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Music Fab: Solange, J-Hud, Terrence Howard, Eric Benet, & Others

You can now check out Solange "I'm not my sister" Knowles' album in full online over at Interscope. Click here to listen. Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams drops next tuesday.    
Terrence Howard's debut video for his single "Sanctuary" is here. Am I the only one who thought he was joking about this music career thing up until this point? I mean, I still kinda think so. But dude now has a video. So....       The L.A. Times has reviewed Jennifer Hudson's debut self entitled album. Overall it seems like she gave a powerful performance. You can check out the review here. The album drops September 30th and she will be touring starting October or January '09.   More music ish when you read the rest...   Kanye West and T-Pain have teamed up yet again with DJ Khaled for a new track called "Go Hard".  Check it:
[audio:gohard.mp3]   That damn vocoder.   Eric Benet's new video for the single "You're the Only One" in anticipation of his album release on Sept. 9th. is here:
It was shot on location in his home town of Milwaukee where he threw a block party in his old neighborhood as the premise for the video.   Michelle Williams Michelle Williams has yet another new release date. It's now October 7th.     Because YBF likes fresh faces on the music tip: Check out YBF chick Alycia. She's from the Bay Area and is the best friend of Angela and Vanessa Simmons (she's actually the chick I said could be their sister back in this post) and she's hitting the music scene with a laid back R&B sound. Here's her track "Wanna Be With You": [audio:bewithualycia.mp3] And "Feels So Good": [audio:feelssogood.mp3] She reminds me of a mixture of Cassie and Ashanti. But that could be good or bad depending on your taste. Check out her myspace page here for more songs and info.    

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Eric and Manuela are no

Eric and Manuela are no longer dating. Eric is interested in someone else and he didn't want to cheat on Manuela. So he broke it off with her.
Korega's picture

I initially was ready to hate

I initially was ready to hate Solange's album, but actually I think it's pretty good. Kudos to her! :)
MusicLover's picture

Solo bout to F around and

Solo bout to F around and make me a STAN. Who would have thunk it????????
NOLABABY's picture

[quote comment="180850"]All i

[quote comment="180850"]All i have to say to Terrence is.... WHO IN THE HELL LEFT THE GATE OPEN!!!! Stick to acting, you are to singin what Mariah was to Glitter.[/quote] Luh dis hatred! You are funny, girl! I have to agree. We don't need another irrelevant vocalist in the world. I have to say, Terrence just doesn't do it for me. He is an entertaining actor, but even then he slightly annoys me. I think it's his fro. I'm bothered!
NOLABABY's picture

IM FEELIN SOLONGE, I REALLY

IM FEELIN SOLONGE, I REALLY LIKE HER T.O.N.Y SONG, KINDA REMINDS ME OF AMY WINEHOUSE...LOVE SOULFUL MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
keki's picture

I LIKE ERICS SONG ,BUT

I LIKE ERICS SONG ,BUT NOTHING BEATS HIM SINGING IT ACCAPELLA, WHAT A VOICE!!
keki's picture

I love the new girls songs!!

I love the new girls songs!! She's so mellow. I hope she really comes out with a cd. I would get it for sure. :)
CoolBreeze's picture

I really don't think it

I really don't think it matters what date Michelle's cd is dropped, it will flop. Bless her heart. She's out of her league with the female stars dropping cds in the fall. She needs to ask Solange for a job as a backup-Kelly needs to submit an application as well-and call it a day. I can't wait for JHud's to drop. I swear it will land in my hands. LOL!
Charden's picture

I so love Eric Benet, I don't

I so love Eric Benet, I don't care what the haters have to say!
sai's picture

I like the new girl, Alycia's

I like the new girl, Alycia's songs!
JAZZYCHiCK's picture

One more thing Eric i am

One more thing Eric i am keeping my fingers crossed that you and halle find your back together because i know you are singing about her and i know for a fact that she is not happy with whatsamajigga she hasn't looked happy since you guys separated. Get it right the next time you get her back.
Aquanetta's picture

