Owl City, All Things Bright and Beautiful © Universal Republic

Owl City’s “Good Time,” featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Was Deceptively Titled


I said I was going to focus on my Nicki Minaj post, but I couldn’t neglect Adam Young.  Adam Young is Owl City.  If you are unfamiliar or haven’t heard a little #1 hit a couple of years ago called “Fireflies,” Owl City is basically an electronic, synth-pop styled group (well solo basically since it is ole boy’s project).  But anyways, after disappointing sales for Owl City’s … Continue reading Owl City’s “Good Time,” featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Was Deceptively Titled

Nicki Minaj Is Joining American Idol? Huh?!?!


Well, I was planning on writing a full length post chastising the sappy Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen duet “Good Time,” but I changed my mind after reading the shocking billboard.com headline that Nicki Minaj is supposedly joining American Idol (http://www.billboard.com/#/news/report-nicki-minaj-joining-american-idol-1007863942.story). Huh? Additionally, Nick Jonas (as well as producer Pharrell Williams)is being considered to be another judge with veteran judge Randy Jackson moving to a … Continue reading Nicki Minaj Is Joining American Idol? Huh?!?!

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Rick Ross ‘Gangster of Love’ Rolling Stone Cover Literally ‘Lets It All Hang Out’


On the Cover: Rick Ross, Gangster of Love Jay-Z may have put it best years ago on 2007’s American Gangster album: “…I don’t need no hook for this sh*t.” My sentiments for Rick Ross‘ Rolling Stone cover has no hook, no phrases, and no words at all. I was speechless as this came in my mailbox… #SHOCKING Photo Credit: Rolling Stone Continue reading Rick Ross ‘Gangster of Love’ Rolling Stone Cover Literally ‘Lets It All Hang Out’

Random Thoughts: Rick Ross Doesn’t Ask For Much According to “Bury Me A G”


  Rick Ross, one of today’s most ubiquitous MCs, is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, shirtless (collective gasp). But anyways, Ross appears to be a relatively simple person (well maybe aside from that big stream of pot he was smoking)  after reading the article.  This just confirms what I already knew based upon Ross’s song off the recent … Continue reading Random Thoughts: Rick Ross Doesn’t Ask For Much According to “Bury Me A G”

Carey’s Selflessness May Not Pay Off On New Single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)”


I’m really not  on a Mariah Carey tangent – I know I already posted about her, but that new single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” is not as ‘triumphant’ as Carey would like for you to believe.  Carey when asked about this single said she really like this song and it was special to her – well what artist doesn’t say this? For all we know, Chris … Continue reading Carey’s Selflessness May Not Pay Off On New Single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)”

Trey Songz, Chapter V © Atlantic

Trey Songz, ‘Chapter V’ – Extended Album Analysis


Usually when writing a review, I find myself having to limit words and ‘analysis’ of that album.  I tend to write the way I talk, which means I ultimately am very talkative and opinionated – in the kindest way :-).  Since I was fortunate like so many fans to preview Trey Songz‘s newest offering Chapter V (due August 21 via Atlantic Records), I decided this would … Continue reading Trey Songz, ‘Chapter V’ – Extended Album Analysis

Song For A Friday Night, August 17, 2012: Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”


Kendrick Lamar may just be the new Busta Rhymes of hip-hop. No they don’t rap anything like each other, but both are certified ‘characters.’ Lamar is full of idiosyncrasies, made more evident by excellent, though ‘intoxicating’ single “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Since it is a Friday night and people love to get wasted on the weekend, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” should go right along with most drunken activity. … Continue reading Song For A Friday Night, August 17, 2012: Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

To See ‘Sparkle’ Or Not, That is The Question.


Okay, I love musicals – or at least well executed ones.  Over the years, musicals have tended to be ‘hit’ or ‘miss.’  Being honest, I often times rely on the critics to help me to pick and choose when I am in doubt.  Sometimes as ‘fans,’ we get subjective as opposed to objective.  I’m not saying critics aren’t subjective as well as everyone has their … Continue reading To See ‘Sparkle’ Or Not, That is The Question.

What American Idol Means To Mariah Carey – The REAL meaning!


OK, not this is not some cushy post about what Mariah Carey feels about helping to choose the next superstar on American Idol.  This is the reason why I believe that Carey and any other celebrity would want to invest their time on the aging juggernaut of a singing competition. Get ready for it: PROMOTION.  Here’s my spill. Mariah Carey has nothing to lose and … Continue reading What American Idol Means To Mariah Carey – The REAL meaning!

Song of The Day for August 16, 2012: Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”


  We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Lyric Video) Yep, I’ve probably totally lost some of my street cred (if I had any to begin with) and perhaps some of my machismo.  Call it a catchy country-pop (mostly pop)  ditty the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s monster pop hit “Call Me Maybe,” “Never Ever Getting Back Together” is catchy as %^&!. If “You Belong With … Continue reading Song of The Day for August 16, 2012: Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”