Posted in 'Show the World', 'Take It Off', 'Under the Radar', Brian Cox, Drake, Entertainment, Entertainment News, G-Unit, Hip-Hop News, Maino, Missy Elliot, Mixtapes, Music News, Ne-Yo, Olivia, Serani, SOHH.com

Music News: Olivia Opens Up About New Album ‘Show the World’

Former G-Unit singer Olivia has opened up about what she plans to include on her upcoming new album, ‘Show the World’, and who fans can expect to hear as guest features. According to Olivia, the project will feature cuts from Missy Elliot, Ne-Yo, Brian Cox and more.

The album ‘Show The World’ is coming soon; it’s completely done. We’re still working on a date. I got Missy Elliot on there, Ne-Yo, Brian Cox. The album is real sexy but I’m also talking about love, dabbling in a little heartbreak, things of that nature. I believe in approach. I might say things that are a little bit nasty but because I sing so sweet, you can’t really tell [laughs]. But I’m also not saying any outlandish things. I’m just speaking from my heart and saying how I feel. Majority of my music is a true story. It’s usually relateable to either myself, a best friend or someone really close to me, so it’s always gonna be personal.” (Hip Hop N More)

In late December, the singer talked about taking a sexy approach to the album.

“I got a single called ‘Take It Off’ and it was actually leaked,” Olivia explained in an interview, “which was a good thing so it’s been picking up really really good. The album is completely done. The single is basically talking about taking it off, obviously…I keep the studio really really hot so most people who know me know that if you come into the studio with me, you gonna be sweating. So I think that’s where [the concept] came from…I’m a very sensual person, so that’s usually what I write about and that’s where I’m going with it. The album is real sexy but I’m also talking about love, might dabble a little heartbreak, not me of course, stuff like that.” (Vlad TV)

Earlier this year, Olivia hit up SOHH.com to discuss her new mixtape, ‘Under the Radar.

“Probably only three joints are remixes, everything else is original,” Olivia told SOHH. “It’s crazy, it’s crazy. And that’s where you see me with most of my collabs because on the actual album I personally didn’t want any collabs because I felt like every time you saw me, it was with a collaboration. So I just threw them all on the mixtape and the album, you’ll get all me.” (SOHH)

Her underground release features guest appearances by Maino, Drake, Serani and more.

Checkout her tracklist below…

1. Intro with Ed Lover

2. Take It Off (Remix) (feat. Maino)

3. Control (feat. Drake)

4. When it’s Real

5. Interview with Ed Lover

6. In My Bedroom (feat. 50 Cent)

7. Lonely Girl

8. I Got You (feat. Webstar)

9. Rub Me Up (feat. Serani)

10. Get It In (Freestyle)

11. Next 2 U

12. Never 2 Far

13. Rich Dollaz Speaks

14. Here We Go Again *Bonus*

15. Mike Epps Outro (Hip Hop Press)

Source: SOHH.com
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Music News: Nelly’s Relative Murdered!

“He Was Not My Bodyguard, He Was My Cousin & My Friend!”

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly‘s cousin, Michael Johnson, was murdered this week in Missouri after being fatally shot. Based on reports, the murder took place on Wednesday (April 28).
A murder investigation is hitting close to home for St. Louis rap star, Nelly. Multiple sources close to Nelly tell News 11 the victim was one of Nelly’s bodyguards. The victim is 36 year old Michael Johnson sources describe him as Nelly’s left hand man, or someone who was by the rapper’s side providing security. St. Louis county police responded to a home on Nola, near north Hanley Wednesday night just before midnight. Johnson was shot several times. (KDVR News).

Further details suggest Johnson‘s death occurred at his home. A man who St. Louis hip-hop star Nelly referred to as his cousin (or, rather his “cuzzen”) was killed Wednesday night outside a home in the 8000 block of Nola, near the intersection of N. Hanley and St. Charles Rock Road. Michael Johnson, 36, was shot multiple times while leaving or entering the home in unincorporated St. Louis County. Police have no suspects or motives for the crime. (River Front Times).

Nelly has since confirmed the reports and aired out a local news station for its false reporting.

