[pullquote quote="Mom, if you're watching, it was Jay-Z's fault." credit="Mike Posner"]The story of [lastfm]Mike Posner[/lastfm]‘s sudden rise to fame is becoming a familiar story (think [lastfm]Justin Bieber[/lastfm] posting his first YouTube videos). Posner, still a student at Duke University until recently, got his start performing for his classmates and building a following among the college hip hop crowd. A series of mixtapes posted to his MySpace page eventually caught the ears of music execs and heavyweights like [lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm], and within a year he had a deal with J Records and is now dropping his debut album 31 Minutes To Takeoff.
Street Date has the story on why Posner blames Jay-Z for his first “C” in college. Find out why, and check out new music from [lastfm]Eli “Paperboy” Reed[/lastfm], the Camp Rock 2 soundtrack and more after the jump.
Even after Mike Posner signed his record deal in the summer of ’09, he insisted on finished his education and returned to Duke to complete his senior year. At a recent appearance on the Wendy Williams Show, he explained how hard it was keeping up with his studies when he was getting calls and emails from some of the biggest names in the business. Take a look:
For more on all the new releases coming out this August, check out the Coming Soon section at Street Date. Here are more of the other hot new releases for August 10th:
Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed – Come And Get It
Don’t let the snazzy suit fool you, Eli “Paperboy” Reed isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Putting the soul back in today’s pop scene, Reed is a dynamic live performer with an incredible backing band. And watch out ladies, he’s kind of a heartthrob.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The soundtrack album for the new Edgar Wright film starring Michael Cera leans a bit towards indie rock, with tracks from [lastfm]Broken Social Scene[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Metric[/lastfm], but it’s [lastfm]Beck[/lastfm] who keeps things funny, recording new songs under the pseudonym “Sex Bomb-Omb.”
Camp Rock 2 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The JoBros continue their quest for world domination, this time with the DVD and soundtrack release for the latest Camp Rock movie. The soundtrack contains songs from the [lastfm]Jonas Brothers[/lastfm] plus pals [lastfm]Demi Lovato[/lastfm], [lastfm]Alyson Stoner[/lastfm] and more.