Artist of the Week: Kevin Rudolf


Artist of the Week: Kevin Rudolf


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'.

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."

© AceShowbiz.com


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    X_X_PH
    Nov 03, 2015

    What happened. I never knew. OMG. Sometimes, I go down deep.

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    itsjune
    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??!!

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    mari19
    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.

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    lil yasss
    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

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    lil yasss
    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

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    lil yasss
    Apr 01, 2009

    its gtrat but if you jhear binocula t yull get surprised is better than sound lyrics everything

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    bubbles
    Feb 25, 2009

    Kevin rocks the fuckin house!

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    asshole
    Feb 18, 2009

    i fuckn love kevin rudolf

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    keljm
    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

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    denverpest
    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.

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    CharlesMental
    Jan 18, 2009

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    CharlesMental
    Jan 18, 2009

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    dada
    Jan 11, 2009

    he is super..i love his songs..how old is he?he is so cool..

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    kgthatsme
    Dec 30, 2008

    the vital difference being that Binocular was a one-man band and the Beatles were far from it.

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    nyc
    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!

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    huh? NO REALLY
    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

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    huh?
    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

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    HiPhOpLovER
    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!!

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    HiPhOpLoVeR
    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

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    Kgthatsme
    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

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    Kgthatsme
    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

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    renee26
    Dec 10, 2008

    Omg that is so cool, by the way i recon you are like super hot!!=]

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    brianna
    Dec 01, 2008

    I love you and your music you rock

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    kyraa
    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.

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    Topher23
    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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