Tossing Salt Presents: Music Fact or Fiction
April 22, 2017
Welcome to the weekly routine where where we shake our booty and tickle the light fandango as I go into the world of sounds and soul, Music Fact or Fiction. The comments that I’m commenting on come from my friends at 411mania.com/music. And the responses and comments afterwards, that’s all me. So wake me up before you go-go and let’s do this…
Little Wayne has likely signed with Roc Nation.
FICTION: Unless Wayne has found a way out of his contract with Birdman at Cash Money Records, which would be really big news, there is no way in hell that he’s signed with Jay Z. and his Roc Nation label, not as a performer anyhow. Likely, this is just Wayne stirring the pot and letting the media and fans speculate. When something is actually signed and he either settles with Cash Money to get out of his contract or finds a way to actually sign with Roc Nation, we’ll know. Until then, it’s just talk.
You have high expectations for Prince’s new EP Deliverance.
FACT: I think I saw in the news earlier today that a Judge representing Prince’s estate put a hold on the release of the EP, so it may be a while before it actually gets out into the public domain, but it’s Prince. Even his bad stuff was pretty damn good and I have no doubt that this newly discovered material will be pretty awesome too.
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN is just as good as his other albums.
FACT: I’m not a big fan of Kendrick Lamar’s, but I went and looked at several reviews of his album, DAMN, and I went to a variety of sites and the general opinion is that Lamar has done a fantastic job with this album and it’s as good as, if not better, than most of his previous material. Lamar is a very talented guy and if he didn’t think the new material was up to par, it wouldn’t be released yet. I’ve got faith in his judgement and I plan on listening to the new album as soon as I get a chance.
The news of a new Nas album this year is exciting.
FICTION: Nas is supposedly a big name, but to be honest, he’s never done a thing for me and I could care less about any new album, or old album, or any album for that matter by this guy. Just being honest here. But Brad Paisley’s new album, I am interested in. The same goes for Jessi Colter’s new album, Psalms. And I read somewhere earlier today that Loretta Lynn and Glen Cambell will both be releasing albums of new material later this year, which especially considering Campbell’s current medical issues. Those men and women matter to me. Nas, not so much.
Tyler the Creator is an odd choice to do the theme for Bill Nye’s new show.
FICTION: From what I understand, Tyler the Creator is a big fan of Bill Nye and is a bit of a nerd / geek. If this is true, then he’s probably just as good a choice as anyone else. If it was Culture Club or Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift, it would be odd. But Tyler is known as the “Creator” and Bill Nye is a “Science Guy” so maybe this is a match that was meant to be. Why the hell not?
You enjoyed Lady Gaga’s new song “The Cure.”
FACT: I’m not a big fan of Lady Gaga, but the song has a nice, poppy type feel to is and I enjoyed it. It’s different than the kind of stuff I would expect from Gaga, but that’s not a bad thing at all. It’s a nice change of pace and just a good song. I liked it.
And there you go with another edition of “Music Fact or Fiction” in the books. Thank you for reading. Comments and thoughts are welcome and if you have any topics or artists that you’d like to see me comment upon, please let me know. I’m always looking for ideas and topics to write about. And with that, I’m down and gone. Have a great one and I’ll see you next time.