#ThrowbackThursday: Angela Yee Chats With @OnAirWithDavid About Radio Career & More (Exclusive Interview)

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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’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, to audition for the slot after she inquired about an available marketing position. Angela’s nationwide appeal could not be ignored, and executives at Sirius offered her the lead position on “The Morning After with Angela Yee.” She honed her craft and soon became one of the most coveted urban radio hosts.  After 6 years at Sirius, she was offered several opportunities and opted to become the female voice on “The Breakfast Club” at Power 105.1 in radio’s number one market, NYC.  As one-third of the trio consisting of DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God, Angela is known for her witty remarks, knowledge of current events, and support of female empowerment.  Checkout this Throwback Thursday interview with Angela Yee (August 2013)


 

Rotimi Discuss “Royal Wednesday” | 50 Cent | Working w/ Pusha T | & More on @MFWERadio

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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!

Eric Bellinger Talks “Cuffing Season, Pt. 2” | Tour | & More on @MFWERadio

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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.

 

 

Monica Chats “Code Red” Album, Motherhood, Code Red Experience Tour, & More on @MFWERadio

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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 !!!!!!

Deitrick Haddon Discuss New Album “Masterpiece”, Being A Father, & More On @MFWERadio

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3-time GRAMMY® nominated, multiple Stellar and Dove Award-winning Inspirational Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Pastor Deitrick Haddon’s 8th studio album Masterpiece debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Album Chart, #1 on Gospel Overall and #2 on Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums. This is Deitrick’s 7th studio album to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Album Chart. Masterpiece is a mixture of gospel, hip-hop, R&B and reggae. The first single “Restore Me Again” received acclaim from critics and fans leading to the anticipation for Masterpiece. To keep the momentum going Deitrick is set to release his 2nd single “Be Like Jesus” — an uptempo, R&B/gospel infused track encouraging a positive lifestyle on Wednesday, November 18th. Masterpiece is composed of 16 soulful and inspirational tracks, Deitrick expects this album to motivate and inspire, helping people to understand reason and purpose in life. Checkout our latest and brand new interview with Deitrick !!!!


Natalie La Rose Talks Signing w/ Flo-Rida, Success Of Debut Singles, Touring, & More on @MFWERadio

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Being bold is a big part of being an artist. You’ve got to be willing to act intrepidly at the right moments. Natalie La Rose knows just when to be bold. In 2011 while attending an ESPY Awards after party, she walked up to Flo Rida and told him they were going to work together. Struck by her charisma and confidence, the (intrigued) multi-platinum international superstar invited her to the studio the next day. Over the course of two years to follow, she performed alongside Flo across the globe at sold out shows. 2013 saw her officially ink a deal with his International Music Group (I.M.G.) label, formally solidifying their partnership. However, that wasn’t the first time Natalie followed such an impulse. Born to Surinamese parents and raised in Amsterdam, she moved to Los Angeles alone at 20-years-old, pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and dancer. Inspired by everyone from Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Mariah Carey, she honed her vocal chops through years of diligent practice. That prowess led to a deal with Blackground Records/Interscope Records for her duo Amsterdam in 2010. Her debut single for I.M.G./Republic Records “Somebody” [featuring Jeremih] will undoubtedly get the dance floor moving. Over smooth production from Future Classic, the song updates the melody from Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” for a new millennium. Natalie’s voice takes the spotlight in between a sexy hook from Jeremih. Checkout our latest interview with Natalie !!!!!


 

 

Philadelphia Ticket Giveaway – Eric Bellinger (@EricBellinger) @FillmorePhilly

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Philadelphia – We’re excited to announce we’ve teamed up with Live Nation for another amazing ticket-giveaway and this time it’s for R&B/Soul Recording Artist – Eric Bellinger. Eric will be stopping by The Fillmore on Sunday, December 13th We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win two tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:

1) Follow @MFWERadio + @OnAirWithDavidD on Twitter and simply tweet us with the hash-tag #EricBellingerPhilly

2) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite Eric Bellinger record with the subject line: “Eric Bellinger Philadelphia”.

Contest Ends: Friday, December 11th 12:00PM EST

Good Luck 🙂

Amber aka Fabb Abb Discuss LHHH, Relationship w/ Miles, Upcoming EP, & More On @MFWERadio

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Amber Laura aka “Fabb Abb” is a singer, rapper and songwriter. She is a former member of the two-girl group, LisaRio. After departing from her group, Amber went on to pursue a career in modeling. However, Amber couldn’t deny her passion for music. This Los Angeles native dove head first into the rap game as a solo artist. Amber is currently in the studio working on her first EP since going solo. Be on the lookout for the EP dropping in Fall 2015. Checkout our latest interview with Amber now !!!!!


Raheem Devaughn Talks Tour w/ Leela James | Love Life Foundation | & More On @MFWERadio

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Three-time Grammy Award nominated 368 Music Group & Entertainment One recording artist Raheem DeVaughn is one of the most exciting R&B artists of the 21st century. His fifth studio album, Love, Sex, and Passion, released in February 2015, debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #2 on Billboard’s Independent Album chart. It continues to be propelled by radio hits “Queen” and “Temperature’s Rising”.

In addition to his musical interests, Raheem is equally passionate about the various philanthropic initiatives run by his charity organization, The LoveLife Foundation.  Launched in April 2014, the foundation currently focuses on youth education, HIV/AIDS research, and domestic violence prevention. Throughout the tour, Raheem and The LoveLife Foundation will be hosting their national “Queen for a Day” campaign against domestic violence. Checkout our latest interview with Raheem.