May 1st 2001
Lattimore - Weekend:
unto the music scene in 1996 with his self-titled album that gave us
the brilliant floor mover 'Never
too busy' and
the ultra smooth ballad 'For
you' (that went
on to score top ten success on the Billboard Top 100 R&B charts). With the
success of the debut came his sophomore set 'From
the Soul of Man'
(in '98) and again another fine body of work but sadly garners no attention from the
airwaves (neither radio and internet) or consumers.
3 years on, Kenny has a new outlook as he switches gears and signs a deal with a new label
in Arista and now has a fantastic new tune out called 'Weekend'
that's making the rounds on the R+R circuit. Taken from the "yet to
be titled" album the track is written by Kenny and produced by
the ever so popular, up and coming producers Troy
Taylor and Charles
Ferrar (aka The
The album features a wide array of writers and producers including George
and the Marley
name a few. With that said one can hardly wait to get their hands on
the finished product. I'm really looking forward to the full
length set which has a tentative release date slated for September....
posted with more news as I get it. Another TY-D
Pick here and I promise you will hear
this one a lot on the show.
Kardinal Offishall -
The fusion of reggae and rap is
nothing new to the medium as evident in the recent barrage of Shaggy
hold on the gender but what often stands out is the way its presented
or laid down, production style and of course a catchy hook. Case and
point remember 'Informer'
from years back by a young youth from Canada who called himself Snow
well Kardinal Offishall
hails from Toronto, Canada and he is taking the radio world by storm
with his debut single.
has one exploring the reggae ridden with ample understanding of the
reggae language as Mr. Offishall schools the general public on what
means what in both English and 'pot wha' (the Jamaican English
language). The song as a whole is a bouncy head bopper that even the
skeptic of fans would nod their heads to. Taken from his debut album 'Vol.1
- Quest for Fire - Firestar'
which will be in stores at the end of the month. This seems to be
another hit for the masses here and I'm sure we'll see and hear a lot more of Mr. Offishall. A most def Ty-D Pick
There she goes
One would think there
relationship was solid and only happy times are ahead but Kenneth
'Babyface' Edmunds recently
left Epic Records (his home since 1985) to sign with former partner
'LA' Reid's Arista
who confirmed the signing
this past October. The combination of Babyface
who once partnered their own label Laface Records (for parent
company Arista) but went their separate ways after a dispute a
few years back didn't seem to materialize in past years but it would
seem that they have put their differences aside and begin work together
signed to Solar/Epic
after his days with the
RNB group 'The
which he and LA were apart of) and had a great deal of success there
with hits like 'Lovers',
and 'This is for
the cool in you'
among others. LA
on the other hand stayed consistent and kept producing. He was offered
the position of president of Arista after Clive
departure last year. What made him (Babyface)
decide to leave is yet unclear rumor has it that it was due to
At first listen to his new single 'There
she goes' you'd
not think it was him 'cos he sounds different. Produced by The
seems to be everywhere nowadays) this is a
change of pace in rhythm and style for the singer/producer as he comes across
lil' harder sound on this track compared to the norm mellow drama
beats you've come to expect from 'the face' in past efforts. The album will be in stores
July 17th so fans of his be on the lookout. A TY-D Pick
nevertheless on merit of doing something different.
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