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@BET NETWORKS PREPS FOR UPCOMING SOUL TRAIN AWARDS WEEKEND...

Excitement is in the air as the annual Soul Train Awards weekend approaches. BET Networks has revealed its first talent confirmed for Soul Train Weekend 2016. Kicking off Thursday, November 3, 2016 and taking over Mandalay Bay, the celebration will feature soulful experiences including performances by Jill ScottTyreseMonicaAnthony HamiltonJazmine SullivanBell Biv DeVoe, YunaTish Hyman, Kid Capri and a special night of comedy with the cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down with Cedric 'The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. Additional names and events to be announced soon!

The four-day weekend of events will include intimate performances, electrifying concerts, an outdoor day party and exclusive late night parties – all leading up to the 2016 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 6, 2016

 

SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY, November 3rd

“Acoustically Speaking” Sponsored by Toyota

House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay @ 7:00PM

Featuring Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Yuna 

 

FRIDAY, November 4th

“Soul Train Music Festival”

Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM

Featuring Jill Scott, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, Tish Hyman 

 

SATURDAY, November 5th

"Soul Train Day Party"

DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay from 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Kid Capri 

 

“The Comedy Get Down”

Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM

Featuring Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Charlie Murphy

 

SUNDAY, November 6th

“Soul Train Awards”

Orleans Arena @ 6:00PM

 

Soul Train Weekend VIP Packages will be available for purchase and offer exclusive access, premium seats to all concerts and events, plus VIP status to unforgettable after-parties. Four Day ticket packages are also available and will allow guests to have the convenience and access to attend great concerts throughout Soul Train Awards Weekend. All packages will give guests the opportunity to enjoy sizzling performances at the Soul Train Awards. Full VIP package amenities and pricing can be found at Soultrainweekend.com.

Four Day and general tickets for all events throughout Soul Train Weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will be going on sale September 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (PST). 

Mandalay Bay Events Center show tickets for the Soul Train Music Fest start at $49.50 and the Comedy Get Down concert start at $39.50. 

Tickets for Acoustically Speaking Sponsored by Toyota will start at $35.00 and the Soul Train Day Party ticket pricing begins at $37.50. All tickets will be available at Soultrainweekend.com.

 

 

Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

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Shock is only one of the many emotions friends, family, and fans are feeling this morning at the sad news of the death of Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo. Among that reality are also feelings of pain, lostness, and overwhelming grief. The 40-year old rapper was killed shortly after midnight on September 21, 2016 in what is now being detailed by media as a single vehicle crash. Driving with two females passengers, Shawty Lo is said to have lost control of the 2016 Audi, striking a tree before the vehicle finally overturned and caught fire. Initially, he was thought to be the victim of a hit and run. The two passengers, according to reports, are fine, but currently hospitalized.

 

Shawty Lo, whose real name was Carlos Walker, was known around the world as a founding member of the rap group D4L, as well as founder of D4L Records. He released his debut solo effort, Units in the City, in 2007. Several mixtapes would follow throughout the years between his debut and 2016. The official follow up, Still Got Units", had yet to be released at the time of his death.

 

Stay tuned to UGDigital.com for continued updates and coverage as more becomes available.

@Drizzy Leads the 2016 #BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations...

Drake; 📸 courtesy of Republic Records

Drake; 📸 courtesy of Republic Records

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be going down very soon, and the Republic Records roster is dominating the nomination list with Drake leading in almost every category. Checkout the abbreviated nominee list below. 

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards are scheduled to tape on Sept. 17 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and premiere on Oct. 4 (8 p.m. ET/PT). A host has yet to be announced, but should be announced soon.

