I love me some R&B and there is nothing better when I find a well produced collaboration between a rapper and an R&B artist. It’s the softer side of the rapper that I love hearing. My most recent find is a collaboration between veteran Joey Crack and rookie Bryson Tiller on a track titled ‘Love You To Pieces’. Unbeknownst to me, before Bryson Tiller’s recent success, Fat Joe was interested in signing him, but instead decided to do a few collaborations and this track was one of the final products. Not only do I love the lyrics and the tempo, but I love the fact that I use the phrase ‘Love You To Pieces’ frequently and it made me smile. Listen to the track above.
In honor of 4/20 Rihanna turns into a savage in her 2nd single video ‘Needed Me’ off of her album ‘Anti’. Watch now.
What we’ve all been waiting on…Beyonce’s full trailer for her special presentation ‘Lemonade’ set to air on HBO next Saturday 4/23.
From Puff Daddy & The Family’s latest mixtape MMM he released their third single “You Could Be My Lover” featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Gizzle. Check the video above and the behind the scenes video below. Happy Friday!
His titles range from producer, song writer, singer, composer all the way to visual artist. Who is he? Ryan Leslie. Known for producing songs like Fabulous’s “Lay Down” on The The S.O.U.L. Tape 3, Cassie’s “Me & U” and Cheri Dennis’ “I Love You”, Ryan is taking music to the next level. In a digital day and age we have an artist’s most recent creative efforts at our finger tips with mixtapes, surprise album releases and music streaming services like Apple Music and Tidal that keep you connected to the latest and greatest. But what if the artist that you love decided that they wanted to offer you a lifetime project concept? Every month a new track that is a contribution to an ongoing album until the day the artist retires from the game. Ryan Leslie has taken it there with his new project MZRT.LIFETIME Project. Within this process 1000 friends and supporters will have different levels of access to the creative process. The final MZRT project will be 120+ songs. To check out the new …
Most people can barely walk in unison let alone tap dance, but sisters Chloe’ Arnold and Maud Arnold, leaders of the Syncopated Ladies tap dancing troupe make it look easy. They’ve gotten their troupe into “Formation” tapping Beyonce’s lastest single with style and grace. Just last year they went viral tapping away to Beyonce’s “7-11”. I love how they included tappers in other major cities to be apart of their video. Watch them work in the video above.
Tink’s voice and Timbaland’s production drags me back into the 90’s with Nicole Wray’s ‘I Got What You Want’. Tink’s ability to transition between tough lyricist to sweet songtress is definitely her advantage. Here’s to the single girl who is exhausted with the pointless mingling.
Riding to the office this morning I had the urge to hear songs that touched my soul and yanked at my heart strings. These were my top 5 that made you feel the LOVE, the PAIN and the CURVE. Happy hump day! You felt the love in ‘I Don’t Want To Do Anything’ with Mary J. Blige featuring K-Ci Haily: See Mary and K-Ci in action: In Mary’s words: The LOVE made you wanna get on one knee or say “yes, i do” before he even asks in “Happily Ever After” with Case: You felt the PAIN in “Back Like That” with Ghostface Killa featuring Ne-Yo: Your felt the RESENTMENT that came along with that PAIN in “Resentment” with Beyoncé: You felt the CURVE when you tried to get that old thing back in “Girl Go On” with Ne-Yo:
You can lie to yourself all you want, but a little hoodrat lives in all of us. I’m very much in touch with my inner hoodrat who comes out to play every now and again…I think my boyfriend would say she [my inner hoodrat] is present all the time *shrugs*. Adele is seems to be pretty in tune with her inner hoodrat as well. Who can deny that when you listen to Adele sing, she tugs at your heartstrings, but listening to her rap Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” on James Corden’s carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show warmed my little hoodrat heart. She also covered the songs we all love like “Hello”, “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep”. You can fast forward to the 10:10 mark to hear Adele rap, but the entire 15 minute video is worth watching.
Just when I thought that after 37 songs, 1 hours and 33 minutes of straight west coast heat, The Game…Cal