Ciara & Janet To Shoot 'Feedback' (Remix) Video? Word has it that Pop superstar Janet Jackson will be joining forces with Ciara for the video for the ‘Feedback’ remix. Said to be set for shooting next week, the news comes amid ‘Feedback’s’ resurgence on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; The song jumped a whopping 35 places this week from #54-#19. Def Jam are also re-sending the track out to radio outlets.
For some reason, unbeknown to me, a lot of Janet and Ciara fans seem to dislike one another and won’t be checking for this. I know, as for me, I’m definitely looking forward to what the ladies will be serving up, should this prove legit. Known for their position as ‘entertainers’ as opposed to (for) their vocal prowess, combining the two would be big.

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LL Cool J’s 1996 smash ‘Doin’ It’ serves as this week’s From The Vault video. Though the song needs little introduction (come on now!), it’s worth highlighting that it’s lifted from L’s ‘Mr Smith’ album, which also spawned major hits such as ‘Loungin’ and ‘Hey Lover (ft. Boyz II Men):

A classic, if there ever was one. LL was definitely at his peak here and for that reason ‘Doin It’ will forever remain one of the 90’s defining Hip-Hop releases. It’s a shame contemporary Hip-Hop has nothing on Hip-Hop of the past. Still, I guess that’s why we have Youtube.

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Mariah Carey & The Dream As with most of Mariah’s releases, it was only a matter of time before an official remix surfaced. 2007 breakout star The Dream lays down vocals on this remix of Mimi’s current smash ‘Touch My Body’ – which he also co-wrote. Though the song’s instrumentation is largely the same – aside from a few parts, Dream’s verse is a welcome addition.

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Danity Kane 'Welcome To The Dollhouse' Promo Shot Check out this promotional pic for Danity Kane’s sophomore effort ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’, which hits stores Stateside on March 18th. All the ladies look great.

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'Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe' Cover Our friends over at have confirmed this is the official album cover for the Kelly Rowland’s forthcoming digital release ‘Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe’ (due March 25th). Check out the tracklisting below:

Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe Tracklisting

1. Daylight (featuring Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes) – 3:30
2. Broken – 3:24
3. Comeback (Karmatronics Remix) – 6:20
4. Like This (Redline Remix) – 2:48
5. Love Again – 3:50
6. Unity – 3:51
7. No Man No Cry – 3:28

“Daylight” (Remix EP)

1. Hex Hector Remix
2. Maurice Joshua NuSoul Remix
3. Karmatronics Remix
4. Lost Daze Remix
5. Dan McKie Remix

“Work” (Remix EP)

1. Freemasons Club Mix
2. Freemasons Dub Mix
3. Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Radio Edit
4. Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Extended Remix

While I’m looking forward to the new material (the remixes are…), I’m hoping Kelly hits the studio ASAP to start work on her third album. After the complete mis-management of this project, one has to wonder if the re-release of ‘Ms. Kelly’ is a means of Kelly fulfilling her contractual obligations to her label – freeing her up to go elsewhere?

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Donnie - 'Dr. Love'With the release of albums by Donnie’s Making The Band 4 cast-mates drawing closer (Danity Kane – March 18th / Day26 -March 25th), many have been wondering what’s going on with his project. Word has it the 23 year old will drop his debut LP sometime this summer, and he is still in the studio working on the record.Meanwhile, a snippet of a track Donnie completed with producer 7even (Ashanti, Ja Rule etc) called ‘Dr. Love’ has surfaced. While the uptempo cut is pretty solid, it’s makes it hard to not look at Donnie as a ‘Diet Coke’ version of Justin Timberlake. The song could easily have been placed on Justin’s ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ record. Neither Donnie’s material nor stint on the show has me amped for his album. He’s gonna need to come a little less predictable than this.

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Soul singer Erykah Badu recently performed a set for VH1 SoulStage to support the release of her new album ‘New Amerykah’ – which currently sits at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Check out this performance her current single ‘Honey’ from the show:

Great performance. As ever, Erykah was vocally on-point and the band were getting it too. The fast(er) arrangement of the song was a nice touch.

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Remy Ma & Papoose Engaged According to, rappers Remy Ma and Papoose are engaged to be married this summer. The news was announced on BET’s Black Carpet show yesterday. They’ll sure be needing each other in the coming months, as the report below points out:

The strength of their relationship will certainly be tested, as jury selection has begun for Remy Ma’s trial for the alleged shooting of an acquaintance over money.

The Grammy nominated rapper is accused of shooting a woman twice in the abdomen after leaving a party in Greenwich Village.

Remy, 26, who allegedly accused Makeda Barnes-Joseph of stealing $2,000 from her purse, has pleaded not guilty to assault and related charges.

The pair will probably be using their superior lyrical abilities soon after another alleged assault occurred between Papoose and Fat Joe.

Fat Joe and Papoose recently clashed in a physical altercation that has sparked an intense beef.

I didn’t even know these two were going together. Move over, Nas and Kelis lol lol lol…not.

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It’s been a pretty slow news day, week for that matter. Anyway, check out this pic of Jermiane Jackson arriving at the opening of Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria’s restaurant Beso in Los Angeles last night:

Jermaine JacksonI love the Jackson’s, but come on now. He looks like he’s made out of play-dough. SMH…

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New Mariah Carey Promo ShotThe above is the latest promotional pic to surface for Mariah Carey’s much anticipated new album ‘E=MC²’. She looks kinda doll-like. I’m guessing she’s going for the overly-airbrushed look similar to the promo pics for her the ‘Emancipation’ CD.

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90’s R&B crooners Dru Hill announced they had reunited on Baltimore’s 92Q radio station. Put simply, their reformation was short lived. Check out the hilarious video below {Thanks Kelson}:

LMAO! This has to be the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long while; I have no words. A mess.

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Beyonce Lands Another Movie Role It seems Beyonce is really legit with her acting ambitions. Following the news that she will be playing legend Etta James in ‘Cadillac Cars’, it was, today, announced that she will be starring in another film alongside Idris Elba (of ‘The Wire’ fame) called ‘Obsessed’:

Steve Shill will direct a script by David Loughery. Will Packer produces, and Knowles will be exec producer along with her father, Mathew Knowles.

In “Obsessed,” Elba will play an asset manager who has a knockout wife (Knowles) and thriving career until a temp office worker (Larter) begins stalking him. {Read More}

Granted Beyonce’s acting talents often leave a lot to be desired (See: ‘Goldmember’, ‘Pink Panther’), I’m anxious to see if she can pull this off. To date, the only convincing character I’ve seen her portray well was Deena in ‘Dreamgirls’ – no guesses for why there. Still, I can’t knock her hustle.

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