Review: Bruno Mars “It’s Better If You Don’t Understand” (2010)

The name Bruno Mars may not ring a bell, but you’re familiar with his work. Flo Rida and Ke$ha’s inescapable 2009 hit “Right Round”? Bruno co-wrote it. K’naan’s inspirational “Wavin’ Flag,” which will be the 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem? He co-produced it. And those catchy choruses from B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” that you can’t get out of your head? Yup, that’s Bruno. Continue reading

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Review: B.o.B “The Adventures of Bobby Ray” (2010)

B.o.B just wants to fly. The 21-year-old Decatur, Georgia native has spent much of his young career writing songs dealing with his desire to be above the clouds. Spanning six mixtapes, several EPs and three years, tracks like “Cloud 9,” “I’ll Be In The Sky,” “On Top Of The World,” and “Satellite” offered a glimpse into the imagination of a lanky rapper who was wise and talented beyond his years. Continue reading

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Setlist: Paul McCartney at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens

Paul McCartney rocked the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on Saturday, April 3 for the fourth night of his Up and Coming Tour, and the last on the continental U.S. before heading to Puerto Rico and Europe.

He delivered a fiery three-hour set that was heavy on Beatles classics, but also had plenty of solo and Wings material.

Check out the setlist after the jump: Continue reading

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Interview with B.o.B

From The Miami Herald’s blog, Miami Music Matters

In the midst of a whirlwind promotional tour that has taken him through three states in the last few days, a tired B.o.B is looking forward to visiting South Florida.

“I love Miami,” said the lanky 21-year-old on the phone from Phoenix. “It’s like L.A., but on the beach.”

The artist born Bobby Ray Simmons will perform Sunday, March 14 at the Calle Ocho festival in Little Havana. He’ll share the stage with Sean Paul, Three 6 Mafia, and Miami acts Rick Ross, Flo Rida and Trina at the Power 96 stage, located at Southwest 8th Street and 17th Avenue. Continue reading

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Concert review and setlist: Jay-Z at BankAtlantic Center

Jay-Z and special guests Young Jeezy and Trey Songz kicked off The BP3 Tour with a performance at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.  You can read my full review and see photos from the show at the Miami Herald. Continue reading

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