In House With Tyrese
"Things got real heated on the set, but we were just doing our jobs," Tyrese Gibson tells The BoomBox, describing his on-screen chemistry with his ‘Nothing on You’ video co-star Chilli of TLC. The singer-actor is our latest In House guest, and stopped by our offices to promote his new studio project, ‘Open Invitation: Reloaded.’ The deluxe re-release of his 2011 album, ‘Open Invitation,’ is in stores now and features new remixes with the likes of Faith Evans, T.I., Big Sean and Busta Rhymes. Of course, we had to ask about the Chilli dating rumors, his relationship deal breakers and how his once-carefree life is changing as he raises his 4-year-old daughter Shayla.
Check out the full interview on The Boombox
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In House With Tyrese

"Things got real heated on the set, but we were just doing our jobs," Tyrese Gibson tells The BoomBox, describing his on-screen chemistry with his ‘Nothing on You’ video co-star Chilli of TLC. The singer-actor is our latest In House guest, and stopped by our offices to promote his new studio project, ‘Open Invitation: Reloaded.’ The deluxe re-release of his 2011 album, ‘Open Invitation,’ is in stores now and features new remixes with the likes of Faith Evans, T.I., Big Sean and Busta Rhymes. Of course, we had to ask about the Chilli dating rumors, his relationship deal breakers and how his once-carefree life is changing as he raises his 4-year-old daughter Shayla.

Check out the full interview on The Boombox

Photo by Gino DePinto, AOL

In House With Too $hort
During a visit with The BoomBox, Too $hort, the 45-year-old hip-hop influencer put his lyrical stylings on display and opened up about his life. He compares himself to Oscar-winning actor George Clooney, explains how he was schooled by Jill Scott then smoked a joint with her, describes Jive Records as “shady” and tells the story of a pimp who fathered a prostitute. Delve into the mind — both masterful and mad — of Too $hort.
Check out the full interview on The BoomBox!
Photo by Gino DePinto, AOL

In House With Too $hort

During a visit with The BoomBox, Too $hort, the 45-year-old hip-hop influencer put his lyrical stylings on display and opened up about his life. He compares himself to Oscar-winning actor George Clooney, explains how he was schooled by Jill Scott then smoked a joint with her, describes Jive Records as “shady” and tells the story of a pimp who fathered a prostitute. Delve into the mind — both masterful and mad — of Too $hort.

Check out the full interview on The BoomBox!

Photo by Gino DePinto, AOL

Too $hort stopped by The Boombox to discuss his 19th studio album ‘No Trespassing,’ in stores Feb. 28. In House with T.$. coming soon!
Photo by Gino DePinto, AOL

Too $hort stopped by The Boombox to discuss his 19th studio album ‘No Trespassing,’ in stores Feb. 28. In House with T.$. coming soon!

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In House with James Morrison: ‘The Awakening’ Singer Shares How a Birth, Death and ‘Reality Check’ Changed His Music Forever
AOL Music Blog: Your newest album is entitled ‘The Awaking.’ What does that phrase mean to you in your life right now?James Morrison: For me it was the whole thing of waking up to life again. I felt like I  was in a box or a bubble for four to five years…It felt like I wasn’t in check  with reality. I needed to do normal things again. Catch up with my  friends. During that time, I had a kid. I had my little girl, she was  born and then I went on tour. I lost my dad…I felt  like I had woken up to myself as an artist and what I wanted to achieve  and do. I was more comfortable with who I was as an artist and wasn’t  embarrassed to be James Morrison.
Check out James Morrison ‘In House’ on AOL Music Blog!
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In House with James Morrison: ‘The Awakening’ Singer Shares How a Birth, Death and ‘Reality Check’ Changed His Music Forever

AOL Music Blog: Your newest album is entitled ‘The Awaking.’ What does that phrase mean to you in your life right now?

James Morrison: For me it was the whole thing of waking up to life again. I felt like I was in a box or a bubble for four to five years…It felt like I wasn’t in check with reality. I needed to do normal things again. Catch up with my friends. During that time, I had a kid. I had my little girl, she was born and then I went on tour. I lost my dad…I felt like I had woken up to myself as an artist and what I wanted to achieve and do. I was more comfortable with who I was as an artist and wasn’t embarrassed to be James Morrison.

Check out James Morrison ‘In House’ on AOL Music Blog!

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In House with Big Time Rush

AOL Music Blog: Your new CD, ‘Elevate’ was released recently. What has been some of your favorite fan responses to the record?

James Maslow: One of the favorite things the fans are saying a lot, that I like, is that, “I’ve been elevated,” which means they bought the album and they love the album. The first album people definitely enjoyed but this one is more of a phenomenon. We’re definitely more proud of it. We wrote a majority of it and were much more hands on. So I get a ton of responses saying “I’ve been elevated” and they just replay the album over and over again.

Carlos Pena: I read one today though, some chick goes, “I just want to thank you guys because the song, ‘You’re Not Alone’ helped me get through my grandpa’s funeral”. And that’s cool. That’s just a song we created from scratch and put vocals on and just put it out there … it’s affecting people.

Logan Henderson: With fan mail, we may never get to see those things because sometimes it gets lost in the mail or lost in translation … but Twitter, it’s direct to us. We check it every day. We always make sure we carve out time for it every day.

Check out the full Q&A with exclusive photos now on AOL Music Blog!

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In House with Melanie Amaro: ‘X Factor’ Winner Shares Stories of Strength and Survival
AOL Music Blog: How did you celebrate when you found out that you won ‘The X Factor’?
Melanie Amaro: I went home and got the rest that I needed! I got some sleep, but I also  celebrated with family. I went back home and they had this entire thing  when I arrived at the airport with posters there and lots of people  were there and they took pictures and were like, “We love you!”
Check out the full ‘In House’ Q&A now on AOL Music Blog!
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In House with Melanie Amaro: ‘X Factor’ Winner Shares Stories of Strength and Survival

AOL Music Blog: How did you celebrate when you found out that you won ‘The X Factor’?

Melanie Amaro: I went home and got the rest that I needed! I got some sleep, but I also celebrated with family. I went back home and they had this entire thing when I arrived at the airport with posters there and lots of people were there and they took pictures and were like, “We love you!”

Check out the full ‘In House’ Q&A now on AOL Music Blog!

Photo by Gino DePinto, AOL

The BoomBox: There are a lot of new artists out now but I saw that you didn’t team up with any. Instead you decided to work with veteran acts like Joe and Queen Latifah. Why was that?
Treach: It’s basically in-house. Naughty never made like,  those heavily  collaborated records and we don’t want to make albums that  just sound  like a compilation album. We want it to be signature Naughty  by Nature  with features. Our features are always family, whether they  famous in  hip-hop or they up-and-coming.
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The BoomBox: There are a lot of new artists out now but I saw that you didn’t team up with any. Instead you decided to work with veteran acts like Joe and Queen Latifah. Why was that?

Treach: It’s basically in-house. Naughty never made like, those heavily collaborated records and we don’t want to make albums that just sound like a compilation album. We want it to be signature Naughty by Nature with features. Our features are always family, whether they famous in hip-hop or they up-and-coming.

Check out the full Q&A now, on The BoomBox!

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and musical icon Jimmy Cliff takes on New York from the roof of our office building!
Jimmy Cliff’s exclusive In House Q&A is coming soon to Spinner!
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and musical icon Jimmy Cliff takes on New York from the roof of our office building!

Jimmy Cliff’s exclusive In House Q&A is coming soon to Spinner!

Photo by Gino DePinto, AOL

You down with O.P.P?
Hip-hop hurray! Grammy award winning hip-hop trio Naughty By Nature stopped by AOL Music to discuss the release of their 20th anniversary album, ‘Anthem Inc.,’ and some favorite moments from the group’s iconic career.
In House with Naughty By Nature coming soon on The Boombox!
Photo by Kelly Mahan, AOL

You down with O.P.P?

Hip-hop hurray! Grammy award winning hip-hop trio Naughty By Nature stopped by AOL Music to discuss the release of their 20th anniversary album, ‘Anthem Inc.,’ and some favorite moments from the group’s iconic career.

In House with Naughty By Nature coming soon on The Boombox!

Photo by Kelly Mahan, AOL

Minneapolis-based singer/rapper and Doomtree member, Dessa, stopped by our New York office for an exclusive In House interview and photo shoot. Stay tuned for the full story!
Photo by Damon Dahlen, AOL

Minneapolis-based singer/rapper and Doomtree member, Dessa, stopped by our New York office for an exclusive In House interview and photo shoot. Stay tuned for the full story!

Photo by Damon Dahlen, AOL

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