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Here is the low down on the whole "I Am Music" tour that Lil' Wayne is going to be putting on.  I found the tour dates and locations, and the people who will end up touring with him.  Check it out below!  The information was found via Hip Hop DX

DATE:      TOWN:  PLACE:
December 14th                  Miami, FL                         American Airlines Arena
December 18th                  Houston, TX                     Toyota Center
December 19th                  Dallas, TX                          American Airlines Center
December 21st                  Los Angeles, CA                Gibson Amphitheater
December 22nd                Los Angeles, CA                Gibson Amphitheater
December 23rd                Oakland, CA
December 26th                Detroit, MI                          Joe Louis Arena
December 27th                Chicago, IL                          United Center
December 28th                Philadelphia, PA                Susquehanna Bank Center
December 29th                Greensboro, NC                 Coliseum
December 30th                Washington, DC                 Verizon Center
December 31st                 Atlanta, GA                         Phillips Arena
January 2nd                     Charlotte, NC                      Bobcat Arena
January 3rd                     Hampton, VA                      Hampton Coliseum
January 4th                     Cleveland, OH                     Quicken Loans Arena
January 8th                     St Louis, MO                       Chafeitz Center
January 9th                     Kansas City, MO                 Sprint Center
January 11th                    New Orleans, LA                New Orleans Arena
January 14th                   Montreal, CAN                   Bell Center
January 15th                   Toronto, CAN                     Air Canada Center
January 16th                   New York (LI)                    Nassau Coliseum
January 17th                   Hartford, CONN                New England Dodge Music Ctr
January 18th                  Atlantic City, NJ                Boardwalk Hall
January 19th                  Worcester, MA                  DCU Center

Guests Include:
  • T-Pain
  • Keri Hilson
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Keyshia Cole
CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE WEEZY NEWS IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

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We would like to wish everyone out there a happy thanksgiving from all of us (or should I say the two of us) here at Tha Good Life Reviews.  This is our second year celebrating Thanksgiving, and we look forward to having many more in the near future!  To all the other blogs out there, we wish you and your viewers a thanksgiving as well!  Be sure to check back here for more reviews and more music news!  

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That's right, you can kiss a 2008 release from Jada goodbye.  It has been confirmed that the Ruff Ryder will be releasing his album, Kiss of Death sometime in 2009.  This comes as no surprise to me mainly due to the frequent push backs by many artists in the music industry today... But also, the album has poorly been marketed, and as December approaches rapidly, I assumed that it would not make it's 08' deadline due to the lack of promotion and information on the album.  It just doesn't seem like the album is generating enough attention, and if they release it in 09' they may be able to do more promotional work, put out more singles, and get more fans into it.  Be on the lookout for Kiss of Death in 09'.

CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE JADA NEWS AND INFORMATION ON HIS 2009 RELEASE

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Album Ranking: -A

We posted up about these guys earlier, and their album dropped recently.  It is something really different, and I am liking their style.  They do what is called, "Alternative Rap," something that you don't really hear from a ton of musicians.  Their style is incomparable, and their sound is truly unique to the music industry.  If  you have not heard any of their work before, I would suggest you go out and buy the album of give their singles a listen.  What they do is truly extraordinary and is worth taking a look at.  They come from New Orleans, and I think that their music has a lot to do with what has happened there, i.e. the gang violence and stuff like that.  Check it out and get back to us on what you think about the album!

Track Listing:
"The List" (8.7 out of 10)
"F!RE (Put It In The Air)" (9.2 out of 10)
"Bang! Bang!" (9.75 out of 10)
"Cappuccino" (9.7 out of 10)
"Roxxanne" (9.56 out of 10)
"Daddy's Little Girl" (9.4 out of 10)
"The Train" (9.5 out of 10)
"Shine Again" (8.8 out of 10)
"Life In A Cage (Electric)" (8.4 out of 10)
"Pea Knuckle (Skits)" (N/A out of N/A) 
"Powder Room" (8.7 out of 10)
"Parking Lot" (9 out of 10)
"Hush" (9 out of 10)
"Wake The F**k Up" (9.3 out of 10)
"Playboys" (8.5 out of 10)
"The True" (8.3 out of 10)
"Lights Camera Action" (9.2 out of 10)

BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE KNUX UPDATES AND NEWS!!!

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Album Ranking: A

Well it would appear that The Killers have set a new Day & Age on the music industry, and their most recent November 24th release for sure is their best yet!  The album featured a sort of shakeup in The Killers music style as the album featured a more of a "Pop" sort of tune to it.  I truly don't know if that was what they were going for, but I liked it.  Seems like the whole Pop genre is getting popular as Kanye West has classified his most recent release as a "Pop" piece.  The album features the hit single, "Human" which sparked a lot of popularity with Killer fans.  The second single, "Spaceman" was featured a different side of the Killers music style.  It was more "Poppy" then the rest of the songs, I don't know why, it just seemed that way.

The album overall was very solid.  It featured a full lineup of songs that flow and mesh nicely and give the album a sense of stability.  Each track belted out the same confidence and each truly made the album what it was.  The great part about the album was that it wasn't as commercialized as some albums are, but that won't stop them from selling a ton of copies.  Their rep and two singles really pushed the album to where it will stand, and I think it will be one of their most successful albums to date!  So be sure to go out and pick up a copy of the album... I promise you that it won't be a let down, and if you aren't such a 'Rock' type of person, give the album a listen and decide for yourself.  Plenty of my friends who don't love Rock n' Roll love the Killers, so just check it out and be open to new stuff!  This will for sure make the Top 10 of 2008 list!

Track Listing:
"Losing Touch" (8.9 out of 10)
"Human" (9.8 out of 10)
"Spaceman" (9.7 out of 10)
"Joy Ride" (9.4 out of 10)
"A Dustland Fairytale" (8.8 out of 10)
"This Is Your Life" (8.9 out of 10)
"I Can't Stay" (9 out of 10)
"Neon Tiger" (9.75 out of 10)
"The World We Live In" (9.67 out of 10)
"Goodnight, Travel Well" (9 out of 10)

Bonus Tracks:
"A Crippling Blow (UK Bonus Track)" (9 out of 10)
"Forget About What I Said (US Bonus Track)" (9 out of 10)
"Tidal Wave (US Bonus Track)" (8.8 out of 10)
"Human (Remix) (iTunes Bonus Track)" (9 out of 10)

CHECK BACK HERE FOR POST DAY & AGE NEWS AND FURTHER ANALYSIS AND UPDATES ON THE KILLERS!!!

