Classic Moment: Common Feat Mary J Blige – “Come Close” by Speeakz

This weekend I completely shut off from the outside world. Turned my phone off, disconnected from the Internet – just took some time out, ya know? Of course, music was accompanying me all the way through. I listened to Common quite a bit over the past few days. Not necessarily his newest stuff, but stuff from Can I Borrow a Dollar, Like Water for Chocolate and One Day It’ll All Make Sense.

…Then I played Electric Circus, an album I was gunned for liking back in the day and one that I still proudly fuxx with today. Many hated this album and I can understand why, but for me – it’s a dope, experimental album. Even when listening to it now, it just seemed like Lonnie had a lot of get off his chest, musically at least, and so just threw it all into one album. The LP as a whole isn’t very cohesive or very melodically fitting – but somehow…It works. “Come Close” which features Mary J Blige is the closet you get to ‘classic’ Common on this LP – it’s just a real nice track I like revisiting from time to time. I think the video, which takes up our classic moment spot this week, is also pretty sweet…


Peace, Love & Classic Moment


P.s The track is produced by The Neptunes, did ya know that?

Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me” [NEW Track] by Speeakz
Monday, August 31, 2009, 9:10 pm
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Some brand new Melanie Fiona for your evening…

Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”

Ya’ll know I got nothing but love for this lady! Her voice, her vocals, her style, her songs – everything just works! This is yet another beautiful track. It comes off her up-coming debut album The Bridge.

Peace, Love & Melanie Fiona


Photography by: Romain Kedochim

Jay-Z Recreates His Album Covers in 60 Seconds [VIDEO] by Speeakz
Monday, August 31, 2009, 8:15 pm
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Beyond. Just, beyond.

Peace, Love & Jay-Z


Jay-Z ‘Answer the Call’ Conference [VIDEO] by Speeakz
Monday, August 31, 2009, 7:15 pm
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This morning, Hov held a press conference in the lobby of Madison Square Garden for his September 11th benefit concert. Tickets for the concert are a flat rate of $50 and go on sale September 8th at 9am for Citibank cardholders. 12:00 pm for general public. All proceeds will be donated to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s charity.

Peace, Love & Hova


Shouts to RR

Drake Feat Trey Songz – “Successful” [VIDEO] by Speeakz
Monday, August 31, 2009, 7:08 pm
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Vodpod videos no longer available.

Peace, Love & Drake


Whitney Houston Covers Ebony Magazine [NEWS] by Speeakz
Monday, August 31, 2009, 7:06 pm
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1006_Ebony Cover

The leading headline kinda says it all.

Peace, Love & Whitney Houston


Breaking NEWS: DJ AM Found Dead in New York Apartment by Speeakz
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 12:46 am
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This is truly sad.

Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM has been found dead in New York City.

The 36 year old DJ was found in his apartment around 5:20pm local time, where law enforcement sources say “drug paraphernalia” was found.

TMZ is reporting “DJ AM had not been seen or heard from for a few days – one of his friends went to check on him, but got no response after knocking on his apartment door”. The friend then called the Police, who broke down the door and found the DJ’s body.

You’ll remember last year (this time) DJ AM and drummer Travis Barker survived a plane crash. Four people died in the crash – DJ AM and Barker were the only survivors.

The story is still developing, but either way – it’s incredibly sad. Our thoughts go out to all AM’s family and friends.

Update: DJ AM’s final twitter message (on the 25th Aug): “New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.”

Just wrote a couple more updates, but it just doesn’t seem right. If you want to see this story developing there are tons of sites that will be carrying it. PinBoard just won’t be one of them.

Peace & Love