12/22/21 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ SONG OF THE DAY: Koffee – They Harder They Fall

Mikayla Simpson better known as Koffee is a reggae artist from Spanish Town, Jamaica. She released her debut single Burning in 2017 and in 2019 signed with Columbia Records. Her 2019 EP Rapture won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, making Koffee the youngest person and only woman to be awarded in the Best Reggae Album category. Continue reading

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

8/14/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH AFRICA:Wizkid Essence ft Justin Bieber, Tems Remix

The original track Essence appears on Wizkid’s 2020 album Made In Lagos. The Justin Bieber remix is one of four new songs confirmed to appear on a deluxe edition of the album, due for release via Columbia Records on August 27. Continue reading

2/18/21 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland

Boogie Wonderland is a single by Earth,Wind & Fire with The Emotions, released in April 1979 on  Columbia Records.The song peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.Boogie Wonderland was certified Gold in the USA. Continue reading

3/15/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson- Great Gettin Up Morning

Great Gettin‘ Up Morning, an album by Mahalia Jackson. Released in 1959 on Columbia Records.
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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

2/17/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Solange – Cranes In The Sky

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Cranes in the Sky is a song by Solange. Released on October 5, 2016 by Saint Records and Columbia Records, it is the first single from Solange’s third album, A Seat at the Table. The song was written by Raphael Saadiq and Solange, and produced by Sir Dylan along with Raphael Saadiq and Solange. Continue reading

5/31/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Maxwell- Lake By the Ocean

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Maxwell’s official video for his new single “Lake By The Ocean”. The song hails from his forthcoming album, BlackSUMMERS’night, which will be release on July 1st via Columbia Records. Continue reading

12/11/14/ O&A Throwback Thursday Holiday Greeting: Mariah Carey- Merry Christmas (1994)

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Merry Christmas is the first Christmas album and the fourth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey. Released by Columbia Records on November 7, 1994, the album features cover versions of popular Christmas tunes and original material. Out and About NYC Magazine highlights three songs from this album, All I Want For Christmas Is You, O Holy Night, and Miss You Most (At Christmas Time). Continue reading