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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Word With J.Long

Working his way to sit amongst some of the best to ever do it is the J.Long, the new Prince of Hip Hop and R&B.

In this one on one, WBM had the opportunity to catch up with him and discuss what the future holds especially with how fast his new single, "Strip" is taking off.

Take a moment to have a word with J.Long.

WBM New Music Video: Diddy Dirty Money "Coming Home"

THE LAST TRAIN TO PARIS is gearing to be released in December, check out Diddy's latest offering "Coming Home" the hot new single off the highly anticapted album.

WBM New Music Video: Keri Hilson f/ Rick Ross "The way you love me"

Check out the hot new video by KERI HILSON f/ Rick Ross called "The way you love me" off her new album "NO BOYS ALLOWED" dropping in December.

Monday, November 29, 2010

WBM Features: Casino

"...regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going ..."
- Wes Montgomery

When you hit, you hit big. Not in a sense of fame or material wealth, but in a sense of fulfillment. And when one has the opportunity to do whatever that makes him or her most happy is when one can really cash in on what success has to offer.

For one young man originally from London, but now a resident of Canada, his happiness has allowed him to hit the jackpot. Most fulfilled while creating and composing musical production, Casino is very talented at what he does. His production shows. With every instrument, he creates catchy melodies and hard hitting beats that you can't help but sense the emotion he puts into them. And if one were to listen close enough, you can almost hear each and every word that should accompany his masterpieces.

With some time to discuss a little about who he is, how he got his start and what the world can expect from him, Casino gives some insight into what music means from his experience.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Casino?

'Casino' is and will be a name shouted from the rooftops as one of Canada's Top Producers. I consider Casino to be my more confident side of my person. Not cocky, but confident in what I do in relation to music

How you come up with the stage name?

Casino: Funny thing is that I came up with that name back when I was living in the U.K. when I was in class! Everyone had nicknames that people used instead of their real names. One of my older brothers used to call himself 'Gambler', so the name 'Casino' came to be as something that I could represent myself and my brothers with.

Where are you from?

Casino: Originally I was born and raised in London, England. Brixton (South West London) was my home for 16 years of my life. Moved out to Toronto, Canada 3 years ago, and now this is where I reside.


Casino: My main interest is music. I play football aka soccer lol, and have a stamp collection somewhere in my house! Used to be really into stamps for a while!

What does music mean to you?

Casino: Music means life to me. Without music I wouldn't be who I am today, and I wouldn't be where I am today. A lot of people just think of music as another profession, but to me, my meaning of life can be found within my music.

How long have you been involved?

Casino: I've been actively producing for the past 6 years! Looking back on it now, I'm realizing that I started music from a real early age.

When did you know that music was something that you wanted to pursue?

Casino: When I was 13 years old, my brothers friend 'TIM TIM THE BEATMAKER' came over to my house and I watched as he remade 'Busta Rhymes - Touch It Bring It' in literally 15 minutes right in front of my eyes. I couldn't believe that making music was that 'easy' so from that day, I installed FL Studio 4 onto my home computer. Came home from school everyday wanting to try different things out. From then, I knew that music was what I was put on this earth to pursue.

Do you play any instruments?

Casino: I play the guitar and the drums. I can find my way around a piano, but I'm no concert pianist!

What inspires and motivates you?

Casino: There are a few people that inspire me to make the music that I do. Too many to list. But anyone reading this that knowns me on a personal level has inspired me to produce. A previous high school relationship helped me a lot with my music. That special girl motivated me to become what I am today.

Your production is impressive, what goes into the creation of your songs?

Casino: I get in the zone when I'm ready to lay down new music. Also that Mary Jane is pretty helpful in my musical creations.

What program do you use?

Casino: There are a few programs that I touch when I produce. Logic Pro has been my chosen program lately. But I am able to use Fruity Loops with the same effectiveness.

Working on any new projects?

Casino: Working on way too many projects to list. Music is over 10 different countries set to blow for the upcoming year! So keep on the look out! Whether you see my name under the production credits or featured on the track, know that I put my everything into it!

What are your thoughts on your success?

Casino: I'm pretty happy with how far I've come in my music career so far, but i know that there is a lot more for me to accomplish!

Biggest Accomplishment?

Casino: Working with RnB Prince of the North: Dru after hearing his music back in the U.K Also Corey Niles! These guys are the future! EFFORTLESS ENT!!

What type of impact would you like to make with your music?

Casino: I want to show people that as long as you work hard at what you do, expect that unexpected! So much has happened that I didn't think would have happen, but the only way that I could have reached this is through hard work!

Who have you worked with so far?

Casino: Dru, Corey Niles, Rochester, Marcus Voyce, Harvey Stripes.. This list goes on!

Any anyone you like to work with in the future?

Casino: I really want to see what Rick Ross is saying! I want to chill with him and see what the whole Mayback Music Group are up to!

What's next for Casino?

Casino: To many things next.. But be on the look out for Music Videos and great production.. Much Music Video Production Credits and music video cameo's!

Any advice for those looking to pursue their aspirations in music?

Casino: If you wake up, think music, breathe music and live music then you are a musician! Never give up on your dream! Dreams can quickly become a reality!

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WBM First Look: "Her Name Is Love" - Titus Tucker

The future couldn't look more promising for this talent from Florida. Check out the latest from Titus Tucker.

WBM Certified.

