Monday, 22 March 2010

Lost For One Last Time

Do you consider yourself to be a diehard religious fan of Lost? Are you tired of watching, and getting ‘lost’ within the genius mind of Lost’s creators Carlton Cuse, and Damien Lindalof. Well don’t worry, the creators have confirmed all the burning questions will be answered in season 6, the very last chapter to this epic adventure which began in 2004. No one can deny the way audiences got so hooked, and glued to their TV sets with a storyline that’s so confusing, but at the same time so addicting. It’s safe to say, there’s no other TV show like it. Fans worldwide are of course deeply disappointed, the saga is coming to an end however, relived that questions are finally being answered.

Terry O’Quin, the guy who plays the infamous John Locke confirmed to Sky1, fans definitely start getting the answers to their burning questions, such as who, or what is the black smoke monster? What happened to Claire? There’s no doubt, the final season of this epic drama will still have you lost within its own mysteries until we reach the final climax, and be amazed with what we witnessed in the final episode of season 6. So, be prepared for the unexpected as we return to the island for one last time.

50 Cent Casts Black Magic

Curtis 50 Cent Jackson is due to release his new album, entitled ‘Black Magic’ in 2010. After being on tour with his crew G-Unit for a month 50 said, inspiration for the upcoming studio project struck, when he went to an after party in Norway, and heard a unique style of music. - “It’s a little different music going on before I got there.

They play your music when you come...the music they played before they started playing a lot of what I created was more up-tempo, more dance. I wanted to make a song like that,” and so Black Magic was born. The outstanding rapper went into the studio with G-Unit, and the creative process began the sensational rapper doesn’t forget to mention the new album has a totally different vibe, and fans can expect the unexpected.

Multi-platinum selling rapper 50 Cent refuses to be placed in one category within the music industry, and insists on introducing new styles of music.

Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 cent’s amazing career took centre stage, when he hooked up with the controversial rapper with a sense of humour Eminem, and legendary producer Dr. Dre back in 2003. His hit album, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin,’ sold over 872,000 copies in its first week of release. A project that has Dr.Dre, and Eminem’s signature as album producers.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Is This Really It?

June 25th 2009 - what are we most likely to remember why is this date significant? Hmm maybe it’s the death of legendary 'King Of Pop' Michael Jackson? Although I'm not a religious fan of Jackson however, he was my childhood musical icon.

There's no doubt Jackson was, and still is one of the most influential, and inspirational music artists with a track record that goes as far as 40 years. Inspiring artists from Justin Timberlake to Usher.

The man, who introduced the moonwalk back in 1983, the man who maintained an incredible career with songs like Thriller’ and Billie Jean. Jackson’s solo career really took off with the release of the Thriller album in 1982, selling over 50 million copies worldwide, and making it the best selling record of all time. It’s safe to say that Jackson’s death shook the world, as millions of fans worldwide, not only mourned for the entertainer, but also celebrated his contribution to the music industry.

On July 7th, a public memorial was held for the King Of Pop at Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the last place Michael Jackson rehearsed for the O2 concerts in London, a few weeks before his sudden death. Over 1.6m devoted fans applied for Jackson’s memorial tickets to say their goodbyes, and pay their final respects to the singer. However, only 17,500 fans gained entry, fans who were not lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket turned to their TV sets, and watched the memorial live, with a total of 31m viewers in the US alone, and a billion worldwide. Jackson’s golden coffin took centre stage surrounded by beautiful flowers.

Since Jackson’s death was broadcasted on June 25th, record sales have dramatically increased hours after the announcement, taking its top 20 spot on Amazon and HMV UK sales chart. There’s no doubt that the King Of Pop’s legacy will live forever. Jackson vowed to change the world in many of his songs like ‘Man In The Mirror,’ and 'Earth Song,' he definitely accomplished that by changing the music industry, and becoming an everlasting musical icon. He’ll continue to be an inspiration to upcoming, and existing artists of the music industry. His contribution, and dedication to the industry will forever secure his title as the King Of Pop.

By October 2009, High School Musical's director Kenny Ortega signed up for a once in a lifetime opportunity, when he introduced a documented project entitled 'Michael Jackson's This is It.' The production includes exclusive rehearsal footage of the upcoming series of concerts that was planned to begin in July. Fans and movie lovers alike had to act fast as 'This is It' graced the big screen for only two weeks.

The documentary was originally created for Michael's personal archives, however director Ortega released the footage as a motion picture, and felt it was important for fans and music lovers to see the 'creative genius' in action, and let fans see Michael like never before.

Since June 25th 2009, many people began to speculate, and question the death of Jackson. So much so that theories have started to emerge, fans of Jackson believe the 'King Of Pop' has faked his own death. These fans have opened death hoax forums, websites, and not forgetting Youtube video uploads expressing their personal opinions on what actually happened on June 25th. Believers go onto suggest that Jackson may well be alive.

Believers of the death hoax are convinced as a humanitarian, MJ's mission in life is to spread love and live in a peaceful world.

Death hoax investigators are committed to discovering the real story behind Jackson's alleged death. So who knows, we might be in for a huge surprise, as the legend himself once said "It's an adventure, it's a great adventure...It's all for love -L.O.V.E". So, ask yourself are you ready to go on this adventure and face the ultimate truth?

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Eminem Relapsed - Album Review

Do you remember when you Relapsed on May 19th of 2009? When music lovers said hello once again to the rapper with a sense of humour. I remember it like it was yesterday, the rush of excitement waiting for the album to drop. In the summer of 2009, after having a copy of the album for a couple of weeks, it inspired me to write a review.

Guess who’s back? Yes, the incredible rapper with a sense of humour, Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem finally relapsed on May 19th of 2009. The long awaited album entitled ‘Relapse’ finally dropped. It's been five years since his last solo project Encore in 2004. During his five-year break, the legendary rapper checked into rehab back in 2005, in order to overcome his long-term addiction to sleeping pills. Now he’s back, with another album that quickly made double platinum in the first few weeks of its release, selling over 2m copies sold worldwide. The rapper once again, joined forces with his long-term friend, and a master of hip-hop \ rap beats, producer Dr Dre.

Eminem is known for his controversy, the rapper with a twisted sense of humour fails to disappoint with this project. Relapse, like Em’s previous solo projects, include random attacks towards celebrities of the popular culture, from Lyndsy Lohan to Britney Spears.

Relapse also opens the doors to Eminem’s difficult ordeal of drugs and rehab, with songs like ‘Dejavu, and 3 AM’ which sets the scene, letting his fans, and others around the world know his reasons for his five year absence.

Since the recent release of Relapse, Eminem adds more celebrities to his list of enemies, including Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, with a Relapse track Bagpipes from Baghdad.

Fans can definitely look forward to the follow up to Relapse in the near future entitled ‘Relapse 2’. It’s safe to say, the world hasn’t seen the last of the superstar rapper, so go check into Relapse, buy the album.

There it is, my thoughts on Relapse of course, as we all know Eminem, later released a remake of the album entitled Relapse: Refill, which includes seven bonus tracks a double CD edition. So let's give the man his props, and continue to support him with his outstanding contribution to hip-hop and rap music.