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 !


 

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 🙂

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.”

 


Luke Christopher Discuss “TMRW/Ystrdy” EP Projects | Tour Experience | & More on @MFWERadio

rsz__mg_1507_0Luke Christopher isn’t about to wait around for anybody. Instead of relying on singers or producers, the Los Angeles rapper can belt out a hook with the best of them, and he remains an accomplished producer and beat maker in his own right. On his two new EPs YSTRDY and TMRW for ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, his singular vision only starts to unfold, encompassing airtight rhymes, cinematic storytelling, keen wit, and a little bit of wisdom.

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, music surrounded Luke. At a young age, his father turned him on to the likes of Elton John, U2, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. However, hip-hop found him one Christmas when 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me sat under the tree. In high school, he converted the bottom bed of his bunk beds into a makeshift studio. There, he taught himself how to rap, sing, and compose beats. By his seventeenth birthday, he was ready to be properly heard, and major labels clamored for this strangely soulful and emotionally expansive style. Checkout our new interview with Luke.


 

 

 

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.

 


 

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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Raheem Devaughn Reveals Upcoming Fall Tour | New Single | More with @MFWERadio – @EssenceFEST 2015

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Fresh off the Essence Music Festival stage – R&B/Soul Recording Artist, Raheem Devaughn stopped by the press room to catch up with David Duane. Raheem currently just got off of tour Ledisi and Leela James but has revealed that he’ll be back on tour with another female R&B artist. Now we asked him if it was K. Michelle since she’ll be announcing her fall tour soon but he said it wasn’t – so who could Raheem be touring with ? Sevyn Streeter ? Guess we’ll have to wait for the official announcement. He also revealed with us that his next single is but you gonna check this interview for all the exclusive details.

Update (As of 12:34pm EST): Raheem will be back on tour with Leela James speaking of which and the tour will kick off in October 🙂