Saturday, November 27, 2010



TOP 10 ALBUMS OF THE WEEK ending Sunday 11/28

1. Rihanna "Loud" (DEBUT)
2. Nelly "5.0" (DEBUT)
3. Kid Cudi - Man on the moon The Legend of Mr. Rager (DOWN2)
4. Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas 2u (SAME)
5. Eminem - Recovery (DOWN2)
6. Lil Wayne - Im not a human being (DOWN4)
7. Trey Songz - Passion Pain Pleasure (DOWN2)
8. Fantasia - Back To Me (UP1)
9. Drake - Thank me later (DOWN1)
10. Rick Ross - Teflon don (DOWN1)


WBM TOP 20 SONGS OF THE WEEK for the week of 11/28

1. Lloyd - Lay it down
2. Dirty Money, Drake - Loving you no more (UP3)
3. Rihanna f/ Drake - What's my name (UP4)
4. Miguel f/ J.Cole - All I want (SAME)
5. Usher f/ Jay-z - Hot Tottie (DOWN4)
6. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow (UP2)
7. Kanye West f/ Pusha T - Runaway (UP3)
8. Lil Wayne f/ Drake - Right above it (DOWN6)
9. Trey Songz - Can't be friends (UP4)
10. Nelly - Just a dream (DOWN4)
11. Drake f/ Swizz Beats, Mary J. Blige - Fancy remix (DOWN2)
12. Keri Hilson - Pretty girl rock (UP5)
13. Waka Flocka f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale - No Hands (DOWN2)
14. Fantasia - Im doin' me (SAME)
15. Bruno Mars - Just the way you are (DOWN2)
16. Jazmine Sullivan - 10 seconds (UP2)
17. Nicki Minaj - Right thru me (UP2)
18. Willow - Whip my hair (UP2)
19. Bruno Mars - grenade (DEBUT)
20. Dr.Dre, Snoop Dogg, Akon "Kush" (DEBUT)

Monday, November 22, 2010

WBM Album Review: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

With a November 22nd, 2010 release date, the world now has the opportunity to explore the the psyche of the mad scientist, Kanye West. His latest creation: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

What he presents with this 13 track LP, is something that has built up a reputation since the inception of G.O.O.D. Friday, the release of the innovative Mural video, "Power" and short movie, "Runaway" based around the music that this album consists of. Interestingly enough, there's no mistake for how ever the feeling toward Ye may be, his music has quite the appeal to it.

More a hip hop hybrid album, Kanye takes things in another direction from his last project, "808's the Heartbreaks." Featuring Kid Cudi, John Legend, Raekwon, Swizz Beats, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, Bon Iver, CyHi The Prince, Rick Ross, Pusha T, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy makes for a great listen.

Just how great??? Very stellar effort, in my opinion. The fine detail placed on the production from Rza, No ID, Mike Dean, S1, Bink!, Dj Frank E, Jeff Bhasker and Mike Caren coupled with the power collaborations, easily make this 5th studio recording his best work to date.

Standouts include the 3 singles, "Power," "Monster," and "Runaway," but also phenomenal listens in Gorgeous ft. Kid Cudi and Raekwon, Devil In A New Dress ft. Rick Ross and Lost In The World ft. Bon Iver.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is now available and WBM Certified.

WBM Album Review: Nicki Minaj "Pink Friday"

Nicki Minaj is fun, she doesn't like to be called the Lady Gaga of hiphop but she borrows a lot from the looks and attitude from Lady Gaga. She's been featured on so many hit songs, we just couldn't wait for her album to drop. Nicki has been able to keep her name in the press, but if you read it all its never nothing to do with her rapping skills. It's been all about her booty being fake, her fake breasts, plastic surgery, her wild weaves and multi color hair styles. She's a beast on Kanye West's "monster." She's proven to hold her own while being a featured artist.

So we expected a lot out of her album.

Well "Pink Friday" is an album with 13 songs really about nothing. If you listen to the entire album every song has the same story being retold over and over again. You being to ask yourself Dear Nicki, do you have anything else to rap about?

She's very cocky like on "I'm the best" and "Roman's revenge" and then very vulnerable like on "Right thru me" and that's about all the feelings you get out of her. She shows a little humbleness with "save me" and "moment 4 life" with Drake.

Personally, I like her better when she's featured on someone else's track. She's proven she can jump on a track and get the job done for someone else, but when all on her own she struggles.

This album will please the divas, and her large gay following but for true hip hop fans they will be left some what disappointed.

She will probably do well the first week in numbers and then vanish. I expected more. If your going to buy this album get it while it's on sale.

WBM Album Review: Lloyd Banks "Hunger For More 2"

"Hunger For More 2" is one of 2010's Best Hip Hop Albums. After listening to the album in its entirety there really are no fillers. Lloyd does have a lot of guest appearances but its not the usual I need help to make the song hot type deal.

It’s a straight up hip hop album, Lloyd has proved to be a real rapper,hard bars over hard beats.

Every album has to have some radio singles to promote the album and so far all of them have been hits for Mr.Banks. He has been consistently releasing new music on the web and slowly but surely rebuilt his brand.

We never doubted his talent, he's known for his raspy flows and clever punch lines and he comes off very clean and crisp on wax.

His beats are first-rate all the way through supplied by under rated producers Hi-Tek and Baby Grand. You wont be disappointed with the "Hunger for more 2". WBM certified album.

WBM ReLaunch: Coming Soon

Get Ready. Coming December 2010.

