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#MusicMonday : Mary J. Blige – Father in you

November 9, 2009

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Last Night in Hollywood

November 2, 2009

AFI FEST 2009 Screening Of Precious: Based On The Novel 'PUSH' By Sapphire

Oprah Winfrey  and director Tyler Perry arrive at the screening of ‘Precious: Based On The Novel ‘PUSH’ By Sapphire’ during AFI FEST 2009 held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on November 1, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

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Blige & Saadiq chatting

October 31, 2009


Blige was a keynote speaker at a film and television music conference hosted by Billboard Magazine and the Hollywood Reporter.The R&B veteran was joined by Raphael Saadiq, who shares producing and writing credits on “I Can See in Color,”.She discussed the process of writing ” I Can see in Color”, the soundtrack from the movie “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push.

“I was damaged, in a good way,” Blige said of writing and recording the song.“It was a moment where everyone had something to say,” Blige said of writing the song. “Everyone had a moment of ‘me too.’ … It came from everyone’s experience, including Precious, LeNeah and me.”

On Another hand, Saadiq was inflenced by Donna Hathaway’s classic touch on” Giving up” -It’s a song that has a gradual, piano-driven build that keeps the focus squarely on the singer, and one that reflected the emotions and contradictions Blige wanted to tap into.


“I see life in colors,” Blige said when asked to explain the song’s lyrics. “When I’m depressed, and going through something, it’s in black and white. The flowers are not yellow.”

Saadiq admitted to being slightly disturbed by “Precious.” Saadiq said he called his uncle after a screening, and thanked him for not abusing him. “He was just like, ‘What?’”.“It was pretty rough watching,” Saadiq said. “I liked the move, but I don’t know if I can watch it again.”



Last Night in NYC

October 19, 2009

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