HomageCollage: Toni Braxton, “The Heat”

🔊💜Today, April 25, 2000, Toni Braxton released her third studio album “The Heat.” This album peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the Darkchild-produced lead single ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough for Me.’ The song peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart, and earned gold certification from theContinue reading “HomageCollage: Toni Braxton, “The Heat””

Music Birthday: Nat King Cole

🔊🥳Today, March 17, 1919, Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Santa Monica, California. In 2008 Cole’s twin daughters set up Nat King Cole Generation Hope to preserve the legacy of their parents, and create harmony between people and music. Located in Florida, this music education program keeps music alive by gathering communityContinue reading “Music Birthday: Nat King Cole”

Music Birthday: Chopin

🔊🥳Today, March 1, 1810, Frédéric Françios Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola, Poland. Nas sampled Chopin’s ‘Étude, Op. 10, No. 12 in C Minor’ in his ‘A Queens Story.’ The song was produced by Salaam Remi for Nas’ “Life is Good” album.