MUSIC NEWS// Teyana Taylor Signs to G.O.O.D. Music, Bobby Brown Talks New Album & Jay-Z Talks Spending Time With Blue Ivy And Away From The MusicPublished by Blair Bedford on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 9:32 am.
1. Teyana Taylor Signs to G.O.O.D. Music
Teyana Taylor, the 21-year-old rapper and singer from Harlem, is the latest signee to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. The news was confirmed Monday [May 14] via press release. [MORE]
2. Bobby Brown Talks New Album
Between the sudden death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, the reports of his estranged relationship with daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and a recent drug arrest Bobby Brown could use some therapeutic treatment.
The embattled R&B legend is planning to get his life back on track this year, starting with a revival of his music career. Brown plans to release Masterpiece this summer, his first album in 14 years, reports The Associated Press.
“It’s what I’ve been through throughout my life, and just trying to heal myself through music,” said Brown of the album. [MORE]
3. Jay-Z Opts for Quality Time With Blue Ivy Over Studio Time
Though he’s staying in the spotlight with an upcoming European tour, his own recently announced music festival in Philadelphia and a pending concert series to open up the new Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn, Jay-Z says he doesn’t have plans to release new music anytime soon. In an interview with Billboard yesterday, the rap mogul said he’s taking time off from recording to raise his infant daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
“I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter,” he said of taking a break from the studio. “I want to enjoy this time for what it is. I’m sure that bug to get back in the studio will come back at some point.” [MORE]