks. Check out the hilarious interview bellow and  Enjoy!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Live Video of the Day: "Set Fire To The Rain" (Adele)

While everyone in the world was captivated by The Royal Wedding, Adele was busy performing on "The Graham Norton Show," where she crooned out a phenomenal version of her single "Set Fire To The Rain," from her international smash sophomore album "21." Check out her powerful performance bellow and Enjoy!

Song of the Day: Just Friends (Sunny) (Musiq Soulchild)

"Just Friends (Sunny)" - Musiq Soulchild
  • From Musiq's debut album Aijuswanaseing
  • Producers: Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins
  • Classification: Philly Soul, Neo-Soul, Smooth Soul
  • Record Label: Def Soul
  • "Just Friends (Sunny)" was released in 2000
  • The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. 

Amazing Cover: "Never Too Much" (Usher)

Back in July of 2005, Usher performed a touching version of the late Luther Vandross' classic and first hit single "Never Too Much." Vandross had just passed a few days before this performance, and Usher took the the Essence Music Festival main stage to honor the musical icon that is Luther Vandross. Watch his heartfelt and energetic performance bellow and Enjoy!

New Video: "Baby" (Jagged Edge)

Jagged Edge is back with their first visual for their lead single "Baby," which is off of their forthcoming studio album "The Remedy." The video for "Baby," is a smooth and sleek video which matches the feel of the record. Check it out bellow and Enjoy!

New Joint: "Himaholic" (Kelly Price)

Kelly Price's forthcoming album "Kelly," is scheduled to be released next week on May 3rd and with the pending release date, Price has released "Himaholic" as a teaser single and possible third single from the upcoming release. "Himaholic" is a smooth mid-tempo joint that really showcases Kelly's phenomenal pipes. Take a listen bellow and Enjoy!

Interview: Marsha Ambrosius

Vevo's Ask:Reply recently caught up with Marsha Ambrosius and during the session, Marsha talks about her transition to becoming a solo artist, her craziest fans, her recording process, what made her want to pursue a singing as a career and so much more. Watch it bellow and Enjoy!

New Joint: "Technology" (Jessie J)

Take a listen to this unreleased joint from Jessie J entitled "Technology." Though it's not clear if this new joint was intended for her current debut album "Who You Are," a future studio project, or another artist, "Technology," is a self-reflective song that really analyzes society's obsession with technology. Take a listen to the mid-tempo bellow and Enjoy!

Live Clip: "Lazy Song" (Bruno Mars)

Bruno Mars stopped by American Idol last night where he performed his latest single "The Lazy Song," which is off of his platinum selling debut album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans." The smooth layback performance fits perfectly with the song and Mars' vocals truly shine. Check it out bellow and Enjoy!

Second Listen: "Love Ballad" (L.T.D.)

"Love Balld," by L.T.D. in my opinion is one of the most romantic songs released. With that said, take a second listen to this Jeffrey Osborne led smash single that is one of the best ballads of all time. Listen below and Enjoy!

Interview: K. Michelle

Bossip recently caught up with K. Michelle on her "How Many Times," video shoot where she addresses several rumors about her, her forthcoming album "Pain Medicine," and so much more. Check out the brief interview bellow and Enjoy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Live Video of the Day: "The Best" (Tina Turner)

Tina Turner is one of the baddest to ever do it! With that said, check out her intense, passionate, and energetic performance of her classic hit "The Best." Lifted from her Wildest Dreams Tour back in 1996, Tina Turner cuts the stage up with her infectious performance of "The Best," that just makes you want to get up and groove. Check out the performance bellow and Enjoy!

New Joint: "Pu**y is Mine" (Miguel)

Miguel has been making waves in the industry lately with his smooth R&B sounds. From "All I Want is You," to his current smash hit "Sure Thing," Miguel has been heating up the airwaves and bedrooms. Now, the singer has dropped "Pussy is Mine," as a free download for fans. The song is a smooth joint which Miguel seems to of created on the spot in the studio for fun. Take a listen bellow and Enjoy!

Song of the Day: "Never Too Much" (Luther Vandross)

"Never Too Much" - Luther Vandross
  • Writer and Producer: Luther Vandross
  • Classification: Smooth Storm, Old-School Soul
  • Record Label: Epic Records
  • "Never Too Much" was released in 1981
  • First single from his double platinum debut album "Never Too Much"
  • Peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles & Tracks and #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
  • "Never Too Much" was nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male

Album in the Works: "A Woman Falling Out of Love" (Aretha Franklin)

"All hail the Queen!" As the Royal wedding commences in the UK, soul music fans should get ready for the return of Ms. Aretha Franklin as her latest studio album "A Woman Falling Out of Love," is on the cusp of its exclusive release date of May 3rd from Walmart and then June 3rd elsewhere via Franklin's own label Aretha Records. With that said, the forthcoming album is Franklin's first studio album since her Christmas LP "This Christmas," was released in October of 2009.

New Video: "Not My Daddy" (Kelly Price featuring Stokley)

Kelly Price just dropped her latest video for her second single "Not My Daddy," which is off of her forthcoming album "Kelly," which is due out May 3rd. The smooth joint is a duet with Stokley from Mint Condition and was directed by actress Regina King. Watch the visual bellow and Enjoy!

Showcase: Jill Scott on The Mo'Nique Show

As promised several months back, Jill Scott came back to The Mo'Nique Show to showcase some of the new material off of her forthcoming album "The Light Of The Sun," which is due out June 28th. During her visit to the show, Scott performs current single "Shame," smooth cut "Rolling Hills" off of the forthcoming album, "The Way," which is off of her debut album "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1," her other new single "So In Love (feat. Anthony Hamilton),"as well as her smooth joint "So Blessed," from her forthcoming album.

Jill also sat down with Mo'Nique to talk about her son, several of her idols who include Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, and Diana Ross, her new album and why she was so revealing on "The Light Of The Sun,"why she titled her album "The Light Of The Sun," how her classics mean different things to her now, and so much more.

Take 40 minutes and really get into Jill and her forthcoming effort!

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