4/11/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On is a single by The Whispers. The song was their first of two number-one singles on the Soul Chart and their first Top 20 hit on the Billboard 100. Continue reading

3/25/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Destin Conrad ft. Alex Isley – Same Mistake

Same Mistake by Destin Conrad featuring Alex Isley talks about the pain of repeated mistakes in a relationship and the struggle to move on despite the temptation to stay.The lyrics reflect feelings of regret and the desire to break free from a cycle of heartache. Continue reading

3/1/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly is by Roberta Flack, released on August 1, 1973, by Atlantic Records. She recorded the album with producer  Joel Dorn for eighteen months.The album was dedicated to Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Continue reading

2/29/24 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Brown- Say it Loud I’m Black and Proud

Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred Pee Wee Ellis was released as a two-part single in 1968. The single held the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart for six weeks, and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

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2/26/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The Weeknd, Madonna, Playboi Carti – Popular

Popular is by The Weeknd, Playboy Carti and Madonna. It was released on June 2, 2023, through XO and Republic Records, originally serving as the second single from The Idol Vol.1the now scrapped soundtrack album to the Weeknd’s HBO’s television series,The Idol. Continue reading

2/22/24 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: If Lovin You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right

Luther Thomas Ingram was R&B and Soul artist. His most successful record,If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right, reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 in 1972. Continue reading

2/14/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey ft. Flipmode Squad – I Know What You Want

 

I Know What You Want  is  by Hip Hop artist  Busta Rhymes featuring Mariah Carey. Also  featuring verses from Rhymes group Flipmode Squad: Spliff Star, Baby Sham, Rah Digga and Rampage. Produced by Rick Rock, it was released on February 24, 2003 as the second single from Rhymes’ sixth album It Ain’t Safe No More. Continue reading

2/6/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Usher ft. Pheelz – Ruin

Usher and Pheelz have teamed up for the music video Ruin. Described as an Afrobeats and Amapiano-infused R&B track  the Pheelz produced tune finds the two musicians wondering where a promising romance took a turn for the worst. Continue reading

1/26/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Chlöe, Chris Brown – How Does It Feel

How Does It Feel is by r&b artist Chlöe featuring Chris Brown. It was released on February 24, 2023 as the second single and seventh track from her debut studio album, In Pieces. Continue reading