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Album Ranking: A

SHH... Quiet down... Dude, shut your trap, the film has started. Hey man, sit your butt down, I can't see the screen. The Preview ends and now it's time to start the show... Theater of the Mind. Dang Luda, he has done it again! He has successfully put out enough albums to fill up your CD player in your car, and to tell you the truth, each and every release from him thus far has been rather great. Theater of the Mind is nothing short of spectacular. The album features some of the greats from the music industry, and while it took him about a year to record, cut, and finish it, it was for sure worth the wait. He just killed this album, and it will go down as one of his top albums, for sure! Ludacris really went abstract with this album project, doing something that really hasn't been done before.

He has stated that the album is a more of a movie style concept. He mentioned that each track on the album would be something that you would hear in the movie theaters. It is really interesting, because his idea is really true. I could picture most of these songs ending up in movies. Another great thing is that we finally get to hear some more music from Luda. It has sure been awhile, and he definitely gave it his all on this album. It is a solid, all-around album that will for sure be up there on the charts. The album may not be as career changing or different as Kanye's 808's, but it is for sure a different style. I like what he brought to the table on this album, and he definitely set the standards high for ATL rappers, and for his future releases. This album is for sure going to be on the Top 10 of 2008.

Track Listing:
"Intro" (N/A out of N/A)
"Undisputed (Co-starring Floyd Mayweather Jr.)" (9 out of 10)
"Wish You Would (Co-starring T.I.)" (9 out of 10)
"One More Drink (Co-starring T-Pain)" (8.9 out of 10)
"Call Up the Homies (Co-starring The Game & Willy NorthPole)" (9.4 out of 10)
"Southern Gangsters (Co-starring Ving Rhames, Rick Ross & Playaz Circle) (8.7 out of 10)
"Everybody Hates Chris (Co-starring Chris Rock)" (8.8 out of 10)
"What Them Girls Like (Co-starring Chris Brown & Sean Garrett)" (9.7 out of 10)
"Nasty Girl (Co-starring Plies)" (9.6 out of 10)
"Contagious (Co-starring Jamie Foxx)" (9.2 out of 10)
"Last of a Dying Breed (Co-starring Lil Wayne)" (9.65 out of 10)
"MVP" (9.55 out of 10)
"I Do It for Hip-Hop (Co-starring Nas & Jay-Z)" (9.73 out of 10)
"Do the Right Thing (Co-starring Common & Spike Lee)" (9 out of 10)

BREAKING LUDACRIS NEWS:
So I normally don't report news on a musician on their album review, but heck, I might as well just post this up right now... Ludacris has stated that he would like to release two albums in 2009, one being a Theater of the Mind 2 and the other would be a, Battle of the Sexes album that he has stated work has already started for it.  The Battle of the Sexes album would feature help from the musician Shawna, so it will for sure be interesting to see what Luda has to bring to the table in 09'.  So be sure to check back here for more Ludacris news and album information... We will make a post for you all on what to get amped for in the upcoming year!  So be sure to check back here for more information!

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I can feel it...The Fray is making a comeback. Not that they really ever disappeared, but I have a feeling that their second studio album is gonna be hotttter than hot and colder than Iceee. But yeah enough with stupid phrases and sayings, this track list is huge, b/c it seems like the trend these days is to release a ton of unreleased stuff on deluxe editions and whatnot, so yeah, enjoy. And as I said, we will be covering this album when it drops. The Fray's second studio album is titled The Fray and looks like it's going to be soliddd (count the d's).

Check back when this album drops on February 3rd, 2009!!!
And be sure to support the band and buy the album!!!

P.S. If anyone has the presale password for the Webster Hall, NYC show we would appreciate it if you could put it in the comments for this post or drop us an email at Sickwitityo@gmail.com.

Track List:
  1. "Syndicate"
  2. "Absolute"
  3. "You Found Me"
  4. "Say When"
  5. "Never Say Never"
  6. "Where The Story Ends"
  7. "Enough For Now"
  8. "Ungodly Hour"
  9. "We Build Then We Break"
  10. "Happiness"

iTunes Bonus Tracks:

  1. "Fair Fight"
  2. "Uncertainty"

The following are included on The Fray (Deluxe Version) of the album on iTunes:

  1. "Where The Story Ends" (Piano Version)
  2. "Absolute" (Acoustic Version)
  3. "You Found Me" (Acoustic Version)
  4. "Enough For Now" (Acoustic Version)
  5. "Fair Fight"
  6. "Uncertainty"
  7. "You Found Me" (Music Video)
  8. "The Making of You Found Me" (Video)
  9. "Making The Album"(Video)

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I don't know if any of you guys out there have heard of Mishon, but the guy is fantastic.  He is cousins with Chris Brown, and while I don't know how closely related the two are, there is a definitely a ton of CB in his musical ways.  The way his lyrics flow, the sound to his music, and his voice are all pretty similar to Chris Breezy's.  Now he is no CB, but he is for sure a fantastic musician, and I think that if you are a big CB fan, then you should for sure check out his cousin.  The guy had a huge single that when it first leaked on the web, people were saying, "Oh, that's a Chris Brown track..." Turns out, "Excuse Me Mama" is a Mishon track.  The two are very similar, let me tell you, and I hope to hear more music out of Mishon in the near future.  I have not heard of any album plans or much, but I know he has that Mama single out, so be sure to cop that on iTunes or Amazon.  It's a truly fantastic track, and I can't wait to cover more Mishon music in the near future!  I wonder what CB thinks about his cousin, and if we would ever see a collab effort by the two of them!?  Could be interesting! (NOTE: We have no valid sources saying that Mishon and CB are related, I have not heard it straight from a solid source, but word on the web is that the two are cousins...)

