1/14/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Adele – Oh My God

Adele has started 2022 with a bang by releasing the music video for Oh My God, which is rife with symbolism and metaphors.The most obvious reference is to the Garden of Eden with the video’s inclusion of apples, a snake and ring lights styled like halos. Continue reading

1/7/21 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT: Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You)


Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You) was more than a video, here Janet came into her own.  Continue reading

12/27/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Ne-Yo Feat. Yung Bleu – Stay Down

Shaffer Chimere Smith  professionally known as Ne-Yo, is an R&B artist, record producer, actor, dancer and television judge. He gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned Mario’s 2004 hit Let Me Love You. The single’s successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam’s label head and the signing of a recording contract. Continue reading

12/24/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

All I Want for Christmas Is You is by Mariah Carey for her fourth studio album and first holiday album, Merry Christmas.Written and produced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, the song was released as the lead single from the album on October 29,1994. Continue reading

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

12/3/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Darlene Love – All Alone On Christmas

All Alone on Christmas is a song written  by Steve Van Zandt and recorded by Darlene Love with members of both The E Street Band and The Miami Horns. It was originally featured on the soundtrack of  Home Alone 2: Lost It NewYork. Continue reading

11/29/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Muni Long ft Ann Marie – No R&B

Priscilla Renea Hamilton also known as Muni Long is an R&B artist, songwriter and activist for royalty reform and systemic racism.She was signed to Capitol Records. Continue reading

11/22/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Ann Marie – Yo Body

Joann Marie Slater known professionally as Ann Marie, is an R&B artist signed to Interscope Records. She is best known for her single Secrets, which has garnered over 50 million views on Youtube and peaked at number 22 on the Billboard charts. Continue reading

11/15/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Diana Ross- I Still Believe

I Still Believe the song by Diana Ross takes a page out of the “Love Hangover” playbook (as did Diana’s version of “I Will Survive”), starting off as a sultry piano-led ballad before exploding into a joyful, club-ready groove. Ms. Ross is in fine, lush voice crooning the words “In love I still believe…it’s all I ever need…,” and as she’s joined by a soft symphony of instruments, one can’t help but think of another Ross classic, “Theme from Mahogany.” But when the tempo picks up, a Latin-infused disco beat takes over that lends a new, exciting sound to the already-vast Diana discography. 
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10/1/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY:J. Cole – Heaven’s EP

J. Cole is a Hip Hop artist, singer, songwriter and record producer. J.Cole is regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Born on a military base in Germany and raised in Fayetteville,North Carolina.J.Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up in 2007. Continue reading