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anonymous asked:

I think Camila is perhaps mistaking being a solo artist for creative freedom. She's about to realize, that especially on the same large label, her choices are still very much going to be guided by the same EPIC stakeholders as before. Unless you're Chance and independent or a label owner like Taylor, your "creative freedom" is guided by market research and execs. Hence Camila's possible change in direction from singer songwriter to R&B dance music now.

It’s true that she’d still be controlled by her label and management, but I think what she meant was she at least has more writing privileges, which is what she wanted all along. A girl group has a certain image and sound that they had to follow, while if one is a solo artist, she at least could play with different genres, mix and match, and include more of her songwriting.

But yeah, escaping her 5h prison cell, only to find out that she’s still in a bigger prison. But she seems happy, that’s what matters in this life, to find something that makes you excited to wake up.

Maybe Namjoon isn’t so much clumsy, maybe he’s just always being distracted by Jin and shit happens.  

johnkunsol on new year’s day: the fact that we didn’t debut in any of the nct units this year caught us off guard but never accept rejection as failure

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nails for breakfast, tacks for snacks (demo) // panic! at the disco

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On this day in music history: November 3, 1984 - “I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 3 weeks, also peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 on November 24, 1984. Written by Prince, it is the third solo chart topper and biggest hit for the legendary R&B vocalist. Originally recorded by Prince in 1979, it is the first single from Khan’s fifth album. Producer Arif Mardin uses musicians such as Reggie Griffin (bass) David Frank of The System (keyboards and guitar), Stevie Wonder (harmonica), and Grandmaster Melle Mel (rap) on the track. The stuttering intro heard on the front of the record was initially a mistake, when the producer is “flying in” Melle Mel’s sampled vocals on to the beginning of the multi-track master tape. When he accidentally hits repeat on the digital sampler, the songs trademark “Chaka–Chaka–Chaka–Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan” comes out of the studio monitors. Mardin likes it so much, that he’ll leave it as it is. Khan initially is not fond of the rap on the intro, being embarrassed by hearing her own name repeated throughout. Mardin reassures her that it is a key element of the song (telling Chaka, “don’t worry my dear, it will be a hit.”), and it remains on the finished track. Prince himself was supposed to play on the record but scheduling conflicts prevent him from participating in the sessions. At the time of its release, the song is one of the most expensive singles ever recorded, due to the complexity of the production, and time spent in the studio working on the basic track. The Hip Hop flavored music video featuring dancers Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones and Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers (“Breakin’) also play an important role in the records’ huge success. Chaka Khan’s version of "I Feel For You” wins two Grammy Awards including Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female, and Best R&B Song in 1985. “I Feel For You” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.