Jessie J – Who You Are [Official Music Video]

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Jessie J has released the video to one of my favourite songs of her album “Who You Are”. This video is so emotional but its a must see!

This video is SO GOOD! I nearly cried! Well done Jessie J! This video is just – WOW! The video really hit home for me. Its one of those videos that I imagined to be in my head. The whole fact that Jessie J is sitting in her room by herself and just going through the motions! I’m just speechless!

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Adele – Someone Like You [Official Music Video]

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Even though Adele had a LIVE performance for the video for “Someone Like You” she has decided to take the directed approach. Check out the dark visual:

Adele’s album has been breaking records. She won a VMA just for sitting on a chair in “Rolling In the Deep” don’t under-estimate this chick. There is still power in Quality music. Thank God for that, I was starting to think I was going to have to “find love in a hopeless place”… Opps.

J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story [Album Review]

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One of the most anticipated Hip-Hop albums is being released this week. J. Cole’s debut album “Cole World: The Sideline Story”. Is it worth buying/Listening to? Lets see what I have to say about “The Sideline Story”.

J. Cole first came to my attention with “In The Morning”. This was when he was touring the UK with Drake. From then I’ve downloaded his mix-tapes and tried to keep tabs on him. I’ve been anticipating this album for a while.

J. Cole is an Hip-Hop artist who I think is Versatile. His versatility is shown throughout this album. We all know that not every Rapper talks about having sex with girls and cars, but I believe J. Cole touches on topics that really hit home. The track “Lost One’s” Is a track where J. Cole could make a “thug” cry. I don’t want to give the topic of the song away but its worth listening to. If you’ve been through it, it will be a personal Favorite.

Another track that is quite deep is “Breakdown” which in the first verse J. Cole is talking about meeting his father after so long and how he felt. I personally can relate to this song and in the words of Mr. Cole himself – This track is some “REAL SH*T” mark my words. With lyrics such as:

“I want a Father so bad I can’t help but Breakdown.”

Another track that has lyrical depth is “Daddy’s Little Girl”.

The album ain’t going to put you into a thinking/depressing mode. Tracks like “Mr. Nice Watch” are my personal favorite which defiantly would make J. Cole go more mainstream with the banging beat that lays on the track! However I don’t think that Jay-Z’s verse is needed. For me Jay-Z verse is not one of the best verse’s I’ve heard from Mr. Jigga Man himself.

When I was listening to J. Cole’s mix-tapes he did a remake of Missy Elliott’s “Best Friend (feat. Aaliyah)” and what J. Cole did with that track was PHENOMENAL!  I was hoping that Missy would work with him. I wasn’t expecting it on this album but THEY DID! The track “Nobody’s Perfect” Totally reminds me of “Best Friend”. “Nobody’s Perfect” is defiantly one of my favorites on the album. J. Cole talks about relationship so freely. Females if you want to know a males perspective of relationships I’ll suggest you listen to this album. “Nothing Lasts Forever” to be specific! This track summarizes up so many things in a nutshell. Its worth listening to!

I think J. Cole most defiantly kept it real as possible on this album. I wish him all the best with this album as I will be buying this album I think its a good Debut album from Cole! I hope you guys feel the same!

Recommended Tracks

  • Can’t Get Enough (Feat. Trey Songz)
  • Lights Please
  • Mr. Nice Watch (Feat. Jay-Z)
  • Cole World
  • In The Morning (Feat. Drake)
  • Lost One’s
  • Nobody’s Perfect (Feat. Missy Elliott)
  • Rise and Shine
  • Breakdown
  • Work Out
  • Nothing Last Forever
  • Daddy’s Little Girl
  • Who Dat

What’s your favourite tracks from the album?

Justin Bieber – How To Love (Lil’ Wayne Cover)

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Justin Bieber decided to take it upon himself to do a cover of Lil’ Wayne’s “How To Love”. Justin takes the acoustic vibe with the song. Please do take a listen:

Well Its not terrible. However I have no words for this. I only can stare to be honest. I’m just staring like this….

Rihanna – We Found Love (Feat. Calvin Harris)

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Rihanna’s new debut single “We Found Love” which is set to be the first single from her new album which is set to be released November 21st premiered hours ago on Capital FM. Check out what Rihanna has to offer.

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Rihanna was going to Re-release “LOUD”. However things changed and now she is set to release a whole new album. From the sounds of this new single it would have been WISE for them to have Re-Released “LOUD”. If the tracks on this new album are just like this single then to be honest – I don’t want to listen to it. It seems like Rihanna is giving us Microwaved music. She has been known for changing her sound every once in a while but if this album is going to be a repeat of “LOUD” then I don’t want to hear it. Especially since “LOUD” was my least favourite album from her.

Rihanna needs to take a break. I was here for her during the era’s of “Good Girl Gone Bad” and “Rated R” but now she’s all up in my grill and I just need her to disappear for a WHILE.

Expect a New Keyshia Cole album around February 2012 !!

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Yesterday night Rap-Up was first to announce that my homegirl Keyshia Cole is looking to release her 5th Studio album Next year February!

Keyshia has been telling us on Twitter that she’s been working with Ester Dean who’s the person who wrote hits like Rihanna’s “What’s my Name” and Nicki Minaj’s first hit “Superbass”. Keyshia has also said that this album is nothing like, Calling All Hearts, A Different Me, Just Like You or either The Way It Is. Keyshia has also been in studio day in and day out. She has been working hard and juggling her wedding which is this week Sunday! “Calling All Hearts” didn’t sell as much as we all wanted and didn’t get the attention that we wanted however with Keyshia’s new management I believe she is reaching for new heights! It has said that Keyshia will like to release some new music by December this year. I can’t wait to hear what she’s going to bring to the table this time around!

“LETS GET THIS MONEY!” *In Keyshia’s voice*

Monica – Until It’s Gone [New Song]

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A New track from Monica’s new album has surfaced. This is a ballad. Monica’s new album is set to be released November 8th. Check this new track out!

This song is pretty much the truth. The Lyrics are something that I can relate to. I am actually hyped for her album now! If its something like her first single “Anything” and this track then it most certainly should be a Winner. Bring on November 8th!

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