He's a very honest musician. Last year I watched VH1's "Storytellers", which focused on his album '808s & Heartbreak'. It will stick with me for the rest of my life. He allows you to go into his life and understand a little bit of what it's like to be Kanye West. He's not afraid to lie on the floor and stare at the ceiling or get involved with the crowd. People seem to love to hate him, but I think that controversy is what makes an artist great.
Amy Winehouse may be reportedly peeved at Mark Ronson's taking too much credit for her success, and piggybacking his own solo career on that success, but she shouldn't worry overmuch about him stealing her vocal limelight: for as Record Collection brutally reveals, the über-producer of his era turns out to be an ünter-singer, his weedy vocals here failing to bring to life any song on which he takes the lead.
B.O.B, aka Bobby Ray Simmons, is the latest breakout star from the prolific Atlanta hip-hop scene, so it's unsurprising that this excellent debut shares similarities of inflection and melodic appeal with OutKast, Cee-Lo Green and Dungeon family.
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