This article originally appeared in the Dec. 1995 - Jan. 1996 issue of VIBE Magazine | Written by Anthony DeCurtis | Header Photography by Dana Lixenberg. When the artist hires a violent manager and the violent manager is coming up to the record company, the label's, like, "How did it get to this?" Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy. But I didn't feel like the Man, because I could­n't put my finger on the button that would really make it happen. Motown has fallen far from what it once was. A framed photo of a serious-looking Harrell arm-in-arm with Mickey Mouse sat on an end table. They probably need a break, a little time out to lead their personal lives. Visit our, Masego Releases ‘Mystery Lady’ Featuring Don Toliver, Asiahn Finds Herself on New EP ‘The Interlude’, Sinéad Harnett Tributes Aaliyah With Remake of ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’. The sound I'm going for now is soul. Relationship 12. In his scenic video for “Queen Tings” featuring Tiffany Gouché, the multi-talented maestro exalts black woman of all shades of melanin. ... Queen Tings (Live At The BET Awards) by Masego published on 2020-06-29T23:55:26Z. Clearly a man who enjoys control, Harrell was soft-spoken and intent. Buy. That's why young black executives don't get to become the old chairmen—the wise men who've seen it and done it. Appearing virtually and providing a cut of his song Queen Tings from his “Lady Lady” album, hearing Masego’s voice again was a revitalizing reminder of the Virginian’s talent and charisma. I see Lupitaaaaa. Silk... 02. Queen Tings | Masego to stream in hi-fi, or to download in True CD Quality on Qobuz.com. The track was later remixed by Santi. I was trying to do that for nine years. I have to make African-American superstars. We wanna be down with him." Shawty Fishin’ (Blame The Net) 10. Masego's "Queen Tings" is an audio wonder on its own but with the visual finally coming to public view, the song has reached new cinematic heights. All eyes will be on him. I'm looking for that inspirational, take-us-out­-of-our-plight, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Al Green voice. One of the ways you do this is by putting out records that are in the groove that that audience is living in. "Queen Tings (Santi Remix)" (feat. Most recently, Masego performed “Queen Tings” (from Lady Lady) at the 2020 BET Awards. Between me and the corpora­tion, I could never get it to happen. And being at Motown positions me to create a truly black pop company. When I had the artist, I talked to his mother, his girl­friend, his babies' mother with the two children, dealt with his drug counselor, and whatever other dysfunc­tional Generation X problems he has. I Had A Vision Masego. Motown has always been the epitome of black excellence and artistry. I'm, like, if I can't sell these kinds of records, I'm gonna slowly shrink. There will nev­er be another Jodeci. We could have had artists pay tribute to him—pop artists, rock artists, R&B artists, rap artists, everybody could have participated. With this, you're stepping into something—. What makes Motown happen in the '9os? "Queen Tings" was released last year just before the artist dropped his full-length debut album, Lady Lady. 46103 fans Top titres. What you're describing is a role that black executives play, but aren't they often frustrated in their attempts to rise at most record companies? Released Wednesday (Aug 31), the video depicts a world of beautiful queens with Masego showing off his sax skills. I can't talk about it enough, how few black execu­tives get to control their playing field. Aside from featuring classic songs from UMG's catalog—like Wreckx-N-Effect’s “Rumpshaker,” Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative,” Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison”— the audio feature includes interviews from the singers, songwriters, and musicians including Teddy Riley, former member of Guy and one of the innovators of the hip-hop, R&B, funk, house-fused genre that dominated the airwaves from the mid-'80s until the early '90s. Masego (Single ) 2016 Violence (feat. When [Arista president] Clive Davis got in the game, I felt myself shrinking. Today, Masego shares what will surely be the final pre-release single ‘Queen Tings’ featuring Tiffany Gouche.This song was released earlier this year after Black Panther hit theaters but the song has been cleaned up a bit for the album’s release. We spoke yesterday for about an hour, and he said, "Any advice I can give you about where we go from here, feel free to call me." "Oh, sh*t, oh, sh*t," he said aloud with his hands up in the air once he realized what was about to go down. Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com. Why not? Buy. Author. "Am I correct?" Silk... Masego. He's comin' with all that energy. I had tremendous conflict. I don't have to ask anybody. / She stay on my dome / … Se fue a tirarme de mí Tire como la hierba Entácame. No. I feel as if I've had a tremendous amount of experience working with stars' drama and ego, but we're talking a whole 'nother level of stars. But did she care to oblige? Harrell, a product of the hip hop generation, knows his job is to introduce Mo­town—music, television, film, video, animation, and new media—to tomorrow. At Motown, Harrell says, he'll have more people, more prerogative, more punch. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. It's so hard to say good-bye to yesterday, indeed. Navajo. In a world that often tries to keep a black woman down, it's nice to have a song like "Queen Tings" to build them up and a video that shows just how beautiful they can be regardless of hue. Much like Brooklyn's own DJ iMarkkeyz, who gained momentum on Billboard's charts for his remix of Cardi B's coronavirus rant, producer DJ Suede posted a remix of the moment and it brought more laughs to probably one of DJ Khaled's most stressful moments. Album: Lady Lady. By then the relation­ship between the record company and the artist is dys­functional. This website uses cookies. I need to have more control. Or a couple of years ago, it was Stevie's 3oth anniversary in show business. Listen to Queen Tings by Masego & Tiffany Gouché, 111,237 Shazams, featuring on Wake Me Up, and Mellow Days Apple Music playlists. Lyrics. The choice of scenery for the Brilliant Garcia-directed visual is almost as captivating as the beauties enlisted. Masego Songs Videos Pictures Artist Radio . Aside from the monumental Boyz II Men, Motown has increasingly become a sound­track for nostalgia, much more redolent of the past than the present. He's covered. I felt like a figurehead. Otherwise, he slipped back into the pil­lows of his sofa and spoke as if he was envisioning his future life in a dream. 0 … We’re about 48 hours away from Masego releasing his debut album Lady Lady on Friday (9/7). Listen. “S he blessed the song with the perfect verse,” Maségo said. Shares. PlaylistShop. Streaming plans Download store Magazine. From Univeral Music Group and independent podcast publisher Wonderly, the six-part series "focuses on the complex relationships of a group of teenagers from Harlem who would create a sound that forever changed music." Queen Latifah, I'd like to bring her record sales up to match her celebrity. And for those who think they’ve heard the whole song. It must also be noted how Masego made very little cameos in the video, giving each queen a chance to hold the throne. "It's always been a dream of mine to head up Motown," he says. TWITTER. 2 1 vote. Those meetings will come after I execute the deal. The first true Motown experience I had was when the Jackson 5 were on the Ed Sullivan Show. Peep those dates here . “We dropped a short version of it that same day.”, He also praised Gouché for her silky smooth verse. Queen Tings Songtext von Masego mit Lyrics, deutscher Übersetzung, Musik-Videos und Liedtexten kostenlos auf Songtexte.com Buy on CD/DVD. Masego & Tiffany Gouché – Queen Tings 08. Listen. Outside of that, that for­mula is working. After moving over to the business side of the business, he hooked up with rap mogul Russell Simmons and soon landed a top spot at Simmons's company, Rush Communications, where he worked with the likes of Run-D.M.C., L.L. De’ Wayne Jackson] 09. Genre R & B Comment by blacc_skin. For whatever reasons, though, the execution between the two sides never worked. vistas 2.608. Lady Lady 11. There're superstars at this house. I got a lot of work to do. August 1, 2019 - 2:33 pm Queen Tings (Santi Remix) by Masego published on 2019-08-14T17:38:43Z. Clearly, Taraji P. Henson is booked and busy. 4.5 out of 5 stars (20) 20 reviews $ 6.00. Most recently, Masego performed “Queen Tings” (from Lady Lady) at the 2020 BET Awards. Once he got in business with LaFace [L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds] and [Dallas Austin's] Rowdy Records and Puffy [Bad Boy Entertainment], Davis's commitment and his exe­cution were taking those artists where I wanted my artists to go. I was behind it. Santi) [Santi Remix] ... More by Masego. https://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2020/performances/masego.html Here’s to more from this supergroup in the making. But you, Russell Simmons, Sean . “I knew she was a fit for the song. Again I have love for everyone please lets be respectful nothing but love BLESS UP!". he would ask. I'll make Motown ties, watch­es, sweatshirts. Queen Tings (feat. Produced by Kojoa Asamoah and Bigg Kid, the original “Queen Tings”, which recently got an expectedly stunning music video, featured Tiffany Gouché, whose commendable verse has now been replaced by a flawless Santi performance. Lyrics. 4.5 out of 5 stars (20) 20 reviews $ 6.00. Prior to that, he released an official music video for “Tadow” and played saxophone on Ari Lennox’s debut album. I’m funny about collabs but I knew she needed to be on this song and it was exactly what it needed.”, Speaking with VIBE last year, Masego shared other inspirations for his career. She my queen (yeah, woah, yeah, woah, yeah) She my queen (yeah, woah, yeah, woah, yeah) She my queen (yeah, woah, yeah, woah, yeah) She gone pull on me Pull like weed Entice me Holding you up to a higher state Babygirl you looking like a goddess Don't be so modest (while I have you here with me) I just wanna do things that you can't believe Join Masego and Tiffany in celebrating the royalty in our lives by watching the video for "Queen Tings" below. Lady Lady 11. Cliq Subscribe. Zhané I'd like to give a little bit more image. Cool J, and Whodini. Nope, because 45 seconds of fame and "we live baby!" Her non-profit Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation has been providing free virtual therapy session for people of color to combat the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lady Lady 2018 The Pink Polo EP 2016 Loose Thoughts 2016 Good & Plenty - Single 2020 Yams feat. When you get an act that sells 5 million—at a major compa­ny—the black executive's out of the room. As his music gets bigger his power diminishes. Desire Thompson The music video The Four Tops, the Temps, and, especially, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross—these are national trea­sures. By Anthony DeCurtis. They sold 6 million TLCs. On “Queen Tings”, Masego links up with fellow R&B singer Tiffany Gouché to sing about well-known black singers and actresses. The black executive becomes obsolete. Album: Lady Lady. We love the scenic imagery with its golden brown and mahogany hues which is used to celebrate skin tones. Now, I feel like, with Arista being involved with LaFace and the other labels, they sold 7 million Toni Braxtons. Listen to music by Masego on Apple Music. Veo a Lupita Sabes que tengo a los Jones Por mi propia Rashida ¿Me puedes poner en Con Danai Gurira Ella se queda en mi cúpula. The thing that [Motown founder] Berry Gordy led the way with is the idea that the label head becomes the image of the label. 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