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Women That Rock: Ray BLK

Over the weekend, I surrounded myself around music. I know some of you may be wondering what does that mean. Well, I’ll tell you. So often we as music lovers just put on a piece of music to just have sound filling up the room. Often times you don’t literally listen to the words or…

Women That Rock: Dawn Richard

We are experiencing a great moment in music. I think with what is going on in our country and our everyday lives as a people, we can surely say that our music is speaking loud and clear to the many diversities, that are plaguing our cultural society. Many of our very talented artists are indeed…

Women That Rock: Ari Lennox

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Discovery of viable artists seems to be sprouting up everywhere you look. And this week’s selection is a welcome addition to that growing list.  This week’s “Women That Rock” selection hails from our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. I present to many and introduce to some the ever talented singer songwriter Ari Lennox. So, let’s jump…

Women That Rock- K. Avett

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Now, that the Grammy Award event is over and all the lavish parties have ended, maybe you found that your favorite artist claimed the most prestigious accolade in the music industry that night, or maybe, not. Then there is the infamous day when all the morning shows are buzzing about the shows winners and performers,…

Women That Rock- Terri Walker

Like most of you by now, I have seen the most inspiring made for TV movie of all time, the “New Edition Story”. This movie was the equivalent to an R&B Roots. Three jammed packed nights of shear excellence. Once again we got a up close and personal look into the glamorous, but sometimes ugly,…

Happy New Year! Women That Rock- Ella Mai

Well, we’ve made it through another year. In the midst of creating new resolutions for the New Year, I’m always on the quest to discover timeless artists, that are attempting to prove to everyone that they are indeed the next biggest star status or accolade. I’m very optimistic that 2017 will provide us true lovers…

Women That Rock- The mysterious HER

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Fall is officially upon us, and with each season, I would have to say brings about a different type of attitude, mood and state of mind.  Let me explain, for instance Spring & Summer are both seasons that share a sense of urgency to get out and roam about with friends and it also gives…

Women That Rock- Jamila Woods

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Guys, I have a confession. Lately, each week it’s becoming more and more difficult searching for great music to showcase. There’s so much garbage out there these days; that the real artists are being smothered. This is why I’ve set out on a quest to only provide my readers with quality musicians who truly are…

Women That Rock: Solange

It’s been four years since this gifted young talent’s last album. And I’ve been eagerly anticipating her triumphant come back. The Women that Rock artist I speak of is none other than Solange.  Okay, let me give some of you guys a little background on this underrated artist. This American singer songwriter hails from the…

Women That Rock- Syleena Johnson

Well guys, it’s officially the beginning of a new season. I absolutely love summer. Here’s your chance to catch all the latest festivals and concerts of year. Just this past weekend, I’ve had the pleasure to catch the ATL “Soul Life Festival” hosted in the great city of Atlanta Georgia. It’s a two-day festival featuring…

Women That Rock- Tarica June

I have a question for all my music enthusiasts out there. Is there a viable movement being pushed for pure conscious music to return by the people, or is it all hype? Well, I’d like to believe that idea of socially conscious music is coming back and with a vengeance. I believe that I have…

Women That Rock- Nik West

After spending an awesome weekend with my siblings talking about, well you’ve guessed it, Music. I discovered that the conversation the industry should be having is, what it takes for an artist to become a superstar or to even be heard from the sea of individuals that are all competing for their shot of stardom….

Women That Rock- Tweet

As we embark on yet another season change, I’m often eagerly anticipating which artist is going to have the biggest spring and summer hit. Warmer months also bring the start of outdoor concerts,festivals and backyard barbecues. So, I’m officially suggesting the hot new spring and summer album to listen to is by a young lady…

Women That Rock- Candice Nelson

Well guys I know there has been a lot of things happening in the news and the entertainment world in past several months, addressing our issues as a black people. From Stacy Dash’s stupendous comments, regarding whether or not to get rid of black history month to Jada Pinkett Smith’s heart felt plea to the…

