[AUDIO] “Chanel”-Frank Ocean

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Frank Ocean where have you been? Apparently making new music! In case you missed it, the singer/rapper released a new song recently, Chanel, and it may be just what the fans wanted. Especially if you were not feeling his recent albums, Blonde and Endless. You can listen to the single below:

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[AUDIO] “Another One”–Remy Ma (@RealRemyMa) Drops ANOTHER Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj) Diss Track!

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Remy Ma is making it very clear she is NOT here for Nicki Minaj. As you recall the two female rappers are currently beefing with Remy recently releasing a diss track, shETHER, that not only came for Nicki’s skills, status as a rapper, but even went in on her brother who allegdly raped a teenage girl! Yes, it got that messy! Most people, including a few fans agree Remy pretty much destroyed Nicki, but what has shocked us all is that the raptress has released yet ANOTHER diss track before Nicki could even make a comeback!

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Remy’s new diss track aptly entitled Another One, dropped today and it is a beast! Check it out below!

Yikes! Remy Ma is making it very clear she “will not lose,” nor is she someone to come for! This title and the cover art for it pretty much confirm how we all feel. Still, where is Nicki?! For her to be “The Queen of Rap” she has been eerily silent and in the world of rap battles and celebrity beefs that is just not cool. When you have people like her ex, Safaree Samuels saying she can’t come back we need her to prove them wrong and rise to the occasion.

What do you guys think of Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj’s beef, and more importantly Another One? Is it just as venomous as shEther? We definitely want to hear your thoughts! It has been awhile since we enjoyed a good rap battle, especially with two beloved female rappers. Happy listening!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Teenear (@TeenearR)–Miami’s Shining Star!

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Everything is hot in Miami. This sultry city has hot fashion, hot people, and even hot music. So of course Miami native Teenear fits right in. Teenear is Slip-N-Slide Record’s newest artist and she is already giving the people a run for their money. Recently, Teenear sat down with Kontrol  to give us the exclusive on her newest single and her career.

Singer Teenear

Teenear has a unique pop sound and her lyrics are relatable to many young women across the globe. Recently, Teenear released her latest single “Last Night” and it’s sure to become the girl anthem of the year.

“The person I was working with, Ali, he’s the other writer of the song. I came into the studio hearing him sing “Last Night” over and over again, and I sat there and I thought of just things that I know people go through. And I feel like a lot of people can relate to being in on and off relationships for whatever reasons. I feel like this song is just for the girl who has gotten to the point where she realizes that she is over it. She doesn’t need him. She’s found her worth and she knows that she is bigger than that relationship. The ultimate independence song and her just saying that she can still do her by herself.”

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[MUSIC VIDEO] “Easy”-Demetria McKinney (@demimckinney)

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Demetria McKinney Releases New Video 'Easy'

eONE RECORDING ARTIST SINGER/ACTRESS DEMETRIA MCKINNEY  PREMIERES IN SEXY NEW VIDEO “EASY
“EASY” IS AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES

Demetria McKinney drops sexy video for her new single, “Easy”. The video was directed by RTD Entertainment.

 “I wanted a video that gave off a cool, sexy, artsy vibe that showcased me as an artist,” says Demetria about the video’s concept.

 

The sultry track is available now on iTunes. “Easy”, which was co-written by Demetria McKinney, Courtlin Jabrae and Devin Horton, is the first single from her forthcoming album, Officially Yours, set to drop this Spring.

Demetria McKinney New Video "Easy"

Demetria McKinney

About Demetria McKinney

Vocal powerhouse Demetria McKinney is a triple threat in the truest sense of the term. She is an award-winning actress who has played diverse roles on the big and small screens as well as the stage. She is a talented singer with a rich voice requiring zero studio enhancements. And she is a skillful songwriter who generously expresses emotions in a way that instantly connects with listeners.

 

Widely known for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” which has taped over 254 episodes and received five NAACP Image Awards for Best Sitcom and now in syndication on BET. Demetria will also be reviving her role as Janine in the new Tyler Perry show “The Paynes” debuting on OWN in 2018.

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Demetria McKinney

 Demetria can currently be seen on Bounce TV’s breakout hit “Saints & Sinners”, BET’s “The Quad”, Centric TV’s “The Ladies Room” and the stage play “Love Jones The Musical”. Demetria also has recurring roles on Life Time’s “Devious Maids” and on TV One as a primary character on “The Rickey Smiley Show.”

 Demetria was also a cast member on Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season” 7 and had cameo appearances on Season 8.

 Even though her acting career keeps her very busy, Demetria always makes time for her first love: music. This eOne Music recording artist over the past few years has recorded and performed with artists such as Lyfe Jennings, Musiq Soulchild and Anthony David. Demetria has also opened for R&B mainstays such as Tyrese and Tank and has toured with the Pepsi Funkfest and R. Kelly.

 Her latest single “Easy” is a song about a woman living and loving a man in a relationship that is growing. Demetria’s forthcoming LP Officially Yours, is scheduled for release early this year. The soulful ballad was written by McKinney, Courtlin Jabrae and Devin Horton, and was also produced by We Are Starbound Music.

Demetria Mckinney "Easy"

Demetria McKinney

 All the songs on Officially Yours emanate from a place within Demetria that up until now she has only expressed through the characters that she’s played. The spectrum of a woman’s life lived out loud – with love, resilience and courage – is represented on Officially Yours.

