[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] Off Focus? Trey Songz Reacts to Being Brought Up in Remy Ma’s Diss Track, Nicki Minaj Comments!

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The beef between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj reached a fever pitch today when the former released her diss track, shETHER. Most agree that Remy took Nicki to the ringer with her new track and we are now patiently awaiting the latter’s clapback. However, it seems that Nicki is off focus as she seems to have R&B singer, Trey Songz in her cross hairs for not clearing up a claim Remy made when she named dropped him in her song. Remy rapped:

“Only time you touched a trigger is when you f*cked Trey Songz,”

Trey took to Twitter today to comment on the song and being name dropped.

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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.

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"

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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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R. Kelly (@rkelly) Releases New Holiday Album!

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MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING SUPERSTAR R. KELLY RELEASED HOLIDAY ALBUM

 “12 NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS”  OCTOBER 21st with RCA RECORDS

 

  R. Kelly known as a Three Time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer is excited to announce his first Christmas album and 14th solo studio album “12 Nights Of Christmas.” With this project he adds his signature touch to the holidays—providing 12 new tracks to add to your holiday collection. The album embodies a traditional Christmas sound accompanied by a variety of heartfelt love songs which was released on Friday, October 21st. “12 Nights Of Christmas” presents a soulful alternative to your Christmas favorites while showcasing why he’s still proclaimed as the King of R&B.

(October 4, 2016 – New York, NY)

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[AUDIO/VIDEO] New Music Alert! “Back 2 Life”-LeToya Luckett (@LetoyaLuckett)!

Letoya Luckett where have you been?

That is what the world wants to know! This former member of Destiny’s Child turned actress and olo singer has been MIA lately and we are not pleased. Thankfully The Muses have heard our prayers and returned Ms. Luckett to us with a brand new single and teaser trailer, Back 2 Life, in tow! It has been seven long years since we have heard any new music from Letoya. Her life has been a series of ups and downs, landing major and recurring roles on popular shows like Single Ladies and more recently Fox’s hit series, Rosewood. Check out her amazing new single by clicking here, and check out the teaser trailer for it below.

LeToya Luckett Is Back with Teaser Trailer for New Single ‘Back 2 Life’

As  you can see LeToya has not lost her touch. Back 2 Life  definitely speaks to your soul. Especially if you are someone who has ever had to rebuild yourself from the ground up, or been resurrected from near death. It’s a spiritual experience and journey. That’s the essence of this song. We love seeing Being Mary Jane’s “Cutty Buddy,” Thomas Q. Jones, as her love interest! It has been awhile since we have seen him too, but obviously he is still a beautiful sight for thirsty eyes. We have not really seen a teaser for a music video, so perhaps this trailer is hinting at a larger project. Does Letoya have a new movie in the works? Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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