Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bosko comments on producing tracks for Kevin Federline's album "Playing With Fire"

“I’m not a guy who’s glued to US Weekly,” Portland/Los Angeles producer Bosko told me recently. Before their meeting, Bosko didn’t even know that Kevin Federline was Britney Spears’ husband, or that he was a magnet for bad publicity. Unfortunately for Bosko, K-Fed’s rap album, Playing with Fire, was doomed from its inception. The album was a financial and critical bomb (though Bosko’s production was rarely a target of critics’ pen-lashings). “If you ask 10 people what the Kevin Federline album sounds like,” Bosko says, “nine or probably 10 of them will say it sucks. But I bet not one of them could name a title of any song…everyone jumped on the I-hate-Kevin-Federline bandwagon.” CASEY JARMAN.

Source: localcut.wweek.com

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's right, and good for him for sticking up for the album. It's interesting that he didn't know Kevin was Britney's husband. Kevin must have done a lot of this on his own despite what everyone was saying about it only happening because he was Britney's husband.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the reason why no one can remember any of the song names is because they are all completely unforgettable. Most people have heard the songs if viewing stats on youtube.com are any indication. The record is plain awful. Face it.

Anonymous said...

I meant to say they are all completely forgettable tracks. Not unforgettable.

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of Kevin's music because I don't care for rap, but I do agree that Kevin is an easy target and has not been given a fair chance. I kind of feel bad for the guy because it's actually considered hip to hate him. But if you hate him because you need to follow trends to be hip, then you have your own issues. Peace.

Anonymous said...

yeah right.. hes working with kevin and newver came to imagine who hes talking about in his album.. how stupid/fake this is..

Anonymous said...

Right... they're all haters, huh.

"The world never gave poor Kevin a chance" shit is getting old. If it wasn't for his ex, he wouldn't have gotten the chance. The fact is that all the major music critics hated the album.

Anonymous said...

^agree. Plus that along with talking about his wealth that wasn't his and the mean streets of Fresno made me a total and complete joke. It's too bad too sad. He won't get a 2nd chance at a CD without Briney.

Anonymous said...

If Kevin's music was actually worthwile...the negativity surrounding it would have been overridden by the fact that the music was good. Countless other people in the industry have been stuck with negative media attention, yet their work outshined it.

I highly doubt, with all the attention B/K recieved from the moment they got together, that Bosko didn't know that B was Kevin's wife. He would have to have been living under a rock for that to happen and the fact that K raps about his money, lifestyle, and wife, and just about nothing else proves that Bosko is just shooting the shit.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he said that. He's telling the truth. People are assholes to Kevin for no reason.

Anonymous said...

I actually agree with the second poster that people did hear the songs, but I don't agree with the rest of what they said. I saw people's comments when they first heard "America's Most Hated", "Lose Control", "Priviledge", and yes, even "Popozoa" and there were lots of positive remarks.

But as soon as the reviews came in very few people dared to say anything positive anymore. It was just way to uncool to do so, and most people stayed on the safe "I-hate-Kevin" side.

Anonymous said...

Now I kn ow you are lying since Popozoa was a total and complete joke of a song from the second it was released and nobody had a kind word to say about it. That's why Kevin had to backtrack and act like he was just kidding about releasing it. That song was in part why people wouldn't take him seriously. That and songs talking about all his money.

Anonymous said...

He has had an amazing amount of interest-yet still no one wants to buy his stuff. He has had the connections needed, but yet distributors hear what we hear, nothing new, nothing imaginative, nothing worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

They didn't buy his CD. They did tune in to watch him whenever he was on TV. They did buy enough Five Vintage Star clothing that they re-signed him for an extra season when that was not their original intention.

Some things worked out for him and others didn't, but that's true of most celebrities.

Anonymous said...

^So a few extra people will watch him for free, but won't spend any money to support/watch him? Sounds about right. Last time I checked he's not working that company modeling any more. That wasn't exactly a world famous brand either.

