Melt In your Ears: LeToya Luckett – She Ain’t Got… Video

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Finally LeToya delivers the video for her second single, She Ain’t Got Sh*t on Me. The video is directed by Bryan Barber who also directed her video for Not Anymore. This song is creating quite an online stir because people are either feeling the video a lot or they hate it! Also the release comes right on the heels of the BET Awards fiasco where LeToya was allegedly taken off the performing list at the urgence of Matthew Knowles (ie. if LeToya preforms, Beyonce will not!) Somehow I do not see how Beyonce would ever be jealous or feel threatened by LeToya…but this is the Music industry! Crazier things have happened. Also I do hear LeToya gets more love in Htown than B does…

I think the song is a lot of fun and is a different but welcome look for LeToya. Actually, this video reminds me a bit of her video for She Don’t with Slim Thug. I love the breakdown where LeToya sexily writhes around her cheating man as he sits on a chair. She looks great in the video. Lady Love will be in stores August 25th!

What did you all think?

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Melt in Your Ears – Maxwell’s Bad Habits & BET Performance

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Maxwell will release his highly-anticipated album Black Summer’s Night next week so he is currently receiving some much-needed publicity for this project. He recently released his second single off the album, Bad Habits. This song has an organic feel to it, starting off with some bass guitar and drums, then climaxing to loud trumpets. Maxwell begins the song singing in a high falsetto before he settles into his more comfortable tone. The song has Maxwell lamenting that his Lover is his bad habit – one he is trying to break. I know people can relate to that; being around someone you know is no good for you, but you cannot control yourself enough to let them go.  This single was a good choice; it is more gritty and livelier than Pretty Wings, but it works nonetheless.

Maxwell – Bad Habits

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Published in: on July 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm  Comments (2)  
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Sweet Tooth: Keri Hilson’s BET Performance

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During the BET Awards that aired this past weekend, singer/songwriter Keri Hilson took home the award for Best New Artists, beating out other hopefuls, Kid Cudi, Jazmine Sullivan, Ryan Leslie and M.I.A (a new artist??). Although I ride for Jazmine and Ryan, I think the award was well-deserved for Miss Hilson who has worked hard to bring her sound to the mainstream and to be a relevant artist. I read many comments about Miss Hilson’s Sunday performance which I was excited to see. Most people said it was either “really hype” or “a hot mess”, so I had to judge for myself. I was surprised. I think Keri should receive some credit for a) bring a lot of energy to the show and b) channeling  some MJ-style (and even some Elvis) dance moves and gestures. Her dancers were on point as well. Keri closed the show with an accapella reditition that was very….spririted. My favourite part was how they mixed in Kanye’s verse from Knock You Down to reflect the Michael Jackson reference – nice job!

Did y’all like it?

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Oldie Butta GoodieBar: BET Awards Edition – Aaron Hall’s I Miss You

Sadly, I missed the BET Awards that aired this past Sunday (I know – what kind of music Blogger am I?). But this is BET – we all know I will catch it again during one of its many repeats. Aside from the wonderful MJ tributes and performances, there was a theme of revival of the R&B of yester-year. From the tribute to the OJay’s, New Edition preforming and Guy appearing, I sense there is some nostalgia in the midst. And the best kind of nostalgia – the R&B kind. I wanted to share this video of Aaron Hall’s, I Miss You. I have never been too much of an Aaron Hall fan (please see my Jodeci post) but I did come across this song while rummaging through some 90s R&B a while back and it really struck a chord with me. The video has the same effect the video for R.Kelly’s Down Lo (Nobody has to know) had. The events in the video enhanced the feelings of the song, making it more than just a love song. It now embodies the feelings of hopelessness one feels when they have lost someone they love. I thought it was appropriate as well.

Enjoy!

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