Rihanna Performs at March Madness Festival! In Japan, March Madness and less known in less known compared to NBA. But if you belong to Japanese hip hop generation, there are many things to celebrate. Our favorite Rihanna headlined Day 2 of the March Madness Music Festival at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday night (April 4) and there she performed live the full version of her new song “American Oxygen” which will appear on the R8 album. It was televised between the two semi-final games.
Speaking of the games “undefeated” Kentucky was finally beaten by Wisconsin and the bracket was completely busted. Championship game will be held on Monday at 9pm between Wisconsin and Duke. NCAA Official Site
Fab and French teamed up for “Ball Drop” featuring a familiar horn sampling. Fab has been in the game for the longest but he looks exactly the same since the first time he came to the scene. According to his bio he is 38, really? Maybe he’s lying his age, I don’t know but he definitely belongs to Pharrell’s never-age-club. Same thing with Jay-Z, he’s forever young. If you look too old you better not expect any offers to collaborate with young rappers. “Ball Drop” is the party anthem at clubs exclusively playing Hip-Hop.
A trap song with a hip hop beat and a reggae flavor from Rihanna’s new album will surely be embraced by black girls. The best way to make a group of bored ladies on the floor is to play songs by Rihanna, Beyonce and Ciara back to back. You can make them smile.
Trey Songz’ classic slow jam reminisces smooth ballads of 90’s R&B singer Genuwine. Nice and sexy. It’s like the situation is reversed mostly guys who request for this song, not ladies…….why? Because he is Trey Songz!
DJ June This Week’s Event
Tues 3/31 – Toca Tuesdays with Tony Touch@ The Delancey (168 Delancey St NY) 10pm~
Thu 4/2 – @ Slate (21st Street & 6th Ave) 6pm~
Thu 4/2 – @ bOb (235 Eldridge Street NY) 10pm~
Fri 4/3 – @ Providence AC inside the Tropicana Hotel 11pm~
Sat 4/4 – @ Providence AC 10pm~
Lifetime is set to premiere its Aaliyah Haughton biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B on November 15.
Before Beyoncé and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed ‘street but sweet’ Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.
Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, says the family is pissed that no one from the network contacted them about the movie. Hankerson says the family will block any attempt on Lifetime’s part to use any of Aaliyah’s music.
Movie’s original star, Zendaya Coleman dropped out because she did not feel “morally okay moving forward with the production” for a number of reasons, one being disagreements with Aaliyah’s family over music rights and more: ” The main reasons were the production value wasn’t there. There were complications with the music rights and I felt like it wasn’t being handled delicately,” she said.
But Lifetime doesn’t give a damn. Even though the Haughton family’s dissatisfaction they cast Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah and Jackie Long as R. Kelly, Lyriq Bent as Barry Hankerson, and Elise Neal as Gladys Knight and the movie is made.
Aaliyah’s romantic relationship with Kelly was a major scandal in the early part of the “One In A Million” performer’s career. The two entertainers were secretly married in 1994 when Aaliyah was only 15 and Kelly was in his late 20’s. The marriage was eventually annulled.
According to TV talk show host also serves as executive producer Wendy Williams, “You will see how she meets R. Kelly, what her father and mother’s reaction was to R. Kelly, when it ends with R. Kelly, how she moves on to Dame Dash. But what you won’t see is the plane crash. I just thought that was distasteful.”
Aaliyah: Princess of R&B is set to premiere Saturday, November 15 on Lifetime.
Shakira, Rihanna team up for steamy “Can’t Remember To Forget You”, Shakira’s new single off her new album. Remember Shakira collaborated with Beyonce for “Beatiful Lier” in 2007 shaking their pretty booties? This time she came back with a song with Reggae flavor. Is it Riri’s influence……..?
2. Loyal – Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & French Montana
East CoastバージョンとWest Coastバージョンがあって、基本Chris Brown f/ Lil WayneはどちらもおなじなんですがフューチャリングにEastにはFrench Montana、WestにはToo Shortとなっています。クラブでリクエストが来ているのですぐにブレークすること間違いなしです。
Chris Brown enlisted Lil’ Wayne and French Montana for his new track, “Loyal.” They released East Coast and West Coast versions. East features French Montana, West adds Too Short but basically the same song. Watch out! It’ll break soon!
3. Feelin’ Myself – Will. I. Am f/ Miley Cyrus, French Montana & Wiz Khalifa
DJ Mustard produced Twerk song “Feelin’ Myself” is a great pop party song featuring pop’s reigning queen Miley Cyrus.
DJ June This Week’s Events
Tue Feb. 3 – Toca Tuesday @ Sutra
Thurs Feb. 5 – 10pm @ bOb (235 Eldridge street b/w Houston & Stanton)
Fri Feb. 6 – 11pm @ Providence AC in Tropicana Hotel Atlantic City – Guest DJ Scram Jones
Sat Feb. 7 – 10pm @ Providence AC – Guest DJ Trentino