There has been word circulating that R&B songstress Aaliyah may have an upcoming album in the works. Most people know that Aaliyah’s life was taken following a terrible plane crash, right after she shot her final video, which was ”Rock the Boat” in 2001. According to Jeffrey “J. Dub” Walker, who produced “What If” and ”I Refuse” on Aaliyah’s last studio album, there is a posthumous album in the making compiled of unreleased demo vocals. Walker tweeted, “Just got great news today; the smash unreleased song called ‘Steady Ground’ I produced on #Aaliyah is gonna be on her upcoming album.” If there is any validity to this, I am thrilled because I am a fan who felt that Aaliyah was definitely taken from us too soon and at times, I feel she was about to soar more than she already did. So, if we can have another album, I’m all for it!
With such good covers of Bobby Brown, K-Ci & JoJo, Rose Royce and Boyz II Men’s hits, I was one of Marcus Canty’s biggest fans during his run on X Factor USA because I heard great potential in his voice. I could not hardly wait to hear his own original music and it’s finally here!!! His hot new single, “Won’t Make A Fool Out Of You” is rapidly becoming one of my new fav songs. I love Canty’s voice, I see him going far and I can’t wait until he drops his upcoming album. I really hope he has great producers and they stay in the lane of this record. Listen here…
After bringing down the house at last year’s South by Southwest music festival as part of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music show, Jay-Z is set to return to the Austin city limits for a special live-stream concert. The event, “Amex Sync Show Presenting Jay-Z,” was announced Tuesday (March 6) in conjunction with a new Twitter initiative for American Express cardholders. Rumors have been circulating that Jay might be cooking up a big event at the fest with Eminem, but nothing has been announced about Em’s involvement. Last year’s G.O.O.D. event was such a smashing success — featuring John Legend, Mos Def, Pusha T, Big Sean, Kid Cudi and more — that it wouldn’t be a surprise if Jay and Eminem were working on something huge for this year’s increasingly popular music and film festival. Jay’s 2012 appearance will mark his first solo concert at SXSW. Jay-Z’s SXSW performance will be live-streamed on YouTube.com on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. A special rebroadcast will be available on-demand from Tuesday, March 13, to Monday, March 19, on YouTube, Twitter and Xbox LIVE.
I love Demi Lovato and here she is performing her second official single “Give Your Heart A Break” off of her junior studio album Unbroken, which is avaiIable for purchase now. I enjoy Lovato’s music because she has the chops, although she is known from Camp Rock and for being labeled as just “a Disney kid.” Even with bronchitis, she still pulled through and gave a solid live performance on the Today Show. Also, if you missed her “Stay Strong” documentary on MTV, where she discussed her struggles with depression, bulimia, self-injurious behaviors and Bipolar disorder and how she gradually overcame those obstacles, the re-broadcast is scheduled to air today at 11am.