Damn this brings back some fresh memories from my grade school’s monthly skate night when I was only in 5th grade. Though this was really the only hit that 702 achieved, it’s still a solid RnB record and most likely because it was written and produced by the one and only Missy Elliot.
Auto-reblog but also “Steelo” and “Get It Together” were hits for them, not just this.
There’s a line on this record where Kim raps “Got the camcorder laying in the drawer where he can’t see / Can’t wait to show my girls he sucked the piss out my pussy.” If that’s not the most foul, amazing line you’ve ever heard, then you clearly have a higher shock threshold than me.
I'm doing my first band interview on Thursday. Any advice?
Hello anon! Congrats on conducting your first band interview. I do have some tips on things you should be mindful of.
First, research the fuck out of whoever it is you’re going to be talking to. Treat it like you’re studying for a final and need to know all of the answers before you go in for the test. Google them and read a ton of interviews they’ve done in the past. Know the basics, i.e. which album came when, who plays what in the band, etc. Watch their YouTube performance clips and get familiar with their style. Take note of certain things they might get touchy talking about, and plan in advance how you can slip it into conversation without agitating your subject. Try to think around questions they’ve been asked a million times, but also don’t be afraid of asking questions that might seem stupid. Sometimes, the stupidest questions get the best answers.
Prepare some questions in advance, especially since this is your first interview with a band. But keep it loose and don’t be afraid to go off script.
The most important thing is to listen. At the base of it, interviews are really just conversations. Hear what they’re saying, ingest it, and then ask a follow-up question if there needs to be some elaboration. The subject might not care about what’s going on in your life, but if you can somehow relate to something that they’re saying, it can help the conversation flourish.
Since it’s a band, it can feel like you vs. them. And yes, it might be that way because they spend weeks on end together, and you just met them. But if you show that you’re knowledgeable of who they are and what they’re all about, and you’re respectful and convey interest, it should go smoothly. (Also, identify who each person is. If you’re recording the interview, which you should, ask them to each say their name into the mic so you can get a sense of what they sound like when you listen back and transcribe.)
Finally, don’t be nervous. We are all human. Beyonce poops, just like you! (She maybe poops, I dunno, she’s an alien.) Treat them with respect, and they’ll treat you with that same respect. (If they have any shred of decency, which I’m sure they do.)
Hello one question and a comment. What did Beyonce mean by 'It's better to not have luggage' I'm so confused, thank you and secondly thanks so much for commenting that it was from MTV Diary!! OMG I was searching high and low for that. Much Love.
she was essentially saying to farrah that it’s better that she gets her ass home, above all, then to worry about her luggage. it was bey’s circuitous and shady way of saying, “you’re already out of the group. what’s better: get home as fast as humanly possible, or stay here to worry about if your luggage is going to get home on time?” beyonce sees the future. she knows that getting out of destiny’s child»lost luggage.
Hi All. Some of you may know me from CVS Bangers, others as Hennessy Youngman, and some of you older folks may know me as one of three rappers from the Philadelphia based rap group Plastic Little. If that’s the case, congratulations! You must be really old! I’m joking, I’m joking. Anyway, Plastic Little (Jon Folmar aka Jon Thousand, Kurt Hunte aka No Body’s Child, Michael Stern aka SQUID, and Si Young Li aka Si Young, and myself aka PackofRats) “officially” released two music projects, “Thug Paradise 2.0” which was an 6 song EP of our insanely long 21 song demo “Thug Paradise 2.1” in 2002 or 2003, and then we released our second full length album “She’s Mature” in late 2007, I think.
For one reason or another She’s Mature opened a few doors for us and we toured around the US and in Europe. During our travels and off-time we attempted to make a third album, tentatively titled “Yes, Homo” but y’know, sometime life just gets in the way of getting things done. Try as we might, Plastic Little just couldn’t get our shit together enough to finish (really start) a third album, BUT, we sure did try. So, I present to you, Plastic Little’s Greatest Misses, our half hearted attempt at making a third rap album along with songs we just made for the hell of it.
Some songs are mere sketches, with a verse and instrumental just playing out for a couple minutes, and some songs are somewhat finished, with all three of us actually on a track! A miracle! The vocal quality varies greatly as these tracks were recorded in various locations and with varying equipment, from a crappy laptop internal mic to crappy condenser mics. Oh, and these songs were made between 2007-2009. Anyway this a really disorganized selection of songs, I mean calling them songs is almost an affront to the epistemological concept “song”. But there are some enjoyable nuggets in here somewhere.
MySpace put up their underrated singles of 2013 today. I contributed but my choices got AXED because they weren’t on proper albums (to which I countered: IT IS 2013!!). The lovely edit staff offered me another chance but I didn’t have time, however. HERE ARE MY ORIGINAL BLURBS.