Saturday, September 13, 2014

GET IT! GOT IT? GOOD!!! BACK 2U!

So, I am back on my grind.  On Thursday, September 11th, 2014 I officially began to promote the sale of my release "Back 2U" off of my first EP Entermission.  I've been getting a lot of good responses, love and support and I am so grateful.  If you have not had a chance to check it out, please stop by the iTunes store or click this link >> https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/back-2u-single/id911570072 The song is also available via most digital music stores by searching Ruby - Back 2U. GET IT! GOT IT? GOOD!!

"Back 2U" has already been picked up by a few radio stations simply overnight and we haven't really thrown a full campaign behind this yet.  Check out my interview on Blaze Indie LA with DJ Impress and crew via http://www.beat100.com/watch-video/episode-41-blaze-indie-la-live-music-reviews_10094345/



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#WeeklyGem Be Other-centered!

#TEAMGEMS, follow your intuition at ALL times.  Become acquainted with that inner what-you-ma-call-it that speaks to you and tells you when something is naturally for you.  Then... understand that what is for you, is really not yours... it is meant for OTHERS.  Your gifts are simply that.  Gifts to be given AWAY!  Within every opportunity, every blessing that God has given you lies an opportunity to touch the life of somebody else.  So think about, how are you making this happen in your life?

I do not work hard to brag.  That does not fill my soul.  But what does?  It's knowing that our experiences can be used to inspire others into fulfilling their purpose.  I am far from perfect.  Flaws?? Goodness, I have so many.   The great news is that in this present moment, we have constant opportunities to make better decisions and take our lives in a different direction.

Since I decided to make that change and believe in my potential; ever since I decided to REMEMBER who I am, many seeds that I have planted throughout time are beginning to sprout. So please, get motivated.  Get in alignment and move forward.  Get back in touch with who you are.  I plead with passion.

Follow the journey via my blog and/or website www.omgruby.net

All my love,

Rubes

P.S.  My certificate re-print came in the mail today... I'm feeling the excitement all over again.





Sunday, July 13, 2014

#OMGRUBY forms partnership w/ National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and moooore...

I am not going to lie... for the past few months, since the last time I posted, I took a slight detour to close up some loose ends and really dig deep far and wide for new material, opportunities and partnerships.  I also took some time to help and mentor others pursuing similar endeavors.  This was a scary process for me.  My single "Runway" had a great momentum going and to have to step away from that was extremely difficult.

Change is NEVER easy, but I understood in order to grow what I had worked so hard on, I had to end previous partnerships that were toxic to my creativity both in my professional and personal life, which takes time and is easier said than done.  Especially when people cling to you, don't know how to let go or make the process of moving on harder.  I would compare this to what I imagine a married couple goes through during divorce when one partner has moved on, but the other refuses to separate.  DRAINING to say the least and quite imprisoning, but now I AM FREE!

All in all, God has been good and faithful to me, while providing little reminders here and there which prevented me from going too far off track.  Two weeks ago, I received my very first accolade!!!!  I have read about celebrities commenting and saying they do not do music for recognition, but SH*T, HONESTLY?  It feels so good to work hard at something you love and see fruits from your labor.  I don't know what THEY talking about, lol.  Take a LOOK below:


So, all that hard work I did with the choir last year for J. Cole and Kanye West? Well, #YEEZUS received a nomination and though he did not win, we still got this really cool Grammy Certificate as contributors to the album.  This opportunity also opened doors to become a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences as I worked closely with their membership director.  A good friend of mine and well known producer/engineer Devine, put us in touch when he saw the damage done by FedEx during delivery.  He suggested I speak with someone and get it reprinted and drafted up the email trend to take care of this ASAP.  As we speak, my new certificate is on its way and doors are opening to a network I have always wanted access to.  GOD IS GOOD!

MY EP #ASCENSION is almost done.  Since I will be releasing this independently, my team and I have been considering doing some crowd funding for the project.  There is just ONE problem with that.  I hate asking people for stuff! Lol.  Smh.  As I am very close to the finish line, I can imagine how some of you might be frustrated with me because I went on a hiatus, but I really just needed some time to purge and let go of things that were not fitting.  In the meantime, while I am finalizing bits and pieces here and there, pray for me please!  Also, check out this new acoustic cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" by clicking on the image below from my heart to yours.


HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY CINDY LAUPER.  
YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH AN INSPIRATION TO MANY!

I have some photo shoots and other events coming up real soon that I would love to share with you.  In the meantime, take a second to answer below and let me know if I started a kickstarter page or something similar to that effect, would you truly be a #GEM and support or nah?  Please leave your comments and feedback below.


Yours truly,

Monday, December 16, 2013

#GRAMMY Amplifier Contest

Hey guys.  I just submitted the first song I ever wrote ("4ME") to the Grammy Amplifier contest.  For those who do not know about it, winners get an opportunity to be professionally mentored by an established industry figure.  The object of the contest is to get your song "Amplified" and this is done by simply visiting my Grammy Amplifier page and sharing this on any of your social media sites.  So please, to everyone who has been supporting me thus far VISIT THIS LINK and "Amplify" it to Facebook or Twitter, ASAP... It will not take long.


I also encourage all of my musician friends to make a submission.  Good luck! Love you guys... xoxo



 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

#teamGEMS gets an ASMA & GRAMMY NOMINATION... also NEW MIXTAPE OUT!

