Wow, can't believe this! I just read that Donnie klang done an interview with a US Radio station and was asked how things were going with him and Diddy, read what he had to say below.
“I get asked this question a lot and I never really been honest with myself or the fans but I’m going to tell you the truth … its hell working with Diddy, he never really gives you a say dealing with your career - its always what he wants. He is trying to make me something I’m not. He wants me to act Black … I’m not sure why maybe because the majority of the Bad boy family is black. I’m not really sure if this is the place for me anymore, but I’m trying to work through with this and to tell you the truth its really hard to work with Black people in general.
The radio host then replied by:
“Wow you just put it all out there and you made a very strong comment about black people which I’m sure is gonna cost a lot of controversy” .
Donnie answered :
Well I’m being honest”.
Boy I sure hope this isn't true, I've given this guy a lot airplay on my radio show , I'm gonna have to investigate this some more...
Friday, October 31
Two of my favourite tracks from Lil Wayne's 'The Carter III' album have now been combined into one video.
After leaving Ludacris's label 'Disturbing The Peace' Bobby V is back with a new single 'Beep Beep' which is coming out on his label 'Blu Kolla Dreams'. After speaking to Bobby recently, he seemed very excited about, label and for the future of his career. Check out the video and my interview with him below.
Beep Beep Video
G Child talks to Bobby V
Wednesday, October 29
On Tuesday night I was invited to Beyonce's official album playback at the SonyBMG offices in London, the session was hosted by her pops Matthew Knowles.
First of all he explained the concept behind the album title - 'I Am Sacha Fierce' which is similar to Eminem's Slim Shady alter ego, accept this showed Beyonce to have a shy, vulnerable side but then can turn into energetic, wild diva type character. He also told us on this project Beyonce took full creative control, choosing all the writers, producers and final songs.
She also co-produced the whole album! The interesting thing about this is all of the singles from the album will be double A sides, well this is the plan in the States, I'm not sure if the same thing will be done in the UK. From my first listen to the tracks I wasn't overly excited by what I heard but maybe that will change on my second listen. The album is due out in the UK on 17th November so have a look out for it then.
Track listings are as follows with my rating out of 10:
If I Were A Boy (Produced By Toby Gad)
Halo (Produced By Ryan Tedder) (5/10) This is set be the second single from the album.
Disappear (Produced By Amanda Ghost) (4/10)
Broken Hearted Girl (Produced By Stargate, Written By Babyface) (6/10)
Ave Maria (Produced By Stargate) (4/10)
Satellites (Produced By Amanda Ghost) (5/10)
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Produced By Tricky Stewart & The Dream) (6/10)
Radio (Produced By Jim Jonsin) (6/10)
Diva (Produced By Mr Bangladesh, Written By Sean Garrett) (7/10) This one has the potential to be big club banger!
Sweet Dreams (Produced By Jim Jonsin) (5/10)
Video Phone (Produced By Mr Banglasdesh) (5/10)
The Deluxe Edition Disc includes these tracks:
Scared Of Lonely (Produced By Rodney Jerkins)
Smash Into You (Produced By Tricky Stewart & The Dream)
Thats Why You're Beautiful (Produced By Andrew Hey)
Hello (Produced By REO)
Ego (Produced By BlacElivs)
Posted by DJ G Child at Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27
Estelle has had an amazing year and really does deserve to be successful. No matter what people wanna say about her singing ability, she has still done her thing and represented the UK in a big way!
Check out the video for her new single 'Come Over' ft Sean de Paul
Posted by DJ G Child at Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 13
Wednesday, October 8
On the last Bank Holiday Monday I caught up with Ray J before his appearance at Nottin Hill Carnival and we had a quick chat about his new album and wether he thinks its a good idea to put a sex tape on the internet...
Check the exclusive interview below.
Love this track, been playing it every week on my BBC Radio 1Xtra RnB Show , I like the fact that Ciara is prepared to take a few risks with her music, if you heard 'High Price Ft Ludacris' you know what I mean.. Lets hope the album 'Fantasy Ride' has more unexpected tunes to come.
The young talented Jazmine Sullivan is back with the video for her second single 'Bust Your Windows' from the current album 'Fearless'. Now this is another one of those tunes that some people may hmm and arr about, but give it a few listens and I bet you end up singing it in your head and then liking it.
***Don't forget to watch my interview with Jazmine HERE***
Tuesday, October 7
This Sunday the 12th October sees the launch of my brand new night in Birmingham @ Mono Bar, Arcadian, Birmingham City Centre. Beings as though Birmingham is my home town I think its only right that I have a hot weekly club night for people to come and enjoy themselves. So if your about in Birmingham or out side of the second city and your looking for a great night out with good music and people, then Mono Bar is the place to be this Sunday and every other there after!
You can join the official Facebook group HERE.
Of course pics and videos will be uploaded not long after the launch, so keep a look out!
Posted by DJ G Child at Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Friday, October 3
There's no doubt that Jazmine is one of the hottest names in R&B to come through this year. Her come back track 'Need You Bad' got hammered on UK & US radio and her new album 'Fearless' is set to catapult her into great new heights!
During my chat with her, we spoke about how she feels about the UK, what happened with her first album deal and I even got her to sing a Lauryn Hill song beings though the 2 are so similar. Watch on!
Jazmine's excellent new album is out now - buy it HERE
Posted by DJ G Child at Friday, October 03, 2008
After coming back from an amazing party in Muscat (Oman) I can honestly say it was an incredible night, the people were very educated and well up to date with the latest tunes. Now obviously this being the first day for people getting their party on after 30 days of Ramadan, there was some real people in a mad drunken state! Big up the Orange Cube Events & The party people of Mascot who made it down, Im looking forward to coming back again!
Posted by DJ G Child at Friday, October 03, 2008