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Nipsey Hussle performs at #PowerHouseLA 2015
Nipsey Hussle performs at #PowerHouseLA 2015
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With a musical mentorship record that includes Kanye West, Rihanna, J. Cole, Jay Z has help turn several artists into platinum selling stars. It appears the Roc Nation boss is setting his eyes on a boy band member from the U.K. as his next protegé.
In an article with the Daily Star Sunday, Jay is quoted speaking about Styles. The 21-year-old vocalist is already a well known performer around the world (he has 26 million Twitter followers), but the Brooklyn born mogul thinks stepping away from 1D will be an important task.
“Harry doesn’t need any help with exposure; everybody in the world knows who he is,” said Jay. “But he does need to make the transition from being part of a group to becoming an individual artist.”
One Direction announced the group is taking a hiatus. However, Styles has not confirmed whether he will release an album as a solo act. If the England native does decide to release a project, Jay believes he can do a lot to enhance Styles’ career.
“I can get him working with the bigger artists, the biggest producers – and have him as the biggest artist in the world within a year,” added Jay.
Those words are similar to what fellow New York rapper 50 Cent said about Styles’ former One Direction partner Zayn Malik. Last year, 50 expressed interest in working with Zayn and connecting him with top Hip Hop artists.
“If Zayn wants a rap career, just because of who he is, he is going to sell records,” said 50. “But if he wants to be credible he has to be with the right people. I’d happily sign him up to my label, mentor him and have him working with the biggest rappers on the planet.”
Introducing Mo Chedda Music, a new south label in the US making creating a buzz around the world. We will be getting to know Mo Chedda and the movement more as we prepare to interview them next week. The two artists in the spotlight and carrying the labels flag right now are Money Gang Sav and Leo Bandz. With the release of Welcome to the Chedda House mixtape releasing very soon, make sure you lock into Bombay Hott Radio and London Hott Radio for the exclusive jam of the mixtape.
“Whats goin on my name is Allerie “Money Gang Sav” Blackmon. Im 20 years old I was born December 28, 1994. I have a 2 year old daughter. I’m originally from the SouthSide of Dothan, Alabama. I started writing Hip Hop music when I was ten years old, that’s when I got my first microphone and got the chance to record a real song and the just became part of me after that. Coming up I admired lil Wayne because of his hard work and knowledge and metaphors he was dope to me. I’m very dedicated to making music, I have my personal studio and I produce myself on every mixtape. I have been producing myself since I been rappin. My future goal is become very successful in the music industry, it’s my dream and the number one thing I love to do. I have just recently been signed with “Mo Chedda Music” and I have my own personal label “FastLane Money Gang” which I have been apart of for about 5 years now”
Leo Bandz is destined for great things in the world of hip hop with his unique style. Leo uses his music as a way to teach others through his experiences as well as show them that things can change if you continue to push forward. His music is his way of inspiring and motivating others. Ever since his cousin and owner of Mo Chedda Music, Antonio Jackson, heard some of his songs, he has pushed him ever since. After starting to work together, Leo released his song “My Pain” which was a very deep and personal song about some of his life experiences and inner thoughts. He also collaborated with Georgia Music and showcased his talents at P Browns ATL Record Pool where over 300 DJs were in attendance. He has since performed at multiple open mics from Enterprise, AL to Atlanta, GA allowing others to hear his creative lyrics and see his innovative style.
Grammy Award Winning songwriter and producer Noel ‘Detail’ Fisher who has created top hits for such superstars as Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake is now taking his turn as an artist for the holidays. Detail’s funky uptempo take on the Christmas classic “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” is just one example from a full collection of holiday music on the “Noel” album that just dropped TODAY at the links above. Reminiscent of James Brown’s classic “Funky Christmas,” this is just the beginning of Detail’s musical offerings which will continue in 2016. Download or stream the entire album from the links above TODAY while your wrapping presents or drinking eggnog with the family!!!
Over 30 plus years you have been an amazing friend; endorsing my books, coming to my shows, flying me on your planes, your helicopters, and even allowing my family members and myself to stay in your house in Florida many times. So, it kinda pains me to know that my public statements about your candidacy have strained or ruined our friendship. However, the fact is, what’s at stake is bigger than us.
I want to begin this tough criticism by reminding you that I am the Chairman of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, whose sole mission is to fight bigotry of all kinds. Our biggest program, as you know, is to get Jews to fight Islamophobia and Muslims to fight anti-Semitism. We are operating in forty plus countries, including Israel, France, Germany and the United States, where we have hundreds of “twinning programs,” bringing together congregations of mosques and synagogues on a regular basis. Do you remember, not too long ago, when you made disparaging statements about the Muslim community and I put you on the phone with myself and Rabbi Schneier and we had a meeting with the Chairman of the Islamic Society of North America? You were very gracious and you even came to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on 96th Street. At that time, you walked into that house of worship and you felt all the love vibrating in that mosque. Try to remember how sweet and enlightened my good friend, Imam Shamsi Ali was, and all of the people you met with.
