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Music Fab: Kelly Rowland's "Work" Vid+New Ish From MJB & Raheem DaVaughn

Looks like Papa Knowles and 'em let Kelly release another vid. This one's for "Work":
Yeah...I'm gonna go with too little too late. Cute vid though.

Check out MJB's new leaked track "Shake Down" featuring Usher: [audio:07_Shake_Down.mp3] Do we love it?





And one of my fave new to the mainstream artists Raheem DaVaughn has a new single called "Customer". Nice. His new record Love Behind The Melody drops 1/15/08. In other music news:
Pic: TMZ.com
Akon hired a stylist just for his booking photo. He's been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and harrasment after that whole "incident" with tossing that dude off stage.
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kelly seems like such a sweet

kelly seems like such a sweet girl, and its sad that her career is being tossed aroung the way it is, i think she is prettier than bey but she doesnt have that evil-glint-in-the-eye that bey has, and i think thats why we keep watching bey cuz u just never know wat bitch is gonna bring to the table but with kelly its predictable.the minute kelly adds a bit more attitude to her persona, she'll be huge.
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lol@ MFox.. [quote

lol@ MFox.. [quote comment="17951"]All Kelly's dresses are hot, but the truth is she's never going to be a star working that same old Destiny's Child sexy and sassy angle because Beyonce was the reason anybody ever listened to DC's tired tripe. And, it's a sad hard truth, but it is absolute fact that looks can get you places that a good voice, alone or even star power NEVER COULD. Kelly does the same sort of trashcan pop/R&B she did with the group, that's not going to work unless people aren't actually listening to the vapid trash you're spewing...With Beyonce, she can sing about love being like a perm that's been on too long and won't take because who's really listening? They just want her to shake her a** in the videos and in concert. They don't want that from Kelly. So, doing what she does (which is the DC thing NOT the Beyonce thing) will NEVER work. Just as Brandy's handlers new that "Afrodisiac" single wouldn't work here (because ding* ding* nobody finds Brandy sexy here) and only released it overseas.[/quote] I agree...100% And no one does find brandy sexy here.. Poor Kelly...The video was nice..but it was lackluster and a late.
Blue Eyed Angel's picture

All Kelly's dresses are hot,

All Kelly's dresses are hot, but the truth is she's never going to be a star working that same old Destiny's Child sexy and sassy angle because Beyonce was the reason anybody ever listened to DC's tired tripe. And, it's a sad hard truth, but it is absolute fact that looks can get you places that a good voice, alone or even star power NEVER COULD. Kelly does the same sort of trashcan pop/R&B she did with the group, that's not going to work unless people aren't actually listening to the vapid trash you're spewing...With Beyonce, she can sing about love being like a perm that's been on too long and won't take because who's really listening? They just want her to shake her a** in the videos and in concert. They don't want that from Kelly. So, doing what she does (which is the DC thing NOT the Beyonce thing) will NEVER work. Just as Brandy's handlers new that "Afrodisiac" single wouldn't work here (because ding* ding* nobody finds Brandy sexy here) and only released it overseas.
M.Fox's picture

Do your thing Kelly..The

Do your thing Kelly..The video is hot and I love the overall look and style. Just set your intention and you will blow up. Trust me!
CaliChick's picture

she should be a model...her

she should be a model...her angles are awesome..... tyra would say she was fierce! i don't like the part in the red - it didn't flow.... and her lyrics and music are so average which is y i guess fans don't take over the promotion and make her a star INSPITE of her managers... so many people want to pump kelly up (fan wise) but they keep giving her whack songs.. i think she need something that people can sing along to and stop all these "fake party/club" songs... ain't nobody gonna jump up to this and be like "THAT'S MY SONG" and work it on the dancefloor...and then it's not something u can sing in the shower (a la irreplaceable) .... for the record, i don't like beyonce...but i will admit that they give her catchy songs u hate but then sing along to (i.e. upgrade you)
keepin it real's picture

