You should let me love ya, love ya You should let me love ya, love ya Tell me I’m forever yours Tell me I’m forever yours Tell me I’m forever yours Tell me I’m forever yours Oh, I’ve been thinking of you Hold me now, forevermore Ooh, you should let me love you Tell me I’m forever yours Oh, I’ve been thinking of you Hold me now, forevermore Ooh, you should let me love you Together in the altitude It’ll be just you and I To live by everybody else’s rules And you won’t ever have to try Tell me I’m forever yours Tell me I’m forever yours Tell me I’m forever yours Tell me I’m forever yours Oh, I’ve been thinking of you Hold me now, forevermore Ooh, you should let me love you Tell me I’m forever yours Oh, I’ve been thinking of you Hold me now, forevermore Ooh, you should let me love you There’s a fortune to your solitude In such a beautiful way There’s a cloud hanging over you Every time I see your face
Hi I’m Laura Davidson and today I’m going to be talking to you
about the BOSS VE-8 Acoustic Singer. It’s a compact, all in one preamp and vocal effects solution for singers who play the acoustic guitar. Let’s start with the vocal side of the pedal.
It comes with a great feature called Vocal Enhance, and what this allows you to do is get your voice out
in front of the mix where it needs to be. So, let me play an example of
what the pedal sounds like with it off and on so you can hear what a big difference
it makes. Now if you want to go one step further and actually correct the pitch of your voice, that’s in there as well. So, there’s a chromatic pitch corrector,
meaning you don’t ever have to set a key. It’s going to follow right along
and get your voice perfectly in tune. But if you wanted to push the envelope a little bit
there’s also hard tune pitch correction in there as well. Also included in the VE-8
are a wide variety of vocal effects. So, I’m going to step through a few of them now.
This one’s called doubling. Typically it’s an effect that’s reserved for the studio because you would actually track your voice and then record the track again. Obviously you can’t do that live, but with the VE-8 now you can, and it adds a nice, thick sound to your chorus.
So, let’s hear what that sounds like. In addition to doubling there are also some
great, standard vocal effects like reverbs, which I have constantly going on my voice
because I’m in love with reverb. And there are also some great, more out there effects
like an electronic voice, radio, distortion. So, let’s hear what some of those sound like.
I’ll give you a quick run through. So, that’s the harmonies that you heard at the tail end.
So, in addition to great vocal effects, there’s also two voices of harmony
that you can add on the VE-8. So, you as the singer have the choice of having one voice, two voices, one above, one below, you really have a lot of freedom and flexibility,
especially because it can track your guitar chords. So, you never have to worry about setting a key.
You just play, throw a cape on there, finger pick style, it doesn’t matter, it’s still going to track you. And you can also set the key if you want to have a specific fixed key throughout. So, let’s hear what those harmonies sound like. So, beautiful sounding harmonies. You can have more female sounding if you go higher, or high, and you can also have more male sounding voices if you use the low and lower. So, that’s the harmony side of the VE-8 Acoustic Singer. So, let’s start to hear what some of the effects
are that you can add to your guitar; starting with something called resonance,
which isn’t really an effect, but it does actually enhance the sound of your acoustic guitar’s pickups. So, if you have something that’s not really sounding great when you plug it in, the resonance feature is going to
actually enhance the sound of your guitar. So, let’s hear what it sounds like
with it off and on a few times. So, that’s the Acoustic Resonance feature,
and again, it enhances the sound of your pickups. Let’s hear some of the other effects that
you can add. So, I’m just going to play through an example here.
You’ll hear the resonance going throughout, and some of the more extreme, like a phaser and a delay effect, as well as a chorus, and just nice reverbs in there as well. And that brings me to the next section of the pedal, which is the looper. It’s an 80 second recording time looper, where you can actually loop the guitar and vocals independent of one another. So, let’s hear what a loop sounds like
when you put it all together. So, that was an example of
the looping functionality of the VE-8. You can also control your guitar and vocal loops independently using an external foot switch. Also included in the box are
50 presets, and that’s a combination of vocal and guitar effects that you can start using
as soon as you plug it in. But should you decide that you want to change them, like I did, it’s really simple to just push and hold and store it, and that way when you go on to a gig,
you can set it up to follow your set list and know that your effects are going
to be right where you want them to be. And then also when you get out on that gig, you want to be able to know that you’re going to have
the right input and output options. There’s a lot of flexibility with the VE-8 Acoustic Singer. You can also plug in a USB
so that you can record it, and there’s also optional batteries,
so if you don’t have a power supply, which it comes with, then you can use batteries and you’ll be set. That’s
the BOSS-VE-8 Acoustic Singer.
– Lyor was like, what about Case? He was like, yeah but
Case can’t really sing. I had just done “Happily Ever After” but it wasn’t out yet. So he played it for him. And after he was like, you
still the fucker can’t sing? (funky music) ♪ You’re the only one for me ♪ ♪ You’re the only one I need ♪ ♪ Can’t nobody make me feel ♪ ♪ The way you’re making me feel ♪ ♪ Touch me, tease me ♪ ♪ Feel me and caress me ♪ ♪ Hold on tight and don’t let go ♪ ♪ Baby I’m about to explode ♪ ♪ Oh yeah ♪ ♪ ‘Cause all my love you can control♪ ♪ Standing here looking out my window ♪ ♪ The nights are long
and my days are cold ♪ ♪ Because I don’t have you ♪ ♪ If only I could find you ♪ ♪ Like a cold summer afternoon ♪ ♪ Like the snow coming down in June ♪ ♪ Like a wedding without a groom ♪ ♪ Yes I am ♪ ♪ I’m missing you♪ ♪ Oh, yeah ♪ ♪ Couldn’t we be happily ever after ♪ ♪ See today, I wanna make you my wife ♪ ♪ Leaving you never till forever’s gone ♪ ♪ No, no♪ (funky music) Growing up in Brooklyn was fun. I played a lot of basketball,
baseball, football. Growing up in my household
was extremely strict. My parents were Jehovah’s Witnesses. We didn’t have Christmas,
we didn’t have birthdays, we didn’t have no holidays. So it was real strict. The only time I got to be a
kid was when I went to school. So instead of doing what I was supposed to do in school I was having fun. Doing everything I wanted to do. I was always on punishment for something. I spent more time in my room than anybody that I could
ever think of probably. From what I’m told, I started
singing before I could talk. I could never really think of
wanting to do anything else. You know how some kids
are like, I wanna be a doctor, I wanna be, and I wanted to say I wanted to be Michael Jackson. There was always music in the house. Because my dad was a singer, so. There was always, he had a stereo and he would plug it in. We’d listen to Stevie
Wonder and the Jackson Five and the Temptations, and
just all kind of music. Then my grandmother, she would always, she would make us do concerts for company when we were little. Me and all my cousins. So I had this one cousin, Teddy, we used to always battle over which one was gonna be Michael Jackson. So we used to go at each other. And you’d be singing as hard as you could thinking that you’re doing something and then she’d just get
up and walk out the room. So you’re like, what? She’s like, yeah let me
know when you mean that. And just leave. So now you’re like, oh I’m singing my mother fucking heart out. So you’d go running in. Now you gotta try harder. And then when you get
it right she’d be like, now you singing. So, she kind of put that in all of us. And then my dad was a singer when I was, I think before I was born. He used to sing with Cameo when
they were called East Coast. My mom, she always said that she saw the stuff that they had going on. She was like, I didn’t want
you growing up like that. So she would always discourage me from the music business for that reason. We moved from Brooklyn to
Mount Vernon in New York when I was about 17,
16, something like that. When I moved to Mount Vernon I came out of school and Heavy D’s
standing right there. I go in the corner store,
Al B. Sure! was in there. And so now and that’s
when the new jack swing and all that stuff started. So now I’m seeing people closer to my age and now it seems real. And I’m talking to people
who are actually doing it. So now it seems real to me. And so Al would have me in the studio and be teaching me stuff
about writing songs. There was this one time he was writing a song for his second album. He hands me the paper
he was like, go sing it. I’m like, it’s just
words, there’s no song. He’s like, yeah. I’m gonna put the music on. Just go in there and
sing whatever comes out. So that was my first time
ever being in a studio, a real studio. Well my pops, anyway, he was old school. So his thing was when you
turn 18 you’re getting out. So you know, I was like, hold my beer. I left when I was like 16, 17. Life was rough. I mean, ’cause I’m out on my own. I had to get a job. I was renting a room in the Bronx. I was working temp jobs
and stuff like that. So I mean, it was hard. It was like a reality check. Eventually I got into selling drugs and we would rob people,
rob a store here or there stuff like that. I think all of that shaped me as a person because being that young
you have to be independent and it teaches you to go
and take care of yourself. To go after it. I would hear songs on the radio. I’d fantasize about it being me or videos and stuff like that. So that, I was consumed by that. So there was no way I was gonna stay and just not do music. I was in a group, actually. It was me and my homeboy Brian. We were called Black, we was a duo. We had been working up music
for about, maybe two years. And we was trying to get a record deal. We had a few meetings. We were doing demos. Our management company had us and a group called La Day. And one of the members of La Day had left. La Day already had a record deal. They were about to
shoot their first video. It was like, why don’t you and Brian, y’all could join La Day. They already had the deal, this and that, y’all are still looking for a deal. And I was like, nah I didn’t wanna do it. And he was like, yo would
you feel a certain way if I wanted to? And I’m like, nah go ahead. And so he went and he took the deal. And you know, they did what they did. And I’m like, dang they
doing videos, they on tour. I was all right, I’m gonna figure it out. After that, I mean it was years of trying to do demos and trying to take meetings, and this person saying
they’re gonna sign me then they don’t. I had a friend of mine, Misa, Misa Hylton. Girl I went to high school with. And so Misa was shopping my demo around. She was playing it for different people. And she actually got Faith Evans to write a song for me on it
called, “Don’t be Afraid.” So I recorded that song. Misa and Kenny Smoov they
got the song to Def Jam to Lyor and Russell. And Russell heard it, he loved it. And he signed me to Def Jam. ♪ You’re the only one for me ♪ ♪ You’re the only one I need ♪ ♪ Can’t nobody make me feel ♪ ♪ The way you’re making me feel♪ “Touch Me, Tease Me” came about, we were in the studio looking for songs that we wanted to sample
to make for the album. And we were trying to get the PSK sample but there was something
about it wouldn’t go right. It wouldn’t come out right. And so we were playing with
it for maybe six, seven hours. It wouldn’t come out right. And somebody hit something
on the drum machine and it went right by accident. It was like, okay, just keep it like that. And then we had this song
and Mary, who’s best friends with Misa at the time, she gave it to her. She was like, she said
she wanted to write it. So we all in the studio
and we’re sitting around and we’re figuring out what it is. And we finished writing the song. Then I went in to sing it. Once it was done we were
like, yo you know what? We need a rap on it. And then it dawn on, I forgot who it was, but they was like, you know
Foxy is right on Def Jam. Right there it was a no brainer. ♪ Well Foxy Brown met
Case, now we laced, ♪ ♪ Bonnie met Clyde now
now I’m up in Jamaica ♪ ♪ Breaking all your paper♪ So as far as my career that
was the start right there. Like it was, that’s the beginning. That was the first single. That was the first video that I did. ♪ Don’t let go ♪ ♪ Oh no ♪ ♪ Baby I’m about to explode ♪ ♪ I’m gonna ♪ ♪ Cause all my love you can control ♪ ♪ Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah♪ My debut album, my creative approach. Honestly, I didn’t have very much control over that album which is
why to this day I hate it. Yeah, I hate that album. It was more so because
remember I was signed to a production label who
was signed to Def Jam. And so everybody had their ideas but I didn’t really have a
lot of say so over my ideas. At that time people would be like, well, oh yeah he sounds like Joey C. And I didn’t wanna sound like that. But I really didn’t have a choice. Like, that’s what voice I have. And I had that going on internally and then I had the other things where this is what everybody
thought I should make and you need to make this, you need to make a song like this. And I had all of that stuff
jumping up in the mix. (light music) Yeah, I met Mary through Misa when we were working on the album. She would come to the studio
and hang out or whatever. I mean, we just started hanging out. And she was there when I
was working on my album. She did, like she wrote I think three or four songs that she wrote. Or that we wrote together, it was four. And so you know how that goes. You’re doing music. You know, it just turns into, hey. I don’t think she planned it. I was scheming all along, but. And then you know, we had an affair. She wasn’t supposed to
be in the video, either. That was another thing that happened, the “Touch Me, Tease Me” video. Her label said she cannot be in the video. So she came because we were just, she came with me. And we was chilling and she was like, I’m being in the video. And then after that they had a fit. They was like, okay, if she’s on any of them other records we’re suing. But they waited ’til the day before, maybe the week before the
album was supposed to come out. So we had to go back
and change everything. Have somebody sing over all the parts that she sang on the records. But yeah, they was
pissed about that video. The way things ended with Mary, they pretty much just ended. I was on tour and Mary’s
cousin was my hype man. So my Hennessy drunken,
genius mind thought that I wait ’til he goes to his room that he won’t see that I
brought three girls in my room. And then, you know I was sloppy. They’d be around and I’m like, nah, we can just tell him
they’re just my friends or I know them, so. That was bound to get back to her, so. That’s pretty much what happened there. ♪ Guess what I did today ♪ ♪ Those were the words I said to you♪ On the second time around when I made “Personal Conversation” I was more coming into my own. I wasn’t signed to the
production label anymore. I was directly to Def Jam which cut out a lot of the interference
that I had creatively. I picked pretty much who
I wanted to work with. What songs I wanted to do. They weren’t really too much into R and B so there wasn’t too much
that they was gonna tell me. And so I got to kind of get my feet wet as far as what I wanted to do and as far as finding myself as an artist. ♪ I will be your man ♪ ♪ You’re protector, your best friend ♪ ♪ Tell my humble♪ “Happily Ever After” came from
a guy name Chris Henderson. He was a producer in Virginia. It was a duet and it
was, it didn’t sound like it sounds now, but it was
a duet was the basic idea. And I’m like, I like it but I think we should do it different. So we went in and knocked
it out, everybody liked it. As far as getting Beyonce in the video for “Happily Ever After” we were trying to figure out who was gonna be the love interest in the video. And at that time it seemed like all of the quote unquote video girls were in every video,
you’d see the same girl. So I’m like, I want somebody different. So he was like, okay. So I’m sitting in the office at Def Jam and the video with Wyclef came on. And no, no, no, no. I’m like, yeah go get her. So, it’s like who is that? I’m like, don’t worry about who that is. Just go get her. So they called her dad and told him about the song and he was like,
