#BETNotarized 2014: Top 100 Videos of the Year (Predictions & List)

BET Notarized 2014

Wassup y’all!  Another year has passed and I want to wish all of you a healthy and prosperous 2015.  I’m incredibly grateful for the continued support of all of our readers who consistently come to the blog day in and day out. Read More


#ThrowbackThursday: #Coldplay – #ARushofBloodtotheHead (2002)


Track listing (all songs written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin):

01. Politik (prod. by Ken Nelson & Coldplay)

02. In My Place (prod. by Ken Nelson & Coldplay)

03. God Put a Smile upon Your Face (prod. by Ken Nelson & Coldplay) Read More

#ThrowbackThursday: #MichaelJackson – #OfftheWall (1979)

Off the Wall


Track listing:

01. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (prod. by Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson; M. Jackson, writer)

02. Rock with You (prod. by Q. Jones; Rod Temperton, writer)

03. Workin’ Day and Night (prod. by Q. Jones & M. Jackson; M. Jackson, writer) Read More

#ThrowbackThursday: #Nas – #Illmatic (1994)


Track listing:

01. The Genesis (prod. by Nas & Faith N.; written by N. Jones & F. Braithwaite)

02. N.Y. State of Mind (prod. by DJ Premier; written by N. Jones & C. Martin)

03. Life’s a Bitch (feat. AZ) (prod. by L.E.S. & Nas; written by N. Jones, A. Cruz, O. Dara, R. Wilson & O. Scott) Read More

#ThrowbackThursday: #Brandy – #FullMoon (2002)

Brandy Full Moon album

 Track listing:

01. B-Rocka Intro (prod. by Rodney Jerkins; LaShawn DanielsFred Jerkins IIIRodney Jerkins, Nora Payne, Kenisha Pratt, writers)

02. Full Moon (prod. and written by Mike City)

03. I Thought (prod. by Rodney Jerkins; L. Daniels, F. Jerkins, R. Jerkins, writers) Read More

#BETNotarized 2013: Top 100 Videos of the Year (List)


Happy New Year everybody!!!  I hope all of you brought it in safely and soundly (and are sleeping off all the alcohol from last night lol).  Seriously though, it’s been a couple of years since we’ve posted this list and there seems to be just as much interest in it as there was in 2010 when Chris Brown’s “Dueces” (feat. Tyga and Kevin McCall) was at the top.  As I do every year, I spent my entire New Year’s Eve glued to the TV in nostalgia and anticipation of what BET’s top videos and moments were.  To my suspicion, the number 1 honor went to “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell) with A$AP Rocky’s “Fuckin’ Problems” (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) as the runner up.  In the end, I enjoyed and agreed with the list as a whole but it reminded me of Hip-Hop’s continued reign over other types of music in the urban community (namely R&B).  Hopefully, 2014 brings a balance of success in both genres so that it reflects in the countdown next time. Read More

#BETNotarized 2010: Top 100 Videos of the Year (List)

BET Notarized 2010

It’s official: BET’s number one video for 2010 is “Deuces” by Chris Brown featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall.  This came as no surprise to me for a number a reasons including the fact that it spent nine weeks atop Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.  Also, Brown received three Grammy nominations last month (one being Rap/Sung Collabo for “Deuces”) and was arguably the most memorable thing about last year’s BET awards with his moving tribute performance to Michael Jackson.

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