Eric I love this song and

Eric I love this song and will buy it as soon as it hits the shelf. I think you the sexiest thing alive OMG!!!
Aquanetta's picture

WHEN ALL OF YOU MEAN PEOPLE

WHEN ALL OF YOU MEAN PEOPLE WERE KIDS DIDN'T ANYONE TELL YOU THAT YOU COULD BE ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO? WELL THAT IS JUST WHAT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING. THEY ARE BEING "EVERYTHING" THAT THEY PUT THEIR MIND TOO. MUST EVERYONE BE SO NEGATIVE ABOUT EVERYTHING?
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so far what i am most

so far what i am most impressed with that solange created is lil julez. he's a cutie. not feeling her music. sorry, i think you may have to be high to vibe with her. ________________________________________________________ terrance howard's song is not bad. i still think of when i first saw him on ny undercover on this bonnie and clyde episode that forever kept him in my heart. he was so good. then he was Q from DC in best man...then i saw him interviewed on oprah and fell a little less in like with him so i guess i like his art. we'll see what his music gives.
r's picture

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[quote comment="181455"][quote comment="180891"][quote comment="180851"][quote comment="180845"]Stop hating on T Howards song. The boy actually wrote and produced a good song. We have to get back to appreciating a good lyric and melody. There is no need to hate for the sake of hating. Song may not be ones taste but still a good song.[/quote] Stop equating peoples dislike of something as "hate"! That word is so over used, it's just out of hand. It's simply people having an opinion. You like it, fine. Some people don't. That's just as fine.[/quote] co-sign. I am so sick of the word *hater*. Don't you actually have to be jealous of someone for it to qualify as hating??? Why in the hell would anybody be jealous of terrence howard making a song? Maybe it's so overused for lack of a better word. Get a damn dictionary and come up with another term cause that one is SO OVA!!!!!![/quote] Webster definition of Hate: To dislike intensely or passionately. Now we all know the way the hood uses Hate means to act jealous Of something or someone. But those who had something to say about my comment, understood the point I was making. Now maybe helltothenaw has a good point about the usage of the word hate. So i will end with this. Lets stop being so negative as a people. And try and be more positive and uplifiting towards each other. you just might find that if we let go of all the negative energy, We might attract some postive results in our own lives. And maybe we might try and diversify our life the way Terrence Howard is TRYING to do his.[/quote] Nice of you to say, in a "tree-hugger" type of way. IMO, "hating" on someone is to say something negative when that person is doing something positive. I think many ppl can agree that Terrence Howard is a douche-bag...for instance, how can you state, IN A MAGAZINE, that you've never been in love but you were married for 10 years...how unfair that was to his ex-wife. Furthermore, people are still positive. Look at all the "Nia Long looks great" comments or the "I like Solange's new sound" comments. Terrance voice just sucks to me and others. He comes off as an asshole to me so I really have no reason to "hold back"
Lovely One's picture

1. Im looooooovin

1. Im looooooovin SOLO..cosmic journey and wouldve been are my favs right now..overall Im digging the whole album 2. MUCH looooove to YBF for posting my girl alyica!!!! I love her sound, and she deserves the love so show it to her you guys.. 3. NOW YBF post some more new comers.. I dunno just sum good music...enjoy..
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[quote

[quote comment="180891"][quote comment="180851"][quote comment="180845"]Stop hating on T Howards song. The boy actually wrote and produced a good song. We have to get back to appreciating a good lyric and melody. There is no need to hate for the sake of hating. Song may not be ones taste but still a good song.[/quote] Stop equating peoples dislike of something as "hate"! That word is so over used, it's just out of hand. It's simply people having an opinion. You like it, fine. Some people don't. That's just as fine.[/quote] co-sign. I am so sick of the word *hater*. Don't you actually have to be jealous of someone for it to qualify as hating??? Why in the hell would anybody be jealous of terrence howard making a song? Maybe it's so overused for lack of a better word. Get a damn dictionary and come up with another term cause that one is SO OVA!!!!!![/quote] Webster definition of Hate: To dislike intensely or passionately. Now we all know the way the hood uses Hate means to act jealous Of something or someone. But those who had something to say about my comment, understood the point I was making. Now maybe helltothenaw has a good point about the usage of the word hate. So i will end with this. Lets stop being so negative as a people. And try and be more positive and uplifiting towards each other. you just might find that if we let go of all the negative energy, We might attract some postive results in our own lives. And maybe we might try and diversify our life the way Terrence Howard is TRYING to do his.
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1. I'm loving the Solange

