10/21/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY:Mariah Carey – Hero

Hero is by R&B artist Mariah Carey record and produced released on October 19, 1993, via Columbia Records as the second single from her third studio album, Music Box. Originally intended for Gloria Estefan, the song was written and produced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff. Continue reading

9/28/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY:SZA – The Anonymous One “Soundtrack”

SZA is a Neosoul artist from St.Louis,Missouri,she began making music in 2010, releasing two extended plays See.SZA.Run and S before signing with the Hip Hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment, through which she released Z, her third EP and first retail release. Continue reading

9/20/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY:Tyrese – Shame

Shame is by R&B artist Tyrese. It features background vocals from fellow Jennifer Hudson. It was released on April 28, 2015 as the second single off his sixth studio album Black Rose. Continue reading

8/25/21 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY:Rod Wave – Time Heals

 

Rod Wave is a Hip Hop artist  and singer-songwriter. He is known for his strong voice and incorporation of R&B and Hip Hop.Rod Wave rose to fame with the 2019 single Heart on Ice, which went viral on YouTube and TikTok and peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 100. Continue reading

5/13/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Wilson Pickett – Land of a Thousand Dances

The late Wilson Pickett recorded his cover of “1000 Dances” at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. “Wicked Pickett” was backed by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the Memphis Horns. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Keri Hilson ft. Kanye West, Ne-Yo – Knock You Down

Knock You Down is by R&B artist Keri Hilson, recorded for her debut album, In a Perfect World. The song features Ne-Yo and Kanye West. All three artists co-wrote the song with its producer Nate Danja Hills, as well as Kevin Cossom and Marcella Aracia. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972)



Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone is a song performed by Motown recording act The Undisputed Truth. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. Later in 1972, Whitfield took Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and remade it as a 12-minute track for the Temptations. Continue reading

4/8/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) is the 1965 Four Tops classic hit.
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4/6/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Temptations Perform My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral

 The Temptations sing My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral on June 10,1991 in Detroit Michigan. Members Ali-Ollie Woodson, Richard Street, Damon Harris, Dennis Edwards, Otis Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Ricky Owens performed the Tempation’s classic. A little know fact former Motown superstar Michael Jackson paid for the funeral. Continue reading