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TRAEDONYA! Releases Lyric Video for a Serena Williams Inspired Song

Prohibition Entertainment of NYC announces the lyric video for the song Concrete Rose, written and performed by Soul/R&B vocalist TRAEDONYA! aka The Bride Of New Funk Hipopera. The song is part of her debut ep, 4 Portraits featuring songs about sports legends Derek Jeter, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jim Brown, Pele and Serena Williams.

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Concrete Rose was inspired by tennis icon Serena Williams. The song is a ballad featuring the piano and TRAEDONYA’S! haunting vocals showcasing her vocal skill set. The song is the bonus on the five song EP that is in stores now!

Check out the video below!

 

 

To learn more about TRAEDONYA! see the links below and follow her.

Spotify 4 Portraits: https://t.co/18JAzwdmPo

Apple music /Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/4-portraits-ep/id1187358068

Twitter: http://twitter.com/traedonya

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Jagged Edge Released New Album ‘Layover’

Jagged Edge Layover Album Cover

It has come as a bit of a surprise, legendary R&B group Jagged Edge have just released the new album “Layover”. You can stream the album in its entirety now via Spotify below.

The release of the album follows the group’s appearance on TV One’s show “Unsung”, which just aired this past Sunday, July 9th. There had been no prior buildup or warning that this album was coming, aside from a vague announcement on the group’s social media pages.

“Layover” is Jagged Edge’s ninth studio album overall, and the first they released since “JE Heartbreak 2” back in 2014. The album contains 16 tracks of previously unheard songs.

Check out the music below.

 

 

Singer Sara Stokes from the reality series ‘Making The Band’ and ‘From The Bottom Up’, showed her love for the album last night on Instagram!

We all have been fans of the group since they first made their appearance on the scene back in the 90s.

Jagged Edge began their mainstream recording career with the single “The Way That You Talk”. They followed this in 1997 with the album, A Jagged Era which managed to go gold featuring the singles “I Gotta Be” and “The Way That You Talk”. “I Gotta Be” which was written by the twins, reached #11 on the R&B charts and #23 on the Hot 100.

Following up their debut album, Jagged Edge released J.E. Heartbreak in 2000. The album was the group’s breakthrough album with several popular singles. The album went double platinum and had the hit single “Let’s Get Married” which topped the R&B charts and reached #11 on the Hot 100. The album’s second single, “He Can’t Love U” (released January 18, 2000) had similar success, reaching #3 on the R&B charts and #15 on the Hot 100. It also featured the track “Promise”, which reached #1 on the R&B charts and #9 on the Hot 100. We’re so happy to see the group is still doing their thing on the music scene and we support them all the way no matter what!

We got so much love for Jagged Edge!

Omarion – W4W “Word 4 Word” [Official Music Video]

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We’re definitely feeling this new music video from Omarion! In the midst of his upcoming album, Reasons, Omarion is exciting the fans with his latest video, ‘W4W “Word 4 Word’. Omarion is also scheduled to go on tour soon and we are looking forward to more projects in the works from the talented artist that we all have grown to love.

Let us know what you think about the video in the comments below!

 

 

 

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Sammie Releases The Official Video For New Single ‘BETTER’

The Prince Of R&B ‘Sammie’ is Back with a New Music Video for his single, ‘Better’.

Sammie just dropped the official music video today for his single, ‘Better’. For many who were wondering where Sammie was and what he was doing, you should know that he has still been at it with his music. Sammie is back for good and of course better than ever for his fans. The soulful singer has always been able to find the right words to say in every verse of his songs, and his single ‘Better’ is definitely a reflection of his love for the ladies!

Sammie is serving up the love and passion through his vocals in the video, and letting the ladies know that you deserve better. This is a single that a lot of women need to hear today because of all the physical abuse and verbal abuse that so many are dealing with, and it’s time you knew that you deserve better!

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Sammie just released the Official Video to his single, ‘Better’

Now I’m sure many of us ladies would love for Sammie to be our ‘Better’ but since that’s not possible, we can rock out to the firm facts that he is pointing out in the video, that you really deserve a man who can give you more love than heartache and disappointments!

