The R.E.D. Album is the fourth studio released project from California MC The Game. There is a misconception about the title of the album being R.E.D., the assumption was that it was inspired by his blood gang affiliation. In an interview with MTV News (click for more), Game clears up the misconception by stating the album title was derived from him being "rededicated to hip hop, family, Compton, and rededicated to everything"
Game has always been a controversial MC, who is not afraid to speak his mind and go against some of the heavyweights in the rap game. After giving the hip hop world three quality albums, The Documentary, Doctors Advocate, and LAX, can The R.E.D. Album keep up the streak of good music from The Game? With features from Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tyler the Creator, and Chris Brown, to name a few from the quality list of featured artists. Will the R.E.D. Album deliver and meet expectations or fall short and disappoint? Tune in at 9 pm est/6 pm pst and you be the judge along with the Live In The Cipher team. Join our interactive rating and review process, where your opinion counts.
Back to back earthquakes rock the San Francisco area this morning. A rough way to start your work week, to be waken up by the earth shaking underneath you.No damage or personal injury was reported as of yet. The earthquakes measured 4.0 and 3.5 respectively on the Richter scale.
In an era of declining songwriting skills and auto tune crooning R. Kelly embodies the best traditions of American music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. He uses classic materials to create music as contemporary as Siri’s iPhone voice. Despite selling millions of recordings and writing classic songs for himself and many others, this Chicago based singer-songwriter continues to push his art forward with Write Me Back, a dynamic twelve song collection that is part of his extraordinary 2012 -- The Year of the R.
Along with his remarkable new album, R. Kelly is publishing his first memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, and signed with the IFC Channel to add chapters to his innovative hip hop opera Trapped in the Closet, which was an early 21st century cultural phenomenon.
Write Me Back continues the homage to classic soul/R&B that distinguished 2010’s critically acclaimed Love Letter. But where that album celebrates the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s, this has a wider collection of musical inspirations, going to sounds that echo Ray Charles, while evoking the passionate magic of Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White and Michael Jackson among many others. The content and the title of this new recording were definitely inspired by the triumph of the previous album.
The songs on Write Me Back do not simply pay homage to older styles, but evoke a myriad of influences at the same time and in the process create something pleasing and new. “I have many directions I still wanna go in musically,” he says of where he is creatively. “This just happened to be a direction I choose for now because the first album did so well people started asking me if I was gonna be doing any other songs like that.. Through those questions I found a second wind of inspiration in the area of doing the classic R&B type of songs.”
Tonight's Topic: After The Death Of Rodney King..Why Can't We Still Get Along?
This is the twentieth Anniversary of the LA Riots and black on black crime is still prevalent in many black communities. Police brutalities still exist and black genocide among our nation’s young black men is happening every day. Rodney King's recent passing coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the riots and his words that still ring “Can’t we all just get along?” What is the answer to this question? Join us Live in the Vocal Booth for this hot topic. Jump in the live chat or call in 646-233-1302. Bks1 Radio, where your voice matters.