Hey Rihanna! FeFe Dobson wants her Style Back!!

Remember a Brown-skinned, Short cut hair, glam rock styled chic from Canada signed to Def Jam 8 Years ago?

Didn’t think you did…

But true music heads have already referenced another foreigner’s perceived Career-jacking turn and traced it back to it’s most likely source. Don’t blame Rhi-Rhi tho’, the girl is waaaay too young to probably even have noticed or thought the biting up herself. It was probably the good ol’ folks at Def Jam who said, ‘hey, Fefe’s not doing anything with her music and look, let’s use hers and make it work this time!‘. Yeah, don’t put it past the same masterminds who dropped Christina Milian for not using “S.O.S.” as a lead single (among other reasons I’m sure) and instead slapping a leftover dress from Beyonce’s wardrobe and a weave on Rihanna and saying let’s sexify you for this trial and error run of Rihanna version 2.0

It wasn’t until Rihanna version 3 that we got the final attempt, which was a lean in the edgier and more experimental direction of the rock-pop sound. No more “Pon de Replay” for her!! But anyway, accompany the musical style change with a punk inspired look, and we have now created the Fame Monster that we all have come to know as Chris Brown’s favorite Victim. Of course this is all my speculation and theory, and I’m quite sure that as a now fully grown woman, Rihanna is largely responsible herself for her rise as a style maven. That is, when she was still wearing clothes…

But there is much to say about the Young Lady who started it all and came in with something unprecedented for young black female musicians. Writing your own music and working with legends is a plus as well.

Thanks to Drake, Toronto is going through a resurgence of sorts and musicians who have been bubbling under or grinding for years are now jumping back into the fray. So now more than ever seems like the perfect time for her to make her name known again. A plug and co-sign from Vh1 as an artist you Ought To Know reiterates that fact. http://www.vh1.com/music/you_oughta_know/fefe_dobson/main.jhtml

It seems a little odd for an artist who started at 18 and has been in the game since the beginning of the decade to just now be getting that kind of nod, but it just means you get a fresh take on her. And she’s more than poised to jump back in to do what she does!

So if you want a throwback to raw, fashionable tough chic pop with rock sensibilities without butt-cheeks in your face every second,

allow her to re-introduce herself!

I leave you with something old,

something new,

something borrowed

and something blue

Her album’s out in May. Check out her website, http://www.fefedobson.com/

Amerie & Fab Show off acting chops in New Vid

Here’s the New one from Amerie.

It’s called “More than Love” off of her new album and Def Jam debut, In Love & War and it features Fabulous, not only as the guest rapper, but the love interest.

Nevermind the now requisite struggling-R&B-artist?-place-some-Nuvo-in-your-video! thing at the beginning ala Mario, this is still a quality song and video. We haven’t seen this much of  a good fit of singer and rapper playing boyfriend and girlfriend since Meth & Alicia. We forget Amerie also acts – word to the monologue in the beginning that could have been cheesy, but worked just right. And sampling the non-popular and overused part of “Summer Madness” is quite Gangster might I add.

Not only are these 2 of my favorite Artists, they’re also 2 of the Flyest, and I’m really pushing for A! I know she gets a lot of flack for lacking an innate sense of soul and not having the best range, but I don’t think that’s what’s held her back. I think she just hasn’t found her niche. When she got close to having one, she slept on it and let Beyonce stumble across her mojo and take it to levels that she probably never could (peep B’s “Greenlight” video – sound/look familiar to anything?), but at least would have kept her a household name.

So I’m hoping this single does more than what her first 2 off of this album did, and here’s to hoping that they release her “Pretty Brown Eyes” song with Trey Songz as a single as well.

That would be a good look right about now. Not that I even own this album myself, but still,      I want her to win…and not just cause I have a huge crush on her…