1/10/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Alicia Keys – Underdog

Alicia Augello-Cook also known as Alicia Keys is an R&B artist and songwriter. A classically trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. Cast includes Bessie Awarding dancer/choreographer Storyboard P. Continue reading

12/12/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Neither One Of Us – Gladys Knight And The Pips

Neither One of Us is a single by Gladys Knights & The Pips. Released on December 26, 1972 on Motown’s Soul Records, it became one of their biggest hit singles to date, and was also the last single the group released prior to them leaving Motown. Continue reading

11/19/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jhené Aiko – None Of Your Concern

Jhené Aiko  is an R&B artist, who embarked on her music career contributing vocals and appearing in several music video for R&B group B2K. At the time, she was known as B2K member Lil Fizz’s Cousin, though she is not actually related to him. Continue reading

11/13/19 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Alicia Keys – Show Me Love ft. 21 Savage, Miguel

The veteran songstress is introducing the official remix of Show Me Love. This time around, Alicia Keys and Miguel are joined by 21 Savage, giving injecting some Auto-Tune drenched street rap flows into the song’s style and sonic direction. Continue reading

10/31/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fabolous ft. Tamia ‎- So Into You

So Into You is the third single by Hip Hop artist Fabolous  from his second studio album Street DreamsIt is also on Tamia album More.The song stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart throughout 2003. Continue reading

10/14/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 14- 21, 2019

Fall is finally here! In New York that means cool mornings, sweater weather afternoons, jacket evenings and the arts. We have street art in Da Bronx, 90’s R&B in Harlem and Dance honors its own in the Village.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading

9/23/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Normani Davis – Motivation

Motivation by R&B artist Normani Davis, released on August 16, 2019. The song was written by Ariana Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Normani Davis, Savan Kotecha and produced by Salmanzadeh. The music video was released the same day. Continue reading