she wanted to hear the song. So we sent her the song. And she said she loved
it, she would do it. It was that simple. ♪ Oh yeah ♪ ♪ Couldn’t we be happily ever after ♪ ♪ Come on♪ In the trailer we would talk about stuff that she wanted to do,
stuff that I wanted to do. Which is funny to me now
because I remember her at the time, I was on, I
forgot what tour it was. But she was like, man I
wish we could go on tour. Or I wish we could this and that. And sitting there now, it’s hilarious to think about the conversation. ♪ More than a woman and
goddess for all it seems ♪ ♪ And all I ever needed♪ Me and Joe recorded “Faded Pictures” twice because the first time they said we sounded like we was
fucked up, which we was. At that time I had this
chip on my shoulder because most people knew me
from “Touch Me, Tease Me” and so they were like,
yeah I like that song but he can’t sing. Because I mean, anybody can
sing “Touch Me, Tease Me.” So, that was the chip on my shoulder going into the second album. That, oh people think I can’t sing. And so Keydal was like, so
Lyor was like what about Case? He was like, yeah but
Case can’t really sing. So Lyor he calls Cathy Dossey. Cathy, bring me that Case record. So he brings, I had just
done “Happily Ever After” but it wasn’t out yet. So he played it for him and after he was like, you still think the
mother fucker can’t sing? And he was like, nah. He was like, yeah, we’ll do it with him. And we went in like maybe two weeks later. And we did the song. ♪ Oo ♪ ♪ Tattered picture book ♪ ♪ Was a photograph she took years ago♪ Yeah, the first time
we did it when they got it back they said we sounded drunk. Which made sense because we was drunk. We was having dice game in the, like we had a bunch of
strippers in this room. We had a dice game going. And actually, I’m not
really allowed to gamble because I don’t know when to stop. So we going and next thing you know he beat me for like 1,000 dollars then it was 5,000, then
it was like 10,000. Sit down, I’m like okay. I’m taking my chain my watch. And then they had to stop the game. It’s like no, next it’ll
be car keys and then. So they stopped the game. But he got like 10, 12,000
off me in the dice game. But then when they heard the song, because we thought it was dope. And we got back to thing
it was like, yeah nah, they need to go sing this again. So we went maybe the next couple days we went down the Hip
Factory and sang it again. But this time there was no
dice, no women, no nothing. We was just doing what we had to do. I didn’t get my money back, either. ♪ I’m standing here alone ♪ ♪ Well ♪ ♪ Trying to face another day ♪ ♪ Every time♪ On the session for “The Best Man I Can Be” that was actually fun. ♪ What can a brother do for me ♪ ♪ He can help you up when you are down♪ They called and they
said, they have a song that Jimmy Jam and Terry
Lewis want you to do. I knew nothing about it. They was like, you just
gotta fly to Minneapolis on this day. Like it didn’t matter what it was because it was Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. So, what’s funny is they
had a platinum party planned for me, it had
been planned for months. And it was on that day. I missed it. So I jump on the plane, I get there. When I get to the studio
there’s, R.L. was there, Ginuwine was there, Tyrese
hadn’t gotten there yet and then he got there
a little while later. So they’re playing the song and they’re telling us, you know, its supposed to be an
anthem for black men, like for brothers. So, we was like, all right cool. So they finally played the song for us and then we all loved it. ♪ What can a brother do for me ♪ ♪ He can help you up when you are down ♪ ♪ When you are down♪ We did that in, I think we
did that all in one night. The good thing about it,
everybody was like trying to out sing each other and all that. But we had one of the producers, two of the best producers around that could kind of reign it
in and make it make sense. But yeah, it was fun because
we did it all in the same room. The way that people used to do. But I don’t think it was, oh yeah one person did
act kinda like a bitch but that’s, but no names. It was just a guy. You know, just a guy. – So your third album “Open Letter” comes out April 24th, right? – Yeah, April 24th, open letter. – So you got any promotional
tours lined up for it or what? – Yeah, I’m going on tour. We start April 17th. Me, K-Ci and JoJo, Dave
Hollister, and Jon B. – [Host] Whoa. – Yeah, “Open Letter” was the third album. That’s actually my favorite album. Because I had complete, complete control. (light music) “Missing You” was a song
that we did with Tim and Bob. I think Tim and Bob did
like half of the album and myself and Redhead Kingpin
did the rest of the album. When it got to “Missing You”
I didn’t really like it. I was working with Tim and Bob. We did like maybe 10 songs. And I was in LA all week
and I had laryngitis. So I got there on a Monday because they was like, well just sing it and see how it comes out. So I get there on a Monday
and I sang “Living it Up” for Ja Rule. Tuesday comes, I can’t sing. Wednesday comes, I can’t sing. Thursday, I can’t sing. Finally they’re like, Friday comes, if you don’t do it today
then we can’t do the song. So I’m like, okay. I go to the studio and I’m like, I’m drinking all kind of stuff all day trying to get my voice back but
I really couldn’t even talk. So I get in the studio and I’m like, I’m gonna try and see what I can do. They run it from the top once. I sing it. It was like, okay start
