The playlist of our favourite songs this week. 'Side A' features some latest cuts, while the classics make the 'B Side'.
KANYE WEST-POWER: The first single off Kanye's latest classic album is still electric. First it gave power to 'The Social Network' trailer and now it has showed it's cinematic quality yet again by being the perfect soundscape for the trailer of the new Bradley Cooper movie 'Limitless'. Truly powerful.
LUPE FIASCO-THE SHOW GOES ON: Speaking of electric, fellow Chi-town rapper Lupe Fiasco's new album 'Lasers' is exactly that and this lead single is the perfect marching band, rally tune for NCAA Basketball's March Madness.
NELLY Feat KELLY ROWLAND-GONE: This celebrity couple are heating up the video circuit with their second major collaboration and this sexy track should cause them more 'Dilemmas', the good type of ones.
R.E.M.-BLUE: This groups latest album 'Collapse Into Now' is one of their best in years and this concluding track is deep, epic and evoking. From Stipe's poetry to the haunting vocals of Patti Smith. 'Blue' is clearly one of the best groups of all-time's greatest songs.
NICKI MINAJ-RIGHT THROUGH ME: The greatest female M.C. of the moment keeps proving how good she is with her great debut, 'Pink Friday'. Still on this former single we really see clearly how deep her talent gets.
JAY-Z-HEART OF THE CITY (AINT NO LOVE): Speaking of Kanye, he and his mentor Jay-Z will 'Watch The Throne' soon with their collaboration project, but let's take it back to 'The Blueprint' of this legendary performance with this hip-hop classic.
THE FUGEES-READY OR NOT: Speaking of hip-hop classics how about this gem? Now this is one act that need to get back together. Now if Lauryn Hill can return like she has surely they can all settle 'The Score'.
INCUBUS-OIL & WATER: Break-ups are break-ups however, black and white or grey areas pending and this metaphorical gem from this legendary Los Angeles act paints it perfectly.
CARL THOMAS-I WISH: Now 'I Wish' for another album from Mr. Thomas. This R&B legend is another guy that needs to return to the airwaves because this break-up lament was pure, controlled emotion and soul. Mature and diligent.
112-CUPID: Perhaps the arrow of this fellow, former Bad Boy Records act could pinpoint some sort of return too. A slow, sweet number perfect for those mixtapes or special evenings. TIM DAVID HARVEY.