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Music Fab: Updates On Ciara, Solange, Lupe, Jay-Z, MJB, & Alicia Keys

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Ciara's upcoming album, scheduled to drop this September, is currently entitled Fantasy Ride Reportedly her first single is a joint with Ludacris called "Fantasy Ride" (produced by Polow Da Don) and should drop this summer in July. I hear the album will be her usual Crunk N' B/Dance/R&B style. And it's being produced by producer-o-the moment Tricky Stewart. Ne-Yo, The Dream, Lil Jon, and T-Pain are just some of the folks she's working with on the album. Good ish. Hopefully. More music news when you read the rest...
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Solange is giving everybody insight into her new album Sol-AngeL & The Hadley Street Dreams scheduled to drop July 26th. She talked about how her sound differs from her sister's:
"Our music is completely different. I think I would describe it as 60s and 70s soul music, so it is definitely not something that you really hear. I don't try to focus so much on defining how I am different (from Beyoncé), I just focus on myself as an artist and the message that I have with my music is the story that I can only tell. That's definitely mine and mine alone."
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The album's title refers to Hadley Street, where her father, Mathew Knowles, set up his Music World headquarters on a piece of land he purchased in one of the worst parts of Houston. Solange is scheduled to shoot the video for her first single "I Decided" this week.
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Alicia Keys has some sexy thoughts racing through her mind these days. Apparently she just hit the studio very recently to record "her most sexual song yet". Her manager even told her "we don't record songs like this". But I have a feeling that piece is about to make it on an upcoming album in some way shape or form. Ms. Keys is also speaking up about the conspiracy of "Gangsta Rap" saying there's no such thing and it was just a made up term to divide, conquer, and hurt the black community. In her Blender interview, she says:
"‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist."
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And she goes on about the "feud" between Biggie and Pac. She says that the bicoastal feud between the two slain rappers was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."  Speak on it then Alicia. Here's Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige's new video for "You're All Welcome": Apparently taking clips and backstage footage from your concert constitutes a video. And check out Lupe Fiaco's new vid for "Paris, Tokyo": Gotta love this dude.

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[quote comment="69381"][quote

[quote comment="69381"][quote comment="69307"][quote comment="69147"]I personally think Solange is the cooler of the two. 1.She's got a cute kid (that she had by axident...for reals ya'll) 2.She's representin for the brown girls 3.Her music is different (remember that one song she had where she was on the stage and....aww nevamind) 4.And she writes all of Beyonce's songs!..Upgrade you..Freekum dress.. I rest my case.[/quote] *mouth drops* SHE WROTE UPGADE U AND FREAKUM DRESS?!?!?! girl yes indeed. i always knew solo could write. back on kelly's first album all the deep r-n-b tracks were written by here. and back then solo was like what...16-17?!! geez! go head solo![/quote] I don't believe it! Them "Knowles " are FAMOUS for "claiming" that they wrote this and worte that! It is in Beyonce's contract that her name appears as "co-writer" on all of her songs. Let's think back to Irreplaceable.............if Ne-Yo was an unknown, nobody would've known that he was the one who ACTUALLY wrote the song. These people think that adding a "yeah boy" or "uh-huh" in the lyrics is co-writing! I think NOT! But that Matthew Knowles, you gotta give it to him, he knows that it's the writers that keep getting paid for music for years to come - so to ensure a check - u better give my daughters writing credit! Gotta respect that gangsta![/quote] PREACH ON
stella's picture

dam mary got her own

dam mary got her own plane???? me jealous..........lol
keki's picture

go ciara, ima support my girl

go ciara, ima support my girl and peep 4 that brand new album. her shit be that fire
j-trey08's picture