over and try it again. I sing it the second time through. And it was over after that. Like, I couldn’t. And on the record when I’m like, I can’t sing no more. ♪ I can’t sing no more♪ I was, the lights went out in there. And I’m like, I can’t sing no more. Meaning, my voice is about to go. And I did it the second time. ♪ I can’t sing no more♪ And that’s when there’s nothing else after that in the song because I came out and I’m, because they’re
all in the dark like this and went and tapped and
I’m like, I can’t talk. I can’t do nothing. So that was the record. And it ended up being, that
was my first Grammy nomination. That was the first number
one single that I had. It was the biggest record I had. It was number three on the pop charts. So, I mean it ended up pretty good. ♪ Your friend wants to get with me ♪ ♪ She hawking me down
like you wouldn’t believe♪ The next single was “Not Your Friend.” That record was running, it
was running up the charts. I was like, okay finally we got it where it’s supposed to go. Well, they had another record that they were pushing at the same time as “Not Your Friend.” Now, I happen to know for a fact that the record that they were pushing it was kind of trash. The radio didn’t wanna play that record but they liked my record. So they’re playing mine. Well, Def Jam told them,
because they had spent so much money on this other record they was like, look, drop everything else and go get that record. Because we spent so much money on it. By the time they came back to get “Not Your Friend” it’s too late. You know what I mean,
because it lost momentum. So we had this big meeting in Miami and they said, we apologize, we fucked up. I’ll make it up to you. We’re gonna put out
“Conversate” as the next single. And we’ll keep going from there. So I’m like, okay cool. I was cool with that. About a month later they swore that conversation never happened. I’m like, are you shitting me? It was 10 people in the room. Nah, that’s not what I said. All right, cool. Fuck you and fuck your momma. I was pissed. I don’t even wanna deal with them anymore because clearly you said that and what would happen is that every time a situation would come up it would be, well nah, we don’t wanna do that. And then a month later, yeah
we shoulda did what you said. There’s only so many times
you can have that conversation before it gets to like, what are we doing? So I’m working on my next album which is “The Rose Experience.” So I recorded the whole album. I had the first single was supposed to be “Deja Vu.” The video got sabotaged somehow. They were dragging their
feet putting out the album. So I’m like, what’s the problem. So, nobody could give me an answer. So, I was like, you know
what just forget it. So I went home and I just
stopped doing anything. I stopped taking their cars. Then I told my manager at the time that I wanted out of Def Jam. I realized that I wasn’t
walking around singing no more. Like I just, I didn’t care. And so I’m like, I’m not gonna
do it if I don’t feel it. Because that’s when you start
putting out crappy music. I was in a strip club every night. I was hanging out, just chillin. I was just living. I had fallen out of love with music and two things happened in 2009. First my grandmother passed in May of 2009 and then a month later
Michael Jackson died. If you remember those were the two things that really had me from a little kid. Like, I wanna do music, I
want to be Michael Jackson, I want to impress my
grandmother as a singer. And so you start to go back and reminisce over that stuff. And I was starting to go back and listening to all of the old music that my grandmother used
to have me listening to. And then a month later
Michael Jackson dies so I’m listening to all the
old Michael Jackson music. And it sparked it back up. ♪ Something on my mind ♪ ♪ I need to get it through to you ♪ ♪ Understand I’m so infatuated by you♪ I wound up going back on
tour again after that. Actually right after that I put out “The Rose Experience” album. And the first single was
“Lovely” on that album and then I’ve been touring
and making music ever since. If I could go back I probably wouldn’t have asked for a release from Def Jam because everybody at
Def Jam went to Atlantic and that’s what I would have done. ♪ Something special ♪ ♪ Got me shook up with the things you do ♪ ♪ When we make love we make love ♪ ♪ Baby when we make love ♪ ♪ When hug and we kiss and we touch♪ Since I left Def Jam I put
out three albums, I think. And still touring. I’ll be 50 years old in a couple years. And I mean I’m still
doing what I love to do. And I’m just a lot happier
and a lot more stable than I was 15 years ago, definitely. ♪ You’re the only one for me ♪ ♪ You’re the only one I need ♪ ♪ Can’t nobody make me feel ♪ ♪ The way you’re making me feel ♪ ♪ And girl you know this love is real ♪ ♪ Oh you, oh♪ My last album, “Therapy”
I released independently. I also have a show that I put together called the Marvin Gaye Experience. What I’m doing is basically
introducing people to a lot of Marvin Gaye
music that they may not know and some of the stories behind it. And also showing how it
ties into what I’m doing. My legacy, I want to be someone that made real music,
music from the heart. And it wasn’t trendy, it
didn’t follow whatever fads were going on. I’ve always wanted to make
music that people would want to listen to in 20 years, 30 years. And I mean, so far so good. I mean “Touch Me, Tease
Me” is what, 23 years old? People still listen to it. That’s what I want. I want music that’ll last,
that’ll last forever. I don’t wanna have something
that’s hot right now and then you’ll be like,
oh how did we like that? You know, I want to make classic music. So, I’m just living life. Just doing all the stuff
that I left home to do. (funky music)
– Dude, this song is so catchy.
– It’s gotta be TikTok. – These transitions are on point.
