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Terry Wallace Sanchez, known professionally as T Grizzley, is an American rapper from Detroit, MI. He developed an interest in rap in middle school and formed the rap group All Stars Ball Hard with three friends. While serving prison time, Sanchez wrote his debut mixtape. Following his release from prison, he took the name T Grizzley and released his debut single “First Day Out” in November 2016. The video received 2 million You Tube views in less than three weeks. He signed to 300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records in 2017. His debut mixtape “My Moment” was released on April 7, 2017. He released the full length album “Activated” on May 22, 2018.
While the future of R&B quartet 112 is uncertain, members Slim and Mike hope to give fans a positive outlook with their new collaborative single “Tonight.” On the track, both crooners deliver sexually charged vocals over simple production. The new single follows 112’s 2017 release “Q, Mike, Slim, Daron”, which features the singles “Dangerous Games” and “Both Of Us”, featuring Jagged Edge. Hopefully, the guys will work their issues out. Los Angeles based independent R&B artist Tickwanya Jones has released the emotion filled single “Prove It.” “Prove It” features modern production and a bass heavy groove while Tickwanya’s powerful vocals bring the song’s thought-provoking lyrics to life. Tickwanya is a native of Richmond, VA, and graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She developed a love for music at an early age. Her musical influences include Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Whitney Houston, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Jessie J. Her vocal ability, stage presence and ability to captivate listeners are assets on and off the stage. As an artist, Tickwanya hopes that her music connects with listeners on a personal level, providing an emotional release. Def Jam Records has just released the debut album of Domincian-American emerging artist DaniLeigh. Featuring the lead single “Lil Bebe” and the remix featuring Lil Baby, the project contains 13 tracks and special guest appearances from YBN Nahmir, YG, Lil Yachty, and Bill$. DaniLeigh, aka Danielle Curiel, rose to prominence after directing the Prince video “Breakfast Can Wait.” Prior to that, her journey seemed predetermined. Her mother was a dancer, and other family members sang. In addition to the new album, DaniLeigh will launch the “Be Yourself Tour” on January 31 in San Francisco, and wrap things up on February 26 in Denver, CO. Tickets are available via www.iamdanileigh.com. Following the release of the singles “Trust My Lonely”, “Growing Pains” and “Not Today”, Def Jam recording artist Alessia Cara returns to the airwaves with her highly anticipated sophomore effort , “The Pains Of Growing.” The 15 track project is a self-penned, autobiographical album chroncling her personal experiences over the past few years. The album’s cover art, shot by superduperbrick, shows Alessia in an oversuit, which she wore in the “Trust My Lonely” and “Growing Pains” videos in addition to appearances on Fallon, Colbert and The Today Show. Fans will enjoy this one. To celebrate his 34th birthday on Wednesday, singer/songwriter Trey Songz released the surprise double mixtape “11.28.” Featuring twenty tracks, the project includes the singles “How Dat Sound” (featuring 2 Chainz and Yo Gotti) and “Shooting Shots” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Tory Lanez) and includes additional special guest appearances by Chris Brown, Swae Lee, Fabulous, Jeremih, Dave East and more. The mixtape marks Trey’s first body of work since 2017’s “Tremaine The Album”, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. In addition, Trey will appear in the film “Blood Brother.” The action thriller, which hits theaters today, also stars rapper Fetty Wrap. Chance The Rapper surprised fans with the tracks “The Man Who Has Everything” and “My Own Thing” today. On “The Man Who Has Everything”, the MC mixes thoughts of materialism with more serious concerns. On “My Own Thing”, he seeks out his own lane without anyone trying to interrupt. Chance has a lot on his plate. In addition to starring in the Amazon Prime film “Slice”, he’s also developing a musical titled Hope and will appear as a judge along side Cardi B. and T.I. in the Netflix talent show Rhythm + Flow. and will be part of the cast of the sequel to Trolls. Two months after the release of the chart topping “Drip Harder”, rapper Lil Baby returns with the mixtape “Street Gossip.” The project features special guest appearances by Young Thug, Offset, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Gunna, Meek Mill and more.
EPMD is an American rap duo from Brentwood New York that rose to prominence during the 1980s. The group consisted of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith. EPMD is an ancronym which stands for Erick and Parrish Making Dollars. In 1988, EPMD released their debut album, “Strictly Business.” It featured the underground hit “Strictly Business”, which contained a sample of Eric Clapton’s remake of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sherrif.” A second single, “You’re A Customer” was also released. The third single, “You Got’s To Chill”, contained a sample of the Zapp hit “More Bounce To the Ounce” and has become one of the most enduring samples in hip hop. A year later, the group released their sophomore effort, “Unfinished Business.” The first single, “So What You Sayin”, was a huge hit. They have released the albums “Business As Usual” (1990), “Business Never Personal” (1992), “Back In Business” (1997), “Out Of Business” (1999), “We Mean Business” (2008) and “Big Business” (2018).
The Mary Jane Girls are an American R&B quartet that rose to prominence during the 1980s. They were proteges of singer/songwriter/producer Rick James. The group’s lineup initially consisted of Joanne “JoJo McDuffie, Candice “Candy” Gant, Kimberly “Maxi” Wuletich and Cheryl Bailey who used the stage name Cheri Wells. The group served as background vocalists for James during concerts. The group used the name The Mary Jane Girls as a subgroup of James’ backing band The Stone City Band. They released their self-titled debut album in 1983. The album contained the singles “Candy Man”, “Boys” and “All Night Long.” The Mary Jane Girls were backed by The Stone City Band during live performances. Bailey left the group before their second album was completed and was replaced by Yvette “Corvette” Marine. Their second album, “Only Four You”, was released in 1985. The album’s first single, “In My House”, was the group’s biggest hit, reaching No. 3 on the R&B charts and later crossing over to the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached No. 7 and spent twelve weeks in the Top 40. A third album, titled “Conversation”, was shelved for decades before being released in 2014 as a retrospective of James’ work. However, a remake of the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons hit “Walk Like A Man” was released as a single and was heared in the film “A Fine Mess.” It reached No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Olivia O’brien is an American singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. She gained recognition after posting a track to Soundcloud. Gnash contacted O’brien and asked her to send him any original songs she had on hand. O’brien sent Gnash a voice note of the song “Hate U, Love U” and Gnash invited her to record the song with him in Los Angeles. “I Hate U, I Love U” was released in March 2016, and appears on Gnash’s third EP “Us.” On August 12, O’brien released her debut single “Trust Issues” via Island Records. On September 15, 2016, O’brien released her second single “Root Beer Float.” On October 21, 2016, O’brien released her third single “Find What You’re Looking For.” On November 3, 2017, O’brien released the single “No Love.” On November 17, 2017, she released her debut EP “It’s Not That Deep.”