Thursday, January 31, 2008
Last week after a show i bumped into Anthony Lewis aka Man of all trades and Rick Caps head of radio & promotion at Atlantic records/Skyzoo manager in the streets of NYC. I love bumping into my friends and making them take pictures. Anthony Lewis would like for everyone to watch out for upcoming hip hop artist Skyzoo iTunes Mixtape . If you don't know about Skyzoo please get with the program!!!! Check out Anthony at : www.myspace.com/just_anthony25
SC loves you Crazy A.Lewis Haaaa!!!!!!!
ps: dont forget to google skyzoo you can also find him www.myspace.com/skyzoo
Yes you read that right, McDonald's employees love us more. Sterling aka "oh my god I'm so nervous" was so excited to take our order he even gave us some free food out the menu. He was like "hey are you guys celebrities or something "we were like "No" he says "so what do you guys do ?" we say "we are music journalist we write for streetcosignor" he's like "wow give me the link so i can check on my phone". So he gets off the register and goes on his break to check the site. He says " omg like your site is so cool , omg omg I'm so nervous to be sitting with you guys" we're like "are you ok?" he says "omg i never really been so close to like.. omg I'm so nervous , you guys are like celebrities , I'm so scared" so we started laughing . He was like "how can i be in your site?" we say " If you hold up our sign you can be on it" He says " OMG I'm so nervous , i can't believe I'm gonna take a picture and be on your site.........
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
SC was invited to be part of clothing line Triko big sale event in NYC . The Triko Takeover was a huge success. Many Triko fans came out to support and pick up some clothes , goodie bags etc...
The atmosphere was dope we had so much fun. Music was provided by London Socialite KESH , Rahsaan and Dj Melo - X . Performances by Rahsaan & Jae. All upcoming companies including us!!! were Photographed By Dj Melo- X which is also a photographer. Shout out to Sais , Ryan and King Stampede for holding it down at the event. Take a look at some of the pics taking by me!!
Fat Joe is expected to release his eighth solo album this year, however his paper may not be long.
According to internet reports, the real Elephant in the Room might be near $150,000 deep Joey Crack is in to the tax man.
Official state documents report that the rapper (born Joseph Cartagena) owes the IRS $70,000 while his company Terror Squad Productions is back $70,494.52 in taxes. I don't know what's wrong with these rappers these days. I know one thing, he won't be makin it rain on them hoes, no more messing with the tax man. I fuck with a lot of people, but the people I know NOT to fuck with is the I, the R, and the S!
The Release date for "The Elephant in the Room" is in early March. It will feature appearances from Diddy, Rick Ross, Fabolous and production from Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, Nate "Danja" Hills and The Runners.
For you guys that are not familiar with Leona please get with the program. Leona is a upcoming artist from the U.K . She has been compared to Beyonce , Celine Dion ,Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Leona was discovered in a british talent show called " The X factor" produced by American Idol Simon Cowell , who was also a judge on the show. Leona is so serious that her first U.K album went platinum in over 5 weeks and her first single broke a world record by being downloaded 50,000 times in 30 minutes. Now Leona wants to do the same in the U.S, with her album titled "Spirit" coming out April 8th. Do you think she's hott enough to take over the U.S????? Check out her video for "Bleeding love"
We can't just can't get enough of this guy. Not only does he have a hit reality show on MTV, but Sean "Diddy" Combs is launching a new reality TV series for VH1. He's looking for a 24/7 personal assistant with the "whatever it takes attitude". Open casting will be held in all major cities across the country. All contestants must be atleast 21 years of age.
I'll have to bow and take my hat off to anyone who can deal with Diddy, because that's one nigga you can't play around with. That walk to Juniors alone is wild. Hell I won't even go get my own cheescake when I'm craving it. lol
The results on this list are crazy. Maybe next year the ladies from streetcosignor can be up on it. Hey you never know LOL!!!!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Jay Z has premiered his video for his third single "Pray" . The video was directed by Jason Goldwatch. This song was produced by P.Diddy's and his team Hitman . It samples Hank Marvin "New Earth". This song features his wifey Beyonce and BadBoy artist Cheri Dennis. This song is okay its not one of my favorites out the album. I would've pick another song as my third single. Take a quick guess let me know what song you think i would've picked.
Poor Ashanti , her fourth album Declaration keeps getting pushed back. She had a couple of singles out there like " Switch" feat. Nelly , "Hey Baby" and her latest "The way that i love you" she had people thinking her album was coming out soon. But there are rumors circulating that it may drop sometime in June. check out her latest single " The way that i love you" .
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
If you didnt catch on to how the dance is done check out KeKe doing the WuTang!
We want to see YOU do the WuTang dance. Submit a video of you, your momma, your daddy, Uncle Ray, god children, your cousins cousin's baby mother etc.... doing the dance.
Email us at STREETCOSIGNOR@GMAIL.COM doing the WuTang and we will post it on our blog under the "Shall We Dance" category.
This weeks Mic Check goes to Rahsaan of Renegade Music/G-Town Music Group. A Brooklyn native, Rahsaan has proven to be one the hottest emcees coming up, not to mention he's one of the greatest performers I've seen on stage thus far. This Guyana born native, is a former menswear designer/spokes model for MECCA USA, which won his collections features on cast members in HBO's TV series THE WIRE. He has opened up on the road for Young Jeezy, Keysha Cole, Dipset, Talib Kwali and he list continues. He was the winner of SO SO DEF's Future Star Talent Search, and flown to Atlanta, GA to perform at Jermaine Dupri's Birthday Party. He has also done some acting in commercials for both BET and MTV. In 2007 he released a Street Album titled God's Favorite Rapper, which included two of my favorite tracks"Little Ghette Boy" and "Nigga What".
On Wednesday January 30, 2008, Rahsaan will be receiving an award at the 1st Annual Underground and Indie (U-N-I) Award Show for BEST MALE SOLO PERFORMER for 2007, brought to you by Shining Star Productions and Music Notes Magazine. This event will take place at Club Snitch, 59 W. 21st Street, New York, N.Y. at 8:00pm. StreetCosignor will be in the building!
Join the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) as it pays tribute to famed singer, songwriter, producer, record executive and one of the creators of the legendary Motown sound, William "Smokey" Robinson. Tune in for this commercial-free special, “An Evening of Stars: Tribute To Smokey Robinson,” Sunday, Jan. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
I'm a big fan of Smokey's, so if you have my number and plan on calling me around the time the show airs.....DON'T!
According to Realitytv.com ,Gone Country uproots seven musical celebrities (Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider, Diana DeGarmo, Julio Iglesias Jr, Maureen McCormick and Sisqo) and moves them into a Nashville mansion together to embark on a two-week adventure, hosted by singer/songwriter John Rich. Each celebrity is paired up with some of Nashville's finest songwriters in an attempt to prepare them for a career in country music. In each episode, the cast competes against each other in challenges that will test them musically and physically to adapt to a country music lifestyle, both on and off the stage. At the end of the two weeks, the artist that is most prepared to impress a country audience, as determined by Rich, will record and release a song. For the people that don't watch the country music channel get up on that. I cant wait to see Bobby Brown and Sisqo wild out on the show.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Here’s the cover for Erykah Badu’s upcoming album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), dropping February 26th. This album cover is dope!!!! The art work is banoodles. Pay close attention to the art work surrounding her face . She shows snapshots of issues that goes on daily in america.
View the album’s official tracklisting below.
1. “Amerykahn Promise”
2. “The Healer / Hip-Hop”
4. “My People”
6. “The Cell”
8. “Master Teacher”
9. “That Hump”
11. “Honey” (Bonus)
This is one my favorite upcoming producers. Hasan Insane has been making beats for almost 10 years. He's graduate from Five Towns College and well known on the streets. I first heard Hasan in 2004 when he released the "The Pink Album" a remix of Jayz's Black Album. Following that in 2005 he released "Perfect Strangers" a mixtape with Nas and Jay-Z's accapellas over his beats. He has worked with Tape Masters Inc., Skyzoo, Mickey Factz, Jesse Boykins, and the list goes on.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
"Dial My Heart" was the jam! I believe I was in 5th or 6th grade at the time. Still playing vinyls. The Roger Rabbit was the dance out, and these 4 boys won the hearts of many little girls. I had a huge crush on Hakim.
