Heather Covington-The Literary Heat-Reviews Music Video- The Hustler’s Anthem feat. T.Pain by Busta Rhymes


 

 

 

 

 

Music Video: The Hustler’s Anthem
Artist: Busta Rhymes feat. T-Pain
 
Reviewed by Heather Covington
“The Literary Heat”
 

Busta Rhymes returns with a new hit, featuring T-Pain, The Hustlers Anthem and his usual video antics Busta style. The sure summer banger of 2009, the song and video works. Fun, energized, gravitating and ear popping, Busta knows how to command his listeners with his presence alone, fancy costumes and top hats that give enough flair to do justice to this video, but I didn’t appreciate T-Pain flashing those gold teeth of his. Folks now have HDTV and it just isnt’ polite to flash your high beams to blind music listeners eyes like that.

All is forgiven because it has been a while since Busta has produced a jam, and its great to have some Hip Hop flava with that old school hustla’ edge, but clean, simple and all about that feel good vibe. I applaud Busta.

While the video works for the kids and grown folks, the video could have had a break to flash back to an old Busta hit and remind new generation Hip Hoppers  of the history of this artist who introduced an original sound like no other artist in the game. Hip Hop needs those true Hip Hop artists to return and revive the art form. When LL Cool J exited, it ended an era in my opinion. Busta, the last of the titans performance wise may just have what it takes to bring back real Hip Hop. It doesn’t have to be that gangsta. Busta proves that.

Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: ****4 Stars 

About Reviewer:  A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and  debut author  of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,”  the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons.  Her author website can be visited at www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” reviews Music Video- T-Shirt by Shontell


 Shontelle - Shontelligence

 

 

 

 

Music Video: T-Shirt
Artist: Shontelligence
 
Reviewed by Heather Covington
“The Literary Heat”
 

“I’m all by myself with nothing but your t-shirt on cause I miss you?” is just one verse from the new album by Shontell cleverly titled Shontelligence from Universal/ Motown. New, fresh talent with a voice to match, you probably have heard of the artist who has performed as an opening act for artists like Rihanna.

Owning a  voice with a pop feel at first listen that may not sound like an RnB artist, Shontelle enters the music arena  sporting a sound all her own that  music listeners can certainly vibe to.  If her album sounds as good as her debut song, she may very well be able to make a household name for herself.

A video that may not show Shontelle’s ability tote her choreography skills as a performing artist yet, the video cleverly draws attention to the finale as Shontelle awaiting hours for her mysterious dream  prince  to arrive. 

I have to admit, I was expecting a guy along the lines of a Tyson Beckford in the buff to match the desires of the scantily dressed Shontelle in the video, but only a meek guy appeared. Maybe I have to see the video once again, but I was expecting a gem to appear that would hold equal  impression as Shontelle and which will give the men something to think about. Maybe today’s girl, like Shontelle, just wants a really nice guy, not too buff, not too fashion savvy, but just right. I enjoyed listening to Shontelle’s song, but the video just didn’t make the cut. Maybe the next video will bring out this artist’s potential.

Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: **2 Stars

About Reviewer:  A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and  debut author  of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,”  the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons.  Her author website can be visited at www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.



Heather Covington-The Literary Heat- Song Review- Must Be Love featuring Puff Daddy by Cassie



Single Song: Must Be Love feat. (Puff Daddy)
Artist: Cassie

Reviewed by Heather Covington
“The Literary Heat”
http://www.Disilgold.com

Like a breath of fresh air, new music artist, Cassie, the songbird whose music career seemed to be on pause while taking on movie cameos and major endorsements, effortlessly jolts out a hit the fab chicas can relate to who just want to hear a Hip-Hop ballad when riding in ones vehicle with the sun roof open, hair all out and blowing with natural length in summer wind.

“I think about you all the time, can’t get you off my mind,” is the catchy hook in Cassie’s sure to be mega-hit “Must Be Love,” and featuring the “Bad Boy” Puffy aka Sean Combs who lends his classic Hip Hop vocals to every song he produces and deservingly so. If you aren’t reminded by the swagger of an ‘ole Gina Thompson hit like, The Things You Do,” then you simply will have to go back in time and research Puffy’s hits and all of the artists he’s breathed life into.

Cassie undoubtedly brings her own flava to music with that same unassuming big voice that you wait to get better, but it stays on its course and continues to give listeners just enough to buy the album for keeps.

