Thursday, December 30, 2010

Exclusive: Polow Da Don explains how he got Patti LaBelle on Lloyd’s “Lay It Down Pt II”

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R&B singer Lloyd just dropped a special remix to his single “Lay It Down” honoring the late Teena Marie and the ailing Aretha Franklin. The remix features the legendary Patti Labelle, whose sample was used on the original track. I just got off the phone with music mogul Polow Da Don who gave us some insight into how the remix came about.

Polow, who produced the original track and the remix, explains that the idea came to him when he spoke to an old girlfriend who is an acquaintance of the “Lady Marmalade” singer.

“She called me out of the blue one day… and I asked her ‘can you please hook me up with Patti?’” he recalls.

“She said ‘of course, that’s my girl!’ She called and talked to Patti’s son… I talked to Patti’s son and he loved the original record. So he convinced her to do it. I flew to New York and sat down with her, and we just got in there and did it,” he said.

“She was a lot of fun,” he continued. “She was great. The more we got into it, the more it started to feel special. When you hear that remix, it does something to you!” Polow continued: “When you make something that just brings people together, that’s hater-proof, it’s special. It’s bigger than a song.”

Viral Video Premier: Lloyd featuring Ms. Patti LaBelle "Lay It Down" Part II - A Tribute to the Legends [R.I.P. Teena Marie]

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Video: Missed Lloyd live on 106 & Park? Check out his performacne of "Lay It Down"!!

Video: Keri Hilson celebrates her birthday live from Webster Hall in NY!! Lloyd serenades the birthday girl!!

Keri Hilson performed to a packed crowd in New York last night and celebrated her birthday with friends Terrance J (of 106 & Park), Brandy, Funk Master Flex and others. Lloyd surprised Keri by singing Happy Birthday, and serenaded the birthday girl with a special performance of "You". Check out the video highlight of the night!!

Keri Hislson Ft. Brandy, Lloyd, & Terrance J From 106 & Park Live! @ Webster Hall NYC December 9th 2010 from on Vimeo.

Music Video Premier: Dr. Dre "Kush" feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon!!

The Doctor is officially back!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lloyd performs "Lay It Down" live on BET's 106 & Park this Wednesday!!

LIVE ON 106 & PARK!! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Video Interview: @MissKeriBaby goes one on one with @PerezHilton!!

Kanye Scores Famous 5 Mic Rating From 'The Source' Magazine

Kanye recently made headlines after rating No. 1 on the Billboard charts with the release of his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The Source Magazine is next in line to honor Kanye for his efforts, dubbing the project as a classic with the famous 5 Mic rating.

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was one of the year's most anticipated albums and Mr. West delivered ten fold," states the review. "We recognized the musical mastery."

Ye sold over 500,000 units with the masterpiece, featuring a plethora of artists such as Jay-Z, Raekwon, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.

The high rating will likely stir up some debate, although he did receive high regard  from others such as the L.A. Times and Rollingstone.

Other notable classics to score 5 Mics include Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2011 Grammy Nominations: Eminem Leads The Pack Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga trail Em's 10 nods.


At this point, perhaps we can officially declare Eminem's comeback to be complete. He's already got the year's best-selling album (and a pair of the biggest singles), and now, well, he's the most-nominated artist of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

On Wednesday night (December 1), Em picked up a staggering 10 Grammy nods, including Song and Record of the Year (for "Love the Way You Lie") and Album of the Year (for Recovery, which is also up for Rap Album of the Year). He also scored noms for Best Rap Solo Performance (for "Not Afraid"), Pop Collaboration With Vocals (for his turn on B.o.B's "Airplanes Part II") and Best Rap Song (for "Lie").

Following (not so) closely behind him is Bruno Mars, who landed seven nominations, followed by Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga, who earned six apiece. B.o.B and John Legend are among the names who will head into the Grammys with five noms.

Her nominations in a few key categories:

Album of the Year
» Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
» Eminem - Recovery
» Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
» Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
» Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

Record of the Year
» B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Nothin' on You"
» Eminem (featuring Rihanna) - "Love the Way You Lie"
» Cee Lo Green - "F--- You"
» Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
» Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"

Best New Artist
» Justin Bieber
» Drake
» Florence & the Machine
» Mumford & Sons
» Esperanza Spalding

Song of the Year
» Ray LaMontagne - "Beg Steal or Borrow"
» Cee Lo Green - "F--- You"
» Miranda Lambert - "The House That Built Me"
» Eminem (featuring Rihanna) - "Love the Way You Lie"
» Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
» B.o.B, Eminem and Hayley Williams - "Airplanes II"
» Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare - "Imagine"
» Elton John & Leon Russell - "If It Wasn't For Bad"
» Lady Gaga and Beyoncé - "Telephone"
» Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg - "California Gurls"

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
» Chris Brown and Tank - "Take My Time"
» Chuck Brown, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller - "Love"
» Ronald Isley and Aretha Franklin - "You've Got a Friend"
» John Legend and the Roots - "Shine"
» Sade - "Soldier of Love"

Best Contemporary R&B Album
» Chris Brown - Graffiti
» R. Kelly - Untitled
» Ryan Leslie - Transition
» Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
» Usher - Raymond v. Raymond

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Nothin' on You"
» Chris Brown, Tyga and Kevin McCall - "Deuces"
» Eminem and Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie"
» Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
» John Legend, the Roots, Melanie Fiona and Common - "Wake Up! Everybody"

Best Rap Song
» Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"
» Eminem and Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie"
» Eminem - "Not Afraid"
» B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Nothin' on You"
» Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz - "On to the Next One"

Best Rap Album
» B.o.B - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
» Drake - Thank Me Later
» Eminem - Recovery
» Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
» The Roots - How I Got Over

For complete list complete nominations for the 53rd annual Grammys click here.

The Source crowns Rick Ross 'Man of the Year' & Wiz Khalifa 'Rookie of the Year'!! Both cover December issue!!

The Source Magazine's year end issue has named Rick Ross 'Man of the Year' and new comer 'Wiz Khalifa 'Rookie of the Year'. The holiday issue will be on newsstands 12/14. Check out the cover and behind the scenes footage below...

Lloyd stopped by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show for some laughs! Check it out!

Check out the audio from this mornings interview with Lloyd, Rickey Smiley and the rest of the morning show crew! Lloyd sings "Lay It Down", and introduces "Let's Get It In", plus it's Lloyd vs. Rickey Smiley in a yodeling contest!

Yeezy tops Nicki, selling nearly 500k in a week of huge album sales!

After all of the hype and controversy, Kanye West tops the charts with 495k sales of 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'! Nicki Minaj follows with impressive 'Pink Friday' sales of 375k!
[Source: Neilson Sound Scan]

Other Notable Sales Numbers:
#6. Rhianna- Loud, 140k (second week)
#10. Ne-Yo- Lira Scale, 112k
#26. Lloyd Banks, HFM2, 44k
#43. Jay-Z Hits Collection, 27k

This Weeks Releases:
- Soulja Boy
- Miguel
- Chrisette Michele
- Black Eyed Peas
- El Debarge
- Jazmine Sullivan