The Abdulsamad brothers, better known as the boys, Khiry, Tajh, Hakim, and Bilal were multi-talented. Not only were they electrifying on the stage, they wrote songs and produced themselves- Motown's youngest producers ever.
Nobody but insiders knew what happened to The Boys, as they seemingly vanished from the face of the earth. I thought that Motown dropped them, but to my surprise they dropped Motown.
Believe it or not The Boys are still in the entertainment business. They relocated to Gambia on the West Coast of Africa after being inspired by Alex Haley's "Roots". Only Hakim and Bilal made Gambia their place of residence.
Today Khiry lives in Los Angeles working in film and video production. Tajh lives in Atlanta, Georgia as do their parents, and is working in merchandising. With the help of mom and dad, they invested in real estate and owns Grand Oak Villas, a retirement community in Pensacola, Florida. Hakim and Bilal operate to reording studios in Gambia, where they produce themselves and locals.
Clyde: I’m Clyde
Harry: & I’m Harry
SC: How old are yall?
SC: How did yall get into production?
Clyde: Well me, had musical training since I was 6yrs old & Harry told me he wanted to produce music one day
Harry: When I was in I was in Junior High School
Clyde: So I started teaching him music & that’s how it happened
Harry: I didn’t have any musical training
SC: So yall related?
Clyde: Yeah that’s my brother
Harry: That’s my brother
SC: So how long have you guys been working together as Clyde & Harry Productions?
Harry: Since we’ve been in Junior High, That’s when niggas started getting serious? We were like 12 yrs old & started going hard with it, playing around with Drum Machines & stuff like that out of mom’s house
SC: What is it like working together as brothers? Do you argue? Dou you fight?
Harry: Oh yeah, we do all that
Clyde: All the time man
Harry: I mean that’s apart of a relationship
SC: Who be getting beat up?
Harry: Both of us
Clyde: You trying to split the team up already
SC: Are there any producers that you would compare yourselves to if you could? & why?
Clyde: I don’t think I compare myself to any ONE producer. I think like maybe a mixture of producers. But that’s natural for every producer and artist.
Harry: We just don’t have one that we’re influenced by. We’re influenced by all different types of music. Our production is a wide variety. We just don’t have one sound. We have different thing that we like to do.
SC: Which producers do you like?
Clyde: Of course Timbaland, I’m a big J.D. fan personally, I like Jermaine Dupri. I like all the music he writes. Look at all the Usher stuff and Mariah Carey; they wouldn’t be anything with out him.
SC: What equipment do you guys use?
SC: Well damn (laughs)
SC: How long does it usually take you to produce a beat?
Clyde: I’ve made beats in like 20 seconds & sometimes it takes me 20days, nah mean
SC: What artists have you made beats for?
Clyde: Right now, hot record that we made a beat for is for Kapps whose now (Theophilus London) the “Invisible Man” joint, we got a couple other joints with Kapps, Denim, Hicks, Chris Cassanova it’s a lot of them
SC: What artists are you looking forward to working with in the future? Signed or Unsigned. Like whom would you like to have a Clyde & Harry beat in their studio?
Clyde: Me personally, Lauryn Hill or Maxwell
SC: Owww! I love Maxwell!
SC: What do you most like about your profession? & what do you least like about it?
Harry: The freedom to create what you want. You don’t have a boss and you don’t have a schedule
Clyde: The least thing I like about it is the money. The money messes everything up.
Harry: It messes up your creativity, it just messes up everything
SC: When you’re not making beats, what do you do in your spare time?
Clyde: Writing hooks or recording
SC: Do you guys go to school?
SC: Now we always see Clyde on the scene, everywhere, Sputnik, and different showcases & Shit? Harry Where you be at B? Where you be at Humping or Working? We want to know!