My friends, both Muslims and Jews, are saying there are so many comparisons between your rap and Hitler’s, and I cannot disagree with them, Donald. You can’t possibly want your kids or your wife Melania (all of whom I know and respect) to live with that. You are a born leader, who is set to possibly win the nomination of your party, but don’t compromise what I know is in your heart to do it. You are a generous, kind man who has built a career on negotiating deals where everybody wins. Now, you seem like a one-man wrecking ball willing to destroy our nation’s foundation of freedom.
Stop the bullshit. Stop fueling fires of hate. Don’t feed into the rhetoric created by small-minded people. You’re smarter and certainly more loving then you let on. The Republicans in power don’t like you any more than the Democrats in power, as they know you can’t be controlled, because you are your own man. You have been many people’s champ in the past, but now you are becoming a major embarrassment. I know the cheap seats are easy to play to, but you can get them just by being the man I have known for nearly 30 years.
I’ll pray that this truth will ring a bell and it will not only temper your rap, but remind you of the man you used to be. You are trying to be president of a country built on religious freedom; remember that the next time you discuss the beautiful followers of Islam. I would also like to remind you of one of my favorite quotes from the Holy Quran, “Love all men of good books equally.” The minute you target one group or one religion or immigrants, you have failed.
I wish you good luck on your path towards the White House, but as I’m sure you know, our belief systems are polar opposites on many of the issues. And I will be campaigning rigorously against you. But if you win, I might still accept an invitation to your house to straighten you up every so often.
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I’ll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. You’re Makin’ Me High by Toni Braxton.We’re Not Making Love No More by Dru Hill. You know when you’re listening to a Babyface song. He has been R ‘n’ B’s starriest lover since his second solo album, Tender Lover, in 1989, as the producer or artist behind some of pop’s biggest (and schmaltziest) songs — you’ve probably slow danced to them.
The list of artists he has written for reads like a dream Grammys guestlist: Madonna, Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, TLC and En Vogue among them. On the subject of Grammys, he won three consecutive producer of the year awards, from 1996 to 1998 — and he’s won 10 Grammys in total.
“His songwriting is incredible, it’s probably the most romantic music written in R ‘n’ B,” says Rob Pursey of the hip-hop DJ crew Southern Hospitality. “He made R ‘n’ B seem luxurious. R Kelly, Joe — everyone else followed on from that. There were tonnes of people that came in Babyface’s wake.”
“He’s the quiet-storm king,” says 1Xtra DJ Trevor Nelson, describing the genre that encompasses the tender side of R ‘n’ B. “He started a whole genre in America of late-night R ‘n’ B power ballads. Not everything he did was good, but the art of songwriting, the art of writing a ballad — he’s got it down pat.”
Now, eight years since his last studio album, Playlist, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is back with a new record, Return of the Tender Lover. And as the 90s R ‘n’ B revival continues, a new generation of fans has emerged. His music has seeped into the culture of R ‘n’ B, whether or not the people listening realise, and his style is once again informing the work of today’s producers. Not since the ’90s has his influence been so prominent: it’s seeped into housemusic (Secondcity’s club smash I Wanna Feel samples Braxton’s You’re Making Me High, for example) and has become entwined with hip hop as rappers take on R ‘n’ B singing. You only need to look at Frank Ocean, Drake or Miguel to hear Babyface 2.0. It’s also gone indie, with artists such as FKA twigs, Tinashe, Blood Orange and How to Dress Well nodding to his production.
“I think everyone is a Babyface fan, even if they don’t know it,” says 27-year-old electronic-music producer Jam City. “I grew up hearing all his songs on the radio and it’s only now I know that he wrote them all.”
For Tinashe, meanwhile, Babyface was a huge part of her childhood. “I was always hearing Babyface songs around the house. It captures a very special moment in time — his music reminds me of being young, discovering CDs and going through my parent’s music. Music doesn’t sound the same way any more.”
So how does Babyface himself feel about a bunch of hipsters taking his music in a new direction? “I think it’s great, they’re looking for things that feel good,” he tells me.
From behind his trademark black Wayfarer shades, Babyface is feeling reflective about his legacy. “Had I not had the success of the other things then I don’t know as an artist whether I would still be around,” he says of his enviable credits, in a voice that’s so feathery it’s almost a whisper. “You don’t hear about most people from this period any more — not because they’re not any good, but because you can only stay in the game so long before people move on.”