1. I'm loving the Solange album so far. I'll buy it. 2. I've been a fan of Eric Benet's since "Femininity" His last album "Hurricane" was off the chain! 3. Alysia doesnt sound bad. 4. I heard that J.Hud wouldnt have powerful songs on her album...if that is true, it is so unfortunate. Why have a powerful voice if you're not gonna use it? 5. Another song that I am LOVING is Chante Moore's "It Aint Supposed To Be This Way"
Lovely One's picture

OK I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALYCIAS

OK I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALYCIAS SONGS!!!!!
DSgirl's picture

Solange's sound is not what I

Solange's sound is not what I expected and that is a good thing. Her music has a retro feel to it. I'm enjoying listening to it. Now I have to admit that I did grimace once or twice when I heard her hitting some notes. But overall, I have to give her props. Also, anytime you put Bilal on your album as a guest artist, it is definitely a good look! I love him!
Kish's picture

Just finished watching Eric's

Just finished watching Eric's video. I REALLY like this song (heard the version he performed w/India) and video. Wow, now I feel bad things went sour for him and Halle. I had really like them together and I was disappointed he turned out to be like that. I think he was having security issues because her career was taking off and his had fallen back. Needed some validation/reassurance so he started sleeping with a bunch of women to prove to himself he still had it (Dr. Phil moment). Some men can't handle a successful woman...well, neither can some women (a successful man). What ashame.
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[quote comment="180789"]I

[quote comment="180789"]I kinda like that Eric Benet song. The lyrics tripped me out because it sho' sounds like he's singing about a certain someone. Rhymes with Mally Shmerry....[/quote] LMFAO!!!!!! that could be anyone!
Princess Cam's picture

I am so glad some new music

I am so glad some new music is coming out. New artist. I am so bored with these ppl out now and the type of music out now too. Check out an artist named Noel Gourdin. I'm feeling his CD. Was also running both of Dwele's CDs last night. So sick of the ppl out now. [quote comment="181047"]I didn't listen to the new girl's song, but the picture just rubbed me the wrong way. Hand between legs, twirling hair, WHATEVER![/quote] LOL..."just rubbed me the wrong way. Hands btwn legs, twirling hair...." LOL.
Just-Wanted-2-Say...'s picture

Didn't watch Terrence video

Didn't watch Terrence video but heard a different song yesterday and I have to say I like his voice. He reminded me of a toned down Lenny Kravitz.
Just-Wanted-2-Say...'s picture

I really liked Solange's

I really liked Solange's album...it seems like she worked really hard, and I hope it pays off for her. TONY and Valentine's Day are my fav tracks..I absolutely hate the Sandcastle Disco song..not a very strong second single..but I think I will go out and BUY her album..good job!
DeDe's picture

I didn't listen to the new

I didn't listen to the new girl's song, but the picture just rubbed me the wrong way. Hand between legs, twirling hair, WHATEVER!
Pinkflame1983's picture

Man im so mad i miss Solange

Man im so mad i miss Solange at the city Hall yesterday. there are a lot of free concerts this week and she was there yesterday. Michelle was there too! Tasha, don't you have any pics of those concerts? Tomorrow Ashanti will be there. Since its free i might go check if she really cant sing live like people love to say!
Valenne's picture

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[quote comment="180807"]Eric's song is really nice!! He is sooo underrated. I will be the first in line when his new cd drops September 9!![/quote] I agree that he is underrated. I never understand why great talents are ignored and people who can't sing to save their life blow up.
Nina's picture

