Sunday, September 30, 2007

This is why Kanye is my idol

even on SNL he kills it!

Straight up, The babyshambles album review shall be up in a day or two, and don't worry i got a special review of Curtis coming in that won't disappoint, its a new year here at bopculture. so lets hope it goes well!
thanks for people understanding how messed up it was trying to do this over the summer, that and with all the lap top problems i have had, primarily lost and broken adapters, its no wonder i had to put this on hold.
either way, i'm back. stoked to rebuild my viewership!
take care

Monday, September 17, 2007

My Interview With Abri..

So I have been a big fan of this Dubai band entitled Abri.

Their song "Philosophies" has been getting some major airplay on Much Arabyeah and other such channels.
I recently had a little Q and A Session with the boys, that said On With The Interview!

Hey guys, thanks a lot for taking the time out of
your day to answer a few questions.

1)How did you all meet up? and how did the band form?

we met through a mutual friend starting talking about doing a project, then got down to writing.

2)Was this the sound you wanted from the beginning or did you more arrive at it by evolving?
we just started writing and the sound started to emerge.

3)What would be some of your musical influences?

stevie wonder, charlie parker, prince and bob marley

4)If you were to aspire to be like any band whichwould it be?


5)How does it feel seeing your video all over the place? Have you noticed a bigger fan base?

It's great, yes our bassist Rami is always getting appraoched by"fans".

6)You have been receiving a lot of attention in the
dubai media, how has that been treating you?

Dubai media have been fantastic, lots of interviews and lots of coverage on radio and tv, it's been reallly cool.

7)What are some of the cities you really want toplay in? Do you have any tours set up?
Barcalona, London, sao paulo, new york

8)What was your favourite Show you played? and why?
manama, Bahrain, it was a rock crowd but they really got into it. Great people.

9)Worst show you played and why?

original Music Festival Dubai, really bad sound onstage, too much feedback, totally bogus!

10)Biggest Mishap to happen while performing? and how did you play it off?

no major mishaps so far!

11)What is the overall feel of the album?
Song based soul, but it's a real mix in terms of style.

12)When does it come out? and where will it be available?

1st of November, all music stores across the Middle east

13)What is the one song you like to play live the most? and which seems to be the biggest fan favourite?
Brandyman is the song we love to play live the most, we usually play it last. I think it's the fan's favourite too.

14)What is the craziest fan request, or thing a fan has done for you?

while we were on we had a request to play Simply the best by Tina Turner, we didn't play it.

15)What was the craziest thing you guys have done?

Our bassist was in an orgy, does that count?
(It begs the question, what was the ratio?

16)Anything you want to say to your fans reading this?

Keep coming to our shows, and a big thanks for the support so far.

Thanks for your time, stoked to hear the album, see you soon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Valedictorian Speech is needed after this graduation

Today's review is an artist that constantly reinvents a genre that is like a tire in mud, constantly spinning out records but nothing moves forward. This artist is one that is a huge influence to people in all genres, from metal fans to rock fans, this artist has a large fan base due to his production skills, and brilliant samples.
Ladies and gentleman the artist is none other than Kanye West!!!!

Kanye West, The Louis Vuitton Don, Louis the Fourteenth, Kanyizlle, Young Hov....the nicknames go on from there. He is the biggest thing to hit hip hop in the last couple years. His mastering of Soul samples over hip hop beats made him one of the most sought after producers in a long time. The pure passion that he puts into his work is beyond noticeable, when he speaks people listen. His mouth, for better or for worse, is unfiltered and with that, you get things like "George Bush Doesn't care about Black people" or him jumping on stage to steal awards. none the less...his work speaks for itself, with that said his latest effort is Graduation!!!!

Graduation, one of if not this years most anticipated album, was Graduation. In this album he erased almost all of his previous style of using soul samples over hip hop beat, and instead goes for a more Synth filled album featuring samples as Daft Punk or Micheal Jackson's P.Y.T.. This album compared to his last 2 albums is harder to judge, this album will 100% grow on you, no song will jump out at you like Gold digger or through the wire, don't expect Jesus Walks, but at the same time, get ready to be blown away. Songs like Champion, I Wonder and Big Brother, a tribute about his love/hate relationship with Jay-Z, all hit high notes. The low parts are songs like Drunk and Hot Girls, which is actually saved in the end by the soulful rhyming by Mos Def. There are high points and low points, i absolutely love this album, but i am a Kanye fanatic. This is a strong buy if you like Kanye, please listen to Homecoming (feat. Chris Martin).

My Review 9/10
IF you Like Rap 8.7/10
IF you Hate Rap 7/10

Review on the way

Kanye review on the way but here is the new video for the good life made by So Me who did D.A.N.C.E by justice....its more of the same, just not as cool...still a sick video tho

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

adapters, rappers and a whole lot of crossed wires!

Well i just got my adapter for my laptop, because my last one, Blew up...simple as that.
Now This is gonna have to be quick because i got somethings to get to, first and for most... the VMA's what a joke that was. I think the performances were all amazing, but i think the awards themselves were laughable. How does JT win Quadruple threat and BONO and Kanye don' makes no sense, i am a person who quiet often states his dismay with Bono, but i can't deny the guy that award... not by a long shot.

Rihanna video of the year.....JUSTICE got robbed, if we are marking on actually video, how D.A.N.C.E lost, i have no idea, goes to show you, put a girl in a maids outfit with an umbrella looking like she needs to get laid, and you will win...Effing ridiculous

JT male artist of the year, ya i can see it, it was plain to see he would win no matter how badly i wanted Kanye to win.

You know what, lets step aside a moment and talk about a special performance
BRITNEY SPEARS, now i am not gonne be the one to kick someone when they are down, i might point out the fact that they are down, but i won't's not my style.
Britney Spears....You get the opening slot, TOP BILLING, at the grandaddy of all comeback stages, the VMAs and what did you do with it. You walked around hap hazardously, you lip synce which last i checked when ashlee simpson did it EVERYONE FLIPPED, but when Brit does it everyone just goes " happens" and lastly you just flushed your career away, its sad because i was somewhat rooting for you. Infact i was singing "Born to make you happy" earlier that day....
The VMA's Came and went
the suite parties, coolest idea ever!
The actual awards

And if your wondering why i didn't mention Kid Rock and Tommy Lee.....simple its Kid Rock, who the hell cares what he has done in the last 7 years...