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We need more music in the field that supports us as women, and lets us know that we are loved and that we are truly worthy of better than what we allow ourselves to accept. Sammie has always been one to remind the ladies of their worth and value. I absolutely love that his music is a reflection of who he is and he has never changed up on his fans when it came down to his music.

The single, ‘Better’, is the third hot track off of his “I’m Him’ EP. Sammie has been working hard as an Independent Artist and we couldn’t be more proud of him. In a recent interview with Starrdom100, he revealed the difference between him and most performers today in the R&B genre of music, stating that,

“It’s almost seen as being weak  if you show love and compassion….I don’t know when love became forbidden, but that’s where R&B derived from. Because in love there is pain, pleasure, there’s mistakes, there’s monogamy, there’s so much content in love. Auto tune gave rappers the ability to rap with melody, and it kind of tricked my industry peers to do the same. That’s when the music industry for R&B derailed. You can’t bash women…it’s almost like R&B singers don’t like women anymore and that’s kind of crazy!” We always did it for the ladies, I never got lost in that, and I always felt they were going the wrong way, and as long as I stayed right where I’m at, I would be one of the ones to resurrect R&B and save it.”
– Sammie

We can definitely agree that he is not only a man for the ladies, but is naturally gifted when it comes to singing. He recently proved that he didn’t need auto tune to help him perform well for his fans! Sammie posted to Instagram recently a video of him singing with the caption that read, “No #autotune needed”.

 Sammie added, “Hey man, if you can’t hit the note, keep practicing.” Is Sammie throwing some shade here? Well his vocals speak for themselves so he is entitled to show off for the fans!

LeToya Luckett Announces New Album ‘Back 2 Life’/ Reveals Track List

'Back 2 Life' New Album

LeToya Luckett Announces New Album ‘Back 2 Life’ / Reveals Track List! The New Album Hits Stores On May 12th!

LeToya Luckett is originally known for being a member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child. She won two Grammy Awards and released a ton of successful hit recordings. After the group split, she began her solo career after signing a record deal with Capitol Records.

Letoya Luckett 'Back To Life' New Album
LeToya Luckett

LeToya Luckett, began her solo debut album, ‘LeToya’, that topped the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart in 2006, and was certified platinum by the RIAA later that same year. The single, “Torn”, which we all loved, and it’s pretty much on the playlist of any woman who can’t choose between love interests; achieved records on BET’s top ten countdown show 106 & Park. She was also named “One of the Best New Artists of 2006” by AOL and the “Top Songwriter of 2006” by ASCAP. Luckett released a second solo album, ‘Lady Love’ on August 25, 2009, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and also as No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

Letoya Luckett Releases Track List for New Album 'Back To Life'
LeToya Luckett ‘Back 2 Life’ New Album
LeToya Luckett’s new album, has been several years in the making, the project was previously named ‘Until Then…’ and follows 2009’s ‘Lady Love.’ LeToya Luckett recently unveiled details on her third studio album, which is now titled ‘Back 2 Life.’ On December 7, 2016, she released the single Back 2 Life, with an accompanying music video released earlier this year on January 10, 2017. The album is set for release via eOne for May 12th, and the LP (which is named after its lead single) features Ludacris and production from Andre Harris, Warryn Campbell and newcomer Anthony Saunders.

 

Check Out the Official Track List Below!

 

BACK 2 LIFE TRACKLISTING

 

  1. I’m Ready
  2. B2L
  3. Show Me
  4. Used To
  5. Middle
  6. Grey ft. Ludacris
  7. In The Name
  8. My Love
  9. Worlds Apart
  10. Weekend
  11. Higher
  12. Loving You
  13. Disconnected
Am I the only one enjoying the come back of all my favorite singers & groups? Surely I’m not the only one. I’m looking forward to the album from LeToya Luckett!

Letoya Luckett Releases Track List for Back to Life Album

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording Artist Malina Moye Brings Fire & Emotion To Rock & Roll!

Malina Moye sits down in an interview with Kontrol Magazine.

Malina Moye is Phenomenal & A Face to know in Rock & Roll!

Malina Moye embraces her unique brand, bringing charisma, fire, and emotion to music unlike any artist in the world today. As a savvy businesswoman, she has taken her childhood dream and turned it into an empire. She is what I consider to be positively explosive, and spiritually grounded. That is simply just a vast hint to explaining the multi-talented, left handed guitarist, singer, songwriter, and luminary star, Malina Moye. 

