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  • Cincinnati Music Festival 2017 S&S Chicago Recap

    This year's Cincinnati Music Festival hosted a star studded cast of the finest names in music at including Fantasia, Mary J Blige, BBD, Usher, Anthony Hamilton, En Vogue, Kem, Kid Capri, Rob Base Confunkshun and Ro James and hosts by Doug E Fresh and Tom Joyner. The Cincinnati Music Festival (CMF) began in 1962 and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States attracting over [...]

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    Tank - Sex, Love & Pain II

    "TANK" Born Durrell Babbs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before later moving to the Washington, D.C., suburb of Clinton, Maryland, Tank became interested in music at an early age. As a youth, he was able to develop his singing ability at his local church, where his cousin was choir director. As a teenager, Tank became interested in sports as well as music, and he considered playing college football. Tank[...]

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    Kehlani - &quote;The Next Big Thing&quote;

    Kehlani tells it like it is. Whether in conversation or on stage, the Oakland-born R&B singer and songwriter gives the straight truth about her life, pain, passion, love, triumph, and everything in between with collected calm and confidence. It’s that type of honesty that makes her music resonate with the depth of classic Motown and a vividly confessional lyricism reminiscent of Neo Soul. At the[...]

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    Keke Palmer - I Don't Belong To You

    We are excited to bring you something fresh especially from a Chicago suburban native. Keke Palmers single "I Don't Belong To You" takes you on an unexpected journey through love and lust. Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think. As an actress, Keke Palmer has already established herself as one of the fastest rising young stars of her generation. Her talents span [...]

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    The-Dream Releases Album Of Sam Cooke Covers Dedicated To His Mother

    This is going to be a great year for music as the DREAM aka Terius Nash takes on the soul legend Sam Cooke to bring you his new fresh take on some of our all-time classics. The-Dream releases his 8 song EP titled IAMSAM. It is a compilation of covers of Sam Cooke’s music which is dedicated to his mother who passed away. Terius Youngdell Nash, better known by his stage name The-Dream, is a [...]

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    T-Pain  - &quote;More Than Just Auto-Tune&quote;

    T-Pain - "More Than Just Auto-Tune" You can't just look at T-Pain for his over the top image or wild antics but more as an artist type of artist. With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. But even he needed a bit of time to himself to reload. After an eight year run of #1 hits, [...]

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    Beyoncé's Most Memorable Videos

    We wanted to highlight some of Beyonce's most memorable videos to date in no particular order. It's so many fantastic records however here's a short list of our picks below. What's your top 5 favorite Beyonce songs of all time? (leave your 5 below in the comment section) One of the most recognizable figures in contemporary music, Beyoncé rose to fame as the central member of pop-R&B [...]

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    Toni Braxton and Babyface Love, Marriage & Divorce

    This project was a silent sleeper and nothing short of a classic which was recognized by industry contemporaries and earned a GRAMMY for Best R&B Album. On Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton and Babyface, creative partners going back to the early '90s, rekindle their musical relationship. Both endured broken marriages, and presumably it's those experiences that inform the material [...]

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    Monica - Code Red Full Album & Interview 

    Rather than celebrate the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough single, Monica declares a Code Redorder on the commercial airwaves that have squeezed out soul-rooted R&B. The first song on her seventh U.S. album is the title track, a scuttling assault produced by Polow and assisted by Missy Elliott, which involves the protest "Turn off the radio, damn right/We don't hear real shit no mo'." [...]

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    Chris Brown's Full Album &quote;Royalty&quote; & Interview

    Another day, another Chris Brown music video. With his seventh studio album Royalty now in stores, the 26-year-old singer celebrates by releasing yet another video for his tribute song “Little More (Royalty).” Earlier this week, Chris flooded the market with countless songs and music videos for “Back To Sleep, "Liquor, ” Fine By Me “Wrist,”  Zero, “Anyway,” and “Picture[...]

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