A complete list of this year’s nominees is available at BET.com

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
Kanye West Ft. Rihanna – “Famous”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
Drake Ft. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”

DJ Khaled Ft. Drake – “For Free”
DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

Best Live Performer

Drake

Future
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Drake

Chance the Rapper
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

MVP of the Year
Drake

DJ Khaled
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year

“Controlla” – Produced By BOI-1DA (Drake)“Hotline Bling” – Produced By Nineteen85 (Drake)

“All the Way Up” – Produced By Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared)
“I Got the Keys” – Produced By Southside (DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future)
“Panda” – Produced By Menace (Desiigner)

Album of the Year

Drake – Views

DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot
Dr. Dre – Compton
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
Future – DS2
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Hustler of the Year

Drake

DJ Khaled
Future
Jay Z
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Drake

Nicki Minaj

A$AP Rocky
Future
Kanye West

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake – “Work” (Rihanna Ft. Drake)

Nicki Minaj – “Down In the DM” – Remix (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)

2 Chainz – “No Problem” (Chance the Rapper Ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom” (Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black – “Lockjaw” (French Montana Ft. Kodak Black)

People’s Champ Award

Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled Ft. Drake– “For Free”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
O.T. Genasis Ft. Young Dolph – “Cut It”
Travis Scott – “Antidote”
Young Thug – “Best Friend”

@THEGAME AND BILLBOARD PREMIERE "ALL EYEZ" MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING JEREMIH; GAME KICKS OFF TOUR AUGUST 31st

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Today, Compton rapper The Game partners with Billboard to debut the sexy summer visual for his new radio hit "All Eyez." Director Benny Boom captures The Game as he hits the Malibu coastline for a romantic fun-filled afternoon before his lady gives him a special surprise at the end of the night. The Scott Storch produced song"All Eyez" that features Jeremih will appear as a bonus track on The Game's forthcoming album 1992releasing via Entertainment One Music/Fifth Amendment/Blood Money on September 30th.

 

WATCH "ALL EYEZ" ON VEVO

 

WATCH "ALL EYEZ" ON YOUTUBE

 

DOWNLOAD "ALL EYEZ" ON iTUNES

 

The Game tells Billboard, "So I had to call on my man Benny Boom, the best director in the world, best director of anything, to get the vibe right for this hot ass Scott Storch joint that we made for the ladies. This is life in the #WinnersCircle #AllEyez."

 

On August 31st, The Game will start the 1992 Block Wars Tour, making stops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Portland and more. 

The Game explains to his fans, "So I haven't done an American tour in a minute.  I've been doing shows overseas and my US fans have been HOT at me for years. So here it is: The OFFICIAL #1992 US tour dates so far.  So for my fans who've been asking and waiting for me to come do shows in their city, get your tickets NOW cause I don't wanna hear that "why won't you do a show in my city shit NO MO (Birdman voice) lol!!!"

See below for a current listing of tour dates...

 

BLOCK WARS TOUR DATES:

08/26 Oakland, CA // Oracle Arena (Golden State Music Fest)

08/31 Los Angeles, CA // The Novo

09/1 San Diego, CA // Observatory N. Park

09/2 Santa Ana, CA //Observatory

09/04 Englewood, CO // Fiddlers Dream Amp

09/06 Phoenix, AZ // The Press Room

09/09 Dallas, TX // Gas Monkey

09/10 Oklahoma City, OK // Cox Convention Center

09/11 Miami, FL // Club Liv (appearance)

09/15 Miami, FL // Club Story (appearance)

09/16 Atlanta, GA // Center Stage

09/17 Raleigh, NC // Club Divas (appearance)

09/18 Charlotte, NC // Label

09/22 Reading, PA // Reverb

09/23 Silver Springs, MD // The Fillmore

09/25 Providence, RI // Lupos

09/30 Minneapolis, MN // The Venue

10/03 Salt Lake City, UT // Complex

10/05 Boise, ID // Revolution

10/06 Portland, OR // Roseland Theatre

 

More 1992 Block Wars Tour Dates will be available so on!

@PostMalone Announces The Hollywood Dreams Tour, Teams with @Jacuzzilafleur & @larryjuneftm

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Rapper Post Malone recently made the announcement that he will be hitting the road on The Hollywood Dreams Tour. Making the deal even sweeter is the teaming up of Jazz Cartier and Larry June, who will both be out on this tour run.

This tour is guaranteed to be a hit with music fans!  Starting in San Diego, the outing will stretch through 41 cities. Tickets are already available for preorder if you know you must be in the building!

