7/4/24 O&A NYC INDEPENDENCE DAY LIVE PERFORMANCE: Whitney Houston – Star Spangled Banner (National Anthem) – Super Bowl 1991

Among the annals of national anthems as a prelude to sporting events, few have topped the one delivered by Whitney Houston before Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa, Florida. Continue reading

6/21/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The 77th Annual Tony Awards | Alicia Keys and Jay Z | Hell’s Kitchen Performance

Alicia Keys and Jay Z perform Empire State of Mind with the company of Hell’s Kitchen at The 77th Annual Tony Awards. Continue reading

6/18/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SiR – You

Sir Darryl Farris known mononymously as SiR is an R&B artist and songwriter.He would go on to secure a record deal with Carson-based indie label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), where he released his second album November. Continue reading

6/17/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Kaytranada ft. Child Gambino – Witchy (Visualizer)

Witchy, Kaytranada taps Childish Gambino in full, 1980s lover boy crooner mode, to recount his experiences being bewitched by a woman with whom he finds himself falling in love. Continue reading

6/16/24 O&A NYC FATHER’S DAY SONG OF THE DAY: Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross wrote Dance with My Father with Richard Marx, based on his personal experience. It is a tribute to his father, Luther Vandross, Sr, who died due to complications of diabetes, when Luther was seven. Continue reading

6/11/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Victoria Monét – Alright

Victoria Monét has come to save summer. The Grammy award winner finally released the video for her latest single, Alright. The sultry club banger, produced by Kaytranada, has been in daily rotation for this writer since Monét released her debut album, Jaguar II, last summer. Continue reading

6/4/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tems: Tiny Desk Concert


Tems recently performed her own NPR Tiny Desk Concert as part of an ongoing series celebrating Black Music Month. Throughout June, the show will be releasing concerts from nine Black women artists, ranging from newcomers on the scene to industry veterans. Continue reading

6/3/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Dave East x Mike and Keys – God Produced It

Since  leaving Def Jam Recordings last year, Dave East has been on a creative tear. Now, the Harlem-bred rapper has reunited with producers Mike and Keys for his next outing: Apt 6E.
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5/31/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Brown – Feel Something

Chris Brown turns up the temperature in the video for Feel Something.The performer has unleashed multiple music videos in support of the set, which adds bountifully to the 2023 original LP. Indeed, ‘Feel Something’ follows the clips for Go Girlfriend and Press Me.  Continue reading