This is cute….but I know Drake isn’t going to be able to match the hype or artistry surrounding his mixtape (debut album)… He should still do well!
Archive for April, 2010
Perry directs his screen adaptation of the Obie Award-winning play by Ntozake Shange, and produces alongside Paul Hall. The film’s all-star cast includes Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose and Macy Gray.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf is scheduled for nationwide release on January 14, 2011.
Common is back in the studio cooking up his next album with producers Kanye West and No I.D., the rapper announced today. He described the project, tentatively titled “The Believer,” as “soulful hip-hop.”
“It’s ‘good’ music,” he said. “The themes are street music and elevation, things that I feel like I always embody when I rap. But here there’s new situations, new solutions.”
As far as production goes, Common says he’s working with No I.D. and Kanye West, both of which have produced a couple of his previous albums — “Be” and “Finding Forever,” “Resurrection” and “One Day It’ll All Make Sense” respectively.
“I’m striving to get it out in the fall,” he said, adding that fans can expect a single by late summer or early fall.
Common is currently promoting his leading role in romantic comedy “Just Wright,” a film in which he plays an NBA player who falls for his physical trainer. He and costar Queen Latifah recorded a song entitled “The Next Time,” produced by Karriem Riggins, that will be featured over its closing credits.
Besides pursuing other acting roles, Common stated that his Chicago-based national nonprofit, the Common Ground Foundation, is taking the front seat for now. “I’m working with Rita Williams and a team of other people empower the youth holistically, mentally, academically, socially, health-wise,” he said. “It shows African American people in such a classic way, in such a beautiful way,” he said, “but appeals to people of all nationalities.”
I really haven’t been that much a fan of Common, last thing I liked was “Come Closer” ft MJB and some track my little brother was always jam’n on the “Be” album. I’m gonna pic this new project up and let y’all know what I think 🙂
It’s a okay song but I think he should have chosen something more genre bending like his first single. “Nothin On You” is something anyone can feel, while “Bet I” is gonna be a urban dance track for the urban clubs… The commercial fanbase he’s established will be put off and he’ll have to feed them something closer to his 1st single to get them to buy his debut…
The new artist just de-throned Rihanna on the Billboard Hot 100, “Nuthin On You” replaces her 5 week chart topper “Rudeboy”, which has slipped to #2.
Being looked at as the most anticipated member of the XXL Freshman Class of 2010, all eyes have essentially been on J. Cole, waiting on his next move.
Under the tutelage of Jay-Z, the Roc Nation’s first artist is showing signs of his debut album, releasing what is reported to be his first single.
Peep the single:
With the rumored single out, that must mean that there is an a title for the upcoming project. Resources are stating the Cole’s first offering will be called Cole World and it should definitely be expected to drop over the summer.
Having so many major names dropping between June and August, who would Cole choose to “compete” with?
From The Come Up to The Warm Up, Cole has exceeded expectations in regards to the mixtape world and presented something not done by many rappers of today.
His moves, however, have been related to the mixtape circuit, and as is the case with Drake, it’s a completely different world when it comes to an actual studio effort.
Yea he a worthy signee, haven’t been as impressed with his rhymes until this point, he did the damn thing on this single, SLAY!!!!