Archive for 'Music'
September 29, 2011
J. Cole is the topic of nearly everyone’s discussions this week with the drop of his first album Cole World: The Sideline Story, which is absolutely dope by the way! This super talented newcomer sat down with Rolling Out magazine and spoke on his first encounter with Jay-Z…
On his first encounter with Jay-Z:
I graduated from St. John’s University. At the time, all of my friends got nine-to-five jobs and were making $30,000 to 40,000 per year. I was working at a newspaper in Queens making $8 per hour at a part-time job so that I could still do music at night. I heard that Jay-Z was recording the American Gangster album. That same night, I made two beats and I thought it would be perfect for Jay-Z. I went to the studio where Jay-Z was recording and I waited outside for three hours. His Phantom finally pulled up. I was super timid and shy. I had the CD in my hand and I tried to hand it to Jay-Z. He looked at it and said, What is this? I don’t want that. Give it to one of those other guys. It was crushing. That was another moment. But I snapped back to reality. I knew after that, I had to go harder. That type of rejection fuels me. I believe that greatness is fueled by rejection. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team; Jay-Z had trouble getting a record deal before Reasonable Doubt; and no one wanted to sign Kanye West as a rapper.
On how his new album reflects him as a person:
This album speaks to the type of artist I want to be. I think the album will provide thought provoking lyrics, and heartfelt stories. I want to take listeners on a ride. It shows the type of balance that I want to have as an artist. I want to be at the top of the list when it comes to rap. I want the respect of the hip-hop fans and connoisseurs. I want to be on everybody’s list. [Source]
Visit RollingOut.com for the rest of the interview.
September 15, 2011
August 26, 2011
Rihanna‘s new video, Cheers (Drink to That), is a compilation of behind the scenes footage of Rihanna in her everyday life. I don’t care for the song too much because I think it highlights how much of singer Rihanna is NOT but I do like the video alot. It’s very relatable and she seems super down to earth.
On another note, anyone else think this video seems veryyyy similar to Chris Brown‘s Beautiful People? Hmmmm
August 14, 2011
August 8, 2011
Jay-Z and Kanye West known collectively as The Throne pulled off a seemingly impossible task, getting their project to the release date without any leaks. Watch The Throne was released on iTunes at 12am last night with the full CD packaging accompanying the download.
Did anyone download it yet? Thoughts?
July 28, 2011
May 23, 2011
April 17, 2011
So my friend Demetrius sent me the link to this video of this duo called Karmin covering Chris Brown’s “Look at me Now” song. The girl is like a cross between Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj and she absolutely murders Busta Rhyme‘s verse. Haaa!
If you like Karmin you can learn more about them HERE.
April 17, 2011
March 12, 2011
still love Busta‘s verse to this.
February 14, 2011
Great video. For a “feature” it definitely seems more like Chris‘ song. He tends to do that though lol.
January 24, 2011
Wiz Khalifa was in Pittsburgh last night to perform at the AFC Championship between the Steelers and Jets. He even brought his rumored girlfriend Amber Rose out to walk across the stage for 5 seconds. PR antics at its finest.
December 28, 2010
Chris Brown collaborated with UK artist, Chipmunk, and this track and video are actually really dope. Chris goes off on this.
Seems more like Chris Brown ft. Chipmunk, no?
December 24, 2010
I really like this song. Lloyd‘s voice is so smooth.
December 24, 2010
December 19, 2010
Ahhhhh, I LOVE this song.
December 17, 2010
That green screen was getting crazy play lol.
I think Chris is holding his own on the rapping scene. Thoughts?