Friday, November 19, 2010



TOP 10 ALBUMS OF THE WEEK ending Sunday 11/21

1. Kid Cudi - Man on the moon The Legend of Mr. Rager (DEBUT)
2. Lil Wayne - Im not a human being (SAME)
3. Eminem - Recovery (DOWN1)
4. Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas 2u (DOWN3)
5. Trey Songz - Passion Pain Pleasure (SAME)
6. Twista - The perfect storm (DEBUT)
7. Rick Ross - Teflon don (DOWN1)
8. Drake - Thank me later (DOWN1)
9. Fantasia - Back To Me (DOWN1)
10. Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli (DOWN1)


WBM TOP 20 SONGS OF THE WEEK for the week of 11/21

1. Usher f/ Jay-z - Hot Tottie (UP2)
2. Lil Wayne f/ Drake - Right above it (DOWN1)
3. Lloyd - Lay it down (UP2)
4. Miguel f/ J.Cole - All I want (UP2)
5. Dirty Money, Drake - Loving you no more (UP1)
6. Nelly - Just a dream (DOWN4)
7. Rihanna f/ Drake - What's my name (UP5)
8. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow (UP1)
9. Drake f/ Swizz Beats, Mary J. Blige - Fancy remix (UP1)
10. Kanye West f/ Pusha T - Runaway (UP1)
11. Waka Flocka f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale - No Hands (DOWN7)
12. Trey Songz - Can't be friends (UP2)
13. Bruno Mars - Just the way you are (DOWN5)
14. Fantasia - Im doin' me (UP1)
15. Jeremih f/ Ludacris - I like (UP2)
16. Rick Ross f/ Drake, Chrisette Michele - Aston martin music (UP2)
17. Keri Hilson - Pretty girl rock (DEBUT)
18. Jazmine Sullivan - 10 seconds (DEBUT)
19. Nicki Minaj - Right thru me (DEBUT)
20. Willow - Whip my hair (DEBUT)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WBM New Music Video: B.O.B "Don't let me fall"

Check out B.O.B 's latest video "Don't let me fall" and let us know what you think?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WBM First Look: Beat Up - V.A.S. (Music Video)

Next up on our First Look series is a multifaceted talent from the U.K. Versatile and Sophisticated or V.A.S. for short presents to the world his latest, "Beat Up." Definitely official and worth checking out.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WBM Certified: Titus Tucker - Whatcha Say (Cover)

In an effort to provide the inspiration to fuel your imagination, we have a vid from recent WBM Feature, Titus Tucker. Check it out, it's a phenomenal cover of the Jason Derulo song, Whatcha Say.

WBM Certified.

WBM Album Review: Rihanna "Loud"

In 5 years, Rihanna has had 4 multiplatinum albums and now with the release of her 5th album "Loud" the 22 year old singer has also scored her 8th #1 single a duet with Drake called "What's my name?"

"Loud" picks up from last years deep dark "Rated R" album. This album is a lot lighter and more fun. It leaves you wanting more, with each album Rihanna becomes more confident, continues to be sexy and very natural with progression. She's undefeated by her circumstances and finds redemption within her music.
Rihanna has been developed into one of the most revered names in Pop Music and continues to blossom.

The first single off of "Loud" was "only girl in the world" which is still riding high on the charts. The second single "What's my name?" featuring Drake has already taken over the #1 spot. The third single being prepped is the very sexy club banger "S&M". The album also features guests spots by Nicki Minaj, Drake and Eminem.

Rihanna's vocal growth and growth as an artist is shown in the songs "Complicated" and "California king Bed" both powerful ballads. She pushes her limits vocally and her Barbadian accent is always present.This album does not disappoint, and will do well on the charts as well for her career.

Next up for Rihanna is her first motion picture called "Battleship" as well as a new world tour in the works. "Loud" is a WBM certified album, make sure to get a copy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

WBM Inspiration: Toronto Street Life

Providing the inspiration that fuels your imagination, we have a video directed and composed by McCallaman. See the world, as seen through his eyes.

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If It's Not Scotty, It's Not Kool

In a ocean full of various artist and from around the world, it's oftentimes difficult to differentiate one's self from the masses, especially when it comes to music. One has to establish him or herself as "I'm this", "I'm that" or "I'm like this..." or "I'm like that..." to acquire at least a listen. The task isn't for the weak of heart or seeker of instant gratification, for those who apply the most effort and over time can reap the benefits of success.

Reaping the benefits from what his efforts have sown, Scotty from the "A" or for those who may not be familiar, Atlanta, GA is earning the listen from the ears of many with his latest mixtape, "Kooler Than a Polar Bear's Toenail." He with notable features from Jody Breeze, David Banner, Gorilla Zoe and Ray Lavender to name a few showcases to the world, why be hot when you can be kool and real smooth while doing so.

With a seemless listen from track to track, Scotty provides the listener with a little something for everybody. If one may be hip to a certain type of song, guaranteed you'll find something on it for your individual taste. Either way, "Kooler Than a Polar Bear's Toenail" is what the game has been missing.

Stand Out Tracks Include:
Chevy Ft. Omega Block
Which Way Ft. Jody Breeze
Through The Wire Remix
The A

54 bars

Check It Out Here.
WBM Certified.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

WBM Inspiration:Have you had your "Aha" Moment?


What's an Aha moment?

If your familiar with Oprah you know what an "Aha" moment is. An Aha moment is when your true calling comes to you. Aha moments can come at any time,any place, anywhere. Every human being goes through life with a idea of what they want to be. But what happens when one achieves their goals and still feel something is missing? If your here on earth you have a calling. We are all here for different reasons. Respect your existence and follow any aha moments you may have. Here at WBM we want you to follow your aha moment and share it with us.

If you have had an Aha moment e-mail me at

Saturday, November 13, 2010

WBM New Music Video: Keyshia Cole f/ Nicki Minaj "I aint thru"

Keyshia Cole is back with a hot new video for her single "I aint thru" featuring Nicki Minaj. Watch the video and let us know what you think?

