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 !


 

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 !!!!!!

Jordan Bratton Talks “Youth” EP | Tour w/ Somo & Kirko Bangz | Producing & More on @MFWERadio

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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 !


 

 

 

Philadelphia Ticket Giveaway – Sevyn Streeter (@Sevyn) @FillmorePhilly

 

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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

Contest Ends: Monday, November 2th 12:00PM EST

Good Luck 🙂

Tiffany Evans Teases “All Me” EP | Motherhood | Collaboration with Fetty | & More on @MFWERadio

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Tiffany Evans’ powerhouse vocals will command the attention of anyone in her surrounding area. The South Bronx native got her start in 2003 as a contestant on the hit singing competition show, Star Search, hosted by comedian Arsenio Hall. Tiffany’s victory sparked the interest of major labels including Columbia Records. After performing for executives, Tiffany was offered a recording contract on the spot in 2003. In between working on her debut album, Tiffany explored her acting skills as she picked up roles in CBS’ The District, Tyler Perry’s film Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2008, Tiffany released her self-titled debut album, which included hit singles “Promise Ring” featuring Ciara and “I’m Grown” featuring Bow Wow. Executive produced by The Clutch and Ciara, TIFFANY EVANS debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

The 23-year-old singer is now gearing up to release her new EP titled ALL ME, due on Thursday, October 30th, 2015. ALL ME contains a mix of R&B, hip-hop and pop sounds that are simply infectious. The highly awaited EP consists of seven tracks, including the lead single “On Sight” featuring Fetty Wap. The fun and flirty track has received over 600,000 digital streams to date. Thanks to the buzz behind “On Sight,” Tiffany was selected for iHeartRadio’s Digital Artist Program for September 2015. The partnership included daily spins of “On Sight” across all of iHeartRadio’s urban stations. Tiffany’s social media presence continues to grow daily as eager fans and supporters await ALL ME. With over 1.6 million followers across her platforms, Tiffany hopes to keep building her bond with her fans as she begins a new chapter. Checkout our brand new interview with Tiffany now !


 

 

 

Avant Talks New Album “The VII” | R&B Music | & More on @MFWERadio

rsz_the_viiiAvant is a name that has been used in the context of being original or innovative but the singer/songwriter from Cleveland has transformed the word into a powerhouse brand. Since breaking out on the music scene with his first platinum hit singles, “Separated” and “My First Love”—he has been on a non-stop journey having released seven albums in the last 15 years.

His new album, The VIII (eight)is sure to capture true fans and R&B music lovers with his magnetic voice and beautifully, interwoven lyrics. Each song on the album is a labor of love and reflects different observations around him. He is preparing for the new album release, The VIII in September 2015. This spring he released the debut single from the album, “Special” which is romantic song that breathes new life into love and commitment.With the anticipation of a new album on MO-B Entertainment being distributed through Capitol Music Group, he is preparing to hit the road and introduce followers to his new music. Avant sums up his love affair with his fans on the song “Doesn’t Matter”. “I’m letting you know if I fall in love with you, my love will never change. I don’t exactly know where we are but my life will always remain the same. That’s real—that’s relationships.”

 


Elijah Blake Discuss ‘Shadows & Diamonds’ | Upcoming Tour & More with @MFWERadio – @EssenceFEST 2015

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Very few artists are just as good at creating amazingly vivid and passionate scenes with their voices, as they are with their words—Elijah Blake, is one of the few. Standing a part from the manufactured acts produced by today’s entertainment industry, Elijah Blake is a refreshing dose of vocal and dancing ability, hit song writing talent, and personal conviction that icons are made of.

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Palm Beach, Florida, Elijah was surrounded by talent. His mother and father were no strangers to music, being avid participants in church and his childhood friends all boasted either singing or dancing abilities beyond their years. “Everybody wanted to make it. Everybody wanted to be somebody special.” In an area riddled with crime, Elijah, with guidance from his mother, struggled to stay out of trouble. Soon, his talent would find him a way out of trouble and onto a stage. Checkout our latest interview with Elijah from the Essence Festival 2015.

 


 

Jordan Bratton Talks ‘Youth EP’, Musical Influence, & More With @MFWERadio

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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 !

 

Dee-1 Discuss “3 Ups” EP | RCA Inspiration | Touring | & More with @MFWERadio – @EssenceFEST 2015

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Dee-1 honed his lyrical skills while balancing two careers, teaching middle school children by day and performing at rap shows at night. The New Orleans native’s love for hip-hop was born while attending Louisiana State University during a year filled with grief and heartbreak. 2005 was a very tumultuous year for Dee-1. First, his world was shaken to the core when his best friend was murdered during a robbery following a flag football game. Second, he experienced the pain of ending a five-year relationship with his high school sweetheart. Third, he watched his hometown of New Orleans endure the catastrophic flooding of Hurricane Katrina. Finally, his life flashed before his eyes when he was the victim of an armed robbery at gunpoint. Despite the difficult year, Dee-1 interpreted these events as a wake-up call to reaffirm his Christianity.

Dee-1 has also enjoyed the recognition from many of his peers in the music industry. Dee-1 has toured with chart topping and Grammy award winning artists, such as Macklemore, Lupe Fiasco and Lecrae. His online buzz sparked interest from various record labels, including New Orleans based Cash Money Records, however, Dee-1 opted to sign with RCA Inspiration in 2013. Featuring stand out singles, “Against Us” and “I’m Not Perfect,” the 3’S UP EP will be available everywhere digital music is sold on February 17, 2015. Checkout interview with Dee-1 from the Essence Music Festival.

Avant Talks Upcoming Album “The VIIl” | New Single | Views On Love | & More with @MFWERadio

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Avant is a name that has been used in the context of being original or innovative but the singer/songwriter from Cleveland has transformed the word into a powerhouse brand. Since breaking out on the music scene with his first platinum hit singles, “Separated” and “My First Love”—he has been on a non-stop journey having released seven albums in the last 15 years.

His new album, The VIII (eight)is sure to capture true fans and R&B music lovers with his magnetic voice and beautifully, interwoven lyrics. Each song on the album is a labor of love and reflects different observations around him. He is preparing for the new album release, The VIII in September 2015. This spring he released the debut single from the album, “Special” which is romantic song that breathes new life into love and commitment.With the anticipation of a new album on MO-B Entertainment being distributed through Capitol Music Group, he is preparing to hit the road and introduce followers to his new music. Avant sums up his love affair with his fans on the song “Doesn’t Matter”. “I’m letting you know if I fall in love with you, my love will never change. I don’t exactly know where we are but my life will always remain the same. That’s real—that’s relationships.”

Checkout our interview with Avant from Capitol Records in NYC from last week..

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