One To Watch: Britni Elise Is A Rising Star!

One To Watch: Britni Elise Is A Rising Star!

Posted on 02 Aug 2011 at 7:20pm


There’s something about the name Britni that makes you want you to by pass what’s about to come next. Well, more fool me! I came across a the track ‘I miss you’ and safe to say I have annoyed my family, BF and work colleagues humming this all day. The lyrics and melody are very fresh and real to me. I really love it and of course her voice is really fantastic.

To know a little about her, Britni Elise is a singer/songwriter and definitely a rising star in 2011.  Singing melodies with her father at the age of three, Britni took her first, of many steps toward success.  Since the age of twelve, she was determined to become the new Pop ICON of the 21st century.

In her teens, Britni Elise formed two female groups, one Gospel and the other R&B.  She recorded and performed with them until 2007 when she began the pursuit of a solo career.  Under the guidance of industry veteran PJ Jones, Britni Elise spent the summer of 2008 in Atlanta, GA. writing and recording with Charles Farrar (Vyrus) and honing her skills at the infamous Artist Development Center whose success stories include New Edition, Ciara, Usher, and LeToya Luckett.  Britni Elise credits the Artist Development Center as the reason for her growing success.  She quotes, “I could not have accomplished so much vocally and in my performance if it were not for the grind and hard work at The Center.  I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything in the world”. Read more from here .

In a recent YouTube video that show cases this new track, Britni explains:

‘Tthis was probably the easiet record for me to participate in writing becuase it was real…I was actually going through a heart break at the time and I remember crying in the studio and they kept everything so when you guys hear it and the emotion of the song its all real!’ 

If you like this track and want to hear more tracks from Britni Elise, check the video below entitled ‘Rock This’.


All Britni’s track’s are now available on iTunes! We patiently await the release her album!

Late Nights Early Mornings Video Finally Here...

Late Nights Early Mornings Video Finally Here…

Posted on 13 Jun 2011 at 6:52pm

I have always loved this woman’s vocals from the days of Floetry. Marsha Ambrosius went solo back in 2009 when she signed to J records. With tracks like ‘Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)’ and Far Away ft Busta Rhymes, you know it’ll be  album on repeat. Definitely need this in my beach hols playlist ‘wink wink’. This track entitled ‘Late Nights Early Mornings’ was released back on the 01st of March of this year and I have eagerly been anticipating the video…it does not disappoint. Classy lady, classy video, positive message…Enjoy ladies!

Listen to Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)

Bey Works It OUT @ The Billboard Awards...Check Out Live Performance

Bey Works It OUT @ The Billboard Awards…Check Out Live Performance

Posted on 23 May 2011 at 9:26pm

Tonight Las Vagas is hosting this years Billboard Awards and Beyonce was in her absolute element when she performed her new track ‘Girlz’. I purposely did not post the video on sassy as I really thought it was over hyped…HOWEVER her performance tonight in Vegas is altogether another story.  Before  catapulting onto the stage to entertain the world at large, Beyonce was treated to some MAJOR butt-kissing accolades in honour of her work and achievements. Conspiracy theorist will have a field day with this one, it is kinda weird but  she really went for it Check It…

That's What's Up! UK Talent Rising in 2011 - Cherri V...

That’s What’s Up! UK Talent Rising in 2011 – Cherri V…

Posted on 21 Jan 2011 at 8:33pm

As I’m sure most of my UK comrades will agree the UK musicians just don’t  get enough props and I know they can compete with the best of them!  Much to my delight and joy when I came across the amazing sounds and works of Cherri V. Prior to very recently I had not seen nor heard of Cherri V and I’m always glad to come across fresh UK talent.

So who is Cherri V?

Cheri V has been described by print media as ‘an awesome blend of unique rock/pop/RnB…a  stunning talent of a writer/singer all rolled into one, is the juiciest cherry on the top of any musical cake’. Born in London,  Cherri V is the niece of the infamous Soul Legend Mica Paris and has been singing and showcasing her work since the young age of 5.

The first thing  I thought when I came across Cherri V was, what’s with the red hair that everyone is sporting nowadays, BUT all that aside her voice is fresh, new and there is no doubt that she is talented and will go places. I checked out two of her videos, The rock influenced track entitled ‘Till The Sun Comes Up’ and her recent track in 2010 ‘The Show”.  I much prefer the first track just for it’s nostalgic track by Nirvana ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Memories!!!!  However in the new track produced by T2 has shown a more slinkier-sassier side!

Cherri has numerous collaborations to be proud of, from the likes of Gnarls Barkley, Wiley, and the Sugar Babes.  Her former band days with the RnB trio, Trinity Stone, who formed in 2005, signed to Sony/BMG, were short lived. In 2007  Cherri grabbed an opportunkty for a solo carrer and her first debut album, ‘Fast Cars, Silk Sheets and Favourite Guys’, released in 2009.  Cherri V is set to release her

Watch the videos…watch this space. Enjoy!

Cherri V ‘Til The Sun Comes Up’ from Reelworks on Vimeo.

Cherri V – ‘The Show’ from Ronnie Herel on Vimeo.

Up & Comin' Music for 2011: Who is Janelle Monae...?

Up & Comin’ Music for 2011: Who is Janelle Monae…?

Posted on 06 Jan 2011 at 12:31pm

And there’s me thinkin’ I knew what was up in the diverse and eclectic music scene! Until today I had never heard of nor listened to any of Janelle Monae’s  music yet she has been movin’ n groovin’ since 2005.

