This was actually supposed to go up a week ago, but for whatever reason never did. Singer/songwriter Ron Gerald returns just in time for spring with his newest collection of ballads on Vol. 2.
What’s interesting of note here is the level of progression Gerald takes musically on V2. Already a talented musician, Gerald’s overall showmanship on the project is on front street, most evident in his two most notable features – singing and songwriting. As I’ve told him before, his voice being so different often times forces me to sit with his projects longer than the normal. Yet, it works for him and apparently a lot of others too as he’s been getting his name in more and more circles around the underground New York City market.
His songwriting, however? That serves as the highlight of the tape. For me, at least. It’s something I’ve been seeing more and more of in the R&B field – a return and focus on actual songwriting instead of re-creating whatever the flavor of the moment is. Gerald taps into his own brand of penmanship delivering more than enough entries on V2 to help set the scene for a variety of occasions.
Feel free to make that distinction for yourself upon clicking play. And pending the music moves you, head over to Ron’s site to download the tape in full.Read More
With today being the Super Bowl of practical jokes of the year, deciphering what’s real and what’s not isn’t exactly the easiest task in the world. No worries. Jeff and Eric Rosenthal of It’s The Real set April Fools’ Day to release arguably their biggest comedic sketch yet in the form of their DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, Urbane Outfitters. (more…)Read More
Does 40 Glocc have the right to sue after Game had him sprinting down a random street as if his middle name were Usain? Sure, maybe, I guess. Did he, in fact, get his ass beat by a man filming with an iPhone in one hand? Yep. Did I laugh? Hell yeah. Was it ignorant? Yes. But did I view it as karma for him running up on Wayne years back questioning his gang affiliations? Possibly. But I know one thing, Glocc best win his $4.5M lawsuit because his career as a rapper – a rapper who correlates his music to the street, at that – is officially on ice (as has been for a few years). (more…)Read More
Gucci Mane’s career the past eight months or so has been one blunder after another it seems. Remember the attempt to reignite the beef with Young Jeezy? Remember him attempting to call out every rapper from Atlanta for seemingly no reason at all? Remember 15-second name change from Gucci Mane to Guwop then back to Gucci mane? Then, maybe the most damming, remember the odd tweets explaining he dropped Waka Flocka from 1017 then deleted them and management claimed he was hacked? Well, according to Waka, regardless if his Twitter account was hacked, things just aren’t the same between the duo. And never will be.
According to Flocka, the tweet was far from hacked as it was basically an extension of an agressive convo the two had shortly before which nearly led to a physical altercation. “[It was] real aggressive [with] words like, ‘Nigga let’s get up. Let’s do this,’” said Waka to MTV.
Even going as far to tell MTV he would never work or associate with Gucci again, it is obvious the two had grown apart for several months now with Waka saying that while he “greeted fans,” Gucci punches them; alluding to the most recent charge of assault on a fan which currently has Guwop in an Atlanta jail at this very moment.
Witnessing the two dissolve ties isn’t all that surprising, especially in a genre than can kill friendships as quickly as it creates them. To hear Waka’s entire story of why the union has been severed forever and why the “disloyal” claims Radric threw Waka’s way stung him the most, click here.Read More
1. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – 968,000 - The most obvious #1 ranking since probably Adele’s 21. And you know what the scary thing is? This album hasn’t even begun truly releasing singles yet. I expect this album to be in the top 50 until fall. If not longer. Just wait until “Tunnel Vision” inevitably becomes a hit. (more…)Read More