[VIDEO] Sammie (@SammieAlways) Releases The Official Video For New Single ‘BETTER’

The Prince Of R&B ‘Sammie’ is Back with a New Music Video for his single, ‘Better’.

Sammie just dropped the official music video today for his single, ‘Better’. For many who were wondering where Sammie was and what he was doing, you should know that he has still been at it with his music. Sammie is back for good and of course better than ever for his fans. The soulful singer has always been able to find the right words to say in every verse of his songs, and his single ‘Better’ is definitely a reflection of his love for the ladies!

Sammie is serving up the love and passion through his vocals in the video, and letting the ladies know that you deserve better. This is a single that a lot of women need to hear today because of all the physical abuse and verbal abuse that so many are dealing with, and it’s time you knew that you deserve better!

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#ThrowbackThursday-TLC (@TLC) Is Back & Releasing A New Album This Summer!

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 TLC is getting ready to bring back #CrazySexyCool! The R&B group known for hits like “Creep” and “No Scrubs” will be dropping their highly anticipated comeback album on June 30, per a new Kickstarter post by their manager Bill Diggins!

TLC is releasing new album this summer!

TLC (T-Boz, the late Left-Eye), & Chilli)

 “Hey Kickstarter Family, The album date is firm, June 30th is the release of the new TLC album that you made happen! Tionne (T-Boz) and Chilli have been working night and day to hit this date. The video and a photo shoot on April 18th, 19th, 20th,” wrote Diggins.

“We would have loved to have delivered this album sooner to you, but we are confident that you will agree that it was worth the wait when you hear it,” the group’s longtime manager, Bill Diggins, wrote on behalf of the group. “The pursuit of excellence is never an easy task and always takes longer than expected.”

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[VIDEO] 99 Jamz, Supa Cindy (@SUPACINDY), Releases LGBTQ Cypher

99 JAMZ Radio Personality Supa Cindy released a new music video showcasing Miami’s finest rappers for an LGBTQ edition of her Miami Cypher series titled “We Coming.” The cypher music video showcases rappers: Bobby Lytes, Jazzy (Warehouse Music Group), Trap God, and Chyna J, who drop bars over a bass-heavy track produced by Blasian Beats.

“I connected with my good friend Bobby Lytes to help round up this explosive group of rappers lighting up the LGBTQ scene,” said Supa Cindy.

As a host on Miami’s WEDR-FM 99 Jamz, Supa Cindy has become one of the most recognizable voices on radio in the 305. She stays connected to the hip hop world by having friends like Teflon Don rapper, Rick Ross, who made a song about her titled “Supa Cindy” and featured her voice on a track that he released “Buy Back the Block” featuring Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz. Supa Cindy also co-hosts the Famous and Uncensored podcast with Trick Daddy. So who better to use their platform to expose raw talent to the streets that may otherwise go unnoticed.

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Though some feel that Hip Hop is still homophobic, with rappers like Frank Ocean, Young M.A. and SIYA, their presence creates a lane for other aspiring LGBT artist to have a shot in the game. Supa Cindy hopes to bring attention to the underground rap scene in Miami in an effort to spark a 305 Hip Hop renaissance.

“I want to give talented and aspiring artists within the LGBTQ community the same opportunity I’ve given to other talented artists,” says Supa Cindy about her motivation behind the cypher.

The digital track of the cypher will be released by EMPIRE at a later date. To stay updated on all things Supa Cindy and her cyphers, subscribe to her YouTube channel. In the meantime, check out the Miami Cypher: We Coming – LGBTQ Edition below and let us know what you think! Do you think these rappers have what it takes to go from underground to mainstream?

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.

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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"

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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.

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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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[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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[VIDEO] Duet Time! John Legend (@johnlegend) & Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) to Perform “Beauty & The Beast!”

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“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and The Beast…” These are lyrics from the original Beauty & The Beast song also from the hit animated film of the same name.

Timelessly, and originally, song by Peabo Bryson and Celine Dion the song has gone on to become legendary, symbolizing how to very opposite people can find true love.

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We were ecstatic to learn  back in 2015 that Disney was making a live action version of Beauty & The Beast, similar to how it did with Maleficent, The Jungle Book, and CinderellaReboots tend mean rebooted everything, including music. We were skeptical at first of who would be redoing the titular song, but we are pleased to learn John Legend and Ariana Grande will be performing the duet!

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GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar®-winning, and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ musician John Legend are set to perform a new rendition of the classic Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet “Beauty and the Beast” as the title track for Disney’s upcoming soundtrack to the live-action film adaptation “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will also be featured in the film and on the original motion picture soundtrack which will be released on Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. The pre-order is available now at http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP.
  
The enchanting ballad, originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson featuring eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken’s beautiful melody and two-time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman’s unforgettable lyrics, received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and GRAMMY Award, among other accolades, upon its release in 1991.  
The new rendition of the classic song is produced by GRAMMY-winning veteran Ron Fair, whose music career spans 37 years as a major-label record company leader and accomplished producer, arranger, recording engineer and musical director. Fair was brought in to produce by Disney’s President of Music & Soundtracks, Mitchell Leib, who also brought Grande and Legend to the project. The history of collaboration between Leib and Fair in film music goes back to the highly-successful Pretty Womansoundtrack. “Ron was the first and only choice to make this particular record,” says Leib. “No one is a better vocal producer and he also has a great understanding of the filmmaking dynamic.”
 
Fair’s recordings have won six GRAMMY Awards and have been nominated 18 times. Fair discovered and shepherded Christina Aguilera, selling over 50 million albums and winning numerous GRAMMY Awards. He A&R’d Aguilera’s first five albums and championed the Black Eyed Peas to 27 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple GRAMMY wins, as well as co-producing and arranging the strings on their global breakthrough # 1 hit “Where is The Love?”  “Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar and GRAMMY Award-winning classic is not small potatoes. But with today’s two greatest plutonium singers – John Legend and Ariana Grande – we are bringing the song back with a new school-old school fresh treatment that shows the soulfulness and power of what a great melody and lyric can inspire,” says Fair.
 
The music video will be directed by Dave Meyers, the innovative visionary whose long-time collaborations with major artists like P!nk, Janet Jackson, Ice Cube and Britney Spears have resulted in dozens of award nominations and many wins, including a GRAMMY in 2005 for Best Music Video and 11 MTV Video Music Awards, including one for Katy Perry’s smash hit “Firework.”  He recently directed the music video for P!nk’s hit single “Just Like Fire” from the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for Alice Through The Looking Glass.
 
Menken also provides the film score, with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Ashman. Also featured are three new songs written by Menken and veteran lyricist and three time Oscar winner Tim Rice. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. A pre-order of the soundtrack is available now at http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP.
We will definitely be pre-ordering our copy of the soundtrack and hope you will too! Be sure you catch Beauty & The Beast in theaters everywhere on Friday, March 17, 2017! Check out the original song below!