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Just reminding yall that the T in Taeil stands for TSOP SLEEPING ON MOON FCKING TAEIL THE KING OF VOCALS, KING OF HAVING HIS OWN OST EVEN BEFORE DEBUTING, KING OF RECEIVING PUNISHMENTS AND GETTING HIS HEAD SHAVED BC HE DOESN’T FOLLOW SCHOOL RULES, KING OF CHOOSING HIS DREAM TO DEBUT IN NCT THAN GO TO UNI, KING PLAYING PIANO IN JOHNNY’S ROOM WITH CLOTHES OFF, KING OF PUSHING YOU OUT OF HIS WAY, KING OF SLAYING EVERYONE’S ASSES KING OF

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On this day in music history: April 20, 1974 - “TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)” by MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, topping the R&B singles chart for 1 week on the same date, and topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 2 weeks on May 4, 1974. Written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, it is the biggest hit for the studio collective that serves the house band Philadelphia International Records, and for a number of other “Philly Soul” artists. The song is a track from “Love Is The Message”, the second album by the studio band which at various times contains as many as forty members. The song also features vocals by the female vocal trio The Three Degrees (“When Will I See You Again”, “Dirty Ol’ Man”) featuring Fayette Pinkney, Sheila Ferguson and Valerie Holiday. “TSOP” goes on to achieve worldwide notoriety when it is used as the theme for the hit music show “Soul Train” from 1973 to 1975. Entering the Hot 100 at #65 on March 2, 1974, it rockets to the top of the chart seven weeks later. A second version of the song is included on The Three Degrees album “International” which is an extended version of the track used as the “Soul Train Theme”. The single wins a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in 1975. “TSOP” is later covered by Dexy’s Midnight Runners in 1982, issued on the B-side of the UK 12" for “Jackie Wilson Said”, and on the B-side of the 12" for “Come On Eileen” in the US. “TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

BUT EVEN THE SAME CHARACTERS CAN START TO PLAY NEW POWER GAMES —

                Crystal chandeliers drip precariously from gilded ceilings, and over the din of the mighty Elite of New York’s high society, champagne pops. Crimson painted lips pull wide over picture perfect smiles, bouts of laughter match the bubbles in the translucent liquid filling their flutes; it’s a picture of old-world quaintness and picturesque innocence, at least to one who hasn’t been trained to detect the sinister glimmers behind wide eyes.

                 Pretentious, ostentatious, supercilious - these are the Kings and Queens who reign supreme, offspring of New York’s beloved actors, crooked Senators and smarmy CEOs; each of them as magnificently fucked up as the next, each of them hiding behind red velvet curtains, designer coattails and a prisoned freedom that could only come from a lifetime of being controlled by money.

AND OLD STARS CAN CEASE TO SHINE.

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Selfie Saturday: Hayley Kiyoko

For this week’s Selfie Saturday, we caught up with the queen of multi-tasking, Hayley Kiyoko. When Hayley isn’t dominating the Hype Machine charts with a Lost Kings remix of her new single “This Side of Paradise” or preparing for her upcoming EP release, you may just find her on your television screen in the new CBS show CSI: Cyber. Or dancing, or doing homework, or just becoming an all-around badass businesswoman. Read on to find out more about her new single “This Side of Paradise” and what to expect on her upcoming EP being released in February. 

You just became a regular on CSI: Cyber, how has filming been going?

It’s been great, a learning curve. The cast is very warm and kind. 

Is it any different from projects you’ve done before?

I’ve never really done TV shows. I’ve done mostly movies. It’s really cool to see how it all works and the stability of it. Every project runs a little differently but i’m loving the cast and crew.

What came first, music or acting?

Music has always been my number one passion. I started acting kind of on a whim. I just did it for fun and never really planned on being a full-blown actress but it just kind of went that way and I really like both! I love performing and the different challenges that each of them offer so I’m excited to be pursuing both at the same time. 

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