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Big Boi of Outkast Is Adjusting to the Current Music Industry Reality

Big Boi of Outkast has been active in the rap industry since 1991. In the decades since he’s seen a lot of changes in how musicians make music and how fans consume it. Consumers now expect nearly instant releases and access to songs right away. In the past, the musicians had much more time to perfect their albums before release.

Big Boi recently dropped the release “Boomiverse, ” and he’s staying active to stay relevant with fans. The album contains lots of guest appearances by other rappers and boasts a futuristic theme. Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan André Patton, is staying with the times regarding music trends.

Digital Music Downloads Are Driving Sales

He recently said that he knows the days of platinum-selling albums are long over. Musicians these days must embrace technology or face obsolescence. He now thinks that music must be an immersive medium for people to engage.

Patton says he doesn’t plan on turning into a musician who “microwaves” songs and pushes them out quickly, Instead, he plans on sticking with his winning formula of taking two to three years to produce albums of a high caliber. Even though the music does not pull in as much money as it did in the past, the performer says it builds the brand. Patton remains active with touring and merchandising and said he continues to find a real passion for making music.

Patton’s partner, Andre “3000” Benjamin is making less music these days and is focusing more on his acting career. Big Boi has released three solo albums this decade and is promoting his new animated video for “In The South.”

Chris Brown’s Project Is 45 Tracks: Why So Long?

Chris Brown released his latest album that bore 45 songs and was upwards of 158 minutes long. Some fans, even though they enjoyed many of the tunes, wondered why the R&B singer gave such a long and drawn out message on his new project. The answer to such inquiry is the Billboard charts.

Billboard decided to change its format for arranging weekly rankings so that streamed music can now be included in the count. Many artists rejoiced in the changes since listeners have progressively moved away from CDs and downloads over the past few years. Streaming is the most popular way by which younger generations access tunes, which meant that artists were missing out on significant numbers and rankings before Billboard changed its practices.

Now, the magazine counts an album sale when an artist accumulates ten digital track sales from the project. Every 1,500 plays by way of streaming can garner an album sale.

So there is a method to Chris Brown’s madness. Outside of sharing his heart about life experiences that have molded him into the man that he is today, the recording artist is hoping to dominate the charts with his lengthy project.

A few critics alleged that Chris Brown was battling with a drug problem on the heels of his album release. The singer called such accusations false during a recent interview. “Me doing interviews, you might think I move a lot,” he revealed. “It’s just cuz I’m nervous in this damn interview. [People say] ’Oh, he’s on drugs.’ No, I’m not!”

Regardless of his personal struggles, critics and fans have to agree that Chris’ savviness as an artist is not lacking. You can check out his newest album in stores nationwide.

Eminem’s New Album Title Revealed?

Fans of Eminem have been eagerly awaiting the release of his next album and it seems that their patience has paid off. While a date has not been set as of yet, the title of the album may have been revealed through an Instagram post.

Eminem’s long-time manager, Paul Rosenberg, recently posted a photo on Instagram featuring Yelawolf’s latest release, Trial By Fire. And while that should be a good collection of songs, what really interested people was an advertisement in the background.

The ad is ostensibly for a drug called Revival. However, as one Reddit user noticed, the “e” in Revival is backward, just the way Eminem uses it.

There is a website dedicated to the drug that states it can be taken by ear and is better than any “bull@#$% placebo.” It also states the Revival is for people suffering from “ Atrox Rithimus” whatever that means.

Visitors are even given a number to call to get more information about Revival. By calling 833-2GET-REV fans can get a recorded message about the benefits and side effects of the drug.

It has to be noted that the title Revival could be the last in a trilogy from the Detroit rapper. His previous albums have been titled Relapse and Recovery. Revival would make sense thematically.

It remains to be seen if this viral ad campaign will take off but right now Eminem has got people talking. He made headlines earlier with his freestyle at the BET Hip Hop Awards where he unleashed a furious attack against President Donald Trump.

Justin Beiber’s Return to the Top

The Huffington Post’s entertainment section recently discussed Pop artist, Justin Bieber and the increase in his popularity since his explosive entrance to the music scene at the tender age of 16. The article discussed the highlights of Bieber’s career that were soon followed by a series of public disturbances and questionable behavior. Fans now believe that Bieber is on a road to redemption and has solidified his new journey with his new album, Purpose. The album is full of references to the singer’s troubled history with substance abuse, difficult romantic relationships, and general mischievous activities. Bieber has already earned a great deal of critical acclaim and recognition for his latest work.

