Pharrell Williams has been at the helm of many a Billboard bop, but now he’s gearing up to lend his midas touch to the Gospel sphere.
And he’ll be doing so in partnership with Netflix.
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Usher has unwrapped the self-directed video for ‘I Cry.’
And it’s a family affair, because the singer’s sons Usher V and Naviyd contribute graphics to the visual (under their alias Dem Raymond Boyz).
Speaking on his rationale for releasing the emotional song, Usher said:
“This song was inspired by wanting to teach my sons that it is ok for a man to feel emotions deeply and to cry. Like many men, I was raised to believe that we have to be “tough” and not show our vulnerability, which I don’t want to teach them. While I was shut in during the pandemic and watching the death of George Floyd, the ongoing slaughter of Black men and women, the protests and the events that unfolded, I became very connected to the wider universal feeling of hopelessness. Like many, I grew increasingly frustrated by how slow things have been to change. I became very depressed thinking about all the sons who have lost their fathers to police brutality, social injustice and violence; the daughters and mothers too. So I returned to this song and realized it was intended for this time, so I finished it and here it is.”
Beyonce set the net ablaze last week with the surprise announcement of Disney+ movie ‘Black Is King.’
Based on album ‘The Lion King: The Gift,’ the long-form visual sees Queen Bey team with African artists, directors, dancers, and more to celebrate the regality of the Motherland.
In production for over a year, the hotly anticipated flick arrives on the streamer – which boasts over 50 million subscribers – on July 31st.
One question that has hovered is how those in Africa can tune in, given that the service isn’t tipped to arrive on the continent until 2021.
Well, it appears plans are in motion. See what we mean below…
Pop Smoke tragically lost his life earlier this year after a shooting at his home.
To honor the enduring resonance of the young talent, the star’s team have released ‘Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon’ as his debut full-length album.
Following this February’s mixtape ‘Meet The Woo 2,’ the LP has been one of the summer’s most anticipated.
How does that translate commercially?
The first week forecasts are in. Join us after the jump…