WBM New Music Video: Jazmine Sullivan "10 Seconds"

Come watch Jazmine Sullivan's latest video for her song "10 seconds" off her sophmore album which is dropping soon. Let us know what you think?

WBM New Music Video: Rihanna F/ Drake "Whats My Name"

Watch Rihanna's new sexy video f/ Drake for her #1 single "What's my name" off her new album :LOUD: out in stores this Tuesday!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

WBM New Music Video: Keri Hilson "Pretty Girl Rock"

Here is Keri Hilson's latest video for her song "Pretty Girl Rock" her album "No Boys Allowed" comes out in December? Let us know what you think?

Blueprints by Jamilla D. Ali

After each interview I always ask for a quick snapshot for "Blueprint's". After my interview with Meek Mill we snuggled in for a quick photo on South Bank street in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. One thing I remember most about Meek is his height. Meek is very tall (as you can see). I was waiting for him in very cold weather for about 30 minutes or so. I am always early! So I usually suffer since most people are late.:( Meek is so Philly and loves his birthplace. I am positive that he will be successful in his career because of his deep passion for his city and his determination to succeed for himself and his family. Meek Mill now knows why blue matters. Good luck in your future endeavors Meek; here at WBM we inspire and we hope we have inspired you.

WBM Features: Jeantrix Clothing Co.

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
-Ray Bradbury

When comes to matters of our goals and dreams, it not only takes particular state of mind to attain them, but it also requires that we take risk. These risks oftentimes include making a significant amount of sacrifice. Now whether that's in the form of time or any other number of things that could potentially pull us away from our friends and family, the effort to reach our ideal of success, requires much of us.

What then is required of you to get what you need for success?

Success, on the other hand, isn't something that's foreign to our next WBM Feature, Homm and Nyce of Jeantrix Clothing Co. Hailing from Pennsylvania, this dynamic duo has combined their efforts, maximized their creativity, while taking risk and making sacrifice where necessary to become one of the most sought after designers in the world of fashion.

From establishing themselves as stand outs in the industry, running a business, dressing a number of people from all over to gracing the pages of major publications, including L.A. Times and Elle Magazine, and showing their work in New York Fashion Week, the impact Jeantrix makes is a lasting one. Allow them to make one with you.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Jeantrix?

Jeantrix is made up of two designers (Nyce & Homm).

Where are you from?

Jeantrix: Homm is from Philadelphia, and Nyce is from Chester PA.

What can you most attribute your high sense of fashion to?

Jeantrix: Our high fashion sense comes mainly from our creativity. You really have to be born with fashion sense, its not something you can fake. We also have very random minds so that helps lol.

What does fashion mean to you?

Jeantrix: Fashion to us is everything! Clothing is your presentation to the world of how you feel on the inside. People are often judged on how they look, sad to say. It also gives people a first impression about you.

How long have you been involved in fashion?

Jeantrix: We have always had a passion for clothing, however we started making our own clothing in 2003. The clothing line was created the following year.

How did you develop Jeantrix?

Jeantrix: It started out as us making clothes for ourselves. We started getting a lot of orders so we created the clothing line in 2004. In 2006 we landed our first fashion show. After that we were requested to be in hundreds of shows, which helped us as far as promotion and sales. Every year since then we consciously make improvements on anything that is lacking in the company.

What inspires and motivates you?

Jeantrix: True inspiration comes from any and everything! From the shape of a building to trash on the ground (we actually had a collection that had trash embellished pieces). When you limit where your inspiration comes from then you limit your creativity.

What goes into the design of one of your pieces?

Jeantrix: It depends on which piece. One piece in our current collection took around 2 weeks to make. It has a large amount of beading, crystals and many other ornaments that are top secret! lol

Biggest Accomplishment?

Jeantrix: This year has been a very good year for us. God has truly blessed us and we cant thank Him enough. Besides dressing celebrities and being in Elle magazine I think our biggest accomplishment is showcasing our collection during New York Fashion Week.

Do you feel you are successful?

Jeantrix: We feel as if we are successful. In order to be successful you have to think of yourself as such. We are no where near the level we want to be on, there is always room for improvement and we will not stop until we take over the world!

What type of impact would you like to make with your works?

Jeantrix: We want to bring back the fun of vintage clothing. Back in the 80's clothes were fun and people took risks when it comes to fashion. We want to impact and inspire any and everyone to be more daring when it comes to clothing. We want to spark the imagination of the youth so that the future will be in good hands when it comes to clothing.

Who have you worked with so far?

Jeantrix: As far as celebrities we have worked with Fat Joe, Jackie long, Tila Tequila, Rasheeda, Bj Coleman, Audrey Kitching, Lola luv, Dondria, Bianca Chardei (America's Next Top Model) just to name a few (we have a few projects coming up with one of the biggest celebrities in the world). As far as publications we have worked with the L.A. Times, Elle magazine and close to 100 others.

Any anyone you like to work with in the future?

Jeantrix: We would like to work with any and everyone who is creative, inspiring, and edgy. In particular we would like to work with Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Andre Leon Talley, Katy Perry, and of course Lady Gaga to name a few.

What do you do outside of fashion design?

Jeantrix: Running the company is our full time job. Besides designing we do fashion show production, image consultation, and styling.

What's next for Jeantrix?

Jeantrix: Currently we are on a college tour and will be doing shows at certain schools such as Howard University and the University of Maryland eastern shore. Our next project after that is our online store ( which will be launching black friday of this year (11/26). We also have a few celebrity projects in the works.

Any advice for those looking to pursue their fashion aspirations?

