This week’s episode of BTFR features Rapper and Musician Sammy Adams as well as guest correspondents Racquel Goldy, Nick Major, Trace Hamilton, JRDN.
Sammy Adams joins Erik to talk the industry pressure to continue writing hits, what it's like to continue to play 'All Night Longer' at every show, his thoughts on overexposing yourself as an artist, and the whole Taylor Swift situation.
Headlines kicked off with Racquel Goldy who displayed her 'FBI skills' sorting through ALL of the tea behind Taylor Swift’s mystery cover of “Look What You Made Me Do”. Nick Major joined to talk about the queen, Beyoncè, as well as Hayley Williams making HERstory on the Pop and Rocks charts. Trace Hamilton then updated us on the country world, first with yet another HISTORY making chart feat, this time on the Hot Country chart and then Morgan Wallen’s eventful night at the club (and how he handled the aftermath).
Finally, Kiss FM's JRDN provided thoughts on Dr. Dre's recent British GQ interview where he stated that artists no longer have 'music mystique' because of social media. JRDN goes on to explain how music has traded mystique for transparency and the responsibility that holds.
00:02:11 Racquel Goldy explains the Taylor Swift mystery cover of LWYMMD
00:08:31 Nick Major breaks down both Beyoncè and Hayley Williams' achieving music chart HERstory
00:14:05 Trace Hamilton updates us on this week's Country headlines
00:22:26 Sammy Adams joins Erik
00:25:40 Sammy talks building his home studio (and his experiences in past versions)
00:29:15 Sammy Adams quotes Rick Rubin and explains how he prepares himself to release songs
00:34:48 Sammy talks how he handles continuously playing 'All Night Longer' live and if it bothers him
00:42:19 Sammy shares his thoughts on the Taylor Swift news
00:50:10 JRDN talks on Dr. Dre and 'music mystique'