BJ The Chicago Kid is back. The Chicago crooner releases another piece of “BJ Wednesdays” in the single “6 Months.” The new release details the beginning of a relationship, sung by BJ, to his lover about how a love story begins sweet and beautiful but will eventually have a bumpy road. The new single was produced by Social House, who previously produced tracks by Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez and more. Listen to “6 Months” below.
Sad news out of the world of R&B. Singer/songwriter/musician William Shelby, who played a key role in two classic R&B groups, first as a co-founder of Dynasty and later as a member of Lakeside, has died. Lakeside founding member Steve Shockley confirmed Shelby’s death via a Facebook post. With Dynasty Shelby helped create the singles “I Don’t Want To Be A Freak”, “I’ve Just Begun To Love You” and “Do Me Right.” The band’s hits continued from 1979 through most of the 1980s. Shelby was also a prolific songwriter at this time, co-writing “And The Beat Goes On” and “It’s A Love Thing” for The Whispers as well as “I Can Make You Feel Good” for Shalamar. After Dynasty slowed down, Shelby joined the R&B band Lakeside, whose hits had mostly stopped by then but remained a touring force to this day, with William Shelby an important part of the show. May he rest in peace.
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Jeffrey Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper. He is considered to be an influential figure of his generation, with his music impacting the modern sound of hip hop and trap music. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, Williams initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with “I Came From Nothing.” In early 2013, he signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records, and later that year released his label debut mixtape “1017 Thug” to critical praise. He released the albums “So Much Fun” (2019) and “Punk” (2021).
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Tygressa is an emerging singer/songwriter who is stepping into the spotlight with the Terry “20” Poindexter produced track “Shake It For You”, a song that harbors all the smooth rhythmic soul contained in one of those R Kelly steppers anthems, minus all the paranoiac guilt. Enjoy “Shake It For You.”
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A fresh, new artist on the music scene, singer Romeyo Wilson has proven that the success of his singles “Keep Your Heels On” and “Sex You Up” wasn’t a fluke. Both singles earned solid spots on Spotify and Apple Music’s playlist: “Mood Ring” and “Breaking R&B” respectively. Wilson’s 7-track EP “Breakfast In Bed” comes hot on the heels of getting over a million plays on both Spotify and You Tube as well as getting rave reviews and critical acclaim from Rolling Out Magazine, Shifter Magazine and R&B Radar. “Breakfast In Bed” was written by Romeyo Wilson and produced by Zane 98, Jbyss, Sulien Beats and Neo. Listen to “Breakfast In Bed” below.
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Bia returns with the video for her single “Can’t Touch This.” The video was directed by BenMarc and the song is taken from the album “For Certain The Deluxe Edition.” The new track, which was produced by London Jae, DJ Pharoah and IROCC, features a sample of the Kelis hit “Milkshake.” The Deluxe edition of “For Certain” features “Besito”, a collaboration with G Herbo, which generated 5.7 million streams worldwide and over 2 million views on the music video. Additionally, her breakthrough hit “Whole Lotta Money” was just certified platinum. Right now, she’s lighting up venues across the country as direct support on Don Toliver’s Life Of A Don Tour. Watch the “Can’t Touch This” video below.
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Eve Jeffers-Cooper, known professionally as Eve, is an American rapper/singer/actress/television presenter from Philadelphia, PA. In 1999, she released her debut album, “Let There Be Eve: Ruff Ryders First Lady”, which reached number one on the Billboard 200, making her the third female rapper to accomplish this feat. Eve followed up with three subsequent albums, “Scorpion” (2001), “Eve-Olution” (2002) and “Lip Lock” (2013). She achieved chart success with the singles “Let Me Blow Your Mind”, “What Ya Want”, “Who’s That Girl”, “Gangsta Loving”, “Satisfaction”, “Love Is Blind” and “Tambourine”, and also experienced success with collaborations, including “Rich Girl”, “4 My People”, “Caramel”, “You Got Me”, “Hot Boyz (Remix)” and “Like This.” As an actress, Eve has appeared in such films as Barber Shop, Barber Shop 2: Back In Business, Barber Shop: The Next Cut and The Woodsman. Eve has received several accolades throughout her career, which include a Grammy Award, a BET Award, a MTV Video Music Award, Teen Choice Award, and two Daytime Emmy nominations. Eve was placed on VH1’s list of the 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists. In 2020, Spin named Eve one of the 30 Greatest Female Rappers Ever.