Jeantrix: Our advice would be to follow your dreams and passion. Be yourself and never copy what anyone else is doing. Also the most important thing you can do is remain positive. No matter what negativity comes your way, if you remain positive then you will attract more positivity into your life.

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time is expensive.
be mindful of how you spend yours and don't waste that of others.

Thursday, November 11, 2010



TOP 10 ALBUMS OF THE WEEK ending Sunday 11/14

1. Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas 2U (DEBUT)
2. Lil Wayne - Im not a human being (DOWN1)
3. Eminem - Recovery (DOWN1)
4. Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (DOWN1)
5. Trey Songz - Passion Pain Pleasure (DOWN1)
6. Rick Ross - Teflon don (SAME)
7. Drake - Thank me later (SAME)
8. Fantasia - Back To Me (UP1)
9. Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli (DOWN4)
10. John Legend & The Roots - Wake up (DOWN2)


WBM TOP 20 SONGS OF THE WEEK for the week of 11/14

1. Lil Wayne f/ Drake - Right above it (UP2)
2. Nelly - Just a dream (DOWN1)
3. Usher f/ Jay-z - Hot Tottie (UP1)
4. Waka Flocka f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale - No Hands (UP1)
5. Lloyd - Lay it down (UP1)
6. Miguel f/ J.Cole - All I want (UP2)
7. Bruno Mars - Just the way you are (DOWN5)
8. Diddy F/ Dirty Money, Drake - Loving you no more (UP4)
9. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow (UP1)
10. Drake f/ Swizz Beats, Mary J. Blige - Fancy remix (UP1)
11. Kanye West f/ Pusha T - Runaway (UP2)
12. Rihanna f/ Drake - What's my name (UP4)
13. Rihanna - Only girl in the world (DOWN6)
14. Trey Songz - Can't be friends (UP1)
15. Jazmine Sullivan - Holding you down (DOWN6)
16. Fantasia - Im doin' me (UP1)
17. Jeremih f/ Ludacris - I like (UP2)
18. Rick Ross f/ Drake, Chrisette Michele - Aston martin music (UP2)
19. J.Cole - Who dat (DOWN5)
20. Nicki Minaj f/ Eminem - Roman's Revenge (DEBUT)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WBM First Look: All Of The Lights (Cover) - New Day

With much anticipation expecting the next G.O.O.D. Friday up to and including the November 22nd, release of Kanye West My Twisted Dark Fantasy, there's a lot interest in a soon to be released single, "All Of The Lights." This new joint is so tough, that it sparked the interest of the very talented and promising group New Day out of New York.

Check out this vid as they have masterfully covered this song and made it their own.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Still Hitting Hearts And By The Thousands

Easily leading the pack with tunes that have made many move, Cupid is back with a new single that even Beyonce is dancing to. "Teach Me How To Wobble" is needless to say is a monster of a song. Here in this vid, Cupid moves 10,000+

You gotta check this out. WBM Certified

Friday, November 5, 2010

WBM Features: Munesta Faulkner

With one of the brightest minds in New York, WBM had the opportunity to sit down and interview author/playwright/screenwriter/entreprenuer Munesta Faulkner. The vision is very clear.

Why Blue Matters...
providing the inspiration that fuels your dreams.

WBM First Look: City Haze ft. K.O. - Tell Me What's Good

Considered as one of hip hop's best emerging artists, here's WBM First Look at Tell Me What's Good by City Haze ft. K.O.

New Album by Michael Jackson

This just in!!!! As announced by Sony Records and the Michael Jackson estate-- get ready for some new tunes from the King of Pop.

Starting next Monday, be prepared to listen to the first single, "Breaking News" off the December 14th, 2010 release, Michael by Michael Jackson. Available in a digital streaming format "Breaking News" will be available on However, a sample of what we can expect will be available early this Friday as well as the opportunity for fans and supporters to pre-order the LP on the site.

Stay tuned to WBM for more breaking news.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

WBM Presents: Author/Business Owner Darshaun McAway

WBM Presents our 2 part interview with Author, Business owner Darshaun McAway.

Take a minute and get to know Darshaun.

Here is part one of our interview. In his own words read about how he started out and what it took to get him to where he's at in life now.

[As Told By Darshaun McAway]

"If I could sum up my life in one word it would be despair. I couldn't tell you how many times I just felt hopeless. Reaching out to thousands of people and having no one believe in you makes you want to give up.

I had a total of $703 dollars saved up as a 21 year old and I did not see the future. I ran through that money so fast it was ridiculous. I was living with my family and they were helping me look for a job and my moments of despair kept on popping up and then it finally hit me. I gave up. I didn't care about living, nothing was going my way I gave up hope at 23.

All I had was ideas of how to become rich but no money to back my visions. I was asking God to help me so much that I thought he forgot about me. I didn't know what to do. I had $1.00 in my pocket and .2 cents in my savings account.

So I sat down for the last time and asked myself what do I want to become. Then it hit me! I wanted to become a writer and all of a sudden I started writing poems about all my past hurts and writing novels about the women that I've been with and how they lied to me about loving me and never leaving me. So I found a company on-line that self publish books and in a month I published my first book.

From that moment typing was all I knew. For months, day in and day out I was on my laptop 20 hours out of the day and literally getting 4 hours of sleep. I had nothing to lose. In 3 months I wrote 10 books. I told myself that I was going to come out with a book once a year and for the most part I did. The money was still slow but I was happy. So at 24 I had published my first book and at 27 I have a total of 12 published books. 7 LLC companies one being my own publishing company and my most recent accomplishment a condom line called

Despair was all I knew. When I look back on my life 23 seems so far away. I had now idea I would be so self accomplished. All I wanted to do my whole life was to be successful and have my family believe in me. I've learned to take everyone for face book value. I stopped asking celebrities for help and even friends. So with all this being said. I can honestly say all I had was a $1.02 and a vision."

