1/10/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Alicia Keys – Underdog

Alicia Augello-Cook also known as Alicia Keys is an R&B artist and songwriter. A classically trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. Cast includes Bessie Awarding dancer/choreographer Storyboard P. Continue reading

11/13/19 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Alicia Keys – Show Me Love ft. 21 Savage, Miguel

The veteran songstress is introducing the official remix of Show Me Love. This time around, Alicia Keys and Miguel are joined by 21 Savage, giving injecting some Auto-Tune drenched street rap flows into the song’s style and sonic direction. Continue reading

2/14/19 O&A NYC Valentines Day SONG OF THE DAY: Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name

You Don’t Know My Name is by Alicia Keys from her second studio album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys. The song was produced by Alicia Keys and Kanye  West, the track was released as the album’s lead single in 2003. Continue reading

1/25/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Alicia Keys – Fallin’

Fallin  by Alicia Keys from her debut studio album Songs in A Minor (2001). It was released as the lead single from Songs in A Minor in April 2, 2001, by J Records. Fallin is generally considered her signature song.  Continue reading

2/13/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez VIDEO: New Nike Message- Equality And Opportunity

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Airing tonight during the Grammy is featuring Nike’s powerful and serious new advertisement that sends a message regarding opportunity and discrimination.  Continue reading

5/27/16 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: In Common- Alicia Keys

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In Common, a song by singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, recorded for her upcoming untitled sixth studio album.  The song is a departure from her R&B sound, combining many new elements including tropical music, dancehall sound, with Latin beat, Afrobeat instrumental, collage of electronic beats, tropicalia-infused rhythms and icy drum patterns as its main instrumentation. The song was written by Keys, Illangelo, Tayla Parks and Billy Walsh, and produced by Illangelo. Continue reading

3/7/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Classical Music meets Hip Hop: Kev Marcus of Black Violin

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Black Violins, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Will B are two classically trained violinists living their dream. The Florida natives began experimenting with playing stringed melodies over mash-ups of popular hip-hop songs. The duo had no idea this sound was something craved by a wide audience. Continue reading

2/27/16 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Alicia Keys And Maxwell- Fire We Make

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Fire We Make is a song recording artists Alicia Keys featuring Maxwell, taken from Keys’ fifth studio album Girl on Fire (2012). The music video for Fire We Make was filmed by American director Chris Robinson in New Orleans, Louisiana in April 2013, with parts of the video shot inside a boarding house in the Garden District and the French Quarter neighborhoods respectively. Continue reading

12/22/15 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: ALEX- Please Come Home for Christmas


ALEX, an acclaimed musician who recently performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in NYC, has just released a new holiday single Please Come Home For Christmas. The single, presented on A Classic Holiday by MBK/Sony Entertainment brings in the holidays with a body rocking, toe tapping, head bopping excitement! Continue reading

12/4/15 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: Jill Scott- Strange Fruit

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Jill Scott gave a chilling performance of Strange Fruit, the iconic protest song made popular by Bille Holiday, on A&E’s Shining a Light concert special. Scott joined the likes of John Legend, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Aloe Blacc and more for a concert special meant to address racial inequality and violence in America. Continue reading