SC: All day?
Harry: All Day
SC: Because it looks like Clyde is the outgoing one and you’re the quiet one. Or am I wrong? Is it the total opposite?
Clyde: This is definitely “Silent Bob”, he’s on his grind. But he’s just not talking about it.
SC: How would you describe your style of music?
Clyde: Oh I don’t have a description of style of music. I can do just about anything.
SC: Clyde I always hear you beat boxing at your shows, how long have you been doing that?
Clyde: I don’t beat box. It’s just a little show routine that I always do with Live Wire and I tried it once with Demin. Harry does all the beat boxing.
SC: Ahhhh, so Harry’s the one? Harry how long have you been doing it?
Harry: That’s actually how I started getting into production. You know how people walk around and sing the songs, I would do the beat. People would say, “Yo, you should start making beats”. That’s when I came to my brother and said, Yo, Lets do this”.
SC: I was at Katra, and Clyde was there performing. I was paying attention to the crowd and the ladies were staring at him hard. I want to know what yall status is, are you single? Are you in a relationship?
Clyde: It’s music man
Harry: yeah that’s my girlfriend
Clyde: That’s so cliché right? Everybody says that. I’m gonna have to come up with another answer for that.
SC: Yes, you need a new one!
SC: Do you guys smoke?
SC: If you guys were to take girls out, what is your ideal date?
Clyde: As long as I’m not in the cold, it’s ideal
Harry: Doesn’t Matter as long as I’m with a girl that doesn’t talk too much
SC: If you guys saw a girl that you were interested in, how would you approach her? How would you get the number?
Clyde: It depends on who she’s staring around, it depends on a lot. Shit it depends on the season. You got to check me in July and I’ll let you know then
SC: Harry, what about you?
SC: Aight mute man I’ll come back to you
SC: I recently interviewed Kapps and I asked him, what producers he wanted to work with , he said Timbaland and someone else was mentioned. He said he wanted to stick with his family, Clyde & Harry and some other cat. How does that make you feel that Kapps considers you his family and that he’s showing loyalty to you guys?
Clyde: It’s all good. That feels good nah mean, it’s rare in this game that you find loyalty. But if we were making wack tracks, we wouldn’t be family. I love him to death, but that’s with anybody. He’s definitely a talented young man.
SC: Underground Cosigning?
Clyde: I read you’re other interviews and I see other artists cosigning other artists, so I’m cosigning producers! I’m not talking about the Kapps’ and Mickey Factzs’. I’m cosigning producers. I like Precize, and I’m not just saying that because he’s apart of what you’re doing. I really like Precize’s work. I like that “Supra” joint. It’s dope. I’m cosigning another producer I like, his name is Avenue. And I’m cosigning Harry.
Harry: Hicks, he’s sick! I’m not just saying that because he’s our artist, he’s something new for real. Denim and Chris Cassanova.
SC: Street Cosigning?
Clyde: I’m not saying Jay-z because that’s like cosigning Michael Jordan. If I had to cosign a producer in the game today, I’d have to say Jus Blaze, because hes the only producer today, that’s signed, that makes all of his own beats. Timbaland has a production team. Polow da Don who had 2 or 3 hits, has his own production team.
Harry: This is our production team right here. It’s just us.
SC: The Brothers….Brothers!!!!
StreetCosignor Tube: We were able to get a few snippets of beats out of Clyde & Harry
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Chris Brown - With you
Janet Jackson - Feedback
Fat Joe feat. J Holiday - I wont tell
The Dream - Falsetto
Flo Rida - Low
Trey Songz feat. Plies - Cant help but wait
Styles P - Blow your mind
Rihanna - Don't stop the music
Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction
Ryan Leslie feat. Kanye West - Diamond Girl
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
It's been about 10 years since Paula released any music. Well not anymore , Paula has been working on some new music lately. She doesn't have any plans to come out with an album as of yet, but check out the single she recorded for Randy Jackson's upcoming compilation album.The video for it is even rumored to be premiering at the super bowl in a few weeks.
Check out her song " Dance like there's no tomorrow"