Inside The Industry



A month after the release of the single “Strawberry”, Grammy award winning R&B group 112 returns with the follow up single “Dangerous Games.” The track serves as the first single from the group’s highly anticipated forthcoming album “Q, Mike, Slim, Daron”, due out on Entertainment One this fall. On “Dangerous Games”, the group returns to the soulful balladry that made them one of the most successful acts of the 1990s. The track finds the fellas scouring the highs and lows of love with allusions of games of chance.  Playing with fire is a dangerous game, but don’t tell that to the members of 112, as they have a sure fire hit on their hands with this number. 112 is known for the hits “Cupid”, “Only You”, “Come See Me”. “Love Me” featuring Mase, “Anywhere”, “It’s Over Now”, “Peaches & Cream” “Hot & Wet” and “U Already Know.” 112 is currently preparing for a world tour, which is slated to begin in the U.K. in September before coming back to the U.S. in October. Fans should watch for an announcement regarding tour dates. Envogue  continues to deliver exciting performances after 30 years in the music industry. During last week’s episode of “Boy Band”, Envogue, Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett, took the stage to perform their hit “Free Your Mind.” The R&B veterans gave an energetic performance and showed the boy band hopefuls how to embody chemistry on stage.

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Single The G.O.A.T. Arrives Posthumously

Ahead of his 50th birthday, The Notorious B.I.G. gift wraps “G.O.A.T.,” the late New York rap legend’s first song in nearly two decades.

Featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Nigerian singer Bella Alubo and bubbling with Afrobeats, “G.O.A.T.” dropped at midnight.

The posthumous single arrives after WME’s Legends group signed a deal in April 2021 to manage the late rapper’s estate.

Biggie’s official social channels teased the release.

The Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace) was a four-time Grammy nominee whose career exploded with the release of his 1994 debut album Ready to Die.

A string of hits kept him hot, including “Big Poppa,” “Juicy” and “One More Chance,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

But it all ended tragically when, in 1997, he was shot and killed in a drive-by. Following his demise, 16 days later, Biggie’s sophomore album, Life After Death, was released. The double-album soared to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 5 million records

Biggie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. He would have turned 50 on Saturday (May 21). Listen to “The G.O.A.T.” below.

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Babyface Ray Releases Face Deluxe Album

Babyface Ray may have a calm demeanor on the microphone, but he has no chill when it comes to making music. The Detroit native released his debut album “Face” four months ago. At midnight, Babyface Ray added eight additional tracks to the album, bringing the total to 28. Babyface Ray, who heavily contributed to the midwest music scene, served as a poster boy when making motivational music. He uses his music to inspire listeners to seek financial freedom. Since entering the music industry, he has held a significant presence, and he feels the momentum he’s gained will roll over in the summer. Check out the album artwork below.

Quavo & Takeoff Release Single Hotel Lobby

The tag team of Quavo and Takeoff has hit the airwaves with the single “Hotel Lobby.” As Quavo and Takeoff swap one intoxicating bar after another, the airy cinematic production and sinister pace establish the tone. Listen to “Hotel Lobby” below.

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Hip Hop Spotlight: Living Wild-Gunna

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Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, known professionally as Gunna, is an American rapper/singer/songwriter. He is signed to rapper Young Thug’s label YSL Records, as well as 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records. He released his debut album “Drip Or Down 2” in 2019 and followed it with his second album “Wunna” in 2020, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart. His third album “DS4Ever” was released in 2022, becoming his second consecutive number one album.

R&B Spotlight: You’re Gonna Get Next To Me-Ania Garvey & John Carey

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Ania Garvey and John Carey have hit the airwaves with their remake of the Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis hit “You’re Gonna Get Next To Me.” The song tells the story of two people who realize that they have an undeniable attraction no matter how much they deny it. Check out “You’re Gonna Get Next To Me.”

Inside The Industry: New Music From Ne-Yo-Don’t Love Me

Three-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer/actor Ne-Yo returns to the airwaves with the single “Don’t Love Me.” “Don’t Love Me” showcases Ne-Yo’s vocals as they take center stage fluttering between intimate verses and choruses tinged with his signature falsetto entwined, while an acoustic guitar weaves alongside a cavorting classic rhythm. The track is hot and the message is even hotter. Listen to “Don’t Love Me” below.