I love Kelly, but heres an

I love Kelly, but heres an idea for ya....GET NEW MANAGEMENT
pjai's picture

Kelly looks sexy in her

Kelly looks sexy in her video! She is certainly working it... HOWEVER She needs to get a new manager or she can KISS her career good-bye. The Knowles family are only for BEYONCE. She's their prize horse and the only one they business about anyways. She was the lead singer and now she's just the lead... period. Kelly will always be in Beyonce's shadow, just like Solange, LeToya, Michelle, and anyone else who is related to Beyonce or was in Destiny's Child. She needs total revamp. If she refuses to do that, then she better find something else to pursue. But she is a very talented singer and she's beautiful, she needs to do something, a real "WOW" with that talent... and soon.
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I like Kelly's new vid. She's

I like Kelly's new vid. She's gorgeous. I disagree about the eminent demise of her music career. I think she'll be around for a while like Patti LaBelle or somebody. She's still working on her art so we should be patient and support a beautiful brown sista trying be somebody. She seems like a nice chic and you never hear ANYTHING negative about her, not even rumors, so lets give her a break, how do you think she feels?
Supreme's picture

Kelly sucks, her solo music

Kelly sucks, her solo music career died before it was even launched.
Chontania's picture

Work sounds like a Beyonce

Work sounds like a Beyonce throw away song. Kelly is super gorgeous. She just hasn't found her niche. She should find another genre diff from DC and Bey and run with it. She is talented, maybe not a writer, but a singer and if she flipped the scripped did some tunes with Anthony Hamilton or Raheem Davaughn that would take her in an entirely diff direction. She needs new producers... heck even T-Pain would hook up some hot ish for her.
PML's picture

Raheem DeVaughn is the

Raheem DeVaughn is the hotness, his first cd was fab! I will be purchasing the new one when it drops. He will be performing live in Philly on 3/7/07 @ the Liacouris Center w/Jill Scott & Musiq.. Get ya tix!!!!
Loc&Lovely's picture

botango.... um so ur saying

botango.... um so ur saying kelly sanging. mary j keyshia cole and letoya were successful and they are not watered down. kelly even said herself she is not on top of everything. she is not doing pop, but her rnb stuff is whack, sheeee is wack. i've seen perfeormances where beyonce and michelle would be tearing a song to peices, kelly is only good for alto harmony. she is not driven...driven people dont call ex bandmates for thier opinion on thier songs/ album... she has not grown as an artist. she needs to sit back. michelle is making moves on broadway,, owning wnba teams and everything. kelly is doing nothing, she acts like she cant move without saying knowles. alot of you just hate on beyonce for any and every reason you can find. lyrics.... no because you still can find an audience of people who enjoy real music. and botango... beyonce incorporates different styles of music into hers... so whats ur point. and anyone can say they work in the industry... also,kelly wasnt doing her own tour, she was opening for AKON.
um's picture

sorry, kelly is good only in

sorry, kelly is good only in a group. michelle can sang better than her. michelle can actually blow!!! it has nothing to do with matthew not pushing her. she really just does not have that IT factor. she cant really sing.... she probaly wouldnot have even performed at the BET awards if beyonce didnt go first. she is good for singing alto in a three part harmony group. LETOYA did better than kelly. come on!
um's picture

