Working with a record company, even when you’re a top artist, can be difficult. If you’re an artist caught in such a bind, what do you do in this instance – sit back quietly and wait for the bureaucracy to sort itself out or take it upon yourself to get your needs (and music) heard? Rapper 50 Cent took the latter approach this past week, venting on Twitter his frustrations with Interscope in regards to releasing his still-untitled album. On Thursday, the rapper wrote:
@50cent: Ok I tried to be cool with my record company . I went to the meeting talk to everyone and sh*t feels like there moving in slow motion.
@50cent: I'm sorry to announce I will not be releasing a new album this year if we don't get on the same page.[…] Read more »
Another year, another successful turnout for the annual Bonnaroo music festival. 2011 marked the tenth anniversary for the increasingly large event, hosting 80,000-plus fans for four long and hot early summer days, boasting heavily touted artists like Eminem, Lil' Wayne, Arcade Fire, and many, many more spread throughout June 9 - 12.
Shortly after the festival's conclusion last Sunday, festival organizers AC Entertainment and Superfly Presents announced plans for next year's festival, which is scheduled to take place June 7 - 10.[…] Read more »
US rapper and producer, J. Cole, has just released his first single Work Out. This track is the first official release to come of his upcoming album, as yet untitled.
This pre-released single has the theme of the potential one night stand as he says: "Hey, we got a good thing, don’t know if Imma see you again/But is that a good thing? Cause girl I can’t be your man, no ma’am/".
As he continues in the track, he points out that he is not interested in a relationship, he just wants to watch her "work out".
Watch out, world. Dionne Bromfield is back. On Friday, June 10, the British soul songstress gave new and old fans a music video mash-up of each song from her soon-to-be released album, Good For the Soul.
The video has already garnered excited, anticipatory responses about Bromfield and her upcoming album.
“Dionne is going to be the next hottest thing around the world. At least thats what i think. I love her songs. they are really something else,” said YouTube user 1pl3.
Some users fancy the singer enough to compare her (in a good way) to other vocal powerhouses.
“You should definitely do a featuring with Adele, or ur friend Amy Winehouse,” said YouTuber nanoussa77.
“She is one of those musicians who should just record live albums”, Eccentric0Enigma said.[…] Read more »
R. Kelly has released the music video for his single ‘Radio Message,’ in which he has been depicted as a remorseful lover, who is sorry for the mistakes that led to his breakup with his love interest. In order to show his regret, he calls a radio station and issues a public apology and asks his lover to forgive him for all the silly things that damaged their relationship.
Describing the music video, Kelly said, "[It's] a very powerful, special song to me, because I'm actually trying to get my baby back, so I wrote this song, and I'm doing this video and we are gonna put it out and see what happens.”
An odd and unpredicted collaboration, Metallica and Lou Reed finished recording an album together recently. Although Reed was seen entering the heavy metal band’s recording studio a few months earlier, Metallica announced the news officially last night on their website: “A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that's ‘not really 100 percent a Metallica record.’ While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.”[…] Read more »
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