To get your ticket orders in, visit http://www.postmalone.com/

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Ohio-Based Gospel Trio @HalfMileHome Announces New Dates for the ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Fall Tour

Half Mile Home

Half Mile Home

 (New York, NY – August 12, 2016) – Ohio-based contemporary Gospel trio, Half Mile Home’s new single, “Thinking of Me,” from their current album, Don’t Judge Melands at No. 25 this week on the BillboardGospel National Airplay chart. “Thinking of Me” is a heart-warming single and features longtime group members Terence “Buttons” Burton, Darryl “Deaken” Brownlee and Todd Burton. The single is composed by brothers Terence and Todd with co-writer David “Ready Writa” Felder. Take a listen: https://soundcloud.com/halfmilehome/thinking-of-me.

Half Mile Home announces new dates for the “Don’t Judge Me” fall tour. The tour will continue its summer dates at the Taking It to the Streets event at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on August 20th and 21st in Buffalo, NY. In September, the trio will head to the Harvest Fest at Harvest Studios in Streetsboro, OH (September 4); Ojibway Island in Saginaw, MI (September 10); the New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown, OH (September 16); the First Apostolic Faith Church in Akron, OH (September 17); the Kentucky Center in Louisville, KY (October 14); the Northern E. Ohio Quartet Bowl in Lakewood Village in Cleveland, OH (October 15); and New Fellowship Baptist in New Orleans, LA (October 22).

The “Don’t Judge Me” summer tour kicked-off on June 11th in Columbus, GA at the Family Day Music Festival with additional dates that followed in Columbus, OH; Birmingham, AL; Saginaw, MI; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI, and Wilmington, DE.

For more on Half Mile Home and updated concert information, please visit: www.halfmilehome.com.

THE GAME RELEASES BLOCK WARS SOUNDTRACK...

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July 29, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA - Today, Compton rapper The Game releases a 10-track companion soundtrack to his forthcoming mobile gaming app Block Warsreleasing later this summer. The Block Wars soundtrack is available today via Blood Money Entertainment/Fifth Amendment/ Entertainment One and features brand new hard-hitting production by Jelly Roll, SAP, Goodguydez and Bongo along with a sole feature from singer Lorine Chia. Block Warsis a strategy mobile game that sheds light into the violent nature and turmoil of the streets as it transforms the player into The Boss who must navigate and control the black market.

 

BLOCK WARS SOUNDTRACK on iTUNES

 

BLOCK WARS MUSIC VIDEO TRAILER

 

The Game explains, "I'm loyal to Compton and will always shed light on my city. With that comes the trials and tribulations of life on the streets. We tried to educate people with my documentary Streets of Compton, so they could walk away with a little more knowledge than they had before. Now, here's another light in the form of a gaming app and some new music for your entertainment. That said, I'm calling out the hip-hop community to rise up, come together and use our platforms to force change and make an impact against injustice in this world. No more just posting a hashtag or photo saying we gotta change. Our fans support us and we got to support them back. Use what you got to really help the next person. We gotta take real actions to make this a better world. These are our people and they need us. We got to give back. #YouGottaGiveAFuck #YouGottaCare."

 

The Game has taken action in the form of a peaceful movement to stop the violence in the midst of the national focus on police shootings of African-American men. Along with Snoop Dogg, The Game led a peaceful march to the LAPD headquarters and has been working with Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck to make the city a safer place. Along with a PSA to stop the cycle of violence between the minority communities and the police, The Game has organized a town-hall style meeting of various Los Angeles gangs to make the streets a little safer.

 

Stay tuned as The Game will also be releasing a new music video for his current Scott Storch produced single "All Eyez" featuring Jeremih. The single debuted at #1 Most Added at Urban Radio and is currently Top 40 on the Rhythmic Radio Airplay Chart. In the meantime, fans can also catch The Game at his upcoming 1992 Block Wars Tour performances. List of tour dates below.

