Annalise Azadian, Lauriana Mae, Anik Khan, & Bibi Bourelly all graced the stage at Hot 97’s Who’s next Showcase. All the talent were predominantly R&B and hip hop based. Anik Khan showed off his dance moves while Mae took the stage with a bat with her calypso grooves. Bourelly’s voice was so raw as she effortlessly belt out her tunes from her catalogue. Check out the picture gallery for more.
R&B singer and songwriter Bibi Bourelly will be taking the stage at SOBs this Monday along with up and comers Annalise Azadian, Lauriana Mae, and Anik Khan at Hot 97’s Who’s Next Showcase. The event will be hosted by Shani Kulture and music by DJ Juanyto.
TLC’s fifth and final album is due out June 30th. This is the first album without Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Lopes was killed in a car crash accident in 2002 while in Honduras. The first single from the still untitled album was released yesterday. It’s called “Way Back” and it’s reminiscent of the trio’s early sound with a west coast vibe to it. Check out the single below taken from iHeart radio. Are you excited for TLC’s return?
Upcoming Bronx rap queen, Connie Diiamond, is releasing her new video “Fireplace” featuring Billy B. that was shot all in the desert. Modern Frequency fell in love with Diiamond’s fierce energy at HOT 97’s Who’s Next Showcase a few weeks ago. This single is the first from the upcoming all female mixtape Return of the Fempire. Check it out below.
The queen of hip hop/soul, Mary J. Blige, is back and this time she enlisted Kanye West for help on “Love Yourself”. She sings “You gotta feed yourself/before you feed anybody else”. Also, it’s time she goes back to her roots musically. Hopefully Strength of a Woman, due out April 28, will sound like this single—gritty, bluesy, and just plain honest. Blige has been going through a rebirth in her personal life as well. Angie Martinez just finished interviewing her for Power 105. Check out the full in depth interview below. Check out the new single below as well.
Bleachers are back with a new song called “Don’t Take the Money” and Jack Antonoff says this song in particular is about marriage and depression, something he is coming to terms with. Lorde returns the favor and sings background vocals on the track as Antonoff produced her newest single, “Green Light”. Nice timing. The music itself is an 80s throwback track. Check it out below.
Turns out Kendrick Lamar is not a fan of Trump either as he raps that “Trump is a chump” on his new track called “The Heart Part 4”. Hip hop is taking a swing at politics big time recently. Beyonce’s Lemonade is proof of that. Lamar is getting ready to release his new album in a few weeks as we all collect a sigh of relief. Listen to “The Heart Part 4” below.
Rock band Weezer has gotten all summer on us already and we aren’t even into Spring yet. Listen to “Feels Like Summer” below. Many are saying this a big departure for them. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.
The voice is huskier, the ambition is brighter, and the style is growing. Lorde is back with her sophomore album this summer called Melodrama and the lead single, “Green Light” was just released today. The album was produced by Jack Antonoff, Frank Dukes, and Lorde, herself. Check out the song and video for “Green Light” below and sound off in the comments.