500 Degreez is the third studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was released on July 23,2002, by Cash Money Records, the albums title was inspired by the album 400 Degreez, by a fellow rapper Juvenile. The album debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard 200, on September 3,2002, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. As of 2011, the album has sold 584,179 copies in the United States, all songs produced by Mannie Fresh
Stuntin' Like My Daddy
Stuntin Like My Daddy is the first single from Birdman and Lil Waynes album, Like Father, Like Son. It peaked at number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, won the 2007 BET Viewers Choice Award, the music video has cameos from Yo Gotti, and All Star Cashville Prince. Freestyles by Lil Flip, Young Jeezy, and Plies have been made, a rock remix is featured on the deluxe version of the album. Suicideyear has a remix of this song, It has been said that it goes harder than the original. Chief Keef used the instrumental from the song for his mixtape Finally Rolling 2. The song is titled Stuntin Like My Mamma The song was sampled by Soulja Boy on his song Yamaha Mama on the album iSouljaBoyTellem. It was a sample on the first track of Girl Talks Feed the Animals and has been sampled on Lil Wayne & Nicki Minajs Dont Stop Wont Stop. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
Go D. J. is the second single from Lil Waynes fourth studio album, Tha Carter. The singles famous beat is produced by DJ Mannie Fresh, who provides vocals in the song. The lyrics to the song are written and performed by Lil Wayne. The single became Lil Waynes first solo hit, reaching the top three on the US Rap Charts and becoming a top 40 single, the song was Lil Waynes most successful single as a lead artist until Lollipop reached number one in 2008. The songs chorus is borrowed from a song of the same title by New Orleans rap group U. N. L. V. The song has been sampled numerous times, in Lil Wayne tracks, the video is set in a prison where Lil Wayne is freed from an electric chair, after which, he starts rapping. Birdman, Ronald Slim Williams, Mannie Fresh, Gillie Da Kid, and C-Murder make cameos
Tha Carter III
Tha Carter III is the sixth studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne, released on June 10,2008, by Cash Money and Universal Motown. It follows a string of mixtape releases and guest appearances on other hip hop and R&B artists records. The albums cover art features a picture of Wayne and is similar to covers of hip hop albums such as Nass Illmatic. Amid release delays and leaks, Tha Carter III became one of the most anticipated releases of 2008, the album debuted at number one on the U. S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 1,005,545 copies in its first week. Upon its release, Tha Carter III received universal acclaim from critics and earned Lil Wayne several accolades. It has been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold 3.6 million copies in the United States. Lil Wayne stated that producers would include The Alchemist, Cool & Dre, Jim Jonsin, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Mannie Fresh, The Runners, Timbaland and will. i. am. In an interview with HipHopCanada.
com, Solitair of the Black Jays stated that he and Cipha Sounds produced a track called Outstanding, the Runners have stated that they have produced three tracks for Tha Carter III. Lil Wayne revealed that he has a track for Eminem, which he has yet to send to him and he described this song as the craziest. Some believe that his request was turned down, but it most likely turned into Drop the World on his 2010 album Rebirth. The album features guest appearances by Fabolous, T-Pain, Bobby V, Betty Wright, Static Major, Robin Thicke, Jay-Z, Juelz Santana, and Busta Rhymes. MTV reported that Wyclef Jean worked on a couple of tracks for the album and that a song featuring Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, that Timbaland-produced track did not make the final cut. David Banner confirmed that he will be credited for five tracks on the cut of Tha Carter III. After the copyright controversy of Playing with Fire, the track was removed and replaced with another David Banner-produced track Pussy Monster.