 “As a recording artist, this is where the most truthful, transparent side of me will be seen and heard,” Demetria says. “People mostly know me for the roles I have played, and they are all roles that I chose specifically for the lessons that I would learn from each character.  Personally, I never wanted to show vulnerability because I thought it was a sign of weakness. I didn’t want to talk about situations I’ve endured and I would shut off opportunities that would make me connect with any past pain.  I always hid behind my characters, and allowed them to overshadow Demetria. But the reason I call this LP Officially Yours is because the music represents the ‘official’ Demetria McKinney.”

 McKinney first worked with Tyler Perry on his stage play, “Meet the Browns” and she went on to star in several other of his plays including “What’s Done In The Dark;” “Why Did I Get Married,” and “Madea’s Family Christmas.” Her additional stage work includes leading roles in the plays “The Mountaintop;” “Church Girl;” the musical “I Dream,” in which she portrayed Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and “Dreamgirls” where she performed alongside the legendary Jenifer Holliday.  Her numerous film and television credits include the films “Daddy’s Little Girls;” “Breaking Up is Hard to Do;” “Necessary Roughness;” “Let’s Stay Together;” Drop Dead Diva’s and many more.

 Demetria released two films last year “Let The Church Say Amen” on BET, directed by Regina King, starring Demetria, Naturi Naughton, Lela Rochon & Hosea Chanchez; and “Sons To The Grave” Directed by Mykelti Williamson, starring Demetria, Trevor Jackson & Darrin Henson. Demetria is also the brand ambassador for LOREAL’s Dark & Lovely Au Naturale brand.

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[AUDIO] New Music Alert! “Ready For War (Slay)”-Rahim Brazil (@rahimbrazil)

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Rahim Brazil is the man, and if you don’t know it you better ask somebody! This singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, dancer, radio host, model, and all around awesome guy is the epitome of what it means to grind so hard for your dreams that people cannot help but notice you. Naturally, when we found out he was dropping a new single we had to share it with all of you. After all quality music is so hard to come by nowadays.  Listen to his single, Ready For War (Slay), below!

We love this song! It is a war cry all it’s own. Hopefully a music video will accompany it where we see Mr. Brazil geared up in all black and dancing, “fighting the power” (LOL)

Rahim clearly came to take his haters down! In recent months the About Him star has subtly discussed a number of people trying to discredit him, not being supportive, or trying to use him. Although we can look at him and surmise their tempation, this is never cool! Interestingly last week Signal 23 TV released a teaser trailer for their second season of About Him,  About Him Revolution. It too had a war theme, which you can view here. Rahim has not made a direct reference towards his former network or compatriots, but did tell us to “Tell’em thanks for the inspiration!!!”

As you can see it really is “About Him.” What do you guys think of Rahim (the dreamy) Brazil’s new single? Sound off in our comments section below.

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[MUSIC VIDEO] Bell Biv Devoe (@OfficialBBD)- “I’m Betta”

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  It’s a busy week for chart-topping group Bell Biv Devoe.

The group releases the video for the upbeat track “I’m Betta” today. “I’m Betta” was produced by Naughty By Nature’s Kay Gee, and is the third track made available from their new album, Three Stripes, which will be released this Friday, January 27, 2017.  The hit single from the album, Run is currently at urban AC radio, and the group’s next single, Finally,” features multi-platinum trio SWV.

Bell Biv Devoe Releases New Video "Im Betta"

Bell Biv Devoe

In addition to releasing their first studio album in 16 years, BBD – as original members of New Edition – celebrated the release of the highly anticipated 3-night biopic, The New Edition Story, aired on last night at 9 PM EST on BET.  New Edition also received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, and Bell Biv Devoe members Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins joined fellow New Edition members Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, at the unveiling ceremony. 

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Behind the Music w/ Rémy Martin’s “Circle of Centaurs” Winner Eyme Santos!

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Eyme Santos is a multi-faceted talent who’s ready to take on the world by storm. With her many talents from music to fashion, this star on the rise may have just struck gold. Recently chosen as the winner of Rémy Martin’s 2016 Circle of Centaurs Music Mentorship Competition, get the inside scoop on what this up and coming artist has going on after her big win.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m beyond excited but most of all humbled and thankful for the opportunity to be able to receive the support of a major brand like Rémy Martin. My goal was to show them and the world that I am serious about my dreams and to be chosen as the winner has been my favorite moment of 2016.”

Rémy Martin’s Circle of Centaurs Mentorship program is an extension of the brands One Life/Live Them campaign that recognizes and celebrates individuals’ many talents. Mentoring the next generation is an important part of Rémy Martin’s past, as their cellar masters passed down their knowledge and expertise to the next. The program aims to inspire and shape the minds of individuals to be the best artist they can be. Santos was selected as the competition winner in the category of singing and will be mentored by Circle of Centaurs Ambassador, actor/singer/photographer Jackie Cruz. Cruz will not only mentor Santos but will also share her insights, advice and personal experiences working in the entertainment industry.

“I’m beyond excited about that! Being Latina is something we both share, I am part Dominican and part Haitian and she is Dominican so being able to learn from a strong woman who shares the same culture as I am is very inspiring. Jackie Cruz is someone who I truly admire and I hope to be able to soak in as much wisdom as possible because I think it is very important to be open to learning from courageous souls who are paving the way. They have conquered many battles and as the student eager to succeed I’m ready to learn.”

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