“Planning for Happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.” ~ Robert Half
Wale’s fourth album, The Album About Nothing is due to drop March 31st. After having his third album “The Gifted” debut at number 1, Wale’s follow up is highly anticipated by many, me included. The album features guest appearances from J.Cole, Jeremih, Usher and Sza.
Below is the album tracklist and the second released album cover:
1. “The Intro About Nothing”
2. “The Helium Balloon”
3. “The White Shoes”
4. “The Pessimist” (Feat. J. Cole)
5. “The Middle Finger”
6. “The One Time In Houston”
7. “Girls On Drugs”
8. “The God Smile”
9. “The Need To Know” (Feat. SZA)
10. “The Success”
11. “The Glass Egg”
12. “The Bloom (AG3)”
13. “The Matrimony” (Feat. Usher)
14. “The Body” (Feat. Jeremih)
J.Cole, a rapper closely linked to Wale set the bar very high with his “2014 Forest Hills Drive” album, Wale will have to bring his A game if he is to remain on the list of Hip Hop Saviours like J.Cole. We will find out soon, March 31st, The Album About Nothing hits the shelves.
J.Cole New Album Alert
That’s right J.Cole has his 3rd Studio Album coming out!!! It is titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive and it is set to be released on December 9, 2014, same day as the first part of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V.
On November 16, 2014, J. Cole released a video where he announced he would be releasing his third album, titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, on December 9, 2014. The video also featured footage regarding the making-of the album. Additionally, the album’s name sake was revealed to be the address of Cole’s childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina you can watch the documentary on YouTube via the following link http://t.co/nhyCgP9LE9
J. Cole revealed he would be releasing this album with no singles and little promotion. The album is available for preorder on iTunes and contains 13 tracks http://t.co/gjLq6iB4qo
J.Cole’s last two Studio albums have been impressive I expect nothing less from the Fayetteville, North Carolina native. December 9th folks, we waiting in curious anticipation!!!!
Sometimes inspiration finds you, sometimes you go find it, sometimes it’s neither one of the above.
When inspiration is hard to come by whether in the active sense of looking for it or in the magical serendipitous instance of “it” finding you, I believe the best way to find a solution for this frustrating situation is to position yourself, mind, body and spirit in such a way that you become highly sensitive to any stimulus to subconsciously attract inspiration.
Step outside the norm, do things you don’t usually do, if you usually drive around take a bus or a train, try out a new flavour of chips, I recommend “Lays ~ Sour Cream and Onion” flavour, it is to die for. Listen to a new genre of music, visit an Art gallery, or a museum be a recycling bin of seemingly useless information, music, art, books, conversation or whatever. You will find that inspiration is in the most simple of things, places even, and realising that is the beauty and magic of it all.
So inspired by whatever, be it a song, a painting, a book, an article in a magazine, a beautiful big moon precariously hung on black velvet or a starry night or how something or someone makes you feel, the creative juice in you will effortlessly just flow, without putting much thought into it.
Keep in mind, Inspiration is Never on Schedule but Always on Time.
Art, a sweet escape….
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” ~ Twyla Tharp
Inspired to run in the name of Art.
Jay-Z’s Life + Times site has posted photos of the album cover, along with a message that reads:
“Located in the United Kingdom, The Salisbury Cathedral, home to one of the four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta documents, has become the site which debuted JAY Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail album cover art. The installation will be on display at the Salisbury Cathedral Chapter House through the month of July.”
After much consideration, the RIAA has officially awarded Jay-Z’s album as a platinum selling project, despite Billboard’s decision to disregard bought albums.
Magna Carta Holy Grail will be released globally on Tuesday, July 9.
Jay – Z has revealed the art work and track listing of his upcoming new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”
The concept is extremely minimalist, featuring a black and white cover with initials for each of the four words in the album’s title. This cover is a well defined and pronounced contrast to the white instruments and musical equipment pictured on the front of his last album, “The Blueprint 3.”
Collaborative artists on the album have been revealed along with numerous lyric sheets for songs featured on the album. This includes the track “Oceans” with Frank Ocean.
Simultaneous to the album cover release is an updated track list for the project, which will be released first through Jay-Z’s Samsung app on Thursday. The album will then be released in full on Sunday.
Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Beyoncé will all make appearances on the album.
The album’s updated track listing is as follows below:
1. Picasso Baby
4. Tom Ford
5. Beach Is Better
6. F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Feat. Rick Ross)
7. Oceans (Feat. Frank Ocean)
9. Part II (On The Run) (Feat. Beyoncé)
11. La Familia
12. Jay-Z Blue
13. Nickles & Dimes
14. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)
15. Open Letter