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Summer Groove of the Day/Fergie/”London Bridge”

You know how sometimes you hear a song for the very first time and think to yourself, “what the f$%k is this?” Well, that’s certainly what it was like the first time I laid my headphones on Fergie’s solo debut ditty, “London Bridge.” But then after a few more listens that were perhaps mixed with a few umbrella-draped cocktails (Grey Goose, I’m sure.), Fergie Ferg’s anthem quickly became my favorite summer groove of ’06.

Of course, it was also the Polow da Don cooked up “London” that launched the Black Eyed Peas diva into the ranks of solo superstardom, with the single becoming the first of five-in-a-row top 5 smashes (“Fergalicious,” “Glamorous,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Clumsy“)off of her fiery solo set, The Dutchess. Oh shit, indeed.

By the way, Ms. Fergie Ferg, where’s that 2nd solo album? We’re waiting…

Get that music business. 

 

 

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5 Reasons Why We’re Ready for Britney, Bitch

You guys all know by now that Philly Mixtape is obsessed with all things Ms. Britney Spears. Why you ask? Well, does anyone really know why? Maybe it’s her I’m-that-bitch-yet-I-really-don’t-want-to be demeanor. Or, maybe it’s because girlfriend has been through it (no rehash needed), and has survived with flying colors. Most of all, as all of us ‘Godney’ fans know, it’s the music that makes us bow down to her…case closed. For almost two decades (!), Ms. Spears has delivered hits that are sugary sweet brazen pop tunes, that end of the day, really have no filler, but have satisfied us to the core for all these years…

Since the release of her last set, the “ugh” ‘Britney Jean,’ we’ve seen our girl looking fit, healthy and transform herself from pop diva to THAT Las Vegas bitch as her ‘Piece of Me’ residency at Planet Hollywood has been bringing home the music bacon–and then some. Since its launch in December ’13, ‘Piece’ has brought home millions, as well as a number of new contracts which will keep the show going strong. Now that ‘Piece’ has settled into a nice groove, it looks like we can get ready for all things Britney again as our beloved, yet been-through-it queen is gearing up to release her ninth studio album at some point this year. Philly Mixtape thinks we’re ready for a big Britney music comeback, but we just couldn’t do it with one….so we’ve got 5 reasons we’re all ready for Britney, bitch….

1.She’s in grand diva form again….

….well, except when she falls. This morning, video surfaced of Britney taking quite a spill while performing a dance heavy rendition of her ’99 hit, “Crazy,” during her Planet Hollywood show. Always a grand champion diva, Britney tweeted that she “had quite a scare” when she fell, but that she was “doing fine.” Besides the tumble (all the great divas fall…ahem, Madonna.), Britney has shown us recently that she looks hotter than ever, all the while taking her ‘Piece of Me’ Vegas residency to sexier new heights, complete with dazzling new costumes, new dance routines and a healthy new multi-million dollar contract. Throw in the quality time she spent with her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston while ‘Piece of Me’ was on a break, and we would say that Ms. Spears is ready to go….which is great for us.

 

2.’Pretty Girls’ is about to become the first official song of summer 2015…..

Always the trendsetter, Britney is on top of the summer music game this year, hyping us all up for “Pretty Girls,” her sexy new collaboration with “Fancy” rap bitch, Iggy Azalea, which is set to hit headphones everywhere on May 5th. While details on the clip and video are sealed tighter than Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, what we do know is the video for the single is all wrapped up in ‘Thelma & Louise” nostalgia lovin’ and Ms. Azalea WILL NOT be dancing in it. The best part of all this “Pretty” news is that the new found besties will perform their new tune at the Billboard Music Awards next month. (May 17th, 8 o’clock, ABC, to be exact.) If you’ll remember back to this time last year when Ms. Ariana released her Iggy collabo ‘Problem’ to song of the summer results, which ultimately ended up as the beginning of a string of hits off of her hit album, ‘My Everything.’ Hey, if the same kind of summer jump off success is on the horizon for Britney, then we’re so ready…. 

3.Because we need a hot new Britney album to wash away the pain of ‘Britney Jean’….

Let’s go back to 2013 for a moment when Britney released, “Work Bitch,” the lead single from her eighth studio set, ‘Britney Jean.’ The second she came roaring back with the sleek, expensive clip for ‘Work,’ we all thought the album accompanying it would have us putting in more work, bitch. Sadly, this wasn’t the case, as ‘BJ’ would highly disappoint fans and critics, being oversatured with Will.i.am and boring EDM tracks that we’re just, um, boring. With the exception of Sia’s moments on the set (“Perfume,” “Alien”), and the underrated, ‘Tik Tik Boom, ” Britney’s last set proved to be a major fail, y’all. At this point, it’s safe to say that we are beyond ready to forget about Brit’s last lackluster set as a hot new helping of Britney vocals on top of grimy beats will help wash away the pain caused by all things ‘Britney Jean.’ Meaning we don’t want to hear tracks, “It Should Be Easy” or “Chillin Wit U” EVER again….

 

4.Because ‘Oops…I Did it Again’ is about to turn 15….and we need some fresh Britney to make us feel young again!

Next week, Britney’s chart destroying second album, ‘Oops…I Did it Again,’ will be unlocked in the Mixtape Music Vault as it gets ready to turn…..15 next month. Not to make anyone feel old, but wtf? How is this album that old already? It seems like just yesterday we were squeezing into our red leather cat suits and getting lost in all that cheeky “Oops” choreography. But, don’t go reaching for the Botox just yet, a hot new Britney album always makes us feel younger the second we press play, and now that it’s expected to be released this summer, well. that’s like a music botox treatment, cucumber eye peel and face lift all rolled into one! 

5.Because it’s Britney, bitch…

Do you really need another reason?

 

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Weekend Kickstarter Groove/Funky Green Dogs/’Fired Up’

Sadly, our ’90s dance party must come to an end, but not before Philly Mixtape delightfully serves up the glorious classic club cut, “Fired Up,” by Funky Green Dogs. If you haven’t gotten lost in this explosive beat buffet before, now is your chance, because this….track. With its stomping opening, thunderous breakdown and extravagant vocals from head diva, Tamara Wallace, “Fired Up” will not only hype you up as you prepare to get lost in your weekend, but it will give you life for all of music eternity. 

Before Mixtape signs off for the week, we just want to thank everyone for the continuing music love. Our main goal here is not only to educate and inform you guys about the latest music happenings, but to truly serve up the music that will take you there and beyond. Hey, if you’re not satisfied, we’re not satisfied, so we guarantee that we will absolutely keep bringing you that funkdafied fire. In fact, next week is looking to be quite explosive as we will be……..guess you guys will have to just on getting lost in the Mixtape to find out! And remember…take a little time to stop and listen to the music…it’ll do you good! Happy weekend! And now, we dance….go.