Port of Miami Album

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Port of Miami greatest album is the debut album by Miami rapper Rick Ross. The name of the album is a reference to Miami being a major arrival destination for cocaine shipments to America. Throughout the album, Ross makes frequent references to his alleged former life as a big time cocaine dealer. The album was released on August 8, 2006. The first single from the album is “Hustlin”, which has received a fair amount of airplay. There is also an official remix to the song, which features Jay-Z and Young Jeezy. The second single was “Cross That Line”, which featured Akon, although it was a radio only single with no music video. The third single from the album is the song “Push It”, which is produced by J. R. Rotem. This track samples the song “Push It to the Limit” from the classic movie Scarface.

Hustlin

Hustlin’ is the first single off Miami rapper Rick Ross’s debut album Port of Miami. There is a remix of this song that features Jay-Z and Young Jeezy. The song also appears remixed on DJ Drama & Lil Wayne’s mixtape Dedication 2. An unofficial leaked remix was made featuring Lil Wayne, Z-Ro, Jay-Z, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma, Young Jeezy & Lil Flip.
In the lyrics of the song, Rick Ross refers to the cocaine traffic network the real Rick Ross Hip-Hop had built up, stating that he is “into distribution” like “Atlantic” and ships coc across the “Atlantic Ocean”. The song also contains references to Manuel Noriega, former Panamanian Militant General, Pablo Escobar, Colombian narcotics trafficker, and Kenneth “Black” Williams, Miami-area drug runner. To emphasize that he is talking about Noriega the dictator and not Noreaga, the Queens-based rapper, Ross adds “the REAL Noriega”, who he claims owes him “a hundred favors.”
In the video, Rick Ross music wears a shirt with the words Boobie Boys in homage to a drug gang. Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Cool and Dre, Smitty, DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Field Mob, The Runners, and Trina are seen in the music video.

Three Days Grace – One-X

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One-X (2006-present)

On March 30 2006, the band released their first single off of their album One-X entitled “Animal I Have Become,” which managed to reach number one on both the US Modern Rock and US Mainstream Rock. One-X was released on June 13, 2006, and landed at #5 on the Billboard 200. In the record’s first week, it sold over 78,000 copies.
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The album’s second single “Pain” was also released topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts in December of 2006 and the Modern Rock Tracks Chart in February of 2007. “Never Too Late” was released as the third single off of One-X in April of 2007. “Never Too Late” marks their third consecutive #1 single from One-X in the Active Rock charts and their 5th overall consecutive #1 song in their career. As of August 2007, the album has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of over one million copies. Fourth single, Riot, released on Canadian radio in December 2007, has failed to be as successful as the previous singles of One-X. It entered the Canadian Hot 100 at position 97. As of January 26th 2008, the peak position so far is 65 on the Canadian Hot 100.

On November 29, 2006 Adam including fellow bandmembers Brad, Neil and Barry returned to CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) in Toronto to play an intimate set of songs for about 250 high school students and patients. Between songs, Adam answered questions from the audience concerning his addiction. “At any point I could’ve overdosed,” he told the crowd. “For quite a few years I was seeing things, I was looking through a blurred set of eyes. I was a zombie.” As “payment to a system that kept me alive,” the band set up the Three Days To Change tour, where they perform at treatment centers, shelters, detention centers and group homes across North America.

Van Morrison – Magic Time Album

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Magic Time is an album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released on May 17, 2005. It debuted at #25 on the US Billboard charts and #3 on UK charts—his best ever showing on a studio album. His compilation album Still on Top – The Greatest Hits debuted at #2 on Uk charts in 2007. By the end of 2005, Magic Time had sold 252,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rolling Stone Magazine listed it as #17 on their list of The Top 50 Records of 2005.

Songs (album Magic Time)

The title song is about a nostalgic searching of the past in order to capture a magic moment almost lost in memory. “The Lion This Time” is a continuation over thirty years later of “Listen to the Lion” that first appeared on his album Saint Dominic’s Preview with a dynamic live performance on It’s Too Late to Stop Now. There is a nursery rhyme quality to it as with its predecessor and a delicate use of a classical string arrangement. “Gypsy In My Soul” is also reminiscent of a song of this period, “Gypsy” again from Saint Dominic’s Preview. “” and “Stranded” have similar themes of being lost in an alien world with only oneself to rely on. “Celtic New Year” is reminiscent of Irish Heartbeat, an album with The Chieftains. “Carry On Regardless” is a singing list of “Carry On Films” that \Van Morrison singer seemed to have a special fondness for.