Check Back Here For More Mishon Updates & News!!!

"Excuse Me Mama" - Mishon:


Mishon @ Age 10... And Just In Time For The Holiday Season!!!

Commercial For Mishon - Dynasty Records

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I know I am very late on this, but I will post it up anyways, here is the upcoming album for Jamie Foxx's upcoming release, Intuition.  The track listing looks to be killer, and I can't wait to hear the album when it drops!

Track Listing:
"Just Like Me (Feat. T.I.)"
"I Don't Need It"
"Number One (Feat. Lil' Wayne)"
"Digital Girl Feat. The-Dream)"
"Blame It (Feat. T-Pain)"
"She Got Her Own (Feat. Ne-Yo & Fabolous)"
"Intuition Interlude"
"I Don't Know"
"Weekend Lover"
"Why"
"Freak'in Me (Feat. Marsha Ambrosius)"
"Slow"
"Rainman"
"Overdose"
"Love Brings Change"

CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE JAMIE FOXX NEWS IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!!

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Check this song below, it is very mellow and chill, and I personally enjoy it a lot!  If your into mellow music, this guy is great!  A friend of mine just sent me over a link to this song, and I really enjoyed it!  I know that most of the posts on the blog are Hip-Hop/Rap related, but we try to incorporate as many genres as possible, so check this track below and holla at us!

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Album Ranking: A

808's & Heartbreak dropped today, and it is something extremely new and very interesting coming out by the Ye' man.  The track listing consists of 12 tracks all of Yeezy singing.  SINGING!?  Yes, that's right!  Singing...  So I have just been looking around the web, and I have noticed how many fans either love the album or hate it.  I am one of those Kanye fans that likes what he has done with the new album.  I listened to the rough cuts of most of the songs, and the final releases of those tracks is such a vast upgrade it is not even funny. RoboCop was one of the worst songs I had ever heard, but the Herbie Hancock Jr. added his thing on the track, and it really made the track what it is!  The album features something new to Hip-Hop star's already illustrious musical career.  He is one of those guys who likes to venture out, and do something different.  He took T-Pain's idea with using the Auto-Tune, and really changed the vibe of the whole album.  He also used the drum set kit which really gave the impression of the whole album being like a heart beat.

The album features a totally new side to Kanye.  It is a more emotional album, one that really gives insight to the way Kanye has been feeling as of late.  I don't know if the change in music was due to his mothers passing away, or if it was something that he just decided to do, but whatever it was, he did it with all his heart.  The album features a great supporting cast, as Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi, and Lil' Wayne appear on three out of the twelve solid tracks on the album.  The tracks on here are pretty solid, and while you will get your general haters out there, Kanye did throw out a solid album.  It may not be of him rapping, but it is still a very solid album.  For all you haters out there, go sit in a corener and wait for his hopeful release in 2009.  If you think about it, in the recent events in Kanye's life, it is reasonable for the him to make an album like 808's.  It features him dealing with a lot of stuff... His recent break-up with his engaged girlfriend, his mothers death, and his constant scrutiny over 808's really led to his hardcore Pop genre idea.

The album was straight fire folks, and you should all go pick it up and support Kanye.  He is not a poser, and he is someone who got out there, and tried to do something different.  If ya'll want to scrutinize and say that this is not Kanye's best, than you need to go get a reality check and realize that not everyone out there can put out album after album and make it the best thing ever.  In my opinion, 808's may not be his best work, but it was for sure a solid album.  You should all go out and cop it for yourselves and let us know what you think about it.  I liked it, but I know there are many out there who did not like it.  If so, there are rumors about there being an album in June or some time in 2009. 

 So be sure to check back here for more information on that!  MAKE SURE TO GO OUT AND COP THE 808'S ALBUM!!!


Track Listing:
"Say You Will" (8.9 out of 10)
"Welcome to Heartbreak (Feat. Kid Cudi)" (9.7 out of 10)
"Heartless" (9.7 out of 10)
"Amazing (Feat. Young Jeezy)" (9.5 out of 10)
"Love Lockdown" (9 out of 10)
"Paranoid (Feat. Mr Hudson)" (9 out of 10)
"RoboCop" (9.75 out of 10)
"Street Lights" (8.8 out of 10)
"Bad News" (8.5 out of 10)
"See You in My Nightmares (Feat. Lil Wayne)" (8.9 out of 10)
"Coldest Winter" (9.65 out of 10)
"Pinocchio Story (Freestyle Live from Singapore) (Bonus Track)" (9.75 out of 10)

LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK OF KANYE'S NEW RELEASE!!!

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Yo, it's ICECrush comin' at you with this week's Hottest Trax You've Never Heard, featuring the Dilated Peoples Ft. Kanye in their song, "This Way". This song features the hot rhymes of Yeezy with the heart and soul of the Dilated Peoples. I've known this song for a while, but have never really heard it be played or anything anywhere else, so I thought you guys would enjoy it. If you love Yeezy, hot trax, sweet music videos, and especially solid musik, this is one track you've gotta have on your pod.

Enjoy!

"I don't know what's better, gettin laid or gettin paid
I just know when I'm gettin one, the other's gettin away..."

Video:


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Cee-Lo (of Gnarls Barkley) and The Roots cover the White Stripes ever so popular "7 Nation Army" live, and then make a smoothe transition into the Gnarls Barkley hit song off their Freshman release, "Crazy"

Check The Video Below And Leave A Comment About It!!!



MORE CEE-LO AND ROOTS NEWS COMING YOUR WAY IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

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He ordered up a buyout... and he got what he wanted.  Then came the tricky part... Which team do I sign with?  It is not like 18 different teams in the league are trying to sign me.  The guy is such a respectable player, and he is the key to Detroit's offense and defensive woes at this point.  He has orchestrated this to his liking, and he will be suiting up in a Detroit uniform after he signs with them on December 3rd, 2008.  It will mark a huge change (like Barack Obama) for the Pistons, and I think having him back will create a totally new playing experience for the team.  Anyway, the Pistons lost today, big time, to the Timberwolves... But expect things to change here in Detroit once Dyess comes back!