[quote comment="17655"]Ok

[quote comment="17655"]Ok ya'll I've read the comments and it boils down to 2 key things ok. 1)Beyonce and her family are some shady characters and Kelly ain't. Look back wasn't Kelly's album supposed to drop before Beyonce's (Yes) and didn't the heifer run to the studio and record a whole lot of shit in 2 weeks tied a bow on it and called it B'Day (Yes). And in 2007 when Kelly was ready to drop her album because B'Day was dying down the bitch went ahead and released a Deluxe Edition of the same album months before Ms. Kelly's release (Yes). Beyonce is Shady because of the following... The BET Awards wasn't her ass half way around the world doing her horrible show (B, I want my time and money back) only to fly back and up stage Kelly at the awards and "Join" Performances? (Think About It) Than there was the Ms. Kelly Tour that was supposed to go down and suddenly pushed back to next year. 2) Beyonce whites up her music way more than Kelly ever would. Speaking as someone who works in the music industry if you look at today's trends R&B music has gotten so watered down it's basically pop/dance music. Listen to Ms. Kelly and listen to B'Day. Ms. Kelly has elements of Jazz, Fusion, Funk and Contemporary music, while B'Day is a whole lot of chicken head anthems. The sooner people get off the whole Beyeonce's doin better than Kelly listen to the quality of each of their solo works and tell me you cannot agree with what I've said.[/quote] Hmmmm, you talk some sense there :) Good luck to her.
Kanyade's picture

wow....me loves d MJB song.

wow....me loves d MJB song.
wienna's picture

Kelly just needs to find a

Kelly just needs to find a new style; kinda like how Rihanna did. Everybody is copying B now with the hair, dress and singing style nowadays. If Rihanna would have came out as a regular R&B singer, with the extra long hair and weave and singing style she would have fallen off quick. She deviated from being a carbon copy & now she is big. Kelly needs to figure out her own style of music so she won't always look like she is try to be like someone else
Ki's picture

Kelly has the most gorgeous

Kelly has the most gorgeous skin! I do think she should try acting especially in soaps she is pretty enough This sound a lot like what beyonce has done before. I envisioned er doing a more neo soul thing like Heather Headley Some good neo soul vids would do her more justice and would be remember for longer.
Yanique's picture

[quote comment="17415"]Kelly

[quote comment="17415"]Kelly is Mary Wilson in this story....She can sing (way better) than Beyonce and is naturally prettier -- but was pushed to the back, and didn't seem to mind. I actually thought Kelly was beginning to outshine Beyonce just a bit(in their Survivor days), and maybe that's why the father pushed harder on Beyonce's back to get her out front...Isaac Hayes made this comment (around the time Survivor was out) the morning after he attended a party and ran into Destiny's Child, "...I like that Kelly! She's...sassy!" At that time, people were talking about both of them, Kelly was right up there with B, with folks acknowledging that she had a better voice. A girl with her own crew and a more forceful personality may not have let this shade descend on her like this.[/quote]<---My point exactly! I have always loved Kelly more, it's just sad that she doesn't get what's due to her...but its also not Mr.Knowles' fault for her haulty career...I mean at this point Kelly, you can hire someone else to help u!! [quote comment="17452"]Raheem is HOT "Believe" and "You" Stayed on repeat last year. Love him without the braids too. Why aren't the do-gooders in here defending Kelly's honor? Maybe they only represent for Amy W?[/quote]<---Yes I have love his sexxy a** ever since those two songs came out, glad he's getting some type og recognition now...lol..he's the only R&B cat with a underground mixtape!...LOL! Luv ya sexxy ;)...and yes..where are those people?? Th ey have nothing to say about all this Kelly bashing?...People are funny...
MzPurp's picture

Aww...I like Kelly's video

Aww...I like Kelly's video and the CD. It's a pretty good CD. There aren't alot of upbeat dance/in the club tracks but there are a lot of good songs on her CD. I wish Kelly was more successful.
StarBaby's picture

Ok ya'll I've read the

Ok ya'll I've read the comments and it boils down to 2 key things ok. 1)Beyonce and her family are some shady characters and Kelly ain't. Look back wasn't Kelly's album supposed to drop before Beyonce's (Yes) and didn't the heifer run to the studio and record a whole lot of shit in 2 weeks tied a bow on it and called it B'Day (Yes). And in 2007 when Kelly was ready to drop her album because B'Day was dying down the bitch went ahead and released a Deluxe Edition of the same album months before Ms. Kelly's release (Yes). Beyonce is Shady because of the following... The BET Awards wasn't her ass half way around the world doing her horrible show (B, I want my time and money back) only to fly back and up stage Kelly at the awards and "Join" Performances? (Think About It) Than there was the Ms. Kelly Tour that was supposed to go down and suddenly pushed back to next year. 2) Beyonce whites up her music way more than Kelly ever would. Speaking as someone who works in the music industry if you look at today's trends R&B music has gotten so watered down it's basically pop/dance music. Listen to Ms. Kelly and listen to B'Day. Ms. Kelly has elements of Jazz, Fusion, Funk and Contemporary music, while B'Day is a whole lot of chicken head anthems. The sooner people get off the whole Beyeonce's doin better than Kelly listen to the quality of each of their solo works and tell me you cannot agree with what I've said.
Botango's picture

