Music Birthday: Shakira

Today, February 2, 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Columbia. 19 years after its fall 2001 release, Shakira’s hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’ is still a popular jam. The single’s appearance atop the American iTunes Songs Chart on February 3, 2020, served as a sweet belated birthday gift to the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’…

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…

Antonique Smith: “Love is Everything”

Today, November 20, 2015, Antonique Smith released her extended play, “Love is Everything.” This neo-soul set is fierce, upbeat and shameless when it comes to self-liberation.  ‘Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Hoo)’ peaked at no. 22 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. An exciting production by Darryl Farmer, ‘Hold Up Wait A…

HomageCollage: Soulja Boy, “Souljaboytellem.com”

🔊❤️Today, October 2, 2007, Soulja Boy released his debut album, “Souljaboytellem.com.” Album has the Grammy-nominated seminal single, ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy).’ Song earned triple platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. And, it’s parent peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard 200. 

HomageCollage: New Kids on the Block, “The Block”

🔊❤️Today 2008 – New Kids on the Block released “The Block,” their sixth studio album – On the US Billboard 200, “The Block” peaked at no. 2, ranking 3rd out of 11 album entries on the chart (behind “Hangin’ Tough” & “Step by Step”) – “The Block” spawned ‘Summertime,’ lead single that went to no….

Music Birthday: Lil Lonnie

🔊🎉Today 1995 – The late Lil Lonnie was born Lonnie Taylor, in Jackson, Mississippi – His ‘RoadRunnin’ single was produced by Zaytoven, a friend and collaborator whose helped many artists achieve – Though last year he, in his hometown, was gunned down in a senseless drive-by shooting, he will not be forgotten.   

HomageCollage: Notorious B.I.G., ‘Juicy’

🔊❤️Today 1994 – The Notorious B.I.G.  debuted his solo single, ‘Juicy,’ featuring Total, and it reached no. 27 on the US Hot 100 – Song earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, and it’s been sampled by many: Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish,’ J. Cole’s ‘Villuminati,’ and Halsey’s ‘New Americana.’