THATS WHAT IM SAYIN??? CAN

THATS WHAT IM SAYIN??? CAN SHE EVEN SING?? -NO BUT REALLY?!
HARMONY's picture

LOL@ hotassness why u have to

LOL@ hotassness why u have to put Beyonce's name in captial letters? LMAO.. too funny.
Esquire's picture

i heard ciara was dating

i heard ciara was dating ludacris could this be true
Fa Real's picture

[quote comment="69381"][quote

[quote comment="69381"][quote comment="69307"][quote comment="69147"]I personally think Solange is the cooler of the two. 1.She's got a cute kid (that she had by axident...for reals ya'll) 2.She's representin for the brown girls 3.Her music is different (remember that one song she had where she was on the stage and....aww nevamind) 4.And she writes all of Beyonce's songs!..Upgrade you..Freekum dress.. I rest my case.[/quote] *mouth drops* SHE WROTE UPGADE U AND FREAKUM DRESS?!?!?! girl yes indeed. i always knew solo could write. back on kelly's first album all the deep r-n-b tracks were written by here. and back then solo was like what...16-17?!! geez! go head solo![/quote] I don't believe it! Them "Knowles " are FAMOUS for "claiming" that they wrote this and worte that! It is in Beyonce's contract that her name appears as "co-writer" on all of her songs. Let's think back to Irreplaceable.............if Ne-Yo was an unknown, nobody would've known that he was the one who ACTUALLY wrote the song. These people think that adding a "yeah boy" or "uh-huh" in the lyrics is co-writing! I think NOT! But that Matthew Knowles, you gotta give it to him, he knows that it's the writers that keep getting paid for music for years to come - so to ensure a check - u better give my daughters writing credit! Gotta respect that gangsta![/quote] Naw, ain't much to respect when it comes to Papa Knowles!
Just Nikki's picture

she's pretty and all but that

she's pretty and all but that makeup on solange is a mess. ladies, quit letting the girls at the makeup counters fool you into walking around looking crazy..
wow's picture

[quote comment="69210"]Hey

[quote comment="69210"]Hey Allnatural. FYI, Pac would've been a great black leader. Had he not gotten falsely accused of rape and ended up in prison. Suge was not havin' him doing uplifting rap. So Pac did what he had to do to get out of prison. He was trying to get off Death Row Records before he got killed. I believe we would've seen him lead many knuckleheads to a positive life. Alicia made great points about him. And she fine as may wine:) ONE LOVE[/quote] Selling out and making records he allegedly didn't want to do does not sound like the makings of a leader to me. Just because he made some positive music at one point does not mean he was a black leader. Marvin Gaye made some positive music, but he was not a leader. Stevie Wonder made positive music, he was not a black leader either. Biggie and Tupac were not assassinated; in the words of Chris Rock "them niggas got shot".
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[quote comment="69117"]Ummm,

[quote comment="69117"]Ummm, Alicia.... Black people didn't need gangsta rap as an excuse to kill each other. They were acting like damn fools way before gangsta rap ever started. And Biggie and Pac were "great Black leaders"??? WTF?? This is crazy talk (or drug induced?) I love Alicia as an artist, but she should probably leave the intellectual convo to... an intellectual maybe??!![/quote] You took the words right outta my mouth.
stillIrise's picture

@ Kay p ... and if grandma

@ Kay p ... and if grandma had balls she could be grandpa....
allnatural's picture

Luving Lupe' song. So

Luving Lupe' song. So refreshing.
disis_me's picture

LOVEEEEEEE LUPE FIASCO!!!

LOVEEEEEEE LUPE FIASCO!!!
Tracy's picture

[quote comment="69381"][quote

[quote comment="69381"][quote comment="69307"][quote comment="69147"]I personally think Solange is the cooler of the two. 1.She's got a cute kid (that she had by axident...for reals ya'll) 2.She's representin for the brown girls 3.Her music is different (remember that one song she had where she was on the stage and....aww nevamind) 4.And she writes all of Beyonce's songs!..Upgrade you..Freekum dress.. I rest my case.[/quote] SO PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHEN SOLANGE BECAME BROWN?? EXAMPLE: KELLY ROWLAND IS BROWN, SOLANGE IS NOT. K, JUST THOUGHT ID CLEAR THAT UP
chevy's picture

This is the same video and

This is the same video and song they sung at the end of the heart of the city concert in houston...it was off the chain
THE ONE's picture

