musical-notes

R&B singer/songwriter Solange is BUST magazine’s cover girl and the focus of an 8 page feature for their April/May 2017 issue. In addition to the photo spread, the songstress discussed being raised in a predominately female household, being a black feminist/womanist, her critically acclaimed album “A Seat At The Table” and more. Regarding being a proud black feminist/womanist, Solange indicated that she wants to hear the term intersectionality, and see what the evolution of intersectional feminism can achieve. She added that she’d also like to see women fighting for the rights of all women. As for the visuals for the singles “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “”Cranes In The Sky”, from her album “A Seat At The Table”, she says that she wanted to represent black men and women in a light that she sees daily: powerful and graceful, but also vulnerable and stately. The April/May 2017 issue of BUST will hit newsstands on March 28. During a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club”, singer Keyshia Cole revealed that she turned down an offer to join the cast of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” She added that she and executive producer Mona Scott “shot around some numbers”, which didn’t move her. In addition, according to sources, Cole was aware of the negative reactions of fans to her joining the show, which made her get cold feet regarding accepting the offer. Now, it appears that more number crunching may have made Cole reconsider. Cole announced via Twitter that she will join the cast of “Love  Hip Hop: Hollywood.” Cole was reportedly offered $1.5 million to do the show, which will include her ex-husband Daniel Gibson to build on the show’s drama as she continues her music career. Love can be a drug, and rising singer/songwriter Jacob Banks needs to break his addiction with his new single “Chainsmoking.” “Chainsmoking” is the follow up to the British crooner’s hit “Unholy War.” Confessing to a deep addiction to a lover, Banks sings with a commanding presence. Jacob Banks’ forthcoming project “The Boy Who Cried Freedom” will be released in April. Early this morning rapper Kendrick Lamar put the hip hop game on notice by posting the Roman numeral IV to his Instagram. He also wiped his  Instagram account clean with his “IV” post, which was the only image on his feed. The Compton native has shared several nuggets in recent months indicating his desire to release a new project. During an interview with T: The New York Times Style magazine, Lamar elaborated on his state of mind for a new project by stating that his focus is ultimately going back to his community and other communities around the world where they’re doing ground work. At any rate, a new album would be his first since 2015’s “To Pimp A Butterfly”, which earned the rapper Grammy awards for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance for the single “Alright.” “Alright” also reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Representatives for Lamar haven’t commented publicly.