Sing To Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and

Sing To Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next Very Entertaining A Great Read All I have are nice words to say about this book LA Reid is a great story teller He has a way of pulling you in and keeping you engaged I would love to see it made into a movie. Overall, a very good book super interesting to read about all of the artists this man has worked with discovered throughout his STAGGERING career My only complaint is a sexist one LA Reid tells this story like a typical guy By this I mean, he tends to give the basic outline of certain events without fleshing out the juicy details like when you ask a guy how a party went where you know for a fact that something nuts went down and his only response is, it was crazy , and that s it WHY was i Overall, a very good book super interesting to read about all of the artists this man has worked with discovered throughout his STAGGERING career My only complaint is a sexist one LA Reid tells this story like a typical guy By this I mean, he tends to give the basic outline of certain events without fleshing out the juicy details like when you ask a guy how a party went where you know for a fact that something nuts went down and his only response is, it was crazy , and that s it WHY was it crazy WHO did you see WHAT did so and so say to so and so What were they wearing Did they have sex Half the reason I love celebrity bios is because I love celebrity gossip To that end, Reid gives a minuscule sampling but the focus ison the chronology of events in his career, which I guess makes sense but how dare he focus on him in his own autobiography that aside, if you can put a love of people magazine in the back of your mind, this is a great story of a hugely accomplished man With Sing to Me , Reid strikes a fine chord In this long awaited memoir, illustrated with overnever before seen photos from his personal collection, the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legendLegendary music producer L A Reid the man behind artists such as Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Rihanna, TLC, Outkast, Pink, Justin Bieber, and Usher changed the music business forever Now, he tells his story, taking fans on an intimate tour of his life LA Confidential is a fascinating journey from Reid s small town RB roots in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his work as a drummer to his fame as a Grammy Award winning music producer and his gig as a judge on the hit reality show, The X FactorReid takes readers behind the scenes of the music industry, charting his rise to fame and sharing stories of the countless singers he s met, nurtured, and molded into stars Part music memoir, part inspirational business guide, this beautifully designed memoir, jam packed with photos, showcases Reid s trademark passion and ingenuity and introduces a multifaceted genius who continues to shape pop culture today ➱ [Read] ➬ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➼ – Lavons.co.uk illustrated with overnever before seen photos from his personal collection [Read] ➵ OBaby ➲ Geoffrey Johnson – Lavons.co.uk the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles [EPUB] ✰ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – Lavons.co.uk his success [Reading] ➷ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Lavons.co.uk and the celebrated artists that made him a legendLegendary music producer L A Reid the man behind artists such as Mariah Carey [Reading] ➶ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Lavons.co.uk Toni Braxton [Ebook] ➧ The Good Daughter By Karin Slaughter – Lavons.co.uk Kanye West ➹ [Read] ➵ Crysis By Peter Watts ➼ – Lavons.co.uk Rihanna ➶ Fractured (Will Trent, Free ➬ Author Karin Slaughter – Lavons.co.uk TLC ❴Read❵ ➯ Ghost Author Fred Burton – Lavons.co.uk Outkast ❴EPUB❵ ✰ Nerve Author Dick Francis – Lavons.co.uk Pink ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Cinco Dias de Vida Author Julie Lawson Timmer – Lavons.co.uk Justin Bieber [Epub] ➛ Backstage Author Nikki Turner – Lavons.co.uk and Usher changed the music business forever Now ❂ [EPUB] ✺ Bodily Harm By Margaret Atwood ➛ – Lavons.co.uk he tells his story [Reading] ➿ Shadow Land Author Peter Straub – Lavons.co.uk taking fans on an intimate tour of his life LA Confidential is a fascinating journey from Reid s small town RB roots in Cincinnati [Reading] ➷ Beauty ➭ Lisa Daily – Lavons.co.uk Ohio [Reading] ➹ Hexes and Hemlines (A Witchcraft Mystery, By Juliet Blackwell – Lavons.co.uk and his work as a drummer to his fame as a Grammy Award winning music producer and his gig as a judge on the hit reality show ➤ Pink Ebook ➪ Author Gus Van Sant – Lavons.co.uk The X FactorReid takes readers behind the scenes of the music industry ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Underground (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ❅ – Lavons.co.uk charting his rise to fame and sharing stories of the countless singers he s met [PDF / Epub] ☁ Doppelgangsters (Esther Diamond, Author Laura Resnick – Lavons.co.uk nurtured ✵ [BOOKS] ⚦ Doppelgangster (Esther Diamond, By Laura Resnick ✿ – Lavons.co.uk and molded into stars Part music memoir ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Bone Key (John Deal Author Les Standiford – Lavons.co.uk part inspirational business guide ❮Download❯ ✤ Gidget (Gidget series, Author Frederick Kohner – Lavons.co.uk this beautifully designed memoir ❴PDF❵ ❤ Last Stand at Papago Wells Author Louis L& – Lavons.co.uk jam packed with photos ❮Reading❯ ➶ Power Score ➮ Author Alan Foster – Lavons.co.uk showcases Reid s trademark passion and ingenuity and introduces a multifaceted genius who continues to shape pop culture today I really enjoyed LA s book It s so awesome to have shared a part of his journey during the time that I handled the marketing for TLC, Toni Braxton, Usher and others when I was the Sr Director of Marketing at LaFace Records. This was actually really, really good. This has not only been one of the most inspirational works I ve read in the past few years, SingToMe is also covering decades of contemporary music, in particular music I grew up with, from an unprecedented backstage point of view that pulls the reader right into the diverse world of music and entertainment.Very well structured and grouped into thematically coherent chapters, L.A Reid s autobiography takes the reader by the hand to guide one through the ups and downs of his exceptional life an This has not only been one of the most inspirational works I ve read in the past few years, SingToMe is also covering decades of contemporary music, in particular music I grew up with, from an unprecedented backstage point of view that pulls the reader right into the diverse world of music and entertainment.Very well structured and grouped into thematically coherent chapters, L.A Reid s autobiography takes the reader by the hand to guide one through the ups and downs of his exceptional life and artistic legacy without becoming boring or dull at any time What is , it makes one feel honored to have lived among a music master, innovator, a virtuoso and genius who has shaped the core and cause of music in a way no one has done it before a great read and simply