[quote comment="69180"]Ummm,

[quote comment="69180"]Ummm, Alicia.. Black people didn't need gangsta rap to kill each other. They were doing that ish long before gangsta rap existed. And Biggie and Pac were "great black leaders"??? WTF??? That's CRAZY talk right there. I love Alicia as an artist, but she should stick to singing instead of talking (at least while she's smoking cuz it sounds like that's what she's doing during this interview. LOL!)[/quote] Pac could have been a Great Black leader for the youth
kay p's picture

WTF? can anyone tell me y

WTF? can anyone tell me y Solange decided to use the "maize"crayon from the crayola box as lipstick? she probably took it from her son... That ish is hideous,yuk. Good luck to her... Aww man, Lupe. Nice to look at, not so nice to hear, but I luv him anyway. Happy Monday!
chocolate ladywonder's picture

(8)he proposed to me ...he

(8)he proposed to me ...he proposed with a crackerjack ring!! (8)...LMAO
$exy Lucian diva's picture

I like Solange and will be

I like Solange and will be buying her album! Even if I have to conceal that hideous picture on the album cover from my eyes (what's with all that yellow makeup?)
Shonna's picture

les923 u have a serious

les923 u have a serious obsession with the Knowles family. You just can't keep Beyonce name out your mouth. She has NOTHING to do with this yet u hate on her and everybody she involved with. Pathetic. Oh wait I forgot haters like you waste your time hating while she only gets more and more successful. She is the first black woman to win ASCAP songwriter of the year. So yeah she made history and is recognized for her excellent songwriting skills. As for Neyo he said himself it was a cowrite w/ him and B and that haters like you like to discredit B.Whatever get a life. Beyonce is still the most popular and successful black female artist of this generation so go choke on that. LMAO @ your hating ass. Anyway good luck to Solange she comes from a very successful family. As for Jay n Mary I love the song. Haters keep doing what you do which is waste your time.LMAO
same ol hater's picture

Not feeling Solange. There

Not feeling Solange. There are plenty of artists mixing 60's and 70's music so she needs to think again. She needs to find a "true" identity. MJB&Jayz - Cute vid. Alicia Keys - Um,ok. Ciara - Interested to see what she brings out next. I hope it's not the same ole, same ole'.
Erica's picture

Oops! I need to check my

Oops! I need to check my grammar.
BonBon's picture

Solange's talent does nothing

Solange's talent does nothing for the human race. She needs to go to college and be a veterarian. Lupe Fiasco's music is long, wordy, and puts me to bed, not in a good way. No one wants to hear ALicia's rant about rap music unless she has new, so in citeful facts. She is fab, though. Have a wonderful, Monday!
BonBon's picture

SOLANGE! What in the

SOLANGE! What in the big-bird-tweety-egg-yolk-hell?!?!?! *blank stare*
HELLO?'s picture

[quote comment="69307"][quote

[quote comment="69307"][quote comment="69147"]I personally think Solange is the cooler of the two. 1.She's got a cute kid (that she had by axident...for reals ya'll) 2.She's representin for the brown girls 3.Her music is different (remember that one song she had where she was on the stage and....aww nevamind) 4.And she writes all of Beyonce's songs!..Upgrade you..Freekum dress.. I rest my case.[/quote] *mouth drops* SHE WROTE UPGADE U AND FREAKUM DRESS?!?!?! girl yes indeed. i always knew solo could write. back on kelly's first album all the deep r-n-b tracks were written by here. and back then solo was like what...16-17?!! geez! go head solo![/quote] I don't believe it! Them "Knowles " are FAMOUS for "claiming" that they wrote this and worte that! It is in Beyonce's contract that her name appears as "co-writer" on all of her songs. Let's think back to Irreplaceable.............if Ne-Yo was an unknown, nobody would've known that he was the one who ACTUALLY wrote the song. These people think that adding a "yeah boy" or "uh-huh" in the lyrics is co-writing! I think NOT! But that Matthew Knowles, you gotta give it to him, he knows that it's the writers that keep getting paid for music for years to come - so to ensure a check - u better give my daughters writing credit! Gotta respect that gangsta!
les923's picture

