Monday, 18 January 2010

Esco Reccomends u listen!! NOW!!

yo im not gunna talk your ear off, instead i am going to introduce the ear to some of what and who i am currently listening to!

FIRST - grammy nominated super artist Muhsinah! (she featured on the Foriegn Exchange "leave it all behind" album heavily, and also Common's "change" from the Universal Mind Control album)

this chick, writes, produces and arranges like, 90% of her music, and the other 10% she only lets go of the production side of things. she is setting the trend for soul music right about now with a new lease of creativity! MAIN PICK - KOP HER ALBUMS on iTunes

NEXT - rah this guy right here is on some next tip Keite Young - SLEPT ON in a major way. the album, "the Rise and Fall of Keite Young" is an amazing blend of funk and neo-soul - sweet honest lyrics and a major eargasm of vocal splendour! peep this shizzle!

finally...on the last but not least...on a whole NEXT level...this guy is the reason my head is swaying on a regular basis. Meet Borgore. if the name aint familiar. get to know. The Isreali Dubstep wizard/musician/dirt maker/rapper/beat fiend, drops serious sub low nastyness on a regular - also look out for "Cry Me a River" NUTZ!

is LOVE ever like the songs?

just out of font has changed. let me sort this out...okay just out of interest yeah, I would like to ask about your "love experience", and wether it felt like a love song. Have you loved so much that you would make "sacrafices"? Compare the time spent with your lover to be like "Heaven"? or a love that makes you want to work together like "ordinary people", have you had that kinda love?

I have not. Before you get any ideas i ain't on a "aaaaaw poor baba" flex, one is simply stating facts. BUT i have spoke to alot of folks that are in relationships that have been goin on for years but they do not LOVE the one that they are with. some have even said, no i dont think this person is going to be the one i spend the rest of my life with. is that normal?

i cant help but feel that, if after some time you dont catch feelings for the person you are with, and you know you dont see a future with this person, then maybe you should part ways. is this wrong?

how many peoples stay together just because it is easy, rather than staying because you cant live without said person? that aint love. and what if the person you are with loves you, should you leave because the feeling isn't returned? stay to make them happy? or just stay because you cant be bothered finding anybody else?

so many questions.

As i get older i am seeing that relationships happen just as much as they are pursued. like, we fall into relationships because of a natural order of things. "oh we kissed, one thing lead to another and now we are sitting in a cold waiting room for a morning after wanna go catch a movie then?..." A couple of months later, you are either head over heels, looking for and exit or settling for what you have.

views? answers and opinions...? hit me up.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Omarion's Ollusion, my final verdict

Hello guys. I'm not even going to deal with pleasantries and major introductions with this one at all.
Yes I have had an alright week and i hope your week has been splendid. but the main reason I have came here is to post a little review type blog.

who here is an Omarion fan? hands up (or rather just drop your love for the man himself in the comment box). I will openly say I have been a consistent fan of Omarions since his B2K days, not just because of the music but the guy is a sick dancer, and his career has is one that has been quite boastful. "You Got Served" a smash, even the though there is more wood in the cast than Delamere forest, and two very good solo albums...

now though, i think the little fella has gotten too big for his air forces. and after the token "i have cut off my hair therefore I am a man" move, (executed by a few, Trey Songz, Mario, Busta Ryhmes and myself lol....hey it was a big deal in Toxteth) he has set up his own label, Starworld Ent. and released "Ollusion".

Now I'm not being funny, but my man swerved joining Lil' Waynes "Young Money" label to do this. YOUNG MONEY!!!...if your not aware how much damage Young Moneys allstar roster are causing the game right about now you must be touched. BAD move in my opinion.

and after doing so. the album is a major downgrade from 21. 13 tracks including 2 bonus tracks, one a remix of "I get it in" with Lil' Wayne....good parting gift. Really tho I found the album to be a Parr. Fail. WasteMove.

ALTHOUGH "Speedin" is an EPIC track. it came on just in time and saved me from smashing my laptop over my nephews head out of disappointment. Clever production, shweet vocal arrangement, and a strong vocal performance from O. I put it on level with "icebox". oh and "Code Red" is an aight track. the rest...? er....swag

I guess our next major R'n'B fix is going to be in the shape of Raymond Vs. Raymond. the leaked tracks alone are sick, lets hope its not a "Here I Stand"

do we think when an artists says "I'm going for a mature sound, I'm grown up blah blah" that they are in the process of making a weak album?

your views?

Monday, 11 January 2010

Live Sessions Part 2 - Liverpools NEW A-Team

My first performance of 2010 that I have been looking forward to since it was booked last month was Januarys Live Sessions.

With a killer line up consisting of Joey Seary, Janiece Myers, Kof and Jay Norton, the evening was a special thing. Mixing a fewof Liverpools most talented young artists with a toasty, intimate venue, add the cool host (and artist) Future and a fine selection of music from Mr. One Hundred...and we have a mind blowingly smooth night.

For me as an artist and a performer on the night, it was special. It filled me with a sense of pride that I have never felt before. The feeling of being a part of scene that has never felt so fresh and vibrant. Sheer quality. Each act jumped to the floor with confidence, performed their music in a stripped down acoustic form and poured their all into the mic, keeping the audience hanging on each word that passed their lips.

This was a free event that I would have gladly paid to watch and perform. I have never had so much belief in our city's talent. And the turn out, the support, the mix of people that formed the audience and the presence of other artists only added to that belief. I truly belive that the future ours.