Last night I had a dream that Beyoncé was performing and managed to find dancers that looked exactly like her to sing and dance along side her. Oddly enough, my sister was one of the dancers and when it was her turn to sing…well, let’s just say, she didn’t sound like Beyoncé so the audience booed her. She was sad and I was backstage filled with rage. Then Jay-Z steps out, he sings (which he too didn’t sound like Beyoncé, but more like my sister – Sorry Jay, but it is a dream we’re talking about here) and when he finished the fans screamed and cheered. Then he gave the mic back to my sister and she sang again with Jay standing beside her. This time when she finished the crowd screamed and cheered and Jay and my sis bowed and stepped aside to allow B do her thang. Then Jay and I were laughing and reminiscing about good times (again, this being a dream, we apparently had a lot to talk about?).
Dreams often times don’t make sense but there was a message in this one. Encourage others to keep working on their art/talent. Nurture them and give them a chance to turn into a butterfly. If you practice doing something every day for 1 hour, in a year you will be better than ever before. 365 hours WILL make a difference.
Another reason I believe Jay was in my dream is due to the news about his Samsung commercial and the teaser of his new album. As I watched the commercial, I was excited to see such talented minds coming together to create a sound that I’m confident will be profound.
Imagine, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell all in one room. Disclaimer: At first I didn’t know who the white man with the long beard was but after some research I found out that it’s Rick Rubin, one of the world’s most influential and respected producers. What I did know was that one doesn’t sit in a room with these heavy hitters without being one yourself.
What I heard is sure to be game changing! Much like our own Jully Black‘s highly anticipated 4th album “Made in Canada” (Wait till you hear what she has in store…it will blow your mind). Her and Super Producer YoungPete Alexander have created a new sound that will please every ear!
2013 has been a year of change for me and it looks like it’s going to be the same for music!
Check out Jay-Z’s Samsung Commercial