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Teri Tobin-Make Beautiful

Teri Tobin is back getting ready for the release of her third album, Truth Is. “Make Beautiful” is the follow-up to “Shine” and it’s more of Tobin’s signature sensuousness that will be available on iTunes October 28th.

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Rah Digga-Never Back Down Feat. Nitty Scott MC

Rah Digga’s original version of “Never Back Down” featured REKS and Fashawn. She has recorded another version with New York rapper Nitty Scott MC with Australian producer M-Phazes still handling the beats.

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Daley-Chandelier Unplugged

Daley covers Sia’s “Chandelier” at The Joint’s rehearsal rooms in London two weeks ago. Daley will be back in the US on tour November 4th until the end of the year.

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Johnny Gill-Behind Closed Doors

Johnny Gill’s seventh studio album, Game Changer comes out next month. The video for “Behind Closed Doors” has a surprise appearance from Nicole Murphy and is reminiscent of Dru Hill’s “Sleeping In My Bed” visual from the ’90’s.

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Singer, Raheem DeVaughn, Receives Spirit of Democracy Award

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Relatives of the late Campbell Pulliam were on hand to present the award. Pictured above (L-R): Richard G. Womack, Sr, chair, NCBCP; Melanie Campbell, president and CEO, NCBCP; Isaac Campbell Jr., relative; DeVaughn; Karma Cottman, executive director, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Savannah Campbell, relative; and Rev. Judith C. Moore, relative (photo credit: C-it Visual)

Washington, DC – Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and founder of the LoveLife Foundation, Raheem DeVaughn, told the audience he was attempting to lead by example with his music and foundation as he accepted the Ruby Campbell Pulliam “Love You More” Servant Leadership and Community ServiceAward during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) 17th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Red Carpet Affair held in DC last week.

Hosted by actor/comedian, Jonathan Slocumb, and sponsored by Verizon and Comcast NBC Universal, the event also honored: Charles Ogletree Jr., Harvard University Law School professor; Elsie Scott, PhD, founding director, Ron Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University; Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director, CEO, MomsRising.org; Mayor William Bell, Birmingham, Alabama; Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science; Councilwoman Sheila Tyson, convener, Alabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation; and Helen Butler, executive director, Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda.

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The British Collective-Romantic

The British Collective is a combined 20-plus years of soul music from UK veterans Don-E, Omar Lye-Fook, Junior Giscombe, Leee John and Noel McKoy. “Romantic” is the first single from their endeavors as a collective and so far there’s no word on a possible full-length album.

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Tricky-Nicotene Love Feat Francesca Belmonte (Unofficial)

Tricky’s unofficial video for “Nicotene Love” is a montage of freedom fighters including Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. with the constant reminder that “when you speak out they shoot you down.”

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Hopie-Solar Systems

Hopie is back and she has a video for “Solar Systems” from last year’s Sugar Water.

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The Skins Release Kiss Me & Maybe

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Brooklyn rockers The Skins just released two new singles, “Kiss Me” and “Maybe” both available for download. The band just played the CBGB Festival and just took a break in their touring schedule.

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Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo & Queen Latifah Reunite For I Wanna Be Down Remix At BET Hip-Hop Awards

Brandy reunited with MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah at the BET Hip-Hop Awards to perform the “I Wanna Down” remix some 20 years later and it still inspires crowd sing-a-longs irresistible head nodding.

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