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Michael Jackson - "Chicago" (Prod. Timbaland) | New Music

Years ago prior to his death, word of legendary collaborations between Michael Jackson and superproducer Timbaland hit the universe, but the final products never saw the light of day... til now. Read more

Michael Jackson - Xscape Album Cover

Michael Jackson - "Xscape" | New Music

Michael Jackson was and still is one of the greatest Pop Icons and performers of our time. When he passed away on the 24th June 2009, he left a gaping hole in music, which many were and still are determined to fill. Jackson's passing occurred shortly before he was to make an explosive return to the industry with a vicious onslaught of back to back performances and new music to follow.Read more

T.I. & Tiny visit 106 & Park to talk family, Don Cornelius & OMG-Girls | TV Catch-Up

Atlanta rapper T.I drops by the 106 and Park Studios alongside his adoring wife and former Xscape singer Tiny to talk to hosts Rocsi and Terrence J, clearing up the current pregnancy rumours and also paying homage to the legendary Don Cornelius who sadly passed away recently. Read more

Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall LP revisited by co-writer Kandi Burruss | Return To The Classics

Birthed in Houston, Texas initially named Girls Tyme, the original Destiny's Child comprised of Latavia Robinson, Latoya Luckett, Kelly Rowland and lead singer Beyoncé Knowles. Destiny's Child are the most successful female group in history with over 60 million records sold, sold out world tours and former lead singer Beyonce has gone on to become one of the most celebrated icons in music.

Their departure left a void which has never been filled. Whilst spawning the Wyclef-assisted classic platinum-certified single "No, No, No", the self-titled debut album only peaked at number 63 on the US Album Charts. Remember the second single 'With You' featuring Jermaine Dupri? I didn’t think so.

The group’s seminal sophomore album, The Writings on the Wall, marks when Destiny's Child became that girl group! DC weren't short on controversy either; members Latavia Robinson and Latoya Luckett saw the video for smash-hit single "Say My Name" on TV with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin in their place. Franklin left shortly after the release of fourth single "Jumpin' Jumpin'".

What makes this a classic? It is an album you can pop in the player fresh out of the wrapper, press play and tell the fast forward button “Find a new hobby!” But to me, it takes more than a solid album to be stamped a classic. There must be some sort of impact or significance in my opinion; an album everyone spoke about, played in cars, brings back memories of a particular time, moved the genre forward and/or one that many will agree on.

If I had to sum this album up in one sentence I'd say: "Voice of the next generation via the voice of the next generation."
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"Hopeless" by Dionne Farris | 90's Flashback Video

'...They say I'm hopeless; as a penny with a hole in it...bah,bah, bah, bahbah, bah, bah...'

Anyone remember the 'Love Jones' soundtrack? With contributions from Maxwell, Groove Theory, Xscape, the Refugee Allstars featuring Lauryn Hill and Jermaine Dupri protégée Trina Broussard (whatever happened to her promising career?), I recall the OST being better than the (rather pretentious) film itself starring Nia Long and Larenz Tate, as is sometimes the case.

Apart from Hill's classic 'The Sweetest Thing' perhaps the most popular song from the soundtrack was 'Hopeless' by ex-Arrested Development member Dionne Farris. My mum's work colleague dubbed a cassette copy of the OST back in 1997. It got played a lot in my household and 'Hopeless' was always one of the tunes I'd rinse. Heard it on internet radio this morning and thought it more than worthy of a nostalgic post. Thanks to the ever faithful MsHoneyChile for uploading it onto Youtube. Hers is a great channel to visit if you're hankering to reminisce on obscure-ish 90s soul/R&B tunes. Enjoy.