Tuesday, May 29, 2012
My family over at Rap Genius is extremely proud to present their new podcast Outside The Lines With Rap Genius. Hosted by Shawn Setaro, episode 1 features an exclusive interview with Cake Or Death emcee Jean Grae, which dives deep into the content and wordplay used in her music.
To download the podcast on iTunes and to subscribe to Outside The Lines With Rap Genius, click HERE!
Previously: Jean Grae - Cake Or Death [Album Trailer]
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Jean Grae's Cake Or Death is nearing Detox status in my mind because that's how little I know about the release date. To forget how badly I want to hear it, I just distract myself by reading her always hilarious Twitter timeline. Thankfully, Jean threw us a bone and dropped a dope, yet still mysterious, trailer for the album.
Cake or Death Trailer from W.A.R. Media on Vimeo.
Props to Prefix Mag
Previously: Jean Grae - U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow
Monday, January 2, 2012
Finally!! The first single from Jean Grae's upcoming album Cake Or Death is here! Check out the lead track "U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow," which I heard her perform live last October at the A3C Festival. "U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow" contains an intro produced by Jean Grae herself and a smoothed out track produced by M-Phazes. Listen below, and make sure you let me know what you think of the single by hitting me up on Facebook or Twitter!
Jean Grae - U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow
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Props to okayplayer
Previously: Hellpit Faeries (Jean Grae x Mela Machinko) - Jingle Fucking Bells [FreEP]
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I'm convinced that Jean Grae is the most hilarious person on the planet. Don't believe me? Go to a show!
Check out Jingle Fucking Bells, her newest EP with the equally foolish Mela Machinko below. Somehow, the dope musicians found a way to craft a collection of Christmas tracks you need in your life under their band name Hellpit Faeries.
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Hit the jump to check out The Hellpit Faeries: Behind The Fuckery Pt. 1!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Well Versed concluded its Inside the Mind of A Genius series with Jean Grae with Part 2 today:
In part two of our interview with Jean Grae, the Jeanius discusses just how uncomfortable Cake or Death is because of all of the personal life stories that are injected into the album, the lost art of the hip-hop love song, her sense of humor and a whole bunch of goofy outtakes with Mr. Len that involve cooking oil and fruit.
“This album is f*cking uncomfortable as f*ck. Right from the first couple of seconds into it. It took me awhile to settle into being that uncomfortable with the rest of the world. I’ve done a lot of personal songs going from my stories to abortion stories to relationships and love songs…”Love Song 6″ is kind of like my opus on this album. I tried to be more responsible this time. Understanding I was going to involve other people but do it in a more responsible adult way and not necessarily putting people’s phone numbers at the end of songs. Sorry about that. This album is about dealing with sh*t, learning how to say sh*t, involving people and not necessarily making it f*cked up for everybody…There are about four 8-minute songs on the album. It definitely takes you on a ride. Singles are great and having fist pumping songs are great. I’m all about that. But this album is not necessarily that. It’s doing something different. It’s telling stories and about being vulnerable and honest.” – Jean Grae
Previously: Jean Grae - Inside The Mind of A Genius (Part 1) [VIDEO]
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Jean Grae sits down with TheWellVersed while in Las Vegas to discuss why she performs songs that nobody has ever heard before, what’s the holdup on “Cake or Death”, how important the mixing process is to an album and how disposable music is today.
Previously: Jean Grae Performs A Brand New Track At The A3C Hip Hop Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2011
|Courtesy of Natasha Williams Photography|
Special thanks to IndieMuzikSpotlight for the extremely high quality footage!