Posts tagged Rihanna
Well – the let down continues. This really isn’t the complete record for me. Jay is STILL better than 90% of rappers – even on this record, but the highlight is Kanye. Not really impressed but Jay is still my favourite rapper and always gets the benefit of the (Reasonable) doubt.
I believe that a ‘braap braap’ is in order. And I thought Chris Breezy was off the hook due to the ‘new swine’ news…obviously not…
Here’s the FULL story written up by a girl in the crowd, wtf moment a gwan.
Looks like the big O is getting it in…
I know this is the 2nd post on Rihanna tonight, but for the record, I didn’t post anything until today on the matter. It’s some interesting nationwide coverage that should hopefully inspire some women to open up if they are in abusive relationships.
Rihanna’s producer has spoken out about the future of Rihanna via Yahoo! News. Adonis Shropshire told E! Online “This is definitely going to be an eclipse of what she’s done before. It’s going to be hot.” He also mentioned that Rihanna is still a kid and will need some time.
Full story here.
Firstly HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the lovesoul.TV readers, thank you for helping us run up well over 4500 hits in no time…we have new writers on the site and more content every week. Also big shout to all those who came out to see us DJ over Xmas and NYE in London.
Every year, Jazzy Jeff’s tour MC and all round underground legend, Skillz, does an end of year rap-up. He basically raps about stories that made the urban news in 2007 and it’s always good for a laugh. This year he mentions Akon dry humping kids on stage, Jay-Z sale of Roc-A-Wear, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce falling on stage, 50 and Kanye’s Album sales battle, Lil Wayne being on every record, Usher getting married, DJ Drama getting raided, Camron generally being ass, ringtone rappers like Soulja Boy, Amy Winehouse, Bobby Brown and Whitney, Rihanna (looking NASTY crossdressed), iPhone, Foxy Brown, T-Pain (getting his ass handed to him) and a whole bunch of other crazyness.
He’s got a couple of the clowns from Wild ‘N’ Out in there who make it MUCH funnier than just the song, and the clips help a lot, hopefully he’ll get some TV from it (take note MTV Base and Channel U). Still it’s not as funny as previous years, the beat is too boring and simple, and too many multiple references to 50, Akon, etc… I think he should invite rappers on some official remixes. Still if you’ve been listening for years, this is no reason to stop…you like?
In a statement released on Dec 24th (sorry, I know it’s mad late, but we’ve been booked and DJ’ing out like crazy), Jay-Z announced his plans to step down as President of Def Jam. He will no longer be reporting in an executive context to L.A. Reid, but will continue to record as an artist for Roc-A-Fella Records which is distributed through the Island Def Jam (IDJ) Music Group.
Jay-Z with Anotonio ‘L.A.’ Reid – Image courtesy of Getty Images and NYDailyNews.com
Jay-Z states “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have served as President of such a culturally-defining label as Def Jam over the last three years. During that time, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of the world’s most dynamic artists and many of the most dedicated and talented executives in the music business today, including [IDJMG Chairman/ CEO] Antonio “L.A.” Reid. But now it’s time for me to take on new challenges. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to build upon the Def Jam legacy, helping to move the company into a new era of artistic success.”
L.A. Reid himself issued the following statement to make many believe that the fall out will be dealt with amicably, and everybody is set to keep getting money and plaques in 2008. “While we regret his decision to move on, we certainly respect it. Since Jay joined us as President of Def Jam in 2005, we have all benefited from his leadership, sense of spirit and invaluable friendship. While he will continue to be one of our signature artists, he will nonetheless be missed in this executive capacity. The entire Island Def Jam family joins me in wishing him the very best in all of his future business endeavors.”
And so as the Carter Administration closes at the end of 2008, will we see the return of many disgruntled Def Jam artists get the slice of the marketing budget they claim was mis-handled when Jay held the purse strings? We’ll have to wait and see what 2008 holds, but this move is very characteristic of of Jay’s ‘end on a high’ style (as he did when he ‘retired’ after dropping The Black Album, putting out the Fade to Black movie and filling out Madison Square Garden in record time). The high this time of being the 26 nominations that Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Jay-Z himself have been awarded in the 2007 Grammy nominations list (see previous post).
Big shout to HipHopDx for putting together the interesting categories
Nominees for Album Of The Year are:
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace — Foo Fighters
These Days — Vince Gill
River: The Joni Letters — Herbie Hancock
Graduation — Kanye West
Back To Black — Amy Winehouse
Nominees for Record Of The Year are:
“Irreplaceable” — Beyoncé
“The Pretender” — Foo Fighters
“Umbrella” — Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
“What Goes Around…Comes Around” — Justin Timberlake
“Rehab” — Amy Winehouse
Nominees for Song Of The Year are:
“Before He Cheats” — John Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
“Hey There Delilah” — Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T’s)
“Like A Star” — Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
“Rehab” — Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
“Umbrella” — Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)
Best Urban/Alternative Performance nods go to:
“Make A Baby” — Vikter Duplaix
“That’s The Way Of The World” — Dwele
“Daydreamin’” — Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
“Fantasy” — Meshell Ndegeocello
“Dream” — Alice Smith
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration nods go to:
“I Wanna Love You” — Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
“Kiss, Kiss” — Chris Brown & T-Pain
“Let It Go” — Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim
“Umbrella” — Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
“Good Life” — Kanye West Featuring T-Pain
Nominees for Best Rap Song are:
“Ayo Technology” — N. Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
“Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)” — Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)
“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” — A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)
“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” — Soulja Boy Tell’Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell’Em)
“Good Life” — A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)
For Best Rap Album, the nominees are:
Finding Forever — Common
Kingdom Come — Jay-Z
Hip Hop Is Dead — Nas
T.I. vs T.I.P. — T.I.
Graduation — Kanye West
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