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 !


 

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!

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 !!!!!!

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 🙂