Taste Of Music

X Factor UK Winners Little Mix Break America with Debut Album

May 29th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

UK all-girl pop band Little Mix landed in the States this week to promote the release of their debut album, DNA, which has been a big hit overseas with hit singles “Wings” and “Cannonball.” Band members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall—who won in the 2011 season of X Factor UK—greeted fans at New Jersey’s Garden State Plaza for their first-ever U.S. album signing and they couldn’t have been happier with the turnout. “I had an absolute blast today! The signing was amazing, thank you to everyone who came down! We love our little mixers!,” Perrie Edwards tweeted, with Jade Thirlwall adding, “Thank you so much to all the New Jersey mixers amazing first album signing here in America! Love you lots like jelly tots.” Given the recent success of fellow X Factor alums Cher Lloyd and One Direction, we expect great things to come for Little Mix.

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Michelle Loeb

Beyonce Cancels Belgium Gig; Sparks Pregnancy Rumors

May 15th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Belgian Beyonce fans were left disappointed as the “Single Ladies” superstar canceled her May 14th concert at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. The Associated Press reported that Beyonce’s doctors diagnosed her with dehydration and exhaustion and told her to rest instead of taking the stage in support of her Mrs. Carter world tour. Since that announcement was made, the rumor mill has been working overtime, saying that the “Crazy in Love” singer is pregnant with her and Jay-Z’s second child. Whether Blue Ivy is going to become a big sister any time soon remains to be seen. For now, we hope Beyonce feels better before the U.S. leg of her tour kicks off on June 28th at the Staples Center in LA.

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Michelle Loeb

Miley Cyrus Planning a Wedding…and a New Album

April 30th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Most blushing brides-to-be spend their time trying on dresses, sampling cakes and generally planning the most important day of their lives, but that’s not the case for Miley Cyrus. The “Party in the USA” singer, who is engaged to Aussie Liam Hemsworth, has been working hard on a new album and a single that’s expected to drop sometime this summer. “All I do is focus on my music,” the former Hannah Montana star said in a recent Google+ live chat. “I think it is like the only time in my life that I have pushed everything aside, everyone aside, anything you know that really mattered and it really became just about the music.” That would certainly explain why she and Liam haven’t been spotted together much lately. Miley seems to have always planned putting her record before her wedding, even talking about it way back in September. So hopefully those split rumors will turn out to be false, the album will be a hit and she can continue “just being Miley” all the way down the aisle.

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Michelle Loeb

Justin Timberlake Admits to Stalking Al Green

April 30th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Justin Timberlake can do it all—singing, acting, dancing. But did you know he was also a stalker? Don’t worry, JT is pretty harmless. He was just a star struck fan who really wanted to meet “Let’s Stay Together” hitmaker Al Green while growing up in Tennessee. “I found out that the Reverend Al Green lived down the street from me,” Timberlake told guests at the White House’s “Soulsville, USA: The History Of Memphis Soul” event. “I drove out – 7 to 8 minutes from my house. Some might call that stalking; I just call it driving by to see where he lived.” The “Suit & Tie” singer even used to hang out at his local market in case the legendary soul singer would come by. “You used to go down the store just to see if the Reverend Al Green would drive by.” After all that work, JT did finally get to meet his idol in 2009 when the two performed together on the Grammy’s. Nice to see this tale of super fandom has a happy ending.
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Michelle Loeb

Bieber’s Behaving Like a Baby

March 11th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

It seems fame might have finally gotten to Justin Bieber’s head as the 19-year-old singer left fans waiting more than two hours at his recent London gig. Sources told Britain’s Daily Mail that the pop star was in a particularly bad mood after a long night of partying and “locked himself in his dressing room to play computer games,” refusing to come out and perform. Other sources claim Bieber threw a temper tantrum at the venue, arguing with his management, who begged him to go out and perform. Allegedly, the singer refused to do so before showering, even though he was already late. Of course he denies all this. Bieber claims he was only 40 minutes late to the stage, tweeting, “Last night i was scheduled after 3 opening acts to go on stage at 935 not 830 but because of some technical issues i got on at 10:10..so…” Whatever you say, Biebs. We hear there are plenty of angry teens over in London who say otherwise.

