NEW MUSIC: @Eminem featuring @Rihanna - "The Monster"

I sense a hit with this one. 
Catchy hook, pop track, mainstream uplifting Em flow?  Check, check and check...
"MMLP2" drops November 5, 2013 

MUSIC MONDAY: @RobertGlasper feat. @NorahJones - "Let It Ride"

From the forthcoming album "Black Radio 2" dropping TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 29th!
Watch the lyric video.. especially after 6 minutes... 

Rock Legend Lou Reed Dies At Age 71

Lou Reed, best known as founder and lead singer of iconic rock band The Velvet Underground who later had solo hits such as "Walk On The Wild Side" from the classic album "Transformer", passed away today.
Mr. Reed had recently undergone a liver transplant, and as recent  as June of this year was on his way to a full recovery.
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Lou Reed was credited as inspiration for other artists and legends from David Bowie to Iggy Pop, who called his death today "devastating news".
Lou Reed co-founded The Velvet Underground with roommate John Cale on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 60's. Their debut album, "The Velvet Underground and Nico", featured iconic cover art by Andy Warhol.
Going solo in 1972, it was 1973's sophomore album, "The Transformer" album that garnered the hit "Walk On The Wild Side", which has since been sampled by rappers as A Tribe Called Quest and Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg).  In 1975 famously released a double-album, "Metal Machine Music", composed entirely of guitar feedback and noise. 
Lou Reed passed away in Southampton, New York, of complications stemming from his April 2013 liver transplant. According to a physician, Dr. Charles Miller (head of the liver transplant program at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where Mr. Reed was staying until a few days ago), Mr. Reed  "was doing his Tai Chi exercises within an hour of his death, trying to keep strong and keep fighting.”
He is survived by his wife, Laurie Anderson.
Rest Well, Lou. Rest Well...

NEW MUSIC: @RhemaK - "Time"

Yet another dope single from Rhema K. was sent to me a few days back 
I'm really liking the groove and lyrics.
Those harmonies are deadly. I guess it runs in the family. 
Support Rhema. Post your thoughts below!

WATCH: @DonnaSummer - "Love Is In Control" (Chromeo & Oliver Remix)

I've always been a Donna Summer fan.
I remember sitting in my room as a child playing old 12" vinyl of Donna's Casablanca Records days,
like the full version of "No More Tears" that had no b-side. Completely blank on the other side.
This remix album that was released, "Love To Love You, Donna" is a worthy tribute to some of her greatest work, with some of my favorite producers remixing classics like "Last Dance" (Masters At Work), "I Feel Love" (Afrojack), and the leading track and album's centerpiece,  a STUNNING reinterpretation of "Love To Love You Baby" by the song's original producer, the legendary Giorgio Moroder (who also produced the previously-unreleased "La Dolce Vita"), turning the classic sexy track into a slow EDM groove with Scarface-soundtrack-worthy keys. 
The one I keep playing over and over again, is this REALLY fun remix of "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)", which turns the late-disco classic into an 80's explosion of a Nu-Dance , complete with lush synths and drum programming and a DOPE vocoder line.
I'm a sucker for a really good dance remix and the accompanying video (above), that was remixed for the album's promotion just makes me miss Donna that much more.
Please cop that remix album, available via all digital outlets everywhere.
We miss you, Aunt Oona from Altoona.

NEW VISUAL: @BeeZeeUK feat. @BSLADE - "#HONEY [Music Video]

I'd been waiting for this video for a MINUTE, and it finally dropped last weekend 
while I was on a much-needed vacation.
Leave your thoughts below!
Available now on iTunes from Suxxess Records: 
Directed, Produced & Edited by B.Slade™ 
Director of Photography: Logan Alexander 
Lighting: Cody Bassett 
Make Up: Rhonda Bean


Watch: @MileyCyrus, @JimmyFallon, & @TheRoots - "We Can't Stop" (Acapella)

So, Miley, Jimmy and The Roots did a viral video in promotion
for her recent appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
This is DOPE. And I'm not even a fan of the song.
It showcases Miley's voice without all the bells and whistles.

WATCH: @BSLADE - "I Get Lonely" (Live From #EUS8)

B.Slade was among the performers of this year's "Evening Under The Stars", 
benifitting the Special Needs Network.
Here's footage of B singing Janet Jackson's classic, "I Get Lonely"
Videography courtesy of Leroy Hamilton.


WATCH: Coffee Shop Surprise [Video]

THIS is hilarious. But to be honest... I'd sh*t my pants if I didn't know what was going on. LOL.

WATCH: @JoelOsteen On "Late Night With @JimmyFallon"

I love Pastor Osteen; always have. Open heart, open mind.
This was really fun to watch.

New Visual @SamanthaJLive - "Tight Skirt"

This video dropped yesterday, the song has quietly been burning up
college radio, with its pop/dancehall blend and 16-year-old Samantha J's youthful image.
The obvious comparisons to Rihanna will come,
but it's nice to see a fresh face on the scene making a buzz.

New Visual @BritneySpears - "Work B**ch!"

I'm feeling this song, that synth lead line is deadly.
The visual works, too. It looks like Britney is back to top form.


Full Force On "The Breakfast Club"