Archive for August, 2011

On the Charts: Lil Wayne, Hit Single Machine

Posted in Conversation Piece on August 24, 2011 by mymorningjoe

WINNER OF THE WEEK: In a digital-singles world, Lil Wayne has the perfect skill set. He’s perhaps the most prolific rapper in history, spewing out quality single after quality single with such speed that he even confuses his own backup band. “After the second leg [of the tour], we had to to figure out how to incorporate all these new songs with all this stuff that people know and love and come to see him perform, plus we have a [new] mixtape that has nothing to do with the seven songs he just dropped on the radio, plus [the upcoming] Tha Carter IV,” his music director, Gil Smith II, told Rolling Stone recently. “You’re talking about 30 songs we haven’t even tapped into.” It’s characteristic that even before Wayne’s last single, “How to Love,” dropped out of the top 10 on the singles chart, Wayne has a new one, “She Will,” co-starring Drake, which just hit Number One on both iTunes and Billbord and sold 255,000 digital copies. Prolific songwriters should pay very, very close attention to how Lil Wayne runs his business – each single activates the next.

LOSER OF THE WEEK: Could LMFAO’s insane dominance of the singles chart this year finally be coming to an end? The duo’s “Party Rock Anthem” finally slips from Number Two to Number Five on Billboard’s Hot 100, selling 148,000, a drop of eight percent. On the most recent Ultimate Chart, which BigChampagne compiles from online stuff like Facebook likes and YouTube views, it slipped from Number One to Three, and it landed at just Number Six on iTunes. We’re sure the band doesn’t care: As of a couple of weeks ago, according to Nielsen Soundscan, it sold more than 3.6 million singles total – compared to just 109,000 copies of its album Sorry for Party Rocking. Continue reading

Big A “Billionaire” (Music Video)

Posted in Conversation Piece on August 23, 2011 by mymorningjoe

Big-A is a buzzing artist from Salt Lake City, Utah who owns his own independent record label, LTA. He’s currently working on his album “You Can Find me in the LTA” which will bolster guest appearances from industry heavyweights such as T.I., Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Kurupt, Spice 1 and more.

Watch the “Billionaire” Video Here

Why Is NYT’s Dealbook Blog Defending SEC Misdeeds?

Posted in Conversation Piece on August 23, 2011 by mymorningjoe

From the moment I first heard about the SEC’s 17-year history of document-shredding, I started wondering what defense the agency would eventually offer. For surely there had to be one; no great bureaucracy, public or private, just sits back and lazily accepts allegations of gross incompetence and/or corruption. There is always blowback, usually in the form of an outraged denial, and sometimes in the form of an attack upon the messenger, but always something.

But in this particular case, in which one of the SEC’s own has come forward and told congress that the agency has been systematically destroying its own intelligence over the course of three presidencies, there hasn’t been any of this. My first clue came when I called the SEC before the story came out and asked them about the allegations by SEC attorney/whistleblower Darcy Flynn. I sent them a detailed questionnaire, both about the document disposal and the mini cover-up among SEC higher-ups like former Goldman executive Adam Storch Continue reading

“I Can Tell You Who I Think Is Overrated, Jay-Z”

Posted in Conversation Piece with tags , , , on August 16, 2011 by mymorningjoe

While Jay-Z may have lost Rolling Stone‘s “King of Hip-Hop” title to Eminem this week, pop singer Sabrina tells SOHH he easily earns the crown for as the most overrated rapper.

Although Sabrina is not a fan of Hov’s latest offerings, she did admit to liking the material he released prior to achieving rap mogul status.

Sabrina just released her Remake D’Angelo campaign, go to: www.remakedangelo.com.

Read the entire story on SOHH.com

Class A “Batter Up” ft Lil Chuckee of Young Money (Video)

Posted in Conversation Piece on August 12, 2011 by mymorningjoe
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The official music video to Class A‘s Top 40 Indie Billboard charting hit “Batter Up” featuring Lil Chuckee of the Young Money camp.

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Big A “We Made It” ft. T.I. & Dante Thomas

Posted in Conversation Piece on August 12, 2011 by mymorningjoe

Big A, an artist hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah is the CEO of his own independent label, LTA.

Here is a new track by Big A featuring T.I. and Dante Thomas, an inspirational cut titled “We Made It.”

Big A “We Made It”
feat. T.I. and Dante Thomas
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Also check out Big A’s latest single called “Billionaire” featuring Levitti and Honey.
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Big A “Billionaire”
feat. Levitti and Honey
DOWNLOAD HERE

Posted in Conversation Piece on August 9, 2011 by mymorningjoe

LONDON (AP) — A chaotic wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to contain the country’s worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s.

In London, groups of young people rampaged for a third straight night, setting buildings, vehicles and garbage dumps alight, looting stores and pelting police officers with bottles and fireworks. The spreading disorder was an unwelcome reminder of London’s volatility for leaders organizing the 2012 Summer Olympics in less than a year.

Police called in hundreds of reinforcements — and made a rare decision to deploy armored vehicles in some of the worst-hit districts — but still struggled to keep pace with the chaos unfolding at flashpoints across London, in the central city of Birmingham, the western city of Bristol and the northwestern city of Liverpool.

The riots appeared to have little unifying cause — though some involved in the violence claimed to be motivated by government cuts to public spending, which will savage welfare payments. Continue reading

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