Can't wait to buy Ciara's

Can't wait to buy Ciara's album. I actually liked solange's song that leaked, looking forward to hear what else she has out. And if singers are selling, and entertaining THEIR fans, who cares what people say. I love people who follow their dreams no matter what negative things folks say. Evidently they are relevant, they are being talked about on YBF, and other websites almost daily. Speak your mind Alicia. If that's what u believe.
Smile2me's picture

[quote comment="69318"]I LUV

[quote comment="69318"]I LUV Lupe! I have yet to here a song from him that wasn't FIRE![/quote] *hear
Sha's picture

I LUV Lupe! I have yet to

I LUV Lupe! I have yet to here a song from him that wasn't FIRE!
Sha's picture

[quote comment="69147"]I

[quote comment="69147"]I personally think Solange is the cooler of the two. 1.She's got a cute kid (that she had by axident...for reals ya'll) 2.She's representin for the brown girls 3.Her music is different (remember that one song she had where she was on the stage and....aww nevamind) 4.And she writes all of Beyonce's songs!..Upgrade you..Freekum dress.. I rest my case.[/quote] *mouth drops* SHE WROTE UPGADE U AND FREAKUM DRESS?!?!?! girl yes indeed. i always knew solo could write. back on kelly's first album all the deep r-n-b tracks were written by here. and back then solo was like what...16-17?!! geez! go head solo!
holla06's picture

haha! Music world is set up

haha! Music world is set up on a horrible street ROFL!
holla06's picture

Damn, Solange is a 10 in that

Damn, Solange is a 10 in that pic!
AK's picture

I wish Solange all the best.

I wish Solange all the best. It must be challenging living in her sisters shadow. Well said Alicia Keys! Gotta luv her. I love Lupe Fiasco's groove!
BellaY's picture

[quote comment="69179"]Are

[quote comment="69179"]Are Ciara or Solange even musically relevant?[/quote] You can't compare Ciara and solang...what rock have you been under hell yeah Ciara is relevant!
Dee's picture

the great singers will never

the great singers will never fully make a comeback if we support mediocre talent like ciara. she's a great "dancer" so she should stick to that.
T's picture

[quote comment="69264"][quote

[quote comment="69264"][quote comment="69113"]I love the Jay and Mary song, the video could've used better footage, but I'm just smiling at the fact that some of that footage was from the Toronto show and I must say when they came here, they LOCKED DI CITY! As for Solange... good luck to her. If Kelly and Michelle can't even sell a two albums cuz of Beyonce what does she really expect to happen for her? Well, we all gotta have a dream right? Mr. Lupe is sexxxxxxy, I love that dudes swagger. And Alicia mama, SPEAK ON IT![/quote] The Tdot show was Livvvvve... Mary put it down... that was a show im glad i never missed... it was sold out on what the first day. The mans dem up in there were butter too. look oh to scrumptious and the rental stores must of been real busy to because everyman had a benz/ ferrari under there belt and i aint seen that many in tdot besides and ever carribana time.[/quote] LMFAO thats so true i was there and the guys were looking real Fab.. Like Carribana came early this year lol This one dude i seen driving a beat up honda civic all of a sudden at the concert tried to sport a BMW.
Eve's picture

[quote comment="69207"][quote

[quote comment="69207"][quote comment="69191"]good for ciara but dont you really think thats alot great production for such little vocal talent ?[/quote] Her Vocals arent all that greaty but its excellent for the music she produces. great club bangers most of the time.. and the lyrics people can relate to... she's not no whitney houston but she's also not a Cassie. she can throw it down singing especially live and her performances are always 110 percent[/quote] Co Sign her dancing is out of this world
Franky's picture

