Chaka Khan, Missy Elliott, The Spinners & DJ Kool Herc & George Michael Were Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott, DJ Kool Herc, The Spinners, Chaka Khan, George Michael, and Don Cornelius were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper to have the honor. Queen Latifah introduced Elliott before she performed a medley of her hits onstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn during the induction ceremony on Saturday, November 4th. Jazmine Sullivan introduced Khan, who performed “I Feel For You” with Common rapping Melle Mel’s part. H.E.R. and Sia joined her while she sang “Ain’t Nobody,” “Sweet Thing,” and  “I’m Every Woman.” Khan brought Tony Maiden from Rufus after she accepted her award. New Edition put on a well-choreographed show in tribute to The Spinners, while a Soul Train scenario played out in the background in honor of Don Cornelius. LL Cool J inducted Kool Herc, who accepted his award with his sister Cindy. Andrew Ridgeley, who was one-half of Wham with Michael, inducted his later former bandmate. Miguel, Adam Levine, and Carrie Underwood performed some of Michael’s classics, including “Careless Whisper” and “Faith.” 




Miguel Reveals Visual For Give It To Me

Miguel brings fans closer to the full Viscera experience by dropping the video for “Give It To Me.” Bradley J. Calder directed the piece that looks like a studio and sex dungeon at the same time. Viscera is Miguel’s forthcoming fifth album. Earlier this year he introduced the album with an art installation where he was suspended in the air while performing the song “Rope.” “Give It To Me” is a straightforward look at desire between two people. The singer continues to carve out his own space in R&B by taking timeless human concerns like relationships and casting them differently.  The unusual video for “Give It To Me” stimulates curiosity about the album and Miguel’s next creative direction. 

 




Miguel Reemerges With Give It To Me

Miguel proudly opens up about feelings of desire in the bedroom teaser “Give It To Me.” The dizzying track has his typical low-key psychedelia and spellbinding vocals. The new single comes at a time when he is having a resurgence thanks to “Sure Thing” going viral on TikTok. It’s been six years since War & Leisure so “Give It To Me” brings up the question of when his next album will arrive. Last year he was heard on Diplo’s “Don’t Forget My Love.” “Give It To Me” is a perfect return to his solo voice that presents romantic longing with the quintessential R&B love plea. 

 

 

 




Kilo Kish Gives A Visual For Death Fantasy Feat. Miguel

Kilo Kish questions the American dream while wearing a flag in her video for “Death Fantasy” which has haunting backing vocals from Miguel. Her wobbly walk around a hotel ends up with her appearing to be literally sick of capitalism. Kish’s American Gurl album is based on the typical concept of mainstream success, how to approach that idea, and her feelings about Black artists being pigeonholed into the same R&B and hip-hop tropes. Sonically she’s wearing new wave and pop styles and more guest appearances from Vince Staples and Jesse Boykins III.  The video for “Death Fantasy” comes at a time when the world is dealing with a recession. Kish’s flag and indigestion are raising pertinent questions about what it’s like being an American coping with hyperinflation.