If you’re a member of the Recording Academy and have an account on Grammy365.com add me :) My member name, of course, is DeAndre Wright and 365 is a pretty cool place to talk with like minded artists and music professionals across the nation.
For starters I’m really glad that people within and outside of the African American community have had enough sense to research Cleopatra in the first place lol. Since I was an African American Studies minor in college, issues like this are close to my heart. Most folks might not think Angelina playing an African Queen is an “issue” but many can beg to differ as my friend stated “this is just another score for racial confusion.” Sadly, some people are as racially confused as they are uneducated and since folks don’t like to research or read books I guess the cycle is just going to continue. Ideally I wish they producers would have chosen an actress based off of historical finds BUT I would have been able to accept someone close to a solid description of Cleopatra rather than a complete opposite. I understood when the Latin community was upset with Puerto Rican Jennifer Lopez playing their beloved Selena BUT at least she was Latin lol! What do you guys think? Is this an issue? Do you think she was a good casting choice? Don’t forget to click the title link for the scoop.
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Didn’t really have much to talk about but I just wanted to at least come on to say hello :). My Blackberry turned into the spawn of Satan and I had to re-upload the operating system, reboot it and completely rewrite nearly 300 contacts (along with notes, my schedule, and all that). These past few days have probably been the most migraine filled that I’ve had in a long while lol.
Anywho in today’s news… I’m supposed to be going out to an event tonight and most of you know I would really just rather go eat or stay home so I can watch cartoons or Law & Order (well something along those lines lol) BUT Will (my manager) has been getting on me about being more social to encourage awareness about who I am/the projects I’m working on… So I’ll cooperate.
I honestly blame my hermit tendencies on living in the boonies… I have no motivation to drive into the loop unless it’s for something extra important or music related. I’m sure this makes me a horrid friend (which is why I don’t have many lol) but I think everyone, for the most part, understands that the studio and home is my life. I just do my own thing and it’s probably not the greatest to stay in an artistic bubble but it’s def paying off in the work because it’s coming out awesome.
Oh yeah, the studio adventures have been great so I’m happy on that end… hopefully I’ll have a few snapshots to share with you all and we’re working on the cover art for the buzz single we’re putting out soon. TeamWright has really been at work lol so just be prepared for some really solid music :)
The homies and I have officially released the mastered single version of “not at all”… Download it NOW and enjoy… If you want u can leav a comment on the post and drown out the 3 three haters who have nothing better to do with their life lol… Video comin soon!
Soooo some of you guys might not know it but I’m a bit of a geek (musically and technologically). I enjoy the occasional nerdfest and the WWDC was no exception. Steve Jobs was super cool in his presentation (even with the minor glitches) and the demos were awesome. I wish I could really attend one of these things and I bet the energy was fun. Speaking of not attending, I would SO hate to be apart of the Gizmodo team right now (being that they got banned and all… see my link about the “why” here). Also for you Droid lovers… here’s an article on iPhone vs. Droid right here. I’m just too excited about the technology coming out these days lol. They are really giving my little Blackberry Bold a run for it’s money!
This is actually the rebirth of a song i wrote over a year ago… Some have heard it before, and many of you have not. The version some heard a while back was an extremely rough mix done on some very low budget equipment… Well i put the song on hold due to the seasons, and many other reasons, and now that summer has officially begun I took another crack at it, and completely redid the song as far as recording goes as well as mixing… BIG shoutout and thank you to the homie L.U.V. for his time and patience in the mixing process as well as the maker of the track Ricquo Jones. THIS version is the one you want to download… and i need as MANY people as possible to be bumpin this one for the season. ENJOY! Those that tend to reblog me, i definitely could use your help on this one! Those that catch this on twitter, feel free to share with your homies and followers alike.