[Salient Points Of Text On The Classic Whitney Bulletin Board By Blackatlantic]
United Airlines is treating passengers to music from My Love Is Your Love and Diva's Live 99 on one of their in-flight channels. Both albums play in their entirety on the selected channel. Pretty savvy marketing - kudos to Arista for taking advantage of this airborne promotional tool during a peak holiday travel season.
Snippets of an interview with Whitney are interspersed between the album tracks. presumably, the interview was done specifically for this promotional sample.
Most of the comments from Whitney are new. Here are some of
the more interesting tidbdits that she shared.
2 - Whitney recalls that she met Hill when the hip-hop queen was
only 15 and had not yet recorded with the Fugees. Hill occasionally would attend New Hope
Baptist Church where Whitney has been a member since her youth. When Whitney heard that
Hill was planning to record with the Fugees, she called the young singer to encourage her
to record her own solo album. She told Hill, "You have a beautiful voice that can
inspire people; you should record your own album." Whitney reports that even at that
young age Hill had a good vision of what she wanted to do with her career--make meaningful
music. The golden-voiced diva approves.
4 - Whitney reveals that she enjoys message-laden rap. She named Redman, Naughty By Nature, Nas, and the Fugees as some of her favourite rap acts.
5 - She calls My Love Is Your Love her "hip-hop album." But she is quick to add that the music on the album is "hip-hop with class."
6 - Whitney also reports that she had some reservations about
performing some of the songs from My Love Is Your Love (i.e. In My Business) in concert.
In her view, many of the songs on the album rely heavily on a recorded groove, which she
worried would not translate to the stage. As she explained, she prefers to stretch out her
songs for live performances to allow room for her out-sized voice. Nevertheless, she says
she got past her reservations when she realised that songs like In My Business could be
delivered live by focusing on the character and drama of the music.
[Many Thanks Blackatlantic]
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