Music Birthday: Kelly Rowland

Today, February 11, 1981, Kelendria Trene Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelly released a new single in April 2020 called ‘Coffee,’ and it’s gained more than eight million streams on Spotify.  The song was produced by Marcos “Kosine” Palacios of production duo Da Internz, and it is not included on any of Kelly’s albums….

There’s Big Truth in Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales”

Jazmine Sullivan released her debut extended play “Heaux Tales” on January 8, 2021, and I must say that it was totally worth the wait. With six long years between the release of her “Reality Show” album, “Heaux Tales” is a really nice gift for Sullivan fans. Though the wait was long, the technique is genius….

Yung Bay: “Real, Respected & Rich”

Today, December 24, 2016, Yung Bay released “Real, Respected & Rich.” This hardcore album is above the average rap long play, with 11 explicit tracks that inspire real glow up. On Apple Music, I’ve marked tracks  2, 3, 4, and 5 as favorites, and I’ll tell you why. His true godfidence glares in tracks like…

Pop Smoke: ‘For the Night’

Today, December 4, 2020, ‘For the Night’ by Pop Smoke, Lil Baby & DaBaby peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Taken from his posthumous debut studio album, “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” ‘For the Night’ also reached no. 15 on iTunes.  Expectedly, ‘For the Night’ enjoyed international…

Music Birthday: Ludacris

Today, September 11, 1977, Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois. Two of Luda’s songs peaked on the US Billboard Rap Airplay Chart in the month of September: ‘Move B*tch’ ft. Mystikal and Infamous 2.0 (no. 3), and the Shawnna collaboration ‘Shake dat Sh*t’ (no. 16). Timbaland produced the latter single, and it’s…

Music Birthday: Frank Ocean

🔊🎉Today, October 28, 1987, Frank Ocean was born Christopher Edwin Cooksey, in Long Beach, California. Following the successful release of his ‘Slide’ collaboration with Calvin Harris, Ocean released his ‘Chanel’ single in March 2017, announcing it on his Blonded Radio. Song has since earned platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

HomageCollage: Ledisi, ‘High’

🔊❤️Today, October 14, 2017, Ledisi’s ‘High’ peaked at no. 7 on the US Adult R&B Songs chart. Song comes from Ledisi’s Grammy Award-winning eighth studio album, “Let Love Rule.” Song was put together by Ledisi, Rex Rideout, DJ Camper, and Charles Hinshaw. 

HomageCollage: Fat Joe, “J.O.S.E.:Jealous One’s Still Envy 2”

🔊❤️Today, October 6, 2009, Fat Joe released, “J.O.S.E.:Jealous One’s Still Envy 2” his ninth studio album, and the follow-up to “Jealous One’s Envy.” Album has features from Rico Love, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, Lil Wayne, Pleasure P, and more. “Jealous One’s Still Envy 2” reached no. 73 on the US Billboard200.