- Cory Gunz is the Paula Patton of rap—we don’t see him often, but when we do, he is sure to be lit. The zooted Young Money rapper performs Chief Keef-inspired bars over a heavy-hitting beat in the video for “Get Touched.”
- The quirkiness of Ellie Goulding’s voice is either absolutely brilliant or absolutely dreadful. Let’s just say, in retrospect, perhaps Ellie will realize covering Justin Timberlake’s generic tune “Mirrors” may not have been the wisest decision.
- Interscope singer-songwriter walks around the Lower East Side of New York City in the unique lyric video for his emotional tune, “How Good Is Your Love.”
- Vibe out to Eddie Murphy’s new reggae-flared single “Red Light” featuring Snoop Lion. It’s refreshingly good.
- Yearning for more reggae? Check out Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson’s steamy video for “Feel the Fire.” 9ine coming soon.
- Marques Houston has an album in stores, and I’m not sure if anyone is aware. Ironically, the LP is titled Famous. This marketing blunder is rather unfortunate because the song and video, co-starring Bria Murphy, for “Fly Away,” a single from the album, are quite good.
- Ellen Degeneres wears an Oprah-inspired wig to promote the forthcoming season of her talk show.
- Here’s another deleted scene from season 2 of Scandal. It includes a conversation between Columbus Short’s Harrison Wright and Brenda Song’s Alissa.
Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson are taking their duet, “Feel the Fire,” to a fitting, Atlanta club scene for the video. The sensual, reggae-tinged joint is part of Musiq and Syleena’s joint LP, 9INE, produced by Kemar “Flava” McGregor.
DaShaun Johnson, infamous for his stint on Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta as Traci Steel’s beau, plays Syleena’s leading man in the video, directed by Victor “ViHo” Hogan of Golden Street Entertainment. Read More
“Y-O! Y-A! Y-O! Y-A!”
Alicia Keys and Maxwell aren’t the only R&B duo making fire together; Syleena Johnson and Musiq Soulchild have joined forces for “Feel the Fire,” a steamy reggae number produced by Kemar McGregor.
On the track, Syleena’s body is burning like an oven at 500 degrees and only Musiq can cool her off. (Or make her even hotter because he’s burning up too…burning for her love of course.) Read More
Long before Frank Ocean used his coolly expressive vocals to sing highly wistful lyrics over groovy slow and mid-tempos, there was Musiq Soulchild, filling Maxwell and D’Angelo’s void and perfecting a lane for the calm, confident and sensitive brothers of modern R&B.
“Mary Go Round” is a hidden gem buried on his solid debut, Aijuswanaseing (2000). On the somber record, a 23-year-old Musiq casually tells the tale of his discontented sweetheart leaving him distraught and confused. Read More
Shad Moss, commonly known as Bow Wow, will demonstrate his R&B taste on his forthcoming album, Underrated. The 24-year old recruited frequent collaborator Chris Brown, Miguel, and Musiq Soulchild for his first release on Cash Money Records.
With production from No I.D., Bei Major, Drumma Boy and Cardiak, the album also sees features from Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Busta Rhymes, Ace Hood, Meek Mill and more. Get into the tracklisting below…
On Sunday, BET aired UNCF: An Evening Of Stars, a special by the United Negro College Fund that celebrates the power of education and raises money to continue to empower the world through education. This year’s spectacle was filled with electrifying performances from Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Miguel, Anthony Hamilton, Estelle, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius and Patti LaBelle.
Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., UNCF President and CEO says,
“The new format combines the hottest talent with inspirational stories of young students who are beating the odds because they can receive a good education.”
The show also included star-studded appearances from Tatyana Ali, Pooch Hall, Jill Marie Jones, Coby Bell, David Banner, Lance Gross, Terrence J, KeKe Palmer and more.
Check out highlights from the amazing show below…
Musiq Soulchild uses his gift of voice to the awareness of breast cancer, which claims the lives of roughly 40,000 women each year in America. A motive as ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Circle of Promise, the singer delivers a moving visual to accompany his latest tune “Yes“, that sees the songwriter assuring his lady that through the toughest of times, he’ll be there. A 2011 “Don’t Change”, if you will. Read More
Soulful songstresses Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Patti Labelle and Ledisi, along with R&b crooners Miguel, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild performed at the 33rd Annual United Negro College Fund’s Evening of Stars fundraising event in Pasadena, California on Sunday (Aug. 14th). The benefit will broadcast on BET on September 25th.
Since the fundraising ceremony first aired in 1979, the UNCF has become one of the longest running annual televised events in U.S. history. Over the years, the Evening of Stars event has raised more than $200 million in funding, which has benefitted hundreds of thousands of college students. [Boombox]
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