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New Video: Mary J. Blige feat. ASAP Rocky – “Love Yourself”

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From her brand new album Strength of A Woman, Mary J. Blige‘s premieres her stunning new visual for the song “Love Yourself.” The song originally features Kanye West but in the video, ASAP Rocky steps in and makes his appearance paired with a new verse of his own.

Peep the full video above along with super producer DJ Camper on the piano.

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Nick Carter Green Drops Two New Songs “Haley” & “Breanna”

 

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After a long hiatus, singer-rapper-producer Nick Carter Green is back with not one but two new singles titled “Breanna”, & “Haley” featuring Rockie Fresh, Alex Wiley & YP, produced by Deryck Cabrera and ALEXX. Currently, seeking new management Nick isn’t taking anymore time off as he plans to drop a new project just any day now during the Spring entitled Shades Darker.

The double-song release features sultry vocals and live instrumentation, “Breanna” perfectly flips a Mary J. Blige ’97 classic while deftly showcasing an unflinching tendency to melt away stress and radiate sex appeal. In opposition, “Haley,” featuring fellow Chicagoan and MMG-signee Rockie Fresh, as well as Alex Wiley and YP, comes just in time to ignite the season and sit perfectly in that Spring and Summertime playlist.

Check out both tracks above.

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Fly News: Chance The Rapper Added To Essence Fest Lineup As A Headliner

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Grammy-winning artist Chance The Rapper will join Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and others as a headliner of Time Inc.’s ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola, taking place June 30–July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

After recently making history as the first streaming-only artist to win multiple Grammys in top categories such as Best Rap Album and Best New Artist, Chance The Rapper will make his ESSENCE Festival debut and round out the full performance lineup for the festival concert series of more than 40 acts, including new additions: No Limit Records’ Mystikal, Mia X and Silkk; BJ the Chicago Kid; Daley; Elle Varner; Emily Estefan; Gallant; Kelly Price; Leela James; and Rhonda Ross.

The full weekend concert lineup is as follows:

2017 Mainstage Artists
Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Ari Lennox, Chaka Khan, India.Arie, Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Master P, No Limit Records’ Mystikal, Mia X and Silkk, Monica, Rhonda Ross, Solange and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

2017 Superlounge Artists
BJ the Chicago Kid, Daley, Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner, Emily Estefan, Gallant, Jhené Aiko, June’s Diary, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Lizzo, Michel’le, Moses Sumney, PJ, Sir the Baptist, Remy Ma, Ro James, Shaggy, Teyana Taylor, The Jones Girls Featuring Shirley Jones, Tweet, Yuna

Weekend ticket packages are on sale now with prices starting at $126. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the ESSENCE Festival®visit EssenceFestival.com.

Media applications for the festival are now open. To apply for media accreditation to the nightly concerts, visit the following link: HERE.

Join the festival community: Follow us on Twitter @essencefest #EssenceFest and become a fan of 2017 ESSENCE Festival on Facebook.

The 2017 ESSENCE Festival is presented by Coca-Cola and sponsored by Ford, State Farm and Walmart.

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Fly Song of The Day: Vina Mills – “Give It 2 U” [New Music]

Electric Soul Entertainer, Vina Mills, is back with a 90’s inspired feel-good banger entitled “Give It 2 U,” produced by Atlanta’s own Champion Beats and C Sharp.
Taking a chapter out of the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige‘s playbook, Mills gives a modern rendition of the cult classic All Night Long, originally introduced by the Mary Jane Girls.

The featured song is from the p.o.v of a strong woman who confidently knows that she is the ultimate package, being true wifey goals. Built upon a solid foundation, freely expressing her sensuality, she will not settle for less as she searches for that special guy to give her all to.

Take a listen above.

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Mary J. Blige Shines Like Gold In New Visual “Thick Of It”

Mary J. Blige‘s upcoming project Strength of a Woman is approaching and fans are completely ready for the musical elements that Blige is about to dish out.

To keep the anticipation sturdy, the R&B/Soul vet drops her new visual to the hit single “Thick Of It” penned by Jazmine Sullivan, which gives you a glimpse of Mary’s inspired 90’s style. In other words, she’s back! Especially, as she is now dealing with a current divorce with her longtime husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs.

