Month: July 2009

SINGER BRANDY DROPPED BY HER RECORD LABEL

When I watched Brandy perform the classic hit The Boy Is Mine with Monica in a dark and dingy night club (a club PA), I knew her career had hit an all time low. Via Black Voices R&B singer Brandy Norwood is in search of a new record deal. BV Buzz has learned exclusively that the 30-year-old singer was just dropped by her label Epic Records because of the lackluster sales of from her comeback CD, ‘Human.’ Released on Dec. 8, 2008, the CD has []

VIDEO: BEYONCE – ‘SWEET DREAMS’

Check out Beyonce’s latest single Sweet Dreams, taken from the album I am Sasha Fierce. The track has an 80s feel to it and the video’s typical Beyonce… All in all though.. it’s OK. Your thoughts please. Hit or miss?

MOTHERS OF SUPERSTAR RAPPERS OFFER ADVICE TO SINGLE MOTHERS

Via Allhiphop The mothers of three internationally known rap stars will lend their time and parenting tips during the Saving our Sons workshop panel event, which seeks solutions to the educational crisis facing young, African-American men. Dr. Mahalia A. Hines, the mother of rapper/actor Common, Dr. Brenda Greene, the mother of Talib Kweli and Sheron Smith, the mother of Mos Def will be on hand at the event, which takes place in the Bronx this Saturday (July 11). The three women will []

MARSHA AMBROSIUS LONDON CONCERT FOOTAGE (THE JAZZ CAFE)

Former Floetry star Marsha Ambrosius jetted in from sunny Los Angeles and performed live at the UK Soul Jam event (Jazz Cafe) on July 5th, in London. Footage via Soul Culture ‘Take Care’ ‘Say Yes’ Marsha is one talented lady. I really enjoyed watching both performances.  I look forward to hearing the album. Also it sounds as if Marsha’s English accent is no longer missing in action and has MIRACULOUSLY found its way back home.   Hallelujah!

MICHAEL JACKSON’S PUBLIC MEMORIAL – THE PERFORMANCES

Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz sang the classic ‘Ill Be There’ Today Mariah apologised for her poor performance yesterday. She said, “Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to pull it together and really do it right, but I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me”. Mariah, you always sound like that when you dare to sing live. Post- 2000, this has []

UK NEWS: HONEY TRAP GIRL GUILTY OF MURDER

16 year old Samantha Joseph Murderers: The defendents belonged to a gang in South London. Look at the state of them…. Via BBC News A teenage girl has been convicted of murdering a boy of 16 who was lured to his death in a “honey trap” plot. Shakilus Townsend was stabbed to death by members of a gang in Thornton Heath, south London, last July after being lured to flats by Samantha Joseph, 16. Joseph admitted persuading Shakilus to go to the []

UK MUSIC: ALEXANDRA BURKE ‘DESPERATE’ TO RELEASE ALBUM

X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke apparently cannot wait to release her debut album. The highly exciteable singer told The Sun, “If I could turn round and say to the label, ‘OK, done, let’s release it tomorrow’, I would. I’m so excited to bring it out – my blood’s boiling. It’s not going to be what you expect it to be. The label have told me they’re very proud at the moment.” Burke also disclosed that she has been receiving support from Beyoncé during the recording process. []