Music News ROLO: Jay-z is NOT a Fan, Sade nearly does 500K, TheDream readies LoveKing

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday! I was lazy as hail all day 😉 But let’s get some news out of the way.

According to US Magazine, Jay-z was not impressed with the latest efforts to re-vamp Michael Jackson’s famed ‘We Are the World‘ benefit song into a 2010 version to help benefit the cause for Haiti. The song/video debuted at the Opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It featured a unique group of artists ranging from Kanye West (wearing his best MJ impersonation jacket),to the Jonas brothers, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx and Justin Bieber who opened the song. Justin. Bieber.

About the re-make, Jay-Z quipped,

I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: ‘We Are the World,’ I love it, and I understand the point and think it’s great. But I think ‘We Are the World’ is like [Michael Jackson‘s] ‘Thriller’ to me. I don’t ever wanna see it touched,”

I agree with Jay-Z. If you haven’t seen the video, watch the 2010 version here. I actually liked the effort and liked some of the vocal arrangements, but between Wyclef screaming like a fool and Lil Wayne, Akon & T-Pain’s auto-tuned mess, I was left shaking my head. Plus we all know the God MC told us Auto-tune was dead back in ’09…

Jay-Z continued,

I’m a fan of music. I know the plight and everything that’s going on in Haiti. I applaud the efforts: Millions have been raised] through text [donations] to Haiti. So I appreciate the efforts and everything, but ‘We Are The World’ is [musically] untouchable like ‘Thriller’ is untouchable. Some things are just untouchable. It was a valiant effort, but for me, it’s gonna be untouchable.

And in true Jay-z fashion, he was able to reflect the situation on himself:

I think it’s time for us to make a new [song]. I tried to do that with ‘Stranded,’ [the tune Jay Z, Rihanna and U2’s Bono and The Edge premiered at the ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ telethon]. I didn’t try to make ‘We Are the World,’ but I tried to make our take on how we felt.

If you haven’t heard the song Stranded, click here. I actually really like this song.

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In other R&B news, Singer Sade has pulled a Maxwell; she has returned from her 10-year hiatus to triumphantly return the number one spot on the charts with her newest effort, Soldier of Love.

Image courtesy of Sade.com

Most estimate are saying she will sell between 425,000 and 500,000 units so let’s hope she goes Gold in her first week! Congrats to Sade!! This goes to show that people STILL buy albums, especially if they believe it is quality music. However, I must also note that a lot of quality music is still being made by younger, more current artists so we must not forget to support them as well. Has anyone heard the album yet? I’m not gonna lie, her first single has yet to start a fire in my loins heart.

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As the former R&B/Pop Prince Usher struggles to release his newest album due to problems with him management, the Real P&B/Pop Prince – the one without the abs, but with all the hits, has quietly completed his final album, Love King. I am referring to TheDream who has become a silent favorite of new-age R&B fans everywhere, while still catching flack for his less than stellar looks, super Ego and the women in his life.

Image via The Hip Hop Chronicles UK

A couple weeks back TheDream tweeted:

May 2010 – you heard the man!!!

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  1. Jay Z is right, you can’t touch songs like that. That song is the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” of songs. Justin Bieber was on it, it was over. Lol.

    Sade’s song is just now growing on me. It took awhile. Nothing beats By Your Side, to me anyway!


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