4/8/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Teyana Taylor with A$AP Rocky- Issues/Hold On

Teyana Taylor has released the video for her K.T.S.E. song Issues/Hold On.

Though he wasn’t featured on the initial track, A$AP Rocky makes an appearance in the ’70s-themed video, where he plays the vocalist’s Afro-wearing, bellbottom-clad lover. The Taylor-directed video also features cameos from Tyler the Creator, A$AP Ferg  Lori Harvey, and Kristen Crawley.

Teyana Taylor – Issues/Hold On

3/30/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Wattstax – Full Documentary (1973)

Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles.  Continue reading

3/18/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Teyana Taylor – Issues/Hold On

Teyana Taylor is back to drop off another video from her K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy) album.  Filled with ’70s-inspired fashion, the music video also co-stars A$AP Ferg and Tyler The Creator. Continue reading

3/14/19 O&A NYC WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SONG OF THE DAY: Iyeoka -Simply Falling

Iyeoka Okoawo is a Nigerian-American poet, recording artist, singer, activist, educator and TEDGlobal Fellow.Her music includes elements from Soul, R&B, Rock and Hip Hop. Continue reading

3/11/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Gayle King’s explosive R. Kelly Interview ( SNL)

R. Kelly got the SNL cold open treatment this week. The controversial R&B singer’s explosive interview with Gayle King was parodied on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series. Continue reading

2/28/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whitney Houston – When You Believe ft.Mariah Carey

When You Believe is a song from the 1998 Dream Works musical animated feature The Prince Of Egypt. It was written and composed by Stephen Schwartz. Continue reading

2/20/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: John Legend – Preach

“Sometimes we can get so frustrated by the news and what’s going on and there’s this battle going on in ourselves. Do we become apathetic? Do we become engaged? Do we just talk about it, or do we do something?” –John Legend 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