“Contrary to some reports micheal johnson wasnt my bodyguard!he was my cuzzen and my friend!!I will always luv n miss u MJ!!!!!,” he wrote late Thursday night. “Channel 2 stl don’t Ever have 2worry about another interview from me or a stlunatic ever again!! There not invited 2any of my functions!! Why would you channel 2 mix me giving away scholarships 2students with the murder of my cuzzen after I told u I didn’t want 2talk about it Ino its your right chnnel 2 but Y is it when a brother goes to do good they wanna make the bad the headline?thanx for the home town support After watching channel 2’s broadcast its clear to me about motives!my cuzzen deserved his own segment as well as the 2 deserving students!! I’m NEVER WATCHING CHANNEL 2 news in stl ever again!!! STLOUIS SPREAD THE WORD!!!” (Nelly’s Twitter)

Earlier this month, Nelly confronted alleged groupie Kat Stacks in an interview.

“Sweetheart, all you have to tell me is what hotel did we f*ck in,” Nelly said during a radio interview. “You have to tell me one that we’ve been f*cking around at for two months. Tell me one of them, please…I’ve been exposed? You lie. You can’t tell me one hotel. You can’t tell me one hotel in two months that you’ve seen me at ever in your life…And find that hotel we f*cked at because you said it was several of them. Why is it you can go into details about everybody else but me? Why we ain’t got no details? What happened? Get the f*ck out of here. I can’t even understand her. Let me go get my son. It’s to your best interest to quit with the lies. She knows she’s lying. I know one motherf*ck that didn’t touch her. I know one for sure.” (Shade 45)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

Source: Sohh.com

~~May his cousin Rest in Peace. My thoughts go out to his family & friends.

Posted in "Are You Here", "I Would Like to Call It Beauty", "The Blackest Lily", "The Sea", Corinne Bailey Rae, Entertainment, Entertainment News, Jason Rae, Music, Music News, photos, pictures

Music News: Corinne Bailey Rae’s New Album Reflects Dealing With Husband’s Death

In the months after her husband died, Corinne Bailey Rae was fixated on the grieving process – specifically, whether there is a right and a wrong way to mourn.

It’s not as if Rae acted inappropriately after the death of Jason Rae from a drug overdose in 2008. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, who dazzled the music world in 2006 with her sunny, silky self-titled debut, dropped out of sight after the tragedy. She spent a good part of her day simply resting, and when she felt like it, taking walks or spending time with loved ones.

She was also confused, in a haze, not knowing how to go forward after the destiny she thought she had was forever altered.

“I’m not familiar with that kind of shock that lasts all that amount of time,” the 30-year-old recalled. “It just sort of takes ages to sink it. You feel it and then you don’t feel it; you know what’s happened and then you don’t really know what happened. …

“Somebody wrote me a letter saying that you need to surrender to it, which I was like, ‘Well, how do I surrender?'”

While Rae still has not come to terms with her loss, she has determined that the grieving process is unique and different for everyone. And for her, it included channeling her emotions into her music. The result is her touching, tender new album, “The Sea,” started before the death of her husband but finished more than a year later.

“There are other people that have had these similar experiences … all different kinds of loss, and I feel like a lot of people don’t really sing about it in popular music,” said an upbeat, reflective Rae during a recent interview. “I want to be that one voice that is saying that this is also a human experience that is worth making music about.”

When Rae first started working on “The Sea,” she was determined to make an album that grew from the dreamy, groove-based tunes – such as “Put Your Records On” – that were becoming her signature. She was looking for sounds that were more aggressive, funky and complex.

“I wanted to make another record that was a partner to, and an answer to, the first album,” the British musician said of her debut CD, which sold more than 1 million copies in the United States alone. “I wanted to write something that was able to match that excitement that we’d feel in the audience.”

She had already started working on new music when her 31-year-old husband, described as a recovering addict, was found dead due to an overdose of methadone. In the aftermath, Rae found herself struggling to adapt to a role she never anticipated: widow.

“Part of that … experience is you can’t imagine a future,” said Rae. “Your imagined future is totally on fire.”

Rae, who lives in Leeds, England, didn’t work on new music, but found her mind occupied with other thoughts. She remembers becoming engrossed in etymology, the study of words, and found parallels in language to her own situation: “‘Grief,’ it’s from ‘grave,’ which means heavy. It’s a thing that lands on you, and there is nothing you can do to sort of make it work.”