It's been a powerful year for #teamGEMS closing out the year with two nominations in New York City's All Star Music Awards in categories:

1. Female R&B Artist of the Year
2. Artist Website of the Year (www.omgruby.net)

And to top it off.... :: drumrolls :: #teamGEMS start banging on your desks... cause.... WE GOT A GRAMMY NOMINATION UNDER THE BELT TOO... for vocal work done earlier this year on Kanye's YEEZUS ("On Sight").  Remember previous posts about that?  Well, turns out, hard work with good people does pay off.  He's up for Best Rap Album, as a result, anyone who contributed works to this album qualifies for a Grammy certificate.  I owe this opportunity to the people God has placed in my life... my directors Ken Lewis, Alvin Fields and Carmen Roman and the entire Audio School Online Choir.

This is a huge blessing as you have no idea how this helps inspire other people to pursue their dreams and push through adversity.  While I was helping out with the Kanye West project, I was in and out of the hospital after just having been diagnosed with Lupus.  Many times, I wanted to just stay laid up in my bed.  Between the aches and the fatigue, sometimes it can be a challenge to get anything accomplished.  But, I stepped out in faith and now I am a part of a notable project that will open up so many other doors for #teamGEMS.  Looking forward to Kanye taking a Grammy home and that Grammy Season 2015, brings about more nominations.

To preview the song "On Sight" that my friends and I are on, click HERE.

 Kanye West "On Sight" at approximately 1:19 (the sample)

Click HERE for a full list of the Grammy Nominations 2014


ALSO... #TEAMGEMS.... Earlier this month, The Remix Queen Vol. 2: I RE-Invented the remix, was released via SoundCloud and DatPiff.  To check it out, visit the below links:



Saturday, September 14, 2013

#OMGRUBY gets @ #ROBINTHICKE & his #BLURREDLINES on the REMIX

OMGRUBY aka #THEREMIXQUEEN Volume 2: I Re-Invented the Remix, with a focus on woman empowerment, is set to release FALL 2013.  C/O this spin on Robin Thicke's record breaking, Billboard Hit "Blurred Lines." ALL IN PURE FUN... WOMEN, WE CAN'T LET THESE MEN TALK TO US LIKE THIS IN MUSIC... LOL




Thin Line
Remixed by: #OMGRUBY aka the REMIX QUEEN

If you can't hear what I'm tryna say
If you can't read from the same page
Baby you're going deaf
Baby you're going blind
Maybe you're out of your mind

Slow down boy you're too close
How bout do me a favor
Let's keep this casual
C'mon fix ya behavior
Oh baby you's a hater
Good luck next time, later
My man you're not my flavor
ANd that's right I'm a be a good girl

Hook:
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want this 
Lil good girl
Can't let you get past me
You far from classy
Talkin bout getting blasted
You crossed that thin line
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
But I'm a good girl 
Stop tryna get at me
Must wana get nasty
Go ahead, can't catch me

What do they make dreams for
When you got them jeans on
What do we need steam for
You the hottest b*tch in this place
Bet you feel lucky
You wana hug me
What rhymes with hug me? (Ugly... um what else... lol)

Ok now he was close
Tried to domesticate ya
But your an animal
Baby it's in your nature

Oh baby you's a hater
Good luck next time, later
My man you're not my flavor
And that's right I'm a be a good girl

Hook...

T.I. Raps...

Baby can you breathe?
I got this from Jamaica
It always works for me, Dakota to Decatur
No more pretending
Cause now you're winning
Here's our beginning
I always wanted a good girl

Hook...







Sunday, July 21, 2013

#omgRUBY Sings Live w/ Mariah in Central Park, NYC

Sorry, I took forever to blog about this, but it is now that I am coming down from the natural high created by this experience.  Last weekend, I sang backup in a choir for the one and only Mariah Carey at an MLB All*Star Charity Concert benefitting Sandy victims, held in the Great Lawn at Central Park.  This opportunity was presented to me by ways of a dear friend and amazing singer Lena Soul.  With one day of rehearsing for two hours, we were all on board with the overall message and performance parts.  Her background singer, Maryann, kept advising us of the event's magnitude.  However, all she had to say was Mariah, and I knew it would be a larger than life production.

Larger than life... it WAS.... Accompanied by the New York City Philharmonic orchestra, a 40 piece choir, 50K #lambily, coordinated Fireworks (and not to mention the backstage crew and Mariah entourage) Central Park was PACKED as the 20+ year diva reminded us all of the importance to never give up on our dreams while whaling together, "Lord knows, dreams are hard to follow, but don't let anyone... TARE THEM AWAYYYYY.... Hold on, there will be tomorrow, and any time you'll find the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy."  Such a positive song and important message.  Definitely in my top 10 most memorable life experiences.

From singing with Mariah, to obtaining knowledge and skill from her background singer Maryann, kicking it with Trey Lorenz backstage, catching up with my long lost buddy "Brown" and celebrating with my friends and family afterwards, I must say this was a #BLESSED weekend.  God is GOOD.  Check out #mymariahmoments below:

"I'll be THEEEREEE!!" - Trey Lorenz
I live vicariously through this woman's voice, Lena Soul
Follow her +Lena Soul  
Mr. Browwwwwn... My good friend



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