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Whitney Houston: A triple threat talent…

12Feb

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I’m still in shell-shock over Whitney Houston’s death, I saw the breaking news story come up on my fb timeline. I googled it and all the articles confirmed the worst – Whitney Houston, Dead at 48.  Growing up in the 80s, there were two stars I always looked forward to seeing on the TV and they were Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Their songs were truly iconic during that tremulous decade. Whitney had this caliber talent to carry a tune, to the point where most of us would of gone breathless – she could still harmoniously sync to the beat.

I’ll remember Whitney as a triple threat. She could sing, dance and act. As I mention on my facebook, if you are remotely BLESSED with one of those talents it can take you far – but if you have all three – there’s NO LIMITS to your potential. However the demons Whitney faced, like so many of our talented superstars were drugs. She coined the term on the 2002 Diane Sawyer interview “crack is whack” that open a can of worms for comedians to poke fun at her. Right now there’s silence, no one is laughing – all we hear is her amazing vocals coming out of our speakers, TVs, computers and smart phones.

People are suspecting the cause of death had to do with drugs, we won’t know until the coroner report comes out. In my opinion, I think her heart just gave out on her. Dr. Drew talked about addict recovery on CNN, if he had been treating Whitney, he would of advised her to take two years off. In 2010, Whitney told Oprah she was clean, I think she just bit off more than she could chew and it killed her. For those of us who have dealt with drugs issues, whether its our own or family/friends, the rule is take one day at a time. Sometimes planning ahead can lead to one’s demise.

I’ll miss Whitney. But like all great artists, her legacy will live through her music and talent. Be sure to watch the Grammys tonight, Jennifer Hudson will pay special tribute to Whitney Houston.

Urban Desi Artists/Talent comments on Whitney….

Taz (Stereo Nation) – I am very sad today as one of my favorite singers has unfortunately passed away. She was an inspiration to artists all over the world, may her soul rest in peace. She truly had the voice of an angel. GOD BLESS

S-Endz/Casey Rain – RIP Whitney Houston :(

Diamond Duggal – I was talking about Whitney’s talent just yesterday…a few hours later I heard the news…a very sad loss…

Mira Veda – RIP Whitney

Mentor Beats – RIP Whitney Houston. Life is too short. Enjoy it while you can. God bless x

The Truth – I know im late but R.I.P one of the greatest ever to do it….Whitney Houston! My love is your love…P

Panjabi Hit Squad – RIP Whitney Houston :-(

Indy Beats – She sung like an Angel but spent too much time in the company of the Devil – R.I.P. Whitney Houston

Sullee J – R.I.P (Picture of Whitney with Tupac)

Mixman Shawn – R.I.P. Whitney Houston…

Tarli Digital – Whitney Houston? RIP? Noooooooo! :-(

Sunny Sahota – RIP Whitney

Raxstar – Damn. #RIPWHITNEY

Bobby Friction – I brought her debut single on 12″ back in my teens…I fell in love with her.xx RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON

Raghav – I can’t believe it… Whitney houston.. We’ll miss u.. All vocalists try to reach that level of vocal perfection… Stunned..

Bohemia – RIP the great Whitney Houston. Will always love you.

Jay Sean – This is so so tragic.Another legend just gone.There were No gimmicks, no tricks, no autotune with her.Whitney was just brilliant.That’s all

H Dhami – Warrup ma people..top night of gigs,apart 4m hearing da tragic passing away off the legend Whitney Houston… A voice that will live 4ever x

MC Special – Just heard the sad news of the loss of #Whitney #Houston RIP 1963-2012 totally in shock. Great vocalist

Swami Baracus – Still sad to hear of whitney houston… this woman was the benchmark for how other voices were judged. Another talent lost to recreation…

Nindy Kaur – RIP Whitney Houston…she was a great singer and will be remembered. I really liked some of her songs, especially…

RDB – Wow another legendary voice gone :( Rest In Peace Whitney Houston…fans please keep her daughter and family in your prayers – RDB

Janina Gavankar – ….just found out about Whitney.

DJ Fricktion – Omg Whitney Houston Died? Shocking!!

Maz (Bonafide) – R.I.P Whitney Houston… Despite her controversy she had a voice that will be remembered forever.A true diva and legend.