Anonymous said...

It's not a "few extra people". And if he brings in higher ratings for shows like WWE, CSI, Teen Choice Awards, etc., they can charge more for advertising. If people buy more magazines when he's on the cover the magazines make more money. It's not a trivial thing. It means more opportunities for Kevin.

Anonymous said...

They didn't buy his CD. They did tune in to watch him whenever he was on TV. They did buy enough Five Vintage Star clothing that they re-signed him for an extra season when that was not their original intention.


What a load of crap. Are you a total fucking idiot?

First off the line is Five Star Vintage , not Five Vintage Star. I guess it shows what you know about fashion.

Second, Five Star uses other models and was rapidly climbing in sales before they signed KFraud.

Third, Five Star dropped KFraud. KFraud is one immodest shit (as usual) and was busy taking credit for the brand's success. Well guess what? The Brand Manager obviously didn't agree with that asshole, and dropped him. If KFraud was so integral to sales, Five Star Vintage would have renewed his contract.


You KFraud fans should get out of your trailers. You'll find out that your hero lies about his success, even in the minor role as a model.

Anonymous said...

It's not a "few extra people". And if he brings in higher ratings for shows like WWE, CSI, Teen Choice Awards, etc., they can charge more for advertising. If people buy more magazines when he's on the cover the magazines make more money. It's not a trivial thing. It means more opportunities for Kevin.


Another delusional KFraud fan.

The viewing of the Teen Choice Awards had nothing to do with KFraud. That's a total joke. What are you trying to tell us, you stupid asswipe? That millions of teens tuned in because KFraud was nominated (and lost) in the fashion category? He wasn't promoted as a singer prior to the show. Outside of the dweebs who worship him on this blog, KFraud means little more than a running bad joke at parties.

The reason why people were interested in him on CSI/WWE was that they want to see the pencil neck get the shit knocked out of him. Hence on both CSI and WWE he gets pummeled. He's not hated "because he stole American's Princess"... the public hates his guts because he's a thoroughly disgusting person to both look at, and listen to.

Anonymous said...

Okay then, have fun on the I-hate-Kevin-Federline bandwagon.

It's not Kevin who took credit for the Five Star Vintages success, it was the Director of Marketing, Kenneth Loo who gave him credit. The info is on this site.

As for Teen Choice - Kevin was the main attraction and he definitely was promoted. You may be thinking of the VMA skit that wasn't promoted. For Teen Choice, Kevin was front and center, which is why he was the performer that closed the show.

Anonymous said...

People could have watched TCA on the off chance they would see Britney (which they did). Why do you think she introduced him?

As for CSI, I do not believe he actually helped the ratings. Maybe a bit, but I know most CSI fans weren't happy with him being forced on their show. The show has good ratings anyway. I never said people weren't somewhat interested in him while he was married to Britney. He had her fans who tried to support in somewhat. But they just didn't like him enough to spend any money on helping him.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah - people also watched the Teen Choice awards to see how much he would embarrass himself. Sure that's interest I guess. But I'm not sure if that's what he was going for.

Anonymous said...

Okay then, have fun on the I-hate-Kevin-Federline bandwagon.

It's not Kevin who took credit for the Five Star Vintages success, it was the Director of Marketing, Kenneth Loo who gave him credit. The info is on this site.

As for Teen Choice - Kevin was the main attraction and he definitely was promoted. You may be thinking of the VMA skit that wasn't promoted. For Teen Choice, Kevin was front and center, which is why he was the performer that closed the show.




No, I wasn't referring to the Director of Marketing. I was referring to KFraud who has maintained repeatedly that he was the key to Five Star's success. Go look it up on Google. The immodest shit head is notorious for stealing fame and fortune from others.

KFraud had nothing to do with the Teen Choice Awards ratings. You've got to be an idiot to believe that crap. The Teen Choice Awards is an annual show that has garnered popularity on momentum. In order to determine whether KFraud had anything to do with the success of the show, a stat sampling would have to be made of the audience. The question would have to be posed on whether KFraud was the driver in terms of the whether he was the deciding factor on whether they'd watch the show. Guess what? That question wouldn't pass the giggle test. The target audience of that show is far more interested in Britney's husband, whether his name is KFraud or Elmer Fudd. They have no interest in KFraud as a person.

Anonymous said...

Here's where he is given credit for boosting Teen Choice ratings:
http://teamkevin.blogspot.com/2006/08/teen-choice-ratings-up-13-kevin-given.html

And here's where Kenneth Loo talks about Kevin's impact on Five Star Vintage:
http://teamkevin.blogspot.com/2006/12/rumor-kevin-federline-will-no-longer.html

You're going to have to be a little more specific than "google it" when you say Kevin brags about Five Star Vintage, because I haven't seen it.

Anonymous said...

Here's where he is given credit for boosting Teen Choice ratings:
http://teamkevin.blogspot.com/2006/08/teen-choice-ratings-up-13-kevin-given.html

And here's where Kenneth Loo talks about Kevin's impact on Five Star Vintage:
http://teamkevin.blogspot.com/2006/12/rumor-kevin-federline-will-no-longer.html

You're going to have to be a little more specific than "google it" when you say Kevin brags about Five Star Vintage, because I haven't seen it.



I'm not sure if you're gullible, or just uneducated. Where is there any measurement that determines KFraud had anything to do with an increase in Teen Choice ratings? The ratings were up, but the attribution was nothing more than PR BS. They pretty much disqualified themselves as being objective when the rag mentioned that KFraud was well-received. He was well-received by the audience (non-paying, and given cues to cheer loudly), after being introduced by the one everyone wanted to see... Britney. Key critics within the rap music industry called him and his performance "a joke" and worse.

I won't bother looking for KFraud quotations on Google, but they were out there regarding his "success" for the Five Star Vintage line. He made the comments prior to the "Playing with Fire" release, when he was trying to brand himself as a self-made success story. He credited himself for increasing sales dramatically (I believe he maintained that he had tripled sales, or more). Most of these fashion houses guard sales data for competitive purposes (it's a cut-throat industry), I knew that the figure couldn't be verified, which made me think that KFraud was actually doing something right.

I was wrong. He's a liar, attempting to take credit for something he didn't do. What else is new?

Anonymous said...

this guy named Bosko is nothing but full of shit. i actually heard all of kevin's songs online, and they sounded like crap. he can't say that nobody even bothered to hear his songs and that they all just jumped on the "i hate kevin federline bandwagon", u can tell that he doesn't know anything on rap because can't rap or write good/decent lyrics, everyone knows that he should stick to doing nothing or to backup dancing.

Anonymous said...

The reason there is no link to this "quotation" is because it only exists in your own mind. And you call Kevin a liar.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I get it.

I provide proof that you're an idiot, and you counter by calling me a liar since I'm not going to go through 2,000,000 articles on Google, most of which gleefully call out KFraud for being fired.

Truth be told, he wasn't fired. But he did boast that he was instrumental for increasing Five Star sales. Like every other line that KFraud utters, it's bullshit. Just like he took credit for being a superstar, or that he was rich.

Wrong. His chief talent is dancing and stealing the accomplishments of others. Repeatedly.

And you're still an idiot.

Anonymous said...

And you have some anger issues. I'm assuming you did look and couldn't find it, probably because you remember incorrectly.

Kevin felt he was being hated for marrying Britney and not being some kind of prince, and I don't think he was wrong. So he responded on his CD by getting in the face of people who judged him that way. If you want to hold that against him I suppose it's your right.

Anonymous said...

Whoever bosko is ?? he is lame! He makes the comment of " i didnt know who he was cause i dont read US weekly" As if he doesnt follow that celeb type swag.... I had to google US weekly cause i didnt know it was a celeb mag... bosko will never be a super producer cause he mimics, aka.. he creates but isnt creative...