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BJ The Chicago Kid – “Roses” [New Music]

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The three-time Grammy nominated artist BJ The Chicago releases a new soothing tune just in time for Valentine’s Day. “Roses” adds to the love-filled day expounding on the color of red and a love interest that just keeps him going, as she plays with his hair, he says.

BJ also took the time out to congratulate his fellow Grammy Nominees and now Winners, Solange who snagged the award for Best R&B Performance of “Cranes In The Sky”, Lalah Hathaway who won two awards for Best R&B Album, Lalah Hathaway Live LP, and Best R&B Performance of the Anita Baker classic, “Angel.”

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The Chicago Kid will now be adding to his music resume as he will be producing music for FOX‘s new drama Shots Fired starring Mack Wilds, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James and more.

The series is set to debut on March 22 At 8/7c.

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Pharrell Williams Releases New Song “Crave” From The ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack

Filling us with all types of soul, curator of the upcoming Hidden Figures film soundtrack (Dec. 9th), Pharrell Williams drops off yet another soulful tune titled “Crave.”

Check it out above.

In case you missed it, check out “Runnin'” & “Surrender” featuring Lalah Hathaway below:

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Pharrell Shares Two New Songs “Runnin” and “I Surrender” FT. Lalah Hathaway Off The ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack [New Music]

Pharrell unveiled two new tracks “Runnin” and “I Surrender” featuring Lalah Hathaway today off the upcoming film Hidden Figures official soundtrack. The Grammy Award winning producer is not only a producer on the film but also a part of a great team responsible for the films score including the legendary Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight) and Benjamin Wallfisch (12 Years A Slave).

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The film itself tells the UNTOLD story of historic #BlackGirlMagic revolving around a trio of brilliant African-American women Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P.Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) who were instrumental in the NASA mission that launched astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The songs perfectly capture the sound that was synonymous with the 1960’s. Listen to them both below:

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Hidden Figures is in theaters on Christmas Day!

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Watch: Chrisette Michele Takes Us Behind The Scenes of The Soul Train Awards “Soul Cypher” [Video]

Just vocally-lacing a new music venture of the hottest award show of the year, Chrisette Michelle gives you a behind-the-scenes look of the “Soul Cypher” at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards.

FLY NEWS: CHRISETTE MICHELE IS ENGAGED?! GUESS WHO THE LUCKY GUY COULD BE!

The brainchild behind the cypher was none other than the Soul-Vet, Erykah Badu — who hosted the ceremony, and served as the Executive Producer.

SFPL MUSIC: CHRISETTE MICHELE RELEASES NEW TRAP SOUL RECORD “STEADY”

Take a look below:

Chrisette’s new Trap Soul single “Steady” available soon on iTunes.

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Fly News: 9-time GRAMMY-winning icon Kirk Franklin, much anticipated new album Losing My Religion, out today!

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Today, multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and music icon, Kirk Franklin, released his eleventh studio album LOSING MY RELIGION via Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records. Franklin’s highly anticipated album, ‘Losing My Religion’ boasts 13-soul-stirring tracks including the #1 lead single, “Wanna Be Happy?”. The single debuted at #1 on Billboard and broke the record previously set by Franklin with “I Smile (2011)” to become the best first-week digital single in gospel sales history.

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The central message of ‘Losing My Religion’, which features guest artists, Kim Burrell, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez, Lalah Hathaway, Tamela Mann, Tasha Page-Lockhart and Sarah Reeves, is for one to truly see and understand the most essential aspect of their faith, and that’s their relationship with God.

When asked what he hopes that listeners take away from the album, Franklin says:

“The most beautiful picture about the love of God is that my trying doesn’t replace my trusting…religion may point out what’s wrong, but it doesn’t give me the power to make it right. This album is the soundtrack to how love rescued me from the law”.

‘LMR’ offers the classic Kirk Franklin sound that has inspired so many people over the past 20+ years, but may be his most introspective work yet. The album is now available everywhere music is sold, including all major digital retailers.

Kirk recently stopped by SFPL TV, in which full footage will be coming soon of our exclusive interview! Stay tuned!

Losing My Religion – Track Listing:

1. Losing My Religion

2. Miracles

3. 123 Victory

4. Road Trip

5. Pray For Me

6. Wanna Be Happy?

7. It’s Time (featuring Tasha Page-Lockhart and Zacardi Cortez)

8. True Story

9. Over

10. When (featuring Kim Burrell and Lalah Hathaway)

11. My World Needs You (featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann)

12. Intercession

13. No Sleep Tonight

LOSING MY RELIGION – Retail Links:

Amazon: HERE

Google Play: HERE

iTunes: HERE

Apple Music: HERE

Spotify: HERE

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Fly Stream: ‘Nina Revisited…A Tribute To Nina Simone’ featuring Usher, Lauryn Hill & Jazmine Sullivan

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The collaboration of musical essence has appeared right in front of our eyes. In celebration of the upcoming Netflix original documentary about the life and times of Nina Simone, music covers have just landed from the official soundtrack sung by Lauryn Hill, Usher and Jazmine Sullivan.

The compilation album is slated to drop on July 10th, which features 16-tracks recorded by artists like Common, Mary J. BligeLalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter, Lisa Simone [the late singer’s daughter] and more. Robert Glasper and Lauryn Hill both serve as producers on the project.

Take a listen to Usher, Jazmine and Lauryn on the next few pages…

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[Video] Rahsaan Patterson Performs 6AM Live featuring Lalah Hathaway

Rahsaan Patterson holds the crowd in the palm of his hand during his live performance of “6AM” featuring Lalah Hathaway. Check it out!!

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[New Music Exclusive] Rahsaan Patterson “6 AM” featuring Lalah Hathaway

R&B singer-songwriter Rahsaan Patterson is releasing a new album bleuphoria on Tuesday, 7/19. The album features collabos with Faith Evans, Jody Watley and more. Rahsaan is an avid reader of SFPL and we are very happy to feature his new single “6 AM” featuring Lalah Hathaway. Check it out after the jump!

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2011 B.E.T. Honors Performances…

In case you missed it…here are the performances from the 2011 B.E.T. Honors event…

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CRUNK IS DA NEW FUNK?

Lalah Hathaway recently had a discussion with Musiq about his new divine meaning of his music. He seemed a bit confused on how to actually describe it. At first, I was SMH like, what? Huh? But we get it.

I am still a lover of neo-soul, however, I do like the direction that Musiq went into. Very FLY album.

Did I mention that I also *heart* Lalah Hathaway?! Oh my.

*Thanks Lalah!*

-Stay Fly!