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VIDEO: 9TH WONDER DOCUMENTARY – THE WONDER YEARS (TRAILER)

A year in the life of CEO, NAACP ambas­sador, Duke University pro­fes­sor, hus­band, father, son and Grammy Award win­ning pro­ducer 9th Wonder. The film fol­lows one of soul music’s most dynamic fig­ures from his child­hood home to late nights in the stu­dio and every­where in between. Featuring: Drake, DJ Premier, DJ Green Lantern, J. Cole, Murs, Phonte, Sha Money XL, Young Guru, The Alchemist & more. Via Hip Hop Is Cool Again

VIDEO: TEDDY RILEY INTERVIEW

Our friends over at Punchbowl Blog sat down with renowned producer Teddy Riley last week, and this is what he had to say about Black Eyed Peas front man Will.iam, who is totally against the release of Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album.

PICS: PHARRELL WILLIAMS AT HOME IN MIAMI

Photographer Todd Selby recently visited the Miami home of music producer Pharrell Williams and took photographs of the star’s extensive art collection…   Click HERE to view more pics… Pharrell has always struck me as being an annoying and pretentious odd ball but to each his own. I love the view though!

UK MUSIC NEWS: LABRINTH ‘PRAISES’ X-FACTOR’S CHER LLOYD

Singer/producer Labrinth has apparently told tabloid rag The Sun that he would “love to work” with over-rated/ridiculous X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd. The star said, “Cher’s incredible. I love her vibe. She knows who she is and she’s fresh, she’s very cool.” I’d definitely like to work with her. It would be great to get her in the studio.” Digital Spy also reports that a show insider disclosed, “Labrinth – and Simon – know that Cher is bang smack in the centre of what the []

PICS: ALICIA KEYS AND SWIZZ BEATS GET MARRIED

Singer Alicia Keys married producer Swizz Beats over the weekend in France. Check out pictures below… Source Swizz obviously didn’t take the day seriously.  If he did he wouldn’t have dressed like that. And apparently he’s managing Alicia’s career now after she fired her longtime manager, who had been managing her career for over 10 years. Anyway congratulations to them both but mark my words it will all end in tears.

BAD BOY RECORDS PRODUCER INVITES UP AND COMING MUSIC TALENT TO SUBMIT NEW MATERIAL…. BUT IT WILL COST YOU!

A songwriting friend of mine informed me the other day that she came across Bad Boy Entertainment producer Amadeus’ (real name Antwan Thompson) website, where he encourages up and coming song writers, male/female artists and producers to submit their material to him. But there is a catch! That catch being SUBMISSION FEES. Amadeus who “is a multi-platinum Bad Boy Hitmen record producer, music director musician and is the CEO of Platinum Boy Music Inc”, claims that once material (and payment) is submitted []

MAD NEWS ATTENDS “URBAN” MUSIC INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING EVENT AND LEAVES IN A FOUL MOOD

Last night (May 18th) I attended my first music business networking event, and I must admit that I found the experience a bit daunting at first because I didn’t really know what to expect. But I needn’t of worried because I ended up meeting some positive and progressive individuals. Yes I was having fun and was in a good mood. However any feeling of happiness I felt disappeared minutes before leaving the venue. A lady who greeted me when I first arrived on first impressions seemed []