It took months for her to cope through her music. When asked what she did, she simply said: “Nothing.”

“It’s hard to explain. “(I went) from being a really active person from having a really full diary to doing absolutely nothing because I had no interest in doing anything.”

She decided to start working on “The Sea” again because she missed creating and because she needed a goal: “I needed to have something to do. The main thing that this album has given me is something to do to take up my time.”

Corinne Bailey Rae“The Sea” is not mournful – there are driving grooves, sultry odes and sweet tunes. But it does contain several songs that reference her husband’s death. The album’s first song, the wistful “Are You Here,” speaks to the confusion of feeling the presence of someone no longer around: “Are you here, ’cause my heart recalls it all feels the same?”

Then there’s “I Would Like to Call It Beauty,” the song that most explicitly deals with death, and named for a phrase uttered by Jason Rae’s brother, Phillip (Rae even gave him song credit). The song’s first lines are, “So young for death, we walk in shoes to big, but you play it like a poet, like you always did.”

“It’s a way different record than the initial idea that she had in her head, but I think it was very necessary,” says Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, the Roots bandleader who worked on the rocking jam “The Blackest Lily,” recorded before Jason Rae’s death.

“If anything, this album sort of provides a kind of resolution to public mourning,” he said.

But for Rae, nothing is resolved: She is trying to figure out how to move on and she still wears her wedding ring.

“The shock of it is still really with me,” she said. “It’s hard to imagine that it’s not going to go back to how it was.”

Source: http://www.corinnebaileyrae.net

“Wow, this album is really going to talk to alot of people who’ve been in her place.” I can’t wait to hear it. Your thoughts?”

Posted in Celebrities, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity News, Chris Brown, Dave Stewart, Entertainment, Entertainment News, Felisha Terrell, Gossip/Rumors, Just In, LA Dodgers, Matt Kemp, Rihanna

Just In: Matt Kemp ‘Was Never Physically Abusive’ To Ex-Girlfriend

Rihanna & Matt Kemp Hang Out

The last thing Rihanna needs is to end up with another abusive man and reports of a restraining order against her new beau Matt Kemp by an ex-girlfriend, had people worried she was heading into the wrong direction.

According to Pop On The Pop we don’t need to worry about her new relationship, Matt’s agent Dave Stewart says he was never abusive to Felisha Terrell.

“Matt dated Felisha about two years ago and decided to end their relationship. She chose to file a complaint and shortly thereafter, on her own accord, decided to drop it based on the fact that the statements made within were false. She has very recently said that she has no issue whatsoever with Matt and that she and Matt consider this to be a non-issue.”

A representative for Felisha also cleared the air by saying during the relationship “there was a restraining order filed by Felisha but it had nothing to do with domestic violence and to be clear Matt was NEVER physically abusive to Felisha, nor did she fear for her life. The restraining order was subsequently vacated.”

Source: poponthepop.com

“I’m a huge fan of Rihanna, but I’m not going to lie when I heard about her new man “Matt Kemp” possibly being abusive, I was a bit worried for her. She really doesn’t need another one of these episodes in her life. She’s young and deserves to be happy. She’s back and ready to blow us all away with her beautiful music. Keep up the good work and I wish her the best in everything she does.”

Posted in Celebrities, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity News, Chris Brown, Entertainment, Entertainment News, Felisha Terrell, Gossip/Rumors, LA Dodgers, Matt Kemp, Rihanna

Celebrity News: Matt Kemp was abusive in previous relationship?

Rihanna May Be Dating Another Violent Abuser…

Rihanna has been dating LA Dodgers player Matt Kemp for around one month. The couple have been playing grab-ass on rented yatchs, and playing coy with the media. According to new reports, Kemp may have just as nasty a temper as Chris Brown.

From Yahoo News (via Celeb Slam): Rihanna, 21, is currently dating LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp, and an ex-girlfriend of his, actress Felisha Terrell, 30, has revealed his violent past and claims that she took a restraining order out against him in June 2008.

“He is violent and I am afraid. He repeatedly made me scared and gets in my face. He is threatening to take all the items I purchased and try to destroy my property,” the Mirror quoted her as saying. “He brings his friends driving up and down the street to try and intimidate me. I am very fearful. He has other people calling me and stalking me.”

