4/18/16 O&A SONG OF THE DAY: Blackstreet – No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

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No Diggity – Blackstreet Album: Another Level Year: 1996 Teddy Riley produced this Dr. Dre-featured hit that landed the group Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Grammy in ’96. Continue reading

4/6/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Busta Rhymes ft. Janet Jackson- What’s It Gonna Be?

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What’s It Gonna Be?!  by rapper Busta Rhymes, directed by Hype Williams with guest vocals from pop singer Janet Jackson is one of the most expensive music videos of all time. The song was an international success. Continue reading

4/4/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Big Sean – I Know ft. Jhené Aiko

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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I Know ft. Jhené Aiko is featured on Hip Hop artist Big Sean’s third studio album Dark Sky Paradise . The album was released on February 24, 2015 Continue reading

3/31/16 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract

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paula_abdul_recreate_2_1_1437649905Opposites Attract, recorded by Paula Abdul and written and produced by Oliver Leiber, appeared on her debut album Forever Your Girl.  In the music video Abdul dances with cartoon character MC Skat Kat, voiced by The Wild Pair, Bruce DeShazer and Marvin Gunn. The music video includes an intro rap performed by Romany Malco. Continue reading

3/24/16 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career. Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.
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3/11/16 O&A NYC – OUT AND ABOUT WITH WaleStylez: Slim Dollar and Sonyae Elie at S.O.B.’s

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. 

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Emerging artists Slim Dollars and Sonyae Elie performed on March 2nd at New York’s S.O.B’s. Slim Dollar’s urban hip-hop flavor complimented the rap infused R&B style of Ms. Elie. The two artists rocked the enthusiastic crowd, which were on their feet throughout the performance.  Continue reading

2/22/16 O&A NYC ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Natalie Cole’s Family Outraged Over GRAMMYs’ ‘Disrespectful’ Tribute to Late Singer

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Robert Yancy, Natalie Cole’s son says the first African-American to win a Grammy for Best New Artist deserved a better tribute. Yancy says he’s outraged his mom didn’t get a star-studded tribute. “She has deserved so much more than that because she has done so much,” he said. “It was really insulting,” he added. Sisters Timolan and Casey Cole agreed. “Not even verbally mentioned. It was not something we felt was worthy of such an iconic star.” Continue reading