Justin Bieber’s rise to fame was discussed in the Huffington Post article prior to a detailed review of his newest album. Because the new album featured songs like, “Sorry,” a song which is an ode to a past lover who has been unfairly treated by Bieber (presumably his high profile ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez). In the album review, Huffington Post authors suggested that Bieber’s apologetic tone throughout the record is reflective of his general attitudes towards his past indiscretions. Although the singer has not directly affirmed that this is the case, his lyrics in several songs on the album would seem to suggest his change of heart.

In the wake of Bieber’s successful new album, the singer also seems to have created positive changes in his life to ensure that he does not fall back into negative habits. The singer has announced his return to his family church in California, as well as the addition of new leaders to his management and support staff. Bieber’s new album has already received the placement of 3 singles on the top 100 Billboard songs list and has been purchased by fans in more than 60 countries worldwide.

The New Album That Shawn Carter Worked on For An Entire Year

Jay-Z has a lot of fans. He is one of the most prolific rappers around, and people still want to know more about his life. Fortunately, Jay-Z has been more than kind enough to actually tell fans what they wanted to know. Jay-Z has had a lot of time to think about what he did in his marriage, and he wanted to express what he was going through in song. It is true that a marriage is only between a man and a woman. Their business is not anything that anybody else really has to know.

The trouble with this theory is that Jay-Z and Beyonce live in the spotlight. There was already a leaked TMZ elevator video that show Beyonce’s sister Solange kicking Jay-Z with Beyonce standing by and doing nothing. This will be the thing that set off all kind of sparks about the possibility of a failing marriage. This was years ago. Beyonce would eventually take to the stage herself to address in music form.

It would only be a matter of time before Jay-Z would have to speak up and say something because it had become the elephant in the room for his career. The
“4:44” album would bring all of this to life. Jay would get the help of a longtime producer and friend No ID, and this would be the first time that Jay-Z would work exclusively with a single producer.

This would become quite a interesting collaboration between the two, and the album would prove to be one of the hottest things in 2017 so far. Jay-Z has done an exceptional job of bringing a raw emotion to the soulful beats that No ID has dug through the crates to find. It is an album that many people are thrilled to hear.

Jay-Z Takes Scroll Down Memory Lane

Jay-Z believes to be his most important accomplishment is the wealth that he has gained as he has transitioned from a dope dealer to a businessman. He is talking about how he wants to impart this wisdom to other people that have a chance to get out of the ghetto. Jay-Z only has 10 songs on the “4:44” album, but he is definitely packing a lot of content within these 10 songs. He has talked about everything from the race issues inside of America to the issues within his own marriage.

He has taken a broad scale and look at the stupid things that he did with money as a young adult and the wiser decisions that he made to preserve wealth as an older adult. Many people that have heard the album will say that this is a very reflective Jay-Z. He is out of his element, but he is actually embracing a new element. He is redefining his life through his music, and this is what has attracted people to this album so early.
No I.D. is the person that is on the production, but many people would agree that the No I.D. production sounds a lot like what Kanye would have done if he would have been on better terms with Jay-Z.

There are Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder samples flowing through the album. There is a soulful presence that is reminiscent of “The Blueprint” album that Jay-Z created. The samples are an indication of just how much Jay-Z wanted to stay soulful. He wanted to create a whole new standard where he would be able to talk about what he was wrestling with, but he wanted to provide people with a familiar soulful sound. Jay-Z has been quite successful in accomplishing all of these things.

Jay-Z Gets Open About the Secret Life Inside the Marriage

There are a ton of people that are going to wonder if there is a publicity ploy about the “4:44” album. People that have been able to follow him are certain that there is more to this than a publicity stunt. It is obvious that Jay-Z and Beyonce have more money than they will ever be able to spend. Some people may think that this is a bad thing to be so open about the marriage. People are feeling the album because he is still showing that there is a lot of growth.

The “4:44” album addresses a plethora of topics. It makes people look their own relationships. It makes people look at the racial tension that has happened around them. This is why the album has been able to go platinum in a short time frame.

It is also quite impressive to see the way that Jay-Z has evolved over the years. It was possible for a lot of people to hear “4:44” and wonder if they needed to talk with their partners. It was time for a lot of people to come clean. This is why Jay-Z has received accolades and a platinum certification. People really wanted to have all this information that Jay-Z provided. They wanted to learn about his marriage and the relationship with friend Kanye West.