a must for every admirer of music L.A s influence and legacy is farimmense than one may think A serviceable biography by a decent and important figure in musical history. God was in the room and he looked like Michael Jackson L.A Reid So and so s superpower is L.A ReidThis book was Satan s agent serpent boasting and blaspheming about all of the people he has stolen from God s Choir via their lusts of the eyes, flesh, pride, desire to obtain God s glory worship fame wealth authority power People who influence, partner with, are produced mentored praised by L.A Reid and do not repent of making deals with the devil are flunking their faith and God was in the room and he looked like Michael Jackson L.A Reid So and so s superpower is L.A ReidThis book was Satan s agent serpent boasting and blaspheming about all of the people he has stolen from God s Choir via their lusts of the eyes, flesh, pride, desire to obtain God s glory worship fame wealth authority power People who influence, partner with, are produced mentored praised by L.A Reid and do not repent of making deals with the devil are flunking their faith and character tests e.g., Jay Z, Beyonc , Rihanna, etc Note The people who L.A Reid low key mocks in his book repented of their sins and re turned to faith in Christ Prince There s no hope for Whitney and Michael and the millions of pop music fans who have died in sin There s still hope for Perri, Babyface, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, and many others who claim to be followers of Christ but the fruit of their choices expose them as liars and hypocrites They are being offered opportunities to repent and be delivered from the stronghold of idolatry via worshiping musicians, moguls, music, money, multiple marriagesYes, beware people who have a trail of broken business partnerships lawsuits bankruptcies and busted romantic relationships divorce , who promote fornication lust and adultery unfaithfulness , and or who can t be faithful to one spouse in marriage GREEDY These are signs that Satan rules their lives see Hebrews 13 4 and 1 Corinthians 6 These are common themes in all pop music RB, hip hop, rock, country, etcGenesis 2 15 25 NLTThe Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it But the Lord God warned him, You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die Then the Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be alone I will make a helper who is just right for him So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals But still there was no helper just right for him So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man s ribs and closed up the opening Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and He brought her to the man At last the man exclaimed This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh She will be called woman, because she was taken from man This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.Genesis 3 1 24 NLTThe serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made One day he asked the woman, Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, the woman replied It s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat God said, You must not eat it or even touch it if you do, you will die You won t die the serpent replied to the woman God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil The woman was convinced She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her So she took some of the fruit and ate it Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden So they hid from the Lord God among the trees Then the Lord God called to the man, Where are you He replied, I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid I was afraid because I was naked Who told you that you were naked the Lord God asked Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat The man replied, It was the woman You gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it Then the Lord God asked the woman, What have you done The serpent deceived me, she replied That s why I ate it Then the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursedthan all animals, domestic and wild You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel Then He said to the woman, I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you And to the man He said, Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return Then the man Adam named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife Then the Lord God said, Look, the human beings have become like Us, knowing both good and evil What if they reach out, take fruit from the tree of life, and eat it Then they will live forever So the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and He sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which He had been made After sending them out, the Lord God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden And He placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.Luke 4 1 13 NLTThen Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where He was tempted by the devil for forty days Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry Then the devil said to Him, If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread But Jesus told him, No The Scriptures say, People do not live by bread alone Then the devil took Him up and revealed to Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them, the devil said, because they are mine to give to anyone I please I will give it all to you if you will worship me Jesus replied, The Scriptures say, You must worship the Lord your God and serve only Him Then the devil took Him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, If you are the Son of God, jump off For the Scriptures say, He will order His angels to protect and guard you And they will hold you up with their hands so you won t even hurt your foot on a stone Jesus responded, The Scriptures also say, You must not test the Lord your God When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left Him until the next opportunity came.Matthew 4 17 NLTFrom then on, Jesus began to preach, Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near John 3 1 21 NLTThere was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus Rabbi, he said, we all know that God has sent you to teach us Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God What do you mean exclaimed Nicodemus How can an old man go back into his mother s womb and be born again Jesus replied, I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life So don t be surprised when I say, You must be born again The wind blows wherever it wants Just as you can hear the wind but can t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can t explain how people are born of the Spirit How are these things possible Nicodemus asked Jesus replied, You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don t understand these things I assure you, we tell you what we know and have seen, and yet you won t believe our testimony But if you don t believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things No one has ever gone to heaven and returned But the Son of Man has come down from heaven And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life For this is how God loved the world He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God