Sunday, October 31, 2010

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Happy Halloween y'all! If you have a thing for zombies like I do, then tonight is your night! First up there's Dead Set on IFC - a five-part mini-series - there's a marathon that starts at 7:30pm with all episodes (watch the trailer below) and then at ...

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

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Jay-Z, Beyonce, Usher Support Alicia Keys At AIDS Charity Ball

Jay, Janelle Monae, Swizz Beatz were among performers at Keys' 8th annual Keep a Child Alive event.
By Jayson Rodriguez, with reporting by Hillary Crosley

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Photo: Stephen Lovekin/ Getty Images

Alicia Keys has proven to be as selfless in real life as she is in song.

The singer held her 8th annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball event in New York on Thursday night. The fundraiser brought out Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Usher, Jay Sean, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston and more.

Jay-Z and Keys' husband, Swizz Beatz, performed "On to the Next One," and Jay later performed "Empire State of Mind." Monae also hit the stage, as did Keys and Sade, who performed a duet, "Love Is Stronger Than Pride."

"It's my heart and soul," Keys told MTV News about the organization she co-founded. "Since the beginning, we've been very driven to do incredible work. I'm proud to show what four to five women who are very dedicated can do."

The organization benefits children and families who have been affected by AIDS but can't afford to purchase medicine; the event reportedly helped raise $2.4 million.

This year, Keep a Child Alive introduced the "Buy Life" T-shirt. The shirt features a large barcode on the garment; donors can buy the shirt and scan the code with their smart phones to make a donation to the charity. Every time the code is scanned by a phone, a donation goes through. Ryan Seacrest, Kim Kardashian and Katie Holmes are among the celebrity spokespeople appearing in ads for the shirt.

"It's like a dream to me to be among these people singing and performing, and opening people's eyes to what Keep a Child Alive can do," Keys said.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

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Thursday, October 28, 2010


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OK, this should be fun. ABC has just announced the debut of the network?s newest reality show, Skating with the Stars.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Usher, Beyonce Collaborator Rico Love Talks 'Organic' Songwriting Process

'I don't write anything down,' Love says.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native Rico Love came full circle when he got a chance to work with Usher on the singer's Raymond v. Raymond LP — Rico was signed to Usher's US Records as a rapper around five years ago. While waiting to release his debut album, Rico showed Ush his other talent — penning R&B songs — which led to him writing one of the premier cuts on Confessions, "Throwback."

Rico started working on his own rap album with producers such as Cool & Dre before Usher pulled the plug.

"I was working on the record, and in the middle of the record Usher decided he wanted to take a step back from the label. He had a lot going on. We understood that. I was left on J Records and I decided I wasn't getting a lot of love in the building. I love J Records, but I don't think they was recognizing me. So I kind of moved out the building and moved out to L.A. and started focusing on the songwriting. You know me — I just hustled until I got out there and put my money where my mouth was."

Rico's songwriting breakthrough came in 2008 when he penned "Love Like This" for Natasha Bedingfield's Pocketful of Sunshine album. Through Bedingfield, Love connected with producer Jim Jonsin and moved to Miami. After changing managment, good things started to happen. He was soon working with Pleasure P on The Introduction of Marcus Cooper album and out of those sessions came the Grammy-nominated single "Boyfriend #2." Work for Jamie Foxx and Beyoncé also followed.

"Aw man, that was the experience of a lifetime working with one of the greatest vocalists of all time," Love said about B's "Sweet Dreams." "She came in and cut the song in a hour. She had to go. Jay-Z was opening up the tour with Mary J. Blige and B came in. She wasn't prepared to record, but heard the song and said, 'Let's do it.' It's actually my background vocals in the hook. She liked the way it sounded so we kept it."

But "Sweet Dreams" almost turned into a nightmare for Rico.

"It got leaked the day after we did the record," he said. Usually a leak that far in advance of an album release puts the song in serious jeopardy of being excluded from the final track list, but as Love said, "that song has nine lives."

"I was more concerned that she would feel that we did it," Rico said of the leak. "A lot of times producers or songwriters leak records because they feel if you put the song out there it would go. But it was frustrating. I felt like you work hard to get in the studio to work with Beyoncé. I was blessed and fortunate to have four songs on that album ... I wasn't that distraught. I have faith in God. The first song we did together was a song I did called 'Save the Hero.' I wrote 'Radio' and I co-wrote 'Scared and Lonely.' "

Last year, Love finally reconnected with Usher after being left off of 2008's Here I Stand. Love would eventually author the first single from Raymond v. Raymond, "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," along with several other selections.

"I felt like I had to go out and prove myself to my big brother," Rico explained. "I had to go and do records for everybody — Jamie Foxx, Pleasure P, Mario, Fergie, Beyoncé. I had to get hit records on other people. [Usher] kinda recognized me and it was good for my ego. When he came back to me, it was the culmination, everything coming back together. This is the guy who put me on and gave me my spot. Besides God, I gotta give Usher the credit for putting me on. I did six records on this album, including 'Hey Daddy' and 'There Goes My Baby.'

"We was going back and forth," he added about the making of "Hey Daddy." "He was like, 'Come to Atlanta.' I was like, 'Come to Miami where I'm comfortable, so there ain't no excuses. I wanna work with my people, my producers. Come down to Miami.' He came to Miami and the first song he did was 'There Goes My Baby.' We did a few other records and then came 'Hey Daddy.' I wrote it in Miami, played it for him in Atlanta and we cut it in Vegas. That was the sleeper. It came out so crazy."

Rico's schedule is pretty full these days — he wrote part of "Hello Good Morning" for Diddy and has more songs on Last Train to Paris. He's also planning to work with Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, hopefully Nicki Minaj and previous collaborators like Jamie Foxx, Fat Joe and Pleasure P.

"I usually come in the studio and hear the beat," Rico said of his songwriting process. "I don't write anything down. Even when I MC, I don't write any lyrics down. I go in the booth and sing the song how I think the artists should sound. It takes only like 10, 15 minutes, sometimes less than that. It's usually the first idea I have that comes out being the record. I don't try to over-think it. I feel music should be fun. It shouldn't be a math problem. You wanna make sure it's natural, organic."

What's your favorite song Rico Love has been involved in? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

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