Women That Rock: PJ

Every now and then music will change course right in front of your very own eyes. This week I’ll be introducing you guys to a very special up incoming talent. She goes by the name of PJ and this singer songwriter has a lot to say. Her musical approach is somewhat refreshing. This fresh hot…

Women That Rock- B.O.Y. (Be Only You)

Well guys, it’s officially 2016 and now that the New Year is here, and everyone is currently making New Year’s resolutions on self- preservation, I thought why not give my music fans a motivational soundtrack to help keep you encouraged as you go on your journey in becoming a better you. This week’s choice is…

Listen: Erykah Badu Has Some “Trill Friends”

Badu is at it again!  She loves remixing songs and we love it even more!  Kanye West dropped this single last Friday and already, Badu is giving us her version.  Yes, we can relate!  We all know someone that fits into this role.  I’m thankful for my Trill Friends!!  Do you have some “Trill Friends”?…

Women That Rock- Ashley Dubose

I want to ask you guys a question. With shows like the Voice and American Idol, which will be celebrating their farewell season in 2016, can we say that shows of this caliber have provided the stepping stones to launching the musical careers of some of the most talented singers in the country? I pose…

Women That Rock- Jaime Woods

Well guys it’s that time of year again, Christmas time. And if you’re anything like me you’re probably waiting to the last to start your Christmas shopping. Well, as always I do believe that music is the best gift to receive at Christmas. I don’t know maybe it’s the thought of turning on that special…

Women That Rock- Caretta Bell

With great appreciation, I was granted the opportunity to DJ this weekend in Houston TX, at the Nzuri Natural hair expo. While attending this amazing event I also had the chance to uncover a brand new “Women that Rocks” artist for you guys. Her name is “Caretta Bell”, she hails from Houston TX. With an…

Women That Rock- Sheena Player

Is R&B music dead? This is the question I have to ask you guys this week.  I recently asked myself the same question.  After doing my weekly research to find the next “Women that Rocks” feature, by searching several online music magazines, I discovered there’s a growing shortage of what I would classify as true…

Women That Rock- Melanie Fiona

What happens if a well known artist happens to use their musical platform to raise awareness around social issues that plague this nation. Well, let’s see. Marvin Gaye gave us one of the most prolific albums to date. Then there was Stevie Wonder’s  “Songs in the Key of Life”  masterpiece. This is just to name a…

Women That Rock- Lianne La Havas

After catching up on reading several music blogs this weekend, I stumbled across a fresh new voice. Her name is “Lianne La Havas”. By now, you guys should know that I absolutely love all types of music. This young lady’s music embodies several different types of genres. La Havas began singing at the tender age…

Women That Rock- Erin Stevenson

Hey guys, I have a question: does it pay off being in an all-girl group vs. becoming a solo artist?  Well, I’m guessing everyone wants to go solo. Cause, you can’t even name one mainstream R&B group today. Another question for you, do you guys believe that there’s a need for the girl group in today’s…

Women That Rock- Alice Smith

Recently, I’ve noticed a certain trend developing with some of our favorite TV shows. Judging by the huge success of some of the most popular shows on network television, many of these shows can credit their huge following by the music that’s being played. For instance, everyone is so infatuated with the very diverse musical…

Women That Rock- NAO

Lately, I’ve been listening to some amazingly talented artists from abroad. And I dare ask the question, “Who’s got more soul? Is it our sisters here in the states or our sisters across the pond?”  Now, I know what you may be thinking… is she crazy or what?!  I mean let’s examine the thought for…

Women That Rock- Jessica Jolia

What factors make an artist awesome?  Is it the artist’s way of delivering their message or is it the complicity of their music?  Or could it even be the depth and range of the emotions that the artist feels and expels from their music?  Well, these are some of the few questions that I ask myself…

Women That Rock- Lorine Chia

I truly love discovering fresh new raw talent and then sharing my findings with like minded individuals as you, it’s like finding lost treasure. Some of the artists that I’ve uncovered have really gotten a lot of people now taking a closer look again at real music. I mean paying close attention to the lyrics…

Women That Rock-Stacy Barthe

There’s been a recent surge in social activity in our country over last couple of months; looks like we’re constantly visiting some type of grief or striving on this tedious journey we call life. But, like I always say put on some soothing music and it appears to simply melt away your cares and tears….

