Category Archives: Pop

Throwback: Eve-Let Me Blow Ya Mind Featuring Gwen Stefani

 Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” collaboration with Gwen Stefani was a successful merging of hip-hop and pop. Eve’s potent delivery of verses and Stefani’s amiable vocals settled over Dr. Dre and Scott Storch’s production with the panache of two boss ladies in the prime of their careers. The video has gone down as one the better moments of early 2000’s hip-hop with both artists in the midst of a funny party-crashing scenario. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” won the first Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002 and is Eve’s biggest single. Her debut album Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady crystallized her place as a solo artist but Scorpion expanded her artistic reach and she allowed the public to hear her singing voice as opposed to strictly rapping. The choice to combine her singing and rapping got Scorpion compared to Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation album. Scorpion was also nominated for the Best Rap Album Grammy and was no. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts and made no.4 on the Billboard 200. Eve has four solo albums and in 2017 she joined The Talk as one of the permanent co-hosts. She is currently working on new music and plans to debut a song on the show in the future. 

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Hello Yello Share Video For Feel That Again & Announce New EP

Oakland trio Hello Yello make their debut as a band with the video for “Feel That Again.” Vocalist Dylan, his younger brother Jaden (bass) and their friend Martin (drums) came together in the midst of Oakland’s music scene. Aramis Hudson of the Illegal Civilization skate collective stars in the “Feel That Again” video. The trio’s free-form approach to music which includes reggae, hip-hop, punk and grunge influences will be presented on their soon to be released debut EP. 

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Watch: Benny Sings Performs Passionfruit

Benny Sings announces his signing to Stones Throw with a video of him performing Drake’s “Passionfruit.” The Amsterdam native who has been crafting self-directed pop since 2003 said this about his rendition, “Pop music has always been a goal of mine and I liked the idea of presenting this song in a more old-fashioned or conventional way.” There is no news on a full-length release yet but fans can look forward to the next chapter in Sings’ career as a member of the Stones Throw family.  

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Watch: Nile Rodgers Talk About New Album & Career

Nile Rodgers talks to Tom Power of Toronto’s q studios about his new album with Chic and his stellar career. Rodgers explains how it feels for Chic to have a new album after 26 years, meeting and working with David Bowie and others like Madonna. Nile Rodgers and Chic are touring It’s About Time next month and tickets are on sale now. 

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Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics Album Stream

Neneh Cherry’s Broken Politics is her fifth album and the title is an honest description of the music’s focus. She previewed the material with the singles “Kong” and “Shot Gun Shack” that addressed the refugee crisis in Europe and gun violence. Four Tet produced the album that is far away from Cherry’s “Buffalo Stance” days in its moody expanse of sturdy pop. Cherry has a few tour dates in the United States during November and next year she will travel and perform in Europe. 

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