Swizz Beatz stated he was working on the album. When asked about how many tracks Kanye West had contributed, he answered, On the first visit he had five joints, I told him to slow down and he left me alone, but we got a good three on the album. He confirmed that he had a few tracks on The Leak that are produced by Kanye West, Tha Carter IIIs lead single, peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, staying at the top for three weeks. It was Waynes most successful single in his career, winning one Grammy Award, a BET Award
Mrs. Officer is the fourth single from Lil Waynes album Tha Carter III. The song features Bobby Valentino and Kidd Kidd, and is produced by Deezle, the song officially debuted on September 9,2008 It was ranked the No.25 Hip-Hop song of 2008 by MTV. The music video was shot in Miami, Florida with Lil Wayne and it is a continuation of the A Milli and Got Money music videos. The video was released on October 31,2008, the last verse of Mrs. Officer, with Kidd Kidd and Bobby Valentino, is cut off and replaced with the first verse from Comfortable, another track off Tha Carter III which features R&B artist Babyface. Lil Wayne plays the victim, being searched by the female cop an hour after leaving the A Milli video shoot. In contrast, Bobby Valentino plays an officer, detaining several women and this segment of the song contains lines referencing and Beyoncés Irreplaceable. Cameos were made Birdman, and Young Money Entertainment artist Mack Maine, Mrs. Officer debuted at No.16 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the seventh song to chart on the Hot 100 from Tha Carter III.
16, making it Waynes fourth top twenty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 from the album and it rapidly ascended the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, reaching No. 5, becoming his fourth top ten single on that chart from the album, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Cash Money Records
Cash Money Records is an American record label founded by two brothers, Bryan Birdman Williams and Ronald Slim Williams. The label is distributed by Republic Records, which used to be Universal Republic, Cash Money is estimated to be worth $300 million USD. Cash Money Records was founded in 1991, Bryan Williams told some of his close friends the motivation for starting the label, I was hoping it would get us out of the projects and into a positive way of life. And we wanted to other people get out of this poverty Along the way he met a lot of influential people on the road with the Hot Boys. Cash Money and Universal negotiated the deal between Cash Money and Universal Músic Groups Universal Records, which became an 80%-20% distribution deal, later, UMG acquired a portion of Cash Money Records, making it a UMG subsidiary. For its first few years, Cash Money played host to a number of releases by artists, selling only one album. Some of the labels releases garnered some success in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Artists on the label during this period included the group U. N. L. V, kilo G, Lil Slim, Pimp Daddy, and PxMxWx. In 1995, the label signed young rappers B. G, the signees marked what would be the second wave of Cash Money artists. In 1997, B. G. and Lil Wayne formed the group the Hot Boys together with Juvenile, although they made little impact outside of the region in the beginning, they became the labels most well-known artists early on. Cash Moneys big break came in 1998 when the Hot Boys, B. G. and Juvenile in particular, Dino Delvaille, who orchestrated the deal, told HitQuarters, I made certain they retained 100% ownership of their work. After the deal Cash Money records achieved a new level of success, the release of Juveniles 1998 album 400 Degreez, which was certified 4X Platinum by the RIAA, solidified Cash Money as a powerful label in the national hip-hop scene. Later albums in 1999 such as the Hot Boys Guerrilla Warfare, B. G. s Chopper City in the Ghetto, and Lil Waynes Tha Block Is Hot saw great chart success and furthered the labels reputation.
These albums contained major Billboard hits such as Juveniles Back That Azz Up, B. G. s Bling Bling, All of Cash Moneys albums and singles in this period were solely produced by the labels in-house producer, Mannie Fresh. Their A&R at Universal, Dino Delvaille, When they first came into the business, they were very reluctant to make records with other people. They probably felt that people would steal their style or flavor, and I had to work hard to get them to open up to making records with Cam’ron and this labels success continued into the 2000s. Between 2001 and 2003, the label sold 7 million albums, the song Still Fly by the Big Tymers was nominated for two Grammy Awards. However, B. G. and Juvenile left the label in 2002, in 2007, former Hot Boys member Lil Wayne was named president of Cash Money Records and CEO of Young Money Entertainment
House of Blues
House of Blues is a chain of live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States. House of Blues first location, in Cambridges Harvard Square, was opened in 1992 by Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, the first House of Blues opened on November 26,1992, in the Harvard Square commercial district and retail area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was financed by Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer, River Phoenix, James Belushi. This original location has since closed, the hands-in-concrete driveway where members of the Blues Brothers and others left their mark, still remains. In 1999, House of Blues acquired Universal Concerts from Seagram, on July 5,2006, Live Nation acquired House of Blues. As a division of Live Nation, the company currently operates 11 clubs throughout North America, the iconic Sunset Strip location in West Hollywood, CA closed in July 2015, a new location has not been found. Nine of these locations feature the VIP membership club, Foundation Room
San Diego is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1,2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego has been called the birthplace of California, historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States. Upon landing in San Diego Bay in 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area for Spain, the Presidio and Mission San Diego de Alcalá, founded in 1769, formed the first European settlement in what is now California. In 1821, San Diego became part of the newly independent Mexico, in 1850, California became part of the United States following the Mexican–American War and the admission of California to the union.
