You’ve got to understand music’s traditions in order to reinvent them. Jordan Bratton certainly does. The 18-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer possesses a prodigious grasp on all aspects of music. His critically applauded 2014 mixtape, The Grey Area, and debut single “Danger 3” are wholly the products of his personal production and songwriting vision. Armed with a multitude of talents, he stands poised to truly break ground.
At only four-years-old, the New York native realized his innate passion for singing. Encouraged by his “musical” family, he joined the choir in Kindergarten and enjoyed his first moment in the spotlight singing a solo at Lincoln Center during the holidays. Young Jordan also learned the drums before picking up piano and organ at age eleven followed by guitar, bass, and even clarinet. Immersed in the likes of Earth Wind & Fire and Kim Burrell among other R&B and gospel icons, he even started performing live with his dad’s band as well as playing organ at church. Checkout our latest interview with Jordan now !
For Throwback Thursday, We’re taking it back to our interview with R&B super-star and actress, Brandy Norwood. We spoke with her back in the early Spring of 2013 to discuss her album “Two Eleven”. The album featured the singles “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown and “Wildest Dreams”. Currently: Brandy is working with her new management team, MBK Entertainment to help assist her with the next era of her career as a recording artist and actress. Now speaking of actress, Brandy has a new sitcom with BET “Zoe Ever After” premiering January 2016 with new music soon to come. She also starred in the Chicago Musical in New York City as Roxie Hart this Spring. We’re so proud of Brandy and looking forward to the NEXT BRANDY era.
Philadelphia – We’re excited to announce our ticket give away for Sevyn Streeter live in Philadelphia, PA. Sevyn will be stopping by The Fillmore on Monday, November 2nd. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win two tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record written by Sevyn Streeter or on her latest EP “Should’ve Been There (Part 1)” with the subject line: “Sevyn Streeter Philadelphia”.
2) Follow @MFWERadio + @OnAirWithDavidD on Twitter and simply tweet us with the hash-tag #SevynPhiladelphia
R&B/Soul Songstress, Elle Varner has been getting the world geared up for the highly anticipated sophomore album, “4 Letter Word” – had just released the new banger “Birthday” featuring 50 Cent. We caught up with out friend Elle to discuss working with 50 Cent, “Love”, and MORE exclusively with David Duane at Essence Music Festival 2015. Click the video below because this conversation is so EXCLUSIVE !!!!
Valentines Day in New York City always is the best – especially if it’s a night of LIVE R&B music. Our friends, Elle Varner & Bridget Kelly performed two intimate shows their fans on the day of love. In case you’re not familiar with Bridget Kelly. She best known for her singles “Special Delivery” and “Street Dreamin” featuring Kendrick Lamar has recently embarked on her independent artist journey. Now back better than ever, Bridget is almost ready to release her debut album “All Or Nothing” later this Spring 2015. She previewed tracks such as “You” with Jordan Bratton and “Run After You”. Elle Varner – known for singles like “I Only Wanna Give It To U (Featuring J. Cole)” & “Refill” has been recording her highly anticipated album “4 Letter Word”. Continuing to get the ball rolling on promoting the album, Elle has been running new single and even performed them for the audience in New York City. One record that always stands out to us is “Nothing”, a record about feeling like you don’t have a place in one’s heart. MBK/RCA Recording Artist, Gabi Wilson opened up both of the shows as Julissa B hosted it along with Mack Wilds. Such an incredible concert from Elle & Bridget ! Checkout our videos from the incredible performance below !
Grammy Award Nominated Recording Artist/Songwriter: Elle Varner has been extremely busy these past 2 year touring and recording her upcoming anticipated album, “4 Letter Word”. Earlier in 2014, Varner was very eager with wanting the album to release but has now decided to keep creating more music. We sat down with her in December and she revealing news on the status of the project. She also discussed working with A$AP Ferg on the latest track “Don’t Wanna Dance” and teases the sound of upcoming album single. Check it out our exclusive interview now !
Bridget Kelly best known for her singles “Special Delivery” and “Street Dreamin” featuring Kendrick Lamar has recently embarked on her independent artist journey. Now back better than ever, Bridget is almost ready to release her debut album “All Or Nothing” later this Spring 2015. Just this Valentines Day weekend, BK performed with Elle Varner in New York City at the legendary SOB’s. She previewed tracks such as “You” with Jordan Bratton and “Run After You”. Checkout our videos from the incredible performance below !
“I want to be remembered by how good I was able to make someone feel about themselves—whether by knowing me personally or through my music. I love making people happy, just as much as I love making music.” – Bridget Kelly
For BRIDGET KELLY, it started at Madison Square Garden singing her hometown’s newest anthem, “Empire State of Mind” alongside JAY Z. Next was the global BP3 tour, on to “Street Dreamin’” with Kendrick Lamar which led to the “Liberation” tour with Mary J. Blige. BRIDGET KELLY has received further co-sign of musical peers as a Grammy Award winning songwriter for fellow recording artists including Kelly Clarkson.
On her debut EP, Every Girl and follow-up Cut to…Bridget Kelly project, BRIDGET KELLY laces her musical stories with elements that define her individualism – love, style, confidence. The distinctive and powerful voice of BRIDGET KELLY delivers a confidence in the artist she has triumphed to become with a splash of New York toughness that can not be taught—as heard on such fan favorites as, “Special Delivery”, “Coca1n3 Heartbreak” and “I Won’t Cry”. On the forthcoming All or Nothing, due in 2015, BRIDGET KELLY continues the conversation with her fans who identify with and sing along to her brand of musical illustration of life and love. Recently, We caught up with our friend Bridget to discuss it all and how her journey as an independent artist since departing from Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Also – Listen closely as Bridget teases an upcoming tour with Elle Varner & Tiara Thomas – Check it out !