Nelly's favorite tech toys Video
Nelly's favorite tech toys Video Transcript
-What kind of technology do you like to use? Like, what are the things that you can't live without? -Well, I think-- I don't think anybody-- I mean, it's kinda hard to be on the road without your-- without your laptop, without your Mac. -Right. Right. -You know, I think that's-- I think that's probably the hardest thing to do outside of your phone. -Yeah. -You know, we do have our portable Pro Tool Series. -Right. Sure. -We keep our Canon, you know, just in case we wanna make a video. -Do you shoot a lot of stuff when you're on the road? -Yeah. We shoot-- We shoot anything, you know. -Really? -Yeah, we just shoot anything. Some of the stuff that you're just putting out to go viral and you're just-- -Right. -reaching out for your fans and you just touch them. Yeah. Mostly everything comes off the Canon. -Oh, man. You set it out. You got a little popcorn, a little lemonade. -Yeah. I try to act like I have some manners, man. -From his laptop to his camera, these are just a couple of the rapper's tech must haves on the go. Now, these are a few of your favorite tech gadgets. I wanna start with these headphones. Right there. -All right. -I mean, these are a little ridiculous. What-- Would it-- -You know what? I actually got, you know, turned on with these when I was in Dubai. I was coming through, you know, the terminal and all that and I needed some new headphones. My headphones got messed up and I saw them and I-- Actually, when I first looked at them, I was like, "Oh, look at these. These are probably a piece of crap, right?" -Uh huh. -And then I put them on and I was like, "Holy." Yeah, I was like, "Yo." And I took them off and I was like, show them to my brother like, "Yo. You gotta hear this." He definitely liked, yo, the sound in these are incredible. Just trying-- -[unk] diamond clear-- - They were about $300. -Oh, wow. Okay. -They were about $300. -[unk] to you too. -And then-- -Of course, Macbook. -Yeah. -You have-- You have your Macbook. -Yeah. Yeah. I'm not-- -You gotta-- Yeah. -I'm not the first nor will I be the last to need a big Mac. -Uh huh. -You know-- And so, right now, I do a lot of my music on here because, you know, we're finished-- We just finished up the album. -Sure. -So you know, I did a lot of, you know, organizing the sequence, checking out different mixes and things of that notion. -Billy's camera of choice, when he's shooting video on the road, the Canon 7D. This is what I try to tell everybody. This is the new standard. -That is the new standard. You do everything with that. That Canon, you know, family music videos, you can do everything with that and it-- that-- We shot a bunch of viral videos, just in-studio videos and things like that with that camera there but you can do anything with it.
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?The intensity. The drama. The emotion. The colors. The darkness. The melodies. The anger. The honesty. The drive. The new. All of the above and more.? According to Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, those are the things that define Stone Sour?s passionately pulsing second album, Come What(ever) May (Roadrunner). Stone Sour?s first album in four years finds the band firing on all cylinders, and primed to capture the attention and the hearts of the rock ?n roll masses.Stone Sour?s self-titled debut was twice Grammy-nominated and RIAA Certified Gold. It was an eclectic album, propelled by the band?s busy tour schedule, the contemplative smash single ?Bother,? and a series of groovy, melodic metal numbers. In 2002 and 2003, Stone Sour established itself as a multi-faceted hard rock force of nature.While Taylor is one of the most recognized figures in rock music, thanks to his role as the frontman for Slipknot, a Grammy winning, multi-platinum act, Stone Sour is anything but a side project. It?s a full-time band that all members are fiercely dedicated to. Taylor spent much of 2004 and 2005 supporting his other band, but will spend 2006 and 2007 focusing on Stone Sour and Come What(ever) May. Also comprised by guitarist James Root, who does double duty in Slipknot, bassist Shawn Economaki, guitarist Josh Rand and new drummer Roy Mayorga, Stone Sour is armed with an album that expands beyond the palette of its predecessor. The band was afforded more time to craft songs, and it shows. The album, produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver), is tight, crisp, and full of rowdy rockers and melodic numbers.?With Stone Sour, I loosen up and show more of myself,? Taylor reveals. ?As soon as the fans hear this new record, they?ll see it?s different than anything that we have ever done. It gives me a chance to do the singing that I love to do, the type of singing that I do when I?m walking around my house.? Taylor, a self-described extrovert, may be the mouthpiece for Stone Sour, but he insists the band is a truly collaborative effort, and that?s something he thoroughly enjoys. ?I?ve been able to blend into the background if needed, you know? You grow up thinking being recognized all the time will be sweet, but sometimes you just want to be one of the guys. I think I balance it fairly well, without killing people.?Guitarist Josh Rand, who ran 3-5 miles a day during the recording process to clear his mind for each day?s highly creative atmosphere, believes that the diversity of Come What(ever) May, which features guest appearances from The Wallflowers? Rami Jaffee and Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin, will be what hooks fans, and what keeps them. ?This album?s content will fit any mood you may be in,? the guitarist says. ?If you?ve had a shitty day at work, you could crank ?Hell And Consequences.? If you need a little optimism, you could listen to ?Through Glass.? If you are feeling depressed, you could listen to ?Zzyzx Road.??Obviously, Come What(ever) May is a sensory experience, encompassing a wide spectrum of emotions. ?30/30-150? and ?Reborn? are bruisers that?ll get the blood coursing through listeners? veins, while the first single, ?Through Glass,? takes up real estate in your brain for days at a time, thanks its unforgettable melodic twists and chorus. Try and purge your brain of Come What(ever) May?s melodies, and you?ll fail miserably. Taylor concurs, ?So many bands are so genre-specific these days. No bands cover the middle ground. If they try, it?s lifeless and limp. Our album has such a pulse. The cool thing is that when we write stuff, it turns out catchy whether we want it to or not. It?s just something that we do.? He?s right. Crafting melody and mixing it with metallic maelstrom is definitely something that Stone Sour does better than most.Jim Root, who contends that ?life? itself influenced this album and who claims he consumed nerve-shattering, tooth-staining amounts of coffee during the recording process, sees Come What(ever) May as a necessary evolution in the band?s sound. ?We?re taking every aspect to the next level. As an artist, no matter what you do, you must evolve. That?s very important to me. Some people fear change. I embrace it. This record is a testament to where I am at, musically and spiritually. Life is a learning experience and so is song writing. As with everything I try to improve. I can sit back and listen to these songs and know that I have.?Taylor understands that as his career goes on, he will be less and less understood and he likes it that way. ?I?ve lost a little sleep over the fact that people don?t get what I do and how I do it. I do everything I can to entertain, educate and infuriate the status quo. If I give the mainstream a headache once in a while, that works for me.? It?s that attitude that attracts the disaffected youth, the kids, the anti-conservative thinker, as well as the casual rock fan to Stone Sour. ?I have a conscience,? Taylor says about his songwriting style. ?I have a respect for the music and I have an agenda. I have an individualistic mind to botch the ?product? mentality, and I am not out to further myself in a spotlight that knows no favorites. This could all be gone tomorrow. If all you?re doing is trying to build your Q points, what are you going to do when no one wants to see you anymore? At least I?ll be happy about the music I left behind.?The songs and music on Come What(ever) May ensure that Stone Sour?s legacy will endure for a long time to come.
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