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Graffiti 6 – Review

4 Jun

Last week I was filming some stuff at the LGCC new studio, and as we were leaving a handsome stud caught my eye! The lead singer of band Graffiti 6, Jamie! I checked out there music and see these guys blowing up! With an Indie, Folk sound, all about the GROOVE! Exciting!!!!

Check them out! Full review coming soon!!!

http://www.myspace.com/graffiti6

Tenny Ten – Artist Review ‘SWAGGNIFICENT’

31 May

Introducing Tenny Ten, a new urban UK artist from the streets of Wolverhamption, Mr.Tenny Tenn is soon to be opening up for the likes of Mr.Hudson, June 15th in Brighton. His new single comes out on June 20th 2010 entitled ‘Swagganificent’ and keeps us excited for up and coming releases to come! An elliptic summer jam, it has a fresh sound, with a catchy hook.
The track talks about having ‘Swagga’, and with positive lyrics throughout, Tenny Ten brings a pop meets R’N’B vibe to the track. His accent may catch you slightly off guard, but unlike Tinchy, Chipmunk and Wiley, it definately sets him apart.
A club friendly track, ‘Swaggnificent’ has the potential to be a number one hit’! So check it out!

Rating: 4 Strawberrys ****

Check OUT TENNY TEN @ http://www.tennyten.com

Written by Stephane Alexandre

Check out Tenny’s New Video ‘Swaggnificent’

Back In the DAYZzzz

8 Mar

Ahmad said it so nicely….Back in the days when I was young I’m not a anymore, but somedays I sit and wish I was a kid…..Right guys, you know in life, sometimes it’s just great to kick back and remember the good old days! I was surfing YouTube for disco hits and bamb! I came across some good old Disco classic’s. I’m take Kool & the Gang, Three Degree’s…you name it and I thought, lets check out some of the soaps and children series I liked growing up!
And here it is…The blog which requires your vote! Below are links to some of the greatest television series of all time. Choose your favorite and kick back and enjoy!
One on One
Sister
Moesha
The Parkers
Half & Half
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The Proud Family
Smart Guy
Taina

Gone too Soon * We Had Him * Maya Angelo

9 Jan

The legacy of Michael Jackson is one that no musician will ever be able to fill. His life dedicated to entertainment leaves him as the the greatest musician our generation has seen. Easily acclaimed the most famous man on the earth. From the age of 8 he gave us music that kept us dancing. Breaking barriers in religion, music and race.
His artistry was sheer perfection and he will always remain a musical genius. June 25th 2009 was the day we lost him and his death affected the world. I happened to be on Miami Beach, Florida when an influx of tweets saying MJ was in cardiac arrest were being delivered to a friends phone. I simply shrugged it off, telling my cousin and her that it was a media stunt for him to take the money for those attending the ‘This Is It’ London concert and that he was just fine (I also had a ticket for the opening night). We got in my cousins car and drove to a local Dunkin Donoughts in Miami, with utter silence we listened to the radio changing and flicking through stations to get an updated report on his progress, the media was in a frenzy and no one could confirm whether his death was true. As we entered DD everyone was glued to the screen with CNN’s updates surrounding the condition of MJ.
We got back in the car around 5pm, a male reporter announced that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop was dead. Instantly tears started streaming down my face. The weirdest sensation ever. The car was silent all the way home and it was almost as if the world had come to a stand still, the only sounds alive were those of the many hits Michael had left us as we drove through the streets of Miami.
I had never ever met him or even had a conversation with him, but like many felt like I knew him and he was almost part of the family. Through his court cases to press releases I was always there backing it 110% for Michael. Childhood memories are incomplete without his influences. He was a part of the family, parties, reunions and more. We all had our moments in front of the TV imitating his innovative dance moves. I remember running to the screen yelling at my cousin that I was going to marry Michael Jackson as we fought to kiss him through the screen. He was a part of all of our lives and his music connected to memories growing up will continue to live in our hearts.

King of Pop – Michael Jackson – Gone to Soon

His death still brings tears to my eyes today. I stubbled across this poem written by the great Maya Angelou. Read by Queen Latifah at his memorial, and although some of the words are confusing to me, I still feel like ‘We had Him’

“We Had Him”:

Beloveds, now we know that we know nothing, now that our bright and shining star can slip away from our fingertips like a puff of summer wind.

Without notice, our dear love can escape our doting embrace. Sing our songs among the stars and walk our dances across the face of the moon.

