Daily Archives: March 16, 2011
The talk of Britain is the suspension of a TV producer for admitting that blacks and other minorities would never be cast on his show, because it just “wouldn’t work.” Brian True-May, the ITV drama’s executive producer, found himself suspended after he said he did not use black or Asian people in the series because “it wouldn’t be an English village with them.”
I know you’ve got a busy year scheduled. What’s the latest with the ‘Lost Tapes 2’?
‘Lost Tapes 2’, I kinda got away from it and I started working on my new album so I kinda pushed that back and put my new album first because I lost time and its new album time so that’s where I’m at with it now.
I know you’ve been performing with Lauryn Hill and some members of The Firm recently. Would you consider putting them on your album again?
The records that I’m doing now are a lot different from what I used to do with The Firm, the way I do, what I talk about and the music I’m making is a whole lot different to then so it’d just be… I wouldn’t know how to do it at this moment. I’m still doing different things so I’m just kinda working on the new s**t.
I know you probably been asked this a million times but do you think Hip-Hop is still dead?
Yeah, yeah it is. Yeah, but the new artists that I’m loving they coming from the UK, they coming United States, they coming from all over the world and a few in particular are J. Cole, Jay Electronica. I’m really into them and I’m excited for Lupe Fiasco’s new album ‘Lasers’ and Raekwon’s new album so the spirit of Hip-Hop is alive and well. The spirit is, can’t kill the spirit.
Full Interview: MisForMusic
In the new issue of Vogue, Riri rehashes the Chris Brown assault situation, saying it gave he music an edge.
“It actually gave me a lot of liberation. What I mean is, I was able to tap into the personal part of my music. I started to tell stories through my music that were actually my stories.
“My album before that, there was still a little bit of protection, there was still an innocence to me. And what that time in my life did was kind of wake people up – it’s not all a bed of roses. My life is like yours.
“It made me look at the world in a much bigger way because my life was suddenly superduper magnified; all eyes were on me. I needed that in my life to know how to say, ‘F**k off!’ To know how to keep my head high even in the worst of situations. I keep using the word unapologetic, but there’s a freedom that has come with all of that. Where you feel like you don’t have to make an excuse for being yourself.“
In other Rihanna news, the singer has been rumored to be on a list of singers/actresses for ‘The Bodyguard‘ remake.