Saturday, April 23, 2011

Soulja Boy To Do A Remake Of "Juice" A Play Tupac's Character Bishop

Hey here's more unoriginality making its way around the music business. I was just talking about Kanye West biting Micheal Jackson's idea for using a crane for the "This Is It" tour. Now we have Soulja Boy doing a remake of the movie "Juice". And on top of that he is going to play Tupac's character, Bishop.


...I guess its like how the Hollywood studios are remaking old movies like "Tron" and "Yogi Bear"...I guess.

Well I'm sure Soulja Boy is going to have fun making the mini-movie. The idea came from a mixtape that he was inspired to call "Juice" after he watched the movie. He's even going to release some music videos to support the movie.

Even though I think the original shouldn't be tampered with I'm interested to see how ol' Soulja is gonna pull this off. Will the people of my generation (The Golden Age of Hiphop) support this movie or will is just be a Soulja's current fan base?

I'm willing to put my money on his current fan base simply because most people from my generation ain't really rollin' with dude like that. But to his credit, dude is a great marketer and he knows how to give his fans what they want.

At the end of the day, he'll be successful because of going back to the people who are already supporting him. To try to reach a totally new market would be foolish and a suicidal business move.

Well I wish him luck and I'm interested to find out how it's all gonna turn out for him.

Click on the link below to read the full article posted on Daily News - : Soulja Boy Working On 'Juice' Mini-Movie: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Kanye West Steals Micheal Jackson Idea

Yup, you heard it from me. Kanye West has taken one of Micheal Jackson's show ideas and used it in his performance at Coachella. Okay, some people may say imitation is the best form of flattery but damn!!! If you peeped the "This Is It" documentary that Mike's camp released after he died, you'll see Mike rehearsing on a crane.

This was to be a part of his stage show...but Kanye jacked it!!!

Anyway, check out Ye doing his thing at Coachella. Despite his biting, flattery, or whatever you wanna call it, word is he did his thing. What do you think? Click on the link below to check him out.

Kanye Closes Out Coachella On A Crane! (VIDEO x PHOTOS) | GlobalGrind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dr. Dre Wins Big Against Former Label Death Row

Whassup Peeps?

Sometimes just because an artist is not currently in the spotlight doesn't mean they are not handling their business. Of course we all know Dr. Dre is getting major paid from Eminem and 50 Cent, but how many people knew he was in a major lawsuit with this former label Death Row.

The feud seemed to stem from Death Row continuing to profit from digital sales of Dr. Dre's classic Hip Hop album "The Chronic" and not giving the good Doctor his due. The music business never ceases to amaze me.

If "The Chronic" never dropped, I feel confident in saying there would have been no Death Row. Anyway check out the whole article below from The Boombox.

By the way, he won the lawsuit! Congratulations Dre!

Dr. Dre Wins Lawsuit Against Death Row Records - The Boombox: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Music! ATL's Finest Senor Kaos Releases New Video

Yo whassup Peeps,

Here's a newly released video hot off the press from my homeboy Senor Kaos. I knew him years before he could legally buy beer and now he's a grown azz man!!!

Check out his new video called "Til You're Dead" from his latest album, "The Most Interesting MC In The World".

I need 10 people to leave me feedback on this video. Thanks!!!


Let's Make It Happen!!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

This is real Hip Hop at its finest! Hope you enjoyed it!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

How to Resurrect Your Music Career and Come Back Better Than Before!

Whassup Peeps?

There are a lot of people in the music business. Some music artists become wildly successful and have a career that supports them all their lives. Others are barely even noticed and they never make a dime.

Then there are some in the middle who become successful to a degree and all of a sudden, they seem to vanish into thin air. You don’t hear from them in years and all of a sudden, BOOM! They come back on the scene and shoot straight to the top again.

Is there a technique for doing this or is it just a random occurrence of luck…or both?

One thing these types of comeback artist have that allows them to comeback is previous success or track record. It’s easier to build on your successes that people remember such a having one or more hit songs. Having a hit song that is familiar to your audience makes it easier to connect with them.

Some good examples of artists who made a great comeback are El Debarge, Twista, and Maxwell.

All three of them were very successful at the very beginning of their careers then they faded away and people always wondered what happened to them. We enjoyed their legendary music even when they were not actively releasing new music.

Some, like El Debarge, were extremely successful in the 80’s. Then, there was nothing. He resurfaced a couple of years ago on an awards show singing one of his hits. He was well received and as of this writing has a radio hit song, “Lay With You”, with another artist called Faith (who had also been out of the spotlight for a while). This song is bangin’.

In the Hip Hop world, one of the greatest comebacks in my opinion was Twista. Twista is a Guinness World Record holder for fastest rapper. He had several hits early in his career and then for a while he was not putting out hits. Then all of a sudden, he teams up with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx for “Slow Jamz” and creates an ultra hit record. It was almost like he never missed a step.

Even a Grammy Award Winning artist like Maxwell had an insanely successful comeback. After his first few albums he was rarely heard from for a few years. People were wishing he would come out with more music. Out of nowhere he comes out with a wildly successful album, “BLACKsummers’ night”, that earns him another Grammy!

One thing that makes all of these artists successful is their passion for the music. When they comeback, they put out great music. I think their love for music is what drives them to be successful again. They already have a good core fan base that would support them anyway but they make the music so good that they end up with lots of new fans as well.

In addition to making good music, they have a good music business team around them. This is not to be forgotten. At the end of the day the music business is still a business and its better to take a shot on a proven winner than to create something entirely from scratch.

That is not to say something brand new will not work for surely that is not the case. But an artist that has a great following can come back over and over again and you can take that to the bank.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dream Teams Reunited

Whassup Peeps?

You know I get some real good stories from Global Grind. I'm usually posting something serious but today I thought I'd do a little sumpthin different.

This set of photos details some pretty successful Hip Hop and R&B acts. I learned something from the last photo and caption about 2 well know stars I didn't know about.

Click on the link below and read it for yourself to see who I'm talking about.

Reunited And It Feels Soooo Good (PHOTOS) | Global Grind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ashley Judd Responds To Hip-Hop Remarks

Okay Peeps,

I have to admit, yes, I am a fan of Ashley Judd. I have been a fan since "Kiss The Girls" and I was shocked like most of the Hiphop world when some off base comments she made about the Rap and Hiphop culture were published in her book, All That Is Bitter & Sweet.

Well, she has renewed herself. Check out the article she wrote below with her response to the controversy.

All That Is Bitter & Sweet: My Hip-Hop Remarks | Global Grind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


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Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Weight Loss Before And After Journey

Whassup Peeps?

This will probably be one of the few times I post about my weight loss on The Rap Beat Creator. I just wanted to let you in first about my latest project: me.

I'm on a mission to lose some weight and you are welcomed to join me. I've posted a new video about my challenge to myself and others.

My new website is called:

Here is the live video I recorded about how I plan to lose 40lb.

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

P.S. Here's the web address again for my weight loss journey: