Inside The Industry: New Music From Angela Johnson & Darien Dean-All In Me

Eleven years ago, singer/songwriter/producer Angela Johnson went on a great run as an artist, winning the Soul Tracks Winner’s Choice awards for Album of the Year for her disc “It’s Personal” as well as Song of the Year for her collaboration with emerging artist Darien Dean entitled “All In Me.” Now, fast forward to 2021, and “All In Me” has a new look, courtesy of mixmaster Sol Brown. The result of Sol’s work is a cool dance track that gives the classic single an entirely different feel. Fans may have jammed to the original version, but the remix will make them want to go to the club. Listen to the “All In Me” remix below.

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All Music Notes Playlist

Here’s my updated playlist.

  1. Friends & Family The Isley Brothers
  2. Leave The Door Open Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak
  3. No Plans For Love D-Nice Ft. Ne-Yo & Kent Jones
  4. Welcome 2 America Prince
  5. Cascade Stokely & The Bonfyre
  6. Hold Us Together H.E.R & Tauren Wells
  7. Send For Me Brother Reggie
  8. You Are Teri Tobin & Dre King
  9. He Don’t Know Nothing Bout It Jam & Lewis Ft. Babyface
  10. Gonna Make It Krishawna
  11. Bittersweet After 7
  12. Radio Deborah Bond
  13. Soft Words Maysa
  14. Kiss Of Freedom J.D.’s Time Machine
  15. Fight For You H.E.R.
  16. Dance Toni Braxton
  17. Claim It Al Lindsey & Lauren Rain
  18. The Best Things Kindred The Family Soul
  19. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Jennifer Hudson
  20. What Happened To Us Latasha Lee

Mariah Carey & Busta Rhymes Reunite In Where I Belong Video

Rapper Busta Rhymes reconnects with singer Mariah Carey in the video for their new duet, “Where I Belong.” The clip, which intersperses performance clips of the dynamic duo singing the song’s wistful hook with graphic novel-style animated clips of ninjas battling, is a sequel of sorts to the visual for the duo’s 2002 hit “Want.” “The past chases you, until it catches you”, Busta laments in the visual that picks up where the sensual “What You Want” clip left off in the George W. Bush era, complete with a flashback to that video’s cartoon panel subplot and shots of Rhymes and Carey playfully circling each other as she sings the ballad’s alluring hook. Another Easter egg features La’Shonte “Tae” Heckard returning as Rhymes’ paramour, who was kidnapped in the “What You Want” storyline and rescued by Rhymes and actor Michael Jai White, with the latter also reprising his role. But mostly it’s about Carey, in a shiny liquid leather burgundy mini-dress, circling around a black clad Rhymes sharing the spotlight as they circle each other in what looks like a parking garage. And Rhymes and White display some marital arts moves before finding out Heckard may not have been as imperiled as they thought, leading to a reveal of a dark secret. Watch the “Where I Belong” video below.

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Hip Hop Spotlight: Hellcats And Trackhawks-Lil Durk & Only The Family

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Durk Derrick Banks, known professionally as Lil Durk, is an American rapper/singer/songwriter. He is the leader and founder of the collective and record label, Only The Family. He has released the albums “Remember My Name” (2015), “Lil Durk 2X” (2016), “Signed To The Streets 3” (2018), “Love Songs 4 The Streets 2” (2019), “Just Cause Y’all Waited 2” (2020) and “The Voice” (2020).

R&B Spotlight: Forever-Brian McKnight

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Brian McKnight is an American singer/songwriter/actor/producer/multi-instrumentalist. McKnight is recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range. His work has earned him 16 Grammy Award nominations, third only to Zubin Mehta and Snoop Dogg for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win. He has released the albums “Brian McKnight” (1992), “I Remember You” (1995), “Anytime” (1997), “Back At One” (1999), “Superhero” (2001), “U Turn” (2003), “Gemini” (2005), “Ten” (2006), “Evolution Of A Man” (2009), “Just Me” (2011), “More Than Words” (2013), “Better” (2016), “Genesis” (2017) and “Exodus” (2020).

Inside The Industry: New Music From Raja-Nee-Come Get This Love

After signing with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ Perspective Records, Raja-Nee made inroads on urban radio with her 1994 single “Turn It Up.” Thanks to landing a spot on the soundtrack of the film “A Low Down Dirty Shame”, the song reached the Top 40 on the R&B charts. But shortly thereafter, the label suddenly shuttered and Raja-Nee faded into the background. Now almost three decades later, Raja-Nee returns from her long sabbatical from music with the highly anticipated follow up to her debut album “Hot & Ready.” And for her first attempt at a comeback, Raja-Nee delivers the single “Come Get This Love.” It’s a titillating ballad highlighted with exquisite soulful musicianship from John “The Saint” Morris and Wilfred “Nenja” Frelixher, and cozied perfectly with amorous vocals from the Chicago-based songstress. It’s so easy to fall in love with this rapturous throwback 90s neo-soul and dreamy Aaliyah R&B. Listen to “Come Get This Love” below.

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Previously Unreleased Prince Album Welcome 2 America Due Soon

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In 2010, Prince recorded an album of original compositions and covers that never saw the light of day, although he did tour around the vaulted album’s title “Welcome 2 America.” With the approval of Princes’ estate, that long lost album will finally be released on July 30, in both standard and deluxe forms. Here’s the track list for the standard version of the album:

“Welcome 2 America”
“Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master)”
“Born 2 Die”
“1000 Light Years From Here”
“Hot Summer”
“Stand Up and B Strong”
“Check The Record”
“Same Page, Different Book”
“When She Comes”
“1010 (Rin Tin Tin)”
“One Day We Will All B Free”

In advance of the release, the title track, “Welcome 2 America”, has been issued. It’s a bluesy, funky number that combines Prince’s spoken word lead with call-and-response female backing vocals. The sly single takes a cynical look at the state of America, circa 2010, with corporate greed, educational equity and sensationalistic media, which sounds like some of the same issues we’re discussing more than a decade later. But the persistent bass line and sterling production will bring you back for more. Listen to “Welcome 2 America” below.

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Brockhampton Taps Lil Nas X For A Woodland Trip In Count On Me Video

Fans have been asking for a Brockhampton and Lil Nas X collaboration for several years, and their wish has finally come true. Yesterday, Brockhampton released their music video for “Count On Me”, the latest single from their album “Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine”, with special guest Lil Nas X joining member Dominic Fike for a car ride into the wilderness that gets weird quickly. At the outset of the clip, the two artists are seen driving on a country road, laughing and joking with one another. Nas ask Fike what music he’s been into lately, with Fike replying that he’s been “into really old bands” like Radiohead. Nas then jokingly ask who Radiohead is. The video quickly transitions into the new single, as Nas and Fike pull into a forest and go out for a stroll. Moments later, the clip takes a trippy turn, with the pair’s bodies shifting into amorphous, 3D-animated versions of themselves, surrounded by bright colors and rapidly-moving images. The two acknowledge the bad trip they’re having, before having an intense make-out session by the lake. The new video is the latest from Brockhampton’s new album “Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine”, which frontman Kevin Abstract said in a tweet would be the band’s second-to-last album . Watch the “Count On Me” video below.

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