Flavor In The Street

Hello World! Flavor In The Street was something I wanted to do, because I felt I had grown since my previous websites. I feel like I was seeing blogging from a different perspective. At one time, I saw this as more of something I did for fun, and I still continue to see blogging as this, but I also have grown a passion for it. I'm getting a platform, where I get to fully express my views on topics in music. I feel like my opinion is rarely heard, and I want to be viewed as the voice of my generation soon. We never get a platform to talk, and it's now just the beginning. 

The idea of Flavor In The Street was just to restart my brand. I had gotten the idea of the title from one of my favorite shows, "Living Single" along with the slang, 'Word On The Street.' As many of you know, Khadijah James had owned a magazine company titled, "Flavor." I got the idea by combining the two, which later birthed 'Flavor In The Street.'

I'm quite a hard-working kid. I manage to keep my grades together, while running this blog. I've never quite looked into adding more writers to help grow the brand, but of course I'm open to trying new ideas. I plan to adventure quite a lot when I get older, and my taste in music varies. 

PartyNextDoor Reveals “Work” Almost Went To Alicia Keys

While speaking to “The New York Times,” PartyNextDoor revealed more behind Rihanna's hit, “Work.” Apparently, the dancehall hit which garnered the singer her 14th #1 was almost given to Alicia Keys. 

The co-writer (PartyNextDoor) shares, "Her label didn’t care for Caribbean music at the time." However, Rihanna's team change their decision, when they noticed “it was all that she could sing around the house." 

It's unlikely the song would've been a hit had it been given to Keys, unless Drake assisted. It would've seemed juvenile or unauthenic coming from the singer. 

Rihanna's "Work" has influenced the recent dancehall wave, which Fifth Harmony, Drake, and even Alicia Keys are riding. Keys' "In Common" sees the singer experimenting with a caribbean-influenced sound

PartyNextDoor met Rihanna last year, during a writing camp in her Malibu home. Immediately, he felt he didn't belong:

The first feeling I got was, ‘Why am I here?’” he recalled. “All these guys have made hits already.” But he was determined to create streamlined songs for her, requiring a different process than his looser, more experimental at-home productions.

Now the singer can say he’s established hits as well.