Category Archives: R&B

Throwback: Jermaine Jackson-Do What You Do

Jermaine Jackson had just started recording with Arista Records when his eponymous 10th studio album (marketed as Dynamite in the U.K.) was released in 1984. Jackson’s voice was soothing as he sang about being betrayed by a lover in “Do What You Do” which was the album’s second single. The video took its storyline from The Godfather and the supermodel Iman co-starred in the clip before her famous appearance in Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time” video. “Do What You Do” was the b-side to Jermaine Jackson’s “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming” collaboration with his brother Michael. The collection also has Jackson singing the duet “Take Good Care Of My Heart” with Whitney Houston before she hit stardom. The successful collaborations continued with Pia Zadora and their song “When The Rain Begins To Fall”  that had its video attached Zadora’s film Voyage Of The Rock Aliens. The album was Jackson’s second most popular and managed to reach Gold status. There have been three reissues of the 10th album domestically in 2005 and 2012 and a Japanese one in 2009. Jermaine Jackson independently released his 14th album, I Wish You L.O.V.E. in 2012. He has toured with his brothers Tito, Jackie and Marlon as The Jacksons since 2015.

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Lion Babe Shares New Singles Get Into The Party Life & Why

Lion Babe surprises with two new songs as the year comes to a close. “Get Into The Party Life” has the throwback soul sound of some of their earlier songs like “Honey Dew.” “Why” is obviously about a difficult relationship and it has a Caribbean flavor courtesy of the steel drum. Both songs will tide fans over until the duo releases their next album. 

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Janet Jackson Makes 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Class

Janet Jackson is among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 class. Jackson will join Radiohead, The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies for the induction ceremony March 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Artists are eligible for the honor 25 years after the release of their first album or single. This was the third time Jackson had been nominated with previous considerations in 2016 and 2017. Jackson expressed her gratitude in a statement by thanking the hall of fame. Her brothers were inducted into the hall as The Jackson 5 in 1997. The 2019 ceremony will air on HBO at a later date alongside a SiriusXM radio broadcast. 

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Watch India.Arie Return With The Official Video For That Magic

Watch India.Arie model several looks in her video for “That Magic” co-starring Lyric Bent as her love interest. The single came out months ago and today she shares the video. Arie performs at a party, shows off several outfits and is seen cuddling and playing with Bent. According to a new Facebook post, Arie’s next album Worthy is coming soon. 

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Janelle Monae Releases Official Video For Crazy, Classic, Life

Janelle Monae’s video for “Crazy, Classic, Life” looks like a bacchanalia fest of the future with all kinds of people. The all-inclusive party led by Monae comes to halt when the authorities swoop in and arrest most of the attendees. Monae’s message of freedom and fun starts with her and a glamorous squad of women escaping the scrutiny of a drone until the gathering is stopped later. It was another good year for Monae with the success of her album Dirty Computer and her introducing the word ‘pansexual’ to pop culture. 

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