Ziggy (Bonafide) – R.I.P Whitney houstan. We just lost a legend.

Desi Comedy – Jeff Ross did real time Whitney Houston jokes… Wow and definitely not too soon.

DJ Rekha – here is when i truly hope this soul will rest in peace for it seems she had little or none in her short life. Whitney Houston RIP

Humble The Poet – Whitney Houston Dead at 48 That is definitely a voice the world will miss One Love

Download 2012 out now on iTunes!

2Aug

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Can 2012 break Down’s records??? Jay Sean & Nicki Minaj believe when “2012” comes around, the party will still be cracking. The link has been passed around all over FB and twitter… now its time for all of you to get your itunes and Download 2012 Mallika Sherawat has promoted 2012 on her fb/twitter – she seems to dig Jay Sean.

Will lightening strike twice for the Brit Asian heartthrob? Let’s see what the reviews bring tomorrow…

Courtney Love turns to Deepak Chopra?

1Aug

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You are probably thinking this is a strange combo… but if you follow Courtney Love on twitter, she has been reported going on these rants and raves…but I feel like she is taking on a new role of getting in touch with her spiritual side. Or trying to find a calm and balance in her life, it hasn’t been easy for her… listening to her album “Noboby’s Daughter” you sense a real triumph but a painful journey. According to her tweets, Courtney learned about Deepak through Russell Simmons, she wants to go on one of Deepak’s retreats. Another person she wants as a mentor is Tony Robbins… All the best to you Courtney, I personally loved her in the movie “Man on the Moon” (Andy Kaufman bio pic – starring Jim Carrey)

@DeepakChopra when is your next retreat, @uncleRUSH is love itself and i hear great things about you from friend wld take the time,for you,

@CourtneyLoveUKPlease DM me so we can connect xxx


Jay Sean new music video?

17Jul

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Last week, I posted that “2012” song by Jay Sean, which is suppose to be his new single. It’s already fumed disappointment, especially among the Prince fans who feel Jay Sean is biting off the “We are gonna party like it’s 1999”

According to Jay Sean’s tweet, he’s going to be in LA tomorrow to shoot a music video… do you think its for 2012?

Oh yes…. he also mention the Summer has “just begun” he better hurry up… we are approaching August!

Petz lives in a media cave and can do an impression of Jay Sean’s pout

We are gonna party like its… 2012?

12Jul

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I’m still partying like it’s 1999… you can’t walk through an isle in a book store, without some author banking on the “fact” the world is going to end in 2012, just like the whole y2k hype…I’m still here… and you are too… reading this blog… Jay Sean flipped 2012 around and has made it in another “we are gonna party like the world is going to end” track…remember though, this isn’t the “official” release… it sounds like a rough cut to me… like that time the bootlegged version of “Maybe” leaked… we heard “myspace” in one version and “facebook” in another… no word yet on when Jay’s new album is coming out, the crazy thing is I was just thinking the other day – Down was blasting every where… where is Jay Sean??? Enjoy this track….

About the author: Petz lives in a media cave… loves to party… but these days… feels like old fart

Sinbad Shows UDR some Twitter Love

31Mar

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Komposit’s New Media Marketing Executive, Roshni Patel, has been tweeting back and forth to Sinbad introducing him to Urban Desi Music and Culture.

Sinbad was cool enough to re-tweet our site to his followers, so they can get a taste of what the Urban Desi culture is all about!

Thanks Sinbad you rock!!!! Follow Sinbad on @Sinbadbad

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Prince and Paris accept the lifetime achievement award

4Feb

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As Lionel Richie put it “MJ was gone too soon”  Prince and Paris Jackson stole the night. It would of been great to see MJ performed, but his music lives on in our hearts… RIP

Avatar opens at $27M

19Dec

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“…Avatar opens to $27M on FRI, according to Fox. Opening wknd may be $70-75M depending on impact of snowstorms in east…” tweet from Gitesh Pandya, from BoxOfficeGuru.com

And its being posted in everyone’s comment status as the best movie for 2009. Will James Cameron re-live another “Titanic” moment?  “My Name is Khan” trailer is shown before the film, that will certainly keep the SRK & Kajol fans on the edge of their seats!

Vatican digs Tupac’s “Changes”

4Dec

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On December 3rd, MySpace launched a new streaming service… the vatican published a list of their favorite songs… Tupac’s “Changes” made the list.

“The genres are very different from each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people..” the Vatican stated on their website.

Music is it’s own universal language that simply reaches out and touches people…

Other artists on the list include…

1. Advocata Nostra – Music From The Vatican. From the album Alma Mater featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI.
2. Uprising – Muse. Single from the album, The Resistance.
3. Causa Nostrae Laetitiae – Music From The Vatican. From the album Alma Mater.
4. Il Mare Mi Salva – Rossomalpelo. Song from the band led by contemporary Italian singer songwriter Serge Gaggiotti
5. After The Rain – Dame Shirley Bassey. From the album The Performance.
6. Coexist – Nour Eddine. Song from Moroccan Musician, based in Italy.
7. Don Giovanni – Mozart.
8. Rafaele Merry Del Val – Lorenzo Perosi Inni Mottetti e Canzoni, Pablo Colino & Coro Academica Filarmonica Romana.
9. He Doesn’t Know Why – Fleet Foxes.
10. Changes – Tupac Shakur.
11. Regina Coeli – Music From The Vatican. From the album Alma Mater.
12. Mi sarete Testimoni – Santo Subito! (DVD). Music DVD embodying the voice and image of The Pope.

The lyrics to “Changes”

Come on come on
I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
is life worth living should I blast myself?
I’m tired of bein’ poor & even worse I’m black
my stomach hurts so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatch
Cops give a damn about a negro
pull the trigger kill a nigga he’s a hero
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
one less hungry mouth on the welfare
First ship ’em dope & let ’em deal the brothers
give ’em guns step back watch ’em kill each other
It’s time to fight back that’s what Huey said
2 shots in the dark now Huey’s dead
I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
unless we share with each other
We gotta start makin’ changes
learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
and that’s how it’s supposed to be
How can the Devil take a brother if he’s close to me?
I’d love to go back to when we played as kids
but things changed, and that’s the way it is

[Bridge w/ changing ad libs]
Come on come on
That’s just the way it is
Things’ll never be the same
That’s just the way it is
aww yeah
[Repeat]

[2]
I see no changes all I see is racist faces
misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under I wonder what it takes to make this
one better place, let’s erase the wasted
Take the evil out the people they’ll be acting right
’cause both black and white is smokin’ crack tonight
and only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
And although it seems heaven sent
We ain’t ready, to see a black President, uhh
It ain’t a secret don’t conceal the fact
the penitentiary’s packed, and it’s filled with blacks
But some things will never change
try to show another way but you stayin’ in the dope game
Now tell me what’s a mother to do
bein’ real don’t appeal to the brother in you
You gotta operate the easy way
“I made a G today” But you made it in a sleazy way
sellin’ crack to the kid. ” I gotta get paid,”
Well hey, well that’s the way it is

[Bridge]

[Talking:]
We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.

[3]
And still I see no changes can’t a brother get a little peace
It’s war on the streets & the war in the Middle East
Instead of war on poverty they got a war on drugs
so the police can bother me
And I ain’t never did a crime I ain’t have to do
But now I’m back with the facts givin’ it back to you
Don’t let ’em jack you up, back you up,
crack you up and pimp smack you up
You gotta learn to hold ya own
they get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone
But tell the cops they can’t touch this
I don’t trust this when they try to rush I bust this
That’s the sound of my tool you say it ain’t cool
my mama didn’t raise no fool
And as long as I stay black I gotta stay strapped
& I never get to lay back
‘Cause I always got to worry ’bout the pay backs
some punk that I roughed up way back
comin’ back after all these years
rat-tat-tat-tat-tat that’s the way it is uhh

[Bridge ’til fade:]
Some things will never change

 

Jay Sean @ The Macys Thanksgiving Parade

26Nov

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It was a cold morning in NYC, but Jay Sean heated things up at the annual Macys Thanksgiving Parade, with his hit single “Down” from his new album “All or Nothing” … and that poor kitty? jumped for for joy and fell “down” into Jay Sean’s arms