 

LISTEN  TO "ALL EYEZ" ON SOUNDCLOUD

 

BLOCK WARS SOUNDTRACK TRACKLIST:

Block Wars                                                                Produced by Bongo

Freeway                                                                      Produced by Goodguydez

Get High                                                                    Produced by Jelly Roll

Alameda                                                                    Produced by SAP

Gutter                                                                        Produced by Goodguydez

Uzis and Grenades ft. Lorrine Chia                          Produced by Bongo

Lights Go Out                                                            Produced by Goodguydez

Run It                                                                        Produced by Goodguydez

Bullet with Your Name On It                                    Produced by SAP

Murder                                                                      Produced by Goodguydez

 

BLOCK WARS TOUR DATES:

8/26 Oakland, CA                                                    Oracle Arena

8/31 Los Angeles, CA                                              The Novo

9/1 San Diego, CA                                                    Observatory N. Park

9/2 Santa Ana, CA                                                    Observatory

9/4 Englewood, CO                                                  Fiddlers Dream Amp

9/6 Phoenix, AZ                                                      The Press Room

9/9 Dallas, TX                                                          Gas Monkey

9/10 Oklahoma City, OK                                          Cox Convention Center

9/11 Miami, FL                                                        Club Liv

9/15 Miami, FL                                                        Club Story

9/16 Atlanta, GA                                                      Center Stage

9/17 Raleigh, NC                                                      Club Divas

9/18 Charlotte, NC                                                    Label

9/22 Reading, PA                                                      Reverb

9/23 Silver Springs, MD                                          The Fillmore

9/25 Providence, RI                                                  Lupos

9/30 Minneapolis, MN                                              The Venue

10/3 Salt Lake City, UT                                            Complex

10/5 Boise, ID                                                          Revolution

10/6 Portland, OR                                                    Roseland Theatre

IAmG Debuts La Mia Vita...

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Multi-talented New Jersey hip-hop artist IamG releases his debut EP La Mia Vita today via independent Deuces Up Entertainment. The 9-track EP features guest appearances by HBK Bay Area rapper IamSu! and Rhode Island native Mike Stud.  Lead single and baller anthem "100 Grand" produced by D&D premiered with a website takeover of DJ tastemaker blog Young California. Directed by Chucky Millions, the "100 Grand" music video recently premiered on Trap and Bass while the carefree, feel good banger has hit the radio airwaves nationwide and gained over 100K Soundcloud plays.  La Mia Vita captures the party energy of IamG's early mixtapes, The Movement and Ain't Nothing To It, and adds to it the perspective of a successful independent artist with several stints on the road under his belt.

 

LISTEN TO MIA VITA ON SOUNDCLOUD

 

PURCHASE LA MIA VITA EP ON iTUNES

 

"La Mia Vita means my life in Italian," explains IamG. "The past year especially has been a breakout year for me, whether thats for better or worse I don't know yet, but this project reflects my mindset, different aspects of my life, and what was going on around me at the time when my life was completely changing."

 

WATCH "100 GRAND" FEATURING IAMSU ON YOUTUBE

 

Earlier this year, IamG hit the road with Mike Stud, opening up for his signature Back2You national tour and you can catch IamG on the Esquire produced TV show "This Is Mike Stud" available on the Bravo TV Network, On Demand and iTunes. Esquire TV traveled with the tour shooting live performances and fan engagement in Houston, Austin, Tampa, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, Philadelphia among many others.  Fans can find exclusive footage on IamG's Twitter page.

 

With the release of LaMia Vita and a new publishing deal with Perfect Time Publishing, IamG is already back on the grind with in-demand producer Tommy Brown aka TB Hits (Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris) and will be releasing more new material soon.  Stay tuned as IamG will also travel overseas later this year for performances in London and Amsterdam with rapper Futuristic.

 

MIA VITA EP TRACKLIST:

1) Run It Up                                      (Prod. By Polo Boy Shawty)

2) Hundred Grand feat. IAMSU!      (Prod. By D&D)

3) Make It Happen                          (Prod. By DA)

4) Anything Goes feat. Mike Stud    (Prod. By BeazyTymes)

5) Wrong                                          (Prod. By Indo)

6) Right Now                                                (Prod. By Dee C)

7) I'm Good                                        (Prod. By Mayo)

8) Shit You Don't Know                  (Prod. By DA)

9) Hold Shit Down                            (Prod. By Chrishan)

Dave B & Sango Release Collaborative Album "Tomorrow"...