MORE PISTONS UPDATES IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!!

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So you aren't a fan of the whole Auto-Tune thing that Kanye has been messing around with?  Well then go out, and grab this hot mixtape.  It is rather great, one of the best Kanye West mixtapes I have  ever heard, and let me tell ya, I am not holding back.  The tracks on this tape are fast, upbeat, and paced at a totally different speed then what a normal Kanye West song goes at.  It's something that keeps fans craving Kanye, and wanting more.  It also features the remixing from many different people, who add their own special touch onto his already fantastic song history.  I am being completely serious when I tell you that if you are not an 808's fan, then hit this mixtape up, and you will get your Kanye fix.  Also, be on the lookout for a possible 2009 release by the 808's star!

Track Listing:
1. Sky High Introduction (9 out of 10)
2. Good Morning (The Kickdrums Remix Feat. Big Sean) (9.6 out of 10)
3. Champion (Nick Catchdubs Remix) (9.2 out of 10)
4. Barry Bonds (Eli Escobar Remix feat. Lil Wayne) (9.4 out of 10)
5. Crack Musik (Cookin Soul Remix) (9.6 out of 10)
6. We Major (The Kickdrums Remix Feat. Nas) (9.8 out of 10)
7. Get Em High (A-Trak Remix Feat. Common) (9.8 out of 10)
8. Throw Some (Cousin Cole Remix) (9 out of 10)
9. Electric Touch (Mighty Mi & Steve1der Remix Feat. Lupe Fiasco) (9.8 out of 10)
10. Love Lockdown (Tom Wrecks Remix) (9 out of 10)
11. Flashing Lights (Diplo Remix) (9.1 out of 10)
12. Addiction (Kenny Dope & Terry Hunter Remix) (9.9 out of 10)
13. Stronger (A-Trak Remix) (9.5 out of 10)
14. Workout Plan (Chaise Marcel Remix) (9.4 out of 10)
16. Impatient Boy (Benzi Refix Feat. Will.I.Am.) (9.76 out of 10)
17. Homecoming (Discotech Remix Feat. Chris Martin) (9.98 out of 10)
18. I Wonder (Scottie B Remix) (9.75 out of 10)
19. Good Life (Stretch Armstrong Remix Feat. T-Pain) (9.56 out of 10)
20. Can’t Tell Me Nothing (DJ Godfather Remix) (9.79 out of 10)

BE SURE TO GO OUT AND COP THIS MIXTAPE & 808'S & HEARTBREAK ON NOVEMBER 24TH, 2008... CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE UPCOMING ALBUM NEWS AND FUTURE INFORMATION AFTER 808'S IS RELEASED!!!

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So I haven't been watching Lost for a while, but you know what, I really think I should and it's all thanks to the Fray!!! Check out this great single "You Found Me" embedded into a Lost promo. The Fray's sound is so great, I feel like it just lifts me up, and gets me going. They have great guitarists, great vocals, and just a great feel. Their lyrics are powerful, and their sound is pure. The Fray's album comes out Feb 3rd entitled The Fray, and yes, we will be covering it!

ICECrush Outtttt!


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Dang, talk about bulking up!!! Barry Bonds is known for that big ole' astrict that will loom over his 756* home run baseball, but what is more surprising is the fame that he has gathered from the music community.  Kanye West dropped a whole track in his honor.  You hear about him in modern day songs... all because he is who he was...  And while he did abuse roids' he still had an amazing career!  So if ya'll can post a comment to five tracks that have a shout out for Barry Bonds in them (besides the Kanye West track) then you will get a prize.  A iPod Nano... The competition will last for a week!!!

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So you guys should know this by now, but we love to hate on that three times on your boiiieeee SOULJA BOYYYY. Yeah that kid's a tool. But what we love even more is when artists hurt on other ones, or just other people in the media in general. Like that time that Weezy called out Al Sharpton in his rant in one of his songs on Tha Carter III, calling him "Don King with a perm". Nice. And we digress.

I've never heard of this band, but maybe a few of you have. The English Pop group, Take That, called out Amy Winehouse in one of their recent songs, "How Did it Come to This" that will be going out on their new upcoming album, The Circus. I mean it isn't confirmed that they're calling it out, but their awesome fans spot their malicious intentions. One part of the song goes a little something like this: "Slightly schizophrenic…slightly OCD"...Yeah that's Amy. Burn.....ouchies, I felt that one from here. They then go on to drag out stuff and allude to some crazy, neurotic individual, "a girl in Camden Town", asking, "How did it come to this?" and so on and so forth.

I'm sorry Amy, but you just got called out. And maybe they're not trying to hurt you, but really telling you to stop being a rebel and to follow the advice of your peers. Go to rehab! You're going to die of emphazema in like 2 years anyway, so come on prolong your life. We don't want you to die, we just don't want you singing about not going to rehab anymore, just like we really don't care that Katy Perry kissed a girl and liked it. Keep that to yourself, jeez.

Well that about wraps it up. And who knows, maybe they're not actually talking to you, it's just speculation. So if you read this and you get upset, yeah you can hate on us, but we'll just hate on you back.

SHAKABOOM.
Take that and rewind it back, Take that's got the rhymes that make yo' ego go THWACKKK.

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So it is official now, and even the President of the United States is a bit saddened by the news... Remix of the Week has now been pushed to Sundays!  Well it actually isn't sad at all... So I don't know why the President is crying... But anyway, we will feature Remix of the Week on the first day of the week (Sunday) and Hottest Track You Never Heard will be featured on monday.  Sound good?  I hope so, because ya'll don't have much of a say in the matter!

CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR HOTTEST TRACK YOU NEVER HEARD & NEXT SUNDAY FOR REMIX OF THE WEEK!

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Well as we had a crazy November, saw the releases of some solid albums, and while we are still awaiting the releases of a bunch of highly anticipated albums, it is time to take a gander into the future, and see what is going down in December!!!  That's my friends Pumpkin from Halloween, pretty sick (literally), no!?  Alright, let's see what's up for December!

