Saturday, February 28, 2015

World News: Nigerian President Jonathan vows terrorism by Boko Haram will end

As election season gets underway in Nigeria, terrorist bomb attacks continue in towns and cities and President Goodluck Jonathan vowed an end to the violence.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

HYPE WILLIAMS Directed This New video for JODECI- Every Moment

We blogged just weeks ago that Jodeci is back. We featured their new release  Every Moment, and the general consensus is that they sound great! They're giving us that classic Jodeci sound we all love. This moment seems to be getting better and better for the highly praised r&b group.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hear Rihanna's New Song 'Towards the Sun' from her new DreamWorks movie, Home

"Turn your face towards the sun. Let the shadows fall behind you. Don't look back just carry on, and the shadows will never find you." 

These simple yet profound lyrics meet you through the airy falsetto voice of Rihanna once you press play on her latest release Towards the Sun. This new single is from the upcoming DreamWorks film, Home which Rihanna also stars in as the voice of a little cutie pie named Tip who sorta looks like a cartooned Rih too.

Monday, February 23, 2015

#Oscar Moments! Common & John Legend Take Home An Oscar for 'Glory' + Gaga Performs 'Sound of Music' tribute!

The Academy Awards this year were highly anticipated by some mainly due to the riveting motion picture Selma's nominations. The song 'Glory' written and performed by John Legend and Common draws it's inspiration from the story of Selma and the fight for civil rights that still exists today.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

World News: Death toll rises to 17 after Haiti Carnival float accident

The country of Haiti suffers another tragedy the week of Carnival, where a highly decorated float hit power lines by accident, causing deaths and the cancellation of the last day of revelry.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Gary Clark Jr, and more Celebrate Stevie Wonder!

Last night CBS aired a special Grammy Tribute for one of the best singer/songwriters/artists/humanitarians this world has ever known- Stevie Wonder. The who's who of Hollywood showed up to celebrate the legacy of the world hero. Artists like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Paul McCartney shared their sentiments about how Stevie Wonder was instrumental in their careers by way of sheer inspiration.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Exclusive with Jonathan McReynolds - New Album Life Music in stores now

Every once in a while an artist comes along and reignites a flame in a certain genre. The anticipation starts from the moment word gets out of the talent or gift they embody. This was the case with Jonathan McReynolds. The buzz for Jonathan began as a few views on Youtube, then suddenly the word was out about this sweet and well controlled tone out of Chicago.  I wanted more. The music world wanted more.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Drake Dropped his #IYRTITL 'Mixtape' Last Night and it Might Just Be A Slick Diss Altogether

Drizzy Drake just pulled a Yonce' and released what he is not calling an album- If You're Reading This, It's Too Late mixtape. It appears this is his first mixtape in almost 6 years. This is the usual heavy melodic and lyrically engaging sound we've grown to expect from Drake. The mixtape was dropped on the web last night to many surprised fans, only days after he dropped the short film, Jungle.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy BranDay! 10 Things You Can Learn from My Fave!

Want to send warm birthday love and BRIGHT light to my fave, Brandy today! It's been a pleasure to listen to and to meet such a gift to music. So funny and personable, so talented, but yet so humble. Here are 10 things we can all learn from my fave!

Kanye West Talks To Ryan Seacrest about Beck, Taylor Swift, and Working with Rihanna and Paul McCartney

Kanye West is once again all over the news for 'Kanye-ing' Beck at this year's Grammy Awards. When hugely acclaimed musician/singer Beck was accepting his award for album of the year, Kanye walked up to the stage started to take the mic, but soon turned around and walked away. Most people assumed it was a joke, playing on what he'd done a few years ago to Taylor Swift.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Big Sean Talks Patience in New Short Film ft. Kanye West, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, & more!

Big Sean is gearing up to release his album, Dark Sky Paradise set to drop on February 24th. In the video the rapper opens up about his personal journey and lesson on one of the best virtues- patience. Sean discusses his ups and downs and the lessons he's learned from them in the black and white flick.

New Music: Kendrick Lamar Releases Racially Charged Song ft. Lalah Hathaway - The Blacker the Berry

Two time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar is following up his big night with a new record. The single entitled, The Blacker the Berry is a hip hop hymnal in salute to black people. It's a rustic heavy hitting track laced with Kendrick's now familiar melodic flow.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Performance & Photo Highlights of the 2015 Grammy Awards (Pics and Video)

The Grammy Awards is the biggest night in music, and therefore also a huge night in fashion. Fans hold the awards show at a certain expectation. It has to be at least entertaining. Based upon the general consensus of folks on social media last night, the show missed that bar this year. There were a few highlights, and I think we have them here for you.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rihanna Swims With Sharks in New Bazaar Spread + Full interview

Yes Rihanna season is upon us. I wasn't going to post this because she's like every other post on here right now, but thats what happens when a new era begins for Rihanna.. she takes over. The reality is these photos are too incredibly beautiful not to post them. Just as she prepares to perform my jam Four Five Seconds with Kanye and Paul McCartney (now his highest charting record in 28 years!) at this year's Grammys in a few days, Rih's Bazaar cover story is revealed.

India Shawn & James Fauntleroy Team up For Outer Limits EP

A couple of years ago I shared a song by one of my favorite voices that happened to feature another creative and voice I love. The song was entitled, Neither Do was featured on India Shawn's Origin EP. That EP is still among my favorite projects to listen to. India's voice is simply beautiful, and the other favorite I heard come through my speakers made for a perfect marriage on the track- that voice was that of James Fauntleroy. James had well established himself and his projects among my top picks as well. In my excitement I was wishing and hoping for more collaborations from these two. It just made perfect sense that they would.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chance the Rapper, Sway, and Others Give Back to Chicago Kids in a Big Way

I meant to blog this a while ago, but it's never too late to spread love. Chance the Rapper is one of those celebs who try their best to improve their hometown however they can. For Chance it's Chicago... tough. Known as Chi-raq, it's no secret that the city is in crisis. His latest contribution focuses on the education of kids there, which is a vital piece to the crime puzzle.

#RihYe Continues - Are Kanye and Rihanna Plotting a Tour!?

Yall remember the beautiful Diamond Ball Rihanna hosted for her foundation? During the ball the guests were entertained and got a chance to participate in a live auction. Word got out that night that some really cool VIP passes to a Kanye West tour were part of the cool things up for grab. This definitely made folks start to wonder.. why would Rihanna have Kanye tickets at her event?

New Video: Chris Brown & Tyga Channel Puff & Mase in 'Ayo' (explicit)

Chris Brown and his buddy rapper Tyga have released their new visual for their new single, "Ayo". The video is a shout out to flashy vids back in the day like JD and Jay Z's Money aint a Thang or   Puff and Mase's Mo Money.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Watch: Missy Elliott & Lenny Kravitz Join Katy Perry at Super Bowl Halftime Show

The highly coveted Super Bowl performance went to Katy Perry this year. While many doubted her ability to own the stage as performers before her some of us knew that Katy would pull out all of the stops.