Now check out our Q&A session with Darshaun

WBM: Introduce yourself to the people who already don't know who you are?

D: Hello my name is Darshaun McAway I am a Entrepreneur and the CEO/Founder of Say Hello

WBM: So what project are you working on now?

D: I'm working on 2 books that have to be published by Dec 31, 2010. Wow the pressure is on but it won't be a problem at all.

WBM: What are your goals for 2010?

D: My goal for 2010 would be to raise more awareness or should I say impact young people to go all out and push for their dream. Dreams are so important. I believe that's all we really have.

WBM: So tell us a little about yourself?

D: The real me is @DmacUncaged my twitter username a guy who will not hold back on speaking his mind. Dmac is my Alter Ego. Sometimes I'm out of control. I'm intercepted, collective, intelligent, respectful. Creative, looking at things always from your perspective.

WBM: What's your greatest accomplishment so far in life?

D: Aside from publishing 14 books in 4 years. I think this condom line is the greatest accomplishment. I don't know to many people who have their own condom. But now I do. LOL

WBM: What do you like most about being in the business?

D: Well for me it's the fact that I don't have to worry about being late for work or even getting fired. It's amazing to own your own company and watching the money come in without physically putting the work in.

WBM: What inspires and motivates you?

D: The thing that motivates me is when someone says to me "why do you want to do that?" That type of thinking inspires me. It's so silly.

WBM: How was life changed for you since being you started ?

D: The only thing that has changed for me is my age. I'm still working on my goals and bringing them to life.

WBM: What has been your favorite job you've done so far?

D: I don't have a favorite job. I love the fact that I'm accomplishing all my personal goals and enjoying the struggle. Now when I struggle I mean it in the way of how am I going to get to where I'm going and how long.

WBM: Any advice for those looking to pursue their dreams?

D: My advice to anyone pursing their dream, don't tell anyone what you're doing until you actual do it.

WBM: What do you want to be remembered by?

D: I want people to know and remember that I used every avenue to bring out my personal genius.

WBM: Anything else you would like the world to know about you?

D: Well my brand statement is "Let's not be naive to what life is about."
I'm a real down to earth person. I will tell you like it is. However, my overall outlook on life is "Don't take life so seriously ; No one gets out alive anyway".



TOP 10 ALBUMS OF THE WEEK ending Sunday 11/7

1. Lil Wayne - Im not a human being (SAME)
2. Eminem - Recovery (SAME)
3. Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (SAME)
4. Trey Songz - Passion Pain Pleasure (SAME)
5. Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli (SAME)
6. Rick Ross - Teflon don (UP4)
7. Drake - Thank me later (SAME)
8. John Legend & The Roots - Wake up (DOWN2)
9. Fantasia - Back To Me (DOWN1)
10. Gucci Mane - The appeal (SAME)


WBM TOP 20 SONGS OF THE WEEK for the week of 11/6

1. Nelly - Just a dream (UP2)
2. Bruno Mars - Just the way you are (DOWN1)
3. Lil Wayne f/ Drake - Right above it (UP2)
4. Usher f/ Jay-z - Hot Tottie (UP2)
5. Waka Flocka f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale - No Hands (UP2)
6. Lloyd - Lay it down (UP2)
7. Rihanna - Only girl in the world (DOWN5)
8. Miguel f/ J.Cole - All I want (UP2)
9. Jazmine Sullivan - Holding you down (DOWN5)
10. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow (UP1)
11. Drake f/ Swizz Beats, Mary J. Blige - Fancy remix (UP2)
12. Diddy F/ Dirty Money, Drake - Loving you no more (UP2)
13. Kanye West f/ Pusha T - Runaway (UP2)
14. J.Cole - Who dat (DOWN4)
15. Trey Songz - Can't be friends (UP2)
16. Rihanna f/ Drake - What's my name (UP4)
17. Fantasia - Im doin' me (UP2)
18. Nicki Minaj f/ - Check it out (DOWN6)
19. Jeremih f/ Ludacris - I like (DEBUT)
20. Rick Ross f/ Drake, Chrisette Michele - Aston martin music (DEBUT)

WBM New Music Video: T.I f/ Chris Brown "Get Back Up"

Check out T.I's latest video featuring Chris Brown called "Get Back Up" let us know what you think?

WBM Inspiration

Got attainable goals, there's so much that I see.
Dreamt with open eyes, I've seen everything.
Scenes perfect to me
Seems worth it to be
encouraged by all the presents the future will bring...
-AL(ways) R(esonating)

WBM Features: Dashius Clay

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all
by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
-Ursula K. LeGuin

Before we set forth toward whatever may aspire most, we generally have an image of ourselves as what we most like to become.

Whether that means aspirations to become a doctor, dancer, lawyer, performer, or teacher respectively, we envision the end result of what that all entails. We see ourselves treating patients, dancing amongst immense crowds, upholding justice, and moving people everywhere with one's craft, we see ourselves as the best in the field that interests us most. We have this ideal in our minds that we would ultimately like to reach and obtain.

Given our thoughts say a great deal about who we are, where are and who we would like to become. What do your thoughts say about you?

Our next WBM Feature has an ideal of himself where success is result of his efforts and music is the means by which he plans to get there. Dashius Clay of Florida is a hip hop artist/producer who takes music seriously-- to the extent that he earned a degree in sound engineering and music business just to understand particular facets of the industry; the of result of which has made him all the better.

