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30Dec
2010
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EXCLUSIVE Photos: Prince Rocks New York’s Madison Square Garden

Prince. Photo Courtesy of NPG Records For Use By Dr.Funkenberry.com

Prince at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Dec 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

Prince once again rocked Madison Square Garden last night with the fourth of his Welcome 2 America shows. These exclusive photos landed in our inbox just now - thanks to the purple one for sharing them. Hot, no?

Last night's openers were ol' skool band Mint Condition and the funkified Janelle Monae (who also joined Prince on stage for "If I Was Your Girlfriend" during his set). Rolling Stone had this to say about Prince's high-energy, hit-packed, sold-out show: "Such is the power of Prince: With songs as funky and fresh as that, the party doesn't ever stop." (full RS review here).

Were you at the show? Was it as funky as these pics??? -Dr.FB

Prince at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Dec. 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

NPG bass player Ida Nielsen at Madison Square Garden, Dec. 29 | Copyright NPG Records 2010

29Dec
2010
1

DJ Earworm Mashes The Top 25 Songs Of 2010

Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias, Lady Gaga, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, B.O.B., Bruno Mars, and others are featured in a top 25 of 2010 by DJ Earworm.

If you like this mix, you can download it HERE!!!!!!

In all honesty, 2010 was not a bad year for music and I was digging a lot of the music out.  I hope you were to.

Listen to DJ Earworm's mash-up of the top 25 of 2010 and let me know what you think.  I LOVE that ends with Bruno Mars "Just The Way You Are" a lot.-Dr.FB

29Dec
2010
0

Another Eminem Leak Featuring Dr. Dre & Nas. Listen Now!~

2 Eminem leaks in one day? I could get used to this!  This one  is called "Topless" and features Eminem with Dr. Dre and Nas.

It is not the full version and is most likely the basic track but it is sheer hotness and I cannot wait for the full complete version.

Earlier today "Syllables" leaked, a track featuring Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Dr. Dre recorded in 2007.  No record date is known now but we hope to know soon.

For now, enjoy "Topless" from Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Nas and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB

29Dec
2010
0

Listen Now! New Eminem Featuring Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Cashis & Stat Surfaces

Schweet!  Why am I saying that?  A track featuring Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and others came out today.  It is called "Syllables" and gives you something to think about even if it is not the greatest track ever made.

The track was recorded in 2007 but is just surfacing now..... It is crazy when you think about the names involved in this project.

"It is not about lyrics anymore.  It's about a hot beat and a catchy hook."

Talking about how the industry is dumbing down it's lyrics to the public.  Hmm.  Interesting.

So check out "Syllables" and let me know what you think.-Dr.FB

26Dec
2010
5

One Of Teena Marie’s Last Interviews Before Her Death With Her Daughter

Here is Teena Marie talking about Drake and Lil Wayne and the state of music now and then.

Also featured is her daughter who found her this morning after she died in her sleep.

Check out Teena Marie talking about corny music and why she is not down with it.-Dr.FB

26Dec
2010
2

Teena Marie Performing “I’m Just A Sucker For Your Love”

Here is Teena Marie performing "I'm Just A Sucker For Your Love" earlier this year in London.  She was really funking up the stage.

In case you have not heard, Teena Marie was found dead this morning, December 26th by her daughter.  It appears Marie had died in her sleep.  No further information is available at this time.

For more information on Teena Marie's passing and coverage of her life & times, go HERE.

Right now, enjoy a funky version of "I'm Just A Sucker For Your Love" by the late great Teena Marie.-Dr.FB

26Dec
2010
1

We Look Back At Teena Marie’s Career With “Lovergirl”

Here is "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie, her song staple and a funk n pop classic.

Teena Marie was found dead this morning, December 26th, 2010 by her daughter.  She died in her sleep.  There is no further information on her cause of death. 

For more information on Teena Marie's death and the developing story, click HERE.

For now, join us as we look back at "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie.-Dr.FB

26Dec
2010
0

Teena Marie Performing “Fire & Desire” Earlier This Year

Here is "Fire & Desire" performed by the late great Teena Marie earlier this year. 

Teena Marie was found dead by her daughter in her sleep this morning.  For more information on Teena's death, see story HERE.

Join us as we look back at Teena Marie with her performance of "Fire & Desire" earlier this year.-Dr.FB

26Dec
2010
9

R & B Legend Teena Marie Found Dead At 54

Teena Marie. File Photo
Teena Marie.  File Photo

Teena Marie. File Photo

One of the most soulful voices of R & B music has died.  Teena Marie, 54 years old, died in her sleep last night.  Lynn Jeter, Teena's rep, has confirmed the news to media outlets.  Her daughter, whose birthday was on Christmas day and just turned 19,  found her body earlier this morning.  So sad.

We are being told that Teena had a mild seizure within the past month. 

"Luckily, someone was there,"Jeter said of that seizure. "The ambulance took her to the hospital, and on the way she had another seizure."

Teena Marie's career took off when under another R & B Legend's wing, the late great Rick James.  Teena was Rick's protege and his duet partner for "Fire & Desire" and her major hit "Lovergirl" back in the 80's.  She was the white girl who could sing "R & B" and helped break down color barriers in her time. 

As soon as we can confirm How Marie died, we will pass it on.

Rest in Peace Teena.  Thank you for the music and the soundtrack to many lives you have provided.  Say hello to Rick for us.  We send out heartfelt prayers and condolences to Teena Marie's family and friends at this time....-Dr.FB

UPDATE: Accorring to reports by Pasadena Paramedics, it appears that Teena Marie died of natural causes........