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Honestly, I can care less that Snoop’s made more headlines than music. And I really don’t care that some of you thought he was a bit to old to be feuding with Iggy Yucky Azalea. I actually cracked up at those IG videos he made. Yup, I’m that type of girl – I love me some bad boys. Most importantly, I still support EVERTHING about Snoop – name changes and all – even though he has yet to respond to my #IWannaBraidSnoopDogsHair Twitter campaign.
So you know that I am completely over the top at the latest news of him signing to my other boo’s label – Mr. Pharrell (make me happy) Williams. The news broke today while I was driving. Reported by Billboard, Snoop’s next album will be released via Pharrell’s i am OTHER label and Columbia Records.
So, here I am sitting in a parking lot, writing this. Why? Because not only is this label signing thing big news but the album will feature Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder. Did you get that people? Charlie Wilson. Stevie Wonder. Exclamation multiplied a million times!
In 1984, Def Jam Records, the label that defined hip-hop’s commercial and artistic potential, was born in a very unlikely location: a tiny New York University dorm room. Founder Rick Rubin — now a record-industry legend who’s shepherded the careers of everyone from Jay Z to the Red Hot Chili Peppers — hadn’t returned to that Greenwich Village double-occupancy room in three decades. But for Rolling Stone Films’ premiere documentary, Rick Was Here, he ventured back to Weinstein Hall, room 712, to remember how it all began. “I can’t believe it’s 30 years,” he says. “It’s really trippy.”
More at RollingStone.com
This is just too much for me already!!!!
First I had to deal with the loss of Will Gardner – wait, I’m lying. I am STILL dealing with his loss. Great now I’m about to cry and get mad all over again. I really wanted that steamy affair to go on between him and Alicia. And no, I don’t care if it was right or not. Their relationship was H-O-T!
Now, I have to deal with saying goodbye to Kalinda? Well, I suppose knowing ahead of time helps ease the pain. Unlike the jaw dropping, WTF moment I had when Will died.
Variety reported that Panjabi is in the works of headlining a new drama pilot for Twentieth Century Fox.
So a huge congratulations to Panjabi and a sad goodbye to Kalinda.
Tuesday just got a bit funkier with the release of ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘Plectrumelectrum’ , his first full length projecst since his 2010 release of 20Ten.
‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’
So I haven’t had the opportunity to dissect each and every song but upon my first listen, here are my initial thoughts:
Some of the songs, Art Official Cage in particular are somewhat reminiscent of NY City Limelight club days dating back to the mid to late nineties. It also has a Lady Gaga-ish feel to it.
The beginning instrumentals of The Gold Standard immediately reminded of Parliament’s Give up the Funk for some reason. I’m sure many will disagree with me but hey, these are my thoughts after all.
The Breakfast Can Wait track is a little bit of sexy mixed with some funk.
I so wanted to listen to the entirety of This Could Be Us but I just couldn’t take it seriously and only those of you that are into social media can understand why.
Let’s see how many of you want to immediately bust out in a pop and lock routine to FunknRoll (yep, I did that).
And is it just me or are you waiting for Prince to start singing the lyrics to Darling Nikki right at the 13 second mark of Affirmation III?
Synthesized funk with a little bit of sexy, Art Official Age – take a listen for yourself.
Also, check out Plectrumelectrum
Thanks to GoogleMusic, I now have some great new music to listen to!
Janine and the Mixtape – Dark Mind EP (2013)
Of course, upon hearing this sultry, get into my feelings voice, I immediately downloaded the music and added it to my “all about bae” playlist.
A New Zealand import, Janine – singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist – spent some time in Brooklyn to complete the Dark Mind EP. Take a listen for yourself and enjoy. Oh, but get you a glass of wine first and light a few candles too while you’re at it.
“Hold Me”, one of the five singles on Dark Mind (and one of my favorites) has gotten the attention of music critics nationwide. Check out her video below.