Here with WBM, Dashius takes some time to share some about him and the vision of what what it took to get to where he's at and give a glimpse as to where he's going.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Dashius Clay?

DC: Grab the talent of all your favorite musicians, the genius of all the most remarkable artists, and the passion of Christ. Grab a blender, sprinkle some sour diesel, and a hint of steroids and you get Dashius Clay. Raised by the most amazing mother and surrounded by the best supporting cast in the world, I am just one man trying to parle my visions of life through everything I touch and create. I consider myself a very innovative artist who is not after anyones spot. I am not attacking anyone or even trying to conquer a realm thats being occupied. I have an obsession with being myself and being separate from the rest. My whole life has been spent experimenting and finding the gaps of what is being received today. I am an avid fan of all arts in entirety so everything I envision tends to be in audio-movie format.

How you come up with the stage name?

DC: For the most part, it was just something that clicked in my head and I ran with it. When I was a young aspiring artist I use to run with the name "C Dash" with all my music. It was basically a nickname given to me through my school years. It wasn't like I didn't like it, but over a while I felt it just related too much to a certain state of mind I use to have so I felt the need for a fresh start. Being that everyone already knew me as DASH, i just reformatted and spiced it up a bit.

Where are you from?

DC: I was born in Cali, Colombia and relocated to Miami when I was about 5 years old. I have spent a larger part of my life in Miami so I feel very comfortable as if its my home there, but I never forget where I came from or lost any love or passion for my people. My country is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but I am constantly saddened by the constant struggles and misfortunes they go through. My heart is forever tied to them and I look forward every day to returning with the main focus of just helping rebuild and strengthen the land and morale.


DC: I am mainly interested in beautiful women. Its amazing how every day I can come across so many women on this earth that can outshine the last and it never ends. The best part is I dont have a specific weakness so regardless of race I am constantly falling in love with a whole new breed. Other than women, I love to see every kind of Art, Movies, and watch WorldstarHipHop for whatever idiotic viral video is on there to laugh at and enjoy. Oh, and every chance I get I go to eat at Hooters for the same meal I have ordered my whole life. (10 Hot Wings, Fries, and a Coke)

What does music mean to you?

DC: Music is my oxygen and my form of gold. It does so much for every single soul on this earth. Music can make people dance, laugh, cry, etc. It can even make dogs howl if the moment is right. In music, I feel like every song is a movie trailer to somebody's current emotional outlook. Consider when your sad, you more than likely have the right song to keep you in that mood. When you are about to make love or just have a random one night stand, there is music for that shit too. If your mother or father passes, peoples words don' t always tend to reach you in the same particular way a song can. Whether its a dance track, or just an instrumentation, each sound always gives a different interpretation to each mind, and I love that. I love how nobody relates to music in the same form but do.

How long have you been involved?

DC: I been a part of music since I was born. I been told countless times of how when I was born my aunt and mother had me spend the first few months of my life next to the radio. My family is full of musician and music lovers so it was almost inevitable for me. I use to play piano in front of hundreds when I was younger, but its funny cause I use to blank out at every recital and I can barely remember a thing. I use to win 1st place for every piece I played, so I take it I must of been doing something right at least. After that it just spiraled into today, Ill take the time to look back and recap later.

When did you know that music was something that you wanted to pursue?

DC: There was never a particular moment I decided, it was something along the lines of a hobby that by demand became a career. I use to just really enjoy cyphers and singing till I ended up recording a few songs here and there. When I started really noticing the kind of smiles I was giving out and positive attention I was getting from whatever I did, it kind of geared my head in that direction and since then I have never looked back. I have always wanted to reach masses and kind of caught on to the best way to go about it while enjoying my life to its fullest potential.

What inspires and motivates you?

DC: Its more of a question of what doesn't inspire me. As is I am already as driven as can be, but seeing peoples reactions to my craft is my biggest motivation. I love to create music with all kinds of artists, but it really gets me going to be able to help them find a new sound that will propel them past all their previous works. I strive to be the 1st name on everyones list for just about everything an artist would want to be known for. I have such a love and passion for this that I think it definitely gets displayed through my attitude and personality.

What's the key to remaining successful?

DC: Staying with "Tunnel Vision" and never losing focus of who you are. I am not a big believer in looking at anyone negatively for what they call "selling out" to make records. But when you dumb yourself down to be someone your not that to me is where most start failing. You have to give 170 percent to everything your involved with every time. I look at myself as a brand and product, and I represent not only my family and team but also all my fans. I would never dare to insult them by doing something that completely goes against my character just for a buck. At the end of the day, its stickin to your guns and complete belief in yourself that will keep you on top. Of course it doesnt hurt to have some talent as well.

You have a very unique delivery, what goes into the creation of your songs?

DC: I have never had a particular strategy to creating music ever. Every song has always come about differently. It could be an idea I get singing in the shower, a current mood and feeling, or just a mesh of thoughts combined. Sometimes I write every line in my iPhone and sometimes songs just come to me and there is no need for it. Regardless, its always helped keep me on my feet and innovative cause I like to have a different sound and vibe every round. Unless its just a feature verse I get very tired of just writing to write, so I like to be there from scratch to help build the idea.

Working on any new projects?

