Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

Joey Bada$$ Takes Inspiration From Prince On Thugz Cry

Joey Bada$$ takes Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and turns it into “Thugz Cry.” Lyrics about personal relationships are changed into reflections on thug life and situations. He also taps into Tupac’s penchant for rapping about the mentality associated with street life. 1-900 and NasteeLuvzYou are behind the warm produced of “Thugz Cry.”

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Titus Makin: Suicide Official Video

Actor and pop singer Titus Makin releases the video for his new single “Suicide.” The visuals are directed by 17-year old filmmaker Jake Williams and it features Makin grappling with the intense emotions associated with losing yourself in an unhealthy relationship. “Suicide” is the third single from Makin’s Lean EP coming out later this year.

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Ronnie Wright Releases New Single Love You Down

Ronnie Wright releases a new song two weeks away from Valentines Day to celebrate the hard work it takes for any relationship to survive. “Love You Down” will be on his forthcoming album BeSpeak: Adore. He says,

“Most relationships go through tough times. The true challenge is how you deal with those challenges. You can either allow the negativity to fester. Or you can lean on LOVE to overcome these valleys. When you allow love to win, you can let go of negativity and seek solutions. That’s what love does. It forgives…

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R.I.P. Dennis Edwards

Dennis Edwards, one of the lead singers of The Temptations died in Chicago yesterday at age 74. The Alabama native started his career at Motown as the leader of The Contours. Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968 as a replacement for David Ruffin. He sang lead on some of their biggest songs including “Papa Was A Rolling,” “Cloud Nine” and “Shakey Ground.” Edwards left the group in the late ’70s and had a brief solo career during the ’80s. Don’t Look Any Further was the most successful of his three albums and the title song with Siedah Garrett was a hit.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame with The Temptations in 1989. In the ’90s, he started touring as The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. His voice is forever remembered for leading The Temptations through their funk-influenced jagged style era.

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