Music Birthday: Darrel Walls

Today, February 8, 1991, Darrel Walls of sibling gospel group The Walls Group was born in Houston, Texas. Effortlessly adding to the divine harmonies of the group’s debut album, “Fast Forward,” Darrel and his siblings maximized their opportunity to work with Brandy and her 90’ hit, ‘Always on My Mind.’   The group sampled ‘Always on…

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…

Scarface: “M.A.D.E”

Today, October 2, 2007, Scarface released his ninth album “Made.” This album has production by industry giants Mike Dean, Drumma Boy, Nottz, and more. Nottz is the master behind the beat on ‘Girl You Know’ ft. Trey Songz.  The song samples the 70’s hit, ‘Cause I Love You,’ by Lenny Williams. Scarface isn’t the only…

Music Birthday: Travis Scott

🔊🥳 Today, April 30, 1992, Travis Scott was born Jacques Beemon Webster II in Houston, Texas. Scott co-produced a 2013 track for Kanye West and Frank Ocean called ‘New Slaves.’ The song is Grammy nominated, and it’s included on West’s “Yeezus” album. ‘New Slaves,’ now certified gold in the US, was co-produced by Scott, along…

Music Birthday: LeToya Luckett

🔊🥳Today, March 11, 1981, LeToya Nicole Luckett-Walker was born in Houston, Texas. Her second studio album “Lady Love” was released in August 2009, and on September 11, it peaked at no. 12 on the US Billboard 200. The album spawned four singles, the third of which was ‘Regret’ featuring Ludacris. The song saw no. 78…

Music Birthday: Lil Flip

🔊🥳Today, March 3, 1981, Lil Flip was born Wesley Eric Weston Jr. in Houston, Texas. May 7, 2004, ‘Game Over (Flip)’ peaked at no. 15 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by Nick “FURY” Loftin for Flip’s sophomore studio album “U Gotta Feel Me.” The following week, the song also peaked…

HomageCollage: Solange, “When I Get Home”

🔊💜Today, March 1, 2019, Solange released her fourth studio album, “When I Get Home.” With an unforgettable album cover like “A Seat At The Table,” this album from Solange explores personal experiences, Houston, and spirit and love. For the production on “When I Get Home,” Solange tapped industry greats such as Tyler, the Creator, Dev…

Music Birthday: Lecrae

🔊🎉Today, October 9, 1979, Lecrae Moore was born in Houston, TX. “Anomaly,” his seventh studio album, was released in September 2009. Album became Lecrae’s second no. 1 album on the American iTunes Albums Chart; behind “Gravity.” At the 2015 Dove Awards, “Anomaly” won Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year.