Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It's easy to see Florida-native MC Flo Rida emerging as a divisive figure. He embraces the modern cornerstones of hip-hop/R&B (Akon cameos, samples of popular dance songs from different decades), but is also an unabashedly corny throwback to the days of booty bass and 2 Live Crew. That being said, R.O.O.T.S. doesn't require analysis. Instead, it commands attention with its unending emphasis on uproarious catchiness. There are moments of unintentional awkwardness, as when the macho mic-ripper lifts '80s icons Dead Or Alive's "Right Round" for the album's lead single. But tracks like "Jump" and "Touch Me" are so absurdly infectious, straddling the line between underground electro and commercial rap, that it's easy to give Rida a pass on his way to broad, radio-driven acceptance.
Discovering new talent is often a daunting task; however, when the formula is complete, all parts synergetic, the sky is the limit. With a noted machine behind him, coupled with his distinct originality, Flo Rida has captured the attention of many while simultaneously making a significant impact early in the game.
Flo Rida has already garnered more accolades than most artists see in their entire career. Months before his Poe Boy/Atlantic Records debut, Mail on Sunday, was even released, his explosive first single, "Low," shot to the top of nearly every chart--Top 40 radio, Billboard's Hot 100 chart and Hot RingMasters chart, Soundscan's Digital Song chart, iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, MySpace, MTV's TRL, BET's 106 & Park. And that was only the beginning!
Born the youngest boy amongst seven girls, the 28-year-old Carol City, FL native (born Tramar Dillard) learned the value of patience at a young age. Although his parents split when he was young, Flo's father, a multi-talented musician, inspired his son to express himself through music. Several of his sisters also formed a local gospel group. But tragedy struck when one of his sisters died from complications due to bronchitis. "When my sister passed away, I woke up and realized what I had to do," says Flo Rida. "I was the only boy of seven siblings, all sisters, and growing up without my father. I realized that I needed to make the most of my time on earth. I want to utilize all of my God-given talents and give back in a way that others can benefit. My mother is so strong and I always admired her for her strength and showing me that by sacrifice and being level-headed that anything is possible."
When Flo was in ninth grade, he began rapping with a group called the Groundhoggz. To this day, he still considers himself part of the group. As to the group's name, Flo Rida says, "Without being grounded, you have nothing to stand on. Nothing lasts long if you don't start from the ground up."
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1. Finally Here
2. Jump (Ft. Nelly Furtado)
3. Gotta Get It (Dancer)
4. Shone (Ft. Pleasure P)
5. Right Round
7. Be On You (Ft. Ne-Yo)
8. Mind On My Money
9. Available (Ft. Akon)
10. Touch Me
12. Sugar (Ft. Wynter)
13. Rewind (Ft. Wyclef Jean)
Chicago alt-rockers the White Tie Affair make their major label debut with WALK THIS WAY, a brisk, efficient set of electronic-influenced pop songs. Danceable debut single "Allow Me To Introduce Myself. Mr. Right" bears a strong resemblance to contemporary U.K. bands like Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys, while "Candle (Sick and Tired)" is a straightforward emo-pop rocker. Singer Chris Wallace and his bandmates fuse most of the dominant alternative rock trends of 2008 on their debut album, without sounding like derivative bandwagon jumpers.
Chicago alt-rockers the White Tie Affair make their major label debut with WALK THIS WAY, a brisk, efficient set of electronic-influenced pop songs. Danceable debut single "Allow Me To Introduce Myself.Mr. Right" bears a strong resemblance to contemporary U.K. bands like Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys, while "Candle (Sick and Tired)" is a straightforward emo-pop rocker. Singer Chris Wallace and his bandmates fuse most of the dominant alternative rock trends of 2008 on their debut album without sounding like derivative bandwagon jumpers.
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1. "Allow Me to Introduce Myself... Mr. Right" 2:59
2. "The Letdown" 3:39
3. "Candle (Sick and Tired)" 3:50
4. "Scene Change" 3:35
5. "Watching You" 3:23
6. "The Enemy" 2:50
7. "Take It Home" 3:20
8. "Price of Company" 3:42
9. "If I Fall" 3:36
10. "The Way Down" 4:25
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Season seven’s David Hernandez has taken full advantage of the exposure he received on American Idol in order to catapult his career. He is not only embarking on a holiday tour with fellow AI alums Diana DeGarmo, Kimberley Locke, and Chikezie, but he has also recently solidified a great contact in the industry to help him on his album. Actor and singer Eric West, who was named as one of US Weekly’s “One’s To Watch” and IMDB.com’s “Top Fresh Faces,” is expanding his already impressive resume by assisting David with his debut CD. The as-yet-untitled album is scheduled to drop next year.
Best of collection from Shawn Mullins.
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3. This Time/Last Time
4. Canyons & Caverns
5. Gulf of Mexico, The
6. Anchored in You
8. Everywhere I Go
9. Somethin' to Believe In
10. Santa Fe
11. I Know
12. Joy Terell Brown - (previously unreleased, solo acoustic version)
13. Lonesome I Know You Too Well - (previously unreleased, live)
14. Border Song - (previously unreleased, with Elton John)
15. Lullaby - (solo acoustic version)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
First single from Eric West's album Ascendancy out early 2010.
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