I know I’m late on this – but it’s so good I figured I could still get away with embedding it here, if you haven’t seen it yet… this is a take on KanYe’s “Good Fridays” – where he’d release new music for free on his website. The video is called “Good Christmas” – and it’s hilarious and in most cases, spot on.
In an interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show,” singer Jay Sean confirmed his next album, Freeze Time, is complete. But the Punjabi MC wouldn’t confirm much more than that.
“There were a few things we had to see if we could get done… if they materialized, and they did,” said Jay. “I’m trying to be very vague here.”
Immediately you might assume that one of those surprises involves fellow Cash Money/Young Money Records artist Lil Wayne. But don’t forget: Weezy is still serving his 8 month jail sentence for illegal firearms possession in New York. Matter of fact, there’s even a chance Wayne has yet to hear the album’s first single, “2012 (It Ain’t The End).”
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“You know what? I don’t even know if he’s heard it, poor thing, because he’s been inside,” admitted Jay. “I don’t know man… it’s so weird, I’ve got so many questions to ask him when he comes out. Does he know that while he’s been in, what’s been going on with Nicki (Minaj) and Drake? I mean, of course he must know, but he hasn’t been able to witness it.”
Lil Wayne does have some connection with the outside world: TMZ reported Monday that the rapper is now in solitary confinement after prison guards found him in possession of a pair of headphones and an MP3 player charger. Jay Sean says that someone from the Cash Money/Young Money camp visits Wayne at least once a week at Rikers Island.
Jay Sean hopes to drop his next album before the end of the year.
When an album as anticipated as Drake’s Thank Me Later leaks on to the Internet, I feel an obligation to download it, so I can share my thoughts and any other relevant info on my show. Being a radio DJ, I usually don’t feel obligated to eventually purchase a legal copy (most of the time, one is provided to me via the radio station/record label).
All of that changed on Tuesday. Find out why, plus hear exclusive audio from Drizzy from our chat last May in the podcast.
It could end up being one of the bigger club records of summer ’10: “I Wanna Get Drunk” by DJ Felli Fel featuring Lil Jon, Three 6 Mafia, and Fatman Scoop. The song basically takes Van Halen’s “Jump” and replaces the title with the word “drunk.” But there’s just one hurdle before party-goers begin drinking to it nationwide.
“Right now they’re in a little kind of ‘dust-em-up’ (with Van Halen’s people) about clearing the record but I think everything’s going to be alright at the end of the day,” revealed Fatman Scoop, who called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to promote a party he was hosting Saturday night at the Scranton Hardware Bar. “Hopefully this record is going to be what we think it is, which is like a summer anthem, a get drunk anthem.”
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Scoop called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to chat about the party he is hosting Saturday night (6/12) at the Scranton Hardware Bar, Drake, his new record “I Wanna Get Drunk”, and his reality show, “Man and Wife.”
Scoop knows a thing or two about club anthems. But his work has transcended turntables to radio, television, and even a couple Grammy awards. I was interested to know of his thoughts on Drake’s new album, Thank Me Later, which will be officially released on Tuesday. His answer surprised me.
“Most of the time, I don’t listen to albums like that before everyone else,” he responded. “I wanna get it right when everyone else gets it… but what I’ve heard… I can tell you pretty much that he has a good, bright future ahead of him.”
The hip-hop star said he hasn’t crossed paths with Drizzy yet, but figures it’ll happen sooner than later.
In an interview which aired Wednesday on The Ralphie Radio Show, English singer Jay Sean all-but-confirmed a forthcoming song with rapper Drake. But, the Cash Money crooner admits that the next single off of All or Nothing is not determined.
Jay Sean mentioned in past interviews that he would not speak about the track with Drizzy before the details were finalized. However, his response Wednesday hinted that the feature could be a done deal.
“Well, actually, I still have to stay tight-lipped about it,” Jay remarked. “(Laughing) I can’t say nuttin!”
After pressing about his choice of words, particularly interjecting the word “still” in to his response, the “Down” singer elaborated.
“Yesterday I went in to the studio and I did this song,” Jay Sean revealed. “To be honest, I just sent it straight away to the boss man (presumably Cash Money’s Ronald “Slim” Williams). I was like, ‘Dude, I think I might have just messed up our plan here.’”
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Jay Sean also reveals during the interview his inital thoughts when he first heard Lil Wayne’s verse on “Down”…
The aforementioned arrangement may have been to release the track with Drake as the next single. That idea might be in flux after Jay’s studio session. The Englishman notes that he actually entered the studio to write songs for someone else, but that he ended up with a track that he feels strongly about.
“This sounds like a huge single to me,” Jay said of the track he wrote. “So who knows? I think we might have to give Drake a phone call.”
Surely Drake would be able to answer the phone – he’s currently back in Canada after reinjuring a torn ACL while on tour with Lil Wayne.
Jay Sean’s LP, All or Nothing, will drop around Thanksgiving, according to Jay himself. This timeframe is pushed back from an original October target.
Working with big name songwriters and producers can have both pros and cons. This came to light in the recent feud between Kelly Clarkson and her record label over releasing the track, “Already Gone” to radio stations. Clarkson felt the song sounded too similar to Beyonce’s “Halo.” OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder wrote and produced both.
Butch Walker is behind many tracks from quite a few big name artists – from Avril Lavigne to Simple Plan, Katy Perry to Pink. Walker’s latest production is the song, “How You Love Me Now.” It’s a single from Hold On Tight, the debut LP of Hey Monday, a pop-rock group fronted by Cassadee Pope. The lead singer insists she wasn’t worried about the final collaboration with Walker sounding too similar to his other pieces of work.
“That’s always a risk,” admitted Pope. “But if you stay true to what your sound is and everything, and if it clicks with that other person, it’s usually just what you want.”
Pope called in to The Ralphie Radio Show on Tuesday to chat about a plethora of topics – including the new single, which Cassadee describes as “prideful.”
“It’s just about getting your heart broken and then that person wanting you back, but they also have someone else on the side,” Pope explained. “And you just kinda tell them that that’s not gonna happen.”
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Hey Monday’s debut LP also spawned the track, “Homecoming” which Pete Wentz featured on his CitizensFOB mix-tape last fall. The pop rockers are signed to Wentz’s Decaydence label. The association with the Fall Out Boy bassist carries many perks – Hey Monday supported Fall Out Boy on the band’s “Believer’s Never Die Tour Part Deux” last spring. Pope and Wentz also cameo together in Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Movie. In case you’re wondering, the lead singer did not meet actor and Young Money emcee Aubrey “Drake” Graham – he does not appear in the film.
Currently Hey Monday is playing a set of acoustic shows at Hot Topic stores across the country. Pope admitted, the idea to shop before or after performing at the malls is tempting.
“I kinda splurged the first few days, but I’m being good now,” said Pope. “I kinda had an episode in Forever 21. I bought a lot of shirts and, I think I bought a skirt too. I packed light for this tour because I knew I’d be shopping.”
This fall, Hey Monday will tour to support We The Kings and All Time Low.