6/21/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The 77th Annual Tony Awards | Alicia Keys and Jay Z | Hell’s Kitchen Performance

Alicia Keys and Jay Z perform Empire State of Mind with the company of Hell’s Kitchen at The 77th Annual Tony Awards. Continue reading

6/18/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SiR – You

Sir Darryl Farris known mononymously as SiR is an R&B artist and songwriter.He would go on to secure a record deal with Carson-based indie label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), where he released his second album November. Continue reading

6/16/24 O&A NYC FATHER’S DAY SONG OF THE DAY: Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross wrote Dance with My Father with Richard Marx, based on his personal experience. It is a tribute to his father, Luther Vandross, Sr, who died due to complications of diabetes, when Luther was seven. Continue reading

6/11/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Victoria Monét – Alright

Victoria Monét has come to save summer. The Grammy award winner finally released the video for her latest single, Alright. The sultry club banger, produced by Kaytranada, has been in daily rotation for this writer since Monét released her debut album, Jaguar II, last summer. Continue reading

6/4/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tems: Tiny Desk Concert


Tems recently performed her own NPR Tiny Desk Concert as part of an ongoing series celebrating Black Music Month. Throughout June, the show will be releasing concerts from nine Black women artists, ranging from newcomers on the scene to industry veterans. Continue reading

5/31/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Brown – Feel Something

Chris Brown turns up the temperature in the video for Feel Something.The performer has unleashed multiple music videos in support of the set, which adds bountifully to the 2023 original LP. Indeed, ‘Feel Something’ follows the clips for Go Girlfriend and Press Me.  Continue reading

5/28/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Saweetie – Nani

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper born July 2, 1993 known professionally as Saweetie is a Hip Hop artist. Her 2017 debut single, Icy Girl received double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America and led her to sign with Warner Records. Continue reading

5/23/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Ain’t Nobody is by Funk band Rufus and R&B artist Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983 by Warner Bros., as one of four studio tracks included on their live album, Stompin’ At The Savoy. Continue reading

5/21/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla, Gunna, Skillibeng – Jump

Tyla is an South African R&B artist  featuring Gunna  and Skillibeng from Tyla’s debut studio album Tyla. Initially released through Fax and Epic Records as an album track, Jump impacted rhythmic crossover radio in the United States as the album’s fourth single on May 14,2024. Continue reading

5/20/24 O&A NYC HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm

Slave To The Rhythm is by R&B artist, model and actress Grace Jones. It was released in October 1985 from Jones’ seventh album, Slave To The Rhythm (1985), on which it is titled Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones Continue reading