In some ways the ultimate Millennial Artist, 'Cinnamon' blurs lines between RnB & Pop as only a 23-year-old American weaned on everything from Gospel to Jazz can
'Tequila' (I-ScreaM Music) available to Stream and add to your playlist on Spotify, Deezer and Downloadable from itunes and all mainstream digital music sites from 17/07/2017.
Cinnamon's musical quest is to become a global sensation and the de facto spokeswoman for a new generation of smart, strong-minded, innovative Women.
She is a RnB/Pop artists with a universally likeable style.
Speaking about her sophomore album on the Dutch record label, I-ScreaM Music. "I've been living in the studio lately and I'm working with some fantastic European producers " she told Le'Shank Entertainment earlier this week, "just trying to create and make something that I'm really, really proud of and that I can use to communicate with my fans and most of all make them dance and sing along with me at the concerts." Using 'Tequila' as a bench mark this yet-untitled sophomore set promises to be worth the wait.
In some ways the ultimate millennial artist, 'Cinnamon' blurs lines between genres RnB and Pop as only a 23-year-old African-American weaned on everything from Gospel to Jazz can. Born and raised in Georgia, USA and blessed with a stunning buttery soulful voice and whose weapons include talent and creativity, Cinnamon's music is Hip and Edgy enough for critics and accessible enough for the masses. Putting her buttery vocals to great use on her debut song, Cinnamon ticks all the right boxes while making us have a whole lotta fun dancing to 'Tequila'.
Bathed in sunlight and shaded by palm trees, Tequila is a Hit song that's intended to summon the evolution and euphoria of a Brilliant time with your BFF's. Tequila is made for dancing on beaches, for Group fun in clubs and Laughs, smiles and sweet memories making selfies at summer BBQ's. it's a high-octane club hit that sends pulses racing in bodies on the dance floor with a nice injection of happy vibes that equates to “I'm Having a Good Time”.
In Cinnamon's music as well as her persona, She have cultivated her regular 'Girlness' as an asset whilst retaining an aura of being your BFF, a feat few if any Mainstream RNB/Pop Stars have achieved with such massive acceptance from music fans worldwide. Neither reinventing RnB or Pop nor changing the course of dance music, Tequila is Not just feel good music. Tequila is Feeling INCREDIBLE music. It personifies the joyful release of dancing with friends on a hot summer night. It's cheerful, lightly funky and the melody is as infectious as any song with a big summer chorus. Tequila is perhaps best enjoyed when in need of a certain rush, it’s a heady approach that is ready for Clubs, Concerts and festivals of all types, equally prepared to both Let you get Loose and make a big, big Splash on the mainstream Charts.
When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad but when it comes to an Artist, We want our RnB and Pop stars to be confident, distinctive, and powerful Like our Cinnamon whose brazenly feel-good music will compelled you to sing along to her Anthemic fist pump of a hit ‘Tequila.’
Tequila is out now on I-ScreaM Music and available to stream and add to your playlist on Spotify, Deezer and Downloadable from itunes and all mainstream digital music sites from 17 July 2017.
Sitting backstage with Yahoo Music at Coachella’s Heineken House this past Saturday, Parliament-Funkadelic icon George Clinton is in a reflective, mellow mood — not just because he’s winding down from playing a two-hour set for a capacity crowd, but because thoughts of his old friend and collaborator, Prince, are unavoidable at this time of year. Not only is Prince’s cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella 2008 still widely considered to be one of the festival’s all-time greatest moments, but the one-year anniversary of Prince’s shocking death is right around the corner, on April 21.
“I just don’t even think about that, from when [Prince’s death] happened, ’cause I can’t process it, still,” Clinton says, shaking his head, before insistently adding: “He didn’t do no drugs. No. He was always cool. He didn’t do that s***.”
Clinton refrains from speculating about the circumstances surrounding Prince’s death (just two days after this interview, more distressing details about Prince’s secret opioid addiction will emerge). Instead, he’s focused on his upcoming performance at this week’s multiday “Celebration” tribute at Minneapolis’s Paisley Park compound — at which he’ll likely reprise his cover of “Erotic City” from the 1994 comedy flick PCU — and his happy memories of working with the late legend.
“My fondest memories of Prince was him calling me in the middle of the night when I’m somewhere getting high,” laughs Clinton, who quit drugs himself several years ago after decades of abuse, and whose next release (with Parliament) will ironically be a pharmaceutical-themed concept album of sorts titled Medicaid Fraud Dog. “He’d say, ‘Come on, I need someone to talk to,’ and I’m like, “Oh s***, why are you calling me now?’ He’d stay up all night, just running my mouth because I like to talk a lot.”
Clinton and Prince’s friendship began in the late ’70s, when Clinton championed the young Prince’s music, and a little more than a decade later, Prince — now a multiplatinum superstar — returned the favor by signing Clinton to his Paisley Park record label and casting him in the movie Graffiti Bridge. “Once I left Capitol after ‘Atomic Dog’ and all that, I needed a label. I just called him and said, ‘I got a track I peed on and I’m gonna send to you; you pee on it and send it back!’ And that’s the way it went,” Clinton chuckles. “I signed up to the label, and the first album was [the 1989 comeback effort] The Cinderella Theory. He didn’t work too much on that one, but for the second one, I told him, ‘Don’t be so nice.’ He was always trying to be respectful [and not change the music too much]. I said, ‘No, put some of that s*** on there.’ So he played a lot on my  Hey, Man, Smell My Finger album.
“Graffiti Bridge was the best,” Clinton continues. “He had fun doing that s***. Him and Morris Day was funny with each other in real life — just the way they act in the movie, that’s pretty much like how they were anyway. [The Time’s guitarist] Jesse [Johnson] was even funnier. They was crackin’ with each other about who’s the shortest; they’re tiny, and they cracked on each other all the time about that. It was a fun family, all of them.”
