Throwback Thursday R&B: Don’t Turn Around-Black Ivory

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Black Ivory is an American R&B vocal group from Harlem, New York that had a string of hits in the 1970s, including “Don’t Turn Around”, “You And I”, “I’ll Find A Way (The Loneliest Man In Town)”, “Spinning Around”, “What Goes Around (Comes Around)”, “Will We Ever Come Together” and “Mainline.” Formed in 1969, the trio is comprised of Leroy Burgess, Stuart Bascombe and Russell Patterson. They released the albums “Don’t Turn Around” (1972), “Baby, Won’t You Change Your Mind” (1972), “Feel It” (1975), “Black Ivory” (1976), “Hanging Heavy” (1979), “Then And Now” (1984) and “Continuum” (2011).

H.E.R, Jazmine Sullivan & Eric Church Set To Appear At Super Bowl Kick Off Show

The NFL has announced that H.E.R. will perform “America The Beautiful” and Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church will perform the “National Anthem” at Super Bowl LV on Feburary 7 in Tampa, FL. The pregame festivities will air during the CBS Kick-Off Show at 6 p.m. ET. Deaf rapper and performer Warren “WaWa” Snipe will perform both the “National Anthem” and “America The Beautiful” in American Sign Language on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf. The National Anthem will be arranged and produced by Adam Blackstone. The Weeknd was previously announced as the headliner of the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl LV Half Time Show, which will be produced by DPS, with previously announced executive producers Jesse Collins and Roc Nation, and directed by Hamish Hamilton.

Lil Eazzy Collaborates With G Herbo On Onna Come Up (Remix)

Chicago native Lil Eazzy has been enjoying the success of his single “Onna Come Up.” And for good reason. The 18-year-old has appeared on Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist., the US Viral and Top 25 Chart, as well as Rolling Stone magazine’s Breakthrough 25 Chart. Accolades that many new artists don’t receive in the beginning of their careers. And it doesn’t look like Lil Eazzy will slowing down anytime soon. The “Onna Come Up (Remix)” appears just as the original song is taking off, raking up more than 1 million streams per week in September 2020 to amass a total of 35 million streams in the United States to date. Not only that, the young rapper has enlisted the services of G Herbo to assist with creating a solid remix. A bold move with Herbo being considered a top tier artist and painter of street sceneries in his music. The two artists exchange bars on the track about their respective come ups and hustles on Chicago’s Southside on the booming single. Both Herbo and the newcomer compliment the drill instrumental of the track with their rapid-fire delivery, which is inspired by both their upbringings in their neighborhoods. Listen to “Onna Come Up (Remix)” below.

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Hip Hop Spotlight: Split/Whole Time-Lil Yachty

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Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper/singer/songwriter from Atlanta, GA. McCollum first gained recognition in August 2015 for the singles “One Night” and “Minnesota”, both of which are taken from his debut EP “Summer Songs.” He released his debut mixtape “Lil Boat” in March 2016. On June 10, 2016, McCollum, announced that he had signed a joint venture deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, and Motown Records. His mixtapes “Lil Boat” and “Summer Songs 2” were released in 2016 and his debut studio album, “Teenage Emotions” in 2017. His sophomore effort, “Lil Boat 2”, was released on March 9, 2018. His third studio album, “Nuthin 2 Prove”, was released on October 19, 2018. His fourth studio album, “Lil Boat 3”, was released on May 29, 2020.

R&B Spotlight: Message To America-The Hamiltones

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The Hamiltones are a Grammy nominated R&B vocal group from North Carolina. The group is comprised of J. Vito, Tony Lelo and 2E. The group started as background vocalists for singer Anthony Hamilton. They’ve also released several albums on their own. In 2018, the group’s “What I”m Feeling” collaboration with Anthony Hamilton secured the trio’s first Grammy nomination.

Inside The Industry: New Music From Conya Doss & OsKeyz

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January started with an unexpected collaborative project between independent artist Conya Doss and musician/producer OsKeyz. titled “6019.” The album features the single “Happy Valley.” Wrapped in a midtempo groove led by steady percussion, Doss sings about the feeling that a new love provides and how her actions take her on a ride that she never wants to leave. Her vocal layering on the verses and hook helps enhance the lyrics, and compliments the melodic backdrop OsKeyz provides on keyboards. The track evolves to a vamp at the end, fading but leaving the listener wanting to hear more. The slight tease is a nice coda that fits into the overall vibe of the song. Although her next album won’t be released until later this year, Conya Doss fans can enjoy “Happy Valley” and the rest of the “6019” project. Listen to “Happy Valley” below.

Hass Irv Collaborates With G Herbo On All Day Remix & Video

From Harlem to Chi-town, Hass Irv and G Herbo get together for a collaboration. In August 2020, Hass Irv released his debut album, “No Patience.” The New York rapper released several visuals for several tracks on the album, including “Geromimo” and “All Day.” The latter was Hass’ first official single. The track produced vibrant visuals to match the animated vibes of the track. Now he’s taken the track to another level by adding G Herbo to the mix. G Herbo delivers a gritty undertone that seamlessly balances the rhythm of the record. The visuals display Hass and Herbo in a hyped studio session where they record the track. Hass brings energy, while the Windy City native brings calm aggression. Watch the “All Day (Remix)” video below.

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Juice WRLD Transforms Into Bad Boy In Final Video

In his final video, “Bad Boy”, the late Juice WRLD is joined by Young Thug for a tribute to the 1995 action comedy “Bad Boys” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The Cole Bennett-directed clip opens with an inspiring voice-over from Juice, whose face is seen in the middle of a black screen looking up as he speaks. A statement revealed that the Lyrical Lemonade-produced clip is the last official video filmed by Juice WRLD before his Dec. 2019 death by accidental overdose. Hopping into a tricked-out car to meet their connections in a shady warehouse, the pair confront a group of spooky figures, their Juggalo-like monochrome face paint dripping from their eyes like blood. Juice’s estate released his posthumous album “Legends Never Die” in July and “Bad Boy” is the third single release since his death, following “Real Sh*t” featuring Benny Blanco and “Smile” featuring The Weeknd. Watch “Bad Boy” below.

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