- Wyclef Jean believes that Port-au-Prince should be evacuated. [Y!]
- Lupe Fiasco and Kenna are working on a track for Haiti. [RR]
- Jennifer Hudson served up an order of fierce while paying tribute to Whitney Houston at the BET Honors taping this past weekend. [C+D]
- Listen to Corinne Bailey Rae's new album, The Sea, before you buy it. [NPR]
Last Friday Grammy-nominated Raheem DeVaughn blessed the internets with the digital release of his latest mixtape Mr. February X March Madness, and it's really unfathomable that he gave away all this good music for free via his label 368 Music Group. Going back to the beginning of his career, Raheem is the master of the mixtape and this by and far his best one yet. Mr. February features a handful of originals that have previously leaked online and some that haven't, collabos with a number of DMV artists (Wale, XO, Phil Ade, Tabi Bonney), straight up remakes (Prince's "I Would Die For You," Stevie's "Village Ghetto Land") and his take on popular songs of the moment (Little Trey Songz's "Invented Sex," Keri Hilson's "Slow Love"). This is an awesome warm-up lap before he officially gets back in the R&B/Soul race with his third album The Love and War Masterpeace coming our way on March 2nd. Check out two songs from the 23-track strong mixtape below and peep the tracklist and back cover art after the bounce.
Raheem DeVaughn: "Slow Love"
Raheem DeVaughn: "West Coast Love"
- Wyclef Jean is disgusted by allegations that his Yele Haiti charity has been conducting shady business. [NPR]
- Now that Mystikal's out of prison, perhaps he'll come and smash on all these ringtone rappers. [MI]
- Ever wondered if The Jacksons performed "Blame It On The Boogie" on a ski slope? So did we. [WWTD]
- Here are ten other things that Martin Luther King, Jr. said besides letting us know about his infamous dream. [HHD]
Well look at what just landed in my lap? Another pair of tickets to see Eric Roberson and N'dambi this Sunday in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Theatre! That's right, DC Bouncers, if you missed out on winning that first pair that we already gave away, then don't despair--we got you! One lucky Bouncer and a guest will get to enjoy sultry songstress N'dambi and Grammy nominated (I just LOVE saying that) SB fam Erro courtesy of SoulBounce and MN8 as we all celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday this weekend. This is going to be a show not to be missed, so if you'd rather lock your tickets down, then head on over to TicketMaster now. Otherwise, hit the bounce for details on how to enter!
Ever wonder what makes Kelis water about the mouth? You better believe it is tasty animal byproducts and juicy slabs of red meat. And according to her MySpace blog response to a personal letter from PETA, there isn't a damn thing wrong with that or with her wearing expensive fur coats and accessories either. Taking the fashion defense, she goes on quite the tirade, likening throwing paint on someone wearing fur to throwing designer shoes at poorly dressed people. Also, she envisions a world where chinchillas and minks run free through the streets without luxury designers ridding us of this horrible scourge by creating garments out of their pelts. She goes on to call out the organization's racism--a valid point--and suggests that their followers consider their own privilege because someone, somewhere is picking all of those veggies they enjoy. She just wants them to "Get off [her] back! Pun intended!'
- Are you singing along with the 'Pants on the Ground' dude from American Idol? [MSNBC]
- Teddy Pendergrass passing is still sad. [NYT]
- I guess we'll just have to wait for Mariah's remix album then. Consider my breath baited...[ID]
- From the No S--t Files: BeyoncHHW] and Jay-Z are the top earning couple on earth. [
I have two memories of Teddy Pendergrass from my childhood. One is of him onstage, commandeering the stage and audience--including my five-year-old attention--as we all seemingly sat enraptured by his voice wrapped in a chocolate casing draped in all white. My second memory of Teddy is being awoken by my parents who, knowing how in love with him I was, had to gently break the news to me that he was seriously hurt in a car accident. My tears only subsided when we all agreed that I would send him a "get well" card to the hospital where he was recovering.
Many of you may know that his first real claim to fame came as a member of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, not as the lead as he was often mistaken, but as the drummer whose masculine and gruff yet tender voice made masses of women swoon and men envious but full of awe.
Whitney Houston's comeback thus far has been almost miraculous. For the diva who made the phrase "Crack is wack" one of the most memorable phrases of the last decade, now has proven to be the most appropriate time to get her act together to release the 25th anniversary edition of her first album. On January 26, 2010, Arista Records/Legacy Recordings will release the 25th Anniversary Edition of her self-titled debut.
- Jay-Z speaks out on those "silly" Illuminati rumors. [CL]
- Beyonce was seen rehearsing for her alleged time off...by playing video games. [TGJ]
- Big Boi's new album drops in March. And there will be a Goodie Mob tour. Score. [HHDX]
- Have you entered to win tickets to see Men Love Mary at next week's Sol Village? Let's go. [SB]