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Throw Back Sunday’s 0056

Straight to the chase the Emotions are an American all female soul and R&B singing group. The group was formed in its current hometown of Chicago, Illinois in 1968, and originally consisted of the three Hutchinson sisters, all the children of Joseph and Lillian Hutchinson.

This is one of the offices’s favourite girl groups. ‘The Best Of My Love’ may have been the killer cut, but this sleeper stole the show.

Not just a great group, but their tracks often features on future smash singles or influenced. The Emotions’ 1972 Stax track “Blind Alley” formed the basis for Mariah Carey’s 1993 Billboard chart-topping hit “Dreamlover” and also the famous “Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag” by LL Cool J. Carey continued to show her love with the 1991 hit “Emotions”, which samples “Best of My Love”. “Blind Alley” was previously sampled in 1988 for Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin'”. The Cheryl Lynn hit “Got To Be Real” is based on the bridge of “Best of My Love”. Late 1970s family trio, The Jones Girls, was also influenced by the Emotions’ sound. As always leave us a comment and suggest classics… Enjoy your Sunday.

Throw Back Sunday’s 0056


It’s Sunday and that means a another old school gems. This week it comes from Royal Delight and Freak For You a dance floor and top 40 pop classics. Originally recorded for Skyview records in 1984 comes a very soulful dance track for which there was even a special dance.

Throw Back Sunday’s 0051

Today’s classic comes from the BB&Q Band (which stands for the Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens Band). The B. B. & Q. Band was a studio concept created in 1981 by the businessman, Jacques Fred Petrus. After the success with Change in 1980, and also with Macho and the Peter Jacques band in the late 1970s Petrus and his close co-worker, Italian Mauro Malavasi decided to launch a new project, named after the three boroughs in New York that the band “members” came from. Fred Petrus pulled several musicians together of which New York session bassist Paris Ford (credited as Peewee Ford) and his musicians became the band. What a wonderful group with so many hit’s under their belt we went with this pop crossover. Please go and buy more music from this super group.

Sweet Tooth?

Kevin Prince Boateng MoonWalk Dance – A.C. Milan

London club night with a diffrence

  ‘All-inclusive’ concept parties are yet to hit London in a big way with some parts of the UK doing these more often and Stateside its big business. The beauty of these events is NO HIDDEN COSTS. Some night you can go out and once you brought entry and a few rounds you have little change from £100. The other thing is it’s like a buffet where you can eat as much as you want once you are in so drink then have another then another (but too much and you will get thrown out – no change there).

This promises to be a good night especial if you want to go clubing whislt feeling somewhat more secure.

The All-Inclusive Experience Bank Holiday Friday – 29th April

Venue: The Victorian Vaults, 82 Great Eastern Street Shoreditch

MUSIC by International Superstar – DJ Bluey (Hip-Hop, R&B, Funky House, Drum and Bass, Dancehall)

TICKETS: General Entry: £40 (£50 at the door) Includes: Open Bar all night with premium spirits, wine, beers and ICONIQ signature cocktails VIP: £75 Includes: Queue Jump Entry Exclusive ‘Inside Outside’ VIP lounge Exclusive VIP Champagne Bar Canapés Waited Service by Glamorous Hosts & Hostesses

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.facebook.com/pa ges/Cloud-9-The-All-Inclus ive-Experience/14577064882 0367?sk=app_4949752878 Dress Code: Make an effort (no caps, hoodies or trainers) Strictly an over 21 event Tickets and info: info@iconiqent.co.uk or 07930 558 769

Tell them Willber sent you (you won’t get a discount, but it will be like buying me a drink x)

YAWN: Lauryn Hill Apologizes For Late Arrival At Atlanta Show

Part two in our who gives a flying muck anymore series…

Ms. Hill vows to make it up to the fans she disappointed in January.

In January, Lauryn Hill arrived three hours late to a show in Atlanta, prompting fans to walk out on what was another in a long line of disappointing performances and no shows by the beloved artist.

Hill was scheduled to perform in Atlanta again as part of her “Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series” tour.

The rapper/singer, posting via her new Twitter account, @MissHillMvngTrgt, posted a brief letter to fans, apologizing.

“ATL,” reads the letter, posted as an image. “I’M HERE and excited for the opportunity to do what should have been done last time. Starting off on the wrong foot can always be easily rectified by putting another foot down, especially in a ‘monster shoe’ (Nicki Minaj quotable). Come again!”

It is unclear whether fans who attended the original show were given refunds.

Throw back Sunday’s 0036

This 12″ release is a remix by John Luongo and managed to blow one of my speakers once. The lead vocal is handled by a very competent Rob Van Shaik who is ably supported by a featured guest vocalist, Gwen Guthrie. All in all, a really good solid record which at the time not only kept the clubs happy, but became a pop hit too.

The Limit were not around for too long, but then again in the 80’s and 90’s these make-shift bands were disbanded as quickly as they were conceived. Like all our music posts Please buy their music and seek out their repertoire.

Top 15 Most Popular Hip Hop & R&B Albums of 2010

Top 15 Most Popular Hip Hop & R&B Albums of 2010 Hip Hop Music. What do you think?

1. EMINEM – RECOVERY

2. LIL WAYNE – I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING EP

3. DRAKE – THANK ME LATER

4. NICKI MINAJ – PINK FRIDAY

5. TREY SONGZ – PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE

6. KANYE – MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY

7. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME – FLOCKAVELI

8. RICK ROSS – TEFLON DON

9. LIL BOOSIE – INCARCERATED

10. KID CUDI – MAN ON THE MOON II (THE LEGEND OF MR. RAGER)

11. GUCCI MANE – THE APPEAL: GEORGIA’S MOST WANTED

12. CURRENSY – PILOT TALK 2

13. DIDDY DIRTY MONEY – LAST TRAIN TO PARIS

14. GUCCI MANE – THE STATE VS RADRIC DAVIS

15. USHER – RAYMOND VS RAYMOND

Erykah Badu – Window Seat (rmx) f. Rick Ross (Video)

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