Friday, January 9, 2009

Back 2 The Biz...

Sorry for last night's outpour of me, IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

On with it...

In the new February issue of Vibe magazine, Kanye says he wants less fans with the exchange of being able to make popular music the way he wants. Well in so many words...

Kanye says,

I made a decision. I wanna make popular music, but I want less fans. I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. It’s like Björk. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Björk.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.”

Don't know about you, but I'm definitely feeling Kanye on this one. At least the first part and the very last part of this quote anyway. I guess what he's trying to say is he wants to continue to be creative and different without the occasional side-eyes of "what the hell is Kanye doing?" I can see where he's coming from. True artists want the ability to think and manifest their talents openly and the way that they want. People are so used to the same types of reused and recycled music, that when someone finally decides to do something different, it may not register to their thick skull that change is the sh*t. And I can understand that having such a large and strong fanbase can bring on the pressures of making music that they may want you to make. So you gotta respect this dude, whether you thought "808's and Heartbreak" was a flop or what. That's one of the many reasons why I love and respect Kanye as an artist. He's one of the very few artists who "dares to be different", and that's what I think he is. That dude may very well be crazy...I love it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Although her cd was released the summer of '08, I'm listening to it like it's brand new. Happy to say that it's a new addition to my vast collection of albums, Adele has captivated me with her soulful voice, a sound she likes to call "heartbroken soul". I love it. Not quiet as dark as Amy Winehouse and not as poppish as Duffy, but right in between. Her lyrics are so powerful and I love her rhymthic style, but if you don't listen closely, you just might tangled up in her web of words. Her album, 19, has some of the radio friendly hits like, "Chasing Pavements" and "Make You Feel My Love". But "First Love", "Hometown Glory", and "Right as Rain" are in constant rotation on my iPod. This UK soulful songbird has just the right ingredients for longevity and success, talent and truth.

Take a listen..

"First Love"

"Hometown Glory"

Inaugural Events!!!

I got the scoop on a couple of events for next week's Inauguration. Young & Powerful for Obama will be hosting a series of soiree's for this exciting week, including a Political Forum and a Black Tie Gala & Awards Ceremony with a surprise performance. For more info click here!

Monday, January 5, 2009

New T-Pain

New T-Pain and Chris Breezy "Freeze". I like the transitions in the video. Dig the creativity...check it out.