‘10 Seconds’ is the second single from Jazmine Sullivan’s highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Love Me Back’, due for release November 2 of this year. Her debut was a masterpiece, and she certainly has a lot to live up to. This song is definitely gives us more than glimmer of hope as 10 Seconds is a terrific R&B track.
“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”—
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter about his forthcoming Decoded, due 11/16/10
In addition to the hardcover release, Random House will publish Decoded as an eBook, as well as an interactive iPhone/iPad application that will include exclusive video and customizable content that will allow users to delve into a deeper Decoded experience.
art: by Timothy Teruo Watters, 2009; not affiliated w/book project
Hoodstarz was formed 14 years ago when Atlanta, Georgia native, Michael “Big Mike” Phillips met Alex “Kaos the Premier” Dumas from Washington, the state not the District. Seeking to perfect their craft, the duo began working with TracSquad Producer and CEO, Micah Scott and Executive Producer Jay Hicks creating music with a good variety of motion and a message. The success of their first mix CD led to recognition from major labels and tours across the United States.
According to Kaos, the Hoodstarz “have an old school, new urban sound and want to make music that people can relate to as well as groove too.” After checking out the video at the link above, I’m sure you’ll agree the Hoodstarz have done just that with “What It Do.” A very catchy club-banger that has already garnered the attention of the folks at Media Take Out and World Star Hip Hop websites.
Do you know “What It Do?” Find out by watching the video at the link above and then visit I-Tunes, you can also download the track there or keep up with the Hoodstarz on FaceBook.