[quote comment="180796"]AM I

[quote comment="180796"]AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO LOVE T.O.N.Y ON SOLO CD!!! THIS IS MY SHIT I CANT WAIT TO COP THE ALBUM[/quote] Nope, loved it too!!
Kim's picture

yay for another bay area

yay for another bay area artist :) love that pic of jennifer just c :) i do not like dj kahled-i'll just have to take everyone's word for it...i'm curious about soloange's project...
kaykay's picture

If you listen to terrance

If you listen to terrance howard without watching the video, I can kind of dig it, if I watch the video then all I see is him in his movies and I laugh. To totally enjoy you have to listen to it without watching the video. Alycia sounds really nice. I could listen to her while driving on a rainy day. Poor Michelle.
Jai1's picture

Terrence sound goo enough to

Terrence sound goo enough to make to me. with singers like T- pain, Cassie, and Rhianna, Terrence sound like he deserve a grammy already.
ywhy's picture

[quote

[quote comment="180827"][quote comment="180809"]is it odd that out of everyone listed here, i wanna hear Solo's releases the most? ---------------------------------- Yep. Only you boo.[/quote] I meant - "everyone 'Tasha had listed here with new music being released"... i'm sure a couple of other bloggers already said something about also feeling Sol-Angel's tracks...
ibo gal's picture

[quote comment="180929"]Both

[quote comment="180929"]Both Solange and Beyonce have what I call the ugly church sangin voice. This kind of voice will either send you to the altar rejoicing or have you running toward the door cringing. It all depends on the heathen you working with.[/quote] Both sisters can sing okay but I wouldn't go so far to say they have "church sangin voices". Maybe Bee more so but they def not Aretha, Fantasia, or even Jazmine Sullivan. Those sistas will take you to church & make a sinner a believer. There's a BIG difference b/w pop & deep rooted church steeped soul. The Knowles sisters are def the former but ain't nothing wrong with that. 2 each his own.
IDKBOUTHAT's picture

[quote

[quote comment="180851"][quote comment="180845"]Stop hating on T Howards song. The boy actually wrote and produced a good song. We have to get back to appreciating a good lyric and melody. There is no need to hate for the sake of hating. Song may not be ones taste but still a good song.[/quote] Stop equating peoples dislike of something as "hate"! That word is so over used, it's just out of hand. It's simply people having an opinion. You like it, fine. Some people don't. That's just as fine.[/quote] co-sign!
imdone's picture

oooohhhh I just read how that

oooohhhh I just read how that sounded but when I say [her] I meant halle berry...lol Anyway Eric might have gotten back in my good graces with this song!!!
DetroitGirl's picture

Here I go...I've only left a

Here I go...I've only left a message once before but I had to comment here. I am feeling Solo's album but I need to listen to it again to really get into it. Eric Benet--he was hot back in the day and I was all over him...my ex stole my cd and I'm still actually pissed about it, but the first time I heard "You're the Only One" it just felt like it was about her. The song is really honest and thats what I love about it. I hope Michelle can do well on the charts I like her and I hope that people will support her music. anyway tired and its late as hell... goodnite good people
DetroitGirl's picture

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[quote comment="180810"]Sorry. I dont like J-huds promo pic. Even though she's a beautiful chyk. It just doesnt sit well with me. I dont know what the premise for that Khalid song was unless you count sheer boredom and random artists sitting in one room. The third simmons sister has a mellow sound, but it lacks relevance much like Assie's sound. Bring me more janelle monaes, amel larrieuxs, and corrine bailey raes Music industry. I'm tired of that whack ass crying begging pleading sad woman shyt when the singer isnt truly feeling that emotion it lacks body. DAMN I feel Like a hater right noW![/quote] if thats your taste ma! but i dont think she sounds anything like cassie! CASSIE is horrible the only thing they have in common is there pretty! Alysias not the best sing but neither was beyonce when she first came out! All im saying is can people appreciate and embrace good talent when it comes out? I LOVE solanges album it has a unique sound i feel like im gonna be bumpin this until beyonce comes out again! LOL!!!
DSgirl's picture

so Solange's album is

so Solange's album is alright..very different from what is out right now..i'm obsessed with "Cosmic Journey" ft Bilal!!! loves it!! anywho, the best of luck to her:)
RavenStarr's picture

