On Monday, October 6, BET announced (see network statement below) that Mara Brock Akil’s The Game would be coming to an end after the conclusion of seasons eight and nine, which are being taped now to air in early 2015. BET.com spoke with Brock Akil shortly after the announcement to get her exclusive insights on the shows incredible run.
Moesha’s new classmate, Jeremy Davis (Usher Raymond), shows an interest in her, but he later disappoints her when he tries too hard to impress her friends. Meanwhile, Dee goes on strike after no one seems to help her out around the house.
FF to 13:20 Brandy was on Love & Hiphop Hollywood tonight to meet up with Ray J and see what is going on with him. Ray J explains whats goin on and Brandy weighs in and says what alot of us were thinking, Why Is Morgan in everybody’s business? Ray J & Brandy go back and forth about the women in his life. Check out the full episode below:
Head cheerleader Ashli approaches Moesha with the opportunity to try out for the cheerleading squad but Moesha isn’t interested. Aspiring cheerleader Kim persuades Moesha to audition with her for moral support. But when Kim makes the cut and Moesha doesn’t, Moesha becomes jealous. Meanwhile, Frank learns that Dee is slightly older than he and begins to ridicule her. Hakeem goes into a feeding frenzy in hopes of making it on the basketball team.
Producer Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins has appeared to let slip that he’s worked on a remake of The Boy Is Mine with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. The song, which was a global hit for Brandy and Monica back in 1998, seems to have got a spruce up from the producer, with the Bang Bang singers teaming up again on the tune.
Next year is my 20-year anniversary and I’m doing a very special project. Some originals as well as reimagined hits. So for example, I’ll do the “The Boy Is Mine” with Ariana and Jessie J. Sam is doing “It’s Not Right It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston, which Sam told me was the song that made him want to sing. When I asked him if he’d be a part of this project he was like, “No one else can do that song but me!” Sam’s the truth. He has a great heart and he’s genuine. His music speaks for who he is. This is a project I’m really looking forward to.
He also revealed that Sam Smith will take on Whitney’s Houston’s huge song It’s Not Right But It’s Okay. When asked by Hits Daily Double what his plans were for 2015, Jerkins confirmed the news that Ari and Jessie have reworked the track, stating: “Next year is my 20-year anniversary and I’m doing a very special project. Some originals as well as reimagined hits.
So for example, I’ll do the The Boy Is Mine with Ariana and Jesse J. Sam is doing It’s Not Right But It’s Okay by Whitney Houston, which Sam told me was the song that made him want to sing.
A few days ago Pat Houston sat down with BET.com to speak on the Whitney Houston biopic, Whitney Houston, and Wanting Brandy to Play Whitney! Check out the exerpt from the interview below:
Whitney is known as the voice of her generation, but people forget she was great as a live performer. How would you describe her stage presence?
She wasn’t the type of performer to go on stage just to sing. When she went out, she took her entire being with her. When she performed, she gave you her best. She sang with great conviction, just like her mother [Cissy Houston]. It wasn’t just a performance, it was her life. She loved doing live performances.
Can we expect more unreleased material?
I am really hoping and wishing for a duets album. It’s something Whitney and I spoke about when she was alive and I want to make sure it happens. Any and everything she wanted to do, I want to make sure that we do it. There are many things that I would consider. I would love to see a Broadway play on Whitney’s life, with Brandy Norwood playing Whitney. Brandy would be perfect on Broadway playing Whitney, in my opinion. But everything is about timing. I would only do something that I know Whitney would want to happen.
To read the full interview click here
It used to be that schools of music–one clearly influenced by Nile Rodgers (with seminal disco outfit Chic and his solo output) and another which straightforwardly descended from Daft Punk–were treated with a bit of separation. That’s less true these days, though; just see last year’s collab between the two, “Get Lucky.” Newcomer Mystery Skulls–aka Luis Dubuc–invoke that same disco dance bliss pretty explicitly on his new track “Number 1,” featuring Rodgers himself and R&B singer Brandy. “I wrote the song with [Brandy] in mind,” Dubuc tells The FADER of “Number 1.” “Then one day she heard it through someone we both knew, and she said yes. We were in the studio like a week later. When she showed up, she asked to sing on my other track, ‘Magic,’ as well. Brandy’s voice is stunning!” (“Magic” also features Rodgers.) Stream “Number 1″ below, and find both tracks on Mystery Skulls’ debut album, Forever, due Oct. 27 via Warner Bros. Records.
Tonight during the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Brandy performed “I Wanna Be Down” with guest appearances from Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Yo-Yo.
Tonight after the #ASCAP #WomenBehindTheMusic event honorng #JazmineSullivan Event friend to the site Silent had the chance to interview Jazmine Sullivan after the show and Jazmine had this to say:
All good things must come to an end and after celebrating four successful seasons of THE GAME on BET, the Network has announced production is underway on the show’s final two seasons. In January 2011 the cult following of The Game proved that the show was a fan favorite with 7.7 million viewers for its premiere debut on BET. With seasons eight and nine, we’re excited to end on a high note by giving Sabers fans a chance to bid farewell to their favorite players on and off the field.
What made you decide that seasons eight and nine would be the last for The Game?
Shows do end; that is a part the business. I’m very happy BET gave The Game five additional seasons to explore these characters and this world. We made history when we got to the network and it’s nice to be able to celebrate the great achievements of the show.
Looking back, is there any storyline that you would have changed?
No, I don’t live in that place. I don’t regret anything that we’ve done.
Recently Nivea sat down with Malcom Music to talk about her career, the industry, and also lists who some of her favorite vocalists are; a list which includes our fave Brandy! Check out the clip below:
FF to 3:20 , To view the complete nivea interview click here
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