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NEW! Music Video: Soul sensation Polly A. incorporates her island roots in latest video ‘Nature’

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The multi-faceted, soulful, artsy Milwaukee native of Jamaican parentage, Meleni Smith, who now goes by the name Polly A., has again graced us with yet another catchy, thought-provoking, visually appealing number.

She recently released the video to her single, ‘Nature’ which tells the story of sometimes unstable, inconsistent relationships and plays on the lame ‘excuses’ that are often heard, which many may be able to relate to.

Polly A is known for her song, ‘Happy’ on the soundtrack of the Will Smith movie ‘Hitch, she has also co-composed ‘Love Is My Disease’ for popular R&B artist Alicia Keys.

Smith also boasts credit for being a 2013 Soul Train Music Awards nominee for Record of the Year, for J.Cole’s song ‘Crooked Smile’.

The ‘Nature’ video plays on Words, Art and throwback, edgy Fashion topped off with a display of her raspy, soulful vocal prowess, skilfully coined lyrics and beat by beat energy… We are loving the creativity and unique vibe in this one! Check it out below:

NEW!! Video: Upcoming soul artiste Meleni Smith releases artsy visual for ‘The Life that we Know’

by Natalie Monique

If the name of this amazing songstress doesn’t ring a bell, you sure have been missing out…The beautiful, ultra-talented Meleni Smith recently released a Music Video to her sultry single, ‘The Life That We Know’.

Meleni, one of the Music Industry’s best kept secrets, was born in Michigan, raised in Wisconsin and of Jamaican parentage. She lives and breathes the Arts…truly inspirational artiste and person. She was signed to Columbia Records in 2005, and is now independent. Some of Smith’s high acheivements include writing the single, ‘Love is my Disease’ for Alicia Keys which was featured on Key’s latest album (The Element of Freedom), and also her single, ‘Happy’ is featured in the Will Smith movie, ‘Hitch’. She has written/co-written songs for various other top artistes such as, Ricky Martin.

Besides singing and writing, she also dabbles in the world of Acting and Fashion. ‘The Life That We Know’ was directed by Antonio Deckard Gamboa. With her powerful, raspy yet smooth tone, creative lyrics and deep, passionate vibe, she is definitely a female artiste to keep your eyes on.

This multi-cultured, artsy chica is even more amazing in live performance, hard to tell the vocal difference from Studio recording.

Check her out:

Check out some other clips with Mz Smith…(below)

NEW!! Pics: Bobby Brown issues official statement explaining why he walked out of Whitney’s funeral

by Natalie Monique
New Jersey.com sources reported that Bobby Brown, ex-husband of Whitney Houston left the New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey just minutes before the funeral began.

According to our sources, Bobby Brown was allowed to take two guest but instead turned up with nine, and was asked to move seats three times. He decided to leave the funeral, kissed Whitney’s casket and departed.

Despite the various stories surfacing that he was asked to leave and so forth, ABC News says an official statement was released through Brown’s representatives:

“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions.

I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and noone else to move. Security then prevented me from seeing my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are distraught over the events. This is a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respect to my ex-wife the best I know how”

Reverend Al Sharpton wrote on his Twitter: I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney! Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston were married for 14 years, parents of Bobbi-Kristina; a union that eventually ended due to constant rivalry, highly publicized through the Media.

RIP to a beautiful Musical legend, Miss Whitney Houston!

NEW!! Celine Dion added to Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2012 lineup


by Natalie Monique
According to Jamaica Observer sources, the promoters of the popular annual event staged in Jamaica, the ‘Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival‘ will announce the inclusion of Award winning singer, Celine Dion to next years lineup.

Celine Dion is known for many popular songs, such as ‘My Heart Goes on’ (The theme song for the Award winning film, ‘Titanic’) and ‘Its All Coming Back To Me Now’ and ‘Power of Love’ to name a few.

The Cariburban event is oft considered the Caribbeans Ultimate Music Festival, and usually attracts thousands from all over the world. Persons flood to the event not only for the extremely diverse line up of top entertainers, both local and international, representing genres ranging from Reggae to Pop but also the total fun-filled, relaxing experience in the islands.

The Festival has seen the likes of Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight, Maroon 5, Maxi Priest, Estelle, Robin Thicke, Diana Ross, Third World, Lady Saw, Erykah Badu and Babyface to name a few.

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2012 will take place Sunday, January 22nd to Saturday, January 28th, 2012…Celine Dion has some serioussss pipes, can’t wait to hear the rest of the lineup. We will def keep you posted further on the event and lineup schedule.