I feel that stage performance is an important element in an artist’s career. Beyond making and promoting the music you create, you have to think about your live performance. Nobody wants to watch you stand there, lifeless. Take control, get the energy up, and ROCK that thing. Creating a routine for your live set is an important role in achieving the greatness of legends such as James Brown. What are you contributing to your live set that creates interest with the crowd? How can you keep their interest so they don’t start thinking, “I wonder what else is going on tonight”?
With that being said, I often look to James Brown as the bar to my own performances. Regardless of what is going on, James Brown is aware of everything around him and stays in complete control at all times. Watch the way he interacts with his band and how he plays with his mic stand. Observe the band, what is it they’re doing and when do they do it? Just remember, they call it a “show” for a reason, so be sure to put on a show for your audience.
Check out James Brown in this video as he performs Cold Sweat.
Ruste Juxx teams up with producer, The Arcitype, out of Boston, MA, for a 15 track album entitled ‘V.I.C.’ (physical & digital versions will be available). The project is out September 25th on AR Classic Records / Duck Down Music Inc.
We can really be selfish and conceited. We all know life isn’t fair and nice people are taken advantage of, so make sure you stand your ground. It’s not that you stop helping people, you just have to make sure your interests are being looked out for as well. Look for relationships that are equal, where both parties are bringing something to the table. Don’t give up on humanity, adjust to it.
Villain is off Task1ne’s album “DISTRICT 916″ available on iTunes
Directed by Raymond Roberts and Javier Miranda
Shot by Coreen OneThirteen Javier Miranda and Raymond Roberts
Edited by Raymond Roberts
Illustrations by Krystle Faulk
Scenery and Props by James Mcdonald, Alfredo Roberts and No Label
Gaffer: Michael Freeling
Productions Music Produced by Nicatyne
Music Video release date: May 14,2012 12:00am