December 2, 2008:
  • Freedom - Akon
  • Circus - Britney Spears
  • Emeritus - Scarface
December 9, 2008:
  • Universal Mind Control - Common
  • Human - Brandy
  • The Last Kiss - Jadakiss
  • In A Perfect World - Keri Hilson
  • On My Radio - Musiq Soulchild
  • Call & Response: The Remix Album - Maroon 5
  • Avant - Avant
December 16, 2008:
  • A Different Me - Keyshia Cole
  • Folie a' Deux - Fall Out Boy
  • Da REAList - Plies
  • Live at Mile High Musical Festival - Dave Matthews Band
  • Intuition - Jamie Foxx
  • iSouljaboytellem - Soulja Boy (DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!)
CHECK BACK HERE LATER FOR MORE UPCOMING ALBUMS AND NEWS!!!

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DINNER IS SERVED... You're getting your Remix of the Week a day early this week, but it is totally worth it!  This track is straight fire folks.  I have never heard of this guy named Novel, but dang, he has some good stuff.  You all know I am a huge fan of both Rock/Pop music and Hip-Hop/Rap music, so when the two combine on a remix, you know that I am going to be going CRAZY!  You can check the track out below, I am sure you will be satisfied with it, and be sure to hit us up with what your take is on the Remix of the hit song, "I Am" (originally by) Ben Folds!!!

Next Weeks RotW may not be able to top this one, but I sure hope it does!!!

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If you are a big 24 fan, like I am, then be sure to tune into FOX tonight at catch the two hour special 24: Redemption TV Movie that bridges the gap between season six and season seven. I have been waiting a full year for this, and because of that stupid writers strike, I didn't get my yearly fix of 24. THANK G-D THAT IT IS COMING BACK, I truly didn't know what I was going to do if the movie never came out, and 24 ended up dyeing due to the strike! The TV movie premieres tonight at 8 P.M. and it sure will be great!

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It always stinks when a musician or really anyone dies...  Today the music industry lost one of its greats in MC Breed.  The Flint, Michigan native passed away today.  He came out with some hot tunes in his lifetime, and was known for collabs with 2Pac, The D.O.C., & DFC.  One of his hit songs that made it to #66 on the Billboard was one of my past favorites entitled, "Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin"  Check out that track below.  We wish everything well to the Breed family and to his friends and relatives.  MC Breed left his impact on the music industry forever, and he will truly be missed.

R.I.P. MC BREED
1972-2008

"Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin"

"Gotta Get Mine (Feat. 2Pac)"

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There are already six people out there who have signed up for our FeedBurner!!!  What to be notified when we make a post?  Then simply look to the right of this post, click on the FeedBurner icon, and sign yourself up!  It is as simple as that!  Also, a long with FeedBurner, we have added Digg, and plenty of other features to the blog.  So be sure to make the best use of that stuff!!! Alrighty, that's all for now, we will get back at ya'll later!

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When I say T-Pain, what do you think?  Do you think of some guy who brings a hot beat and drops some dope lyrics on a track... Yea, something like that comes to mind.  Does a guy who makes his entrance to an award ceremony on an elephant come to mind...?  Last I checked, it sure does!  Or maybe a guy who truly brought back the Auto-Tune effect may pop into that noggin of yours...  That same guy who did and does everything I listed before just dropped a straight fire album, and let me tell you, it will be hard for him to top it.  Anyway, I think you should all cop the album, it is very good, and features many musical talents such as Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil' Wayne, Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Akon and T.I.  Also, be sure to check the song ratings below, and the Deluxe Edition rankings as well!  Again, this is for sure was one of the better albums of 2008, and I wouldn't be surprised if it makes it onto my Top 10 of 08'!

If you are a big T-Pain fan, then this album will be epic in your mind.  If you are not a huge Pain fan, then I advise you jump onto this album, and give it a good listen.  The guy has some serious talent, and every track on the album is professionally done and sounds rather great.  He is nothing with the Auto-Tune (then again, we haven't really heard him do his music without it...) and he has influenced others such as Kanye West and Lil' Wayne (and it is rumored that now Lupe Fiasco will be getting into it) to start using what was once a dead form of making music.  He truly brought back the Auto-Tune, for better or for worse, I don't really know, but I like the stuff he does with it.  

Track Listing:
"Welcome to Thr33 Ringz Intro"
"Ringleader Man"
"Chopped & Skrewed (Feat. Ludacris)"
"Take a Ride (Skit)"
"Freeze (Feat. Chris Brown)"
"Blowing Up (Feat. Ciara)"
"Can't Believe It (Feat. Lil' Wayne)"
"It Ain't Me (Feat. Akon & T.I.)"
"Feed the Lions (Skit)"
"Therapy (Feat. Kanye West)"
"Long Lap Dance"
"Reality Show (Feat. Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn & Jay Lyriq)"
"Keep Going"
"Superstar Lady (Feat. Young Ca$h)"
"Change (Feat. Akon, Diddy & Mary J. Blige)"
"Digital (Feat. Tay Dizm)"
"Karaoke (Feat. DJ Khaled)"

Deluxe Edition Track Listing:
"Distorted"
"Sweet"
"Bad Side"
"Phantom"

Check Back Here For More T-Pain News And Information... Also, Check Back Here In The Near Future To Hear About T-Pain's Future Plans For His Musical Career!!!

Sorry for the shorter review, just got back from James Bond: Quantum Solace and it is pretty late... Check Back All During Next Week For The Following Reviews!!!
  • Ludacris - Theater of the Mind
  • Kanye West - 808's & Heartbreak
  • The Killers - Day & Age

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All of you need log onto YouTube, tonight at eight o'clock, and tune into YouTube Live.  The countdown is featured atop of this post, so check back at it every now and then and make sure you don't miss out on this big time event.  YouTube Live is going down in Tokyo, so it will sure be great and is featuring some of the major musicians in todays music industry and film industry.  Also, it will feature some YouTube stars like Obama Girl and Tay Zonday.  So be sure to check it out and get back at us after YouTube live is over!

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So we have sort of strayed from the whole album review concept of the blog... and done a ton of news and other stuff... So we are going to get back into the whole music thing!  Expect a review on T-Pain's album this weekend, a truly good one that will be extremely informational and will feature a lot of comments by us.  Also, next week will be a big week for us as Kanye West, Ludacris, and The Killers albums drop on the 24th!!! 