DC: I am working on The Worlds Most Interesting Man Pt.2 which is my current line of mixtapes I am doing. The 1st one helped me reach heights we didnt foresee so we are definitely keeping it going and adding to the catalogue. This time around its going to be a little more uptempo and less of a look into my personal life. Volume 1 I was at a point in my life where I just felt like I was being asked so many questions I had to really give them the blueprint of who "Dashius Clay" is as a man. This time Im looking to really just enjoy myself more and open the format a bit more. Other than that, I have been working on my debut album for quite some time now and I am about 95% done. I am just adding a bit of love and getting all the business out of the way so we can just be ready to strike. I worked with every last producer I wanted to as well as artist so I am 200% positive of my love for it. My manager Steve Wess was really the biggest reason I was able to achieve that because of how much of an agreement and understanding we had towards the particular sound we wanted. Its a big mesh of a lot of genres that really could have just gone to shit as an experiment, but we took the risk and now are ready to reap the rewards. I have a lineup of videos we are looking to shoot and release for the 4th quarter, so thats taking up a lot of my time. As for outside projects, the only one I really want to reveal at the moment is "Over Dos", who is to me the best latin artist and sure to be the biggest. We took him so left field that every latin person is going to be proud. We really wanted capture the essence of the old but tie it in with 2020.

Biggest Accomplishment?

DC: My biggest accomplishment is receiving my degree for Sound Engineering and Music Business. It helped build me so much and prepare me for today. But mostly it was seeing the smile on my families face to see me not only pass but be the best. That moment is a frozen polaroid in my mind to constantly remind me that what I do affects not only my fans but my family. I would die for every last one of them, so anything I accomplish to better us as a whole to me is a great accomplishment.

Who are some of your influences?

DC: Of course he is not my only lifelong influence but I love the way MTV portrays the life of Rob Dyrdek. I live by the motto of "1 Life to Live" and I admire how he really just laughs and smiles through it all. Seeing how much fun he has is really inspirational to my cause. Artistically I love way too many to name. I can tell you that my 1st influence ever was Deion Sanders. He was damn near my hero growing up. This guy was a great college track star, one of the most feared football players of his era, a great baseball player, and even made a music album when he was on the Falcons. Now, if thats not multitasking at its finest, then I dont know. Maybe his music wasnt all that, but his drive use to capture my attention. His way of shining in the center of thousands defined him and gave him his legend.

What type of impact would you like to make with your music?

DC: I want to be bigger than Michael Jackson of course. To me he represents the most elite of all-around power and I can't do anything but respect him for his achievements.

Anyone you would like to work with in the future?

DC: Every last artist who has or desires the same passion and creativity. Right now I would really love to work with Will.I.Am cause he is on fire as far as all the records he has been producing for the past 2 years. I just admire his ear for what people really want right now. Other than that, I would have really loved to have written and produced records for Barry White. Who knows, every day im in a real different vibe and want different things. Like Willy Wonka "I Want Today, I Want Tomorrow".

What's next for Dashius Clay?

DC: Just to keep growing and learning is what's next. Through that I will be able to always improve and stay visible.

Any advice for those looking to pursue their aspirations in music?

DC: Get Out Fast!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WBM New Music Video: Fantasia "I'm doin' me"

Check out Fantasia's latest video for her single "Im doin' me" off her latest album Back To Me which is in stores now.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WBM Presents: A one on one with MEEK MILL (Phillies own)

"I like my Rose Red and my Diamonds Blue"
Meek Mill

When you think about Philly and Hip hop, you think Freeway, Eve, Cassidy etc... Though all have had respectable careers, Philly is still not seen as a city known for it's talent in music.

After a friend showed me "Rose Red" by Meek Mills and his remix with T.I and Rick Ross, I had to meet him. I traveled to Philly last week to interview Meek in very cold weather. Meek pulled up and walked towards me in his blue bomber jacket and dark denim jeans. He cut his hair since the "Rose Red" video which made him a bit unrecognizable. Meek is tall, dark, and handsome. He is a bit intimidating because of his laid back demeanor; however he is very respectable, intelligent, and humble. My tape recorder died and he immediately ordered his assistant to go buy a new pack.

Check out my Q and A with this promising young man on South Bank street in the heart of Philadelphia...

WBM: How has your life changed since "Rose Red"?

MM:I am moving around more everyday, more work, more fun, you know what I am saying?
More Money...its changing in every way possible. I am starting to see how the game works gotta wake up early every have all night to make money and chase your dreams.

WBM: What can you contribute to hip hop?

MM: Sometimes you have to hear some real music to come you down and hype you up.I'm from Philly so I can bring charisma,flow,real lyrics, real music.

WBM:What is one thing you want your fans to know about your personality?

MM: I'm really laid-back..My fans may feel some type of way because I am so laid back but that's how I am all the time..

WBM; Whats your favorite song right now?

MM: Drake and LIL Wayne "Above it."

WBM: Whose your biggest supporter?

MM:The whole tri-state area that's where I do most of my shows.

WBM: Who or what inspires you?

MM: The streets inspire me. I come from North Philly in poverty. I want to live a better life for my family.. I want to take it to the next level and see things around the world. Be able to buy things for my nephew and my family...

WBM: Whats your nickname in your family?

MM: Rameek no one calls me Meek Mill..

WBM: What do you love most about Philly?

MM: I love that they support me 100 percent...I love the girls here.. its soulful. it gives you drive and inspires you.Philly made me and you gotta love what made you.

WBM: What was your first meeting with T.I like?

MM: I went out to see him and played a couple of joints for him and he asked me to come back and kick it with him

WBM: What do you like to do on your down time?

MM: I love bikes that's what I like to do...

WBM: Are you single?

MM: Yes

WBM: How old are you?

MM: 23

WBM: What would you be doing if you weren't an artist?

MM:Whatever I do I want to be the best.. I could have been a lawyer,business owner anything life would have presented to me at the time..

WBM:Are you officially signed with Grand Hustle?

MM: No, but T.I will be a big supporter with any deal I get.

WBM: What else would you like your fans to know?

MM: That I am coming to a city near you and look out for me!