Label: Cornerstone Promotion - CSP032-D1 / CSP032-D2 / CSP032-D3 • Format: CD Compilation, Mixed, Promo CD Compilation, Enhanced, Promo CD Compilation, Enhanced, Mixed, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop •
Christopher Brian Bridges born September 11, , better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor. Inhe released Word of Mouf, followed by Chicken-n-Beer in His latest record, Battle of the Sexes, was released in This song was a hit in many countries. It featured a unique style for southern rappers, with his wild rapping.
Timbaland handled part of the production. This album was actually a modified re-release of the album Incognegro, made in It was produced with the help of the underground producer Sessy Melia, whom he dated for a short while. The album reached as high as 4 on the U. Billboardand was a major success. Neither of his new singles were as well received by either the urban or pop audiences as his previous songs had been, and both music videos received only Intro - Bong Bande - Zecken Und Zocken airplay.
Chicken-N-Beer opened strongly, but without a popular single, the album fell quickly. Ludacris was sued by a New Jersey group called I.
Sohail Khalid helped produce this album with various artists such as T. Ludacris openly boasted that he may be the only rapper able to keep the Def Jam label afloat on the opening track. He first appeared on Saturday Night Live as a Arcanum - Tarotplane - First guest performing with musical guest Sum 41 on a season 30 episode hosted by Paul Giamatti.
The album debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. The album Release Therapy was released on September 26, Guest appearances include Pharrell Williams, R. Kelly, Young Jeezy, Mary J. His album then reached number one on the Billboard album charts with sales ofin its first week. With the release of this album, Ludacris marked a change in style in his career with his musical style.
The new album itself features a departure of the lighthearted mood of his previous albums, and introduces a darker side. To promote the album, Ludacris returned to Saturday Night Live as both host and musical guest on November 18, The album debuted at number five on the Billboard withsold first week. The album is currently certified gold. In FebruaryBridges lost his father to cancer. He is the co-owner of Conjure Cognac liquor and soul headphones.
John Roger Stephens born December 28,better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer-songwriter and Harlem Walks - Various - Cornerstone Mixtape - September 2001 No.32. He is the recipient of nine Grammy Awards, and inhe received the special Starlight award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Stephens added his voice to those of other artists, assisting in them reaching chart-topper hits. Life and career — Early life and career beginningsStephens was born on December 28,in Springfield, Ohio.
When he was ten, his parents divorced, causing his mother to suffer a breakdown. Stephens was also a member of the prestigious Sphinx Senior Society while an undergraduate at Penn. While in college, Stephens was introduced to Lauryn Hill by a friend. During this period, Stephens took time to hold a number of shows around Philadelphia, eventually expanding his audience Harlem Walks - Various - Cornerstone Mixtape - September 2001 No.32 to New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Washington, D.
He finished college inand thereafter began producing, writing, and recording his own music. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Stephens began working as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.
It debuted at number seven on the Billboardsellingcopies in its first week. The album was released October 24,and boasts production That Man In The Llloyd Cross Crease - Dale Watson and His Lone Stars - People Ive Known, Places Iv Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq, and will.
In August Stephens appeared in an episode of Sesame Street. They expect you to kind of stay in the same place you were at when you started out. We will fight it in court and we will prevail. He has a supporting, singing-only role in the movie Soul Men, where he plays the deceased lead singer of a fictitious soul group that includes Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. The performance also featured a tribute to Jason Collier, and proceeds went to a scholarship fund set up in his name for local Harlem Walks - Various - Cornerstone Mixtape - September 2001 No.32 schoolers.
With this Harlem Walks - Various - Cornerstone Mixtape - September 2001 No.32 , Stephens called on his fans to help him in his initiative for those who reside in Bossaso Village[where?
In May he partnered with Tide laundry detergent to raise awareness about the need of families Present Day - Various - Burn Em Down - Japan Hard Core Comp St.
