Speak to this dynamic artist about his sound and he’ll label it contemporary soul. Challenge him to rattle off his list of influences and he’ll give you a spectrum ranging from Nat King Cole to Anita Baker to R. Kelly. He’ll speak of his gospel upbringing—his parents were both pastors and singers; his sister, a musician. And his instrumental prowess will show him to be fluent on the piano, saxophone and drums. Wash is truly rich in depth; both the artist and the man. While his musical expertise is astonishingly mature, the 24 year old still finds a way to hold his own among his fellow R&B crooners. Signed to AyeGirl Music/Interscope Records, his debut single, “Can’t Trust Thots” features label mate and wildly successful rapper, French Montana, while cleverly paying musical homage to artists such as TLC and BBD. His smooth vocals are gripping and the upbeat record fits seamlessly into any of today’s contemporary playlists. Checkout our latest interview with Wash.
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 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‘scharacter, 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!
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.
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 🙂
Baltimore – We have teamed up with our friends over at Baltimore Soundstage to give away 2 pairs of tickets for Pop International Duo – Nico & Vinz. Nico & Vinz will be stopping by the Soundstage on Sunday,May 17th. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record from Nico & Vinz with the subject: “Nico & Vinz Baltimore”.
Philadelphia – We have teamed up with our friends over at Live Nation to give away 3 pairs of tickets for Pop International Duo – Nico & Vinz. Nico & Vinz will be stopping by the TLA on Monday, May 18th. We’ve got two ways for you to enter to win tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record from Nico & Vinz with the subject: “Nico & Vinz Philly”.
Philadelphia – We have teamed up with our friends over at AEG Live to give away 2 PAIRS for RCA Recording Artist, Kid Ink’s “Full Speed Tour”. Kid Ink will be stopping by the Trocadero Theatre on Sunday, April 19th with special guest Bricc Baby Shitro and Luke Christopher. We’ve got two winners for you to enter to win tickets for the concert – Here goes the details:
1) E-mail Info@MFWERadio.com letting us know your favorite record from Kid Ink’s “Full Speed” album with the subject: “Kid Ink Philly Live”.
Motown Recording Artist, BJ The Chicago Kid is best known for his work and collaborations with Top Dawg Entertainment but his making a huge name for himself. Recently, BJ released his latest project “The M.A.F.E. Project” this fall (October 2014) and been touring to spread the word about his brand. Check out latest exclusive with BJ as he discusses the new project and touring with Luke James.
R&B/Soul Recording Artist, Luke James has been on non-stop promotions and touring the world with his debut-self titled album. Now returning from an European leg of his girlfriend – Pop Recording Artist, Jessie J’s “My Sweet Talk” Tour, Luke is back touring in the United States America. We caught up with Luke to talk exclusively about the feedback from his album, touring with Jessie J (and their relationship). Gotta say that we’re very happy for our friend Luke and that his able to be with a woman whose in the music industry. Their relationship is ideal in our eyes !!!! Did we mention that Luke told us his favorite time of the day ? Check out our exclusive interview below and share it.