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 better place. 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

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

3/28/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Mtume – Juicy Fruit

Juicy Fruit is a song written by James Mtume and released as the lead-off single from Mtume’s third album, also titled Juicy Fruit.It features lead vocals by Tawatha Agee. The mid-tempo song is Mtume’s most well-known, proving enormously successful on R&B radio stations when first released. Continue reading

3/8/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Muni Long – Made For Me

Priscilla Renea Hamilton known professionally as Muni Long, is an American singer and songwriter from Gifford,Florida. Under her birth name, she signed with Capitol Records to release her debut studio album Jukebox, which was met with positive critical reception despite failing to chart. Continue reading

2/2/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla – Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare is by South African Pop artist Tyla from her upcoming debut studio album Tyla. It was released on December 1, 2023 by Fax and Epic Records, alongside the songs Butterflies. Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Mariah the Scientist – From A Woman

 

Mariah Amani Buckles known professionally as Mariah the Scientist, is a Pop artist and songwriter. She released her debut studio project Master, on August 23, 2019, with her now former labels, Tory Lanez label’s One Umbrella and RCA Records: however, she now independently releases music through her own label, Buckles Laboratories, distributed through Epic Records. Continue reading

11/9/23 0&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Seal – Kiss From A Rose

Kiss from a Rose is by British – Nigerian Pop artist Seal. The song was first released as a single in July 1994 by ZTT and Warner Bros., and included in the film The Never Ending Story III that year. It was re-released a year later in 1995 as part of the Batman Forever Film Soundtrack helping it top the charts in the United States and Australia. Continue reading

10/27/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla – Water

Water is by South African Pop artist Tyla released through Fax and Epic Records on July 28, 2023 as the lead single from her upcoming debut EP. The song went viral with a dance challenge on Tik Tok and made Tyla the youngest-ever South African and the first South African soloist in 55 years to enter the US Billboard 100. Continue reading

10/5/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Full Force – I Wonder If I Take You Home

I Wonder If I Take You Home is by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force in 1984. Record Producer Kenny Beck discovered the song in a discard bin at Personal Records while looking for songs to include on his debut album with the label. He was so impressed that he created a compilation breaking dancing album just include the song. Continue reading