♫ Wyclef & Shakira – The Border (full) – listen
The duo that brought you the 2006 smash, “Hips Don’t Lie” have reunited for a new single. Wyclef teams up with Shakira again for “The Border.” The new single was produced by Timbaland. I can definitely see this being huge for both of them again. Shakira is prepping her third English studio album. In addition to being in the studio with Timbaland, she has also been working with super-producer, Pharrell.
♫ Melanie Fiona – Island Boy (full) – listen
Melanie Fiona just debuted her first music video, so it’s only appropriate that some new material from her leaks so the fans can get a taste of what her debut album, The Bridge will sound like. Admittedly, this wasn’t really what I was expect from Melanie, especially after her first single, “Give It To Me Right.” Even though I think she has a sweet voice, I hope this isn’t the type of material they believe in the most. I’m sure The Bridge has more heat than this.
♫ J-Kwon – Fly (full) – listen
Remember the hit from back in 2004, “Tipsy?” Well, J-Kwon is back with his new single, “Fly,” from his upcoming album Hood Hop 2.5, which is set to hit stores this summer. It seems as though the St. Louis native has stayed on good terms with those whom he had relationships with in the past. He is releasing this new album independently, and is working with Trackboyz and Jermaine Dupri on this new effort. “Fly” is the lead single from the new album.
♫ Sophia Fresh – Do the Dance (full) – listen
I wasn’t sure if this was Sophia Fresh or not yet, because I haven’t really familiarized myself with these girls’ voices. However, what I don’t understand is, even with that single, featuring Kanye West, it seemed like they didn’t really have any attention gravitate towards them. “Do the Dance” is a cute song, and parts of it’s production remind me of Keri Hilson’s “Return the Favor,” but there’s nothing necessarily spectacular about it. It’s just a fun song.