Another, more serious way in which Prince and Clinton bonded was by sharing hardship tales of their respective music-business battles. In the ’90s, Prince famously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, scrawled the word “SLAVE” on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros., and waged a battle for artistic control that dominated the rest of his career. Meanwhile, Clinton was dealing with his own legal issues (he has filed multiple lawsuits against Bridgeport Music Inc., which owns the rights to about 170 of his compositions; the company says he signed over his rights to the music in 1982/’83, but he says his signature was forged). Clinton says he was eager to advise Prince about avoiding such career mistakes.
“I think I got him into that ‘SLAVE’ thing,” Clinton muses. “I know I did. I was always talking about the record companies, how bad they was. He got it. He did his act real good with that. He had all this copyrights back. I had preached to him. I didn’t do it at first, and it took me a long time to get it together, but he got it really quick. He did it so much better than me!”
Public Enemy surprise-released their new album, Nothing Is Quick in the Desert,
The 13-track album features guest appearances from Ice-T, PMD of EPMD, Easy Mo Bee, Sammy Vegas and Solé. Longtime collaborator David "CDOC" Snyder produced the record, with help from Stetsasonic's Daddy-O, DJ Pain 1, Mike Redman, Dejuan Boyd, JP Hesser and Public Enemy's Professor Griff and DJ Lord.
"'Nothing Is Quick In The Desert' is a saying I use when the average person looks at the record industry," Chuck D said in a statement. "It looks dead like a desert. But there's plenty of life in the desert when one is educated on what they see and hear. There, a cactus absorbs and stores water deep in its root, taken from the air itself and certain creatures thrive in that dry heat whereas the average cannot. It pays to be above average (or well below it) in the desert for survival. The music industry is similar in that analogy. It's still in motion, it just needs redefinition."
Chuck D compared Public Enemy's approach to Nothing Is Quick to how the Beastie Boys made Paul's Boutique and Ice Cube made Death Certificate. He noted the album's blend of social messages with hip-hop production designed for a live performance. "The sonics are super enough to move a stadium of sports fans and the beat-switching scent of crate digging bleeds shadow-like in the sound," he said. He later added: "Today, important things that are said must also be heard – especially in the 'desert,' a place where a breath of fresh air is wished upon and water is prayed for."
The Spanish site Binaural first reported the existence of Nothing Is Quick last weekend, prompting HipHopDX to reach out to Chuck D for confirmation. The rapper verified the impending release of Nothing Is Quick In the Desert via a simple "yes" text message.
Nothing Is Quick in the Desert marks Public Enemy's 14th studio album and follows their 2015 effort, Man Plans God Laughs.
In 2016, Chuck D and Public Enemy's DJ Lord co-founded the supergroup Prophets of Rage with members of Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine. The group released their debut EP, The Party's Over, that same year and will release their self-titled full-length September 15th. Prophets of Rage announced the LP with a video for "Unfuck the World" directed by Michael Moore.
Nothing Is Quick In the Desert Track List
1. "Nothing Is Quick In The Desert"
3. "Yesterday Man"
4. "Exit Your Mind"
5. "Beat Them All"
6. "Smash The Crowd"
7. "If You Can’t Join Em Beat Em"
8. "So Be It"
9. "SOC MED Digital Heroin"
12. "Sells Like Teens Hear It"
13. "Rest In Beats Pts 1 & 2"
The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties' will be published by Penguin Random House on September 8th
A new Rolling Stones album will be released along with an upcoming retrospective book.
The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties will be published by Penguin Random House on September 8. It will chronicle the band’s radio and TV appearances during the first decade of their stardom.
The book will come with “previously unseen facsimile documents from the BBC and commercial TV and radio archives, and many stunning unseen images”. There will also be a “tie-in” album and a BBC documentary of the same name.
“These new releases offer insights and a fresh unexplored perspective on the story of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world,” a press release states.
No further details are known about what the album will include
Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones recently explained that they will not be playing in the UK as part of their 2017 European ‘No Filter’ tour – blaming a “lack of available venues”. In May, the band announced that they’d be playing 13 shows in 12 different European cities this autumn.
“Sorry to our UK fans there are no UK dates on this run, due to lack of available venues because of sporting fixtures,” the band said on Twitter. “Hope to be here in 2018.
JAY-Z's new album 4:44 has officially been declared a hit after going platinum in five days.
The project debuted exclusively on the rap icon's Tidal streaming service on 30 June (17), and fans rushed to listen to the confessional songs, in which the typically-private star addressed his troubled relationship with Kanye West, revealed his mother is a lesbian, and publicly apologised to his wife Beyonce for his womanising ways.
Physical copies of the album have yet to go on sale, but 4:44 has already been certified platinum by officials at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The milestone means the material has either sold or been streamed one million times.
It's the hip-hop veteran's 17th platinum plaque for an album, and his 13th for a solo release, according to Pitchfork.com.
JAY-Z previously inspired RIAA bosses to adjust their requirements for the gold and platinum certifications to reflect the popularity of digital sales prior to the release of his 2013 album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.
At the time, an album could only be given the top certifications if it had been out for at least 30 days, but that rule was amended after it was announced the MC had struck a deal with Samsung officials to purchase one million units of the project to give away for free to their Galaxy cell phone customers.
The change in the RIAA policy, allowing officials to count digital album sales immediately upon release, meant Magna Carta Holy Grail went platinum on its launch day.
This time around, 4:44 was also made available for free to customers of U.S. mobile network Sprint, while the album benefitted from the streaming of individual album tracks counting towards equivalent sales, as per the RIAA's 2016 policy update.
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