Born and Raised in Kansas City, this 25 year old Grammy-Nominated singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer has been described by the Time as being ‘young and fearless enough to try anything’. Janelle is currently signed to Bad Boy/Atlantic Records after meeting Diddy in 2006 when she was introduced by Big Boi who loved her style and sound as soon as they saw her.

Her earlier releases did not hit it off as well as was hoped but in 2010 Janelle released her first studio album ’The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III) and released the track Tightrope late 2010. The video and music is really something out of this world. There is no doubt she brings her theatre and dance training into her performances and music.

Strangely enough Janelle has been compared to James Brown, Andre 3000, Lady Gaga and Lauryn Hill. Her vocals are unquestionable and she raps a good hook. The talent appears endless. Her mix of comparisons  should give you an idea of the strange and eclectic mix that you get when you come across the artist. Everything about her is quirky and perculiar! Listening and reading some of her intervies and music she is truly eccentric and quite bizarre. Janelle’s is said to never perform out of her signature tuxedo outfit and funky moves. Yet you can’t help but stare and wonder what her style, dance and music is all about.

Below is the video for the hit track TightRope…Enjoy!

UP & COMING ARTIST FOR 2011: Who Is Talay Riley?

UP & COMING ARTIST FOR 2011: Who Is Talay Riley?

Posted on 27 Dec 2010 at 3:55pm

I remember seeing this guy singing the hook in Chipmunks’ number 1 Hit single ‘Oopsy Daisy’ music Video and thinkin’ ‘who’s he’?

So who is Taylay Riley? If you don’t recognise the name now, you soon will!

Taylay Riley is being dubbed the new Taio Cruz of the new year due to his extensive music writing flair. Like Taio Cruz this 20 year old London Based singer/song writer has worked with the likes of Chipmunks, Tinchy Stryder,  JLS, Jamie Fox, Justin Bieber and Tinie Tempah.

The East London raised Taylay’s musical influences can only be described as surprisingly eclectic, on his myspace page he mentions inspirational sounds such as country, indie and rock music. Taylay explains,  “I knew I wanted to branch over,” he explains, “I didn’t just want to be the typical R&B black guy which I thought was what people would expect from me. So I took it upon myself to listen to all that stuff, I sat down and taught myself to enjoy it and after a while it became natural.”

Signed by Jive Records in 2009 he released a debut track ‘Humanoid’ and is due to release his single ‘Sergeant Smash’ which is out on the 31st of January 2010.

Watch This Space, Watch these videos!

New Up Coming Music Of The Week!

New Up Coming Music Of The Week!

Posted on 01 Dec 2010 at 2:01am

Who is Tinashé?

Tinashé is being described as a ‘superior pop singer who plays with fluency and flair’! His music is somewhere in the upbeat mix of guitars and synths, there’s not much an African sound in his debut album from what I can hear…You really wouldn’t think it to look at him which is what adds to the pleasurable surprise!

From the tracks I’ve heard Tinashé has a real graceful way with his soothing melodies and sounds that renders nearly every song totally addictive!  I’m lovin’ this track for its fresh uniqueness.

During a recent interview with Tinashé this week in preparation for his second single release in March, Tinashe was described as an easy going character but more than passionate about his music. When describing his back ground Tinashe explains ‘I was originally shipped over from Zimbabwe so I could eventually grow to become a doctor/lawyer and wire money back home via Western Union, that didn’t go so well… I blame/thank MJ and started writing at 19.  (Michael Jackson). I’m sure many can relate to this!

He states his influences as coming from classic 90s hip hop such as ‘A Tribe Called  Quest’ and the ‘Notorious BIG’ are his all time much loved influences. His new album entitled ‘SAVED’ was entirely written and produced by Tinashé. This album promises to be one of the releases of the year, a collection of whip smart pop songs from a star-in-waiting. His album SAVED is out now.




Posted on 10 Nov 2010 at 10:21pm

I can never keep up with this dude! Drake is literally EVERYWHERE…working with every major r n b/hip hop artist right now. Drake has done it again and teamed up with Mr. Foxx (Jamie) to release another smooth and marvellous ballad. This track was actually leaked a few weeks back prior to official release. Always the way. (more…)

Lovin This Track: Chris Brown's

Lovin This Track: Chris Brown’s “Deuces”

Posted on 06 Nov 2010 at 11:35pm

My pals know me for pushing the repeat button on my all favourite tracks and driving them all crazy with it…I’ve got this one on maximum volume and lovin’ it! It’s slow but up tempo all at the same time and it’s Chris brown at his musical finest!

ALSO! I have to admit when the single was released, as much as I was singing along to this track I had no clue what he meant by the word ‘DEUCES’. You know how it is, you sing along regardless!

DEUCES in one way means ‘PEACE OUT’ so depending on your mood it could mean peace out – see you later or peace out – take a hike! Mystery Solved!


New Ciara Video: Too Much Or Just A Savvy Woman Who Knows What Sells?

New Ciara Video: Too Much Or Just A Savvy Woman Who Knows What Sells?

Posted on 06 Nov 2010 at 11:12pm

I just flicked on the music channel recently and I didn’t even get a chance to sit down when the new Ciara video came on. It’s a fast moving, uptempo dance track with the signature Ciara sound! When I did finally moved from my spot I really was kinda speechless ( check out the video below).

In this mesmerising video Ciara is almost defying gravity with her dance moves…it is OTT!!! (OVER THE TOP) but you know what it got my attention. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think a woman needs to go to such lengths to be successful not to mention whether she likes it or not she is a role model BUT  she obviously has great entertainment skills and whilst other female musicians fail and get dropped by their record labels they play Ciara video every hour on the hour… (more…)

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