Archive for June, 2009

29
Jun
09

BET Awards

Even though the awards may not have lived up to some of the moments from the past, it is understandable given that the show was almost completely changed in the span of 3 or 4 days due to the passing of Michael Jackson. Of corse that was the focus all night and Jamie Foxx did all he could to celebrate the life of the greatest pop icon ever.

There were also many other tributes throughout the rest of the night. Here is New Edition’s and Ciara’s tribute to MJ.

The rest of the night was filled with performances by Young Money, T-Pain and Jamie Foxx, Keisha Cole and Monica, Keri Hilson, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and others. No performances were very mind-blowing, but with Michael Jackson as the focus of the show, the tribute itself was a success.

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28
Jun
09

DJ Premier’s Tribute to Michael Jackson

DJ Primo, the best DJ-producer ever, recently released his tribute to MJ. You definitely want to download this gem. Thank me later. Personal highlight of the mix: I love the Paul Mooney MJ bit from his standup that Primo used to intro the mixtape! Classic Paul Mooney!

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28
Jun
09

Michael Jackson Music Sales Through the Roof

Following the same trend that happens when other famous artists pass away (i.e. The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur), record sales for the late pop icon Michael Jackson have gone through the roof. According to numerous reports, people all over the world have been buying up all of Michael’s music digitally, and the old fashioned way of going out to stores and actually interacting with people! Stores like Best Buy have completely sold out of albums like the 25th anniversary edition of Thriller, having to resort to back order. This just proves that he truly is the most important pop icon of…….well pretty much ever.

Bill Carr, vice president of music and video at Amazon says, “This is simply unprecedented.” In addition to the legendary Thriller album, Amazon is also out of all Jackson and Jackson 5 albums.

“We’ve seen the death of Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra and many other artists, but none of them compare to what we’re witnessing today,” Carr added.

I myself can’t believe the impact that this pop icon had on the world. Even after his career was pretty much over, at least in my eyes, he was still number 1 in the hearts of music fans all over. Michael Jackson’s untimely death has reminded everyone that you never really appreciate what you have till it’s gone, which is clearly why the whole world is in a frenzy trying to buy up the late legend’s extensive catalogue of music.

-TONY

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26
Jun
09

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

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Yesterday took everybody by surprise. The King of Pop was confirmed dead after going into cardiac arrest. Even with all of the allegations and sometimes questionable behavior, it is fair to say that Michael Jackson definitely touched all of us in one way or another. He changed music, regardless of genre, forever and there will never be another like him. Enjoy the videos below as we celebrate Michael Jackson, the legend.

25
Jun
09

De La Soul x UNDRCRWN

Lately UNDRCRWN has been on point, dropping some ill gear like the Tribe Called Quest and Asher Roth collections (click the link for the pics). They recently collaborated with De La Soul, who needs no introduction, on a tee shirt that features a caricature of the 3 emcees from Amityville. Cop the shirt and rock em with your De La Highs or Lows.

-TONY

25
Jun
09

The Legendary Roots Crew

Last night on the “hit or miss” (but usually miss) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the house band, The Roots, performed the title track off their forthcoming album How I Got Over which is slated to release in October. The song has that classic, funky Roots feel to it and even features GOD emcee Black Thought rapping and singing! And if you wanna see more live Roots action, their next Jam Session at the Highline Ballroom is Wednesday, July 1st!

-TONY

25
Jun
09

Electric Punanny Presents…

Open Bar from 10pm to 11pm……DJ’s Melo-X and Jasmine Solano…….Photos by Mel D Cole…….Dudes MUST bring ladies to get in!

-TONY




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