This is a studio session with the talented producer Mike Kalombo collaborating with Juliette Ashby of the UK. Combined with the ferocious flow of Da Brat added, sprinkled with the cleverness of another artist Rock Floyd, and this is what inspiration sounds like. Watch/gain insight on how the recording process goes, when creative artist are put in one room.
Kanye West has been on “media tour” of sorts. He recently stopped by “The Breakfast Club” on Power 103, Hot 97 in NYC, and “Sway In The Morning” on Shade 45, as well. His latest visit was to Atlanta’s radio station V103 Monday afternoon, for an on-air interview with DJ Greg Street. He continues to vehemently defend his creative freedom, and being marginalized as just a hip-hop star, by the corporate infrastructure of the fashion industry.
G.O.O.D. Music/Hustle Gang artist Travi$ Scott teams up with A$AP Ferg in his latest single/video entitled “Uptown”. This was directed by Travi$ Scott, and is from his new mixtape “Owl Pharaoh”, available now.
Lupe Fiasco (The God) uses the social media outlet, Twitter, to produce a digital version of his book, “Teriyaki Joe: Neo-Harlem Detective”. It is an “Afro-futurist” novel that will only be available on Twitter but a poet that goes by the name, Overstand Basics, put in some work to put it into a google doc. There are only 2 chapters out right now but expect more chapters over the next couple of months. The novel is off to an intriguing start and I expect that vague things mentioned in the first two chapters will be cleared up in future ones. Depending on how the author wants to compose his or her novel, not being directly clear from the jump, can be a beautiful writing strategy. Lupe nails it in the opening chapters. Unfortunately, if you are not following Lupe Fiasco on Twitter, you will not be able to read it due to his account being private. You will be able to read it on the google document which can be viewed by clicking here. Lupe Fiasco’s first tweet that sparked the thought can be viewed by clicking here. While reading the google document, I was wondering if an author would feel disrespected if their literature ended up into a document, when it is meant for to be gazed upon on Twitter. I posed this question to Overstand Basics and you can click here to read our brief Twitter exchange about the question.
UPDATE: Chapter 3 has been added. Click here. Are we talking resurrection?
UPDATE #2: Chapters 4 and 5 are now alive. Click here to read. The restrictions of Twitter finally catch up to Lupe in Chapter 5 as he is forced to use symbols to represent words.
Will.I.Am joins forces with an all-star lineup of Miley Cyrus, French Montana and Wiz Khalifa for his latest single/video entitled “Feeling Myself”. This was produced DJ Mustard, and is from the re-release of his album #willpower.