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Seattle emcee and producer team Dave B and Sango release their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed collaborative album Tomorrow via independent PCA. Recently, NPR Music treated fans to a First Listen of the 12-track project, applauding the new pairing: "in a rare moment, we get the chance to hear someone really rap over [Sango's] production style as Dave B doesn't back down from the challenge."Hypetrack praises "Dave's unique, distinct rap style, which falls somewhere between rapping and singing, pairs flawlessly with Sango's innovative production." Okayplayer raves that the Seattle duo are "putting their city on the map in a big way with melodic bars and breezy beats that should pair nicely with whatever your poison of preference may be." Meanwhile, 2Dopeboyz gives a nod to Dave B who "has been treating us to some true gems."

DOWNLOAD TOMORROW ON iTUNESLISTEN TO TOMORROW ON SPOTIFY

LISTEN TO TOMORROW ON NPR"Tomorrow is the one day you can never really know what it will bring," explains Dave B. "I wanted to make a piece about our less exposed Seattle.  Sango provided the perfect backdrop for us to do just that."Sango adds, "Tomorrow is the framework of the sound from up here. People don't know really how it is in Seattle. The culture."Pigeons & Planes premiered Dave B and Sango's first Tomorrow song release "Got It From" where they noted that "accompanied by Sango's swirling production, Dave B rap-sings effortlessly... flaunting his unique flair with ease." Soon after, Dave B and Sango partnered with Mass Appealfor their "Help Me Find A Way" song premiere who praised its "smooth flavor" where "a simple chord progression, stuttering drums, and some train sounds are ample soundscape for Dave to get busy... giving Seattle the sound it deserves."HotNewHipHop has also stamped the pair's song releases with top ratings. Bestowing upon Dave B as Seattle's "most promising young prospect" who's "armed with some serious singing chops," HotNewHipHop approves of "Help Me Find A Way" as "Sango builds the beat around a floral sample and Dave employs his effortless flow to interpolate A Tribe Called Quest's "Find My Way" and notes that "dreamy sonic adventure "Parallel" is similarly excellent."Stay tuned, as Dave B and Sango will be joining forces again for a fall shows that will kick off with a hometown album release show at Neumos in Seattle on September 23rd.Forthcoming tour dates to be announced shortly.TOMORROW - TRACKLIST:1) Zonin2) Help Me Find A Way3) Drugs 'n Such4) Do Not Disturb (ft. Key Nyata)5) Gone6) Parallel7) Nothin8) Cold Weather9) Got It From10 Whatever Happens11) Right Here12) I Don't Care What Y'all Think

@OhioHipHopAward WEEK SET TO BEGIN SEPT 19...

@OhioHipHopAward WEEK SET TO BEGIN SEPT 19...

It's official! The date has been set for Ohio Hip Hop Awards Week, and it's sure to be the event of a lifetime. All is set to begin September 19, and extend through September 25, the day of after he Hip Hop Awards. It'll be a week filled with conferences, showcases, parties, and ultimately The Ohio Hip Hop Awards ceremony. It's sure to go down in history, as the week gets bigger and bigger as each year goes by! 

We're proud to keep you all in the know as to what goes down with OHHA! Stay tuned to UGDigital.com for the latest updates on the ceremony. More details will be coming soon! Until then, see the graphic below for a running list of showcases for the 2016 OHHA Showcase Tour!

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Phife Dawg Passes Away at 45...

Phife Dawg Passes Away at 45...

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Phife Dawg

In sad news, rap legend Phife Dawg of the group A Tribe Called Quest has passed away. He was 45.

Just a few short hours ago, tweets from the likes of Aesop Rock, Chuck D, and others began pouring in, seemingly confirming Phife's untimely death. The first tweet came from DJ Chuck Chillout. While an official cause of death has yet to be mentioned, it is known that he has battled the effects of Diabetes for more than two decades. He also had a kidney transplant in 2008.

Phife Dawg is most known for his role in Native Tongue, which also included the Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Queen Latifah, and De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Stay tuned for updates as the story continues to develop.

@kekewyattsings Launches First Artist, @Iamkissielee , via Her Own Label, Aratek Entertainment...

@kekewyattsings Launches First Artist, @Iamkissielee , via Her Own Label, Aratek Entertainment...

