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Ciaria Feat Young Jeezy – “Never Ever” by Speeakz
Saturday, January 31, 2009, 1:39 pm
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Tis’ whatevs init!

Peace, Love & Ciaria

Speeakz



Classic Moment: Brand New Heavies Feat Q-Tip – “Sometimes” (Ummah Remix) by Speeakz
Saturday, January 31, 2009, 1:15 am
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This is my jam! 1997! Ah man, this takes me waaaaaaaay back! I rinsed this so, so much back in the day. The Brand New Heavies have always been a dope group, but this is one of my favourite tracks of theirs. I prefer this version to the original of course. R.I.P Dilla.

Peace, Love & Classic Moment

Speeakz



K’Naan – “Dreamer” [Video] by Speeakz
Friday, January 30, 2009, 7:08 pm
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Here goes the official video for K’Naan’s “Dreamer”…

…The track comes off his upcoming album Troubador out February 24th!

Peace, Love & K’Naan

Speeakz



Ayah [One to Watch] by Speeakz

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Hailing from Toronto, Ayah is a soul singer I was introduced to when Elzhi’s “The Leak” dropped on which she featured. After a quick google search, I discovered this amazing artist and her incredible (FREE) mixtape Problem Woman.

Ayah (Arabic word for sign or miracle) is a self taught singer/songwriter/composer who calls on her many influences to create her own musical style. Born in the Hip Hop generation, Ayah’s unique take on music fuses together Soul, Funk, R&B and Hip Hop which is perfectly demonstrated throughout Problem Woman.

Straight up, I cannot tell you how much I have rinsed this mixtape! Simply put, it’s dope! And with every listen I seem to love it more and more. It’s so, so fresh. Her melodies are ridiculous and her ability as songwriter and a vocalist will, I’m sure, blow your mind (as it has mine!).

Ayah Feat Tona – “Pusha Man”

Over the course of the 22 track mixtape, you really get a sense of who Ayah is. I’m not a big fan of interludes, but the ‘AyahLudes’ (snippets of an interview) are pretty cool. During these sound bites, she shares her opinions, influences and speaks about her Middle Eastern background and more; Which I think adds a real personal touch to the whole project.

As I listen to Problem Woman (as I am right now), I can’t help but think of Marsha Ambroious and even Jill Scott. Don’t get me wrong, Ayah most certainly has her own style, but I know anyone who likes those artists (as I do) will love, love, love this lady.

So I think I’ve gushed enough. I can’t say anymore on how much I love Problem Woman and how much respect I have for Ayah as an artist. I will be checkin’ this lady for a long time to come and I cannot wait for her full album to drop.

Make sure you download Ayah’s Problem Woman mixtape via her Myspace and of course, show her some crazy love while you’re over there!

Peace, Love & Ayah –  one to watch.

Speeakz



Danity Kane Officially No More…[NEWS] by Speeakz
Friday, January 30, 2009, 4:03 pm
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I’ve purposely stayed away from reporting any of this Danity Kane/Diddy BS because we’re not really into posting ‘gossip’ here on PinBoard (well, unless it’s stupidly juicy of course) but the following video featuring Dawn from DK pretty much seems like the nail in the groups coffin?

I mean, what the hell? Can’t a group stay together for more than 2 albums anymore? What’s with all the drama? It’s not like they have an MTV show to promote…Oh, wait, that’s right – the new season of ‘Making the Band’ airs like next week right? LOL. Whatever init. It is what it is. Danity Kane made (in my opinion) two pretty dope albums. The first was very R&B/Hip Hop-ish and the second a lot more pop sounding – but I had both on rotation when they dropped. In fact, I may have to dig them out and give em’ a lil’ play.

Peace, Love & Danity Kane

Speeakz

P.sFrom time they through Aubrey out, it was over. Sure, she wasn’t the best singer, but she made that group interesting.



Diddy Talks Lil’ Kim in ‘NOTORIOUS’ by Speeakz
Friday, January 30, 2009, 2:03 pm
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This is pretty interesting. Diddy admits that Lil’ Kim has reason to be pissed at her portrayal in the new Biggie biopic…

As I’ve mentioned, I was impressed with the movie, but I gotta say – the way certain characters were put across was a bit shady. I can’t say too much at the moment (damn embargo’s!) but I mean it is a Biggie movie at the end of the day.

Peace, Love & Diddy

Speeakz



Rhymefest – “Supersonic (Chunky Cheese)” [NEW Track] by Speeakz

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Oooooooooooooooooooh! Recognise that hedgehog? Yup, ‘Fest goes in on Charles Hamilton…

Rhymefest – “Supersonic (Chunky Cheese)”

Damn. Damn. Damn! If you’re confused, you need to revert back to the battle between Charles Hamilton and Serius Jones. I mean, boi. Rhymefest huh. Hmmmm…?!

Peace, Love & Beef.

Speeakz

P.s That artwork is dope!