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by admin // Tuesday, January 31, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Will.I.Am's new solo album features Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and Shakira.

The Black Eyed Peas leader featured Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger on the first single from the album, 'T.H.E (The Hardest Ever),' but promises many more guests on the other tracks on '#willpower.'

He told Radio station Capital FM: "I have a song with Alicia Keys - me, Alicia and Swedish House Mafia. I have a song with The Beats, which is pretty grand.

"Me and Shakira have been trying to finish the stuff we started, and me and Britney is really crazy."

"So we got a song with me, LMFAO and Eva Simons. A song with me and Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz. I got a whole other bunch of collaborations."

Will.i.am also explained how the album will have a positive message for fans.

He added: "'#willpower' is just a reminder to myself of staying contestant with the dream - keeping the dream alive.

"It was all a dream when I was 15 years old - 20 years later I managed to take the dream from an idea to physicality. So '#willpower' is uplifting songs, encouragement for those that need it."

'T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)' is released on February 5.

by admin // Friday, January 27, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Nicki Minaj is like a female version of Lil Wayne, according to Birdman.

The American rapper sees similarities between his two Cash Money Records acts - and he praised the 'Super Bass' hitmaker for improving her music "so much" in recent months.

He told Complex: "I just came from listening to her album. She's grown so much as an artist. She's so talented that this s**t is scary. Like, wow she really is the female Weezy. Hands down she bad.

"Her talents, skills, and what she done with her music and the way she is in front of a camera. She's just so talented to be so young. It's a brand new style. I'm just so glad she's on our team."

Birdman is excited about Wayne's forthcoming album, 'I Am Not A Human Being 2', which he confirmed is "definitely" completed and is expected to be released later this summer.

He added: "Wayne's got an album he's about to drop real soon. Its called 'I am not a Human Being 2.' It's gonna be before the summer for sure. We haven't picked the date yet. Whenever he's ready to drop his album, we're gonna make it do what it do.

"He's definitely got an album done and ready to go. Wayne works a lot. There's no telling [if 'Rebirth 2' will happen]. But I know for sure we've got 'I Am Not A Human Being 2' ready to go. That's the next project."

 

by admin // Wednesday, January 25, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

How would you feel if you discovered a historic collection of African music - forgotten by the world for decades? And what would you do if you learned it was in danger of being lost forever?

The Radio Tanzania Dar-es-Salaam archives contain over 100,000 hours of priceless Tanzanian music on damaged and deteriorating reel-to-reel tapes, and they need your help.

Radio Tanzania: Reviving the Forgotten Archives was created to raise awareness and support for our project to preserve, digitize and restore this collection and make it available to the world through mp3 downloads, a 'best of' compilation CD, and a documentary film. Check out the video below.

The project has two aims: to save and to share the Radio Tanzania archives. To save the archives, they will digitize the 100,000 hours of East African music recorded from the mid-1960s through the 1980s. This will include providing high-quality equipment for the transfer of the music and training Tanzanian employees/interns to perform the bulk of the digitization. The project leaders have spoken with a number of audio archival experts, budgeted costs, and put together a small team of people perfectly suited for the job.

To share the Radio Tanzania archives, a compilation 'Best Of" CD and a website will be released and launched, dedicated to the history and dissemination of the music, complete with background info, translations and photographs. A documentary film will also be produced, allowing viewers to get an inside look at the digitization project, the history of the archives, the evolution of Tanzanian music, and what makes this music significant for contemporary artists and listeners. The film will include interviews and performances by surviving musicians.

The Radio Tanzania archives contain priceless treasures of cultural heritage with tremendous academic, historic, anthropological and entertainment value, but their existence is in grave danger. The material at risk includes ethnographic recordings of ngoma drumming from dozens of Tanzania's tribes, Arabic taarab, energetic Afro-jazz dance music, political broadcasting used to garner support for independence movements across Africa, and more. Essentially, the archives are an audio-musical history of Tanzania's struggle for independence and its birth as a modern African nation. The digitization of this collection will be a tremendous good as an act of cultural perservation, and will benefit musicians, scholars, and music lovers alike. 

Since the launch of the campaign in December, Radio Tanzania has raised $11,054, with 157 people backing the project. They have exactly 9 DAYS left before the Kickstarter campaign ends on Feb. 4th to reach their goal of $13,000. They are SO close!

To be a part of this awesome project, visit the Kickstarter page, where you can pledge anywhere for just $1 to $1000 - the more you pledge, the more involved you can be with the project! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radiotanzania/radio-tanzania-reviving-the-forgotten-archives

For more information about the archives, the team and the plan, check out TanzaniaHeritageProject.org. Also, be sure to "Like" Radio Tanzania on Facebook and share the mission with your friends!

To hear a sample of some of the music, check out their Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/user1962241

Thank you for your support!!

by admin // Tuesday, January 24, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Khloe Kardashian is getting her own radio show.

The socialite is going to be the host of new program 'The Mix Up with Khloe Kardashian Odom' which will be broadcast every day on Dallas station MIX 102.9, which is part of Clear Channel Media.

Khloe recently relocated to the Texan city after her basketball player husband Lamar Odom signed with NBA team the Dallas Mavericks.

The show starts on January 30 and will be a "one-hour, commercial-free show where Khloe will take requests, chat with her celebrity friends, and more during the Mavericks' season while she's in Dallas with her husband Lamar Odom."

MIX 102.9 program director Jay Michaels described the 27-year-old brunette's arrival as "a new era where our on-air talent is also an international star."

Khloe - whose famous sisters are Kim and Kourtney Kardashian - previously hosted a radio show on Miami's Y100station called 'Khloe After Dark.'

She is also starring in a new reality TV show entitled 'Khloe and Lamar' which will follow the couple's move from Los Angeles to Dallas.