Following the success of his solo debut single “Show You How,” former 112 member Q Parker follows up with the sultry banger “Yes.” The talented singer-songwriter displays his killer vocal range on the catchy bedroom tune, produced by The Cornaboyz (Usher, Ciara). “Yes” serves as the second single from his forthcoming solo debut, The MANual, expected later this year.
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Earlier in the week, I posted a video of Dawn Richard performing an acoustic version of “Automatic”for the first time. Well, it was so nice the former Danity Kane diva had to do it twice. Dawn closed out her set at BMI’s “Next Fresh Thing” showcase at the Viper Room in L.A. last night with another stirring acoustic rendition of the track.
On the eve of the release of his tenth album Life Is Good, Nas hit the stage on Late Night with David Letterman to perform “Daughters.” The Illmatic rapper looked dapper in a collared shirt and white pants as he spit the lyrics to the third single from his new album, which hit stores today.
We can all agree that “Sweat” was not the best way for Ciara to make her return to the limelight. Even a verse from 2 Chainz, hip-hop’s reigning king of guest spots, couldn’t ensure the track spins on radio and downloads on iTunes. Then again, “Sweat” was never made available for purchase on iTunes so maybe Epic knew the song was a dud.
A snippet of a new track called “Overdose” has surfaced. Unlike anything we’ve heard from the former Princess of Crunk & B, the uptempo cut moves her into a house/club lane.
Listen to the snippet below.
Beyoncè is the latest of Frank Ocean’s peers to show their support for the singer-songwriter, who revealed earlier this week that his first love was a man.
On her website, the “Crazy in Love” singer posted a black-and-white picture of Ocean with a poem of sorts, acknowledging his bravery and courage. “Be fearless / Be honest / Be generous / Be brave / Be poetic / Be open / Be free / Be yourself / Be in love / Be happy / Be inspiration,” she wrote.
Beyoncè shared a similar sentiment last year in an interview with Pridesource.com, showing her admiration for the LGBT community. “If anyone is brave and true to themselves, it’s my gay fans. The amount of confidence and fearlessness it takes to do what maybe is not what your parents expect you to do or what society may think is different – to be brave and be different and to be yourself – is just so beautiful. It’s the most beautiful thing you can be, and it’s what we all want to be at the end of the day. And not worrying about satisfying or becoming what other people think you’re supposed to be, that’s like the ultimate dream – to just be that brave.”
- New Music: Frank Ocean – “Sweet Life” (worldaccordingtomonte.com)