Daily Archives: September 10, 2018

BET’s Black Girls Rock! 2018: Jasmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Cynthia Ervio, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams & Fantasia Give Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Queen Latifah hosted BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! awards this year in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Judith Jamison, Lena Waithe, Tarana Burke, M.A.D.Girls and Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden were all recipients of the night’s honors. The musical highlight of the evening was a tribute to Aretha Franklin with performances from Jasmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Cynthia Ervio, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams and Fantasia. 


The Lytics Release Float On Album

Canadian rap group The Lytics just saw the release of their fourth, album Float On. The group of brothers Alex, Andrew and Anthony Sannie, cousin Mungala Londe and friend DJ Lonnie Ce had a breakout moment in 2009 with their single “Big City Soundgirl” and became known in their home city Winnipeg which is the capital of Manitoba. Their Canadian roots did not stop them from being influenced by some of rap’s most prominent artists of the Golden Era. The group had the honor of being mentored by The Beastie Boys’ Mike D on the song “Legendary” which was produced in Brooklyn.Float On has R&B and soul within its hard beats present on the 12 songs. The Lytics are touring Europe this fall.




Noname’s Room 25 Is Coming Out This Friday

Noname’s Room 25 debut album is coming out this Friday (September 14th) and today she shares the artwork. Two years ago she emerged with her critically acclaimed Telefone mixtape that quickly identified her as a new artist to watch. The Chicago rapper started her career writing poetry and appeared on early mixtapes from Chance The Rapper and Mick Jenkins. She shared the stage with Chance The Rapper on Saturday Night Live last year as they performed a song from his Coloring Book breakthrough album. The artwork for Room 25 was created by Chicago artist Bryant Giles. 

                                                                  Room 25 Tracklisting 


2. Blaxploitation
3. Prayer Song
4. Window
5. Don’t Forget About Me
6. Regal 
7. Montego Bae
8. Ace
9. Part of Me
10. With You 
11. no name