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  • "Fizzyology" MCs Lil Fame And Termanology Share Dark Childhood Memories On "Family Ties"

    November 7, 2012 2:20 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    The energy of "Family Ties" from Lil Fame and Termanology's collab album "Lil Fame & Termanology = Fizzyology" is as feel good as William DeVaugh's "Be Thankful For What You Got" and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's "Summertime." "Family Ties"'s funky, two-step beat boasts a subtle driving bass groove, punchy piano keys, rumbling kick drums and snares underneath Lil Fame and Termanology's passionate vocal deliveries. But this isn't a happy-go-lucky ode ...  | More »

  • Semi-Sweet Emotion!

    November 6, 2012 4:12 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    On this historic night–Election Eve, 2012–I am compiling a list of this week's most compelling album releases and marveling at the history also on display! Which is to say: Maybe half of these are by people who are really old or dead! And while it would be easy to look inward, to perhaps say the blame is mine–for not keeping up with all that is cutting edge, to look for a familiar name to blather about semi-intelligently rather than to have to actually listen to stuff...  | More »

  • It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 2

    November 5, 2012 12:55 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Last week was Halloween week, so fittingly, and sometimes horrifyingly, the TV singing-show scene was a virtual bloodbath. Several promising contestants got the Voorhees-esque axe on both "The Voice" and "The X Factor," in a series of brutal cuts, and it was no thriller. Over on Fox, "The X Factor" finally went live, although the top 16 semifinalists were still competing for their respective coaches, not for the public's votes. One contestant per team was cut on Thursday, and while a co...  | More »

  • Kendrick Lamar Celebrates Compton Heroes On "Black Boy Fly"

    November 2, 2012 2:20 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Now that Kendrick Lamar's TDE/Aftermath/Interscope debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 241,000 copies, he can add an autobiographical verse to his track "Black Boy Fly" that celebrates the successes of a couple boyz n the hood who were fortunate enough to make it out of Compton. It is customary for rappers to praise their street kings on record, but Kendrick takes a different approach on "Black Boy Fly." On the song produced by Rahki and Da...  | More »

  • Aerosmith's Carrie Underwood Duet: Did Every Member Consider It A Match Made In Country 'Rocks' Heaven?

    November 1, 2012 11:10 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Chris Willman

    Bon Jovi already went Nashville a while ago, but is the world ready for a country-fied Aerosmith? That's what they'll be getting with a Steven Tyler/Carrie Underwood that appears on the group's new album, Music From Another Dimension!, due in stores Nov. 6. Steven Tyler tells Yahoo! Music that he's certain the song will be a radio smash. But as much benefit as there might be to including a country power ballad featuring one of America's most wholesomely leggy stars, ...  | More »

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