Beyonce Or Ashanti?

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These two R&B princesses/ Pop Divas are constantly compared to each other and pitted against one another as rivals although they’ve never showed any problems with one another. But, when it breaks down to dollars and cents, and endorsements who is it that the public chooses, Beyonce or Ashanti?
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Can Ashanti Survive If Gotti’s Gone?

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With Irv “I wish I was a real Don” Gotti, having been arrested this week, and out on a million dollar bail, facing 10 years in prison, we can sit back and now watch the rest of Murder Inc fall to the way side.

Can struggling artists like Ja Rule and Ashanti survive in the music business without Gotti? Ja’s faced several obstacles lately and Ashanti’s career (according to Murder Inc.) is suppose to be as hot as ever, yet the “Princess” couldn’t maintain her album sales and has consistently been falling further down the charts. Ja’s latest effort is in the I.C.U on life support, and Concrete Rose is on its way to the Nursing Home.
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The Fall Of Murder Inc.

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With all these posts downing certain artists, I made it a point to do some research. Ashanti, who seems to be the most hated woman on this site, and Ja Rule both having new albums out, haven’t even managed to sell 500,000 copies. Sadly the latest version of NOW (a CD compilation of songs off the radio) has sold more than the both of these artists combined.

Oh, for the days when Ja’s songs ruled the airwaves. Oh for the days when Vita and Charile were the up and coming most promising diva’s of the rap game, yet here we are in 2005 with no real threat in the female rap game, and a dying breed of Rapper’s in the Male group.
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R&B 2005- The Year Of The Ho?

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Think back 10 years ago, Brandy, Aaliyah and Monica were the three young R&B/pop crossover teens. Mary J. Blige was pouring out the contents of her life, Faith Evans was doing her thing. All was… cool, as we said back then. Back then, we could hear the voices in R&B before seeing the naked asses of the singers. And the music, their music was so good. What the hell happened?
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Aaliyah Is Not And Was Not Princess Of Hip Hop

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I feel that some of you people that are up here are just giving Aaliyah props because she is dead. I loved Aaliyah too but I’m not going to hype her talent, the girl could NOT sing and as far as dancing she was very limited. In fact she didn’t even dance much in her videos, and you can’t really compliment her voice because she didn’t have that many live performances. Not to mention she couldn’t take any credit for her music, she didn’t write produce or anything on her songs. You people talk about Ciara being unoriginal, then what was Aaliyah. She was a carbon copy of Janet Jackson. Ciara is more original than any female artist out right now. She can do more than the regular booty popping, girl can actually pop and lock, and everything. She’s writing her own music and singing about real stuff people can relate to.

Ashanti – Please Stop!

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Why does Ashanti think she’s ever as hot as Beyonce? I don’t understand why she all of a sudden started wearing those booty shorts and started trying to shake her stuff like Beyonce. She can’t compete and she needs to stop trying. It’s not just that she’s not as cute, but she’s trying to imitate Beyonce in every way. I just saw her on a commercial before Direct Effect and she was telling people to buy Concrete Rose, Beyonce never ever pushes or promotes herself so blatantly. Her awards and incredible talent and appeal does it for her. She’s universal. The whole world loves her (yes haters, she’s got fans on every continent). Also, now Ashanti is dating a rapper (Nelly). Hmmm… Beyonce is dating a rapper too right? Yea I think his name is Jay-Z and he’s the greatest rapper of all time. Nelly is in no way Jay-Z status, and I also think that Nelly is dating Ashanti because he couldn’t have Beyonce, so he needed another R&B singer. Honestly, the only thing Ashanti and Beyonce have in common are unique names.

Stop Hating On Michelle Williams

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I must confess I am entirely tired of people hating on Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. Give the chick a break man, damn! Granted she is not the best singer in the group, but that doesn’t mean she can’t sing. To say she can’t sing would be to say Tweet or even Mary J. Blige can’t sing (two singers who have raspy voices quite similar to Michelle’s). It’s extremely hard coming from obscurity to one of the biggest selling girl groups in history, so give her a break! And to say she is unsuccessful is another thing. Consider this: both of her albums went to number 1 on the gospel charts. Gospel is nowhere near as mainstream of an audience as pop/R&B/rock are, so guess what that means? LESS PROMOTION. So how do you expect her album to come anywhere near the sales of Beyonce’s when she doesn’t even promote half as much!
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Stop Hating On Brandy

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I am so sick and tired of everyone hating on Brandy and it needs to stop. Brandy has already proven herself as one of the greatest singers of our time. She is also a great actress-TV AND Big Screen, as well as a spokesmodel. Many of you act as though she doesn’t have the right to make mistakes. Is she not human? Or, are some of you stupid enough to believe that because she is rich and famous, she should be immune to making mistakes? Let’s face it. Many of us have done far worse things than what Brandy has done. The only reason why Brandy’s is put out in public is because she is well-known. Then, once her situations are made public, many of you are quick to blast her and make her look as if she is the worst person in the world.
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Beyonce Is NOT A Diva

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For those of you people who think Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles is “a talented performer” or a “sexy, unsurpassed diva,” you’re frickin stupid! Because she is none of those. She’s just another Mary J. Blige, or a wannabe Janet Jackson!

People say, “OMG! She is so talented, beautiful, and better than anybody I have ever seen and/or known! She is so kind and thoughtful!”
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AmeriKKKan Idol?

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When it comes to “American Idol”, it seems that if you are black you better win or go home. The viewers of this show have been accused of racism but the people behind this machine are truly the racist. Once the show is over and A.I. is done making these talented brothas and sistahs look like fools in those corny car commercials, making them skip around the stage singing like the damn Osmonds, and 19 Evil finishes filling their pockets from a multi-state tour what happens? Well, it seems like all the black singers who the judges and 19 raved about and pimped are suddenly not good enough to invest money in when it’s time to release their albums. Oh, and don’t they dare speak up cause massa will show them who be the boss. 19/A.I. has screwed over Justin Guarini so bad that he says if he had the chance to do it again, he wouldn’t. Ruben has complained about his treatment and we all know that it seems like Clay was the co-winner. Oh, and we cannot forget about the love A.I. gave to Corey Clark, Trenyce, and Frenchie. Now the latest victim in this B.S. is the talented Tamyra Gray.
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