When discussing who she felt inspired by in the industry of pop culture, she stated that that there were  so many influences, and that seeing Tina Turner, Prince, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and even looking at You Tube videos helped to inspire and motivate her as a musician. She mentioned that just being able to see the type of energy and power that these people would bring to music was simply unbelievable!

Malina Moye sits down in an interview with Kontrol Magazine.
Malina Moye
After releasing her single “Girlfriend” and cross-marketing it with her calendar “Spend 12 Months With Malina Moye: Hot Fun in California Sun,” she caught the attention of the crowds, who considered Malina to be almost a resemblance of Madonna! This helped land her song, “Girlfriend”, on the R&B Hip-Hop Sales Billboard listing at number 43 for one week. Guitar World Magazine even named Moye as one of the ten female guitarists in the world to know!

Her down to earth but passionate spirit for reaching the world with her music has no limits. Not only is she for creating an amazing tune, but also for meeting the needs of those who share in the experience of dreams larger than life.

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Malina Moye is the Co-Founder of DriveHope.org

Malina’s humanitarian efforts include serving as co-founder of DriveHope.org a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to helping individuals elevate themselves and their communities. Drive Hope’s mission is to step in at the right moment and help those who may come from less-fortunate circumstances to see greater options for their lives. Whether it’s bringing inspiring role models to speak to classrooms and social organizations with Drive Hope’s ‘Friends Lift Friends’ program, or in the form of funding education programs and scholarships for students who are working toward a desired field, Drive Hope’s mission is to open minds and fuel success. (drivehope.org)

Just last year the Drive Hope Youth Choir performed with Stevie Wonder at Stevie Wonder’s 21st annual House Full of Toys event on Dec 9, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“When someone is in their element, they shine bright and inspire others without even trying. By helping one person achieve their dream, their family and friends are affected positively too. And this is a beautiful thing!”  — Malina Moye

Outside of her music, Moye recently has joined the ensemble cast of indie film “The Samuel Project,” shooting this month in San Diego. She will play a supporting role opposite Emmy and Tony award winner Hal Linden-best known for portraying the title role in the long running series “Barney Miller,” and star of Disney’s “Pair of Kings,” Ryan Ochoa.

Malina Moye sits down in an interview with Kontrol Magazine.
Malina Moye

Malina Moye is truly such an inspiration as a recording artist and humanitarian. She has carved out her own lane among the new genre of Rock artists with her own fabulous blend of Funk and Rock. With her popping red lipstick and fly fashion, she lights up the stage with her guitar! She is definitely bringing recognition for being a phenomenal Black woman in a genre of music that was once thought to have limits to certain cultures!

Musiq Soulchild Releases New Single “START OVER”

MUSIQ SOULCHILD’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM TO BE  RELEASED THIS SUMMER!

Musiq Soulchild has a new album releasing this Summer!

Musiq Soulchild is a Hip-Hop soul artist that was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He built a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MC’s, free styling on the open mic circuit or just performing acappella for strangers on the streets.
Musiq Soulchild releases a New Album this Summer!
New Album Releasing This Summer!  
Deeply inspired by the R&B/Soul sound of the 70’s he uses the name “Soulchild” as a way to show respect and admiration to his biggest musical influences such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and many others. In April 2016 he released his 7th studio album entitled “Life On Earth” leading with the new hit single “I Do”. The album peaked at #2 on Billboard R&B album charts and # 3 on the Top Hip-Hop R&B album charts. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train.  (musiqsoulchild.com)

 

 

 

 

Musiq Soulchild

“Love, there’s so many things I’ve got to tell you, but I’m afraid I don’t know how, cause there’s a possibility that you’ll look at me differently, Love”….Okay sorry I went back to a moment in time when R&B music was still sensual. His music tends to do that to you, and many of us have probably rehearsed the lyrics to his songs such as this one over the years. Now we can get ready to check out some new music from the R&B Artist!

