Thursday, December 3, 2009

Music Roundup for 12/03/09... aka Alicia Keys Being Awesome + Shock Value 2 Edition.

Today's music roundup features Alicia Keys's World Aids Day performance from YouTube on Tuesday (yes, the whole thing). She performs her hits through the years as well as new songs off her new album, Element of Freedom. I don't want to spoil the ending if you haven't seen it, but I think it ends right. All I have to say is "Empire State of Mind 2" is an awesome song and as good as her hit songs. So if you got a hour to kill with some great music, then enjoy Miss Keys doing work above.

I have been trying to enjoy Timbaland's new Shock Value 2 album, but other than his productions, its just that and the songs are whatever to me. Its probably the random cameos in this album compared to the last one like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, the singer from Nickelback, Jet, and Daughtry. At some cameo appearances are still good like his first single "Morning After Dark" with SoShy and Nelly Furtado as well as songs with Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson, and Drake. I guess it goes to show how known Timbo is now in the pop world being a production genius for so many artists, but you gotta miss his old days as a producer when he produced better songs back then.

That's it for the music roundup for now. Hopefully, next time I can talk about Snoop's new album and maybe some other stuff.

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