Today, there are not many albums that released that I’m interested in. I only know of Forevery in a Dayby Day 26. My boyfriend has constantly been reminding me to get Round 2 by J. Holiday, whom I saw in the airport a few weeks ago, and I finally decided to get the album which was released on March 2.
Going off of first listens, Forever in a Day is very nice. The album is definitely a more mature sound than their first self-titled album. I have listened to the album from beginning to end several times, which is always a good sign! However, I can tell Que has some influence in taking some of the songs mainstream as he stated he wanted to do so via Making the Band. What makes me mad is when artists feature an artist on their song, i.e. T-pain on Day 26’s Shawty What’s Up, the track ends up sounding like the featured artist’s song vs. the original artist’s song! While the song is one that will play in the club, it’s not ‘Day 26′ to me. Same goes for Need That that features Jermaine Dupri. The true ‘Day 26′ songs are great and these are my favorite that have been on repeat already: Think of Me, Bipolar …BOMB!…but the beginning beat sounds very similar to something I’ve heard before- Man in Your Life by Joe Thomas, Girlfriend, and Then There’s You. Whichever member of the group said Willie is not the leader of the group must be trying to save face. That man’s voice leads and dominates most of the album!
On to the next. J. Holiday’s attempt at a second album is ok. The ballads are alright and there are several tracks I like such asLights Go Out, Make that Sound, and Fly. I LOVE Wrong Lover mostly because I heard this song prior, but there are no songs that I listen to and get chills. I can envision myself listening to this album for every bit of two weeks. His first album was much better in my opinion and it makes me wonder if the problem is that he was given the wrong songs. I’m not saying that J. is the next Marvin Gaye by any means, but it seems as though if artists are not 150% marketable their labels do not give them the pick of the crop of in reference to songs and their production is only mediocre. I think he has a great voice, but he needs to be given more exposure with better a better song choice. When is the industry going to change?
by Trish: As promised, I am uploading a new video by my favorite choreographer, Luam. This past Thursday, Luam was seen on Making the Band and people have been searching to figure out who she is. If you have never heard of her, her dance moves speak for themselves. She is always displaying the sickest choreography with a blazing track to parallel her routine. This particular track, Get On Da Floor, performed by Trish is definitely a club banger. You hear the track and automatically want to get up and dance as the song demands. I have not heard any additional songs by Trish, but the word on the street is that she is extremely talented and we should be on the lookout for more of her work. Until I hear her next single, I’ll be jammin to Get On Da Floor and my video:
I LOVE THURSDAYS! All of my shows have ended for the season and Making the Band is the only show left! In anticipation for the show, I only listened to two songs today at work and they were both by Day 26. S-O-G-double-O-D is that jam and I figured Willie must have won the battle with Que to record more slow jams. However, So Goodis not the first single. Imma Put It On Her is the first single and it appears that Que may have won the battle to record a few fast tracks. When I first heard Imma Put It On Her as the new intro to MTB, I was not really feeling the track. But now, I realize that I was so wrong! The track is hot! I definitely prefer the original version, as Jeezy and Diddy did not have to get on the track to make me like it. Actually, their remix version is horrible! I’m sure you will agree.
Oh, and did you watch tonight’s episode of MTB? If you watched and saw Dawn and Que walking with someone after Que found out his mom was coming to visit, that’s LUAM!!! You know…the choreographer whose videos I feature on 6iv because I believe she is the best dancer out there! **A new video from Luam will be posted tomorrow** I assume Que is taking dance lessons from her. Good move Que. Right now I can only wish I can take lessons from her…One day I will.
I know I can’t be the only one still in awe about Danity Kane breaking up. They are one of the few groups that were created on television that made it! More importantly, they were one of VERY few groups that were created on television that had great tunes. Both albums, Danity Kane and Welcome to the Dollhouse, went platinum and the group was continuously successful. I know Diddy was hurtin by the outcome of the group’s breakup and he let them know who was BOSS – not Rick Ross! He let all their success come to an end quick! In my opinion, Aubrey ruined it for everyone! This chick has posed for Playboy and Diddy peeped her intentions from the start. Everybody thought Mr. Combs was being mean and pointing fingers at Aubrey. Yea, he was. But that is only because she deserved it. This post isn’t to put Aubrey on blast, but to remind everyone to watch Making the Band on Thursdays @ 9pm as this is the last chance to see the remaining group members together as Diddy dismantles the group. Danity Kane was a great first album and Welcome to the Dollhouse accurately displayed the group’s maturity into an older sound. I was looking forward to a third album and I am hurt that the album will never come to form What are the girls of Danity Kane going to do now that they aren’t members of the group? Aubrey is in Playboy and Dawn is rumored to be signed as a solo artist. What about the rest???