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Watch Madonna dance to her own music & hang out with Jeezy

It may not have been her birthday, but Madonna definitely danced like it was. The singer attended backup dancer Loic Mabanza's party Thursday night, dancing to her own music and snuggling up with rapper Jeezy.

The pop icon joined her dancer Mabanza on the floor for "Everybody," from her debut, self-titled 1983 album. The party playlist also included a good deal of hip-hop, according to TMZ.

Jeezy, who was also in attendance at the party at Catch in New York, posted a photo with Madonna, captioned: "Born Legends #trustyaprocess."


As for her own birthday, in her profile in Billboard in 2016, the 59-year-old said age is not something she cares about: "I don’t care. It’s the rest of society that cares. I don’t ever think about my age until someone says something about it. I feel that I have wisdom, experience, knowledge and a point of view that is important," she said, "Age is only brought up with regard to women. It’s connected to sexism, chauvinism and misogyny."


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Mark Kamins, Madonna's Ex-Boyfriend, Pioneering DJ-Producer Who Helped Launch Her Career, Dies

Pioneering DJ and producer Mark Kamins, who was instrumental in facilitating the signing of Madonna to Sire Records in 1982, has died.

According to BlackBook, on Feb. 14, he suffered “a massive coronary” in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he has been teaching. A family source has confirmed Kamins' death to Billboard. Word spread on Facebook, where many friends of the Downtown New York City scenester posted remembrances. The particular poignancy of his passing is surely the marking of the chronology of those connected to the incipient development of the biggest musical star of our time -- the mortality surrounding the cultural immortal that is the Queen of Pop.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Madonna writes: "I'm very sorry to hear about Marks death. I haven't seen him for years but if it weren't for him, I might not have had a singing career. He was the first DJ to play my demos before I had a record deal. He believed in me before anyone else did. I owe him a lot. May he Rest in Peace."

Kamins, noted for always living his life in the grandest of fashions, had apparently been struggling with heart problems for some months previous.

Legend has it that he took the budding superstar and clubland habitué Madonna Ciccone under his wing, passing her demo on to Sire Records honcho Seymour Stein, who quickly signed her -- the rest, of course, is pop history. Kamins, who also produced her nascent single “Everybody”, would be the first in a line of high-profile Madonna beaus, to be eventually usurped by the likes of Jellybean Benitez and, of course, many others. A significant talent in his own right, he went on to work with radical performance artist Karen Finley, as well as 80’s musical giants such as David Byrne, the Beastie Boys and Sinead O’Connor.

Benitez wrote on Facebook: "So sad to learn of the passing of Mark Kamins ... I will never forget the first time we met and how much we laughed.... I also loved watching and listening to you DJ at Danceteria ... I never knew what you would play next ... U are and will always be an inspiration to many ... I will miss u ... Rest in Peace my friend."

Downtown documentarian Steve Lewis writes on that Kamins, “Was brilliant yet lost, a good friend but often very much a loner. I DJ'd with him at subMercer a couple years back and it was just about the most fun I've had at that game.”

Kamins perhaps distinctly represented a lost New York club scene of debauchery and illicit behaviors, replaced now by bottle service, bankers and strict adherence to officialdom-imposed standards. A fixture at the legendarily uninhibited Danceteria, where he mingled with not only the soon-to-be Material Girl, but also Downtown icons Keith Haring, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys, his remixes included superstars of the time like Kajagoogoo and Ofra Haza.

Seemingly universally loved for his benevolence, a posting by friend Marci Weber on Facebook recalls that, “Mark was a friend to so many people and always had a good story. He was a kind hearted generous man and always had time for his friends. He lived life to (sic) it's fullest and perhaps that is why he left us so soon.”

His legacy is secure as a central figure of one of New York City’s most fertile and experimental periods in terms of music, clubbing and lifestyle iconoclasm.

Exact details of Kamin's passing were not known by press time. He is survived by a son.

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Ontdekker Madonna overleden

Producer en dj Mark Kamins is overleden. Hij bezorgde Madonna haar eerste platencontract. Dat meldt BlackBook.

Kamins had al enige maanden hartklachten en overleed op Valentijnsdag in het ziekenhuis van Guadalajara in Mexico. De voormalige dj was begin jaren tachtig kortstondig het vriendje van Madonna en zorgde er tevens voor dat de toekomstige popster haar eerste platencontract kreeg.

In 1982 produceerde Kamins Madonna’s debuutsingle Everybody, een jaar voor het verschijnen van haar eerste album. Nadat Madonna Kamins talenten verruilde voor producers als Jellybean Benitez en Nile Rodgers, werkte de dj met UB40, Beastie Boys, Sinéad O’Connor en de beruchte discoster Karen Finley.
"Ik heb hem al jaren niet gezien, maar als hij er niet was geweest, had ik misschien nooit een zangcarrière gehad", zegt Madonna in reactie op de dood van Kamins tegen The Hollywood Reporter. "Hij was de eerste dj die mijn demo’s draaide voor ik een platendeal had. Hij was de eerste die in mij geloofde."
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Madonna zingt 'Everybody' tijdens MDNA Tour in San Jose

Ter ere van het 30-jarig bestaan van Madonna's eerste hit 'Everbody' heeft ze dit nummer live ten hore gebracht tijdens de MDNA tour in San Jose. Ook vertelde ze haar fans dat zij het perfecte voorbeeld is van het feit dat dromen uitkomen. Bekijk hieronder het fragment van haar speech en het optreden van 'Everybody'.
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30 jaar 'Everybody'/wedstrijd

Vandaag - 6 oktober - is het precies 30 jaar geleden dat Madonna's  allereerst single " Everybody" verscheen. Om dat te vieren heeft een leuke wedstrijd uitgeschreven. Via een "Sleeve Face" wedstrijd maak je kans op schitterende prijzen. Klik hier om naar de speciale wedstrijdpagina te gaan.

30 jaar ' Everybody' / wedstrijd
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