Daily Archives April 26, 2010

Amy Winehouse returns to pet project with Mark Ronson

Since the two are all happy and made up now music-wise and Amy Winehouse’s relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil has not screwed up her working… yet, she returned to working on an old project that she started with Mark Ronson back in the day. The project is apparently in Quincy Jones’ honor with a few tracks already laid down as a proud Mitch Winehouse relates: “Over the weekend she did three tracks for Quincy Jones. She’s doing great.” It’s good to see that Amy Winehouse is out and about her work once more… let’s see how long it takes her to go downhill again.

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Ice Cube’s hip-hop documentary

The rapper has recently produced a documentary in which he explains the connection between the wearing of L.A. Raiders apparel and gangstsa rap. The documentary is called “Straight Outta L.A.” and this is what Ice Cube had to say about this fabled connection: “It was a team we could identify with, from the neighborhood that we came from. The Lakers was real glitzy and glamour; the Dodgers were seen as a little out of reach. But the Raiders, it seemed like my uncles played for the Raiders.” Well, surely many will be able to sleep a lot more soundly at night now that this little bit of trivia has been revealed. And to go to the lengths of making a documentary about it, there really are no limits to Ice Cube’s dedication to gangsta rap.

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Joni Mitchell VS Bob Dylan and Madonna

The original queen of folk music, Joni Mitchell, who as of late has kept mostly to herself, has emerged out of whatever rock she’s been under to attack her male counterpart Bob Dylan and pop singer Madonna. Joni said “Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I. Americans have decided to be stupid and shallow since 1980. Madonna is like Nero; she marks the turning point.” Who is she to talk? I vaguely remember a departure in authenticity for Joni in the 80s when she traded her guitar for some synth pop duets with Michael McDonald.

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