Young, Gifted and Black

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Wale graces the latest cover of Rolling Out magazine and below is an excerpt from the interview. http://rollingout.com

“I try to lead by example,” he explains. “When I was young, D.C. was the cocaine capital and most violent place in America. For me to go there and then move to suburban Maryland, I was almost like a social outcast. [Being] African [wasn’t] the most popular thing around the early ’90s. Then I was in the detention center from sixth grade to 12th grade. [For me] to make it out of that, anything is possible.”

Introducing Mike WiLL Made It

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Mike WiLL Made It, birth name Michael Williams, was born on March 23, 1989 in Marietta, Georgia, the youngest of three children with two older sisters. Mike WiLL’s mother was in a gospel group, singing for Dottie Peoples when Mike was young, and, according to Mike WiLL, his uncle was an accomplished guitar player. Growing up, Mike WiLL was athletic, participating in a number of sports, including basketball, baseball, and football, with dreams of becoming a professional athlete. As a teenager, Mike WiLL first developed his talent for music by re-playing popular instrumentals that he heard on the radio while he and his friends would freestyle to them. In a number of interviews, Mike WiLL has mentioned, in particular, re-playing the instrumental for “Still Fly,” a popular song by the southern rap group Big Tymers, on a makeshift Casio brand keyboard, and has also mentioned re-playing the song “Young’n (Holla Back)” by New York rapper Fabolous on production equipment at a local music store.
At age 14, Mike WiLL began to make his own beats on a Korg ES1 beat machine, which his father purchased for him as a Christmas present from local music store Mars Music. As Mike WiLL became more accomplished, he also began to use production equipment including the Korg Triton, the Akai MPC1000, the Yamaha Motif, and the Roland Fantom.
Upon graduating high school, Mike WiLL enrolled at Georgia State to pursue undergraduate studies, but dropped out after several semesters to focus on his career as a music producer.

Katy Perry Debuts ‘Walking On Air’ Single

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Pre-order Katy Perry’s new album Prism on iTunes NOW and get “Walking On Air” immediately! Listen to Katy Perry‘s brand-new single titled “Walking On Air“! The track serves as the second promotional single released off her upcoming third studio album Prism, which is scheduled for release on October 22 via Capitol Records. Produced by Max Martin and Klas Åhlund.

Young Chris: ‘I’m Alive’ Single Premiere!

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Check out the premiere of Young Chris‘s brand-new song titled “I’m Alive“! The track is the lead single of his new EP Vital Signs, which will be available on November 19th. The 6 song EP featuring production from Rico Love, Cardiak, Jahil Beats amongst others will serve as the prelude to his full length album Alive which is due out later on next year via eOne Music.

Christina Aguilera aktuell med ny musik

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Förhandslyssna på hela Christina Aguileras nya singel med titeln “We Remain”! låten är med på den kommande soundtracket till The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, som är planerad att släppas i november via Republic Records. Christina Aguilera kommer att släppa sin nya låt från The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack imorgon den 1:a oktober!

Nina Persson gör soloskiva

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Hon släppte sin första singel med Cardigans för nära 20 år sedan. En singel som följdes upp av sex album med vilka hon och bandet erövrade hela världen. Hon har släppt musik under namnet A Camp och varit inblandad i flertalet samarbeten och hyllningsprojekt med några av Sverige och världens allra mest välrenommerade musiker. Nina Persson är tveklöst en av Sveriges allra främsta popstjärnor och nu är det äntligen dags för henne att albumdebutera under egen flagg.

Nina Persson, som lämnade Sverige för New York för ett par år sedan, färdigställer inom kort sitt kommande album i en studio i Portland,USA. En första singel beräknas släpps i november och albumet i början av 2014 på Universal Music.

K-Ci & JoJo: ‘Show & Prove’ Single Premiere!

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Check out the premiere of the most popular duos of modern R&B K-Ci & JoJo‘s brand-new single titled “Show & Prove“! The track serves as the follow-up single to ‘Knock It Off’ – the lead single from R&B veterans K-Ci & JoJo new, comeback album My Brother’s Keeper, Which is available in stores now! Get it on iTunes here: ow.ly/oHh3l