Saturday, 28 June 2008

Yayyy! Go Originssss!

Posted by Tahirah

The Brick & Lace interview, T-Pain album review & Massive Attack's Meltdown Future of Hip Hop show review is now up on Origins:

Rising Star Spotlight

Brick & Lace

Nyanda & Nailah Thorbourne went from singing around their father’s piano in Jamaica to being the first ladies of Akon’s record label, Kon Live. Now promoting their first album, Love Is Wicked, Brick & Lace talk to Origins Media about writing with Dallas Austin, singing background for Lauryn Hill, being subjects of a bidding war, industry politics and much more.

Origins Media (MEEE haha): Love Is Wicked, the first single from the LP [of the same name] has a real dancehall influence, did you think it was important to reflect that part of your culture musically on your first release?

Nyanda: Well Love is Wicked was written to the original Diwali Riddim, what you’re hearing is a little [bit of a] revised version. We wrote that song years ago, and we always knew it was that song; we knew it was something special. It was a natural thing for us, because ever since we started doing music we incorporated R&B and dancehall. Dancehall and reggae is always in our music because that’s our roots.

.....For the rest click HERE

Album review - T-Pain: Thr33 Ringz

T–Pain’s third studio album, Thr33 Ringz is due for release with Jive/Zomba Records on his birthday, 30th September, 2008. The concept of the album, which is written and produced entirely by Pain, is complex and multi–layered. Regarding himself at the top of his game, T–Pain is the self–proclaimed ring–leader of the industry. Relating this to the album title, Thr33 Ringz represents the three sides of himself displayed on the potentially 18–track LP.

Eager to defy sceptics like myself who’d regarded him as a one–trick (vocoder singing) pony, T–Pain described Thr33 Ringz as ’a mixture of 3 T–Pains, the classic T–Pain, the new T–Pain and the I–don’t–give–a–damn T–Pain.’

.............for the rest, click HERE!

Event Review - Massive Attacks, 'Meltdown''Future Sounds Of Hip-Hop':
Flying Lotus+Shape of Broad Minds
Last week Massive Attack curated ’Meltdown’, Southbank Centre’s largest contemporary music festival. The nine–day long festival comprised of film screenings, visual art, talks, DJ sets and concerts from a wide range of respected artists including Grace Jones, George Clinton and Parliament, and Terry Callier. Origins Media sent music–loving scribe Tahirah Edwards Byfield down to Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall to check out the ’Future Sounds Of Hip–Hop’ gig starring Flying Lotus and Shape Of Broad Minds.
..........for the review click HERE!
Just a sidenote on that Massive Attack wasn't serious. And I DON'T mean that in a good way. They could have done a lot better!
There's also a Ginuwine interview, news, and a whole heap of other dope shit on Origins, as always, so go and have a look at that toooo!