In the instant that Michael is gone, we know nothing. No clocks can tell time. No oceans can rush our tides with the abrupt absence of our treasure.

Though we are many, each of us is achingly alone, piercingly alone.

Only when we confess our confusion can we remember that he was a gift to us and we did have him.

He came to us from the creator, trailing creativity in abundance.

Despite the anguish, his life was sheathed in mother love, family love, and survived and did more than that.

He thrived with passion and compassion, humor and style. We had him whether we know who he was or did not know, he was ours and we were his.

We had him, beautiful, delighting our eyes.

His hat, aslant over his brow, and took a pose on his toes for all of us.

And we laughed and stomped our feet for him.

We were enchanted with his passion because he held nothing. He gave us all he had been given.

Today in Tokyo, beneath the Eiffel Tower, in Ghana’s Black Star Square.

In Johannesburg and Pittsburgh, in Birmingham, Alabama, and Birmingham, England

We are missing Michael.

But we do know we had him, and we are the world.

1958- 2009

Dirty Drug Pushing Doc’ to pay for MJ’s Death

9 Jan

Justice will be served. June 25th 2009 saw the loss of music’s hero and legend Michael Jackson. His death was a shock to the world and had his fans, family and spectators all at a total standstill!

His death was said to be the result of his personal doctor giving him to strong a dose of medicine. Dr. Murry was hired during MJ’s preparation for This is It!

My prayers go out to Kandi and her family.

3 Oct

ajkandi1Blogging world. It was only last night I stayed up till 5am UK time watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta and now I’ve learned that Kandi, *Award -winning singer/songwriter* has just lost her Ex- finace.

There was alot of family controversy on the show aired on ‘Bravo Tv’ about her marrying him. AJ a father to 6 children from other mothers had Kandi’s mom anxious about them wedding.

Kandi had said she was basing her up and coming album on a lot of experiences with AJ who she she seemed genuinely happy with and truly loved. I hope that she finds the strength to pull thorough as well as her daughter who looked at him a father figure.

Its so sad to hear of this. I pray that God comforts there families and above all Kandi in the fullness of time will understand the greater purpose of this.

We only know that he was involved in a bar fight. This is yet to be confirmed. But through it all, we can only pray for comfort to there families at this tragic time.

Remember world – Life is not promised. Live each day and in everything glorify God!

STOP THE VIOLENCE – LIFE IS A GIFT –

Juiciest * Baby * Girl

2 Oct

soulmusicpodcast

‘The Death of Soul Music’

Feature –Alicia Keys: Juiciest

So long gone is the era of real music. Being an 80’s baby myself I like to think I was blessed at most with the musical geniuses that surrounded me. From the sounds of Prefab Sprout ‘Cars & Girls’ to Michael Jackson, artists like the O’Jays with tracks like ‘BackStabbers’ and Britain’s own Sade with the chart topping track ‘Taboo’.  Some of the last ambassadors who produced music with a solid feel of content and substance.

It was just the other day I was downstairs in the study and heard my brother playing an Alicia Keys track called ‘Juiciest’. The track was never released on any of her albums or for radio play. It could be considered an underground track at most, but whilst listening to the track, it suddenly dawned on me that the era of true soul music had come to an end. The track embodies and captures the true essence of soul music.

What is soul music? Music that strikes a chord, bringing up moments in one lifes relating to their greatest or saddest memories, doesn’t need strong sexual connotations or a supporting music video with the artist wearing next to nothing to sell, but can relate to all.

The magic of the musical compositions, the lyrical content relating to issues from politics to love. From the words to the harmonies it denoting that old school flavor. So from the lyrics to the musical blend of drums, rhythm they create music for the soul! Even though a lot of the 90’s hits tracks within RnB where more about relationships, the tracks where real and relatable, Next ‘Too Close’, Brain McKnight ‘Back at One’

Although Alicia Keys is a 90’s artist Alicia along with artists like Indie Arie, Omar & Nora Jones remain some of the few that have richness and substance in musical content.

Today I wish the kids could be enlightened with greater sounds other than the likes of NDubz, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce who’s music is all about producing a commercial number one hit, yes appealing in beat but accompanied by music videos that sell themselves short.

Long gone are the days of real music with issues one can actually relate to with a message of empowerment. Today that’s what the industry demands and requires and I can totally appreciate that. The days when music fed and quenched the soul with the blend of trumpets and base with striking guitar cords that hit the soul. We have entered an era the old school magic is a thing of the past, but for me still lives on…YOUTUBE!

Written by Stephane Alexandre

Enjoy x