Monthly Archives: June 2013

Throwback: Odell Brown-Tasha

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Odell Brown Jr. was a native of Louisville, Kentucky and started his first professional music group The Organ-izers in the ’60’s.The organ player and his band signed a deal with the Chess Records subsidiary Cadet in 1963. They recorded 4 well-received albums with Mellow Yellow being their most popular. In 1966 they snared a Billboard jazz award before disbanding in 1970. Brown recorded five solo albums in the ’70’s and “Tasha” is from his self-titled 1974 project. He made his mark as a songwriter in 1981 when he co-wrote “Sexual Healing” with Marvin Gaye and won two Grammy awards. Brown passed in 2011 at his home in Richfield, Minnesota.

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Media Questions Of The Week

1. Will the Tupac Shakur Broadway musical "Holla If Ya Hear Me" be the usual corny sappy fare?

1. Will the Tupac Shakur Broadway musical “Holla If Ya Hear Me” be the usual corny sappy fare?

2. Has Tim Dog confirmed his living status with the song, “Falsified” that has a guest appearance from Kool Keith?

3. Should TLC have refrained from making a 20th Anniversary version of "Waterfalls" with Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro since they don't own the rights to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez's original rap?

3. Should TLC have refrained from making a 20th Anniversary version of “Waterfalls” with Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro since they don’t own the rights to Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez’s original rap?

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4. What inspired Eddie Murphy to do a reggae tune with Snoop Lion?Will Snoop be able to get the funding and Eddie’s involvement in what he calls “Real n**ga s**t that’ll keep him connected. Real boss s**t.” And now that Eddie has returned to music will he ever do Stand-Up again as well?

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Janelle Monae-Dance Apocalyptic (Teaser)

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Janelle Monae’s teaser of the upcoming “Dance Apocalyptic” is an all-female black and white scene. The full-length video will be viewable on Tuesday.

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Joey Bada$$-’95 Til’ Infinity (Video)

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Joey Bada$$ gives the viewers a look at his life around NYC with a rap voice that makes him sound like a son of Nine.

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Harleighblu-Play Me

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“Play Me” is the first single from Harleighblu’s upcoming album Forget Me Not due in October.

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