I have to agree with some

I have to agree with some others. Kelly was my favorite Destiny's Child but even with her voice and beauty I don't think she would even be a known name if it wasn't for the group. There are many talented and beautiful people who NEVER get their name out.
Musicisourhigh's picture

I totally agree with you

I totally agree with you mimi. Every time Kelly performs live she sounds tired and muffled and she can never hit her notes like she does on the actually songs. And for some strange reason they can't seem to write her a hit for shit! She's in the same categories as the others who can't sing but is nice to look at Ciara,Ashanti,Chick from pussy cat dolls,and Michelle from destiny's child except she is not even nice to look at!
mimi4sure's picture

First off I LOVE KELLY

First off I LOVE KELLY ROWLAND, so of course i like this video...I am feelin Raheem's new look.
tyhee215's picture

lovin the kelly rowland

lovin the kelly rowland video. i hope she leave bey's dad and gets herself a real manager so ppl will stop sleepin on her acting like she can't sang and ish
Chelsea's picture

I don't think anything can

I don't think anything can save Kelly's album as far as sales go. She may prove me wrong though, but I doubt it.
Musicisourhigh's picture

Umm...you got a beyonce vibe?

Umm...you got a beyonce vibe? try Amerie!
Jasmine's picture

Watching Kelly's video was

Watching Kelly's video was excrutiating to say the least.It'a been there done that kind of video and Lord knows all these videos are alike. She looks good, but it's boring just like the song. I agree, Kelly just doesn't have that "wow" factor. I also think it's because Daddy Knowles did not want to promote her back in tha day. How many records has she sold...two?
jam's picture

Juju...misspelling on purpose

Juju...misspelling on purpose is not cute.
E's picture

[quote comment="17410"]I

[quote comment="17410"]I don't think the Knowles are to blame for Kelly's lack of success. It's not their fault she lacks star quality as a solo artist. At the end of the day I think that's really all it's about. In my opinion, even if Kelly were introduced to the world without being in Destiny's Child and in Beyonce's shadow, her career would still be mediocre. It probably wouldn't even exist.[/quote] mimi, I totally agree with this 100%!!! Kelly is great and all, but as part of a group, she's not a solo act, it just doesn't work for her. And not only is this song stupid, she sounds stupid singing it, her voice is so mundane. I feel really sorry for Kelly.
Alisha's picture

I love Kelly's video. She

I love Kelly's video. She looks great. I actually don't hate the song either. Although I don't have the album...
Sherry2's picture

akon looks nice in his jail

akon looks nice in his jail photo!
skateboard b's picture

Kelly's "Work" is actually

Kelly's "Work" is actually one of my favorite songs of the album. They should've made a feistier clip with some killer choreography, not this dull ish. It may not give credibility, but it could've made a hit. She kinda need one.
B.'s picture

sorry to say it but i don't

sorry to say it but i don't blame them knowles for kelly's bad record sales she is not a leader singer. I hate beyonce but i must admit that she is the only reason why michelle and kelly are successful at all.
kay kay's picture

