Posted in 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', 'The DeAndre Way', 50 Cent, “Mean Mug”, Charlie Wilson, G.O.O.D Friday, Jay Z, Kanye, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Kid Cudi, Music News, Nicki Minaj, XXL Magazine

Music News: Soulja Boy Says Kanye West Inspires Him

Soulja Boy is crediting a recent session with Kanye West for expanding his mind as a musician.

Last month, Soulja Boy visited New York City for media rounds and to shoot a cover for XXL magazine.

During his time there, Soulja worked with both 50 Cent and Kanye West.

While his work with 50 was released as a video, “Mean Mug”, Soulja Boy’s music with Kanye West has yet to be heard.

He revealed that Kid Cudi joined them, and they completed several verses for an undisclosed amount of tracks.

Working with Kanye, and hearing an advanced copy of ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, helped Soulja Boy to different creative possibilities he can attempt with his own music.

“We got in the studio: me, Kanye and Kid Cudi. That was dope,” Soulja Boy told AllHipHop.com. “He played some dope beats and we worked around a couple of samples and got a couple verses in. I listened to the finished product that Kanye is on, and that really opened my mind. I don’t even want to say as a rapper, but as a musician. It really opens your mind to different sounds and drum kicks.”

With the music still in the vaults, and Kanye’s album tracklist confirmed, the next logical question is whether Kanye and Soulja’s work will be showcased in an upcoming G.O.O.D. Friday drop.

Kanye’s celebrated series runs until January, and has already featured artists ranging from Charlie Wilson and Keri Hilson, to Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj.

“We’ll have to see,” Soulja said with the laugh of someone caught red-handed. “There’s been some leaking going on. Kanye was kind of mad about that. Wait for those Fridays…”

Soulja Boy’s third solo album, ‘The DeAndre Way’, is set to be released on November 30.

Source: ksfm.radio

Posted in "Creep", 'No Boys Allowed', “Pretty Girl Rock", Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Josephine Baker, Keri Hilson, Miss Keri Baby, Music, Music In Ya Ear, music video, T-BOZ, TLC

Music In Ya Ear!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”

Keri Hilson gives us a history lesson in her new video for “Pretty Girl Rock”, off her upcoming album ‘No Boys Allowed’. Miss Keri Baby kicks off the vid taking a cue from Josephine Baker in 20s regalia, and soon Hilson goes flows throughout the decades, fashioning herself as Diana Ross, Janet Jackson decked out in her utilitarian wear in “Rhythm Nation” and TLC’s T-Boz in the group’s silk pajamas-sporting “Creep” vid.

Check out the video after the jump….

Music In Ya Ear!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”:

“The video is cute, but not my favorite. I think it should’ve looked much more tough, she looks to dainty in this video. What are your thoughts on this video?”

Posted in 'No Boys Allowed', Angie Martinez, “Pretty Girl Rock”, Ciara, Keri Hilson, Music News

Music News: Keri Hilson & Ciara Duet?

While the blogosphere and fans have fueled the feud between R&B singers Keri Hilson and Ciara, could a collaboration be in the works that would end the drama once and for all?

Miss Keri appeared on Angie Martinez’s Hot 97 radio show on Monday to once again address the rumored beef between her and her fellow ATlien. When asked whether any of the gossip was true, the Decatur songstress responded;

“Not really, it’s nothing real—not in the real world. I know that they take anything and kind of drag it on. They made up that I was in New York when supposedly we had a fight or scuffle backstage. I wasn’t even in the city, I was in L.A.”

Despite growing up in the same region, Keri doesn’t see why people feel the need to pit them against each other. “I do honestly feel that there’s room for everybody,” she said. “We do two different things, we come from two different places musically.”

When Angie suggested a duet to silence the chatter, Keri replied, “That’s a thought,” hinting that one has been discussed.

“I’ll be honest, I can’t say that we haven’t had some talks about it, little whispers about doing a song together, it just hasn’t happened. I’ve heard things from people…”

She then turned the focus back to her sophomore album ‘No Boys Allowed’ and her new single “Pretty Girl Rock,” which she debuted on the air.

Would you like to see a Keri Hilson and Ciara collaboration?

Source: Rap-Up

“This will definitely be DOPE!!!”

Posted in "Breaking Point", 'No Boys Allowed', “Pretty Girl Rock”, Beats by Dr. Dre Event, Chuck Harmony, Download It, Dr. Dre, Keri Hilson, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Ne-Yo, New Music, Soulja Boy

Music In Ya Ear!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”

Keri Hilson performed her new single, “Pretty Girl Rock,” on Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010 in Time Square at the Beats by Dr. Dre Event. Keri is beautiful and of course she knows it. She made sure that you knew it as well. Her lyrics, “Girls think I’m conceited because I know I’m attractive.” “Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful!”

