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Aretha Franklin’s Biopic Dream Cast: Halle and Denzel

Listen up folks! The Queen of Soul has reached down into her bosom, pulled out her wish list of actors to star in a film version of her autobiography "Aretha: From These roots," and it's nothing short of award-winning! In a written press release Franklin says she would love, none other than, Academy Award winners Halle Berry to play a younger version of herself, Denzel Washington to portray her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard to play some hazel-eyed, pimp-suited, smooth guy -no wait, that was every other film he's been in - to play Smokey Robinson. Blindie cannot wait to see Ms. Berry get down and dirty to some down south rhythm and blues!
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LISTEN UP: New Artist Bousal Debuts Music of My Soul

The promising new artist Bousal debuts his first album today, Music of My Soul, showcasing his penchant for "lyrical expressionism" through an eclectic array of tracks that he describes as influences of vintage reggae, blues, and "DJ chatting. Bousal prides himself on his songwriting skills and says "I just want to be known as a man who has strong lyrics" and even confesses his mother once told him, 'you don't know how to sing but you know how to express yourself.' A self-trained singer, Bousal began performing while attending high school in Brooklyn, playing small clubs and parties in the neighborhood. His favorite artists are as varied as his musical styles as he lists reggae artist Buju Banton, Blues men B.B. King and Buddy Guy, and even Frank Sinatra among his top five -perhaps a sign that this artist won't allow himself to be pigeon-holed into one genre. Independently produced by Etop "Segaffi" Akpabio, Music is a nice departure from the usual over-produced music from mainstream labels and their stylized artists and delivers that edgy unfettered realness that only an indie album from an artist-on-the-rise can offer. Music of My Soul is available at Amazon.com and on iTunes.
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Chris Brown Begins Community Service at Police Stables in Virginia

chris-brown-community-serviceChris Brown began his court-ordered 180-day sentence of community service for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna on Wednesday at the police horse stables in Richmond, Virginia. Yup, south of the Mason-Dixon line! The 20-year-old singer was dressed in an orange safety vest, jeans and a tank top as he cleared weeds and debris. Brown was sentenced in California last month to five years' probation, six months of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling. He must also pay for the extra security guards that are required while he is performing community service.
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Do You Agree With Kanye West’s Outburst at the MTV VMAs?

kanye-west-taylor-swift-MTVEven though Kanye West was out of line when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for best female video at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night, we kind of think he was right in declaring that Beyonce "had one of the best videos of all time!" Everyone was doing the "Single Ladies" dance, from the President to Justin Timberlake, so how did country singer Taylor Swift end up with the VMA for best female video? And coincidentally, Kanye had an outburst in 2004 when Gretchen Wilson, a country artist, beat him out of the best new artist award at the American Music Awards. He fumed, "I left like I was definitely robbed and I refused to give any politically correct … comment. I was the best new artist of the year!" He even alluded to a conspiracy of some sorts. Does Kanye have a grudge against country music? Is country music grinding it's boot on his neck holding him down?
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Chris Brown Is a “Changed Man”

Chris Brown's latest single "Changed Man," produced by Battle Roy, leaked onto the internet Thursday night. Here are some of the apologetic lyrics supposedly aimed at Rihanna

I remember your touch. God I miss you so much. Please believe me baby, I'm sorry. What you do when the truth, it ain't quite enough. They looking at you telling you we need to break it up. You need to choose what you do cause you and me in love. But I'ma make it up to you and show the world I’m a changed man. Saying sorry don't make it alright. Girl I know I told ya'....baby this ain't over.
And the most priceless and quite laughable line is "and everybody hates Chris."
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Aretha Franklin’s Biopic Dream Cast: Halle and Denzel

Listen up folks! The Queen of Soul has reached down into her bosom, pulled out her wish list of actors to star in a film version of her autobiography "Aretha: From These roots," and it's nothing short of award-winning! In a written press release Franklin says she would love, none other than, Academy Award winners Halle Berry to play a younger version of herself, Denzel Washington to portray her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard to play some hazel-eyed, pimp-suited, smooth guy -no wait, that was every other film he's been in - to play Smokey Robinson. Blindie cannot wait to see Ms. Berry get down and dirty to some down south rhythm and blues!
Read More

LISTEN UP: New Artist Bousal Debuts Music of My Soul

The promising new artist Bousal debuts his first album today, Music of My Soul, showcasing his penchant for "lyrical expressionism" through an eclectic array of tracks that he describes as influences of vintage reggae, blues, and "DJ chatting. Bousal prides himself on his songwriting skills and says "I just want to be known as a man who has strong lyrics" and even confesses his mother once told him, 'you don't know how to sing but you know how to express yourself.' A self-trained singer, Bousal began performing while attending high school in Brooklyn, playing small clubs and parties in the neighborhood. His favorite artists are as varied as his musical styles as he lists reggae artist Buju Banton, Blues men B.B. King and Buddy Guy, and even Frank Sinatra among his top five -perhaps a sign that this artist won't allow himself to be pigeon-holed into one genre. Independently produced by Etop "Segaffi" Akpabio, Music is a nice departure from the usual over-produced music from mainstream labels and their stylized artists and delivers that edgy unfettered realness that only an indie album from an artist-on-the-rise can offer. Music of My Soul is available at Amazon.com and on iTunes.
Read More

Chris Brown Begins Community Service at Police Stables in Virginia

chris-brown-community-serviceChris Brown began his court-ordered 180-day sentence of community service for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna on Wednesday at the police horse stables in Richmond, Virginia. Yup, south of the Mason-Dixon line! The 20-year-old singer was dressed in an orange safety vest, jeans and a tank top as he cleared weeds and debris. Brown was sentenced in California last month to five years' probation, six months of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling. He must also pay for the extra security guards that are required while he is performing community service.
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Do You Agree With Kanye West’s Outburst at the MTV VMAs?

kanye-west-taylor-swift-MTVEven though Kanye West was out of line when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for best female video at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night, we kind of think he was right in declaring that Beyonce "had one of the best videos of all time!" Everyone was doing the "Single Ladies" dance, from the President to Justin Timberlake, so how did country singer Taylor Swift end up with the VMA for best female video? And coincidentally, Kanye had an outburst in 2004 when Gretchen Wilson, a country artist, beat him out of the best new artist award at the American Music Awards. He fumed, "I left like I was definitely robbed and I refused to give any politically correct … comment. I was the best new artist of the year!" He even alluded to a conspiracy of some sorts. Does Kanye have a grudge against country music? Is country music grinding it's boot on his neck holding him down?
Read More

Chris Brown Is a “Changed Man”

Chris Brown's latest single "Changed Man," produced by Battle Roy, leaked onto the internet Thursday night. Here are some of the apologetic lyrics supposedly aimed at Rihanna

I remember your touch. God I miss you so much. Please believe me baby, I'm sorry. What you do when the truth, it ain't quite enough. They looking at you telling you we need to break it up. You need to choose what you do cause you and me in love. But I'ma make it up to you and show the world I’m a changed man. Saying sorry don't make it alright. Girl I know I told ya'....baby this ain't over.
And the most priceless and quite laughable line is "and everybody hates Chris."
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