Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Back towards the end of 2005, India.Arie dropped the anthem "I Am Not My Hair," which still extremely relevant as ever with the various hair politics that still exists within society today. With that said, check out Arie performing her anthem "I Am Not My Hair" from VH1.com bellow and Enjoy!
The buzz on Miguel continues to hear up as his second single "Sure Thing" continues to heat up radio. With that said, Miguel took his act down to Miami for Spring Fest 2011 where he performed at set that included his #1 hit. Check him out bellow heating up Bicentennial Park bellow and Enjoy!
"Caught Up in the Rapture" - Anita Baker
- Writers and Producers: Gary Clenn and Dianne Quander
- Classification: Old-School Soul, Slow Jam, Quiet Storm
- Record Label: Elektra Records
- "Caught Up in the Rapture" was released in 1986 from Rapture.
- It reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs.
The video for Bluey Robinson's first single "Showgirl" has finally dropped on VEVO so that fans of the artist on the rise outside of the UK can also enjoy the visual. Check out the fun and funky video bellow and Enjoy!
R&B crooner Joe seems to be prime to drop his a followup album to his 2008 joint "Signature," with his new joint "Impossible," which might be lifted from his forthcoming effort. "Impossible" is a smooth mid-tempo ballad that finds Joe right at home vocally. Take a listen bellow and Enjoy!
The video for Bilal's "Little One" has finally been released from Bilal's "Airtight's Revenge," which was released September of last year. With that said, the visual for "Little One" is directed by Matthew A. Cherry and is a powerful video with several takeaway points. Watch it bellow and Enjoy!
While Ron Isley was recording his solo album "Mr. I," it appears that he and Lauryn Hill rerecorded the Burt Bacharach classic "Close To You," that Isley actually originally recorded for his covers album with Bacharach entitled "Here I Am." With that said, take a listen to their amazing duet cover bellow and Enjoy!
Back in 2008, Little Jackie dropped their debut album "The Stoop," which featured their breakout song "The World Should Revolve Around Me." Though it's been a minute since we've officially heard from the duo, they are primed to release their sophomore album "Made For TV" later this. With that said, take a second listen to their funky cut "The World Should Revolve Around Me" below and Enjoy!
Marvin Gays is one of the greatest male vocalists to grace the microphone in my opinion. With that said, take a listen to Marvin crooning out his classic "Distant Lover," which is one of his countless classic hits. Take a listen bellow and Enjoy!
Monday, May 30, 2011
It seems like it's been a minute since we've heard from Welsh singer Duffy, though her sophomore album "Endlessly" dropped at the end of last year. With that said, check out this behind the scenes video that was captured of Duffy recording "Syrup & Honey," from her Grammy winning debut album "Rockferry." Watch it bellow and Enjoy!
"Always And Forever" by Heatwave has always been my favorite slow jam and to me is the greatest love song of all time. With that said, check out Heatwave performing a phenomenal live version of their classic love ballad "Always And Forever."
Dudley Perkins, & Aloe Blacc have all come together to collaborate on this new joint entitled "Apocalyptic Music." This new joint has an alternative feel to it with a strong backbeat and deserves a listen or tow. Definitely take a listen bellow to "Apocalyptic Music" which is off of the free LP SomeOthaShip Connect.
"Syrup & Honey" - Duffy
- Writers and Producers: Duffy and Bernard Butler
- Classification: Blue-Eyed Soul, British Soul, Slow Jam, Smooth Soul
- Featured on 2008's "Rockferry."
Christina Aguilera stopped by Live with Regis and Kelly earlier today to help promote her new reality singing competition "The Voice." During her visit, the powerhouse vocalist talked about her son Max, getting a star on the new walk of fame, how "The Voice" works, as well as so much more. Check out her interview bellow and Enjoy!
Check out Ruben Studdard's amazing cover of the Luther classic and The Carpenters' original "Superstar." While Ruben would agree that Luther has the all time best cover of this classic, Studdard's version isn't something to scoff at as I believe he comes in at a strong second or third. With that said, check out his cover bellow and Enjoy!
It seems as though the return of Brandy to the music world is quickly approaching with the forthcoming release of "A Family Business," which is being billed as the official soundtrack to Brandy and Ray-J's breakout reality show "Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business." With that said, the set will boast solo songs from Brandy and Ray-J as well as several songs together and with their parents. Check out the official tracklisting bellow and make sure you go out and support Brandy and her family when the album drops June 21st!
1. "A Family Business" (aka "Family Business Theme") - Brandy, Ray J, Willie Norwood Sr, Sonja Norwood
2. "Turnin’ Me On" - Ray J
3. "Talk to Me" - Brandy, Ray J, Willie Norwood Sr.
4. "My Family" - Sy’rai & Rain Smith
5. "Lifeguard" - Brandy
6. "Ready to Roll" (featuring TKO) - Ray J
7. "Sonja, Sonia, Sonya" - Willie Norwood Sr.
8. "Gone" - Tosha Scott
9. "I Don’t Care" - Brandy
10. "Home Grown" - Willie Norwood Sr
11. "Epilogue" - Sonja Norwood
Back in 2008, Stevie Wonder recorded a live CD/DVD combo pack entitled "Stevie Wonder: Live at Last," from his performance at the 02 Arena in London. With that said, Wonder closed his set with his powerful anthem "As," which many have regarded as one of the greatest love songs ever written. Listen bellow to the legendary Stevie Wonder crooning and performing the mess out of his classic "As."
Off of N'dambi latest album "Pink Elephant," there is a cut entitled "L.I.E.," which is one of my favorite joints of 2009. With that said, "L.I.E." is a smooth mid-tempo joint that is perfect for a BBQ this memorial day weekend or a smooth weekend at the crib. Take a second listen or first to it bellow and Enjoy!
Back in 2009, Brandy toured internationally in support of her then current album "Human," which for the record is a very underrated album and is very slept on. With that said, during one of her tour stops at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Brandy performed an amazing arrangement of her classic ballad "Have You Ever? " Watch her powerful performance of her #1 hit bellow and Enjoy!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Back in 1999, Mary J Blige dropped her album "Mary" much to critical and commercial acclaim. With that said, during her promotional rounds for the album, Mary stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform her single "All That I Can Say." Her performance as always is on point and full of emotion. Check it out bellow and Enjoy!