Before they were stars, nineties R&B group, Xscape, was just another group of female singers trying to make their own lane in the music industry. I found a rare appearance of them on BET's Teen Summit show from the 90s. (That was back in the day when BET actually promoted real artists and real music. Hard to believe right?) The famed quartet was originally a quintet with members Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, and Tamera Coggins. Coggins left the group before their debut album was released. Known for their hits such as "Understanding", "Feels So Good", "Who Can I Run To" and "My Little Secret", the group is one of the most memorable female groups from the 90s. Check out their performance of En Vogue's "Hold On" after the break!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Not sure if this is their new single or not, but I like it better than that #1 Friend joint. Still not that original H-Town sound that I grew up loving. Judge for yourself.
See also: Bump of Stomp: H-Town "1 Friend (Internet Love" ft. Kiotti
"For The Love of You" has been sampled and covered by multiple artists that has included Whitney Houston, Regina Belle, Tupac, Boyz II Men, and Joss Stone. It has also appeared in numerous TV shows, movies, and commercials and is considered a R&B favorite by many. Enjoy!
See also: Whitney Houston Returns to the Big Screen in Sparkle
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
We've all been mourned and shed tears over the recent heartbreaking death of singer/actress/producer Whitney Houston. Millions of people around the world watched Houston's funeral on Sunday. However, there's a time to cry and time to mourn, but also a time to laugh and to be joyful. To help, I've posted this video of hilarious Whtiney moments that I found on the world's television aka YouTube. Check out rare footage of the singer laughing, making jokes, and being silly with friends and family after the break!
See also: SWV Releasing New Album
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I think it sounds pretty good. I guess Usher decided to jump on the falsetto wave also to prove that The Dream, Robin Thicke, Lloyd and The Weeknd aren't only cats who can woo the ladies with that El Debarge magic! No album release date has been released, but we'll keep you posted.
Tyrese has released the video to his latest single, "Nothing On You", from his Open Invitation album. The Matt Alozon directed video features the beautiful and ageless Chilli (from TLC) as his leading lady. Watch the video after the break!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Al B Sure, El Debarge, Luther Ingram & Barry White Perform "Secret Garden" Live at Soul Train Awards (1991)
Happy Valentine's Day!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Whitney Houston. And even though they had cut out some of the R&B categories. I was excited to see well-established artists like El Debarge, Kelly Price, Ledisi, Stokely (Mint Condition), Betty Wright, Eric Benet, Charlie Wilson and Raphael Saadiq nominated for Grammys. Needless to say, the R&B awards given were quite surprising. with the outcome of the awards. Check out the list of nominees and winners after the break...
I took the news of Whitney Houston's death pretty hard and decided to write out my thoughts in a letter dedicated to the recently passed songstress. It's kind of raw and without a lot of formalities...just what was on my heart at the time. Check it out after the break...
Sunday, February 12, 2012
See also: Diana "The Boss" Ross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
It will be her first Grammy, but it will be well-deserved and looong overdue. Diana Ross, the highest-selling female act of all time, will be honored by the Grammys on Saturday and will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the music industry and the world...
I had the pleasure of going to see her live a couple of years ago, and that was the best concert I have EVER been to. She performed all of her hits and even did an encore! Loved it!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
If you were one of the 111.3 million viewers who were tuned into Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night, you saw 53 year-old pop legend, Madonna, perform this year's half-time show. Her grand entrance, complete with sexy muscled gladiators, a black and gold stage, dancers, majorettes and appearances by some of today's biggest stars (Cee-Lo, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, and MIA) caused many to say that this is one of the best half-time shows they've seen...
"Is This Love" is one of my favorites by him. Check it out after the break.
Soul Train fans pay tribute to creator/founder, Don Cornelius, at Times Square in New York on Saturday. Don Cornelius died last week of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Watch the video after the jump!
Thursday, February 2, 2012