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Mishon returns with  "Conversation" ft. Tyga.

Mishon- "Conversation" Ft. Tyga

Triple threat artist Mishon has just released his official single “Conversation” under Columbia Records featuring Young Money rapper Tyga. The mid-tempo, feel-good song has the perfect mix of Mishon’s vocal ability and Tyga’s signature west coast flow. The track falls in line with the west coast’s current sound. Mishon and Tyga are talking about a… Read more »

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Oprah Kicks Off 'The Life You Want Tour' in Atlanta

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Oprah Winfrey and her team of phenomenal guest speakers kicked off her 8 city “The Life You Want Weekend” this past weekend in Atlanta, G.A. The tour began with day festivities in Atlanta’s Centennial Park. Bounty hosted a power breakfast for media, tastemakers, and key influencers on Friday morning. The event… Read more »

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Faith Evans Headlines ATL Pride Weekend Pure Heat Community Festival

Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country’s leading LGBTQ annual pride completed their annual weekend celebration with the 3rd Annual Pure Heat Community Festival. The festival included a special award presentation to Grammy Award winning singer, Faith Evans. A number of celebrities including, Tameka Raymond, Claudia Jordan & Gary Hayes (Rickey Smiley Morning Show); Towanda Braxton,… Read more »

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Trillectro: Where Culture and Music Collide

Trillectro: Where Culture and Music Collide

Photography by Lauren Williams Brought to you by the good folks of DCtoBC, Trillectro is slowly but surely on it’s way to becoming one of the best musical festivals in existence. Sponsored by Reebok, Karma Loop, Heineken, Shoe City, Events DC and hosted by Lowkey of YouHeardThatNew.com, the #Trillectro2014 line-up pretty much says it all…. Read more »

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Benjamin E – Circa '83

Introducing Benjamin E, a hot new hip hop producer born and raised in San Diego, California. Utilizing a lush, sample-based aesthetic to weave raw, unadulterated Hip Hop instrumentals from grown-ass soul, gritty rock, and nostalgic pop culture, Benjamin E blesses us with his debut album Circa 83. As an infant, the only thing that would… Read more »

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Ceytra "Good Enough"

“Chicago female emcee Ceytra is back with one of her most personal records yet. Chicago producer C-Sick who has produced for the likes of Nas, Fabolous, King Louie, and many more helps take the track to the next level. Sampling the song “Shorty Swing My Way” by K.P. & Envyi gives the audience a familiar… Read more »

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Usher's New Look Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Usher Raymond IV recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his non-profit organization The New Look Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta native Ludacris hosted the star-studded gala, which drew around 450 attendees. Celebrity guest in attendance included director Kenny Leon, boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard; singers Rico Love, Josh Kauffman, super producer Jermaine Dupri, Blake Shelton,… Read more »

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A Grammy Conversation: The State Of R&B

Last month, The Recording Academy held “A Grammy Conversation” on the current state of R&B music at the West Hollywood Soho House. Quddus hosted the evening and the conversation included five panelists: Music Journalist Gail Mitchell, singer-songwriter/producer Liv Warfield, Grammy-winning producer LaShawn Daniels, eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi and four-time Grammy nominee Tyrese Gibson. According to… Read more »

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Jagged Edge Talks The Importance of R&B Groups & Forthcoming Album J.E. Heartbreak Too

Jagged Edge, with their return, have been showing the world why R&B groups are necessary. The iconic R&B group has been prepping the sequel to their 2000 multi-platinum album, J.E. Heartbreak, twins Brian and Brandon Casey, Richard Wingo and Kyle Norman feel like they can achieve a lot more, and for the first time they… Read more »

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"DeVante Swing" x Joyce Wrice

Jodeci & R&B/ neo-soul lovers will appreciate the interlude entitled “DeVante Swing” by songstress Joyce Wrice. Wrice paid homage to the legendary super producer, DeVante Swing, of the iconic R&B group Jodeci. Winning us over with her soulful vocals she delivers an intriguing interlude. She samples Jodeci’s classic “Freek N U.” The track is both… Read more »

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Boyz II Men Turn Tweets Into Love Song for Wendy's Pretzel Burger Campaign

R&B icons Boyz II Men have released a new promotional video in conjunction with Wendy’s, celebrating the fast food restaurant’s return of the pretzel burger. The legendary R&B group, who was just named R&B group of the century, brought their impeccable well known harmony to the campaign by singing lyrics derived from customers’ social postings…. Read more »

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The 20th Anniversary 2014 Essence Festival Brings Out The Stars! Prince and More Headline

Photo Credit: Maya Washington Essence hit it big again this year for their 20th anniversary. The Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary set a record for annual attendance, with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community, and black culture between the New Orleans’ convention center and the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The festival attracted… Read more »

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Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo Honored at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

The 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards were recently held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Jermaine Dupri was honored with the Founders Award, and Ne-Yo accepted the Golden Note Award from ASCAP VP of Rhythm & Soul/Urban Music, Nicole George-Middleton. Following in the footsteps of former recipients Quincy Jones and Steve… Read more »

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Jagged Edge's Interview With The Breakfast Club

Multi-platinum selling R&B group Jagged Edge is back!! Cues “I Gotta Be”, “Let’s Get Married”, and “Where The Party At”. R&B fans are you ready??? The quartet recently announced their forthcoming eighth studio album ‘J.E. Heartbreak Too‘. JE recently stopped by Power 105.1 in NYC for their first interview in promotion of the new project… Read more »

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