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- 2007 is Amerie’s year. Having already achieved her second top ten hit with ‘Take Control’, she’s about to take it to the next level with the monster track ‘Gotta Work’. Don’t take my word for it:
“Even more combustibly funky than 1 Thing” The Guardian
“Simply this album’s 1 Thing” The Sun
New album ‘Because I Love It’ is stacked full of hits; to name a few, ‘Crush’ shows Amerie’s love of the 80’s as she borrows from that sound with a chorus never to be forgotten, and ‘Some Like it’ samples 80’s legend Malcolm McLaren! Multi-talented Amerie has written and co-produced the whole album:
“Contains so many classy R&B treasures it has already won a top spot in the year’s Best Of chart” The Sun
“One of the greatest singers in pop music… her most consistently excellent set of songs to date… Spectacular” The Guardian
“Take Control is already one of the year’s finest singles… her third album is packed with potential follow-ups” The Times
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To mark the download release of Amerie's new single "Gotta Work" on 30th July; we are offering you the chance to win one of 10 posters personally signed by Amerie after her sizzling performance at T4 On The Beach.
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Mixtape: Because I Love It: Volume 1
411: The mixtape game got shaken up last week with all the drama surrounding DJ Drama and DJ Cannon. Everyone's a little nervous out there. Some DJs are falling back, some are regrouping, and everybody knows them boys are watching. Fortunately, with any hard times that may or may not be looming, music will get us through. This week, it's an R&B singer, not an MC, who's laying down the game for a mixtape.
Amerie's official album is titled Because I Love It and is out now!!. But her first single, "Take Control," and its B-side, "That's What You Are," are also on the mixtape. The singer says she spent a good amount of time sitting at her kitchen table writing lyrics for this joint. "I had just written my album then sat down for the mixtape, so it was like I had written two albums," she said.
Amerie teamed up with DJ Clue for her first mixtape and says she had been thinking about working with DJ Drama for the next one. "I was in creative rush and I didn't want to stop writing," Amerie said. "There were so many songs on the radio that I liked, I was like, 'It would be cool to flip some of this stuff just for fun.' We got on a roll and did 10 of them."
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"Weekend Girl." "We were thinking about just replaying the sample [of the SOS Band's 'Weekend Girl'], but we used the track Cam'ron had already used [for his track 'Weekend Love'] with the sample in it already," Amerie said. "The song is basically taking the original song and flipping it. It's knowing I'm busy. I didn't write the song from the perspective of being an entertainer; I did it from the perspective of an average person who works 9 to 5. We all can relate to that. When you're in those situations, a lot of the extracurricular activities you want to do have to be done on the weekend, because you're trying to work overtime, save up for something or whatever. Then everything you do is on the weekend. But when you're in a relationship, sometimes that's not enough time. It's not that I don't wanna be with you, but I have stuff to do right now."
"Money in the Bank." "I like [Lil Scrappy's] 'Money in the Bank' a lot," Amerie said. "At first I had to think about what to write about because I don't like writing about materialistic things. I wanted to keep the hook, so I was like, 'How am I gonna keep the hook and sing about money in the bank?' I tried to make it a song about numbers. Even though it was talking about the material things a little bit, it wasn't really about the material things. It was about the wordplay. 'I push the 745, then I got the LI, graduated 750, then I got the Michigan blue.' "
"Blow." "Rick Ross' 'Blow' beat is hard. I love that track," Amerie said. "There's eight bars in every verse. In every bar, I wanted to start out with the number. The first bar was one, then two, and so on. So I had to think of a creative way of starting out the bar with that number and making it fit into a sentence. Like, 'One day, I had a dream to make it to the top/ Too many times people wanted me to stop.' All the way down to eight. The second verse, I counted back from eight and made it make sense in a sentence. It was lyrical gymnastics. The countdown is there, and it's my story of how I was trying to make it in the industry."
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2007 is Amerie's year. Having already achieved her second top ten hit with Take Control she's about to take it to the next level with the monster track 'Gotta Work'
New album Because I Love It is stacked full of hits; to name a few, shows Amerie's love of the 80's as she borrows from that sound with a chorus never to be forgotten, and Some Like it samples 80's legend Malcolm McLaren! Multi-talented Amerie has written and co-produced the whole album. Because I Love It is this years must have album. Check out what all they hype is about! For more information visit her
and her Myspace
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