It’s a Rap

It’s A Rap (Music Briefs): 12.7.17 – 12.13.17

Just in time for the holidays!…as you break out your favorite Christmas playlist, be sure to add legendary soul singer Patti Labelle’s new holiday album “Patti Labelle and Friends- Home For The Holidays” to the list.

It’s A Rap

To today’s social-political driven rappers to thriving rap lyricists like Chuck D, rap has been founded and continues to thrive on creativity, experiences and storytelling.

It’s a Rap 12.17.15

Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling hip-hop trio Naughty By Nature are back in full force, announcing their 25th Anniversary Tour which is set to hit 26 major cities across the U.S. in 2016.
After kicking off the international leg of the tour earlier this month, the group will return to the states on January 27, kicking off in Greensboro, NC

R&B songtress Tamia is back with New Album Love Life

Courtesy Photo Tamia returns to the music scene with her sixth studio album Love Life by Def Jam Recordings. The Canadian-born singer returned to Def Jam last year on her transition to a major label. “To me, (labels) you kind of have to use them like a rich uncle,” she said. “But, they’ve been really awesome and have let me just do my thing.” With chart topping singles “Into You,” “Stranger in My House” and “Offically Missing You,” Tamia brings a classic R&B sound that sets her voice as the focal point on the album. “Reinvention isn’t exciting unless there’s

Drake Unveils New Streaming Service with Apple

Courtesy Photo Apple’s highly-anticipated launch of its new streaming music service, Apple Music, included a rap heavyweight who helped usher in a new era for the company. Joining Apple CEO Tim Cook, Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor for the event was Drake, according to The rapper was on hand to discuss Apple Music’s Connect service, which reportedly allows artists to communicate with fans via a single interface combining social media updates from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. “This is something that simplifies everything for the modern musician like myself and the modern

Miguel releases new music Coffee on sensual Album ‘WILDHEART’

Courtesy Photo Miguel dropped new single “Coffee” featuring Wale with a profane lyrical twist last month. The single is off his third album Wildheart. The crooner admits the album is about sex. “This album is Los Angeles, it’s attitude, it’s aggression, it’s sex, it’s pyschedelia, it’s lust, it’s loneliness,” he told VH1 about the upcoming album. “It’s just more aggressive. It’s just raw. That’s why I love this album,” said Miguel who also loves several of the songs on the new LP, without picking one favorite. Wildheart is set to release Tuesday, June 30.

Janet Jackson announces first leg of ‘Unbreakable’ World Tour

COURTESY PHOTO Six-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson will kick off a 32-city tour on Aug. 31 in Vancouver, Live Nation announced Monday June 15. Jackson’s new album , her first in seven years, will be released this fall. Her last studio album was 2008’s “Discipline.” Jackson’s catalog of hits dates back to the mid-1980s, ranging from “What Have You Done for Me Lately” to “That’s the Way Love Goes” to “All for You.” The first U.S. tour date is on September 11 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The “Rhythm Nation” singer also announced shows in Chicago,