I’m like a TikTok grader. ♪ (punk rock intro) ♪ – ♪ Wet! Wet! Wet! ♪
– (chuckles) I love how this starts.
– What the heck is this? (chuckles) – Ohh! This is the stupid boy thing.
– ♪ Oh my god ♪ ♪ Stupid boy… ♪
– (laughs) – Oh my god. This is
a Tik Tok song. (chuckles) – ♪ I go cold like changing seasons ♪
♪ I go red hot… ♪ – I’ve heard this song,
and I’ve danced to this song before, but I have no idea
who this artist is. – I know the song from TikTok.
– It’s like all blood and her clean blue hair. (chuckles)
– This is like one of the people that would walk around
at Horror Nights and just, like, they don’t have to do anything
to scare you. They just walk past you,
and you’re already nervous. – ♪ Stupid boy think I need him ♪
– (sings along) ♪ I know you think about me in the shower ♪
♪ PornHub in your browser ♪ ♪ Fantasize about the [bleep] power ♪
– ♪ Fantasize about the [bleep] power ♪
– Okay. – ♪ …with your hand
down your trousers ♪ – I know this part, yeah.
– ♪ I’m big boss Bowser ♪ – Oh, wow. I didn’t even know
that had a music video. – I was kinda feeling it.
I’m not gonna lie. I was kinda feeling it.
I have not seen this artist or this video before.
– (FBE) So, that was the music video for the song “Stupid” by Ashnikko
featuring Yung Baby Tate, which has recently been blowing up
on a particular social media app. Any idea which one?
– No. No. (chuckles) – Is it TikTok?
– I believe it’s blowing up on TikTok. – It’s gotta be TikTok.
The way she’s singing is a perfect for lip syncing.
– I am not a TikTok stan, but I’m not a TikTok hater
at the same time. I used to love Vine
and the meme culture, and I like Twitter,
but I feel like a grandma when I’m on it.
– (FBE) So, for today’s episode, we are actually gonna be
taking a look at some music artists who have blown up
because of TikTok. – Because of TikTok?!
There’s so many! – (FBE) So first, we’re gonna show you
some of the TikToks that helped popularize the song “Stupid.”
– Okay. I’ve seen a couple of them, and the first one
that I saw was this girl in the bathroom.
And she also gave me a really creepy vibe.
– I feel like I’ve seen this one. This is a pretty big one.
– Jeez! Her eyes are like– she’s staring into my soul.
– Their eyes, the way they stare into the camera is just scary.
– Rawr. (laughs) – I feel like we gotta leave
that type of video with Musical.ly, you know? That’s over there.
TikTok is different. It’s a lot more comedy-based,
and there’s a lot more originality. – ♪ Stupid boy think that I need him ♪
♪ I know you think about me in the shower ♪
– I haven’t seen this one. – See? This is creative.
– (laughs) – I love these ones,
where they cut. – These transitions are on point.
I’m like a TikTok grader. I’m literally giving
everybody a grade. – She’s very out there.
She’s not afraid to be herself. That’s what I feel like
makes this platform very big. It’s ’cause people aren’t afraid
to show who they actually are. – ♪ Wet! Wet! ♪
– No, she didn’t! – (gasps) Miley Cyrus.
– Oh my gosh. Is that Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus?
– ♪ Stupid boy… ♪ – (chuckles) The homie.
– ♪ I go cold like changing seasons ♪ – (chuckles) Ay, she took the part
that is definitely Miley, that laugh right there.
– This is where Hannah Montana has been: TikTok.
It’s taking over everyone. – It just sounds like it has
that (snaps) replay value just in it instantly.
But yeah, it’s catchy. You could dance to it.
It’s super simple, you know? – It’s just so interesting,
because I heard this song through a friend showing it to me,
and I did not even know it was a TikTok trend.
– Now, watch. I’ll start seeing it
just everywhere, ’cause I haven’t seen it yet,
but, of course, now I’m gonna see it everywhere.
– (FBE) So, up next, we have a song called “Cradles”
by the artist Sub Urban, who is a 19-year-old
music artist and producer. – Have not heard of
this person, but let’s see. – ♪ I live inside my own… ♪
– (chuckles) Yeah. I’ve heard this one.
– Bro. (sings along) ♪ Hush ♪
This is the song?! I’ve heard this on the speaker
in my house, and I’ll be like, “Hush” just walking around.
That song goes so hard. – I feel like this is
such an E-boy song. – These give me Billie Eilish vibes.
– ♪ …covered in ink and bleach ♪ – What the hell?
– And he’s only 19? That’s so cool. – Oh, that’s sick.
– Oh, no. He’s depressed. (chuckles) – ♪ (hums along) ♪
– ♪ It’s hard to breathe… ♪ – It’s dark,
but it’s entertaining dark. ♪ (melodic interlude) ♪
Oh, okay. I’ve heard this song. (chuckles) I know this song.
– ♪ Hush ♪ ♪ (melodic interlude) ♪
– Oh. (gasps) Ay, ay. – ♪ (hums along) ♪
(laughs) – Okay, I’ve heard this before.
