Some days it’s good to be me…

Today I got to do something that I never get to do as a radio DJ — I got to *interview* a celebrity!! Seriously! They never let me do this! I think it has more to do with my particular time slot of 10-2am than me, but still! Working the late-night shift, I get shafted on all the PERKS of being a DJ — free concert tix, backstage passes, interviews, parties, movie premieres…sure, I get a free CD here and there, but COME. ON.

Anyway, today, since I was fillin’ in and doing the 3-6pm afternoon-drive slot, I got to do an actual interview with a flesh-and-blood, hip-hop celebrity! WOO!

Now, before you run off and get all excited and what not, let me warn you that if you don’t listen to my station, or watch MTV or BET, then you’re going to have NO IDEA of who I’m talking about. NONE. That said, I’mma tell you who it was…

{{drumroll please}}

KANYE WEST!

No idea who he is, huh? That’s what I thought. To fill you in, he’s a producer who’s worked with TONS of artists like Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Common, Jay-Z, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Twista and more who is just now FINALLY getting out on the mic!

His album, College Dropout, features singles like “Through the Wire”, “All Falls Down” (nominated for 4 MTV VMAs), and “Jesus Walks”. “Through the Wire” is trippy because he recorded it back in 2002, after a near-fatal car accident where parts of his face were shattered and he had to have his jaw wired shut. The video even documents the process!

Now, you might be asking, “Why is she giving us a run-down of this guy’s life history and resume?” {{shrug}} Yeah, I don’t know. I jsut thought it might be fun to give you a glimpse of some of the cool stuff I get to do now and then. And I thought I’d plug an artist who genuinely and whole-heartedly seems to believe in what he does, who makes his music from his heart. This guy was so down-to-earth and cool, and all he wanted was for us to hear his stuff and be real about it. It’s nice to know that there are artists in the mainstream music industry that are still like that. :)

He stopped by the studio because tonight he’s going to be opening up for Usher at the MCI Center. Should be a good show (not that I’m going, see above). He also showed us the semi-raw footage of the video from his next single, “Workout Video”. It was a RIOT! AND, it features an appearance by everyone’s FAVORITE shrinking gold-digger, ANNA NICOLE! heh. It was neat though, to see it so early on in the process, while there is still so much work to be done on it. Makes me feel all ‘insider’!


Me and Kanye West!

Now, if we can just get Colin Farrell to stop by…

hee.

PS – Two posts in two days! Not baaad!

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