7/22/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Notorious B.I.G. Story (2001)

Christopher George Latore Wallace better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G.Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was a Brooklyn born rapper and songwriter. Continue reading

10/20/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Queen Latifah- Action Hero

Academy Award nominee, rapper, actress, talk show host and now action hero Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. 
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6/7/17 O&A NYC WaleStylez HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Logic- Young Sinatra III

Rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Sir Robert Bryson Hall II known to the public by his stage name Logic. Despite being a hip-hop artist, Logic cites Frank Sinatra as his main inspiration. Continue reading

11/9/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez Hip Hop Wednesday: Jim Jones ft. Dave East – Eastside

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David Brewster Jr. (born June 3, 1988), better known by his stage name Dave East, is a rapper from East Harlem, New York. He gained attention in 2014 from his mixtape Black Rose.

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6/16/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: LL Cool J – Paradise ft. Amerie

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Paradise, is a song by rapper turned actor LL Cool J featuring R&B singer Amerie. The track was released in early 2003 as the second single from LL Cool J’s ninth studio album, 10 (2002). A music video, featuring clips from Deliver Us From Eva, was produced to promote both the single and the film. Continue reading

12/9/15 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More


Gimme Some More is the Grammy–nominated lead single by rapper Busta Rhymes from his third solo album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. The song is often considered to be the very summit of Busta’s complex, breathless, high-speed rhyming delivery most prominent in his early work. Continue reading

12/8/15 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: Kendrick Lamar – Alright


Alright by rapper Kendrick Lamar, is featured on his third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015). Lyrically a festive song about hope, it features uncredited vocals from the song’s co-producer Pharrell Williams during the chorus. Alright  released to radio stations as the album’s fourth single, debuted on June 30, 2015. The song’s accompanying music video premiered on the same date. Alright received four nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year.  Continue reading

6/18/15 O&A Throwback Thursday: In da Club- 50 Cent

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In da Club performed by rapper 50 Cent from his debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin (2003). The song was written by 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Mike Elizondo and produced by Dr. Dre with co-production credit from Elizondo. The song’s music video won Best Rap Video and Best New Artist at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.  In da Club has since sold over 2,000,000 copies.  Continue reading

12/13/14 O&A Its Saturday- Anything Goes: 10 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written by Pharrell

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The success of the single Happy from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack has propelled singer-songwriter and rapper Pharrell Williams back on stage. But record producer Williams is a major creative force behind the scenes in the entertainment business. Here are 10 songs you probably didn’t know were written by Pharrell Williams. 
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11/2/14 O&A Gospel Sunday: Jamie Grace Harper



Jamie Grace Harper is a 23-year-old Contemporary Christian musician, singer, rapper and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Discovered in 2010, via her YouTube channel, by TobyMac and was immediately signed to his Gotee Records label. She released the song Hold Me in 2011, which landed her a nomination at the 2012 Grammys. Harper won the 2012 Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. Continue reading