Destiny’s Child medley
“What Jay-Z did [with ‘American Gangster’] … he took that Frank Lucas character and put it in the frame of his Jay character,” Fab opined. “That’s what I wanna do. I don’t wanna say I that I’m actually the character, but take some of his scenarios or some things I went through and tell it in my tone.”
Fab refused to disclose the movie he was patterning his album after, but he said it isn’t too old, though it is classic. He doesn’t anticipate too many cameos, and producers on Loso’s radar include DJ Toomp, Kanye West, Just Blaze and Polow Da Don. With a structure in place, he feels he can complete his opus at a more expedient rate than usual.
I’m anxious to see what Fab comes up with. For some reason, his last LP ‘From Nothing To Something’ didn’t really shift as many units as it should have IMO, so I’m definitely hoping for big things this go-round.
Diddy – Special Feeling (ft. Mika)
Lifted from Diddy’s 2006 effort ‘Press Play’, this uptempo 80’s throwback cut is perhaps the best track I’ve heard from him as an artist. Not even Diddy’s lacklustre flow can take away from this top notch production.
Listen: Special Feeling
British R&B songstress Keisha White served up her best effort yet back in 2006 with her cover of Joan Armatrading’s ‘The Weakness In Me’. Sung beautifully, it’s a shame the track didn’t garner the attention it truly deserved.
Listen: The Weakness In Me
Your thoughts: Hit(s) or Miss(es)?
Day26 – Got Me Going
Donny (ft. Diddy) – Take You There
I really enjoyed both Day26 and Danity Kane’s performances, although the latter were kinda shaky vocally at times. Donnie, on the other hand, what was that? I’m starting to question Diddy’s mindset when choosing him as a solo act, because the performance was wack – to put it simply. According to our friends over at Think2wice.org, who were in attendance at the taping, Donnie’s performance was done not once, not twice, but three times over. Yet still the televised version was the pits. Anyway, usual…
What do you think of the performances ?
Will you be checking for the Making The Band tour?
The body of Jason Rae was discovered in a Leeds flat on Saturday.
The 32-year-old musician was a saxophonist with the Haggis Horns.
The band describe themselves on their Myspace page as “an eight-piece live funk extravaganza” who combine funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with jazz virtuosity.
The group had performed with Corinne Bailey Rae, as well as other artists including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Nightmares On Wax.
They released their debut album, Hot Damn!, last September.
A post mortem examination carried out last night proved inconclusive.
Police said they were currently awaiting the results of toxicology reports.
Officers investigating his death have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.
He has been released on bail pending further inquiries, West Yorkshire Police have said.
Condolences to Corrine and her husband’s family.