Sweet Tooth: Ginuwine – Last Chance

Still lookin good after all these years...

Still lookin good after all these years...

So, I was JUST about to go to sleep, right… I perused the Net for a good 2 hours and found nothing worth posting for my Loyal readers ūüôā But then, out of curiosity,¬†I clicked on Ginuwine’s Last Chance video. Its been posted on every Blog, but I’ve been avoiding it. Probably because…I was disappointed with his last album and didn’t feel like giving Ginuwine another chance this time, but he deserves another shot right? In fact, his new song is about using his ‘Last Chance’ to win his lady over…maybe he is referring to his fans as well. I won’t go too much into detail with Ginuwine’s History…if you are a fan of this Blog, you are most likely somewhat familiar with dude. I will just subtely mention the album, The Life. That’s all I will say. If you don’t know, now you know; ask about it. Nearly perfect R&B album…Ahhh I’ve already said too much!

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Published in: on March 31, 2009 at 6:01 am  Comments (2)  
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ChokLit Fresh: Bun B + Jodeci = 1 HOT ChokLit Track!

I recently only came up onto this song as of January or so this year, but it was actually released last Summer, so that tells your how far removed I’ve been from my Hip Hop as of late…

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Bun B is one of my favourite rappers ever. I’ve always been a fan of Southern Rap, and he is one of the few who can actually spit with a really nice flow and really Reps well for the South. Plus, he’s got a lot of heart. Last year, Bun released his second solo album, II Trill on Rap-A-Lot Records. This was the second single from the album, which I have not heard yet, but this song rides so hard, I may have to find this album and make a purchase! In this video, Bun B is reminiscing the good years he shared coming up in the South, along with his partner in crime, the Departed Pimp C. Joining him in his homage to the South are fellow representatives, David Banner (Mississippi),¬† Rick Ross (Miami, Dade County) and 8ball & MJG (Memphis). Note the extremely menancing beat in this song, along with the heartfelt chorus that is sampled by Jodeci’s song, Cry For You(You’re Everything). Mr. Lee produced this joint and it goes Hard. It peaked at #59 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop songs chart. Check it out!

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Melt in Your Ears: Triple Scoop! Cassie, Ne-Yo & Electrik Red

Alot of music is leaking onto the Nets lately, good news for us! I’ve got a triple scoop for y’all to taste today!

Cassie & Diddy

Cassie & Diddy

First off we have Cassie & Diddy, a track they did together that was produced by Mario Winans. This was leaked a couple weeks ago but I guess I missed the Memo (Bad Boy, holla atcha girl!). Cassie, Cassie, Cassie. Some say she f*cks for tracks, she has no talent, she’s nothin’ but a pretty face, etc. But at the end of the day, she is close with Diddy, so she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon…the same can be said for Christina Milian thanks to her close relationship with TheDream. Nevertheless, on a good day, I dig Cassie. Not sure how she will fare now that she doesn’t seem to be working with Ryan Leslie anymore, but I’ve heard¬†an improvement in her voice lately and I actually like some of her music! Her last single,¬†Official Girl took a Looooong time to grow on me, but once it did, I really got into it. Too bad it went nowhere. This song has similar potential. Its slow-moving, nothing too special upon the first couple listens. But the brooding production seems like it may grow on me in the near future, so we will see.¬†Check it out after the jump!

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Published in: on March 27, 2009 at 5:11 am  Comments (4)  
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Music News ROLO: R&B Music on the Charts!

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Hey all! So right now is a good time to be in R&B, for sure. These artists are really stepping up their game and moving these units! Let’s do a Rundown!

First off, according to my sources, Keri Hilson is on pace to debut at #1 next week with sales of 90,000. That is a prediction, but if its true , GO KERI!! I’m glad people are showing her some love!

Kelly Clarkson beat out TheDream for the number one spot two weeks ago for his second album Love vs. Money (if you missed it, read my reivew here) debuted. Dream debuted at #2 but slipped in his second week to #4 with 56,000 albums sold.

Gorilla Zoe’s newest effort, Don’t Feed the Animals makes a decent debut at #8 on the Billboard 200.

Beyonce’s I am…Sasha Fierce¬†slides down one spot to #9, while Jamie Foxx’s Intuition¬†slides one spot down to #10.
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Published in: on March 27, 2009 at 4:01 am  Comments (3)  
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Melt in Your Ears: Sophia Fresh – What It Is

Fresh new group Sophia Fresh

Fresh new group Sophia Fresh

After listening to the first 10 seconds of this song…who do you think produced this track? Take a wild guess!

