Archive for June, 2009
Welcome to week 3 for Series III! This week’s question is as follows:
“Describe the most unique experience you’ve ever had during a performance”
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Let me see.
It was 2006 and I went to this talent show for a record company that probably doesn’t exist anymore. I performed a medley of Water In My Cup and High as a Kite. I have to admit, being that it was, pretty much, my first ever performance, that I was extra-ridica-nervous. Even still, when I hit the stage, I had the whole place jumping as the kids would say. But speaking of kids, some kid ended up winning it due to some *cough*industrypolitics*cough* type of stuff.
Why do I say that?
The guy/kid who won went to my alma marta to do a show and got BOOED off of the stage. Since then I knew that I was actually made for this… Unlike a lot of other industry creations.
You all already know how it goes down at a Majesty concert! Event’s are always sold out and the crowd is always enthused. I love to captivate the audience with a unique flavoristic style of performance! I like to bring it back to the old days when singers were true stars and it looked like it. I do not want to sell the fan short. Now that my album is complete expect the full live experience. My growing fan base always compliments me on my amazing stage presences and ability to put on a sold show. I love it when all eyes are on me, it makes me feel a sense of controll and that is definitely going to aid me in the future and it will give me an extended platform to reach people on serious community issues! I am rehearsing for my albums promotional tour and dates will be coming soon! Be informed and search me on myspace.
My most unique experience performing has got to be when I opened up for Big Daddy Kane and Mc Lyte. This was a huge honor for me to open up for the originators of hip-hop. At the end of the night Big Daddy Kane invited us (my group mates) to his dressing room, he then asked us to rap for him straight freestyle right then and there. I was a little nervous by the whole situation and fumbled around my words. Then Kane went and evaluated each of us, told us our strengths and weaknesses…
He came to me and said “You are going to be something huge I can see it, you just have to be able to deliver your lines with more conviction and strength. If you don’t believe yourself, you won’t be able to make the audience believe you” Those words still till this day have stuck with me. After every song I record I listen to it and judge myself on my delivery. In hip-hop it’s not necessarily what you say but how you say it. So I learned a lot that day. Not only did I perform great and had my lines and rocked the crowd but I was able to learn something extremely valuable that I still use today. So big ups and respect to Big Daddy Kane for the experience.
One of the first live shows that I remember was more of a spot at an Luther Vandross, Sting, Madona. So to say it was daunting would be an understatement. I rounded up my mates and headed down there after spending a week preparing the song. When I got there to my horror I saw Alexandra ONeal sat in the front row. My heart nearly stopped, I wanted to turn back and run but before I knew it one of my mates had gone and put my name down to sing. I was called up straight after Alexander ONeal. Some how I got through the song and I guess you could say I have never looked back since.. I had been going to a gospel singing class for a few years and with my new found confidence it was time to take it to the stage. All the time I was in my singing class I used to go down to this place called the Spot in Covent garden which was like an open mic night where all the best singers in town would go to show off. A lot of the singers were session singers who worked with the likes of
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Get ready to start seeing MUCH Mariah Carey in the coming months. Her album drops on the 25th of August and her single is getting ready to burn the charts up. Stand up and bow your heads, Billboard’s Queen is getting ready to slay!!!
Notice how she’s started dressing SO much more conservatively. It’s still a sexy look but her legs, chest and everything imbetween isn’t as exposed as the Mariah we’ve seen in the past years. I’m happy for her and that turkey neck, corny a** n**** she married. As long as she’s happy I am… All photos from the shoot come courtesy of Mariahdaily.com
Hell yea he did! He is still livid with Chris beating the donkey sh** outta Rihanna.
Jay-Z premiered his new video after the show and performed his new single “D.O.A” but reported threatened to chunk the deuce if Chris Brown remotely touched the stage this year… A source reports the following:
“Chris had been rehearsing and everything and Jay-Z pulled the plug on him single-handedly because everyone (record label, execs, etc) gave BET the ok for Chris to perform”
I know it must have hurt him to be left off the show like that but we can’t just pretend like he didn’t do anything… It’s only been a few months. Expect Jay to continue black balling Mr Brown…
These two look SO good together! Hope she can stay outta the sheets with Cassidy this time around…
Yesterday, June 28th, Mariah has started filming the music video for “Obsessed,” the first single off her new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Day one of the shooting was held behind closed doors on the fourth floor of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The concept of the video is a fiercely protected secret, and there are reportedly “many surprises” that they do not want to disclose at this time.
The “Obsessed” music video, directed by Brett Ratner, is tentatively set for release on Monday, July 13th.
Okay, now let me break it all down.
I thought it was amazing and very brave of Ms Jackson to address us so soon, almost in tears, an icon herself. Pray for the Jackson family, R.I.P Michael.
They should have flew Mariah and Trey Lorenz in for that “I’ll Be There” tribute, Jamie was all over the place, though Ne-Yo did his best to make up for it…
So….Beyonce was a mess for that boring a**, lame a**, almost unacceptable for the Grammy Awards even performance. If she really wanted to pay homage to the king of pop she should have torn that stage to shreds like he would have done, come on B.
Keyshia looked amazing but that song is trash! Even with Monica… They perform well together though.
Keri, I love you but it was kinda wack. She was doing WAY too much for me! We love MJ too bu you were cuttin up for those sox!
Why does Ciara INSISTTTTTT on singing live???????? Damn!
Drake and Young Money KILLED it! Very good!
Jay-Z had the best performance of the night, D.O.A sounds soooooo much better live then it does on wax, The Hov slayed this evening!
All in all, I was pretty disappointed with the show but I know MJ passing away threw a monkey wrench in program, it all seemed a lil last minute but they only had about 3 days so I’m not gon trip. I think Mike would be proud
Here are the nights big winners:
Best Male Athlete – LeBron James
Best Male Hip Hop – Lil Wayne
Best Female Hip Hop – M.I.A.
Best Collaboration – Jamie Foxx ft T-Pain
Best Male R&B Artist – Ne-Yo
Best Actress – Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor Will Smith
Best New Artist – Keri Hilson
Best Female R&B Artist – Beyonce
Video of the Year – Beyonce, for Single Ladies
Viewer’s Choice Award – T.I. ft Rihanna (Live your Life)
Humanitarian Award – Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean
Lifetime Achievement Award – The O’Jays
Lifetime Achievement Award – The O’Jays
Humanitarian Award – Alicia Keys & Wyclef Jean