SO BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE FOR MUSIC REVIEWS AND NEWS!!!

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If you love a good ole' action movie, than I highly suggest checking out The Transporter & The Transporter 2.  The third in the already pretty darn solid Transporter series will sure be a crowd pleaser, probably filled with tons of action and fight scenes.  Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think about it.  Again, if you like action movies, take note to T3 coming atcha on November 26th, 2008!!!


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Are You A Young Woman (Teen - Adult, No Grandma's)?
Could You Possibly Get Breast Cancer?
Do You Want To Make Sure That You Don't Get Breast Cancer?

WELL THEN CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW, AND LET THOSE TWO BOYS GIVE YOU A FREE CHECKOUT!!!

We are thinking about starting a Breast Cancer fund to help find a cure!  We will give you more information in the near future!

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That's right, your boy Nelly and your boy Diddy will each be making appearances on the ever-so-popular CSI series.  Nelly will appear on CSI New York in two episodes, and Diddy will also appear for two as well.  It should be interesting to see how the two fit into the series, but the one thing we know is that the two got mad skill in not only rapping, but also acting.  So it will sure be good.  The two are starring in two separate shows, so don't get too excited!  I can't wait to check them out and see how they go!

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It takes a man a lot of courage to appear in court and reface an issue that is as sore as the death of T.I.'s assistant manager Philant Johnson.  He will appear in court to testify on the shootings that went down back in May 06'.  I wish T.I. all the best, and I hope both Hosea Thomas and his brother Padron are locked up for what they did.

R.I.P. Philant Johnson

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For those of you who know who Rise Against is, you make think, ew or yay due to the fact that they are in fact a hardcore band, and SoSickWitItYo and I generally do not like hard rock. These four guys from Chicago, Illinois though produced an INCREDIBLE track called "Swing Life Away". It is featured in many spots, one album being Punk Goes Acoustic. Yeah you guessed it, this song is acoustic and just has incredible lyrics. Songs can sound good, but really if the lyrics don't mean anything, then what's the point. It seems that these lyrics are straight from their hearts, and describe their lives in retrospect. I highly encourage you to check this song out, and to maybe learn how to play it on guitar or something.

I rate this song a 5/5 for AWESOMENESS!!!

"I've got some friends, some that I hardly know,
We've had some times, I wouldn't trade for the world..."

Video:





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I'm sorry, but I think that this is the best iPhone app we've seen yet. It's your own Ocarina just like the one from Zelda! This phenomenal application was just released by Smule, and has jumped to become the most popular paid app for only 99 cents! Hey! For $1.98 you could get this and the new Common album...what a steal!

For those of you who may be a bit skeptical, you really have nothing to worry about. According to the developers:

Both experts and beginners will be amazed by this innovative player. Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original. Unlike other musical applications, there are no pre-compiled riffs so musicians will find unlimited opportunities for self-expression. Advanced options allow you to choose between diatonic, minor and harmonic scales. Or channel your favorite video game adventurer with Smule's Zeldarian mode.


The applications we are now seeing are truly incredible...who knew that an application would be sensitive to breath?!?! It's like we're playing a real musical instrument on our own iPods!

Have fun with this incredible application, and be sure to download it and support the developers.

Check out this video of people playing Stairway to Heaven:


Demo Video:

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Well here is some more breaking news on The Blueprint 3.  The release date has been pushed back...  Kanye released a quote confirming the push back and gave some insight on the album.
"I mean, it's phenomenal," said KanYe. "We went in and we done the whole album. He wanted to do a few more joints, so he kinda pushed it back. Now we're gonna go in and just work on some more records. So I got some more stuff to kill it with! I think [Jay pushed the album back because] 'Swagger' just did so incredible. We wanted to go up [and make sure] everything was on that level."
Kanye also talked about what direction his musical career will take after 808's & Heartbreak is released...  As you all can tell, 808's is different then his past three albums in the sense that it does not follow the whole 'school' idea, and that the whole album features him singing with the Auto-Tune.  Also remember that the name of this album was not originally supposed to be titled, 808's & Heartbreak, rather, it was supposed to be called, Good Ass Job.  
"Well, I wouldn't put the pressure on myself to do another album; it's like whatever happens, happens. I'm still thinking of a lot of music. I mean, I'm thinking of a lot of lyrics, and if it comes to me, I just go into the studio and do it and then drop it now. So it's not a whole bunch of gimmicks and marketing, I let the other people do the marketing. ... I'm just like, 'Dude, just figure out how to put the music out.' "
More News About Kanye's & Jay-Z's Album Coming In The Near Future, So Be Sure To Check Back Here!!!

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You know my dislike for Fiddy, and now his fans have something to be a bit to be angry about too.  He has stated numerous times that his upcoming Before I Self Destruct release has been done for a year now, but just recently he has announced that he will be pushing the album back to 2009.

Below is a quote about what his reasoning for the move is...
"Times are hard," stated 50 Cent, according to Interscope Records. "Everyone is trying to make the most of what they have. I want to give my fans something extra for their hard earned dollars. They'll get a free bonus when they pick up the album."
Check Back Here For More 50 Updates, News, And Bashing...

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Hey, don't forget to make sure that you don't cop Soulja Boy's upcoming sophomore release on December 16th... Just reminding you!  Send it to your friends. family, and post it around MySpace!!!  Make sure you join the cause to make sure Soulja Boy does not go Platinum in a week, and for that matter, EVER!  Help us out, and spread the word!!!  If you own a blog, add a post advocating the same thing and post up support for our Anti-Soulja Boy campaign!  

Thanks!
- TGLR

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BIG NEWS... and when I say BIG, I mean more along the lines of FREAKING HUGE NEWS!!!  Common  is doing it big, and for his upcoming album, he will be selling it for 99 CENTS!  That's right, under a dollar.  That is something special.  Similar to the Radiohead concept, the album is priced fairly cheap (Radiohead's album was a 'name your own price' sort of an album).  The album will be out on December 9th, 2008, so be sure to get you 99 Cent on, and pick it up.  Unlike my anti-Soulja Boy campaign, I am endorsing you all to go out, and purchase Common's new album!  Be sure give some of his older stuff a listen if you have not heard his music before!