Women That Rock- Victoria Monet

While watching our country embarking on yet another series of triumphs displaying how far our country has come. I am still amazed at how much music still remains the soundtrack to what is going on with the times. After looking at all the artist that is either working on or coming out with projects this…

Women That Rock- Kelela

In my quest of always wanting to find fresh new talent, I often stumble upon some fresh and exciting Artist. This week’s artist shines a spotlight on my Afro-Punk, Downtempo, Alternative and R&B crowd. Born in 1983,” Kelela” is an American singer and songwriter. This Ethiopian American has been based in the Los Angeles area…

Women That Rock- Jill Scott

Being a lover of live music and concert going, I had the awesome privilege of attending the “Hampton Jazz Festival” for the very first time. I must say it was surely the best musical experience I have done in a long while. This Festival has been in existence for 48 years, this three day musical…

Women That Rock- Ny’Aira Collins

For this week’s Women That Rock featured artist I chose to do something a little different. I had the pleasure of interviewing a very special emerging artist. Not only does this amazing teen talent sing, but she’s also an actress, model, and radio personality. Yes I did say teen; she’s 16 years of age to be exact. …

Women That Rock- Netta Brielle

This week I thought I would ask you guys some questions as to what  goes into making an artist a superstar.  Well, the reason I asked the question is because I watched the highly anticipated film “Bessie” By Queen Latifah and after watching the film I had a lot of  questions.  First, does having a…

Women That Rock- Andra Day

Andra Day Recently I received a link from one of my twitter followers telling me to check out a mashup song on Soundcloud featuring “Notorious BIG” vs. “Marvin Gaye”.  Now, this surely peaked my curiosity because I truly love both of these brothers.  But, to my surprise this lead me to Youtube where there’s a…

Women That Rock: Seinabo Sey

This week’s woman that rocks hails from Sweden,“‘Seinabo Sey” is a Swedish singer, songwriter with a great musical talent.  Lately, I’ve come to discover that most of the new soul or alternative soul music has been coming from several artists abroad. Upon discovering this amazing talent I also noticed that there is an obsession with…

Women That Rock- Tamia

Tamia After attending the Soul Food Festival in Augusta, Ga this past weekend, I discovered that there’s resurgence in 90’s music. You know,that New Jack Swing or Throwback R&B music. I recently came across a new track from a familiar R&B artist from that era. The track is called “Sandwich and a Soda”, and it’s…

Women That Rock- Kay Dene

Kay Dene Last week, I came across an article discussing the state of Indie Artists and their music. The piece raised a lot of questions for me. First of all, why is it so hard for the Indie Artist to break into the mainstream audience? Now according to the article it stated, that even if…

Women That Rock: Vivian Green

This singer, songwriter and pianist from Philadelphia, PA took an interest in singing at a very young age. “Vivian Green” has credit for writing “Dear God” by “Boyz toMen” for their 1997 Album Evolution.

Women That Rock- Deborah Cox

Is classic R&B making a come back?  Well, I certainly believe that someone has heard my cry.  I’ve got a special treat for you guys this week.  This multi-talented powerhouse, showstopper, performing artist is certainly campaigning hard to bring back good music.  The Multi-Platinum recording artist and Broadway star “Deborah Cox” is a Canadian born…

Women That Rock- Ginette Claudette

I’m always on the hunt for refreshing new talent, and anyone that knows me knows, I love my true R&B music. Well, I was surfing several new music websites and stumbled on what I call a hidden gem. Her name is “Ginette Claudette”. This Uptown New Yorker is a singer/songwriter that was born to sing….

