Archive for September 15th, 2006


Natalie Cole Dazzles The Viper Room

by MCavanaugh ·

Natalie ColeHRS was in the house last night to witness Natalie Cole close up her four-day gig at Sunset Strip’s infamous Viper Room, where she put on a dazzling performance.

“I consider this a dress rehearsal. Cause we’re hitting the big city tomorrow. That’s right, we’re heading to New York City to be on TV,” the eight-time Grammy Award winner told the audience.

Promoting her 20th studio album, Leavin’, due out later this month, Cole opened up with Fiona Apple’s “Criminal.” The album features cover songs from a variety of artists, including Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Shelby Lynne, Sting, and Kate Bush.

“The songs on my latest album are cover songs, but I hope we perform like you ain’t never heard them before,” exclaimed Cole.

For Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, who were celebrating their wedding anniversary, Cole took it back with her classic hit “Inseparable.” Following up with the only new track on the album, “5 Minutes Away,” she had everyone dancing and singing along within seconds. Rounding up the evening, she gave an encore performance of a mash-up of “This Will Be An Everlasting Love” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.”

Photo courtesy Verve Records 

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New Music: Marques Houston Sings About His “Favorite Girl”

by MWord ·

Ok ladies, girlies, and some of you boys, here’s the latest single from Marques Houston.

“Favorite Girl” is a laid back, smooth love song and the first single from his upcoming album Veteran due to caress you all in November 14.

Is it me or does it sound like he just woke up on this? Or maybe he’s about to go to “sleep” with, who else, his “favorite girl.”

“Favorite Girl” Windows|Real|Quicktime


Sadat X: “Ni**as Snitched On Me”

by admin ·

Since his sentence was handed down, Brand Nubian member Sadat X has been working furiously to promote his upcoming solo album, Black October, due the same month he begins serving one year for gun possession.News of the arrest shocked fans familiar with the legendary group’s positive image.

“I brought it upon myself but I was definitely snitched on,” Sadat told “Niggas snitched on me.”
Black October drops October 17 on indie label Female Fun Records on Sadat’s Riverside Drive imprint. The set features his fellow Brand Nubian members, Greg Nice (Nice & Smooth), & Money Boss Players along with production by Diamond D, Da Beatminerz, DJ Spinna, J-Zone, Ayatollah, dj paWL (Def Jux) and others.

Sadat X, who also worked as a teacher in Harlem, tries to stick to a positive message with the set’s title track which contains a timely lesson for the youth to stay away from crime.

“Don’t get involved with guns,” he added.