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Maxwell + More — Top Five Tweets of the Week

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In this week’s round-up of Top Five Tweets of the Week, Diddy hints at owning an NFL team, Usher puts Lady Gaga on his wish list, R&B singer Maxwell teams with Young Jeezy for ‘TM103,’ and Janelle Monae is honored to join Prince on tour. And lastly, in probably one of the longest twitter rants ever, Erykah Badu releases her frustrations about today’s hip-hop.

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1.@iamdiddy (Diddy): I will be the 1st black man to be majority owner of a NFL football team!!! BELIEVE!! !!!!! All things are possible through Christ!

2.@UsherRaymondIV (Usher): Yo!…I’m gonna do a record with Lady Gaga that’s gonna shock the world!! I just though of it…Major URIV

3.@_maxwell_ (Maxwell) #StudioListeningNRecordingWith Young Jeezy…#DETROIT for his new album #TM103…doesn’t write anything down works it all from his mind #YOUNGJEEZY

4.@JanelleMonae (Janelle Monae): Honored to be a guest on Prince’s “Welcome to America” tour

5. @fatbellybella (Erykah Badu): Keep in mind that people who don’t have an appetite f for soul music see nothing wrong with the mainstream. Radio and video today the radio owners and programmers claim to do testing to see what songs score highest but labels and radio are catering to who got the $. Yes, no1 wants 2B poor again artists have 2 sacrifice integrity of the music sometimes 2 make ends meet this is understood but gotDAMN now if tuned in keep in mind we are referencing the monotony & programming in mainstream radio &video n this dialogue. All music is relevant. I love music PERIOD just not ready to say goodbye to the boom bip and the hump kinda painful for my generation to see. Just strange 2me. I like the idea of no distinction in race when it comes 2 music, but SOULkeppers, U don’t give up the boom bip and the hump 4 the payday. I love house and techno as a side dish. But now it’s served as the main course AND that’s u gone get. Like chittlins in the back house. Like I said, how y’all gone STAND by and let our music turn into pop techo cornball ass music? They played 6 in a row today. #poptechno songs and back to back with so called r&b and rap artists…on the hip hop station. Where I been? I believe in #pimpin the system but got DAMN! Not like this #poptechnosongs. I guess I’m just old. I’m talking about the mc’s rappin over this pop techno music…man, let me go to bed…these rappers ought to b shame of they damn selves. I wanna hear from the young people? Easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause I have a taste for something else, but how do u feel? I definitely don’t want to offend anyone – young people, I know this music [is] of your generation. When I say our music, I’m not talkin bout the artist I’m talkin bout the people…let me be quiet. Where is the funk AT? Come to think of it, did we EVER own it? We don’t own our own music anymore. How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music…I’ll be okay after PMS.

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