The city is the seat of San Diego County and is the center of the region as well as the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. San Diegos main economic engines are military and defense-related activities, international trade, the presence of the University of California, San Diego, with the affiliated UCSD Medical Center, has helped make the area a center of research in biotechnology. The original inhabitants of the region are now known as the San Dieguito, the area of San Diego has been inhabited by the Kumeyaay people. The first European to visit the region was Portuguese-born explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sailing under the flag of Castile, sailing his flagship San Salvador from Navidad, New Spain, Cabrillo claimed the bay for the Spanish Empire in 1542, and named the site San Miguel. In November 1602, Sebastián Vizcaíno was sent to map the California coast, in May 1769, Gaspar de Portolà established the Fort Presidio of San Diego on a hill near the San Diego River. It was the first settlement by Europeans in what is now the state of California, in July of the same year, Mission San Diego de Alcalá was founded by Franciscan friars under Junípero Serra.
By 1797, the mission boasted the largest native population in Alta California, with over 1,400 neophytes living in, Mission San Diego was the southern anchor in California of the historic mission trail El Camino Real. Both the Presidio and the Mission are National Historic Landmarks, in 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain, and San Diego became part of the Mexican territory of Alta California. In 1822, Mexico began attempting to extend its authority over the territory of Alta California. The fort on Presidio Hill was gradually abandoned, while the town of San Diego grew up on the land below Presidio Hill. The Mission was secularized by the Mexican government in 1833, the 432 residents of the town petitioned the governor to form a pueblo, and Juan María Osuna was elected the first alcalde, defeating Pío Pico in the vote
Tha Block Is Hot
Tha Block Is Hot is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne, it was released on November 2,1999, by Cash Money Records. Except the use of the word fuck, the album is free of explicit lyrics from Wayne himself. The most violent and sexual verses were done by Big Tymers, the album sold 230,000 copies in its 1st week in the United States of America, and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the 2nd week, it sold 120,000 copies in the United States of America, on December 10,1999, It was certified Platinum by the RIAA. All songs are produced by Mannie Fresh Samples credits Loud Pipes — Contains samples of Rich Niggaz performed by Juvenile
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005, Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion, YouTube now operates as one of Googles subsidiaries. Unregistered users can watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos deemed potentially offensive are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old, YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, and had been influenced by the website Hot or Not.
YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup, primarily from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital between November 2005 and April 2006, YouTubes early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California. The domain name www. youtube. com was activated on February 14,2005, the first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23,2005, and can still be viewed on the site, YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005. The first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005. Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. The site has 800 million unique users a month and it is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000.
The choice of the name www. youtube. com led to problems for a similarly named website, the sites owner, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against YouTube in November 2006 after being regularly overloaded by people looking for YouTube. Universal Tube has since changed the name of its website to www. utubeonline. com, in October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock, and the deal was finalized on November 13,2006. In March 2010, YouTube began free streaming of certain content, according to YouTube, this was the first worldwide free online broadcast of a major sporting event. On March 31,2010, the YouTube website launched a new design, with the aim of simplifying the interface, Google product manager Shiva Rajaraman commented, We really felt like we needed to step back and remove the clutter. In May 2010, YouTube videos were watched more than two times per day. This increased to three billion in May 2011, and four billion in January 2012, in February 2017, one billion hours of YouTube was watched every day