Written and produced by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, “Pretty Girl Rock” is the second single from Hilson’s sophomore album, ‘No Boys Allowed’, which currently doesn’t have a release date. Following the lukewarm response to the disc’s lead single “Breaking Point,” Hilson is hoping “Pretty Girl Rock” becomes a hit. I think personally, the song is DOPE!! It is definitely a feel good tune, and definitely a them song for those confident ladies, especially the ones who have an inner Alter-Ego, as I do…LOL

I was actually at the event celebrating my 10 year Anniversary with my man, and boy was it a great way to spend it. Keri Hilson was looking so beautiful. WOW!! She came out performing with a gun microphone than switched up afterwards. It looked like it weighed a ton for her to be holding while performing. She definitely rocked the show. Her grommet vest was DOPE!! I so want it.

Also in attendance performing was Soulja Boy. He ended up making it rain, by throwing a stack of money into the crowd. Note to the ladies, he actually looks better in person than what he does on tv…Just saying!

Dr. Dre was also there, but never came down to the stage area to say anything or at least thank everyone for coming to the event. I thought was a bit messed up on his part, but I guess you can say the performances took away from his shine.

It was great! We really enjoyed ourselves. Happy 10 Year Anniversary to me! ;o)

Check out the “Pretty Girl Rock” performance after the jump….I will also be posting up some photos from the event, real soon. I need to get them uploaded.

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DOWNLOAD IT!: Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock” (Produced by Ne-Yo & Chuck Harmony) (via onsmash.com)

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Music News: Ciara & Keri Hilson Beefing?

Fans of both Ciara and Keri Hilson are all too familiar with the artists’ feud, which seemingly began through songs that featured the singers taking lyrical jabs at one another. But the R&B powerhouses reportedly stepped out from behind the mics recently and experienced a heated exchange. During Power 105.1’s “Power Live” concert in New York this past weekend, Ciara and Keri may have come face-to-face, causing verbal blows to follow.

The Atlanta songstresses were both scheduled to perform at the concert, which featured such acts as J. Cole, Diddy-Dirty Money, Fat Joe, and Rick Ross. According to the New York Daily News’ Gatecrasher gossip column, Hilson backed out of her time slot after she and the “Ride” singer were involved in a minor tiff backstage.

Sources for the newspaper then changed their stories when both artists’ publicists stepped in to do damage control. Reps for Hilson claim the ATL native wasn’t even present at the concert. Unfortunately, it seems one of the camps is withholding information. A set list sent to the publication by the publicity firm handling the “Power Live” event had Keri Hilson scheduled to perform from 8:55 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Ciara to go onstage from 10:05 p.m. to 10:35 p.m.

Keri has denied beef with Ciara in a previous radio interview. When asked by Rap-Up TV in May whether her song “Basic Instinct (U Got Me)” was taking shots at her peer, Ciara simply responded, “That record right there is a song that I dedicated to my haters, and I also dedicate it to my fans though.”

UPDATE: Organizers for “Power Live” have released a statement addressing Keri Hilson’s absence from the show.

Keri Hilson had been booked to perform at the Power Live Show On NYC’s Governor’s Island Sunday, August 22nd but was unable to perform due to matters out of her own control. Hilson, a professional who has always been a pleasure to work with, and her management, gave Power Live fair warning that she would be unable to perform. Power Live looks forward to having Keri Hilson on our bill at future events. Any statements or stories made toward issues backstage with any of our performers are false and without merit.

Source: Rap-Up.com

Posted in Global Grind, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Keri Hilson, Lil' Kim, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Music News, R&B, Teyana Taylor

Music In Ya Ear!: “Turn My Swag On” Remix

Special thanks to Global Grind for providing us with this new remix, “Turn My Swag On” remix all ladies version featuring Lil Kim, Teyana Taylor, and Keri Hilson. Check Lil Kim vibing out on autotune…and Teyana Taylor jabs at bloggers, thoughts?

Listen HERE

Source: Global Grind

Posted in 944 Magazine, All On The Cover, Currently Reading, Keri Hilson, newstands, Youtube

All On The Cover: Keri Hilson Covers 944

Keri Hilson covers the June 2009 issue of 944 Magazine, looking fabulous & ready for summer:

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In the mag, she speaks about what it’s like to be a woman in the music industry:

In any industry, as a woman, you have to demand respect because it’s not something you are given on a silver platter. That’s why I am where I am today, because I fought. It’s survival of the fittest. I have been blessed with the mentality to not see a stop sign as a stop sign.  No one is going to give you anything in life. I pity the woman who feels that they can just rely on their looks or whatever. Professional women have to have a one up on men  just to get the same amount of respect.

Go ahead girl… More pictures from her spread below, plus a behind the scenes video

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LOVE the hair!

Here goes the behind the scenes footage: