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We know commenting is an incredibly important part of blogging. The interaction between blogger and reader is pivotal in reaching a larger audience--they share with their friends, who share with their friends, and so on.... Continue »
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Blog It is a handy TypePad feature which makes it easy to quickly post articles, photos, video, and more to your blog. Blog It for Safari is an extension for Safari 5 that puts the power of Blog It right in your browser’s toolbar. Just click the Blog It button, customize your post, and publish. Continue »
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As part of our ongoing rollout of the NEW TypePad we are pleased to announce new social blogging features and the launch of TypePad Micro: a completely free level of TypePad focused on easy sharing... Continue »
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Than J Dilla . . . Can we have please have a moment of silence . . . For one of the greatest beat maestros that has graced the hip-hop scene -- J Dilla aka Jay Dee aka J Dillinger. J Dilla (real name James Yancey) died on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles of kidney failure brought on by complications of lupus, an often fatal disease in which the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks... Continue »
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"[J Dilla's] work ethic, persistence and genius work says it all. I felt like he, along with Pete Rock and DJ Premier, was looking over my shoulder every record I listened to, and every beat I made. Funny thing is, although we were and will always be connected somehow, I never even had the pleasure to meet or talk to him." -- quote from Little Brother member/producer 9th Wonder Funeral services for James Yancey, better... Continue »
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"Know you really don't wanna step to dis/ Really don't know why you talkin' shit/ You 'bout to catch one right in the lip/ It's about to be a what? Girlfight!" -- Brooke Valentine, "Girlfight" Whoooaaa! Did you catch Sunday's (Feb. 26) episode of Flavor of Love on VH1? The show's ending was . . . crrraaazy. Contestant Pumkin was booted off the show because she had appeared on a half-dozen reality shows, including Blind... Continue »
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Nigerian-born, German-based artist Nneka release her first single called "The Uncomfortable Truth," from her upcoming U.S. debut Concrete Jungle (due in stores Feb. 2, 2010). On the song, the 27-year-old U.K. songbird sings of love, hope and optimism. Nneka reminds me of Zap Mama with her vocals and music. Nneka -- "The Uncomfortable Truth" [ Download] Props to Pop Matters In November, Nneka will embark on a promotional tour in support of her upcoming disc,... Continue »
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Soulful songbirds N'dambi and Me'Shell Ndegeocello deserves a hand for trying to become more than just one kind of an artist in an industry where too many performers seem happy to play the game and sing one-dimensional songs for mainstream appeal. Their sound is deeply rooted in soul, but their albums are the antithesis to anything that radio and video outlets are defining todat as R&B/soul music. And these ladies are not your atypical R&B... Continue »
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First . . . *PAUSE* on the headline/title of this post. Eminem -- "Taking My Ball" Props Def Pen Radio 71.8 I'm not an avid video gamer. I haven't own a video game console since Nintendo back in the late '80s. Sad, I know. But this Eminem track featured on the upcoming DJ Hero Renegade Edition is straight BANGIN' SLAMMIN'! The track is called "Taking My Ball," which has the diabolical Detroit spitfire poking fun... Continue »