Haley Reinhart reflects upon her upbringing in a “house of rock,” the catharsis she found in slam poetry, and the value of risk-taking.
True fans will remember Glenn Lewis from his 2001 jam, “Don’t You Forget It”, and since then, he’s been on a serious hiatus. (Although, we did love him covering himself on “This Love” on Marsha Ambrosius’ mixtape). With no real explanation for his absence (other than perhaps a finicky industry or janky deal), Lewis has… Read more »
R&B singer Miguel has released a full version of his very popular single “Adorn”, a song that appears on Art Dealer Chic Vol 1. Between February and April of this year, Miguel has released a trilogy of mixtapes titled “Art Dealer Chic”. Miguel has sure found a way to stand out. And, that’s what it’s… Read more »
Erin Barra’s an instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. And, though it may sound like pop at first listen, Barra’s sound has been able to blend soul rock and electronica into a mixture that all audiences will enjoy. Check out the video for Barra’s single, “Good Man”, below: The video takes you on a journey exploring everything… Read more »
Looks like someone is actually doing some “real R&B” these days, as the latest song and video, “We Love”, from singer Ray Lavender includes crooning, dramatic rhythm, and beat and a sound reminiscent of something someone would’ve done in the ’90s. Since his departure from Akon’s record label, Kon Live, Lavender took time off to… Read more »
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Grammy and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is coming to the small screen this fall in NBC’s second season of the hit show, “Smash”. “American Idol” is dishing out the stars, as this decision will bring two former contestants into the show – Hudson and the show’s protagonist, Katherine McPhee. Executive producer Steven Spielberg supports the addition,… Read more »
Though members Slim and Q Parker have been attempting solo careers, the entire group, including Daron and Mike, have come back together in the “For The Fans” tour. The group enjoyed ’90s hits including “Only You (Bad Boy Remix)” and “Cupid”. Their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s with “It’s Over Now” and the ever-popular… Read more »
Still on the rise in her independent movement, singer Dawn Richard has just released a video for her second single off Armor On today, “Automatic”. Since her departure from Bad Boy Records and Diddy-Dirty Money, Richard has been touring across the country and enjoying the ride. In an interview earlier this month with AllHipHop.com, Richard shed… Read more »
Mary J. Blige’s signee, Starshell, is carving our her own lane in “Birthday Girl”, the first single off of her upcoming debut Liberation. In 2008, Starshell came to the industry’s attention when she co-penned Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”, a song that appeared on his 808’s & Heartbreaks effort. Are you feeling Starshell? (And doesn’t she… Read more »
The solo-soaring one-third from Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland, is back with the first release since appearing on Trey Songz’ latest “Heart Attack”, with a song more on the uptempo dance side called “Summer Dreaming”. In the video, Kelly Rowland has never looked better! She’s focused, having fun, and enjoying the best parts of summer! “Summer… Read more »
Seven-time Grammy winner Usher Raymond is back with a video for his latest single “Scream”, a cut off the album “Looking 4 Myself”, released this past Tuesday. Check out the video below. (By the way, did you know Usher has a new song with A$AP Rocky? That’s a surprising combo. Just saying.)
A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE NEW MELANIE FIONA/J.COLE VIDEO!
Trey Songz has returned with a sneak peak to his video for “2 Reasons”, a teaser for the official video he will premiere tonight on BET’s 106 & Park. In this song, it seems like Trigga is trying to recapture his “Say Ahh” and “Bottoms Up” momentum, by releasing this uptempo jam. Though not as… Read more »
Tiffany Evans has been flying under the radar since 2008, when she released her self-titled debut album with the Ciara-assisted first single, “Promise Ring”. Though it didn’t quite catch on, Evans has continued on, and she’s not a ‘kid’ anymore, sort of. Now, the 19-year-old is back with “If You Love Me”, a song that… Read more »