5/21/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Michael Jackson – Heal The World

Heal The World is by Pop artist Michael Jackson from his eighth studio album, Dangerous. It was released on November 23, 1992 by Epic Records as the sixth single from the album. It is a song steeped with antiwar lyrics and Jackson’s wish for humanity of making the world a better place. Continue reading

5/6/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Willow Smith – Pain For Fun ft. St. Vincent

Willow Smith has released six solo studio albums, one collaborative studio album, four extended plays, 19 singles (including four as a featured artist), two promotional singles and ten music videos. Continue reading

4/25/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aaliyah -Try Again

Aaliyah Dana Haughton  has been credited with helping to redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop  earning her the nicknames the  Princess of R&B and Queen of Urban Pop. Continue reading

3/28/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Mtume – Juicy Fruit

Juicy Fruit is a song written by James Mtume and released as the lead-off single from Mtume’s third album, also titled Juicy Fruit.It features lead vocals by Tawatha Agee. The mid-tempo song is Mtume’s most well-known, proving enormously successful on R&B radio stations when first released. Continue reading

3/13/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Aya Nakamura – Hypé feat. Ayra Starr

Aya Danioko  known by her stage name Aya Nakamura, is a French pop artist. Nakamura published her music online, gaining a following with Karma and J’ai mal. Dembo Camara, a long-time friend, became her producer and manager. Continue reading

3/8/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Muni Long – Made For Me

Priscilla Renea Hamilton known professionally as Muni Long, is an American singer and songwriter from Gifford,Florida. Under her birth name, she signed with Capitol Records to release her debut studio album Jukebox, which was met with positive critical reception despite failing to chart. Continue reading

2/26/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The Weeknd, Madonna, Playboi Carti – Popular

Popular is by The Weeknd, Playboy Carti and Madonna. It was released on June 2, 2023, through XO and Republic Records, originally serving as the second single from The Idol Vol.1the now scrapped soundtrack album to the Weeknd’s HBO’s television series,The Idol. Continue reading

2/2/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla – Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare is by South African Pop artist Tyla from her upcoming debut studio album Tyla. It was released on December 1, 2023 by Fax and Epic Records, alongside the songs Butterflies. Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Mariah the Scientist – From A Woman


Mariah Amani Buckles known professionally as Mariah the Scientist, is a Pop artist and songwriter. She released her debut studio project Master, on August 23, 2019, with her now former labels, Tory Lanez label’s One Umbrella and RCA Records: however, she now independently releases music through her own label, Buckles Laboratories, distributed through Epic Records. Continue reading

11/9/23 0&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Seal – Kiss From A Rose

Kiss from a Rose is by British – Nigerian Pop artist Seal. The song was first released as a single in July 1994 by ZTT and Warner Bros., and included in the film The Never Ending Story III that year. It was re-released a year later in 1995 as part of the Batman Forever Film Soundtrack helping it top the charts in the United States and Australia. Continue reading