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"They said Indonesia's security is not supportive," stated Rihanna's event promoter.  In recent events, Islamic militants were executed for carrying out the 2002 Bali Bombings.  Before their deaths, the three militants encouraged the general publics to reek havoc and to commit more crimes.  I guess Rihanna will not be "Taking a Bow" in Indonesia.  She has offered to refund the tickets if fans are not willing to wait until she comes back.

CHECK BACK FOR MORE RIHANNA INFORMATION, NEWS, AND OTHER MIXES!!!

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THAT'S RIGHT!!! THEY'RE BACK!!!  The dynamic duo will be hooking up for an album in 2009!  Excited?  HELLZ YEA!!! Their will be three total albums coming out in 2009.  One by Big Boi, one by Andre 3000, and one by the two together!  So OutKast will be returning to the music scene in 09' so be sure to check back here for more information!

CHECK BACK HERE IN THE COMING MONTHS FOR MORE NEWS ON BOTH BIG BOI'S ALBUM, ANDRE 3000'S ALBUM, AND THEN THE OUTKAST ALBUM ALL DUE OUT IN 2009!!!

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Got A MySpace...?
Enjoy The Blog...?
Want A New Friend On MySpace...?

If you answered yes to one of those three questions above, then hit us up and invite us to be your friend!!!  We made a MySpace to sort of add another section and feature to the blog.  Feel free to post up a comment, and let us know about what you think, whether it deals with the blog, or the four tracks we mashed up that are featured on OurSpace.   Check it out and hit us up, we look forward to becoming friends with all of our viewers!!!

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Every now and then you will see a few Piston updates and maybe some words of wisdom from one of my favorite sports blogs out there... Need4Sheed.  Tonight will be the last game of what was a three game west coast trip for the Stones.  If they get a win tonight, they will walk away with three straight wins, and just two nights ago, they delivered the L.A. Lakers their first loss of the season.  My Pistons are looking, it only took A.I. two games to really get into the rhythm, and as of right now, they are ranked #3 on Hollinger's Power Rankings on ESPN.  GO PISTONS!!!

Predictions For Tonights Game VS Phoenix:
Pistons Win 102-89

GO PISTONS... NBA CHAMPS 08' - 09'!!!

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Alright, so we went searching around, and we have found some tight 'Behind The Scenes' stuff from Luda's upcoming album.  Feel free to check it out by clicking on the video players below!  Theater of the Mind drops on the 24th of November, so be sure to get it, give it a listen, and let us know what you think!

Ludacris & Chris Brown:


Ludacris & Swizz Beatz In The Studio:

One More Drink - Behind The Scenes:

Be Sure To Cop Theater of the Mind on November 24th, 2008!

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For all of you who should really be getting out of the house more, check out this sick narsty invention!

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I heard this guy a while back, he freestyled on Jay-Z's ever so popular hit off of American Gangster called "Roc Boys."  It was pretty darn awesome, and the kid has talent.  People are comparing him to Eminem, and I see a bit of Em in him, but not enough to draw a huge comparison.  Other than the fact that he is white, him and Em are pretty different.  The kid has a lot of talent, and he is going to be a big force to be reckoned with when he hits it up on the big stage.  He gained a lot of his fame out of MySpace and YouTube, and many big time artists have been blown away when they heard his stuff.  Akon was taken a back when he chilled with Asher, and I don't know if the Konvict label has signed Mr. Roth yet, but if they do, they will have just another amazing artist on their already big time label company.

Check out his lone mixtape that is out, it's called, Don Cannon and DJ DRAMA present The GreenHouse Effect Vol. 1.  Be sure to check it out, and it is available for download on is site, The Daily Kush.  The mixtape is straight fire, and I will do a review on it soon, but you gotta get your hands on it.  It is one of the hottest mixtapes I have heard in a long while.  So be sure to cop the mixtape, and check back here for more Asher Roth updates and news!

Check Out Asher Freestylin' On "A Millie"

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Alright, so I was able to snag two commercials for two of the three big album releases coming out on November 24th.  Check them out, and be sure to cop their albums when they are released... Also, don't forget to grab The Killers upcoming release as well, which drops the same day as Yeezy and Luda.  Day & Age is rumored to be the best album put out in 08' so be sure to pick it up!

Ludacris - Theater of Mind

Kanye West - 808's & Heartbreak

Check Back Here For Both 808's & Heartbreak and Theater of Mind reviews and news.  We will be sure to get back at ya on the upcoming releases!

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November 18th:
  • Safe Trip Home - Dido
  • I Am... Sasha Fierce - Beyonce
  • Sontelligence - Shontelle
  • Dark Horse - Nickelback
  • Mr. Houston - Marques Houston
  • Gutta - Ace Hood
  • Breakout - Miley Cyrus
  • Ricky Martin 17 - Ricky Martin
November 23rd:
  • Chinese Democracy - Guns N' Roses
November 24th:
  • 808's & Heartbreak - Kanye West
  • Theater of Mind - Ludacris
  • Day & Age - The Killers
November 25th:
  • Prospekt's March E.P. - Coldplay
  • Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo - Rivers Cuomo
  • The Ball Street Journal - E-40
  • Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes - Linkin Park
  • Greatest Remixes - Good Charlotte 
Check back here for the upcoming December releases, and be sure to go out and buy those albums on their release dates!  SUPPORT THE ARTISTS!!!

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Wow, I just saw the craziest video by Soulja Boy, and I gave him a chance to interview with us, sit down, settle our differences, but he was a no show.  So now we here at TGLR are starting the Anti-Soulja Boy campaign.  In light of his recent video telling fans and people around the globe to help him accomplish his goal on December 16th, 2008.  He wants to get his sophomore album to go Platinum in its first week of release.  PEOPLE, DO NOT GO OUT AND BUY HIS MUSIC... PLEASE!!!