s one and only Son And the judgment is based on this fact God s light came into the world, but people loved the darknessthan the light, for their actions were evil All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants 2 Corinthians 4 1 18 NLTTherefore, since God in His mercy has given us this new way, we never give up We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods We don t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don t believe They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News They don t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God You see, we don t go around preaching about ourselves We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus sake For God, who said, Let there be light in the darkness, has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed We are perplexed, but not driven to despair We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, I believed in God, so I spoke We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to Himself together with you All of this is for your benefit And as God s grace reachesandpeople, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receiveandglory That is why we never give up Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day For our present troubles are small and won t last very long Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever So we don t look at the troubles we can see now rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.2 Corinthians 6 1 2 , 14 18 NLTAs God s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God s kindness and then ignore it For God says, At just the right time, I heard you On the day of salvation, I helped you Indeed, the right time is now Today is the day of salvation Don t team up with those who are unbelievers How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness How can light live with darkness What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever And what union can there be between God s temple and idols For we are the temple of the living God As God said I will live in them and walk among them I will be their God, and they will be my people Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord Don t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty 1 John 2 15 29 NLTDo not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions These are not from the Father, but are from this world And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever Dear children, the last hour is here You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared From this we know that the last hour has come These people left our churches, but they never really belonged with us otherwise they would have stayed with us When they left, it proved that they did not belong with us.But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you His Spirit, and all of you know the truth So I am writing to you not because you don t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies And who is a liar Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist Anyone who denies the Son doesn t have the Father, either But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life He promised us I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray But you have received the Holy Spirit, and He lives within you, so you don t need anyone to teach you what is true For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what He teaches is true it is not a lie So just as He has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when He returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from Him in shame Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God s children.1 John 5 1 5 , 16 21 NLTEveryone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God And everyone who loves the Father loves His children, too We know we love God s children if we love God and obey His commandments Loving God means keeping His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith And who can win this battle against the world Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.If you see a fellow believer sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death We know that God s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the true God And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ He is the only true God, and He is eternal life Dear children, keep away from idols anything that might take God s place in your hearts See also Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 Fascinating This wasn t mere name dropping LA s worked with and shaped so many music legends. At 390 pages you would expect this book to be jammed full of great stories about Reid s working with major stars Instead, you get a rather dull then I made this album step by step retelling of his career that is cleaned up to where he makes himself look angelic in a business known for drugs, partying, backbiting, violence, and sex If you want the truth behind the scenes of the record business you won t find it here.Instead you get Reid promoting himself as a star finder He claims to have pr At 390 pages you would expect this book to be jammed full of great stories about Reid s working with major stars Instead, you get a rather dull then I made this album step by step retelling of his career that is cleaned up to where he makes himself look angelic in a business known for drugs, partying, backbiting, violence, and sex If you want the truth behind the scenes of the record business you won t find it here.Instead you get Reid promoting himself as a star finder He claims to have predicted the success of people like Usher, Mariah, Rihanna, TLC, Pink, and Bieber But this is all told in a way that makes him look like the star and he glosses over his failures He rarely mentions his private life, never talks about sleeping around or partying or the well known drug usage that goes on in the music business It slike an expanded imdb of his music career.There are some interesting stories about how certain songs came about, which raises the book from 2 star to a 3 star And he does spend a little time discussing the X Factor not much though But he barely even mentions some of the major names and big albums that he put out And never does he really talk about how a great album is put together instead he just claims to have the gift of instinct that knows when a song or singer is good Most surprising is that he over praises Kanye West so is Reid to blame for Kanye s God complex and says that Outkast is the greatest thing he has done in his life Huh More than working with Michael Jackson or Mariah or Jennifer Lopez or Whitney Houston or.well, you get the idea Reid is filled by hyperbole about the people he works with and himself.In the end this is a scrubbed up extended press release where Reid attempts to make himself look like a humble and unrecognized genius It would have been muchinteresting if he wrote the truth about the famous names he worked with, the lawsuits, the trouble he got into, his over spending, and the inner workings of how a hit record is made


About the Author: L.A. Reid

Antonio M Reid is a musician, songwriter, record producer and the chairman and CEO of Epic Records.


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