Alicia Keys is making preparations to drop her first studio album since 2012’s Girl on Fire. The album is due out later this year and she’s released the lead single entitled “In Common.” The song is co-written by Keys, Illangelo, Tayla Parks and Billy Walsh and produced by Illangelo. From the sounds of this joint we’re anticipating a hot one from Mrs Keys. Check it out here as well as per live performance on the voice. Enjoy!Read More
No stranger to the music industry, Deion has served as the go to singer and songwriter for the industry’s top talent. Dion’s unforgettable collaborations and features have resulted in over 10 million albums sold worldwide with contributions to 50 Cent’s The Massacre (Ryder Music), The Game’s debut The Documentary (Runnin’) & Sophomore follow up Doctor’s Advocate (Ol’ English), and extensive work with Hip Hop producer Hi-Tek. Aside from these accomplishments it was the Hip Hop classic “Let it Go” featuring Talib Kweli that cemented Dion’s place in Hip Hop’s elite class of singers that could only be rivaled by Nate Dogg. In similar fashion It was Dion’s vocal abilities and songwriting that soon garnered the attention of iconic West Coast producer Dr. Dre resulting in him inking a solo artist deal with Aftermath Entertainment.
With a body of work that backs up the mere drive and determination it takes an artist to succeed only Dion could fill the void that is seen in today’s lack of soul in R&B. What sets Dion apart from every other singer in his field is his unique 4 part harmony, uncanny knack for songwriting and lyricism, all combined with a vocal quality eerily similar to Marvin Gaye while under the influence of world renown R&B Soul and Funk artists, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson, Joe, and Parliament to name a few.
Lost in the shuffle of label politics, a shelved Aftermath Solo Debut, Dion has returned from an extended hiatus and now is currently in the studio prepping the release of the EP entitled Break The Circle” produced by Atlanta’s own Floyd the Locsmif. Be on the lookout for additional releases of the live band backed Grounded and Messy, and the awe inspiring acapella Heartbreaker, it is without any doubt that Dion’s past has single handedly shown that he is the future and is ready to solidify his spot in the return of Soulful R&B. Press play and vibe out. Enjoy!Read More
Realizing that the forces pulling you together are stronger than those pulling you apart is hard to do for most artists and musicians. Not so for W. Ellington Felton and Raheem Devaughn, the duo esoterically known as “The Crossrhodes”. Without a doubt, The Crossrhodes embodies a special chemistry that elevates beyond their individual solo performances.
The release of “The Invitation” in 2004, remains one of the most influential records in underground hip hop and R&B circles – featuring vividly rendered storytelling and intrinsically soulful vocals about socio-political issues with dimensions about love without the self pity. Audiences were able to experience nostalgic emotions over elements of jazz, soul, rock, and gospel, and the duo’s influence ushered in new demographic potential for R&B and soul music.
Due to the ascension of their careers as individual performers, the duo parted ways to focus on solo projects. Fortunately, their core audience embraced their respective uniqueness and new fans emerged. Mainly because the duo has long embraced a cult following, who revel in the enigmatic anticipation of the release of duo’s new album entitled, “Footprints on the Moon”. Fans are inclusive in the album process; building armies and sharing links from various social platforms, like random local pop up shows live-streamed on periscope and pop up “live” shows in various U.S. Cities .
In order to know where we are going with The Crossrhodes we must know where they came from. This is a special mix of songs from their vaults. Enjoy!
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(Rah + Wes)
ISHE’s Who Is SHE EP is a “Dreamy Acoustic” project written in 3 days.
Rehearsed in 1 day, & recorded in 3 sessions!
All Acoustic. Vocals & Guitar, so there’s nowhere to hide!
It’s Raw. Organic. Improvised “Feel Good Music” … Made with pure LOVE!
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It’s so good to see our friend Hezekiah doing what he loves. If you’ll recall… Hezekiah was recently hospitalized as he suffered an anuersym. We’re praying for a speedy recovery. Check him out in a performance with his band Johnny Popcorn, in a live performance of their single “Follow Through” from their pending CD Totem Pole for WXPN‘s Key Studio Sessions. EnjoyRead More