Atlantic Records created a new webisode called “The Game Changers” where they brought together 4 of the hottest new artists that are changing the game right now, Janelle Monae, B.o.B., Lupe Fiasco & Estelle, for a round table discussion.
Hosted by Danyel Smith (former editor of VIBE Magazine), the show also highlights the honor and respect these artists have for each other’s craft.
“If there were a female version of me, it would be Janelle Monae.” ~ B.o.B.
Black History Month honors those individuals who took risks and by doing so, changed the course of history.
Following that same tradition, Atlantic Records salutes Black History Month, year round with artists whose musical passion will forever leave an imprint in Black History. That being said, we proudly present B.o.B, Janelle Monae, Lupe Fiasco and Estelle…The Game Changers.
I got a chance to get up close and personal with Lupe Fiasco last night as Atlantic Records held a private dinner reception/listening session for his upcoming “Lasers” project.
The event, hosted by Tree Sound Studios, was an intimate affair that allowed Lupe to discuss his vision amongst his A-town “family and friends”.
Lupe’s 3rd solo project,”Lasers,” is set to be released March 8, 2011 and Lupe is hot on the promo trail.
Lu admits that his music isn’t meant to be played in the club and that he actually seeks to inspire people and create thought provoking music… but sometimes smart doesn’t sell.
It’s like a revolutionary album. I was really inspired by inspiring social activism. So a lot of the music has a social kind of awareness edge to it… a social justice edge to it.
It’s less about making songs to make songs but making songs with a purpose. I actually tried to challenge myself on this album — compared to my last album — to make music that was a little more popular… not pop! but a little more “popular,” so that I can engage a wider audience with my music…
I agree. Sometimes you’ve gotta “dumb it down” to get people to pay attention… such is life.
Check out more of what Lupe has to say below PLUS listen to his first single “The Show Goes On”: Continue Reading…
Janelle Monae is such a superior talent! She rocked the stage recently during BET Award’s Prince tribute with her rendition of his classic hit “Let’s Go Crazy” [CLICK HERE if you missed it] and now but she’s creating gets her own classic hits starting with “Tightrope,” which features B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco on the Wondamix version.
In case you haven’t noticed, Janelle only wears Black & White, and in her new video she lends her signature style to the two cuties:
Check out Janelle, B.o.B. and Lupe in the “Tightrope” (Wondamix) video: Continue Reading…