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….

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: Shawty Lo

🔊🥳Today, March 22, 1976, the late Shawty Lo was born Carlos Rico Walker in Atlanta, Georgia. Shawty Lo has a song on the US Hot 100 that peaked at no. 21, yesterday in 2008—‘Dey Know.’ This song, a production by Balis Beats and Born Immaculate, comes from Lo’s “Units in the City” debut studio album….

HomageCollage: Rich Boy, “Rich Boy”

🔊💜Today, March 13, 2007, Rich Boy released his self-titled debut studio album. On March 30, 2007, Rich Boy’s debut single ‘Throw Some D’s’ peaked at no. 6 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by Polo da Don, included on Rich Boy’s eponymous debut studio album. Keri Hilson sampled ‘Throw Some D’s’…

Music Birthday: Paul Wall

🔊🥳Today, March 11, 1981, Paul Wall was born Paul Michael Slayton in Houston, Texas. In 2005, Paul Wall collaborated with Kanye West & GLC for the recording of ‘Drive Slow.’ The song is a Kanye West production for West’s “Late Registration.” The song is also included on “The People’s Champ,” Paul Wall’s no. 1, platinum-selling…

Music Birthday: Chingy

🔊🥳Today, March 9, 1980, Chingy was born Howard Bailey Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri. In March 2004, Chingy’s ‘Don’t Worry’ collaboration with Janet Jackson was released to support his second studio album “Powerballin.’ The song was produced by The Trak Stars, and it peaked at no. 34 on the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. The song…

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: Charlie Wilson, “In It to Win It”

🔊💜Today, February 17, 2017, Charlie Wilson released his eighth studio album, “In It to Win It.” On March 11, 2017, the album became his fourth top 10 on the US Billboard 200 (no. 7). Three songs from “In It to Win It” peaked on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart: ‘Chills’ (no. 1), ‘I’m Blessed’…