musical-notes

Earlier today, a 3L W reunion of sorts took place as former member Naturi  Naughton made a guest appearance on NBC’s “The Real.” She and co-host Adrienne Houghton discussed their days with the group and all the drama that occurred. Houghton apologized to Naughton for any pain she may have caused as the two continued talking about their early days together.  The discussion ended with Naughton elaborating on what happened at the NCAAP Image Awards and why she’s enjoying her pregnancy. The interview was an enlightening one. Singer Chris Brown completed his  “Party Tour” on Tuesday in Los Angeles,  and brought out special guests Jeremih and Bryson Tiller. Now, as he prepares his forthcoming studio effort “Heartbreak On A Full Moon”, Brown continues to bless fans with unreleased tracks. Following the previously unreleased “Parachute”, featuring Sevyn Streeter, and the Nas assisted Chinx Drugs remix “Die  Young” comes yet another track sure to pack dance floors. “Surprise You (The Life)” finds Brown and collaborators Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Ink discussing spoiling their ladies. “Surprise You (The Life)” is very unlikely to appear on Brown’s album, which may or may not be a double album and is due out this summer. Fans can expect more excellent material from Brown.  SZA is ready to take over the summer. The TDE singer/songwriter has finally announced the release date of her highly anticipated debut album “Ctrl.” The project precedes the recent single “Love Galore”, featuring Travis Scott along with “Drew Barrymore.” During an interview with Billboard magazine, the songstress indicated that the album will feature songs about  her life experiences and lessons learned. She also indicated that the album was also inspired by producer Rick Rubin. The rising star took to Instagram to share 3 30 second clips which find  her  posing outside a rural location in front of a heap of computer monitors. Accompanying the visuals is a track featuring Rza of the Wu Tang Clan, who encourages the singer/songwriter. No doubt the project will be worth the wait. Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album “The Transition Of Mali”, due June 2 via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, rapper Mali brings his lighthearted and upbeat side to the forefront with the release of the visual for the single “Gonna Be Alright.” Following his Grammy nominated album “Mali Is”, the rapper returns to the music scene with a fresh, modern sounding jam. In the clip, Mali evokes nostalgia, parodying television shows like “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air” , “The Brady Bunch” and “Martin.” The visual flips the inspirational tone of the song into a depiction of pure joy mixed with a dash of humor. Mali told Billboard magazine that the video was fun and reminds him of better times. The times when television shows helped us escape and believe. He added that he wanted to create something that would make viewers smile. No word on when a new album is due.