Go Solo! I'm digging the

Go Solo! I'm digging the album...
Vivalacious_1's picture

J.Hud look FABULOUS!!!! Big

J.Hud look FABULOUS!!!! Big legs in all! LOL! That necklace is hott!
Tawanda's picture

where has eric benet

where has eric benet been? Alycia's very beautiful and theres something cool about her vibe! Im feeling feels good! Im sick of Solange already but i do like sandcastle disco
Ash's picture

I think alycia's prettier and

I think alycia's prettier and sounds way better than solange!! She's just what i needed after hearing nothing but rihanna for the last year!! Something soothing i can chill and ride to! Ill definitely be copping that album! I love everything kanye does!
jambelly02's picture

Both Solange and Beyonce have

Both Solange and Beyonce have what I call the ugly church sangin voice. This kind of voice will either send you to the altar rejoicing or have you running toward the door cringing. It all depends on the heathen you working with.
Anon's picture

AM I LIKE THE ONLY ONE IN

AM I LIKE THE ONLY ONE IN LUVVV WITH I DECIDED PT.2! I LUV THIS WHOLE FREAKIN ALBUM! WILL BE AT WAL-MART SOON! IN THE WORDS OF B.SCOTT: LOVE MUFFINS GET INTO THIS! lolz
Chevy's picture

[quote

[quote comment="180926"][quote comment="180924"]Do you guys think J-Hud is gonna push back her album? I asked for 2 very important reasons. 1. Her single isn't doing to well on the charts, but anything could happen bcuz ppl are anticipating her album. 2. T.I. "Paper Trail" album comes out the same day and I think that album is gonna do pretty well. I just want to know what everybody else thing...[/quote] In the back of my mind, I was thinking the same thing. Spotlight isn't a strong single. She needs to drop a FIRE 2nd single quickly before her release date or push it back. I would hate to see a talented sista flop.[/quote] Thats the same exact thing I was thinking. She needs to come out with a fire single real quick so ppl can see what she is offering. If not she is gonna be in the same boat as alot other talented singers.
Just B's picture

[quote comment="180924"]Do

[quote comment="180924"]Do you guys think J-Hud is gonna push back her album? I asked for 2 very important reasons. 1. Her single isn't doing to well on the charts, but anything could happen bcuz ppl are anticipating her album. 2. T.I. "Paper Trail" album comes out the same day and I think that album is gonna do pretty well. I just want to know what everybody else thing...[/quote] In the back of my mind, I was thinking the same thing. Spotlight isn't a strong single. She needs to drop a FIRE 2nd single quickly before her release date or push it back. I would hate to see a talented sista flop.
Focused1's picture

No Terrence. No. Can't

No Terrence. No. Can't stand DJ Khaled, so in order to avoid his annoying ass I skipped the Kanye/Pain track, although I'm a fan of them both. Liking Alycia. She has a very pretty smooth voice.
Maria's picture

Do you guys think J-Hud is

Do you guys think J-Hud is gonna push back her album? I asked for 2 very important reasons. 1. Her single isn't doing to well on the charts, but anything could happen bcuz ppl are anticipating her album. 2. T.I. "Paper Trail" album comes out the same day and I think that album is gonna do pretty well. I just want to know what everybody else thing...
Just B's picture

[quote comment="180796"]AM I

[quote comment="180796"]AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO LOVE T.O.N.Y ON SOLO CD!!! THIS IS MY SHIT I CANT WAIT TO COP THE ALBUM[/quote] LOVES IT TOO!!! This album is off the chain. Just good music, period.
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