Jaheim Shooting For 10 Million With Still Ghetto Album

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Jaheim artist. Genre(s): Rap: Hip-Hop; R&B: Soul

Albums:

DJ Finesse – The Best Of Jaheim (Year: 2006) (Tracks: 20)

Ghetto Classics (Year: 2006) (Tracks: 11)

The Best of (New York City Edition) (Year: 2004) (Tracks: 21)

Still Ghetto (Year: 2002) (Tracks: 16)

Ghetto Love (Year: 2001) (Tracks: 21)

Jaheim has some big numbers on his mind.

After selling over 1.5 million copies of his debut album, Ghetto Love, the soulful crooner, who’s not normally prone to making brash predictions, is very optimistic about his follow-up, Ghetto Classics, due November 5.

“I’m trying to sell 10 million on the first day,” said Jaheim, who began the Seagram’s Gin Live 2002 Tour September 16 in Philadelphia. “You heard the last album, that was more of a cry. I was crying for position and fighting for the position I got now.

“The way I feel now, I thank the world for giving me the opportunity and acknowledging me,” he continued. “All I could do is put my heart and my soul into this new album.”

Still Ghetto has much of the Ghetto Love team in place. Kay Gee (Naughty by Nature, Next, Koffee Brown) is again the executive producer, and Eddie F. (Angie Stone, Heavy D), Eddie Berkeley (Next, Luther Vandross), and Eric Williams (Blackstreet) are turning the knobs.

Divine Mill/Warner Bros. executives are keeping copies of Still Ghetto tight to the vest, wary of a repeat of what happened to Ghetto Love. Bootlegging of the debut album became so prevalent in the U.K. that extra tracks were added before Ghetto Love’s March 2001 release.

So far, Warner Bros. has taken the wraps off of only one track from Still Ghetto. The single “Fabulous,” due to radio by October 1, features a minor-key arrangement complimented by a children’s chorus and a high-end percussive treatment.

“Kids are our future … that’s the truth,” said Jaheim, 23. “Some kids need to know that. When you touch them like that and they’re happy and they smile, you got to acknowledge them.”

Kids are attracted to Jah because of his style, which includes baggy jeans, boots and plenty of ice, said Warner Bros. senior publicist Karen Lee. But Lee feels that Jaheim’s appeal can cross over to their parents, thanks to the singer’s R&B loverman passion, which recalls Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross.

“I’m seeing 50-year-old women at Jaheim’s shows,” Lee said. “I’ll never forget seeing this one woman with a cast on her leg who hopped out of her seat and hopped down the aisle to give Jaheim a rose.”

A rose for Jah’s sensitive side.

“He’s a man who opens himself up, and he’s sincere,” said fan Krystal DeVille, 32, of the Bronx, at a recent Jaheim show. “But he has that thug look and hardcore mentality.”

Jaheim artist hot music is currently headlining the Seagram’s Gin Live 2002 Tour with featured acts Truth Hurts (”Addictive”) and hip-hop legend Biz Markie. The outing, which is raising funds for the nonprofit social service group One Hundred Black Men, concludes October 18 in Los Angeles.

The tour gives fans a chance to see the performers in smaller venues as well as the opportunity to watch Jaheim perform with a live, four-piece band for the first time since he became a star. The outing is also Jaheim’s first as a headliner.

The rough-times-to-riches story of Jaheim Hoagland began in the projects of New Brunswick, New Jersey. His father died when he was two and his mother, Julia, died when he was 17. There were times when Jah ran wild while he was growing up, but he eventually found direction in his music.

Jaheim was able to get a tape of his singing into the hands of producer Kay Gee five years ago, and subsequent years were spent polishing Jaheim’s style. The time also was spent recording songs for Ghetto Love, which produced the hit singles “Could It Be,” “Just in Case” and “Anything.”

Now it’s time for Jaheim music, the sequel.

If you are Jaheim fan, for sure, go out there and get this album the first day it comes out, because it’s going to be hard to get it the second day,” Jaheim said. “It’s going to sell out.

T-PAIN MUSIC

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T-Pain feat. Yung Joc – Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)
Rapper T-Pain is celebrating after his Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) was named U.S. radio’s most played song in 2007.
The 22-year-old – real name Faheem Najm – beat out competition from Beyonce Knowles’ Irreplaceable and Fergie’s Big Girls Don’t Cry to top the list, compiled by newspaper USA Today from data supplied by Nielsen BDS, Arbitron and Radio & Records.
Making up 2007’s top five most played songs on the radio are Rihanna’s Umbrella and Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats.

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