FlyingOver50 Granny Pole Dancer Makeda Smith Continues to Elevate Mature Women with New MercVille Productions Music Video Release

Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith,the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video. Filmed as part More »

Emiko Shares Debut Single Is It Real

West London singer Emiko brings forth his debut single “Is It Real” with South London production duo Hilts and Monks. Emiko’s voice harkens back to R&B singers from the ’90s who had More »

Georgia Anne Muldrow Emerges With First Brainfeeder Single Overload

Georgia Anne Muldrow signed with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label earlier this year and today she unveils “Overload” the first song with her new home. Muldrow laments about the struggle to maintain relationships More »

Marsha Ambrosius: Old Times Official Video

Marsha Ambrosius is returning with a new full-length album in the fall called NYLA. “Old Times” is the first video from NYLA and she is seen singing while holding her adorable daughter and More »

Eros Shares Starshine Feat. Nanna.B & Bobby Earth

Houston native Eros is starting the summer with his new single “Starshine” that features Danish singer Nanna.B  fellow R&B artist Bobby Earth. Eros plays the bass and gives a breathy delivery on More »

JMSN: Talk Is Cheap (Audio)

JMSN is back with his new single “Talk Is Cheap” from his next album titled Velvet. His preference for ’70s and ’80s grooves is still there as well as the topic of intimate relationships. He announced on Twitter that Velvet will be released in September and it can be purchased immediately from his site before it’s heard on the streaming services.  


Big Daddy Kane Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

Big Daddy Kane freestyles for Funkmaster Flex at the Hot 97 studios with Mister Cee DJing the music. They both talk to Flex about celebrating the 30th anniversary of Kane’s influential first album Long Live The Kane. The five-minute freestyle starts with Mister Cee but it ends with Kane rhyming acapella. 


Michael Jackson Musical Coming To Broadway

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A musical about the music and life of Michael Jackson is coming to Broadway in 2020. Lynn Nottage, a two-time Pulitzer winner, will write the musical and Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon is responsible for the choreography and direction. Jackson’s estate and Columbia Live Stage announced the production today. Many of Jackson’s hit songs will be used in the musical. It will be the second time the music of Michael Jackson was used in stage play because London’s West End presented Thriller Live in 2009. 



Maxwell: The Glass House (We Never Saw It Coming) Official Video

Maxwell’s “The Glass House (We Never Saw It Coming)” gets a visual depicting a hard breakup between him and his partner. The actress faces him as they have a mature but difficult conversation about the state of their relationship. Maxwell’s passionate vocals and the image of his pregnant woman and other child makes the message hard to watch because they verbalize a separation but still look unified. The emergence of the new song and video indicates that his BLACKsummers’night trilogy should soon be completed. 


Khalid: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Khalid had a breakout year in 2017 following the success of his debut album American Teen. He received two Grammy nominations, won a VMA Award for Best New Artist, sold out his Location tour and had a hit single with Alessia Cara. His career took off after he posted his “Location” single to Soundcloud in 2016. He shares the story of how he wrote “Location” during high school and how his friends encouraged him to post it online. The NPR concert is a minimal affair with Khalid and acoustic guitar player Jef Villaluna. Their mini-set includes “Young Dumb & Broke,” “Location” and “Saved.”