Janelle Monáe performed at the Hugo Boss’ ‘Beat The Heat’ party recently. The singer wowed the crowd with renditions of ‘Tightrope’, ‘Dance or Die’, ‘Cold War’ and much more. Monáe’s debut album, ‘The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)’, is in stores now. Peep the footage below:
Former Danity Kane star Aubrey O’Day recently opened up to Global Grind about her experiences following Diddy‘s disbanding of the Platinum-selling group more than two years ago.
The 26 year old talked in some depth about Diddy’s handling of Danity Kane, her struggles (not having a manager, an agent nor a publicist), her regrets, her ‘comeback’, her new Oxygen reality show, and much more. A very insightful read…
When news surfaced that Leona Lewis had returned to the recording studio, many a media outlet assumed such sessions were for the X-Factor star’s 3rd album. However, according to fresh reports today, Lewis, 25, is prepping a re-release of her sophomore effort ‘Echo’ – which is set to hit stores ‘before Christmas’.
A previously unheard track from the legendary Lauryn Hill has surfaced on the web. There is not word as to whether the song, entitled ‘Repercussions’, is a new song or is just an unreleased track from previous studio sessions. Check it out below:
R. Kelly is no stranger to R&B classics; indeed a vast array of his material enjoys such status. For that reason and so much more, this week’s classic From The Vault clip is Kelly’s 1996 smash ‘Downlow (Nobody Has To Know)’. The song’s popularity, which saw it peak at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, was undeniably spear-headed by its dramatic, cinematic video. Featuring Ronald Isley and Garcelle Beauvais, the clip remains a stand-out among Kelly’s already impressive body of work.
Randomness: Songs such as this really have me sighing at the state of the industry today. I mean when was the last time an outright R&B song -in the vein of this-achieved such high chart recognition. Instead, uniformity and genericness populate what was once a musically diverse industry. In days of old, one could see R&B, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop songs all vying for the top spot and actually having a fair chance of achieving it. Today, top ten’s often sound like the same damn song. SMH…
Check out Janelle Monáe on the cover of the latest issue of JET magazine. Within the edition, the electrifying entertainer speaks about the influence James Brown had on her career and how she felt to perform for Prince at the 2010 BET Awards.
Murder INC’s Irv Gotti has long been renown for not holding his tongue. Ironically, the once-influential label head will no doubt set tongues wagging with his latest statements. For in a recent interview with VIBE, Gotti claims that “Nicki Minaj is just as talented as Lauryn Hill“.