2/14/19 O&A NYC Valentines Day SONG OF THE DAY: Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name

You Don’t Know My Name is by Alicia Keys from her second studio album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys. The song was produced by Alicia Keys and Kanye  West, the track was released as the album’s lead single in 2003. Continue reading

2/11/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Blackstreet – No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

No Diggity is by R&B group as the first single for their second studio album Another Level featuring Dr.Dre and Queen Pen. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading

2/7/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sade – No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love is a song by  Sade from their fourth Love Deluxe. Originally released in late 1992, the song was a modest success in Europe and New Zealand, reaching number five in Italy. Continue reading

1/23/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don – PUSH BACK

Push Back is a Dance-Hall riddim by R&B artist Ne-Yo and Bebe Rexha not to forget English HiP Hop/R&B artist Stefflon Don. The song is included in Ne-Yo’s seventh studio album Good Man which was released on June 8, 2018. Continue reading

1/17/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: O’Jays- Backstabbers, I Love Music, and For The Love Of Money


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The O’Jays are a R&B and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The group is from Canton, Ohio and was formed in 1958. The O’Jays had their first chart appearance in 1963 with Lonely Drifter. Continue reading

1/10/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chappelle’s Show – R. Kelly’s Piss on You

Chappelle’s Show wasn’t above going low-brow, and Dave’s spoof on R.Kelly’s salacious legal battle was quite the topic to take aim at (no pun intended, of course). Becoming just as famous as the song it was based on (Ignition Pt. 2), Piss On You proved that Chappelle had a pretty bad ass R. Kelly impression, and he could carry a tune too. Drip, drip drip! Continue reading

1/1/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Diana Ross- Missing You (In Memory of Hector)

Missing You performed by Diana Ross and written, composed and produced by Lionel Richie as a tribute to Marvin Gaye shortly after his untimely death.  Continue reading

12/16/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Teyana Taylor – Gonna Love Me (Remix) ft. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon

Teyana Taylor is an R&B artist, actress, dancer, and model from Harlem. In 2012, she signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label through Def Jam after asking for her release from Star Trak.In memory of Kim Porter. Continue reading

12/14/18 O&A NYC MILESTONE: Nancy Wilson legendary Song Stylist Dies at 81

Nancy Wilson, song stylist and three-time Grammy-winning artist has died. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was 81.  Continue reading

12/6/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY Pt.2: Babyface – For The Cool In You

For The Cool In You is R&B artist Babyface. It is the opening track on his third studio album of the same name and was issued as the album’s first single. The song peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. Continue reading