We need to stop his crap tunes from being played on the radio and on the web.  He has offered truly nothing to the music industry other than ruckus and bad tunes.  He is in it for the money, and his songs truly have no message whatsoever!  It is crucial for people who enjoy listening to good music that Soulja's album does not go Platinum.  The guy is 18 years old, and to be honest, hasn't put out a good song yet.  I encourage all of you to get the word out as to WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BUY SOULJA BOYS ALBUM come December 16th, 2008.  If you are a die hard Soulja fan, then fine, but if you think it is stupid to see people doing the "Bird Walk" (which by the way looks nothing like a bird walking...) I advise you to not waste your money during these harsh economical times.  Guys, the word needs to get out... Send this post to everyone you know... Digg it, post it all over MySpace, share it on Facebook, do whatever you can to stop Soulja Boy from putting out another crap album.  Listen, if you all want his crappy beats and mediocre lyrical skill to be played on your radio stations, on websites around the web, and in clubs all over the world, then don't get the word out.  I am not a Soulja hater, I am a fan of good music, Hip-Hop/Rap, and when someone starts to kill the music industry, it is as the Chi-Town rapper says, "The People" right to speak out.  

Now is our time, more than ever to stop some crappy artist from getting a mediocre record to Platinum status.  If there is one thing we all know, it is that Soulja Boy is in it for the money.  Artists like Kanye West, Nas, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z all send a message, have meaning, and stand for something.  They all have money, like Soulja Boy, but the way they use their money is what's the key difference.  Soulja Boy takes the money he makes and spends it on himself, and those two bone headed friends that appear in every stupid video he makes.  Jay-Z is a perfect example of someone who uses their money for the greater good, he has done so much charity work in his career, and he also was extremely involved in this past election.  I did not hear one thing from Soulja Boy as to what he thinks about the American economy.  He is just a huge self-centered musician who is in it for the money.  He doesn't care if 90% of America went broke tomorrow, just as long as his albums sell, everything is alright with him.  

I don't understand how an 18 year old like him, with the money he has, doesn't use it for good.  He could donate it, no need for all those gold watches which are too big for his tiny wrists.  No need to waste it on new sidekick phones and PS3's... He could be making a difference in the world with all that wasted money, buying houses for people who are foreclosed, or even building homes for the homeless.  I don't see how any American, or any other person around the world could possibly waste their money on a crappy album when the times are just so hard.  You could end up buying groceries, or other necessities with that money that would go towards iSouljaBoyTellEm'.  

Please folks, think twice before buying a Soulja Boy product, and remember, BE SURE TO GET THE WORD OUT!!! WE DON'T NEED THIS CRAP FROM SOULJA BOY ANY LONGER!!!

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So a friend of mine comes up to me today and is like... "Do you like Oasis...?" I was like, "Are you serious???" He then sort of gave the comment some thought and replied to me, "I don't know, are you?" WELL I SURE WAS!!! As our conversation continued, he eventually told me that he has an extra ticket to see Oasis when they come into town, and he asked me if I wanted to go. I was speechless, and truly taken aback. I truly can't wait to see those guys in the picture above live in concert! It is going to be great! I have been lucky to see some of the great rockers of my dad's time, and somewhat of my time, as Oasis will be added to the list of great Rock musicians I have had the opportunity to see! I will give you a re-cap of who I have seen in the past, and I will be sure to put up a dope review of the concert once I get home (or the day after, depending on how tired I am!)

Anyway, I would love to hear some of your concert experiences that you all have had, leave them in the comments and share! Can't wait to hear from all of you! Check back here for more Oasis news and reviews!

Who I Have Seen Live!
  • Eric Clapton
  • Neil Young
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • *Oasis*
Who ICECrush Has Seen Live!
  • Guster (x2)
  • The Who
  • Bill Joel
  • Coldplay
  • The Format
  • Matt Pond PA
  • Matisyahu
  • Mr. Lif
Can't wait to add to my already solid list! Again, let us know who you have seen live! I can't wait to hear from you all!

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Well this mixtape is pretty darn solid, I don't really know if Ne-Yo put it out himself, or if some fan created it, but it is the bomb digitty! I truly love listening to music, and I am alway open to new stuff.  Well this mixtape features a variety of Ne-Yo songs that tap into different genres.  You got your soul songs, hip-hop songs, r'n'b tracks, and then some rap sediments in there!  It is truly a fantastic mixtape, and I highly recommend it to any Ne-Yo fans out there.  Also, there are two tracks on the mixtape in which he addresses his work with Michael Jackson on his upcoming album, and who he thinks has the most Swagger in R&B.  Interesting stuff, nonetheless, pick up this mixtape if you know Ne-Yo, or even if you have never heard his stuff before.  I promise it will be sure to delight one and all!

Track Listing:
"She Got Her Own (Featuring Jamie Foxx & Fabolous) (Miss Independent Remix)" (9 out of 10)
"In The Way" (8.6 out of 10)
"You Don't Love Me" (8.6 out of 10)
"Not Perfect" (8.6 out of 10)
"Gentleman's Affair (Feat. The Game)" (9.4 out of 10)
"Talks About Working For The Michael Jackson Album" (N/A out of N/A)
"Ne-Yo Talks About The Swagger Like Us" (N/A out of N/A)
"By My Side (Feat. Jadakiss)" (9.7 out of 10)
"Nobodys Gotta Know (Feat. Yung Ram)" (8.8 out of 10)
"All For You (Feat. Yung Ram)" (8.7 out of 10)
"Chopped And Screwed (Feat. Ludacris & T-Pain)" (9.5 out of 10)
"Single (Produced By Polow da Don) (Feat. New Kids on The Block)" (9.65 out of 10)
"Fantasy Girl (Feat. Yung Ram & Rocqui) (Prod. By Urban Noize)" (9 out of 10)
"Perfoms Miss Independent on Jimmy Kimmel" (8.8 out of 10)
"Whats The Matter (Prod. By Chuck Harmony) (Bonus track)" (9.99 out of 10)

Year of the Gentleman in stores now! Be sure to pick up the album is you enjoy the mixtape, after giving the mixtape a listen, I copped myself a copy of the album, good stuff!  Check back here for more Ne-Yo news and reviews!