Music

6/14/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Luciano and Capleton – Combination Dubplate

The messenger Luciano and King Shango Capleton – combination dubplate. Very iconic movement for reggae culture. Continue reading

6/14/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Ghetto Kids – Afro Dance Freestyle at Home [ Dance Video]

  Ghetto Kids are a Ugandan dance group made up of young people raised in the slums of Uganda. Despite coming from a poor background, the kids have made an impact on the world stage with their unique style of dance and creativity. 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

6/6/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Jackson 5- I Want You Back- The Ed Sullivan Show

The Jackson 5 performed I Want You Back on The Ed Sullivan Show December 14, 1969. 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. Continue reading

6/1/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Ayra Starr ft.Seyi Vibez – Bad Vibes

Grammy nominated global Afrobeats superstar Ayra Starr unleashes her poignant new single Bad Vibes featuring  Seyi Vibez  out now via Mavin Records. Continue reading

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

5/30/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Tarrus Riley – She’s Royal

Omar “Tarrus” Riley born April 26, 1979, Bronx, NewYork is a Jamaican-American Reggae artist and member of the Rasatafari Movement. Continue reading

5/29/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIPHOP WEDNESDAY: Central Cee and Lil Baby – Band 4 Band

  Lil Baby flying across the pond to connect with London’s Central Cee for the song Band 4 Band. The UK Drill beat produced by Ghana Beats and Geenaro. Continue reading

5/28/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Saweetie – Nani

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper born July 2, 1993 known professionally as Saweetie is a Hip Hop artist. Her 2017 debut single, Icy Girl received double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America and led her to sign with Warner Records. Continue reading

5/27/24 O&A NYC DIVO ALERT!: Chris Brown’s cancelled Micheal Jackson Tribute AMA 2022

On November 21, 2022 Chris Brown shared a video clip on Instagram of a rehearsal for a tribute performance he had originally prepared for the American Music Awards in honor of the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1982). Continue reading

5/23/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Ain’t Nobody is by Funk band Rufus and R&B artist Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983 by Warner Bros., as one of four studio tracks included on their live album, Stompin’ At The Savoy. Continue reading

5/22/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Kendrick Lamar – Not Like Us

Not Like Us is a diss track  written and recorded by Kendrick Lamar. It was released on May 4, 2024 via Interscope Records, amidst his ongoing feud with the Hip Hop artist Drake. Continue reading

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… Continue reading

5/21/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla, Gunna, Skillibeng – Jump

Tyla is an South African R&B artist  featuring Gunna  and Skillibeng from Tyla’s debut studio album Tyla. Initially released through Fax and Epic Records as an album track, Jump impacted rhythmic crossover radio in the United States as the album’s fourth single on May 14,2024. Continue reading

5/20/24 O&A NYC HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm

Slave To The Rhythm is by R&B artist, model and actress Grace Jones. It was released in October 1985 from Jones’ seventh album, Slave To The Rhythm (1985), on which it is titled Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones.  Continue reading

5/17/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Janet Jackson ft J Cole – No Sleeep

No Sleeep is by Janet Jackson for her eleventh studio album Unbreakable. Co-written and produced by Jackson and her long-time collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis,it is the first record to be released under Jackson’s independent label Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management. Continue reading

5/17/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY SPECIAL: Janet Jackson – Alright

Alright is by R&B artist from her fourth studio album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Written by Janet  Jackson and Jimmy Jam also Terry Lewis, he song was released on March 4, 1990, by A&M Records as the fourth single from Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Continue reading

5/16/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto Live 1970

The Ghetto is a socially conscious, mostly instrumental jazz-flavored anthem, released as the first single off Soul artist Donny Hathaway’s  debut album,Eveything Is Everything, released as a single in 1969 on Atlantic Records. Continue reading

5/15/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Steppas

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is taking over on his new single, Steppas, which arrives alongside its music video.Directed by Phil Meyer, the clip spots the HighBridge rapper brings his braggadocios raps as he towers a city, leads a pack of troops, and flexing from a crime scene and a gas… Continue reading

5/14/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Brandy – Rather Be | A Color Show

R&B superstar at Brandy rounds off our series of shows with Motown Records celebrating Black Music Month with a masterful performance of Rather Be, a highlight from her latest album ‘B7’. Continue reading

5/13/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder original name is Stevland Hardaway  was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on this date May 13,1950. A child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. In addition to his acclaimed artistry, Wonder has routinely tackled social issues through his music… Continue reading

