Music Birthday: Murda Beatz

Today, February 11, 1994, Murda Beatz was born Shane Lee Lindstrom in Fort Erie, Canada. On February 12, 2020, Murda Beatz’ ‘Do Not Disturb’ collaboration with Smokepurpp, Offset and Lil Yatchy earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.  The song, released March 28, 2018, is a joint production by Murda Beatz and…

Migos: “Culture”

Today, January 27, 2017, Migos released their second studio album, “Culture.” This Grammy-nominated album includes the hit singles ‘Bad and Boujee’ ft. Lil Uzi Vert, ‘Slippery’ ft. Gucci Mane, and ‘T-Shirt.’  On the American iTunes Chart, “Culture” reached no. 5, becoming their second top 10 album on the chart since 2015’s “Yung Rich Nation.” “Culture”…

Beyoncé: “BEYONCÉ”

Today, December 13, 2013, Beyoncé released her double platinum-selling eponymous fifth studio album. This album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 1 on iTunes. Most recently on international itunes charts, “BEYONCE” is still in heavy rotation, peaking at nos. 39, 93 and 74 in Brazil, Spain and Australia in November…

KiDD Crash: ‘Why We Gotta Go There’

Today, December 1, 2020, the official music video for ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ by KiDD Crash has nearly 130 views. After being released to YouTube just four days ago, that rising view count speaks to Crash’s star power, you can call it “staying power.” ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ is track four on KiDD…

Ariana Grande: “Positions”

Today, November 17, 2020, Ariana Grande’s “Positions” went to no. 12 on the Australian iTunes Albums chart. This is Grande’s sixth studio album, and it beautifully expresses her growth as an artist, woman and divine feminine. This late-night jam was originally released on October 30, 2020, and it debuted at no. 1 on both the…

HomageCollage: Dave Mac, “Trouble”

🔊🔊💜Today, April 18, 2016, Dave Mac released his second album, “Trouble.” This album has features from Soul, RoZe, and Kimani—with two tracks starred as fan favorites on Apple Music, ‘Trouble’ ft. RoZe, and ‘Come Down,’ “Trouble” is another hot set of songs by the Canadian Dave Mac.

HomageCollage: Johnny Gill, “Johnny Gill”

🔊💜Today, April 17, 1990, Johnny Gill released his self-titled, third studio album. This album peaked at no. 8 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the ageless single ‘My, My, My’——a classic production by L.A. Reid and Babyface that peaked at no. 10 on the Hot 100. The album’s lead single, ‘Rub You the Right…

HomageCollage: DJ Khaled, “Victory”

🔊💜Today, March 2, 2010, DJ Khaled released his fourth studio album, “Victory.” The album peaked at no. 14 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the seminal hit ‘All I Do Is Win.’ The song, a production by Nasty Beatmakerz, features familiar superstars T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross, and Snoop Dogg. Tyga sampled ‘All I Do…