Alicia Keys Speaks on DJ AK-47, New Music, & Motherhood

Alicia Keys

Singer, actress, philanthropist, and now Broadway producer Alicia Keys joined the cast of her new play Stick Fly on Friday’s “106 & Park.” Beaming in blue, Egypt’s mother spoke about her DJ alter ego AK-47, her obsession with Tumblr, the joy of motherhood (“I think the best part is watching a person start to get familiar and understand what’s happening in the world”), and her next album.

“I’m in the kitchen cookin’ up some music,” she told hosts Rocsi and Terrence. “It’s about to be crazy.”

Watch the three-part interview below.

Alicia Gushes Over Motherhood

Alicia Joins the Cast of Stick Fly

Alicia Teases New Music

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24 Comments

  1. Berlin Girl

    I want to see the video with Beyonce, why she didnt released it?????

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  2. SarahJ

    which video???They never did a video

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    Nique Reply:

    @SarahJ, They shot a video together in Brazil for Alicia’s song ‘Put It In a Love Song’ but they never released it.

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  3. DeeJay

    I know this waiting for good music is killing me. I am looking for new Alicia, Usher, Brandy, Whitney. The only good CD out NOW is Mary J.

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  4. Lauria

    Music is dead, I hate House and audiotune….what happend to the good singer??Usher was one of my favourite singer, I loved his old stuff, and now his making music with david guetta…why?????

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Lauria, I disagree with you. This year we have had some solid albums from R&B artists like Jill Scott, Ledisi, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Adele, and the list keeps going on and on. Look beyond the mainstream and you’ll find amazing music:)

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  5. Done

    Homewrecker. you’re done, Rihanna and Nicki is runnin this game now. Go do childrens books or something.

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    Bob Reply:

    @Done, Let it go fam…

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    Iceman Reply:

    @Done, and what is Mashonda doing nowadays?

    For the millionth time: THE DIVORCE WAS FILED BEFORE SHE CAME INTO THE PICTURE. The home was already wrecked, she just picked up the debris!

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    bree Reply:

    @Done, First of all, how ignorant of you to even throw these two in the same boat as Alicia. They do pop and hip-hop and Alicia is a master pianist and legend already of R&B. She doesn’t need sex or anything extra to sell music. She actually has intelligence and talent to even create an entire album by herself without autotune and wack rappers. She can sell out shows just as fast and it could be just her and a piano without any overboard effects or outfits. She’s a natural in the music industry and one of the best at that.
    @Iceman, cosign. If they were separated, the damage was already done before AK was in the pic. That chick in the UK had a baby within their marriage, but she wasn’t on blast. Mashonda’s just bitter because Swizz got someone better than her.

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    BeyonceWasHere Reply:

    @Done, did you really mention Rihanna and Nicki Minaj in the same category as Alicia Keys? What has those two pop pin cushions composed? What have they written? What have they done besides sell singles, sex, and gain popularity?

    Alicia has 14 Grammys, headlines AND sells out HER tours, performed at the POTUS’ Inaugural Ball & Oprah’s finale, performed with Prince, Stevie Wonder, & Ray Charles… just stfu and have a seat. You sound dumbAF right now.

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    Amy Reply:

    @BeyonceWasHere, completely agree.

    Alicia has more talent in a finger nail, then what Rihanna and Nicki have all together. Rihanna and Nicki sell their music through shockvalue, and creating controversy.

    Why do you think Rihanna and Nicki (including Katy as well) need to constantly change their hair colour.

    Rihanna and Nicki may be popular now, but they are easily replaced. We will not see these 2 when they are in their 50s-60s. However talents like Alicia Keys will have longevity

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  6. Lisa

    What kind of magic potion do women like Alicia Keys drink? Singer, actress, philanthropist and Broadway producer! That sounds like a shitload of work to me… And being a mother. I feel like I have such a long way to go now, haha. :-(

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  7. Brianna

    pretty woman!!!!!

    i like her songs.

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  8. Kyle

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN. I was actually just listening to “The Element of Freedom” in my car the other day and wondering when she was going to go back in the lab and start making some new stuff. Hopefully we get something in 2012!

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @Kyle, that album is just AMAZING one of her best!

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  9. Sonya

    Looking and sounding great. Alicia just keeps going and going and getting better and better. I’m sure the play is great like everything else she does, but I am a little more interested in the music. I know it’s coming and I’m sure it will be well worth the wait.
    As for that video with Beyonce–good grief, let it go. Evidently there isn’t going to be a video and I’m sure it’s not all Alcia’s decision. Who knows what the real reason is for not releasing it. From the little snippets of it I saw, Alicia looked amazing and I think it would have done really well but I would say other people had something to do with it never being released.
    @Done, I don’t know how anyone could think Alicia is done and out of the picture with everything she has been doing lately. And, she’s a homewrecker? Please get over it. She is not. Oh and yes, maybe she should add children’s books to her many accomplishments. I’m sure they would be really good also. More power to her!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Sonya, If you’re implying that Bey had something 2 deal w/ the video not releasing , you’re wrong .

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Real Issh, she didn’t even state anything remotely to that. You’re paranoid.

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    Sonya Reply:

    @Real Issh,
    Ahem, so how would you know that she (Bey) had nothing to do with it? Anyway when I started to watch it on YouTube, there was a message that stated it was pulled by Beyonce Knowles. So go figure why anyone would think such a thing.

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    Sonya Reply:

    @Real Issh,
    I wasn’t going to even imply it had anything to with Bey until you brought it up. But since you did.

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  10. Anita

    Excuse me but the song was “Unthinkable”. :-) I’m sure that’s what she meant to say. Guess too much was going on and a lot on her mind. Anyway, Alicia is definitely one busy lady but she seems to really enjoy motherhood and understand how important it is to be with her child. Gotta love her!

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    bree Reply:

    @Anita, Haha I caught the same thing. I was like poor Alicia, but she was close though lol and you do just gotta love her. She lights up every time she’s asked about Egypt. Too cute and so happy for her. She’s balancing everything really well.

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  11. cece skinner

    lol about this alicia had her baby

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