Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

Gary Clark Jr. Visits Retro Television In Our Love Video

Gary Clark Jr. is the musical guest of a fictitious TV show from the ’60’s in his video for “Our Love.” Clark’s falsetto leads the song from his Live/North America 2016 collection. The bluesman will go back on tour in May.

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From Sex Trafficking to Professorship To STAR Dr. E Shows Off Real “Mutha Werk” with New Single

Columbus, OH – When performance artist Dr. E (née Elaine Richardson) released her debut album, “Elevated” in 2010 she had literally reached unimagined heights. The Ohio State University professor turned recording artist had risen far beyond the streets she once walked and worked as a teenaged victim of sex trafficking. Now with “Mutha Werk,” the new single from her upcoming autobiographical album, “Songs for the Struggle,” and a song on the soundtrack of Fox’s hottest new show, “STAR,” starring Queen Latifah, Dr. E continues to beat the odds. Like the aspiring young artists on “STAR,” music has underscored a life filled with drama while easing her pain. “Mutha Werk,” appropriately released during Women’s History Month, is Dr. E’s funk laden ode to the trials and tribulations of women everywhere.

An inspirational ‘soul queen,’ Dr. E’s mission is to uplift everyday women and acknowledge their unsung labor and daily trials. “Mutha Werk” is a soul steeped, groove infused track that resonates with the energy of the women it was written for. “Mutha Werk” joyously jump starts the buzz for her latest project “Songs for the Struggle.” Slated for a May 5th release, “Songs for the Struggle” bridges jazz, funk, and R&B with Dr. E’s bluesy drenched vocals as she takes the listener back along the tumultuous path of her life. Fiery determination and rockin’ rhythm lace each track with defiant feminine power.

Dr. E has intimate knowledge of struggle and how music can season and coax survival. Like the passion soaked track, “Boy, I’m Feelin’ You,” which she contributed to the Fox’s series, “STAR,” Dr. E has experienced the ins and outs of ‘crazy love.’ Singing since the age of five, Dr. E was competing and winning local talent shows with her group “The Shades of Love” by the time she was a teenager. However, a rape at the age of 13, sent her tumbling, and eventually led her into the world of sex trafficking. By the time Dr. E was in her mid-twenties, she was a serial victim of violence, sexual assault and drug abuse. By mid-20’s, spiraling out of control, she turned to Alcoholics Anonymous for counseling and help after her second child was born. It was a flier she came across for Project Second Chance, a Cleveland State University program for sexually-exploited women and girls, that eventually led her to college, a PH.D and her miraculous life transformation.
“Just like the young ladies on the show, ‘STAR,’ as bad as things got, in my heart, I always knew I was supposed to keep singing,” recalls Dr. E. “When I started my recovery, I was desperate for inspiration. Performing-particularly the songs of iconic Black female artists-really filled that need.”
“My music is about me finally accepting who I am,” she adds, “and I want that message of accepting yourself to reach everyone-especially women who have been abused. No matter your struggles or what you’ve experienced, you are worth something. Only when you realize that can you empower yourself and your community. ‘Mutha Werk’ acknowledges our worth. Our worth is supreme.”
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Boldy James Delivers Official Video For Maserati Rick

Boldy James pays tribute to legendary Detroit drug lord Maserati Rick with the video for the song named after him. James flashes money, and Rick’s car of choice takes center stage while the camera follows James as he hangs out around the city. Boldy James’s House Of Blues mixtape is out now.

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Amp Fiddler Releases No Politics Feat. Neco Redd

Amp Fiddler released his Motor City Booty album last year and he is currently working on his next project titled Amp Dog Nights. “No Politics” featuring Neco Redd is a successful attempt to provide a soulful refuge away from all of the ubiquitous political chatter and general stress in the world.

 

 

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