Now or Laters? Ciara is comin… Usher & Will.I.Am pair up for OMG

Ciara must be almost complete with her fourth album sessions with TheDream & Tricky Stewart because she has already filmed a video for her new single Ride It featuring Ludacris. She is moving full steam ahead with this project despite rumours that her Label isn’t 100% behind the project and Ciara had to foot the bill to record the album. Here is a real bootlegg video preview for the stans fans.

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*Sidenote* Ciara may just be back for real this time, Ride It sounds hot!…Get it Ci!!

In the meantime, Ciara also leaked this track Speechless she recorded with TheDream. Some people aren’t feeling it, but I actually really like this song. We could have done without Dream’s vocals on this one though…What do you guys think?

Ciara featuring TheDream – Speechless

Verdict: We like it NOW! Ciara is coming back with the Goodies!

Everybody may love Raymond, like Nikki Minaj insists, but we will have to see once the numbers for sales of his latest effort come in. Raymond Vs Raymond is in stores now. I’ve liked what I’ve heard so far from the project, but from what I’ve been hearing from fans, they are slightly divided. We will have a Album Review for Usher’s new album soon.

In the meantime, Usher has hooked up with Black Eyed Peas frontman and producer, Will.I.Am for another single for his album called OMG. This song has already been getting some major play over in the UK apparently. Caution: This is not the typical Usher jam you may be used to hearing. OMG definitely has a Euro Pop feel to it with auto tune, stadium-echoing cheering and sporadic bass. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip is the best Usher video I’ve seen yet for the project. The style, the movement and choreography is on point. My only gripe is that Usher looks either vacant or uncomfortable in the video…but he’s been like that lately. I’m not mad at Ursh for trying to get that dance/pop money since the ‘Urban’ R&B crowd has labeled him a has-been and have disowned him while they still wait for a miracle from Chris Brown…

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Now or Laters? New Music from Drake & TheDream, Kelly Rowland and T-Pain

The good news is, we are starting to see a lot more new music being premiered for a year that has so far been pretty lackluster musically. The lineup of artists who will be releasing products in the next 3 – 5 months has me a bit excited. However, will these projects be any good is the question?

Toronto Native and Hip hop’s biggest thing since Bling, Drake has begun leaking singles for his major label debut album, Thank Me Later.  His first single Over has been getting a favorable response after debuting at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100. This track, Shut it Down features the LoveKing over a beat produced by 40 and Omen. This was originally supposed to be Drake’s lead single, but I am glad they changed direction. I like the song, even though it sounds like a reject from Kanye’s 808’s and Heartbreaks and Dream’s LoveHate (simultaneous reject). I think Drake needs to give us a little bit more Hip Hop before he delves into his auto-tuned creative side. #Noshade the song is hot!

But that’s just my opinion…what did ya’ll think of the song?

*Update* TheDream confirmed with MTVnews that the released track is an unfinished version.

Drake featuring TheDream – Shut It Down

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Even though Kelly Rowland has done the unthinkable by leaving her former management team (Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles) to seek out management that will actually work to make her a star, I’m still not really checking for Kelly. Now, I think she’s a beautiful girl, and she has a nice voice, I just don’t see Kelly as a solo star or entertainer. She appears to be more like the sidepiece/jumpoff, but not the main chick. Feel me?

Anyways, again, my opinion 🙂 Hopefully, Kelly can prove me wrong this time around.

Ms Rowland apparently stole purchased the track that Teyana Taylor was wishing hoping to use as her next single and recorded a pretty decent song with producer Bangladesh. I’ve listened to this song three times now trying to get a good feel for it since the Internets are saying this one is a Banger. Arrrgggghhh I just don’t hear it. What is the song about? Maybe if I heard it in a club with some alcohol in me? That appears to be what it takes for me to like some of the music I’ve been hearing lately…I need to stop listening to Stevie and Aretha…

What do you guys think of this song? As a small sidenote, I sort of think this song may have been better suited for Teyana *dodges rocks*

Kelly Rowland – Smooches

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Now or Laters?: New Music from Trey Songz, Fabolous and Christina Milan

We have a new category at the CF. Now or Laters is for music I will post, but not necessarily cosign; you can be feeling it Now or you can feel it Later or never.  I will let you, the Readers 🙂 decide if its hot or not. This is one of many steps I am taking to decrease my musical selfishness and encourage equal opportunity of music listeners everywhere. Ok, its not that serious, but here is some new music floating around that I want to know if anyone is feeling.

Trey Songz – My Lil Freak

Usher’s new single My Lil Freak with Nikki Minaj is gaining some traction on radio – so much so, that Trey Songz has jumped on a remix! Trey even steals Nikki’s flow for part and goes pretty hard! But we all know Trey can flow a bit. Word is, Trey is working on a new Mixtape for all you freaks. I’m just wondering how deep (pun intended) Trey will run this Sex God schtick until it starts to get old…

Sidenote: I can not find the mp3 of this song for the life of me, but when I do, I will update the link.

Christina Milian – Nevermind

Christina Milian recently delivered her first child with her husband, Terrius Nash. In the meantime, a lot of her music has been leaking on the Internet. No word on when her project is expected to drop, but judging from what I’ve been hearing from the project, there is no rush honey. Nevermind is actually a decent  pop record, written and produced by The Clutch.

Christina Milian – Nevermind

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