36 AMP Music Minute: Devs Maternity Not So Leave, NeYos Imperfect Album and Drake and Nicki First Come Love Then Comes Marriage?

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Seems pop stars have baby fever these days. We have been all over [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dev[/lastfm]’s pregnancy these last couple weeks ever since the Cataracts songstress tweeted a picture of her looking quite plump.

Up until very recently, the baby bump hadn’t slowed down Dev at all. Unfortunately her doctor ordered her to stop doing show for now, for the safety of her and the baby. In stead of being down about it, she noted the bright side of her pause on performing, “Well as of right now, because of doctor’s orders, I’ve had to stop shows. Um, which is actually probably a good thing because I’m getting kind of big so that might be awkward.”

Thankfully, she thought ahead and it won’t look like she is taking anytime off at all, “But I actually shot six music videos this past month so I’ll have an album worth of material and then six new videos to put out, so technically it won’t look I’m leaving but I will be taking some time off,” she told the reporter.

She has plans to get right back in the grind of things once she has had her baby and they are both comfortable in their new lives, “Hopefully, once the baby’s here and I’m comfortable with her and I get back in shape and into my routine, I’m kind of wanting to jump right back in.” And by that she doesn’t just mean making new music, but touring, videos, the whole nine, and hopefully the baby can enjoy some of the limelight too, “I already want to start working on the second album and I’d love to do a tour, hopefully something I can bring her along on. But definitely, I’m looking forward to doing both. I love what I do and I’m very fortunate to be able to do what I do, and it’s very important for me to keep that all going.”

Her debut album,The Night the Sun Came Up is due out November 1st.

Cannot. Wait.

“Bass Down Low” By Dev &  The Cataracts

[Source: Pop Crush]

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This past weekend, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]NeYo[/lastfm] had the distinct pleasure of opening up for the controversial but still epic Michael Jackson Tribute concert in Wales. Singing and dancing to the iconic “Billie Jean” in the same outfit Michael debuted the moonwalk in; an elated NeYo took the time to talk about his album afterwards.

He told reporters that his next album will be called The Cracks In Mr. Perfect. He is looking to get the album to the public by early 2012. He’s been working on this album for some time now and says the title reveals the overall theme of the project. It’s clear his meeting with Michael Jackson, in which the two discussed future projects, music, and how MJ was a fan of NeYo influenced his latest album.

NeYo recalls meeting MJ, ” My finest memory of Mike would have to be the one opportunity that I got to meet him. We met in New York. We talked about music, we talked about what he wanted to do for his comeback album. He actually told me he was a fan of my music, which blew my damn mind. On top of that, he even sung one of my songs to me, which, I turned into a 6-year-old girl in that moment…But yeah sitting with him and realizing that yes he is a big huge, super-mega star, but was a human being. He was a regular guy. No monkey’s or animals came out or nothing silly, it was just him. Another guy, who loves music like I love music and that’s what it was.”

His newest and 5th studio album  is in the works and is meant to be about more than the music, “And the album is based around showing people that though I am a quote, unquote “Celebrity” or an artist or whatever the case may be, I’m a human first. You know, I feel ike as an artist, sometimes you’re kind of expected to be this perfect being for your fans. You know, you’re not allowed to have a bad day. You’re not allowed to just not feel like smiling one day. You’re not allowed to get upset. All of these things, you have to be perfect.” He continued his sentiment,  ”This album is basically showing people that I’m not this perfect guy. I’m a human being at the end of the day. And I feel like the respect of a human being is what you should give me.”

Check the full video below. Shouts to That Grape Juice!

[Source: That Grape Juice]

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm] is known for breaking hearts. He has a mixtape series entitled Heartbreak Drake  where he meandered through ladies lives, leading them on and letting them go. He always insisted it was the nature of the game, he’s on the road most of the time, who could deal with that?

He has a great point, long distance is hard for any relationship. How secure of a woman does it take to not only endure the distance but the throngs of other women willing to do nearly anything to steal their man? Well according to Drizzy, the lady of his life might just be the queen of Young Money, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm].

[photogallerylink id=113463 align=left]The two have joked about their matrimony for years now on Twitter and in interviews, even going as far as adding visuals in Nicki Minaj’s “Moment 4 Life” video. But when seriously asked about his relationship with Onika, Drake insists that maybe it wasn’t all just fun and games, “I don’t know if we were really pretending. I’d marry Nicki. I think Nicki would be one of the only people that would understand me at the end of all of this and be able to love me,” he said.

In the same interview, an emotional Drake also spoke on his unrequited love for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna,[/lastfm], “At the time it hurt, but she didn’t mean to. I’ll never put that on her. I was hurt because I slowly started to realize what it was. I guess I thought it was more. That was the first girl with any fame that paid me any mind. You spend days reading about this person in magazines. All of a sudden you have this number-one song and you’re at some birthday party and there she is. And you’re just some naive kid from Toronto staying in some shitty-ass hotel who got invited to this party on a whim. That’s just how it happened.”

Wow. Seems Heartbreak Drake may mean its his heart doing the breaking these days. With his new music dropping periodically, and his sophomore effort Take Care due out November 15th, we hope solid album sales some radio play will keep our boy in good spirits.

“Headlines” by Drake

[Source: Complex]

  1. Adam Hall says:

    We had Dev’s album here in the UK for quite a while now, I can honestly say I love it and you will not be disappointed… unless you want constant songs like Bass Down Low… then you’ll be disappointed, she shows true talent in her album 🙂

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