It's full steam ahead for The Best New Artist Grammy nominee Nicki Minaj. Nicki shot out a tweet yesterday that read: "Roman releases his teaser tomorrow on itunes. It's entitled : Roman In Moscow. 1pmEST".  Not only does she have a new single but her sophomore album is already scheduled for release. 

Get Nicki new music details, plus a release date for her new album now.  Press play for Tha Wire.  Meanwhile, VH1 is prepping the first release of their film series of music based biopics.  Interestingly enough, their first flick will be based on the most influential girl group of all time...TLC.

Bob Marley's family has filed suit against his brother for abusing the family name.  It's a crazy situation because this person is working on a trademarking a fish products and has named a festival useing his brothers name and likeness without permission.  I got the entire scoop of course, so press play now to get the

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Got talent?  Do you think you have what it takes to make it in the music industry?  Check this out, the one and only Aretha Franklin is looking for singers!!  Yep, Aretha Franklin.  Aretha is currently looking for future superstars to mentor for her new label.  Not just any kind of singers though, in particularly classically-trained singers and musicians between the ages of 17 and 35.

If this is you, you can actually have the Queen of Soul review your demo personally for a chance to have your album put out by her label!  By the way, Aretha's label was founded in 2004 and has 100 percent of creative control.  As a mater of fact her last album, A Woman Falling Out of Love, was the labels first release.

Now, to get a personal review from Aretha you need to send her a CD, DVD or cassette of yourself performing a cover song.  Keep in mind she doesn't want any original material at this time.  Send a recent 8 x 10 and a short bio with your musical background in a regular sized case to :

Aretha Records

c/o Thav, Gross, Steinway & Bennett

30150 Telegraph Road

Bingham Farms, MI 48012