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Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson Teaming Up for New Album

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The world is once again, goo-goo for Gaga.

Fresh off the Marc Jacobs runway and the Bowie tribute at the Grammys, she’s heading into the recording studio with Mark Ronson to bring the world a follow-up to Uptown Special.


As i-D points out, the two grew up in the same historically depressed, decrepit “Uptown” neighborhood in New York City and were basically destined to make music together at some point.

“I grew up in New York on the Upper West Side, she did too,” he points out. Saying that he respects her a lot because she is an old-school musical pro, Ronson added, “She loves just sitting at a piano and barking orders at a drummer and she has an incredible voice.”


Half of music is just knowing how to treat the drummer anyway! Here’s a Ronson-produced Wale track Gaga guested on in 2009.

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I was surfing youtube the other day and ended up going down a rabbit hole of jamming out to all of her old classics (Bad Romance, Poker Face, etc. ). Sure those songs weren’t anything groundbreaking. I know she received a lot of critizism at the time for “ripping off” Madonna and the like, but whatever. It’s just pop music. I don’t look for pop music to be creatively revolutionary. In the end all that matters was that the music she was making was just plain and simple DAMN good pop songs.

She used to make hooks like no other. The songs were fun and interesting and vibrant. She has an incredible singing voice. She was one of the first pop stars that publicly identified as a feminist before it became “a thing.” She was a great pianist and a stunning performance artist. She was just a damn good pop star. I really don’t know what happened, because Born This Way and ARTPOP were both such huge disappointments for me. I think she really could’ve evolved into a truly interesting artist and instead... something happened... or didn’t happen. I dunno, but I’m disappointed in how her career ended up turning out.