Ramseur had no musical background -- other than being an appreciative listener -- when he started Ramseur Records in Concord, North Carolina. In fact, until July 2000 his instrument of choice was a tennis racquet.
The song "Suspicious" is about having suspicions about your lover cheating on you, about having that feeling you can't quite put your finger on, but you know it's happening. Oh, and it's happening alright... it's happening.
Musician, producer and artist Mike Shinoda, member of the hugely popular Linkin Park, took a moment from his tour to sit down with me and discuss the band's latest interactive music video and upcoming projects.
From the teams who brought us Entourage as the labels Def Jam now comes Leverage Records, a division that will focus on developing and releasing projects by new talent as well as music placement in films and television.
In The Big Payback, author Dan Charnas traces the genre's rich history from rap's street battles through MTV Raps and hip-hop's eventual conquering of the singles charts, forever influencing rockers and popsters along the way.