Archive for April 15, 2012
At the end of Mavado’s performance at the packed Dock Pullman in Paris Friday night, he called on stage a so special guest Gullyside family member Drizzy Drake. The crowd went wild as Drake showed Paris love and Mavado aptly performed Star Bwoy.
French Montana drops an in-studio performance of ‘Make Money’ Off “Coke Boys 3″.
David Banner crafted one of T.I.’s first commercial hits in 2003’s “Rubberband Man.” The track’s uplifting organ riff injected a lighter sound on Tip’s, Trap Musik LP.
Now, nine years later, Banner hopes to change up T.I.’s sound again, this time crafting a couple of records on Tip’s upcoming and highly-anticipated album, Trouble Man.
“We got a couple of songs that we did so far…super space age,” Banner recently told XXLMag.com. “One of the things that I wanted to do for Tip is to help create a new sound because we did that with ‘Rubberband Man.’”
“The industry was so dark at the time and [“Ruberband Man”] lightened it up,” the Mississippi MC and producer said. “To me, it was similar to when Busta Rhymes came out with ‘Woo Hah!!’ [Got You All in Check] in his time. [T.I.] was still talking about ‘wild as the Taliban,’ but the music was bright. I wanted to do something similar on this record in giving him a new sound, something you wouldn’t expect. So, yeah, I got a couple of records with him.”
With help of Banner and other producers, Tip’s Trouble Man LP seems to definitely be taking shape.
XXL recently reported that Miami producer Rico Love laced the Grand Hustle boss with a record called, “Tomorrow Here We Come,” which features Usher.
“It’s something new for Tip. It’s a more crossover feel to it, but it definitely has bass and a lot of bottom, so it gives it that bump,” Rico told XXL. “Usher comes in on the chorus and blows the record out of the water, man. I definitely wanted to go with something that had a immediate radio and club record feel.”
Trouble Man is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2012 release. Meanwhile, Banner’s free album, Sex, Drugs & Video Games will be available for download on May 22.
Official Video for Ice Burgandy “Lifestye” ft 2Eleven, Skrapp Or Die, Sean Mack, Directed and Edited by David Carranza off his “Progress Involves Risks Unfortunately“ mixtape.
ThisIsRnB is proud to bring you the world premiere of August Alsina’s debut mixtape, the DJ Scream assisted, “The Product.” Hoping to carve out his own path to musical success. The 19-year old singer/songwriter has chosen to release the project today Sunday, April 15th, in honor of the birthday of his late brother, who was gunned down in New Orleans in 2010. A fitting dedication to the brother who inspired him to leave the street life behind and make music his full time hustle.