Filed under: Music, Must Watch, Things We're Diggin' | Tags: Billboard, Hip Hop, Interview, Q&A, Questlove, The Roots
Yesterday Questlove of the legendary Roots crew sat down with Billboard for an indepth Q&A – peep part 1 up top and then parts 2-5 after the jump. Also, peep the last video where he gives one lucky person a chance to win a signed drumhead.
As a maaaaaaasssshoooosive Roots fan and of course, Questlove fan, I’m about to press play on this myself – so, can’t comment too tough on what he talks about, but you know who this is? This guy is always mad interesting to listen to. Enjoy.
Peace, Love & Questlove
Filed under: Features, Gigs, Interviews, Music, Music News, Must Watch, Things We're Diggin' | Tags: Erykah Badu, Exclusive, Internet, Interview, Paris, PinBoard, Q&A
Disclaimer: Apologies for the background noise – as the Q&A was taking place the crew were taking down the stage. This was all so very last minute, we had no time to prepare. Best watched using external (computer) speakers.
Last week we had the pleasure of attending Erykah Badu’s gig in Paris, which was, to say the least, très fantastique! After the show we were invited backstage for an intimate Q&A with the lady herself. Watch our exclusive footage of her discussing various topics ranging from her inspirations, Hip Hop, the Internet, Michael Jackson & much more…
She is a God.
Peace, Love & Erykah Badu
Filed under: Features, Gigs, Interviews, Music, Music News, Must Read, Reviews, Things We're Diggin' | Tags: Backstage, Erykah Badu, Exclusive, France, Gig, Hip Hop, Interview, Meets, Pictures, PinBoard, Q&A, Review, Soul
3 days ago, while in Paris, PinBoard had the distinct pleasure of meeting one of the most innovative and exciting artists around today. Erykah Badu’s style, creativity, vision and movement is unparalleled. And so, to have had the opportunity to not only see her live in Paris, but also to meet her, speak with her and gain insight into who she really is, as a person – was truly an honour.
I’ve seen Erykah Badu live many times, but her show in Paris topped them all. The location, the vibe, the excitement and her performance made it a truly special gig. One I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. Performing a vast selection of new and old material, spanning all her albums, Badu with all her might, sang “On & On”, “Didn’t Cha Know”, “Healer”, “Soldier”, “Orange Moon”, “Other side of the Game” & “Me”, ending perfectly with “The Light” and…”A Milli”. And shouts to all our Parisian readers out there: ya’ll sure know how to get down! The energy was palpable.
But it’s the randomness of all of this which still feels quite surreal. From discovering that day Erykah was playing Paris; to finding out that the only tickets left were €60 (a large chunk of our 4 day budget); deciding we’d try an alternative route i.e. the hookup; Sending a couple emails around; hearing back from a contact in Dallas, Texas informing us that we not only had tickets but also backstage passes; finding the venue (a minute outside of the centre of Paris); to realising that ‘backstage’ really meant an intimate Q&A with the lady herself! Er, surreal to say the least! Completely unprepared, we frusiouly tried to remain cool, calm and collected. After all, we were repping London hard that night! Haha!
We got a few solid questions in, recorded most of the session. The footage is dope, and the pictures we have are incredible. I’m planning to roll of all of this out, along side our Sean Paul interview and Marsha Ambrosius (video) interview in the coming week or so.
Trust me, you’re gonna love, love, love, love, love it!
Peace, Love & Erykah Badu
Speeakz & Crew
Shouts to Carla & Mike
Filed under: Music, Music News, Must Watch | Tags: Conference, Hip Hop, Interview, Ludacris, Q&A, Theatre of the Mind
Yesterday Busta flopped and today, Luda did too. We were hoping to meet the ATL rapper for an exclusive interview, but as you know, these rappers are super flaky busy and so it didn’t happen – we’re trying to sort something out so watch this space. Anyways, check the video below where Ludacris got down with some journalists and bloggers to answer some questions on the new album, retirement, his pool house and everything else…
“Theatre of the Mind” is out November 11th.
Peace, Love & Luda