5/12/24 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Marcus Miller – Live at Jazz in Marciac 2012

William Henry Marcus Miller Jr.  is a jazz artist, songwriter and record producer. He has worked with Miles Davis , Herbie Hancock, Luther Vandross and saxophonists Wayne Shorter and David Sanborn among others. Continue reading

5/12/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tye Tribbett – All Things New (Performance Video)

Tye Tribbett is a charismatic, spirited and brilliantly innovative award-winning gospel music artist, songwriter and producer. He does not confine himself to presenting gospel music linearly. Continue reading

5/10/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jeremih – Changes

Jeremy Phillip Felton known professionally as Jeremih is an R&B artist and record producer. He embarked on a musical career after meeting record producer Mick Schultz in 2008, and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings the following year. Continue reading

5/9/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Deniece Williams – Free • TopPop

June Deniece Williams has been described as “one of the great soul voices” by the BBC. Free was her first music video. Continue reading

5/7/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Doja Cat – Acknowledge Me (From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Live performance by Doja Cat performing Acknowledge Me (From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon). 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

5/5/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY Pt. 2: Sounds Of Blackness – I Believe

I Believe is a song by ensemble Sounds of Blackness was produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. It was written by the duo along with: Marvin R. Pierce, Ralph Middlebrooks, Eugene Marshall Jones, Clarence Satchell, Gregory Allen Webster and Walter Junie Morrison.The song was released in 1994 as the… Continue reading

5/5/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonards – Gracefully Broken

Natasha Tameika Cobbs Leonard is a gospel artist. She released the extended play Gracefully Broken from her Heart Passion Pursuit album. Continue reading

5/2/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: I Wish It Would Rain – The Temptations (1967)

I Wish It Would Rain is by The Temptations for the Motown label and produced by Norman Whitfield. The lyrics of this mournful song about a heartbroken man whose woman had just left him were penned by Motown staff writer Roger Penzabene. Continue reading

5/1/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: ¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign – TALKING ft. North West (Directed By North West)

Arriving as the project’s newest music video is TALKING which also marks North West‘s directorial debut.North, who also leads the Ye and  Ty Dolla $ign track lyrically, also stars in the “TALKING” video. Continue reading

4/30/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Coi Leray – Can’t Come Back

Coi Leray may have just released her namesake album last year but the hip-hop star is showing no signs of slowing down. She’s now dropped her first single of 2024, Can’t Come Back, along with an official music video that pays tribute to an iconic Janet Jackson visual. Continue reading

4/28/24 O&A NYC SUNDAY GOSPEL: Mahailia Jackson – He Got The Whole World In His Hand

Mahalia Jackson was a gospel artist, widely considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century.With a career spanning 40 years, Jackson was integral to the development and spread of gospel blues in black churches throughout the U.S. 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

4/18/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: John Legend – All Of Me

All of Me is a John Legend song from his fourth studio album Love In The Future. It is dedicated to Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen. All of Me first aired on American mainstream urban radio as the album’s third single on August 12, 2013. Continue reading

4/17/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Meek Mill – Came From The Bottom

Meek Mill keeps the videos rolling – this time gifting fan favorite Came From The Bottom an accompanying clip. Continue reading

4/17/24 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Destin Conrad – It’s Only You

22 year old Destin Conrad is a sultry r&b singer hailing from Tampa, Florida. His latest album Submission 2 was released on January 19, 2024. It’s Only You is his latest video release. Continue reading

4/16/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Shenseea – Die For You

Chinsea Linda Lee known professionally as Shenseea is a Reggae artist.She is best known for her guest appearance alongside Roddy Ricch on Kanye West’s song Pure Soul. Continue reading

4/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL MIME/DANCE: I’m Gonna Be Ready- Wendell Huckaby

Wendell Huckaby is a man after God’s own heart. He has been ministering in mime over 20 years. His passion for ministry through the art of mime, praise dance, and gospel hip hop as an avenue to reach God’s people is very evident in the way he ministers.   Continue reading

4/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams – This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass, a song written by Yolanda Adams, was released as the last single from her 2005 album Day by Day.   Continue reading

4/13/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Shallipopi – Wet on Me ft. Zerry DL

Shallipopi has gained a lot of attention in the music industry after the release of his new song, Wet On Me. In which Zerry DL devoted a spotlight to him. Continue reading