Rick Ross is called ‘the Bawse’ by his followers and he has fully justified that nickname with his latest decision. When the time came to make the decision for his Maybach Music Group’s distribution, he chose Warner Music Group instead of the easiest option of signing up with Def Jam, with whom he is associated as a solo artist.
Speaking in a recent interview with MTV’s Sway in the program Rap Fix Live, Ross said, “You know, as a boss you gotta make certain things happen and that’s what I was able to do. Me, as a solo artist, we’re still at Def Jam Records, I have another album or two. But me being an executive, me being a boss, Maybach Music, I had an opportunity to sow my royal oats.” Continue reading Rick Ross Justifies Maybach Music Group’s Move to Warner »
Kris Allen made a surprise appearance on “Idol Party Live,” where he was interviewed by Glee-singer Matthew Morrison via Skype. After the show was wrapped up, the American Idol season 8-winner caught up with MTV News’s Jim Contiello to talk about his personal favorite contestants in the ongoing Idol season and his reappearance on the show that propelled him to the star status he enjoys now.
When quizzed about who is his favorite AI singer this term, the 25 year old said that he has been following the show as much as he can and then tipped Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart and Lauren as the ones who could go deep into the competition. Continue reading Kris Allen Reveals his Favorite American Idol Contestants from Season 10 »
Lil Wayne has produced tons of singles in his career so far, but he has never been excited as he is now for the freshly leaked ‘How to Love.’
Speaking in a recent interview with MTV host Sway in ‘Unplugged,’ Lil Wayne described ‘How to Love’ as an amazing song, the likes of which he has never made before.
The song which got leaked online last week, has been produced by Detail and Wayne-the singer, can be heard crooning on it-something very unusual for an artist who has made his name in the rap game. A philosophical =-sounding Weezy commented, “You had a lot of crooks try to still your heart, never really had luck, couldn’t never figure out how to love.” Continue reading Wayne Wants To Be Known As a Musician Rather Than a Rapper »
We all know who Lady Gaga is now, but it wasn’t always like that. Back in 2006, she had chosen the title ‘Lady Gaga’ as her musical alias and she was trying her best to be recognized, but she wasn’t the international phenomenon that she is now. And when after her level best efforts, she was granted a meeting with Island Def Jam representative L.A. Reid, the Mother Monster was thrilled and thought that she has finally found her big break.
But unfortunately, it was a false dawn. Within the time span of a few months, Gaga was being blown off the label without any proper explanation and her budding dreams were shattered when the label decided to wield the axe and Gaga was booted out. Now that everything has turned out for the best, it is easy to ignore Island Def Jam’s ruthless and cold behavior towards the now-pop superstar, but the reality is that back then, she was devastated. She revealed in her recently-released documentary that being dropped was the kind of agony that she will never forget. Continue reading Lady Gaga is Beyonce Inspired »
Is it possible for artists to be more appreciative of their fans support than the fans are for their beloveds’ talents? In Lady Gaga’s case, this is true and this is evident from the fact that the Mother Monster never let’s go of an opportunity to show her gratitude towards her fans, with the love and support of whom, she was able to successfully complete her journey from a struggling New York artist to the international phenomenon she is at the moment.
One such opportunity to express her connection with the fans came during the shooting of “Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside,”-the MTV-made documentary, which sheds light on the real person behind the Lady Gaga’s glossy fashion-rich exterior. Continue reading Lady Gaga: Little Monsters Changed My Life for Good »
Contestants on the American reality show American Idol are renowned for their cover songs of industry’s icons and the same trend was repeated when season 10 Idol-aspirant James Durbin covered Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” and stole the praises of everyone in attendance.
The classic heavy metal band was present at the season finale held on Wednesday, and just before entering the arena, MTV News caught up with them to talk about Durbin’s rendition of their song and they all seem to approve the young singer unanimously. Continue reading Judas Priest Impressed by James Durbin’s Cover Song on American Idol »
There is no doubting the fact that Taylor Swift’s songwriting abilities have improved and evolved significantly since her arrival on the American music scene. Even though the subjects of her songs remain pretty much the same from love and heartbreak, her way of expressing her emotions through the songs has changed. Gone are the days when she used to base her writings on puppy-love, as she has matured and so have her lyrics too.
During her early days, she was paying tributes to country music icons like Tim McGraw, while her lyrical content consisted many such feelings that she hadn’t experienced at that age. But after reaching the pinnacle of her career and with the help of her much-publicized personal life, Swift used her real life experiences in her music and it enabled her to elevate her songwriting to the next level.
Continue reading Taylor Swift Divulges the Evolution of Her Songwriting »