Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Night Throwback: Ciara feat. Ludacris - "Oh"

The 3rd single from her 2004 debut album, Goodies, "Oh" was Ciara's third consecutive top three hit. Featuring a stellar cameo from fellow ATLien Ludacris, the song also took home the award for "Choice Music Make-Out Song" at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards and for "Coolest Collabo" at the 2006 Vibe Awards.

RELATED: Ciara Working on New Album: "I Want to Share Pieces of Myself With The World"

Aaron Camper feat. Mack Maine - "Breaking My Heart"

Nina Sky - "Overtime"

Candice Glover Performs "Cried" on "Live with Kelly and Michael"

Bobby V - "KoKo Lovely"

2nd single off of Bobby V's new EP Peach Moon available on iTunes

Hot 97 Interviews Beyonce's background singers The Mamas

Amina Buddafly Speaks on Her Music, Tara Wallace, Peter Gunz and "Love & Hip-Hop"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Dream Squashes Rumors of Beef With The Weeknd

Marques Houston - "The Way Love Is"

Babyface & Toni Braxton - “Where Did We Go Wrong?”

Babyface & Toni Braxton - “Where Did We Go Wrong?”

After releasing their No. 1 Adult R&B single, ‘Hurt You,’ Toni Braxton and Babyface return with a follow-up song that will certainly be a major hit for the powerhouse duo. The second single, ‘Where Did We Go Wrong,’ is a heartbreaking ballad about a failed relationship.

Shanell - "101"

Robin Thicke - "Feel Good"

Elijah Blake – "Towers of Tokyo"

99.7 NOW! FM Interviews Janelle Monae

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Week In R&B: Grown Folks Music 12/15/13 Edition

Joe Bihari, Who Put Early R&B on Record, Dies at 88

Sevyn Streeter Makes ‘Crazy’ Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Dondria's Christmas Single Leads Top 10 Most Popular R&B Singles of the Week

The 10 Biggest R&B Moments Of 2013

Grammys: Alternative R&B Largely Overlooked in Nominations

Exclusive: Erykah Badu Fronts Givenchy’s New Campaign

R. Kelly Claims That He Did Pay Child Support

How Did Beyonce Pull Off Musical Surprise of a Lifetime?

Jason Derulo covers Lorde's Royals in the Live Lounge

LeToya Luckett "Life, L♥ve & Music" - Webisode 6

Tyrese feat. Lecrae and Andy Mineo - "My Best Friend" (Remix) (Paul Walker Tribute Song)

CrissieB - "On Top"

New artist out of Jersey, working on her debut EP "Dope Expectations" to be released soon.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Night Throwback: Babyface - "Whip Appeal"

"Whip Appeal" was the 3rd single from Babyface's second album, Tender Lover. Written by Babyface and Perri "Pebbles" Reid, "Whip Appeal" was released on February 22, 1990 and peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in April 1990. It later received a Grammy Award nomination in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male category.

Tamar Braxton Addresses Vocal Issues: "I'm On The Mend"

Jason Derulo Reacts to Being Featured in Just Dance Video Game

Beyoncé Drops New Album Tonight with No Warning
Is this the future of music? 

Without any forewarning, American pop/R&B icon Beyoncé dropped her new self-titled album, featuring 14 songs and a cast of support from husband Jay Z and star performers like Drake and Frank Ocean.

There’s also a track titled “Blue,” billed as featuring her daughter Blue Ivy on vocals — likely just some goo-goo’ing over a song that will obviously be about her first child.

The album-drop shocked pretty much everyone. Need proof? Just go on Twitter and look at what the average person is talking about. It’s pretty much all Beyoncé right now.

It’s a risky move dropping an album around midnight on a Thursday night, but one has to wonder whether this strategy is the sort of move only the Beyoncés of the world could pull off. And boy does this stifle any of those pesky “leaks,” because, hey, no one had a clue it was coming out.

Click here to check out the tracklist and purchase the album (plus bonus content) for $15.99.

R. Kelly Announces Christmas Album

Eddie Murphy - "Promise (You Won't Break My Heart)"

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lil’ Mo – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Bobby V Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

R. Kelly - "Cookie" (Explicit)

Jordin Sparks' Talks Tension With Record Label

Ashanti Talks Irv Gotti Saying She Is Disloyal

Day 26 Reuniting For Tour
Day 26 -- the boy band masterminded by Sean "Diddy" Combs on MTV's "Making the Band 4" -- IS TOTALLY REUNITING FOR A NEW TOUR ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Day 26 tells us ... the band, which was handpicked by Diddy on the 2007 show, is planning a 30-city tour starting in the Spring of 2014 ... and it's gonna include ALL of the original members. 

Back in the day, D26 produced 2 albums before trouble began. Qwanell "Que" Mosley was kicked out of the group in 2009 because of disagreements with management.

The whole band broke up in the summer of 2012 ... and there've been rumors of a reunion ever since. It wasn't until Que climbed on board that it became a reality.

As for Diddy ... we're told he's NOT part of the resurrected band ... but he's already given the boys his blessing.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ledisi - "I Blame You"

New single from forthcoming album, The Truth, set to be released in February 2014.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chris Brown Ordered To Anger Management Rehab for 90 Days
Chris Brown just got confined for 90 days ... but not in jail ... in rehab.

Brown and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, were just in court for a progress report in the Rihanna beating case.  TMZ broke the story ... the Probation Dept. notified the judge that Brown flew into yet another violent rage while he was in a Malibu rehab joint for anger management, and was thrown out of the facility after only 2 weeks.  The Probation Dept. recommended live-in anger management rehab.

