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20
Jul
10

NEW MUZIK TUESDAY (JULY 20)

Today’s muzik tuesday sees a legendary rocker tap into her soulful desires and a boss continue channel his inner John Gotti musically! 
Sheryl Crow returns with her seventh studio album (11th overall), 100 Miles from Memphis. Her last album, Detours, was released in 2008. For this new record, she has been cited as tapping into a more soulful direction. I am definitely looking forward to this new album from Sheryl as I thoroughly enjoyed her Wildflower album. As far as this record is concerned, one of the standout tracks is definitely her Terrance Trent D’Arby remake, “Sign Your Name” featuring background vocals from Mr. N’Sync himself, Justin Timberlake.

The boss, Rick Ross is back with his 4th album, Teflon Don, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Deeper Than Rap LP. The official first single, “Super High” featuring R&B crooner, Ne-Yo currently sits at #32 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. As a long-time Rick Ross fan, this is one that I am definitely checking for. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of his efforts. Nothing more to say.

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11
May
10

Rest in Peace to a PIONEER!

I know I am madd late, but better late than never right! Especially when it comes to the death of a GREAT! On Sunday, the incomparable Lena Horne passed away at the age of 92. As most people were, I was very shocked to learn of her passing. She lived a life full of accomplishments, while blazing the trail for the Whitney’s, Janet’s and Beyonce’s to do what they do now. My earliest memory of Ms. Horne was her portrayal of Glenda the Goodwich in one of the best black movie musicals ever, The Wiz. Other memories of  Lena Horne that stand out for me are her appearances on The Cosby Show and A Different World. She was definitely a REGAL  and LEGENDARY individual, who will be forever missed. #RIPLenaHorne.

HERE’S MS. HORNE’S APPEARANCE ON THE COSBY SHOW BACK IN 1984:

08
May
10

CONGRATZ TO ALL GRADS!

Congrats to all graduates this year whether you are a high school graduate, finally graduating from college, or finally getting that damn masters! LOL! May/June is always a great part of the year where we get to celebrate accomplishments and all of the hell and hot water one has to go through to simply put on that cap and gown. There’s also the gratification of flipping the middle finger to all who said you couldn’t do it couldn’t do it or that b**** a** professor who wanted to fail you so bad but had no evidence to do so (that’s the best part!). In  addition, the weather’s great and it’s an excuse to get totally #SMACKED! LMAO! Here’s to all of the 2010 graduates! Especially the ones from my alma mater, the great BENEDICT COLLEGE!

Sidenote: This has really got me amped for my graduation in September. Masters degree here I come!

08
May
10

For those who counted her out, eat your face!

Despite the recent media backlash of Nip’s recent ‘Nothin’ But Love’ world tour, she is pressing on with her shows, making recent stop in Italy. She performed in both Milan and Rome. Check out the ‘I Look To You’ Rome performance from May 3 below:

This performance clearly indicates that Whitney is working that voice and putting those damn Newports down! Her head voice soars and her runs are clean and controlled. Everyone that knows me, knows that my favorite female artist of all-time is Whitney Houston, so it really does my heart good to see this performance. But where’s the media when she has good performances like this? Right, NO WHERE TO BE FOUND! That’s okay though….they make you to break you and clearly we thought Whitney was gonna perish like the rest of ’em. Just goes to show you that it ain’t over ’til God says otherwise! Now all I need for her to do is get those chops ready for that U.S. leg! I want tickets for graduation!

04
May
10

NEW MUZIK TUESDAY (5/4/10)

This Tuesday sees the release of 3 albums by artists who have made their mark on urban music history in some way or another. While it’s a slow Tuesday (IMO), these albums should still drive consumers to their nearest Best Buy or iTunes store.

R&B vet Toni Braxton returns to music shelves today with a brand new record (her 7th overall), Pulse, her first release on Atlantic Records. Be sure to expect her classic sassy yet velvety tone gliding over modern production. As one who’s heard the record, I must say this album is a winner. Here’s hoping that she pulls in those numbers, as the promo for this album has been a little slack.

Florida bred female rapstress, Trina is back with a vengeance on her new album, Amazin’. This is marked as her 5th album and she celebrates this year 2010 as her 10th year since her first album, Da Baddest B****, hit stores back in 2000. I’ve yet to hear the record, but I am sure that it traditional Trina (If ya know what I mean lol). Kudos to her for making it to her 5th album and snatching up 10 years in the game, a kind of track record that is foreign with female rappers.

Bone Thugz-N-Harmony release their 9th studio album (14th release overall) today called Uni5: The World’s Enemy. This marks the return of the 5 original members after years of solo albums and jail sentences. This record is being released independently on their own label, BTNH Worldwide with distribution via Warner Bros. A tour in representation of the album is said to be in the works. Good to see that they are keeping the legacy going. “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”, ‘1st of Da Month” and “Crossroads” stand as hip-hop classics!

14
Jan
10

Teddy Pendergrass (1950-2010)


The music world is reeling once again, now because of the death of R&B legend, Teddy Pendergrass. Known for hits such as “If You Don’t’ Know Me By Now”, “Wake Up Everbody”, and “Love TKO”, Pendergrass and his music set a standard in soul music that is still unmatched and  being sampled to this day. Rest in Peace Teddy P! You will be missed! In honor of his memory, check out this youtube clip of him on Soul Train back in the day singing the classic “Wake Up Everybody”.

WE HERE AT MUZIKFIX DEDICATE THIS VIDEO TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF HAITI! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

As a avid lover of soul music, this is definitely a sad day. Along with other heartbreaking news that I’ve received this morning and the horrific Haiti Earthquake situation, this only adds to the heartache. I pray for each and every one of us as citizens of the world, as we go into each day of our lives. Let’s try to make a positive impact on this world, as we never know when our last day on earth is! Thank GOD for another day.

Peace and Blessings,

Tamone J. Bacon

MuzikFix Moderator

08
Jan
10

WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW MUZIKFIX!

Hello all,

Welcome to the all new MuzikFix music blog, where we simply profile GOOD music, no matter the genre. We originally started out with the Blogspot server, but after much research and consideration, we’ve now moved over to the far more advanced, WordPress. We look forward to doing great things with the blog in 2010. Keep it here for the latest in new music including Gospel, R&B, Rock, Pop, etc. We love all music at MuzikFix!