Category Archives: Dance

Media Questions Of The Week

Did Jimmy Iovine really ask Diddy “Why don’t you have two-light skinned girls?” instead of Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper for the group Dirty Money? 

Why don’t people believe Ice-T after he revealed he’s never had coffee or eaten a bagel? 

 

 

 

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Throwback: Diddy-Dirty Money-Hello Good Morning Feat. T.I.

 Diddy, Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper were Dirty Money, a progressive dance music trio that threw a lifeline to mainstream pop. Diddy used his experiences at parties in Ibiza and a love story as the inspiration for their 2010 Last Train To Paris album. His decision to be trio was credited to British bands Loose Ends and Soul II Soul. Danja produced “Hello Good Morning” and the blend of Euro synthesizers, brisk beats and raps about being a superstar from T.I. and Diddy became a speaker-spread drug at parties and inside clubs. Diddy discarded all previous hip-house formulas from the ’80s and ’90s and created a new kind of dance music. The Hype Williams-directed video for “Hello Good Morning” had appearances from Rick Ross, T.I. and Rico Love. They have an epic night out while Diddy drives around town in a Bugatti as the other performers deliver their verses from a glamorous club. The concept of the video was pulled from the 1995 movie Heat. There are several remixes of “Hello Good Morning” with Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder and Skepta. The song is one of the gems that helped The Last Train To Paris sparkle across the fragmented worlds of pop without sacrificing its soul.  

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Watch: Nile Rodgers Talk About New Album & Career

Nile Rodgers talks to Tom Power of Toronto’s q studios about his new album with Chic and his stellar career. Rodgers explains how it feels for Chic to have a new album after 26 years, meeting and working with David Bowie and others like Madonna. Nile Rodgers and Chic are touring It’s About Time next month and tickets are on sale now. 

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Tunde Olaniran: Stranger Album Stream

Tunde Olaniran’s Stranger album is the latest iteration of his R&B, hip-hop, dance and pop fusion. It’s been three years since he released the Transgressor album. Stranger has spiritual inspiration, love and the kind of bravado present in any worthwhile artist. But whatever Olarinan is singing about he always wants you to dance. 

 

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Nile Rodgers & Chic: It’s About Time Album Stream

Nile Rodgers and Chic saw the release of It’s About Time today after a 26-year hiatus. Elton John, Craig David and Lady Gaga are among the artists making guest appearances on the album. Lady Gaga covered “I Want Your Love” for Tom Ford’s 2016 Spring/Summer fashion show and it is now available on Chic’s new album. Original members Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson have passed since Chic’s 1992 album Chic-ism. Rodgers, who is behind some of the biggest songs of the past 40 years as a member of Chic and as a producer and writer for Diana Ross, Madonna and others re-entered the mainstream in 2013 with Daft Punk and Pharrell on the hit song “Get Lucky.” It’s About Time stays true to the Chic sound without sounding like a period piece. The band will go on tour in December. 

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