Day: June 9, 2019

THIS MONTH IN HIP-HOP HISTORY: EPMD RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘STRICTLY BUSINESS’ IN 1988

https://youtu.be/qJHEI8fJdiM “Strictly Business” is the debut single by the duo, EPMD. The song served as the lead single for their debut album of the same name. The record went on to be the pair’s first charting single and saw minor success on the R&B charts. Although it was received with mixed reviews when it was … Continue reading “THIS MONTH IN HIP-HOP HISTORY: EPMD RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘STRICTLY BUSINESS’ IN 1988”

Chris Brown And Drake’s “No Guidance” Collab Proves They Make A Good R&B Team

Chris Brown dropped another track from his upcoming Indigo album featuring Drake, officially reminding us of their sonic chemistry. Released over the weekend, “No Guidance” leaves the two fawning over a special lady. Paired with production from Boi-1da, the track stays in the lane of haunted yet seductive R&B. The track is their first collaboration since Nicki Minaj’s 2014 hit “Only” which … Continue reading “Chris Brown And Drake’s “No Guidance” Collab Proves They Make A Good R&B Team”

Pandora Honors Lil Wayne, Nipsey Hussle, Mary J. Blige And Monica For Black Music Month

https://www.vibe.com/2019/06/pandora-black-music-month-nipsey-hussle-lil-wayne-mary-j-blige-monica With Black Music Month officially underway, Pandora will be honoring four groundbreaking artists over the next few weeks. The late Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, and Monica each had monumental impact at the Billions Spin Club. For the entire month of June, listeners can enjoy a brand new curated Black Music Month Playlist that was selected by hand from … Continue reading “Pandora Honors Lil Wayne, Nipsey Hussle, Mary J. Blige And Monica For Black Music Month”

Common Opens Up About Drake Beef: “That Beef Was Real For Me And Real For Him”

https://www.vibe.com/2019/06/common-explains-drake-beef Drake’s career, while it’s been full of chart-topping hits, has also consisted of feuds with fellow rappers. The Toronto native has gotten tangled up in beefs with the likes of Chris Brown, Meek Mill, and Pusha T, the former two of which have since been resolved. While it may not apply to his rap beef with Push, Champagne … Continue reading “Common Opens Up About Drake Beef: “That Beef Was Real For Me And Real For Him””

Kirk Franklin Wants To Use ‘Long Live Love’ As A Musical Weapon Against Fear

https://www.vibe.com/2019/06/kirk-franklin-long-live-love-interview In 1993, Kirk Franklin And The Family’s debut album changed contemporary gospel. The genre wasn’t unfamiliar with crossover success; Andrae Crouch infused new life into the genre-blending gospel with Christian, R&B and even pop. By the early ‘90s, gospel acts like Bebe and Cece Winans enjoyed a steady presence at Urban radio with songs … Continue reading “Kirk Franklin Wants To Use ‘Long Live Love’ As A Musical Weapon Against Fear”

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