Monday, October 31, 2016
This week’s episode we get into Sevyn Streeter being unable to sing the national Anthem at 76ers game, Amy Schumer attempting to get in “Formation,” Ice Cube putting his own twist on a forthcoming Disney musical adaptation of “Oliver Twist, as well as Kevin Gates getting sentenced to 6 months in jail for kicking a fan in the chest. We also talk briefly about Raven Symone leaving The View for a “That’s So Raven” spin-off, JLO starring in NBC’s forthcoming live musical adaptation of “Bye Bye Birdie,” and Ciara’s buddle of joy!
Also don’t forget to check out our songs of the moment from Meek Mill, Joe Budden, NoName, Emeli Sande, H.E.R., and Tamar Braxton.
Friday, October 21, 2016
In this week’s episode, we discuss Nicki Minaj’s new interview with Marie Claire in which she talks about being an entrepreneur and the double standards for black women in the entertainment industry. We touch upon Kid Cudi’s new video “Frequency” and the awareness he is bringing to mental health. Next, we discuss Emeli Sande’s new song “Garden” ft. Jay Electronica and her upcoming album, which we can’t wait to hear. We run through the nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards--where Drake and Bryson Tiller scored huge nominations. Finally, we plug Michel’le’s movie “Surviving Compton,” which airs on Lifetime this Saturday (October 15th) at 8pm.
Don’t forget to stay tuned in until the end of the episode to hear our Songs of the Moment. Marcus chooses cuts from Aretha Franklin, Mary J Blige, Whitney Houston, and DVSN. Kyera gives us some of her favorite songs from Mahalia Jackson, Solange Knowles, and Vince Staples!
Saturday, October 8, 2016
This week on The Backbeat, we get into Mary J Blige singing to Hillary Clinton, Solange dropping her new album A Seat At the Table, as well as new music from The Weeknd. We also talk about Tinashe exposing sexism within the music industry and give a shout out to Shawty Lo who recently passed away in ATL.
Be sure to tune into the end of the episode where Kyera gives us songs of the moment from Shawty Lo, Usher and Mac Miller. Marcus also gives us some jams from SZA, SG Lewis featuring Gallant and a collaboration between Yuna and Usher.