Musiq Soulchild

(April 3, 2017) — Grammy nominated R&B singer/songwriter Musiq Soulchild releases his new single “Start Over” today on SoulStar Music Company / eOne Music. He will release a new studio album this summer.  More details to be announced shortly. Musiq released the first track from the forthcoming album a few months ago.  The aptly titled ‘Simple Things’, written by Musiq and produced by J. Troy, is about not taking the small things in life for granted.
Musiq just wrapped up the two-month Nu Soul Revival Tour, which also featured  Lyfe Jennings, Kindred The Family Soul and Avery*Sunshine, with other guests in select cities. 
Among his many accolades and accomplishments, Musiq Soulchild has had two RIAA certified Platinum albums, two Gold albums and eight hit singles. His awards include honors from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. He has also been nominated for several others, including recognition from MTV, the American Music Awards, the NAACP, and 12 Grammy nominations, including one for the single “I Do,” from his 2016 album Life on Earth.
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The Prince of R&B ‘Sammie’ Talks Life In The Music Industry & More!

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Sammie (The Prince of R&B) is known to many for his first appearance on the music scene at the young age of only twelve years old. He also had appearances on the Apollo beside Steve Harvey. Sammie entered the music scene winning over the hearts of young girls with the release of his hit single, “I Like It” (1999) from his debut album, ‘From the Bottom To the Top’ (2000). I still remember trying to keep up with the dance moves in front of the television.

 

While all eyes were on this handsome young boy from Florida, nothing but success continued to follow him and young ladies were covering their walls with posters of Sammie. This was during a time where we excitedly waited for a copy of Word Up! Magazine to get pictures of our favorite artist!

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In 2001, Sammie did a collaboration with fellow young stars, Lil Wayne, Lil Zane, and Lil Bow Wow, where he was singing the hook from the Hardball movie soundtrack. The love for a young boy from Florida, continued to take off.

 And then suddenly, it all stopped. Where did Sammie disappear to?  

Starrdom100 speaks with Sammie Leigh Bush

Sammie’s break from the music industry to focus on school, left many of his fans wondering whether he was gone for good or would return back to the music scene. During the interview with Starrdom100, the singer expressed his apologies for stepping away from the scene without giving his fans any notice.

“I’m grateful that fans were right there waiting for me to come back, because it is a scary thing….they could turn their ears off but they still want to listen to my music, and they still care about what I go through, and I’m very humble & grateful for that”. –Sammie

Image result for sammieHe showed his love for fans by appearing back on the music scene with his second album, ‘Sammie’ in (2006). The first single “You Should Be My Girl”, and one of my favorite singles to this day, “Come With Me” which had all of his fans to include me falling back in love!

 

 

Fans who had the luxury of experiencing the era of music that Sammie grew up in, enjoy his music because it still promotes love. Today’s music scene has sadly ventured away from artists singing about being in love, today singing about loving someone almost seems…extinct.

“It’s almost seen as being weak  if you show love and compassion….I don’t know when love became forbidden, but that’s where R&B derived from. Because in love there is pain, pleasure, there’s mistakes, there’s monogamy, there’s so much content in love. Auto tune gave rappers the ability to rap with melody, and it kind of tricked my industry peers to do the same. That’s when the music industry for R&B derailed. You can’t bash women…it’s almost like R&B singers don’t like women anymore and that’s kind of crazy!” We always did it for the ladies, I never got lost in that, and I always felt they were going the wrong way, and as long as I stayed right where I’m at, I would be one of the ones to resurrect R&B and save it.”

 

Sammie has definitely never changed up on his fans with the music, and we know that it’s not easy to stay the same in an industry that is forever changing. We are glad that Sammie never stepped away from what made us fall in love with him in the first place; I mean love was what he was singing about from day one and we still can hear that same compassion in his music today. Too many artist lose touch with what brought their fans to them in the first place…change is not always good.

For those who follow him on Social Media, there is not a dull moment with Sammie, he is always singing to his fans and at times showing off a bit of skin to keep our attention.

Sammie has continued to work as an Independent Artist, releasing his third single off of his “I’m Him” EP, entitled “Better” which will be out next month. Sammie also will be going on tour in the Fall, so ladies get ready to lose your voices at the foot of the stage as we brace ourselves for the take-off with the handsome prince of R&B….Sammie!

Check Out the Full Interview on Starrdom100.