Category Archives: R&B

Portrait Returns With In The Moment

Portrait has returned with “In The Moment” after being away for a while. They are remembered for their success in the ’90s with “Here We Go Again” and “Honey Dip.” Their R&B style was punctuated with hip-hop and the combination got them labeled as one of the last instances of New Jack Swing.  “In The Moment” marks a new era of Portrait with a sound that compliments their soul-singing legacy. Founding members Michaelangelo and Phillip have added Ruben Cruz to the group. Their reemergence is welcomed in 2018 when the R&B band has become obsolete.

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Watch: Aphrose Debut Video For Move On

Aphrose is an R&B artist from Toronto and “Move On” is her new single and video. She says,

“(Move On) It is not your average love song about relationships between two people, but rather about the love a person finds when they realize their own self-worth. Move On is that feeling you get when you finally become aware that you’ve had enough of barriers like hate and fear and you’re not going to let those walls hold you back anymore.”
Michael Tobin directed the video which features 20 women of different ethnicities and backgrounds symbolically walking past sexism, racism and oppression. Aphrose’ s first single “The Middle” announced her presence in 2017.
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Sade Has A New Song On The Wrinkle In Time Soundtrack

Sade will release a new song “Flower Of The Universe” on the Wrinkle In Time soundtrack. Ava DuVernay is directing the Disney film and she divulged Sade’s involvement on social media earlier today. Sade’s most recent album is 2010’s Soldier Of Love. DuVernay did not expect Sade’s participation but asked anyway according to a Tweet.

The movie is based on Madeline L’Engle’s 1962 children’s book and is a sci-fi fantasy about a young girl in search of her missing father. DuVernay’s movie is the third adaptation of L’Engle’s’ book and will star Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.  A Wrinkle In Time will open in theaters March 9th.

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Ruth Koléva Revisits Stevie Wonder On New Single I Don’t Know Why

Bulgarian singer-songwriter Ruth Koléva is releasing her sophomore album Confidence.Truth next month. “I Don’t Know Why” recalls Stevie Wonder’s ’70s classic period that had a heavy influence on Jamiroquai and The Brand New Heavies. Koléva says the song was written while she was thinking about love and the patience it requires. Confidence.Truth will come out March 30th.

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Media Questions Of The Week

How will the success of Black Panther change Hollywood?

 

When is Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer coming out?

Why has America become a hotbed for mass shootings at like the one that just took place in Florida?

 

 

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