The holidays are just around the corner and it seems like new music is the gift that won’t quit giving. After the surprise album release from D’angleo, along with new releases from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and even PartyNextDoor, Miguel decides to surprise us with new music as well.
As we all should know, D’angelo has been a soulful heartbeat in music since his debut release of ‘Brown Sugar’ in 1995. After his studio album ‘Voodo’ released in 2000, D’angelo took almost a 15-year break from recording. Although he hadn’t recorded or released any music, he still toured around the U.S. and overseas over the years. I have no idea how we’ve made it this long without hearing his voice on a new record.
If you’ve been caught in a winter storm, or snuggling up by the fireside sipping hot cocoa with a loved one, cozy up with some new music; debut Christmas album “The Warmest Winter Ever” from James Fauntleroy.
Omarion, former lead singer of r&b boy band B2K, just released his 4th solo studio album “Sex Playlist” last night Tuesday, December 2nd. Omarion (also known as Maybach O) signed to Rick Ross’ label Maybach Music Group (MMG) back in 2012. MMG has a roster of backpack and street rappers such as Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay and Stalley, so for Omarion to soften up the bunch and bring a sexy r&b sound to the label, levels out the dynamics of the group pretty well.
“The Mission” video by Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez is an emerging hip-hop artist out of Toronto, Canada. With striking similarities to his Canadian brethren at OVO (Drake and PartyNextDoor), the 22-year old is definitely a promising artist to watch for. Not only can he spit hard bars on the mic, he can also hold a note when crooning the ladies, too. He has a smooth r&b driven sound but levels it out with his hardcore rapping style.
Kanye West joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss their mutual passion for film and pop culture as well as the evolving relationship between technology, entertainment and creativity. Bret also fields questions from his Twitter followers. This is part one of Bret’s two-part conversation with Kanye West.
ATLANTA (September 10, 2014) – 3D The Boss is celebrating yet another milestone! The W Atlanta – Midtown announced today the first-ever collaboration with an Atlanta Native Pop group to advance the hotel’s marketing platform. The pop trio 3D The Boss scored the soundtrack of the hotel’s W Insider Video, which will be used to increase awareness and continue to bring the guest experience to lif
“Atlanta is a major hub for world-class music and our proximity to music venues ranging from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to The Fox Theatre and Music Midtown made selecting a premier pop group with whom to partner key,” said Beth Thomas, general manager of the W Atlanta – Midtown. “3D The Boss is fresh and compelling.”
About 3D The Boss
3D The Boss is empowered by the YourDay Balance Game. This Pop music phenomenon is comprised of The-O, C Lei, and David E. Beats a.k.a Pink Fly; each a powerhouse in their own solo careers. Based in Atlanta, this empowering, dynamic and refreshing pop trio infuse rhythmic sounds of EDM with irresistibly poetic rap, and the soothing big-ballad voice of Seal, resulting in a high-energy, entertaining performance. 3D The Boss is sure to captivate audiences with their inspirational message of character fitness, love and joy. With their rare, international and upbeat sounds they are sure to enrich your experience of life to the possibility of greatness.
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How many of us get bored and waste hours on YouTube watching funny animal videos, or stupid people doing stupid things, or even some amazing things you can’t find anywhere else? But what do most people use YouTube for most of the time? Music. In fact, YouTube cites that each month a billion viewers watch 6 billion hours of video, 80% of which consists of music. We find out about new bands, watch the music video that everyone’s been talking about, and give ourselves a blast from the past with songs that had an impact on our lives in one way or another. YouTube has revolutionized the way we view what’s trending in music and what’s not by putting it all at our finger tips 24/7, 365. So how could YouTube take it to the next level?
Has anyone been watching BETs The Message? Wednesday’s episode dealt with the societal impact rap began to take a hold of in the early to mid 1990s. The issues dealt in the second part of the four part series was that music was detrimental to those who actively listened to, what the media coined at the time, ‘gangster rap.’ In the archival interviews presented in The Message, those in the media claimed that rap was simply bad for your health. Which comes to a video I recently came across on YouTube. YouTube channel AsapTHOUGHT, not to be confused with A$AP Mob, posed the question: Can music save your life?
This Week in Music History – May 25 – May 31
The #1 songs of this week were:
1994 – All-4-One – I Swear (20 years ago)
2003 – 50 Cent – 21 Questions (11 years ago)
2007 – T-Pain ft. Yung Joc – Buy U A Drank (7 years ago)
In 1975, Lauryn Hill was born.
In 2003, 50 Cent hit #1 with his second single, 21 Questions. The song stayed at #1 for four weeks.
In 2005, Carrie Underwood won season four of American Idol. She went on to be one of the most successful American Idol contestant.
In 1969, Lenny Kravitz was born as Leonard Albert Kravitz.
In 1977, members of the band Kiss provided vials of their blood to be used in the red ink of their upcoming Marvel comic.
In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie-Presley (Elvis’ daughter) got married. They divorced a year later.
In 2004, Fantasia Barrino won the third season of American Idol.
In 1975, Andre 3000 of OutKast was born as André Lauren Benjamin.
In 1989, De La Soul’s debut album “3 Feet High and Rising” hits #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
In 2001, Lady Marmalade started a five-week run at #1. The song included Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil’ Kim.
In 2000, Britney Spears went to #1 with her album “Oops… I did It Again”. She also went to #1 in 13 other countries.
In 2000, Eminem’s second album “The Marshall Mathers LP” became the fastest selling rap album ever with 1.76 million copies in it’s first week.
In 19998, Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) left the Spice Girls, officially ending the Girl Power era.
Check out what happened in music history last week, April 18 – May 24th.