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Artist of the Week: Kevin Rudolf

October 13, 2008 06:59:12 GMT

Getting a 'real vision' on what he can contribute as a musician, Kevin Rudolf decided to record his own album which is called 'In the City'.


Artist of the Week: Kevin Rudolf
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Kevin Rudolf got his start in the music industry after meeting top-notched producer Timbaland in 2004. He then helped working on numerous Timbaland-produced hits, including Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right", Timbaland's "Release", and Black Eyed Peas' "My Style".

In early 2007, Rudolf decided to release his own project after getting a "real vision of what I could contribute as a producer, musician, and songwriter and tapping into my own voice." While working on his debut album, Rudolf met Cash Money Records' Slim Williams and after playing some of his songs for him, he was signed by the executive.

Called "In the City", Rudolf's upcoming debut album is produced entirely by himself except for an unnamed track worked on by The Neptunes' Chad Hugo. One of the tracks on the album is Lil Wayne-featuring jam titled "Let It Rock". Since released in July, the tune has climbed to number 5 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and has reached number 14 on Billboard Pop 100 Singles chart.

In support of his debut album, Rudolf plans to hit the road before the end of 2008. "I've been hearing some crazy stuff, like 'Let It Rock' is Ryan Seacrest and Lindsay Lohan's favorite song right now. I have been very blessed and feel really lucky," the Cash Money's singer explains. "There is no info or pictures of me anywhere, yet the track has taken a life of its own. The music is truly speaking for itself."