For his new music, however, the 56-year-old grew tired of being held hostage by trends. “Today in R ‘n’ B, maybe it’s hip hop/R ‘n’ B, there’s always a certain sound you’re supposed to do,” he says, referring to new styles such as trap. He refuses to be bound by the rules, so he’s been touting Return of the Tender Lover with the tagline “unapologetic R ‘n’ B” — truer to the classic style he knows rather than what he thinks he should be sounding like in 2015.
The fact that his new album references the album that laid down the Babyface blueprint feels poignant now people are rediscovering his sound. Today, however, the image of the tender lover has all but vanished in modern R ‘n’ B. Sentiment has been swapped for swagger.
In October, Ty Dolla $ign released the tune Solid, with Babyface on acoustic guitar and in the video. He’s another of those artists bridging R ‘n’ B and hip hop, although his usual lyrical style couldn’t be further from Babyface’s celebratory depiction of women. That gap is something Babyface acknowledges, respectfully. “The truth is he would be a great R ‘n’ B artist if he was singing about love in my traditional way — it would be amazing.”
Even so, he recognises that times have changed. “I think that is part of working with artists today — they wouldn’t say the words I would say,” he says. “It has to be their honesty. Kids today are not as innocent, love isn’t as innocent as it used to be. Sex isn’t, I should say. Love is, but not sex. It’s a different world, so that innocence has to be approached differently for younger artists.”
But even among those younger artists, the devotional aspect of Babyface’s songs is making a comeback. “There’s not much [romance] in modern R ‘n’ B, but it is returning,” says Pursey. “A record like Miguel’s [2011 track] Adorn was a beacon of light among a sea of ‘[expletive] that [expletive] and it was very Babyface inspired — [it had] that feeling of sentimentality.”
Tinashe agrees and says Babyface’s attitude feeds into her own songwriting. “For me, it’s about trying to bring back some of that sincerity to music, both in lyrical content and in the general vibe that you get when you listen to it.”
Nelson isn’t so sure that a young Babyface could exist today because R ‘n’ B isn’t the dominant pop-cultural force it once was. “The love-song generation still exists, it’s just elsewhere,” he says. “The days of Mariah, Toni, Whitney — those were huge artists and they felt that they needed to do R ‘n’ B to get their credentials. Those days might be over. It’s like saying Adele is going to turn around and do an R ‘n’ B tune.”
After all, over and above the songwriting skill, the Babyface sound is also expensive. “You don’t get those sounds from a plug-in on Logic, they have to played in big studios,” says Pursey. It’s why, for him, those attempting to emulate it often fall short of the real thing. “What people call ‘alternative R ‘n’ B’, it sounds like R ‘n’ B but it’s not because it doesn’t give you that feeling. It’s simulated R ‘n’ B, I can feel the buttons being pressed. But on a Babyface record I can’t, as there were no buttons being pressed.”
Still, the current trends in R ‘n’ B are proof there’s still a deep-down appetite for Babyface’s style of honesty and fist-to-forehead emotion. “You could view it as cheesy, but it connects with the world,” Pursey says. “The population can still handle schmaltz.”
Nicki Minaj’s 37-year-old brother Jelani Maraj (picture) has reportedly been charged with raping a 12-year-old child.
The older brother of rap superstar Nicki Minaj has been charged with raping a 12-year-old child.
Sources close to the case told Newsday that Jelani Maraj, 37, was arraigned Thursday in Nassau County, New York court on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. Both charges carry a sentence of nine to 25 years in prison.
Details about the alleged rape, such as the victim’s gender, or when and where the sexual assault happened, were not immediately revealed.
Maraj is the older brother of musician Nicki Minaj and was recently married to his longtime girlfriend Jacqueline Robinson in a $30,000 ceremony paid for by his famous younger sister.
‘I love my brother so much man. Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk. May God bless him and his union,’ Minaj captioned one of the photos.
‘Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.’
Maraj is currently free from Nassau County jail after posting $100,000 bail.
Daily Mail Online’s calls to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office were not immediately returned Friday morning.
In October, Minaj took home the awards for rap/hip-hop artist of the year and favorite rap/hip-hop album at the American Music Awards.
She was born in Trinidad, but grew up in New York City where she attended LaGuardia High School – the prestigious public performing arts academy that inspired the film Fame.
Chali Muzik, a London based company has signed a group from Ghana named EEII Nation, who are set to release their first single on iTunes and more for the their video that has gained great feedback from critics. “Maggi” produced by FRESH GYNIUX brings a fresh universal feel to the Afro beats genre and feel it will take storm in the UK and Worldwide. Gadji, who owns Chali Muzik feels very excited about this project and is exploring options not only in the UK and Africa but around the world spreading the new gained buzz surrounding the Afro beats Genre.