I joined Tuma Bassa from Spotify and NPR music writer Rodney Carmichael on NPR’s 1A to talk about the void #Verzuz was filling for artists and fans during shut down, how it’s helping change our ideas of live entertainment, how they’re shifting music conversations, and what comes next. LISTEN HERE
As we’ve collectively watched Swizz Beats and Timbaland’s producer battle series grow, there’ve been several teaching moments for how not to kill the vibe and energy that attracts everyone to what has become prime quarantine programming. But the thee-day (really three-week), two-part Teddy Riley vs Babyface battle was a whole dissertation on putting too much
I talked to For Harriet’s Kimberly Foster about the Babyface vs Teddy Riley #Verzuz, the state of commercial Black music, my career path, the inspiration behind #MusicSermon, and more!
Get Prepared for Sunday’s PLAY A FANTASY VERSION OF THE Epic Producer Battle On Sunday, Timbaland and Swizz present were planning to stage the most legendary match up to date for their short-lived but quickly growing VERZUZ IG live-based producer battle: Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds and Teddy Riley. Two of the biggest contributors to the sound