In October he became involved[clarification needed] with a project sponsored by The Gap, a retail clothing store chain in the United States. MLT is a national non-profit organization that has made ground-breaking progress assisting the next generation of African American, Hispanic and Native American leaders in major corporations, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.
He performed and spoke at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Barack Obama Presidential campaign in April Harmonicist Frederic Yonnet performed as a special guest. Legend performed a song set list, including several songs from his Evolver album.
This allowed John Legend Network members to be the first to hear the new songs. After the party, John greeted each individual on their way out and took pictures with fans. Posted February 25, by pennylibertygbow in Hollywood. They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals. Since their first independent album release, the band has released 10 studio albums, two EPs, two collaboration albums and have collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres.
Rapper Black Thought is the lead vocalist of The Roots. It generated enough industry buzz for offers from music labels, and the band signed to DGC. The band performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival that year. This was their breakthrough album, peaking at 4 on the Billboard charts and earning a gold record, signifying U. After this album, Dice Raw left the collective to record his solo debut album Reclaiming the Dead.
The Roots released Phrenology named after the pseudoscience of phrenology in Despite not charting as high as Things Fall Apart, reaching a peak of 28 on the charts, Phrenology Dig Me A Crazy Record - Various - Party Crasher commercially successful, eventually going gold, and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
At the time, however, there came rumors that The Roots were losing interest in their signing with MCA. During this time the band backed Jay-Z Harlem Walks - Various - Cornerstone Mixtape - September 2001 No.32 his farewell concert in Madison Square Garden, and appeared in the accompanying Fade to Black concert film. InHome Grown! Questlove describes the album as being very dark and reflective of the political state in America.
It earned an 83 on Metacritic and 2 Grammy Nominations. The late J Dilla is honoured on different occasions throughout the album. This version comprises vocals by Black Thought. Secondly, a string of kindred artists reminisce about J Dilla in the form of answering machine messages.
Picking up where Game Theory left off, the album maintains a dark and political tone, with Black Thought and several guests venting about the ills of society today. Rising Down features The Roots incorporating a more electronic Ciudadano Elvis - The Gambas - Alegría Social synth-heavy feel into their sound.
Rising Down was released to critical acclaim, garnering an overall score of 80 on Metacritic. The song features longtime Roots collaborator Dice Raw. Undun is telling a story about their semi-fictional character, Redford Stephens. The album gravitates around Redford growing up in an urban landscape struggling with survival.
He is forced to juxtapose between the choice of making something of himself or living a life of fast money and crime, and he chooses the life of crime. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Another MC, Dice Raw, joined on for cameos in later albums. The Roots performingBeatboxer Rahzel was a member of the group from to However, he abruptly left in Malik B.
Guitarist Ben Kenney, had a short stint with the group and contributed to their Phrenology album, but left to join Incubus as their bassist. A percussionist, F Knuckles, was added in and guitarist, Kirk Douglas a.
Martin Luther, a vocalist, toured with The Roots in and and contributed to the Tipping Point album. The group announced in Augustto the dismay of fans, that longtime bassist, Leonard Hubbard, was leaving the group. For their performances on Jimmy Fallon, keyboardist James Poyser contributes additional keyboards. The band announced on August 25, that Owen has left the band and will be replaced by BNP - The Oppressed - Oi!
Singles & Rarities Kelley Most members have worked with PETA to promote compassion for animals and the vegetarian lifestyle. Because the band members hail from Philadelphia and its surrounding area, they showed their support for the Phillies during the World Series against the Yankees, displaying Phillies memorabilia when performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Inthe group showed support for the Flyers during their run to the Stanley Cup Final by having the team logo on their drumset. They backed Jay-Z a third time, for his Reasonable Doubt Concert, a celebration of the year anniversary of the release of his first album. Black Thought and Questlove were both featured in the movie Brown Sugar. The band guest performed on August 25 and 26 with the Dave Matthews Band during their summer tour. The group hosts a highly-anticipated jam session every year the night before the Grammys.
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