– It’s so weird. Not hearing the specific
beat drop part, I would never think it would
be that big of a song. – Oh, that was so cool.
– It’s this whole Billie Eilish, Melanie Martinez E-girl/E-boy
goth weird wave. – That’s so funny how they
literally blew up from just TikTok. – It’s not even just TikTok,
’cause TikToks are on Instagram and Twitter now.
So, it’s just everywhere I look. You know, I can’t really escape it.
– Since I don’t use TikTok, my friends show me videos on TikTok.
And I’ve heard that part of the song. Not the whole song,
but I’ve heard the instrumental part. – Oh, wow. How did people TikTok this?
– (FBE) So, this song actually started a huge dance trend on TikTok,
so we have some of those to show you now.
– You’re kidding. What about that song
makes you be like, “Ay!” – ♪ It’s hard to breathe,
but that’s all right ♪ – Ay.
– Wow. – That man’s got hops.
– Awww. Wait, that’s actually cute! – That’s the dance?
Damn. What? – I love how every song,
every sound on TikTok just turns into a whole dance.
– When you don’t put the whole song together
and you just hear that part, it’s all smiles, I guess.
(chuckles) – ♪ It’s hard to breathe,
but that’s… ♪ – Oh, that’s smart.
Escalator cam. – Look it! People just
living their best life on TikTok. – So, there’s an actual
dance step to it? So, it looks like the SpongeBob,
but not quite. – I feel like that’s something–
like a hashtag or something, like a hashtag
something-something dance. – I would be so afraid
leaving my phone up there, though, like if that fell
or went into the crack. – ♪ It’s hard to breathe… ♪
– Is this a teacher and his students? (chuckles)
– These kids are active! – Okay. Teacher’s hopping
on the TikTok game, okay. – I love the ones when they get
a whole big group together. – I like that one. That was cute.
I see a lot of people at my school sometimes asking teachers
to do it with them, and I find it so funny.
– Next time my class isn’t doing anything,
I’ll see if we can all do one. – That’s a sick dance, actually.
I’m not gonna lie. It’s sound like a little,
I don’t know, Milly Rock, or some little stuff.
That’s a full out– that’s choreography right there.
– (FBE) So, lastly, we got one more song for you,
which is called “Lalala” by American producer Y2K
and Canadian rapper bbno$. This is the first song that has
charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for both Y2K and bbno$.
And as of filming this episode, their music video has over
130 million views. – Wow. All ’cause of TikTok.
– (man) Did I really just forget that melody?
– Oh, I have heard this song. – Dude, this song is so catchy.
– ♪ When I popped off ♪ Then your girl gave me… ♪
– (laughs and claps) – I have not heard this.
– Okay, this is my favorite out of the last three.
– See, I don’t hear this part. Like, the TikTok stops after that.
– ♪ …my wrist, it go like shashasha, shashasha ♪
– (laughs) – (chuckles) They just learned
not to take themselves too seriously like a lot of the rappers nowadays,
so it’s perfect. – I’m surprised I haven’t
heard this before. – ♪ Lalala ♪
– Damn, bbno$ makes music with Yung Gravy and stuff,
and they have a bunch of catchy songs.
I just don’t know how people do it. – This is so weird. (chuckles)
So many things happening, so many different things.
Like– what?! (chuckles) – I could see how this
could be a TikTok song, you know. If I was them, I would even
think it could be a TikTok song. – I have not heard that song,
but it’s definitely like, ♪ Lalala, lalala ♪
Okay. I feel it. – (FBE) So, “Lalala” has been
all over the app, used in various trends and challenges,
so we have a few different TikToks to show you
of the different ways people have been using
this song in the app. – I’m excited to see.
– (man) Did I really just forget that melody?
– Ooh, PopSocket? – Okay. Wait, what?
– What the? – How’d he do that?
– ♪ When I popped off ♪ – (chuckles) Huh?!
Is that the trend? – What?! I wasn’t even
listening to the song. I was just like,
how the [bleep] did he do that?! – I can’t even imagine
how he was able to do that unless someone was lifting him,
but I don’t even know. That’s cool. – (man) Did I really just…
– I’ve seen this kid. Nasty transitions.
– ♪ (man humming) ♪ – Wait. (chuckles)
– ♪ When I popped off… ♪ ♪ When I popped off… ♪ – Oh, that was so cool!
– Okay, the transitions were on point.
Not gonna lie. – He flipped
and changed outfits. Kids are so creative these days!
– This reminds me a lot of Musical.ly. Remember when they
were like… (chuckles) – (man) Did I really just
forget that melody? – I’ve seen this one.
– Look it! People are so creative. – All right, this is pretty cool.
I haven’t seen one like this before. – ♪ When I popped off… ♪
– (laughs) – (chuckles)
– (laughs quietly) Wha– who has the time?!
– I’m really confused how people can really do this.
I might have to just hop on the wave. (chuckles)
– There’s so much talent that this takes.
And it’s being used on TikTok, which isn’t a bad thing.
It’s just surprising. – (FBE) So, TikTok is still
a fairly new app, only being a couple years old,
but it already is one of the most popular social media apps
around the world having over one billion downloads.