Jay-Z has had a whole lot of things going on in his life. He has worked with many people down through the years and people are excited to get a glimpse into the life of Jay-Z and Beyonce. The combination of “Lemonade” and “4:44” can really put a stamp on relationships. Marriage can be difficult. Jay-Z has done the unthinkable. He has actually bared his soul and helped people see into his world with Beyonce.

The Over Analysis of a Marriage Through “4:44”

There is a lot of talk about the brand new “4:44” album that Jay-Z has released. The title track is about his marriage, but he goes through other subjects on the album. Strangely, this is only marriage track on the album, but it is dominant. This is the topic of conversation when it comes to the new album. This is what people want to know about. They are interested in the way that the entire affair unfolded.

This is one of the more fascinating albums of 2017 so far, and this is largely because it is linked to a whole new issue that is pertaining to the life of Jay-Z. It addresses the affair privately, but he also talks about the friendship failure with Kanye West. He has also been able to throw shots at other rappers in the game like Future. People wonder what this is all about, but most of it is speculation. It has become one of those sensationalized stories that speaks to people from different walks of life.

The great thing about the album is that it leaves a lot of room for discussion. This album is a huge conversation starter. It is hard for people to hear it and not want to talk about it. This album is the raw emotional of Jay-Z. This is the most honest that he has ever been as an artist. He wanted to make people to see inside of his life.

Jay-Z worked his way to the top, and he has exposed how he fell from grace with Beyonce. He has stated that he neglected his marriage, and now it is coming back to make amends with his wife. Jay-Z has apologized and gave some deep thought about what he has done. This is a very remorseful Jay-Z.

The Evolution of Shawn Carter

Shawn Carter is getting a lot of accolades for his honesty. He has been having a great year so far. He is the father of twins that were born recently, and his new album has already gone platinum.

There is a lot of talk about what Jay-Z has been saying in his lyrics, but that is just the start of the analysis of the album. In the loops that are running in the background it is clear that there is still a soulful sound. Some people that are hearing it for the first time may even connect with the whole “Blueprint” album that he put forth almost 2 decades ago. It would be a long gain between this sound and the sound of the new material, but No I.D. put in the work. He put in the time to improve upon his skills. Quincy Jones inspired Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. There was a connection between Jay-Z and No I.D. that would really give the album a totally familiar sound. Still, with the lyrics that were being addressed people had to know that this was not the same. This was the evolution of Jay-Z.

As an adult Jay-Z has proven that he has more to talk about than the street life. He is a reflective rapper that doesn’t try to find in any young age bracket with this album. Carter is much more concerned about setting the standard. He is not trying to emulate what everyone else is doing. He is not trying to actually put an album together with many hits for the radio. Carter was much more interested in telling his story in a way that was pure. He stuck with one producer – a rare thing for Jay-Z – throughout the whole album, and the result is a masterpiece.

Jay-Z Reaches Another Milestone With 4:44

It’s fair to say that Jay-Z is one of the best hip-hop artists of all time. As a solo artist, he has more number one albums than anyone else in music history. True hip-hop fans know that The Jigga Man will continue to make an effort to raise the bar in the industry.

Jay-Z’s new album, 4:44, is the legend’s 13th studio album. To be honest, some were shocked that he released this album at this time. With the birth of newborn twins, one would imagine that his personal life would not give him enough time to create and promote a new album. Jay continues to prove that he should never be underestimated.

The 4:44 album made a big splash during its first week on the market. It secured the number one spot on the Billboard 200. This hot new album managed to move 262,000 units. This is extremely impressive when you consider the fact that Jay has been in the business for over 25 years. It’s very hard for hip hop artists to stay relevant for a long period of time. For example, the chances of L.L. Cool J. releasing another album are extremely slim.

With Tidal and promotional giveaways at his disposal, it’s fair to say that 4:44 will continue to do well in the upcoming months. The numbers show that 4:44 is the fourth best début album of the year. Kendrick Lamar’s album (DAMN) reigns supreme at the moment.

Jay-Z has emerged as a talented rap artist and music mogul. After listening to 4:44, one must admit that he hasn’t lost his touch. This new album shows that Jay can smash bars and flow on any beat with ease. Will he pull another ace out of his sleeve soon?