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R&B Superstar Keke Wyatt is thrilled to introduce the first artist signed to her Aratek Entertainment label. Kissie Lee, a global superstar in the making, is hitting the ground running as the first signee on Aratek Entertainment with the release of her new single, “You’re Right.“ The upbeat track is available for pre-order now on iTunes –

https://itun.es/us/GNy3ab,

and officially available on March 18th.

 

Get a listen to “You’re Right” here:

https://soundcloud.com/aratekentertainment/kissie-lee-youre-right

Founding 'Whispers' Member Nicholas Caldwell Passes Away at 71...

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of yet another legend. Nicholas Caldwell, who was a founding member of The Whispers, has passed away from congestive heart failure. He was 71. 

 

Launching in the early sixties, the group originally consisted of Caldwell, twins Wallace & Walter Scott, Marcus Hutson, and Gordy Harmon. Harmon left the group in the early seventies, making way for Leavil Degree to join. Marcus Hutson passed away in 2000. He had been ill for more than a decade, performing last with the group in 1989. 

 

The Whispers have led a career that has lasted greater than 50 years. They struck platinum-success with their 1980 classic album. “The Whispers”. Many will remember classic tunes like “Lady”, “Just Gets Better With Time”, “And The Beat Goes On” and “Rock Steady”. “Lady” was written by Caldwell. They released their last album, “Thankful”, in 2009 via Kingdom Records. 


The Whispers have remained active throughout the year, consistently touring with their many hits. Currently on tour, they were due to perform aboard the Soul Train Cruise in just three weeks.

Busta Rhymes Drops New Mixtape, "Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation"...

Busta Rhymes Drops New Mixtape, "Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation"...

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Rapper Busta Rhymes continues to breathe life into the HipHop game, this time with "Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation". At a time when things have become a bit monotonous, Busta shakes things up for fans with an album that shows once and for all he can't be touched.


Now available via DatPiff, this album will easily take listeners on a journey through his career and remind you of each album he's put out in that time. Guests include Rick Ross, Sean Paul, Waka Flaka, Mary J. Blige, Chance the Rapper, J Holiday, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more. The album also includes a dope reunion of Leaders of the New School.


Download your copy today at DatPiff.com!

Janet Jackson Postpones Unbreakable Tour for Health Reasons...

Janet Jackson Postpones Unbreakable Tour for Health Reasons...

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Just as Janet Jackson was set to begin the next leg of her uber successful world tour, the pop singer has announced that she will be postponing her outing for health reasons.


"It breaks my heart to tell you that I'm forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring..".


Explaining that doctors made the drastic call, she did not go into any other detail regarding the procedure. The 2016 run of the Unbreakable Tour was set to begin January 9 in Denver, CO and would have touched down here in Cleveland February 2.


No word yet on whether refunds will be an option or if tickets must be held for the rescheduled dates. Jackson did promise that all dates will be rescheduled. Read Jackson's entire statement below:


"Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon' b alright."

Merry Christmas from @FaithEvans, More #Faith20 Available Online....

Merry Christmas from @FaithEvans, More #Faith20 Available Online....

Faith 20 cover art

Faith 20 cover art

As the world is celebrating Christmas with their families, Faith Evans is celebrating in her own special way. A few days ago, we reported that she had shared her single "Fallin In Love" to Soundcloud. The single was to be featured on her upcoming Faith 20! Now, she has made six more songs available from the album, and all can be heard via her Soundcloud account. Through these tracks, fans are getting totally revamped versions of the classic tunes that filled her debut album 20 years ago. Guests featured on the available tracks include Joseline Hernandez and Prodigy.  

 

Click HERE to access Faith's Soundcloud! 

90s R&B SENSATIONS HI-FIVE BACK WITH NEW SINGLE, NEW ALBUM FOR NEW YEAR....

90s R&B SENSATIONS HI-FIVE BACK WITH NEW SINGLE, NEW ALBUM FOR NEW YEAR....

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Who remembers hits like "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game"), "I Can't Wait Another Minute", and "I Just Can't Handle It"? Well, if you were a fan of R&B sensations Hi-Five in the mid-nineties, you knew, and loved these cuts! The group has returned better than ever, and are packing a new single to get you going.

