Sweet Tooth: Kelly Rowland Won’t Quit – She’s Back with ‘Commander’

Kelly Rowland just might get her chance in the Sun.  After switching Management last year and enjoying some success overseas, Kelly released a buzz track Smooches (originally meant for Teyana Taylor) that did not really Buzz at all. Luckily she found a sound better suited for her. Commander, written by Rico Love (who also wrote Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams and Usher’s Daddy’s Home) and produced by David Guetta who also dueted wth Kelly on a record last year.

This truly is dance/electro-pop at its finest and it actually really works well for Kelly. I don’t really believe Kelly’s vocals work well for core R&B, she is more suited for less vocally complicated pop songs – in my opinion, of course. Also, Kelly’s music and image is huge is England/Europe while she plays second (or fourth) fiddle to female artists here in North America. So it makes sense for Kelly to appeal to the image and music of the fans who appreciate her (ie. buy her music). I can see this song being a hit for Kelly. Check out some pictures from the set of her video for Commander. The director is Muto and will feature choreography from Aaliyah’s former choreographer Fatima Robinson, which is exciting! What do you guys think of the song?

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Guilty Pleasure: *New Video* Beyonce – Why Don’t You Love Me?

Beyonce decided to make yet another video from her hit album, I Am…Sasha Fierce, the bonus track, Why Don’t You Love Me. Why now? Why not? The song was co-penned by her sister, Solange and produced by The Bamaz.  Melina (Ashanti’s Good Good, Rihanna’s Rude Boy) directed the clip. The song is mediocre, but I think the video is super cute and Beyonce looks beatuiful! I see she is really feeling that Betty Page wig that she rocked in the Telephone video 😛

Check out the video below…did you like it?

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Sweet Tooth: *New Video* Sade – BabyFather

Sade recently released a video for their second single from their Gold-selling Soldier of Love album, called BabyFather. In the video, Sade plays a sexy homemaker  baking and cleaning as she sings along to her radio and watches the young children playing outside. The song is beautiful, with a Jamaican/Reggae tinge to it. The lyrics speak of a love that grows and eventually leads to a child, then describes the love the father will have for this child. Sade sings,

For you child
For you he’s the best he can be
For you child
For you he’s the best he can be
Oh child don’t you know
Your daddy love come with a life time guarantee
Your daddy knows you’re a flame

The video also features bright colors and has a retro feel to it. Sade looks stunning as usual! Enjoy the video below.

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Published in: on May 4, 2010 at 3:32 am  Comments (2)  
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Hot ChokLit! Christina Aguilera’s Not Myself Tonight Video…

Ok….so I’m a fan of Christina Aguilera’s. Her voice is a true gift and she definitely has immense talent as a performer and Singer. In addition to being an Artist, Christina is an attention whore junkie and is keen to pushing the envelope further and further. With each project, she has continued to make it her duty to wear less clothes, gyrate harder, grope herself tigher (lol). Granted, she isn’t the first, last or only Artist to use sex to sell, God forbid! Christina’s last project was a bit of a departure from her Dirty girl image and she cleaned it up for a classier image and look. 2006’s Back to Basics was a welcome change, but it didn’t push as many albums as Stripped – her hardcore, highly sexualixed album & image, did.

Fast forward to 2010, after a Best Of compilation album released in 2008, Aguilera gears up for her fourth solo album, Bionic to be released this June. Not Myself Tonight is the first single, which finds Aguilera abandoning her clothes inhibitions and feeling extra frisky during a night of seduction. The video is directed by Hype Williams with a budget that allows for over 10 background dancers and a scene with shirtless men dancing in the rain.

Christina reminds me of Madonna in her Human Nature video as she writhes around in black latex and ice blonde hair. The song is ok, I was going to post it a while back but was not inspired to. The video is definitely entertaining and gets a little out of control near the end (after the product placement for her new perfume) where Christina and a male model rape each other. She is not a shy girl!

Do you guys like the video?

Sidenote: I will NOT get into the Lady Gaga vs. Xtina debate. The Gaga Stans are patrolling the Internet looking to pick fights and I just don’t care enough. Gaga can come talk to Christina when she’s 4 albums deep #justsayin

Laffy Taffy: Rasheeda & her ‘Boss B*tch Clique’, Plies gives back to the Homeless…

Every and then I see a video that make me want to LOL for real! Music is Entertainment and videos are an obvious extension of that, so there is #noshade when I see a video full of tomfoolery, I just blog that ish!

ATL Rapper Rasheeda has scrapped together enough cash to film another video to promote her Boss B*tch Mixtape she released in March. She also released a video for her Remix for Say Something that she recorded with Nivea. I am still on the fence about how I feel about Rasheeda’s rapping style, it doesn’t do too much for me.

The video features Rapper Diamond, Singer Kandi (from ATL Housewives), Former video chick Lola Monroe (who has literally been overshadowed by Nicki Minaj’s ASSets – literally!) and Toya Carter, who lends her Nawlin’s swag to the track. The video, at over 8 minutes is about 6 minutes too long! The girls did their thing, though I cannot say who stands out. I will say that Lola Monroe is looking like the Terminator with that pink Go-Gadget eyelash on her eye in the first scene…

You can Download Rasheeda’s Boss B*tch Mixtape here

or the Bedrock Remix song here.

