Monica is making the biggest splash on this week’s Billboard 200 chart. The R&B diva’s latest album, “New Life,” opens at number four with first-week sales of 69-thousand. The record gives “Monica” her fifth straight top ten album. Her only release not to make the top ten was 1995’s “Miss Thang.” Monica’s lone trip to the top of the chart came in 2003 with her record “After the Storm.” Coming in one spot ahead of “New Life” on this week’s list is Nicki Minaj’s sophomore effort “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” READ MORE
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Party or Go Home! (available on iTunes) Support my Girl Trina Braxton !You looking good!Â Shaking THAT CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE in her new Music Video! Let’s all pull together and be on a mission to make this song the Summer National Anthem! I know my girl Trina Braxton said she wanted to party like a Rock Star but I didn’t know she was gonna be looking like a Movie Star “Go ahead baby in those Dorothy Dandrige feathers designed by House of Chapelle “Reco Chappelle” straight out of the ATL! The choreographer “Victor Jackson” has been on fire since he debuted on the Kandi FactoryÂ on Bravo showing no mercy! I have one question. Gabe who? READ MORE
Jay-Z new artist Rita Ora recently sat down for an interview with The Guardian for an interview to promote her new single â€œR.I.P.â€ featuring Tinie Tempah. ThatGOODHITÂ reportsÂ during the interview the Albanian songstress spoke, again, on the continuous Rihanna comparisons sheâ€™s been receiving since she made her debut. Rita also dished on being starstruck upon meeting Jay-Z and her crush on Drake.
On the Rihanna comparisons:
â€œI donâ€™t think there will be a next Rihanna,â€ she says. â€œBut I think [Jay Z] definitely sees me as someone who could be as big as Rihanna. Sheâ€™s a superstar now but they first knew her as a small-island girl â€“ and they want to repeat that success.â€
Atlanta’s own Dukes of DaVille (D.o.D) is gearing up for their latest full length release entitled NIGHT RIDER .
“NIGHT RIDER is an experimental project for us, being as that we’ve never done a full length with just slow grooves.” (Jimi Smalls).
The first single, “LightHouse” is a colorful collective record about a man accepting the responsibility for his girl’s happiness.
The album speaks on love at its highest peak leading to marriage with songs like NIGHT RIDER’s second single “Euphoria”; to the lowest of lows in a relationship where a split is inevitable with tunes like “Last Dance”.Â Download Mixtape Here
Wiz Khalifa’s sophomore album will be arriving this summer. According to Rap-Up.com, the hip-hop star will be dropping “O.N.I.F.C.” on August 28th. The record’s first single, “Work Hard,” will be making its debut on April 23rd on the Pittsburgh radio station 96.1 KISS. “O.N.I.F.C.” will be Wiz Khalifa’s follow-up to last year’s debut effort “Rolling Papers.” READ MORE
Nicki Minaj is enjoying her first debut atop the Billboard 200 chart. The rap diva’s sophomore album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” opens at number one this week with sales of 253-thousand. READ MORE
New music from R&B Singer and my homie Monica arrived in stores today . Mo released her seventh studio album “New Life.” The record is led by Monica’s duet with Brandy, “It All Belongs to Me.”
“New Life” also features the single “Until It’s Gone,” as well as appearances by Mary J. Blige and Wale [[Wah-Lay]].
Monica says her latest album has a very positive tone, telling Billboard.com that it “represents some of the best things that have happened to me in my life.”
“New Life” will be Monica’s follow-up to 2010’s “Still Standing,” which opened at number two on the Billboard 200.
The record also earned Monica a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. Check out interview on 106 N Park
An exclusive interview was released today with my homie over at ItsOnly Entertainment</ and Super Producer “Bangladesh” aka The Hottest Producer in the game right now. Seems every HOT ARTIST in the game wants to be 6′ Foot 7 so they can get that Amilli- Amili- Amillionaire Bangladesh Beat that will put them where they need to be #AT-THE-Bank! Check out what Bangladesh aka Shondrae Crawford said about working with Brandy on her 2/11 album :
Whatâ€™s the vibe like being in the studio with Brandy?
Sheâ€™s just real into it, intense and still got the passion about the music. She still one of the best vocalist in the game and any veteran star will tell you that.
Whatâ€™s the sound like on Brandyâ€™s 2/11 album?
The music is new and against the grain. As far as the content, she still the same. You know most females get sexier and they cloths come off and they talking about other stuff. What I appreciate about her is she stays true to herself, she gone do her. If the song is written to sexy she isnâ€™t going to do it. She wants to stay in her lane and the music is on another level. Itâ€™s a different sound of r&b, its Bangladesh beats and Brandyâ€™s vocals.
Can you describe the sound of 2/11 in one word?
Refreshing. Itâ€™s just refreshing man, if you been listening to music you havenâ€™t got any satisfaction from the music lately. If you a Brandy fan, you gone be satisfied. Its not gone be one joint or two joints, but its gone be a lot of joints on there to rock with that you gone wonder why they not on the radio.
What else can we expect from Bangladesh in 2012?
I worked with Far East Movement, Kesha, I try to do more pop extreme type things. I worked with 2 Chainz, thats like my family. I also worked with Jeremih, E-40 and Kelly Rowland. Actually iâ€™m working on my album. Itâ€™s a production based album, I got a lot of features on it. Iâ€™m actually putting out a song on Tuesday called â€œThe Operaâ€ with myself, Baby and 2 Chainz.
When that “The Opera” single is released I know my man “Bangladesh” gonna make sure people can say they heard it on Freddyo.com first!Â Right????