 

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Mary J. Blige Debuts New Single “Thick Of It”

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On the path of releasing her frustrations behind the abrupt ending of her 12-year marriage to Kendu Issacs, Mary J. Blige unleashes a new song entitled “Thick Of It.” The official single was co-penned by artist-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan.

In the song, Mary details her feelings saying:

And I be damned if all these years I let you diss me babe
I was there when no one wanted to stay with you baby
You know I deserve more than this
I do

Mary recently told WDAS 105.3 FM:

“If you know me, you know what I’m dealing with right now. The “Thick of It” is the divorce and all this stuff that’s going on right now. It’s the heaviness of it and the whole thing…that’s where I am. I’m in the middle of a divorce and it doesn’t feel good. It feels terrible, but I have strength to get through and I get through by any means necessary.”

Mary is now working on her upcoming album Strength of a Woman, which is the follow-up to the 2014 project London Sessions. Also, Blige has been reaching out into other ventures and now has a new Apple Music program titled The 411 where she recently interviewed Hillary Clinton.

Take a listen to “Thick Of It” below.

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Haddy Racks Unveils #Mixtagram Visual Mixtape on Instagram [New Video]

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Bronx songwriter Haddy Racks put a fresh spin on viral music recently with his #Mixtagram Volume 1 visual mixtape, which dropped on his IG at instagram.com/HaddyRacks.
The original seven-video series follows Haddy Racks around NYC as he freestyles to beats from Nas, Tupac, Mary J Blige, Amerie and Cam’ron, as well as his applauded entry into Monica‘s “So Gone Challenge.”
Check out the IG videos and get the audio version below.
Mixtagram Vol. 1 tracklist:
01:1 Dear Momma
01:2 It’s Real
01:3 State of Mind
01:4 Slick Talk
01:5 Can You Be
01:6 Get Money
01:7 I’m Gone

‘Mixtagram Vol. 1’ on DatPiff:

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Black Eyed Peas Remake “#WHERESTHELOVE” With An All-Star Cast [New Video]

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Just thirteen years after it’s initial hit onto the music scene, the Black Eyed Peas relives their classic song “Where’s The Love?” in 2016 to spread unity, peace and love throughout the world due to recent tragic happenings.

Joining the chart-topping band are the likes of: Mary J. Blige, The Game, Diddy, Tori Kelly, Cassie, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J., Andra Day, Justin Timberlake, Usher, DJ Khaled, LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, Jaiden Smith, A$AP Rocky, Rosario Dawson, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Jhene Aiko (and her daughter) and many more.

DJ Khaled delivers the keys and he speaks on terrorism and gun violence, paired with a few bars of the same nature from Diddy and The Game. Jaiden and Rocky also pair-up to get a few things off their chest about society, voting, drug dealers and more.

All proceeds from the actual sale of the song will be donated to will.i.am’s non-profit foundation, i.am.angel.

Watch the video HERE via Apple Music. 

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The Black Eyed Peas Remake “Where’s The Love,” Inspired By Series of Tragic Events

The Black Eyed Peas are back to once again to ask the masses “Where’s The Love?”

FergieWill.I.Am, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo recreate their hopeful anthem to inspire a new generation to take a stand.

Featuring an all-star line-up that includes Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Scherzinger, The Game, Jessie J, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Usher, DJ Khaled, A$AP Rocky, Jaden Smith, and Justin Timberlake; Will.I.am told ATTN:,

“Everyone was calling on us, like, we need that song again.”

The remake was sparked by the tragic events that have taken place here and abroad. From the terrorist attacks in Paris, Belgium, and Turkey; the deaths of Philando Castille, and Alton Sterling at the hands of police; to the attacks on law enforcement in Dallas; and the Orlando mass shooting, the group felt it was a message the world desperately needed to hear.

The group hopes the record will resonate with Millennials like it did with the masses back in 2003. Will.I.am explains,

“Millennials are powerful. I don’t think they realize just how powerful they are. I hope this song inspires the millennials to go all out, scream from the tallest mountain, care like your freedom depends on it. Pay attention like that is at risk.”

The song is set to debut later on today. Until then check out a clip of Will.I.am, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo discussing with ATTN: what inspired the original and what led them to create a remake.

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The Word: Mary J. Blige Joins ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder”…

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Fly girl, Mary J. Blige is set to guest star on the upcoming third season of Shondaland’s How To Get Away With Murder on ABC.