10/18/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- HALLOWEEN: Rockwell- Somebody’s Watching Me

Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell, released by the Motown label on January 14, 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. Rockwell’s debut single release, the song features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals). Continue reading

10/17/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: T.I. Says, “Dear 45 I Ain’t Kanye!”


T.I. is going directly after President Trump and the First Lady with a salacious video of a Melania look-alike stripping in the Oval Office.
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10/17/18 O&A NYC WALESYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: JAY-Z – Excuse Me Miss ft. Pharrell

Excuse Me Miss is a release by Jay Z. It released as a single for his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.It was also co-written and produced by The Neptunes, whose Pharrell Williams sings the hook is a Falsetto voice. Continue reading

10/15/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Barbara Streisand Bashes Trump In New Song- Don’t Lie to Me

In a recent interview published Thursday by Billboard, the singer, songwriter, actress, director and film producer said that she felt that it was time to put her political beliefs into her music. Continue reading

10/14/18 O&A NYC 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles (2018)

Africa, the continent with rich and diverse cultures and traditions, and one of the more fun and vibrant traditions is dance. Dance has been one of many forms of expression, storytelling and enjoyment across the continent, and alongside traditional dances, so here are the 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles. Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY- MOTHER RUTLEDGE’S PICKS: Mahalia Jackson- How Great Thou Art

Mahalia Jackson sings How Great Thou Art. From her first million-copy seller in 1946 until her death in 1972 Mahalia Jackson (born 1911) was the face and voice of gospel music for millions around the world. These television appearances from 1957 to 1962 catch her at her vocal and interpretive peak.  Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Major Lazer – Loyal feat. Kizz Daniel & Kranium

Major Lazer is an electronic dance trio, which includes Diplo, DJ Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. It was founded in 2008 by Diplo and Switch, with Switch leaving after three years in 2011. He was then replaced by both Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Continue reading

10.12.18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Summer Walker – CPR

Summer Walker and her Atlanta based label LVRN has released a video for a new R&B single called CPR.The track has a late night mood and confessional lyrics as the Lacey Duke directed visuals showcase a night with Summer and her lover. Continue reading

10/10/18 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: French Montana ft. Drake – No Stylist

No Stylist is a song by French Montana featuring Drake. The song samples Long Red by American rock band Mountain which has been sampled in many other hip hop songs like Barry Bonds by Kanye West featuring Lil Wayne. This song is featured on the No Stylist EP released on September 20, 2018. Continue reading

10/7/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY (MOTHER RUTLEDGE PICKS): The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi – Leaning On The Everlasting Arms


The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi was a post-war gospel quartet. With lead singer Archie Brownlee,  their single “Our Father” reached number ten on the Billboard R&B charts in early 1951. It was one of the first gospel records to do so. Continue reading