Women That Rock- Justine Skye

Justine Skye   I have a question for everyone, Can singing covers on YouTube make you an overnight sensation? Well, for one Brooklyn born native it surely did. Her name is Justine Skye, and some of you may already know this gifted young artist. This twenty year old is no stranger to the music industry…

Women That Rock- Kyndall

Kyndall   After coming off a huge high from watching the season finale of Empire, I realized that there’s a huge urgency for great artist and good music to come back to the mainstream. I don’t know about you guys but I’m so ready for true passionate R&B music. You know that stuff that makes…

Women That Rock- Karina Pasian

Karina Pasian In the wake of the highly anticipated Album from the cast of the critically acclaimed show “Empire”.  It appears that R&B  has once again sparked that passion and love for the next hot new artist  to come.  While I was going through my normal routine of searching for good R&B, I stumbled upon…

Women That Rock- V Bozeman

V Bozeman   As the 2015 Black Women’s Film Network came to a beautiful close   Saturday 3/7/2015. I was privileged to bear witness to an awesome performance from a fresh, new, and talented woman on the scene. With a recurring role on the new hit TV show “Empire”, I give you none other than “V….

Women That Rock- Jade Alston

Some of you may have heard of the venture capitalists website called “Kickstarter”.  The site is used in part to help start a new business or in some cases provide some much needed startup money to fund the production of an album.  Well, this week’s woman that rocks artist is definitely no stranger to this…

Woman That Rock- Tiara Thomas

  www.tiarathomasmusic.com/ Tiara Thomas While sitting back listening to “Wale’s” song “Bad” I began wondering , who was this young lady singing the hook on this track. After doing some research I discovered the sweet soulful vocals belonged to an American singer, songwriter, and record producer whose name is “Tiara Thomas”. Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana…

Women That Rock- Jasmine Sullivan

http://www.jazminesullivanmusic.com/ Jazmine Sullivan This week we will go back to a familiar voice for our featured artist who has singing running through her veins. “Jazmine Sullivan” was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Her mother sung as a backup singer for Philadelphia international records, so Jazmine is no stranger to good singing. Sullivan began singing as a…

Women That Rock- Asa (Ah-Sha)

While visiting my Mom the other day, having one of our many discussions about music as we often do, I noticed a very soulful but yet youthful voice bellowing from the speakers. I asked my mother who is this we’re listening to, she exclaimed “Her name is spelled Asa pronounced as Asha”.  I was immediately…

Women That Rock- Polly A.

Meleni Smith better known by her stage name Polly A. was born in Flint Michigan , but raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  After listening to some of the tracks on Soundcloud, I discovered that she was credited as one of the composers for the song “Happy” from the popular movie “Hitch”.  She  lent her amazing writing…

Women That Rock- SZA (Sizza)

This week’s latest addition to the ever growing list of phenomenal “Women That Rock” is an American singer songwriter hailing from St.Louis Missouri. SZA, is a twenty-four year old very talented artist that was born in St. Louis, now residing in Maplewood New Jersey. Born as Solana Rowe, she formed her stage name from the…

Women That Rock- Jessica Reedy

Well with the start of a new year upon us, we all tend to set New Year’s resolutions or just turn over a new leaf. For some of us we need a little spiritual motivation and I have just what the Heavenly Father has ordered.  This Saginaw, Michigan sister first gained national attention as the…

Women That Rock- India Shawn

While looking for some good Christmas music to play in time for my holiday parties, I checked out the latest from the artist India Shawn.  India’s rendition of “O’holy Night” is simply classic. You can check out the track on Soundcloud music service.  After hearing this track I received this great impulse to check out some of her…

Faith Evans

With the holiday season fast approaching, what better gift idea then to give the gift of music and I have just the CD, one that’ll definitely keep you dancing all year long. Born in Florida raised in New Jersey this Multi-talented artist has been singing since the age of two, Faith Evans was raised in…

Meshell Ndegecello

This American Singer-songwriter, bassist, vocalist, and sometimes rapper has found a way to bridge multiples of genres like R&b Hiphop, Jazz, Folk, and Electronica music through her career. It appears that this accomplished artist has done it again.  Meshell’s new album is called “Comet, Come to Me” which is out now. I am super excited…

Tracy Chapman: Soundtrack to Ferguson

Young people in Ferguson or around the country may have never even heard of Tracy Chapman, but if you are looking for a soundtrack to ease the hurt anguish and despair that you’re feeling then this album “Crossroads” may be the perfect soundtrack to help you cope and make sense of what’s going on, not just in Ferguson or just in United States but in the world.