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posted by itsjune on Nov 01, 2009
I am honestly a bit disappointed that his work isn't like the one he did on Binocular. The album (Binocular) was so truthful, so honest, it took my breath away. I love Kevin and the new album In the City is good. But I totally would love to see him live as Binocular. Oooh is that too much to ask??!!
posted by mari19 on Apr 24, 2009
I got Binocular's album and listen to it everyday.Kevin's voice is so lovely that i'm always warm hearted.In the City album stimulates me so feel good.Binocular brings flowers into my heart.i love both very much.
posted by lil yasss on Apr 01, 2009
It's great in fact, but.. if you hear binocular (kevin rudolf)you'll get surprised..that is couse of the sounds lyrics everything is magic just try ..most of we are sorry 'couse of the videoclips have never ever existed they are jus songs, but great really great songs jus try i love "fire burns bright" "Never" "gone away" "you" "you were the one" "wait untill" "as the end of the world" "don't say good by say good night" "paradise club" everything turns" "let me fly so long" jejejeje i love the entere album xD
posted by lil yasss on Apr 01, 2009
It's great in fact but.. if you hear binocular (kevin rudolf)you 'll get surprised..couse of the sound lyrics everything is magic jus try ..most of we are sorry 'couse of the videoclips have never ever existed the are jus song but great really great song jus try
posted by lil yasss on Apr 01, 2009
its gtrat but if you jhear binocula t yull get surprised is better than sound lyrics everything
posted by bubbles on Feb 25, 2009
Kevin rocks the fuckin house!
posted by asshole on Feb 18, 2009
i fuckn love kevin rudolf
posted by keljm on Feb 17, 2009
I first heard Binocular's "Deep" when i travelled to the Phillipines in 2001, coming back to Australia and telling everyone bout this awesome song and awesome artist what difficult because it was so hard to find the song on the net. Now i can tell people that he is Kevin Rudolf. He rocks who ever he is!!! I'll search far and wide to find an original Binocular album. (wont have to search too far to get the Kevin Rudolf album though). good on ya!!! kel
posted by denverpest on Jan 22, 2009
I have the binocular cd, it is amazing! it had Kevin Rudolph on the credits. That's how i found him on myspace and had added both personas until he or "they" deleted the account. Hey, a talented guy needs to do what he needs to do to pay the bills too. I would pay big bucks to see him do the bincular set live though! it's out of print but available on amazon auctions.
posted by CharlesMental on Jan 18, 2009
I say more: before he signed with Cash Money records, Kevin Rudolf used to put on his myspace page the songs he was working with, like "Deep End", "As you are", "Every Day"... At that time he had already Kevin Rudolf as an artistic name, but his songs had still Binocular´s standards. Why those wonderful ballads didn´t appear on his Cash Money album... Why were his true talented songs swept away?
posted by CharlesMental on Jan 18, 2009
This new album by Rudolf is not the beggining... His debut alçbum was indeed "Binocular, self-titled with the one-band name he used in 2001. He´s really a very talented musician, and "Binocular" was even better, because it express the music that came from his soul. His Cash Money album, "In the City" is good, a complete musical experience... but it is not only Kevin´s musical standards that we hear on it... it contains also Wayne´s and the wishes from the record label.
posted by dada on Jan 11, 2009
he is super..i love his songs..how old is he?he is so cool..
posted by kgthatsme on Dec 30, 2008
the vital difference being that Binocular was a one-man band and the Beatles were far from it.
posted by nyc on Dec 27, 2008
SO kevin rudolf was a musician BEFORE "let it rock" ??? OMG ! does it make him less TALENTED ? i heard that SIR Paul McCartny released albums under the name of "the BEATLES"...& Sting under the name of "the Police" ...etc. does being Sucessful Artist mean staying in one GENRE ??!! (look that up in Wikipedia!) i guess i too would be jealous of someone whose only "job" in life was making music (composing,writing lyrics, collaborating, producing,performing,etc.) ON THEIR OWN TERMS !!! KEVIN RUDOLF is a TRUE TALENTED ARTIST !!! and he's good lookin,too!
posted by huh? NO REALLY on Dec 21, 2008
Yea ill say he dhe best artist around..yea tru dat he didn't pop out of nowhere he was a a artist before cash money productions
posted by huh? on Dec 21, 2008
Yea ill say he dhe best artist around..yea tru dat he didn't pop out of nowhere he was a a artist before cash money productions
posted by HiPhOpLovER on Dec 21, 2008
He the best he is so hot!! And my top favorites are 1. Let it rock 2.Welcome to the world 3. In the city...and how come you can't see he's face he likes hidden in his music video "Let it rock" the only person that you see is Lil weezy so I say that kevin rudolf the best muzic artist he is multi genre he is pop.rock. And blues he the best!! YOU ROCK KEVIN RUDOLF..and I search you pu on google and I can't see your face so can't wait till there actual pictures of you!!
posted by HiPhOpLoVeR on Dec 21, 2008
Everyone knows that kevin rudolf the best love his music top 3 favorites 1.Kevin rudolf 2. Welcome to the world 3.In the city
posted by Kgthatsme on Dec 21, 2008
Hi, im trying to edit Rudolf's wikipedia page to highlight that he use to be Binocular but people keep deleating it saying it's 'hearsay'. I wonder if they are people who don't want to damage his new 'hip' image with the truth of his pop past. Anyway, i feel like im outnumbered despite being right and could do with some support or evidence! Kieran g
posted by Kgthatsme on Dec 21, 2008
Hi, im trying to edit Rudolf's wikipedia page to highlight that he use to be Binocular but people keep deleating it saying it's 'hearsay'. I wonder if they are people who don't want to damage his new 'hip' image with the truth of his pop past. Anyway, i feel like im outnumbered despite being right and could do with some support or evidence! Kieran G
posted by renee26 on Dec 10, 2008
Omg that is so cool, by the way i recon you are like super hot!!=]
posted by brianna on Dec 01, 2008
I love you and your music you rock
posted by kyraa on Nov 16, 2008
Really? Wow. Well it really doesnt surprise me that Kevin has done something like that. He's incredibly talanted. I think I'll go do that search, see if he maybe did release an album before meeting Timbaland.
posted by Topher23 on Nov 12, 2008
If you look at the "official" sources, you would think that Kevin Rudolf just popped out of nowhere. This story says that he "met Timbaland" and from there things just started to happen. Oddly enough, Kevin Rudolf had been around long before that "fateful" 2004 meeting. In 2001, he released an album under the name "Binocular." Do a web search for the band and you'll discover that Binocular was a one-man band with songwriting credits under the name Kevin Randolf. I guess Cash Money doesn't want us to know that Kevin was a musician BEFORE the hip-hop label got a hold on him.

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