You may have heard by now that the courts awarded over $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for their claims Pharell and Robin Thicke stole “Blurred Lines” from Marvin’s hit “Got To Give It Up,” and their win is prompting other producers to speak up about their stolen works.
There’s no question that music from the past ‘inspires’ other songs, and Jermaine Dupri should know… being that the 42-year-old has co-written and/or co-produced No. 1 hits such as Carey’s “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” Usher‘s “Burn” and Monica’s “The First Night.”
That being said, the legendary producer recently shared his take on the ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit and in doing so… managed to blast Ciara‘s ‘I Bet’ as a rip off of a song he co produced, Usher’s ‘You got it Bad’ !
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NEWSFLASH! Jagged Edge
The hit Atlanta-based group known for such R&B hits as ‘Let’s Get Married’ and ‘Where The Party At” have returned to the music scene with a bang.
[READ: Jagged Edge Hosts Private Listening Session for ‘JE Heartbreak 2′ (PHOTOS) + Watch Official ‘HOPE’ Video]
The group, which consists of Kyle Norman, Richard Wingo, and twins Brandon & Brian Casey, released ‘JE Heartbreak 2′ yesterday (October 27, 2014), their 8th studio release.
I sat down for a one one one with Jagged Edge last week, just prior to the release of their latest project. As you know, the first ‘JE Heartbreak’ is a classic, and when asked what makes ‘JE Heartbreak 2′ different, Brandon states:
In the next 5 years, it’ll be a NEW classic. We try not to veer to far away from what we did in the past. That’s why we went back with the supporting cast of who did the original project.
It’s one of our biggest selling projects to date. We had to give our fans what they love us for, we couldn’t veer to far off.
They want vintage Jagged Edge… real R&B and that’s what we’re gonna give em!
Watch my one on one with Jagged Edge below… Continue Reading…
So So Def invaded the Microsoft Store at Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall last night (October 5, 2014) to throw a private listening party for J.E. Heartbreak II, the upcoming album from R&B super group Jagged Edge
A number of VIPs , tastemakers and influencers were on hand to preview the much-anticipated sequel to the multi-platinum selling J.E. Heartbreak (2000).
Attendees included So So Def recording artist Dondria, R&B singer Bobby V., R&B teen heartthrob Mishon, and mixtape king DJ Smallz.
Songwriter/producer Bryan-Michael Cox and executive producer Michael Mauldin were also on hand for Jagged Edge’s highly anticipated return to the music scene.
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Rapper Nelly played host to Privé Friday nights in Atlanta last Friday (March 14, 2014).
[FLASHBACK: RHOA Porsha Stewart & Nelly Appear on ‘Watch What Happens LIVE’ (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
The event was sponsored by party promotor Alex Gidewon and hosted by radio personality, Big Tigger.
Nelly’s pal, Jermaine Dupri, also stopped through along with Bryan-Michael Cox.
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, Young Jeezy and Clifford “T.I.” Harris partied the night away at Atlanta’s Vanquish Lounge last night (March 21, 2013).
The event, hosted by The Gidewon Group and Jacob York Presents, was held to introduce Jay-Z’s D’USSE Cognac to Atlanta and T.I. played host during the one night only ‘cognac tasting” event.
Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment came out to support including: Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael-Cox, Toya Wright, Nicole Ari-Parker, DJ Don Cannon, Shay Buckeey Johnson (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Atlanta Hawks Zaza Pachulia, Music Executive Kawan Prather, Jason Geter (Grand Hustle) and more.
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Trinidad James dropped mega-viral hit single, “All Gold Everything,” just last year, which copped the Atlanta-based rapper a $2 million deal with Def Jam.
James celebrated his success during Grammy weekend in L.A. joined by Stevie J (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), producer Bryan Michael-Cox and DJ Greg Street.
Check out a few photos from Trinidad James’ Pre-Grammy celebration + listen to the star-studded remix of his hit song featuring fellow ATL rappers T.I., 2Chainz and Young Jeezy below… Continue Reading…
Bryan Micheal Cox along with Honey Child and Conjure Cognac held a private event, to pay homage to the Goddess, Soulmate, Mother and Friend in all women exemplified through music culture.
The event, which was held at the W Hotel in the French Quarter (New Orleans) provided a place for Essence partygoers to mix, mingle and have a good time during the day party, held prior to the evening’s concert festivities.
El DeBarge & Clay Evans (Grand Hustle)
There were several day parties going on simultaneously during the weekend and quite a few celebs were spotted party hopping. Spotted in the crowd were RHOA’s NeNe Leakes, Terrence J (BET’s 106 & Park), El DeBarge, Clay Evans & Jason Geter (Grand Hustle), hip-hop icons Kid n’ Play and more. Continue Reading…