Sevyn Streeter

This young lady is no stranger to most. Some of you may know her from her humble beginnings with two groups. “TG4” put together by Chris Stokes who was responsible for the success of the group “B2K”. The other is group called “RichGirl”.

Tinashe

By now, I know that every club and radio station in the country has been spinning the fresh new hot song ” 2 On”. For all those who are wondering who is this artist. Her name is Tinashe. Which means “God is with Us”.

Laura Mvula

About this week’s “Women That Rock” artist: “She reminds me a lot of Nina Simone with her storytelling approach to her artistry.”

TIANN

I discovered TIAAN while listening to music on Spotify late one night. My first thought about this Amazing talent was the depth of her vocal range and the richness of her complex beats.

Alex Isley

I discovered this artist by what is becoming to be the norm with music lovers of the age…searching YouTube for the latest smoothed out mixes. With the music world being under the spell of down tempo Artists like Jhene Aiko, Banks, Seyvn Streeter, and others; I believe to have found something very iconic in Ms. Isley.

Jasmine V

Jasmine Villegas, a phenomenally popular young singer who has soared to the top of the social media universe, is set to release her first Interscope Records single. The catchy summer anthem “That’s Me Right There,” featuring award-winning, platinum-selling Kendrick Lamar, will be available digitally beginning August 5.

Alexandrea Lushington

American Idol Season 7 Contestant, Alexandrea Lushington, is preparing for her debut release, “Think” this fall. To reacquaint herself with audiences, she is allowing her music to take center stage. An exuberant breath of fresh air, she seems poised to become the new face of r&b music. We had the opportunity to get an intimate listen and conversation with her and instantly became fans. Check it out!

Powerful!! Michelle Williams New Video

If We Had Your Eyes is a powerful new release from Michelle Williams.  The video, directed by photographer, Derek Blanks, gives even more meaning to the song.  This combination of lyricism, message, and visual relay is an amazing result of talent!  If this is any indication of what to expect from Michelle’s upcoming releases…I am…

Carmen Rodgers

Recently, I attended a listening party for The Remnant…thoroughly entertained by thought provoking hip-hop, I was introduced to the soulful melody of Carmen Rodgers.  As the crowd swayed to the beat and got lost in her sweet timbre, I said to myself, “She is my next feature!”  I had the opportunity  to chat with Carmen…

K’iah Victoria

I’m a natural girl, so on the night I am looking for a Havana twist tutorial, I visit my girl Jouelzy’s YouTube page.  There’s awesome music playing in the background and that is where I hear for the first time, Ms. K’iah Victoria!  Immediately, I begin searching for information on this lady.  Her voice is…

Shameka Dwight

Shameka Dwight is a South Carolina native so she gets a plus from me instantly!  Moreover, she is extremely talented and delivers a sound that is immediately embraced by listeners.  Reminiscent of Chrisette Michelle with inspirational lyrics that tug at your heart strings and lift your spirit, she is a breath of fresh air to…

Passionate

Music does a lot for the soul.  It can take you back to a moment in time of love, joy, happiness, and even pain.  And sometimes…you can find that rare song that lifts you out of the valley and gives you strength to move forward and upward.  Passionate has delivered a song like that.  Hailing…

Jamie Grace

  I love all types of music because it moves the soul, good music anyway.  I was sitting in bed preparing to write a few posts and on JCTV, I hear this catchy number.  I instantly Googled & YouTubed this young lady and I’m a fan!  She hails from Atlanta, GA and she is a delight…

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