 

"Sunshine" recently debuted to the masses and is progressively making its round throughout radio and the Internet. The up-tempo track was produced by Andre Ramseur and written by Hi-Five member, Faruq Evans.

The video captures each group member’s personal “sunshine” interpretation.  “This song is about my love for my daughter. I never thought I'd have a lil girl, but when she was born she stole my heart," says Faruq. "She's the air I breathe. My sunshine! he adds.

 

"SUNSHINE" is available on iTunes and all other digital retailers now and is scheduled to appear on the upcoming HI-FIVE new album.  The album is scheduled to be release at the top of 2016.

Multiple GRAMMY® Winner @LalahHathaway Releases New Live Album Lalah Hathaway Live, Available Now...

Multiple GRAMMY® Winner @LalahHathaway Releases New Live Album Lalah Hathaway Live, Available Now...

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Oct. 30, 2015  -- Get transported to the signature live musical experience  of two-time GRAMMY Award winning songstress Lalah Hathaway with the release of her new album Lalah Hathaway Live, available in-stores and online everywhere now.  Marking her seventh album and celebrating her 25-year career as a recording artist, Lalah delivers a powerful showcase on her first live project – sparking an intimate live connection with listeners, weaving her lush soulful voice and acclaimed performance style together on the album's 14 tracks.

Following on the acclaimed singles "Angel," with Lalah's distinctive performance of Anita Baker's hit, and "Little Ghetto Boy," bringing her signature voice to her father Donny Hathaway's beloved classic, other highlights on the album include Lalah-penned tracks "Mirror," "Brand New," "This Is Your Life," "Whatever" and more.  Lalah Hathaway Live was recorded live from two sold-out shows at the historic Troubadour Theater in Los Angeles earlier this year (the same theater where Donny Hathaway Live was recorded).  A Best Buy exclusive version of Lalah Hathaway Live is available featuring two bonus tracks.  Check out Lalah Hathaway's "Little Ghetto Boy" music video and latest behind-the-scenes videos, at http://www.youtube.com/TVLalah

Of the album's release, Lalah Hathaway says: "So many years of dreaming...and the moment has arrived. I am beyond excited!"

Lalah Hathaway's new album Lalah Hathaway Liveis available online and in-stores everywhere:

Amazon
http://smarturl.it/LalahLiveAmazon

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lalah-hathaway-live/id1040155116

Best Buy
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lalah-hathaway-live-only--best-buy-cd/4490402.p?id=3445220&skuId=4490402

Lalah Hathaway Live, Track Listing1. Little Ghetto Boy
2. Baby Don't Cry
3. I'm Coming Back
4. You Were Meant for Me
5. Angel
6. These Are the Things
7. Little Girl / Breathe
8. This Is Your Life
9. When Your Life Was Low
10. Forever, For Always, For Love
11. Lean On Me (feat. Robert Glasper)
12. Mirror
13. Brand New (Bonus Track)
14. Whatever (Bonus Track)

For more information and the latest updates on Lalah Hathaway visit:www.lalahhathaway.com
Facebook: /LalahHathaway
Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Periscope: @lalahhathaway

Source: EOne Music

@Selasimusic Releases New Single, "Love Me or Leave Me"...

@Selasimusic Releases New Single, "Love Me or Leave Me"...

 

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Following the success of "Tear Up the Floor" from the 5-track EP "Shades of Grey", newly coined Global Pop artist Selasi has released his new single, "Love Me or Leave Me". This release is not only a natural progression, but also a dream realized for Selasi, who has spent much of his time writing and producing the hits for other artists. His dream, of course, has always been so do it for himself. With encouragement from supporters like Kandi Burruss of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta (Selasi not only appeared on RHOA, but also joined the cast of Burruss' hit Bravo spin-off, The Kandi Factory), he's finally releasing his own music. 

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Selasi is also building his name in the film industry, having former his own company, Steady Vision Film, in 2014 and directing and co-producing a short film. "Haunted" stars actress Rachel Neal, and the trailer can be see here

For more information, Follow @Selasimusic on Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Instagram.  

Listen to "Love Me or Leave Me" by clicking here

Watch  "Love Me or Leave Me" by clicking here