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Nina Simone’s Performance at Newport Jazz Festival Comes to Life on New Album

In celebration of the 90th birthday of the iconic Nina Simone, Verve Records and UMe have unveiled a hidden gem from her illustrious career. “Blues for Mama,” the second single from the newly-discovered live recording of Nina’s mesmerizing performance at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival, has been released as part of the year-long commemoration.

It’s A Rap: 5.4.17

The 13 track LP features rapper Ludacris and production by Grammy award-winning hit makers Andre Harris, Warryn Campbell and newcomer Anthony Saunders among others.

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