Question. What do these things all have in common?
Short lull between classes and going to various office hours. 1. How long/how many times do you listen to a song before you decide you don’t like it? 2. Avant, Tank, and Ron Isley all have albums coming out. Is it the early 2000s again?
The Current State of R&B
***Please correct me if I’m wrong. So I’ve been listening to a lot of music from across the pond the past couple of weeks, except for Mr. West, and I like it. It’s really good. Plus, Adele and Duffy both have new releases coming in this winter. Right now, England is producing some of the best R&B, I mean, these ladies are absolutely amazing singers, and in some cases...
Rhian Recommends Robyn
So Amazon MP3’s is making Operation: Get Back on a Budget, really difficult. So before I hid my credit cards and disable 1-Click, I bought one last album: Body Talk by Robyn. First, a little background, Body Talk is a compilation of sorts from a series of EPs by Robyn that were all released this year. Body Talk, the final album in the series contains songs from Body Talk Pt.1, Body Talk...
Jay-Z + Beyoncé
I don’t if anybody feels/felt this way, but do you remember when the rumors of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s relationship first started? If you were a guy you were probably thinking: Man, I’m better lookin’ than that ol’ camel a** looking n**ga. If you were a girl you were probably thinking: Oooh girl, you can do better than that ol’ camel a** looking n**ga. The...
In The Studio Laying Down Tracks
So I was re-living the Beyoncé concert watching the Beyoncé concert special on TV last night with the clips and such that provided a little insight into what goes into making a concert exciting and it got me thinking about what they do to make an album, and that got me thinking about who I would want to go to a studio with, and go through the process of making album. What their rituals are, what...
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Review
Wow. I never reviewed an album before, via text. I’ll talk anybody up and down about the merits of Kanye’s work, but to put it in writing was a bit more difficult than I expected. So if you have any critiques of my writing, the technique/layout I used, not my opinion, let me know. This is definitely something I could see myself doing again. Here it goes: Dark Fantasy So the album...
So Amazon is running these daily deals selling albums as low as $1.99. And these aren’t your bargain bin greatest hits collections. Wake Up by The Roots and John Legend was $1.99. I bought the new Kanye album, deluxe edition, for $8.99. $8.99. The Gorillaz latest album is $1.99, too. Craziness, right? As a consumer, I’m like, “Oh yes”. Click to download. Load it up on my...
Rihanna’s voice is best suited to hooks and choruses.* *Not say she doesn’t have hits. She does, but I think I like her best as a featured artist.
Anonymous asked: I would love to see your review on each song on MBDTF.
I don’t think Chris Rock is funny, so during his entire interlude, I couldn’t get the image of him wearing a shiny suit and making weird gestures with his hands out of my mind so, I will be skipping that while listening to MBDTF.
Listening to Music
I like to make playlist. So I wouldn’t say I don’t put much stock into the composition of an album, but I never really noticed how important the flow of an album is in making the overall listening experience really enjoyable until I tried to listen to a sampler to mix things up. Case in point, since midnight on Sunday, (except for my attempt to listen to the sampler) the only two...
Nicki Minaj on Kanye West Album
If Nicki Minaj had narrated any of the fantasy stories of my childhood, I’d be one messed up kid. PS, be ready for a barrage of post regarding the Kanye West album.
How man? No way. Did he write for a symphony orchestra? Does he write for a jazz...– Quincy Jones about comparisons between himself and Kanye West.
I Can't Wait For The Grammy Awards
Because nobody has ever started an obituary with “American Music Award” Winner.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I am going to buy a physical copy of the Kanye West album tomorrow. To my Pittsburgh people: are there any stores closer than the Waterfront?/Would you like to join me? To everybody else: I can’t freaking wait. I will also take this opportunity to knock every Nicki Minaj album off the shelf and I will then proceed to step on every jeweled case until they are in little pieces
Twist of Kate follows the single reality TV mom, 35, as she visits and helps...– Yahoo. Who the heck would ask Kate Gosselin for help with their family? That’s like asking Lindsay Lohan for help kicking a bad habit.
Rhian’s Timeline For Listening to Christmas Music. December 23 December 24 December 25 With the exemption of one song: This Christmas as performed by Donny Hathaway. Only Donny Hathaway.
Anybody that hasn’t managed to come up with a digitized version of the...– John Perry Barlow, former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. True or false?