Congratulations to Singer/Songwriter and “RHOA” cast member Kandi Burruss for recently signing record deal with Asylum Records.Â Her album should be coming out in the spring and will include producers Jazzy Pha & Drumma Boy.Â I also heard that it will feature rappers Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Rasheeda.
Kandi also recently gave an interview to The Canadian Press about using the “RHOA” to jump back into the music scene.
AP: You rewrote and produced the song “Tardy For the Party” for your cast mate Kim Zolciak. Were you worried about the song failing while on the show?
Burruss: It could’ve went either way. It went good but it could’ve been career suicide for me. If that song would’ve been wack, that’s all people would remember me by. Nobody would’ve taken me seriously. Labels would’ve been saying I’m not hot anymore as a writer. … I’m thankful it turned out all right.
AP: Now, you’re looking to release an album this year. What will be the album title?
Burruss: At first, I was going to call it “B.L.O.G.” because I was inspired by some of the things I read on the blogs. Now I’m feeling like I should called it “Fly Above.” I’m overcoming stress and drama.
AP: Will you go into depth about your “Housewives” experience and A.J.’s death on the album?
Burruss: Some of the songs were written prior to the show. Half of the songs were written during my relationship with A.J. With the “Housewives” show you get the visual. So this album is the soundtrack to the show.
In an attempt to come back, Young Buck has been putting a lot of music out online.Â In his new song “Sooner or Later”Â he’s going in on 50 Cent and some of the newer members of G-Unit.Â Buck has been in the news the past couple of days about being secret lovers with Ray J and took to twitter to clear his name.Â
Ever wonder what your kids are listening to?Â Well let me put you up some game…they are lisitening to TRAVIS PORTER!!!!Â The most popular group in Atlanta right now.Â It started with “All The Way Turnt Up” and now they have a new single “Go Shorty Go”Â along withÂ a new webseries ‘We Are Travis Porter”.Â Check out the video for “Go Shorty Go” and “We Are Travis Porter” web series below and tell me what you think!
Robin Thicke’s new album Sex Therapycame out with little to no fanfare.Â But do not count out his ability to make hits like he always does.Â That really sexy baby making damn I can’t wait to see you again music.Â My favorite song on his new album is “It’s In the Morning” produced by Teddy Riley and featuring Snoop Dogg.Â Take a listen to Robin’s take on the things that can happen in the morning!!Â And be sure to go out and get his new album!!!Â I think this should be his next single…
“It’s In The Morning”
So you heard it…what do you think?Â Was it hot as I said it was?Â Let me know!
Bow Wow hasn’t been in the news for good music lately.Â He’s actually been on twitter ventingÂ his frustrations with others.Â Â I reallyÂ need these artists to practice a little more self control!!Â I mean come on folks!!Â Is it just me, or haveÂ artists been acting aÂ FOOL on twitter?Â Â Shout out to Gyant forÂ his report on that.Â
NowÂ asÂ far as his music goes, I have to give it toÂ him.Â Â He has some HOT music out there!!!Â Check out this new song “No One Else Matters” with Gudda Gudda from Young Money and tell me what you think.Â Does it have press play power???Â Would you put it on repeat???
It’s Monday, and you might need something to get you through the week.Â So today, I would like to introduce you to The Foreign Exchange.Â This Grammy Nominated groupÂ includes singer/songwriter Phonte (from the rap group Little Brother), and producer Nicolay.Â Â
Below, you can check out the video for “Take Off Your Blues” the lead single from their latest release Leave It All Behind.Â There is also aÂ video for their second single, “I Wanna Know” whichÂ tells the real life drama that can happen in a relationship when an artist goes on the road.Â The entire album is wonderful.Â
“Take Off Your Blues”
“I Wanna Know Video”
The Foreign Exchange will be performing along with Bilal in Atlanta at Center Stage on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8pm.Â I hope to see you there!
In order for a song to be justÂ right, there has to beÂ chemistry between the producer and the artist.Â DrakeÂ definitley has that chemistry on “Zone” produced byÂ theJ.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.Â “Zone” is classic Drake material that reminds you of the music he made on So Far Gone.Â It will also remind you why he is so successful.Â I hope to hear more music from him like this in the future!