– Crazy. – Wow! I feel like it’s
been shorter than that. It feels like months to me.
– That’s crazy. – (FBE) Even extremely
well-known songs like “Old Town Road” originally gained popularity
from TikTok and ended up becoming the fastest song
to be awarded a diamond certification as well as having
a record-breaking 19 weeks as number one
on the Billboard Hot 100. – Wow. I didn’t know
that song got popular off of TikTok.
– Shoutout to TikTok for launching people’s careers.
– This is why everybody has been trying to push their songs
onto TikTok and try to make people make a dance out of it
or any sort of challenge, ’cause it’s smart.
– (FBE) So, TikTok is very popular amongst your generation specifically.
So, for you and your friends, how influential would you say
that TikTok is to music right now? – Oh, for music? It’s huge,
because it really lets other people take their take or have their take
on different songs, and no other apps, I think,
have been able to do that. – It’s a big part of a lot
of artists that blow up. Like, on Genius, I see
all the time they do top 10 TikTokkers or whatever
that came on. – Now a lot of artists
are probably thinking, like, “Can my song be lip sync-able”
or “Can my song”– ’cause it’s a great
marketing strategy, because that’s what
we’re always watching. Even on Instagram,
if you’re not on the TikTok app, I see a lot of TikTok videos
on Instagram. – Before this episode, I would say
TikTok is not that influential to music at all.
Now that I hear these songs that I’ve apparently heard before
and that they got famous on TikTok, I feel like TikTok is way more
influential to music than I thought it would be.
– (FBE) So, from what you’ve seen on the app, what do you think
is more important to make a good TikTok?
Is it the video or the music? – I think it’s the video.
Just how creative you are. The music… is there.
It can help you out, but it doesn’t make
or break the video. It’s what you do with the music
that makes or break the video. – The music. And I’m gonna say
this is why– because you’ll pull a person in based off the song,
and the video may not be up to par with the song,
but because the person is like, “I just wanna hear the song,”
they’ll stay for the video. – I think it’s a combination
of both. You have to have the music that supports the video
and the video that supports the music. And you also gotta add that
likable sense of humor or that perfect cool dance move
that goes with the music. I think it’s all a mix in between.
– (FBE) So finally, do you think that you will be using TikTok in
the future to find more music artists. – Oh yes, I am. Definitely.
– I just might have to. (chuckles) – Oh, for sure.
– I don’t think so. – I probably wouldn’t use TikTok
to find new music artists, but I mean, I definitely
am introduced to a couple new songs here and there.
– Probably not. I wouldn’t download TikTok
which is an app for entertainment to find a new song.
– When I go on TikTok, I don’t really look
at the music videos. I’m more on there for the memes
and for the funny videos. – Low-key no.
I’m online all the time, guys. I’m always on Twitter
or Instagram or Snapchat. If I let TikTok into my life,
I will fall into the void of being a full E-girl. – Thank you for watching
this episode of Teens React and shoutout to John DH.
– If you liked these music artists, make sure you hit that Like button.
– What songs have you found on TikTok? Let us know
in the comments. – Bye, guys!
– Hey, everyone. Lauren, producer here at FBE.
Thank you so much for watching this episode.
Make sure you support Ashnikko, Sub Urban, Y2K, and bbno$.
Their links are all gonna be down in the description.
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but how about this? And what better day to propose to a Princess,
than at a coronation?
I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top,
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna go win, I wanna be … I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top,
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna be me, I want a big thing Oh boy let me see, I got a big dream yeah Woo I wondered everyday how far I’d go
I came to my senses and I find myself here Yeah, hmm, shadow at my feet
Look down, it’s gotten even bigger I run but the shadow follows
As dark as the light’s intense
I’m afraid, flying high is terrifying No one told me
How lonely it is up here I can leap in the air but also plunge
Now I know running away could be an option too, pause People say, there’s splendor in that bright light
But my growing shadow swallows me
And becomes a monster Up high, high, and higher, higher
I only go higher and vertigo overtakes me I rise, rise. I hate it
I pray, pray, hoping to be okay The moment I’m flying high as I wished
My shadow grows in that blasting stark light Please don’t let me shine
don’t let me down, don’t let me fly Now I’m afraid The moment I face myself brought lowest
It so happens that I’m flying the highest Please don’t let me shine
don’t let me down, don’t let me fly Now I’m scared Don’t let me shine I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna go win, I wanna be … I wanna be a rap star, I wanna be the top
I wanna be a rockstar, I want it all mine I wanna be rich, I wanna be the king
I wanna be me, I wanna be … Yeah I’m you, you are me, now do you know
Yeah you are me, I’m you, now you do know We are one body, sometimes we will clash
You can never break me off, this you must know Yeah yeah can’t break me off, whatever you do
Yeah you’ll be at ease if you admit it too Yeah succeed or fail, whichever way you flow
Yeah you can’t escape, wherever you go I am you, you are me, now you do know
You are me, I am you, now do you know We are one body and we are gonna clash
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