Media Questions Of The Week

Was Beyoncé snubbed at the Grammys for not winning Album of the Year after being nominated a fourth time for the honor? 


Is Patti Austin right about Adele’s pitch being off? 

Is Mr. Eazi right about Bad Bunny participating in copyright infringement by using a song from Joeboy without properly clearing the song? 

Throwback: Quincy Jones-Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me Feat. Patti Austin

Quincy Jones recorded “Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me” with Patti Austin as the featured vocalist for his 1981 R&B album The Dude. Stevie Wonder, who had known Jones since he was 14-years old, wrote “Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me.” It was not the first time Jones had recorded a song written by Wonder: in 1973 he covered and titled an album after “You’ve Got It Bad Girl” and also included his version of “Superstition.”  Patti Austin previously worked with Jones who is also her godfather on the soundtrack to The Wiz and his Sounds…And Stuff Like That! album both in 1978. Two years before The Dude Jones produced Austin’s “It’s The Falling In Love” collaboration with Michael Jackson from his Off The Wall album. Austin’s velvety tone sang lead on four songs from The Dude and “Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me” was uptempo and most suited for clubs and dancefloors. Austin and Jones had a magical 1981 with The Dude receiving 12 Grammy nominations and taking home three awards. Austin’s Every Home Should Have One also came out that year on Jones’s Qwest label and he produced her no. 1 duet with James Ingram “Baby, Come To Me.” The Dude received a color vinyl release in June of 2021. 

Austin’s most recent studio album is her 2016 Mighty Musical Fairy Tales. She was part of the tribute concert for Jones’s 75th birthday released in 2009 as The 75th Birthday Celebration. Patti Austin is scheduled to perform at the 2021 Atlanta Jazz Festival. 


Tune In Tonight At 8 PM To Meet The Women Of TWIST-Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brenda Russell, Sheila E., Terri Lyne Carrington, India.Arie, Ledisi, Siedah Garrett & More Plus A Special Appearance By Angela Davis

Tune in tonight at 8 PM ET to meet the women of TWIST (Tuff Women In Strange Times) during a live stream. Patti Austin created the group of women artists to remind voters, especially women of the power they have to make a difference. Chaka Khan, Lisa Fischer, Lalah Hathaway,Dee Dee Bridgewater, India.Arie, Brenda Russell, Ledisi and Siedah Garrett have all made videos to share who the women are that inspired them to vote. Sheila E. and Terri Lyne Carrington provided music for the vignettes that have been airing daily. Tanika Ray will host the live stream tonight and there will be a special appearance from Angela Davis. Viewers are encouraged to use #WeAreTWIST2020 on social media. 

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Chaka Khan, Ledisi, Lisa Fischer, Lalah Hathaway, Sheila E., India. Arie, Brenda Russell, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin, Terri Lyne Carrington & Dee Dee Bridgewater To Appear In TWIST2020 Voter Participation Campaign & Event

Chaka Khan, Ledisi, Sheila E., Lisa Fischer, Dee Dee Bridgewater, India.Arie, Lalah Hathaway, Patti Austin, Terri Lyne Carrington, Siedah Garrett and Brenda Russell have formed TWIST(Tuff Women In Strange Times) a supergroup of women artists to rally voter participation for the 2020 election. Activist, author and professor Angela Davis will appear in a series of videos encouraging voting under the TWIST2020 banner. The campaign has started with a video of the late Maya Angelou and it can be viewed at, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There will be a live event on October 20th titled This Is Why I Vote at 8PM ET that can be viewed on, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Viewers are encouraged to use #WeAreTWIST2020 on social media. 

Austin, who is the brainchild behind TWIST, says the campaign is to remind voters particularly women of the historic power they have to make a difference especially in light of September 18, 2020, passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She says, “We’ve all got incredible stories about a school teacher, our mother, or her mother, or just other powerful women that influence our lives. We’ve got this election coming up. We have the power of the world in our hands, given to us by the women who came before us.”

Patti Austin, Tammy McCrary, Julie Bergman and Gwendolyn Quinn are the producers of TWIST2020.