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Jack Harlow Freestyles Over Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot For LA Leakers Freestyle 140

Jack Harlow visited Power 106 and revealed to the Leakers that Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” is the best rap beat of all time before hopping into his third session in the stories freestyle franchise. Last week Harlow announced the Come Home The Kids Miss You Tour, which will be presented by Live Nation. The headlining fall tour will begin on September 6 and will include stops in Nashville, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, and other cities. City Girls will provide support for the tour. The week before, Harlow released his album of the same name, which features special guest appearances by Pharrell Williams, Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Lil Wayne. See the full list of dates and venues below.


Dates with support from City Girls *
(additional dates to be announced)

9/6 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium *
9/8 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *
9/10 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall *
9/11 – Austin, TX – Moody Center *
9/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre *
9/17 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena *
9/20 – Inglewood, CA – The KIA Forum *
9/23 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater *
9/24 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena *
9/25- Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum *
9/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center *
9/28 – Denver, CO – 1STBANK Center *
9/30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory *
10/1 – Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Arena *
10/2 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre *
10/5 – Toronto, ON – Coca-Cola Coliseum *
10/8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Liacouras Center *
10/9 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
10/11 – Washington DC – The Anthem *
10/14 – Miami, FL – PFL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park *
10/1 5 Tampa, FL – Yuengling Center *
10/16 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena *

Chaka Khan Signs With SRG/ILS Group Ahead Of New Music This Summer

Chaka Khan, the iconic artist behind such classics as “I’m Every Woman,” “Tell Me Something Good” and “I Feel for You,” has signed a recording agreement with The SRG/ILS Group. The 10-time Grammy Award winner’s first project under the deal is slated for arrival this summer.

In announcing the signing, SRG/ILS Group founder/CEO Claude Villani stated, “Chaka Khan is a beacon of light in our industry. Her spirit and her vocals soar. It is a pleasure working with her on this next chapter. We’ve got a hot record here.”

Added Khan, “I’m very proud to be with SRG/ILS, a company that’s run by a real musician who understands that the needs of artists have been overlooked for years.”

Khan’s forthcoming project will be her first new music since 2019’s Hello Happiness, which yielded the singles “Like Sugar” and the title track. The singer-songwriter’s powerful vocals first garnered attention when she fronted R&B/funk band Rufus, which scored its first top five single on the Billboard Hot 100 with 1974’s “Tell Me Something Good.”

A string of popular singles — among them “You Got the Love,” “Sweet Thing” and “Hollywood” — plus six RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums followed before Khan embarked on a solo career in 1978. Beyond the aforementioned “I’m Every Woman” and “I Feel for You,” Khan’s solo catalog includes the hit ballads “Through the Fire” and “Angel” as well as collaborations with Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mary J. Blige.

Distributed worldwide by Virgin Music (Universal Music Group), The SRG/ILS Group lists Brian McKnight, Mary Mary, Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore and Raheem DeVaughn among the additional acts on its roster.

Megan Thee Stallion Confirms That Her Album Is 95 Percent Done

After scoring the 2022 Webby Award for artist of the year on Monday night, Thee Stallion revealed details about her next project.
“I’m probably like 95 percent done with my new album,” she said backstage. “I wanna tease that for the Hotties. I haven’t even told them nothing about my album, but yeah.”
The Stallion’s noteworthy update came just one day after she hit the stage during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Surrounded by an array of dancers, Megan gave an incredible performance of her new track “Plan B” followed by “Sweetest Pie.” Although the latter is a collaboration with fellow hitmaker Dua Lipa, Thee Stallion shined solo on Sunday night after winning the BBMA for top female rap artist.

While accepting the honor, she said, “Thank y’all so much. First of all, thank you to the Hotties, because without the Hotties, there would be no Hot Girl Coach.”

She went on to celebrate her fellow nominees, saying onstage, “Everybody in this category is a winner. I feel like we all been working so hard all year, we been working hard for a long time. And it’s just so nice to be appreciated and recognized by your peers and celebrated by your peers and celebrated by your supporters. And that’s all I gotta say!”
In addition to her BBMA win, Megan has appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart 25 times, including two No. 1 hits: “Savage” and her feature on Cardi B’s “WAP.”