On Monday the UK’s 1Xtra held Carnival 08’: a party that began at 1 in the afternoon, heated up with festivities broadcast live from various outdoor spots in the UK, and climaxed with a midnight after party at a ‘secret location’ in London. On stage to perform were Ray-J, Lloyd, and Jazmine Sullivan.more..
BET’s female rapper of the year, Missy Elliot teamed up with J Records newest recruit, Jazmine Sullivan. Missy produced her first single and appears in the video “Need U Bad.” This is the kind of song that grows on you after a few listens. Jazmine’s voice is soulful and the reggae tinged track makes for a nice kick back song on a summer night.
The video is another story. From an editing perspective, it’s annoying: the cuts from scene to scene don’t float with the music.more..