Outasight On Growing Up, ‘Tonight Is The Night’ & What’s Next

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itsbongoboy.com caught up with Outasight recently. The Yonkers native talked about his smash hit ‘Tonight Is The Night’, growing up in New York, his musical evolution, dealing with fame, and what he’s working on now.

On growing up in Yonkers:

I grew up in the Burbs. Yonkers is actually a pretty big city, so I’m from a little bit more of a suburban area, but it’s also extremely close to New York City, so when it came to do music, especially in high school and moving forward from there, you had to come up to New York City.

On discovering music:

As a teenager, I just liked to rap. I liked to sing and be in bands… Always into performing. It took me a while to get in the studio and start making songs and get better at that.

On his musical evolution:

I think it comes down to if I asked you who you were in 2008 and who you are now, there’s probably two different people. I think we all continue to change and grow.

Going from a hustling local artist to a chart topper with ‘Tonight Is The Night’:

It’s amazing. It’s surreal and it’s something that I’m learning about everyday. I had Pepsi come holler and want to use a song of mine in a commercial, and being able to perform in ‘X Factor’ was like this is a whole other level that I had to get accustomed to.

If he realized ‘Tonight’ was going to be a hit:

No, we don’t, because I’d never written a hit yet. We were in the studio making it and we were just having fun… We just wanted to make a party record and we had it for a couple of months. We felt good about the song but we didn’t think this was the song that was gonna change everything. But then my management went in talks with Pepsi and Pepsi wanted to use that particular song and the rest is kind of history in the making.

What he’s doing now:

I’m always working. I’m working on an album constantly. It will be out next year.

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Field Mob’s Shawn Jay: Ludacris Uses DTP Artists For Tax Write-Offs

Shawn Jay and Smoke of Field Mob

Shawn Jay spoke with Tha Daily Persuit recently, talking about what he is working on, the Ludacris beef and more.

“The number one question I get, every barbershop, whatever I do… what’s up between you and Ludacris,” he explained. “So I guess this would be a good time to address it because I really stay away from that. I don’t know how to use another ni**a to sell records. I never sold what you might consider a substantial amount of records, like a million here, a million there. Yeah, I got over a total million sales easily, which is Field Mob true, and I’m loving that. I love having 400,000 sold gold fans. My inspirations aren’t compared to another person. I don’t sit home thinking, ‘Oh, I wanna be like Drake. I wanna be like Mike.’ No, I’m glad they’re doing their thing. But what God got going for me, I’m comfortable with that.”

Getting to the point, Shawn Jay said, “The Ludacris situation. I don’t like talking about a person when they’re not around, but when a pu**y is talking to a pu**y, if I’m a pu**y for talking about a pu**y, I’m the dyke. Luda is the whore, he’s my bitch. That’s just what it is. No dollar amount can stop that. We know each other, I’ve always showed you love. What I love about the story the most, when I was bigger than you, I treated you like you was bigger than me. When you got bigger than I, I couldn’t even talk to you. Don’t you love that Christopher Bridges? Since you gotta like that, this is easy for me. You know that you and Shocka use people, you use known artist to sign to DTP and y’all make DTP seem as though you’re doing something. Making big moves. We just signed Field Mob, yeah! We just got Scrappy, yeah! Shout out Lil Scrappy. When it’s all said and done, y’all know that’s a tax write-off. Has anyone that’s been on the DTP label ever been actually promoted, pushed, nothin? Have you ever?”

He added, “I don’t like you, I don’t fu** with you. I’m not angry with you though. People got it misconstrued. I’m not angry. I’m not a person to try to beef with a person just to sell records. That’s against everything Shawn Jay stands for. I’m a positive person.”

Watch the 36-minute interview via YouTube below.

Phreshy Duzit ‘Another One’

Phreshy Duzit 'Another One'

Brooklyn emcee Phreshy Duzit has released his new single ‘Another One’, off the forthcoming mixtape ‘PHCK$ LIFE- The New Religion’. Listen to the track via SoundCloud below.

DJ Khaled ‘Take It To The Head’ Video

DJ Khaled 'Take It To The Head'

DJ Khaled is out with the music video to his new single ‘Take It To The Head’, featuring Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj. The Andrew Listerman produced song is off the Miami, Florida producer and DJ’s sixth studio album ‘Kiss The Ring’, out August 21st on Cash Money Records/Universal Records. Watch the Colin Tilley directed video via Vevo below.

Mann ‘Get It Girl’ Video Ft. T-Pain

Mann 'Get It Girl'

Mann is out with the music video to his new single ‘Get It Girl’, featuring T-Pain. The J.R. Rotem, Colin Randall and Zeus Zamani produced song is off the Los Angeles rapper’s debut studio album ‘Mann’s World’, out now on Def Jam Records and Beluga Heights. Watch the Ali Zamani and Taylor Randall directed video via Vevo below.

NOM ‘In My Lifetime’ Video

NOM 'In My Lifetime' music video

A member of Fokis’ bi-coastal conglomerate Local MU12, Bronx representative NOM releases his first video, ‘In My Lifetime’, from his upcoming mixtape ‘Different Breed’, which will be released on June 26th.

NOM’s previous single ‘Nightmares Of A Dream’ was featured on a variety of sites and gotten some really good feedback… “I appreciate all the support I have been receiving thus far, it really makes me feel great. to know that my hard work is being appreciated by so many people is a good feeling,” NOM stated.

Watch the video via YouTube below.

MGK ‘Invincible’ Video Ft. Ester Dean

MGK 'Invincible'

MGK is out with the music video to his new single ‘Invincible’, featuring Ester Dean. The song is the lead single from the Shaker Heights, Ohio rapper’s debut album ‘Lace Up’, out soon on Bad Boy and Interscope Records. Watch it via Vevo below.

Future Could Release Two Albums In 2012


Future spoke with XXL about how fans could be expecting a follow-up to his April debut album ‘Pluto’ with a second LP later this year. “I’m working on my mixtape, ‘Super Future’ for a September [release] and ‘Future Hendrix’, which is my next album, dropping between December and February,” the Atlanta rapper explained. “Just keep working, staying consistent and pumping out these hits.”

will.i.am ‘This Is Love’ Video

will.i.am 'This Is Love'

will.i.am is out with the music video to his new single ‘This Is Love’, featuring Eva Simons. The track is off the Black Eyed Peas member’s fourth studio album ‘#willpower’, out July 2nd on Interscope Records. The video was shot on London’s south bank, with the Tower Bridge in the background. Watch it via Vevo below.

Menace Demarco ‘Turn Off The Radio’ Video

Menace Demarco 'Turn Off The Radio'

Menace Demarco is out with the music video to his new single ‘Turn Off The Radio’, the title track off the Los Angeles rapper’s EP, available now at iTunes. Watch it via YouTube below.