ESSENCE Continues Its 50th Anniversary Celebration With the Announcement of Grammy-Award Winning Megastar and First-time Festival Performer Bruno Mars to Headline the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture

February 11, 2020 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally, is continuing the year-long celebration of its 50thanniversary with the announcement of GRAMMY-award winning artists Bruno Mars and Janet Jacksonas mainstage headliners for the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture™ presented by Coca-Cola. This will…

SOUTHERN LACED TAKES FIVE WITH K. MICHELLE

R&B singer, songwriter, and Reality TV personality K. Michelle does not need an introduction.  With the upcoming release of her album, “All Monsters Are Human”, Southern Laced found it fitting to catch up with the award-winning diva. Here’s what she had to say: Q: Let’s talk about your Jack Daniel’s endorsement. How has that experience…

Secret Deodorant Announces Partnership With Serena Williams to Advance Gender Equality

February 12, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, Secret Deodorant, a longtime champion of women’s equality and advocate for female athletes, announced a new partnership with Serena Williams to further progress gender equality and pledged an additional $1 million in support of equality programs. As the archetype…

K. MICHELLE DEBUTS #1 WITH NEW R&B ALBUM “ALL MONSTERS ARE HUMAN”

(New York, NY – February 12, 2020) R&B singer/songwriter K. Michelle is celebrating having the #1 R&B album in the country with the release of her new album All Monsters Are Human (AMAH) via Entertainment One (eOne). Her fifth studio album, this is K. Michelle’s first project as an indie artist and within its first…

ROYCE 5’9″ RELEASES NEW TRACK & VIDEO

LISTEN TO “UPSIDE DOWN” HERE February 7, 2020 (New York, NY) – Royce 5’9″ releases a new track and video for “Upside Down” feat. Benny the Butcherand Ashley Sorrell, today.  Directed by Cricket, the video shows Royce spitting lyrics from the pulpit, joined by Benny the Butcher, to enlighten the congregants. “Upside Down” is the fourth track to be released…

K. MICHELLE RELEASES NEW ALBUM ALL MONSTERS ARE HUMAN TODAY!

(New York, NY – January 31, 2020) R&B singer/songwriter K. Michelle releases her highly anticipated album All Monsters Are Human today via Entertainment One (“eOne”).   This album is the first under this partnership and is K’s first project as an indie artist.  The album is currently #1 in R&B on iTunes and Amazon. All Monsters Are Human, which is executive…

ROYCE 5’9″ RELEASES NEW TRACK “I DON’T’ AGE” TODAY

LISTEN TO “I DON’T AGE” HERE January 31, 2020 (New York, NY) – Royce 5’9″ releases a new track “I DON’T AGE”today.  This is the third track to be released from Royce’s forthcoming album THE ALLEGORY (eOne/Heaven Studios, Inc.), set to be released on February 21.  Fans can pre order/save THE ALLEGORYbeginning today and immediately receive “I DON’T AGE” as…

MUSIC VIDEO: FLASH GOTTII FEATURING TRIPPIE REDD “PAPER CHASE”

Kansas City’s Flash Gottii nabs chart-topping rapper Trippie Redd and producer Luke Herbert for “Paper Chase.” The music video is the lead visual from Gottii’s upcoming debut 20/20 Vision EP releasing via Entertainment One/100 Entertainment. Directed by California Creatives, the clip shows the two rappers in a mansion with money on their mind and kicking all distractions to the curb.  …

INTERVIEW: Southern Laced Welcomes Jake Wilbourne

Jake Wilbourne aka Jake Wil is no stranger to Southern Laced. The Mississippi born singer and rapper, who gained fan momentum with his cover of Bryson Tiller’s Exchange, is back at Southern Laced with a new single. Here’s what he had to say: Q: What can you tell us about your new single? JW: My…

INTERVIEW: Southern Laced Welcomes Emerson Hill

Vocally talented artist Emerson Hill aka Mr. Room 102 is creating quite a buzz in the Southern Soul/Blues circuit. Although his demeanor may be modest and his overall persona is humble, fans are buzzing about the rise of one of the newest R&B singers in the South. CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE SOUTHERN LACED…

CERTIFIED-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST SEVYN STREETER RELEASES ‘WHATCHUSAY’ OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM DRUNKEN WORDZ x SOBER THOUGHTZ

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 – Today, certified-platinum recording artist and Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter released track “WHATCHUSAY” along with a music video, as the first release off of her forthcoming album Drunken Wordz x Sober Thoughtz, via Groundwērk/Entertainment One (eOne) and is set to drop in 2020. Sensual and audacious, the new track and video…

NEW MUSIC: THE GAME FEATURING ANDERSON .PAAK “STAINLESS”

Listen to “Stainless” Here (November 1, 2019) Today, Compton rapper The Game shares his soulful new jam “Stainless” featuring Grammy winning artist Anderson .Paak. Produced by Big Duke, The Game rides over a sweet-sounding smooth West Coast track with an effortless flow reminiscing over Nipsey Hussle, 2Pac, Fatal Hussein, Yaki Kadafi, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson and 2Pac. A music video for the song was…

NEW YORK CITY’S OWN DJ KAY SLAY BACK WITH SOME HEAT!