Call her the new Universal Princess of RnB who no one saw arriving so soon, Cassie has certainly paid her dues, but instead of cutting that ribbon of success, she’s cut off one side of her hair recently. Perhaps, it “Must be Love” for the green because Cassie is headed straight to the bank and there isn’t anything anyone can do to stop her reign. If you listen carefully to her latest hit, all of that “ker-chang ker-chinging” is a money register repeatedly popping open. It’s certainly Cassie’s time to shine.

Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: ****3.5 Stars

About Reviewer: A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and debut author of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,” the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons. Her author website can be visited at http://www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at http://www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.

Heather Covington-The Literary Heat- Reviews Music Video- Thats Not My Name by The Ting Tings


 

 

Music Video: That’s Not My Name

Artist: The Ting Tings

Reviewed by Heather Covington

“The Literary Heat”

http://www.Disilgold.com

If you’re a kid, on spring break somewhere at your favorite resort or just kicking back at your friends neighborhood barbecue, you will enjoy listening to this catch song from the Ting Tings, That’s Not My Name. The song runs down and overwhelming lists of names that for some who don’t mind their name being idolized in a catch spring music chart topping hit, you’ll love it. For others, the song makes you cringe because your name is certainly not on the IT List.

Mindful of how impressionable artists can be and as a music maven who studies music as much as she enjoys listens to it, I immediately felt like I was listening to a remake of Toni Basil’s hit years ago entitled, Hey Mickey. The only thing that did ring a familiar chord was the video against a dark background that will be a hit and miss, but certainly not a classic of all times.

Lacking originality and any substance, you can write this video and group off if they continue to produce predictable hook records made for the kids who like to bop around like go-go kids and shun folks who don’t know their name around the way. Silly, outrageous, but with catchy hooks like a commercial that haunt you, I am hoping this song disappears as quickly as it arrived. NEXT!

Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: **2 Stars

About Reviewer: A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and debut author of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,” the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons. Her author website can be visited at http://www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at http://www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.

Heather Covington -The Literary Heat- Reviews Music Video: Blame It by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain


 
Music Video: Blame It
Artist: Jamie Foxx
Reviewed by Heather Covington
“The Literary Heat”
“She says she usually don’t, but I  know that she  fronts,” are  the  lyrics and claim to fame in  Jamie Foxx’s 2009  smash hit and music video, “Blame It” featuring T Pain. Just one banger from his “Intuition” album, the video begins like a movie production against your classic blue black night  scene among heavy hitters like Samuel Jackson, producer Ron Howard and many others. The list is too long to mention, but this video is as entertaining to watch as your classic  Godfather mafia movie.
This time, Jamie ” The Godfather of RnB” is blaming the alcohol for all of these gentlemen late night prowls on the club scene. The summer anthem of 2009 for the fellows resonates a catchy hook from a past time Christina Milian jam,  “Say I,” but there isn’t harm done  in knowing that Jamie Foxx is a comedian and follows up with a girl-friendly video, “Just Like Me” featuring actress Taraji P. Henson.
Quite possibly the only comedic artist to be taken seriously  with equal weight as an actor and singer, you can expect for Jamie’s hit to ring a familiar tune all year long.  “Blame it” is certainly geared to the male dominated Hip Hop audience, but the ladies can appreciate this  work by Jamie Foxx who is bringing the stylish persona, talent and friends with him all the way to the top with  this top production. Press Forward and then play it again.
Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: 5 Stars
About Reviewer:  A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and  debut author  of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,”  the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons.  Her author website can be visited at www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns designed by Heather: Email Disilgold@aol.com.

Heather Covington -The Literary Heat-Reviews Music Video-It’s Yours by J. Holiday


 

Music Video: It’s Yours
Artist: J. Holiday
 
Reviewed by Heather Covington
“The Literary Heat”
 

“Grab my body baby, Hold my heart don’t break it,” is the most gravitating melodic hook of the year in J. Holiday’s sophomore album, Round 2 in his hit song and video,  “It’s Yours,” which shuts down nay sayers that believed his heavy hitting  chart busting debut song, “BED” just simply could not be topped.

 If the lyrics catch you, so will the video which romanticizes the art of falling in love and staying in love against a smokey backdrop screen that idolizes a fresh faced model who happens to be J. Holiday’s main squeeze all through the video.  With scenes from the bedroom to the streets,  the “It’s Yours” video is filled with subtle vignettes of gentle hugs, kisses, caresses, teasing and flirtatious moves from J. Holiday. He’s undeniably today’s RnB balladeer of romance songs. 

With a distinctive voice all his own, it is clear that J. Holiday has a trademarked sound that includes this riveting tremor that oozes sex appeal. Add a winning flare for cutting-edge men fashions as he dons crisp white shirts with business ties and  then switches to a crop leather jacket corporate thug style and you have to give J. Holiday props.

The tatted soul RnB crooner doesn’t seem to be in a rush for super-stardom with those over-produced videos. He brings a laid back edge to music listeners ears that let you know he’s going to be here for a while, so just sit back and enjoy the show. It’s J. Holiday’s world.

Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: *****5 Stars

About Reviewer:  A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and  debut author  of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,”  the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons.  Her author website can be visited at www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.

Heather Covington-The Literary Heat- REVIEWS MUSIC VIDEO : This Isn’t Love by Jennifer Hudson


 

Music Video: This Isn’t Love
Artist: Jennifer Holiday
 
Reviewed by Heather Covington
“The Literary Heat”
 

“God send me an angel up from above,” is the catchy hook  in the video “This Isn’t Love” from Jennifer  self entitled album, Jennifer Hudson by J Records. With cascading imagery, beautiful silhouettes, graceful  choreography from background dancers, great lighting,  along with  the trend setting style and fashions of Jennifer Hudson, the more I listen to this cutting edge song, the more I crave to hear it. 

The voice of a songbird and artistry of a seasoned songstress along the caliber of a modern day Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Pattie LaBelle and  Aretha Franklin all in one, “This Isn’t Love” is an unassuming hit that appeals to all listeners because it is easy to listen to over-and-over again.

With  timeless video production that integrates a classic voice that never goes out of style and just keeps getting better with time,  Jennifer Hudson is fast on her way to becoming an international icon. Inner  confidence and self-conviction radiates beyond the video with “The Voice.”  If this video is just the beginning of Jennifer Hudson’s comeback then there is more outstanding work to  surface from this artist.

Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: 5 Stars

About Reviewer:  A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and  debut author  of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,”  the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons.  Her author website can be visited at www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.

Heather Covington-The Literary Heat- Reviews MUSIC VIDEO: We Made You by Eminem


Music Video: We Made You
Artist: Eminem
 
Reviewed by Heather Covington
“The Literary Heat”
 

Just as soon as everyone thought Eminem had disappeared, he’s back with an Interscope smash hit, “We Made You” and more celebrity bashing antics in his new video that makes pop shots at Amy Winehouse, the Star Trek Cast, Former Presidential vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin and even has cameos by 50 Cent and Dr. Dre ro remind listeners that Eminem is back.

While a soft edged Hip Hop jam, don’t be fooled, Eminem is a solid lyricist who can not only win over all audiences with crossover appeal and talent, but his lyrical style emanates from that of a skilled lyrical craftsman not to be taken lightly.

A lot of production went into the makings of this video from scenery,  props, celebrity look-a-like costumes and over all concept. Eminem has created a signature style in videos that is all his own and somewhat hilarious, but engaging. Looking forward to watching the MTV Movie Awards, which Eminem is hosting and will debuting his smash hit thus far for his MAY 19th release of the new album, RELAPSE.

Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: 4 Stars

About Reviewer:  A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and  debut author  of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,”  the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons.  Her author website can be visited at www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.

www.disilgold.com-NEW VIDEO REVEALS MICHAEL JACKSON’S COMEBACK! CAN HE REGAIN HIS THRONE?-2nd Draft


Written by Heather Covington

Edited on March 6, 2009

Michael Jackson began his career as a child prodigy. Who could forget his smooth vocals, charismatic spins and popularization of the moonwalk began in the Bronx with breakdancing of course, but made all his own. It was  as if he was dancing on air with unabashed confidence.   Audiences from Black to White felt his energy and gravitated to either  the tube or his concerts  met with an overture of fanatic screams. Michael Jackson still has this effect on people. It doesn’t matter who you are. When Michael enters the room people go crazy!

Michael made it possible for many young black child  singers to believe they could rise to his success. America fell in love with Michael and he became the most imitated artist in the world from his fancy sequined gloves, white Bobbie socks and top show biz hat to highwater pants, crouch grabbing scenes and military style jackets. Don’t forget those Michael fits in his songs. Whatever Michael grunted about just worked.

Add the dark shades and long black hair. It is clear to this day that Michael Jackson continues to outstyle America. Michael is a phenom who took risks,  set trends and defied any obstacles. He  captivated his audience without backing down by setting high expectations for himself. Any album you listen to from Michael Jackson today can be played over and over without getting tired of a single track. Michael always gave off a persona of a cool, clam and collected spirit and he could really, really dance and really, really, really sing.

Michael’s grandeur career took off internationally with his Thriller Album. Who knew that videos packaged as mini movie films would change the face of video production. Today you see evidence of the mini movie in great videos like T.I.s  “Live Your Life” with Rihanna. Everyone loves the underdog and wants the underdog to win.

MTV was one of the pioneering tv networks other than niche cable video shows like Video Music Box to infuse Michael Jackson’s music onto the mainstream making his sound universal. He disappeared for years it seems and was written off  as if his reign was over. But history would not be erased for the genius of Michael Jackson had already been written.

 He was met with a sleuth of money hungry opportunists who plotted to set the singer up , but who never served time for his accuser’s accusations which could be proven without a doubt if true. It had even appeared as if Jackson had bought his way out of trouble. Celebrity friends had turned their backs on the beloved pop icon just like that, but the truth finally surfaced that there were lies, misconceptions, deceit and corroborated slander as Jackson revealed monies were misappropriated by former producers. So many artists have toured to only find their money stolen, contracts shattered and people in their camp suddenly writing bad checks.

Like PRINCE or Roger Nelson who changed his name to a symbol rather than Prince in an attempt to shed light on a bad music contract, Jackson exposed all that  he had been going through with an open letter to his fans in Ebony Magazine years ago. His less talented sister who seemed outed revealed child abuse in the family and this simply opened the door for predators to overcompensate.. Every where you turned on the tv, Michael was being hit with lawsuits. It was enough to destroy his career.  His image was tarnished among the generation of supporters who were there for his career from the start, and when he was the lead singer of the Jackson Five many years ago. It was like people lost faith and believed what they wished to believe.

One of the groundbreaking Guinness Book record holders in the 1980’s with more wealth acquired than any other singer at his time. Even media referred to him as JACKO in regard to his skin condition. With a new generation of young listeners, it seems befitting for Michael Jackson to make a big comeback. He’s being offered well in the millions for foreign touring.

At 50+, you wonder can Michael make a dramatic comeback to surpass his former reign? We think so at Disilgold and even bigger than ever imagined.  I think Tyler will produce his biopic one day.  They say talent never dies, but it just keeps getting better. If he comes to New York, I would certainly support Michael and know that with his amassed wealth  he’s THE ONE to save the music industry. People just aren’t buying albums with the tenacity of a Beatles album. You have singers and performers and then you have icons like Michael Jackson. He isn’t talent. He’s a prodigy and there’s only one Michael Jackson. There will never ever be another MICHAEL JACKSON! NOT NEVER! Respect due.

Just in! Michael announces he’s back on tour. Check out this video. And tell folks you heard about it on www.Disilgold.com. The Hottest site on the net, period. See new pic of Mic doing his new dance move on www.disilgold.com this week.

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: www.disilgold.com Endorses I AM.. SASHA FIERCE ALBUM by Beyonce and new HALO VIDEO Review! Tune in!


  

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One of the most underated albums of the year is no other than Beyonce’s , I Am Sasha Fierce, Dual cd album where the only competition of this artist is herself. As a long time listener of Beyonce’s catchy hooks and songs that invite any glamour girl who feels good about herself to get out on the dance floor and exude her sensuality without shame or as Beyonce’ does when she becomes her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce, Ihave to admit the entire album is a WINNER by my standards. With effortless  and beautiful music lyrics, well written choruses, music accompaniment and arrangement, this may be Beyonce’s best album to date. 

If I Were a Boy is a remake of Toby Gad and BC Jean whom she gives full credit, but her version adds her own interpretation for a song most urban and R& B music listeners may have enver discovered. inf act, Beyonce’s remake was my first time hearing the song at all and I am an avid music listener. You wonder if the album will sustain this high quality introduction and it actually gets better. As predicted, the next song HALO on CD 1 was produced entitled HALO. Upon wathching the premiere of the video on MYSPACE, I was reminded of my very first love and the innocence lost in music videos today where  women are presented as promiscuous sex sirens in the name of selling more records.

The video stars Michael Ealy best known for his role in The Zora Neale Hurston Story starring Halle Berry and produced by Harpo Productions. He exudes as much sexiness as a GOOD BOY love interest of Beyonce’s character in the video as he does in his recent debut in the movie, 7 Pounds, starring Will Smith. Beyoncen’s natural character and personality lends well to the scenario and I just see a seasoned artist evolving, while capturing the same audience that craves the Sasha Fierce side that catapulted her to major success. Her following songs speak to her music listeners like Broken Hearted Girl written by Kenneth Baby Face Edmunds, Disappear, Ave Maria, Smash Into You, Satellites and That’s Why Your Beautiful. 

CD 1 is definately going to make it into the Hall of Fame as a contemporary album when everyone is through listening to exhausted spins of  songs on the market. The transition to CD 1 for listeners is pleasant and upbeat with dance track anthems like Single Ladies, Radio, DIVA, Ego and Hello where she takes a fourth place position as a writer due to her dependency on the producer, vocalist arranger, mixer, and arrangement specialist which the co-writer often does not get recognition. However, is this the price to pay for developing sound music listernes can enoy, than so be it, but I do see Beyonce’s writing style written over all of the songs as someone who knows writing styles as well as song writer’s styles. 

If the words and lyrics don’t get to you than the music will. And if both win over your musical tastes, I am sure the music videos will make you think twice about letting Beyonce’s dual personality album sit on shelves at stores, and rather get your own personal copy because once word gets out that Beyonce’s album is a WINNER at Disilgold, copies are sure to fly off  shelves. 

See new Beyonce photos behind the makings of her new album at http://www.disilgold.com.
 JUST IN! My boy Bruce Springsteen wins a Golden Globe over Beyonce! new Disilgold Poll is up! Do you think Beyonce should have one for her song, “Once ina Lifetime!”

www.disilgold.com-Will Barack Obama Win Last Remaining 4 Undecided States?


According to recent exit polls if Senator McCain does not win last 4 key states, Barack Obama could win the candidacy for presidency of the United States. As we are reporting this, Barack Obama just won Ohio.   And it’s official, he just won New York and Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He  currently has 194 electoral votes. It’s getting closer as I am typing this announcement.  Barack Obama’s votes are over the top. With Virginia, Florida and New Mexico remaining it’s not over yet. There are still big battle ground states left. 270 Electoral votes are needed and even if America is lit up red on the news, It’s all about the electoral votes. If Barack Obama wins, he will appear in Chicago in front of over 1 milllion people with anticipated victory just building and building. Many African-American  leaders like Andrew Young are currently present and filled with tears. History is being made for what was the longest presidential campaign race ever!  It’s a good thing for all people. Hear my live commentary on www.disilgold.com after poll finals. Remember, we don’t know yet if Barack Obama is clearly the winner. Brace yourself! Anything can happen, but folks are already saying if barack Obama wins, they are going to celebrate by being a being a better person. Oh my, New Mexico is BarakaBAMA land. Okay, got to go. Soooo excited. God bless all! Running to see the big win!

EXCLUSIVE DISILGOLDSOUL PERSOULNAL REVIEW- J. Holiday


 

 I tuned in to J. Holiday’s Mix Cd arranged by Chocolate City from D.C. I guess this is the new wave of promotion for R& B artists, and very effective because the last thing I want is a cd from an artists with a loud dj sounding off on every track. Talk about annoying.

I was impressed from the very first track entitled, BED. Now I am not sure of the order of tracks on the real album yet, but there are  good solid hits throughout the cd. The song ,”BED,”  is some serious baby making music and makes you wonder if it is one of those one hit wonder tracks, so you tune in  to see if this artist can flow with more hits. J. Holiday not only flows with more hits, but almost every track is radio friendly except a few which I personally sound off  in this review.

So far, it looks like J. Holiday has what it takes to build a solid music career, maybe? Brace yourself.

 He sounds just as good as the artists he’s sampling for this Mix Cd by Chocolate City from Omarion, Rick James, and Bobby Brown to Take 6 and Howard Hewitt, but he contradicts himself with the song “R& B is Dead” by saying everyone is sampling.

BED has a sample of an old jam in my opinion, but I am not saying anything. I am just a music collector with over 10,000 old and new jams, plus real albums I am going to dust off and have a flea market sale.

I told y’all I heard Jamie Fox’s song “leaving out title” before and what do you know, the man who wrote the music of that song”leaving out the title” surfaced with a big law suit.

No music today is original as long as folks have mentors. I give credit to J. Holiday for paying homage though to all the greats. That’s very nice. No doubt, he’ll be invited to every award show, but image is everything right now. He’s appealing to his hard knock DC fans and winning over a mature audience, so I am unsure which path he’ll choose or just be himself. It looks like every male R& B artist right now tries to give that thuggish mentality, and guess what? I really don’t like it. It’s okay to look the part, but don’t act it. There’s the difference between a polished entertainer from those artists who are disappearing one by one.

I always talk about an artist’s voice. I ask, “Is it a hit or a miss you grow tired of?” After 20 listen ins of the tracks, I can still play the cd over and over. That’s a phenomenon for me because I toss CD’s and break them. Ask a few folks who know me. I use them as coasters after burning one or two tracks. I may have wasted my money, but I didn’t waste a piece of decorating apparatus.

At first, I thought I was listening to singer Mario when I first heard J. Holiday. I won’t lie. Oh, never mind me.  I can’t keep up with these male R& B artists. You got Tank, R. Kelly, Lloyd, Tyrese, Joe, Chris Brown, Neyo. Bah humbug. Who’s the king? Who’s the most original? Who’s going to be my baby’s daddy? I mean really?

I want artists to know that there is a new breed of listeners out there called “real woman.” It’s not enough to sound good, you have to look good. It’s you I am adopting as my listening mate and thinking about for one moment in my temporal insanity, and so this is why a  music artist’s life span is so short. We real women toss you when we see any deviation of our image of you just like that! (That sound was your cd breaking).

If you are getting in trouble with the law, caught with firearms in your car, in a shoot out or disrespecting women, you are cut off! Groupies may buy your albums, but they don’t buy the next album if they can’t get you. What you want are solid fans who will buy album after album and help you earn more than your advance or you may wind up homeless in a few year with nothing to fall back on.

That’s how volatile the music industry is right now, so artists have to work on their image to stay in the cd changers of “real women” out there. The men don’t buy cd’s. They have technology and know how to download music. This I know! So you are dealing with 90% women consumers!

In other words, don’t ever get caught slacking. Not good. By the time one makes it, someone else just steps up to the plate and takes over, but  if other artists can take your reign then you’ve been  half stepping.

It’s amazing how J. Holiday just stepped in and knocked Lloyd and all those other cats off the map. Is he going to the top with this album? I don’t know. Can he can keep up a solid image?

All I want to know is, “When will a complete artist  step up to the plate that noone doubts? Maybe one from the pack is complete, but I just never get to see this effect carry over beyond 1-2 years.

I’m sorry. Do I have to put a real artist together? Where’s my nephew BB? The boy can dance. He can sing. Maybe I will get him a music deal. BB is bad! He appreciates art, music and dance enough to perfect his craft and he’s only 13 years old.

These artists of today have no substance and long term appeal. I am not saying J. Holiday doesn’t have any substance, but I just don’t see his true character surfacing right now. Oh no, not a thug from Washington, D.C. Run! Last time I tried to book a hotel for an event, I researched the neighborhoods and like I decided to spend a few g’s for the HYATT in a commercial area. Forget that thug appeal and street mentality. Step up your game and write songs the way songs should be written.

I am telling you right now, Michael Jackson is about the only artist and Prince who has that effect. They still got it! Don’t player hate.

I’m sure J. Holiday will sell a cool 5 million copies of his new album with his R& B Crooner sounding self, but I can’t stand that song, “Make it Rain”. That’s a stupid and dumb song.  Sorry for the double entendre. That song killed it and ruined my review, plus his reputation, unless it doesn’t make the cut. Any more delusional songs about women dancing on poles, and I am going to have to start breaking more CD’s.

Come on guys, get over your sick twisted fantasies and just sing real love ballads from beginning to end with no street lyrics like “make it rain”. How many songs are going to use this whack phrase.  You want rain, read my book PerSOULnalities: Poems For Every Kind of Man. That should do it for you.

That’s so weak and lame. Just say what you are really trying to say. I appreciate more directness. Don’t use little clues in songs for kids to sing and not even know what the hell they are singing. At least Akon is more upfront. He should have his own tv show. He is what he is and doesn’t leave any guessing to his fans.

 So for now, I think I am going to find Ginuwine’s Cd. I’m so sorry I tossed his CD to the side when new artists like Usher, Omarion and Tyrese jumped onto the scene. Now I appreciate him more. I’ll never forget when one of my ex-fiance’s took me to one of his concerts at the Apollo on Valentine’s Day and like, Ms. Jones decided to sit next to us and enjoy the show with her loud acting self.

 Loud women with a whole lot of mouth are why men say crazy things about women in their songs  and then they expect us “real women” with buying power to rush out and buy an album talking about us like trash. You better try harder. So that’s my take. That’s my review.

If J. Holiday’s album is anything like his Mix CD from Dj Chocolate City with that MAKE IT RAIN SONG then it will not fly! He better think very carefully on this one and take out that “Make it Rain” Song. Alright? I said it!

And on a personal note: -) LOL Why do these artists do this! WHY? How about I write a song with you R& B men dancing on a pole and reverse the discrimination J. Holiday?

Sorry, I am in a real bad mood, but you put me there J. Holiday. Oh well, “Where’s my Brian McKnight CD?” Need to move on and as far away from J. Holiday’s music as possible before I pop a nerve!

Brian McKnight  is an under- rated artist who should be making bank, but noooooo girls don’t want nice guys, soooooo keep buying the music that denigrates you. Go ahead! I buy the garbage, too. Buy J. Holiday’s cd. I bet Make it Rain will make the cut, and you’ll biy it anyway just like me. I am fool too ladies. (Giggles)

Be right back….

Okay, I am back. The song J. Holiday copped was the theme song from MIAMI VICE from Phil Collins. I don’t want to hear it. Leave me alone. I know my music. Don’t go spreading this news….and yes, I am still in a bad mood because until the album drops, I have to keep playing the Chocolate City mix cd and skipping over the worse song on the track next to “MY LAC.”

 I also, wrote earlier on my MYSPACE page at www.Myspace.com/HeatherCovignton  that J. Holiday looked  a little too frail like those artists on protein diets, but my good friend said she saw him in concert and he is all that and a bag of chips. Will do. Whateva!

As you can see, it’s difficult for me to accept any new artist’s music with full endorsements these days because they always disappoint me when I see these folks in person at events and concerts. They think they are the “IT MEN” and will reign forever.  My word of advice is stay humble in this game because when you have talent, you really don’t have to be anything but yourself. Real women do not like bad boy R& B singers. I just want one R& B singer from the batch to surface with no thug mentality so I can feel proud to play their music in my car with the sun roof top off and not have to skip over embarassing songs when I stop near a bus stop and there are my students laughing.”Is that Ms. Covington listening to, “Make it Rain?”

Bed is a much better song. It’s on ITUNES.

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DisilgoldSOUL Magazine Exclusive 50 Cent Review of Video “I GET MONEY”


DISILGOLDSOUL MUSIC REVIEW: “I GET MONEY” VIDEO by 50 Cent
Reviewed by Heather Covington
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It’s Friday the 13th, and 80% of the  Hip Hop  community in New York is indoors listening to 50 Cent’s new heavily anticipated debut airing of  the” I Get Money” Video provided courtesy of Emmis Communications on HOT97fm.com. The DJ creating major excitement is FAT MAN SCOOP! Right? If I am wrong, he sounds like him. (Just in, okay, okay… it was Funk Master Flex)…. I really don’t listen to the radio during the summer! After watching the BET Awards, I practically went to the music store and purchased all of the music I want to hear!
 
 For me, I was rudely interrupted with an IM message from a friend who happens to be a diehard fan of 50 Cent, so I stopped my promotional campaign online for my new urban  novel debuting Dec. 2007 and respectfully entitled, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Tale Diaries.
 
I tune on 97.1 FM, alert a few of my YOUnity Reviewers to tune in, catch Common’s debut song who I met at Beyonce’s B-Day Bash, and notice 50 Cent has  granted an all access interview with Angie Martinez on the popular Hip Hop station.  This lady has got mad skillz to catch my attention. Enough said.
 
50 Cent doesn’t sound anything like a thug as he also, eagerly  awaits for the release of his own hit that according to his MYSPACE FANSITE is being postponed for release on September 11th, 2007. For those who may recall, this is the day of the World Trade Center travesty.

To add more fuel to the controversy, 50 Cent selects Friday the 13th of all days for his single, “I Get Money”, admits that he’s moving to his late grandmother’s house where he apparently was shot 9 times, but the split second sentimental gesture turns into humor when asked if his grandmother still lives in that crib.
 
He laughs and mentions, “It’s a wax museum.” A moment of silence overwhelms the rap/HIP HOP Mogul who says he’s going to be more aware of his surroundings. In other words, his instinct will be able to decipher foe or friends rolling down his street.
 
You gain a sense of fear for 50 Cent, but he’s got plenty of supporters.  You may hate him one minute and love him the other minute, but he forces folks to step up their game. Can we say split personality or that 50 Cent is really  25 Cent -vs- 25 Cent? Flip the coin!

People are going to have to relax. His latest hit is the number  one club banger that’s got NY hip hop listeners sporting grand pride and unifying. The Summer 2007 vibe is fine and dandy! This is a great year worth 400 million bottles of Vitamin Water. Drink the stuff all the time. Hey Fiddy, I think we are related, for real!
 
Feel good music seems to be back with the wave of summer hits from artists like T-Pain, Ne-Yo, and Musiq Soulchild. Not quite the feel of the 1980’s, but 50 Cent may be the man to bring HIP HOP back with international appeal,  although there are plenty of issues with his new song.
 
Already controversial for its use of  theNAACP banned use of the word “NIGGER,” and “HO”,  two words of endearment usd in the African community and shared by white surburbia, Latino brothers and sisters and even Asian Hip Hoppers for your information, but you better not use them if you’re RACIST, the aftermath from Don Imus remarks has dearly affected the moralistic thoughts of the African American community.

 It doesn’t help that a baby is sipping on “Apple juice?” or is it “moet?” People will imply what they want when they watch the video on HOT 97.com.
 

The video blinds you with an unabashed  green -filled montage of “HIPHOPNOTIC” imagery, classic “hat -to -the- back” brotherhood and fine brothers just having a good time profiling. Of course, everyone is sporting muscles, the V-back, deltoids, and ripped abs. 50 Cent is getting men who thought they didn’t have to work out because they had money, back in the gym.
 
The ladies may not want to admit they are impressed with 50 Cent’s latest albums, but they are… and feeling 50 Cent right down to his filthy rich 50 Cent diamond bling rings. We want to see our black men in charge, large, pockets filled with doe, succeeding, but unfortunately, the message is still disrespectful to women period. This can’t be overlooked by any intelligent and sensible woman as myself. If I had a water gun for every red flag that went off in my mind as I watched the 50 Cent Video, the rapper would be drenched!
 
I particularly liked how many folks were employed to make the video from kids to old cats. See I notice a lot of details. The video does display more scaled down imagery of the video models, so things are looking up for 50 Cent who is slowly cleaning up his videos, but this is just one video. Way too many parents are listening to 50 Cent music.
 
The ladies say he’s built, handsome, a smart business man, but they would not want their daughters around the man whose song “Amusement Park” is built around a “Magic Stick,” and don’t  tell us its a video game 50 Cent is refering to, because that will be something else. 
Perhaps, when people listen to the entire album that folks want right now, than everyone can formulate their opinions, but for now, it’s 50’s world. The YGA has never failed to acknowledge the cream of the crop each year. We call the shots as we see it.
 
Over all, 50 Cent’s album release thus far is the hit of t he summer, THE BANGER. Everyone else’s  rap lyrics sound even better  because 50 Cent style makes you pay attention to the art form. I respect rappers. They are really poets.

Our last reviews were on LLOYD, Mary J. Blige, Corrine Bailey and John Legend and many more hot albums before they took off. So from what I am hearing everyone is in doubt, but DisilgoldSOUL Magazine has no doubt. It’s the mood the song puts you in. MIMS brought back New York pride, and now 50 Cent is glorifying the BIG APPLE. That is true hood pride and on right on time. I still say that Dr. Ben, creator of the Hip Hop Summit should bring 50 Cent and his cute rivals together to do a WORLD ALBUM for peace. Yes, repent your sins and bring all the hip-hoppers together. Now more than ever, there are booming Generation X  millionaires.

It’s our prediction that 50 Cent album will be the biggest HIP HOP album of all time, but he’s going to have to accept the controversy headed his way. There is always an opportunist in media who’s a hypocrite and is going to speak out to bring a black man down. I totally understand the need of artists to come at listeners with authenticity. However, this is one of those situations, where everyone is going to have to let the “FEEL GOOD SUMMER HIT OF THE YEAR” roll.

You don’t see me trashing my beautiful black sisters Karrine Steffans, Heather Hunter, ms. Jones, and Carmen for the JOYSTICK literary productions making bank this year. GET MONEY!
 
Overall, what can I say about the vernacular in GET MONEY!  50 Cent is creative, but hasn’t  quite mastered the art of being able to produce a track without the need of profanity yet. Not everyone can throw down on the hip hop scene with international fan fare like LL COOL J and Will Smith. You’ve got to give credit to these boys. One day 50 Cent will be that reformed rapper with squeaky clean lyrics, but of course, we understand that he’s got to make his bank first before he can experiment. Right?
 
My question is, “If a black man is succeeding and giving back to his community, should our shunning of artists be left up to consumers who have the power to either buy it or leave it in the store?

Same goes for comedy….

Creativity is a major risk once we set restrictions, but most artists have the mentality, “to each is own” and who really cares! Maybe this is why artists go after theirs without fail while they got it. 50 Cent is surely creating a franchise and taking over the most underated letter of the alphabet, “G!”
 
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“50 Cent is my boy. That brother is bad. Luv bad boy.”
“I can out rap him anytime, but he’s nice.”
“Who knew he’d make a comeback like that.”
“50 Cent is my baby daddy!”
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