Music Birthday: Bob Marley

Today, February 6, 1945, Bob Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley in Nine Mile, Jamaica. On February 18, 2015, “Easy Skanking in Boston ‘78,” Bob Marley & the Wailers’ fifth live album, peaked at no. 72 on the American iTunes Albums Chart. Recorded at the old Boston Musical Hall, Orpheum Theatre, in Boston, Massachusetts, “Easy…

Music Birthday: Harry Styles

Today, February 1, 1994, Harry Edward Styles was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England. The One Direction training wheels were completely removed with the 2019 release of “Fine Line,” his second solo studio album. This album reached no. 1 on the American iTunes Chart, 10 points higher than his eponymous debut two years prior. Too, it…

Ivy: “Monkeys on a Porch”

Today, December 23, 2016, indie rapper Ivy released his third solo mixtape, “Monkeys on a Porch.” An underrated rap jam, this mixtape has both club and workout vibes. Made with rich beats, cooly matched with real lyrics so easily delivered. It’s a solid mixtape, full of pitching potential for labels like Def Jam, Interscope, Atlantic,…

ScrilltownMO to release compilation mixtape December 25

On Christmas Day, indie label ScrilltownMO will drop it’s compilation mixtape “Street Music & Meditation: This Is My Therapy, Vol. 1” in conjunction with Sony Music. The head of ScrilltownMO, Mr. ScrilltownHimself aka Feddie Scrillz, has been in the music industry for more than two decades, having made music with childhood friends, striving for a…

Rahsaan Patterson: “After Hours”

Today, October 26, 2004, Rahsaan Patterson released “After Hours,” his third studio album. Just one month after its release, on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, “After Hours” peaked at no. 65. Also an international success, the album reached no. 36 on Brazilian iTunes. “After Hours” is rich, extravagant, and Patterson’s vocals are as…

Fifth Harmony: “Better Together – EP”

Today, October 18, 2013, Fifth Harmony released their debut extended play, “Better Together.” Executively produced by Julian Bunetta, this EP reached nos. 2 & 6 on the American iTunes Albums Chart, and the Billboard 200.  There are also dance remix, and acoustic versions of “Better Together,” both of which have seen chart success. “Better Together:…

Anthony Hamilton: “Comin’ From Where I’m From”

Today, September 23, 2003, Anthony Hamilton released “Comin’ From Where I’m From,” his sophomore studio album. This album was a commercial success, peaking at no. 33 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.  Mark Batson produced a few of the tracks on “Coming From Where I’m From,”…

Music Birthday: Doug E. Fresh

Today, September 17, 1966, Douglas “Doug E. Fresh” Davis was born in Barbados. In 2011, Doug E. Fresh linked up with neo-soul singer Jill Scott to record a song called ‘All Cried Out Redux.’  The song is included on Scott’s fourth studio album, “The Light of the Sun,” and was produced by Scott herself. ‘All…