Kelly Rowland is 27. What

Kelly Rowland is 27. What does Mathew Knowles have to do with her minimal record success? You guys act like she has no control over her career! She looks cute...the clips in the vid were moving quite fast though. MJB looks the way she always looks. OMG...I love Raheem. He has been doing this for a while. Finally he gets noticed!
babyd0ll's picture

yes cute vid by Kel..Seen it

yes cute vid by Kel..Seen it being made THIS SUMMER ON MTV. but papa knowles released that lame@ss SO GHETTO vid. HER muscle look is awesome & HONEY she needs to hook BEYONCE up with her Trainer for them oLd LADY HIPS she has....LOVE THE BOTH ..RAHEEM DEVAUGHN IS SO SEXY them LIPS ..LORD LET ME ST0P....
houstontx_diva74's picture

kelly, vid, too late and

kelly, vid, too late and cheap looking like the vids b did for the her second cd drop. she is actually really pretty. not sure why she ain't selling she naturally thin and skin on point not quite understand the issues with the no sell?
carmen's picture

Raheem isn't a new artist but

Raheem isn't a new artist but ok, I love his voice...and Kelly needs to hang it up, maybe she can go into acting???
what?'s picture

don’t think the Knowles are

don’t think the Knowles are to blame for Kelly’s lack of success. It’s not their fault she lacks star quality as a solo artist. At the end of the day I think that’s really all it’s about. In my opinion, even if Kelly were introduced to the world without being in Destiny’s Child and in Beyonce’s shadow, her career would still be mediocre. It probably wouldn’t even exist. MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY!!!!
jb's picture

I always thought Kelly was

I always thought Kelly was the cutest one of the group. She need a new manager because they definitely did market her right.
Ms Howard's picture

JT...Giving you a virtual

JT...Giving you a virtual Hi-five on that one.....I was thinking the same thing!!!!
Kay's picture

Raheem is HOT "Believe" and

Raheem is HOT "Believe" and "You" Stayed on repeat last year. Love him without the braids too. Why aren't the do-gooders in here defending Kelly's honor? Maybe they only represent for Amy W?
JT -ATX's picture

Raheem is HOT "Believe" and

Raheem is HOT "Believe" and "You" Stayed on repeat last year. Love him without the braids too.
JT -ATX's picture

kellys video reminds me of

kellys video reminds me of destiny's child say my name with all the diff colored rooms
anon's picture

Kelly is gorgeous. I like the

Kelly is gorgeous. I like the video but I am not sure how I feel about the song. I really think her management team did a horrible job promoting her album and it because of them, it really never had a chance to succeed. I mean why wasn’t this her second video? I wish her well and hope that she has better luck in the future.
ofili's picture

The Kelly Row' video is jive

The Kelly Row' video is jive sexy, no question but Beyonce already RAN IT!!! ALL UP N THREW IT!!! It's a rap (CUT!) I just wish she'd take a step back 2 discover her true self as an artist & stop wit da Beyonce sloppy seconds. GO OUT DA YARD K ROW!!! The Mary J/Usher joint is i'ight... I apreciate Mary so whatevva, I'm in.
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CORRECTION: ^^Akon took a

CORRECTION: ^^Akon took a good mug shot. Looking handsome if I may add.
JustSaying's picture

Akon to a good mug shot.

Akon to a good mug shot. Handsome, I may add.
JustSaying's picture

Hot vid Kelly, but why would

Hot vid Kelly, but why would P. Knowles release this third. It looks and sounds much better than her first two singles. Especially that dumb hood ish. Those girls don't know nothin' bout no hood. GIVE IT UP. I smell sabotage.
tammie's picture

It amazes me how people can

It amazes me how people can never seem to give a compliment without finding something negative to say...the video is nice, what she did is reminiscent of DC, she was an ORIGINAL member of the group, therefore that is as much "her" style as it is Beyonce's. WHY must she be compared to Beyonce??? They are 2 different people who just happen to have the same swagger. People get it together and stop tearing one another down. It's very unfortunate for her, that regardless of WHAT she does, people will ALWAYS compare her to Beyonce...
Butter's picture

While I love Usher I do not

While I love Usher I do not get down with Mary J and this song well sucks! I don't like it. Usher no more hand outs to none singers...
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