Interview: Netta Brielle Talks New “880” EP & More w/ @MFWERadio

 

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Netta first fell in love with entertaining at a young age when her mother, despite their modest means, would find a way to take Netta and her sisters to local music shows and events. Netta, inspired by her early exposure to the performing arts, committed to being an artist as a child.  Netta was determined to succeed and make her dreams as an artist when she signed to Atlantic Records in 2013. She has recently taken her career into her own hands as an independent artist with her “880” project with EMPIRE.

Checkout our latest interview Netta Brielle and download “880” available everywhere.


Dustin Michael Interview: Discuss “Different” EP, B5 Split, & More On @MFWERadio

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Former Member of B5 & R&B/Soul Recording Artist, Dustin Michael is back with his highly anticipated debut EP “Different”. The project serves as the re-introduce to Dustin Michael as he emerges into a solo artist. Best known for the singles “All I Do”, “U Got Me”, and “Hyrdolic” featuring Bow Wow with his brothers as the group B5. Fans have been anticipating this project as Dustin worked on the EP for a few months then to decide on the final nine records. His first single “Pay It Forward” is the first single which taps into his new found sound to set him apart from the Pop and R&B foundation B5 was known for.

“With this project, I wanted to show the world to the growth and maturity in the music as I’m a grown man now versus being in a group”, says Dustin Michael. “After I put the track-listing together, it really hit me that this project has a different vibe and has a lane of it’s own so I had to title it Different. In addition, Dustin Michael’s “Different” serves as the first project released under his independent label, Dustin Michael Entertainment. Michael will release all further musical projects through the label. His also plans to tour through the United States to further promote his new sound as a solo artist. Checkout our latest interview with Dustin Michael !


Eric Bellinger Interview: Discuss “Cuffing Season, Pt 2”, Tour Life, Fatherhood, & More On @MFWERadio

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Considering his roots and upbringing, it is no wonder that Eric Bellinger has become an R&B sensation. An LA native and grandson of Jackson 5 hit songwriter, Bobby Day, Bellinger has been engulfed with music his entire life.  His love for music drove his decision to turn down a football scholarship at USC to pursue his real passion. Bellinger began his musical journey recording and touring with the R&B group, AKNU (A Kind Never Understood) and soon signed to Epic Records by legendary executives, Max Gousse and Tommy Motola.  His natural talent for songwriting became apparent and he returned home to hone his abilities under the guidance of his childhood friend and mentor, Erika Nuri of “The Writing Camp”. After signing a publishing deal with Sony ATV, Bellinger hit hte ground sprinting with stellar contributions to major R&B and pop artists such as Chris Brown (“Fine China”, “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj), Usher (“Let Me See” featuring Rick Ross), Selena Gomez (“Intuition”) and Justin Bieber (“Right Here” featuring Drake) to name a few.

Bellinger’s music continues to gain prestige through illustrious awards from ASCAP (“Lemme See”), BMI (“Lemme See”), iTUNES (“Lemme See” 2012 Song of the Year) and the coveted Grammy’s (for multiple contributions to Chris Brown’s “Fame” album, voted “Best R&B Album” in 2012). In the midst of writing smash hits for other artists, Bellinger continued to create exciting music for his loyal fans, releasing multiple mix-tapes (“Born to Sing Vol 1-3” which reached #3 on iTunes, and his most recent and widely loved “Cuffing Season parts 1 & 2”). Bellinger is now focusing on his highly internationally-anticipated album, “Eric Bellinger” set to release the first half of 2016.  Checkout our latest interview with Eric now !


 

August Rigo Discuss “The Fall Out” Album, Writing Chris Brown’s “Back To Sleep”, & More On @MFWERadio

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Born Dan August Rigo in Toronto, Canada, August began honing his musician skills as a teenager and taught himself to play keyboard and guitar. His prolific songwriting/production talents soon caught the attention of the mainstream industry, which led to written songs for artists such as J ustin Beiber( “U Smile”) and O ne Direction ( “Gotta Be You”). Since his debut as a recording artist, August has continued to delve into songwriting/artist development through his record label, Summerchild Records, and now prepares to release his latest effort T he Fall Out. On the new record, August partners with guitarist to L ady Gaga, Ricky Tillo, forming the production duo formally known as TheEGOs. With his upcoming release, fans can expect songs that speak to the core of August’s artistry, his innermost thoughts and feelings & his love for music.

In anticipation of the The Fall Out’ s US release, the album currently boasts critical acclaim in both Japan (September 2015) and Canada (November 2015). Fans can also hear Rigo’s latest songwriting success with “Sex You Back To Sleep” as recorded by Chris Brown with rave reviews from VIBE, HYPETRAK, Fuse, Complex, BET, MTV and Billboard. Checkout our latest interview with August !


Tank Interview: Discuss “Sex, Love & Pain 2”, “Born Again Virgin” Season 2, & More On @MFWERadio

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While making his seventh full-length album, SLP2 [R&B Money/Atlantic Records], Tank posed a crucial question. “What does cutting edge R&B sound like in 2016?” he asks. He answered that question by crafting the long-awaited sequel to his influential 2007 opus, Sex, Love & Pain. That album not only provided a blueprint for the likes of Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and more, but it also debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Best R&B Album,” while its #1 single “Please Don’t Go” became nominated for “Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.” Following 2014’s Stronger, Tank once again captured a creative spirit that resembled the process behind his seminal third body of work.As far as sequels go, Tank knew he had to go even bigger to make SLP2 the blockbuster audiences desired. In addition to cameos from Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and Yo Gotti, he assembled a new West Coast anthem in the form of the Tank produced “Birthday” with a little help from Chris Brown, Problem, and Siya. He also teamed up with TGT collaborator and producer Brandon “BAM” Hodge to “help set the musical tone,” of this new project. Checkout our latest interview with Tank now !


 

#ThrowbackThursday: Kid Ink Discuss Latest Album “My Own Lane”, Upcoming Tour, & More w/ @MFWERadio

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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.


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.

 

 

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 🙂