Music

6/23/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Quincy Jones – The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction)

The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) is by Quincy Jones, featuring R&B singers  Al B. Sure, James Ingram, El DeBarge and Barry White. It was released as a single from Quincy Jones’s album, Back On The Block and peaked at number one on the Billboard Black Singles chart for one week in 1990. Continue reading

6/21/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Brown – WE (Warm Embrace)

Chris Brown may have found the perfect dance partner in Normani. In his new video for WE (Warm Embrace), the former Fifth Harmony member helps Chris crank up the heat with a sizzling salsa inspired dance. Continue reading

6/6/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Mahalia – I Wish I Missed My Ex

Mahalia Burkmar  known mononymously as Mahalia, is a British Jamaican singer, songwriter and actress. Mahalia has released several EPs and two albums, Diary of Me  and Love and Compromise. She also acted in the film Brotherhood. In 2018, she was ranked number one on YouTube’s Ones to Watch list. Continue reading

5/20/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Ne-Yo – Don’t Love Me

Ne-Yo’s latest visual to accompany his new single, Don’t Love Me, may be his most cinematic thus far. Starring P-Valley‘s Tyler Lepley and Empire‘s Serayah, the abstract black and white video shows the crooner in the foreground narrating the story of the I hate you and I love you relationship trope. Continue reading

5/19/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Luther Vandross – Live At Wembley 1987 – If Only For One Night

Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr.  was an R&B artist, songwriter and record producer. He is noted for his sweet and soulful vocals. In addition to his popular work as a solo recording artist, Luther Vandross was also an in-demand background vocalist throughout his career for several artists, including Todd Rundgren, Judy… Continue reading

5/17/22 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Burna Boy – Last Last

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy is an Afrobeat artist, songwriter and performing artist. Continue reading

5/11/22 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Lobby Boyz Ft. Fabolous – No Bobby V

Jim Jones and Maino team up for rap duo – Lobby Boyz, releasing there hit single The Lobby Boyz Anthem posted On February 18, 2022. New York rap giants, Jim Jones and Maino joined forces for a collaborative rap group – Lobby Boyz. Continue reading

5/10/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Kendrick Lamar new song The Heart Part 5 gives us a lot of new material to dissect. The five minute track was released on Sunday evening, alongside a music video in which his face morphs into O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle as… Continue reading

5/8/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Dexter Gordon – Jazz Icon 63 & 64

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader and actor. He was among the most influential early bebop musicians, which included other greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell. Continue reading

5/4/22 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Pusha T – Call My Bluff

Pusha T has released a new music video for Call My Bluff from his new album It’s Almost Dry. In the clip, directed by Omar Jones and Onda, the artist can be seen yukking it up at a fancy dinner with dozens of guests. Continue reading

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