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Published in: on March 26, 2009 at 4:59 am  Comments (7)  
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Melt In Your Ears: Ms. Ruby – Artist Profile

The Remixx Queen

The Remixx Queen

They call her the Remixx Queen. Give her a hot track and a hook and she can do the rest and make it HOT. Ms Ruby was born on the island of¬† Puerto Rico but now reps Harlem (ChokLit’s fave) in a city called New York. This is where she began her career as a Triple-Threat Entertainer who sings, dances and writes her own material. Citing her musical influences as artists like Janet Jackson and Aaliyah, this young Beauty is hoping to showcase her talents to the world, and is hoping she can get some love back!

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Published in: on March 25, 2009 at 4:31 am  Comments (2)  
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Milk Dudd: You probably don’t care but…Edition

Christian (lifestyle editor for Dime magazine) & Brooke (Kanye's ex)

Christian (lifestyle editor for Dime magazine) & Brooke (Kanye's ex)

So, you probably don’t care…but I watch this new BET show, Harlem Heights with some invested interest. About as much interest as I can give a scripted ‘Reality’ show that has June Ambrose styling the young fashionistas professionals living in the historic Harlem neighbourhood of New York.¬† Here is a pic I borrowed from the YBF of one of the main characters, Brooke, who is now being seen around town (and is all a Twitter) with her new Boo Christian, also from the show. I think they make a cute pair!

IF you are watching, Brooke is randomly dating Pierre, but he is definitely not her type. Christian is more ’round the way and he has piqued Brooke’s interest ever since she found out he has been seeing her arch nemesis, Ashlei. I already feel cheap for adding this post! But we’ll see what you guys think (ie. comments!!) about it, and if it flops big time, we will NEVER do a post like this again! ChokLit scout’s honor! ūüėõ

*Side Note: Brooke is Kanye’s former girlfirend, whom he dated before Alexis. She was working for MTV at the time he met her, now she got her own show on BET. Hustle on ChokLit lady…

*Side Note 2: Ladies (and dudes!), if you are interested, Jenn over at The ‘B-Life’ did a good feature on Christian that you may wanna check out, here.

Published in: on March 24, 2009 at 4:24 am  Comments (2)  
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ChokLit Fresh: Keri Hilson’s Last Stand – Knock You Down Video with Ne-Yo & Kanye

I say this is Keri’s last stand, because this is her last BIG push before the release of her album. I will def get out and support Keri – she has been working hard for this! But let’s talk the video. Of course she looks great – this is probably the best I’ve seen her look in a video. And the video is ALL Keri this time; no Beyonce/Rihanna/Ciara comparisons in this video, directed by Chris Robinson.¬† The video is stylish and very different, as it tells an engaging story of a relationship gone wrong. Ne-yo’s appearance is unecessary and forgettable..why is he in this song, I wonder? Kayne (with his pre-mullet haircut) steals the show with his over-exaggerated outbursts, comical references to woman -beaters (no, CB was not mentioned!) and leather gloves paired with his jean jacket.¬† He is the true Madd Rapper in this clip! So emotional, but it makes for a great video!

The song is written by Kevin Cossom (yep, I stay ahead of the curve!) and produced by Danja. What do ya’ll think of the Beat by the way? I don’t want to say Danja is over-rated..but this could have easily been a second-rate Polow beat…just sayin! Watch the vid!!

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Published in: on March 24, 2009 at 3:49 am  Comments (1)  
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ChokLit Fresh: Ciara brings Sexy Back with NEW video!

What a ChokLit treat for the fellas today, hey? Two of R&B/Pop’s hottest Hunnies throw down with their Spanking new videos. And they both did they thing. First up, we have Ciara’s newest song (that she has been teasing y’all with) featuring Justin Timberlake. Justin basically acts as a prop as Cici twists, turns and gyrates around him. Ciara looks great of course, and the moves are on point – of course. She works the pole with her dancers (tastefully), and does some contortionist-style moves on the floor for the camera. Diane Martel directed the video; they last collaborated on the video for Promise. I love when these two work together. Entertaining and memorable video!

*Side note: The song was produced by Timbaland & the Y’s; also co-written by Justin.

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Published in: on March 24, 2009 at 3:26 am  Comments (2)  
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Oldie Butta GoodieBar: Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor

Where were you when you first heard this song?

This was Lauryn Hill’s third (counting Lost Ones) single from her multiplatinum, multi-Grammy winning, debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Released in 1998, the album flawlessly mixed Soul, R&B, Hip Hop & Reggae music genres and would go on to become one of the most celebrated debut albums of all time. Myself being in high school at the time, it¬†remains a great memory to be able to experience the music for the first time, at the time. My friends and I would get together at each other’s homes and would blast the CD front to back, singing all the lyrics and dancing to Doo Wop(That Thing). It was def some¬†memorable ChokLit times.¬†

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