“You are just an all in one. You do it all. You know, you come in with your arrangement, you come in with some choreography ideas, you come in with your vocals AND you hit it as an MC which I loove, and I looove the way you rap. I think there’s a place for everything in you."
LOVE IT MOSES! Even though he got eliminated, he should be proud at how far he got. He’s got talent an is better than 99.9% of these rappers dominated the charts now in days. I hope he goes far and wish him much success.
We caught up with Moses Stone at the Golden Globes NBC Universal after party! Moses was on Team Christina during the second season of The Voice and he made it all the way to live shows! Now he’s about to release his new album and single, and he tells us all about it here. Plus he talks about being a singer and rapper and hoping to see more talented rappers on The Voice. Lastly, he comments on the Golden Globes and his favorite wins. Don’t miss it!
Jermaine Paul: I thought it was boring. Okay, at best.
Chris Mann: A sleepy song, but he’s a great singer. I want to see him sing something more upbeat to see his range.
RaeLynn: Literally, I think she’s the worst singer right now. She’s terrible.
Moses Stone: Ehhh. He’s okay, I guess.
Naia Kete: I really just don’t like her. She’s better than RaeLynn, but I don’t like her at all.
Lindsey Pavao: Easily my favorite competitor this year. She’s great from week to week.
Jordis Unga: She was great too. The battle rounds song was abysmal, but last night she did awesome.
Sera Hill: She’s good, but I feel like I’ve heard her voice a million times. No originality.
Erin Willet: I’m not a huge fan of her, but she killed it last night. She was on key the entire time and it was good.
Charlotte Sometimes: Mehhhh. She’s okay.
Ashley De La Rosa: Um. Honestly I don’t remember much, but I think I remember her being okay?
Jesse Campbell: Okay he’s a phenomenal singer but I don’t want him to win. I feel like he’s the same kind of singer as Javier Colon from last season and that’s boring to have the same kind of singer win again.
So basically, Lindsey Pavao, for me, was the best.
Some Q&A with Moses Stone and Geoff McBride, new members of #TeamXtina!
Q. You know The Voice is known as a singing competition, so what made you take the brave step in going in there with a rap act? A. Moses: I think it definitely was a brave and bold move by myself, but I think it’s time for hip-hop to be recognized in a lot of the competitions that’s out right now. There’s not much for hip-hop artists to showcase their talents and the show is technically called The Voice and I feel with every song and every artist it’s been on lyrics and it’s based on emotion and it’s been on connecting with the audience and I feel rapping is the same thing…it’s poetry and it’s certain cadence in a person’s tone and delivery and the way they speak and the way they protect themselves and that is the same as using your voice and singing and nowadays everything is built together and hip-hop is definitely a big part of music and me personally, I thought it was time to step and do something different and get to the forefront. I really want to represent hip-hop…I want to represent pushing the boundaries and envelope between all artists. It was a blessing I got picked by my amazing coach Christina and I’m truly honored and truly blessed and happy to be on her team.
Q. What was it about Christina that made you choose her over Cee Lo? A. Geoff: My decision came down basically to the one who I thought had more interest. I remember Cee Lo saying that he was looking for a powerful female singer. I wasn’t aware of who had gone on, but I knew that if I walked on the stage and I wasn’t exactly what he wanted than I wouldn’t have that opportunity. I was shocked that he did turn around, but I chose Christina simply because she turned around in the beginning and she was there until the end and that’s really what I based my decision on.
Q. And how excited are you to work with Christina, who her herself is known for having a beautiful, strong voice and huge vocal range much like yourself? A. Geoff: Very, very excited to work with Christina. I think that the journey is just beginning, so we’ll see what’s in store.