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Michelle Loeb

Young Rapper Commits Suicide

January 11th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Seattle rapper and internet comedian, Freddy E, committed suicide last weekend after posting a series of chilling tweets via his Twitter account. Reports have claimed that Freddy E, real name Frederick Eugene Buhl, was distraught about a recent breakup with girlfriend “Honey Cocaine,” also a rapper (real name Solchitta Sal). “If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home,” tweets the young star. “This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It’s cold & I’d rather die than live alone.” Seattle police have confirmed his death but have yet to release any additional information. The 22-year-old was said to be affiliated with rapper Tyga of the famed YMCMB group. Fans have expressed their shock and confusion over the incident, some even blaming Cocaine for what happened. She has taken to Twitter to defend herself. “To say I caused what happened is ignorance. You know nothing about our friendship or the story, hate me if you feel. We loved each other.” The entire situation is sad, in my opinion, especially since it involves young, talented individuals with their whole lives ahead of them. We, as fans, should respect his family and wait until more details emerge before we jump to conclusions. We should also be more proactive in preventing more tragedies like this.

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Daneisha Mobley

Ne-Yo Wants To Slow It Down In 2013

January 4th, 2013   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Will 2013 be the year we take a break from fist-pumping, head knocking, hard rock, and raunchy rap music? According to Ne-Yo, it should be! The R&B hit maker rang in the New Year with MTV’s Club NYE 2013 celebration, sporting a sharp red suit and fedora, and performing his smash dance record “Let Me Love You.” After the festivities, he relayed his hopeful vision for R&B in the New Year. “You know what?” Ne-Yo said, “R&B music. Y’all remember slow jams? I want R&B to make a comeback in 2013 and I’m gonna try and have something to do with that.” Being vice president of A&R at Motown, the smoothest R&B record label out, should help him with his goal. Others contributing to the return of R&B – Tamar Braxton, Ashanti, Akon, Kelly Rowland, and of course Beyonce! Posthumous albums slated for release include Michael Jackson’s “Bad 25,” Teena Marie’s “Beautiful,” and even one from R&B princess, Aaliyah. Sounds like this could be the year of the slow jam!

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‘Daneisha Mobley’

Is Ke$ha too Reckless?

December 21st, 2012   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Infamous party girl Ke$ha has found herself with her foot in her mouth, probably among other things. Recently, after the tragic and horrifying shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary, Ke$ha’s song ‘Die Young’ has been criticized for being inappropriate. In response, Ke$ha absolved herself from all responsibility and tweeted that, not only did she not like the lyrics of the song, but she was FORCED to sing them. The pop star even added that the message behind “Die Young” is not what she had intended. It is no surprise that this tweet has since been deleted. Now, Ke$ha’s Twitter page reads as an apology to those who have been affected by this tragedy, and that she now knows how inappropriate her lyrics were. The song in question, which has the lyrics “Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young. We’re gonna die young,” has been pulled from radio stations across the country after shooter a deranged shooter killed 20 children and 6 adults at the elementary school. Interestingly, now Ke$ha rescinded her “FORCED” comment completely on her official site, saying that she made the comment in a moment of “emotion and sadness,” and still stands behind the message of “Die Young.” She maintains that the point of the song is to stress the importance of living life each day to the fullest and staying young at heart. Hopefully, this experience has served Ke$ha as a reminder of the influence she has on her young fans. Maybe “dying young” isn’t the perfect message to be sending out to our youth.

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Gabby Kalika

Lil Wayne’s Next Album His Last as he Moves on to Sports

December 7th, 2012   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

The infamous rapper Lil Wayne has announced that his 11th and last album, “The Carter V”, will be out next year to mark his retirement from the rap game. The rapper, who has another release called “I Am Not A Human II” slated for release in February, reportedly sat down with MTV recently to discuss his aspirations of becoming a sports analyst and even starting a new sports show with fellow rapper Nelly.
“The Carter V is my last album. I’ve been rapping since I was 8 years old; I’m 30 now. That’s a long time, and I like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quickly. And, when I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only, and music sometimes is not that ‘it.'”
Lil Wayne made a name for himself as a teenager in the New Orleans rap group known as the Hot Boys. Since then, he has reached impressive heights in the rap world with a record label (Young Money Records) and platinum album sales under his belt. Having conquered all of his goals, Lil Wayne is moving on to new endeavors in the sports world. Plus, this also gives him time to be a father to his little ones with less time in the studio. Regardless of how you feel about Lil Wayne, there is no denying that he has worked to his full potential here and is setting a great example for his fans by not stopping here but moving on to bigger and better things. Besides, we have a feeling this “retirement” means nothing close to the end for Lil Wayne.
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Naa-Shorme Aidoo

Dreaming into the Kaleidoscope

October 5th, 2012   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »