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La Flare's looking to regain the top spot on the block by teaming with DJ Holiday to drop the Trap Back mixtape.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=195913"> "Be The One" was released in the most "unique" way possible. First, the instrumental leaked. Then, a snippet. Now, the full thing. It was like advancing from kiss, to handjob to sex. From the moment play was clicked, a complete mindf*ck occurred. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lloyd">Lloyd</a> began singing who at the time I thought was Trey attempting to be Lloyd.
Ross and Trigga already have standing contributions to Last Train In Paris, but when you're playing the ratings game, originality is the first to go out the window.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=178585"> "If I die today, it'd be a holiday." Luckily, I love Ricky's "I'm Not A Star" because Wayne basically strong-armed Ross for it and revamped the tune, calling it "If I Die Today." Or it could be <a href="http://realtalkny.uproxx.com/2011/03/topic/topic/music/lil-wayne-ft-rick-ross-if-i-die-today-new-single-off-of-carter-iv/">called "John"</a> but I'm sure we'll find out if and when iTunes releases it.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=161485"> A month ago, <a href="http://www.missinfo.tv/">Miss Info</a> and I had a brief exchange regarding Lloyd's "Lay It Down" and how the track had a youthful sound that reminded me of how music is meant to excite and create energy.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=150781"> Watching Miley Cyrus transition from wholesome Disney star to teen sexpot has been a tad awkward but slightly understandable. She's growing & fully embracing the rebellious teen stage, thus age appropriate. Watching grown ass Keri Hilson do it is...arousing yet awkward in a different kind of way, almost as if there's a puppet master pulling the strings. Over her short span on the scene, Keri's gone from the good girl next door image she used to enter the game to ghetto and now independent, sexy diva b*tch, poppin' coochie, gyrating while it all hangs out and tonguing a door to the point of where even a gentleman like <a href="http://twitter.com/slimthugga/status/8991694259232768">Slim Thug couldn't contain himself</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/lloyd-banks-feat-lloyd-any-girl-video"> Image, in the music industry, is everything. You can be the the greatest rhymer or singer in the world, but if your personality resembles that of a stop sign, you're not doing yourself any favors. It's not always right, but it is the reality of the situation. Knowing this, it was probably a portion of the reason <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lloyd">Lloyd</a> decide to chop his hair off for the old school <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/29978/My-First-Conk">Malcolm X conk</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/11/gucci-mane-feat-usher-spotlight-video"> Who doesn't wanna collaborate with Bun B? Feeling left out, Usher made the call for some street cred and star power for his Versus EP which is an extension of his current album Raymond V. Raymond. Slick talkin' in a broad's ear well enough to get a giggle and a Parental Advisory sticker, he tells 'em everything short of "b#tch get in." And <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bun-b">Bun</a> never been an everday Joe like G.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/christina-aguilera-not-myself-tonight-video"> Remember reading Old Man And The Sea, right? Remember how the sea was a metaphor for the man's journey and aging? So, though it seemed like just a book about a man on a boat, it was so much deeper. Clearly Christina Aguilera and Nicki Minaj are channeling Hemingway by making a song with such ripe allegory. Lean in. Closer. Spoiler alert: "Woohoo" is actually a euphemism for a woman's nectarous nethers. Christicki Minaguilera is so clever. I'm not ashamed to say that this song knocks thanks to Polow Da Don's ridiculous use of the sample on the hook. And Nicki MInaj's verse is actually a good fit. Go figure. This tracks just screams for some summer burn at clubs frequented by vacationing college chicks trying to release their inner freak for a few minutes. This also means it's probably quickly becoming <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/ben-roethlisberger-gets-six-game-ban">Ben Roethlisberger's</a> favorite song.
<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2010/04/30/2010-04-30_christina_aguileras_not_myself_tonight_music_video_goes_for_shock_value_with_lea.html"> Any other Christina Aguilera fans in the house? Anybody? Welp, more for me then. Not only can soul sister #1 sang her azz off, her music always successfully threads the lines of R&B and Alternative without any discrepancies. It's generally a 60/40 relationship but with a voice like that, Celtic hymns could be mistaken for Southern Bapist getdowns. Her last album featured her utlizing those golden pipes over several beats from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-premier">DJ Premier</a> and even before that prestigious Hip-Hop co-sign, there was various duets with Missy, Lil Kim and Redman.
While the OG was nothing to break your neck on the dance floor for, a half dozen familiar names give Ester Dean's club record its proper certification for radio play.
The <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/10/usher-papers">papers must signed, sealed & delivered</a> because Usher's back where he belongs.
If you're keeping count, this is Juelz' fourth single off his supposedly upcoming album, Born to Lose, Built to Win.
Doesn't it seem like <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/gucci-mane">Gucci</a> went from ashy to classy too fast.
You didn't really think <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/gucci-mane">Gucci</a> was going to slow down simply because he <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/10/download-gucci-manes-cold-war-mixtapes-brrrussiaa-guccimerica-great-brrritan">released three mixtapes simultaneously</a> on Saturday did you.
With the onset of winter in the not-so-distant-future, it only makes sense <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?s=robin+thicke">Robin Thicke</a> would release a song entitled "Sex Therapy.
Imagine the fundamental adversity you'd face as a musician blowing up to megastar status.