R&B singer The-Dream has made a big contribution to the music world, or at least he thinks so. In a recent interview with BET.com, the “Rockin That Thang” singer says he’s personally rejuvenated R&B. He states, quote,
“I’m at my peak as far as what The-Dream the artist is as an R&B artist. Yeah, because in some particular type of way I’ve changed the sound or made it…I made R&B somewhat cool again.” READ MORE
Gaga, has shocked even herself with her latest message to embrace abstinence. Furthermore, she is urging fans to do the same, reports MTV.com.
“I can’t believe I’m saying this â€“ don’t have sex,” Gaga said in England, where she is promoting MAC’s Viva Glam Campaign to fight AIDS. “It’s okay not to have sex, it’s okay to get to know people,” she says. “I’m celibate, celibacy’s fine.” READ MORE
Fruitman is one of the newest emcees in the rap game, and is bringing a refreshing sound to the industry. Throughout the many interviews Freddyo.com has done in the past, I must say itâ€™s always good to find someone that is making change.
Respect is one thing I give Fruitman due to his appreciation of hip-hop culture, music in its entirety, and his passion for wanting to produce quality music. Recently releasing his mixtape called â€œThe Point 5â€, Fruitman stops by with Freddyo.com to explain the freshness of his music and staying above the rap game.
Freddyo.com: How did you get the name the Fruitman?
Fruitman: That name basically came from my reputation in the streets of Atlanta and Columbus. You know, thatâ€™s what they call me in the streetsâ€¦(chuckles)
Freddyo.com:So who inspired you as far as musicians and rappers?
Fruitman: I mean, really, I didnâ€™t have any direct inspiration. In a way, it just basically came from listening to artists just talk about glory and no losses. And that is not an accurate depiction of what goes on in these streets. In my music, I try to tell my story of the streets, with all the losses and the glory. You see, people get in the booth and rap about other peoplesâ€™ lives.Â So I guess I was inspired byâ€¦not only all types of music, like gospel, Jay z, Rockâ€¦but also those studio gangstas who just rap about what they see, you feel me? Got to give you my storyâ€¦ READ MORE
Here are some pictures of Nicki Minajâ€™s who is featured in the new issue of XXL. Here is part of the interview on what she felt like when things started coming together for her.
I definitely think that, when I shot the [â€œUp Out My Faceâ€] video with Mariah Carey, I started feeling like, Wait a minute, this is not something I really ever envisioned for my life just nine months before that.
You can read some of the article on their official site . How do you all really FEEL about Nicki? I know she is always on everyone’s site, but do you think she should DESERVES all this press…WITHOUT an album? I understand Young Money’s marketing strategy, but should she be getting all this attention??
R&B superstar Whitney Houston is returning to good health. The singer was forced to cancel her European concert dates over an upper-respiratory infection earlier this week. She tells People.com, quote, “I’m feeling great. I’m just ready to move on and continue my world tour.” Houston was hospitalized earlier this week in Paris, just ahead of her Tuesday night concert at Bercy Palace, which was postponed. But the singer doesn’t want fans to worry. She says, quote, “My health is terrific. But this is a time when I get a lot of allergies.” With the first dates of her European tour already rescheduled, Houston is now set to begin her tour there on Tuesday, April 13th in Birmingham, England.
Houston says any reports of her having gone into a downward drug spiral are “ridiculous” and that she doesn’t even respond to those kinds of reports anymore.
The homie Trey Songz will have a new album on shelves this fall. The singer’s manager – and Def Jam executive – Kevin Liles says fans can look for a new release this September. He tells MTV News, quote,
“September 14th, new album. He’s not gonna stop. He’s gonna keep his foot on people’s necks, and he’s going to make sure they understand that we have to redefine R&B. We have to work hard every single day to be the best.” Liles says he is continually “inspired” by Trey Songz, noting that the vocalist has a busy schedule coming up in the next few month. In particular, Songz will be appearing in a new reality show with Young Jeezy this June, as well as participating in the BET Awards.
Liles adds, quote, “We’ve got the “Blueprint Three” [tour experience] from the eyes of Jeezy and Trey Songz coming out. The first show airs on BET on June 27, the night of the BET Awards. The show comes first, and then right after that, the BET Awards.” Trey Songz’s last album, “Ready,” dropped last August. The record opened at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, and has since sold more than 600-thousand units.
His wardrobe may be filled with crisp suits and coordinating fedoras, but Usherâ€™s sleek style is no match for his two young sons!
â€œHaving kids man, donâ€™t wear white. Have you ever had an explosion?â€ the singer asked George Lopez on Lopez Tonight Thursday. â€œChanging the diaper, obviously when they gotta go they gotta go.â€
And for the starâ€™s two sons Usher â€˜Cincoâ€™ Raymond V, 2 Â½, and Naviyd Ely, 15 months, sometimes that sudden urge to go comes right on dadâ€™s lap! READ MORE
Erykah Badu has STIRRED up some folks with her new video “Window Seat”, posted earlier this week on Freddyo.com. Apparently she only had one shot to get this video right, because,Â you know, being ASS out in public isn’t exactly legal in America.Â To me, I thought it was beautiful (of course). Do you think she was wrong for showing her goods with kids around, or was it self expression and art?? I know one thing, if I saw that as a kid, I would never forget it…