For many, the late Amy Winehouse stood as one of the most gifted talents of the modern era. As such, it’s only fitting that another artist also hailed in the same vein honors her with a tribute on the soundtrack to ‘The Great Gatsby’.
According to E!, the said artist is none other than Beyonce.
With momentum for his new single ‘Fine China‘ reaching fever pitch today, Chris Brown made his merry way to ‘The Today Show‘ to push it even further.
Unfortunately, while he was extremely open to discuss his long running relationship with Rihanna and apologize for assaulting her back in 2009, his attempt to prove himself a changed man was thwarted when Matt Lauer confronted him with the many dramas that have occurred since them.
The US music market has seen sales generated by digital releases surpass the $4 billion mark this year- according to a report by our friends over at Hits Daily Double.
No doubt excellent news for a business plagued by declining physical sales in recent years, heights reached by digital outlets have many to thank for this new feat. Many, which include R&B leader Frank Ocean, Rap domina Nicki Minaj and Roc Nation’s Rihanna.
Watch below as a super frank C-Breezy dishes on his new album ‘X’, cooking up ten videos for it, his relationship(s) with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, turning down Oprah, beefing with Drake and much more.
From The Vault is back this week with a yet another classic. We’re taking you back to the year 1996 when a one of a kind trio released their breakthrough single. We’re talking ‘Fu-Gee-La’ by the exceptional Fugees.
The first single from their magnum-opus and Hip-Hop landmark ‘The Score’, the tune was largely based on an interpolation of blue-eyed-Soul master Teena Marie’s ‘Ooh La La La’ as well as a clever sample of ‘If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right’ by Jazz man Ramsey Lewis. Produced by ever-present Salaam Remi, this is the song that introduced the three lyricists’ impeccable flows as well as Ms. Hill’s smooth vocals to the general public.
Charting at #29 and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts respectively, the single managed to garner some worldwide recognition placing at #21 in the UK and peaking at the 6th position of the German charts.
Those chart positions might not be as impressive as their next single ‘Killing Me Softly’ (which went on to hit #1 practically everywhere it was released), yet ‘Fu-Gee-La’ remains the dynamic trio’s best selling single in the US.
For its accompanying video, the band turned to director Guy Guillet which resulted in a cinematic visual set in the island of Jamaica where Pras, Wyclef and Lauryn all portray robbers on the run.
The shots showing the artists interacting and just vibing of each other leaves us with a bittersweet taste of nostalgia. For unlike many of today’s act’s, the Refugee Camp’s output has always been of such musical and lyrical substance, yet petty squabbles and personal drama makes a reunion highly unlikely.
Still with ‘The Score’ sounding as fresh today as 17 years ago (we know; time flies right?) we are positive it will remain an inspiration for music lovers of today and tomorrow.
With three solo albums under her belt, this year will mark the sweet arrival of Kelly Rowland‘s fourth studio effort ‘Talk A Good Game’.
While a release date for the project is yet to be announced, the last year has seen anticipation for the project intensify with murmurs that she had enlisted a number of the industry’s hardest hitters to aid in its conception…one of these being a certain Pharrell Williams.
Now watch as she shares brand new details on the release with our friends over at ‘The Big Tigger Show’. The spot, which also saw her defend Beyonce’s latest offering, ‘Bow Down’.