After taking a look at the movies coming out in the near future, it looks like comedy fans in need of a family friendly flick are going to bet their money on the Sony Animation Studios flick, Hotel Transylvania. Well, as it turns out, families may also get down with the movie’s music as well. This is because while the movie stars such big names as, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Cee Lo Green, and Selena Gomez, the soundtrack will serve as as the coming out party for the child prodigy turned teen Pop hip hopper, Becky G.
Becky is the latest signee to the Sony Music based Imprint label Kemosabe Records. Kemosabe Records is managed the hit making producer behind the likes of Ke$ha, and Katy Perry, named Dr. Luke. Her story begins after an epiphany like moment that she says she had at the age of 9. When her family fell on hard financial times, Becky decided to help support her struggling family by doing commercials on Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel. Although she accomplished the goal of her family the attention unfortunately set her apart from her peers in the wrong kind of way, and her classmates bullied and beat her up at in school regularly.
This would go on for some time, and by the time she was 11, Becky was in search of way to deal with her emotions. Recognizing this need, her family made their garage into a home studio for her to express herself and escape in. While escaping she found the biggest part of herself. In that studio she would hone her t creative talent and discover her musical identity.
By the time she was 13, she was on her way to becoming the truest example of a musician. Becky G had taught herself how to play guitar, and caught the attention of the production duo The Jam, who had worked with Pop music stand outs like Jojo, Leona Lewis. Becky showed them the lyric’s she had been writing, and together her and The Jam created what would become her Pop/Hip Hop cover videos for “Otis”, “Lighters” and Novacane.” She placed them on Youtube, used them to catch D.r Luke’s attention, and write a whole new ticket for herself , all while still being a remarkable 15 years old.
As young as she is, the hard work is already starting to pay off. In addition to everything else, she can now include working with Will I am on her resume. Will joins G on the “Monster” remix to her song “Problem” which is featured on the Hotel Transylvainia soundtrack. Hopefully the movie gives her the boost she’s been fighting for. why? Dr. Luke said the following:
“I WAS 100 PERCENT IN. SHE HAS SO MUCH PERSONALITY AND HER VOICE JUST POPS OUT OF THE SPEAKERS. THEN I MET HER AND DISCOVERED SHE COULD ALSO SING AND PLAY THE GUITAR AND I THOUGHT, ‘THIS IS EVEN BETTER.’ THEN I FOUND OUT SHE COULD WRITE AND IT WAS LIKE, ‘WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME, THAT YOU’RE ALSO VAN GOGH?’ HER POTENTIAL IS LIMITLESS.”
Although it’s a tall order, she certainly does seem to have something special. Take a listen to her song below and see if you agree. Cheers to you Becky G. Your talent is a “Moster”.
Becky G Featuring Will I AM
“Problem” (Monster Remix)
Kemosabe Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Cher Lloyd Featuring Becky G
Syco Music/Epic Records