A long long time ago (1998 to be exact), before the days of Laurence Fox, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Doctor Who, Billie Piper came onto the pop scene at the age of 15 with her hit single “Because We Want To” and became the Top of the Pops and Smash Hits Queen.
Just a mere 2 years later she returned with a sexier and grown up image with her sophomore album Walk of Life and no.1 single Day & Night, produced by Eliot Kennedy, Mike Percy and Tim Lever, which drew influence from the current Britney/N Sync/Backstreet Boys US sound at the the time.
I’m not even going to open with my usual “I’ve been a Mariah Carey Lamb from way back when” paragraph, instead I’m just going to say it. The live debut of Triumphant (Get ‘Em)featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill was by far one of the worst performances she’s ever given, and I’m talking E=MC2 era bad.
Freshly captured off Meek Mill’s & Mariah Carey’s instagram pages early this morning, check the above screens from the predominantly gold themed video for Triumphant (Get ‘Em).
Directed by her husband, Nick Cannon, earlier reports of a boxing ring and Mariah dressed to the nines cheering on Meek Mill seem to have been true. From the low-res image, the diva looks great while dripping in diamonds and donning a dress which I have a strange feeling is by Roberto Cavalli.
Although the beautifully written single, (which I adore), doesn’t seem to be making waves on the UK or US charts, I’m hoping the video just does the song justice and Nick gives us an epic, inspiring visual sans Ol’ Mimi caressing herself and laying on the floor.
Yesterday evening (UK), Mariah Carey finally premiered her official lead single from her as yet untitled 14th studio album Triumphant (Get Em’) featuring Mariah Carey Rick Ross & Meek Mill
I thought it would be best I sleep on it rather than posting my first impressions of the song, as I needed time to get over the whole “is she actually being serious releasing this as HER lead single?” syndrome, and I’m glad that I did because it has grown on me and that’s also largely due her conference and interview with Billboard moments after the song made it’s way onto the internet. Take a listen here.
Queen Mariah Carey literally just revealed the cover to her soon to premiere single Triumphant (Get Em’) featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill from her as yet untitled album. I am a very happy Lamb right now and I’ll explain why. Check it out!!
My beloved Queen Mariah Carey has been on the down-low in terms of music news ever since the “MC SUMMER 2012” announcement regarding her as yet untitled 14th studio album almost a month ago.
Today however, a new image surfaced online of the “We belong Together” hit maker and producer extraordinaire Walter Afanasieff Rodney Jerkins aka Darkchild, who subsequently tweeted, ““In the studio experiencing 1 of those magical moments, where I’m hearing an absolutely amazing voice being sang to one my tracks”. YAY!
The first and last time these two worked together was on the sexy RnB cut So Lonely (One & Only Part II) featuring Twista from The Emancipation of Mimi: The Ultra Platinum Edition, which I had on repeat for almost two years. Rodney’s production is beautiful and dark, I’ve always loved everything he did for Brandy, even from the ill fated Human album which caused their falling out.
I just hope we get a contemporary “Stone Groove Smash Hit Wonder” that really let’s Mariah’s post-pregnancy fluidity and “take me to church” vocals shine, and hopefully without any finger snaps or snare drums… (the Lambs know…*cough*…)
I’ve never paid much attention to mixtape/EP stars or Wynter Gordon for that matter but came across the artwork for her EP Human Condition: Doleo and decided to take a listen to the free EP…
…I am now a fan/stan/worshipper of the Queens based singer…
Doleo (meaning “Pain” in Latin) is simply out of this world! And what’s even better is that the 8 track EP is one of four projects in the Human Condition series, so we have more of this wonderfully spiritual, pain-fuelled, sentimental sound to look forward too.
Take a listen to the free EP below, the stand-out track Stimela is like a concoction of 80s/90s nostalgia ala Phil Collins and African-pop, with a haunting chorus sung in Zulu. Pure Epicness!
“When your lips press up on mine, I taste the difference. Now I need some distance”
After an almost 3 year hiatus following the unfortunate tanking of her epic Flesh Tones album, Kelis is back! Just like her ex Nas is taking me way back to the 90s with his new music so is the Milkshake herself with her new Skream produced single Distance. Listen to it here.