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Sweet Tooth: *New Video* K.Michelle – Fallin’

K Michelle clowns it up with co-star Kerry Rhodes. Pic courtesy of MissXpose.com

Here is the video for Fallin’, that I told ya’ll about last week. The video definitely makes me like the song more; I’m feeling the slow motion effects that enhance the dramatics of the song. K. Michelle is giving me a lil’ bit of Keyshia Cole in this video, which may work well for the Memphis Native. The video premiered on 106 & Park today. It was directed by Armen and if you are interested, K.Michelle’s makeup was done by Makeup Artist Dedivanovic who explains how he created Michelle’s look here.

K. Michelle’s object of desire in the video is football player Kerry Rhodes, but in real life, she stands by her Pied Piper…

Check the video below and let me know your thoughts!

Published in: on April 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Melt In Your Ears: New Music from Trey Songz & Jamie Foxx

A few weeks back I posted Trey Songz’ remix to Usher’s Lil Freak and questioned how much longer Songz had planned to ride his Freak-A-Leek image. When I heard this latest leaked song, I started to imagine this change in direction may be coming sooner than I thought! In For the Sake of  Love, Trey sings about being willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Love alive between him and his S/O.  This is one of the better songs I’ve heard from Trey in a long time! Trey sings,

” ‘Cuz there is nothing I won’t do/ for the sake of our love…
I’m gonna be a commitment, its one to  say it, but I’m gonna be there – Believe that.

Even better news is that the track is produced by Just Blaze. Who knows the sample?? Listen below…

Download: Trey Songz – For the Sake of Love

Like some good Ciroc or Grey Goose, I can only take Jamie Foxx in small doses.  I can get hysterical with him as a comedian and can respect him as an actor, but I can’t always take his music seriously. Not that I don’t like his music, or deny his singing talent, I just get the corny vibe when he sings at times…

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Still In tha W(Rapper): TheDream & T.I’s new Single – F.I.L.A

TheDream and T.I team up for the next single, F.I.L.A from Dream’s LoveKing project. F.I.L.A stands for Fall In Love Again, as the song describes a situation where a woman leaves her man for the next one, wanting to feel loved again. The track was produced by Dream & Tricky Stewart and again sounds similar to his other Singles, but like most of his music, I am feeling this one!

There is some confusion as to who this song belongs to, either T.I’s Mixtape, F*ck A Mixtape or Dream’s current project but I’m thinking its Dream’s. Take a listen below, are you feelin it?

Download: The Dream & T.I. – F.I.L.A

Published in: on April 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm  Comments (2)  
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Hot ChokLit! *New Video* Ciara & Ludacris Ride Out

Ciara’s new video for Ride leaked today. This video is a lot more minimal than I thought, with just Ciara, Ludacris, a Bull and that body! Director Diane Martel captures just the right energy for the song. Ciara’s dancing is naturally raw and on point. Now other female (and male) artists who wish to dance in their videos may commence taking notes on committing. I’m loving the video and am happy to see the ATL Ciara back. I won’t compare her to the Goodies Ciara because the 2010 model is definitely a lot more…experienced (if you are wondering what I mean, peep the booty pop @ 3:57).

One lone thought: on her last project, Ciara went heavy on the sex appeal, and since it didn’t sell many records, it made her look a little desperate. I wonder if she will continue on that bandwagon or tone it down a bit this time. This video is very sexy but I think it goes well with the song. Thoughts? Peep the video below.

Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm  Comments (2)  
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J.U.I.C.Y: R&B Beef Part II: Ciara is comin back at Keri??

via Ultimate-Ciara.com

I guess after mostly keeping quiet while artists like Keri Hilson stole her swag had their shine, Ciara has decided to hit the naysayers back with her buzz single & video, Basic Instinct (You Got Me).

Sooo, from a Marketing perspective, this is a good look for Ciara because not only does it give her the bad girl ATL image that her fans have been craving for so long, it incites the R&B Beef, which as we learned from Keri’s attempt last year, is a great way to drum up publicity. The video showcases Ciara’s dance skills, body and budding rapping skills *cough cough* They say she been hanging around 50 too long. From a fan’s perspective, I say Get It Cici! You been gone too long. I am liking a lot of what I am seeing and hearing from her new project.

This marks the first time we are hearing some cuss words out of Ci’s mouth, which I am sure we can’t blame on Dream…

“You Got Me…Madder than a muthaf*cka,

I can’t lie,  a b*tch madder than a muthaf*cka

Also leaked recently, is another track called Up and Down. Ciara sings about how she can make her love go up and down. The vocals on this track are actually pretty good and I’m feeling the overall feel of the song. Damn, Dream & Tricky Stewart just might save homegirl’s career. Listen below.


Download: Ciara – Up and Down