Source: amygrindhouse.com

“What are your thoughts on what is being said about Matt Kemp? I think it’s a BS, but you never know. I’ll keep you posted.”

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Music News: Rihanna’s AMA Performance

FWD104 Rihanna arrives at the 2009 American Music Awards in ...

Rihanna plugged her “Rated R” album with a (fake) tattoo of the album title down her throat at the American Music Awards Sunday night.

She came out a gurney and performed a combo of “Wait Your Turn” and “Hard,” both from the new album wearing a white bondage jumpsuit made of strips, skin, and a collar of bullets.

Check out some more photos of Rihanna below.


Check out the video of her performance below…

Source: Huffingtonpost

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Music News: Chris Brown Sentenced to 5 Years Plus More

Chris Brown sentenced in Rihanna assault case


A judge on Tuesday sentenced Chris Brown to five years’ probation and six months’ community labor for the beating of Rihanna and ordered to stay within 100 yards away from Rihanna unless they’re attending music industry events.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg told Brown that he could be sent to state prison if he violated any terms of his sentence. Brown will serve his sentence in his home state — Virginia — and his community labor will be overseen by the police chief in Richmond.

A probation report prepared for Tuesday’s sentencing describes two previous violent incidents. It said the first happened about three months before the February beating while the couple was traveling in Europe; Rihanna slapped Brown during an argument, and he shoved her into a wall. In the second instance, Brown allegedly broke the front and passenger side windows on a Range Rover they were driving while visiting Barbados, Rihanna‘s home country. Neither attack was reported, the probation report states.

The judge said she wanted to ensure that Brown, 20, performs physical labor instead of community service, such as mentoring young people. He will also undergo a year of domestic violence counseling. Rihanna did not attend Tuesday’s sentencing.

At one point, Brown, who was accompanied by his mother, agreed to the terms of the sentence before Schnegg had finished going through them all.

The hearing had been planned for Thursday afternoon, but Brown‘s lawyer,
Mark Geragos, asked to move up the singer’s sentencing to Tuesday. A previous attempt to sentence Brown was postponed when Schnegg said she hadn’t received adequate assurances that Brown would perform physical labor if allowed to serve probation in Virginia.

The judge said she was satisfied with a letter presented by Geragos that

Richmond Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood will directly oversee Brown‘s labor program. After Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault in June, Schnegg ordered the pair to stay away from each other and to not contact one another. Her order Tuesday essentially extended that until Brown completes his sentence.

Donald Etra, Rihanna‘s attorney, has said he didn’t think the strict rules were necessary, but that he and Rihanna favored a less-stringent ruling that simply ordered Brown not to annoy, harass or molest the 21-year-old pop singer. He said after Tuesday’s hearing that Rihanna did not object to the stay-away order, which allows the former couple to be within 10 yards of each other if they are attending music industry events.

Schnegg said she was aware of reports that Brown had been spotted on several occasions in the same places as Rihanna.

“I am not amused with the chatter that has been on the airwaves and any violation of your probation in this case comes with the potential for state prison,” Schnegg told Brown.

A felony charge of making criminal threats was dropped during Tuesday’s sentencing.

“We feel that the sentence for Mr. Brown is an equitable one,” said Sandi Gibbons, a district attorney’s spokeswoman. “He has his future in his hands. He has control of his fate.”

Gibbons said Brown‘s charge could eventually be reduced to a misdemeanor if he completes his sentence.

Spotted….

After the sentencing Chris Brown was spotted that night clubbing at a popular L.A. lounge named, Guys & Dolls with friends and bodyguards. Sources say Brown stood up on a booth and got the crowd excited as he danced along to Michael Jackson’s ‘Dirty Diana’.

“He didn’t seem to care at all that everyone was watching him,” says the source. “He was in a totally good mood, just hanging out with his buddies. Then all of a sudden he decided to put on a little show. Everyone went wild.”

Let it be told, he was not alone out and about, sources say that,  Rihanna was also out doing some clubbing of her own on Tuesday night after Chris Brown‘s hearing.

Rihanna and her gal pals flocked to downtown club Greenhouse, where they met Serena Williams, Queen Latifah and Paula Patton.

“Rihanna was dancing all night,” says a spy. “Chris looked like the furthest thing from her mind.”

“Your thoughts?”