Rumored to be a pair and quite in love, Sir The Baptist and Brandy link up for what is to be one of the best soulful, holy ghost filled collaborations this year entitled “Deliver Me.”
Sir narrates through the emotional song, delivering a true story about his sister Mary who would get beat by her husband who was a deacon in the church. While giving the heartfelt testimony, Brandy chimes in with amazing riffs and runs that only the “Vocal Bible” herself can provide.
Today, the PK kid dropped his official album Saint or Sinner that features artists like Brandy’s brother, Ray J, Donald Lawrence, Michelle Williams, Keke Wyatt, DC Young Fly and more. On the project, one particular song that stands out is titled “Good Ole Church Girl” featuring The Deacons. On the song, Baptist confesses his love for B-Rocka and compares their relationship to Jay Z and Beyonce while Brandy sings through his verses.
Check out the full song above.
If you’ve been keeping up with Brandy on Instagram, the songstress has also been expressing her love for her new flame.
On the heels of his groundbreaking performance at Tidal X: 1015, that benefited the poverty-fighting organization The Robin Hood Foundation, Atlantic Records recording artist Sir The Baptist releases a groundbreaking message driven visual for his current single, “What We Got” featuring Grammy-winning producer/songwriter, Donald Lawrence. The track was written and produced by Sir himself.
Sir the Baptist joined contemporaries Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, Common, Robin Thicke and more as his message-driven music has resonated in a true impactful way among his peers and fans the world over. Now following this paramount moment, Sir gives fans a new music video and a glimpse from his moment at Tidal X: 1015.
The music video finds Sir delivering a powerful message of faith and being true to one’s community and history. Baptist uses the music and accompanying video as a bridge for building a stronger sense of community for African-Americans, especially as it relates to economics. Just as every major community has a self-sustaining Chinatown, Sir believes that African-American neighborhoods too can work toward creating their own self-sustaining communities. This message of hope and harmony is reflected in the video, lyrical theme and artwork for “What We Got.” Ultimately, the song is really about taking pride and ownership for one’s own community.
eOne Nashville is proud to announce the formal release of the highly anticipated album, Asuza The Next Generation 2-Better, from the Grammy Award Winning and newly inducted Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Recording Artist, Hezekiah Walker. Walker is also the popular host of Afternoon Praise With Hezekiah Walker on the New York’s #1 Inspiration Station, WLIB (1190 AM). The official album is a follow up to the chart topping album, Asuza, that featured the global hit, “Every Praise”.
In preparation for the 15th album release, Walker partnered with longtime collaborator, Donald Lawrence, to craft an inspirational album that seeks to motivate, encourage and uplift listeners both new and old. The lead single, “Better,” is currently the #1 song on the Billboard Gospel Chart. The album boasts nine other standout tracks, including “Work Things Out,” featuring Ashley Brown, “Grateful” featuring Antonique Smith and “Holding On” with CarlThomas.
Walker will embark on a nationwide promotional tour beginning July 23 – July 29, 2016.
The album is available in stores and via the following online outlets:
Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI Icon Award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28th. The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.
Rodgers was honored for his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers and his ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations. As the 2015 BMI Icon Award recipient, Rodgers joins an elite list of previous honorees that includes The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard and Al Green, to name a few.
The evening featured a slew of performances: B.o.B opened with a medley of hits, followed by IloveMakonnen who kept the energy going with “Tuesday.” Backed by music director Rickey Minor, as well as band and Donald Lawrence’s vocals, the high-powered Icon tribute was kicked off by R&B chanteuses Kelly Price covering “Upside Down,” Deborah Cox’s delivery of “I’m Coming Out,” Kathy Sledge and the Company offering a rousing rendition of “We Are Family,” and Empire’s V. Bozeman’s vibrant version of “I Want Your Love.” The celebration continued with CeeLo Green’s dynamic performance of “Let’s Dance.” The night concluded with the top honoree taking the stage to perform fan favorites “Good Times” and “Rappers Delight,” with hip-hop legend Chuck D joining Rodgers.
Additional top honors presented at the awards ceremony: John Legend “All of Me” earned the Song of the Year prize; DJ Mustard was crowned the Songwriter of the Year for penning hits “2 On,” “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” “I Don’t F**ck With You,” “Main Chick,” “My Hitta,” “Na Na,” “No Mediocre,” “Paranoid,” “Show Me,” and “Who Do You Love?” DJ Mustard also won the coveted Producer of the Year award for the second year in a row, while Universal Music Publishing Group accepted the prestigious Publisher of the Year crystal for having 18 of the most-performed songs from the previous year. BMI also recognized top producers Kanye West, J Cole, Jim Jonsin, Michael “Finatik” Mulé and Isaac De Boni.
SoMo won the BMI Social Star Award. Selected by fans voting via Twitter and Instagram, the award salutes the BMI R&B/hip-hop songwriter who has best demonstrated the power of social media to showcase their songwriting talents.
BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton shared the evening’s hosting duties with R&B artist and actor Ray J.
Guests celebrated and mingled while enjoying Red Bull cocktails during the evening’s festivities. BMI partnered with HD Radio, TW Steel, Provider Inc. and KIND Snacks to present the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Photos by Lester Cohen & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI