musical-notes

Following the success of his latest studio effort “More Life”, rapper Drake was graced by music royalty last night backstage  during a stop on his “Boy Meets World Tour” at London’s 02 Arena. Sharing the special moment with fans via Instagram, Drake posted a photo of himself with his mother on one arm and legendary R&B songstress Sade on the other. The two have maintained a friendship since 2011, when Drake’s longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib was asked to work on a remix for the single “From The Moon To The Sky”, however instead of Drake, the singer/songwriter put Jay Z on the remix. In addition to the meeting with Sade, Drake gave London fans a treat by bringing friends Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Skepta and rising R&B singer Jorja Smith to the stage. Without a doubt, the moment is one fans won’t forget.  Last night, Rihanna made her television acting debut as Marion Crane on the A&E series “Bates Motel.” Starring as Crane in much the same manner as the role in the classic “Psycho”, Rihanna’s introduction into the series begins with a steamy scene between her and co-star Austin Nichols. Marion is unaware that she’s the other woman, and the two spend s steamy night together. Suspense and tension build as her character builds toward the iconic shower scene. Needless to say, Rihanna’s acting career is off to a great start. Following her departure from “The Real” as well as her forthcoming talk show, which is set to air in the Fall of 2017, singer Tamar Braxton is revamping her music career as well. The youngest Braxton sister has reportedly left Epic Records for an independent label. According to TheJasmineBRAND.com, Braxton has signed a deal with independent label eOne Music for $1 million. It’s unclear what prompted Braxton to leave Epic, although the lackluster promotion of her last studio effort “Calling All Lovers” may be one possibility. At any rate, it looks like Braxton is forging ahead. Last week, producer Mike WILL Made It released several singles including “On The Come Up” featuring Big Sean and “Hasseloff” featuring Lil Yachty. Now, he’s recruited Chief Keef and Rae Sremmurd to create the single “Come Down.” Known for his aggressive rap style, Keef switches things up by bringing a light hearted melodic feel to the track while attacking the hook. Meanwhile, Swae Lee and Jxmmi swoop in and deliver two infectious verses to the pop oriented track. “Come Down” is the fourth release from Mike WILL Made It’s forthcoming album “Ransom 2”, which also features Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane and others. “Ransom 2” will  be released Friday, March 24.