[quote comment="69230"]as for

[quote comment="69230"]as for her live performances she is lip syncing. she can not dance and sing at the same time. neither could janet. these beats could go to someone with a great voice and relatable lyrics. its about time for the two to be combined. something new..... something fresh. anybody can make a club banger.[/quote] Please tell me someone because have you listen to music these days from the female genre. its not that good seems like you dont have to have any talent to be a singer and atleast the girl has some vocals and can make a great performance.. she is good for this generation, to me its better than singing about lip gloss and all that other foolish ish. until deborah comes back tamia, whitney, faith, kelly price and all them other God given talented people all the ciarra's are good for me.
to crazy's picture

ciara b bringin....this

ciara b bringin....this SUMMER!!
KIRRE's picture

[quote

[quote comment="69164"]Solange needs to go on to night school, get her degree and get a nice company job with 401K and health benefits. She would make a legal assistant or dental hygienist.[/quote] Hilarious!
les923's picture

Sorry Solange, I'm not buying

Sorry Solange, I'm not buying it - neither your scripted style nor your CD.
Gravity's picture

[quote comment="69113"]I love

[quote comment="69113"]I love the Jay and Mary song, the video could've used better footage, but I'm just smiling at the fact that some of that footage was from the Toronto show and I must say when they came here, they LOCKED DI CITY! As for Solange... good luck to her. If Kelly and Michelle can't even sell a two albums cuz of Beyonce what does she really expect to happen for her? Well, we all gotta have a dream right? Mr. Lupe is sexxxxxxy, I love that dudes swagger. And Alicia mama, SPEAK ON IT![/quote] The Tdot show was Livvvvve... Mary put it down... that was a show im glad i never missed... it was sold out on what the first day. The mans dem up in there were butter too. look oh to scrumptious and the rental stores must of been real busy to because everyman had a benz/ ferrari under there belt and i aint seen that many in tdot besides carribana time.
the truth's picture

i love alicia's songs but

i love alicia's songs but when will folks see that she is not that deep........ it is what it is.
T's picture

Alicia's dumb statements

Alicia's dumb statements created an uproar
sexyndacity's picture

@ the truth

@ the truth
T's picture

as for her live performances

as for her live performances she is lip syncing. she can not dance and sing at the same time. neither could janet. these beats could go to someone with a great voice and relatable lyrics. its about time for the two to be combined. something new..... something fresh. anybody can make a club banger.
T's picture

YES! YES! YES! You gotta love

YES! YES! YES! You gotta love some Lupe! I've offically started stalking this dude!
Felicia's picture

Hey Allnatural. FYI, Pac

Hey Allnatural. FYI, Pac would've been a great black leader. Had he not gotten falsely accused of rape and ended up in prison. Suge was not havin' him doing uplifting rap. So Pac did what he had to do to get out of prison. He was trying to get off Death Row Records before he got killed. I believe we would've seen him lead many knuckleheads to a positive life. Alicia made great points about him. And she fine as may wine:) ONE LOVE
2step's picture

[quote

[quote comment="69144"]Solonge AKA (So-wrong) I remember when you stated a while back you never wanted a career like your sisters, yet you are trying to hard to remain important. Just sit back and live off the money Beyonce has brought to the family. It's not for everybody. I feel like those glasses are too small for Alicia's face (in my opinion) other than that...good look.[/quote] I actually admire Solange, trying to remain important. If she just sat on her ass and lived off Beyonce's wealth, peep's would have shyt to say about that too. She may not be very talented musically or have the x-factor, but at least she is being a good role model to her son...teaching him to be ambitious, and to keep striving to be somebody. Even though Juelz is born wealthy, he will learn that he should work hard and not live off other people's achievements. The whole Knowles clan is doing their own thing. How nice is it to see a family where each person is contributing to their overall success?? Also, the girl is only in her 20's, if she just lived off her family's wealth, how damn boring would the next 50 yrs of her life be!! Keep doing your thang girl! Whether it's successful or not. Your brain will thank you for it later in life, for not living a silver-spoon fed life.
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[quote comment="69191"]good

[quote comment="69191"]good for ciara but dont you really think thats alot great production for such little vocal talent ?[/quote] Her Vocals arent all that greaty but its excellent for the music she produces. great club bangers most of the time.. and the lyrics people can relate to... she's not no whitney houston but she's also not a Cassie. she can throw it down singing especially live and her performances are always 110 percent
the truth's picture

"Formula"?? Perhaps. I say,

"Formula"?? Perhaps. I say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it...
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