Saturday, June 19, 2021

New Music: Stephanie Mills Returns with Black Excellence "Let's Do the Right Thing"

In honor of Juneteenth, the Legendary Stephanie Mills shares her new single "Let's Do the Right Thing" across all streaming platforms.

Co-written and Produced by Marcus Malone, the uplifting, motivational track enchants Black Excellence, unity, peace and love for us, by us.

Described as a true labor of love after not having a record out in years.

In a statement, Mills says:

"My new music is a reflection of the sadness and heartache I've been feeling over the pandemic and George Floyd and the systemic racism that plagues our people. 'Let's Do the Right Thing' is my personal plea for all people to rise up and come together."

Friday, June 18, 2021

Ashanti to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Grammy Award-winning R&B Singer, songwriter and actress Ashanti took to social media to celebrate and announce that she will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year in 2022 for her contributions to music.

Ashanti along with several other prominent Black celebrities such as Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Kenan Thompson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Byron Allen, Holly Robinson-Peete, Nipsey Hussle & more to be inducted as well.

H.E.R. Releases Debut Album "Back of My Mind"

Grammy Award-winning R&B Singer, songwriter and musician H.E.R. has released her highly anticipated official debut album Back of My Mind via RCA.

The 21-track project follows after acclaimed EP's I Used to Know Her, Pts. 1 & 2 and features guest appearances by DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, YG, Lil Baby, Yung Bleu, Thundercat, Ty Dolla $ign & Cordae.

It’s always the thoughts that sit in the back of my mind, it’s always things that I’ve been through, things that I go through or that I feel, and all those thoughts that I think I’m afraid to say sometimes, or that we’re afraid to say. Things that feel too honest or too vulnerable, or too emotional or too aggressive. It’s all of those things. All of those things that have been in the back of my mind for the past few years, since my first project. It’s like a peek into my soul.” -H.E.R.

Diana Ross to Release 25th Album "Thank You" | Releases New Single & Video

The Legendary Diana Ross is set to release her 25th solo album Thank You in her illustrious musical career on September 10th via Decca Records/Universal Music.

In a statement about the album, Ms. Ross says:

"This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time."

Recorded in her home studio, the powerful 13-track set is led by the title track "Thank You"

Thank You track list:

1 Thank You
2 If the World Just Danced
3 All Is Well
4 In Your Heart
5 Just In Case
6 The Answers Always Love
7 Let's Do It
8 I Still Believe
9 Count On Me
10 Tomorrow
11 Beautiful Love
12 Time to Call
13 Come Together

"I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice, you hear my heart. Let love lead the way." -Diana Ross

Thank You serves as Ms. Ross' first album in 15 years since 2006's I Love You and is available for Pre-order.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Ms. Robbie Shares Visual for "Ain't My Stuff Good Enough"

Ms. Robbie
formerly of Ike & Tina Turner's iconic Ikettes and restauranteur (Sweetie Pie's) returns to music and shares the official music video to her single "Ain't My Stuff Good Enough".

Originally recorded by Ms. Robbie in the 70's, the song was banned from radio due to it's racy nature.

She says:

"I always loved that song. Now it doesn't sound dirty enough when I listen to it. It needs some more dirt on it."