Category Archives: Music

Jackson, Missy & Adele are BACK!

Good music seems to have come back this winter thanks to three music legends releasing some kick ass singles and albums. Thank GOD for Jackson, Missy & Adele’s return to the music scene that was just not happening for me.

Pop Queen is Burning It Up!

The pop queen that is Janet Jackson is back with a “burning” track off her new album, Unbreakable. I’m going through it slowly because I don’t want it to end but my favorite track off the album right now is BurnItUp!. I want to say it’s just the beat but can’t deny that her collaboration with Missy Elliot is just perfection! Can’t wait to see the Rhythm Nation queen put out a fun dance video for this track, maybe even a dance collage from her successful tour happening right now.

Missy Bringing it Back!

Speaking of which, who isn’t happy as hell the hip hop legend Missy Elliot is back? Finally some good beats to bring back the good hip hop music of the 90s! Even the music video for WTF (Where They From) is true to her fantastic and unique style. From the dance moves to the glass outfit (that left her bloodied!) to that hot blue makeup, Missy is back and on point, LOVE IT! I just simply can’t wait for her to release an album already, like WTF!

Totally Worth the Wait!

Can’t end this rant without mentioning the young legend that is Adele! She has finally released a fantastic album, 25, and announced a Europe tour which I’m very tempted to fly out for! Again, going through the album slowly because I don’t want it to end. However, right now I’m loving Water Under The Bridge, it’s just catchy despite it being a breakup song. I hope she makes a music video for this track as classic as her previous ones.

There ya have it peeps, my favorite winter tracks out at the moment. What’s your favorite track this winter?

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Music Video of the Day

Many of you may or may not know that I barely watch music videos. It pretty much started when the quality went from fabulous to WTF a few years ago. Music videos would literally ruin a song I’d love passionately! So to prevent the ruining, I simply just stopped watching.

However, my Aunt Marie just told me about the latest Bruno Mars’ music video for Treasure and insisted I watch it. Figuring that the great Bruno Mars can’t do no wrong, I hesitantly went on YouTube and was simply taken aback by this amazement of a video. Classic, vintage and suits this great song so well.

Will I YouTube more music videos now? I don’t know but for now, enjoy the first (of hopefully many) Music Video of the Day!

My Public Letter to Hamada Helal

Dear Hamada Helal,

Please put down the microphone, turn around and walk away from the music industry forever.

This catastrophic song of yours (from an even catastrophic movie, Mr. and Mrs. Awees) has now put you in the I’m-not-a-descent-musician category alongside Tamer Hosny and the 4cats.

It’s because of stupid, uncreative, unimaginative Arab artists such as yourself, Egyptian artists have been put to shame! We can no longer pride ourselves in the arts like we once did. Can you imagine if the Egyptian greats Oum Kalthoum or AbdelHalim Hafez stole another’s vision and made it their own? Even back then, they could claim ignorance and would’ve apologized for it.

You on the other hand live in the shared information and internet era so you can’t even claim ignorance on this when (and I’m so praying this happens) Nickelodeon sues you and your productions company for rights infringement! Isn’t it enough that these stupid Arabic television stations air the amazing show that is SpongeBob SquarePants with the worst possible Arabic dubbing EVER?! Then you come along and add fuel to the freaking flame with this pathetic thing you call music! Akh!

For those of you unaware of the song I’m speaking of, watch this video at your own discretion…

Hamada Helal, I used to like you, I really did, you know, when you were a sad, depressed artist. Seriously, I couldn’t even defend you when you became all happy and started singing cheesy happy songs. It got worse when you decided to act and develop entire soundtracks for every movie you’re involved with… from the stupid one where you lead a gang of thugs (really, you a thug?) to the one about that sad boxer (You as a boxer? Despicable!). I thought for a moment you came back to your senses when you released a few decent songs during Egypt’s revolution last year (except for Martyrs of January 25, terribly written!) or the one about Prophet Mohamed (pbuh).

However, as a huge adult fan of the amazing SpongeBob SquarePants, it was just too much for me to take! You are NOT SpongePOP, you are not as “yellow as cumin” and you always dirty yourself when you plagiarize! I beg of you, please just go away… Go under a rock or something because it’s over… It’s Over! 

Signed, Ms. Hala… A Very Angry SpongeBob Fan

P.S. – Cumin is not yellow, it’s brown.