(October 31, 2019) New York City DJ and radio personality DJ Kay Slay cooks up a new monster jam “Hocus Pocus,” just in time for Halloween. A spellbinding line-up of Hip-Hop’s new golden boys A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Blueface, and Moneybagg Yo bring this Trackateering Music produced beat to life. Check out warlock Kay Slay and his three wizards causing trouble in the Brian Niles-directed visual below. CLICK HERE TO GET/LISTEN…

HIP HOP JAZZ GROUP QNA TEAMS UP WITH MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED MUSICIAN

DOWNLOAD “OUTLAW” HERE (Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – New York, NY) – Emerging hip hop Jazz group QNA teamed up with two-time Grammy nominated musician, Roots Percussionist (Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption) and popular NYC based roots and culture reggae band Royal KhaoZ to deliver their collaborative debut single “Outlaw,” produced by Royal KhaoZ’s very…

EMERGING SOUTHERN ACT SPADE MELO RELEASES NOSTALGIC VISUALS FOR “BOTTOM”

Download “Bottom” HERE (Thursday, October 24 – Atlanta, GA) – This week, emerging hip hop artist Spade Melo released the visuals for his follow up single “Bottom” off his debut EP Aces High which is set to release this fall. “Bottom” comes on the heels of Spade’s well received debut single “Derrick Rose” which is…

AKON CELEBRATES HIS ROOTS WITH AFROBEATS AKONDA RELEASE

Download Akonda HERE (New York, NY – Friday, October 25) – Global superstar, Akon, releases his first ever full-length afrobeats album, Akondatoday via his Akonik Label Group.  The 10-track LP includes Akon’s hit singles “Low Key” and “Wakonda“. “Wakonda,” a play on Afro B’s popular song “Drogba” (Joanna), features West African comedian, Michael Blackson in the hilarious visuals which premiered on World Star Hip…

R&B SUPERSTAR TANK UNVEILS LONG AWAITED STUDIO ALBUM ELEVATION

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B superstar Tank has announced today’s release of his long-awaited new album. ELEVATION is available today via R&B Money/Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The singer/songwriter is also celebrating the release of ELEVATION with an official companion video for “I Don’t Think You’re Ready,” featuring a guest appearance from renown social media influencer B….

R&B SUPERSTAR TANK DROPS “THIS” FT. OMARI HARDWICK & SHAWN STOCKMAN

LISTEN/PURCHASE “THIS” NOW! R&B heavy hitter Tank highlights the single “This,” featuring actor/poet Omari Hardwick and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), off his soon to be released album  ELEVATION, which drops October 25 via R&B Money/Atlantic Records. Tank also made a very special appearance on daytime talk show The Real where he performed “Our Song” that he co-wrote with his wife Zena Foster and appears on the album.  ELEVATION has already produced UAC #1…

MERRY JANE and Entertainment One release first ever music recording to feature sounds extracted from Cannabis plants

Toronto, ON (October 17, 2019) – Today marks the much-anticipated release of “Sticky Situation”, the first ever commercial music single to prominently feature sounds extracted from Cannabis plants. The song brings together a thrilling tag team combo of cross border (Los Angeles/Toronto) R&B and rap stars of today and tomorrow.  “Sticky Situation” features Juno Award-…

GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATED SINGER, SONGWRITER & PRODUCER STOKLEY IS BACK WITH NEW SINGLE & VISUAL FOR “SHE”

(October 14, 2019) 2019 brings new things for Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Stokley. Continuing on with his successful solo career, Stokley (Blueraffe Ent.) has partnered with the legendary Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Flytetyme/Perspective) for his sophomore project Sankofa and is excited for the release of his new single “She,” written by Stokley & Carvin Haggins, produced by Stokley. “She” has already…

BRANDY RELEASES NEW TRACK “FREEDOM RINGS” TODAY

(September 27, 2019) Brandy releases new song “Freedom Rings” (Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One) today and celebrates the 25th anniversary of her self-titled, debut album, Brandy (released on September 27, 1994). LISTEN TO “FREEDOM RINGS” HERE

Grammy Award-winning, Multi-platinum Rapper, Singer, Actress, and Fashion Icon Lil Kim Set to Receive the 2019 “I Am Hip Hop Award” at the 2019 Bet “Hip Hop Awards”

September 26, 2019 07:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” has remained the most prominent hip hop showcase on television for over ten years with its powerful performances, iconic hip hop honorees and much-anticipated cyphers. Today BET Networks announces the first lady of Bad Boy Records, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum rapper, singer, actress, and fashion…

R&B SONGBIRD K. MICHELLE IS BACK!

R&B songbird K. Michelle returns with her fiery street single, “Supahood.” With the no holds barred lyrics, K. tells the world what she loves and how she loves it.  Produced by Lil’ Ronnie, “Supahood” features City Girls’ Yung Miami and Kash Doll, which adds that extra spice like hot sauce on your wings. CLICK HERE…