The judge agreed with Probation, and ordered Brown to check into a facility for 90 days, and the facility must be in L.A. County and approved by Probation.

The judge is letting Chris juggle his criminal cases and will let him fly to D.C. for court hearings on his criminal assault case.

Brown must also submit to drug testing at the rehab facility.  He must also take any prescriptions recommended by the rehab place.

The judge also wants a report on the D.C. incident ... something that could result in Chris getting his probation yanked in the Rihanna case ... which could then result in prison time.

Jennifer Hudson Wants Fiancé To Get Off Twitter

Choklate - "Carbon Copy"

Andreena - "Terminator"

From her latest album “Naked”.

Mario Performs 'Let Me Love You' for Rap-Up Sessions

Tyrese Talks About Forgiveness & His Ex-Wife Norma

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black Nativity Interview with Mary J. Blige

Rebecca Ferguson - "Freedom"

Melanie Durrant - "Gone"

New video from the multi-talented Canadian singer.

Soul Train Awards 2013: Lyfe Jennings Interview

Jody Watley Talks Being Authentic, Fans and Being An Influencer & Trendsetter


Jody Watley is simply FABULOUS! Throughout her career she has been a trendsetter that has never sacrificed her integrity. She taught many how to move on Soul Train, how to groove as a member of Shalamar and she showed fans how hard it is to find a friend or love as a solo artist. Jody Watley talked to us about being authentic, connecting with her fans, her favorite spot in L.A., the dance movement, how controversy plays a big role in music today and more.

My Creative Process … “Nightlife” is my new single that I started writing two years ago. I have been testing songs with a live audience at performances. This process has enabled me to make the songs better. The energy is just right, especially with that amazing blend of classic soul and an element of electronic. You are able to perfect the sound and know what the people like with this full length process. I have continued to evolve and grow as a writer and as an artist.

Authenticity… Throughout my career, I have maintained the ability to be authentic and to do what I want to do without selling my soul. It’s hard to hold on to yourself in this business. I always held on to my dream. I never told my parents I wanted to be famous. I always wanted to be a performer. I always wanted to sing, dance, write and design clothing.

Change In The Game… Probably the biggest difference today is the major labels and the radio stations are different.  Back then they had private owned radio stations in which the DJ had the freedom to play what they wanted. I remember listening to Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” whole album. They didn’t have to play the same playlist with the same fifty songs like they do now. However, deregulation caused things to change in the mid 90’s. These big companies now own blocks of commercial radio stations so now they have eliminated many privately/family owned radio stations.

Major labels have been reduced to conglomerates. They don’t develop artists today… artists have to come ready. The music business now is like a television show … you don’t get a second season if you are not hitting your numbers. However, I really enjoy the fact that you can connect with your fans directly by using digital and social media.

Controversy… Controversy has always been a part of music, but it seems to be more of a driving force now. Some of those things have been a part of the music industry but it seems music; gossip and drama are all intertwined today. It really is about the music for me.

Elements of A Fabulous Night Out… Feeling fabulous, hair done, nail done and getting my drag on! I think people stand a little taller when they smell good and look good. Going out dancing or going out for cocktails is a recipe for a great night for me. It could also be having close friends at the house for a get together with amazing food.

Influencer & Trendsetter… Music is such an integral part of my life and has been since I was a little girl. I am fortunate to have longevity and still have my soul and integrity intact. I have also been able to set trends and be an influencer.  Seeing how I have influenced people today makes me happy.

Family First… I have a son and daughter that are in college now. I was able to raise them in the midst of achieving my goals. I am proud I was able to send two good people into the world.

Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes - "Sweet Caroline"

Music from upcoming The X Files mixtape.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Leona Lewis - "One More Sleep" (Audio)


"One More Sleep" will be featured in the upcoming album by Leona Lewis, "Christmas, With Love".

Aloe Blacc - "Wake Me Up"

Chris Brown Charge Reduced To Misdemeanor Assault
Chris Brown just got cut a big break ... the assault charge has just been reduced from a FELONY to a MISDEMEANOR ... and Chris pled not guilty.  Chris has just been released without bail. He's also required to stay 100 yards away from the victim.

Chris had been ordered to take a drug test, but the judge just vacated that order.  It's standard in such cases to order a drug test, but that has been cancelled. 

The bodyguard's charge was also reduced to a misdemeanor.

TMZ broke the story ... Brown was arrested for felony assault early Sunday morning in Washington D.C. after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel and breaking his nose.

Brown allegedly got into an argument with a man, said "I'm not down with that gay s**t, I'm into boxing," and then punched him in the nose.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the fight started when the man and his friend photobombed Chris, who was posing for a picture with two girls.

Sources close to Chris insist the fight wasn't over a photo -- they say the alleged victim tried to force his way onto Chris' tour bus, and Chris was merely trying to stop a trespass.

Brown has been in custody since the incident.


3:45 PM PDT:  TMZ has just obtained witness statements, some of which conflict.  Chris DENIES punching the victim.  According to Chris' statement, he claims he was on his tour bus when the victim tried getting on and his bodyguard "handled it."

The victim says he was trying to get a pic with Chris and Brown allegedly said, "I ain't down wit that gay s**t."  The victim told cops he responded by saying, "Why you hoing?"  Chris then said, "I feel like boxing."  The victim says Chris then threw the punch and the victim says he then squared off with Chris and then the bodyguard also hit the victim in the face. 

According to the victim, after the bodyguard punched him, Chris got BEHIND the bodyguard and screamed, "Yeah, walk away."

The police say the victim was treated for a fractured nasal bone.

Ciara & Future are Engaged

Conrad Murray Is Now A Free Man

Jhene Aiko feat. Childish Gambino - "Bed Peace"