Monday, April 28, 2014

HipHop star and Footwork pioneer DJ Rashad dies aged 34 RIP

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The Chicago Sun-Times reported that DJ Rashad dies of apparent drug overdose. Rashad Harden who is a house music and footwork pioneer was discovered lying dead in Chicago of an apparent drug overdose according to authorities last Saturday. He was 34. A friend found him unresponsive in his South Side apartment, and beside his body there were  narcotics and drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to be autopsied by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday.

His untimely death comes just days before his EP "We On 1" was scheduled to be released. Frankie Knuckles, his co-house music star also died last month. "We On 1" is his 5th album and it has garnered good reviews from critics.

DJ Rashad was one of the pioneer of footwork music, which is an electronic oriented music genre that originated in Chicago. Footwork includes fast feet movement with accompanying twists and turns with hypnotic style of dance music that features heart-racing.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Country music singer Kevin Sharp Dead at 43

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Kevin Grant Sharp, 43 was an American country music singer who had recorded multiple chart-topping songs. His battle with cancer was also well-publicized.

Mary Huston, Sharp's sister announced that he passed away at his mother's Fair Oaks, California home, at 10:49 p.m. last Saturday due to complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

"He had a strong heart, that's what kept him alive, (but) I'm so happy for him, that there's no more suffering," her sister said.

Sharp made his debut on the country music scene in 1997 with a cover of R&B artist Tony Rich's single "Nobody Knows", a cover which topped the Billboard country charts for four weeks. He released two other albums, "Love Is" in 1998 and "Make A Wish" in 2005.

He survived a rare form of bone cancer when he was young, he became actively involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also wrote an inspirational book about his experience, and occasionally toured the United States as a motivational speaker.

Sharp has been struggling from past stomach surgery and residual issues from his aggressive cancer treatment.

He is survived by five brothers, two sisters and his mother.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Carrie Underwood: Blown Away Still Number 1

Carrie Underwood single "Blown Away" stay on top this week on the Top 20 Country Countdown. Her performance at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 10, 2014 in New York City were amazing, she performed  “Different Drum."

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert followed Underwood for 2nd and 3rd spot.

  1.     Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2.     Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3.     Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  4.     Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5.     Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  6.     Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  7.     Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8.     Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  9.     Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  10.     Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  11.     Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  12.     Kacey Musgraves – “Follow Your Arrow”
  13.     Rascal Flatts – “Rewind”
  14.     Garth Brooks w/Trisha Yearwood – “The Call”
  15.     Florida Georgia Line w/Luke Bryan – “This Is How We Roll”
  16.     Brantley Gilbert – “Bottoms Up”
  17.     Tim McGraw – “Lookin’ For That Girl”
  18.     Eric Church – “Give Me Back My Hometown”
  19.     Billy Currington – “We Are Tonight”
  20.     Kip Moore – “Young Love”