Ever since Jake Miller began posting his original songs on YouTube a few years ago, the 21-year-old Miami-born pop artist has been building a virtual army of fans. His social media community followers call themselves the Millertary and come to his concerts wearing camouflage and greasepaint under their eyes. Miller has independently released two EP’s: 2012’s Spotlight and 2013’s The Road Less Traveled, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. His full-length album, 2013’s Us Against Them, sold over 33,000 copies and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Rap chart. One of MTV’s 2014 “Artist to Watch” artists, Miller has shared stages with Mac Miller, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Asher Roth, Jason Derulo, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone, and Sammy Adams at various radio festivals, including Y-100’s Jingle Ball and the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami, where he performed for a crowd of more than 200,000 screaming fans. He also sold out a 43-city House of Blues Tour before a major record deal, driven primarily by his incredible social-networking presence. The video for “First Flight Home” has racked up more than 1.6 million views on YouTube. Checkout our interview from November 2013 as Jake Miller stopped by Philadelphia on the “Us Against Them” Tour
Think you’ve got Michelle Williams all figured out? Think again. For fans of her subtle and smooth work as one-third of the world-renowned Destiny’s Child, as well as her soul-stirring spiritual solo work, this is a brand-new Michelle Williams. Or is it?
Michelle is one of very few musical artists with proven success across multiple music genres. From gospel, rhythm & blues to pop and dance, Michelle maintains strong positioning across most genres while being highly respected amongst her peers and fans; she is constantly reinventing herself. The multi-talented recording artist-producer-songwriter-actress-entrepreneur delivers an important message: Expect the Unexpected. In her latest album, Michelle forges a fresh and innovative new sound destined to be emulated for years to come. The sparkling, groove-laden tracks present Michelle as she has never been seen before as a saucy club vixen unleashing the ultimate party soundtrack. Checkout our throwback interview Michelle as she discuss her latest album “Journey To Freedom” and Destiny’s Child.
To date, Kid Ink has sold over 5 million singles worldwide since his 2014 major label debut album, My Own Lane (Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records) entered at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on both the Top 200 and Top Digital Albums charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album’s hit single “Show Me” is RIAA-certified double platinum in the US, gold in Australia and Canada. The single held the record for the most weeks at #1 on the Rap Airplay chart for 18 weeks and was the #1 airplay record at Rhythmic radio for 2014 making Ink the #2 airplay artist at that format behind Chris Brown. Ink’s follow-up single, “Main Chick,” is certified gold and was the most added song at Urban Mainstream radio at the time of release. The videos for both aforementioned songs were viewed over 126 million times with “Show Me” garnering VEVO certified status crossing 100 million views. Fueled by the certified gold hit singles “Body Language” and “Be Real,” the LA native’s sophomore LP, Full Speed, entered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, and No. 4 on the Digital Albums chart. Full Speed features guest appearances by Chris Brown, Usher, R. Kelly, Dej Loaf, Migos, Trey Songz, Tinashe and more. Producers Stargate, Cashmere Cat, DJ Mustard, Key Wane, The Featherstones, NicNac, Mark Kragen and others provide the head-nodding beats. Kid Ink recently wrapped his Full Speed headlining US, European and Brazilian tour and the Chris Brown “One Hell Of A Night” tour. Checkout 1 of our throwback interviews with Kid Ink and Christmas Day you can download his new project “Summer In The Winter” on iTunes.
Angela Yee started her career in radio as a co-host on the Shade 45 morning show at Sirius Satellite Radio. She was drafted by Eminem’
Rotimi is best known for co-starring in the hit series, “Power” alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Omari Hardwick. Rotimi plays Dre, the hotheaded loyal portage of 50 Cent‘s character, Kanan. While Rotimi has a thriving career as a television star, he is also excelling in his music career. Rotimi’s new single “Lotto,” features his co-star 50 cent and has quickly turned into a summer hit reaching over 530,000 plays on SoundCloud. Rotimi’s new single has also been featured by Billboard, XXL, Vibe, Complex and Karen Civil just to name a few.
Rotimi recently performed to a sold out show of 15K people at the O2 area in London, UK, Z104’s Shaggfest in Virginia Beach and Wine Amplified in Las Vegas for over 20K people. His current single, “Lotto” can be heard on ESPN “First Take” throughout the month of August. He is releasing Royal Wednesday mixtape on 11/4 and his long awaited EP, Rotation Winter 2016. Rotimi is currently shooting Season 3 of Power. More recently, Rotimi just wrapped up the filming of “Deuces” featuring Lance Gross, Megan Good and Lorenz Tate slated for theaters in Winter 2016. Checkout our latest interview with Rotimi!
Born and raised in Compton, CA, Eric Bellinger is well known in the music industry as a critically acclaimed songwriter and now as a solo R&B artist with sinfully smooth vocals and an affinity for soulful songwriting. Since 2013, he’s racked up more than 80 song placements while co-penning hits for such pop and R&B stars as Usher, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown. He also won his first Grammy Award as one of the collaborators on Brown’s best R&B-crowned album, F.A.M.E. “…This Grammy-Award winning songwriter has been able to establish a reputation for himself that has him working alongside the likes of Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Tank and Justin Bieber to name a few.”- Billboard. Checkout our latest conversation with Eric as he talks “CSP2” and current tour.
Beep, beep, beep – An alarm sounds. Lights flash. Everyone is on alert. Emergency protocol in effect. It’s a Code Red state of emergency. Soul music is in trouble and one of the greatest R&B singers of a generation is sounding the alarm. Whispered voices have been expressing their concern for some time. Industry insiders talk of a change in the musical direction at radio. Critics blame millenials. Millenials blame the music. Artists blame each other. And everyone blames the Internet. But that’s not the whole story. Soul music is alive and well and “people love it when introduced to it properly,” R&B/Pop icon Monica explains. However, concerned about the future of the genre she loves so much, Monica returns with her seventh studio album appropriately titled Code Red.
“As an artist and real genuine soul/R&B lover, I felt that it’s a state of emergency for the music. Its important for this generation to know and understand how important the music was and is to the world and we are best when we can bridge the sound between the old and the new,” Monica says. The Grammy Award winning singer knows this better than anyone. Due in-stores and online Friday, December 18th: Code Red is indeed a jubilant return to form for the iconic star. The lead single, produced by hitmaker Polow Da Don is an updated take on a Smokey Robinson and the Miracles classic (Much Better Off); “Just Right For Me,” featuring Lil’ Wayne, serves as a perfect introduction to the album and is a bridge between Monica’s love of classic soul music, 90’s R&B and the sound of today. Another standout on the album is the uber-personal tune, “I Miss Music.” It is somewhat of a tribute to the memorable music of the 80’s and 90’s and the rare artists that created it. “I Miss Music,” is an infectious record. It was an instantaneous attraction for Monica. “I was born in the midst of the most incredible age of music. This song speaks to that era and reflects on how important the music was to me,” Monica explains. When I mention Whitney’s name in the song, I still get chills through my body. She wasn’t only my mentor. She was my friend. This song is all about substance and feel and that’s what means the most to me.”
Checkout our latest interview with Monica and pre-order “Code Red” NOW !!!!!!